Friday, December 19, 2014

Zambia Declares 2014-2015 Year-End Public Holidays

Sources: Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (Lusaka) and Zambia bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Zambia's Secretary to the Cabinet, Roland Msiska, has announced that Friday, December 26, 2014, and Friday, January 2, 2015 had been declared as one-off non-working public holidays throughout Zambia "in recognition of the fact that Christmas Day and New Year ’s Day will fall on Thursday, December 25 2014 while New year will fall on Thursday, January 1, 2015". [full story]

Nigerian 2014-2015 Year-End Public Holidays

Sources: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) and Nigerian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Permanent Secretary to the Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abubakar Magaji, has announced that, as per custom, the Nigerian Government had declared 3, year-end, non-working public holidays in Nigeria for the end of the year 2014 and the beginning of 2015. [full story]

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Paraguay 2015 Public Holidays Finalized

Sources: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) and Paraguay bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has signed the "Decreto número 2.755" which confirms that in 2015 only one of the annual non-working public holidays of Paraguay, the Battle of Boquerón anniversary, will be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend. [full story]

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Belarus Public Holiday December 26

Sources: Постановления Совета Министров (Minsk) and Belarus bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The government of Belarus has confirmed that the upcoming, December 20, non-working day, would be moved to December 26, 2014, which will therefore be a non-working public holiday in Belarus to link the annual Catholic Christmas Day public holiday of Belarus with the subsequent weekend. [full story]

Romania Gazettes January 24 Public Holiday

Sources: Mediafax (Bucureşti) and Romanian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Romania's outgoing president, Traian Basescu, has signed a decree promulgating the recently-voted law declaring January 24 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania to mark the anniversary of the Romanian Principalities' Union. [full story]

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

China 2015 Public Holidays Released

Sources: 中央政府门户网站国务院办公厅 (Beijing) and China bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). After axing the National Holiday Office (NHS), created in 2000, and tasked with the determination of China's annual non-working public holidays schedule, last summer, and a lot of hesitation, China's General Office of the State Council has finally released the official list of China's annual non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015. [full story]

Monday, December 15, 2014

Argentina Adds 2014-2015 Year-End Public Holidays

Sources: Ministerio del Interior (República Argentina) and Argentina bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Jorge Capitanich, the Chief of Cabinet of Argentina's President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has released the Decreto 2458/2014, declaring once again three, year-end, public holidays for Argentina's public sector, in addition to the previously-announced 2014 and 2015 official public holidays in Argentina. [full story]

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Peruvian 2015 Public Holidays Extended

Sources: Ministerio del Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo del Perú (MTPE) and Peru bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The government of Peru, only days after it had released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays for both the private and public sectors of Peru for the upcoming calendar year 2015, has issued the "Decreto Supremo DS N° 073-2014-PCM" which declares Friday, January 2, 2015, as a one-off nationwide non-working public holiday in Peru ("Se declara no laborable a nivel nacional el 2 de enero 2015 para trabajadores del sector público y privado"). [full story]

Curacao 2015 Public Holidays Announced

Sources: Eilandgebied Curaçao (Willemstad) and Curaçao bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The government of Curaçao has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Curaçao for the calendar year 2015. [full story]

Vanuatu 2015 Public Holidays Announced

Sources: Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) and Vanuatu bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The government of Vanuatu has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the calendar year 2015. [full story]

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Austalia 2017 NSW Public Holidays Released

Sources: NSW Government (Sydney) and Australian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released its annually expanded list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) for the calendar year 2017. [full story]

Bolivia Mulls Dakar Public Holiday

Sources: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz) and Bolivian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Bolivia's President, Evo Morales, has indicated that the Bolivian government was considering the declaration of Monday, January 12, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday on the occasion of the 3rd day in Bolivia of the upcoming Dakar automobile rally. [full story]