The cabinet on Thursday approved the proposed list of 22 holidays for the 2022 calendar year, but six holidays would be coincided with weekends (Fridays and Saturdays).
The holidays include 14 general holidays and eight more that will come with the executive orders of the government.
The approval came from the virtual Cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
The Prime Minister joined the meeting from her official residence Ganobhaban, while other cabinet members from the Bangladesh Secretariat.
Three days each among 14 general holidays and eight other public holidays would be coincided with weekends, said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam while briefing reporters after the meeting.
Besides, the government employees can enjoy three optional holidays on the occasion of religious festivals, he said.
Similarly, the employees from various small ethnic groups will have the scope to enjoy two optional holidays on the occasion of their major social festivals.