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Tunisia Revolution Day Public Holiday Move Gazetted

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP)
Posted: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: December 20, 2021

The recently-announced change of the January 14 Revolution Day public holiday to December 17, has been published in the Journal Officiel de la République Tunisienne as the décret présidentiel n° 223 de l’année 2021 du 7 décembre 2021.

The aforementioned gazette publication implements last month's decision by Tunisia's President, Kais Saied to order the January 14 Revolution Day public holiday be moved to December 17, effective immediately (2021-11-19).

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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