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Vanuatu February 23 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila)
Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015
Updated: Friday, November 27, 2015


The Public Relations Officer of the Government of Vanuatu, Kiery Manassah, in an email sent by the Ministry of Education and Training, announced that, this time, despite the annual Vanuatu non-working public holiday for Father Lini Day falling on a Saturday, there would be no compensatory non-working public holiday in Vanuatu on Monday, February 23, 2015.

The aforementioned announcement seems to have been made necessary by last December's precedent (2014-11-24) when the government of Vanuatu extended its previously-announced annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the calendar year 2014, by declaring Monday, December 1, 2014, as a one-off additional non-working public holiday in Vanuatu on the occasion of the annual National Unity Day public holiday of Vanuatu which fell on a Saturday, in 2014.

The Public Holidays Act [Cap 114, revised 1988] as amended by the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 1993 specifies that Vanuatu public holidays falling on a Sunday are moved to the following Monday, but makes no mention of Vanuatu public holidays falling on a Saturday.



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