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Albanian 2017 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Bank of Albania (Tirana)
Posted on Saturday, January 7, 2017


The government of Albania has announced its annual list of the official Albanian bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Albania for the calendar year 2017.

When the list of the official non-working public holidays in Albania for the calendar year 2015 was announced (2014-11-16), it stipulated that the former rule (2008-12-14) that mandated a day in lieu public holiday in Albania whenever a public holiday fell on a weekend, was no longer be applicable to official non-working public holidays in Albania (2009-12-01).

This decision was soon reversed (2015-04-07 and 2015-04-01), and the aforementioned list of the official Albanian bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Albania for the calendar year 2017, as was the case last year (2016-01-09), does contain the mention that "Holidays falling on Saturday or Sunday shall be observed on Monday", as was the case for the 5 years before (2013-10-04, 2012-11-05, 2011-10-20 and 2010-11-01).

The list of the official Albanian bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Albania for the calendar year 2017, also mentions that "The Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha holidays may be subject to change according to the lunar calendar. In case of eventual changes, you will be notified accordingly.", but the Muslim dates in Albania are usually based on the Turkish DIB Islamic calendar and rarely change.


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