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This monthly recap of July 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

24-Jul-2014

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan 2014 Orozo Ait Public Holidays (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that Tuesday, July 29, 2014, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan on account of the Orozo Ait (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

23-Jul-2014

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan 2014 Ramadan Public Holidays (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: The President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has issued his annual resolution "On celebration of Ramadan Hait" which declares Monday, July 28, 2014, as the non-working day off public holiday for the upcoming Ramazan Hayit (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

23-Jul-2014

Qatar

Qatar 2014 Eid Public Holidays (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the period of annual public sector holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had been extended to 11 consecutive days of public sector holidays. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

23-Jul-2014

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Delays Public Holidays Reduction (Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) - Summary: The Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, has announced that he would wait until next week to sign into law the "Proyecto del Senado 1113", which he was to sign this present week, thus reducing the number of annual public sector holidays in Puerto Rico, by combining 4 of the current annual non-working public sector holidays of Puerto Rico into one, the "Día de los Próceres Puertorriqueños". Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

23-Jul-2014

Malaysia

Malaysian State Public Holiday July 27 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Terengganu) - Summary: The State Secretary of Malaysia's State of Terengganu, Datuk Mazlan Ngah, has declared that Sunday, July 27, 2014, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Terengganu to link the upcoming Hari Raya (End of Ramadan) Malaysian non-working public holiday with the preceding Friday-Saturday state weekend. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

23-Jul-2014

Philippines

Philippines 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines-Manila) - Summary: Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has signed Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014, which lists the annual special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

23-Jul-2014

Nigeria

Nigerian Eid Public Holidays July 28-29 (Source: The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Nigerian Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Fatima Bamidele, has announced that the Federal Government of Nigeria had declared Monday and Tuesday, July 28-29, 2014, as the non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria for the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

22-Jul-2014

Kuwait

Kuwaiti 2014 Eid al Fitr Bank Holidays (Source: The Central Bank of Kuwait-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Central Bank of Kuwait has issued a circular to the local banks about the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), stating that contrary to what was declared for government employees, Sunday, July 27, 2014, would not be a bank holiday in Kuwait. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

22-Jul-2014

Tunisia

Tunisian 2014 Aïd El Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The government of Tunisia (Présidence du Gouvernement), in conjunction with the Institut national de météorologie (INM), has announced that the upcoming Aïd El-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays throughout Tunisia would be observed from Monday, July 28, until Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

22-Jul-2014

Uganda

Ugandan Census Public Holidays Ruled-Out (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: Uganda's state minister for finance, in charge of planning the upcoming national housing and population census, Matia Kasaija, has reiterated that none of the 10 days of the upcoming census will be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Uganda. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

22-Jul-2014

Australia

Australia Rules-Out Victorian Extra ANZAC 2015 Public Holiday (Source: State Government of Victoria-Melbourne) - Summary: A spokesperson for Premier Denis Napthine's Small Business Minister of the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, Russell Northe, has announced that Monday, April 27, 2015, the Monday following ANZAC Day, would not be a non-working public holiday in Australia's State of Victoria. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

21-Jul-2014

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday July 24 (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 Thursday, July 24, 2014, would be another bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Natalicio de Simón Bolívar" annual public holiday of Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

21-Jul-2014

Philippines

Philippines July 28 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines' Deputy presidential spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has announced that President Benigno Aquino III had ruled-out the declaration of a bridge non-working public holiday on Monday, July 28, 2014, on account of President Aquino’s fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA). Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

21-Jul-2014

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast 2014 Aïd El Fitr Public Holiday (Source: Gouvernement de Côte d'Ivoire-Abijan) - Summary: The government of the Ivory Coast, through its Ministère de l’Emploi, des Affaires Sociales et de la Solidarité Nationale, has announced that it had declared Thursday, July 24, 2014, as the date of the annual national non-working public holiday (jour férié et chômé sur toute l'étendue du territoire national) on account of the upcoming Nuit du destin (Revelation of the Quoran). Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

21-Jul-2014

Ghana

Ghana 2014 Ramadan Public Holiday (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that Monday, July 28, 2014, had been declared as the date of the 2014 annual Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Ghana. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

