Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates January 2007


 
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This monthly recap of January 2007 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-Jan-2007

Macau

Macau Declares February 21 Public Holiday (Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM-Macau) - Summary: Macau's Chief Executive has declared a one-off public holiday, "The fourth day of the Lunar New Year", on Wednesday, February 21st, 2007. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

30-Jan-2007

Kuwait

Kuwait Asked To Observe Ashura As Public Holiday (Source: Gulf Times) - Summary: A top Shia leader, Mohamed Baqer al-Mahri, head of the Congregation of Kuwaiti Shia Scholars, yesterday urged the Kuwaiti government to declare a public holiday for the annual Shia rite of Ashura. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

30-Jan-2007

Seychelles

Seychelles 30th National Day Public Holiday (Source: Christie Digital) - Summary: The Seychelles will be holding the 30th annual celebration of their National Day on June 18, 2007. Links: other Seychelles news and updates.

30-Jan-2007

Malaysia

Malaysia Planning 50th National Day Public Holiday (Source: The Star) - Summary: Malaysia Gemilang will be the 50th National Day slogan replacing Keranamu Malaysia which has been in use for the past six years. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

30-Jan-2007

Portugal

(Source: Jornal de Notícias) - Summary: Portugal prepares to hold a referendum on easing its abortion law on 11 February. Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

30-Jan-2007

Nepal

Nepal Asked To Declare Public Holidays For Indigenous Nationalities (Source: Xinhua) - Summary: Nepal's HINCC is demanding that 52 representatives from the Karnali, rural and mountainous region should get representation in the interim legislature, to appoint one representative each from the indigenous organizations affiliated to the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities, and to declare public holidays on local festival days. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

29-Jan-2007

Chile

Chile Asked To Declare March 9 Public Holiday (Source: El Mostrador) - Summary: A group of prominent Chilean visual artists plans to send a formal request to Parliament, to make March 9 a public holiday to commemorate the disappearance, 93 years ago, of Alejandro Bello Silva. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

29-Jan-2007

Serbia

UN Plan Paves Way for Kosovo Independence (Source: Hufvudstadsbladet) - Summary: If the United Nations Security Council approves the plan, Kosovo is expected to quickly declare its independence and could expect swift recognition from its American and European supporters, even if Serbia rejected such a move. Links: full story and other Serbia news and updates.

29-Jan-2007

Lebanon

Lebanon's Public Education On Holidays For 2 More Days (Source: L'Orient Le Jour) - Summary: Schools and universities will remain closed for another 2 days, until Wednesday morning, said the Minister of Education, Khaled Kabbani. Links: other Lebanon news and updates.

29-Jan-2007

India

India February 1 Public holiday In Maharashtra State (Source: The Hindustan Times) - Summary: The state government of Maharashtra has declared February 1 a public holiday for the civic elections to be held for 10 civic bodies. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

29-Jan-2007

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Urged To Change Weekly Holiday To Sundays (Source: The Financial Express) - Summary: The Bangladesh Garment Buying House Association (BGBA) has urged the caretaker government to declare Sunday as weekly holiday instead of Friday with a view to maintaining international timetable, as businessmen in Bangladesh suffer a lot in communication due to the public holiday on Friday. Links: other Bangladesh news and updates.

28-Jan-2007

Pakistan

Pakistan Announces Dates Of Muharram Public Holiday (Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council-OSAC) - Summary: The Muharram-Ul-Haram Holiday will be on Monday and Tuesday (January 29th and 30th). Links: other Pakistan news and updates.

28-Jan-2007

Malaysia

Malaysia Expects Huge Crowds For Thaipusam Festival (Source: Bernama) - Summary: More than 1.5 million people, among them foreign tourists, are expected to converge on the Sri Subramaniam Temple grounds in Batu Caves, on February 1 for the Thaipusam festivalwhich coincides with Federal Territories Day. Links: other Malaysia news and updates.

28-Jan-2007

Guinea

(Source: L'Actualité) - Summary: The general strike which lasted 18 days and resulted in the death of 59 persons, ended last night after an accord was signed by the government and the major unions. Links: other Guinea news and updates.

