Source:Agence Tchadienne de Presse (N’Djamena)
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Most recent follow-up news item: August 10, 2019
The Chad Council of Ministers' recent announcement that the upcoming, August 11, 2010, National Day public holiday would be postponed by 6 months and would be observed on January 11, 2011, instead, has finally, in extremis, been gazetted.
Early last month (2010-07-05), Chad's Conseil des Ministres had announced that the upcoming, August 11, 2010, National Day public holiday had been postponed by 6 months and would be observed on January 11, 2011, instead as the National Day public holiday falls in Chad's winter, and therefore it was moved for 2010 to ensure that its 50th commemoration would be accessible to the greatest number.
At the time of that new item, we had remarked that it was unclear what would happen to the additional non-working public holiday declared in Chad, late last year (2009-12-31), for August 12, 2010. The aforementioned 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") does not really shed any light, as it simply states that "la journée du 11 janvier remplace celle du 11 août comme date anniversaire de la proclamation de l'indépendance, fête nationale." and goes on to say that "Elle est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur l'ensemble du territoire national".
However, it would seem that January 11 is set to replace August 11, as an annual non-working public holiday in Chad.
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Chad January 11 Public Holiday Gazetted" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.