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This monthly recap of October 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

31-Oct-2014

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic 2015 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 the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

31-Oct-2014

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani Ashura Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, Mubariz Gurbanli, has stated that he did not see any need for Azerbaijan to declare a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming annual Ashura Muslim festival. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

31-Oct-2014

Bolivia

Bolivian November 3 Public Holiday Confirmed (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has issued a communique confirming the fact that Monday, November 3, 2014, would be a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Bolivia, on account of the annual Todos los Santos non-working public holiday of Bolivia falling on a Sunday in 2014 ("se traslada al lunes 3 de noviembre al coincidir con domingo"). Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

31-Oct-2014

Pakistan

Pakistan Public Holiday November 9 (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Sunday, November 9, 2014, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan to mark Iqbal Day. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

30-Oct-2014

Philippines

Philippines Public Sector Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Executive Secretary to the Office of the President of the Philippines, Paquito N. Ochoa Jr., has announced that, in a reversal of an earlier announcement, Malacañang had issued Memorandum Circular No. 73 declaring a one-off afternoon non-working public sector holiday, on Friday, October 31, 2014, "to allow employees to travel to their respective provinces", before the November 1, 2014 as special non-working day. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

30-Oct-2014

Malaysia

Malaysian 2014 Public Holidays Amended Further (Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: The chief Minister of the Malaysian State of Perak has announced that the newly-announced date for the non-working public holiday for the Sultan of Perak's Birthday would be observed beginning in 2014, and not in 2015 as had been expected, as the birthday of the previous Sulatn of Perak's had already been observed as a non-working public holiday in Perak earlier this year. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

30-Oct-2014

Philippines

Philippines November 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines' Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary has sent a correction to the media this time ruling-out any chance that Sunday, November 2, 2014, would be, declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

29-Oct-2014

Nepal

Nepal Mulls SAARC Public Holidays (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that it was considering the declaration of November 26 and 27, 2014, as one-off non-working public holidays in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal on account of the upcoming SAARC summit in Kathmandu. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

29-Oct-2014

Algeria

Algerian November 2014 Public Holidays (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian Ministry of Labour (Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Sécurité Sociale) has announced that Monday, November 3, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Algeria on account of annual Achoura non-working public holiday in Algeria. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

29-Oct-2014

Guatemala

Guatemalan Public Holiday October 31 (Source: Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) - Summary: In a Governmental Decree signed by signed by Guatemalan President, Otto Perez Molina, Interior Minister, Mauricio Lopez Bonilla, and Secretary General of the Presidency, Gustavo Martinez, the day of Friday, October 31, 2014, was declared a one-off non-working public holiday for Guatemala's public sector ("permiso laboral con goce de salario a los servidores de la administración pública"). Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

28-Oct-2014

India

Indian Capital Public Holiday October 29 (Source: The Hindu-Delhi) - Summary: The Lieutenant-Governor of India's Delhi Capital State has declared Wednesday, October 29, 2014, as another one-off non-working public holiday in all government offices under the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, on account of the upcoming Chhath Puja. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

28-Oct-2014

Angola

Angolan November 3 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Rádio Nacional de Angola-Luanda) - Summary: The director of the legal department of Angola's Ministry of Public Work and Social Security Administration (MAPTSS), Jesus Maiato, has issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of an additional, substitute, non-working public holiday in Angola, on account of the upcoming November 2, "Dia dos Finados", annual non-working public holiday of Angola, falling on a Sunday in 2014. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

27-Oct-2014

Philippines

Philippines October 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines' Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr., has made an announcement on television last night denying new rumours that Friday, October 31, 2014, had been, or would be, declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

27-Oct-2014

Honduras

Honduras October Bank Holidays (Source: El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Honduras' Bank Association (Asociación Hondureña de Instituciones Bancarias) has announced that banks in Honduras would follow the recently-gazetted new combined October non-working Fiestas Patrias public holidays, and would be closed from Wednesday noon until the weekend. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

26-Oct-2014

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Amended 2015 Public Holidays Released (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 the amended version of its annual "Memorando Especial", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015, based on last summer's amendments to the law regulating public holidays in Puerto Rico. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

26-Oct-2014

New Caledonia

New Caledonia 2015 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Medef Nouvelle-Calédonie-Nouméa) - Summary: The government of New Caledonia has released its annual expanded list of bank holidays for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

26-Oct-2014

Czech Republic

Czech Republic 2015 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 twelve annual bank and public holidays for calendar year 2015 in the Czech Republic. Links: full story and other Czech Republic news and updates.

