Public Holidays in Bangladesh for 2019
Bangladesh has a total of 22 holidays, and it is one of the countries with the most holidays in a year. Some holidays last for a few days, and it is the government of Bangladesh that decides them. They have a lot of holidays because they believe that a person must not be too busy with work. Every day, it becomes mechanical, which is why they really need their holidays. The holidays make people feel happy and peaceful despite their busy lives.
The private companies have holidays that they decide on their own, but there are holidays that the government still requires. Private and public companies pursue these holidays. There are a lot of people in Bangladesh who are not completely informed about public holidays.
If you are planning a trip to Bangladesh for leisure or business, you must know about their holidays.
What Employers Should Know About
The week you can work in Bangladesh is from Sunday to Thursday. The offices in the public sector are open from 9 am to 5 pm, and for private it is from 10 am to 6 pm. The banks operate from Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm. The shop hours are from 10 am to 7 pm, and 8 pm for some malls.
For the holiday leaves, the employee must be paid a full-time wage, including their dearness allowances, and interim pay for days that he worked in that month before this leave. The overtime and allowance bonus will be excluded, but the worker is entitled to the cash equivalent of the advantages from food grains supply; it will be included in the pay.
Dates of the Bangladesh Holiday 2019
|10 January||Thursday||Bangabandhu Homecoming Day||Observance|
|14 February||Thursday||Valentine’s Day||Observance|
|21 February||Thursday||Language Martyr’s Day||Public|
|17 March||Sunday||Sheikh Mujibir Rahman’s Birthday||Public|
|26 March||Tuesday||Independence Day||Public|
|14 April||Sunday||Bengail New Year||Public|
|22 April||Monday||Shab e-Barat||Public|
|1 May||Wednesday||Labor Day||Public|
|12 May||Mother’s Day||Mother’s Day||Observance|
|18 May||Saturday||Buddha Purnima||National|
|31 May||Friday||Jumatul Bidah||Public|
|4 – 7 June||Tuesday||Eid ul-Fitr||Public|
|12 – 14 August||Monday||Eid al-Adha||Public|
|15 August||Thursday||Raksha Bandhan||Hindu Holiday|
|15 August||Thursday||National Mourning Day||Public|
|2 September||Monday||Ganesh Chaturthi||Hindu Holiday|
|23 September||Monday||September Equinox||Season|
|8 October||Tuesday||Durga Puja||Public|
|10 November||Sunday||Eid e-Milad-un Nabi||Public|
|16 December||Monday||Victory Day||Public|
|25 December||Wednesday||Christmas Day||Public|
Employee Benefits Working on a Holiday
Every employee is entitled to at least eleven festival holidays with a full salary every year. The employer may fix the dates and days of these festival holidays. The worker who is asked to work on a festival holiday, he or she needs to be granted two days leave and full wages and an alternative holiday.
If an employee was not granted a weekly holiday, he or she would be allowed to take a holiday when the circumstances allow it. A compensation holiday of equal numbers must be granted.
Women are entitled to a maternity leave of 16 weeks to make sure she returns to work healthy and fit to work. It is also expected to increase productivity.
Doing Business in Bangladesh
Setting up a business in Bangladesh is now less expensive because the fees of registration, removal, and name clearance were reduced.
Business ideas in Bangladesh:
The toy industry is new in Bangladesh, and most of the toys come from China. You can purchase them wholesale and sell them in Bangladesh. What you need to remember is that toys are only attracting young people, so make sure to plan the business wisely.
This is another low-cost business to start. The items you will sell always have demand because people always want to fulfil their needs.
As you can see, you are going to see grocery shops in the local area of Bangladesh.
There are so many reasons why setting up a business in Bangladesh is a wise investment, and some of them were already mentioned here.