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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates October 2006

This monthly recap of October 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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Date

Country

News Item Summary

31-Oct-2006

Canada

Canada Changes DST Rules - Summary: Canada has modified its Daylight Saving Time schedule to match recent changes in the USA. Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

31-Oct-2006

USA

(Source: US Department of State) - Summary: Today, President George W. Bush, signed Congress' Bill 5 U.S.C. 6103(a), which would make every November 11 an official public holiday in the US. Links: full story and other USA (United States) news and updates.

30-Oct-2006

Nigeria

Nigeria Declares 5-Day National Mourning Period (Source: VOA News) - Summary: Nigeria begins a three-day national mourning period today (Monday) for victims of the passenger jet that crashed shortly after takeoff from the capital, Abuja on Sunday. Links: other Nigeria news and updates.

30-Oct-2006

Canada

Canada's November 11 Public Holiday ... More (Source: The House of Commons of Canada) - Summary: The House of Commons bill C-354, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day) got its first reading, on September 26, 2006, to make November 11 a legal holiday observed throughout Canada. Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

30-Oct-2006

Australia

Australia To Host APEC Events In 8 Cities (Source: The Mercury-Hobart) - Summary: Prime Minister John Howard will today announce Hobart as one of eight Australian cities to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum next year. Hobart will host the Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting and Working Group from March 4-9, 2007. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

30-Oct-2006

Russia

Russia Amends Public Holidays Date Changes Rules (Source: The Moscow Times) - Summary: Amendments to the Labor Code came into force on October 6, 2006. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

27-Oct-2006

Bolivia

Bolivia Declares November 1st Regional Public Holiday (Source: La Patria) - Summary: Wednesday November 1st, 2006, will be a one-off public holiday in the city of Oruro, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of its founding. Links: other Bolivia news and updates.

27-Oct-2006

USA

(Source: Nevada Assembly) - Summary: Today is Nevada Day, a state holiday that in Nevada swapped out with Columbus Day, to recognize the admission of Nevada into the Union. Links: full story and other USA (United States) news and updates.

26-Oct-2006

Pakistan

Pakistan's Karachi Stock Exchange Closed On October 26 (Source: Karachi Stock Exchange) - Summary: The Karachi Stock Exchange will also be closed for business on Friday October 27, 2006. Links: other Pakistan news and updates.

25-Oct-2006

Pakistan

Pakistan Announces Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday Date (Source: Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee) - Summary: Pakistan to observe Eid-ul-Fitr today, throughout the country including Azad Kashmir, on Wednesday (Oct 25). Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman on Monday announced that Shawwal moon was not sighted any where in the country, therefore, the first of Shawwal 1427 Hijri will be on October 24 and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

25-Oct-2006

New Caledonia

(Source: Le Figaro-Paris) - Summary: The French cabinet has decided that the 2007 presidential elections will be held on April 22, 2007, followed by an almost certainly necessary second round on May 6, 2007. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

25-Oct-2006

French Polynesia

French Polynesia's Metropolitan Election Dates Announced (Source: Le Figaro) - Summary: The French cabinet has decided that the 2007 presidential elections will be held on April 22, 2007, followed by an almost certainly necessary second round on May 6, 2007. Links: full story and other French Polynesia news and updates.

25-Oct-2006

China

China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Observes Public Holiday (Source: People's Daily) - Summary: For the first year, all residents in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (in Northwest China, where most of the country's Muslims live) have been given the day off as a public holiday, rather than just Muslims. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

25-Oct-2006

Wallis and Futuna

(Source: Le Figaro-Paris) - Summary: The French cabinet has decided that the 2007 presidential elections will be held on April 22, 2007, followed by an almost certainly necessary second round on May 6, 2007. Links: full story and other Wallis and Futuna news and updates.

25-Oct-2006

Saint Pierre et Miquelon

(Source: Le Figaro-Paris) - Summary: The French cabinet has decided that the 2007 presidential elections will be held on April 22, 2007, followed by an almost certainly necessary second round on May 6, 2007. Links: full story and other Saint Pierre et Miquelon news and updates.

