Sunday, September 28, 2014

Egypt Combines Eid Al-Adha and Army Public Holidays

Sources: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) and Egyptian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Egyptian authorities have extended the upcoming public sector's Eid Al-Adha non-working public holidays of 2014, for government clerical staff, would run from Friday, October 8, 2014, until Wednesday, October 8, 2014. [full story]

Slovakian 2015 Public Holidays Announced

Sources: Ministerstvo zahranicných vecí Slovenskej republiky (Bratislava) and Slovakia bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The government of Slovakia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published its annual official list of calendar year 2015 public holidays and non-working days in Slovakia. [full story]

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Spain 2015 Melilla Public Holidays Announced

Sources: Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla (BOME) and Spain bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla has released its annual official list of 2015 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's autonomous region of Melilla. [full story]

Nigerian 2014 Eid El-Kabir Public Holidays Announced

Sources: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) and Nigerian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Monday and Tuesday, October 6 and 7, 2014, as paid non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria on account of the upcoming annual Eid El-Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays. [full story]

Gambia Eid al-Adha Public Holiday October 4

Sources: Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) and Gambia bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The President of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC) has announced yesterday, that Saturday, October 4, 2014, would be the date of the upcoming Muslim feast of Eid Al Adha, better known in the Gambia as Tobaski, and corresponding annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia. [full story]

Morocco 2014 Aid Al Adha Public Holidays

Sources: وزارة الأوقاف والشؤون الإسلامية (Casablanca) and Morocco public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Government of Morocco, through its "ministère de la fonction publique et de la modernisation de l'administration", has confirmed its previously-announced, and later amended, date for the upcoming 2014 Aid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public hlidays in Morocco, following an announcement by the "ministère des Habous et des affaires islamiques". [full story]

Friday, September 26, 2014

Senegal 2014 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

Sources: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) and Senegalese bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale d’observation du croissant lunaire - CNOCL) has announced that the upcoming Tabaski (Aid el Kébir, aka. Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday would be on Sunday, October 5, 2014. [full story]

Bangladesh 2014 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays

Sources: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) and Bangladesh bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Bangladesh's Religious Affairs Minister, and Chairman of the National Moon Sighting Committee, Matiur Rahman, has announced that Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee had determined that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice), annual non-working public holiday would be observed on Monday, October 6, 2014, in Bangladesh, as the Moon for the month of Zil Hajj was not sighted last night. [full story]

Pakistan 2014 Eid-Ul-Azha Public Holidays

Sources: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) and Pakistan bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Chairman of Pakistan's Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, has announced that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays will be celebrated beginning on Monday, October 6, 2013, as the Moon of the month of Zil-Hajj was not sighted anywhere in Pakistan, last night. [full story]

Tunisian 2014 Aïd El-Idha Public Holidays

Sources: وكالة تونس افريقيا للانباء (Tunis) and Tunisian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The government of Tunisia (Présidence du Gouvernement) has announced that the upcoming Aïd El-Idha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Tunisia would be observed on Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5, 2014. [full story]

Jordan 2014 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays

Sources: وكالة الأنباء الأردنية بترا (Amman) and Jordan bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, has issued a circular, once again decreeing a 5-day period of public holidays, from October 3 to October 7, 2014, for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays in Jordan. [full story]

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Oman 2014 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced

Sources: وكالة الأنباء العمانية (Muscat) and Omani bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2014. [full story]

UAE 2014 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays

Sources: وكالة أنباء الإمارات (WAM) and UAE bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The UAE Federal Government, through its respective ministries, has announced the dates of the annual upcoming 2014 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays, as usual in separate announcements for the public sector and the private sector of the UAE. [full story]

Indian October 2 Public Sector Holiday Canceled

Sources: कार्मिक, लोक शिकायत तथा पेंशन मंत्रालय कार्मिक मामलों (New Delhi) and Indian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Indian Central Government Cabinet Secretary, Ajit Seth, has announced that as part of the Narendra Modi government's "Clean India" campaign, the upcoming, October 2, annual non-working public holiday for the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, would be canceled for all Indian central government employees. [full story]

Nigerian Public Holiday October 1st

Sources: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) and Nigerian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Magaji A.G., has announced that the Nigerian Government, via its Minister of the Interior, Abba Moro, had declared Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, as a non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria on account of Nigeria's upcoming 54th annual independence anniversary. [full story]

Indonesian 2014 Idul Adha Public Holiday Spat

Sources: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (ANTARA) and Indonesian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Once again, Indonesia's Muhammadiyah, the second-largest Muslim organization in Indonesia, is challenging the officially announced date of the upcoming Idul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holiday in 2014 in Indonesia, with some Muhammadiyah officials agreeing to accept the date of Sunday, October 5, 2014, while others stick to their "hisab hakiki" (astronomical observation) date of Saturday, October 4, 2014. [full story]

Saudi Arabia Eid al Adha Public Holiday October 4

Sources: وكالة الأنباء السعودية - واس (Riyadh) and Saudi Arabian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Late last night, the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that today would be the first day of the month of "Dhul Hijja", the date on which are based the Eid Al Adha-related sets of annual public sector and private sector non-working public holidays in Saudi Arabia. [full story]

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thailand Mulls January 2 Public Holiday

Sources: รัฐบาลไทย (Bangkok) and Thailand bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Tourism Council of Thailand has announced that it had asked Thailand's Cabinet to declare Friday, January 2, 2015, as another additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a four-day period of public holidays around the upcoming Western New Year, as was done last year. [full story]

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Russian Crimea 2015 Public Holidays Announced

Sources: Tass News Agency (Moscow) and Russia bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Acting Head of the Republic of Crimea, Sergey Valeryevich Aksyonov, has issued a decree mirroring last month's Russian Federation annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2015" which lists the official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russian Crimea for the upcoming calendar year 2015. [full story]

Kuwaiti 2014 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays Extended

Sources: الكويت جنة الخدمة المدنية (Kuwait City) and Kuwaiti bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Kuwaiti Council of Ministers has extended the duration of the KCSC-proposed upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays in Kuwait from 5 to 9 days, to run from Friday, October 3, until Saturday, October 11, 2014, inclusively. [full story]

Monday, September 22, 2014

Slovakia Maintains Public Holidays List

Sources: Ministerstvo zahranicných vecí Slovenskej republiky (Bratislava) and Slovakia bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). On the occasion of today's "Day of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows" annual non-working public holiday in Slovakia, a spokesperson for the ruling SMER-SD party, Lubica Koncalová, was quoted as confirming that the recent attempts at reducing the number of annual non-working public holidays in Slovakia had been shelved for the foreseeable future due to the unlikeliness of reaching a broad consensus on the issue with the current opposition parties. [full story]