Thursday, June 1, 2017

Worldwide Public Holidays News: May 2017


India 2017 Jammu and Kashmir Public Holidays Amended Again
(Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017)

Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Srinigar) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Jammu and Kashmir has issued the Government Order No: 690-GAD of 2017 which further amends its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Jammu and Kashmir for the upcoming calendar year 2017 ("In partial modification of Government order No. 1345-GAD of 2016 date 09-12-2016, the holiday on account of 'Mela Khir Bhawani' shall be observed on 2nd June, 2017 (Friday) instead of 1st June, 2017 (Thursday) in the government offices and education institutions in Kashmir Province"). - Links: full story, other India news and updates, India public holidays, back to the top.

 




Mongolia Public Holiday June 1
(Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017)

Source: Montsame Agency (Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: The Mongolian government has announced that Thursday, June 1, 2017, would once again be a non-working public holiday in Mongolia, on account of International Children's Day. - Links: full story, other Mongolia news and updates, Mongolia public holidays, back to the top.

 




Bangladesh Lailatul Qadr June 22
(Posted on Monday, May 29, 2017)

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee has announced that the upcoming Lailatul Qadr (night of destiny) would be observed on the evening of Thursday, June 22, 2017, to be followed on the next day by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh. - Links: full story, other Bangladesh news and updates, Bangladesh public holidays, back to the top.

 




Trinidad and Tobago Eid Public Holiday June 26
(Posted on Sunday, May 28, 2017)

Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal (Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that Monday, June 26, 2017, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual public holiday of Trinidad and Tobago in 2017. - Links: full story, other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates, Trinidad and Tobago public holidays, back to the top.

 




Saudi 2017 End of Ramadan Public Holidays
(Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2017)

Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA) - Summary: The government of Saudi Arabia, via a Tweet by its Ministry of Civil Service, has announced that the 2017 End of Ramadan public sector holidays would run from Ramadan 25 until Shawwal 5. - Links: full story, other Saudi Arabia news and updates, Saudi Arabia public holidays, back to the top.

 




Saint Helena 2017 Ratting Day Public Holiday
(Posted on Friday, May 26, 2017)

Source: Tristan Times (Tristan da Cunha) - Summary: The Chief Islander of Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha has declared Friday, May 26, 2017, as the date for this year's annual Ratting Day public holiday in Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha. - Links: full story, other Saint Helena news and updates, Saint Helena public holidays, back to the top.

 




Pakistan Ramadan 2017 Bank Holiday
(Posted on Friday, May 26, 2017)

Source: The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Monday, May 29, 2017, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Start of Ramadan Bank Holiday. - Links: full story, other Pakistan news and updates, Pakistan public holidays, back to the top.

 




Venezuelan Bank Holiday May 29
(Posted on Friday, May 26, 2017)

Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban) - Summary: The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Monday, May 29, 2017, would be another bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Día de Corpus Christi" ("fiesta del Cuerpo y la Sangre de Cristo") annual bank holiday of Venezuela. - Links: full story, other Venezuela news and updates, Venezuela public holidays, back to the top.

 




Afghanistan 2017 Eid al-Fitr Public Holiday Announced
(Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017)

Source: Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Saturday, May 27, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of the upcoming First Day of Ramadan non-working public holidays in Afghanistan. - Links: full story, other Afghanistan news and updates, Afghanistan public holidays, back to the top.

 




Montserrat Public Holidays Amendments Gazetted
(Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2017)

Source: Government of Montserrat (Brades) - Summary: The Montserrat "Public Holidays (Amendment) Bill 2017", which was introduced and first read in the Montserrat Legislative Assembly last January, and was passed by the Montserrat Legislative Assembly earlier this month, was signed into law by Montserrat Governor Lyndell Simpson. - Links: full story, other Montserrat news and updates, Montserrat public holidays, back to the top.

 




Moldova Renews June 1st Public Holiday
(Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2017)

Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres) - Summary: The Moldavian Cabinet has once again approved a decree on the declaration of June 1st, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Moldova, on account of International Children's Day. - Links: full story, other Moldova news and updates, Moldova public holidays, back to the top.

 




Nepalese Bhoto Jatra Public Holiday May 25
(Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017)

Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Summary: The Home Ministry of the Government of Nepal has announced that the Machhindranath's chariot having arrived at Jawalakhel, Thursday, May 25, 2017, had been declared as the date of this year's Bhoto Jatra non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley. - Links: full story, other Nepal news and updates, Nepal public holidays, back to the top.