25-Oct-2006

Réunion

(Source: Le Figaro-Paris) - Summary: The French cabinet has decided that the 2007 presidential elections will be held on April 22, 2007, followed by an almost certainly necessary second round on May 6, 2007. Links: full story and other Réunion news and updates.

25-Oct-2006

Mayotte

(Source: Le Figaro-Paris) - Summary: The French cabinet has decided that the 2007 presidential elections will be held on April 22, 2007, followed by an almost certainly necessary second round on May 6, 2007. Links: full story and other Mayotte news and updates.

25-Oct-2006

Martinique

(Source: Le Figaro-Paris) - Summary: The French cabinet has decided that the 2007 presidential elections will be held on April 22, 2007, followed by an almost certainly necessary second round on May 6, 2007. Links: full story and other Martinique news and updates.

25-Oct-2006

Guadeloupe

(Source: Le Figaro-Paris) - Summary: The French cabinet has decided that the 2007 presidential elections will be held on April 22, 2007, followed by an almost certainly necessary second round on May 6, 2007. Links: full story and other Guadeloupe news and updates.

25-Oct-2006

France

(Source: Le Figaro-Paris) - Summary: The cabinet has decided that the 2007 presidential elections will be held on April 22, 2007, followed by an almost certainly necessary second round on May 6, 2007. Links: full story and other France news and updates.

24-Oct-2006

UAE

UAE Bank And Financial Holiday (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: There will be no trading and securities settlement from October 22 to October 28, 2006 inclusive. Links: other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

24-Oct-2006

India

India's Capital Changes Date Of Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday (Source: The Hindu) - Summary: New Delhi: In a last minute change, the Delhi government has declared a holiday today on account of Eid-ul-Fitr. All offices, schools and colleges, and banks will remain closed. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

24-Oct-2006

India

India's Punjab State Changes Date Of Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday (Source: The Hindu) - Summary: In the Punjab, the Haryana Government and the Chandigarh administration, which had earlier declared holiday for Eid-ul-Fitr on October 25, rescheduled it for today. Links: other India news and updates.

24-Oct-2006

South Korea

South Korea UN Day Today (Source: Digital Chosunilbo-Seoul) - Summary: Korea Observes UN Day. South Korea's independence was largely supported by the UN, which is why Oct. 24 has been observed as UN Day. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.

24-Oct-2006

Philippines

Philippines Clarifies November 1 Public Holiday Status (Source: The Manila Standard) - Summary: Malacañang did not declare Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 as holidays as it does each year, and Presidential Spokesman Ignacio Bunye said the public should not to expect the Palace to change its mind. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

24-Oct-2006

Indonesia

Indonesia Announces Aidilfitri Public Holiday Date (Source: The Brunei Times) - Summary: The government of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, declared Aidilfitri to fall today after no sightings were made of the new moon at stations dotted across the archipelago. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

24-Oct-2006

Grenada

Grenada End Of Ramadan Celebrated On Thanksgiving Public Holiday (Source: Grenada Broadcasting Network) - Summary: Because the Muslims population is small, there is not Eid al Fitr holiday in Grenada, so Muslims here will be utilizing the public holiday on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Day, for their celebration. Links: other Grenada news and updates.

24-Oct-2006

Mexico

Mexico Changes DST (Source: Gobierno de México en línea) - Summary: Effective Sunday October 29, 2006, the Distrito Federal (DF), Mexico City and most of Mexico will adjust its clocks one hour back to begin Daylight Savings Time (DST). Links: full story and other Mexico news and updates.

