Source:Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou)
Posted: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: April 28, 2021
The Ministry of Labour of the government of Benin released a communiqué announcing that Sunday, January 10, 2021, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Bénin for the traditional religions day ("La journée du dimanche 10 janvier 2021 est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée en raison de la célébration de la fête annuelle des religions traditionnelles").
The aforementioned declaration of Sunday, January 10, 2021, had been declared as a public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming Vaudoun, traditional religions day, is in line with the list of annual non-working public holidays in the Benin for the calendar year 2021 (2020-12-31), as announced by the government of Benin in past years as well (2020-01-08, 2019-01-07, 2018-01-07 and 2017-02-11), and with the "loi n°90-019 du 27 juillet 1990 fixant les fêtes légales en République du Bénin", in which the "traditional religions day" was added to the list of Bénin's annual public holidays at the behest of then President Nicéphore Soglo.
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