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Mozambique 2020 New Year Eve Public Holiday

Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique (Maputo)
Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: April 13, 2022

Mozambique's Minister of Labour (Ministra do Trabalho, Emprego e Segurança Social - MITESS), Margarida Adamugy Talapa, has announced that Thursday, December 31, 2020, would be a half-day non-working public sector holiday in Mozambique ("to allow better preparation for the celebration of the first day of the year 2021").

As per the aforementioned announcement, and as per custom (2019-12-30, 2016-12-19, 2015-12-30, 2014-12-22, 2013-12-21 and 2012-12-21), the upcoming one-off non-working public holiday in Mozambique "does not extend to workers whose nature of work does not allow for interruption and where a disruption would negatively affect the public interest".

The declaration of one-off non-working public holidays is a relatively common feature of Mozambique's official public holidays calendar (2020-04-09, 2019-10-01, 2019-09-03, 2019-08-09, 2019-08-07, 2019-04-18, 2018-10-09, 2018-06-14, 2015-01-14, 2013-12-21, 2013-08-01, 2012-12-21, 2011-12-05, 2011-10-16, 2010-12-29, 2010-12-23,...), in particular as Mozambique's Labour Code gives the Minister of Labour the authority to declare one-off public holidays in Mozambique, and in fact mandates them for Mozambique public holidays falling on a Sunday ("segundo a Lei do Trabalho, sempre que a data coincide com domingo, a suspensão das actividades laborais passa para o dia seguinte").

Last week, Minister Adamugy Talapa had similarly announced that Thursday, December 24, 2020, would be a full-day non-working public sector holiday in Mozambique (2020-12-22).

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