Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo)
Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued the "Décret n° 2013-056 du 29 janvier 2013 fixant les jours fériés, chômés et payés 2013", which officially declares the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2013.
As per custom (18-Jan-2012, 15-Jan-2011, 20-Jan-2010, 13-Jan-2009 and 16-Jan-2008), the aforementioned list of 2013 Madagascar public holidays, is based upon the recommendation of Madagascar's Ministère de la Fonction publique, du Travail et des Lois sociales.
For the third consecutive year, December 11, which was declared a new annual public holidays at the end of 2010 (10-Dec-2010), is officialized as an annual non-working public holiday (journée fériée, chômée et payée) to commemorate the anniversary of the fourth republic (jour d'anniversaire de la promulgation de la Quatrième République).
For the fourth year in a row, the list of Madagascar official public holidays does not include, or even refer to, any one-off bridge public holiday, contrary to what was done in the 3 preceding years (13-Jan-2009, 16-Jan-2008 and 09-Jan-2007) and in particular with respect to the day after the Ascension public holiday (01-Jun-2011).
Interestingly, for the first year, there are public holidays reserved for Muslims (although one of the announced Muslim dates, the one for the Feast of Sacrifice, is off by about 10 days).
Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
• Madagascar bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
bank holidays and public holidays news updates (January 2013)
Madagascar 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Madagascar 2020 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Madagascar 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Madagascar 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
Madagascar 2023 bank holidays and public holidays
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