Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates June 2007


 
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This monthly recap of June 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

30-Jun-2007

Peru

Peru: Possible APEC Public Holiday In November 2008 (Source: La Nación) - Summary: Peru's Vice-President indicated that a special security plan would be put in place, to coincide with the upcoming APEC meeting to be held in Lima, in November 2008. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

30-Jun-2007

Bolivia

Bolivia July 2 Public Holiday In Santa Cruz (Source: Diario Hoy) - Summary: The Departmental Council of the Office of the Governor of Bolivia's Department of Santa Cruz, has declared a public holiday on Monday, July 2, 2007, to coincide with the anniversary of the referendum in which 4 of the 9 departments of Bolivia voted in favor of greater autonomy. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

30-Jun-2007

Nepal

Nepal Pressured To Declare Muslim Public Holidays (Source: Reuters India) - Summary: Two leading Muslim groups have said they would organize street protests if the government does not meet its demand to have more than 10% of the seats of the upcoming assembly set aside for Muslims. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

29-Jun-2007

Australia

Australia 2008 Daylight Saving Time Changes (Source: The Age) - Summary: Beginning in 2008, DST (Daylight Saving Time) in Victoria, NSW, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT, will end on the first Sunday of April and will begin on the first Sunday in October. Links: other Australia news and updates.

27-Jun-2007

UK

UK Britishness Public Holiday Back To The Fore (Source: CSM and Bloomberg) - Summary: The new Prime Minster, Gordon Brown, is quoted as favoring a new "Britishness" public holiday, which could be set in June. Links: other UK news and updates.

27-Jun-2007

Algeria

Algeria: Renewed Week-End Definition Debate (Source: Magharabia) - Summary: Renewed debate and furor about the definition of the week-end in Algeria, following Mittal Steel's change to Fridays and Saturdays. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

27-Jun-2007

Turkey

Turkey Confirms June 27 Heat Wave Public Holiday (Source: NTV-MSNBC) - Summary: The special public holiday of today, due to the heat wave, has been confirmed. Links: other Turkey news and updates.

27-Jun-2007

Venezuela

Venezuela's Bolivár State Public Holiday Today (Source: Correo del Caroní) - Summary: The Governor of the State of Bolivár decreed late last night that today would be a public holiday throughout the state, to coincide with the occurrence of the first game of the Group B of the Copa América de Fútbol. Links: other Venezuela news and updates.

26-Jun-2007

Turkey

Turkey Considering Public Holiday On June 27 Due To Heat Wave (Source: Anadolu Ajansi-Ankara) - Summary: The government is considering calling a national holiday for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, due to the recent heat wave which is expected to culminate tomorrow, before reverting back to normal seasonal temperatures. Links: other Turkey news and updates.

26-Jun-2007

Malaysia

Malaysia's Sarawak and Sabah States Want September 16 National Public Holiday (Source: The Star) - Summary: The States of Sarawak and Sabah are looking into having September 16 included in the list of national public holidays, to mark the day Malaysia was formed. Links: other Malaysia news and updates.

26-Jun-2007

Brazil

Brazil June 29 Public Holiday In Alagoas State (Source: Primeira Edição) - Summary: Friday, June 29, 2007, will be a public holiday in the state of Alagoas, on the occasion of Saints Peter and Paul Day. Links: other Brazil news and updates.

26-Jun-2007

Nepal

Nepal Public Holiday On July 7 (Unconfirmed Report) (Source: IRNA) - Summary: The IRNA has posted a news release to the effect that there will be some sort of public holiday in Nepal on Saturday, July 7, 2007. We have not, however been able to verify this, and remain dubious. Links: other Nepal news and updates.

26-Jun-2007

Lebanon

Lebanon Recent Public Holidays Changes Cancellation Sent To Constitutional Council (Source: The Daily Star-Beirut) - Summary: Lebanon's Ministerial Cabinet met and voted to cancel all 3 changes to Lebanon public holidays voted upon in December 2006, and gazetted late last week. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

26-Jun-2007

Australia

Australia APEC Public Holiday Clarification (Source: Brisbane Times) - Summary: The NSW parliament has passed laws aiming at clarifying both labour and opening hours issues related to the APEC, one-off, public holiday of September 7, 2007. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

25-Jun-2007

Lebanon

Lebanon Backtracks On Public Holidays Changes (Source: Private Source) - Summary: After a groundswell of protests, Good Friday was re-instated as a public holiday in Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

25-Jun-2007

Guinea

Guinea Declares June 25 Public Holiday For Gadaffi (Source: Mail and Guardian) - Summary: Guinea declared a public holiday for Monday, June 25, 2007, to honour the visit of Libyan leader Moammar Gadaffi. Links: other Guinea news and updates.

