Friday, May 22, 2015

Paraguay Mulls Papal Public Holidays

Sources: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) and Paraguay bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Paraguayan Senate has approved a motion to declare Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, 2015, as one-off non-working public holidays in Paraguay on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis in Paraguay. [full story]

Gibraltar Public Holiday May 25

Sources: Government of Gibraltar Press Office (Gibraltar) and Gibraltar bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Government of Gibraltar has announced that Monday, May 25, 2015, would be the Spring Bank Holiday, an official non-working public holiday in Gibraltar. [full story]

Australian 2016 QLD Public Holidays Amended Again

Sources: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland) and Australian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has issued a revised list of the dates of the annual non-working public holidays for 2016 in Australia's State of Queensland. [full story]

Singapore 2016 Public Holidays Updated

Sources: Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Singapore bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Following the recent declaration by Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) of its annual list of non-working public holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2016, and confirmation of the 2015 Deepavali public holiday date in Singapore, the MOM today announced that, in a break with past announcements of public holidays in Singapore, the October 29, 2016, Deepavali date would not be subjected to change. [full story]

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Paraguayan June 15 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Sources: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) and Paraguay bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees, Edgar Rodas, has released a communique confirming that the date of the upcoming Día de la Paz del Chaco public holiday would not be moved to Monday, June 15, 2015, as per the terms of the previously-released "Decreto número 2.755". [full story]

Macedonian Public Holidays May 24-25

Sources: Министерство за труд и социјална политика (Skopje) and Macedonian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Sunday, May 24, 2015, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Macedonia "for all citizens of the Republic of Macedonia" on account of the upcoming "Saints Cyril and Methodius' Day" annual public holiday in Macedonia. [full story]

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ghana AU Public Holiday May 25

Sources: Ghana News Agency (Accra) and Ghana bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Mark Woyongo, has announced that, earlier today, President John Dramani Mahama had declared Monday, May 25, 2015, had been declared a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming African Union Day annual public holiday. [full story]

Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat June 2

Sources: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) and Bangladesh bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Late last night, Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee announced that the moon of the month of Shaban had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky earlier that night and therefore that the upcoming annual Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) would be observed on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, to be accompanied by the corresponding annual non-working bank holiday and public holiday in Bangladesh. [full story]

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

El Salvador May 22-23 Public Holidays Approved

Sources: Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador) and El Salvador bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The President of El Salvador has announced that the Salvadorean Congress had approved the draft decree to declare May 22 and 23, 2015, as one-off public holidays in El Salvador on account of the upcoming beatification of monseñor Romero ("Se ha aprobado el asueto y con ello se facilita a los salvadoreños que así lo deseen asistan al acto de beatificación de monseñor Romero"). [full story]

Malaysian KTN Public Holiday May 24

Sources: Bernama News Agency (Pengkalan Kubor) and Malaysian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob, has declared Sunday, May 24, 2015, as another one-off state public holiday in Malaysia's State of Kelantan in conjunction with the upcoming Kelantan meeting with Lions XII in the FA Cup final in Kuala Lumpur. [full story]

Monday, May 18, 2015

Fiji Mulls Rugby Public Holiday

Sources: Fiji Ministry of Information (Suva) and Fiji bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Following last night's win by Fiji won of the World Sevens Series title, Fiji's Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou, has announced that a decision will be made soon on the scale of preparations to honor the World Sevens Series champions, and whether this will include the declaration of another one-off non-working public holiday in Fiji. [full story]

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Spain 2016 Aragon Public Holidays Gazetted

Sources: Gobierno de Aragón (Zaragoza) and Spain bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The government of Spain's autonomous region of Aragon has gazetted (BOA de 14 de mayo de 2015) its previously-announced annual list of regional non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2016. [full story]

Jordanian Bank Holiday May 25

Sources: وكالة الأنباء الأردنية بترا (Amman) and Jordan bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan has issued the Memorandum 15/2015, ref.10/2/5925, which announces a bank holiday on Monday, May 25, 2015, on account of the annual Independence Day non-working Jordanian public holiday and bank holiday. [full story]

Venezuelan Bank Holiday May 18

Sources: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban) and Venezuela bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Monday, May 18, 2015, would be another bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Celebración de la Ascensión del Señor" bank holiday of Venezuela. [full story]

Friday, May 15, 2015

El Salvador Extra May Public Holidays Update

Sources: Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador) and El Salvador bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Details of the draft decree, submitted to the National Assembly earlier this week by the Minister of the Interior of El Salvador, Aristides Valencia, have been released, with a clarification of the extent of the May 22 proposed one-off public holiday in El Salvador, and an extension of the scope of the May 23 proposed one-off public holiday in El Salvador.. [full story]