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Fiji November 11 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Ministry of Information-Suva) - Summary: Fiji's Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, has announced that there would be no one-off, or otherwise, non-working public holiday in Fiji, on Friday, November 11, 2016, to commemorate the centennial of the end of the arrival of Indian indentured laborers to Fiji. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.
Spain 2017 Cataluņa Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya-DOGC) - Summary: The Consell Catalā de Relacions Laborals has released its annual list of the 2017 non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluņa (calendario oficial de fiestas laborales para el aņo 2017), including both the nationwide public holidays in Spain, as well as the Catalonia-specific public holidays in 2017. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.
Hong Kong 2017 Public Holidays Released (Source: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government-HKSAR) - Summary: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has released its annual official list of the gazetted 2017 public holidays to be observed in Hong Kong ("General holidays for 2017"), in accordance with the Employment Ordinance and General Holidays Ordinance as well as amendments thereto. Links: full story and other Hong Kong news and updates.