27-Jan-2007

Malta

Malta Unions Ask For Return Of Day In Lieu Public Holiday (Source: The Malta Independent) - Summary: The General Workers' Union (GWU) said the government should honour what it was told by the International Labour Organisation on public holidays falling on weekends, and change the position at law to how it stood before 2005. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

26-Jan-2007

Nigeria

Nigeria Declares January 29 Public Sector Holiday (Source: Panapress) - Summary: The government, yesterday, decreed a public holiday for all civil servants on January 29, to allow them to register to vote in the upcoming elections. Links: other Nigeria news and updates.

26-Jan-2007

Paraguay

Paraguay Declares January 29 Public Holiday (Source: La Nación) - Summary: The Public Health Minister, Oscar Martínez, announced today that the executive branch would release a decree mandating a national day off on Monday January 29, akin to a public holiday for business purposes, in view of the recently increased risk of dengue fever. Links: other Paraguay news and updates.

26-Jan-2007

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Election Public Holiday (Source: Turks and Caicos Islands Government Information Services-Grand Turk) - Summary: The Government Information Services (GIS) of the Turks and Caicos Islands has announced that Friday, February 9, 2012, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands, on account of the parliamentary elections that will be held on that date. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

23-Jan-2007

Pakistan

Pakistan Confirms Repeat Of February 5 Kashmir Day Public Holiday (Source: Associated Press of Pakistan) - Summary: Kashmir Solidarity Day, February 5, will be a public holiday in Azad Jammu Kashmir. Links: other Pakistan news and updates.

23-Jan-2007

Brazil

(Source: Estadão) - Summary: Some businesses, banks and government services are expected to be perturbed, in São Paulo, on January 25, the 453rd anniversary of the founding of the city. Links: other Brazil news and updates.

23-Jan-2007

New Caledonia

New Caledonia Declares April 30 Public Holiday (Source: Communique De La Présidence Du Gouvernement-Nouméa) - Summary: In its meeting of January 18, the Government of New Caledonia declared Monday, April 30, 2009, a one-off public holiday. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

21-Jan-2007

Spain

Spain's Canarias Region Not Budging On Maundy Thursday Public Holiday (Source: La Voz de Lanzarote) - Summary: Despite the outcry of travel agents, the Autonomy of the Canaries has confirmed as irrevocable, its decision to replace Maundy Thursday by May 30th (Día de la Comunidad) as one of the 2 public holidays left at the discretion of each Spanish autonomous region. Links: other Spain news and updates.

19-Jan-2007

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan To Commemorate 20 Yanvar Tragedy Tomorrow (Source: Azeri Press Agency-APA) - Summary: The government of Azerbaijan has announced that tomorrow, Saturday, January 20, 2007, would be a non-working day to commemorate the 1990 invasion of Azerbaijan by Russia. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

19-Jan-2007

Philippines

Philippines Declares Four Additional Non-Working Public Holidays For 2007 (Source: ABS-CBN) - Summary: Under Proclamation No. 1211, signed in Manila on January 10th, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA) has declared Saturday April 7, Monday June 11, Friday November 2 and Monday December 24, 2007, as special non-working public holidays. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

19-Jan-2007

UK

(Source: BBC) - Summary: Nearly six million workers could soon be entitled to an extra eight days holiday a year under new government proposals. Employers will no longer be able to include bank holidays within the minimum holiday entitlement - currently 20 days. Links: full story and other UK news and updates.

