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Estonia Amends List Of National Holidays (Source: Estonia's Official Gazette- Riigi Teataja-Tallinn) - Summary: Estonia's parliament has approved the Estonian Flag Act (RT I 2005, 20, 126) which amends the current legislation governing public holidays, days off, and national holidays in Estonia. Links: full story and other Estonia news and updates.
Ecuador Cancels March 23-24 Public Holidays (Source: CRE Satelital Ecuador-Guayaquil) - Summary: The president of Ecuador, Lucio Gutierrez, has issued the Decreto No 2688 which declares Wednesday and Thursday, March 23 and 24, 2005, as regular working days. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.
Ecuador Declares March 23-24 Public Holidays (Source: CRE Satelital Ecuador-Guayaquil) - Summary: The president of Ecuador, Lucio Gutierrez, has issued the Decreto No 2687 which declares Wednesday and Thursday, March 23 and 24, 2005, as additional one-off public holidays, in addition to the annual Good Friday public holiday on March 25. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.
Fiji Declares March 24 Rugby Public Holiday (Source: Fiji Village-Suva) - Summary: Fiji's chief executive officer at the Prime Minister's Office, Joji Kotobalavu, has announced that Thursday, March 24, 2005, had been declared a public holiday to celebrate the return of the prestigious Melrose Cup won by Fiji in Hong Kong. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.
Georgia Considering End of Ramadan Public Holiday (Source: Imedi TV-Tbilisi) - Summary: Georgia's President, Mikheil Saakashvili, has suggested that he would support legislation making the Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) an official public holiday in Georgia. Links: full story and other Georgia news and updates.
Costa Rica Moves 4 Public Holidays To The Following Monday (Source: Al Día) - Summary: Parliament passed an amendment to Article 148 of Costa Rica's Labour Code, moving the public holidays of April 11, July 25, August 15, and October 12, to the following Monday, if they fall on a mid-week weekday. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.
Nepal Government Adjusts Official Public Holidays List (Source: Nepalnews-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has made changes in the existing provisions of public holidays for its civil servants, for the coming year 2062 BS which starts in mid-April 2005. Links: other Nepal news and updates.
Philippines Declares March 23 and 26 Public Holidays (Source: Malacañang-Manila) - Summary: Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA), signed Proclamation No.808, declaring Saturday, March 26, 2005, which falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, as a special non-working public holiday throughout the country. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.
Marshall Islands Public Holidays Legislation Amended (Source: Office of the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands-Majuro) - Summary: The Marshall Islands have, once again, amended the legislation which governs the list and dates of non-working public holidays in the Marshall Islands. Links: full story and other Marshall Islands news and updates.
Bermuda Tables Public Holidays Amendment Act (Source: The Royal Gazette-Hamilton) - Summary: Last Friday night, Bermuda's Finance Minister, Paula Cox, tabled the Public Holidays Amendment Act 2005 in the House of Assembly. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.
Mauritania Changes Weekends To Saturday/Sunday (Source: Journal Officiel-Actes Réglementaires) - Summary: Mauritania's President, Maaouya Ould Taya, has issued a decree changing the definition of the weekend (repos hebdomadaire) from Friday/Saturday to Saturday/Sunday. The change will be effective starting on Monday, April 11, 2005. Links: full story and other Mauritania news and updates.
Armenia Declared March 7 Bridge Public Holiday (Source: Pan Armenian News) - Summary: As International Women's Day 2005 falls on a Tuesday, the Armenian government has declared Monday, March 7, 2005, a non-working bridge public holiday. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.
Iran 2005-2006 Public Holidays (Source: Iranian Research Institute for Scientific Information and Documentation-IRANDOC) - Summary: Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly has approved the list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1388, running from March 2005, to March 2006. Links: full story and other Iran news and updates.