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Uzbekistan Additional Public Holiday January 2

Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent)
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2011


The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has signed the Resolution "On moving day off from Saturday, 31 December 2011, to Monday, 2 January 2012", which declares Monday, January 2, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Uzbekistan.

As usual in such cases of declaring one-off non-working public holidays in Uzbekistan (2011-08-25, 2011-03-01, 2009-11-25, 2008-12-25, 2007-12-25, 2006-05-01, 2005-12-28 and 2005-12-05), the aforementioned non-working public holiday is to be compensated by having Satuday, December 31, 2011, declared a regular working day in Uzbekistan.

The oddity about the aforementioned announcement is that it does not create a bridge holiday; it simply moves that Saturday/Sunday public holidays to Sunday/Monday.

According the presidential press release, the resolution was adopted "to create favourable conditions for rest of population in connection with celebrations of New Year".


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