25-Oct-2014

India

Indian Islamic New Year 1436 Tomorrow (Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) - Summary: Earlier tonight, the moon sighting committee of the Hilal Committee Mumbai announced that the first day of the new month of Muharram will be tomorrow, Sunday, October 26, 2014. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

25-Oct-2014

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2014 Ashura Public Holiday Confirmed (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had sighted the New Moon crescent tonight and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura, and related public holiday, would be observed across the country on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, which corresponds to the previously-announced date for Ashura, and related public holiday in Bangladesh. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

24-Oct-2014

Spain

Spain 2015 National Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Boletín Oficial del Estado-BOE) - Summary: Following the recent gazetting of the 2015 public holidays in the last of Spain's autonomous regions, the national government of Spain has gazetted its annual list of official national non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

24-Oct-2014

Indonesia

Indonesian 2015 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat-Jakarta) - Summary: The Government of Indonesia's Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, announced that it had agreed to update the previously-gazetted annual list of 2015 non-working public holidays in Indonesia, due to the late realization that the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad would occur twice in 2015, thus making one off the 2015 days of joint leave (Cuti Bersama) unnecessary. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

24-Oct-2014

Egypt

Egyptian Hijri 1436 Public Holiday Announced (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: A cabinet spokesman for the Ministry of Manpower and Immigration has announced that Saturday, October 25, 2014, would be a non-working official public holiday for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming Hijri 1436 Islamic New Year. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

24-Oct-2014

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Sint Maarten-Great Bay) - Summary: The Sint Maarten Labour Department has released the official annual list of non-working public holidays in Sint Maarten for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

23-Oct-2014

Bahrain

Bahrain Hijri 1436 Bank Holidays (Source: Central Bank of Bahrain-Manama) - Summary: The Central Bank of Bahrain has announced that it would declare a bank holiday on Saturday, October 25, 2014, in line with the recently-announced non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual public holiday for the Islamic New Year 1436, as well as add a compensatory bank holiday on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

23-Oct-2014

Bahrain

Bahrain Hijri 1436 Public Holidays (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's First Deputy Prime Minister, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Saturday, October 25, 2014, as a non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual Islamic New Year 1436 public holiday. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

23-Oct-2014

Lebanon

Lebanon Hijri 1436 Bank Holiday October 25 (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that the upcoming Hegire (Islamic New Year) bank holiday for all banks and financial institutions of Lebanon, including the Beirut Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Lebanon, would be observed on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

23-Oct-2014

Philippines

Philippines Amon Jaded Public Holiday October 25 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Governor of the Philippines' Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Mujiv Hataman, has announced that the date of the upcoming Amon Jaded (Islamic New Year 1436) annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines' ARMM, would be Saturday, October 25, 2014. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

23-Oct-2014

Iraq

Iraqi Hijri New Year 1436 Public Holidays (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: The Iraqi Secretariat of the Council of Ministers has once again declared Saturday, October 25, 2014, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Hijri New Year 1436. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

22-Oct-2014

Palau

Palau Public Holiday October 24 (Source: Palau Government-Koror) - Summary: The government of Palau has announced that Friday, October 24, 2014, would be the date of the annual non-working public holiday in Palau on account of the upcoming United Nations' Day. Links: full story and other Palau news and updates.

