Holiday (newspaper)

Holiday is an independent English-language newsweekly published on Fridays in Bangladesh. Founded by the late eminent journalist Enayetullah Khan in 1965, it was one of the most influential newspapers in East Pakistan and was known for its outspoken stance against successive Pakistani regimes.[1] In newly independent Bangladesh, it was a staunch critic of the government of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman[2] and was briefly banned in 1975.[3] Since the 1990s, however, the paper has seen a significant decline in circulation.

Owner(s)Holiday Publications Limited
Founder(s)Enayetullah Khan
PublisherHoliday Publications Limited
EditorSayed Kamaluddin
FoundedAugust 1, 1965; 55 years ago (1965-08-01)
Headquarters30, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka, Bangladesh


  1. ^ Akkas, Abu Jar M (2012). "Holiday, The". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ Lifschultz, Lawrence (1979). Bangladesh: The Unfinished Revolution. Zed Press. pp. 39, 129, 151. ISBN 0-905762-07-X. "By late in the summer of 1972, Ziauddin, in particular, had become deeply disillusioned over the political direction of the country. In a signed article in the opposition weekly, Holiday, ... [Enayethullah] Khan had been the Editor of the weekly Holiday, a pseudo-leftist Sunday paper, that had been aggressively opposed to Mujib's regime ... in the Dacca weekly Holiday, a newspaper once known during the Mujib period as an active defender of civil liberties, prisoner rights and lawful trial procedures ...
  3. ^ Ray, Hemen (1989). The enduring friendship: Soviet-Indian relations in Mrs. Gandhi's days. New Delhi: Abhinav Publications. p. 83. ISBN 81-7017-249-7.