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Cocos (Keeling) Islands 2022 Public Holidays

Source: Office of the Administrator (Indian Ocean Territories)
Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: July 27, 2021

The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Natasha Griggs, has signed the "Notice - Proclamation - Special Public and Bank Holidays 2022 Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands No 02/2021, Tuesday, 27 July 2021 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955 " which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands for the upcoming calendar year 2022.

As per the aforementioned proclamation, "I, Natasha Griggs, Administrator of the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands under the powers delegated to me under the Public and Bank Holidays Act 1972 (WA)(CKI), as enabled by section 8A of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955, determine that the following days are to be special Public and Bank Holidays in the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands as of Tuesday, 27 July 2021.".

As usual (2020-08-31, 2020-08-19, 2018-07-12, 2016-06-10, 2015-08-03, 2014-08-21, 2013-09-27, 2012-09-10, 2011-08-22, 2010-08-09, 2009-08-10, and 2008-08-29), the aforementioned announcement of the listing of the annual bank holidays and public holidays in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands for the upcoming calendar year 2022, specifies the official 2022 public holidays dates, in the territory, of the following public holidays: Hari Maulad Nabi (Prophet Muhammad's Birthday), Act of Self Determination Day, Hari Raya Puasa, and Hari Raya Haji.

For the third consecutive year, Islamic New Year is not listed.

The proclamation of the 2022 public holidays in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands contains the usual postscript, "Dates subject to change: The Islamic calendar is based on lunar observation. Although it is possible to estimate with a reasonable degree of accuracy the lunar calendar in advance, the dates will be subject to the sighting of the new moon. The above dates may vary by one or two days.", as does its sister proclamation (2021-07-27).

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