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Tongan Public Holiday Amendment Act 2013 Gazetted
 
(Posted on Friday, July 5, 2013)

Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications (Nuku'alofa)

The recently-passed Amendments to the Public Holidays Act of 2013, changing the rules used to determine the date of observance of the Tongan non-working public holidays for the Birthday of the reigning Sovereign of Tonga and for the Birthday of the Heir to the Crown of Tonga, have been gazetted.

Last month (21-Jun-2013), Tonga's Legislative Assembly passed amendments to the Public Holidays Act of 2013, changing the rules used to determine the date of observance of the Tongan non-working public holidays for the Birthday of the reigning Sovereign of Tonga and for the Birthday of the Heir to the Crown of Tonga.

The aforementioned amendments specifically amend the "Lao (Fakatonutonu) ki he Ngaahi 'Aho Malolo Faka-Pule'anga 2010" which was passed by the Tongan Legislative Assembly, 3 years ago (08-Apr-2010), and moves the date of some mid-week public holidays to the nearest Monday, as well as last summer's announcement (28-Oct-2012 and 12-Sep-2012) that the Tongan Cabinet has declared Monday, September 17, 2012, as an official public holiday to mark the Official Birthday of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Tupouto'a ‘Ulukalala.

As per the amended version of Section 2 of the Tongan Public Holidays Act: "provided that the Birthday of the reigning Sovereign of Tonga and the Birthday of the Heir to the Crown of Tonga shall be celebrated on the day it falls, unless it falls on a Sunday in which case it would be celebrated on the next following Monday".

The effect of these amendments on the list of official 2013 public holidays had been foreseen in the in the list of non-working public holidays in Tonga for the calendar year 2013. Tonga, released by Tonga's Ministry of Information and Communications, earlier this year (04-Jan-2013).

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
• Tonga bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
• Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (July 2013)
• Tonga 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
• Tonga 2020 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
• Tonga 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
• Tonga 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
• Tonga 2023 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2013-09-12: Tongan New Public Holiday September 17
• 2013-06-21: Tongan Public Holiday Amendment Act 2013
• 2013-01-04: Tongan 2013 Public Holidays Announced
• 2012-10-28: Tongan Public Holidays Clarification
• 2012-09-12: Tongan Public Holiday September 17
• 2010-04-08: Tonga Votes Public Holidays Act Amendments


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