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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates December 2005

This monthly recap of December 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-Dec-2005

Nauru

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

30-Dec-2005

Kiribati

Kiribati Public Holidays Legislation For 2006 And Beyond Amended (Source: Parliament of Kiribati-Tarawa) - Summary: Kiribati's Attorney General, Titabu Tabane, has signed into law the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2005 (No. 14 of 2005)" (An Act To Amend The Public Holidays Ordinance). Links: full story and other Kiribati news and updates.

30-Dec-2005

French Polynesia

French Polynesia Officializes January 2nd Public Holiday (Source: Tahitipresse) - Summary: The government's official report on last Wednesday's Council of Ministers meeting states tersely that the Council of Ministers voted Wednesday to make January 2 a paid annual public holiday for territorial government employees throughout French Polynesia. Links: full story and other French Polynesia news and updates.

30-Dec-2005

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Announces Eid al-Adha Public Holiday (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: The President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has issued a resolution declaring Tuesday, January 10, 2006, as a non-working public holiday throughout Uzbekistan on account of the upcoming Kurban Hayit (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

30-Dec-2005

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Amends Public Holidays Law (Source: Trend News Agency-Baku) - Summary: Earlier today, the Parliament of Azerbaijan approved a law on amendments to the Labour Code. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

30-Dec-2005

Tajikistan

Tajikistan Extends Navruz Public Holidays Again (Source: Majlisi Oli-Tajikistan's Parliament) - Summary: Tajikistan's Parliament has passed Law of RT 28.12.2005g. No.146 which amends the 1995 Law Of The Republic Of Tajikistan On Holidays by extending the observance of the annual Navruz public holiday from 3 days to 4 days. Links: full story and other Tajikistan news and updates.

30-Dec-2005

Vanuatu

Vanuatu Adds New Public Holiday (Source: Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute-PACLII) - Summary: The government of Vanuatu has gazetted the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act No. 50 Of 2005 which adds a new February public holiday for Father Lini Day. Links: full story and other Vanuatu news and updates.

29-Dec-2005

Paraguay

Paraguay Announces Year-End Bank Holiday (Source: ABC Digital-Asuncion) - Summary: Paraguay's Central Bank (Banco Central del Paraguay, BCP) has announced that Friday, December 30, 2005, would be a bank holiday corresponding to the end of the year closing of accounts. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

29-Dec-2005

Peru

Peru Declares January 2 Public Holiday (Source: RESUMEN LEGAL N° 248-2005) - Summary: The government of Peru has issued decree N° 100-2005-PCM, which makes Monday, January 2, 2006, a one-off public holiday for civil servants. Links: other Peru news and updates.

29-Dec-2005

Ecuador

Ecuador Announces 2006 Official List Of Public Holidays (Source: Diario Hoy-Quito) - Summary: Ecuador's President, Alfredo Palacio, has issued the executive decree 996, fixing the list and dates of public holidays for the year 2006. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

28-Dec-2005

UAE

UAE Announces Eid Al Adha Public Sector Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Ministry of State for Cabinet Affairs has announced five days of public sector holidays on the occasion of the upcoming Eid Al Adha holidays. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

28-Dec-2005

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Declares January 2 Public Holiday (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: The President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has signed a resolution declaring Monday, January 2, 2006, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Uzbekistan "with the aim of creating favourable conditions for workers to have a rest and a reasonable use of working time". Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

28-Dec-2005

Russia

Russian 2006 Public Holidays Announced (Source: VFBS) - Summary: The Government of Russia has released the Russian Federation Governmental Regulation No. 813 dated 28.12.2005, "On the transfer of non-working days in 2006". Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

28-Dec-2005

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Adds New Orthodox And Muslim Public Holidays (Source: Kazakhstan News Bulletin) - Summary: The Majilis (Kazakhstan's lower house of parliament) has approved a bill creating 2 new public holidays, both religious. Starting in 2006, Orthodox Christmas and Kurban Ait (the Feast of Sacrifice) will be official public holidays in Kazakhstan. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

27-Dec-2005

UAE

UAE Announces January 1st Private Sector Holiday (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has issued a circular declaring Sunday, January 1st, 2006, as an official public holiday for the private sector. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

26-Dec-2005

Djibouti

Djibouti 2006 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministere de l’Interieur et de la Decentralisation Direction de l’Administration Generale-Djibouti) - Summary: The government of Djibouti has released the official list of non-working public holidays, and their duration, for the calendar year 2006 in Djibouti. Links: full story and other Djibouti news and updates.

