homeworldwide public holidaysnews and updateschristmas island > this page

Christmas Island 2016 Public Holidays Amended Again

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


The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Barry Haase, has signed the "Community Bulletin A23/2016 and Gazette 10/2016 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 Haji (Feast of Sacrifice).



The aforementioned change of date for the 2016 bank holiday and public holiday in Christmas Island for the observance of Hari Raya Haji (Feast of Sacrifice), from September 13 to September 12, 2016 ("The Indian Ocean Territories Administration has received a formal request from Mr Zainal Majid advising that the Imam on Christmas Island has requested observance of Hari Raya Haji to be on Monday, 12 September 2016."), was preceded earlier this week (2016-08-14), by a similar change to the date of the Hari Raya Haji in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and thus further amends the terms of the "Community Bulletin A39/2015 and Gazette 04-2015 for Cocos (Keeling) Islands", released last summer (2015-08-03), which officially gazetted the annual bank holidays and public holidays in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands for the calendar year 2016 and was gazetted in the Proclamation - Special and Bank Holidays 2016 Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (No. 04/2015).

The aforementioned change of date for the 2016 bank holiday and public holiday in Christmas Island for the observance of Hari Raya Haji (Feast of Sacrifice) was preceded, a couple of months ago (2016-06-26), by a similar change to the date of Hari Raya Puasa (the End of Ramadan) in Christmas Island for the calendar year 2016.

This is the first year 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).



Links and References


Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Christmas Island 2016 Public Holidays Amended Again" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.