 




Jordanian 2017 Independence Day Bank and Public Holidays
(Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2017)

Source: The Central Bank of Jordan (Amman) - Summary: The Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan has issued a Memorandum which announces a bank holiday on Thursday, May 25, 2017, on account of the annual Independence Day non-working Jordanian public holiday and bank holiday. - Links: full story, other Jordan news and updates, Jordan public holidays, back to the top.

 




Hungary 2018 Public Holidays Gazetted
(Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2017)

Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (Budapest) - Summary: The annual list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2018, as announced by the Government of Hungary, upon the recommendation of the Hungarian National Economy Minister, has been officially gazetted. - Links: full story, other Hungary news and updates, Hungary public holidays, back to the top.

 




Cayman Islands Public Holiday May 24
(Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2017)

Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman) - Summary: The Supervisor of Elections of the Cayman Islands, Wesley Howell, has confirmed that Wednesday, May 24, 2017, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in the Cayman Islands on account of the upcoming general election. - Links: full story, other Cayman Islands news and updates, Cayman Islands public holidays, back to the top.

 




Nicaraguan Public Holiday May 30
(Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017)

Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Rosario Murillo, has issued a communique declaring that Tuesday, May 30, 2017, would once again be a non-working public sector holiday in Nicaragua, in accordance with the Decreto Presidencial 22-2010, to mark Nicaragua's Mothers' Day ("Día de las Madres Nicaragüenses"). - Links: full story, other Nicaragua news and updates, Nicaragua public holidays, back to the top.

 




Nigerian 2017 Democracy Day Public Holiday
(Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017)

Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - Summary: The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Monday, May 29, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria, on account of the 2017 Democracy Day non-working public holiday of Nigeria. - Links: full story, other Nigeria news and updates, Nigeria public holidays, back to the top.

 




Ghana Public Holiday May 25
(Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017)

Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has announced that the Government of Ghana had declared Thursday, May 25, 2017, as a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming African Union Day annual public holiday. - Links: full story, other Ghana news and updates, Ghana public holidays, back to the top.

 




Romanian Public Holiday June 2
(Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017)

Source: Mediafax (Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Government has announced that it would declare Friday, June 2, 2017, as a one-off bridge public holiday in Romania, to link the annual Romanian public holiday of International Children's Day on June 1st, with the subsequent weekend. - Links: full story, other Romania news and updates, Romania public holidays, back to the top.

 




Bermuda Mulls Bermuda Day Public Holiday Shift Again
(Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017)

Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton) - Summary: Bermuda's Shadow Minister of Community, Youth and Sports, Michael Weeks, has once again introduced a the "Public Holidays Amendment Act" in the House of Assembly for Bermuda Day to fall on the Friday before the last Monday of May each year. - Links: full story, other Bermuda news and updates, Bermuda public holidays, back to the top.

 




Russian 2018 Public Holidays Decree
(Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017)

Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow) - Summary: The Russian Ministry of Labor has released a draft decree for the Russian government to postpone the days off in 2018, in the context of the announcement of the list of official non-working public holidays in Russia in the calendar year 2018. - Links: full story, other Russia news and updates, Russia public holidays, back to the top.

 




Mauritius 2018 Public Holidays Announced
(Posted on Saturday, May 13, 2017)

Source: Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - Summary: The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has released its official annual list of the non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2018. - Links: full story, other Mauritius news and updates, Mauritius public holidays, back to the top.

 




Liberia Public Holidays May 14-15
(Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017)

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia) - Summary: The President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a Proclamation declaring Sunday, May 14, 2017, as the National Unification Day of the Republic of Liberia non-working public holiday to be observed throughout the Republic as a national holiday and "to be observed on Monday, May 15, 2017 throughout the country as a National Holiday". - Links: full story, other Liberia news and updates, Liberia public holidays, back to the top.

 




Trinidad and Tobago Public Holiday October 13
(Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017)

Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal (Port of Spain) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley, has announced that the First Peoples of Trinidad and Tobago would be given a one-off national non-working public holiday, on Friday, October 13, 2017, "in recognition of their contribution to the islands". - Links: full story, other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates, Trinidad and Tobago public holidays, back to the top.

 




Papua New Guinea 2017 Public Holidays Amended
(Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017)

Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) - Summary: The Government of Papua New Guinea, Michael Ogio, has announced that Tuesday, June 27, 2017, would be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Papua New Guinea on account of the upcoming general elections. - Links: full story, other Papua New Guinea news and updates, Papua New Guinea public holidays, back to the top.

