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Niger Adds Day in Lieu Public Holidays (Source: Site De La Presidence De La Republique Du Niger-Niamey) - Summary: Niger has gazetted the loi n° 97-20 du 20 juin 1997 instituting days in lieu public holidays on the Monday that follows a fixed-date public holiday that falls on a Sunday. Links: full story and other Niger news and updates.
Hong Kong Declares 5-Day Pulic Holiday (Source: Xinhua News Agency-Beijing) - Summary: Hong Kong's appointed Chief Executive, Tung Chee Hwa, has declared a 5-day public holiday from Saturday, June 28, 1997, until Wednesday, July 2, 1997, inclusively, to celebrate the absorption of Hong Kong as a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Links: full story and other Hong Kong news and updates.
Dominican Republic Implements Movable Public Holidays (Source: Informe Judicial-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Congress of the Dominican Republic has passed Ley No. 139-97 which moves some of the fixed-date mid-week public holidays to the nearest Monday. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.
Azerbaijan Adds June 15 Public Holiday (Source: Azeri Press Agency-APA) - Summary: The Parliament of Azerbaijan has approved a law on amendments to the Labour Code which add a new annual non-working public holiday, National Salvation Day, on June 15. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.