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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates April 2019

This monthly recap of April 2019 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

21-Apr-2019

Ecuador

Ecuador Labour Day Public Holiday May 3 (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: Ecuador's Ministerio de Turismo has confirmed that the 2019 public holiday in Ecuador for Labour Day would be observed on Friday, May 3, 2019. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

20-Apr-2019

France

France Mulls Cancelling Another Public Holiday (Source: LCI-Paris) - Summary: The French government is reportedly, once again, considering the conversion of another public holiday into a working public holiday to finance long-term dependency of the elderly population. Links: full story and other France news and updates.

19-Apr-2019

Mauritius

Mauritius Mulls September 9 Papal Public Holiday (Source: Mauritius News Information Portal-Port-Louis) - Summary: Mauritius' government has been under pressure to declare Monday, September 9, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius, on account of the visit of Pope Francis to the island. Links: full story and other Mauritius news and updates.

18-Apr-2019

Mozambique

Mozambique Declares Public Holiday For April 19 (Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) - Summary: Mozambique's Minister of Labour (Ministra do Trabalho, Emprego e Segurança Social - MITESS), Vitória Dias Diogo, has announced a one-off non-working public sector holidays in Mozambique, on April 19, 2019, on account of Good Friday. Links: full story and other Mozambique news and updates.

18-Apr-2019

Spain

Spain 2020 La Rioja Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletin Oficial De La Rioja-La Rioja) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno of Spain's Autonomous Region of La Rioja, has announced its annual list of regional public holidays in La Rioja for the upcoming calendar year 2020 ("Consejo de Gobierno ha aprobado hoy las 12 fiestas laborales para todo el territorio de la Comunidad de La Rioja para el año 2020"). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

18-Apr-2019

Armenia

Armenia Rules-Out April 22 Public Holiday (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia has announced that, contrary to past years, Monday, April 22, 2019, would not be a non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming "Day after the Holy Resurrection of Christ" (Merelotz). Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

18-Apr-2019

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan May 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has announced that Kyrgyzstanis will be on public holidays from May 9-12, 2019, inclusively. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

17-Apr-2019

Bolivia

Bolivian Easter 2019 Public Holidays Extended (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that the upcoming Easter public holidays in Bolivia would once again begin on the afternoon of Maundy Thursday, with Good Friday (April 19, 2019) having been declared a national public holiday in Bolivia (feriado nacional). Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

17-Apr-2019

Egypt

Egyptian Bank Holidays Declared April 25-29 (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed for 5 consecutive days, from April 25-29, 2019, dates which have been declared bank holidays in Egypt on account of the upcoming Sinai Liberation Day, Easter and Sham El-Nessim annual Egyptian bank and public holidays. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

17-Apr-2019

Nigeria

Nigerian Easter 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Permanent Secretary to the Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Georgina Ehuriah, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, April 19, and Monday, April 22, 2019, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays in Nigeria, respectively. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

17-Apr-2019

Japan

Japanese 2020 Public Holidays Revised (Source: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan-Tokyo) - Summary: The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Government of Japan have issued a revised list of the annual list of official national holidays, and public holidays in Japan for the calendar year 2020. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

16-Apr-2019

Philippines

Philippines Public Sector Holiday April 17 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines' Presidential Executive Secretary, Salvador Medialdea, has announced, via the Memorandum Circular No.60, the declaration of an additional half-day non-working public holiday in the Philippines on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, on account of Holy Wednesday, to allow government employees to “travel to and from the different regions in the country" for the Easter break. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

16-Apr-2019

Chile

Chile Mulls July 2 Eclipse Public Holiday (Source: Tramitación de proyectos-Congreso Nacional de Chile) - Summary: A group of Chilean parliamentarians is pushing for July 2, 2019, to be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Chile, on the day when a good part of the country will experience a total solar eclipse. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

16-Apr-2019

Luxembourg

Luxemburg 2020 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Luxemburger Bankenvereinigung-Luxemburg) - Summary: The Luxembourg Bankers' Association (Luxemburger Bankenvereinigung) has issued its annual list of official bank holidays in Luxembourg for the upcoming calendar year 2020. Links: full story and other Luxembourg news and updates.

15-Apr-2019

India

India 2019 Himachal Pradesh Public Holidays Amended (Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government-Shimla) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Sunday, May 19, 2019, on account of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

15-Apr-2019

The Bahamas

Bahamas Public Holiday April 22 (Source: The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) - Summary: The Government of the Bahamas has released a Cabinet Office Public Notice to advise the population of the Bahamas that Monday, April 22, 2019 will be observed as Easter Monday, as well as Friday, April 19, 2019, which is Good Friday as per Section 8 (2) (b) of the Public Holiday Act. Links: full story and other The Bahamas news and updates.

15-Apr-2019

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday April 18 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to extend the annual Easter non-working public holidays in Timor Leste by declaring an additional day-off public sector holiday (toleránsia pontu) for Maundy Thursday, on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

14-Apr-2019

Cyprus

Cyprus 2021 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 2021, in line with the list of annual non-working public holidays in Cyprus for the calendar year 2021. Links: full story and other Cyprus news and updates.

