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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates February 2005

This monthly recap of February 2005 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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Honduras Exchanges October And Easter Public Holidays (Source: Diario El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The President of Honduras, Ricardo Maduro, has issued a decree moving, for 2005, the observance of the April 14, October 12 and October 21 public holidays to the first 3 days of the Semana Santa (the week before Easter). Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.



Sudan Declares Public Holiday Today (Source: Sudan Radio Service-Nairobi) - Summary: The government of Sudan has declared today, Thursday February 24, 2005, a one-off public holiday and encouraged people to stay indoors, following yesterday's arms' depot blast in which 80 people died and over 250 were injured. Links: other Sudan news and updates.



Moldova Declares March 7 Bridge Public Holiday (Source: Novosti-Moldova-Chisinau) - Summary: The Cabinet of Ministers of Moldova has decided that Monday, Macrh 7, 2005, would be a one-off public holiday. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.



Anguilla Declares Post-Election Public Holiday (Source: The Anguillian-The Valley) - Summary: Late last night, following its reelection, the Anguilla United Front Party government declared Tuesday, February 22, 2005, as a one-off post-election public holiday. Links: other Anguilla news and updates.



Slovenian Primorsko National Holiday Announced (Source: STA News Agency-Ljubljana) - Summary: Slovenian government spokesman, Jernej Pavlin, announced that Slovenia plans to introduce a new national holiday, National Unity Day, to celebrate the rejoining of the Primorsko region in the west of Slovenia. Links: full story and other Slovenia news and updates.



Russian Legislature Pushing For Spring Public Holidays Restoration (Source: Novosti-Moscow) - Summary: Federation Council Chairman, Sergei Mironov, has announced that he was part of a group in the Russian Legislature's Upper House that was preparing an amendment to the Russian Labor Code that would restore May 2nd as an annual non-working public holiday in Russia. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.



Pakistan Declares Additional Ashura Regional Public Holiday (Source: Pakistan Press International-Karachi) - Summary: The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim, has declared Monday, February 21, 2005, as an additional public holiday throughout Sindh province on account of this year's Ashura Muslim festival. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.



Kazakhstan Declares 2 Public Holidays In March (Source: Interfax-Kazakhstan News Agency-Almaty) - Summary: The press-service of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Daniyal Akhmetov, has announced a decree declaring Monday, March 7, and Monday, March 21, 2005, as one-off public holidays to be observed jointly with the 2 annual public holidays for International Women's Day and Nowruz which both fall on a Tuesday this year. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.



Macau 2005 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 2005. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.



UAE Announces Hijri New Year 1426 Public Holiday (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Ministry of State for Cabinet Affairs has announced a public sector holiday for Wednesday, February 9, 2005, on the occasion of the upcoming 1426 AH New Year. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

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