The aforementioned list of 2013 non-working public holidays in Tonga, however, seems incorrect in many respects, most egregiously by ignoring the terms of the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2010" (Act No. 10 of 2010) moves the date of some mid-week public holidays to the nearest Monday (2010-05-19).
A few similar errors were also present in last year's (2012-01-06) communiqué announcing the official list of non-working public holidays in Tonga for the calendar year 2012, but not to the same extent as this year's communique.
We have contacted the Tongan Ministry of Information and Communications to ask for a clarification, and we will post an update as soon as we get a reply.
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Tongan 2013 Public Holidays Announced" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.