Government announces Monday December 28th and Friday Jan 1st as public holiday


Government has announced Friday, December 25, and Saturday, December 26, as public holidays to mark Christmas and Boxing Day respectively.

However, because the Boxing Day falls on a Saturday, the President, by an Executive Instrument (EI), and in accordance with section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, 2001 (601) has declared the following working day a holiday.

As such, the general public is informed that Monday, December 28 is to be observed as a public holiday.

This was contained in a statement on Thursday which was signed by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery.

In addition, the Minister noted that Friday, January 1, 2021, is also to be observed as a public holiday to mark New Year’s Day.