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This monthly recap of April 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-Apr-2017

Moldova

Moldovan Public Holidays May 8-9 (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: Moldova's Cabinet has decided to declare Monday, May 8, 2017, as a one-off bridge public sector holiday in Moldova to link the weekend to the annual May 9 Victory Day public holiday of Moldova. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

26-Apr-2017

Canada

Canada NB Family Day Public Holiday Announced (Source: Province of New Brunswick-Moncton) - Summary: The Premier of the Canadian Province of New Brunswick, Brian Gallant, has announced that, beginning in 2018, New Brunswick will observe Family Day as a new annual non-working public holiday in New Brunswick ion the third Monday in February. Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

26-Apr-2017

Spain

Spain 2018 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 ("calendario laboral") and bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2018 in Spain's Basque region. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

26-Apr-2017

Jordan

Jordanian 2017 Labour Day Bank Holiday April 30 (Source: The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) - Summary: The Central Bank of Jordan has announced a bank holiday on Sunday, April 30, 2017, on account of the annual non-working Jordanian public holiday of Labor Day. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

25-Apr-2017

Pakistan

Pakistan Public Holiday May 1st (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Monday, May 1, 2017, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the Labour Day non-working public holiday of Pakistan. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

25-Apr-2017

Algeria

Algeria 2017 Labour Day Public Holiday (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian government, through its Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique has announced that Monday, May 1st, 2017, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Algeria, on account of the upcoming "fête du Travail". Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

25-Apr-2017

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Public Holidays April 28-29 (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Friday, April 28, 2017, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of the upcoming annual public holiday for the anniversary of 8th Saur, the Victory Day of the Mujahideen. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

24-Apr-2017

Thailand

Thailand Public Holiday October 26 (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Cabinet has declared Thursday, October 26, 2017, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, on account of that day's royal cremation of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

24-Apr-2017

Angola

Angolan Public Holiday August 23 (Source: AngoNotícias-Luanda) - Summary: The government of Angola has announced that Wednesday, August 23, 2017, had been declared a one-off public holiday (tolerância de ponto) on account of the upcoming general elections that will be held on that date. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

24-Apr-2017

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan May 2017 Public Holidays Officialized (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbai Jeenbekov, has finally signed a decree confirming last month's announcement that Monday, May 8, 2017, would be an additional one-off official non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan on account of the upcoming Day of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic and Victory Day annual non-working public holidays of Kyrgyzstan, creating a 5-day period of public holidays in Kyrgyzstan from Friday, May 5, until Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

23-Apr-2017

UK

UK To Get 4 New Public Holidays Under Labour (Source: BBC News) - Summary: The leader of the UK's Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has announced that, were Labour to win the upcoming, June 8, general elections, his Labour government would create four new UK-wide bank holidays on the patron saint's day of each of the home nations. Links: full story and other UK news and updates.

22-Apr-2017

India

India 2017 Punjab Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government of Punjab-Chandigarh) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Punjab has released an amended version of its previously-released annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

22-Apr-2017

India

India 2017 Jammu and Kashmir Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir-Srinigar) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Jammu and Kashmir has issued the Government Order No: 520-GAD of 2017 which amends its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Jammu and Kashmir for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

21-Apr-2017

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Labour Day 2017 Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Ministerio del Trabajo (Mitrab), has announced that Monday, May 1, 2017, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Nicaragua on account of the annual, "Día Internacional de los Trabajadores", non-working public holiday of Nicaragua. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

21-Apr-2017

Lebanon

Lebanon Public Holiday May 1 (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Prime Minister of the Government of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, has issued administrative memos announcing a public holiday for all Lebanese public institutions and administrations on Monday, May 1st, 2017, on the occasion of the upcoming fête du travail annual public holiday of Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

21-Apr-2017

Philippines

Philippines ASEAN Public Holidays April 27-28 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Malacañang has issued Memorandum Circular 18 which declares 2 one-off non-working public holidays in the Manila National Capital Region (NCR), on Thursday and Friday, April 27 and 28, 2017, on account of the upcoming 2017 ASEAN Summit. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