21-Jul-2014

UAE

UAE 2014 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Government has announced the dates of the upcoming 2014 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in the UAE for both the public sector and the private sector. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

21-Jul-2014

Oman

Oman 2014 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities, as per the Royal Orders of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, and the Omani Minister of Manpower, have announced similar dates of the upcoming 2014 Blessed Renaissance Day and Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays, for the public sector and the private sector of Oman. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

20-Jul-2014

Philippines

Philippines Declares 2014 INC Public Holiday (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines' President, Benigno Aquino III, has finally declared July 27, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Philippines in observance of the Iglesia ni Cristo centennial anniversary. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

20-Jul-2014

Guernsey and Alderney

Guernsey 2015-2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: States of Guernsey-St. Peter Port) - Summary: The States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) has published its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Guernsey, for the calendar years 2015 and 2016. Links: full story and other Guernsey and Alderney news and updates.

20-Jul-2014

South Africa

South Africa Mulls Mandela Public Holiday (Source: South African Government Communication and Information System-GCIS) - Summary: South African Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has announced that the South African government was considering turning Mandela Day into an annual non-working public holiday in South Africa. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

19-Jul-2014

Guinea

Guinea Conakry 2014 Public Holidays Amended (Source: guineeconakry.info-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry has amended its previously announced annual list of 2014 non-working public holidays (jours chômés et payés) in the Republic of Guinea Conakry, by moving the date of the upcoming Lailatoul Qadr public holiday by one day. Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

19-Jul-2014

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico To Enact Public Holidays Reduction Next Week (Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) - Summary: The Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, has announced through the Governor's Mansion Press Secretary, Jesús Manuel Ortiz, that he would sign into law next week, probably Tuesday, the "Proyecto del Senado 1113" which was recently reconciled between the House and Senate of Puerto Rico, and which will reduce the number of annual public sector holidays in Puerto Rico, by combining 4 of the current annual non-working public sector holidays of Puerto Rico into one, the "Día de los Próceres Puertorriqueños". Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

18-Jul-2014

Pakistan

Pakistan Extends 2014 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Federal Government of Pakistan has once again amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

17-Jul-2014

Philippines

Philippines End of Ramadan 2014 Date Question (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Datu Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan, director of the Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia at the Ateneo de Davao University, has stated that the recent announcement of Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as the date of the upcoming Eid’l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines, was unfortunate, as "most of us started the month of Ramadan on June 29, 2014, so the 29th or 30th of Ramadan is expected to be on July 27 or 28, respectively". Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

17-Jul-2014

Liberia

Liberia Public Holiday July 26 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, July 26, 2014, as a national non-working public holiday in Liberia to be observed across the country on account of Liberia's 167th Independence Day. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

17-Jul-2014

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian 2014 Eid al Fitr Financial Holidays (Source: Saudi Stock Exchange-Tadawul) - Summary: The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) has in turn announced that it would be closed for the upcoming Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays from Friday, July 24, 2014, until Saturday, August 2, 2014, inclusively. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

16-Jul-2014

Kuwait

Kuwaiti 2014 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays Approved (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Cabinet has approved the nine days annual non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr in 2014, as proposed by the Head of Civil Service Commission (CSC). Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

16-Jul-2014

India

Indian 2015 Public Holidays Amended (Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) - Summary: India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has released an amended list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

15-Jul-2014

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan July 21 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: The Nicaraguan Minister of Labour, Alba Luz Torres, has announced that Saturday, July 19, 2014, would be a non-working public holiday in Nicaragua, but that, once again, it would not be accompanied by additional public holiday. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

14-Jul-2014

Philippines

Philippines End of Ramadan 2014 Announced (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has signed Proclamation No. 826, s. 2014, which declares Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as the date of the upcoming Eid’l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

13-Jul-2014

Jordan

Jordan 2014 Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays Announced (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, has announced the dates of the upcoming annual non-working public holidays in Jordan for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

13-Jul-2014

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan 2014 Ramadan Public Holidays (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decree creating another 4-day Ramazan Bayram (End of Ramadan) public holidays from Saturday, July 26, until Tuesday, July 29, 2014, inclusively. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

