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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates July 2017

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This monthly recap of July 2017 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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Kuwait New Labour Law Takes Effect (Source: Kuwait Al Youm-Kuwait Gazette) - Summary: The Kuwaiti amended Private Sector Labor Law took effect this week after its publication in the official gazette following the approval by the National Assembly of an amendment linking, or rather unlinking, annual leave days, the weekends, and public holidays in Kuwait. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.



Peruvian July 27 Public Holiday Clarified (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The Peruvian government has issued guidelines for the private sector concerning the upcoming voluntary public holiday of Thursday, July 27, 2017. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.



Omani 2017 Renaissance Public Holiday July 23 (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced similar dates for the upcoming 2017 Blessed Renaissance Day non-working public holidays in Oman, for both the public sector and the private sector of Oman. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.



Malaysian Agong Public Holiday Moved Again (Source: Bernama News Agency-Petaling Jaya) - Summary: A statement issued by the Malaysian Prime Minister's Department has announced that the Malaysian annual non-working public holiday for the the official birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, would be moved, once again, this time to September 9, 2017. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.



Bolivian Public Holidays July 16-17 (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Elizabeth Molina, has issued a communiqué announcing that Monday, July 17, 2017, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday ("feriado con suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas") to commemorate the "aniversario de La Paz", which falls on a Sunday in 2017. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.


Isle of Man

Isle of Man 2018 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 Isle of Man bank holidays and of the non-working public holidays in the Isle of Man for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Isle of Man news and updates.



Nicaraguan Public Holiday July 19 (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Ministry of Labour (MITRAB), through its coordinator for the council of communications, Rosario Murillo, has announced that Wednesday, July 19, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday in Nicaragua, but that it would not be accompanied by additional public holidays, as had been hinted at recently, and had in fact happened in previous years. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.



Spain 2018 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 2018 regional and national public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (calendario laboral). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.



Spain 2018 Galicia Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de Galicia-DOG) - Summary: The government of Spain's Autonomous Region of Galicia (Consejo de la Xunta de Galicia) has published its annual official list of regional public holidays ("calendario laboral") in Galicia for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.


South Korea

South Korea Public Holiday October 2 (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: The Government of South Korea decided to declare Monday, October 2, 2017, as a one-off (temporary) non-working public holiday in South Korea, to link the annual Chuseok South Korean public holiday with the preceding weekend and thus create a 9-day period of South Korean non-working public holidays and boost the economy. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.



Indian Telangana Moves Bonalu Public Holiday (Source: Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Telangana has amended the terms of the "Telangana GO List of General Holidays, Optional Holidays for the year 2017" (G.O.RT.No. 2529) which officially lists the annual non-working public holidays to be observed in the Indian State of Telangana for the upcoming calendar year 2017, by moving the Bonalu public holiday from Monday, July 10, 2017, to Monday, July 17, 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.



Paraguay August 15 Public Holiday Maintained (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 Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.



Mongolia Naadam Public Holidays To Begin On July 10 (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: Earlier today, the Cabinet of the Government of Mongolia announced that the upcoming Naadam 2017 non-working public holidays in Mongolia would begin on Monday, July 10, 2017, instead of July 11. Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.



Turkey July 15 Public Holiday Confirmed (Source: Hürriyet Daily News-Istanbul) - Summary: Turkey's official government website has added the new July 15 "National Day Of Democracy And The Union" to its list of official non-working public holidays in Turkey for the years 2017-2022. Links: full story and other Turkey news and updates.



Algerian Public Holiday July 5 (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian government, through its Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Sécurité Sociale has announced that Wednesday, July 5th, 2017, had been declared a non-working public holiday ("journée chômée et payée"), on account of the upcoming "célébration du 55ème anniversaire de la fête de l'indépendance nationale". Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.


Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Public Holiday October 13 Official (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The President of Trinidad and Tobago, Anthony Carmona, has made the appointment of a one-off national non-working public holiday, on Friday, October 13, 2017, in honour of the First Peoples of Trinidad and "in recognition of their contribution to the islands", under section 4(1) of the Public Holidays and Festivals Act. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.



Venezuelan 2018 Bank Holidays 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 of the non-working public holidays in Venezuela in 2018 as well as of the bank holidays in Venezuela for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

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