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Zimbabwe Rules-Out May 3rd Public Holiday

Source: The Herald (Harare)
Posted: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: April 30, 2022

Zimbabwe's Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Ministry has issued a statement refuting the rumours, circulating on social media, that Monday, May 3rd, 2021, had been declared a one-off public holiday on account on the annual May 1st public holiday of Zimbabwe falling on a Saturday, in 2021.

The aforementioned announcement that Monday, May 3rd, 2021, is not a public holiday in Zimbabwe ("Since Workers Day fell on a Saturday, it does not apply that the public holiday will be rolled over to Monday. This rule applies to any other public holiday. Please be guided accordingly") in in line with the the dates of the 2021 non-working public holidays in Zimbabwe, as announced last autumn (2020-10-03).

The statement by the Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Ministry goes on to state that "According to the Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act Section 1 (i) says when a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be a public holiday.".

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