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Following is the Holiday Schedule for 2016 that will be observed by all U.S. Government Agencies in Bangladesh.

    Holidays     Dates Mission Closed
New Year's Day American December 31, 2015 Thursday
Martin Luther King's Birthday American January 17 Sunday
President's Day American February 14 Sunday
Martyrs' Day (International Mother Language Day) Bangladeshi February 21 Sunday
Bengali New Year Bangladeshi April 14 Thursday

Buddha Purnima*

Bangladeshi May 22* Sunday*
Shab-e-Barat* Bangladeshi May 23* Monday*
Memorial Day American May 29 Sunday
Independence Day American July 4 Monday


Bangladeshi July 5* Tuesday*
Eid-ul-Fitr* Bangladeshi July 7-10* Thursday* & Sunday*

Labor Day

American September 4


Eid-ul-Azha* Bangladeshi September 14* & 15* Wednesday* & Thursday*

Columbus Day


October 9


Durga Puja* Bangladeshi October 20* Thursday*
Veterans Day American November 10 Thursday
Thanksgiving Day American November 24 Thursday

Christmas Day


December 25


Please note that, although the Bangladesh government observes more Bangladeshi holidays than those noted above, only these will be observed for purposes of closing the Embassy.


(*)  Subject to change based upon religious calendars

American holidays that normally fall on Friday, Saturday, or Monday will be observed on the following or preceding workday, due to Sunday-Thursday work week in Bangladesh.