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Sunday, July 20, 2014, Sraban 5, 1421, Ramadan 21, 1435 Hijr

Country in 9-day vacation trap for Eid-ul-Fitr
Observer Online Report
Publish Date : 2014-07-20,  Publish Time : 18:13,  View Count : 199
The country is going to fall into a vacation trap for nine consecutive days as government, semi-government and private companies will remain closed for a longer time owing to public holidays on the occasions of Eid-ul-Fitr, weekly holidays and undeclared holidays.

Capital Dhaka is likely to wear a deserted look during the nine consecutive days of Eid holidays.

Eid holidays mainly comprise three days. But, this year the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays will be nine days owing to weekly holidays before and after Eid holidays and undeclared holidays.

Assuming that Eid-ul-Fitr is likely to be held on July 29, the government has announced vacation for the Eid-ul-Fitr festival from July 28 to July 30. These government holidays will comprise three days--Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Before and after this vacation, there will be two office days--Sunday and Thursday. Before and after the Eid vacation, there will almost be an undeclared holidays on these two days. So, the vacation will start on July 25 and continue up to August 2.

July 25 and July 26 fall on two days of weekend--Friday and Saturday. Though offices will remain open on July 27, many people will leave their homes taking casual leave on this day, while others will leave for their homes signing on attendance registrars in their respective offices.

Though offices will be opened on July 31 (Thursday), most of the officials and employees will not attend their offices on that day. Those will attend offices, they will not have enough work to do. The day will mainly pass off through exchanging Eid compliments and drinking tea.

If the moon is not sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr will be deferred for one day. In that case, there will be another day of public holiday on July 31 (Thursday).

Following two days--August 1 and August 2 (Friday and Saturday)--are weekly holidays. In that case, the government offices will open from August 3. With all these holidays, the country is going to fall into a vacation trap for nine days.


Editor : Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury
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