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Chad Restores August 11 Public Holiday

Source: Agence Tchadienne de Presse (N’Djamena)
Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Updated: Saturday, August 10, 2019


The President of Chad, Idriss Déby Itno, on a recommendation of his Ministre de la Fonction Publique et du Travail, has issued a decree restoring the August 11 annual non-working public holiday in Chad, which had been replaced briefly by an annual non-working public holiday in Chad on January 11.

The aforementioned Décret 11-863 2011-08-10 PR/PM/2011 ("Décret portant remplacement de la journée du 11 janvier, date anniversaire de la proclamation de l'indépendance, fête nationale") specifically states that "Le présent décret abroge toutes les dispositions antérieures contraires, notamment celles du Décret n 536/PR/PM/MFPT/2010 du 10 août 2010" and therefore reverses the effects of 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." (2010-11-08).

So ends a long saga which began late in 2009 (2009-12-31), the President of Chad, Idriss Déby Itno, 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.".

Finally (2010-11-08), or so we all thought, the Chad's Comité National des Festivités du Cinquantenaire (CONACE) 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 as per 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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