Source:Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek)
Posted: Monday, April 4, 2016
Most recent follow-up news item: March 28, 2022
Earlier today, the President of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambaev, signed a presidential decree authorizing a new annual, April 7, non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan to be officially known as the "Day of the People's April Revolution", to mark the day a popular revolution ousted authoritarian ex-President Kurmanbek Bakiev in 2010.
The aforementioned announcement that President Atambaev had signed a presidential decree authorizing a new annual, April 7, non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan, was followed by the introduction of a matching bill in Kyrgyzstan's parliament. It remains to be seen if this new annual, April 7, non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan, will be effective this year, as April 7 is only 3 days away.
Recall that, 5 years ago (2011-03-03), the President of the transitional government of Kyrgyzstan, Roza Otunbayeva, had signed a "decree on the Anniversary of April People's Revolution", whose corresponding bill in Parliament stated that April 7, should henceforth be declared as a non-working public holiday "in honor of the people's revolution". But, a month later (2011-04-04), the Labor Ministry of Kyrgyzstan announced that Thursday, April 7, 2011, would not be a non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan, and the issue remained dormant until today.
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