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Guyana Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Guyana public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of September 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Guyana 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 Guyana public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Sep
  • 25
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  • Guyana Could Declare March 2 Public Holiday

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - Guyana's President, David Granger, has announced that Monday, March 2, 2020, would be the date of the upcoming regional and general elections in Guyana.
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  • Jul
  • 14
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  • Guyana Emancipation 2019 Public Holiday August 1

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The Ministry of Public Security of the government of Guyana has released the Extraordinary Gazette 111/2019 1447 declaring Thursday, August 1, 2019, as the 2019 date for the Emancipation Day annual public holiday of Guyana.
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  • Jun
  • 18
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  • Guyana CARICOM Public Holiday July 1

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The Ministry of Public Security of the government of Guyana has released the Extraordinary Gazette 86/2019 1259 declaring Monday, July 1, 2019, as the 2019 date for the CARICOM Day annual public holiday of Guyana.
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  • May
  • 20
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  • Guyana Public Holidays May 26-27

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The Ministry of Public Security of the government of Guyana has released an Extraordinary Gazette declaring Sunday and Monday, May 26 and 27, 2019, public holidays in Guyana.
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2018

  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Guyana 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - 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 2019.
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  • Jul
  • 15
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  • Guyana Public Holiday August 1

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The Ministry of Public Security of the government of Guyana has released the Extraordinary Gazette 107/2018 1461 declaring Wednesday, August, 1 2018, as the 2018 date for the Emancipation Day annual public holiday of Guyana.
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  • Feb
  • 21
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  • Guyana Public Holidays February 23

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The Ministry of Public Security of the government of Guyana has released an Extraordinary Gazette declaring Friday, February 23, 2018, as the 2018 date for the Phagwah annual public holiday of Guyana.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Guyana 2017-2018 Year-End Public Holidays

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The government of Guyana has announced, in the "Official Gazette Of Guyana" (271/2017 2783), the dates of the upcoming non-working public holidays in Guyana for the end of 2017 and the beginning of the calendar year 2018.
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  • Nov
  • 22
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  • Guyana 2017 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Moved

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming Youmun Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Friday, December 1st, 2017, as opposed to the previously-announced date of Thursday, November 30, 2017.
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  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Guyana 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - 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.
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  • Oct
  • 7
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  • Guyana 2017 Deepavali Public Holiday

    Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs (Georgetown) - The government of Guyana's Minister Of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, has announced that the government of Guyana had gazetted Wednesday, October 18, 2017, as the date of the upcoming Deepavali non-working public holiday in Guyana.
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  • Aug
  • 25
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  • Guyana Public Holiday September 1

    Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs (Georgetown) - The government of Guyana has issued a "Notification Under The Public Holidays Act (CAP. 19:07)" in the Official Gazette (extraordinary) Of Guyana, whereby Friday, September 1, 2017, is gazetted as an official non-working public holiday in Guyana on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha annual non-working public holiday of Guyana.
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  • Feb
  • 21
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  • Guyana Public Holidays March 12-13

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The Ministry of Public Security of the government of Guyana has declared Sunday, March 12, 2017, as the date for the Phagwah annual public holiday of Guyana.
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2016

  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Guyana 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The government of Guyana has announced its annual list of Guyanese bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Guyana for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • Oct
  • 16
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  • Guyana 2016 Deepavali Public Holiday Announced

    Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs (Georgetown) - The government of Guyana's Minister Of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, has announced that the government of Guyana had gazetted Saturday, October 29, 2016, as the date of the upcoming Deepavali non-working public holiday in Guyana.
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  • Mar
  • 9
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  • Guyana Rules-Out March 18 Public Holiday

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The Minister of Natural Resources of Guyana, Raphael Trotman, at a post-cabinet press briefing, announced that Friday, March18, 2016, the day designated for the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE) will not be a one-off non-working public holiday in Guyana, as was the case on previous electoral dates.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Guyana Public Holiday December 24

    Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs (Georgetown) - The government of Guyana has issued a "Notification Under The Public Holidays Act (CAP. 19:07)" in the Official Gazette (extraordinary) Of Guyana, whereby Thursday, December 24, 2015, is gazetted as an official non-working public holiday in Guyana on account of the upcoming Youman Nabi annual non-working public holiday of Guyana.
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  • Nov
  • 22
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  • Guyana 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The government of Guyana has announced its annual list of non-working public holidays in Guyana for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Guyana 2015 Deepavali Public Holiday Announced

    Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs (Georgetown) - The government of Guyana's Vice President And Minister Of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, has announced that the government of Guyana had gazetted Tuesday, November 10, 2015, as the date of the upcoming Deepavali non-working public holiday in Guyana.
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Guyana Public Holiday September 24

    Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs (Georgetown) - The government of Guyana has issued a "Notification Under The Public Holidays Act (CAP. 19:07)" in the Official Gazette (extraordinary) Of Guyana, whereby Thursday, September 24, 2015, is gazetted as an official non-working public holiday in Guyana on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha annual non-working public holiday of Guyana.
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  • May
  • 4
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  • Guyana Public Holiday May 11

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The Ministry of Home Affairs of Guyana, via the Minister of Home Affairs of Guyana, Clement J. Rohee, has finally announced that, as per Section 6 of the Public Holiday Act, Monday, May 11, 2015 had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Guyana in observance of the upcoming General and Regional Elections.
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Guyana Elections May 11

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The President of Guyana, Donald Ramotar, has announced that the next national parliamentary election would be held on Monday, May 11, 2015.
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2014

  • Nov
  • 7
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  • Guyana 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The government of Guyana has announced its annual list of non-working public holidays in Guyana for the calendar year 2015.
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Guyana 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The government of Guyana has announced its annual list of non-working public holidays in Guyana for the calendar year 2014.
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2013

  • Jun
  • 18
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  • Guyana 2013 CARICOM Public Holiday Announced

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Guyana for CARICOM Day, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Monday, July 1st, 2013.
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  • Mar
  • 16
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  • Guyana 2013 Phagwah Public Holiday Announced

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holidays in Guyana for Phagwah/Holi, would be observed as non-working public holidays on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
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  • Mar
  • 14
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  • Guyana 2013 Easter Public Holidays Announced

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holidays in Guyana for Good Friday and Easter Monday, would be observed as non-working public holidays on Friday, March 1st, and Monday, April 1st, 2013, respectively.
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  • Feb
  • 7
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  • Guyana 2013 Republic Day Public Holiday Announced

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Guyana for Republic Day, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Guyana 2013 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Announced

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming Youmun Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Thursday, January 24, 2013.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Guyana 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The government of Guyana has announced its annual list of non-working public holidays in Guyana for the calendar year 2013.
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2012

  • Feb
  • 1
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  • Guyana 2012 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Announced

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming Youmun Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Sunday, February 5, 2012.
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2011

  • Nov
  • 24
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  • Guyana Electoral Public Holiday November 28

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - The government of Guyana has finally decided to declare a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, November 28, 2011, the date of the upcoming National and Regional Elections.
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  • Nov
  • 23
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  • Guyana Electoral Public Holiday Push

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - Guyana's Private Sector Commission (PSC) and the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) have called on the government of Guyana and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), to declare Monday, November 28, 2011, the date of the upcoming general elections, a national non-working public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 22
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  • Guyana 2011 Deepavali Public Holiday Announced

    Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs (Georgetown) - The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming Deepavali would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Guyana Elections November 28

    Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs (Georgetown) - Guyana's President, Bharrat Jagdeo, has announced that Monday, November 28, 2011, would be the date of the upcoming general and regional elections in Guyana.
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  • Feb
  • 14
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  • Guyana 2011 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Announced

    Office of the President of Guyana (Georgetown) - The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming Youmun Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Wednesday, February 16, 2011.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Guyana Clarifies Year-End Public Holidays

    Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) - Guyana's Ministry of Home Affairs has released a communique clarifying the consequences of the upcoming public holidays of Christmas, Boxing Day and the New Year, all falling on a weekend.
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  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Guyana Declares November 17 Public Holiday

    Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs (Georgetown) - The Minister of Home Affairs of Guyana, Clement J. Rohee, has issued a Notification declaring Wednesday, November 17, 2010, as a public holiday on account of the Eidul Adha.
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  • Feb
  • 18
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  • Guyana 2010 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Announced

    Guyana Chronicle (Georgetown) - The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming Youmun Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Saturday, February 27, 2010.
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2009

  • Mar
  • 1
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  • Guyana 2009 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Announced

    Guyana Chronicle (Georgetown) - The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming Youman Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday, would be commemorated on Tuesday, March 10, 2009.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Guyana Postpones Elections

