Source:Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent)
Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has signed the Resolution "On shifting day-off from Saturday, March 5, 2011, onto Monday, March 7, 2011", which declares Monday, March 7, 2011, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Uzbekistan.
The net result will be a 3-day holiday as Tuesday, March 8, 2011, is already the date of the "International Women's Day" annual non-working public holiday in Uzbekistan.
Note that most of the media reports available in English incorrectly translated the aforementioned press release as "Uzbek President Islam Karimov signed a decree declaring from March 5 to March 7 as days-off", leading one to believe that the declared holidays are from March 5 to 7, and that March 8 is a regular working day. However, the correct wording would be that "Uzbek President Islam Karimov signed a decree moving the day off from March 5 to March 7".
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