24-Oct-2006

New Zealand

(Source: RNZI-Auckland) - Summary: The Restaurant Association of New Zealand says about one in three restaurants are not open on public holidays because of the labour costs. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Considering Confucius' Birthday Public Holiday (Source: South China Morning Post-Hong Kong) - Summary: The birth of China's ancient philosopher Confucius could become a public holiday in Hong Kong, according to media reports Tuesday. Hong Kong is considering shortening the three-day Easter break by one day in order to make way for the celebration of Confucius' birth later in the year. Links: full story and other Hong Kong news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

The Gambia

Gambia Declares October 23-24 End of Ramadan Public Holidays (Source: AllAfrica.com) - Summary: Both Monday October 23rd and Tuesday October 24th, 2006, have been declared public holidays, on the occasion of the Eid al Fitr. Links: other The Gambia news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

Bulgaria

Bulgarian 2007 Public Holidays Announced - Summary: The following Saturdays will be regular working days, to compensate for the Bridge Public Holidays that were declared for 2007: 21-Apr-2007, 2-Jun-2007, 15-Sep-2007, and 15-Dec-2007. Links: full story and other Bulgaria news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

Morocco

Morocco Bank And Financial Holiday On October 24-25 (Source: Bourse de Casablanca-Casablanca) - Summary: All financial institutions will be closed from October 24 to October 25, 2006, inclusive. Links: other Morocco news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

Australia

Australia's Tasmania State Braced For Royal Hobart Show Public Holiday (Source: The Mercury-Hobart) - Summary: Hobart will slow to a crawl at the end of the week as thousands of city workers flex off on Friday to enjoy a rare four-day weekend (October 26-29). And Thursday's Royal Hobart Show public holiday is expected to cost the Tasmanian economy $10 million when the south of the state shuts down. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

Kenya

Kenya Bank And Financial Holiday On October 24 (Source: Kenya Times) - Summary: All financial institutions will be closed on October 24, 2006. Links: other Kenya news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

Qatar

Qatar Bank And Financial Eid Al Fitr Holiday (Source: Qatar Exchange-Doha) - Summary: All financial institutions will be closed from October 22 to October 25, 2006, inclusive. Links: other Qatar news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

Lebanon

Lebanon October 23-24 Bank And Financial Holiday (Source: Beirut Stock Exchange-Beirut) - Summary: All financial institutions will be closed from October 23 to October 24, 2006, inclusive. Links: other Lebanon news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Eid ul-Fitr Public Holiday Update (Source: The Daily Ittefaq-Dhaka) - Summary: Dhaka city will remain quiet for most of the week owing to the public holidays on the occasion of Eid-ul-fitr. It is expected that life in the capital will not return to its usual pace until the first week of November. Links: other Bangladesh news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Eid ul-Fitr Public Holiday Update (Source: The Daily Ittefaq-Dhaka) - Summary: Muslims in the country will celebrate their biggest religious festival Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow (Tuesday) if the crescent moon heralding the month of Shawal is sighted anywhere in Bangladesh today (Monday). Links: other Bangladesh news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

Bahrain

Bahrain Financial Public Holiday (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: All financial institutions will be closed from October 23 to October 25, 2006, inclusive. Links: other Bahrain news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

India

India October 22 Public Holiday In Punjab State (Source: The Punjab Tribune) - Summary: At Patiala, during the state-level function to mark the Vishwakarma Day on October 22, 2006, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, promised to declare a gazetted holiday on the occasion of the birthday of Lord Vishwakarma in future. Links: other India news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

Ghana

Ghana Bank Holiday On October 23 (Source: Bank of Ghana-Accra) - Summary: All financial institutions will be closed on October 23, 2006. Links: other Ghana news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

Jordan

Jordan October 23-26 Bank Holiday (Source: Amman Stock Exchange-Amman) - Summary: All financial institutions will be closed from October 23 to October 26, 2006, inclusive. Links: other Jordan news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

Oman

Oman Bank And Financial Holiday October 23-26 (Source: Khaleej Times-Muscat) - Summary: All financial institutions will be closed from October 23 to October 26, 2006, inclusive. Links: other Oman news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

West Bank and Gaza

- Summary: All financial institutions will be closed from October 22 to October 28, 2006, inclusive. Links: other West Bank and Gaza news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

Turkey

(Source: Istanbul Stock Exchange) - Summary: All financial institutions will be closed from October 23 to October 25, 2006, inclusive. Links: other Turkey news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

Tunisia

Tunisia Announces End of Ramadan Financial Holidays (Source: Banque Centrale de Tunisie-Tunis) - Summary: All financial institutions will be closed from October 23 to October 24, 2006, inclusive. Links: other Tunisia news and updates.