19-Jan-2007

Jordan

Jordan To Scrap Royal Public Holidays To Boost Productivity (Source: Middle East Times-AFP) - Summary: Jordan's King Abdullah II has instructed the government to scrap two public holidays in a bid to boost productivity in the kingdom, state-run Petra news agency reported Thursday. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

18-Jan-2007

UAE

UAE Announces Private And Public Sector Holidays Dates For Hijri New Year (Source: Khaleej Times) - Summary: The UAE's the Ministry of Governmental Sector Development has announced that federal and local government departments and institutions will remain closed on Sunday (January 21, 2007) to mark the new Hijri Year. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

18-Jan-2007

Ecuador

Ecuador Referendum Date Announced (Source: IFES) - Summary: Ecuador will hold a national referendum, on March 18, 2007. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

18-Jan-2007

Bahrain

Bahrain Hijra New Year Day In Lieu Public Holiday (Source: National NCS) - Summary: January 21, 2007, has been declared a public holiday in Bahrain, on the occasion of the Hijra New Year, as Hijra New Year in Bahrain is predicted to occur on Saturday January 20. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

18-Jan-2007

Venezuela

Venezuela Declares Public Sector Holidays For 2007 (Source: Gaceta Oficial de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela-Caracas) - Summary: The list of official public sector holidays in Venezuela has been gazetted for the calendar year 2007. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

18-Jan-2007

Belgium

(Source: Euronews) - Summary: Belgium has set a date for its next federal election: June 10, the same day as the first round of parliamentary elections in neighboring France. Links: other Belgium news and updates.

18-Jan-2007

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Elections Announced (Source: IFES) - Summary: Parliamentary elections will be held on February 9, 2007. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

18-Jan-2007

Albania

Albania Could Declare February 18 Public Holiday (Source: Southeast European Times) - Summary: Albania to hold local elections on February 18th. Links: full story and other Albania news and updates.

17-Jan-2007

Kuwait

Kuwait Confirms Dates Of Hijra New Year Public Holiday (Source: Kuwait Times) - Summary: Hijra public holiday date confirmed for January 20. Links: other Kuwait news and updates.

17-Jan-2007

Oman

Oman Announces Date Of Eid al-Adha Public Holiday (Source: Times of Oman) - Summary: Hijra New Year Holiday to be observed on January 20. Sayyid Ali bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and chairman of the Civil Service Council, yesterday issued a decision that if Muharram 1 coincides with Friday, January 19, then Saturday Muharram 2 1428AH corresponding to January 20th would be an official holiday in lieu. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

17-Jan-2007

Egypt

(Source: National NCS) - Summary: January 21, 2007, has been declared a public holiday in Egypt, on the occasion of the Hijra New Year. Links: other Egypt news and updates.

15-Jan-2007

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Considering Changes To Moveable Public Holidays (Source: Al Día) - Summary: The legislation that aims to rescind the moving of some public holidays to the nearest Monday, lead by Saturnino Fonseca and Lorena Vázquez, leader of the PUSC group in the assembly, is gathering steam. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

15-Jan-2007

Nepal

Nepal Declares January 16 Public Holiday (Source: Kantipur) - Summary: The government has declared Tuesday, January 16, 2007, a public holiday to mark the promulgation of the Interim Constitution. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

12-Jan-2007

Ecuador

Ecuador Declares January 15 Public Holiday (Source: Ecuador Inmediato) - Summary: President Alfredo Palacio declared Monday January 15, 2007, a public holiday for all residents of Quito and surrounding communes, to facilitate traffic on the day of the passation of powers to his successor, Rafael Correa. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

12-Jan-2007

Nigeria

Nigeria's Enugu State Declares January 18-19 Public Holidays (Source: Vanguard) - Summary: Nigeria's Enugu State Government has announced that Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th of January 2007 will be observed as public holidays to enable civil and public servants in the state revalidate their voters cards. Links: other Nigeria news and updates.

