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This monthly recap of November 2016 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

29-Nov-2016

Indonesia

Indonesian 2017 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat-Jakarta) - Summary: The government of Indonesia has amended its previously-released annual decree ("Surat Keputusan Bersama (SKB) Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama Tahun 2017") designating the list of Indonesian public holidays and collective leave days ("cuti bersama") for the calendar year 2017, for both the private and public sectors, by adding the long-expected Pancasila Day annual public holiday of Indonesia and shuffling around the list of collective leave days public holidays in Indonesia in 2017. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

29-Nov-2016

Kuwait

Kuwait Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 8 (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has confirmed that it would once again move the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Kuwait for the Prophet's Birthday, From Sunday, December 11, to Thursday, December 8, 2016, to adjoin a nearby weekend. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

28-Nov-2016

Macedonia

Macedonian Tree-Planting Public Holiday November 30 (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced the declaration of Wednesday, November 30, 2016, as another Tree-Planting national non-working public holiday for the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

28-Nov-2016

Paraguay

Paraguay 2017 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The Legal Department of the Presidency of the Republic of Paraguay has announced that, at the request of the Church, the President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has issued Decree No. 6382, amending Article 1 of the earlier Decree No. 6292 of November 17, 2016, ("por el que se modifica el artículo 1° del Decreto N° 6292 del 17 de noviembre de 2016") so that August 15, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday in Paraguay in 2017, after all. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

27-Nov-2016

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Prime Minister-Castries) - Summary: The government of Saint Lucia has released its annual official list of Saint Lucia bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Saint Lucia for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Saint Lucia news and updates.

26-Nov-2016

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan January 2017 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 calendar of January 2017 non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan in January 2017, all the while ruling-out the declaration of a longer period of non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan to run from January 1 until January 8, 2017. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

26-Nov-2016

Ghana

Ghana December 7 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Prosper Bani, has issued a statement indicating that Wednesday, December 7, 2016, had not been, and most likely would not be, declared a non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of that date's General Elections. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

25-Nov-2016

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) - Summary: Bangladesh's Cabinet Secretary, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, has announced that, at Monday's Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, after consulting the Bangla Academy, the Religious Affairs Ministry and the Weather Department, the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2017, was approved. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

25-Nov-2016

Australia

Australian Victoria 2016 Public Holidays Amended (Source: State Government of Victoria-Melbourne) - Summary: The Small Business Minister of the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, Philip Dalidakis, has officially announced a revision to the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2016, with the re-inclusion of Christmas Day as a non-working public holiday in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

24-Nov-2016

Montenegro

Montenegro 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Welfare of Montenegro-Podgorica) - Summary: Montenegro's Ministry of Labor has its annual list of official Montenegro bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Montenegro for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Montenegro news and updates.

24-Nov-2016

Madagascar

Madagascar Cancels November 25 Public Holiday (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's "Service conseils de la Primature", has issued a terse communiqué indicating that, contrary to what had been announced last week, Friday, November 25, 2016, would not be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar on account of the upcoming "Sommet de la Francophonie" ("La journée du 25 novembre n’a pas été décrétée fériée par le gouvernement"). Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

24-Nov-2016

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday December 2 (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Prosper Bani, has issued a statement indicating that Friday, December 2, 2016, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of Farmers’ Day, and that that day was a statutory holiday to be observed as such. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

24-Nov-2016

Romania

Romanian Public Holiday December 2 (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Government has published the "Government Decision no. 871/2016 on the establishment day of December 2, 2016 as a day off" (Official Gazette, Part I, no. 950) which declares Friday, December 2, 2016, as a one-off bridge public holiday in Romania, to link the annual Romanian public holidays of Saint Andrew's on November 30 and the National Day on December 1st, with the subsequent weekend. announced that it had declared Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31, 2014, as additional, one-off non-working public sector holidays in Romania. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

23-Nov-2016

India

India Telangana 2017 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Telangana has released the "Telangana GO List of General Holidays, Optional Holidays for the year 2017" which officially lists the annual non-working public holidays to be observed in the Indian State of Telangana for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

23-Nov-2016

Costa Rica

Costa Rican Otto Public Holidays November 24-25 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's President, Luis Guillermo Solís, has issued a decree declaring Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25, 2016, as one-off non-working public holidays in Costa Rica, on account of the impending arrival of tropical storm Otto. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

23-Nov-2016

Bolivia

Bolivian 2016-2017 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: The head of Bolivia's Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social, Elizabeth Molina, has announced the declaration of 2015-2016 year-end non-working public holidays in Bolivia, taking into account the fact that both December 25 and January 1, fall on a Sunday. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

22-Nov-2016

Thailand

Thailand 2017 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Government Cabinet, through government spokesperson, Thaksada Sangkhachan, has declared Tuesday, January 3, 2017, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a five-day period of public holidays from December 31, 2016, until January 3, 2017, inclusively. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

22-Nov-2016

Cuba

Cuban 2016 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba-Granma) - Summary: The Cuban government has issued the "Resolución No 23/2016 del Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social" which declares Friday, December 2, 2016, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Cuba, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Granma. Links: full story and other Cuba news and updates.

