22 public holidays for 2022 approved
Published : Friday, 29 October, 2021 at 12:00 AM Count : 749
The Cabinet on Thursday approved the proposed list of holidays for 2022 calendar year with 22 public holidays.
Six days out of the total 22 public holidays will fall on weekends in the next year.
The holiday calendar for 2022 year was given approval at the regular
meeting of the cabinet held at secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
The Premier joined the meeting virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban while other members from the secretariat's cabinet conference room.
While briefing after the meeting, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam confirmed the matter.
According to the new calendar, there will be 14 general holidays that will include three weekly holidays - two Fridays and one Saturday.
Besides, eight public holidays on the occasion of Bengali New Year and various significant religious festivals will also coincide with three weekends.
There will also be three optional holidays for religious purposes. The employees of various small ethnic groups working in and around the Chittagong Hill Tracts have been given two-day optional holidays to celebrate their main social festival.