12-Jan-2007

Bangladesh

Bangladesh January 22 Public Holiday (Source: Xinhua) - Summary: Bangladeshi President Iajuddin Ahmed, on Thursday night declared a state of emergency in the country ahead of January 22 elections in the face of agitation program declared by a major political camp boycotting the election. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

11-Jan-2007

Chile

Chile Officially Replaces Corpus Christi With July 16 Public Holiday (Source: La Segunda) - Summary: On January 6, 2007, President Bachelet signed into law N° 20.148 the decree of December 27, 2006, that replaced Corpus Christi, with July 16 (día de la Solemnidad de la Virgen del Carmen) in the list of Chile public holidays. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

11-Jan-2007

Pakistan

Pakistan's Sindh Province Announces 2007 Public Holidays (Source: The News) - Summary: The Labour, Transport, Industries and Commerce departments, Government of Sindh (one of the four provinces of Pakistan, where Karachi is), has notified the list of holidays to be observed by Muslims and minority communities as festival public holidays in 2007 by workers under Factories Act 1934. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

11-Jan-2007

The Bahamas

Bahamas Called On To Declare January 10 Public Holiday (Source: Freeport News-Freeport) - Summary: With the 40th anniversary of majority rule in the Bahamas, yesterday, there have been renewed calls on the government to make January 10 one of the Bahamas public holidays. Links: full story and other The Bahamas news and updates.

11-Jan-2007

Russia

Russia Observes Prosecutors' Day (Source: Russland Aktuell) - Summary: Tomorrow, January 12, is the Prosecutor's Office Workers' Day, a tradition begun in 1772 when Czar Peter the Great created the Public Prosecutor's Office. Boris Eltsin then made this day the trade holiday for the coworkers of the public prosecutor's office. Links: other Russia news and updates.

10-Jan-2007

The Bahamas

Bahamas 2007 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) - Summary: The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique announcing the official Bahamas public holidays for the calendar year 2007. Links: full story and other The Bahamas news and updates.

10-Jan-2007

Nepal

Nepal Cancels January 11 Public Holiday (Source: Nepal News) - Summary: The government has canceled the National Unity Day celebrations on Poush 27 (January 11). Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

10-Jan-2007

India

India's UP State Amends Official Public Holidays List (Source: The Organiser) - Summary: The UPA government has removed Holi and Janmasthami from the list of gazetted government holidays. They are now only on the list of Restricted Holidays, along with 32 other festivals and sacred days. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

10-Jan-2007

Syria

Syria Referendum in May (Source: Alhayat) - Summary: Syrian will vote in May 2007 on referendum to reelect President Assad. Links: full story and other Syria news and updates.

10-Jan-2007

Algeria

Algeria Pressured To Observe Berber Public Holidays (Source: Le Quotidien d'Oran) - Summary: The Haut-Commissariat à l'Amazighité has officially seized the highest instances of the Algerian State to have the Imazigen holiday of Yennayer (Berber New Year, January 12 or 13) added to the list of official Algerian public holidays, as specified by law n°63/278 of July 26, 1963, as amended and expanded by ordinances n°66/153 and n°68/149. Links: other Algeria news and updates.

10-Jan-2007

Spain

(Source: Junta de Andalucía) - Summary: The President of the Junta de Andalucía has announced that the referendum on the region's new statutes is to take place on Sunday 18th February. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

9-Jan-2007

Madagascar

Madagascar 2007 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministre des Télécommunications, des Postes et de la Communication) - Summary: Following today's Conseil des Ministres chaired by President Marc Ravalomanana, the official list of 2007 public holidays in Madagascar was announced. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

9-Jan-2007

Kuwait

Kuwait Protests Libya's Public Holiday Cancellation (Source: Associated Press) - Summary: Kuwait protests Libya's three-day mourning for Saddam Hussein's execution. Sheik Mohammed spoke after a parliamentary session in which numerous lawmakers rebuked the Arab countries that described the executed Saddam as a "martyr" and a "hero". Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

9-Jan-2007

UK

Wales Calls For March 1st Public Holiday (Source: IC Wales) - Summary: The Welsh Liberal Democrats have reiterated their call, first made in 1999, for the National Assembly to be granted the power to make St David's Day (March 1st) a bank holiday. Links: other UK news and updates.

