Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates November 2017


 
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This monthly recap of November 2017 worldwide public holidays news and updates, covering all the countries of the world, is based on our daily review of hundreds of on-line 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.

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Date

Country

News Item Summary

15-Nov-2017

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Public Holidays Amendments Voted (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan has approved by a final vote of 87-4 the passage of the draft law on the establishment of November 7-8 as a "Days of History and Memory of Ancestors". Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

15-Nov-2017

Peru

Peru Declares FIFA Public Holiday November 16 (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: Peru's Ministry of Labour, Alfonso Grados, has announced that, as promised by Peruvian President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a one-off public holiday had been declared on Thursday, November 16, 2017, to allow Peruvians to celebrate the Peruvian national football team's win in today's repechage game against New Zealand, and qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

15-Nov-2017

Malaysia

Malaysia Amends 2018 Kedah Public Holidays (Source: Bernama News Agency-Alor Setar) - Summary: The Government of the Malaysian state of Kedah has announced that the upcoming January 21, state public holiday for the Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah, had been canceled and that no replacement date had been decided upon yet. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

14-Nov-2017

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic 2018 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 Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

13-Nov-2017

Kuwait

Kuwait Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday November 30 (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that, in 2017, it would not move the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Kuwait for the Prophet's Birthday, which set to run from Thursday, November 30, to Saturday, December 2, 2017. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

13-Nov-2017

Romania

Romanian Senate Rejects March 15 Public Holiday (Source: Senatului României-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Senate has rejected a bill to make March 15, a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania to have been named "The Day of the Hungarian Community". Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

12-Nov-2017

India

India 2018 Rajasthan Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Rajasthan-Jaipur) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Rajasthan has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Rajasthan for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

12-Nov-2017

Peru

Peru Mulls November 16 FIFA Public Holiday (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The President of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (aka. PPK), has announced that the Peruvian government would declare a one-off public holiday on Thursday, November 16, 2017, to allow Peruvians to celebrate should Peru win the, November 15, repechage game against New Zealand, and thus qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

12-Nov-2017

Germany

Germany Mulls November 8 Bavarian Public Holiday (Source: Bavarian State Parliament-Munich) - Summary: The SPD parliamentary group of Germany's State of Bavaria has proposed to all political groups within the state parliament of Bavaria to declare November 8, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Germany's State of Bavaria, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Free State of Bavaria. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

12-Nov-2017

India

India 2018 Bihar Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Bihar-Patna) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Bihar has released the Government Order 14096 which specifies its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Bihar for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

12-Nov-2017

India

India 2018 Maharashtra Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Maharashtra-Mumbai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Maharashtra has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Maharashtra for the upcoming calendar year 20187. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

11-Nov-2017

Slovenia

Slovenian 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Slovenska tiskovna agencija-Ljubljana) - Summary: The Government of Slovenia has announced its annual official list of Slovenian bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Slovenia for the calendar year 2018, including the reinstated, January 2, annual non-working public holiday of Slovenia. Links: full story and other Slovenia news and updates.

11-Nov-2017

Guyana

Guyana 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The Ministry of Public Security of the government of Guyana has announced the official list of Guyanese bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Guyana for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

10-Nov-2017

India

India 2018 Karnataka Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Karnataka-Bengaluru) - Summary: The State Cabinet of the Government of India's state of Karnataka has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Karnataka for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

10-Nov-2017

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday November 13 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to declare a non-working public holiday in Timor Leste (tolerância de ponto) on Monday, November 13, 2017, "to mark National Youth Day, celebrated on November 12". Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

10-Nov-2017

Cyprus

Cyprus 2019 Bank Holidays Released (Source: Central Bank of Cyprus-Nicosia) - Summary: The Central Bank of Cyprus has released its annual official list of bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus for the calendar year 2019, in line with the list of annual non-working public holidays in Cyprus for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Cyprus news and updates.

