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Christmas Island 2016 Public Holidays Amended

Source: Office of the Administrator (Indian Ocean Territories)
Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2016


The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Barry Haase, has signed the "Community Bulletin A18/2016 and Gazette 04/2016 for Christmas Island" which officially changes the date of the upcoming annual bank holiday and public holiday in Christmas Island for the observance of Hari Raya Puasa (the End of Ramadan).



The aforementioned change of date for the 2016 bank holiday and public holiday in Christmas Island for the observance of Hari Raya Puasa (the End of Ramadan), from July 7 to July 6, 2016 ("The Indian Ocean Territories Administration has today received a formal request from Mr Zainal Abdul Majid (President of Islamic Council on Christmas Island) requesting observance of Hari Raya Puasa on Wednesday, 06 July 2016."), follows a recent similar change for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (2016-06-13), and thus amends the terms of the "Community Bulletin A38/2015 and Gazette 03-2015 for Christmas Island", released last summer (2015-08-03), which officially gazetted the annual bank holidays and public holidays in Christmas Island for the calendar year 2016 and was gazetted in the Proclamation - Special and Bank Holidays 2016 Territory of Christmas Island (No. 03/2015).

This is the first time in recent memory that such a change is announced (2014-08-21, 2013-09-27, 2008-08-13, 2007-08-14, and 2000-08-31).



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