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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates March 2007

This monthly recap of March 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-Mar-2007

Nigeria

Nigeria Declares April 2 Public Holiday (Source: allafrica.com) - Summary: The Federal Government has declared Monday, April 2, 2007 an additional public holiday in commemoration of Moulud Nabiyu, The Prophet's Birthday. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

31-Mar-2007

Qatar

Qatar Declares April 1 Public Holiday (Source: Peninsula On-line) - Summary: Ministries, state departments and all other governmental organizations will observe a national holiday on Sunday April 1. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

31-Mar-2007

Saint Helena

Saint Helena 2007 Queens Day Public Holiday (Source: Tristan Times-Tristan da Cunha) - Summary: Earlier today, the Chief Islander of Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha declared Saturday, March 31, 2007, to be a public holidays for the island's annual Queens Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Saint Helena news and updates.

31-Mar-2007

India

India March 31 Public Holiday In Tamil Nadu State (Source: The Hindu) - Summary: The Tamil Nadu State Government has declared March 31 a public holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act for all State Government offices, public undertakings including the State Transport Corporations and industrial establishments. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

30-Mar-2007

Pakistan

Pakistan Announces Date Of Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: International News Network) - Summary: The government has announced that the public holiday for the Prophet's Birthday (Eid Milad ul Nabi), based on the Islamic calendar's 12th day of Rabi-ul-Awal, will be observed on Sunday April 1st 2007. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

30-Mar-2007

Sénégal

Senegal Confirms Date Of Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Le Soleil-Dakar) - Summary: The date of March 31st for the observance of the Prophet's Birthday in Senegal, has been confirmed. Links: other Sénégal news and updates.

30-Mar-2007

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Changes Date Of Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Le Faso.net) - Summary: The Prophet's Birthday's observance has been moved to Sunday April 1, 2007, and a fully paid, day in lieu, for both public and private sectors, has been declared for Monday April 2, 2007. Links: full story and other Burkina Faso news and updates.

30-Mar-2007

South Africa

South Africa Contemplating New Hindu Jewish And Muslim Public Holidays (Source: IOL-Independent Online) - Summary: The ANC, South Africa's ruling party, in preparation for its June policy conference, is considering the addition of public holidays for each of the following religions: Hindu, Muslim and Jewish. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

30-Mar-2007

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Fails To Approve Srebrenica Memorial Public Holiday (Source: BH Radio 1-Sarajevo) - Summary: After protracted discussions, the Bosnian Serb Republic People's Assembly adopted the Law on Public Holidays, which most notably does not include a public holiday on July 11, to mark the date of the Srebrenica massacre. Links: full story and other Bosnia and Herzegovina news and updates.

30-Mar-2007

The Bahamas

Bahamas Votes National Heroes Public Holiday Bill (Source: The Bahama Journal-Nassau) - Summary: The Bahamas lower house of Parliament has approved the National Heroes Bill and the National Honours Bill, followed by the Senate of the Bahamas on the following day. Links: full story and other The Bahamas news and updates.

29-Mar-2007

Brazil

Brazil's Upcoming Maundy Thursday Likely To Seem Like A Public Holiday (Source: O Globo) - Summary: Although Maundy Thursday, April 5, the day before Good Friday, is not an official national public holiday in Brazil, over the last 2 weeks, many states, regions and municipalities have declared it to be a public holiday locally. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

29-Mar-2007

UAE

UAE Announces Date Of Prophet's Birthday (Source: arabianbusiness.com) - Summary: The UAE Government announced in a circular, today, that Saturday March 31 was designated as a public holiday to mark the birthday of Prophet Mohammad. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

29-Mar-2007

Kuwait

Kuwait Confirms Date Of Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Arabian Business) - Summary: The date of Saturday March 31st, 2007, has been confirmed as the date when Kuwait will observe the Prophet's Birthday (note that weekends are Thursdays and Fridays in Kuwait). Links: other Kuwait news and updates.

29-Mar-2007

Fiji

Fiji Announces 2008 Public Holidays (Source: Government of Fiji) - Summary: The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved the list of the dates of public holidays for the year 2008. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

29-Mar-2007

Vietnam

Vietnam Assembly Amends New Hung Kings Public Holiday Law (Source: Thanh Nien Daily) - Summary: Members of the National Assembly agreed to make the amendment which makes the Lunar March 10 a public holiday, effective beginning in 2007, on April 26. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

29-Mar-2007

Oman

Oman Announces Date Of Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Khaleej Times) - Summary: Oman has confirmed that the public holiday of Milad Al Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday) would be celebrated on March 31st. Links: other Oman news and updates.

