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Zambia Rules-Out October 28 Public Holiday

Source: The Lusaka Times (Lusaka)
Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019

Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of Monday, October 28, 2019, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Zambia ("the abuse of Social Media by some Zambians if left unchecked might plunge the nation into chaos").

The aforementioned social media rumours seem to have been fed by a desire to extend the recently declared 4-day weekend (2019-10-23), created when the same President Lungu declared Friday, October 25, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Zambia, to link last week's Independence Day public holiday with the subsequent weekend ("Citizens who will be traveling will also use Friday and the whole weekend to return to their homes.").

One-off non-working public holidays in the Zambia are usually related to elections (2018-07-20, 2016-09-09, 2016-08-09, 2016-07-18, 2016-01-04, 2015-10-19, 2015-01-13, 2015-01-07, 2012-05-01, 2011-09-15, 2011-07-28, 2010-02-07, 2008-12-14, 2008-10-23, 2008-09-10, 2006-09-27 and 2008-08-26), but on some occasions, one-off non-working public holidays were declared in the Zambia for events unrelated to elections, such as last year (2018-03-06), when the Government of Zambia declared Friday, March 9, 2018, as one-off non-working public holidays in Zambia on account of the upcoming "commemoration of the International Women’s Day on Thursday".

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