Eid-ul-Azha holiday won’t be extended
Published: 05:13 PM, 13 July 2020
The upcoming Eid-ul-Azha holiday will last for three days and will not be extended, told Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam, reporters at a press briefing after Cabinet meeting at the Secretariat on Monday, saying “government officials and employees should remain at the workplace during the Eid holidays.”
Earlier, a cabinet meeting was held at Ganobhaban under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
According to the moon sighting of Zilhajj, Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on July 31 or August 1. The government has prepared a list of 2020 holidays for Eid-ul-Azha on August 1 (Saturday).
Accordingly, July 31, August 1 and 2 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) will be Eid-ul-Azha holidays. In this case, two days will be a weekly holiday.
If Eid will be celebrated on July 31 (Friday), then holidays will be July 30, 31, and August 1 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday). In this case, two days will also be going to be a weekly holiday.