22-Oct-2014

Algeria

Algerian Hijri 1436 Public Holiday (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique) has announced that Saturday, October 25, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Algeria on account of the Hijri 1436 Islamic New Year. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

21-Oct-2014

Libya

Libyan Public Holiday October 23 (Source: The Interim Transitional National Council-Tripoli) - Summary: Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Thursday, October 23, 2014, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya to be observed as The Third Anniversary of the Declaration of Liberation. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

21-Oct-2014

Taiwan

Taiwan 2015 Public Holidays Extended (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: The Cabinet of the Government of Taiwan (the Executive Yuan) has approved an extension to the previously-announced annual calendar of non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the calendar year 2015, by adding bridge public holidays to the recently-passed change of public holidays law in Taiwan which added the concept of substitute public holidays when one of Taiwan's official annual non-working public holidays falls on a weekend. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

21-Oct-2014

Indonesia

Indonesian Deepavali Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Komisi Pemilihan Umum-Jakarta) - Summary: The Jakarta branch of Indonesia's Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, announced that, Wednesday, October 22, 2014, the day of the upcoming Southern Indian Deepavali, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday for "all Indian nationals and Indonesians of Indian descent on Wednesday so they can celebrate Deepavali, or the Hindu New Year" [sic]. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

20-Oct-2014

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday October 23 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname has confirmed that the upcoming "Divali" (aka. Diwali or Deepavali) annual non-working public holiday in Suriname would be observed on Thursday, October 23, 2014, a date which has been declared a non-working public holiday in Suriname. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

20-Oct-2014

Jordan

Jordanian Hijri 1436 Public Holiday Announced (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, has issued a circular decreeing a public holiday in Jordan on Saturday, October 25, 2014, to commemorate the upcoming annual Jordanian non-working public holiday for the Hijri New Year 1436. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

20-Oct-2014

Bahrain

Bahrain 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Central Bank has published its annual list of expected bank and public holidays in Bahrain for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

20-Oct-2014

UAE

UAE Hijri New Year 1436 Public Holiday Move Ruled-Out (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The Chairman of the UAE's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAGHR), Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, has announced that the probable dates for the upcoming annual Al Hijri New Year non-working public holidays for the private and public sectors of the UAE are on the UAE weekend and that no substitute public holiday will be granted to compensate that fact. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

19-Oct-2014

Kuwait

Kuwaiti Hijri 1436 Public Holiday Announced (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Saturday, October 25, 2014, as the date of the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming New Hijri Year 1436 annual public holiday in Kuwait. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

19-Oct-2014

Oman

Omani Hijri 1436 Public Holiday Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, has announced a non-working public holiday for the employees of the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the State’s administrative apparatus, on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1436 non-working public holiday in Oman. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

17-Oct-2014

Namibia

Namibia Election Day Public Holiday November 28 (Source: The Namibian-Windhoek) - Summary: The Electoral Commission of Namibia has announced that, this time, Friday, November 28, 2014, the date of the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections had been declared and gazetted as a one off non-working public holiday in Namibia. Links: full story and other Namibia news and updates.

16-Oct-2014

Botswana

Botswana October 24 Public Holiday Gazetted (Source: Botswana Press Agency-Gaborone) - Summary: The Governement of Botswana has published the Statutory Instrument No. 117 & 118 of 2014 in the Government Gazette of October 13, 2014, thus officially making the previously announced Friday, October 24, 2014, one-off non-working public holiday in Botswana, official. Links: full story and other Botswana news and updates.

15-Oct-2014

Romania

Romanian 2015 Religious Holidays Announced (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Patriarchate has released its annual official list of religious holidays and observances in Romania for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

14-Oct-2014

Cape Verde

Cape Verde CAN 2015 Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Ministro da Administração Interna-República de Cabo Verde) - Summary: The Government of Cape Verde has once again declared a one-off non-working public holiday (tolerância de ponto) to allow citizens to watch the game with Mozambique, the fourth round of the CAN 2015 qualifications. Links: full story and other Cape Verde news and updates.

