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This monthly recap of April 2015 worldwide public holidays news and updates, covering all the countries of the world, is based on our daily review of hundreds of on-line newspapers, government sites, and institutional sources, and over a decade of experience following worldwide public holidays, to place current events in context, and anticipate on possible future changes.

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Date

Country

News Item Summary

30-Apr-2015

Hungary

Hungary 2016 Public Holidays Draft (Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium-Budapest) - Summary: The Government of Hungary has announced a draft version of its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2016, based upon the recommendation of the Hungarian National Economy Minister. Links: full story and other Hungary news and updates.

30-Apr-2015

Malaysia

Malaysian PRK State Public Holiday May 6 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Kangsar) - Summary: The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Perak, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, has announced that the Perak government had declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Perak on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, on account of the upcoming coronation of Sultan Nazrin Shah as the 35th Sultan of Perak. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

30-Apr-2015

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday May 4 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día del Trabajo" annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic would, once again, be moved from its traditional date of May 1st to Monday, May 4, 2015. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

30-Apr-2015

Madagascar

Madagascar 2015 Muslim Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has finally gazetted the "Décret n° 2015/524 du 24 mars 2015 additif des jours fériés au titre de l'année 2015", which amends the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2015, by the addition of 2 non-working public holidays reserved for Muslims. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

30-Apr-2015

Guinea

Guinea Conakry Public Holiday May 1st (Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry, through their Ministers of Labour and Public Sector, has announced that Friday, May 1st, 2015, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the upcoming "Fête internationale du Travail". Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

30-Apr-2015

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan May 8 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The government of Kazakhstan, via its Ministry of Health and Social Development, has finally ruled-out the still-undecided move of the upcoming non-working day of Monday, May 11, 2015, declared to compensate the annual Victory Day public holiday of Kazakhstan falling on a weekend in 2015, to Friday, May 8, 2015. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

29-Apr-2015

Malaysia

Malaysian PHG State Public Holiday May 5 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuantan) - Summary: The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Pahang, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob, has announced that the Pahang state executive council had once again declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Pahang on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, on account of the upcoming Rompin parliamentary by-election. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

29-Apr-2015

Macau

Macau 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China-Macau) - Summary: The government of the Macau SAR has announced its annual full list of official Macau non-working annual public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

28-Apr-2015

Nigeria

Nigerian 2015 Labour Day Public Holiday (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, in a statement released by the ministry's Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Friday, May 1st, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

27-Apr-2015

Bahrain

Bahrain Labour Day 2015 Bank Holidays (Source: Central Bank of Bahrain-Manama) - Summary: The Central Bank of Bahrain has announced that it had declared a bank holiday on Friday, May 1st, 2015, as well as Sunday, May 3, 2015, to mark the upcoming annual Labour Day public holiday and bank holiday in Bahrain. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

27-Apr-2015

Malaysia

Malaysian State Public Holiday May 7 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Penang) - Summary: The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Penang, Lim Guan Eng, has declared Thursday, May 7, 2015, as a one-off non-working state public holiday on account of the upcoming Permatang Pauh by-election. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

27-Apr-2015

Panama

Panama May 4 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá-Panama City) - Summary: The Department of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of the Presidency of Panama, has announced that it has once again ruled-out a move of the upcoming May 1st annual Panamanian non-working public holiday, from Friday, May 1st, 2015, to Monday, May 4, 2015. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

27-Apr-2015

Algeria

Algeria 2015 Labour Day Public Holiday (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian government, through its ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Sécurité has announced that Friday, May 1st, 2015, had been declared a non-working public holiday, on account of the upcoming "fête du Travail". Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

26-Apr-2015

Bahrain

Bahrain Labour Day 2015 Public Holidays (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular on the upcoming Labour Day 2015 non-working public holidays in Bahrain. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

25-Apr-2015

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands 2015 Carnival Public Holidays (Source: The Governor's Office-St. Croix) - Summary: The Governor of the US Virgin Islands, Kenneth Mapp, has once again declared two and a half days as public sector holidays in the US Virgin Islands on account of the upcoming Carnival 2015. Links: full story and other Virgin Islands, U.S. news and updates.

25-Apr-2015

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan May Day 2015 Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Secretary to the Ministry of Labour, José León Argüello, has announced that Friday, May 1, 2015, 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 and other Nicaragua news and updates.

24-Apr-2015

Bhutan

Bhutanese Public Holiday April 28 (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 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 and other Bhutan news and updates.

24-Apr-2015

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Mulls May 7 Public Holiday (Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic-Bishkek) - Summary: Following the recent decision of the President of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, to be in Moscow on May 9, and the resignation of the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic has suggested that the date of the moved Victory Day Parade, on May 7, might be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan ("It will probably be the decision of the government to postpone the weekend, or will be added another holiday"). Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

24-Apr-2015

Palau

Palau Public Holiday May 5 (Source: Palau Government-Koror) - Summary: The government of Palau has announced that Tuesday, May 5, 2015, would be the date of the upcoming Senior Citizens' Day annual non-working public holiday in Palau. Links: full story and other Palau news and updates.

