Source:Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou)
Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: January 2, 2022
The government of Benin has released a communiqué, signed by Victorin V. Honvoh, the Chief of Staff of Benin's Minister of Labour and Social Security, Adidjatou Mathys, announcing that the government of Bénin had declared Monday, October 18, 2021, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming Maouloud feast celebrating the anniversary of the Prophet Mohammed, and related annual non-working public holiday.
The communique 014/MTFP/DC/SGM/SA reads as follows "Le Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique communique : A l'occasion de la célébration de la fête de Maouloud, et conformément aux dispositions de la loi n° 90-019 du 27 juillet 1990 fixant les fêtes légales en République du Bénin, la journée du lundi 18 octobre 2021 est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national. Au nom du Gouvernement, le Ministre souhaite à toute la communauté musulmane une bonne fête de Maouloud.".
The aforementioned declaration of Monday, October 18, 2021, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming Maouloud, is in line with the previously-announced list of annual non-working public holidays in the Benin for the calendar year 2021, as announced by the government of Benin, earlier this year (2020-12-31), as well as with the "loi n°90-019 du 27 juillet 1990 fixant les fêtes légales en République du Bénin", as on previous occasions (2020-10-27, 2018-11-16, 2018-10-30, 2018-08-09 and 2018-07-24).
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