20-Apr-2017

Armenia

Armenian Public Holiday May 8 (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia, following today's Cabinet meeting, has declared Monday, May 8, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Armenia, to link the upcoming "Victory and Peace Day" 2017 public holiday of Armenia with the preceding weekend. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

19-Apr-2017

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands 2017 Carnival Public Holidays (Source: The Governor's Office-St. Croix) - Summary: The Governor of the US Virgin Islands, Kenneth Mapp, has once again declared additional public sector holidays in the US Virgin Islands on account of the upcoming Carnival 2017. Links: full story and other Virgin Islands, U.S. news and updates.

18-Apr-2017

Indonesia

Indonesian 2017 Bank Holidays Amended (Source: Central Bank of Republic of Indonesia-Jakarta) - Summary: Indonesia's Central Bank, has released an amended version of its previously-released list of 2017 bank holidays in Indonesia. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

17-Apr-2017

Oman

Omani 2017 Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced the date of the upcoming 2017 annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman, as Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

17-Apr-2017

Nepal

Nepal Cancels April 21 Public Holiday (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: Face with widespread criticism of its recent decision to declare Monday and Friday, April 17 and 21, 2017, as one-off non-working public holidays in Nepal to mark the departure and return of Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on her first foreign visit to India, the Government of India has canceled the Friday, April 21, 2017, one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal. Nepalese Home Ministry has announced that Nepal's government had declared Monday and Friday, April 17 and 21, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holidays in Nepal to mark the departure and return of Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on her first foreign visit to India. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

16-Apr-2017

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holidays April 17 and 21 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: Nepalese Home Ministry has announced that Nepal's government had declared Monday and Friday, April 17 and 21, 2017, as one-off non-working public holidays in Nepal to mark the departure and return of Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on her first foreign visit to India. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

16-Apr-2017

Malaysia

Malaysian NSN Public Holiday April 25 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: A press statement released by the Chief Minister’s Office of Malaysia's state of Negeri Sembilan has announced that the state government of Negeri Sembilan had decided to declare Tuesday, April 25, 2017, as a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday on account of the previously-announced national public holiday of Malaysia for the upcoming installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, as it conflicts with the date of the 2017 Israk and Mikraj public holiday of Malaysia. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

15-Apr-2017

Lebanon

Lebanon 2017 Bank Holidays Amended Further (Source: Banque du Liban-Beirut) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has issued an amended version of the annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2017, as released late last year by the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank). Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

14-Apr-2017

Niger

Niger Public Holiday April 17 (Source: Ministère de la Fonction Publique et du Travail du Niger-Niamey) - Summary: The Ministère de l’Emploi, du Travail et de la Protection Sociale of the government of Niger has declared Monday, April 17, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Niger on account of the upcoming annual Easter Monday annual public holiday of Niger. Links: full story and other Niger news and updates.

13-Apr-2017

Nigeria

Nigerian Easter 2017 Public Holidays (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, April 14, and Monday, April 17, 2017, 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.

12-Apr-2017

Kuwait

Kuwaiti Public Holiday April 27 (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) has declared that Thursday, April 27, 2017, would be an official non-working public holiday in Kuwait on account of the upcoming annual Kuwaiti public holiday for the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad Israa wal Meraj. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

11-Apr-2017

Thailand

Thailand 2017 Public Holidays Amended Again (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's government spokesperson Taksada Sangkachantra has announced further changes to the list of annual public holidays of Thailand. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

10-Apr-2017

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday April 13 (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 13, 2017. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

10-Apr-2017

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday April 14 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that, as per the current legislation on public holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming "Viernes Santo" annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic, would be observed on Friday, April 14, 2017. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

9-Apr-2017

UAE

UAE 2017 Israa wal Mairaj Public Holiday (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Government has announced that the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa wal Mairaj had been moved from Monday, April 24, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

8-Apr-2017

San Marino

San Marino 2017 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino-San Marino) - Summary: The San Marino Government's has released an amended version of its annual official list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in San Marino for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other San Marino news and updates.

