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The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to declare non-working public holiday in Timor Leste (tolerância de ponto) on Monday, November 27, and Wednesday, November 29, 2017, "to allow all official entities, employees and public in general to travel peacefully to the official commemorations of the Proclamation of Independence Day of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, taking place in the Municipality of Suai, in November 27 and 28, as well as the celebrations that will take place throughout the country".
According to the Secretariat of State of the Council of Ministers of Timor Leste, this decision is based on law No.10/2005, which overhauled Timor Leste's public holidays (2005-08-12) and the list of official public holidays in Timor Leste for the calendar year 2017, which was announced at the beginning of this year (2017-01-18).
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