Banks will remain closed on January 7 to help bankers and other employees to cast their votes in the 12th national parliament election.
The Bangladesh Bank issued a circular to this effect yesterday.
Earlier on December 28, the government declared January 7 (Sunday) as a general holiday for the 12th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) elections to allow the voters to cast their votes without any hassle.
In response to a letter of the Election Commission, the Public Administration Ministry issued a gazette notification to this end.
The government employees will get three day holidays at a stretch as January 5 and 6 are weekend holi-days and January 7 falls on Sunday which has been declared a general holiday.