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Christmas Island 2016 Public Holidays Amended Again
 
(Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016)

Source: Office of the Administrator (Indian Ocean Territories)

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 (14-Aug-2016), 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 (03-Aug-2015), 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 (26-Jun-2016), 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 (21-Aug-2014, 27-Sep-2013, 13-Aug-2008, 14-Aug-2007, and 31-Aug-2000).

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Christmas Island bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (August 2016)
Christmas Island 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Christmas Island 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Christmas Island 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Christmas Island 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Christmas Island 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
 2016-08-14: Cocos (Keeling) Islands 2016 Public Holidays Amended Again
 2016-06-26: Christmas Island 2016 Public Holidays Amended
 2015-08-03: Cocos (Keeling) Islands 2016 Public Holidays
 2014-08-21: Christmas Island 2015 Public Holidays Announced
 2013-09-27: Christmas Island 2014 Public Holidays Announced
 2008-08-13: Christmas Island Announces Chinese New Year Public Holiday Change Of Date
 2007-08-14: Christmas Island Changes 2008 Labour Day Public Holiday
 2000-08-31: Christmas Island Changes 2001 Labour Day Public Holiday


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