Sunday, May 1, 2016

Fiji November 11 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Sources: Fiji Ministry of Information (Suva) and Fiji bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Fiji's Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, has announced that there would be no one-off, or otherwise, non-working public holiday in Fiji, on Friday, November 11, 2016, to commemorate the centennial of the end of the arrival of Indian indentured laborers to Fiji. [full story]

Spain 2017 Cataluña Public Holidays Announced

Sources: Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (DOGC) and Spain bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Consell Català de Relacions Laborals has released its annual list of the 2017 non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña (calendario oficial de fiestas laborales para el año 2017), including both the nationwide public holidays in Spain, as well as the Catalonia-specific public holidays in 2017. [full story]

Hong Kong 2017 Public Holidays Released

Sources: 香港政府一站通 (HKSAR) and Hong Kong bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has released its annual official list of the gazetted 2017 public holidays to be observed in Hong Kong ("General holidays for 2017"), in accordance with the Employment Ordinance and General Holidays Ordinance as well as amendments thereto. [full story]

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Paraguay New July 4 Public Holiday Vetoed

Sources: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) and Paraguay bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Paraguayan President, Horacio Cartes, has vetoed the recently-passed bill declaring a new July 4 non-working public holiday in Paraguay, marking the battle of Nanawa, permanently, and not just a one-off public holiday in Paraguay. [full story]

Saint Helena Day 2016 Public Holiday Date Announced

Sources: St Helena Government (Jamestown) and Saint Helena bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Government of Saint Helena, has issued a communiqué confirming that the day in lieu non-working public holiday in Saint-Helena, for St Helena’s Day 2016, will remain on Friday, May 20, 2016. [full story]

Friday, April 29, 2016

Peruvian May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Sources: Ministerio del Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo del Perú (MTPE) and Peru bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Peru's Minister of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo-MTPE), Daniel Maurate, has issued another communique squashing the social media rumours about the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on Monday, May 2, 2016, on account of the annual, May 1st, non-working public holiday in Peru, falling on a Sunday. [full story]

Kuwaiti Public Holiday May 5

Sources: الكويت جنة الخدمة المدنية (Kuwait City) and Kuwaiti bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The head of the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC), Abdulaziz Al-Zebin, has declared that Thursday, May 5, 2016, 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. [full story]

Venezuelan April-May 2016 Public Holidays Gazetted

Sources: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias (Caracas) and Venezuela bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued another decree extending the recently-implemented Fridays-Saturday-Sunday non-working public holidays weekends had been extended to run from Wednesdays to Sundays, for the Venezuelan public sector ("Miércoles, jueves y viernes no se laborará en el sector público a excepción de aquellas tareas que son fundamentales, que son necesarias"). [full story]

Nigerian Public Holiday May 2

Sources: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) and Nigerian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria on account of the annual May 1st public holiday of Nigeria falling on a Sunday. [full story]

Ghana Public Holidays May 1-2

Sources: Ghana News Agency (Accra) and Ghana bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Prosper Bani, has issued a statement informing the public that President Mahama had declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Ghana, on account of the annual May Day public holiday of Ghana falling on a Sunday. [full story]

Guatemalan May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Sources: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) and Guatemala bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, has announced that Monday, May 2, 2016, would not be declared as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming "Día de los Trabajadores" annual non-working public holiday in Guatemala, falling on a Sunday in 2016. [full story]

Honduras May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Sources: La Prensa (Tegucigalpa) and Honduras bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Honduras' Minister of the Interior (ministro de Gobernación y Descentralización), Leonel Ayala, has announced that the upcoming annual, Día del Trabajo, non-working public holiday of Honduras would not be moved to Monday, May 2, 2016, on account of the said non-working public holiday of Honduras falling on a Sunday in 2016. [full story]

Kenyan Public Holiday May 2

Sources: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi) and Kenya bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Interior Cabinet Secretary of the Kenyan government, Joseph Nkaissery, has announced that the Kenyan government had declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Kenya for the upcoming Labour Day annual public holiday of Kenya which falls on a Sunday in 2016. [full story]

Cameroon Public Holiday May 2

Sources: Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé) and Cameroon bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a day in lieu bridge non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l’étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun) due to the annual, May 1st, public holiday in Cameroon falling on a Sunday in 2016. [full story]

Thursday, April 28, 2016

DR Congo Public Holiday April 30

Sources: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa) and DR Congo bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Vice-Prime Minister of the RDC (République Démocratique du Congo), Willy Makiashi, has declared Saturday, April 30, 2016, as a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday to compensate the annual, May 1st, RDC public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2016. [full story]

