Mali Extends Maouloud Public Holiday To November 15
Source:Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali (Bamako)
Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: January 13, 2020
Mali's Government has announced that Friday, November 15, 2019, would be an additional one-off non-working public holiday in the Mali, on account of the annual Maouloud (Prophet's Birthday) public holiday, which occurred last Sunday, November 10, 2019 ("En raison de la célébration du Maouloud (baptême), la journée du vendredi 15 Novembre 2019 est chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national").
Recall that, last week (2019-11-08), Mali's Government had announced that Sunday, November 10, 2019, would be the non-working public holiday in Mali, on account of the annual Maouloud (Prophet's Birthday) public holiday, in line with the list of 2019 public holidays in the Mali, as announced at the beginning of this year (2019-01-15), which is not the case with today's declaration of an additional Prophet's Birthday public holidays in the Mali on Friday, November 15, 2019.
The Mali has a history of odd decisions as pertains to Muslim public holidays.
It is the only country in the world to observe the Baptism of the Prophet as an annual public holiday, and in the past couple of years it has started declaring heretofore unobserved dates as Muslim public holidays (2019-05-29, 2018-09-17, 2018-09-10, 2018-06-10), not to mention announcing dates based on sightings of the Moon that could not possibly be correct (2019-06-02).
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