23-Oct-2006

Egypt

(Source: Egyptian Exchange-Cairo) - Summary: The Stock Exchange and the Central Securities Depository will be closed from October 23 to October 26, 2006 inclusive. The Central Bank and all banks will be closed from October 24 to October 25, 2006, inclusive. Links: other Egypt news and updates.

22-Oct-2006

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Eid ul-Fitr Public Holiday Update (Source: The Daily Ittefaq-Dhaka) - Summary: Thousands of people in different small areas of the country, particularly in Chandpur, Barisal Patuakhali and Barguna celebrated the Eid on Sunday October 22 (instead of the official date of October 23). Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

22-Oct-2006

Brunei

Brunei Darussalam 2007 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) - Summary: The Information Department of Brunei Darussalam's Prime Minister's Office has released a list of public holidays for 2007. Links: full story and other Brunei news and updates.

20-Oct-2006

Nigeria

Nigeria Announces Id-El-Kabir Public Holidays Dates (Source: AllAfrica.com) - Summary: The Federal Government, yesterday, declared Monday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 24, 2006, as Public Holidays to mark this year's Id-El-Kabir celebration, also known as Ramadan Festival (sic). Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

20-Oct-2006

Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Asked To Exempt Schools From Moveable Public Holidays (Source: La Nación) - Summary: The Ministry of Education has asked Parliament to either abrogate, or grant students derogations to, the recent law moving some of the fixed date Costa Rican holidays to the following Monday. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

20-Oct-2006

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Announces Date of Upcoming End of Ramadan Public Holiday (Source: AKI Press) - Summary: The government of Kyrgyzstan has announced that the 2006 date of the Orozo Ait (End of Ramadan) public holiday would be Tuesday, October 24, 2006. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

20-Oct-2006

USA

(Source: Islamic Society of North America-ISNA) - Summary: ISNA's Majlis Ash-Shura, the highest policy making body of the ISNA, has resolved to follow the Fiqh Council's position of using astronomical calculations on the issue of determining the beginning of the Islamic lunar months for North America. Links: full story and other USA (United States) news and updates.

20-Oct-2006

Libya

Libya Announces Ramadan Public Holidays Dates (Source: Jamahiriya News Agency-JANA) - Summary: The Secretariat of the General People's Committee announced that the first, second, and third of Shawal would be an official holiday across Great Jamahiriya. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

19-Oct-2006

UAE

UAE Clarifies End Of Ramadan Public Holidays Dates (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: UAE clears confusion over holidays: Abu Dhabi: Public sector employees will get a four-day Eid Al Fitr holiday if the first day of Eid falls on Monday, October 23, according to a ministerial decision. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

19-Oct-2006

Fiji

Fiji Diwali To Be Observed On October 21 (Source: Fiji Times-Suva) - Summary: Most shops are expected to be closed on Saturday October 21, 2006 because the day was declared a public holiday for Diwali. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

19-Oct-2006

Philippines

Philippines Declares October 23 Regional Public Holiday For Eid al-Fitr (Source: PIA Information Services-Manila) - Summary: Ampatuan has declared October 23, 2006, as a special non-working holiday in the entire Muslim autonomous region in meaningful observance of the Eidl Fitr or the Feast of Fast-Breaking. Links: other Philippines news and updates.

19-Oct-2006

India

India Public Holidays October 20, 23 and 24 In Tamil Nadu State (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: Friday 20/10, Monday 23/10 and Tuesday 24/10 will be state government holidays in Chennai and Tamil Nadu. Links: other India news and updates.

