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Following its last session of the year, yesterday, the Government of Armenia announced amendments to the yet-to-be released annual list of official non-working public holidays in Armenia for the upcoming calendar year 2016, as well as the list of official non-working public holidays in Armenia for the calendar year 2015, announced earlier this year.
As per last night's announcement, the upcoming New Year and Armenian Christmas 2016 non-working public holidays in Armenia will extend for 8 consecutive days, from December 31, 2015, until January 7, 2016, inclusively.
Contrary to what was expected, and was often done in the past (2014-12-02 and 2013-11-22), there will be no bridge public holiday to link the annual January 7 non-working public holiday of Armenia with the subsequent weekend ("January 8, Friday, will be the first working day of 2016").
Last night's announcement represents a continuation of the Armenian government's attempts (2015-02-24) to reduce the number of non-working public holidays in Armenia, though the Armenian government has often backtracked at the last moment and restored the canceled holiday (2015-09-10, 2015-07-11 and 2015-04-02).
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