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Armenia Declares January 1 to 10 Public Holidays

Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS)
Posted on Saturday, December 5, 2009

Armenian Culture Minister, Hasmik Poghosyan, has announced that the government of Armenia had decided to amend the "Law on Armenian Holidays and Memory Days", adding 7 non-working public holidays, around the time of Christmas.

As a result, Armenia will be on public holidays from Friday, January 1, until Sunday, January 10, 2010, inclusively (Christmas, in Armenia, is celebrated on January 6th, as per the Armenian calendar).

In a separate announcement, Armenian Prime Minister, Tigran Sargsyan, said that the extension of the January public holiday, begun last year (2008-12-11), would soon be legislated as an annual event.

However, 2 points remain unclear from the official announcements, made just before the weekend.

First, what will happen to the annual, December 31 public holiday ? Will the upcoming Thursday, December 31, 2009, be a regular working day ?

And, second, are any compensatory working weekend days planned, as was the case when such beginning of the year non-working public holidays were declared (2008-12-11, 2008-06-26, and 2007-11-23) ?

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