18-Oct-2006

Pakistan

Pakistan Confirms October 23-25 Public Holidays (Source: Karachi Stock Exchange) - Summary: The Karachi Stock Exchange has announced that it will be closed from October 20, 2006 to October 26, 2006 and as such, there will be no trading as well as settlement of trades during this period. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

18-Oct-2006

Malaysia

Malaysia's Kedah State Declares October 26 Public Holiday (Source: Bernama) - Summary: The state of Kedah has declared Thursday, October 26, 2006, a public holiday. As such, civil servants in Kedah, whose weekend is on Friday, will work as usual on Monday, October 23, 2006. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

18-Oct-2006

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Public Holiday On October 23 (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: The president of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Islom Karimov, has declared Monday, October 23, 2006, as a public holiday on the occasion of Id al-Fitr. Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

17-Oct-2006

Mauritius

Mauritius Moves Eid al Fitr Public Holiday Date (Source: National NCS) - Summary: Change of date of Eid al Fitr 2006 to Tuesday October 24 has been confirmed. Links: other Mauritius news and updates.

16-Oct-2006

Peru

Peru Declares October 17 Public Holiday (Source: Ciberjure Portal Jurídico Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The president of the council of ministers, Jorge del Castillo has issued Decreto Supremo Nº 070-2006-PCM that makes October 17, 2006, a non-working day, for both the private and public sectors, beginning at noon, in honor of the deceased ex-president of the 2001 transition government, Valentín Paniagua Corazao. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

16-Oct-2006

Uruguay

Uruguay November 3-4 Public Holidays (Source: Montevideo Portal) - Summary: According to the latest developments, the previously discussed general holiday on November 3 and 4 (see the news item of October 10, below) will be restricted to those working in the area of Montevideo directly affected by the Summit. Links: full story and other Uruguay news and updates.

16-Oct-2006

Niger

Niger Prepares For First Shortened Public Sector Holiday (Source: Planete Afrique) - Summary: The government of Niger has confirmed that there would be no public sector holiday on Monday, October 23, 2006, despite the fact that this year's Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday falls on a Sunday. Links: full story and other Niger news and updates.

15-Oct-2006

Indonesia

Indonesia Announces End of Ramadan Public Holidays Dates (Source: National NCS) - Summary: Eid al Fitr: October 23, 24 and 25, 2006 (Monday to Wednesday) are confirmed as public holidays in Indonesia. Links: other Indonesia news and updates.

15-Oct-2006

USA

- Summary: The Energy Policy Act of 2005 mandates that Daylight Savings Time will start on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November. In 2007, the start and stop dates will be March 11 and November 4, respectively. Links: full story and other USA (United States) news and updates.

15-Oct-2006

Philippines

Philippines Declares October 24 End of Ramadan Public Holiday (Source: President's Press Office-Malacañang) - Summary: President Arroyo issued of Proclamation No. 1155 declaring Tuesday, October 24, 2006, as a regular public holiday in observance of the Eid al Fitr or the Feast of Ramadan. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

15-Oct-2006

Malaysia

Malaysia's Private Sector Asked To Observe Additional Public Holiday (Source: Bernama-Marang) - Summary: Deputy Human Resource Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Bakar, has officially asked private sector employers to also give an additional public holiday on Monday, October 23 or Thursday, October 26, 2006, for their employees. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

14-Oct-2006

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan Declares October 24 Id al-Fitr Public Holiday (Source: Turkmenistan.ru-Ashgabad) - Summary: Turkmenistan's President, Saparmurat Niyazov, has signed the decree "On Id al-Fitr celebrations" which declares Tuesday, October 24, 2006, as the date of the day off non-working public holiday for the upcoming Id al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) celebrations. Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.

13-Oct-2006

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea 2007 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea-Port Moresby) - Summary: The government of Papua New Guinea has gazetted the list of official Papua New Guinea (PNG) public holidays for the calendar year 2007. Links: full story and other Papua New Guinea news and updates.