 




Canada Votes June 21 Public Holiday Extension
(Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017)

Source: The Government of Yukon (Whitehorse) - Summary: The Community Services Minister of Canada's Yukon Territory, John Streicker, has announced that the territorial government had made good on its promise to add a new annual non-working public holiday, National Aboriginal Day on November 21, to "recognize the contributions of Yukon's indigenous peoples". - Links: full story, other Canada news and updates, Canada public holidays, back to the top.

 




Hungary Mulls 2017 Public Holidays Amendments
(Posted on Monday, May 8, 2017)

Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (Budapest) - Summary: Hungary's Parliament is considering a bill to make December 24 a new annual non-working public holiday in Hungary. - Links: full story, other Hungary news and updates, Hungary public holidays, back to the top.

 




Malta Day In Lieu Public Holidays In Electoral Debate
(Posted on Sunday, May 7, 2017)

Source: Malta Department of Information (Government of Malta) - Summary: Launching his re-election campaign, earlier this week, Malta Labour leader and Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, has once again promised that, should his party win a re-election, it would restore the day in lieu public holidays for Malta public holidays that fall on a weekend, canceled "without prior consultation" by the preceding PN government. - Links: full story, other Malta news and updates, Malta public holidays, back to the top.

 




Maldives Public Holiday May 7
(Posted on Saturday, May 6, 2017)

Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - Summary: The President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has decided to declare Sunday, May 7, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives "as a high number of government employees and the public were involved in conducting the local council elections held today". - Links: full story, other Maldives news and updates, Maldives public holidays, back to the top.

 




Jamaican Bank Holidays 2021-2022
(Posted on Saturday, May 6, 2017)

Source: Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) - Summary: The Bank of Jamaica, Jamaica's Central Bank, has released the official list of bank holidays in Jamaica for the calendar years 2021 and 2022. - Links: full story, other Jamaica news and updates, Jamaica public holidays, back to the top.

 




Hong Kong 2018 Public Holidays Released
(Posted on Friday, May 5, 2017)

Source: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSAR) - Summary: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has released its annual official list of the gazetted 2018 public holidays to be observed in Hong Kong ("General holidays for 2018"), in accordance with the Employment Ordinance and General Holidays Ordinance as well as amendments thereto. - Links: full story, other Hong Kong news and updates, Hong Kong public holidays, back to the top.

 




Azerbaijan June 2017 Public Holidays
(Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017)

Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decree declaring June 24-28, 2017, inclusively, as non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan on account of this year's annual Armed Forces Day and the Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr) annual public holidays of Azerbaijan. - Links: full story, other Azerbaijan news and updates, Azerbaijan public holidays, back to the top.

 




Spain 2018 Basque Public Holidays Gazetted
(Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017)

Source: Boletín Oficial del País Vasco (BOPV) - Summary: The executive of Spain's Basque autonomous region (País Vasco) has gazetted its annual calendar of official regional public holidays ("calendario laboral") and bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2018 in Spain's Basque region. - Links: full story, other Spain news and updates, Spain public holidays, back to the top.

 




Montserrat Public Holidays Amendments Voted
(Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017)

Source: Government of Montserrat (Brades) - Summary: The Montserrat "Public Holidays (Amendment) Bill 2017", which was introduced to the Montserrat Legislative Assembly and had its first reading last January 24, was passed by the Montserrat Legislative Assembly yesterday. - Links: full story, other Montserrat news and updates, Montserrat public holidays, back to the top.

 




Bhutanese Public Holiday May 5
(Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017)

Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Friday, May 5, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming Zhabdrung Kuchoe (Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the Unifier of Bhutan), annual Bhutanese non-working public holiday. - Links: full story, other Bhutan news and updates, Bhutan public holidays, back to the top.

 




Spain 2018 Andalucia Public Holidays Announced
(Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017)

Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía (BOJA) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Andalucía has announced its annual list of non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Andalucia for the calendar year 2018 ("calendario de fiestas laborales en Andalucía para el año 2018"). - Links: full story, other Spain news and updates, Spain public holidays, back to the top.

 




Philippines Votes December 8 Public Holiday
(Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017)

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Summary: The Philippines House of Representatives has unanimously approved, in its third and final reading, the House Bill 5241 declaring December 8 of every year a special national non-working public holiday in the Philippines on account of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. - Links: full story, other Philippines news and updates, Philippines public holidays, back to the top.