13-Apr-2019

Monaco

Monaco 2019 Public Holidays Amended Further (Source: Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté-Monaco) - Summary: Monaco's State Ministry has gazetted the "Circulaire n° 2019-03" relative to the upcoming Easter Monday public holiday in Monaco. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

13-Apr-2019

South Korea

South Korea April 11 Public Holiday Update (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: A bill has been introduced in South Korea's Parliament to declare April 11 and September 17 as new annual national non-working public holidays in South Korea. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.

12-Apr-2019

Venezuela

Venezuelan Easter 2019 Public Holidays Extended (Source: Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación e Información-Caracas) - Summary: Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued a decree declaring public holidays in Venezuela, for both the private and public sectors, for the entire upcoming Holy Week, from Saturday, April 13, 2019, until Sunday, April 21, 2019, inclusively. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

12-Apr-2019

India

Indian Goa Public Holiday April 23 (Source: Government of Goa-Panaji) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Goa has announced that Tuesday, April 23, 2019, would be a one-off statewide non-working public holiday on account of that date's legislative elections in India's state of Goa. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

12-Apr-2019

Paraguay

Paraguay Public Sector Holiday April 17 (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: Paraguay's President, Mario Abdo Benítez, has decreed a non-working public sector holiday for Ash Wednesday, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, to let Paraguayan civil servants begin their Holy Week non-working public holidays earlier. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

11-Apr-2019

Belarus

Belarus May 2019 Public Holidays (Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus-Minsk) - Summary: The government of Belarus has confirmed the list of one-off bridge public holidays for May 2019. Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.

10-Apr-2019

Costa Rica

Costa Rica April 11 Public Holiday Maintained (Source: La Nación-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social - MTSS) has announced that the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Costa Rica to commemorate Juan Santamaría, as per Article 148 of Costa Rica's Labor Code, would be Thusday, April 11, 2019. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

9-Apr-2019

Armenia

Armenian Parliament Votes New April Holiday (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Armenian Parliament has approved the bill presented by the government amending the law on holidays and commemoration days, with the declaration of a new holiday, the Day of the Citizen of the Republic of Armenia. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

8-Apr-2019

Singapore

Singapore 2020 Public Holidays Released (Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) - Summary: Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the official list of non-working Singapore public holidays and bank holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2020 which, for a sixth consecutive year, does not include any error in the date of the 2020 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore. Links: full story and other Singapore news and updates.

7-Apr-2019

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan April 8 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has announced that Monday, April 8, 2019, would not be an official non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan, on account of this year's April 7, National April Revolution Day, annual non-working public holiday of the Kyrgyz Republic, falling on a Sunday. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

6-Apr-2019

Spain

Spain 2020 Basque Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial del País Vasco-BOPV) - Summary: The executive of Spain's Basque autonomous region (País Vasco) has released a draft of its annual calendar of official regional public holidays and bank holidays ("proyecto de decreto de calendario laboral") for the upcoming calendar year 2020 in Spain's Basque region. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

6-Apr-2019

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat April 21 (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Earlier today, Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee announced that the moon of the month of Shaban had not been sighted in Bangladesh's sky, and therefore that the upcoming Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) would be celebrated on Sunday night, April 21st, 2019, to be accompanied by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh, the next day. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

5-Apr-2019

Lebanon

Lebanon 2019 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Prime Minister of the Government of Lebanon has declared April 19, 22, 26 and 29, 2019, the date of the upcoming Good Fridays and Easters, as non-working public holidays in Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

5-Apr-2019

Honduras

Honduras Public Sector Holidays April 13-21 (Source: La Prensa Libre-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The secretaría de Derechos Humanos, Justicia, Gobernación y Descentralización of Honduras, has once again approved the declaration of the entire upcoming Holy Week (April 13-21, 2019) as additional non-working public holidays for Honduras' public sector employees. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

4-Apr-2019

Maldives

Maldives Public Holiday April 7 (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The Maldives' President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, has declared Sunday, April 7, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives, on account of the Parliamentary Election, the day before ("since a number of government employees and citizens would be working tirelessly at the Parliamentary Election on Saturday, April 6th"). Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

3-Apr-2019

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Day In Lieu Public Holiday April 15 (Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs-Colombo) - Summary: The Sri Lankan Minister of Home Affairs has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided to declare Monday, April 15, 2019, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka in view of the annual Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays of Sri Lanka falling on a weekend in 2019. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

2-Apr-2019

UAE

UAE Rules-Out April 4 Public Holiday (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE government has confirmed that there would be no public holiday for Israa Wal Miraj (Rajab 27) or the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) (Rabi Al Awwal 12) in the years 2019 and 2020. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

1-Apr-2019

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Public Holiday April 3 (Source: Solomon Times-Honiara) - Summary: The Solomon Islands Minister for Home Affairs has announced that the upcoming National Election day, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, would once again be declared a national non-working public holiday in the Solomon Islands. Links: full story and other Solomon Islands news and updates.


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