24-Jun-2007

Lebanon

Lebanon Changes Public Holidays List (Source: The Daily Star) - Summary: The Ministerial Cabinet of Lebanon finally gazetted the changes to Lebanon public holidays voted upon last December. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

24-Jun-2007

Argentina

Argentina's Flag Day Public Holiday: Renewed Debate (Source: Diario Hoy) - Summary: A leading socialist Argentine politician has added his voice to a growing recent chorus of calls for a change in the calculation of the date of the Día de la Bandera public holiday. Links: other Argentina news and updates.

24-Jun-2007

UK

Renewed Calls For Wales' March 1st Public Holiday (Source: BBC News) - Summary: Swansea Council has voted to investigate the cost and legality of the council celebrating Sain David's Day, Wales' national day, on March 1st, every year. Links: other UK news and updates.

24-Jun-2007

UK

UK: Renewed Moves For Wales' March 1st Public Holiday (Source: BBC News) - Summary: Swansea Council has voted to investigate the cost and legality of the council celebrating Sain David's Day, Wales' national day, on March 1st, every year. Links: other UK news and updates.

23-Jun-2007

Ecuador

Ecuador Declares Provincial Public Holiday For June 25 (Source: El Diario) - Summary: Monday, June 25, 2007, will be a provincial public holiday, to commemorate the incorporation as province of Manabí and the cantonalization of Portoviejo, Jipijapa and Montecristi. Links: other Ecuador news and updates.

23-Jun-2007

Malaysia

Malaysia Aiming To Reduce Number Of Public Holidays (Source: The Star) - Summary: The Malaysian government announced that it was aiming to reduce the number of public holidays in Malaysia, although it stopped short of setting out any type of deadline. Links: other Malaysia news and updates.

22-Jun-2007

Qatar

Qatar Confirms December 18 New Annual Public Holiday (Source: Gulf Times) - Summary: Qatar Law No. 61 of 2007 announcing the day of Sheikh Jassem bin Mohamed bin Thani's assumption of power as a national day in the state, has been gazetted. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

21-Jun-2007

Mongolia

Mongolia Declares National Day Of Mourning (Source: China Post-Ulan Bator) - Summary: The Government of Mongolia announced that Mongolia will ban all sports and entertainment events in a national day of mourning for 15 people killed this week in a helicopter crash. Links: other Mongolia news and updates.

20-Jun-2007

Ecuador

Ecuador Confirms 2008-2011 Public Holidays (Source: Gobierno General de la República del Ecuador) - Summary: The Government of Ecuador, through executive decree Nº 418, has confirmed the details of the calculation of the dates of public holidays for the period of 2008 to 2011. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

20-Jun-2007

Spain

Spain's Basque Autonomy Announces 2008 Regional Public Holidays (Source: El País) - Summary: The Basque autonomous region of Spain (Euskadi) has announced the 2 public holidays that would be observed, throughout the autonomy, in 2008, in addition to the 9 nation-wide public holidays. Links: other Spain news and updates.

19-Jun-2007

Isle of Man

Isle of Man 2008 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Isle of Man Treasury-Tynwald) - Summary: The Bank Holidays (2008) Order 2007 was approved by Tynwald. It specifies the official list of bank holidays and public holidays in 2008 in the Isle of Man. Links: full story and other Isle of Man news and updates.

19-Jun-2007

Cuba

Cuba Declares June 19 National Day Of Mourning For Unofficial First Lady (Source: Prensa Latina) - Summary: The Cuban Government has declared today, Tuesday, June 19, 2007, a national day of mourning, following last night's death of Vilma Espín, Cuba's unofficial First Lady for the last 47 years. Links: other Cuba news and updates.

