Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS)
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 (11-Dec-2008), 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 (11-Dec-2008, 26-Jun-2008, and 23-Nov-2007) ?
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