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Azerbaijan Extends Novruz Public Holidays To 9 Days

Source: APA (Baku)
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2009
Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan announced that it had decided to switch working and non-working days, so that the non-working period corresponding to the upcoming Novruz public holidays could extend from March 20 to 28, 2009, inclusively.

Wednesday and Thursday March 25-26 were declared non-working days to compensate the fact the days 2 and 3 of this year's Novruz public holidays fall on a weekend, while Sunday, March 29 was declared a regular working day, so that Friday, March 27 could be declared a non-working public holiday.

This juggling of working and non-working days at the time of the Novruz public holidays is a staple of Azerbaijan's calendar (2008-03-08 and 2007-03-07) and, when the 2009 official list of public holidays in Azerbaijan was released (2008-12-14) we had conjectured that the Novruz public holidays would be extended until the end of the week.

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