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Turkmenistan Public Holiday May 19

Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad)
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Most recent follow-up news item: October 10, 2017

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").

The Labour Code of Turkmenistan does not specify any systematic compensation when any of Turkmenistan's public holidays falls on a weekend.

However, paragraph 3 of Article 81 of the said Labour Code 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 (2013-12-21, 2013-10-25, 2012-12-22, 2012-02-11, 2011-12-30, 2010-12-10, 2010-03-19 and 2009-11-10).

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