Sint Maarten Public Holiday May 3

Sources: Government of Sint Maarten (Great Bay) and Sint Maarten bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Government of Sint Maarten has announced that, following a meeting of the Council of Ministers, it had decided to change the date of the upcoming annual Carnival Day non-working public holiday of Sint Maarten from April 30 to Tuesday, May 3, 2016. [full story]

South Korea Declares May 6 Public Holiday

Sources: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul) and South Korea bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Earlier today, at the Cabinet meeting chaired by President Park Geun-hye, the Government of South Korea decided to go ahead and declare Friday, May 6, 2016, as a one-off (temporary) non-working public holiday in South Korea, to link the annual Orimal (Children's Day) South Korean public holiday with the subsequent weekend and thus create a 4-day period of South Korean non-working public holidays and boost the economy. [full story]

Bolivian May 2 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 ("Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social"), in its Comunicado 24/2016 has finally confirmed that the Government of Bolivia had declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Bolivia, due to the annual, May 1, non-working public holiday of Bolivia falling on a Sunday in 2016 ("Se traslada al lunes 2 de mayo, con suspensión de actividades tanto públicas como privadas en todo el territorio del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia"). [full story]

Guatemalan Bank Holiday May 2

Sources: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) and Guatemala bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that a day in lieu bank holiday would be observed in Guatemala on Monday, May 2, 2016, in conjunction with the annual, Día del Trabajo, non-working public holiday in Guatemala. [full story]

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Algeria 2016 Labour Day Public Holiday

Sources: الموقع الرسمي للمديرية العامة للوظيفة العمومية (Alger) and Algeria banks holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Algerian government, through its Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique has announced that Sunday, May 1st, 2016, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Algeria, on account of the upcoming "fête du Travail". [full story]

Philippines Public Holiday May 9

Sources: Philippine Information Agency (Manila) and Philippines bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Philippines Presidential Palace's Communications Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr, has announced Proclamation 1254, declaring Monday, May 9, 2016, the date of the upcoming Philippines' national and local elections, a another additional special public non-working holiday throughout the Philippines. [full story]

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Venezuela Extends April-May 2016 Public Holidays Again

Sources: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias (Caracas) and Venezuela bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued another decree extending the recently-implemented Fridays-Saturday-Sunday non-working public holidays weekends had been extended to run from Wednesdays to Sundays, for the Venezuelan public sector ("Miércoles, jueves y viernes no se laborará en el sector público a excepción de aquellas tareas que son fundamentales, que son necesarias"). [full story]

Nicaraguan Labour Day 2016 Public Holidays May 1-2

Sources: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB) and Nicaragua bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Nicaragua's Coordinadora del Consejo de Comunicación y Ciudadanía, Rosario Murillo, has announced that Monday, May 2, 2016, 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 falling on a Sunday in 2016. [full story]

Jordan Labour Day 2016 Public Holiday May 1st

Sources: وكالة الأنباء الأردنية بترا (Amman) and Jordan bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Jordan's Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, has announced that this year's annual International Labor Day non-working public holiday of Jordan would be observed on its traditional date of May 1st, and would not be moved to another date as has sometimes been the case in recent years. [full story]

Monday, April 25, 2016

Malaysian May 6 PRK State Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Sources: Bernama News Agency (Kuala Kangsar) and Malaysian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). A spokesperson for the government of Malaysia's State of Perak, has denied rumours that the Perak government had declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Perak on Friday, May 6, 2016, pointing-out that Wednesday, May 6, 2015, had been declared a one-off non-working Malaysian state public holiday, but only as a one-off occurrence ("It was announced last year but only to commemorate the Perak Sultan's enthronement"). [full story]

Macedonian Public Holidays May 1-2

Sources: Министерство за труд и социјална политика (Skopje) and Macedonian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Monday, May 2, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday for citizens of the Orthodox faith in Macedonia on account of the upcoming "Easter Monday" annual sectorial non-working public holiday in Macedonia, as well as being a nationwide non-working public holiday in Macedonia on account of the upcoming Labour Day annual non-working public holiday of Macedonia falling on a Sunday in 2016. [full story]

South Korea Mulls May 5-6 Public Holidays

Sources: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul) and South Korea bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The South Korean government's Ministry for Sports culture and Tourism has announced that the South Korean government was considering declaring Friday, May 6, 2016, the day after the annual Children's Day non-working public holiday of South Korea, as a one-off ("temporary") non-working public holiday in South Korea, to create a 4-day period of South Korean non-working public holidays and boost the economy. [full story]