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This monthly recap of August 2014 worldwide public holidays news and updates, covers all the countries of the world, and is based on our daily review of hundreds of online 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.  Available as free weekly or monthly email newsletters.

Date

Country

News Item Summary

22-Aug-2014

Liberia

Liberian Public Holidays August 24-25 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a proclamation declaring Sunday, August 24, 2014, as a national non-working public holiday in Liberia to be observed across the country on account of Liberia's National Flag Day. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

21-Aug-2014

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Cocos (Keeling) Islands 2015 Public Holidays (Source: Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) - Summary: The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Jon Stanhope, has signed "Community Bulletin A50-2014 and Gazette 04-2014 for Cocos (Keeling) Islands" which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Cocos (Keeling) Islands news and updates.

21-Aug-2014

Christmas Island

Christmas Island 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) - Summary: The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Jon Stanhope, has signed the "Community Bulletin A49-2014 and Gazette 03-2014 for Christmas Island" which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays on Christmas Island for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Christmas Island news and updates.

20-Aug-2014

New Zealand

New Zealand Mulls Land Wars Public Holiday (Source: Radio New Zealand News-Wellington) - Summary: New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, has announced that he would consider declaring a new annual non-working public holiday in New Zealand, to mark the historic Maori land wars, if his party was still in government after the upcoming September elections. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

19-Aug-2014

Philippines

Philippines August 22 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary, Sonny Coloma, has issued an official statement denying new rumours that Friday, August 22, 2014, had been, or would be, declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines, as it falls between the upcoming annual Ninoy Aquino Day non-working public holiday of the Philippines, and the weekend. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

18-Aug-2014

The Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government-Grand Cayman) - Summary: The Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has released its listing of the 2015 annual non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands, including a date to be confirmed for the public holiday for Her Majesty the Queen's birthday. Links: full story and other The Cayman Islands news and updates.

17-Aug-2014

Germany

Germany 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Deutsche Bundesbank-Frankfurt) - Summary: The German Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) has published its annual list of the 2015 federal and regional non-working public holidays in Germany. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

17-Aug-2014

Singapore

Singapore 2015 Islamic Calendar Released (Source: Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura-MUIS) - Summary: The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore has released its annual official Islamic Calendar to be used in Singapore for the calendar year 2015, in particular for the determination of the dates of Singapore's 2 annual public holidays based on the Hijra calendar. Links: full story and other Singapore news and updates.

16-Aug-2014

Hungary

Hungary Adds 11 New National Holidays (Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium-Budapest) - Summary: Hungarian Defense Minister, Csaba Hende, has announced that the Government of Hungary had decided to declared 11 new annual national holidays, commemorating a variety of historical events, and administered by a newly created National Event Management Office, itself a new department of the Prime Minister’s Office. Links: full story and other Hungary news and updates.

15-Aug-2014

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Public Holiday September 1st (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Youth and Migration of Kyrgyzstan has announced that the Government of Kyrgyzstan had declared Monday, September 1st, 2014, as an additional day in lieu non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan due to the annual Independence Day public holiday of Kyrgyzstan falling on a Sunday in 2014. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

15-Aug-2014

India

India Adds New Public Holiday In Puducherry (Source: Government of Puducherry-Saram) - Summary: The Chief Minister of India's State of Puducherry, N Rangasamy, has announced that it had finally decided to declared November 1st as a new annual non-working public holiday in India's State of Puducherry, to mark the "Liberation Day of Puducherry". Links: full story and other India news and updates.

14-Aug-2014

Malaysia

Malaysia Mulls August 22 Public Holiday (Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: Malaysia's Government Cabinet has announced that it had declared Friday, August 22, 2014, as a national day of mourning, and possibly also a one-off non-working public holiday, to coincide with the date when when the first bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 are set to arrive in Malaysia. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

14-Aug-2014

Gabon

Gabonese Public Holidays August 15-18 (Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) - Summary: Gabon's Ministre du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Prévoyance Sociale has announced that the upcoming annual National Day non-working public holidays in Gabon would be extended by a day with the declaration of Monday, August 18, 2014, as an additional non-working public holiday in the Gabon. Links: full story and other Gabon news and updates.

