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Bangladesh Public Holidays

Discover upcoming public holiday dates for Bangladesh and start planning to make the most of your time off.

As a predominately Islamic country, the majority of recognized public holidays are based on Islamic culture and religion. Additionally, some key calendar dates of other religions are marked by official public holidays.

Bangladesh also honors several optional holidays throughout the year. Paid time off for the optional holidays are at the discretion of an employment contract or trade union collective bargaining agreement.

Although all employees are legally entitled to 11 paid festival holidays per year, if an employee is required to work on a paid holiday, he or she must be compensated at a rate equal to normal wages, in addition to a “dearment allowance.” This allowance, which is at the discretion of the employer, excludes any accrued vacation, time off or bonus offered by the employer.

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