Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates January 2004

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This monthly recap of January 2004 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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Turkmenistan Announces Dates Of Upcoming Kurban Bayram Public Holiday (Source: - Summary: Turkmen President, Saparmurat Niyazov, has signed a resolution declaring three days to be public holidays, Friday to Sunday, February 2 to 4, 2004. Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Declares Eid al Adha Public Holiday In RS (Source: Onasa News Agency-Banja Luka) - Summary: The government in the Republika Srpska (Bosnian Serb Republic, RS) has declared an official public holiday on February 2, for RS' Muslims, on the occasion of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha, in its first such move ever. Links: other Bosnia and Herzegovina news and updates.



UAE Announces 3-Day Eid Public Holidays For Private Sector (Source: The Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: According to a circular issued yesterday by Matar Humaid Al Tayer, UAE's Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, starting on January 31, private sector's companies and establishments in the country will remain closed for three days to mark the Eid-Al Adha public holiday. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.



Philippines Assembly Approves February 21 Public Holiday (Source: Secretary General House of Representatives-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines House of Representatives has finally passed House Bill No. 6240 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.


French Polynesia

French Polynesian 2004 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Journal Officiel de la Polynésie Française-Papeete) - Summary: The Council of Ministers of French Polynesia has released the Arrêté n° 2004-126/CM which officially announces the list of French Polynesian public holidays for the calendar year 2004. Links: full story and other French Polynesia news and updates.



UAE Declares 4-Day Public Sector Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-Dubai) - Summary: A circular from the Ministry of State for Cabinet Affairs has been released announcing that all ministries and public institutions will remain closed for four days of public sector holidays, from Saturday, January 31, 2004 to Tuesday, February 3, 2004, on account of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) festival. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.



Fiji Election Day 2006 Could Be A Public Holiday (Source: Fijilive-Suva) - Summary: Fiji's supervisor of elections, Semesa Karavaki, supported by Prime Minister, Laisenia Qarase, has proposed that a one-off national public holiday be declared during the upcoming 2006 general election, to give ample time to voters to cast their votes. Links: other Fiji news and updates.



Nauru 2004 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru-Yaren) - Summary: The Government of Nauru has released its annual list of non-working public holidays in Nauru for the calendar year 2004, in accordance with Section 37, Sub-Sections (1), (2) and (3) of the "Public Service Act 1998". Links: full story and other Nauru news and updates.


The Bahamas

Bahamas 2004 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) - Summary: The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique announcing the official Bahamas public holidays for the calendar year 2004. Links: full story and other The Bahamas news and updates.



Afghanistan New Constitution Includes 2 New Public Holidays (Source: Afghan National Assembly) - Summary: The recently ratified new constitution of Afghanistan specifies, in its Article 18, two new public holidays, Independence Day and Victory Day. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

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