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Abkhazia Public Holiday On August 26

Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Abkhazia (Sukhumi)
Posted on Monday, August 24, 2009


The Cabinet of Ministers of Abkhazia has declared Wednesday, August 26, 2009, as a one-off non-working public holiday to commemorate the first anniversary of the recognition by Russia of Abkhazian independence.

The other Georgian breakaway republics of Southern Osia is also expected to declare a one-off public holiday on Wednesday, August 26, 2009.

Note that August 26 will not be Independence Day as an Independence Day public holiday was already declared last year (2008-09-30) by the separatist leader of Georgia's Province of Abkhazia, Sergei Bagapsh, to mark the 15th anniversary of the region's victory over Georgian forces in a separatist war.



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