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Benin Declares Public Holiday On May 1st

Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou)
Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020


The Cabinet Chief of Staff of Benin's Minister of Labour and Social Security, Dieudonné Assogba, has issued a communique announcing that the government of Bénin had declared Friday, May 1st, 2020, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming Labour Day public holiday in the Bénin ("déclare la journée du vendredi 1er mai 2020, fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national, en raison de la fête du travail").

The aforementioned declaration of Friday, May 1st, 2020, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming Labour Day public holiday in the Bénin, was made in a joint radio and television communique.

As on previous occasions (2020-01-08, 2019-10-22, 2019-08-13, 2019-08-09, 2019-06-06, 2019-06-03, 2019-05-27), the declaration of Friday, May 1st, 2020, as a non-working public holiday in the Benin is in line with the previously-announced list of annual non-working public holidays in the Benin for the calendar year 2020, as announced by the government of Benin, earlier this year (2020-01-06), as well as with the "loi n°90-019 du 27 juillet 1990 fixant les fêtes légales en République du Bénin".



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