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Cablegate: Embassy Damascus 2006 Holiday List

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UNCLAS DAMASCUS 005932

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR NEA/ENA, ALSO FOR NEA/EX, S/S-O,
IRM/OPS/CST/LD/AR2

BELTSVILLE FOR SHIFT SUPERVISORS

FRANKFURT FOR RIMC EUR/NEA/AFW, ALSO FOR FRDCD

MANAMA ALSO FOR MRDCH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AMGT ACOA KRIM SY
SUBJECT: Embassy Damascus 2006 HOLIDAY list

1. The Embassy will observe the following
holidays during calendar year 2006:

January 1, Sunday New Year's Day
January 11-12, Wed-Thurs Al-Adha
Holiday
January 15, Sunday Birthday of Martin
Luther King,Jr.
January 30, Monday Moslem New
Year
February 19, Sunday Presidents'
Day
April 10, Monday Prophet's
Birthday
April 16, Sunday Easter Day
(Catholic)
April 17, Monday Evacuation Day
April 23, Sunday Easter Day
(Orthodox)
May 28, Sunday Memorial Day
July 4, Tuesday Independence
Day
September 3, Sunday Labor Day
October 8, Sunday Columbus Day
October 23-25, Mon-Wed Al-Fitr Holiday
(End of Ramadan)
November 12, Sunday Veterans Day
November 23, Thursday Thanksgiving
Day
December 25, Monday Christmas Day

2. Note: exact dates of some local holidays will be
subject to confirmation by local religious authorities.

Seche

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