Govt Publishes Pubic Holidays List of 2022

Desk Report

Published: 31 Oct 2021, 07:33 pm

Ministry of public administration logo || Photo: Collected

Ministry of public administration logo || Photo: Collected

The government has published the list of holidays for 2021. The list was released by the Ministry of Public Administration on Sunday (October 31st) after cabinet approval.

Next year there will be a 22-day holiday combining general and executive orders. Of these, 7 days are weekly holidays, Friday and Saturday.

Last Thursday (November 26), the cabinet meeting approved the list of holidays for 2022.

General holiday

General holidays include Language Martyrs' Day and International Mother Language Day on February 21, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's birthday on March 17, Independence and National Day on March 26, Jumatul Bida on April 29, May Day on May 1, Eid-ul-Fitr on May 3 and Buddhapurnima (Baishakhi Purnima) on May 15, Eid-ul-Azha on July 10, National Mourning Day on August 15, Janmashtami on August 18, Durga Puja (Vijaya Dashami) October 5, Eid Miladunnabi (PBUH) October 9, Victory Day on December 16 and Birthday of Jesus Christ (Christmas) on December 25.

Leave on the executive order

There will be holidays on 19th March next year, 14th April Bengali New Year, 29th April Shab-e Qadr, 2nd and 4th May before and after Eid-ul-Fitr, 9th and 11th July before and after Eid-ul-Azha and 9th August Ashura.

Optional leave

Optional holidays (Muslim period) include Shab-e Meraj on March 1, the third day of Eid-ul-Fitr on May 5, the third day of Eid-ul-Azha on July 12, Akhari Chahar Somba on September 21 and Fateha-i-Yazdaham on November 7.

The optional holidays of the Hindu festival include Saraswati Puja on 5 February, Shivaratri Brata on 1 March, Dolayatra on 18 March, Advent of Harichand Tagore on 30 April, Mahalaya on 25 September, Durga Puja (Nabami) on 4 October, Lakshmi Puja on 9 October and Shyama Puja on 24 October.

In addition, January 1 is the English New Year, March 2 is Ash Wednesday, April 14 is Holy Thursday, April 15 is Holy Friday, April 16 is Holy Saturday, April 17 is Easter Sunday, and December 24 and 26 (the day before and after Christmas).

Optional holidays (Buddhist festivals) include Maghi Purnima on 16 January, Chaitra Sankranti on 13 April, Asadhi Purnima on 12 July, Madhu Purnima on 9 September (Bhadra Purnima) and Pravarana Purnima (Ashwini Purnima) on 9 October.

Optional holidays for employees belonging to small ethnic groups working in and outside the CHT include April 12 and 15 in Vaisabi and similar social festivals for other small ethnic groups in the CHT.

The leave order states that an employee may be allowed to enjoy a maximum of 3 days of optional leave per year according to his / her religion. Each employee must obtain prior approval from the appropriate authority to enjoy 3 days of optional leave as per his / her religion at the beginning of the year. General leave, executive order may be allowed to enjoy optional leave in conjunction with public leave and weekly leave.

In the case of offices whose schedules and holidays are regulated by their own laws or whose jobs have been declared as essential by the government, the concerned offices, agencies and institutions shall exercise such leave considering the public interest in accordance with their own laws and regulations.

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