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Chad's Comité National des Festivités du Cinquantenaire (CONACE) has announced that as part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Chad's independence, both Tuesday and Wednesday, January 11 and 12, 2011, had been declared public holidays.
Late last year (2009-12-31), the President of Chad, Idriss Déby Itno, had initially decreed that the 50th anniversary of the Independence of Chad annual, August 11, non-working public holiday in Chad, would be extended to a second non-working public holiday in Chad, on Thursday, August 12, 2010.
Then, early last summer (2010-07-05), Chad's Conseil des Ministres had announced that the August 11, 2010, National Day public holiday would be postponed by 6 months to be observed on January 11, 2011, instead, and this was confirmed (2010-08-10) in the Décret 10-636 2010-08-10 PR/PM/MFPT ("Décret remplaçant la journée du 11 Août, date anniversaire de la proclamation de l'indépendance, fête nationale") which stated that "la journée du 11 janvier remplace celle du 11 août comme date anniversaire de la proclamation de l'indépendance, fête nationale.".
The declaration of the aforementioned public holidays is contained in the Décret 11-014 2011-01-11 PR/PM/MFPT/11 ("Décret portant déclaration exceptionnelle d'une journée fériée, chômée et payée").
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