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Cuba Papal Public Holiday Being Considered

Source: Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma)
Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Cuban government has announced that it has not yet decided whether to declare one or more public holidays during the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Santiago de Cuba and Havana, on March 26, 27 and 28, 2012.

For the moment, the Cuban government has announced that people who wish to attend the open-air masses, celebrated by the Pope in Havana and Santiago de Cuba, would be able to take the time off work with pay.

Recall that following the visit to Cuba of Pope John-Paul II, Christmas was restored as an official non-working public holiday in Cuba (1998-12-02).

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