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This monthly recap of June 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

27-Jun-2016

Pakistan

Pakistan 2016 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays Extended (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 2016, by expanding these annual Pakistani public holidays to last 6 days. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

27-Jun-2016

Oman

Oman 2016 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have once again announced similar dates for the upcoming 2016 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Oman, for both the public sector and the private sector of Oman. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

27-Jun-2016

Egypt

Egyptian Public Holiday For Third June 30th Anniversary (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: Egyptian Prime Minister, Sherif Ismail, has issued a decision announcing that Thursday, June 30, 2016, had been declared as another one-off non-working public holiday in Egypt on account of the third anniversary of the beginning of the mass protests which led to the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

27-Jun-2016

UAE

UAE 2016 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Government's Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the dates of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays for the UAE's Ministries and Federal entities (the public sector), beginning on Ramadan 28, 1437 AH. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

26-Jun-2016

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Bank Holidays July 4 (Source: The Central Bank of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) - Summary: Bangladesh's Central Bank (Bangladesh Bank) has amended its previously-released list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2016, by also declaring Monday, July 4, 2016, as a one-off non-working bank holiday in Bangladesh's "all state-owned and private commercial banks". Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

25-Jun-2016

Philippines

Philippines Mulls June 30 Public Holiday (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines Government Communications Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr., has announced that current Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has not yet decided if Thursday, June 30, 2016, the date of the upcoming inauguration of president-elect, Rodrigo Duterte, would be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Philippines, as was the case on the occasion of the inaugurations of Benigno Aquino III and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

25-Jun-2016

India

Indian 2017 Public Holidays Released (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 its annual 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 2016. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

25-Jun-2016

Ghana

Ghana Republic Public Holiday July 1st (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Prosper Bani, has announced that Friday, July 1st, 2016, was an annual statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming Republic Day annual public holiday, and should be observed as a non-working public holiday throughout Ghana. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

24-Jun-2016

South Africa

South African Electoral Public Holiday August 3 (Source: South African Government Communication and Information System-GCIS) - Summary: South African President, Jacob Zuma, has finally declared Wednesday, August 3, 2016, the date of the upcoming South African Local Government Elections, as a one-off non-working public holiday in South Africa. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

24-Jun-2016

Uganda

Uganda Promises Father's Day Public Holiday (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: Uganda's Second Deputy Prime Minister, Kirunda Kivejinja, has announced that the government of Uganda had pledged to declare "Father's Day", marked in Uganda annually on June 21st, as a new annual non-working public holiday in Uganda. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

24-Jun-2016

Spain

Spain 2017 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 (calendario laboral en el ambito del Principado de Asturias), for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

24-Jun-2016

Malaysia

Malaysia Mulls Extended End of Remadan Public Holidays (Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: The Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, has announced that the Government of Malaysia would consider declaring Friday, July 8, 2016, as a one-off bridge non-working public holiday in Malaysian states where Friday is a regular working day. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

23-Jun-2016

Kuwait

Kuwaiti 2016 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 2016 annual non-working public holidays in Kuwait for the upcoming annual Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays will be five days, "whether Ramadan is 29 or 30 days". Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

23-Jun-2016

Argentina

Argentina Public Holiday July 8 (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Santos, has announced that Argentina's President, Mauricio Macri, had declared Friday, July 8, 2016, as a one-off bridge non-working public holiday in Argentina, to extend the upcoming, July 9, Día de la Independencia public holiday of Argentina into a 3-day weekend. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

22-Jun-2016

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Extends 2016 End of Ramadan Public Holidays (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Earlier today, a public administration ministry official announced that Bangladesh's Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, had approved a one-off non-working public holiday in Bangladesh on Monday, July 4, 2016, by virtue of her executive powers, meaning that Bangladesh's government offices will be closed from July 1st to July 9, 2016, inclusively, for the upcoming Jumatul Bidah, Shab-e-Qadar, and End of Ramadan public holidays of Bangladesh. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

22-Jun-2016

Brazil

Brazil Adds 3 Olympics Public Holidays (Source: Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) - Summary: The prefecture of Rio de Janeiro has published the Decreto nº 41.867, de 21 de junho de 2016, which declared 3, one-off, non-working public holidays in Brazil's city of Rio de Janeiro on account of the upcoming Olympic games. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

22-Jun-2016

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Eid Public Holiday July 6 (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that Wednesday, July 6, 2016, had been declared 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 2016. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

21-Jun-2016

Spain

Spain 2017 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 ("calendario laboral en toda la Comunidad Valenciana") for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

20-Jun-2016

Spain

Spain 2017 Balears Public Holidays Announced (Source: Dirección General de Trabajo Y Salud Laboral-Govern de les Illes Balears) - Summary: The Consell de Govern of Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (ámbito autonómico de las Islas Baleares) has announced its official annual calendar of 2017 regional and national public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (calendario laboral). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

20-Jun-2016

Israel

Israel Votes Alyah National Holiday (Source: Haaretz-Tel Aviv) - Summary: Later today, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) is expected to unanimously approve the second and third reading of a bill which will introduce a new holiday in Israel to commemorate the Aliyah. Links: full story and other Israel news and updates.