13-Oct-2014

Philippines

Philippines October 15 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines Government has issued an official statement on Twitter denying new rumours that Wednesday, October 15, 2014, had been, or would be, declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

12-Oct-2014

Mozambique

Mozambique Confirms October 15 Public Holiday (Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) - Summary: Mozambique's Minister of Labour, has finally announced that Wednesday, October 15, 2014, had been declared as a one-off sectorial optional public holiday on the occasion of that day's 5th General Elections of Mozambique (Tolerância de Ponto para todos os trabalhadores, funcionários públicos e agentes do Estado de todo o país, durante todo o dia 15 de Outubro de 2014, quarta-Feira próxima). Links: full story and other Mozambique news and updates.

11-Oct-2014

Russia

Russian 2015 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Russia-Moscow) - Summary: The Russian Central Bank has released it official annual list of the bank holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

10-Oct-2014

Thailand

Thailand Bank Holiday January 2 (Source: The Bank of Thailand-Bangkok) - Summary: The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has announced that Friday, January 2, 2015, had also been declared another additional, one-off non-working bank holiday for all banks and financial institutions throughout Thailand. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

9-Oct-2014

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani November 2014 Public Holidays (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: A spokesperson for Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has announced the list of official annual non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan for the upcoming month of November 2014. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

8-Oct-2014

Spain

Spain 2015 Ceuta Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta-BOCCE) - Summary: The legislative assembly of Spain's autonomous region of Ceuta (Ilustre Pleno de !a Asamblea de Ceuta) has aproved the annual official list of 2015 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

7-Oct-2014

Netherlands

Netherlands Mulls Annual May 5 Public Holiday (Source: Netherlands Info Services-Amsterdam) - Summary: The "Comité 4 en 5 mei", the committee which organises the commemorations for the end of World War II in the Netherlands, had come out in support of the movement to make Liberation Day a nationwide annual non-working public holiday in the Netherlands. Links: full story and other Netherlands news and updates.

6-Oct-2014

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Holiday November 3 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that Monday, November 3, 2014, would be observed as a one-off non-working public holiday in Bolivia due to the fact that the upcoming public holiday for the, November 2, All Souls' Day annual non-working public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2014. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

5-Oct-2014

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea-Port Moresby) - Summary: The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea has released the annual gazetted official list of appointed non-working public holidays in Papua New Guinea for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Papua New Guinea news and updates.

3-Oct-2014

Nepal

Nepalese 2014 Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal, through its Ministry of Home Affairs, has announced that Monday, October 6, 2014, had been declared as the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday across the country on account of the upcoming Bakra Eid/Eid ul Joha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of Nepal. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

3-Oct-2014

Lebanon

Lebanon Bank Holiday October 6 (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifica) bank holidays for all banks and financial institutions of Lebanon, including the Beirut Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Lebanon, would be extended to include Monday, October 6, 2014, in addition to the previously-announced dates for the Eid al-Adha bank holidays in Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

3-Oct-2014

Algeria

Algerian 2014 Aïd El Adha Public Holidays (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique) has announced that Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5, 2014, had been declared as the dates of the upcoming Aïd El Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays in Algeria. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

3-Oct-2014

Mauritania

Mauritania Eid al-Adha Public Holidays October 5-6 (Source: Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie-Noakchott) - Summary: Mauritania's Commission centrale d'observation du croissant lunaire (the government-run Central Moon Sighting Committee) has announced that the upcoming El Id Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays in Mauritania, would be observed on Sunday and Monday, October 5 and 6, 2014. Links: full story and other Mauritania news and updates.

