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This monthly recap of April 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

18-Apr-2014

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Public Holidays May 1-3 and 7-10 (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: Kazakhstan's Prime Minister, Karim Massimov, has signed another "Decree Of The Government For Favorable Conditions Of Working Population And Efficient Use Of Working Time" which declares 2 additional one-off non-working bridge public holidays in Kazakhstan, to link the upcoming annual Unity Day, Homeland Defender Day, and Victory Day, Kazakhstan public holidays with one another and the nearby weekends. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

17-Apr-2014

Spain

Spain 2015 Basque Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial del País Vasco-BOPV) - Summary: The executive of Spain's autonomous region of the País Vasco has released its annual calendar of official regional public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2015 in Spain's Basque region. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

17-Apr-2014

Romania

Romanian January 24 Public Holiday Approved (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Government has announced that it had finally approved the long-expected new annual non-working romanian public holiday on January 24, to commemorate the reunification of Wallachia and Moldavia. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

16-Apr-2014

Ghana

Ghana 2014 Easter Public Holidays (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that Friday, April 18, and Monday, April 21, 2014, had been declared a statutory non-working public holidays in Ghana on account of the upcoming annual Good Friday and Easter Monday public holidays in Ghana. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

15-Apr-2014

Nigeria

Nigerian Easter 2014 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 18, and Monday, April 21, 2014, 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.

15-Apr-2014

Cape Verde

Cape Verde 2014 Easter Public Holidays (Source: Ministro da Administração Interna-República de Cabo Verde) - Summary: The government of Cape Verde has declared a one-off public sector holiday (tolerância de ponto) for the afternoon of Thursday, April 17, 2014. Links: full story and other Cape Verde news and updates.

15-Apr-2014

Cuba

Cuban Public Holiday April 18 (Source: Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba-Granma) - Summary: Cuba's Council of Ministers has issued a communique indicating that, pending the taking effect of recent changes to Cuba's public holidays legislation, it had decided to declare Friday, April 18, 2014, the date of the upcoming Good Friday holiday, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Cuba. Links: full story and other Cuba news and updates.

15-Apr-2014

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holidays April 17 and 21 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to declare additional day-off public sector holidays (toleránsia pontu) for Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday, on April 17 and 21, 2014, respectively. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

14-Apr-2014

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holidays April 18 and 21 (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Monday, April 21, 2014, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Macedonia "for all citizens of the Republic of Macedonia" on account of the upcoming "second day of Easter according to the Orthodox calendar" annual public holiday in Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

14-Apr-2014

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago 2014 Easter Public Holidays (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has updated its previously-released list of 2014 non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago by proclaiming the dates of the upcoming annual non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago for Good Friday, Easter, and Corpus Christi 2014. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

13-Apr-2014

Nepal

Nepalese 2071 BS New Year Public Holiday (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Monday, April 13, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Nepal, on account of the 2071 B.S. (Bikram Sambat era) New Year public holiday in Nepal. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

13-Apr-2014

Bolivia

Bolivian May 2 Public Holiday Cancelled (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that the Government of Bolivia had finally decided not to declare of Friday, May 2, 2014, as a non-working public holiday in Bolivia, despite the unambiguous terms of the Decreto Supremo 1210. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

12-Apr-2014

Montserrat

Montserrat 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Montserrat-Brades) - Summary: Montserrat's Office of the Deputy Governor has announced its annual list of non-working public holidays, and in lieu public holidays in Montserrat for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Montserrat news and updates.

11-Apr-2014

Paraguay

Paraguay Public Sector Holiday April 16 (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: Paraguay's President, Horacio Cartes, has decreed a non-working public sector holiday for Wednesday, April 16, 2014, to let Paraguayan civil servants once again begin their Holy Week non-working public holidays earlier. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

10-Apr-2014

Macau

Macau 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China-Macau) - Summary: The government of the Macau SAR has announced the full list of official Macau non-working annual public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

10-Apr-2014

Liberia

Liberia Public Holiday April 11 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a Proclamation declaring Friday, April 11, 2014, as the National Fast and Prayer Day annual non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

9-Apr-2014

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Holiday May 2 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that it was too soon ("es muy adelantado hablar sobre este tema") to discuss the declaration of Friday, May 2, 2014, as a non-working public holiday in Bolivia, despite the unambiguous terms of the Decreto Supremo 1210. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

8-Apr-2014

Singapore

Singapore 2015 Public Holidays Released (Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) - Summary: Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2015 which, for once, does not include an error in the date of the 2015 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore. Links: full story and other Singapore news and updates.

