Source:Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili)
Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015 Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to grant an additional, half day, day-off public sector holiday ("Governu Konstitusionál Timor-Leste nian deside fó toleránsia pontu iha loron 18 fulan Fevereiru tinan 2015, to'o oras 12") for Ash Wednesday, on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, to to all employees of ministries, departments and State agencies including all State institutes and bodies.
As per the aforementioned announcement, the public holiday on the morning of Wednesday, February 18, 2015, is given as "Among the official commemorative dates is Ash Wednesday, which each year has a variable date. Ash Wednesday is a solemn day of great importance for the Christian Community: it is the first day of Lent in the Catholic calendar that occurs forty days before Easter. Therefore, the Government grants the morning of Wednesday 18 of February, 2015 off.".