 




Uzbekistan Public Holidays May 7-8-9
(Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017)

Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent) - Summary: Earlier today, the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, signed the resolution "On shifting day-off from Saturday, 6 May, to Monday, 8 May 2017" which declares Monday, May 8, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Uzbekistan, in connection with the celebration of the 2017 Day of Memory and Honour non-working public holiday of Uzbekistan. - Links: full story, other Uzbekistan news and updates, Uzbekistan public holidays, back to the top.

 




Algerian Public Holiday May 4
(Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017)

Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers) - Summary: In a communiqué released earlier this morning, the Algerian government's Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative has announced that Thursday, May 4, 2017, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday, for both the private and public sectors, on account of the upcoming legislative elections in Algeria. - Links: full story, other Algeria news and updates, Algeria public holidays, back to the top.

 




Portugal Papal Public Holiday May 12
(Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017)

Source: Governo de Portugal (Lisboa) - Summary: The government of Portugal has declared a national public sector holiday (tolerância de ponto) on Friday, May 12, 2017, to coincide with the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Portugal. - Links: full story, other Portugal news and updates, Portugal public holidays, back to the top.

 




Transdniestrian 2018 Public Holidays Announced
(Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017)

Source: Interfax (Tiraspol) - Summary: Transdniestria's government has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic (TMR, aka Transdniestria or also the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic) for the upcoming calendar year 2018. - Links: full story, other Transdniestria news and updates, Transdniestria public holidays, back to the top.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Worldwide Public Holidays News: April 2017


Bhutanese Public Holidays May 2 and 5
(Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017)

Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Tuesday, May 2, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Birth Anniversary of the Third King of Bhutan non-working public holiday, and that Friday, May 5, 2017, would likewise be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Zhabdrung Kuchoe public holiday of Bhutan. - Links: full story, other Bhutan news and updates, Bhutan public holidays, back to the top.

 





Malaysian Agong Public Holiday Moved
(Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017)

Source: Bernama News Agency (Petaling Jaya) - Summary: Malaysian Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, had announced that, following the installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, for the next 5 years, the annual non-working public holiday of Malaysia celebrating the birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, would be moved from its traditional date in June to a new date in July. - Links: full story, other Malaysia news and updates, Malaysia public holidays, back to the top.

 





Bahrain Labour Day 2017 Bank Holiday
(Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017)

Source: Central Bank of Bahrain (Manama) - Summary: The Central Bank of Bahrain has announced that it had declared a bank holiday on Monday, May 1st, 2017, to mark the upcoming annual Labour Day public holiday and bank holiday in Bahrain. - Links: full story, other Bahrain news and updates, Bahrain public holidays, back to the top.

 





Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat May 11
(Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017)

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Summary: 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, and therefore that the upcoming Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) would be observed on Thursday, May 11, 2017, to be accompanied by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh. - Links: full story, other Bangladesh news and updates, Bangladesh public holidays, back to the top.

 





Bolivian Labor Day 2017 Public Holiday
(Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017)

Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Ministry of Labour ("Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social, a través de la Dirección General de Trabajo, Higiene y Seguridad Ocupacional"), in its Comunicado 24/2016 has confirmed that the Government of Bolivia had declared Monday, May 1, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Bolivia on account of the annual, May 1, non-working public holiday of Bolivia. - Links: full story, other Bolivia news and updates, Bolivia public holidays, back to the top.

 





Libyan 2017 Labour Day Public Holiday Extended
(Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017)

Source: The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Summary: The Presidential Council of Libya and the Eastern Government of the House of Representatives of Libya have both decided to extend the annual May 1st, annual public holiday, created by the Law No.5 of 2012. - Links: full story, other Libya news and updates, Libya public holidays, back to the top.

 





DR Congo Public Holiday May 1st
(Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017)

Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa) - Summary: The Ministre d?Etat, Ministre du Travail, Emploi et Prévoyance Sociale of the RDC (République Démocratique du Congo), Lambert Matuku Menas, has declared Monday, May 1, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in the RDC - Links: full story, other Congo, Dem. Rep. (Zaire) news and updates, Congo, Dem. Rep. (Zaire) public holidays, back to the top.

 





Nigerian 2017 Labour Day Public Holiday
(Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017)

Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - Summary: The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement earlier today by the Director, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Muhammadu Maccido, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Monday, May 1st, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria. - Links: full story, other Nigeria news and updates, Nigeria public holidays, back to the top.

