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This monthly recap of November 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

25-Nov-2014

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has announced the full list of official annual non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

24-Nov-2014

India

India 2015 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Tamil Nadu for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

23-Nov-2014

Monaco

Monaco Announces 2014 Public Holidays Extension (Source: Communiqués de presse-Principauté de Monaco) - Summary: A few weeks before the expected birth of the Monaco Royal Twins, Monaco's ruling Prince Albert II has announced that their upcoming birth would be marked by a one-off non-working public holiday in Monaco. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

22-Nov-2014

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Liechtensteinischer Bankenverband-Bankenplatz Liechtenstein) - Summary: The government of Liechtenstein has released its annual official list of Liechtenstein bank holidays and public holidays for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Liechtenstein news and updates.

21-Nov-2014

Guam

Guam Public Holiday November 28 (Source: The Government of Guam-Chamorro) - Summary: The Governor of Guam, Eddie Calvo, has once again declared the Friday after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 28, 2014, as a one-off GovGuam public sector holiday in Guam. Links: full story and other Guam news and updates.

20-Nov-2014

Mauritius

Mauritius Public Holiday December 10 (Source: Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Mauritius has informed the local news media that the date of the upcoming general elections, Wednesday, December 10, 2014, would once again be a one-off, non-working public holiday throughout Mauritius. Links: full story and other Mauritius news and updates.

20-Nov-2014

Northern Mariana Islands

Saipan Public Holiday November 21 (Source: The Saipan Tribune-Garapan) - Summary: The Governor of Saipan (CNMI), Eloy S. Inos, has declared Friday, November 21, 2014, as a one-off legal non-working public holiday in Saipan, on account of the need, once again, to hold a gubernatorial runoff election on that date. Links: full story and other Northern Mariana Islands news and updates.

19-Nov-2014

Guernsey and Alderney

Guernsey May 10 Day In Lieu Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: States of Guernsey-St. Peter Port) - Summary: Guernsey's governmental department of Commerce and Employment and Culture and Leisure has stated that it has no plans to declare May 10, 2015, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday to compensate the fact that the 2015 70th anniversary of Guernsey's liberation falls, once again, on a weekend. Links: full story and other Guernsey and Alderney news and updates.

18-Nov-2014

Oman

Omani 2014 National Day Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, and Oman's Minister of Manpower, have announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day annual non-working public holidays for the public sector and the private sector, repectively in 2014 in Oman. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

17-Nov-2014

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday November 24 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The Suriname Raad van Ministers ( Council of Ministers) has announced that it had decided to declare Monday, November 24, 2014, as another one-off non-working public holiday throughout Suriname, this time to commemorate Javanese New Year (Javaans Nieuwjaar - Sasi Sura). Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

17-Nov-2014

Philippines

Philippines Mull Papal Public Holidays (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines deputy presidential spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has announced that Malacañang, the Presidential Palace, is considering declaring certain days as one-off non-working public holidays in the Philippines during Pope Francis’ upcoming visit in January 2015. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

16-Nov-2014

Moldova

Moldova Extends 2015 Public Holidays (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: The government of Moldova has announced the list of the annual additional non-working public holidays in 2015 in Moldova ("cu privire la zilele de odihna în anul 2015"), thus completing its previously-released its initial annual official list of non-working public holidays in Moldova for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

16-Nov-2014

Albania

Albanian 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bank of Albania-Tirana) - Summary: The government of Albania has announced its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Albania for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Albania news and updates.

15-Nov-2014

Argentina

Argentina Full 2015 Public Holidays Released (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's Ministry of the Interior has released the full annual official list of non-working public holidays, including the previously-released bridged public holidays ("feriados con fines turísticos"), in Argentina for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

15-Nov-2014

Cambodia

Cambodia 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) - Summary: Cambodia's Prime Minister has signed the Cambodian Royal Government's sub-decree Nº 248 - Prakas Nº 248 Kor.Bor/Bror.Kor establishing Cambodia's annual list of official non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

15-Nov-2014

Latvia

Latvian 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Latvijas Banka-Riga) - Summary: The government of Latvia has released its annual official list of non-working national public holidays, and bridge non-working public holidays, in Latvia for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Latvia news and updates.

