Holiday

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The voluntary interruption of a routine activity, usually understood to mean work
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He appealed to the Federal Government to consider the Muslims in the way it shared its public holidays, adding that 1stMuharram is the Islamic version of 1st January.
The earlier dispatch had announced that the Government has designated August 26 as a public holiday to allow maximum enumeration of Kenyans during the national population census that begins next Saturday.
In view of the aforesaid provisions of the Employment Law, as discussed, employees are entitled to paid leave on public holidays, otherwise they shall be entitled to compensatory leaves and bonus, if they work on public holidays.
The research covers annual leave, public holidays and sick leave, along with maternity and paternity leave.
Payments wont be delayed by the public holidays but some people may have changes to their reporting dates
If it states your annual leave is in addition to public holidays, you can't be asked to work (especially without your consent) as these are classed as days off.
Whilst many head straight to the shops with the aim to pick up aBoxing Daysale treat, the public holiday is also known for many sporting events.
The previous government abolished this public holiday.
ISLAMABAD: The federal government has announced public holiday on 9th and 10th of Muharram which will fallon 20th (Thursday) and 21st September Friday.
KARACHI -- Sindh Government announced public holiday on December 27 to mark the death anniversary of former premier Benazir Bhutto.
The NC-led government has done a laudable job by officially reviving the practice of marking the Prithvi Jayanti that falls on Poush 27 by announcing a public holiday on the occasion.