Friday, September 19, 2014

Malaysian 2015 Public Holidays Clarified

Sources: Bernama News Agency (Kuala Lumpur) and Malaysian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Malaysia's Department of the Prime Minister's Office has issued a statement confirming that, as per the recently-released list of annual non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2015, the annual Maulidur Rasul (Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday will indeed occur twice in 2015, once in January and once in December. [full story]

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Spain 2015 Madrid Public Holidays Announced

Sources: Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid (Madrid) and Spain bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid has announced that it had approved the annual list of official 2015 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Comunidad de Madrid. [full story]

Argentina September 24 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Sources: Ministerio del Interior (República Argentina) and Argentina bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Argentina's Ministry of the Interior and Transportation has issued a statement ruling-out the rumoured declaration of another non-working public holiday in Argentina on September 24. [full story]

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

China Axes National Public Holidays Office

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). China's General Office of the State Council has announced that the National Holiday Office (NHS), created in 2000, and tasked with the determination of China's annual non-working public holidays schedule, was being shutdown as a consequence of the public opinion backlash against its most recent overhaul of China's annual non-working public holidays system. [full story]

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Germany 2017 BW Reformation Public Holiday Update

Sources: Stuttgarter Zeitung (Stuttgart) and Germany bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Minister President of Germany's southern state (Land) of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, has given his approval to a bill that would declare October 31, 2017, as a one-off public holiday (gesetzlichen Feiertag) to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his ninety-five theses on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg. [full story]

Philippines Eid ul-Adha Public Holiday October 6

Sources: Philippine Information Agency (Manila) and Philippines bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Philippines Government has issued Proclamation No.875 which finally specifies Monday, October 6, 2014, as the date for the observance of the upcoming Philippines annual non-working public holiday to mark Eidul Adha. [full story]

Monday, September 15, 2014

Malaysian State Public Holiday September 25

Sources: Bernama News Agency (Pengkalan Kubor) and Malaysian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yaakob, has declared Thursday, September 25, 2014, as a one-off state public holiday in conjunction with the upcoming Pengkalan Kubor polling day. [full story]

France Business Wants to Ax 2 Public Holidays

Sources: Le Figaro (Paris) and France public holidays (qppstudio.net). France's main employers' union (MEDEF), in a document widely believed to have been leaked by the current ruling socialist party ahead of tomorrow's vote of confidence, has proposed that 2 of France's public holidays be dropped. [full story]

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Spain 2015 Valencia Public Holidays Gazetted

Sources: Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana (Valencia) and Spain bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana has confirmed and gazetted the previously-announced official calendar of 2015 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia. [full story]

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bolivian Sunday Public Holidays Update

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 confirmed that the upcoming public holidays of September 14 and November 2, 2014, which fall on a Sunday, would be observed on the following Monday, as per the "Decreto Supremo 22352, del 27 de octubre de 1989". [full story]