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Algerian Public Holiday May 10
 
(Posted on Saturday, May 5, 2012)

Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers)

The Algerian government has confirmed that Thursday, May 10, 2012, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday, on account of the upcoming elections.

The aforementioned announcement applies to both the private and public sectors ("Cette décision concerne également les personnels des entreprises publiques et privées tous secteurs et statuts juridiques confondus, y compris les personnels payés à l'heure ou à la journée").

The issue recently cropped-up (03-May-2012) because, in the past, Thursday polling days coincided with the Algerian weekend. However, since then (24-Jul-2009), Algeria changed its weekends from Thursday-Friday to the "mixed" or "semi-universal" Friday-Saturday weekend.

Five years ago (17-May-2007 and 17-Feb-2007), a one-off public holiday was also declared in Algeria to facilitate participation in those parliamentary elections.

Related links:

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Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (May 2012)
Algeria 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Algeria 2020 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Algeria 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Algeria 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
Algeria 2023 bank holidays and public holidays
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• 2012-05-03: Algerian May 10 Public Holiday Uncertain
• 2009-07-24: Algeria To Change Weekends To Fridays and Saturdays
• 2007-05-17: Algeria Declares Public Holiday To Coincide With Today's Parliamentary Elections
• 2007-02-17: Algeria Announces Legislative Elections Date


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