Source:Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili)
Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2019
The government of Timor Leste has issued a statement declaring Thursday, October 31, 2019, as a one-off public holiday in Timor Leste ("Fó toleránsia pontu iha loron 31 fulan-outubru tinan 2019, durante loron tomak").
As per the aforementioned statement, "Official commemorative dates include November 1 and 2. These are two dates of great importance to the Christian community. November 1 and 2 are the days when All Saints and the Faithful Dead are celebrated on the calendar of the Catholic religion. It has been the tradition of the Timorese people to watch over the graves of their deceased loved ones, which requires many officials to travel to their hometowns to attend these religious celebrations".
According to the Secretariat of State of the Council of Ministers of Timor Leste, public holidays in Timor Leste are based on law No.10/2005, which overhauled Timor Leste's public holidays (2005-08-12), as amended by Law No. 3/2016, of May 25, and the list of official public holidays in Timor Leste for the calendar year 2019, which was announced at the beginning of this year (2019-02-08).
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