22 public holidays in 2018, 7 on weekends


Dhaka, November 06: The government has approved the calendar for next year, which includes 22 days of public holiday, seven of which poise on weekends.The approval came from the regular cabinet meeting held at Prime Minister’s Office with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

After the meeting, cabinet secretary Shafiul Alam told journalists that 14 public holidays are general holidays. Among them, four holidays have coincided with weekends.

Additionally, there are eight holidays on executive orders, three of which have coincided with Fridays and Saturdays –general weekends in Bangladesh.