Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sources: The Independent Online (Pretoria) and South Africa bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). From recent media reports, it would appear that the recently announced, July 18, Nelson Mandela Day, will not be an official public holiday.
Posted on 6/30/2009 03:09:00 PM
Sources: Ghana News Agency (GNA) and Ghana bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Cletus Avoka, has released a statement confirming that Wednesday, July 1st, 2009, is Republic Day, a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.
Posted on 6/30/2009 08:10:00 AM
Sources: The Daily Times (Karachi) and Pakistan bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The State Bank of Pakistan has announced that the previously scheduled July 2 bank holiday had been moved to Wednesday, July 1st, 2009.
Posted on 6/30/2009 05:56:00 AM
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sources: Zimbabwean Government Gazette (Harare) and Zimbabwe bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Zimbabwe's Home Affairs Co-Ministers, Kembo Mohadi and Giles Mutsekwa, have announced that the list of normal public holidays had been gazetted for 2010.
Posted on 6/29/2009 04:35:00 PM
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Sources: Phuket Magazine (Phuket) and Thailand bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). A couple of years after the Buddhist Lent public holiday was exchanged for the Asarnha Bucha public holiday, it seems that most bars and "places of indulgence" will be closed on July 7.
Posted on 6/28/2009 08:26:00 PM
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Sources: The Kurdish Globe (Erbil) and Iraq bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The President of Iraq's Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, has asked Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to declare July 25, 2009, a national public holiday, to coincide with the Kurdistan Region's parliamentary and presidential elections.
Posted on 6/27/2009 11:45:00 PM
Friday, June 26, 2009
Sources: Los Tiempos (La Paz) and Bolivia bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The president of Bolivia's electoral commission (CNE), Antonio Costas, has announced that the census public holidays, mentioned as a possibility last month, would likely be in September 2009.
Posted on 6/26/2009 10:04:00 AM
Sources: La Nación (San José) and Costa Rica bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly Third Plenary Commission has ratified the bill submitted by Social Christian deputy, Jorge Eduardo Sanchez, making the date of the observance of the Guanacaste Annexation public holiday fixed to July 25, regardless of the weekday on which July 25 occurs.
Posted on 6/26/2009 09:50:00 AM
Sources: Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes (Nouméa) and New Caledonia bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The new president of New Caledonia, Philippe Gomes, of the Caledonia Together Party, has indicated that he would consult leaders over whether to make June the 26th a public holiday next year.
Posted on 6/26/2009 08:05:00 AM
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sources: El Diario (Portoviejo) and Ecuador bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Ecuador's Manabí Provincial Council has decreed that tomorrow, Thursday, June 25, 2009, would be a non-working civic public holiday in the Province of Manabí.
Posted on 6/24/2009 06:35:00 PM
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sources: Primera Hora (San Juan) and Puerto Rico bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Puerto Rico's Chamber of Representatives has approved, and sent to the Senate, last spring's Proyecto de la Cámara 1387 which would sharply reduce the number of public sector holidays in Puerto Rico.
Posted on 6/23/2009 11:04:00 PM
Sources: Agência Câmara (Brasilia) and Brazil bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Board of Education and Culture of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies has rejected bill 2846/08, presented by Mr Wellington Fagundes, last year, and which purported to make into full national public holidays the holidays of Carnival Tuesday, Good Friday, and Corpus Christi.
Posted on 6/23/2009 08:32:00 PM
Sources: NZ Herald News (Auckland) and New Zealand bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Despite last-minute frantic lobbying, tomorrow, Matariki, or Maori New Year, will not be a public holiday in New Zealand.
Posted on 6/23/2009 08:14:00 PM
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sources: FSM Information Services (Pohnpei) and Federated States of Micronesia bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). FSM President, Manny Mori, signed a Presidential Proclamation declaring a 4-day national period of mourning, from June 23-26, 2009, on the occasion of the passing of the late Honorable Vice-Speaker and Dauk of U, Resio S. Moses of the State of Pohnpei.
Posted on 6/22/2009 05:43:00 PM
Sources: Central Bank of Bahrain (Manama) and Bahrain bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Bahrain's Central Bank has published its list of expected bank and public holidays in Bahrain for the calendar year 2010.
Posted on 6/22/2009 03:51:00 PM
Sources: Rwanda Minister of Information (Kigali) and Rwanda bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, at a recent Cabinet meeting, clarified the status of the upcoming, June 23, Public Service Day.
