Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad)
Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has once again signed a decree ("to create favorable conditions for the celebrations and good rest of the population") declaring Monday, May 19, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday, to reflect the fact that this year's annual public holiday for Magtymguly Pyragy falls on a Sunday.
As per the aforementioned announcement, the decree applies to both the private and public sectors ("all agencies, companies and organizations, regardless of ownership form, are prescribed to enforce this order").
Paragraph 3 of Article 81 of the Labour Code of Turkmenistan gives the President the discretionary powers to do so on a case-by-case basis, something that President Berdimuhammadov has done more and more frequently over the years (21-Dec-2013, 25-Oct-2013, 22-Dec-2012, 11-Feb-2012, 30-Dec-2011, 10-Dec-2010, 19-Mar-2010 and 10-Nov-2009).
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