14-Nov-2014

Ecuador

Ecuador 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism (Ministerio de Turismo) has issued a communique listing the annual dates of Ecuador's non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

14-Nov-2014

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan 2015 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released its annual list of the official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

13-Nov-2014

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Public Holiday November 19 (Source: Solomon Times-Honiara) - Summary: The Solomon Islands caretaker Minister for Home Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister, Manasseh Maelanga, the minister responsible for declaring national public holidays in the Solomon Islands, has announced that the upcoming National Election day, Wednesday, November 19, 2014, would once again be declared a national non-working public holiday in the Solomon Islands. Links: full story and other Solomon Islands news and updates.

13-Nov-2014

UAE

UAE 2014 National Day Public Holidays Finalized (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Minister of Labour, Saqr Gobash, has finally announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day non-working public holidays in the UAE, for the private sector, as Wednesday, December 2, 2014. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

13-Nov-2014

Ukraine

Ukraine January 2015 Public Holidays (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Cabinet of the Ukraine has announced a resolution which extends the annual January 2015 non-working public holidays to 9 days off in the Ukraine. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

12-Nov-2014

Malaysia

Malaysian 2014 Public Holidays Amended Once More (Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: The chief Minister of the Malaysian State of Perak, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir, has announced that, in a reversal of an earlier announcement, the Sultan of Perak had decided that there would not be a state public holiday this November 27 for the Sultan of Perak's birthday, as the birthday of the previous Sultan of Perak had already been observed as a non-working public holiday in Perak earlier this year. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

12-Nov-2014

Belarus

Belarus 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus-Minsk) - Summary: The government of Belarus has released its annual list of official public holidays in Belarus for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.

12-Nov-2014

Vietnam

Vietnam 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has announced its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

11-Nov-2014

Nepal

Nepal Declares 2 SAARC Public Holidays (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The Deputy Prime and Home Minister of the government of Nepal, Bamdev Gautam, has announced that Nepal's Home Ministry had approved the declaration of November 26 and 27, 2014, as one-off non-working public holidays in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal on account of the upcoming SAARC summit in Kathmandu. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

10-Nov-2014

Russia

Russia Mulls December 31 Public Holiday (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: A bill has been introduced to the Russian State Duma which would make amendments to the Labor Code concerning national holidays, and in particular declare December 31 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Russia. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

9-Nov-2014

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has released its official list of 2015, non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

9-Nov-2014

Mozambique

Mozambique Municipal Public Holiday November 10 (Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) - Summary: Mozambique's Minister of Labour, and president of the Consultative Council of Labour, Helena Taipo, has announced that Monday, November 10, 2014, had been declared as another one-off sectorial optional public holiday (tolerância de ponto) to mark the 127th anniversary of the foundation of the capital of Mozambique, Maputo. Links: full story and other Mozambique news and updates.

8-Nov-2014

Panama

Panama Public Holiday December 1 (Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá-Panama City) - Summary: Panama's President, Ricardo Martinelli, has issued a decree based on the Ley 70 del 2007 que modificó el artículo 47 del Código de Trabajo, which announces that the upcoming annual, November 28, non-working public holiday in Panama will, once again, be moved, this time to Monday, December 1st, 2014. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

8-Nov-2014

UAE

UAE 2014 National Day Public Sector Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Minister for Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, under the orders of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktou, has announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day non-working public sector holidays in the UAE. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

8-Nov-2014

Holy See

Vatican 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prefettura della Casa Ponitificia-Vatican City) - Summary: The Vatican's Prefecture of the Papal Household has released its annual list of the 2015 closed public holidays for the Holy See (aka. Vatican City). Links: full story and other Holy See news and updates.

7-Nov-2014

Guyana

Guyana 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The government of Guyana has announced its annual list of non-working public holidays in Guyana for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

7-Nov-2014

Gibraltar

Gibraltar 2015 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government of Gibraltar Press Office-Gibraltar) - Summary: The Government of Gibraltar has issued the "Bank And Public Holidays Order 2014" (LN. 2014/204 Corrigendum) which amends the recently-announced annual bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Gibraltar for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Gibraltar news and updates.

