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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Cuba public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of November 2016, and covering calendar year 2019 Cuba public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Cuba public holidays news and updates.

2016 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Nov
  • 22
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  • Cuban 2016 Public Holidays Amended

    Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma) - The Cuban government has issued the "Resolución No 23/2016 del Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social" which declares Friday, December 2, 2016, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Cuba, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Granma.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Cuban 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma) - The Cuban government has released the up-to-date list of annual non-working public holidays in Cuba for the calendar year 2016.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Cuban 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma) - The Cuban government has released the up-to-date list of annual non-working public holidays in Cuba for the calendar year 2015.
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  • Apr
  • 15
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  • Cuban Public Holiday April 18

    Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma) - Cuba's Council of Ministers has issued a communique indicating that, pending the taking effect of recent changes to Cuba's public holidays legislation, it had decided to declare Friday, April 18, 2014, the date of the upcoming Good Friday holiday, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Cuba.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Cuban 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma) - The Cuban government has released the up-to-date list of annual non-working public holidays in Cuba for the calendar year 2014.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Cuban Public Holidays Legislation Amended

    Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma) - The Cuban government has approved and gazetted last year's draft version of its new Labor Law, which will enshrine the one-off religious public holidays declared over the past 15 years.
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  • Aug
  • 10
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  • Cuban Public Holidays Legislation Changes

    Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma) - The Cuban government has released a draft version of its new Labor Law, which enshrines the one-off religious public holidays declared over the past 15 years.
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  • Mar
  • 18
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  • Cuban 2013 Public Holidays Amended

    Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma) - The Cuban government has amended the recently-released list of non-working public holidays in Cuba for the calendar year 2013, by adding a public holiday on the date of the upcoming Good Friday holiday, for the second year in a row.
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  • Feb
  • 23
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  • Cuban 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma) - The Cuban government has released the up-to-date list of non-working public holidays in Cuba for the calendar year 2013 and the foreseeable future.
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2012

  • Mar
  • 31
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  • Cuba Declares Good Friday Public Holiday

    Consejo de Ministros de Cuba (La Habana) - Cuba's Council of Ministers has issued a communique indicating that, as recently requested by Pope Benedict XVI, it had decided to declare Friday, April 6, 2012, the date of the upcoming Good Friday holiday, as a one-off non-working public holiday (receso laboral) in Cuba.
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  • Mar
  • 28
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  • Cuban Public Holiday For Good Friday ?

    ACI Prensa (La Habana) - Yesterday, during his meeting with Cuban President, Raúl Castro, Pope Benedict XVI requested that Good Friday be declared another annual non-working public holiday in Cuba.
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  • Mar
  • 18
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  • Cuban Papal Public Holidays March 26-28

    Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma) - The Cuban government has finally announced that it would declare public holidays from March 26 to 28, 2012, to coincide with the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Santiago de Cuba and Havana.
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  • Feb
  • 29
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  • Cuba Papal Public Holiday Being Considered

    Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma) - The Cuban government has announced that it has not yet decided whether to declare one or more public holidays during the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Santiago de Cuba and Havana, on March 26, 27 and 28, 2012.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Cuba Public Holiday December 30

    Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma) - Cuba's Ministry of Labor has announced that Friday, December 30, 2011, had been declared a national non-working public holiday throughout Cuba.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Cuba Declares May 2 Public Holiday

    The Havana Times (Havana) - Cuba's Ministry of Labor has announced that Monday, May 2, 2011, would be treated as a national non-working public holiday.
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2007

  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Cuba Adds 2 New End-Of-The-Year Public Holidays

    Milenio/Univision - The Government of Cuba decreed 2 new annual public holidays, December 31 and January 2, to take effect immediately (Decreto Ley No. 254 del 18 de septiembre de 2007).
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  • Jun
  • 19
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  • Cuba Declares June 19 National Day Of Mourning For Unofficial First Lady

    Prensa Latina - The Cuban Government has declared today, Tuesday, June 19, 2007, a national day of mourning, following last night's death of Vilma Espín, Cuba's unofficial First Lady for the last 47 years.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Cuba Declares January 2 One-Off Public Holiday

    Es Más (La Habana) - The Minister of Labor and Social Secutrity has decreed that Tuesday January 2, 2006, would be a one-off additional public holiday.
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1998

  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Cuba Restores Christmas Public Holiday

    Reuters (La Habana) - Cuba's Politburo has announced that the Cuban Communist Party had asked the State Council to declare Christmas Day (December 25) as an annual public holiday for all citizens (para cristianos y no cristianos, creyentes y no creyentes).
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1997

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Cuban Public Holiday Christmas 1997

    Clarin (La Habana) - Cuba's Politburo has announced that the Cuban Communist Party had asked the State Council to declare Christmas Day (December 25) as an annual public holiday for all citizens (para cristianos y no cristianos, creyentes y no creyentes).
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1996

  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Cuba To Restore Christmas Public Holiday ?

    Radio Vaticana (Holy See) - It was announced that, during Fidel Castro's recent visit to the Vatican, Pope John-Paul II had asked the Cuban leader to restore Christmas as a non-working public holiday in Cuba.
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See also: Cuba bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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