Dhaka – Public servants in Bangladesh will enjoy a nine-day vacation during the Muslims’ religious festival of Eid-al-Fitr as the government decided to merge a weekday with the holidays to make it up later on a weekend.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, exercising her discretionary authority, declared July 4 as holiday as it fell between the holidays of Shab-e-Qadr and Eid-al-Fitr.
The make-up office day will be on July 16, one of the weekends after the holiday is over, according to a notification by the public administration department.
Public servants will have the privilege of enjoying vacation from July 1 to 9.
Government has earlier declared three days of holiday keeping in mind July 6 as the Day of Eid-al-Fitr in Bangladesh. The holiday for Shab –e-Qadr is on July 3.
People living in the urban vicinities of Muslim-majority Bangladesh generally travel to their ancestral homes to celebrate the largest religious festival along with their near and dear ones.