10-Nov-2017

Argentina

Argentina's 2018-2019 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: With scant hours left before the deadline for the declaration of 2018 bridge public holidays in Argentina, the government of Argentina has published the decreto 923/2017 which declares 3 bridge public holidays in 2018 and 3 bridge public holidays in 2019 ("días no laborables con fines turísticos"). Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

9-Nov-2017

Thailand

Thailand January 2018 Public Holidays (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Government has announced that the year-end 2017-2018 non-working public holidays in Thailand, would run from December 30, 2017, until January 2, 2018, inclusively. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

9-Nov-2017

Honduras

Honduras Football Public Holiday November 10 (Source: La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Honduras' Presidency has issued an executive decree declaring Friday, November 10, 2017, beginning at 14:00 local time, as a one-off public sector holiday, on the occasion of the football game opposing Honduras and Australia in view of qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

9-Nov-2017

Kenya

Kenya Restores October 10 Moi Public Holiday (Source: The Nation-Nairobi) - Summary: Judge George Odunga of Kenya's High Court has ruled that the omission of Moi Day, on October 10, as a public holiday in Kenya, since 2010, was "an illegality and a contravention of the Public Holidays Act" and that "unless and until Parliament amends Schedule 1 of the said Act or the minister substitutes the same for another date, the 10th of October in each year shall continue being a Public Holiday". Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

8-Nov-2017

China

China 2018 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) - Summary: The Chancellery of the State Council of the People's Republic of China has issued a notice on the 2018 non-working public holidays and postponement of working days in 2018 in China. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

8-Nov-2017

Chile

Chile Votes January 17-18 Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social-Valparaiso) - Summary: Chile's lower house of Parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has approved by a vote of 84 for, 4 against and 14 abstentions, the declaration of January 17 and 18, 2018, as non-working public holidays in Chile, on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Chile. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

8-Nov-2017

India

Indian 2018 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Tamil Nadu for the upcoming calendar year 2018 ("Public Holidays under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 for the State Government Offices and all Commercial Banks including Co-operative Banks in Tamil Nadu for the year 2018"). Links: full story and other India news and updates.

7-Nov-2017

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office-BVI) - Summary: The Cabinet of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has approved and announced the annual list of, and dates of, official non-working public holidays for 2018 in the British Virgin Islands, in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199), as amended. Links: full story and other British Virgin Islands news and updates.

7-Nov-2017

Pakistan

Pakistan Iqbal Day Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has once again ruled-out the rumoured declaration of Thursday, November 9, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Pakistan on account of Iqbal Day. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

7-Nov-2017

Bhutan

Bhutanese Public Holiday November 10 (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Friday, November 10, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming Lhabab Duechen (Descending Day of Lord Buddha), annual Bhutanese non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

7-Nov-2017

Jordan

Jordanian Public Holiday November 30 (Source: The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) - Summary: The Jordanian government is expected to issue a circular decreeing a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Thursday, November 30, 2017, to commemorate the upcoming annual Jordanian non-working public holiday "for the occasion of the Mawlid, which celebrates the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad". Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

6-Nov-2017

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) - Summary: Bangladesh's Cabinet Secretary, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, has announced that, at today's Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2017, was approved, including ordinary public holidays in Banglades and Bangladesh public holidays under executive order. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

6-Nov-2017

India

India Delhi NCT Public Holiday November 14 (Source: Government of Delhi NCT-New Delhi) - Summary: The Deputy Chief Minister of the Government of India's Delhi NCT (National Capital Territory), Manish Sisodia, has announced that the Delhi Government planned to declare a public holiday on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, to allow parents to accompany their children to the "Delhi for Children" festival. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

5-Nov-2017

Bhutan

Bhutanese 2018-2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released its annual official list of national and regional non-working public holidays in Bhutan for the upcoming calendar year 2018, and for 2019 until the Losar Lunar New Year public holiday of Bhutan, comprising the end of the present Year of the Fire Female Bird and most of the upcoming Year of the Earth Male Dog. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

