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Benin Declares 2020 Vaudoun Public Holiday

Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou)
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Updated: Saturday, May 16, 2020


The Ministry of Labour of the government of Benin released a communiqué announcing that Friday, January 10, 2020, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Bénin for the traditional religions day ("A l’occasion de la fête annuelle des religions traditionnelles, la journée du vendredi 10 Janvier 2020 déclarée chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national").

The aforementioned declaration of Friday, January 10, 2020, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Bénin for the traditional religions day, is in line with the list of annual non-working public holidays in the Benin for the calendar year 2020 (2020-01-06), as announced by the government of Benin in past years as well (2019-01-07, 2018-01-07 and 2017-02-11), and with the "loi n°90-019 du 27 juillet 1990 fixant les fêtes légales en République du Bénin", in which the "traditional religions day" was added to the list of Bénin's annual public holidays at the behest of then President Nicéphore Soglo.



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