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Uzbekistan 2021 Public Holidays Draft Announced

Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent)
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: August 15, 2021

The Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations of Uzbekistan has announced a draft resolution "On the establishment of additional non-working days during the celebration of official dates and the transfer of days off in 2021" (Об установлении дополнительных нерабочих дней в период празднования официальных дат и переносе выходных дней в 2021 году), signed by the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, and which lists all official public holidays in Uzbekistan for the upcoming calendar year 2021, both the annual public holidays of Uzbekistan and the one-off public holidays for 2021.

For the past 3 years (2019-11-15, 2018-11-14 and 2017-12-28), the annual announcements of public holidays, as well as bridge public holidays in Uzbekistan, have been made before the beginning of the upcoming calendar years, as opposed to preceding years, when the announcements of one-off public holidays in Uzbekistan was made on a case-by-case basis (2017-08-24, 2017-06-24, 2017-05-02, 2017-03-16, 2016-12-29, 2016-08-26, 2016-02-12,...).

Today's decree "Ўзбекистон Республикаси Президенти Фармони 2021 Йилда Расмий Саналарни Нишонлаш Даврида Қўшимча Ишланмайдиган Кунларни Белгилаш Ва Дам Олиш Кунларини Кўчириш Тўғрисида", declares 3 one-off non-working public holidays in 2021 in Uzbekistan, in September, and may yet be amended on the occasion of Muslim public holidays, as was the case in the past (2019-08-18 and 2019-05-29).

Interestingly, today's decree specifies that some Saturdays are to be non-working days for all workers ("2021 йил 2 январь- шанба, 4 сентябрь - шамба ва 22 март- душанба кунлари барча ходимлар учун иш ҳафтасининг туридан қатъи назар, дам олиш куни ҳисобланади"), something that we had not seen in previous years' announcements of public holidays in Uzbekistan.

The draft decree will be open for discussions until October 28, 2020.

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