26-Dec-2005

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2006 Public Holidays List Approved (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's Prime Ministerial Press Secretary has announced that the list of official annual public holidays for the calendar year 2006 had been approved by Bangladesh's cabinet. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

23-Dec-2005

Ukraine

Ukraine Declares January 1-9 Christmas Public Holidays (Source: Ukrinform-Kiev) - Summary: Ukrainian Minister for Labor and Social Policies, Ivan Sakhan, has announced that the Government of the Ukraine had declared the period from January 1, to January 9, 2006, as public holidays. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

22-Dec-2005

China

China 2006 Public Holidays Schedule Announced (Source: State Council of China-Beijing) - Summary: The State Council of China has released the official list of 2006 public holidays, including the list of working Saturdays and Sundays that compensate for the 3 weeklong Golden Week public holidays. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

20-Dec-2005

Lithuania

Lithuania Formalizes Rules For Public Holidays That Occur On A Weekend (Source: International Journal of Baltic Law) - Summary: According to articles 161 and 162 of the Lithuanian Labour code, as amended on December 20, 2005, beginning with 2006, all holidays in Lithuania falling on a Saturday or Sunday are moved to the next Monday. Links: full story and other Lithuania news and updates.

19-Dec-2005

Slovenia

Slovenian Public Holidays Laws Consolidated (Source: STA News Agency-Ljubljana) - Summary: The Slovenian government has passed a new law consolidating the various laws on public holidays and national holidays in Slovenia. Links: full story and other Slovenia news and updates.

16-Dec-2005

Namibia

Namibia Clarifies 2005 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: The Namibian-Windhoek) - Summary: The permanent secretary of Namibia's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Loini Katoma, has issued a statement clarifying the 2005 dates for the Christmas public holiday and the Family Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Namibia news and updates.

15-Dec-2005

Pakistan

Pakistan 2006 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Pakistan Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Government of Pakistan has published the list of official public holidays in Pakistan for the calendar year 2006. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

12-Dec-2005

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Announces December 27 Public Holiday (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago-Whitehall) - Summary: The Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has released a statement that Tuesday, December 27, 2005, had been declared a one-off day in lieu public holiday in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

12-Dec-2005

Cape Verde

Cape Verde 2005-2006 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Boletim Oficial-República de Cabo Verde) - Summary: The government of Cape Verde has declared one off public sector holidays on Monday, December 26, 2005, and Monday, January 2, 2006. Links: full story and other Cape Verde news and updates.

10-Dec-2005

Iraq

Iraq Declares 5-Day Public Holiday Ahead Of Polls (Source: BBC News) - Summary: A five-day public holiday will begin Tuesday, December 13, 2005, in Iraq, ahead of the parliamentary elections. During that period, a 10:00 pm - 6:00 am curfew will be imposed nationwide. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

9-Dec-2005

Russia

Russia Confirms December 12 Public Holiday Status (Source: Novosti-Moscow) - Summary: The government of Russia has once again confirmed that Monday, December 12, 2005 will not be a non-working public holiday in Russia. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

6-Dec-2005

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands 2005-2006 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Virgin Islands Daily News-St. John) - Summary: The Governor of the US Virgin Islands, Charles W. Turnbull, has declared year-end public sector holidays for December 2005 and January 2006. Links: full story and other Virgin Islands, U.S. news and updates.

5-Dec-2005

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Declares December 9 Bridge Public Holiday (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: Uzbekistan's President, Islom Karimov, has issued a decree declaring Friday, December 9, 2005, as an additional, one-off, non-working public holiday in addition to the annual December 8 Constitution Day public holiday which falls on a Thursday, this year. Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.


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