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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates March 2017

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This monthly recap of March 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

26-Mar-2017

Iran

Iranian 2017-2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Islamic Consultative Assembly-Majlis) - Summary: The Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), has officially announced the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Iran for the upcoming Persian year 1395, running from March 20, 2017, to March 20, 2018. Links: full story and other Iran news and updates.

25-Mar-2017

Nepal

Nepalese 2017-2018 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) of the government of Nepal has gazetted its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S. 2074 (April 2017-April 2018), a list which contains 44 public holidays, in addition to Saturdays. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

24-Mar-2017

Paraguay

Paraguay Senate Votes Public Holidays Legislation Amendments (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: Paraguay's Senate has approved a bill which would repeal the Ley No.1723/2001, "Que autoriza al Poder Ejecutivo a trasladar los feriados nacionales al día lunes" which gives Paraguay's President the power to move some of Paraguay's annual non-working public holidays to a nearby Monday. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

24-Mar-2017

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico 2018 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 2018. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

23-Mar-2017

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2017 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) - Summary: Bangladesh's Central Bank (Bangladesh Bank) has released its annual list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

22-Mar-2017

Laos

Laos 2017 Public Holidays Extended (Source: The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic-Ventiane) - Summary: The Prime Minister’s Office of the government of Laos has released an amended and extended version of its previously-announced annual official list of non-working public holidays in Laos for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Laos news and updates.

21-Mar-2017

Honduras

Honduras Announces Holy Week 2017 Public Holidays (Source: La Prensa Libre-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The Honduran association of private enterprises (Cohep) has announced the dates of work and public holidays in Honduras on account of the upcoming Semana Santa (Holy Week). Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

20-Mar-2017

India

Indian Andhra Pradesh Also Mulls Ugadi Public Holiday Change (Source: Government of Andhra Pradesh-Hyderabad) - Summary: A group of "noted pundits and astrologers" led by astrologer Ponnaluri Srinivasa Gargeya, have petitioned the Chief Minister of the Government of India's State of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu, to amend the terms of the extra-ordinary Gazette (G.O.RT.No. 2412) the announcement of the days which shall be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2017, by moving Ugadi from Wednesday, March 29, 2017, to Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

19-Mar-2017

Guernsey and Alderney

Guernsey 2018 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 year 2018. Links: full story and other Guernsey and Alderney news and updates.

18-Mar-2017

Spain

Spain 2018 Murcia Public Holidays Announced (Source: Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia-Murcia) - Summary: The executive of Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia has released its annual calendar of official non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2018 in the Spanish region of Murcia. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

17-Mar-2017

Russia

Russian 2018 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 2018", which, as usual, proposes a draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

16-Mar-2017

Saint Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis 2017 Public Holiday March 23 (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis-Basseterre) - Summary: The Office of the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis has announced that Thursday, March 23, 2017, would be a one-off half-day non-working public holiday in St. Kitts and Nevis to coincide with the state funeral of Sir Probyn Inniss, the former Governor of the Associated State of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla. Links: full story and other Saint Kitts and Nevis news and updates.

16-Mar-2017

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Public Holiday March 20 (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has signed the resolution "On shifting day-off from Saturday, 18 March, to Monday, 20 March 2017" which declares Monday, March 20, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Uzbekistan, in connection with the celebration of the 2017 Navruz non-working public holiday of Uzbekistan. Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

15-Mar-2017

Indonesia

Indonesia Prepares 2018 Public Holidays (Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat-Jakarta) - Summary: The government of Indonesia, under the leadership of the Deputy Coordinating Ministry for Education and Religion PMK, Agus Sartono, accompanied by the Deputy Assistant Coaching for Religious, Religion and Religious Education, Sahlan, has begun discussions on a draft of the annual list of official non-working 2018 public holidays in Indonesia. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

15-Mar-2017

Costa Rica

Costa Rican Public Sector Holidays April 8-16 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour has announced that the Costa Rican public sector and government agencies would benefit from public holidays during the entire upcoming Holy Week, that is to say, from Saturday, April 8, until Sunday, April 16, 2017, inclusively. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

14-Mar-2017

Myanmar

Myanmar 2017 Public Holidays Changes Confirmed (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar-Yangoon) - Summary: The spokesperson for the Office of the President’s of Myanmar, Zaw Htay, has confirmed and fleshed-out, his announcement of last week that the upcoming 10-days of Myanmar public holidays for Thingyan and Burmese New Year, would be reduced to 5 days. Links: full story and other Myanmar news and updates.

