Flat Earth: Hols are off
Sunday 05 December 1999
On Monday last week the lucky people of Delhi suddenly got an extra one - the Indian capital's government announced that Wednesday would be a "gazetted holiday", with all offices and schools closed for the day, to honour the martyrdom of a Sikh worthy named Guru Tegh Bahadur. On Tuesday, however, the holiday was taken away - a flustered city spokesman announced that the next day would be a working day after all.
The guru, it turned out, had been martyred not on the day they thought, but on 13 December. Whether that will be a "gazetted holiday" will be announced on 11 December.
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