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Madagascar Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Madagascar public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of August 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Madagascar public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Madagascar public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Madagascar 2019 Public Holidays Amended Again

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement, has issued the "Décret n° 2019-1617 du 21 août 2019 portant additif du décret 2019-191 du 22 février 2019 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2019", which once again modifies the previously-released list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2019.
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  • May
  • 30
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  • Madagascar 2019 End of Ramadan Public Holiday Moved

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Minister of Labor, Gisèle Ranampy, has announced that the government of Madagascar, on the recommendation of the Fikambanana Silamo Malagasy association, had decided to change the date of the upcoming 2019 End of Ramadan public holiday in Madagascar to Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
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  • May
  • 28
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  • Madagascar 2019 Public Holidays Amended

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement, has issued the "Décret n°2019-1065 du 28 mai 2019 modifiant certaines dispositions de l'article premier du décret n°2019-191 du 22 février 2019 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2019", which modifies the previously-released list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2019.
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  • Mar
  • 9
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  • Madagascar 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement, on the recommendation of the "Conseil National du Travail", has taken into advisement the "Projet de Décret n°2019-191 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l’année 2019", which declares the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2019.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Madagascar Public Holiday December 19

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has declared Wednesday, December 19, 2018, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar on account of the second round of the upcoming Madagascar presidential election.
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  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Madagascar Public Holiday November 7

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has declared Wednesday, November 7, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar on account of the first round of the upcoming Madagascar presidential election.
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  • Feb
  • 26
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  • Madagascar 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement, on the recommendation of the "Conseil National du Travail", has taken into advisement the "Projet de décret fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l’année 2018", which declares the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2018.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Madagascar Plague Public Holiday January 10

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's secrétaire général du ministère de la Santé publique, Joséa Ratsirarson, has announced that Thursday, January 10, 2018, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar to coincide with a new cleanup effort in Madagascar's principal cities in an attempt to stem the plague outbreak in Madagascar.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Madagascar Plague Public Holiday November 2

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's President, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, has announced Thursday, November 2, 2017, as the date for his previously-announced one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar to coincide with a cleanup effort in Madagascar's principal cities ("l’État a décrèté la journée du 02 novembre une journée chômée, destinée à la réalisation de l’assainissement général dans tout le pays").
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  • Oct
  • 28
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  • Madagascar To Declare Plague Public Holiday

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's President, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, has announced that he is about to declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar ("journée d'assainissement chômée et payée") to coincide with a cleanup effort in Madagascar's principal cities.
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  • Feb
  • 1
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  • Madagascar 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has taken into advisement the "Projet de décret fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l’année 2017", which declares the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2017.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Madagascar 2017 Public Holidays Expected Next Week

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's General Manager at the "ministère de la Fonction publique et de la réforme administrative, du travail et des lois sociales", Hermann Tandra, has announced that the decree listing the official non-working 2017 public holidays in Madagascar, will be released next week.
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2016

  • Nov
  • 24
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  • Madagascar Cancels November 25 Public Holiday

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's "Service conseils de la Primature", has issued a terse communiqué indicating that, contrary to what had been announced last week, Friday, November 25, 2016, would not be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar on account of the upcoming "Sommet de la Francophonie" ("La journée du 25 novembre n’a pas été décrétée fériée par le gouvernement").
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  • Nov
  • 17
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  • Madagascar Public Holiday November 25

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's "ministère de la Fonction publique et de la réforme administrative, du travail et des lois sociales", has announced that it is drafting a decree, expected next Tuesday, to declare Friday, November 25, 2016, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar on account of the upcoming "Sommet de la Francophonie".
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  • Nov
  • 4
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  • Madagascar Mulls Weeklong Public Holidays

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's president, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, has announced that he had not yet decided if a week of non-working public holidays would be declared in Madagascar for the upcoming "Sommet de la Francophonie".
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  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Madagascar October 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's directeur général du Travail du ministère des Fonctions publiques, Hermann Tandra, has issued a communiqué squashing rumours that Monday, October 31, 2016, would be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar, to link the upcoming November 1st annual public holiday of Madagascar with the preceding weekend ("Les travailleurs vont devoir rejoindre leur bureau ce lundi 31 octobre").
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Madagascar Eclipse Public Holiday

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement, at yesterday afternoon's weekly meeting, decided to amend the previously-released "Décret du 4 janvier 2016 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2016", listing the non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2016, by declaring a one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar on the date of the upcoming solar eclipse, Thursday, September 1, 2016.
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  • Jan
  • 27
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  • Madagascar 2016 Public Holidays Officialized

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement, at yesterday's weekly meeting, has adopted the previously-entered "Décret du 4 janvier 2016 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2016", thus officializing the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Madagascar 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has taken into advisement the "Décret du 4 janvier 2016 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2016", which declares the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2016.
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2015

  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Madagascar 2015 Muslim Public Holidays Gazetted

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has finally gazetted the "Décret n° 2015/524 du 24 mars 2015 additif des jours fériés au titre de l'année 2015", which amends the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2015, by the addition of 2 non-working public holidays reserved for Muslims.
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  • Mar
  • 26
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  • Madagascar 2015 Public Holidays Amended