19-Jun-2007

The Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Public Holidays Law Amended (Source: Cayman Islands Government Information Services-GIS) - Summary: The government of the Cayman Islands has gazetted the Public Holidays Law (2007 Revision) which consolidates all the public holidays legislation of the Cayman Islands from 1963 to 2006. Links: full story and other The Cayman Islands news and updates.

18-Jun-2007

Uruguay

Uruguay July 5 Public Holiday In Punta Del Este (Source: Diario El País) - Summary: Deputies have agreed to put the motion of the declaration of Thursday, July 5, 2007, as a día feriado no laborable (non-working public holiday) in Punta del Este, on next Wednesday's agenda as an item of priority. Links: other Uruguay news and updates.

18-Jun-2007

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis Declares June 20 Regional Public Holiday (Source: The Sun-St.Kitts and Nevis) - Summary: The Governor General has been asked to make Wednesday, June 20, 2007, a public holiday on the island of Nevis. Links: full story and other Saint Kitts and Nevis news and updates.

18-Jun-2007

Saint Helena

Saint Helena 2007 Ratting Day Public Holiday (Source: Tristan Times-Tristan da Cunha) - Summary: Earlier today, the Agriculture Officer of Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha, Dereck Rogers, announced this year's Ratting Day public holiday by ringing the fishing gong at 06.30. Links: full story and other Saint Helena news and updates.

16-Jun-2007

Cambodia

Cambodia General Elections Called For July 2008 (Source: La Prensa Latina) - Summary: Elections for the National Assembly will occur on Sunday, July 28, 2008. Links: other Cambodia news and updates.

16-Jun-2007

Paraguay

Paraguay General Elections Scheduled For April 2008 (Source: Mercopress) - Summary: Paraguay will be going to the polls on April 20, 2008. Links: other Paraguay news and updates.

16-Jun-2007

Iran

Iran Declares 3-Day National Mourning And June 17 Provincial Public Holiday (Source: Islamic Republic News Agency-Tehran) - Summary: Iran's Cabinet of Ministers has declared 3-day of national mourning, beginning on Sunday June 17, for the demise of Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Fazel Lankarani. Links: full story and other Iran news and updates.

16-Jun-2007

Indonesia

Indonesia's Capital Will Declare August 8 Public Holiday (Source: The Jakarta Post) - Summary: The Jakarta administration will declare Wednesday, August 8, 2007, a public holiday in the municipal area of Jakarta, in order to encourage Jakartans to vote in city's first ever direct gubernatorial election. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

14-Jun-2007

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico 2008 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. 13-2007", which lists the public sector holidays for the year 2008. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

14-Jun-2007

Lebanon

Lebanon Declares June 14 Day Of National Mourning (Source: Libnanews) - Summary: The Lebanese government declared Thursday, June 14, 2007, a day of national mourning, following the assassination of anti-Syrian Lebanese lawmaker, Walid Eido, and nine other people. Links: other Lebanon news and updates.

14-Jun-2007

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Debates Changing Public Holidays Back To Fixed Dates (Source: Telenoticias) - Summary: The Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica is moving ahead with a revision of this year's decision to make some of the Costa Rica public holidays move to the nearest Monday (specifically: April 11, July 25, August 15, and October 12). Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

14-Jun-2007

Philippines

Philippines' Negros Oriental Buglasan Festival Public Holiday Dates Being Reconsidered (Source: The Visayan Daily Star) - Summary: Governor-elect, Emilio Macias II, started holding consultations with various officials and other stakeholders in line with his plan for revisions in the holding of the annual Buglasan Festival in the province of Negros Oriental. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

13-Jun-2007

Brazil

Brazil's Parliament Considering Declaring June 24 and June 29 Public Holidays (Source: Infonet Noticias) - Summary: A bill has left commission for a first reading in front of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies. This law, if passed would make the dates of Saint John (June 24) and SS Peter and Paul (June 29) national public holidays (feriados nacionais). Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

13-Jun-2007

Philippines

June 18 Public Holiday In Philippines' Naga City (Source: Naga City Journal) - Summary: Monday, June 18, 2007, will be a special non-working holiday in Naga City in commemoration of the city's annual charter anniversary. Links: other Philippines news and updates.

