Holiday

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The voluntary interruption of a routine activity, usually understood to mean work
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National Sport Day brings the total of public holidays enjoyed by the majority of Qatar's workforce to 11.
Laxmikant Parsekar said the government has not dropped Gandhi Jayanti from the list of public holidays and it could be a printing mistake.
India has the most number of public holidays in the world at 21 days each year, according to a new study by Wego, a leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East.
14, the anniversary of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, a public holiday.
In Australia there are numerous public holidays, in India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the UK you get your bank holidays no matter what day it lands on and the list goes on.
Following the announcement that the late May Bank Holiday will be moved to June 4 and that there will be an additional public holiday to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee on June 5, the large majority of full time employees will only work a three day week, or, as with the royal wedding last year, will want to take the rest of that week off work.
Everyone who works on a public holiday is entitled to payment of at least time and a hail--this means a minimum of your usual hourly rate and an additional half of that rate again.
President of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbaeva suggests to keep March 24 as a public holiday.
The NHS unions have been seeking an agreement from NHS Employers to ensure that the 29 April bank holiday is treated as a public holiday for the purposes of the AfC terms and conditions, but NHS Employers has only offered it as a day for plain time rate payments with time off in lieu at a later date.
Summary: RIYADH: An announcement on Wednesday that Saturday would be a one-off public holiday for all schools and government departments has caused widespread confusion in the Kingdom.
At no time since bank holidays were introduced in 1871 has there been a statutory right for employees to take a bank or public holiday off work.
BEITH chairman John Boal is desperate for the third-round replay to finally go ahead today so the minnows can cash in by attract ing a bumper public holiday crowd.