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has approved the "Projet de décret portant additif du décret n°2015-055 du 03 février 2015 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2015", which amends the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2015, by the addition of 2 non-working public holidays reserved for Muslims.
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  • Feb
  • 5
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  • Madagascar 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has approved the "Décret n° 2015/055 du 13 février 2015 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2015", which officially declares the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2015.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 5
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  • Madagascar Public Holiday January 2

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued a decree amending the yet to be released list of 2015 Madagascar public holidays by declaring Friday, January 2, 2015, as another paid one-off bridge public holiday throughout Madagascar to link the upcoming January 1st public holiday with the subsequent weekend.
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  • Dec
  • 4
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  • Madagascar Public Holidays Amended

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement, at its meeting of last Tuesday, issued a decree amending the "Décret N°2014- 042 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2014", which officially declared the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2014, as well as the annual public holidays to come in 2015 and subsequent years.
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  • Feb
  • 13
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  • Madagascar 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued the "Décret N°2014- 042 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2014", which officially declares the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2014.
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2013

  • Aug
  • 19
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  • Madagascar 2013 Electoral Public Holidays Moved Again

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's President of the Independent National Electoral Commission for the transition (Cénit), has announced that the dates for the first round of the upcoming presidential election in Madagascar had once more been pushed back to October 25, 2013.
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  • Jun
  • 7
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  • Madagascar 2013 Electoral Public Holidays Moved Again

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's President of the Independent National Electoral Commission for the transition (Cénit), has announced that the dates for the first round of the upcoming presidential election in Madagascar had been pushed back to August 23, 2013.
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  • Feb
  • 10
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  • Madagascar 2013 Electoral Public Holidays Moved

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's President of the Independent National Electoral Commission for the transition (Cénit), has announced that the dates for the first and second rounds of the upcoming presidential election in Madagascar, dates which had been expected to be declared one-off public holidays, had been pushed back to July 24 and September 25, 2013, respectively.
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  • Jan
  • 30
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  • Madagascar 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued the "Décret n° 2013-056 du 29 janvier 2013 fixant les jours fériés, chômés et payés 2013", which officially declares the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2013.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Madagascar Public Holiday December 31

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued a decree ("Décret n° 2012-1169 du 26 décembre 2012 déclarant chômée et payée la journée du 31 décembre 2012") amending the previously-declared list of 2012 Madagascar public holidays by declaring Monday, December 31, 2012, as another paid one-off bridge public holiday throughout Madagascar to link the upcoming New Year 2013 public holiday with the preceding weekend.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Madagascar Public Holiday November 2

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued a decree ("Décret n° 2012-960 du 30 octobre 2012 déclarant chômée et payée la journée du 2 novembre 2012"), amending the previously-declared list of 2012 Madagascar public holidays by declaring Friday, November 2, 2012, as another paid one-off bridge public holiday throughout Madagascar to link the upcoming November 1st public holiday with the following weekend.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Madagascar 2013 Electoral Public Holidays

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's President of the Independent National Electoral Commission for the transition (Cénit), Beatrice Atallah, has finally released the long-awaited electoral calendar for the 2013 presidential and local elections, which are usually declared as one-off non-working public holidays in Madagascar.
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  • Jul
  • 19
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  • Madagascar 2013 Electoral Public Holiday Update

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Commission électorale malgache (Cenit), has announced that the date of the long and oft postponed general elections, and corresponding electoral public holiday, would finally be announced on August 1, 2012.
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  • Jun
  • 13
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  • Madagascar Public Holiday June 25

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued a decree ("Décret n° 2012-630 du 13 juin 2012 déclarant chômée et payée la journée du 25 juin 2012") amending the previously-declared list of 2012 Madagascar public holidays by declaring Monday, June 25, 2012, as another paid one-off bridge public holiday throughout Madagascar to link the upcoming Independence Day (Fetin'ny Fahaleovantena) Madagascar public holiday with the preceding weekend.
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  • Jun
  • 8
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  • Madagascar 2013 Electoral Public Holiday

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's President, Andry Rajoelina, has announced that the postponed general elections would finally be held in January 2013.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Madagascar Public Holiday April 30

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued a decree ("Décret 2012/507 du 24 avril 2012 déclarant chômée et payée la journée du 30 avril 2012") amending the previously-declared list of 2012 Madagascar public holidays by declaring Monday, April 30, 2012, as a paid one-off bridge public holiday throughout Madagascar to link the upcoming May 1st public holiday with the preceding weekend.
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  • Jan
  • 18
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  • Madagascar 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement, at the insistence of the Minister of communications, has issued the "Décret n°2012-046 du 17 janvier fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2012", which officially declares the list of public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2012.
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2011

  • Oct
  • 28
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  • Madagascar Public Holiday October 31

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Minister of Communications, Rahajason Harry Laurent, has issued a decree declaring Monday, October 31, 2011, as a paid one-off bridge public holiday throughout Madagascar (journée déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur tout le territoire de la République).
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  • Aug
  • 13
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  • Madagascar Minister Calls For 2 New Public Holidays