    Starcom Network News (Georgetown) - Guyana's Local government minister, Kellawan Lall, has announced that the upcoming municipal elections, the first since 1994, had been postponed until the end of 2009.
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  • Mar
  • 16
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  • Guyana 2008 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Announced

    Office of the President of Guyana (Georgetown) - The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming Youmun Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Thursday, March 20, 2008.
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2007

  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Guyana 2007 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Announced

    Guyana Chronicle (Georgetown) - The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming Youman Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday, would be commemorated on Sunday, April 1, 2007.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Guyana Confirms January 1st Public Holidays

    The Guyana Chronicle - Guyana's Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that both New Year's Day and Eid-ul-Azah would be observed as national public holidays, on the same date of January 1, 2007, without this coincidence giving rise to a day in lieu public holiday.
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  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Guyana Announces Date Of Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday

    Stabroek News - January 1 has been declared a public holiday to observe Eid-ul-Adha, although within the local Muslim community, the festival day will be observed on different dates.
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  • Aug
  • 23
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  • Guyana Declares August 28 Public Holiday

    Government Information Agency (GINA) - The Presisent of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo, has authorized the Ministry of Home Affairs to gazette Monday, August 28, 2006 as a one-off public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 1
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  • Guyana 2006 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Announced

    Guyana Chronicle (Georgetown) - The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming Youman Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday, would be commemorated on Tuesday, April 11, 2006.
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2005

  • May
  • 4
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  • Guyana Celebrates 1st Arrival Day Public Holiday

    GINA (Georgetown) - Guyana President, Bharrat Jagdeo, will be at the Monument Site, Plantation Highbury, East Bank Berbice, to mark the 166th anniversary of East Indian arrival in Guyana. May 5th will have been an official public holidays for the first time this year.
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  • Apr
  • 12
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  • Guyana 2005 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Announced

    Guyana Chronicle (Georgetown) - The government of Guyana has announced that the Youman Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday, would be commemorated on Friday, April 22, 2005.
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2004

  • Nov
  • 8
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  • Guyana Public Holiday for Eid-ul-Fitr Ruled-Out

    Guyana Government Information Agency (Georgetown) - Guyana's Home Affairs Permanent Secretary, Angela Johnson, has announced that Eid-ul-Fitr is not a public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Guyana To Add 2 New Public Holidays

    GINA (Georgetown) - The Guyana National Assembly approved the motion by the Special Select Committee on the Review of Public Holidays, adding two public holidays: May 26 (Independence Day) and May 5, (Arrival Day).
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Guyana 2004 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Announced

    Guyana Chronicle (Georgetown) - The government of Guyana has announced that the Youman Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday, would be commemorated on Sunday, May 2, 2004.
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  • Mar
  • 23
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  • Guyana Public Holidays Act Review Update

    Government Information Agency (GINA) - Guyana's House Special Select Committee, formed last year to review Guyana's list of official public holidays, met last week to get public opinion on the proposed inclusion of May 5 and May 26 as official public holidays in Guyana.
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2003

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Guyana Begins Public Holidays Act Review Consultations

    Government Information Agency (GINA) - Guyana's House Special Select Committee formed to review the Guyana Public Holidays Act met to select representatives to the body, among which the Minister of Home Affairs.
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  • May
  • 9
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  • Guyana 2003 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Announced

    The Guyana Chronicle - Guyana's Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that Wednesday, May 14, 2003, would be a public holiday in observance of the Muslim holiday of You-Man Nabi (the Prophet's Birthday).
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  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Guyana Assembly To Consider 2 New Public Holidays

    Government Information Agency (GINA) - Guyana's Minister of Home Affairs, Ronald Gajraj, has announced that during the Seventh Sitting of the Eighth Parliament, starting next week, he would move a motion for the Assembly to establish a Special Select Committee to review Guyana's list of official public holidays.
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2002

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Guyana Denies December 30 Public Holiday

    Government Information Agency (GINA) - Guyana's Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that Monday, December 30, 2002, is not a public holiday.
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2001

  • Feb
  • 18
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  • Guyana WBA Public Holiday February 19

    Government Information Agency (GINA) - Guyana's President, Bharrat Jagdeo has declared tomorrow, Monday, February 19, 2001, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Guyana, on account of yesterday's WBA welterweight championship title by Guyanese boxer Andrew Lewis.
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See also: Guyana bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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