Source:Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili)
Posted: Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Most recent follow-up news item: December 21, 2019
The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to extend the 2016 annual Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Timor Leste by declaring a full day additional day-off public sector holiday (toleránsia pontu), on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, the day before the previously-announced date for the 2016 nationwide Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday of Timor Leste.
As per the aforementioned announcement, this one-off public sector holidays is granted to "all employees and agents of the ministries, their dependent services, and the institutes and integrated indirect administration bodies of the State".
The aforementioned full day public sector holiday on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 2016, is in addition to the list of official public holidays in Timor Leste for the calendar year 2016, which was announced at the beginning of this year (2016-01-29), and which listed Thursday, July 7, 2016 as the date of the 2016 Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Timor Leste ("On the occasion of the Muslim community's Idul Fitri festivities, the whole day of July 6th is granted as day-off. July 7th will continue to be a holiday.").
According to the Secretariat of State of the Council of Ministers of Timor Leste, this decision is based on law No.10/2005, which overhauled Timor Leste's public holidays (2005-08-12), as well as with "Order N. 002/2016/I/PM" from January 29th, and in consultation with the Diocese and the Islamic Community Centre of Timor-Leste.
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