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Lakshadweep Muharram Public Holiday August 20

Source: Lakshadweep Administration (Kavaratti)
Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The Administration of India's Union Territory of Lakshadweep has released the Government Notification F.No.35/02/2018-Genl./1552 which moves the date of the upcoming Muharram from Wednesday, August 18, to Friday, August 20, 2021 ("issued with the approval of the Hon'ble Administrator vide Diary No. 1855 dated 14.07.2021").

The aforementioned Government Notification F.No.35/02/2018-Genl./1552, signed by the Director of the State's General Administration and Protocol, Bhika Ram Meena, states that "In partial modification of Notification F.No.35/02/2018 Genl., dated 15th January 2021, the Administrator of Union Territory of Lakshadweep is pleased to declare 20.08.2021 (Friday) as closed holiday instead of 18.08.2021 (Wednesday) for the Govt Offices/Institutions under this Administration, Banks and Court at Kavaratti Island for Muharram. In respect of all other islands and mainland, the respective SDOs/DCs and Administrative Officer, Kochi are hereby authorized to declare the close holiday for Muharram, in consultation with Khazi of respective islands / area, subject to appearance of moon in the respective islands/area.".

The move of the August 18, Muharram public holiday to Friday, August 20, 2021, thus further amends (2021-07-17) the list of 2021 public holidays in Lakshadweep, as released earlier this year, in the Government Notification F.No.35/02/2019-Genl./125, which listed all government holidays in its first Annexure ("Closed Holidays for Lakshadwcep Administration"), restricted holidays ("Restricted Holidays for UTL Administration") in its third Annexure, and "Closed Holidays for Banks in Lakshadwcep for the year 2021" in its second Annexure (2021-01-16).

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