Cameroon: President Paul Biya declares January 2 2017 a Public Holiday

President Paul Biya has signed a decree yesterday Friday December 30, 2016, declaring Monday, January 2, 2017 a public holiday.This is because of the New Year celebration celebrated every January 1st.This year’s falls on a Sunday which is not a working day. Therefore, the following day is a holiday.

Paul Biya has applied the law of 7 December 1973, which establishes the system of legal festivals in our country and which states that when a civil holiday is celebrated on a Sunday, the following day is assimilated to this holiday.
By this decree therefore, workers will go back to work on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.


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