8-Apr-2017

Lebanon

Lebanon 2017 Bank Holidays Amended (Source: Banque du Liban-Beirut) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has issued an amended version of the annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2017, as released late last year by the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank). Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

7-Apr-2017

Hungary

Hungary 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium-Budapest) - Summary: The Government of Hungary, upon the recommendation of the Hungarian National Economy Minister, after a year's pause in 2017, has once more announced an expanded version of its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Hungary news and updates.

7-Apr-2017

Indonesia

Indonesian Public Holiday April 19 (Source: The Jakarta Post-ANTARA) - Summary: Jakarta's Acting Governor Sumarsono has announced a regional non-working public holiday in Jakarta, Indonesia's political and economic capital, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, on the date of the upcoming Jakarta gubernatorial runoff election. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

6-Apr-2017

Jordan

Jordanian Public Holidays April 9, 16 and 17 (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: The Jordanian Prime Ministry has issued a circular decreeing Sunday, April 9, 16 and 17, 2017, as additional non-working public holidays in Jordan on account of the upcoming Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays of Jordan in 2017. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

6-Apr-2017

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Easter 2017 Public Sector Holidays Extended (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Ministerio del Trabajo (Mitrab) has announced that Nicaragua's public sector workers and government services would, this year, close down for 9 consecutive days of public sector holidays in Nicaragua on account of the upcoming Holy Week. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

6-Apr-2017

Honduras

Honduras Public Sector Holidays April 10-16 (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 10-16, 2017) as additional non-working public holidays for Honduras' public sector employees. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

5-Apr-2017

Singapore

Singapore 2018 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 2018 which, for a fourth consecutive year, does not include any error in the date of the 2018 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore. Links: full story and other Singapore news and updates.

5-Apr-2017

Malaysia

Malaysian Sarawak Public Holiday April 24 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: A press statement released by the Chief Minister’s Office of Malaysia's state of Sarawak has announced that the state government of Sarawak had decided to also declare Monday, April 24, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

4-Apr-2017

Armenia

Armenian Public Holiday April 17 (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia has announced, once again, that Monday, April 17, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming "Day after the Holy Resurrection of Christ". Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

4-Apr-2017

Malaysia

Malaysian Sabah Public Holiday April 24 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: The State Secretary of Malaysia's state of Sabah, Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman, has announced that the state government of Sabah had decided to also declare Monday, April 24, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

3-Apr-2017

Venezuela

Venezuela Public Holidays April 10-11-12 (Source: Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación e Información-Caracas) - Summary: Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued a decree declaring Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, April 10-11-12, 2017, as one-off non-working public holidays to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 2002 failed coup d'état that saw President Hugo Chávez ousted from office for 47 hours, before being restored to power ("golpe fascista que violó Constitución y democracia"). Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

3-Apr-2017

Malaysia

Malaysian National Public Holiday April 24 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Petaling Jaya) - Summary: Malaysian Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, had announced that Monday, April 24, 2017, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia "to celebrate the installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong". Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

2-Apr-2017

Spain

Spain 2018 Cataluña Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya-DOGC) - Summary: The Consell Català de Relacions Laborals has released its annual list of the 2018 non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña (calendario oficial de fiestas laborales para el año 2018), including both the nationwide public holidays in Spain, as well as the Catalonia-specific public holidays in 2018. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

1-Apr-2017

Lebanon

Lebanon Public Holidays April 14, 15 and 17 (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Prime Minister of the Government of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, has issued administrative memos announcing public holidays for all Lebanese public institutions and administrations on the 14th, 15th and 17th of April, 2017, on the occasion of the upcoming Good Friday and Easter annual public holidays of Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.


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