Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates October 2005


 
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This monthly recap of October 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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Date

Country

News Item Summary

31-Oct-2005

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan Declares November 3 Oraza Public Holiday (Source: Turkmenistan.ru-Ashgabad) - Summary: The president of Turkmenistan, Saparmyrat Nyyazow, has signed a decree declaring Thursday, November 3, 2005, as a national non-working public holiday on the occasion of the Oraza (End of Ramadan) Muslim festival. Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.

31-Oct-2005

Mauritania

Mauritania Eid el-Fitr Public Holiday November 4 (Source: Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie-Noakchott) - Summary: Mauritania's President has issued Decree 131-2005 which declares Friday, November 4, 2005, the day after the Eid El Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday, as a one-off public holiday in Mauritania. Links: full story and other Mauritania news and updates.

30-Oct-2005

UAE

UAE Declares 2-Day Private Sector Holiday (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has announced that private companies and establishments would remain closed on the first and second day of Shawwal for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr holidays. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

29-Oct-2005

UAE

UAE Announces Eid Al Fitr Public Sector Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Saeed Al Ghaith, has released a circular announcing that the UAE's federal government ministries, institutions and agencies would remain closed for the Eid Al Fitr holiday, for 3 days, starting on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

28-Oct-2005

Monaco

Monaco 2006 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 2006. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

28-Oct-2005

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Declares 2005 End of Ramadan Public Holiday (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: Uzbekistan's President, Islom Karimov, has issued a resolution declaring Thursday, November 3, 2005, the first day of the Id al-Fitr Muslim festival, marking the end of Ramadan, as a national non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

25-Oct-2005

Madagascar

Madagascar Declares October 31 Public Holiday (Source: Ministre de la Fonction Publique, du Travail et des Lois Sociales-Antananarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Ministre de la Fonction Publique, du Travail et des Lois Sociales, Jean Théodore Ranjivason, has published the Décret N° 2005-721, which declares a one-off bridge public holiday on Monday, October 31, 2005. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

24-Oct-2005

Slovenia

Slovenian Public Holidays Law Amended Again (Source: STA News Agency-Ljubljana) - Summary: The Slovenian government has voted a "correction" to the recent law amending the law on public holidays and national holidays in Slovenia. Links: full story and other Slovenia news and updates.

22-Oct-2005

Uganda

Uganda Declares October 24 Obote Public Holiday (Source: Radio Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: Uganda's second deputy prime minister and minister of public service, has issued a statement that the Government of Uganda had declared Monday, October 24, 2005, a one-off public holiday on the occasion of the funeral of former president, the late Dr Apollo Milton Obote. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

21-Oct-2005

Uganda

Uganda's Parliament Votes Obote Public Holiday (Source: Radio Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: Uganda's members of parliament have overwhelmingly recommended that government declare Monday 24 October, the day late President Apollo Milton Obote will be buried, a public holiday. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

19-Oct-2005

Philippines

Philippines Declares November 4 Public Holiday (Source: Manila Bulletin-Manila) - Summary: Malacanang Executive Secretary, Eduardo Ermita, announced that Friday, November 4, 2005, had been declared a special non-working day throughout the Philippines as Filipino-Muslims mark the end of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

18-Oct-2005

Kenya

Kenya Announces End of Ramadan Public Holiday (Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of Kenya-Nairobi) - Summary: The government of Kenya has published the Gazette Notice 8443, "Declaration Of A Public Holiday Iddul-Fitr", which declares Friday, November 4th, 2005, as a public holiday, marking Idd- ul-Fitr. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

18-Oct-2005

Uganda

Uganda Refuses Obote Public Holiday (Source: Daily Monitor-Kampala) - Summary: Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Uganda's Minister for Internal Affairs, has stated that the government of Uganda, after a four-hour meeting with UPC (Uganda People's Congress), has ruled out a public holiday in honour of former president Milton Obote. Links: other Uganda news and updates.

18-Oct-2005

Malaysia

Malaysia November 2 Bridge Public Holiday Update (Source: The New Straits Times-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has announced that the Government had decided against declaring Wednesday, November 2, 2005, as a one-off bridge public holiday. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

17-Oct-2005

Slovenia

Slovenian Public Holidays Amendments Gazetted (Source: STA News Agency-Ljubljana) - Summary: The Slovenian government has passed a law declaring a new annual national holiday to celebrate the rejoining of the Primorska region to the rest of Slovenia. Links: full story and other Slovenia news and updates.

