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South Africa Contemplating New Hindu Jewish And Muslim Public Holidays
 
(Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007)

Source: IOL

The ANC, South Africa's ruling party, in preparation for its June policy conference, is considering the addition of public holidays for each of the following religions: Hindu, Muslim and Jewish.

The 3 holidays being considered are, respectively: Diwali, Eid ul-Fitr, and Yom Kippur. Christmas Day, and Easter Sunday would be the holidays allotted to the Christian faith.

To compensate for these 3 new public holidays, and placate the business community which is opposed to the addition of new public holidays, there are 2 possible solutions being discussed.

The first option would be to do away with Good Friday and/or Easter Monday (called "Family Day", in South Africa). The second option would be to cancel the automatic moving of public holidays that fall on a Sunday, to the next Monday.

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