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Turkmenistan Public Holidays August 22-24

Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad)
Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018


Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Wednesday to Friday, August 22-24, 2018, as non-working public holidays on account of the Eid al-Adha festival.

As per the aforementioned announcement, the decree applies to both the private and public sectors ("all agencies, companies and organizations, regardless of ownership form, are prescribed to enforce this order") and follows last year's amendments to the Labor Code of Turkmenistan (2017-10-10) which drastically changed the annual calendar of official public holidays in Turkmenistan ("work at enterprises, organizations and institutions is not carried out on the following national holiday and memorable days").

Paragraph 3 of Article 81 of the Labour Code of Turkmenistan gives the President the discretionary powers to do so on a case-by-case basis, something that President Berdimuhammadov has done more and more frequently over the years (2017-08-30, 2013-10-25, 2012-12-22, 2012-02-11, 2011-12-30, 2010-12-10, 2010-03-19 and 2009-11-10).



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