Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates June 2006

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This monthly recap of June 2006 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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The Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands 2007 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Gazette Office-Cayman Islands Government) - Summary: The government of the Cayman Islands has gazetted the official list of public holidays in the Cayman Islands for the calendar year 2007. Links: full story and other The Cayman Islands news and updates.


The Gambia

Gambia Declares June 30 And July 3rd Public Holidays. (Source: The Gambia Journal-Banjul) - Summary: The government of Gambia has announced that both Friday June 30th and Monday July 3rd, 2006, had been declared public holidays in The Gambia. Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.



Grenada's TRC Calls For Public Holidays Consensus (Source: Caribbean Media Corporation-Bridgetown) - Summary: The long-awaited report by Grenada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has called for a national consensus on the issue of dates for public holidays, since these are often "identified as obstacles to healing and reconciliation". Links: other Grenada news and updates.



Greece 2007 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Bank of Greece-Athens) - Summary: The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2007. Links: full story and other Greece news and updates.



Ghana Declares June 22 Half-Day World Cup Public Holiday (Source: News 24) - Summary: Ghana has declared a June 22, 2006, half-day public holiday for Thursday's match against the United States in the 2006 Football World Cup. Links: other Ghana news and updates.



Mauritius 2007 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) - Summary: At its meeting of last Friday, June 16, 2006, the Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has approved the official list of public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2007. Links: other Mauritius news and updates.



Belize 2007 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Home Affairs-Belmopan) - Summary: The government of Belize has released its official list of public holidays for the year 2007. Links: full story and other Belize news and updates.



Nigeria Declares June 12 Regional Public Holiday (Source: Ogun State Government-Abeokuta) - Summary: The governments of Nigeria's states of Ogun and Lagos have declared Monday, June 12, 2006, as a work-free public holiday. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.



Argentina Changes Observance Of Malvinas' Day (Source: Diario Hoy-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Law 25.370 was amended to make the, April 2, Malvinas Day (officially called "Día del veterano y los caídos en la Guerra de Malvinas") a non-moveable holiday, regardless of the weekday on which it occurs. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.



Thailand Declared June 9 Public Holiday (Source: National News Bureau of Thailand-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's cabinet has declared Friday, June 9, 2006, as a one-off, official non-working public holiday to enable civil servants and other public members to go to the Royal Plaza, where His Majesty the King will appear to greet well wishers on the occasion the 60th anniversary of His accession to the Throne. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.


Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico 2007 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) - Summary: The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (ORHELA) has released the "Memorando Especial Núm. 19-2006", which lists the public sector holidays for the year 2007. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.



Thailand Clarifies June 12-13 Public Holidays (Source: National News Bureau of Thailand-Bangkok) - Summary: The government of Thailand has clarified that the, June 12 and 13, 60th Anniversary of the Accession of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is an official public holiday only in Bangkok and surrounding provinces. Links: other Thailand news and updates.

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