2016 public holidays announced

The government on Tuesday confirmed the dates of the public holidays for 2016.

There will be 11 public holidays:

New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1; National Heroes Day, Monday, Jan. 25; Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10; Good Friday, March 25; Easter Monday, March 28; Discovery Day, Monday, May 16; Queen’s Birthday, tentatively Monday, June 13; Constitution Day, Monday, July 4; Remembrance Day, Monday, Nov. 14; Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 26 (observed as Dec. 25 falls on a Sunday); Boxing Day, Tuesday, Dec. 27 (observed as Dec. 26 is designated as the Christmas Day holiday).