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Gabon Declares May 1st Public Holiday

Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville)
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010


The Gabonese Minister of Labour (Ministre du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Prévoyance Sociale), Maxime Ngozo Issondou, has announced that Saturday, May 1st, 2010, had been declared as a paid non-working public holiday throughout Gabon (la journée du samedi 1er mai est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur l'étendue du territoire national).

Ever since the 2004 amendments (2004-05-26) to Gabon's public holidays legislation (the "Décret, n°000484/PR/MTE du 26 mai 2004, portant modification de l'article 2 du décret n°000727/PR/MTEFP du 2 Juin 1998"), it has often been felt necessary by the Gabonese government to re-confirm the date of fixed-date public holidays when they fall on a weekend, as is the case in 2010.



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