7-Jan-2007

Brazil

(Source: Último Segundo) - Summary: A change of the status of Carnival Tuesday and Corpus Christi is being considered by the education commission of the Senate. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

7-Jan-2007

Spain

Spain 2007 Andalucia Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucia-BOJA) - Summary: Through its Decreto 158/2006 (Boja 171), Andalucia announced its regional public holidays for 2007: Día de Andalucía (Feb-28), and Maundy Thursday (Apr-5). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

6-Jan-2007

Peru

Peru Considering Reduction In Number Of Public Holidays (Source: ADN Mundo) - Summary: The Minister of Lalbor and Employment (Ministra de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo) is discussing a possible reduction of the number of public holidays in Peru, with her fellow Minister of Economy and Finances (Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas, MEF). Links: other Peru news and updates.

6-Jan-2007

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Strike In The Making (Source: The News-Bangladesh) - Summary: Bangladesh's opposition vowed today to paralyze the country for weeks if the government did not cancel a national election slated for January 22. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

6-Jan-2007

Russia

Russia's 10-Day New Year's Holidays (Source: International Herald Tribune- Europe) - Summary: Russia takes an extended New Year holiday: An interesting background article on the extended New Year public holidays schedule in Russia, which in some years can lead to 10 days off (as is the case this year). Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

5-Jan-2007

Maldives

Maldives 2007 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Maldives Department of Information-Male) - Summary: The government of the Maldives has released its official list of public holidays for the calendar year 2007. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

5-Jan-2007

Brazil

Brazil 2007 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) - Summary: The Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão (Ministry of Planning, Organization and Management) released decree 740, which was published in the Diário Oficial da União, and which regulates the public holidays taken by federal civil servants and those regional civil servants controlled directly by the federal government. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

5-Jan-2007

India

India January 5 Public Holiday In Hindustan State (Source: Hindustan Times) - Summary: The Hindustan State Government declared Friday, January 5, 2007, a public holiday for Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

5-Jan-2007

Congo (DRC)

(Source: MONUC-RD Congo UN Mission) - Summary: The senatorial election, scheduled for January 7 2007, has been postponed because of the delay in the installation of Offices in the Provincial Assemblies. The election of governors and vice-governors will be delayed as well. Links: other Congo (Dem. Rep.) news and updates.

5-Jan-2007

Philippines

Philippines Announces ASEAN Summit Public Holidays (Source: Philippine Star) - Summary: Through Executive Order 1028, Malacañang has declared January 12 and 15 as special public holidays for government offices and schools in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu due to the holding of the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. January 13 and 14 have not been included in the declaration of holiday. Links: other Philippines news and updates.

4-Jan-2007

Algeria

Algeria To Consider Electoral Public Holidays (Source: El Annabi) - Summary: Legislative and municipal elections in Algeria are scheduled to take place during the months of May and October, and the Algerian Electoral Commission has recommended that the day of the legislative elections be made an official public holiday in Algeria. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

4-Jan-2007

Swaziland

Swaziland Announces Saturday Date For Incwala Public Holiday (Source: The Swazi Observer-Mbabane) - Summary: Minister of Home Affairs Prince Gabheni has declared Saturday, January 6, 2007, a public holiday on the occasion of the Incwala Ceremony. Links: full story and other Swaziland news and updates.

4-Jan-2007

Spain

Spain 2007 Cataluña Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de la Generalidad de Cataluña) - Summary: In 2007, Catalonia will observe the 9 national Spanish public holidays, as well as Epiphany (Jan-6). It will, however, replace Maundy Thursday with Easter Monday (Apr-9). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

4-Jan-2007

Spain

Spain 2007 Galicia Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de Galicia) - Summary: In 2007, Galicia will observe the 9 national Spanish public holidays, as well as Epiphany and Maundy Thursday (which it could have replaced). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

4-Jan-2007

Spain

(Source: La Voz de Galicia) - Summary: The UCOA (association representing 90% of retail shops in the Pontedeume/Ferrol area) has announced that its members would remain open on January 6, although most foodstuff stores will not. Links: other Spain news and updates.

