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Ivory Coast Public Holidays Overhauled

Source: Gouvernement de Côte d'Ivoire (Abijan)
Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: July 27, 2014

The government of the Ivory Coast had issued a decree (décret n° 2011-371 du 04 novembre 2011) which overhauls the previous decree regulating non-working public holidays in the Ivory Coast.

Until the "décret n° 2011-371 du 04 novembre 2011" the list and observances of non-working public holidays in the Ivory Coast were regulated by the "Décret n°96-205 du 7 mars 1996", which had been issued a decade and a half ago (1996-05-09), to implement the "Loi N° 95-15 du 12 janvier 1995" and thus abrogate the Loi N° 64-290 du 20 novembre 1964.

The "décret n° 2011-371 du 04 novembre 2011" goes back on some, but not all, of the changes of the 1996 decree, and also cleans-up Ivory Coast public holidays legislation by removing the temporary reference to a public holiday for the anniversary of the death of the Ivory Coast's first president, Felix Houphouet- Boigny, on December 7, which remained a public holiday until the year 2000 only.

The first effect of the present "décret n° 2011-371 du 04 novembre 2011" was noticed yesterday, which was declared a day in lieu public holiday for the 2011 Tabaski which fell on a Sunday this year (2011-11-03).

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