11-Jun-2007

Chile

Chile's Easter Island May Get Its Own Public Holiday (Source: Mercopress) - Summary: The Chamber of Deputies of Chile approved a constitutional reform that designates both Easter Island (Rapa Nui) and the Juan Fernández archipelago as special territories. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

9-Jun-2007

Libya

Libya Cancels Evacuation Day Public Holiday (Source: Jamahiriya News Agency-JANA) - Summary: Libya's General People's Committee has issued a statement announcing that Monday, June 11, 2007, would be a normal working day in all employment sectors. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

9-Jun-2007

Russia

Russia One-Off Public Holiday On June 11 (Source: Tass News Agency-Moscow) - Summary: The Russian government ruled to move the working day of Monday, June 11 to Saturday, June 9, and to make Monday, June 11, 2007, a one-off public holiday. Links: other Russia news and updates.

6-Jun-2007

Bolivia

Bolivia Could Swap Corpus Christi and Año Nuevo Indígena Public Holidays (Source: La Patria) - Summary: Bolivia's governing party, MAS (Movimiento Al Socialismo), has proposed the removal of the Corpus Christi public holiday, in exchange for the creation of a new public holiday that would commemorate the June 21, Año Nuevo Aymara (also known as Inti Raymi, or Año Nuevo Indígena). Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

6-Jun-2007

Oman

Oman Declares June Public Holidays Update (Source: Xinhua) - Summary: The government has now officially specified that Thursday and Friday, June 7-8, should be public holidays for both the public and private sectors, and in addition, has added Saturday, June 9, as a public holiday. Links: other Oman news and updates.

5-Jun-2007

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Also Declares 3-Day Mourning (Source: Pravda) - Summary: Sierra Leone President, Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, declared three days of national mourning for the dead, following a weekend helicopter crash that killed 22 people, most of them Togolese. Links: full story and other Sierra Leone news and updates.

5-Jun-2007

Oman

Oman Declares June 6-9 Public Holiday (Source: Gulf News) - Summary: Due to Cyclone Gonu, the Oman government has declared a public holiday for tomorrow, Wednesday June 6, 2007. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

4-Jun-2007

Togo

Togo Expected To Declare Day Of Mourning Later This Week (Source: Business In Africa) - Summary: Late on Monday, Togo's President decreed three days of national mourning, following the helicopter crash that killer Togo's Sports Minister, Atipe Kwako, and 18 Togolese nationals who had been attending the African cup of Nations football elimination match. Links: full story and other Togo news and updates.

4-Jun-2007

Bolivia

Bolivia Could Declare June 21 Inti Raymi Annual Public Holiday (Source: La Patria) - Summary: The Bolivian legislative assembly (Cámara de Diputados) is getting ready to analyze a bill which would create a new annual public holiday, on June 21, to mark the Indigenous People's New Year (Año Nuevo Indígena), also know as Inti Raymi. Links: other Bolivia news and updates.

3-Jun-2007

Kuwait

Kuwait Weekends Will Change to Friday-Saturday In September (Source: The Middle East Times) - Summary: Kuwait's Cabinet issued an administrative decision to officially change the state's weekends from Thursday and Friday to Friday and Saturday, beginning on September 1st, 2007. Links: other Kuwait news and updates.

2-Jun-2007

USA

USA Election Day As Public Holiday Proposal Revived - Summary: Senator Clinton's 2005 Count Every Vote Act, mandating that election day be made a US federal public holiday, is getting a second lease in life with the recent introduction of comprehensive election reform legislation, the Ballot Integrity Act of 2007. Links: other USA (United States) news and updates.

2-Jun-2007

Canada

Day In Lieu For Canada's Quebec Provincial Holiday Might Disappear (Source: Portail du Gouvernment du Québec) - Summary: A provincial bill, currently under consideration, would change the rule that moves the date of Quebec's fête nationale public holiday, from June 24 to June 25 if the 24th is a Sunday, so that the date of this public holiday would remain fixed to June 24, in all cases. Links: other Canada news and updates.

1-Jun-2007

Brazil

Brazil: Many States and Municipalities Declare June 8 Bridge Public Holiday (Source: Multiple Sources) - Summary: Many Brazilian states and municipalities have declared Friday, June 8, 2007, a bridge public holiday (ponto facultativo) for state and municipal civil servants. Links: other Brazil news and updates.


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