Source:Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications (Nuku'alofa)
Posted: Friday, November 1, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: October 27, 2020
Tonga's Prime Minister's Office has issued a communiqué announcing that the Cabinet of the Government of Tonga had once again declared a 2-week period of additional public sector holidays in Tonga ("The Prime Minister’s Office wishes to inform the public of the period of Christmas Vacation 2019/2020 for the Public Service, as approved by Cabinet on 30th October 2019. The Government Christmas Vacation 2019/2020 will be observed from 8:30am Monday 23rd of December, 2019 and ends at 4:30pm Friday 3rd of January, 2020").
The aforementioned 2-week period of additional public sector holidays in Tonga, from Saturday, December 21, 2019, until Sunday, January 5, 2020, inclusively, are in addition to the list of 2019 non-working public holidays in Tonga which were previously announced (2019-01-10).
As per the Prime Minister's Office announcement, "The Public Service will resume duty for the New Year 2020 at 8:30 am Monday 6th of January, 2020" but, as on previous occasions, it then goes on to state that "The above Christmas Vacation period will be followed by the usual Week of Prayer of the New Year, with the Public Service working hours ending at 4:00 pm".