 





Puerto Rico 2017-2018 Public Holidays Amended
(Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017)

Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO) - Summary: Puerto Rico's Senate has approved, and sent to Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares for his signature, the "Proyecto de ley de la Cámara 938" which cancels the annual public holiday of Puerto Rico on July 25 (Día de la Constitución del Estado Libre Asociado) and replaces it with a new annual non-working public holiday, the "Día de la Ciudadanía Americana". - Links: full story, other Puerto Rico news and updates, Puerto Rico public holidays, back to the top.

 





Indian 2017 West Bengal Buddha Purnima Public Holiday Official
(Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017)

Source: Government of West Bengal (Kolkata) - Summary: The State Government of India's state of West Bengal has issued a notification declaring Buddha Purnima as a non-working public holiday in India's state of West Bengal, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, as well as on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, on account of the Rabindra Jayanti public holiday of West Bengal. - Links: full story, other India news and updates, India public holidays, back to the top.

 





India 2017 Uttar Pradesh Public Holidays Reduced
(Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017)

Source: Government of Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow) - Summary: At this week's Cainet meeting, led by the Chief Minister of India's state of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, it was announced that the annual list of the days which are non-working public holidays in India's state of Uttar Pradesh for the calendar year 2017, would be reduced by as many as 15. - Links: full story, other India news and updates, India public holidays, back to the top.

 





Ghana Public Holiday May 1
(Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017)

Source: Ghana Government Portal (Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has issued a statement informing the public that Monday, May 1, 2017, had been declared as the annual non-working public holiday in Ghana, on account of the annual statutory public holiday for May Day in Ghana. - Links: full story, other Ghana news and updates, Ghana public holidays, back to the top.

 





Moldovan Public Holidays May 8-9
(Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017)

Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres) - Summary: Moldova's Cabinet has decided to declare Monday, May 8, 2017, as a one-off bridge public sector holiday in Moldova to link the weekend to the annual May 9 Victory Day public holiday of Moldova. - Links: full story, other Moldova news and updates, Moldova public holidays, back to the top.

 





Canada NB Family Day Public Holiday Announced
(Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017)

Source: Province of New Brunswick (Moncton) - Summary: The Premier of the Canadian Province of New Brunswick, Brian Gallant, has announced that, beginning in 2018, New Brunswick will observe Family Day as a new annual non-working public holiday in New Brunswick ion the third Monday in February. - Links: full story, other Canada news and updates, Canada public holidays, back to the top.

 





Spain 2018 Basque Public Holidays Announced
(Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017)

Source: Boletín Oficial del País Vasco (BOPV) - Summary: The executive of Spain's Basque autonomous region (País Vasco) has released a draft of its annual calendar of official regional public holidays ("calendario laboral") and bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2018 in Spain's Basque region. - Links: full story, other Spain news and updates, Spain public holidays, back to the top.

 





Jordanian 2017 Labour Day Bank Holiday April 30
(Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017)

Source: The Central Bank of Jordan (Amman) - Summary: The Central Bank of Jordan has announced a bank holiday on Sunday, April 30, 2017, on account of the annual non-working Jordanian public holiday of Labor Day. - Links: full story, other Jordan news and updates, Jordan public holidays, back to the top.

 





Pakistan Public Holiday May 1st
(Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017)

Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Monday, May 1, 2017, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the Labour Day non-working public holiday of Pakistan. - Links: full story, other Pakistan news and updates, Pakistan public holidays, back to the top.

 





Algeria 2017 Labour Day Public Holiday
(Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017)

Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian government, through its Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique has announced that Monday, May 1st, 2017, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Algeria, on account of the upcoming "fête du Travail". - Links: full story, other Algeria news and updates, Algeria public holidays, back to the top.

 





Afghanistan Public Holidays April 28-29
(Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017)

Source: Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Friday, April 28, 2017, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of the upcoming annual public holiday for the anniversary of 8th Saur, the Victory Day of the Mujahideen. - Links: full story, other Afghanistan news and updates, Afghanistan public holidays, back to the top.

 





Thailand Public Holiday October 26
(Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017)

Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Cabinet has declared Thursday, October 26, 2017, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, on account of that day's royal cremation of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. - Links: full story, other Thailand news and updates, Thailand public holidays, back to the top.