17-Oct-2005

Lithuania

Lithuania Declares October 31 One-Off Bridge Public Holiday (Source: Baltic Business News) - Summary: The government of Lithuania has decided to create a 3-day All Saints' public holiday by moving the non-working day of Saturday, October 29, 2005, to Monday, October 31, 2008, so that Lithuanians will be off from Sunday, October 30, to Monday, November 1, 2008, inclusively. Links: full story and other Lithuania news and updates.

14-Oct-2005

South Africa

South Africa Will Not Have December 27 Public Holiday (Source: Statement from Home Affairs-Pretoria) - Summary: Late yesterday, a spokesperson for South Africa's Home Affairs announced that December 27, 2005, would not be a public holiday in South Africa. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

14-Oct-2005

Malaysia

Malaysia Considering November 2 Bridge Public Holiday (Source: The New Straits Times-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: A group of Malaysian members of Parliament have urged the government to declare Wednesday, November 2, 2005, as a one-off bridge public holiday. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

13-Oct-2005

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Announces Date Of Eid ul-Fitr Public Holiday (Source: Office of the Prime Minister-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that Friday, November 4, 2005, would be the date of the upcoming Eid ul-Fitr public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago. Links: other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

10-Oct-2005

The Bahamas

Bahamas Bill To Amend Discovery Day Public Holiday (Source: The Bahama Journal-Nassau) - Summary: The government of the Bahamas has introduced "The National Heroes Bill" in the House of Assembly. Links: full story and other The Bahamas news and updates.

9-Oct-2005

Togo

Togo Declares October 10 World Cup Public Holiday (Source: BBC Sports) - Summary: Earlier today, President Faure Gnassingbe declared that Monday, October 10, 2005, would be a one-off paid public holiday throughout Togo, to celebrate the national team's qualification for the 2006 World Cup finals. Links: full story and other Togo news and updates.

7-Oct-2005

Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island 2006 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Norfolk Island Government Gazette-Kingston) - Summary: The Australian Government's, Minister for Community Services, John Brown, has declared the list of 2006 official public holidays in the Norfolk Island. Links: full story and other Norfolk Island news and updates.

7-Oct-2005

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 2006 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" the official list of Sri Lankan bank holidays, public holidays, and full Moon Poya days, for the calendar year 2006. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

7-Oct-2005

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Announces Date Of Diwali Public Holiday (Source: Office of the Prime Minister-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that Tuesday, November 1, 2005, would be the date of the upcoming Diwali public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago. Links: other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

7-Oct-2005

Liberia

Liberia Declares October 11 Public Holiday (Source: Star Radio-Monrovia) - Summary: Liberia's transitional Chairman, Gyude Bryant, has declared Tuesday, October 11, 2005, as the date of the upcoming election day. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

6-Oct-2005

Lebanon

Lebanon Revises List Of Public Holidays (Source: Lebanon Wire-Beirut) - Summary: Lebanon has gazetted a law that revises the list of official public holidays in Lebanon, with the aim to reduce the number of public holidays celebrated in Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

5-Oct-2005

French Polynesia

French Polynesia To Vote On Replacement Of June 29 Public Holiday (Source: Tahitipresse) - Summary: Two independent political parties, the Fetia Api and the No Oe e te Nunaa, went on record as being prepared not to vote in support of a Temaru government project to replace the June 29 Autonomy Day public holiday with a new annual public holiday on November 20, to be called National Day of Tahiti. Links: full story and other French Polynesia news and updates.

2-Oct-2005

Colombia

Colombia's Public Holidays Architect Dies At 91 (Source: Radio Caracol) - Summary: Raimundo Emiliani Román, the originator of the Ley Emiliani, the rule used in Colombia, and many other Latin American countries, to move public holidays that fall in the middle of the week, died in Bogotá, at the age of 91. Links: full story and other Colombia news and updates.

2-Oct-2005

Iraq

Iraq Declares 4-Day Public Holiday Ahead Of Referendum (Source: BBC) - Summary: The government of Iraq has declared the 4 days from Thursday October 13 to Sunday October 16, 2005, as public holidays, before and after the upcoming October 15th referendum. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

1-Oct-2005

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Restores Remembrance Day Public Holiday (Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea-website) - Summary: In its announced list of public holidays and observance dates for 2006, the Government of Papua New Guinea has restore the Remembrance Day public holiday to its erstwhile date of July 23. Links: full story and other Papua New Guinea news and updates.


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