Home
Q++Studio
World Holidays
Downloads
References
About Us
Subscribe
Contact
News


Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates February 2008

This monthly recap of February 2008 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.

The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use. To access our news feed and full database of worldwide public holidays and bank holidays, under license, please contact us.

Date

Country

News Item Summary

28-Feb-2008

Isle of Man

Isle Of Man Re-Considering Date Of National Holiday (Source: Isle of Man Today) - Summary: The House of Keys have voted to give Onchan MHK, David Quirk, leave to introduce a private member's bill to ensure that Tynwald Day is held on July 5th, even if it falls on a weekend. Links: full story and other Isle of Man news and updates.

28-Feb-2008

Libya

Libya Confirms March 2 Public Holiday (Source: Libya Online-Tripoli) - Summary: Libya's general people's committee has issued a declaration confirming the date of the official public holiday, on occasion of the 31 anniversary of the proclamation of the people's authority, as Sunday, March, 2nd, 2008. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

25-Feb-2008

Singapore

Singapore 2009 Public Holidays Released (Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) - Summary: The Singapore Ministry of Manpower has released its tentative list of 2009 public holidays in Singapore. Links: full story and other Singapore news and updates.

25-Feb-2008

Philippines

Philippines Municipal Holidays On February 26 And 28 (Source: Philippine Information Agency) - Summary: Decrees 1465 and 1466, have been released, declaring Tuesday February 26 and Thursday February 28, 2008, as municipal public holidays in the cities of Zamboanga and Tangub, to celebrate their respective foundation anniversaries. Links: other Philippines news and updates.

25-Feb-2008

Denmark

Denmark Considering New Bank Holiday (Source: Nordea Bank) - Summary: According to an agreement between the Finance Sector Union and the Employers' Association for the Financial Sector (still to be ratified), the Friday after Ascension will be a bank holiday (not a general public holiday). Links: full story and other Denmark news and updates.

24-Feb-2008

South Africa

South African 2009 Public Holidays Announced (Source: SA Dept. of Education) - Summary: In its Gazette 30787, Government Notice 200, of February 20, the Department of Education of South Africa has announced the dates of the special one-off bridge holidays for schools, for 2009. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

21-Feb-2008

Serbia

Serbia Partial Public Holiday Today (Source: Reuters) - Summary: The Government of Serbia is organizing a demonstration against Kosovo's independence, later this afternoon. To that end, it has decreed that all schools and educational institutions would be closed for the day, and urged businesses to give the day off to their workers. Links: full story and other Serbia news and updates.

21-Feb-2008

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Supreme Court Changes Restoration Day Holiday (Source: La República-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Supreme Court has declared as unconstitutional, articles 1-2-4 of law 139-97, which move the August 16 Restoration Day public holiday to the following Monday, whenever it falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

20-Feb-2008

Brazil

Brazil's Rio De Janeiro State Makes Saint George's Day a State Public Holiday (Source: A Voz Da Cidade-Rio de Janeiro) - Summary: The State of Rio de Janeiro passed a law making the previously optional municipal holiday of São Jorge (Saint George's Day, April 23) into a full public holiday throughout the State, beginning in 2008. Links: other Brazil news and updates.

20-Feb-2008

Barbados

Barbados Declares February 21st As Rihanna Day (Source: The Nation News) - Summary: The Government of Barbados has declared tomorrow, February 21st to be the official "Rihanna Day". That day will be marked by a free concert to be given by the teenage pop singer Rihanna. Links: full story and other Barbados news and updates.

19-Feb-2008

Canada

Canada Urged To Make Family Day A National Public Holiday (Source: Le Devoir-Montréal) - Summary: Yesterday was the first occurrence of the new Family Day/Louis Riel Day public holiday decreed last fall in Ontario and Manitoba. But many federal civil servants were not eligible for this new holiday. In that context, NDP party leader, Jack Layton, urged the federal government to make Family Day a national public holiday, starting in 2009. Links: other Canada news and updates.

18-Feb-2008

Philippines

Philippines Declares February 25 Public Holiday (Source: Malacañang Press Office) - Summary: Earlier today, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Proclamation No.1462 declaring Monday, February 25, 2008, as a Special Non-Working Day throughout the country in connection with the observance of the 22nd anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution. In addition, Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

18-Feb-2008

Kosovo

Kosovo Declares Independence (Source: World Bank) - Summary: Yesterday afternoon, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia. For the moment many details such as the future flag and list of public holidays of this republic are tentative. Links: full story and other Kosovo news and updates.

