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Moldova 2018 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres)
Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2019


The government of Moldova has released its initial annual official list of non-working public holidays in Moldova for the upcoming calendar year 2018.

Until a few years ago, an initial list of non-working public holidays in Moldova for the upcoming calendar year was released, which did not include any bridge public holidays which are usually announced later, on a case-by-case basis (2014-07-05, 2013-10-22, 2013-12-07, 2013-02-08, 2012-11-14, 2012-04-11, 2011-12-08, 2012-02-22, 2011-02-18, 2010-08-10, 2009-12-04 and 2008-12-10) to be compensated by a nearby Saturday being declared a regular working day in Moldova.

But, then, for the past 2 years (2016-10-17 and 2015-12-28), the initial announcement of the public holidays in Moldova for 2016 and 2017 were accompanied by a list of bridge public holidays to be compensated by a nearby Saturday being declared a regular working day in Moldova, most notably for 2017, when the government of Moldova announced an extension to the list of 2017 annual non-working public holidays in Moldova ("cu privire la zilele de odihna în anul 2017"), by adding 3 one-off 2017 non-working public holidays in Moldova to the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Moldova for the calendar year 2017.

This went well for 2016, but for 2017, the proposal to add 3 one-off 2017 non-working public holidays in Moldova to the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Moldova, was stalled by opposition to it from Deputy Education Minister, Christine Boag, and was placed on hold "sine die" (2016-12-02). Later in 2017, 2 of these 3 one-off 2017 non-working public holidays in Moldova were confirmed, albeit at the last minute (2017-05-24 and 2017-04-26).

The declaration of Friday, September 1, 2017, as a one-off bridge public sector holiday in Moldova to link the weekend to the annual August 31 National Language Day public holiday of Moldova, had originally been announced last autumn (2016-10-17), when the government of Moldova announced an extension to the list of 2017 annual non-working public holidays in Moldova ("cu privire la zilele de odihna în anul 2017"), by adding 3 one-off 2017 non-working public holidays in Moldova to the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Moldova for the calendar year 2017.

The initial decision by the Moldovan Cabinet of Ministers to declare Friday, September 1, 2017, a one-off non-working public holiday to be compensated by Saturday, September 9, 2017, being declared a regular working day in Moldova, was never confirmed (2017-08-15).



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