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Following is the Holiday Schedule for 2015 that will be observed by all U.S. Government Agencies in Bangladesh.

    Holidays     Dates Mission Closed
New Year's Day American January 1 Thursday
Martin Luther King's Birthday American January 18 Sunday
President's Day American February 15 Sunday
Independence Day Bangladeshi March 26 Thursday
Bengali New Year Bangladeshi April 14 Tuesday

Buddha Purnima*

Bangladeshi May 3* Sunday*
Memorial Day American May 24 Sunday
Shab-e-Barat* Bangladeshi June 3* Wednesday*
Independence Day American July 5 Sunday


Bangladeshi July 15* Wednesday*
Eid-ul-Fitr* Bangladeshi July 19* & 20* Sunday* & Monday*

Labor Day

American September 6


Eid-ul-Azha* Bangladeshi September 24* Thursday*

Columbus Day


October 11


Durga Puja* Bangladeshi October 22* Thursday*
Veterans Day American November 11 Wednesday
Thanksgiving Day American November 26 Thursday
Victory Day Bangladeshi December 16 Wednesday

Christmas Day


December 24


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.