19-Jun-2016

Venezuela

Venezuelan 2017 Bank Holidays And Public Holidays (Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario-Sudeban) - Summary: The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector (La Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has released the official list of the dates of the non-working public holidays in Venezuela in 2017 as well as of the bank holidays in Venezuela for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

18-Jun-2016

India

Indian HR and PB Public Holidays June 21 (Source: Government of Punjab-Chandigarh) - Summary: The Governments of India's states of Haryana and of the Punjab have separately announced that they had declared the morning of Tuesday, June 21, 2016, as a one-off non-working public holiday in their respective states on account of the upcoming International Yoga Day. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

18-Jun-2016

South Africa

South African Local Elections August 3 (Source: South African Government Communication and Information System-GCIS) - Summary: The South African Government Communication and Information System has announced the date of the upcoming South African Local Government Elections as Wednesday, August 3, 2016, midweek as was the case 5 years ago, when it was also declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in South Africa. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

17-Jun-2016

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan June 20 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs-Colombo) - Summary: The Sri Lankan Ministry of Public Administration and Local Government has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided not to declare Monday, June 20, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka in view of the annual Poson Poya Day non-working public holiday of Sri Lanka falling on a Sunday in 2016. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

17-Jun-2016

Nauru

Nauru Refugee Public Holiday June 20 (Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru-Yaren) - Summary: The president of Nauru has once again declared Monday, June 20, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Nauru on the occasion this year's World Refugee Day. Links: full story and other Nauru news and updates.

16-Jun-2016

Myanmar

Myanmar 2016 Public Holidays Amended Again (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar-Yangoon) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security of the government of Myanmar has issued another amendment to its previously-released annual list of the dates of the official non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the calendar year 2016, this time correcting the date of the upcoming annual Full Moon Day of Waso (Beginning of Buddhist Lent) non-working public holiday in Myanmar. Links: full story and other Myanmar news and updates.

15-Jun-2016

Malaysia

Malaysian State Public Holiday July 8 (Source: Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang-Penang) - Summary: The Government of Malaysia's State of Penang has announced that Friday, July 8, 2016, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Penang, due to the coincidence of the annual Pengisytiharaan Tapak Warisan Dunia Pulau Pinang state public holiday and of the second day of the upcoming Malaysian public holidays for Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan), on July 7, 2016. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

14-Jun-2016

Latvia

Latvian 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia-Riga) - Summary: The government of Latvia has released the annual official list of official non-working national public holidays in Latvia, and bridge non-working public holidays in Latvia, for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Latvia news and updates.

14-Jun-2016

Spain

Spain 2017 Cataluña Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya-DOGC) - Summary: The Conselleria de Treball de la Generalitat de Catalunya has gazetted, in the DOGC de 6 de junio de 2016, the previously-announced annual list of the 2017 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

13-Jun-2016

Romania

Romanian June 1 Public Holiday Update (Source: Senatului României-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Government has approved a legislative proposal to amend Article 139 of Law No. 53/2003, the Romanian Labour Code, with the aim of declaring June 1, Children's Day as a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

13-Jun-2016

Suriname

Suriname Ied-Ul-Fitr Public Holiday July 6 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname announced that the upcoming "Ied-Ul-Fitr" (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday in Suriname would be observed on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, a date which has been declared a non-working public holiday in Suriname. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

13-Jun-2016

Spain

Spain 2017 Aragon Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Gobierno de Aragón-Zaragoza) - Summary: The government of Spain's autonomous region of Aragon has gazetted (BOA de 8 de junio de 2016) its previously-announced annual list of regional non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

12-Jun-2016

Bhutan

Bhutanese Public Holiday June 15 (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Wednesday, June 15, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Bhutanese non-working public holiday for the Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche, also known as Guru Padmasambhava, who is believed to have brought Buddhism to Bhutan. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

11-Jun-2016

Mongolia

Mongolia Announces 9-Day Naadam Public Holidays (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: The Cabinet of the Government of Mongolia has announced that the upcoming Naadam 2016 non-working public holidays in Mongolia would run from July 9-17, 2016. Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.

11-Jun-2016

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) - Summary: The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (ORHELA) has released its annual "Memorando Especial", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

10-Jun-2016

Ireland

Ireland Reconsiders April 24 Public Holiday (Source: Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament-Dublin) - Summary: Dublin Member of Parliament, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, had introduced another bill in his longstanding quest to have April 24 declared as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Republic of Ireland to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising. Links: full story and other Ireland news and updates.

