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Timor Leste Public Holiday March 1st
 
(Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017)

Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili)

The government of Timor Leste announced that it had once again decided to grant an additional day-off public sector holiday in Timor Leste ("Governu deside ona hodi fó toleránsia pontu iha loron 1 fulan-marsu ­- Kuarta-Feira Sinzas, iha kalendáriu katóliku") for Ash Wednesday, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, to to all employees and agents of the ministries or their dependent services, as well as the institutes and integrated indirect State administration bodies.

As per the aforementioned announcement, the public holiday on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, is given as "Ash Wednesday is of great importance to the Christian community, for being the first day of Lent in the calendar of the catholic religion; occurring 40 days before Easter".

Ash Wednesday was also declared a public sector holiday for the past 6 years (09-Feb-2016, 16-Feb-2015, 01-Mar-2014, 11-Feb-2013, 17-Feb-2012 and 07-Mar-2011), as were Holy Thursday and Easter Monday (31-Mar-2015, 15-Apr-2014, 25-Mar-2013, 04-Apr-2012 and 11-Apr-2011).

According to the Secretariat of State of the Council of Ministers of Timor Leste, this decision is based on law No.10/2005, which overhauled Timor Leste's public holidays (12-Aug-2005), though the aforementioned declaration of Wednesday, March 1, 2017, as an additional day-off public sector holiday in Timor Leste, is in addition to the recently-released (18-Jan-2017) list of non-working public holidays in Timor Leste for the calendar year 2017.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
East Timor bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (February 2017)
East Timor 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
East Timor 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
East Timor 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
East Timor 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
East Timor 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2017-01-18: Timor Leste 2017 Public Holidays Announced
• 2016-02-09: Timor Leste Public Holiday February 10
• 2015-03-31: Timor Leste Public Holiday April 2
• 2015-02-16: Timor Leste Public Holiday February 18
• 2014-04-15: Timor Leste Public Holidays April 17 and 21
• 2014-03-01: Timor Leste Public Holiday March 5
• 2013-03-25: Timor Leste Public Holidays March 28 and April 1st
• 2013-02-11: Timor Leste Public Holiday February 13
• 2012-04-04: Timor Leste Public Holidays April 5 and 9
• 2012-02-17: Timor Leste Public Holiday February 22
• 2011-04-11: Timor Leste Easter 2011 Public Holidays Announced
• 2011-03-07: Timor Leste Ash Wednesday Public Holiday
• 2005-08-12: East Timor Overhaul Official List Of Public Holidays


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