 





Angolan Public Holiday August 23
(Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017)

Source: AngoNotícias (Luanda) - Summary: The government of Angola has announced that Wednesday, August 23, 2017, had been declared a one-off public holiday (tolerância de ponto) on account of the upcoming general elections that will be held on that date. - Links: full story, other Angola news and updates, Angola public holidays, back to the top.

 





Kyrgyzstan May 2017 Public Holidays Officialized
(Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017)

Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbai Jeenbekov, has finally signed a decree confirming last month's announcement that Monday, May 8, 2017, would be an additional one-off official non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan on account of the upcoming Day of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic and Victory Day annual non-working public holidays of Kyrgyzstan, creating a 5-day period of public holidays in Kyrgyzstan from Friday, May 5, until Tuesday, May 9, 2017. - Links: full story, other Kyrgyzstan news and updates, Kyrgyzstan public holidays, back to the top.

 





UK To Get 4 New Public Holidays Under Labour
(Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2017)

Source: BBC News - Summary: The leader of the UK's Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has announced that, were Labour to win the upcoming, June 8, general elections, his Labour government would create four new UK-wide bank holidays on the patron saint's day of each of the home nations. - Links: full story, other UK (United Kingdom) news and updates, UK (United Kingdom) public holidays, back to the top.

 





India 2017 Punjab Public Holidays Amended
(Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017)

Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Punjab has released an amended version of its previously-released annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the upcoming calendar year 2017. - Links: full story, other India news and updates, India public holidays, back to the top.

 





India 2017 Jammu and Kashmir Public Holidays Amended
(Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017)

Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Srinigar) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Jammu and Kashmir has issued the Government Order No: 520-GAD of 2017 which amends its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Jammu and Kashmir for the upcoming calendar year 2017. - Links: full story, other India news and updates, India public holidays, back to the top.

 





Nicaraguan Labour Day 2017 Public Holiday
(Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017)

Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Ministerio del Trabajo (Mitrab), has announced that Monday, May 1, 2017, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Nicaragua on account of the annual, "Día Internacional de los Trabajadores", non-working public holiday of Nicaragua. - Links: full story, other Nicaragua news and updates, Nicaragua public holidays, back to the top.

 





Lebanon Public Holiday May 1
(Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017)

Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Prime Minister of the Government of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, has issued administrative memos announcing a public holiday for all Lebanese public institutions and administrations on Monday, May 1st, 2017, on the occasion of the upcoming fête du travail annual public holiday of Lebanon. - Links: full story, other Lebanon news and updates, Lebanon public holidays, back to the top.

 





Philippines ASEAN Public Holidays April 27-28
(Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017)

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Summary: Malacañang has issued Memorandum Circular 18 which declares 2 one-off non-working public holidays in the Manila National Capital Region (NCR), on Thursday and Friday, April 27 and 28, 2017, on account of the upcoming 2017 ASEAN Summit. - Links: full story, other Philippines news and updates, Philippines public holidays, back to the top.

 





Armenian Public Holiday May 8
(Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017)

Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia, following today's Cabinet meeting, has declared Monday, May 8, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Armenia, to link the upcoming "Victory and Peace Day" 2017 public holiday of Armenia with the preceding weekend. - Links: full story, other Armenia news and updates, Armenia public holidays, back to the top.

 





US Virgin Islands 2017 Carnival Public Holidays
(Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017)

Source: The Governor's Office (St. Croix) - Summary: The Governor of the US Virgin Islands, Kenneth Mapp, has once again declared additional public sector holidays in the US Virgin Islands on account of the upcoming Carnival 2017. - Links: full story, other Virgin Islands, U.S. news and updates, Virgin Islands, U.S. public holidays, back to the top.

 





Indonesian 2017 Bank Holidays Amended
(Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017)

Source: Central Bank of Republic of Indonesia (Jakarta) - Summary: Indonesia's Central Bank, has released an amended version of its previously-released list of 2017 bank holidays in Indonesia. - Links: full story, other Indonesia news and updates, Indonesia public holidays, back to the top.

 





Omani 2017 Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday
(Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017)

Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced the date of the upcoming 2017 annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman, as Tuesday, April 25, 2017. - Links: full story, other Oman news and updates, Oman public holidays, back to the top.

 





Nepal Cancels April 21 Public Holiday
(Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017)

Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Summary: Face with widespread criticism of its recent decision to declare Monday and Friday, April 17 and 21, 2017, as one-off non-working public holidays in Nepal to mark the departure and return of Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on her first foreign visit to India, the Government of India has canceled the Friday, April 21, 2017, one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal. Nepalese Home Ministry has announced that Nepal's government had declared Monday and Friday, April 17 and 21, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holidays in Nepal to mark the departure and return of Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on her first foreign visit to India. - Links: full story, other Nepal news and updates, Nepal public holidays, back to the top.