3-Oct-2014

Thailand

Thailand Approves January 2 Public Holiday (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Government Cabinet, at the request of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, has declared Friday, January 2, 2015, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a five-day period of public holidays following the annual New Year's Day non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

2-Oct-2014

Honduras

Honduras Gazettes October Public Holidays Changes (Source: El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The government of Honduras has officialized, as per the Decreto Legislativo No. 75-2014 del 29 de septiembre published in the Diario Oficial La Gaceta, the recently-announced moved of all 3 of Honduras' annual October non-working public holidays to the last week of October. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

2-Oct-2014

Togo

Togolese Tabaski 2014 Public Holiday (Source: Primature du Togo-Lome) - Summary: The Minister of Labour of the government of Togo has announced that Saturday, October 4, 2014, had been declared as the date of the annual Tabaski non-working public holiday throughout Togo for the upcoming Muslim festival of the Feast of Sacrifice. Links: full story and other Togo news and updates.

2-Oct-2014

Uganda

Ugandan 2014 Eid Adhuha Public Holiday Announced (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: Uganda's Prime Minister and Minister for Public Service have jointly announced that the government of Uganda had declared Saturday, October 4, 2014, as the date of the upcoming "Eid Adhua" (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Uganda Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

1-Oct-2014

Mozambique

Mozambique Sectorial Public Holiday October 5 (Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) - Summary: Mozambique's Minister of Labour, and president of the Consultative Council of Labour, Helena Taipo, has announced that Sunday, October 5, 2014, had been declared as a one-off sectorial optional public holiday (tolerância de ponto) to allow Muslim employees to observe the Ide-Ul-Adhá (Feast of Sacrifice) festival. Links: full story and other Mozambique news and updates.

1-Oct-2014

India

India 2014 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced that it had amended its previously-released annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Tamil Nadu for the calendar year 2014, by moving the date of the upcoming Bakrid (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holiday from Sunday, October 5, to Monday, October 6, 2014. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

1-Oct-2014

Iraq

Iraqi 2014 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: The Iraqi Council of Ministers has announced that the dates for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Iraq had been extended to last from Saturday, October 4, to Thursday, October 9, 2014. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

1-Oct-2014

Sudan

Sudanese 2014 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: The Sudan News Agency-SUNA) - Summary: The Cabinet Ministry of the Republic of Sudan has declared that the upcoming annual Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in the Republic of the Sudan would be extended to run from Friday, October 3, until Wednesday, October 9, 2014. Links: full story and other Sudan news and updates.

1-Oct-2014

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan 2014 Hajj Public Holiday Moved (Source: The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation-SLBC) - Summary: The Sri Lankan Ministry of Public Administration, in conjunction with the Department of Muslim Affairs, and the Colombo Grand Mosque, has announced that, once again, the date of the upcoming annual Hajj (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Sri Lanka had been changed, this time from its earlier gazetted date of Sunday, October 5, 2014, to Monday, October 6, 2014. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

1-Oct-2014

Ghana

Ghana 2014 Eidul-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur, acting as President of the Republic, has announced that Monday, October 6, 2014, had been declared as the date of the 2014 Eidul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Ghana. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

1-Oct-2014

Turkey

Turkey Extends 2014 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Hürriyet Daily News-Istanbul) - Summary: The government of Turkey has declared the morning of Friday, October 3, 2014, as an "administrative holiday" public sector holiday to link the weekend with the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) public holiday which was set to begin on the afternoon of Friday, October 3, 2014. Links: full story and other Turkey news and updates.

1-Oct-2014

Bahrain

Bahrain 2014 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Friday to Tuesday, October 3 to 7, 2014, as the annual non-working public sector holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public sector holidays for the Islamic year 1435. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

1-Oct-2014

Qatar

Qatar 2014 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Qatar's Emiri Diwan has once again extended the Eid al-Adha public sector holidays, for ministries, government departments, general authorities and institutions, so that they will be on holiday for 9 days for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

1-Oct-2014

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan 2014 Kurban Bairam Public Holidays (Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) - Summary: Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, has signed a decree ("On the celebration of Eid al-Adha") once again declaring 3 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Turkmenistan, from Sunday to Tuesday, October 5-7, 2014, on account of the upcoming annual Kurban Bayramy (Feast of Sacrifice) and related non-working public holidays of Turkmenistan. Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.


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