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Uzbekistan Announces Extended 2022 Public Holidays

Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent)
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2021

The Government of Uzbekistan has issued a the presidential decree declaring additional public holidays in Uzbekistan during the calendar year 2022 (Об установлении дополнительных нерабочих дней в период празднования официальных дат и переносе выходных дней в 2022 году).

The aforementioned presidential decree "On the establishment of additional non-working days during the celebration of official dates and the transfer of days off in 2022" adds a mixture of mid-week public holidays around Navruz and the End of Ramadan, as well as some bridge public holidays, four of which are to be compensated by working Saturdays on January 8, May 7, May 14, and July 16, 2022.

In the past, bridge public holidays and, more rarely day in lieu public holidays, were declared in a somewhat haphazard manner (2017-05-02, 2017-03-16, 2016-08-26, 2016-02-12, 2015-11-21, 2015-08-27, 2012-03-20, 2011-12-27, 2011-08-25, 2011-03-01, 2009-11-25, 2008-12-25, 2007-12-25, 2006-05-01, 2005-12-28 and 2005-12-05), though not always (2016-12-29 and 2014-12-26).

But, since 2018, these one-off public holidays are announced all at once, before the beginning of the year (2021-03-12, 2020-12-03, 2019-11-15, 2018-11-14 and 2017-12-28).

Recall, earlier this autumn, that Representatives of the UzLiDeP faction of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan approved an amendment to the Labor Code of Uzbekistan, whereby public holidays that fall on a Sunday would give rise to a day in lieu public holiday on the following Monday, "to create convenience for many people" (2021-10-11). Today's presidential decree also declares some day in lieu public holidays, though It is still unclear whether this stems from that legislative initiative or not.

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