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East Timor Declares FALINTIL Public Holiday

Source: Governo de Timor-Leste (Dili)
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010


The government of Timor Leste has declared Friday, August 20, 2010, the date of the upcoming 35th anniversary of the Armed Forces for the National Liberation of Timor-Leste (FALINTIL) as a one-off public holiday.

Note that August 20, the Day of the Armed Forces for the National Liberation of Timor-Leste (FALINTIL) is already included in subparagraph 5.1of the 2005 law No.10/2005 which overhauled Timor Leste's list of official public holidays (2005-08-12).

However, normally, all the dates listed in Article 5 are labeled as "Official Commemorative Dates" and the aforementioned public holidays bill clearly specifies that these are not annual non-working public holidays ("The dates provided for in subarticle 5.1 and 5.2 are not considered holidays").


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