    Midi Madagasikara (Antananarivo) - The President of Madagascar's Commission de la Sécurité et Défense Nationale, Alain Ramaroson, has called for the addition of 2 new annual public holidays to the current list of official non-working public holidays in Madagascar.
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  • Jun
  • 18
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  • Madagascar Rules-Out June 27 Public Holiday

    Communiqués de la Présidence de la Haute Autorité de la Transition (Antananarivo) - Madagascar's chargé de communication à la Présidence de la HAT has published a detailed program for Madagascar's upcoming 51st Independence Day celebrations which rules-out a day in lieu public holiday on Monday, June 27, 2011.
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  • Jun
  • 1
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  • Madagascar Declares June 3 Bridge Public Holiday

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Late last night, Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement issued a decree declaring Friday, June 3, 2011, as a paid one-off bridge public holiday throughout Madagascar.
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  • Mar
  • 25
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  • Madagascar Rules-Out March 28 Public Holiday

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has ruled-out the widely expected declaration of Monday, March 28, 2011, as a bridge public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 23
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  • Madagascar Announces March 29 Public Holiday

    Communiqués de la Présidence de la Haute Autorité de la Transition (Antananarivo) - Madagascar's Présidence de la Haute Autorité de la Transition has issued a press communique officially declaring Tuesday, March 29, 2011, as an official paid public holiday (journée déclarée fériée, chômée et payée).
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  • Jan
  • 15
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  • Madagascar 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued the Decree N°2011-012 ("Décret fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2011") which officially declares the list of public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2011.
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  • Jan
  • 10
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  • Madagascar Postpones Parliamentary Elections

    L'Express de Madagascar (Antananarivo) - Madagascar's Conseil du Gouvernement has reached an agreement with all major parties to postpone, sine die, the upcoming March 16, 2011, parliamentary elections.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Madagascar Announces March 16 Parliamentary Elections

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - The government of Madagascar has set the date for the upcoming parliamentary elections to Wednesday, March 16, 2011.
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  • Dec
  • 10
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  • Madagascar Declares December 11 Public Holiday

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - The government of Madagascar has declared tomorrow, Saturday, December 11, 2010, the date of the adoption of the recently-approved Constitution, a one-off public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Madagascar Declares November 17 Public Holiday

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - The government of Madagascar has confirmed that the date of the upcoming constitutional referendum, Wednesday, November 17, 2010, had been declared a one-off public holiday.
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  • May
  • 12
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  • Madagascar Bridge Public Holiday May 14

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - The government of Madagascar has declared Friday, May 14, 2010, a one-off bridge public holiday (journée déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur tout le territoire de la République).
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  • Jan
  • 20
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  • Madagascar 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo) - At the last council of government, Madagascar's Ministère de la Fonction Publique du Travail et des Lois sociales announced the official list of 2010 public holidays in Madagascar.
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Madagascar Public Sector Holiday Tomorrow

    La Tribune de Madagascar (Antananarivo) - Madagascar's Haute autorité de transition (HAT) has issued the décret n°2010-016 du 14 janvier 2010, which declares Friday, January 15, 2010, as a one-off public sector holiday.
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2009

  • May
  • 20
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  • Madagascar Declares May 22 Bridge Public Holiday

    Haute Autorité de la Transition (HAT) - Madagascar's transitional government (Haute autorité de la transition, aka. HAT) has declared Friday, May 22, 2009, a one-off bridge public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 13
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  • Madagascar 2009 Public Holidays Announced

    Le Ministre des Télécommunications, des Postes et de la Communication - Following yesterday's Conseil des Ministres chaired by President Marc Ravalomanana, the official list of 2009 public holidays in Madagascar was announced, as per the "Décret n°2009/051 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2009".
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2008

  • Jan
  • 16
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  • Madagascar 2008 Public Holidays Announced

    Porte Parole du Gouvernement - Following yesterday's Conseil des Ministres chaired by President Marc Ravalomanana, the official list of 2008 public holidays in Madagascar was announced, as per the Décret fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'an,née 2008.
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2007

  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Madagascar Declares August 9 Public Holiday

    Madagascar Tribune - President, Marc Ravalomanana, declared tomorrow, Thursday, August 9, 2007, as a one-off public holiday to coincide with the first day of the Indian Ocean Games sporting event.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • Madagascar 2007 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministre des Télécommunications, des Postes et de la Communication - Following today's Conseil des Ministres chaired by President Marc Ravalomanana, the official list of 2007 public holidays in Madagascar was announced.
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2006

  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Madagascar 2006 Public Holidays Announced

    Journal officiel de la République de Madagascar - The official list of 2006 public holidays in Madagascar has been published in Madagascar's Journal Officiel.
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2005

  • Oct
  • 25
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  • Madagascar Declares October 31 Public Holiday

    Ministre de la Fonction Publique, du Travail et des Lois Sociales (Antananarivo) - Madagascar's Ministre de la Fonction Publique, du Travail et des Lois Sociales, Jean Théodore Ranjivason, has published the Décret N° 2005-721, which declares a one-off bridge public holiday on Monday, October 31, 2005.
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See also: Madagascar bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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