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Guyana 2015 Deepavali Public Holiday Announced

Source: Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs (Georgetown)
Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015
Most recent follow-up news item: October 24, 2021

The government of Guyana's Vice President And Minister Of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, has announced that the government of Guyana had gazetted Tuesday, November 10, 2015, as the date of the upcoming Deepavali non-working public holiday in Guyana.

Although last-minute announcements of the date of the Youmun Nabi public holiday are a staple of Guyana life (2013-01-21, 2012-02-01, 2011-02-14, 2010-02-18, 2009-03-01, 2007-03-22, 2006-04-01 and 2005-04-12), announcements for the date of the Deepavali non-working public holiday are less frequent (2011-10-22).

Note that Guyana uses the Southern Indian Deepavali calculation method to determine the date of the Deepavali non-working public holiday, as do most of the world's countries in which Deepavali is an official non-working public holiday, but apparently this year (2014-11-07) the initially released list of non-working 2015 public holidays in Guyana had a date for Deepavali based on the northern Indian calculation method (on Asvina Amavasya during extended Pradosha).

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