22-Nov-2016

Guam

Guam November 25 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: The Government of Guam-Chamorro) - Summary: The spokeswoman for the Governor of Guam, Oyaol Nigirairikl, has announced that Guam Governor, Eddie Calvo, would not be declaring Friday, November 25, 2016, the day after the upcoming Thanksgiving non-working public holiday of Guam, as another one-off GovGuam public sector holiday in Guam. Links: full story and other Guam news and updates.

22-Nov-2016

Paraguay

Paraguay 2017 Public Holidays Released (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has signed the "Decreto número 6292" which lists the annual official non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the upcoming calendar year 2017, including which of the annual non-working public holidays of Paraguay will be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend during the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

21-Nov-2016

Vietnam

Vietnam 2017 Public Holidays Approved (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has accepted the recommendations of the Ministry of Interior, as set-out in the "Official Letter 5039 / BNV-TCCB 4002", in response to the earlier proposal by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam of 2 proposed options for the annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

20-Nov-2016

Hungary

Hungary Good Friday Public Holiday Legislation (Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium-Budapest) - Summary: The Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister, Zsolt Semjén, jointly with Hungary's Human Resources Minister, Zoltán Balog, and the Hungarian Economy Minister, Mihály Varga, have entered legislation to amend the current annual non-working public holidays in Hungary legislation, and add Good Friday to the list of annual non-working public holidays in Hungary. Links: full story and other Hungary news and updates.

20-Nov-2016

Myanmar

Myanmar 2017 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 Myanmar bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Myanmar news and updates.

20-Nov-2016

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Year-End 2016-2017 Public Holidays Confirmed (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has confirmed the dates of the upcoming year-end 2016-2017 non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago in line with its previously-released official list of Trinidad and Tobago bank holidays and of non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

19-Nov-2016

Czech Republic

Czech Republic 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Czech National Bank-Prag) - Summary: The central bank of the Czech Republic, the Czech National Bank, has announced its annual list of the annual Czech bank holidays and Czech public holidays for calendar year 2017 in the Czech Republic, based on the recently-amended legislation regulating non-working public holidays in the Czech Republic. Links: full story and other Czech Republic news and updates.

19-Nov-2016

Dominica

Dominica 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Office of the Prime Minister) - Summary: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released its annual official list of the Dominica bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Dominica, for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

18-Nov-2016

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands 2016 Public Holidays Amended (Source: The Governor's Office-Charlotte Amalie) - Summary: The Governor of the US Virgin Islands, Kenneth Mapp, has once again declared a one-off additional public sector holiday in the US Virgin Islands to be observed as a public sector holiday in the US Virgin Islands on the day after Thanksgiving 2016, namely Friday, November 25, 2016. Links: full story and other Virgin Islands, U.S. news and updates.

18-Nov-2016

Peru

Peru Mulls October 31 Public Holiday (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: Another bill has been introduced in Peru's Parliament, by Congresista Karina Beteta, which would make October 31, Reformation Day, a new paid annual non-working public holiday in Peru (con carácter de feriado no laborable). Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

17-Nov-2016

UAE

UAE 2016 National Day Public Holidays Announced (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Minister of Labour, and the UAE's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, have each in turn, announced the dates of the upcoming annual Martyrs' Day and National Day non-working public holidays in the UAE, for the private sector and the public sector, as running from Thursday, December 1, until Saturday, December 3, 2016, inclusively. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

17-Nov-2016

Madagascar

Madagascar Public Holiday November 25 (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's "ministère de la Fonction publique et de la réforme administrative, du travail et des lois sociales", has announced that it is drafting a decree, expected next Tuesday, to declare Friday, November 25, 2016, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar on account of the upcoming "Sommet de la Francophonie". Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

17-Nov-2016

Romania

Romanian June 1 Public Holiday Promulgated (Source: Senatului României-Bucharest) - Summary: Romanian President, Klaus Johannis, has signed into law, the law declaring June 1st, Children's Day, as another new annual non-working public holiday in Romania for both the private and public sectors, which had earlier been approved by the Romanian Senate and the Romanian Chamber of Deputies. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

17-Nov-2016

India

India 2017 Kerala Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Kerala-Thiruvananthapuram) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Kerala has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Kerala for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

16-Nov-2016

India

Indian 2017 Himachal Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government-Shimla) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has issued a notification of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in the State of Himachal Pradesh as gazetted holidays during the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

16-Nov-2016

Oman

Omani 2016 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, respectively, in Oman, for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

15-Nov-2016

Gibraltar

Gibraltar 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Gibraltar Press Office-Gibraltar) - Summary: The Government of Gibraltar has issued the "Bank and Public Holidays Order 2016" (LN. 2016/217) which specifies the official list of annual Gibraltar bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Gibraltar for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Gibraltar news and updates.

