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Uzbekistan Extends 2022 New Year Public Holidays To 5 Days

Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent)
Posted: Monday, December 13, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: April 30, 2022

The Government of Uzbekistan has issued a draft presidential decree declaring public holidays in Uzbekistan, from Friday, December 31, 2021, until Tuesday, January 4, 2022, inclusively (Об установлении дополнительных нерабочих дней в период празднования официальных дат и переносе выходных дней в 2022 году).

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).

It is unclear whether today's draft Presidential Decree "On the establishment of additional non-working days during the celebration of official dates and the transfer of days off to 2022" stems from that legislative initiative or not.

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