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South Sudan Public Holidays December 24 and January 1

Source: Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development (Juba)
Posted: Monday, December 14, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: May 16, 2021


South Sudan’s ministry of labor and public service has announced that December 24, 2020, and January 1, 2021, would be public holidays in South Sudan, on account of Christmas and New Year ("The National Ministry of Labour hereby informs all the Civil Service Institutions, Commissions, Diplomatic Missions, UN Agencies, International and National Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the Public at large that Christmas Holiday shall commence on Thursday, 24th December 2020 until Sunday, 27th December 2020. Work resumes on Monday, 28th December 2020").

The aforementioned statement, signed by the undersecretary of labor, Mary Hillary Pitia, goes on to state that "The Public is also informed that Friday, 1st January 2021, will be a public holiday and that all employees shall resume work on Monday, 4th January 2021.".

A similar announcement had been made, a few years ago (2016-12-29), by the same undersecretary of labor, then named Mary Hillary Wani, that Monday, January 2, 2017, would be an official non-working public holiday in South Sudan "because the New Year falls on Sunday the 1st of January, 2017" and similarly clarifying that "work will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2017".

After years of de facto independence, South Sudan became an internationally-recognized independent state, almost 10 years ago (2011-07-04), following a referendum, earlier that same year (2011-01-08).



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