13-Oct-2006

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Law On Public Holidays And Vacations Conflicts (Source: PWC-Baku) - Summary: On October 10, The President of Azerbaijan has signed the "Law on Amendments to the Labor Code of Azerbaijan" which, in particular, amends Article 114 of the Labour Code, by specifying what happens when a vacation period includes a public holiday. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

12-Oct-2006

Maldives

Maldives Declare October 22 and 26 Bridge Public Holidays (Source: President's Office) - Summary: The President's Office issued a directive making Sunday, October 22, and Thursday, October 26, 2006, one-off bridge public holidays, to link this year's Eid al Fitr holidays that are to be observed October 23-25. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

12-Oct-2006

Bulgaria

Bulgaria Declares January 2 Public Holiday (Source: Makfax) - Summary: Bulgaria Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Ivaylo Kalfin, has announced that January 2, 2007, had been declared as a one-off public holiday, on the occasion of the upcoming accession of Bulgaris to the European Union. Links: full story and other Bulgaria news and updates.

11-Oct-2006

Malaysia

Malaysia Bank Holiday On October 23 (Source: Bernama) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) has decided that Monday, October 23, 2006, would be observed as a holiday for banks. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

10-Oct-2006

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea Confirms Location Of Independence Day Public Holiday (Source: Cemac) - Summary: This year's official Independence Day celebrations will be held in Mongomo, on the mainland. Links: other Equatorial Guinea news and updates.

10-Oct-2006

Uruguay

Uruguay Considering Iberoamerican Summit Public Holidays (Source: El Espectador-Montevideo) - Summary: The government has introduced a bill that would make Friday and Saturday November 3 and 4, non-working days in all of Montevideo, due to traffic and security concerns linked to the Iberoamerican Summit, held from November 3-5, and attended by most South American heads of government. Links: full story and other Uruguay news and updates.

9-Oct-2006

South Korea

South Korea Celebrates the 560th Hangeul Day (Source: Korea.net) - Summary: The 560th Hangeul Day, which falls on Oct. 9, in 2006, was re-designated a national holiday last year, but considering the increased number of holidays following the adoption of the five-day workweek, the government did not make it a legal day off. Links: other South Korea news and updates.

8-Oct-2006

Canada

Canada Reconsidering Making November 11 A Full Public Holiday (Source: Parliament of Canada) - Summary: The quest to recognize November 11 as a national statutory holiday is once again on the order paper in the House of Commons. Links: other Canada news and updates.

6-Oct-2006

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Announces 2006 Eid ul-Fitr Public Holiday (Source: Office of the Prime Minister-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that Tuesday, October 24, 2006, would be the date of the upcoming Eid ul-Fitr public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago. Links: other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

5-Oct-2006

Malaysia

Malaysia Declares Public Holiday Due To Conjunction Of Deepavali and Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Source: The Daily Express-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: The Malaysian government confirmed earlier rumours and has declared Monday, October 23, 2006, a holiday for the public sector in conjunction with the twin Deepavali and Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

4-Oct-2006

Georgia

Georgian Election Day To Be Public Holiday (Source: Ren TV-Moscow) - Summary: Tomorrow, Thursday, October 5, 2006, will be an official non-working public holiday in Georgia, due to local elections. Links: other Georgia news and updates.

3-Oct-2006

Taiwan

Taiwan Declares October 9 Bridge Public Holiday (Source: National NCS) - Summary: The Executive Yuan has announced that October 9, 2006 is a public holiday and October 14, 2006 (Saturday) a normal business day in Taiwan. This is to allow an extended period of public holiday. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

3-Oct-2006

China

China To Consider More Public Holidays (Source: People's Daily) - Summary: The State Council, China's cabinet, is preparing to debate adding three more traditional festivals to the list of statutory national holidays. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

2-Oct-2006

Honduras

Honduras' Moving of 2006 October Public Holidays Confirmed (Source: La Prensa-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The Government of Honduras has confirmed that, for 2006, many businesses and banks would move the Morozán Day and Día de la Raza public holidays to the following Monday, October 9 and October 16, respectively. Links: other Honduras news and updates.


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