Posted on 6/22/2009 06:32:00 AM
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Sources: Diario de Ibiza (Palma) and Spain bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Spain's autonomous region of the Balears has announced its official calendar of 2010 public holidays.
Posted on 6/21/2009 07:05:00 PM
Sources: Philippine Daily Inquirer (Manila) and Philippines bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Mayor of the capital of the Philippines, Alfredo Lim, announced that Malacañang had issued Proclamation No. 1799 declaring Wednesday, June 24, 2009, as a special non-working public holiday in Manila, in commemoration of the 438th founding anniversary of the city.
Posted on 6/21/2009 11:31:00 AM
Sources: ProTV (Chisinau) and Moldova bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Moldova's President, Vladimir Voronin, has dissolved the Legislature, and announced that early legislative elections on Wednesday, July 29, 2009.
Posted on 6/21/2009 08:34:00 AM
Sources: MCOT (Bangkok) and Thailand bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Thailand's Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, has announced that the government would consider longer public holidays, as part of its efforts to stimulate local tourism.
Posted on 6/21/2009 08:08:00 AM
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Sources: Inquirer.net (Manila) and Philippines bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Philippines Chamber of Deputies has approved on third and final reading House Bill 5408 to amend the Administrative Code of 1987 to change the commemoration date of the Rizal Day public holiday from December 30 (the date when he was executed) to June 19 (his birthday).
Posted on 6/20/2009 07:29:00 AM
Friday, June 19, 2009
Sources: Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) and Iraq bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Iraqi Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki, has declared the 'blessed day' of Tuesday, June 30, 2009, a one-off public holiday in celebration of the upcoming partial US withdrawal (from Iraqi cities and towns).
Posted on 6/19/2009 03:42:00 PM
Sources: La Nación (San José) and Costa Rica bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Costa Rica's Parliament has approved Bill 16.330 which would make the July 25 annual public holiday immovable (ie. it would always be observed on July 25).
Posted on 6/19/2009 06:50:00 AM
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Sources: TeleSUR (La Paz) and Bolivia bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Government of Bolivia has announced that the Indigenous New Year, on June 21, would henceforth be an annual, immovable, public holiday in Bolivia. This announcement had been expected and it is likely that in compensation, the Corpus Christi public holiday will be cancelled beginning in 2010.
Posted on 6/18/2009 01:58:00 PM
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Sources: Scoop (Wellington) and New Zealand bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). New Zealand's Maori Party has announced that it would introduce a private member bill, the "Matariki Maori New Year Bill 2009", into the 49th Parliament, making Matariki Maori New Year a public holiday throughout New Zealand.
Posted on 6/17/2009 06:37:00 PM
Sources: Bangkok Post (Bangkok) and Thailand bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). A network of monks provinces including Surin, Khon Kaen, Chanthaburi and Trat petitioned the National Committee for Alcohol Consumption Control, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Sanan Kachornprasart, to make the public holidays of Makha Bucha Day, Asarnha Bucha Day, Visakha Bucha Day and Buddhist Lent Day, declared alcohol-free days.
Posted on 6/17/2009 06:20:00 PM
Sources: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) and Sri Lanka bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has released its official list of bank and public holidays for 2010.
Posted on 6/17/2009 11:56:00 AM
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sources: El Pais (Cali) and Colombia bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). With this year's occurrence in Colombia of 3 long weekends in the month of June, the debate on the selection of Christian public holidays, and the setting of their dates according to the Ley Emiliani, is again becoming a bone of contention between the government and the trade unions.
Posted on 6/15/2009 06:58:00 AM
Sources: NEXT (Lagos) and Nigeria bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Lagos State government has called on the Nigerian federal government to declare June 12 an annual national public holiday.
Posted on 6/15/2009 06:39:00 AM
Sources: Asamblea Nacional de Panamá (Ciudad de Panamá) and Panama bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Panama's Parliamentary Labour Commission has approved, in first reading, Bill 510, which would modify Article 46 of Panama's Labour Code and extend the number of Panamanian public holidays whose date is fixed by the días puentes method.
Posted on 6/15/2009 05:52:00 AM
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Sources: Zambia National Broadcasting Cooperation (Lusaka) and Zambia bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Zambia's Secretary to the Cabinet, Joshua Kanganja, has issued a statement saying that, despite earlier reports, June 23rd, 2009, will be a normal working day.
