Source:Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila)
Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Updated: Sunday, February 9, 2020
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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