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Timor Leste Public Holidays September 12-16

Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili)
Posted on Sunday, September 4, 2011


The Government of Timor Leste has decided to concede a series of day-off non-working public holiday from Monday, September 12, to Friday, September 16, 2011, each day in a different region, to all employees and agents of the ministries or departments depending on them, as well as institutes and organizations included in indirect State administration, on account of the upcoming "Tour de Timor".

As per the aforementioned announcement, these public holidays will be given from Monday, September 12, to Friday, September 16, 2011, each day in a different region (respectively: Manatuto, Viqueque, Lautem, Baucau e Manatuto, Dili) as the "Tour de Timor" is an occasion to show-off Timor Leste to the rest of the world ("O Tour de Timor [...] e uma oportunidade única para o Povo Timorense mostrar a ilha ao resto do mundo, permitindo assim a abertura ao desenvolvimento do turismo local, crescimento económico sustentável e à promoção da imagem do país como destino seguro para os visitantes internacionais").

According to the Secretariat of State of the Council of Ministers of Timor Leste, this decision is based on law No.10/2005, which overhauled Timor Leste's public holidays (2005-08-12) and last year's (2010-12-30) list of official public holidays in Timor Leste for the upcoming calendar year 2011.


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