 





Nepalese Public Holidays April 17 and 21
(Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2017)

Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Summary: Nepalese Home Ministry has announced that Nepal's government had declared Monday and Friday, April 17 and 21, 2017, as one-off non-working public holidays in Nepal to mark the departure and return of Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on her first foreign visit to India. - Links: full story, other Nepal news and updates, Nepal public holidays, back to the top.

 





Malaysian NSN Public Holiday April 25
(Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2017)

Source: Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: A press statement released by the Chief Minister?s Office of Malaysia's state of Negeri Sembilan has announced that the state government of Negeri Sembilan had decided to declare Tuesday, April 25, 2017, as a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday on account of the previously-announced national public holiday of Malaysia for the upcoming installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, as it conflicts with the date of the 2017 Israk and Mikraj public holiday of Malaysia. - Links: full story, other Malaysia news and updates, Malaysia public holidays, back to the top.

 





Lebanon 2017 Bank Holidays Amended Further
(Posted on Saturday, April 15, 2017)

Source: Banque du Liban (Beirut) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has issued an amended version of the annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2017, as released late last year by the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank). - Links: full story, other Lebanon news and updates, Lebanon public holidays, back to the top.

 





Niger Public Holiday April 17
(Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017)

Source: Ministère de la Fonction Publique et du Travail du Niger (Niamey) - Summary: The Ministère de l?Emploi, du Travail et de la Protection Sociale of the government of Niger has declared Monday, April 17, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Niger on account of the upcoming annual Easter Monday annual public holiday of Niger. - Links: full story, other Niger news and updates, Niger public holidays, back to the top.

 





Nigerian Easter 2017 Public Holidays
(Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017)

Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) - Summary: The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, April 14, and Monday, April 17, 2017, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays in Nigeria, respectively. - Links: full story, other Nigeria news and updates, Nigeria public holidays, back to the top.

 





Kuwaiti Public Holiday April 27
(Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017)

Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) has declared that Thursday, April 27, 2017, would be an official non-working public holiday in Kuwait on account of the upcoming annual Kuwaiti public holiday for the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad Israa wal Meraj. - Links: full story, other Kuwait news and updates, Kuwait public holidays, back to the top.

 





Thailand 2017 Public Holidays Amended Again
(Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017)

Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's government spokesperson Taksada Sangkachantra has announced further changes to the list of annual public holidays of Thailand. - Links: full story, other Thailand news and updates, Thailand public holidays, back to the top.

 





Timor Leste Public Holiday April 13
(Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017)

Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to extend the annual Easter non-working public holidays in Timor Leste by declaring an additional day-off public sector holiday (toleránsia pontu) for Maundy Thursday, on Thursday, April 13, 2017. - Links: full story, other East Timor news and updates, East Timor public holidays, back to the top.

 





Dominican Republic Public Holiday April 14
(Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017)

Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that, as per the current legislation on public holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming "Viernes Santo" annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic, would be observed on Friday, April 14, 2017. - Links: full story, other Dominican Republic news and updates, Dominican Republic public holidays, back to the top.

 





UAE 2017 Israa wal Mairaj Public Holiday
(Posted on Sunday, April 9, 2017)

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM) - Summary: The UAE Government has announced that the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa wal Mairaj had been moved from Monday, April 24, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017. - Links: full story, other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates, UAE (United Arab Emirates) public holidays, back to the top.

 





San Marino 2017 Public Holidays Amended
(Posted on Saturday, April 8, 2017)

Source: Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino (San Marino) - Summary: The San Marino Government's has released an amended version of its annual official list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in San Marino for the calendar year 2017. - Links: full story, other San Marino news and updates, San Marino public holidays, back to the top.

 





Lebanon 2017 Bank Holidays Amended
(Posted on Saturday, April 8, 2017)

Source: Banque du Liban (Beirut) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has issued an amended version of the annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2017, as released late last year by the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank). - Links: full story, other Lebanon news and updates, Lebanon public holidays, back to the top.

 





Hungary 2018 Public Holidays Announced
(Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017)

Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (Budapest) - Summary: The Government of Hungary, upon the recommendation of the Hungarian National Economy Minister, after a year's pause in 2017, has once more announced an expanded version of its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2018. - Links: full story, other Hungary news and updates, Hungary public holidays, back to the top.

