Tunisia Gazettes January 14 Public Holiday Cancelation
Source:Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP)
Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: December 20, 2021
The Tunisian Government has published the décret-loi n° 2021-11 du 13 décembre 2021, portant modification de l’article 445 du code du travail, signed by Tunisian President, Kaïs Saïed, and which removes January 14th from Article 445 of the Tunisian Labor Code.
Last month, Tunisia's President, Kais Saied, issued orders that the January 14 Revolution Day public holiday be moved to December 17, effective immediately (2021-11-19).
The immediate change for 2021 was then published in the Journal Officiel de la République Tunisienne as the décret présidentiel n° 223 de l’année 2021 du 7 décembre 2021 (2021-12-07).
December 17 corresponds to the 2010 date when Mohamed Bouazizi, a vegetable salesman angered by police harassment, set himself ablaze in the rural town of Sidi Bouzid, sparking vast nationwide protests.
January 14 corresponds to the date, four weeks later, when longtime Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled into exile, in early 2011.
The second observance of Revolution Day this year, amends the earlier announcement by the government of Tunisia of its official list of the annual non-working public holidays in Tunisia for the calendar year 2021 (2020-12-28).
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