Source: Ministro da Administração Interna (República de Cabo Verde)
The Government of Cape Verde, through the Gabinete do Secretário de Estado da Administração Pública, has declared one-off non-working public holidays (tolerância de ponto) on account of the upcoming Carnival and subsequent Ash Wednesday (na quadra carnavalesca e na celebração do dia das Cinzas).
The declaration of Carnival and Ash Wednesday as one-off public sector holidays (tolerância de ponto) is relatively common in Cape Verde (16-Feb-2015, 15-Apr-2014, 07-Mar-2011 and 31-Mar-2010), though not systematic (31-Mar-2010 and 12-Apr-2006).
As usual the Island of São Vicente will observe Carnival and Ash Wednesday differently than the rest of the country. In São Vicente, February 9 will be a full-day public holiday, while February 10 will be a half-day, morning-only, public holiday.
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