28-Mar-2007

Brazil

Brazil Considering May 11 Public Holiday (Source: Ansa Latina) - Summary: The Brasilian Senate has declared May 11 a national public holiday. On that day, Pope Benedict XVI, who will be in Brazil from May 9-13, will canonize Frey Galvao, the very first Brasilian saint ever. Links: other Brazil news and updates.

28-Mar-2007

Morocco

Morocco Moves Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Private Communication) - Summary: The Prophet's Birthday public holiday has been officially moved to Sunday April 1st, 2007, lasting 2 days. Links: other Morocco news and updates.

28-Mar-2007

Armenia

Armenia Declares March 28 Day Of Mourning (Source: armenialiberty.org) - Summary: President Robert Kocharian declared a day of national mourning, for today, March 28, 2007, following the sudden death of Prime Minister Andranik Markarian. Links: other Armenia news and updates.

28-Mar-2007

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Extended School Holidays (Source: La Nación) - Summary: All public school students, as well as teaching and administrative staff who work for the Ministry of Education (MEP), will be on holidays for 3 additional days, from Monday to Wednesday, April 2 to 4, which added to the following Thursday and Friday (Maundy Thursday and Good Friday). Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

28-Mar-2007

Honduras

Honduras Easter Week Public Sector Holidays Update (Source: Diario El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: It is reported that Honduras' President, Manuel Zelaya, is still hesitating as to whether to declare the first 3 days of Easter week as public sector holidays, and if so, how to compensate for these 3 extra public sector holidays. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

28-Mar-2007

Bahrain

Bahrain Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Update (Source: Bahrain News Agency) - Summary: Saturday March 31, 2007, will be a public holiday, to mark the Prophet's Birthday. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

28-Mar-2007

Malta

Malta Declares Dun Gorg Preca’s Canonization Public Holiday (Source: MaltaMedia Daily News) - Summary: The Minister for Education, Youths and Employment, Louis Galea, has declared the day a public holiday for all state, church and independent schools, on June 4th, 2007, the day after Dun Gorg Preca's canonization. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

27-Mar-2007

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Declares April 18 Public Holiday (Source: Sri Lanka Daily Mirror) - Summary: Sri Lanka has declared a public holiday on April 18, to coincide with the last scheduled game of Sri Lanka in the current ICC Cricket World Cup, in the Super 8 Stage, when Sri Lanka will play Ireland, in St George's, Grenada. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

26-Mar-2007

Jordan

Jordan Announces Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: The Jordan Times-Amman) - Summary: Jordan's Prime Minister, Marouf Bakhit, has announced a public holiday on March 31st, 2007, to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammad. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

25-Mar-2007

Holy See

Vatican Declares 2 Additional Public Holidays (Source: Le Vif) - Summary: The Holy See (The Vatican) has declared 2 one-off public holidays in April 2007. Links: full story and other Holy See news and updates.

25-Mar-2007

Hungary

Hungary 2007 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Hungarian Labour Ministry) - Summary: The government of Hungary has recently updated list of 2007 Bridge Public Holidays, and corresponding "working Saturdays". Links: full story and other Hungary news and updates.

25-Mar-2007

Israel

Israel Moves Independence Day Public Holiday (Source: Private email from the Knesset) - Summary: We now have an official confirmation that, in 2007, the date of Independence Day has been moved by one day, to Tuesday, April 24, 2007 (instead of Monday, April 23, 2007). Links: full story and other Israel news and updates.

24-Mar-2007

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Declares April 30 Public Holiday (Source: Sri Lanka Daily Mirror) - Summary: The government of Sri Lanka is expected to declare April 30 a public holiday to enable the working class to celebrate May Day as both the May 1 public holiday and the Vesak Full Moon Poya Day holiday fall on the same date this year. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

24-Mar-2007

Vietnam

Vietnam Assembly Approves New Hung Kings Public Holiday (Source: Thanh Nien Daily) - Summary: The Vietnamese National Assembly has approved making the Lunar March 10 a new public holiday to immortalize the Hung Kings, who, as legend has it, once reigned over what is now modern-day Vietnam. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

24-Mar-2007

Uruguay

Uruguay Holy Week Public Holidays Update 2 (Source: El Espectador) - Summary: All tolls on the Uruguayan territory will be free on Saturday March 31, Thursday April 5 (Maundy Thursday) and Sunday April 8 (Easter Sunday). Links: full story and other Uruguay news and updates.

