Friday, October 31, 2014

Dominican Republic 2015 Public Holidays Announced

Sources: Ministerio de Trabajo, República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) and Dominican Republic bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced its annual official finalized listing of non-working public holidays in the the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2015. [full story]

Azerbaijani Ashura Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Sources: Azərbaycan Respublikası Nazirlər Kabineti (Baku) and Azerbaijan bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Azerbaijan's Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, Mubariz Gurbanli, has stated that he did not see any need for Azerbaijan to declare a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming annual Ashura Muslim festival. [full story]

Bolivian November 3 Public Holiday Confirmed

Sources: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) and Bolivian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has issued a communique confirming the fact that Monday, November 3, 2014, would be a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Bolivia, on account of the annual Todos los Santos non-working public holiday of Bolivia falling on a Sunday in 2014 ("se traslada al lunes 3 de noviembre al coincidir con domingo"). [full story]

Pakistan Public Holiday November 9

Sources: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) and Pakistan bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Sunday, November 9, 2014, would be the date of the annual non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan to mark Iqbal Day. [full story]

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Philippines Public Sector Holiday Tomorrow

Sources: Philippine Information Agency (Manila) and Philippines bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Executive Secretary to the Office of the President of the Philippines, Paquito N. Ochoa Jr., has announced that, in a reversal of an earlier announcement, Malacañang had issued Memorandum Circular No. 73 declaring a one-off afternoon non-working public sector holiday, on Friday, October 31, 2014, "to allow employees to travel to their respective provinces", before the November 1, 2014 as special non-working day. [full story]

Philippines November 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Sources: Philippine Information Agency (Manila) and Philippines bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Philippines' Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary has sent a correction to the media this time ruling-out any chance that Sunday, November 2, 2014, would be, declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines. [full story]

Malaysian 2014 Public Holidays Amended Further

Sources: Bernama News Agency (Kuala Kangsar) and Malaysian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The chief Minister of the Malaysian State of Perak has announced that the newly-announced date for the non-working public holiday for the Sultan of Perak's Birthday would be observed beginning in 2014, and not in 2015 as had been expected, as the birthday of the previous Sulatn of Perak's had already been observed as a non-working public holiday in Perak earlier this year. [full story]

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Guatemalan Public Holiday October 31

Sources: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) and Guatemala bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). In a Governmental Decree signed by signed by Guatemalan President, Otto Perez Molina, Interior Minister, Mauricio Lopez Bonilla, and Secretary General of the Presidency, Gustavo Martinez, the day of Friday, October 31, 2014, was declared another one-off non-working public holiday for Guatemala's public sector ("permiso laboral con goce de salario a los servidores de la administración pública"). [full story]

Nepal Mulls SAARC Public Holidays

Sources: नेपाली गृह मंत्रालय के मंत्रालय (Kathmandu) and Nepalese bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The government of Nepal has announced that it was considering the declaration of November 26 and 27, 2014, as one-off non-working public holidays in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal on account of the upcoming SAARC summit in Kathmandu. [full story]

Algerian November 2014 Public Holidays

Sources: الموقع الرسمي للمديرية العامة للوظيفة العمومية (Alger) and Algeria banks holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Algerian Ministry of Labour (Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Sécurité Sociale) has announced that Monday, November 3, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Algeria on account of annual Achoura non-working public holiday in Algeria. [full story]

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Indian Capital Public Holiday October 29

Sources: The Hindu (New Delhi) and Indian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Lieutenant-Governor of India's Delhi Capital State has declared Wednesday, October 29, 2014, as another one-off non-working public holiday in all government offices under the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, on account of the upcoming Chhath Puja. [full story]

Angolan November 3 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Sources: AngoNotícias (Luanda) and Angola bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The director of the legal department of Angola's Ministry of Public Work and Social Security Administration (MAPTSS), Jesus Maiato, has issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of an additional, substitute, non-working public holiday in Angola, on account of the upcoming November 2, "Dia dos Finados", annual non-working public holiday of Angola, falling on a Sunday in 2014. [full story]

Monday, October 27, 2014

Honduras October Bank Holidays

Sources: La Prensa (Tegucigalpa) and Honduras bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Honduras' Bank Association (Asociación Hondureña de Instituciones Bancarias) has announced that banks in Honduras would follow the recently-gazetted new combined October non-working Fiestas Patrias public holidays, and would be closed from Wednesday noon until the weekend. [full story]

Philippines October 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Sources: Philippine Information Agency (Manila) and Philippines bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Philippines' Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr., has made an announcement on television last night denying new rumours that Friday, October 31, 2014, had been, or would be, declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines. [full story]

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Puerto Rico Amended 2015 Public Holidays Released

Sources: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO) and Puerto Rico bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (ORHELA) has released the amended version of its annual "Memorando Especial", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015, based on last summer's amendments to the law regulating public holidays in Puerto Rico. [full story]

New Caledonia 2015 Bank Holidays Announced

Sources: Medef Nouvelle-Calédonie (Nouméa) and New Caledonia bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The government of New Caledonia has released its annual expanded list of bank holidays for the calendar year 2015. [full story]

Czech Republic 2015 Public Holidays Announced

Sources: Czech National Bank (Prag) and Czech Republic bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The central bank of the Czech Republic, the Czech National Bank, has announced its annual list of the twelve annual bank and public holidays for calendar year 2015 in the Czech Republic. [full story]

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Indian Islamic New Year 1436 Tomorrow

Sources: कार्मिक, लोक शिकायत तथा पेंशन मंत्रालय कार्मिक मामलों (New Delhi) and Indian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Earlier tonight, the moon sighting committee of the Hilal Committee Mumbai announced that the first day of the new month of Muharram will be tomorrow, Sunday, October 26, 2014. [full story]

Bangladesh 2014 Ashura Public Holiday Confirmed

Sources: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) and Bangladesh bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had sighted the New Moon crescent tonight and, therefore, that the upcoming annual Ashura, and related public holiday, would be observed across the country on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, which corresponds to the previously-announced date for Ashura, and related public holiday in Bangladesh. [full story]