15-Nov-2016

Ukraine

Ukraine 2017 Public Holidays Approved (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: At today's meeting, Ukraine's Cabinet issued a still unnumbered disposition which approves the previously-released draft resolution by the Ukraine's Ministry of Social Policy, specifying the annual official list of 2017 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine, as well as the postponement of some working days in 2017, "in order to create favorable conditions for the rational use of working time". Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

15-Nov-2016

Tajikistan

Tajikistan November 16 Not A Public Holiday (Source: Majlisi namoyandagon of Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan-MNMORT) - Summary: The government of Tajikistan has issued a communique clarifying that the new annual holiday in Tajikistan, to mark the presidency of Tajikistan's longtime ruler Emomali Rakhmon, introduced last spring, would not be a non-working public holiday in Tajikistan, contrary to the reports issued at the time. Links: full story and other Tajikistan news and updates.

15-Nov-2016

India

India 2017 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 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

14-Nov-2016

Cambodia

Cambodia 2017 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 a Cambodian Royal Government's sub-decree 223 Kor.Bor/Bror.Kor establishing Cambodia's annual list of official non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

13-Nov-2016

India

India 2017 Puducherry Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Puducherry-Saram) - Summary: The government of India's State of Puducherry has announced the list of official state non-working public holidays in India's State of Puducherry for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

12-Nov-2016

New Caledonia

New Caledonia 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Direction des Ressources Humaines et de la Fonction Publique de Nouvelle-Calédonie-Nouméa) - Summary: The government of New Caledonia has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in New Caledonia (jours fériés chômés) for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

11-Nov-2016

Guyana

Guyana 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The government of Guyana has announced its annual list of Guyanese bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Guyana for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

10-Nov-2016

Belarus

Belarus 2017 Public Holidays Released (Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus-Minsk) - Summary: The Council of Ministers of Belarus has approved the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Belarus in the calendar year 2017, and released the details thereof in the "Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus No. 912". Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.

9-Nov-2016

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday November 10 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The spokesperson of Nepal's Home Ministry, Balkrishna Panthi, has announced that the government of Nepal had decided to declare Thursday, November 10, 2016, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal on account of the annual Nepalese holiday of Phalgunanda Jayanti. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

8-Nov-2016

Pakistan

Pakistan Iqbal Day Public Holiday Restoration Ruled-Out (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has ruled-out the rumoured declaration of November 9 as a non-working public holiday in Pakistan on account of Iqbal Day. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

7-Nov-2016

North Korea

North Korean 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Korean Central News Agency-KCNA) - Summary: The North Korean government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in North Korea for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other North Korea news and updates.

6-Nov-2016

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced its annual official finalized listing of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

5-Nov-2016

Ukraine

Ukraine January 2017 Public Holidays (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Ministry of Social Policy of the Ukraine has issued a communiqué confirming that Cabinet of the Ukraine had decreed the list of January 2017 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

5-Nov-2016

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan November 7 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Ministerio de Trabajo (MITRAB), through its general secretary, José León Argüello Malespín, has issued a communique declaring that Monday, November 7, 2016, the day after the upcoming presidential election of Nicaragua, would not be a one-off non-working public holiday in Nicaragua. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

4-Nov-2016

Madagascar

Madagascar Mulls Weeklong Public Holidays (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's president, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, has announced that he had not yet decided if a week of non-working public holidays would be declared in Madagascar for the upcoming "Sommet de la Francophonie". Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

4-Nov-2016

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday November 7 (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, November 7, 2016, would be another bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Día de Todos Los Santos") annual bank holiday of Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

3-Nov-2016

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday November 4 (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: After 2 months of announcements by various Ministers of Ghana (Ghana's Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Netson Akatey, in September, and the Interior Minister, Prosper Bani, late last month) that Friday, November 4, 2016, the date of this year's moved Farmers' Day, would not be a non-working public holiday in Ghana, earlier today, Ghana's Deputy Interior Minister, James Agalga, announced that Friday, November 4, 2016, would in fact be a "statutory public holiday and must be observed as such". Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

2-Nov-2016

Vietnam

Vietnam 2017 Public Holidays Submitted (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Vietnamese Ministry of Interior has issued the "Official Letter 5039 / BNV-TCCB 4002", in response to the earlier proposal by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam of a draft containing 2 proposed options for the annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

1-Nov-2016

Sénégal

Senegal Magal Public Holiday November 19 (Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) - Summary: The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire - CNOCL), led by Imam Ratib Serigne Mamoune Bousso, has announced that the upcoming Grand Magal de Touba annual non-working public holiday would be on Saturday, November 19, 2016, contrary to earlier reports that had it on Friday, November 18, 2016. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

1-Nov-2016

India

Indian 2017 West Bengal Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of West Bengal-Kolkata) - Summary: The Government of India's state of West Bengal has announced the days which shall be non-working public holidays in India's state of West Bengal for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.


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