Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili)
The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to declare day-off public sector holidays (Toleránsia Pontu) for May 17, 18, and 21, to coincide with the upcoming 10th Anniversary of Timor Leste's Restoration of Independence.
As per the aforementioned announcement ("Toleránsia Pontu iha loron 17, 18 no 21 fulan Maiu tinan 2012"), these 3 one-off public sector holidays are granted to "for all staff and agents of the Ministries and dependent services, as well as the institutes and organisms integrated in the State's indirect administration" and adding that "May 17, 18 and 21 will be days-off, for the full day".
These public holidays are given as "the Government considers it important to grant days-off, to allow the population to participate in all the celebrations".
Similar extended public sector holidays were also declared in April (11-Apr-2012 and 04-Apr-2012) and March (15-Mar-2012 and 12-Mar-2012).
As usual, the Secretariat of State of the Council of Ministers of Timor Leste, states that the aforementioned decision is based on law No.10/2005, which overhauled Timor Leste's public holidays (12-Aug-2005).
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