Dhaka, April 9 -- Banks and capital markets will remain closed for five days for the Eid-ul-Fitr and Bengali New Year holidays.

The National Moon Sighting Committee will announce the date for Eid-ul-Fitr on Tuesday evening. Since the moon was not sighted in Saudi Arabia on Monday, there is a possibility that Muslims will observe 30 days of fasting this year and celebrate Eid on Thursday.

The public holiday for this Eid-ul-Fitr will be from April 10 to April 12. As April 13 falls on the weekend and the Bengali New Year falls on April 14, banks and capital markets will remain closed for a total of five days.

Regular transactions will resume on April 15.

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