14-Aug-2014

Guinea

Guinea Conakry Public Holiday August 15 (Source: guineeconakry.info-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry has announced that the upcoming annual Assomption feast had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry would be observed on Friday, August 15, 2014. Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

14-Aug-2014

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday August 16 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has once again issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Saturday, August 16, 2014, would be the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

13-Aug-2014

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday August 18 (Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario-Sudeban) - Summary: The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Monday, August 18, 2014, would be another bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Asunción de Nuestra Señora" annual bank holiday of Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

13-Aug-2014

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holidays August 15 and 20 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to declare 2 additional day-off public sector holidays (toleránsia pontu) for the day of the Assumption of Our Lady, and the anniversary of FALINTIL, on Friday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 20, 2014, respectively. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

12-Aug-2014

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday August 17 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, August 17, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Nepal on account of the upcoming annual Shree Krishna Janmastami festival. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

12-Aug-2014

Fiji

Fiji September 17 Public Holiday Update (Source: Ministry of Information-Suva) - Summary: The Government of Fiji has clarified the scope of the previously-announced Wednesday, September 17, 2014, additional one-off non-working public holiday in Fiji on account of the upcoming general election. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

12-Aug-2014

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Confirms August 15 Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Minister of Labour has once again confirmed that the upcoming August 15 non-working public holiday for Mothers' Day was an official non-working public holiday, as per the amended public holidays legislation of Costa Rica and that its observance would not and could not be moved to another date. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

11-Aug-2014

Malaysia

Malaysian 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office have jointly issued the annual official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2015 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2015. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

10-Aug-2014

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday August 11 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Monday, August 11, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Nepal in the Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts on account of the upcoming annual Gai Jatra festival. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

9-Aug-2014

Isle of Man

Isle of Man 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Isle of Man Public Services-Tynwald) - Summary: The Isle of Man Treasury Finance has officially announced the actual dates of the official annual non-working public holidays in the Isle of Man for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Isle of Man news and updates.

8-Aug-2014

Paraguay

Paraguay Maintains August 15 Public Holiday (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees, Edgar Rodas, has released another communique confirming that, notwithstanding the Decreto presidencial N° 9393, the upcoming Día de la fundación de Asunción Paraguayan annual non-working public holiday would remain on its set date of Friday, August 15, 2014. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

7-Aug-2014

Botswana

Botswana Public Holiday October 24 (Source: Botswana Press Agency-Gaborone) - Summary: The president of Botswana, Ian Khama, in his statement at the final session of the 10th Parliament, announced that the date of the upcoming General Election would be Friday, October 24, 2014, and that that date would once again be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Botswana. Links: full story and other Botswana news and updates.

6-Aug-2014

Swaziland

Swaziland Reed Dance 2014 Public Holiday (Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs-Mbabane) - Summary: Swaziland's Indvuna Yembali Nonduduzo Zubuko has announced that the upcoming non-working public holiday for the Umhlanga (aka. Reed Dance) would be on Monday, September 1, 2014. Links: full story and other Swaziland news and updates.

5-Aug-2014

Romania

Romania Mulls Official Bridge Public Holidays (Source: Senatului României-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Senate is considering a new bill that would automatically declare a bridge public sector holiday in Romania, whenever an annual official non-working public holiday in Romania, falls within 1 day of a nearby weekend (ie. on a Tuesday or Thursday). Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

4-Aug-2014

Montserrat

Montserrat Elections September 12 (Source: Government of Montserrat-Brades) - Summary: Montserrat's Premier, Reuben T. Meade, has announced that the date for the upcoming General Elections in Montserrat was Friday, September 12, 2014. Links: full story and other Montserrat news and updates.

4-Aug-2014

Venezuela

Venezuelan 2015 Bank And Public Holidays (Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario-Sudeban) - Summary: The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector (La Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has released the official list of the dates for the 2015 public holidays and bank holidays in Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

3-Aug-2014

Bolivia

Bolivian August 7 Public Holiday Update (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that Thursday, August 7, 2014, would be observed as an additional optional non-working public sector holiday in Bolivia's capital city of La Paz (tolerancia con suspensión de actividades). Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

2-Aug-2014

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Public Holiday August 4 (Source: State House Press Secretariat-Freetown) - Summary: The President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has in turn declared Monday, August 4, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday thoughout Sierra Leone, on account of the current Ebola epidemc. Links: full story and other Sierra Leone news and updates.

1-Aug-2014

Spain

Spain 2015 La Rioja Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletin Oficial De La Rioja-La Rioja) - Summary: The Consejería de Industria, Innovación y Empleo of Spain's Autonomous Region of La Rioja has published its annual list of regional public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2015 in La Rioja. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.


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