Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates November 2003

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This monthly recap of November 2003 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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Ghana Declares December 5 Public Holiday (Source: Modern Ghana-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Hackman Owusu-Agyemeng, has issued a reminder that Friday, December 5, 2003, shall be a statutory public holiday. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.



Grenada Declares November 28 Public Holiday (Source: Caribbean Media Corporation-Bridgetown) - Summary: The government has declared tomorrow, Friday, November 28, 2003, as a one-off public holiday on the occasion of the recount of ballots following today's general election. Links: full story and other Grenada news and updates.


Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island 2004 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Norfolk Island Government Gazette-Kingston) - Summary: The Australian Government's Minister for Finance, Graeme Donaldson, has declared the list of 2004 official public holidays in the Norfolk Island. Links: full story and other Norfolk Island news and updates.



Russia Declares Regional Ramadan Public Holiday (Source: ITAR TASS News Agency-Moscow) - Summary: The President of Russia's region of Chechnya, Akhmat Kadyrov, has declared November 25 and 26, 2003, as non-working public holidays to coincide with the end of the month of Ramadan. Links: other Russia news and updates.



Algerian Public Holidays November 25-26 (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique) has announced that Tuesday and Wednesday, November 25-26, 2003, had been declared as paid non-working public holidays (journées chômées et payées) on account of the upcoming Aïd El-Fitr (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.



Uzbekistan Declares November 25 End of Ramadan Public Holiday (Source: Uzbek Television Channel 2-Tashkent) - Summary: The government of Uzbekistan has issued a resolution announcing that, Tuesday, November 25, 2003, the first day of the Id al-Fitr Muslim festival marking the end of Ramadan, would be a non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.



Turkmenistan Declares End Of Ramadan Public Holiday Date (Source: BBC Monitoring International Reports-Asgabat) - Summary: The president of Turkmenistan, Saparmyrat Nyyazow, has signed a decree declaring Wednesday, November 26, 2003, as a national public holiday on the occasion of the Id al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) Muslim festival. Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.



Kazakhstan Decrees National Holidays Name Changes (Source: Kazakh Television First Channel-Astana) - Summary: Kazakhstan's President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has signed a decree amending the "Law on Holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan". Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.



Philippines Senate Approves February 21 Public Holiday (Source: Secretary of the Senate-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines Senate has passed Senate bill No. 2636 which makes August 21 of every year a special non-working public holiday, to be named Ninoy Aquino Day. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.



Philippines Changes Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Malacañang-Manila) - Summary: Executive Secretary, Alberto G. Romulo, by order of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, issued Proclamation 503, declaring December 24, 2003, and January 2, 2004,as special non-working public holidays throughout the country. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.



Bangladesh Public Holiday Moved To November 23 (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: The public administration ministry of Bangladesh's government has issued a circular announcing that the upcoming public holiday for the Holy Shab-e-Qadr would be observed on Sunday, November 23, 2003, instead of the previously announced date of Saturday, November 22, 2003. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.



Monaco 2004 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté-Monaco) - Summary: Monaco's State Ministry has published the list of official public holidays (liste des jours chômés et payés) in Monaco for the calendar year 2004. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.



Philippines Declares End Of Ramadan Public Holiday (Source: Malacañang) - Summary: Late yesterday, Proclamation 498 was released, making November 26, 2003, a special non-working day to coincide with the expected date of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitre (Feast of Ramadhan) public holiday. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.



France To Cancel Whitmonday Public Holiday (Source: Reuters) - Summary: French Prime Minister, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, announced that French workers will give up one day-off a year (either on a public holiday or another non-work day) to raise nine billion euros to improve state care for the elderly and disabled. Links: full story and other France news and updates.


South Africa

South Africa To Review Official Public Holidays (Source: Statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs-Pretoria) - Summary: South African Minister of Home Affairs and President of the Inkatha Freedom Party, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, has announced that he had been mandated by the South African Cabinet to chair an inter-departmental task team to review the South African official public holidays calendar. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.



Bangladesh Declares November 7 Public Holiday (Source: United News of Bangladesh-Dhaka) - Summary: The government of Bangladesh has declared as public holiday, the National Revolution and Solidarity Day, to be held on November 7. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.



Taiwan 2004 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Central Personnel Administration) - Summary: The Central Personnel Administration has released the official calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2004. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

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