6-Nov-2014

Latvia

Latvian Public Holiday November 17 (Source: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia-Riga) - Summary: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia has issued a communique reminding the Latvian population that Monday, November 17, 2014, was a one-off bridge public holiday in Latvia. Links: full story and other Latvia news and updates.

5-Nov-2014

Bulgaria

Bulgarian 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria-Sofia) - Summary: The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has released its annual list of regular non-working public holidays and annual one-off bridge public holidays for the calendar year 2015 in Bulgaria. Links: full story and other Bulgaria news and updates.

5-Nov-2014

Australia

Australian Victoria Rules-Out Public Holidays Changes (Source: State Government of Victoria-Melbourne) - Summary: The Premier of the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, Denis Napthine, has stated that the annual non-working public holiday for the Melbourne Cup would remain set on a Tuesday, and that there is no need need for a bridge non-working public holiday on the Monday preceding the annual non-working public holiday for the Melbourne Cup. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

5-Nov-2014

Canada

Canada November 11 Public Holiday Update (Source: The House of Commons of Canada-Ottawa) - Summary: The current Conservative Goverment of Canada has announced that it would support the NDP Bill C-597 ("An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)") another bill which would make November 11, Remembrance Day, a national statutory holiday, throughout Canada. Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

4-Nov-2014

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani 2015 New Year Public Holidays (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has made its annual year-end public holidays announcement, whereby the period of Wednesday, December 31, 2014, to Sunday, January 4, 2015, inclusively, has been declared as official non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan on account of the upcoming annual "Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis" and "Western New Year" public holidays. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

4-Nov-2014

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Prime Minister-Castries) - Summary: The government of Saint Lucia has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in Saint Lucia for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Saint Lucia news and updates.

4-Nov-2014

India

India 2015 Kerala Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Kerala-Thiruvananthapuram) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Kerala has issued notification of the days to be observed as public holidays by the Kerala public offices during the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

3-Nov-2014

Myanmar

Myanmar 2015 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 2015. Links: full story and other Myanmar news and updates.

3-Nov-2014

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) - Summary: Bangladesh's Cabinet Secretary, M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, has announced that, at a regular cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, earlier today, the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2015 was approved. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

2-Nov-2014

Malaysia

Malaysia Cup State Public Holiday November 3 (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 once again declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Pahang on Monday, November 3, 2014, on account of the today's Malaysia Cup victory. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

1-Nov-2014

Belize

Belize 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Belize Ministry of National Security-Belmopan) - Summary: The press office of the Government of Belize has announced its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Belize for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Belize news and updates.

1-Nov-2014

Zambia

Zambian Public Holiday November 11 (Source: Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation-Lusaka) - Summary: The Zambian Secretary to the Cabinet, Rowland Msiska, has announced that the Government of Zambia had declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, the day on which the late President Michael Sata is to be buried. Links: full story and other Zambia news and updates.

1-Nov-2014

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Public Holiday November 7 (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that Friday, November 7, 2014, would once more be an official non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

1-Nov-2014

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Public Holiday November 3 (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Monday, November 3, 2014, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of the annual Afghan public holiday of Ashura. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

1-Nov-2014

Gibraltar

Gibraltar 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Gibraltar Press Office-Gibraltar) - Summary: The Government of Gibraltar has issued the "Bank And Public Holidays Order 2014" (LN. 2014/203) which specifies the annual bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Gibraltar for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Gibraltar news and updates.

1-Nov-2014

Bahrain

Bahrain 2014 Ashoora Bank Holidays (Source: Central Bank of Bahrain-Manama) - Summary: The Central Bank of Bahrain has announced that it would declare bank holidays on Monday and Tuesday, November 3 and 4, 2014, in line with the recently-announced non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming anniversary of Ashoora. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

1-Nov-2014

Lebanon

Lebanon 2014 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Government of Lebanon has issued a revised list of 2014 non-working public holidays in Lebanon due to a change in the announced date of the Islamic Ashura 1436 non-working public holiday in Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.


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