11-Jul-2014

Spain

Spain 2015 Valencia Public Holidays Announced (Source: Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana-Valencia) - Summary: The Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana has announced its annual official calendar of non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

11-Jul-2014

Maldives

Maldives Extends 2014 Ramadan Public Holidays (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The Office of the President of the Maldives has released a communique indicating that the upcoming Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual public holidays in the Maldives would once again be extended to link-up with both the preceding Independence Day public holidays, and with the subsequent weekend. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

10-Jul-2014

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Public Holiday July 29 (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago, through its Public Utilities Minister, Nizam Baksh, has announced that Tuesday, July 29, 2014, had been announced as a non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual public holiday of Trinidad and Tobago in 2014. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

9-Jul-2014

Fiji

Fiji 2015 Public Holidays Expanded (Source: Ministry of Information-Suva) - Summary: The Fiji Governing Cabinet has finally completed its earlier list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2015, by announcing and gazetting the date of the 2015 non-working public holiday in Fiji for the newly created National Sports Day Fiji public holiday. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

8-Jul-2014

Thailand

Thailand Bank Holiday August 11 (Source: The Bank of Thailand-Bangkok) - Summary: The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has announced that Monday, August 11, 2014, had also been declared an additional, one-off non-working bank holiday for all banks and financial institutes throughout Thailand. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

8-Jul-2014

Kuwait

Kuwaiti 2014 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Head of Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that the extent of the 2014 annual non-working public holidays due to the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr will be nine days. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

7-Jul-2014

Philippines

Philippines 2014 INC Public Holiday Passes DOJ (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines Department of Justice, through its Justice Secretary, Leila de Lima, has announced that it sees no legal impediment to the resolution of the House of Representatives (House Bill No. 364) declaring the founding anniversary of the Iglesia Ni Cristo a special non-working public holiday in the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

6-Jul-2014

Argentina

Argentina June 29 Public Holiday Voted By House (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's Lower House (Cámara de Diputados) has passed the bill introduced by Kirchnerite deputy Julio Solanas, which would declare another one-off commemorative non-working public holiday on June 29, 2015, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the declaration of independence from foreign control. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

5-Jul-2014

Moldova

Moldovan 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: The government of Moldova has 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.

4-Jul-2014

Spain

Spain 2015 Asturias Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial del Principado de Asturias-BOPA) - Summary: The Principado de Asturias autonomous region of Spain has announced its annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous regions of the Asturias, for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

3-Jul-2014

Thailand

Thailand Declares August 11 Public Holiday (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), at the request of the Ministry of Tourism, has declared Monday, August 11, 2014, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a four-day period of public holidays leading up to the annual Queen's birthday non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

2-Jul-2014

Algeria

Algeria 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 Saturday, July 5th, 2014, had been declared a non-working public holiday ("journée chômée et payée"), on account of the upcoming "célébration du 52ème anniversaire de la fête de l'indépendance nationale". Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

2-Jul-2014

Colombia

Colombian Public Holiday July 4 (Source: Presidencia de la República-Bogota) - Summary: Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, has decreed a half-day public sector holiday for Friday afternoon, July 4, 2014, starting at 1 pm local time (13:00), to allow public sector employees to watch the Colombia vs. Brazil quarterfinals match. Links: full story and other Colombia news and updates.

2-Jul-2014

Indonesia

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

2-Jul-2014

Spain

Spain 2015 Cantabria Public Holidays Announced (Source: Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria -Santander) - Summary: The Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria has gazetted the list of 2015 annual non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cantabria. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

1-Jul-2014

Mongolia

Mongolia Extends Naadam Public Holidays (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: The Parliament of of Mongolia has approved amendments to the Law on Celebrating Public Festivals and Memorable Days which add July 14 and 15 as additional annual non-working public holidays in Mongolia. Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.

1-Jul-2014

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico House Approves Public Holidays Reduction (Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) - Summary: The House of Representatives of Puerto Rico has, in turn, approved the report of the Committee of Conference on the the Proyecto del Senado 1113 which gives legislative form to the recent proposal by the Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, to reduce the number of annual public sector holidays in Puerto Rico from 19 to 15. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.


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