Saturday, August 27, 2016

Turkey 2016 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Confirmed

Sources: Hürriyet Daily News (Istanbul) and Turkey bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim, has issued an official communiqué confirming last month's announcement that the upcoming Feast of Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha, in Arabic, or Kurban Bayrami, in Turkish) non-working public holidays in Turkey, would be extended to last 9 days as were the recent End of Ramadan non-working public holidays in Turkey. [full story]

Jersey 2017 Public Holidays Announced

Sources: States of Jersey (Saint Helier) and Jersey bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The States of Jersey (the government of Jersey) have released the annual list of official Jersey non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Jersey for the calendar year 2017. [full story]

Friday, August 26, 2016

Uzbekistan Public Holidays September 1-2-3

Sources: O‘zA – O‘zbekiston Milliy axborot agentligi (Tashkent) and Uzbekistan bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has signed the resolution "On shifting day-off from Sunday, 4 September, to Friday, 2 September 2016, in connection with the 25th anniversary of Independence of Uzbekistan" which declares Friday, September 2, 2016, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Uzbekistan, in connection with the celebration of the Independence Day of Uzbekistan annual non-working public holiday in Uzbekistan to be observed on September 1st, 2016. [full story]

Malaysian PRK 2016 Public Holidays Amended

Sources: Bernama News Agency (Kuala Kangsar) and Malaysian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). A spokesperson for the government of Malaysia's State of Perak, has announced that the Perak government had decided to effect the change of the Perak State public holiday in Malaysia ("Hari Keputeraan Sultan Perak"), from November 27, to early November, effective immediately in 2016, and not only beginning in 2017, as has previously been announced. [full story]

Suriname Public Holiday September 12

Sources: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname (Paramarimbo) and Suriname bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The government of Suriname, via its Minister of the Interior, Mike Noersalim, has announced that the upcoming "Ied Ul Adha" (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Suriname would be observed on Monday, September 12, 2016, a date which has been declared a non-working public holiday in Suriname. [full story]

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Moldovan Public Holidays August 27-31

Sources: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres) and Moldovan bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Moldova's Cabinet of Ministers has approved the Government Resolution 1005 of August 24, 2016, which declared Monday and Tuesday, August 29 and 30, 2016, as one-off bridge public holidays in Moldova, to link the upcoming, August 31, Romanian Language Day, annual public holiday of Moldova, with the preceding weekend (which also includes the, August 27, Independence Day of the Republic of Moldova annual public holiday of Moldova. [full story]

Liberia Mulls 2 New Muslim Public Holidays

Sources: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia) and Liberian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Liberian Senator for Nimba County, Prince Yormie Johnson, has submitted, for enactment, a bill calling for the declaration of 2 new Muslim non-working public holidays in Liberia, one public holiday to be observed in Liberia for the End of Ramadan and another public holiday to be observed in Liberia for the "Feast of Abraham (Lungee)" (better known as the Feast of sacrifice or Eid al-Adha). [full story]

Kazakhstan August 29 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Sources: Қазақстан Республикасының Электрондық үкіметі (Astana) and Kazakhstan bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The government of Kazakhstan, via its Ministry of Health and Social Development, has issued a statement denying the social media rumor that Monday, August 29, 2016, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kazakhstan, to link the upcoming annual Constitution Day non-working public holiday of Kazakhstan, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, with the preceding weekend, as was done five years ago under similar circumstances. [full story]

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Peruvian August 29 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Sources: Ministerio del Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo del Perú (MTPE) and Peru bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Peru's Minister of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo-MTPE), Alfonso Grados, has issued another communique aimed at putting an end to the social media rumours about the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on Monday, August 29, 2016, to link the upcoming annual Santa Rosa de Lima non-working public holiday of Peru, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, with the preceding weekend. [full story]

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Zealand Rules-Out Land Wars Public Holiday

Sources: New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Wellington) and New Zealand bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Following last Friday's announcement that a date was likely to be set to commemorate the New Zealand land wars , New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, earlier today, issued a statement that "a public holiday isn't on the agenda" echoed by a similar statement by New Zealand's Deputy PM, Bill English, also ruling-out the addition of a new annual non-working public holiday in New Zealand ("The Land Wars commemoration day will not be a public holiday"). [full story]

Monday, August 22, 2016

Liberian Public Holiday August 24

Sources: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia) and Liberian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a proclamation declaring Wednesday, August 24, 2016, as a national non-working public holiday in Liberia to be observed across the country on account of Liberia's National Flag Day. [full story]

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Nepal Mulls Gaijatra Public Holiday Extension

Sources: नेपाली गृह मंत्रालय के मंत्रालय (Kathmandu) and Nepalese bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Nepalese lawmakers, speaking at the Legislature-Parliament, have demanded that the current regional Gaijatra non-working public holiday of Nepal, currently only observed in the Kathmandu Valley, be declared as a nationwide non-working public holiday in Nepal, starting in 2017. [full story]

Australian NT 2018-2019 Public Holidays Announced

Sources: Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment of the Northern Territory Government (Darwin) and Australian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has published its list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's Northern Territory for the calendar years 2018 and 2019. [full story]