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Azerbaijani Ashura Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku)
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014


Azerbaijan's Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, Mubariz Gurbanli, has stated that he did not see any need for Azerbaijan to declare a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming annual Ashura Muslim festival.

In a separate statement by a spokesperson for Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers, Akif Ali, has confirmed the list of official annual non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan for the upcoming month of November 2014, as announced earlier this month (2014-10-09), namely the aforementioned declaration of November 9 and 10, 2014, as non-working public holidays, in line with the list of 2014 public holidays in Azerbaijan which was published late last year (2013-12-17), when one takes into account the current labor law of Azerbaijan as it relates to day in lieu public holidays (2005-12-30) which are usually never announced initially (2012-12-18, 2011-12-09, 2010-12-03, 2009-11-27 and 2008-12-14).



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