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Kyrgyzstan May 2016 Public Holidays Amended

Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek)
Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Updated: Monday, December 16, 2019


Barely a day after the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic confirmed the, previously-decreed, Friday, May 6, 2016, additional one-off non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, signed amendments to that Kyrgyzstan's government decree on the transfer of weekends in May 2016 ("Resolution №212 of April 20, 2016").

Earlier this year (2016-02-16), the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic had announced a decree signed by Prime Minister, Temir Sariyev, declaring, amongst other things, Friday, May 6, 2016, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan, in accordance with Article 113 of the Labor Code, and in line with the approved calendar of 2016 public holidays of the Kyrgyz Republic as announced late last year (2015-12-09), in the stead of an expected May 2, non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan due to May 1 falling on a Sunday in 2016.

This was confirmed yesterday (2016-04-19), in an announcement by the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic which confirmed that period of 5 uninterrupted non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan, from Thursday, May 5, until Monday, May 9, 2016.

However, earlier today, Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, signed amendments to that decree, whereby May 3 and 4 are declared as one-off non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan, meaning still a period of 5 uninterrupted non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan, but this time from Sunday to Thursday, May 1 to 5, 2016, with Saturday, April 30, and Saturday, May 7, 2016, being declared as regular working days in Kyrgyzstan in 2016.

Kyrgyzstan has a long tradition whereby the declaration of one-off bridge non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan are compensated by declaring a weekend day as a regular working day (2016-02-16, 2014-12-26, 2013-04-28, 2011-12-31, 2010-11-11, 2010-08-25, 2010-02-15, 2009-12-11, 2008-12-19 and 2007-12-27).



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