14-Mar-2017

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday March 20-21 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste announced that it had once again decided to grant additional day-off public sector holidays in Timor Leste ("Toleránsia pontu iha loron 20 no 21 fulan-marsu tinan 2017") on March 20-12, 2017, due to the upcoming first round of the Presidential Election. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

13-Mar-2017

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan March 2017 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that Monday, March 20, 2017, would be an additional one-off official non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan on account of the upcoming Nooruz annual non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, thus creating a 4-day period of public holidays in Kyrgyzstan from Saturday, March 18, until Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

12-Mar-2017

Australia

South Australia Adelaide Cup Public Holiday Update (Source: The Australian-Adelaide) - Summary: The Racing Minister of Australia's State of South Australia, Leon Bignell, has reacted to renewed attempts to move the Adelaide Cup Race from March back to May with a flat statement that "If they want to move the Adelaide Cup to May they know they can do that [but] the holiday will stay where it is". Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

11-Mar-2017

Bhutan

Bhutanese Public Holiday March 11 (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: Bhutan's Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs have declared today, Saturday, March 11, 2017, a government non-working public holiday in Bhutan, due to the "first" snowfall of the winter. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

10-Mar-2017

Myanmar

Myanmar Mulls 2017 Public Holidays Changes (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar-Yangoon) - Summary: The spokesperson for the Office of the President’s of Myanmar, U Zaw Htay, has announced that the upcoming 10-days of Myanmar public holidays for Thingyan and Burmese New Year, would be reduced to 5 days, as "the 10-day public holiday had hindered office work and banking services, with delays in transportation and commodity flows due to the long break". Links: full story and other Myanmar news and updates.

10-Mar-2017

Macau

Macau Declares Additional 2018 Public Holidays (Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China-Macau) - Summary: Macau's Chief Executive has once again announced additional, one-off, non-working public holidays (Special Grant for exempt from work for staff in Public Administration by the Chief Executive on 9 March 2017) for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

9-Mar-2017

South Sudan

South Sudan Public Holiday March 10 (Source: Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) - Summary: The Government of South Sudan, through its Vice-President, James Wani Igga, has announced that tomorrow, Friday, March 10, 2017, would be a one-off official non-working public holiday in South Sudan on account of the "National Prayer Day which was declared by the President". Links: full story and other South Sudan news and updates.

8-Mar-2017

UK

UK Mulls Queen Sapphire Jubilee Public Holiday In 2017 (Source: The House of Commons-London) - Summary: The "Queen's Sapphire Jubilee Bill" has been introduced to UK's Parliament by Conservative MP for Romford, Andrew Rosindell, under the Ten Minute Rule as a Private Member’s Bill "to make provision for a national public holiday marking the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee in 2017". Links: full story and other UK news and updates.

7-Mar-2017

Hungary

Hungary Votes 2017 Public Holidays Amendments (Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium-Budapest) - Summary: Hungary's Parliament approved, by a margin of 163 to 34, with 2 abstentions, the ruling Fidesz Alliance bill to make Good Friday a new annual non-working public holiday in Hungary, beginning on April 14, 2017. Links: full story and other Hungary news and updates.

6-Mar-2017

Seychelles

Seychelles Public Holidays Amendments Official (Source: State House Office of the President of the Seychelles-Victoria) - Summary: At an extraordinary cabinet meeting earlier today, chaired by Seychelles President, Danny Faure, Cabinet approved an amendment to the Public Holidays Act to make Easter Monday a non-working public holiday in the Seychelles, and remove June 5 as an annual non-working public holiday in the Seychelles. Links: full story and other Seychelles news and updates.

5-Mar-2017

Nauru

Nauru Public Holiday March 8 (Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru-Yaren) - Summary: The president of Nauru has once again declared Wednesday, March 8, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Nauru on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day public holiday of Nauru. Links: full story and other Nauru news and updates.

4-Mar-2017

India

Indian Telangana Mulls Ugadi Public Holiday Change (Source: Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) - Summary: A group of astrologers, which follows the Drugganitha Panchangam, have petitioned the Government of India's State of Telangana to amend the terms of the "Telangana GO List of General Holidays, Optional Holidays for the year 2017" (G.O.RT.No. 2529) which officially lists the annual non-working public holidays to be observed in the Indian State of Telangana for the upcoming calendar year 2017, by moving Ugadi from Wednesday, March 29, 2017, to Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

3-Mar-2017

Curaçao

Curacao 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Eilandgebied Curaçao-Willemstad) - Summary: The government of Curaçao has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Curaçao for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Curaçao news and updates.

2-Mar-2017

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday March 13 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: Suriname's Ministry of the Interior has announced that the upcoming Holi (Holi Phagwa) annual non-working public holiday in Suriname would be observed on Monday, March 13, 2017. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

1-Mar-2017

South Korea

South Korean 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: The South Korean Ministry of Public Administration and Security, basing itself on data from the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute announced the official dates of 2017 South Korean annual non-working public holidays, including those that are based on the Korean lunar calendar, and those 2018 South Korean public holidays which fall on a Sunday. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.


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