 





Indonesian Public Holiday April 19
(Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017)

Source: The Jakarta Post (ANTARA) - Summary: Jakarta's Acting Governor Sumarsono has announced a regional non-working public holiday in Jakarta, Indonesia's political and economic capital, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, on the date of the upcoming Jakarta gubernatorial runoff election. - Links: full story, other Indonesia news and updates, Indonesia public holidays, back to the top.

 





Jordanian Public Holidays April 9, 16 and 17
(Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2017)

Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman) - Summary: The Jordanian Prime Ministry has issued a circular decreeing Sunday, April 9, 16 and 17, 2017, as additional non-working public holidays in Jordan on account of the upcoming Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays of Jordan in 2017. - Links: full story, other Jordan news and updates, Jordan public holidays, back to the top.

 





Nicaraguan Easter 2017 Public Sector Holidays Extended
(Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2017)

Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Ministerio del Trabajo (Mitrab) has announced that Nicaragua's public sector workers and government services would, this year, close down for 9 consecutive days of public sector holidays in Nicaragua on account of the upcoming Holy Week. - Links: full story, other Nicaragua news and updates, Nicaragua public holidays, back to the top.

 





Honduras Public Sector Holidays April 10-16
(Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2017)

Source: La Prensa Libre (Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The secretaría de Derechos Humanos, Justicia, Gobernación y Descentralización of Honduras, has once again approved the declaration of the entire upcoming Holy Week (April 10-16, 2017) as additional non-working public holidays for Honduras' public sector employees. - Links: full story, other Honduras news and updates, Honduras public holidays, back to the top.

 





Singapore 2018 Public Holidays Released
(Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017)

Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) - Summary: Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the official list of non-working Singapore public holidays and bank holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2018 which, for a fourth consecutive year, does not include any error in the date of the 2018 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore. - Links: full story, other Singapore news and updates, Singapore public holidays, back to the top.

 





Malaysian Sarawak Public Holiday April 24
(Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017)

Source: Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: A press statement released by the Chief Minister?s Office of Malaysia's state of Sarawak has announced that the state government of Sarawak had decided to also declare Monday, April 24, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. - Links: full story, other Malaysia news and updates, Malaysia public holidays, back to the top.

 





Armenian Public Holiday April 17
(Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017)

Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia has announced, once again, that Monday, April 17, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming "Day after the Holy Resurrection of Christ". - Links: full story, other Armenia news and updates, Armenia public holidays, back to the top.

 





Malaysian Sabah Public Holiday April 24
(Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017)

Source: Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: The State Secretary of Malaysia's state of Sabah, Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman, has announced that the state government of Sabah had decided to also declare Monday, April 24, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. - Links: full story, other Malaysia news and updates, Malaysia public holidays, back to the top.

 





Venezuela Public Holidays April 10-11-12
(Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017)

Source: Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación e Información (Caracas) - Summary: Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued a decree declaring Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, April 10-11-12, 2017, as one-off non-working public holidays to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 2002 failed coup d'état that saw President Hugo Chávez ousted from office for 47 hours, before being restored to power ("golpe fascista que violó Constitución y democracia"). - Links: full story, other Venezuela news and updates, Venezuela public holidays, back to the top.

 





Malaysian National Public Holiday April 24
(Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017)

Source: Bernama News Agency (Petaling Jaya) - Summary: Malaysian Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, had announced that Monday, April 24, 2017, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia "to celebrate the installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong". - Links: full story, other Malaysia news and updates, Malaysia public holidays, back to the top.

 





Spain 2018 Cataluña Public Holidays Announced
(Posted on Sunday, April 2, 2017)

Source: Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (DOGC) - Summary: The Consell Català de Relacions Laborals has released its annual list of the 2018 non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña (calendario oficial de fiestas laborales para el año 2018), including both the nationwide public holidays in Spain, as well as the Catalonia-specific public holidays in 2018. - Links: full story, other Spain news and updates, Spain public holidays, back to the top.

 





Lebanon Public Holidays April 14, 15 and 17
(Posted on Saturday, April 1, 2017)

Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Prime Minister of the Government of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, has issued administrative memos announcing public holidays for all Lebanese public institutions and administrations on the 14th, 15th and 17th of April, 2017, on the occasion of the upcoming Good Friday and Easter annual public holidays of Lebanon. - Links: full story, other Lebanon news and updates, Lebanon public holidays, back to the top.