Tuesday, December 27, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2017 have been declared public holidays.
According to the Ministry of Interior, the two days have been declared holidays because the Statutory Public Holidays, Sunday, December 25, 2016 and Sunday, January 1, 2017 both fall on weekends.
“In view of that, His Excellency, the President, has by Executive Instrument (EI) declared Tuesday, 27th December, 2016 and Monday, 2nd January, 2017 as public holidays,” a statement signed by the Interior Minister, Mr Prosper Bani explained.
“Monday, 26th December, 2016, Tuesday, 27th December, 2016 and Monday, 2nd January, 2017 are public holidays and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, Sunday, December 25 (Christmas Day) and Sunday, January 1, 2017 (New Year’s Day) have also been declared Statutory Public Holidays and should be observed as such.