This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to West Bank public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays,
as of November 2017, and covering calendar year 2020 West Bank public holidays,
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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 West Bank public holidays news and updates.
West Bank Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday November 30
Maan News Agency (Gaza) - The Fatah government spokesman, Yousef al-Mahmoud, of Palestine's West Bank, has announced that Thursday, November 30, 2017, would be the date of the upcoming public holiday for Prophet Mohammed's birthday.
Maan News Agency (Gaza) - The Hamas Government of Palestine's Gaza Strip has announced that Thursday, November 22, 2012, would be a one-off public holiday to commemorate its recent ceasefire agreement with Israel.
Maan News Agency (Gaza) - The Hamas Government of Palestine's Gaza Strip has announced that Saturday, February 4, 2012, would be the date of the upcoming public holiday for Prophet Mohammed's birthday.
Maan News Agency (Ramallah) - The Hamas Government of Palestine's Gaza Strip has declared tomorrow, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, as a one-off public holiday to celebrate tomorrow's swap of 477 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier kidnapped in 2006.
Haaretz (Gaza) - Gaza Strip Hamas authorities have called off the annual, November 15th, Palestinian Independence Day celebrations in the Gaza Strip, ordering its schools and offices to remain open as usual, this year.
Palestinian Authority Moves Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday
Al-Hayat al-Jadeeda (West Bank) - The government of the Palestinian Autonomous Area (West Bank and Gaza) has declared Sunday, July 19, 2009, as the date of the upcoming Prophet's Ascension public holiday.
West Bank and Gaza May 15th One-Off Public Holiday
Al-Hayat al-Jadeeda (West Bank) - The Palestinian Authority has declared Thursday, May 15, 2008, as a one-off public holiday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nakba, or Catastrophe, referring to the 1948 creation of the State of Israel.
Palestine News Network (PNN) - The Palestinian authorities have followed the controversial Saudi anticipated announcement of the Eid Al Adha Muslim holiday, which was called to begin on 30 December, 2006, in the West Bank and Gaza.
IMEMC News - Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, will present a speech on Saturday and is expected to keep the Hamas-run government in power for a short period before calling a referendum in March 2007, the Maan News Agency reported. The agency said that Abbas is also expected to announce that presidential and legislative elections will be held two months after holding the referendum.
Al Jazeera - The Palestinan government announced general national mourning for three days (Wednesday to Friday November 8-10) in all Palestinian territories following the deaths in the Gazan town of Beit Hanoun.
Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) - The Palestinian Civil Service Department has announced that January 25, 2006, will be observed as an official public holiday for the public and private sectors because the second Palestinian legislative elections.