14-Feb-2008

Pakistan

Pakistan Declares February 18 One-Off Public Holiday (Source: The News-Islamabad) - Summary: The government of Pakistan has declared Monday, February 18, 2008, as a one-off public holiday on account of the general elections being held on that day. Links: other Pakistan news and updates.

13-Feb-2008

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua And Barbuda One-Off Public Holiday On February 19 (Source: The Antigua Sun) - Summary: Minister of Labour, Dr. Jacqui Quinn- Leandro, announced that next Tuesday, February 19, 2008, would be a one-off-public holiday. Links: full story and other Antigua and Barbuda news and updates.

12-Feb-2008

Kuwait

Kuwait February 24 Bridge Public Holiday (Source: Kuwait Times + Arab Times) - Summary: Deputy Premier and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs, Faisal Al-Hajj, announced that the Cabinet had approved Sunday, February 24, 2008, as a bridge public holiday because it falls between the weekend (Friday and Saturday) and the two official National Day public holidays of February 25 and 26. Links: other Kuwait news and updates.

12-Feb-2008

Philippines

Philippines February 13 Regional Public Holiday in Parañaque (Source: Inquirer.net) - Summary: Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, in behalf of President Macapagal-Arroyo, earlier signed Proclamation No. 1455 which declared Wednesday, February 13, 2008, a special nonworking holiday in the city of Parañaque, for both the private and public sectors. Links: other Philippines news and updates.

9-Feb-2008

Lebanon

Lebanon Declares February 14 Public Holiday (Source: The Daily Star) - Summary: Prime Minister, Fouad Siniora, has declared February 14, 2008, a one-off public holiday, on account of the rally that will take place on the third anniversary of the slaying of former Premier Rafik Hariri. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

8-Feb-2008

Iraq

Iraq Overhauls List Of Public Holidays (Source: Asia Times) - Summary: Iraq has overhauled its list of public holidays, removing 3 public holidays that were indirect reminders of Sadam Hussein, created a new national day on October 3, and added 2 new Shiite holidays. In addition, Iraq's parliament passed a law to change the national flag. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

8-Feb-2008

Peru

Peru 2008 Public Holidays Announced (Source: 24 Horas Libre-Lima) - Summary: A decree (Decreto Supremo No. 007-2008-PCM) published yesterday in the Diario Oficial El Peruano declares May 2 and December 26, 2008, as one-off public holidays for public servants. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

7-Feb-2008

Peru

Peru Declares 6 Public Holidays For Upcoming ALC-UE And APEC Summits (Source: Reuters) - Summary: The government of Peru, through the Decretos Supremos 008, and 009-2008-PCM, has declared May 15-17 and November 20-22 as public holidays in the capital, Lima, and the Province of Callao (where the Lima International Airport, and Peru's main harbor are), on account of the EU/Latin America/Caribbean and APEC summits, respectively. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

6-Feb-2008

Qatar

Qatar Revamps Public Holidays Listing (Source: Amiri Diwan-Doha) - Summary: The Chairman of the Qatar's Cabinet of Ministers, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani, has signed an official cabinet decision which lists anew which dates are public holidays in Qatar, and how many days each public holidays is to last. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

6-Feb-2008

Pakistan

Pakistan Public Holiday In Many Regions For Benazir Bhutto's February 7 Chehlum (Source: ONN) - Summary: Many cities and regions have declared, or are expected to declare, Thursday February 7, 2008, as a public holiday, on the occasion of late PM Benazir Bhutto's Chelum (40 days after her death). Links: other Pakistan news and updates.

5-Feb-2008

Indonesia

Indonesia Cancels 3 Upcoming Bridge Public Holidays (Source: The Jakarta Post) - Summary: The Government announced that it was canceling 3 of the 2008 bridge public holidays that it had decreed in May of last year. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

3-Feb-2008

Peru

Peru Expected To Declare November 21 And 24 APEC Public Holiday (Source: La República) - Summary: The 2008 APEC meeting will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 22-23, in Peru's capital, Lima. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.


© 1989-2019 Alter Ego Services