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Tonga Declares August 3rd Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2009)

Source: Matangi Tonga

Tonga's Privy Council has declared Monday, August 3, 2009, as a day in lieu public holiday to commemorate HM King George Tupou V's 61st birthday, which falls on a annually on August 1st.

The Prime Minister's Office confirmed in a statement that, although August 1 falls on Saturday, this year, the public holiday for the king's birthday would be observed on the following Monday,in the the same manner as for public holidays that fall on a Sunday.

Though Tonga's King was born on May 4th, August 1st was made an annual public holiday, the Official Birthday of the reigning Sovereign of Tonga, to coincide with the date of the King's coronation (08-Dec-2006).

Related links:
Tonga 2014 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Tonga 2015 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Tonga bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (July 2009)


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