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The Office of the President and Head of State of Vanuatu, Baldwin Lonsdale, via the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, has announced that Monday, August 1, 2016, had been declared as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, on account of the annual Vanuatu public holiday for the 36th anniversary of Independence falling on a Saturday, in the calendar year 2016.
The aforementioned announcement that Vanuatu's president had declared Monday, August 1, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, on account due to the Vanuatu Independence Day public holiday falling on a Saturday, is in addition to the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the calendar year 2016, as announced by the government of Vanuatu late last year (2015-12-29), as the Public Holidays Act [Cap 114, revised 1988] as amended by the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 1993 specifies that Vanuatu public holidays falling on a Sunday are moved to the following Monday, but makes no mention of any special treatment of Vanuatu public holidays falling on a Saturday.
This power to declare exceptional one-off non-working public holiday in Vanuatu under Section 2 of the Public Holidays Act, is given to the President of Vanuatu, acting on the advice of the Prime Minister (2008-07-29).
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