Benin 2022 Traditional Religions Public Holiday Announced
Source:Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou)
Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2022
The Minister of Labour and of the Public Service of the government of Benin, Alayi Adidjatou Mathys, has released a communiqué announcing that Monday, January 10, 2022, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout the Bénin on account of the upcoming Traditional Religions Day.
As per the aforementioned communiqué, "Conformément aux dispositions de la loi n* 97- 031 du 20 août 1997 portant institution d’une fête annuelle des religions traditionnelles, la journée du lundi 10 janvier 2022 est déclarée fériée, chômée payée".
The declaration of Monday, January 10, 2022, as a public holiday throughout Bénin, is in line with the list of annual non-working public holidays in the Benin for the calendar year 2022 (2022-01-02), as well as those announced by the government of Benin in past years (2021-01-07, 2020-01-08, 2019-01-07, 2018-01-07 and 2017-02-11), and with the "loi n°90-019 du 27 juillet 1990 fixant les fêtes légales en République du Bénin", in which the "traditional religions day" was added to the list of Bénin's annual public holidays at the behest of then President Nicéphore Soglo.
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