23-Apr-2015

Anguilla

Anguilla Public Holiday April 24 (Source: Government of Anguilla-The Valley) - Summary: Following this afternoon's formal swearing-in the new Government of Anguilla, the newly formed Anguillan Government Executive Council approved a draft regulation which enabled the Governor of Anguilla to prescribe tomorrow, Friday, April 24, 2015, as a one-off public holiday in Anguilla, under section 4(a) of the Anguilla Public Holidays Act. Links: full story and other Anguilla news and updates.

23-Apr-2015

Romania

Romanian May 10 Public Holiday Approved (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Chamber of Deputies has voted by 294 to 1, with 6 abstentions, to override the previous no vote of the Senate of the addition of a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania on May 10. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

22-Apr-2015

Jordan

Jordanian Bank Holiday April 30 (Source: The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) - Summary: The Central Bank of Jordan has announced a bank holiday on Thursday, April 30, 2015, on account of the annual non-working Jordanian public holiday of Labor Day. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

22-Apr-2015

Tonga

Tongan April 27 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Ministry of Information and Communications has issued a communiqué ruling-out the declaration of Monday, April 27, 2015, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Tonga due to the annual, April 25, ANZAC Day non-working public holiday of Tonga falling on a Saturday in 2015. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

21-Apr-2015

Ukraine

Ukraine May 2015 Public Holidays (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine has issued a communiqué confirming the official list of May 2015 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine, as had been announced late last year. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

20-Apr-2015

Bolivia

Bolivia Mulls Papal Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, José Gonzalo Trigoso, has announced that no decision had yet been made as to the declaration of one or more non-working public holidays in Bolivia, on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

20-Apr-2015

Argentina

Argentina May 2015 Public Holidays (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's Ministry of the Interior has released a communiqué listing the official list of non-working public holidays, including bridge public holidays ("feriados con fines turísticos"), in Argentina for the month of May 2015. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

19-Apr-2015

Bénin

Benin Public Holiday April 20 (Source: Site Officiel du président Béninois Boni Yayi-Cotonou) - Summary: The government of Benin has declared Monday, April 20, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Bénin (a déclaré chômé et payé cette journée du lundi 20 avril 2015") to give voters more time to get their voter registration cards. Links: full story and other Bénin news and updates.

19-Apr-2015

Jersey

Jersey 2015 Public Holidays Revised (Source: States of Jersey-Saint Helier) - Summary: The States of Jersey (the government of Jersey) have released a revised list of official Jersey public holidays for the calendar year 2015, which amends the previously-announced list of official Jersey public holidays for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Jersey news and updates.

18-Apr-2015

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Public Holiday April 28 (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Tuesday, April 28, 2015, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Afghan Victory Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

17-Apr-2015

Colombia

Colombia Mulls Public Holidays Reduction (Source: Congresso de la República Cámara de Representantes-Bogota) - Summary: A bill has been introduced in the Colombian Congress to reduce the number of annual non-working public holidays in Colombia by 3, those on March 19, June 4, and November 1st. Links: full story and other Colombia news and updates.

16-Apr-2015

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday April 17 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that tomorrow, Friday, April 17, 2015, had been declared as a one-off national non-working public holiday throughout Nepal on account of that day's final rites for former Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa, five-time Prime Minister, who died last night. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

15-Apr-2015

Spain

Spain 2016 Cataluña Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya-DOGC) - Summary: The Conselleria de Treball de la Generalitat de Catalunya has published its annual list of 2016 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

15-Apr-2015

Macau

Macau Declares Additional 2016 Public Holidays (Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China-Macau) - Summary: Macau's Chief Executive has once again announced additional, one-off, non-working public holidays (Special Grant for exempt from work for staff in Public Administration by the Chief Executive) for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

14-Apr-2015

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan May 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced the list of dates which have been declared official non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan for the month of May 2015. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

13-Apr-2015

Armenia

Armenian Public Holidays April 23-24 (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia has announced that Thursday, April 23, 2015, the eve of this year's annual Genocide Remembrance Day annual non-working public holiday in Armenia, will also be a one-off non-working public holiday in Armenia. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

12-Apr-2015

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Public Holiday April 13 (Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) - Summary: The Antigua and Barbuda government has declared day one of the first Test between West Indies and England, Monday, April 13, 2015, as a one-off non-working half-day public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda. Links: full story and other Antigua and Barbuda news and updates.