24-Mar-2007

Chile

Chile Considering Removing May 21 From List Of Public Holidays (Source: Ercilla and La Razón) - Summary: The Chilean chancellery is investigating the possibility of removing May 21 (Navy Day), from the list of Chile's public holidays, to avoid re-opening old wounds with neighboring Bolivia. Links: other Chile news and updates.

23-Mar-2007

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Declares 2-Day Arab Summit Public Holiday (Source: Gulf News) - Summary: A directive was issued by King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz will make Tuesday and Wednesday, March 27 and 28, as a municipal public holiday in Riyadh, on the occasion of the Arab Summit. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

23-Mar-2007

Mozambique

Mozambique Declares 3-day Mourning (Source: SABC News) - Summary: Mozambique has declared three days of national mourning following the deaths of 96 people in heavy artillery blasts at an armory near Maputo's international airport. Links: full story and other Mozambique news and updates.

23-Mar-2007

Lebanon

Lebanon Erroneous Reports Of March 24 Public Holiday (Source: The Daily Star) - Summary: Contrary to many earlier reports in the Lebanese media, tomorrow, March 24, will not be a public holiday in Lebanon. Links: other Lebanon news and updates.

23-Mar-2007

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Declares March 27 Cricket Public Holiday (Source: India eNews) - Summary: The Antigua and Barbuda government have declared March 27, 2007, as a one-off public holiday to mark the country's hosting of its first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup. Links: full story and other Antigua and Barbuda news and updates.

23-Mar-2007

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Declares April 1 Day in Lieu for The Prophet's Birthday (Source: Government Announcement-Dhaka) - Summary: Bangladesh has confirmed that The Prophet's Birthday, which falls on Saturday March 31, would be observed on Sunday April 1st. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

22-Mar-2007

Guyana

Guyana 2007 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Announced (Source: Guyana Chronicle-Georgetown) - Summary: The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming Youman Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday, would be commemorated on Sunday, April 1, 2007. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

22-Mar-2007

Australia

Australia Upcoming DST Changes (Source: National Australia Bank) - Summary: Daylight Saving time will end (ie. clocks move back one hour), this Sunday, 25th March 2007, at 2 am, in the following Australian states: Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, ACT, Western Australia and South Australia. Note that Queensland and the Northern Territory do not observe daylight saving. Links: other Australia news and updates.

22-Mar-2007

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis Declares March 22 Public Holiday (Source: Times Online) - Summary: Another half-day public holiday has been declared for today, March 22, in the context of the World Cup cricket match between Scotland and the Netherlands. Links: full story and other Saint Kitts and Nevis news and updates.

21-Mar-2007

Northern Mariana Islands

Saipan Moves Commonwealth Covenant Day Public Holiday Date (Source: The Saipan Tribune-Garapan) - Summary: Government offices will be closed on March 22, in celebration of Commonwealth Covenant Day, observed every March 24. Links: full story and other Northern Mariana Islands news and updates.

21-Mar-2007

Seychelles

Seychelles Polls And Public Holiday Coming Up (Source: Seychelles Nation) - Summary: President James Alix Michel has announced the dissolution of the National Assembly in Seychelles to prepare for early legislative election, which will take place within the next three months instead of mid-October, the time the election would have taken place if the Assembly was allowed to complete its mandate. Links: full story and other Seychelles news and updates.

21-Mar-2007

Russia

Russian National Day Of Mourning On March 21 (Source: Interfax) - Summary: President Vladimir Putin has declared Wednesday, March 21, a national day of mourning following three recent tragedies. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

20-Mar-2007

Australia

Australia: More APEC Public Holiday Woes (Source: Sydney Morning Herald) - Summary: Last year the NSW and federal governments declared Friday, September 7, 2007, would be a public holiday for employees who work in the Sydney metropolitan area, to help minimize disruption during the APEC summit. Following earlier reports that the State Government's one-off APEC holiday was in disarray, the NSW government will draft legislation to ensure no workers lose a day's pay as a result of the APEC public holiday, as "a small number of awards do not recognize a regional public holiday", provided the Labor Party is re-elected in the intervening election. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

20-Mar-2007

Australia

Australia's APEC Public Holiday Woes (Source: The Daily Telegraph) - Summary: The State Government's plan to give part of Sydney a public holiday while making the rest of NSW work is in disarray, with businesses refusing to close their doors and give competitors in neighboring suburbs an advantage. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

20-Mar-2007

India

India March 23 Public Holiday In Punjab State (Source: Punjab Newsline) - Summary: Yesterday, Punjab declared March 23, 2007, and September 27, 2007, as gazetted holidays on the occasion of 75th Martyrdom Day and 100th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Links: other India news and updates.