Posted on 6/14/2009 07:30:00 PM
Sources: Independent Television Network (Colombo) and Sri Lanka bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Sri Lanka's Deputy Commissioner General of Tax Control, Mahinda Medagoda, has announced that as part of an effort by the civil service to rebuild the economy of Sri Lanka, Inland Revenue employees have voluntarily offered to work on public holidays. To those who complain that civil servants do not work enough, this should be a reminder of the old adage "Be careful what you wish for - you might get it".
Posted on 6/14/2009 09:56:00 AM
Sources: United Press International (UPI) and USA bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). National Conference of State Legislatures spokeswoman, Meagan Dorsch, has announced that a number of U.S. states are considering eliminating public holidays to help balance their budgets.
Posted on 6/14/2009 09:42:00 AM
Sources: Diario El Carabobeño (Caracas) and Venezuela bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Venezuela's Banks' Association (Consejo Bancario Nacional) has confirmed the date and modalities of the bank holiday that corresponds to Corpus Christi.
Posted on 6/14/2009 03:27:00 AM
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Sources: The Times of India (New Delhi) and India bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Ministry of Personnel, Government of India, has announced the list of public sector holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2010. In that list, 8 of the 17 holidays fall either on Saturdays or Sundays.
Posted on 6/13/2009 07:41:00 AM
Sources: New Vision Online (Kampala) and Uganda bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Ugandan member of parliament, Henry Banyenzaki, has asked the Government to consider reducing the number of national public holidays, arguing that, for the most part, they do not have any positive impact on the development of the country.
Posted on 6/13/2009 07:32:00 AM
Sources: Dominica News Online (Roseau) and Dominica bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). A few days after the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) suggested that Sunday should be regarded as a normal working day, the government of Premier Roosevelt Skerrit is yet to comment.
Posted on 6/13/2009 07:23:00 AM
Friday, June 12, 2009
Sources: Online News (Lahore) and Pakistan bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The government of Pakistan's Province of Punjab has declared a public holiday for tomorrow, June 13, 2009, on the occasion of the funeral of Maulana Sarfraz Naeemi.
Posted on 6/12/2009 08:21:00 PM
Sources: Zambia News and Information Services (Lusaka) and Zambia bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Zambia's Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr. Joshua Kanganja, has announced that Africa Public Service Day, on June 23rd, had been declared a public holiday on the Zambian calendar to be celebrated at national and provincial levels.
Posted on 6/12/2009 04:34:00 PM
Sources: iafrica.com (AFP) and Equatorial Guinea bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Earlier today, Equatorial Guinea's President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, declared three days of national mourning for Gabon's late president Omar Bongo Ondimba.
Posted on 6/12/2009 04:02:00 PM
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Sources: La Vie Eco (AFP) and Gabon bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Late last night, Gabon's Minister of Labor, Employment, Social Security and Social Relations, announced that the Gabonese Government had declared Thursday, June 11, and Tuesday, June 16, 2009, as one-off public holidays.
Posted on 6/11/2009 02:15:00 AM
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sources: Afrique en Ligne (Cotonou) and Benin bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). At an extraordinary Benin council of ministers meeting, yesterday, Benin's government declared three days of national mourning, starting from today, June 10, in memory of President Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, who passed away Monday.
Posted on 6/10/2009 09:24:00 AM
Sources: Official Website of the Provincial Government of Rizal (Teresa) and Philippines bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Philippines' Government Proclamation 1790, signed by Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, declares tomorrow, June 11, 2009, the 108th Foundation Day of Rizal Province, a special non-working public holiday throughout the province.
Posted on 6/10/2009 01:59:00 AM
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Sources: Red Erbol (La Paz) and Bolivia bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Bolivian presidential spokesman, Iván Canelas, has announced that the government of Bolivia had retained the upcoming, June 11, public holiday of Corpus Christi, for 2009 at least.
Posted on 6/09/2009 05:43:00 AM
Sources: Punjab Newsline (Chandigarh) and India bank and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Government of India's State of Punjab has declared Friday, June 12, 2009, as a paid public holiday in the Nurmahal Assembly Constituency to enable the voters to cast their votes.
Posted on 6/09/2009 04:16:00 AM