11-Apr-2015

Spain

Spain 2016 Balears Public Holidays Announced (Source: Dirección General de Trabajo Y Salud Laboral-Govern de les Illes Balears) - Summary: The Consell de Govern of Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (ámbito autonómico de las Islas Baleares) has announced its official annual calendar of 2016 regional and national public holidays (calendario laboral). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

10-Apr-2015

Jordan

Jordanian Public Holiday April 13 (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, has issued a circular decreeing Monday, April 13, 2015, as yet another additional one-off non-working public holidays in Jordan on account of the upcoming Easter Monday. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

10-Apr-2015

Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba

Bonaire 2015 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire-Kralendijk) - Summary: The Bonaire Deputy Minister of the Interior and for Kingdom Relations, Jonah Chirino, has announced that the Bonaire government had amended its previously-released annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bonaire for the calendar year 2015, by re-instating Rincon Day as a non-working public holiday in Bonaire, at least for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba news and updates.

10-Apr-2015

Honduras

Honduras Public Sector Holiday April 20 (Source: La Prensa Libre-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The Government of Honduras, in a communiqué of the Secretaría de Derechos Humanos, Justicia, Gobernación y Descentralización, has in turn announced that it would move the date of the upcoming annual Americas' Day Honduras non-working public sector holiday to Monday, April 20, 2015, from its annual date of April 14. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

9-Apr-2015

Liberia

Liberia Public Holiday April 10 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a Proclamation declaring Friday, April 10, 2015, as the National Fast and Prayer Day annual non-working public holiday in Liberia for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

9-Apr-2015

Sudan

Sudan Public Holiday April 13 (Source: The Secretariat General of the Sudanese Council of Ministers of the Republic of Sudan-Khartoum) - Summary: The Secretariat General of the Sudanese Council of Ministers of the Republic of Sudan has announced that Monday, April 13, 2015, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Sudan on account of the presidential and national elections being held in Sudan on that day. Links: full story and other Sudan news and updates.

8-Apr-2015

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan May 2015 Public Holidays (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: The Azerbaijani Ministry of Labor and Social Protection has announced the list of non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan for the upcoming month of May 2015. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

8-Apr-2015

Honduras

Honduras Public Holiday April 20 (Source: La Prensa Libre-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The private employers' confederation of Honduras (Consejo Hondureño de la Empresa Privada - Cohep), has announced that employees of the Honduras private sector would observe the upcoming annual Americas' Day Honduras non-working public holiday on Monday, April 20, 2015, instead of the annual date of April 14. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

7-Apr-2015

Albania

Albanian Bank Holidays Amended (Source: Bank of Albania-Tirana) - Summary: The Central Bank of Albania has announced that it would modify the list of annual bank holidays in Albania to match the recent announcement by the government of Albania of the reversal of the 2009 decision to stop declaring a day in lieu additional non-working public holiday on any Monday that follows a weekend public holiday in Albania. Links: full story and other Albania news and updates.

6-Apr-2015

Laos

Laos 2015 Public Holidays Extended (Source: The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic-Ventiane) - Summary: The government of Laos has released an amended and extended version of its previously-announced annual official list of non-working public holidays in Laos for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Laos news and updates.

5-Apr-2015

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan May 2015 Public Holidays (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The government of Kazakhstan has announced that Monday, May 11, 2015, had been declared a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Kazakhstan to compensate the annual Victory Day public holiday of Kazakhstan falling on a weekend in 2015. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

5-Apr-2015

Sweden

Sweden 2016 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced (Source: Sveriges Riksbank-Stockholm) - Summary: Sweden's Central Bank (Sveriges Riksbank) has released its list of bank holidays in Sweden with the announcement of Swedish bank holidays, as well as public holidays in Sweden, for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Sweden news and updates.

4-Apr-2015

Myanmar

Myanmar 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar-Yangoon) - Summary: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Myanmar has announced its annual list of the dates of the official non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Myanmar news and updates.

3-Apr-2015

Niger

Niger 2015 Public Holiday April 6 (Source: Ministère de la Fonction Publique et du Travail du Niger-Niamey) - Summary: The government of Niger has declared Monday, April 6, 2015, as the date of the annual "des Pâques" (Easter Monday) non-working public holiday in Niger ("journée déclarée chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national"). Links: full story and other Niger news and updates.

2-Apr-2015

Armenia

Armenian Public Holiday April 6 (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia has announced, as expected, that Monday, April 6, 2015, would be a non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming "Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ", to be compensated by declaring Saturday, April 11, 2015, as a regular working day. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

1-Apr-2015

Albania

Albanian Public Holidays Amended (Source: Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Albania-Tirana) - Summary: The government of Albania, via its Deputy Prime Minister, Niko Peleshi, has announced an immediate reversal of its predecessor's 2009 decision to stop declaring a day in lieu additional non-working public holiday on any Monday that follows a weekend public holiday in Albania. Links: full story and other Albania news and updates.

1-Apr-2015

Nigeria

Nigerian Easter 2015 Public Holidays (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, April 3, and Monday, April 6, 2015, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays, respectively. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.


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