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Samoa Changes List Of Public Holidays
 
(Posted on Saturday, September 15, 2007)

Source: Radio New Zealand International

The government of Samoa has announced that, beginning in 2008, ANZAC Day and Arbor Day would no longer be public holidays, though some commemorative ceremonies will continue to be held on those dates.

In addition, also beginning in 2008, all shops will stay open on the remaining public holidays.

Finally, the birthday of the previous head of state, King Malietoa Tanumafili II, on January 4th, will no longer be a public holiday, as a consequence his death, last spring (11-May-2007 and 15-May-2007).

Recall that almost 3 years ago, the public holiday of Labor Day was canceled and replaced by a public holiday for Fathers' Day (30-Dec-2004).

Related links:

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Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (September 2007)
Samoa 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Samoa 2020 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Samoa 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
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Samoa 2023 bank holidays and public holidays
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 2014-08-25: Samoa Considers Public Holidays Bill
 2009-02-25: Pakistan To Consider August Tree Planting Public Holiday
 2008-01-29: Samoa Gazettes Public Holidays Act 2008
 2007-12-20: Samoan Parliament Approves Public Holidays Bill 2007
 2007-05-15: Samoa Declares May 17-18 One-Off Public Holidays
 2007-05-11: Samoa's King Dies
 2004-12-30: Samoa Adds Fathers Day Public Holiday


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