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Following is the Holiday Schedule for 2014 that will be observed by all U.S. Government Agencies in Bangladesh.

    Holidays     Dates Mission Closed
New Year's Day American January 1 Wednesday
Martin Luther King's Birthday American January 19 Sunday+
President's Day American February 16 Sunday+
Independence Day Bangladeshi March 26 Wednesday
Bengali New Year Bangladeshi April 14 Monday

May Day 

Bangladeshi May 1 Thursday
Buddha Purnima# Bangladeshi May 13# Tuesday#
Memorial Day American May 25 Sunday+
Independence Day American July 3 Thursday+


Bangladeshi July 29* & 30* Tuesday* & Wednesday*
Janmashtami# Bangladeshi August 17# Sunday#

Labor Day

American August 31


Eid-ul-Azha* Bangladeshi October 5* & 6* Sunday* & Monday*

Columbus Day


October 12


Veterans Day American November 11 Tuesday
Thanksgiving Day American November 27 Thursday
Victory Day Bangladeshi December 16 Tuesday

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.


(+)  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.

(*)  Subject to appearance of the moon.

(#)  Subject to change as the religious pundits select an auspicious moment based on zodiac, positions of the star or other celestial bodies.