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Kyrgyzstan April 30 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek)
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Most recent follow-up news item: April 28, 2013

The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that Monday, April 30, 2012, would not be an official non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan.

As per the official government announcement, the only non-working public holidays in May will be May 1 (Labour Day), May 5 (Constitution Day) and May 9 (Victory Day).

However, as per a statement by the press secretary of the Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Youth, Employment and Labour, Nurzhan Naizabekova, April 30, May 4 and May 8 are "pre-holiday days" in which the working day will be reduced by 1 hour.

Having an extra bridge non-working public holiday compensated by declaring a weekend day as a regular working day is common in Kyrgyzstan (2011-04-25, 2011-02-28, 2010-10-07, 2010-08-25, 2010-02-15, 2009-12-11, 2008-12-19 and 2007-12-27) and therefore there had been rumours that Monday, April 30, 2012, would be declared an official non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan, as was recently done in Kazakhstan (2012-04-16).

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