Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili)
The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to declare 2 additional day-off public sector holidays (tolerαnsia pontu) for the day of the Assumption of Our Lady, and the 39th anniversary of FALINTIL, on Friday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 20, 2014, respectively.
As per the aforementioned announcement, these 2 one-off public sector holidays are granted "to all employees and agents of the ministries or their dependent services, as well as to the institutes and integrated indirect administration bodies of the State.".
The public holiday on Friday, August 15, 2014, is given as "the day of the Assumption of Our Lady [is] one of the solemnities with great importance in the Timorese Christian Community", while the declaration of Wednesday, August 20, 2014, as a non-working public holiday in Timor Leste is explained as "the anniversary of FALINTIL, an important historical date to the Nation".
The dates of the Assumption of Our Lady and the anniversary of FALINTIL have been declared as non-working public holidays in Timor Leste, on and off, over the past years (16-Aug-2013, 08-Aug-2011, and 18-Aug-2010).
According to the Secretariat of State of the Council of Ministers of Timor Leste, this decision is based on law No.10/2005, which overhauled Timor Leste's public holidays (12-Aug-2005) and the list of official public holidays in Timor Leste for the calendar year 2014, which was announced at the beginning of this year (05-Feb-2014).
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