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Turkmenistan Declares End Of Ramadan Public Holiday Date

Source: BBC Monitoring International Reports (Asgabat)
Posted: Friday, November 21, 2003

The president of Turkmenistan, Saparmyrat Nyyazow, has signed a decree declaring Wednesday, November 26, 2003, as a national public holiday on the occasion of the Id al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) Muslim festival.

The decree refers to the Decree No 2432 "On Id al-Fitr holiday" dated 14 January 1998 (1998-01-12). This is the 6th year in a row that the End of Ramadan Muslim festival is observed as a non-working public holiday in Turkmenistan (2002-12-02, 2001-12-16, 1999-01-12).

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