Public holiday in 2021 will be 22 days: Cabinet secy
Published: 02:24 PM, 2 November 2020 Updated: 03:05 PM, 2 November 2020
There will be 22 days of public holiday in 2021. The ‘holidays for 2021’ were approved in the regular Cabinet meeting on Monday.
Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam informed this at a limited press conference at the Secretariat after the Cabinet meeting in the afternoon.
Earlier, a virtual Cabinet meeting was held presided over Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. The Prime Minister attended the virtual meeting from Ganobhaban and other members of the Cabinet from the Secretariat in the capital.
The Cabinet Secretary said the Cabinet has approved the list of public holidays for 2021. Of these – 14 days will be general holidays and 8 days will be government executive order holidays. In all, a total of 22 days of the holiday has approved.
Of the general holidays, 6 days are weekly holidays. There was a weekly holiday in one of the eight days of the executive holiday, he also said.
Apart from this, Muslims will have an optional 5 days off for various festivals, Hindus will have 8 days off, Christians will have 8 days off and Buddhists will have 5 days off, the Cabinet Secretary said, adding, “There will be two days of optional holidays for the followers of different religions of the hill tribes.”