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Mozambique Declares New Year's Eve Public Holiday

Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique (Maputo)
Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: April 13, 2022

Mozambique's Minister of Labour, Margarida Adamugy Talapa, has announced that Friday, December 31, 2021, would be a half-day non-working public sector holiday in Mozambique, from 12:00 noon ("on the occasion of the celebration of the first day of the year 2022").

As per the aforementioned announcement, the upcoming one-off non-working public holiday in Mozambique "does not extend to workers whose nature of work does not allow for interruption and where a disruption would negatively affect the public interest".

The declaration of one-off non-working public holidays is a relatively common feature of Mozambique's official public holidays calendar, as Mozambique's Labour Code gives the Minister of Labour the authority to declare one-off public holidays in Mozambique (2021-12-22, 2021-07-17, 2021-05-12, 2021-03-31, 2020-12-29, 2020-12-22, 2020-04-09, 2019-10-01, 2019-09-03, 2019-08-09, 2019-08-07, 2019-04-18, 2018-10-09, 2018-06-14, 2015-01-14, 2013-12-21, 2013-08-01, 2012-12-21, 2011-12-05, 2011-10-16, 2010-12-29, 2010-12-23,...).

Last year, Minister Adamugy Talapa had similarly announced that Thursday, December 31, 2020, would be a half-day non-working public sector holiday in Mozambique (2020-12-29), and last week (2021-12-22) Margarida Talapa, announced that Friday, December 24, 2021, would be a full-day non-working public sector holiday.

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