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Nauru Adds September 25 Annual Public Holiday

Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru (Yaren)
Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: October 13, 2020

Nauru's President, Lionel Rouwen Aingimea, has declared September 25 as a new annual public holiday in Nauru ("Pursuant to the powers vested in me under Section 81(1)(k) of the Public Service Act 2016, I, Hon. Lionel Rouwen Aingimea, MP, President of the Republic of Nauru, do hereby declare that commencing from Friday, 25th September 2020, each successive year on the 25th day of September, is to be a public holiday.").

The aforementioned declaration of September 25 as a new annual public holiday in Nauru, as published in the Nauru Government Gazette No.171 (G.N.No. 683/2020), is "to honour the Birthday of founding father and first President, Sir Hammer DeRoburt OBE, GCMG", and thus amend the previously-announced list of 2020 public holidays in Nauru, as published in the Government Gazette No.253 of December 11, 2019 (2019-12-11).

Recall that, a decade ago (2009-09-24), Nauru's then Acting President, Kieren Keke, had declared Friday, September 25, 2009, a national public holiday "in celebration of National Youth Day and in commemoration of the birth date of the late former President Sir Hammer DeRoburt", thus further amending (2009-08-31 and 2009-03-02) the then previously-released list of 2009 public holidays in Nauru (2008-12-29).

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