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Madagascar 2014 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo)
Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014


Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued the "Décret N°2014- 042 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2014", which officially declares the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2014.

As per custom (2013-01-30, 2012-01-18, 2011-01-15, 2010-01-20, 2009-01-13 and 2008-01-16), the aforementioned list of 2014 Madagascar public holidays, is based upon the recommendation of Madagascar's Ministère de la Fonction publique, du Travail et des Lois sociales.

For the fourth consecutive year, December 11, which was declared a new annual public holidays at the end of 2010 (2010-12-10), 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 fifth 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 (2009-01-13, 2008-01-16 and 2007-01-09) and in particular with respect to the day after the Ascension public holiday (2011-06-01).

Interestingly, for the second year, there are public holidays reserved for Muslims (although this year no attempt is made to specify dates for these 2 Muslim public holidays "Les journées « Aïd-El-Kebir » ou la Grande fête et « Aïd-El-Fitr » ou la fin du Ramadan sont fériées, chômées et payées, pour les Musulmans, suivant leur calendrier.").


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