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Kyrgyzstan Kurman Ait Public Holidays Extended to July 17-20

Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek)
Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The head of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, Ulukbek Maripov, has signed a decree moving the upcoming working day of Monday, July 19, 2021, to Saturday, July 24, 2021, thus creating a 4-day long set of public holidays on the occasion of the upcoming Kurman Ait (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays of Kyrgyzstan.

Todays decree "was made for the rational use of weekends and non-working holidays" and contradicts the announcement by the Kyrgyz Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan, earlier this week (2021-07-12), that there would be no bridge public holiday, on Monday, July 19, 2021, to link the 2021 Kurman Ait public holiday with the preceding weekend ("This year the days will not be rescheduled. Monday 19 July remains a business day. Only the day of Kurman ayta - July 20, will be a day off"), as had been the case, 2 years ago (2019-08-02).

The declaration of Monday, July 19, 2021, as a one-off public holiday in Kyrgyzstan, thus amends the calendar of annual non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan for the calendar year 2021, announced late last year (2020-12-04).

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