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).
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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