20-Mar-2007

China

China Unofficially Observing Ching Ming Holiday (Source: China's People Daily-Xinhua) - Summary: Although Chingming (April 5, 2007) is not one of China's official public holidays, the CAAC has announced that, on the occasion of that traditional festival (in China) and public holiday (in Taiwan), a total of 42 chartered flights from Taiwan to China would be organized by 11 different airlines. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

19-Mar-2007

Lebanon

Lebanon Erroneous Reports Of March 24 Public Holiday (Source: Libnanews) - Summary: It has been reported, incorrectly, that Prime Minister Fouad Saniora recently had a decree published making Saturday, March 24, a public holiday for all public administrations and institutions, to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

18-Mar-2007

Argentina

Argentina Under Pressure To Declare April 3-4 Public Holidays (Source: Diario Hoy) - Summary: Pressure is mounting, mainly from the tourism industry, to make Tuesday April 3, and Wednesday April 4, 2007, public holidays in Argentina. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

16-Mar-2007

Nepal

Nepal Releases List Of Upcoming Public Holidays (Source: Ministry of Information and Communication) - Summary: The Nepal government has revised the list of public holidays for the year B.S. 2064. Links: other Nepal news and updates.

16-Mar-2007

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Presidential Decree Makes March 24 Public Holiday (Source: AKI Press) - Summary: Kyrgyzstan's President Bakiev issued an executive decree making March 24, 2007, a public holiday. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

15-Mar-2007

Ecuador

Ecuador Denies Impending Bank Holiday Rumors (Source: Sucre RTV) - Summary: A few hours ago, the President of the Republic, Rafael Correa, officially denied the widespread rumors that had circulated all day, that he was contemplating the imminent declaration of a banks-only holiday, to stop a possible run on liquidities. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

15-Mar-2007

Maldives

Maldives National Day Public Holiday Theme Chosen (Source: Aafathis News) - Summary: The theme for National Day has been declared, as Proud to be Dhivehin, and will be printed on all official correspondences and Government documents for a period of one-year starting from this year's National Day, 1st of Rabeeul Awwal of the Hijri Calendar, which falls on Tuesday, 20 March 2007. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

14-Mar-2007

Mexico

Mexico's Deputies Trying To Return To Fixed-Date Public Holidays (Source: La Crónica de Hoy-Mexico City) - Summary: The PRD's legislative group in the Chamber of Deputies, is proposing to cancel the implementation of long weekends (fines de semana largos), begun in 2006. Links: full story and other Mexico news and updates.

14-Mar-2007

India

India Changes Date Of Telugu New Year Public Holiday (Source: Andhra Cafe) - Summary: Hyderabad : The Andhra Pradesh government declared holiday for Ugadi, the Telugu New Year, on March 19 instead of March 20, after having consulted about 10 writers of panchangams to fix the date. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

13-Mar-2007

Macau

Macau Declares 2 Half-Day Public Holidays (Source: Macau Governmenr Website) - Summary: Macau's Chief Executive has announced 2 additional half-day, afternoon, public holidays for 2008, on the eves of both the Western and the Lunar New Years. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

11-Mar-2007

China

China Leading Economist Advises Against Additional Public Holidays (Source: Xinhua-Beijing) - Summary: Wu Jinglian, a famous economist and political adviser, and a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Council, is quoted as saying that China is still a developing country and should not have too many holidays. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

10-Mar-2007

Argentina

Argentina Holy Week Holidays Update (Source: La Nueva Provincia) - Summary: Expect massive traffic problems during Holy Week if traveling by land between Argentina and Uruguay, as it appears that the 3 bridges between Argentina and Uruguay (Gualeguaychú, Colón and Concordia) will be closed from April 1 to April 8, 2007. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

10-Mar-2007

Uruguay

Uruguay Holy Week Public Holidays Update (Source: La Nueva Provincia) - Summary: Expect massive traffic problems during Holy Week if traveling by land between Argentina and Uruguay, as it appears that the 3 bridges between Argentina and Uruguay (Gualeguaychú, Colón and Concordia) will be closed from April 1 to April 8, 2007. Links: full story and other Uruguay news and updates.

