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The voluntary interruption of a routine activity, usually understood to mean work
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Mexico has the lowest in the world with only seven public holidays each year although the government permits a few more 'optional' public holidays, at the employer's discretion.
Country Annual leave Public holidays Total 1 Russia 28 12 40 2 Italy 24 12 36 2 Sweden 25 11 36 4 Finland 25 10 35 4 France 25 10 35 4 Norway 25 10 35 7 Denmark 25 9 34 7 Spain 22 12 34 9 Germany 20 9 29 9 Ireland 20 9 29 9 Switzerland 20 9 29 12 UK 20 8 28
Whether an employee can be required to work on a public holiday or not depends on the terms of their employment contract.
The staff-side view is that the government has decreed that 29 April 2011 should be a public holiday.
There's a lot of confusion about the announcements on Wednesday that Saturday would be a public holiday," said Usman P.
Particularly, the question is whether or not companies include public holidays within the annual leave entitlement of staff.
holiday, unless the Monday is already a public holiday.
Devamany, who seconded the idea, said Deepavali should be allotted two days public holiday as that of Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Chinese New Year.
And yes, we should make it a public holiday in Namibia so that shops can be closed and all women can stay home and rest.
Some countries, like France celebrate Armistice Day on November 11 with a public holiday, as well as VE Day, and there has been a campaign in Britain to make the day after Remembrance Sunday a bank holiday every year.
Dubai: The Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department worked on the public holiday on Sunday and finalised nearly 11,000 transactions, it announced on Monday.
ANKARA, Apr 9, 2009 (TUR) -- Turkish Labor & Social Security Minister Faruk Celik said that they would declare May Day a public holiday covering all employees throughout the country.