5-Nov-2017

Ukraine

Ukraine January 2018 Public Holidays (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Ministry of Social Policy of the Ukraine has issued a communiqué confirming that Cabinet of the Ukraine had decreed the list of January 2018 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

4-Nov-2017

Malaysia

Malaysian Johor Football Public Holiday November 5 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kota Iskandar) - Summary: Following the Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football winning of the Malaysia Cup, earlier tonight, Johor's State Secretary, Datuk Azmi Rohani, announced that the government of Malaysia's State of Johor had declared tomorrow, Sunday, November 5, 2017, as a one-off special public holiday in Malaysia's State of Johor. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

4-Nov-2017

Bermuda

Bermuda Moves Bermuda Day Public Holiday (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: Bermuda's Minister of Social Development and Sport, Zane DeSilva, has announced that, henceforth, the annual Bermuda Day public holiday would be observed on the last Friday of May, instead of the hitherto fixed date of May 24. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

3-Nov-2017

Bahrain

Bahrain 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Central Bank has published its annual list of expected bank holidays and public holidays in Bahrain for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

3-Nov-2017

Argentina

Argentina's November Bank Holiday Nationwide This Year (Source: Asociación Bancaria-AB) - Summary: Argentina's Bank Association (Asociación Bancaria) has announced a continuation of the extension of the usual, November 6, Día del Trabajador Bancario bank holiday to the entire country (a few years ago, it was limited to Argentine's capital, Buenos Aires). Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

2-Nov-2017

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday November 6 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Monday, November 6, 2017, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Constitución annual immovable non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

2-Nov-2017

Panama

Panama Mulls November 2017 Public Holidays Changes (Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá-Panama City) - Summary: Panama's Ministro de Trabajo y Desarrollo Laboral (Mitradel) has finally announced that the upcoming, November 28, annual public holiday of Panama would be observed on its set date of November 28, in 2017, despite its earlier request that the National Assembly to re-establish the moveable status of the upcoming November 28, annual public holiday of Panama. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

2-Nov-2017

Northern Mariana Islands

Saipan November 2017 Public Holidays Clarified (Source: The CNMI Civil Service Commission and Office of Personnel Management-CNMIOPM) - Summary: The Governor of Saipan (CNMI), Ralph D.L.G. Torres, has released the list of official annual non-working public holidays for the month of November 2017, with day in lieu public sector holidays for annual public holidays that fall on a weekend in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (aka. CNMI or Saipan). Links: full story and other Northern Mariana Islands news and updates.

1-Nov-2017

Spain

Spain 2018 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Boletín Oficial del Estado-BOE) - Summary: Less than a month after gazetting its annual list of official national non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain for the upcoming calendar year 2018, the national government of Spain has issued a decree amending the previously-gazetted list of official national non-working public holidays in Spain for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

1-Nov-2017

Malaysia

Malaysia Mulls Football State Public Holiday November 5 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kota Iskandar) - Summary: The State Secretary of of Malaysia's State of Johor, Datuk Azmi Rohani, has announced that the government of Malaysia's State of Johor had not ruled out the possibility of declaring this Sunday, November 5, 2017, as a one-off special public holiday in Malaysia's State of Johor, should the Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football team win the Malaysia Cup on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

1-Nov-2017

India

India 2018 Andhra Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Andhra Pradesh-Hyderabad) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Andhra Pradesh has published in its extra-ordinary Gazette (G.O.RT.No. 2437) an announcement of the days which shall be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2018 ("the days which shall be observed as General Holidays by all the State Government Offices"). Links: full story and other India news and updates.

1-Nov-2017

Madagascar

Madagascar Plague Public Holiday November 2 (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's President, Hery?Rajaonarimampianina, has announced Thursday, November 2, 2017, as the date for his previously-announced one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar to coincide with a cleanup effort in Madagascar's principal cities ("l’État a décrèté la journée du 02 novembre une journée chômée, destinée à la réalisation de l’assainissement général dans tout le pays"). Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.


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