REGARDING HOLIDAYS OF THE YEAR 2016. REF: DOS CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 17 DATED 25.11.2015.

In terms of the Notification No. 05.00.0000.173.08.005.12-260 dated 22/11/2015 issued by the Ministry of Public Administration (Section: Regulation-4), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the public holidays to be observed by the scheduled banks in Bangladesh including Bangladesh bank during the year 2016 are specified below for information and necessary action:

Sl.No. Name of the Occasion                                        Date                                                        Day                         No. of Holidays

  •    2                                                           3                                                              4                              5
  1. Shaheed Day and International

Mother Language Day                                           21 February, 2016                                  Sunday                    1 Day

  1. Birthday of the Father of the Nation

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur

Rahman                                                                   17 March, 2016                                       Thursday                                1 Day

  1. Independence and National Day 26 March, 2016                 Saturday                 1 Day
  2. Bengali New Year’s Day 14 April, 2016                 Thursday                                1 Day
  3. May Day 1 May, 2016 Sunday 1 Day
  4. *Buddha Purnima (Boishakhi

Purnima)                                                                 21 May, 2016                                          Saturday                                 1 Day

  1. *Shab-e-Barat 23 May, 2016                 Monday                  1 Day
  2. Bank Holiday & Jumatul Wida 01 July, 2016                 Friday                     1 Day
  3. *Shab-e-Qadar 03 July, 2016                 Sunday                    1 Day
  4. *Eid-ul-Fitr 5, 6 & 7 July, 2016                 Tuesday,

Wednesday

& Thursday             3 Days

  1. National Mourning Day 15 August, 2016                 Monday                  1 Day
  2. Shuvo Janmashtami 25 August, 2016                 Thursday                                1 Day
  3. *Eid-ul-Adha 11, 12 & 13 September, 2016 Sunday, Monday,

Tuesday                  3 Days

  1. Durga Puja (Bijoya Dashami) 11 October, 2016 Tuesday                  1 Day
  2. * Ashura 12 October, 2016 Wednesday            1 Day
  3. *Eid-e-Miladun-Nabi (S) 12 December,2016 Monday                  1 Day
  4. Victory Day 16 December,2016 Friday                     1 Day
  5. Christmas Day 25 December,2016 Sunday                    1 Day
  6. Bank Holiday 31 December,2016 Saturday                 1 Day

Total = 23 Days

*Subject to the appearance of the moon.

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