Source:Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo)
Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued a decree ("Décret n° 2012-630 du 13 juin 2012 déclarant chômée et payée la journée du 25 juin 2012") amending the previously-declared list of 2012 Madagascar public holidays by declaring Monday, June 25, 2012, as another paid one-off bridge public holiday throughout Madagascar to link the upcoming Independence Day (Fetin'ny Fahaleovantena) Madagascar public holiday with the preceding weekend.
Recall that the "Décret n°2012-046 du 17 janvier fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2012", released at the beginning of this year (2012-01-18), and which officially declared the list of public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2012, did not include, or even refer to, any one-off bridge public holiday, contrary to what was done in preceding years (2009-01-13, 2008-01-16 and 2007-01-09) and which was eventually later done for the May 1st public holiday (2012-04-27), and the November 1 annual public holiday of Madagascar (2012-10-31).
Interestingly, the aforementioned decree ("Décret n° 2012-1169 du 26 décembre 2012 déclarant chômée et payée la journée du 31 décembre 2012"), amending the previously-declared list of 2012 Madagascar public holidays by declaring Monday, December 31, 2012, as another paid one-off bridge public holiday throughout Madagascar to link the upcoming New Year 2013 public holiday with the preceding weekend, is deemed to take effect immediately upon being announced on the radio or television rather than waiting to be gazetted, as is usually the case ("le présent décret entre immédiatement en vigueur, dès sa publication radiodiffusée et/ou télévisée ou par affichage, indépendamment de son insertion au Journal officiel de la République").
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