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The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to declare an additional year-end public sector holiday, on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.
As per the aforementioned communiqué, "Tuir artigu da-7 númeru 6 alínea d) husi Lei n. 10/2005, loron 10 fulan-agostu, kona-ba Feriadu Nasionál no Data Ofisiál Komemorativa sira, ha’u determina fó toleránsi pontu iha loron-tersa oinmai, loron 26 fulan-dezembru, ba funsionáriu no ajente sira husi ministériu sira no servisu sira ne’ebé depende ba ministériu sira-ne’e, nune’e mós institutu no organizmu sira ne’ebé integra iha Administrasaun Indireta Estadu nian, tanba selebrasaun loron 25 fulan-dezembru, Loron Natál.", a public sector holiday has been declared "on next Tuesday, December 26, to all the employees and agents of the ministries and their services, as well as the institutes and bodies integrated in the State Indirect Administration, on the occasion of the celebration of December 25, Christmas Day".
As usual (2017-11-22, , 2017-10-30, 2017-07-18, 2017-04-10, 2017-03-14, 2017-02-23, 2016-12-21, 2016-10-29, 2016-03-21, 2016-02-09, 2014-12-22, 2013-12-13, 2012-12-20, 2012-11-26, 2012-10-29, 2012-07-07, 2012-07-03 and 2012-04-04), the Secretariat of State of the Council of Ministers of Timor Leste, states that the aforementioned decision is based on law No.10/2005, which overhauled Timor Leste's public holidays (2005-08-12).
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