10-Mar-2007

India

India Expecting Extended Bank Holidays Around Ramnavami (Source: Times of India) - Summary: This year's Ramnavami gazetted holiday, on March 27, may be followed by a 3-day national banking strike, from March 28-30, and preceded by a day off taken by some bank employees to enjoy a 6-day consecutive break. Links: other India news and updates.

9-Mar-2007

Sénégal

Senegal Shut Down For Magal De Touba Unofficial Holiday (Source: Walf Fadjri-Dakar) - Summary: Once again, the streets of Dakar were empty and most government employees unreachable, yesterday, on the occasion of the eve of the unofficial grand Magal de Touba public holiday. Links: other Sénégal news and updates.

9-Mar-2007

Cameroon

Cameroon's March 8 Public Holiday Status Update (Source: Cameroon Tribune-Yaoundé) - Summary: International Women's Day (March 8) is fast becoming an unofficial public holiday in Cameroon. Links: full story and other Cameroon news and updates.

8-Mar-2007

Ukraine

Ukraine Declares 3 One-Off Bridge Public Holidays (Source: National News Agency of Ukraine-Kyiv) - Summary: Friday March 9, 2007 has been declared a public holiday in Ukraine, in addition to Thursday March 8, 2007. In addition, Monday April 30, 2007, and Friday June 29, 2007, have been declared a public holidays in Ukraine. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

8-Mar-2007

Iran

Iran 2007-2008 Public Holidays (Source: Iranian Research Institute for Scientific Information and Documentation-IRANDOC) - Summary: Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly has approved the list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1388, running from March 2007, to March 2008. Links: full story and other Iran news and updates.

8-Mar-2007

Vietnam

Vietnam Assembly To Consider New Public Holiday (Source: Thanh Nien Daily) - Summary: The Vietnamese National Assembly's Standing Committee has agreed to submit a proposal to the house's full session to make the 10th of the third lunar month a new public holiday to mark the death anniversary of its 18 legendary founding Hung Kings. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

8-Mar-2007

Nepal

Nepal Declares March 8 Sectorial Public Holiday (Source: Nepal human Rights News) - Summary: The government in Nepal has declared public holiday for women on Thursday March 8, 2007, and various programs are being held to mark the International Women's Day. Links: other Nepal news and updates.

7-Mar-2007

Brazil

Brazil Bill To Change Status Of 3 Partial Public Holidays (Source: Agência Senado) - Summary: A new law (Projeto de Lei do Senado, PLS, 157/06), approved today in commission, will modify the national public holidays law 662/49, to officially include Carnaval Tuesday, Good Friday and Corpus Christi in the list of Brazil's national public holidays. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

7-Mar-2007

Zambia

Zambia March 8 Public Holiday Starting Next Year (Source: Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation-ZNBC) - Summary: Zambia's Information Permanent Secretary, Emmanuel Nyirenda, has issued a statement that the Zambian cabinet had decided to add International Women's Day to the list of Zambian official public holidays. Links: full story and other Zambia news and updates.

7-Mar-2007

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Extends Novruz Public Holidays From March 20-26 (Source: Today.az) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers press service chief, Akif Ali, announced that by a decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, the period of March 20 to Monday, March 26, 2007, inclusively, would be non-working public holidays throughout Azerbaijan, on the occasion of Novruz. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

3-Mar-2007

Pakistan

Pakistan's Sindh Province Declares March 5 Day In Lieu Public Holiday (Source: The News) - Summary: The Sindh government announced on Friday that Monday March 5th would be a public holiday on account of the Urs of Shah Latif Bhittai. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

2-Mar-2007

Argentina

Argentina's Entre Rios Province Asking For April 30 Public Holiday (Source: La Calle) - Summary: The deliberating council of Gualeguaychú, in the province of Entre Rios has requested that April 30, 2007, be made a provincial public holiday, to commemorate the third anniversary of the events at the international San Martin bridge. Links: other Argentina news and updates.

2-Mar-2007

China

China Considering Overhaul Of Its Public Holidays (Source: The Shanghai Daily) - Summary: China may shorten the length of its Golden Week holidays and add more traditional festivals on its list of pubic holidays. The National Development and Reform Commission, China's top planning body, has issued a draft on modifying public holidays, according to the information released at Wednesday's summit forum about China's social development policy. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

1-Mar-2007

Paraguay

Paraguay Decides To Keep March 1st Public Holiday On Fixed Date (Source: Portal Paraguayo de Noticias) - Summary: Heroes' Day (Día de los Héroes) will be celebrated on Thursday March 1st, this year, as the executive branch has decided, in this case, not to use to powers it has to move most public holidays to the next Monday. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.


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