8-Apr-2014

Romania

Romania May 2 Public Holiday Update (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Government has announced that civil servants would work on Saturday, April 26, 2014, to compensate the recently-approved declaration of another one-off non-working bridge public sector holiday on Friday, May 2, 2014, to tie the annual May 1st public holiday in Romania with the following weekend. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

8-Apr-2014

Lebanon

Lebanon Bank Holiday April 11 (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Friday, April 11, 2014, had once again been declared a bank holiday for all banks and financial institutions of Lebanon, including the Beirut Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

7-Apr-2014

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Easter 2014 Public Sector Holidays (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Alba Luz Torres Briones, has announced that Nicaragua's public sector workers and government services would once again close down for 9 consecutive days of public sector holidays on account of the upcoming Holy Week (desde el Sábado de Ramos hasta el Domingo de Pascua, período que marca la Semana Santa y que este año está comprendido entre los días 12 al 20 de abril, será declarado feriado). Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

7-Apr-2014

Singapore

Singapore 2014 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Singapore Hindu Endowments Board-HEB) - Summary: The Singapore Hindu Endowments Board (HEB) has announced that the date of the upcoming Deepavali public holiday had once again been moved from its previously-announced date of Thursday, October 23, 2014, to Tuesday, October 22, 2014. Links: full story and other Singapore news and updates.

6-Apr-2014

Lebanon

Lebanon Bank Holiday April 21 (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Monday, April 21, 2014, had once again been declared a bank holiday for all banks and financial institutions of Lebanon, including the Beirut Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Lebanon, to commemorate Catholic and Orthodox Easter Monday. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

5-Apr-2014

Indonesia

Indonesian Bank Holiday April 9 (Source: Central Bank of Republic of Indonesia-Jakarta) - Summary: Indonesia's Central Bank, has announced that Wednesday, April 9, 2014, would also be bank holidays in Indonesia and that, on those dates, the Indonesian Stock Exchange would also close. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

4-Apr-2014

Macedonia

Macedonian Roma Public Holiday April 8 (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Tuesday, April 8, 2014, would once again be a non-working public holiday for members Roma community in Macedonia on account of the upcoming annual International Roma Day annual sectorial non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

3-Apr-2014

Pakistan

Pakistan Sindh Public Holiday April 4 (Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has once again declared Friday, April 4, 2014, as a one-off regional non-working public holiday to commemorate the death anniversary of the PPP founder and leader, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

3-Apr-2014

Indonesia

Indonesian Public Holiday April 9 (Source: Komisi Pemilihan Umum-Jakarta) - Summary: Earlier today, the Government of Indonesia's Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, announced that, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the polling day for the upcoming parliamentary elections, had once again been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Indonesia "so that employees across the country can concentrate on the elections without being burdened by work". Indonesia's Constitutional Court has ruled that Indonesia would hold its presidential election and legislative election concurrently, starting in 2019. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

3-Apr-2014

Romania

Romania May 2 Public Holiday Official (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Government has approved, as expected, the declaration of another one-off non-working bridge public sector holiday on Friday, May 2, 2014, to tie the annual May 1st public holiday in Romania with the following weekend. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

2-Apr-2014

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan April 15 Public Holiday Declared (Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs-Colombo) - Summary: The Sri Lankan Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided to declare April 15, 2014, once again as a one-off additional public holiday throughout Sri Lanka. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

2-Apr-2014

Burundi

Burundi Public Holiday April 7 (Source: Le Portail des Institutions-Bujumbura) - Summary: Burundi's Minister of Labor, Annonciate Sendazirasa, has announced that the Governement of Burundi had declared Monday, April 7, 2014, as an additional public holiday in Burundi, due to the fact that the public holiday for the 20th anniversary of the assasination of Cyprien Ntaryamira falls on a Sunday. Links: full story and other Burundi news and updates.

1-Apr-2014

Costa Rica

Costa Rican April 2014 Public Holidays (Source: La Nación-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Minister of Labour has announced the dates of the non-working public holidays in Costa Rica for the month of April 2014, as per the amended public holidays legislation of Costa Rica. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.


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