4-Jan-2007

Spain

Spain confirms Ceuta and Melilla Regional Public Holidays (Source: El Faro de Ceuta y Melilla-Melilla) - Summary: The municipal government of Ceuta y Melilla has confirmed the date of its 2 municipal public holidays for 2007: San Antonio (Jun-13) and Día de la Virgen de Africa (Aug-5). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

3-Jan-2007

Tanzania

Tanzanian 2007 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Benki Kuu ya Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) - Summary: The Bank of Tanzania has published the list of official non-working public holidays dates in Tanzania for the calendar year 2007, as compiled by the government of the United Republic Of Tanzania. Links: full story and other Tanzania news and updates.

3-Jan-2007

Serbia

(Source: Belgrade Stock Exhange-BELEX) - Summary: The Belgrade Stock Exhange (BELEX) will be closed until January 8, 2007. Links: other Serbia news and updates.

3-Jan-2007

Spain

Spain 2007 Castilla La-Mancha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha) - Summary: As specified in the Decreto 107/2006, the autonomous region of Castilla-La Mancha, in 2007, will observe the 9 public holidays common to all of Spain, as well as Epiphany (January 6) and Maundy Thursday (April 5), two holidays that each autonomous region has the right to replace. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

3-Jan-2007

Spain

(Source: Paz Digital) - Summary: The socialist group in congress has announced that the calendario laboral del año 2007 (labor and public holidays calendar) would see no commemoration of any religious event, for the first time in 40 years, as to extend the laicity of the State to the Labor environment. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

3-Jan-2007

India

India January 4 Afternoon Public Holiday In Punjab State (Source: Punjab Newsline) - Summary: The Punjab Government Offices, Boards, Corporations and Educational Institutions will remain closed in the Punjab State for the second half of Thursday, January 4, 2007 to enable its employees to participate in the Nagar Kirtan on the occasion of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Parkash Utsav. Links: other India news and updates.

3-Jan-2007

Bhutan

Bhutan Revises Public Holidays List (Source: Bhutan Broadcasting Service-Thimpu) - Summary: The Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs has announced important changes in the list of public holidays in Bhutan, effective immediately. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

3-Jan-2007

Philippines

Philippines Not Sure Of Public Holidays Dates For Re-Scheduled ASEAN Summit (Source: Philippine Star) - Summary: It is not yet definite if Malcañang would declare a holiday for the duration of the rescheduled 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Cebu next week. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

2-Jan-2007

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia Public Holiday January 3 (Source: Radio Jamaica) - Summary: Newly appointed Prime Minister, Sir John Compton, announced that Wednesday January 3 will be observed as an additional public holiday in Saint Lucia. Links: full story and other Saint Lucia news and updates.

2-Jan-2007

Northern Mariana Islands

Saipan Austerity Fridays To Continue In 2007 (Source: Commonwealth Law Revision Commission) - Summary: In 2007, government offices will continue to shut-down every non-payday Friday, under a system called Austerity Holiday, under which civil servants are forced to take unpaid days off. Links: full story and other Northern Mariana Islands news and updates.

2-Jan-2007

Germany

Germany Prepares For Many Bridge Public Holidays In 2007 (Source: Verlag fuer die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG) - Summary: 2007 will be a good year for Germans who wish to optimize their days off work, through Brueckentage (days off that are a bridge between a midweek public holiday and the nearest weekend). Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

1-Jan-2007

Spain

Spain 2007 Basque Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletin Oficial del Pais Vasco) - Summary: The Comunidad Autónoma de Euskadi has announced the Basque regional public holidays for 2007. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

1-Jan-2007

Spain

Spain 2007 La Rioja Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletin Oficial de la Rioja) - Summary: The regionally determined public holidays for the Comunidad Autónoma de La Rioja, in 2007, will be: Epiphany (Jan-6), Maundy Thursday (Apr-5), and Día de la Rioja (Jun-9). Links: other Spain news and updates.

1-Jan-2007

Argentina

Argentina 2007 Public Holidays Announced (Source: La Voz del Interior) - Summary: Official confirmation of 2007 public holidays in Argentina. Argentina will have 13 public holidays in 2007. Nine of these are non-moveable, three move from weekdays to the closest Monday. This year 2 of the public holidays will fall on a Saturday. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.


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