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The government of Timor Leste has announced that it decided to concede a day-off public holiday on Thursday, April 21, all day, and Monday, April 25, 2011, until noon, to all staff and agents of the Ministries or dependent services, as well as the institutes and organisms integrated in the State's indirect administration.
As per the aforementioned announcement, the public holiday on Thursday, April 21, 2011, is given for "Holy Thursday,... the last day of Lent and the beginning of the Pascal Triduo in the catholic religion's calendar, and (which) is one of the solemnities of great importance to the Christian Community in Timor-Leste", while the public holiday on Monday, April 25, 2011, is given "to allow the return to their place of residence, after the celebration of Easter Sunday with their family, in the Districts".
According to the Secretariat of State of the Council of Ministers of Timor Leste, the above is in line with the precepts of law No.10/2005, which overhauled Timor Leste's public holidays (2005-08-12) and the recently-announced (2010-12-30) list of official public holidays in Timor Leste for the upcoming calendar year 2011.
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