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The Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti has announced that Thursday, May 17, 2012, Ascension Day, has not been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Haiti.
As per the aforementioned statement, on this occasion, Haiti's President has not availed himself of the powers given to him in the current public holidays legislation (2003-06-16) that allow him to turn some of the working holidays (jours fériés non chômés) into non-working holidays (jours fériés chômés) as has been done on occasion (2012-02-15 and 2001-10-31).
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