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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates June 2001

This monthly recap of June 2001 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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News Item Summary



Macau 2002 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China-Macau) - Summary: The government of the Macau SARE has announced the list of official Macau public holidays for the calendar year 2002. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.



Paraguay Law To Move Mid-Week Public Holidays (Source: Cámara de Diputados) - Summary: Paraguay's Lower House has passed law 1723/01 (Que Autoriza Al Poder Ejecutivo A Trasladar Los Feriados Nacionales Al Dia Lunes) which gives the President the authority to move certain public holidays to a nearby Monday. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.



Uganda Declares June 26 Electoral Public Holiday (Source: Daily Monitor-Kampala) - Summary: Earlier today, in a press release, Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, declared Tuesday, June 26, 2001, as a one-off public holiday on the occasion of the upcoming parliamentary elections. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.



Japan Moves More Public Holidays To Monday (Source: Kyodo News International-Tokyo) - Summary: Japan's Diet (Parliament), in a plenary session of the House of Councillors, has enacted a bill that moves 2 more public holidays from their fixed date to always occur on a Monday in the future, thus creating 2 three-day holidays in July and September, starting in 2003. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.



UK Announces Public Holiday For Queen's 2002 Golden Jubilee (Source: The Telegraph) - Summary: The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, confirmed yesterday that a one-off public holiday would be declared on Monday, June 3, 2002, to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee. Links: full story and other UK news and updates.



Mongolia's Parliament Debates June 1st Public Holiday (Source: Geree-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: Mongolia's Parliament has opened a debate on a renaming, or even possible date change, to the June 1st, "Mother and Child Day" public holiday. Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.



Belarus Public Holiday July 2 (Source: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus-Minsk) - Summary: The Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus has issued a decree declaring Monday, July 2, 2001, as a one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus on account of the upcoming Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus annual non-working public holiday on Tuesday, July 3, 2001. Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.



Ghana Cancels June 4 Public Holiday (Source: Ghana News Agency) - Summary: Despite opposition protests, Ghana's Parliament has deleted the observation of June 4 as a statutory public holiday, effective immediately. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

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