10-Jun-2016

Argentina

Argentina's June 17 Public Holiday Gazetted (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's President, Mauricio Macri, has ended the suspense over his possibly vetoing the recently-passed bill to declare a new annual non-working public holiday in Argentina on June 17, commemorating General Martín Miguel de Güemes, and has signed the bill into law via the "decreto 765/2016 que promulga la ley 27.258". Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

9-Jun-2016

Turkey

Turkey Extends 2016 Ramadan Public Holidays (Source: Hürriyet Daily News-Istanbul) - Summary: The government of Turkey has decided to extend the upcoming End of Ramadan non-working public holidays in Turkey, by declaring Friday, July 9, 2016, as a non-working public holiday to link the upcoming Ramazan Bayram (End of Ramadan) Turkish public holidays with the preceding weekend. Links: full story and other Turkey news and updates.

8-Jun-2016

Argentina

Argentina's Senate Approves June 17 Public Holiday (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Earlier today, Argentina's Senate finally approved, by a vote of 47-6, the bill that would declare June 17 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Argentina, to commemorate the anniversary of the death of General Martín Miguel de Güemes ("Conmemoración del fallecimiento del general Martín Miguel de Güemes"). Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

8-Jun-2016

Taiwan

Taiwan 2017 Public Holidays Officialized (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: The Taiwanese Directorate General of Personnel Administration has announced that the Cabinet of Taiwan had formally approved the previously-released list of annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for its administrative agencies during the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

8-Jun-2016

Australia

Australian ACT Mulls Public Holidays Changes (Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate-Canberra) - Summary: The Government of the ACT (Australia's Capital Territory) has launched public consultations on the possibility of declaring a new annual non-working public holiday in the ACT, beginning in 2017, and which would replace one of the current annual non-working public holidays of Australia's ACT; either Family and Community Day, in September, or the "Queen's Birthday", non-working public holiday of Australia's ACT in June. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

7-Jun-2016

Russia

Russian 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has released its annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2017", which, as usual, proposes a draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

7-Jun-2016

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Mulls June 17 Public Holiday (Source: La Nación-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's legislature is to consider a bill by Liberación Nacional MP, Rolando González, which would declare June 17, Costa Rican Father's Day (Día del Padre), as a new annual non-working public holiday in Costa Rica. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

6-Jun-2016

Guatemala

Guatemalan Public Holiday July 1 (Source: Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) - Summary: The Guatemalan Ministry of Labour has announced that Friday, July 1, 2016, had been declared as the, day in lieu, non-working public holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming, June 30, Army Day annual public holiday ("Día del Ejército"), once again falling in the middle of the week in 2016. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

3-Jun-2016

Tonga

Tongan Public Holiday June 6 (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Prime Minister's Office has issued a communiqué announcing that Monday, June 6, 2016, was an official non-working public holiday in Tonga to mark the 154th Tongan Emancipation Day. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

2-Jun-2016

Seychelles

Seychelles Bank Holidays and Public Holidays June 5-6 (Source: The Central Bank of Seychelles-Victoria) - Summary: The Central Bank of the Seychelles has announced that Monday, June 6, 2016, would be a substitute bank holiday and public holiday in the Seychelles on account of the annual Liberation Day bank holiday and public holiday of the Seychelles falling on a Sunday in 2016. Links: full story and other Seychelles news and updates.

1-Jun-2016

Spain

Spain 2017 Aragon Public Holidays Announced (Source: Gobierno de Aragón-Zaragoza) - Summary: The government of Spain's autonomous region of Aragon has announced the annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Aragon ("fiestas laborales, de carácter retribuido y no recuperables e inhábiles, para el año 2017 en la comunidad") for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

1-Jun-2016

India

India Rules-Out June 2 Telangana Public Holiday (Source: Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Telangana has issued a communiqué ruling-out the declaration of June 2, 2016, as another one-off non-working public holiday in India's State of Telangana on account of the second anniversary of the formation of the Indian State of Telangana. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

1-Jun-2016

Ukraine

Ukraine Mulls May Public Holidays Shake-Up (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada, the unicameral parliament of the Ukraine, is considering the draft law No.4722 "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine (regarding the reduction of the number of public holidays and weekends)", which would remove the annual public holidays of May 1, 2 and 9 from the annual list of non-working public holidays of the Ukraine. The Parliament of the Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada) has voted amendments to the Ukrainian Labour Law by declaring October 14 as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Ukraine to be called "the Day of Defender of Ukraine". Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

1-Jun-2016

Pakistan

Pakistan Ramadan 2016 Bank Holiday (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Tuesday, June 7, 2016, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Start of Ramadan Bank Holiday. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.


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