Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates June 2009


 
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This monthly recap of June 2009 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-2009

Macau

Macau Declares February 17 Public Holiday (Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM-Macau) - Summary: Macau's Chief Executive has declared a one-off public holiday for Wednesday, February 17, 2010. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

30-Jun-2009

South Africa

South Africa Mandela Day Holiday Update (Source: The Independent Online-Pretoria) - Summary: From recent media reports, it would appear that the recently announced, July 18, Nelson Mandela Day, will not be an official public holiday. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

30-Jun-2009

Pakistan

Pakistan Changes July Bank Holiday (Source: The Daily Times-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan has announced that the previously scheduled July 2 bank holiday had been moved to Wednesday, July 1st, 2009. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

30-Jun-2009

Ghana

Ghana Confirms July 1st Public Holiday Status (Source: Ghana News Agency-GNA) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Cletus Avoka, has released a statement confirming that Wednesday, July 1st, 2009, is Republic Day, a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

30-Jun-2009

Greece

Greece 2010 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Bank of Greece-Athens) - Summary: The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2010. Links: full story and other Greece news and updates.

29-Jun-2009

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe 2010 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Zimbabwean Government Gazette-Harare) - Summary: Zimbabwe's Home Affairs Co-Ministers, Kembo Mohadi and Giles Mutsekwa, have announced that the list of normal public holidays had been gazetted for 2010. Links: full story and other Zimbabwe news and updates.

29-Jun-2009

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Confirms July 1st Bank Holiday (Source: United News of Bangladesh-Dhaka) - Summary: Earlier today, the Central Bank of Bangladesh released a communiqué confirming the July 1st, 2009, bank holiday. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

28-Jun-2009

Thailand

Thailand Club Rules Apply To New Public Holiday (Source: Phuket Magazine-Phuket) - Summary: A couple of years after the Buddhist Lent public holiday was exchanged for the Asarnha Bucha public holiday, it seems that most bars and "places of indulgence" will be closed on July 7. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

27-Jun-2009

Iraq

Iraq To Consider July 25 Public Holiday (Source: The Kurdish Globe-Erbil) - Summary: The President of Iraq's Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, has asked Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to declare July 25, 2009, a national public holiday, to coincide with the Kurdistan Region's parliamentary and presidential elections. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

26-Jun-2009

New Caledonia

New Caledonia Considering Annual June 26 Public Holiday (Source: Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes-Nouméa) - Summary: The new president of New Caledonia, Philippe Gomes, of the Caledonia Together Party, has indicated that he would consult leaders over whether to make June the 26th a public holiday next year. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

26-Jun-2009

Costa Rica

Costa Rica July 25 Public Holiday Fixed (Source: La Nación-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly Third Plenary Commission has ratified the bill submitted by Social Christian deputy, Jorge Eduardo Sanchez. The Commission's Brief 16.330, fixes the date of the observance of the Guanacaste Annexation public holiday to July 25, regardless of the weekday on which July 25 occurs. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

26-Jun-2009

Bolivia

Bolivia Considering Nationwide Census Public Holidays In September (Source: Los Tiempos-La Paz) - Summary: The president of Bolivia's electoral commission (CNE), Antonio Costas, has announced that the census public holidays, mentioned as a possibility last month, would likely be in September 2009. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

26-Jun-2009

Spain

Spain 2010 Public Holidays In Navarra (Source: Boletín Oficial de Navarra-BON) - Summary: The Directora General de Trabajo y Prevención de Riesgos de Navarra has published the list of 2010 public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Región of Navarra. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

24-Jun-2009

Ecuador

Ecuador Declares June 25 Regional Public Holiday (Source: El Diario-Portoviejo) - Summary: Ecuador's Manabí Provincial Council has decreed that tomorrow, Thursday, June 25, 2009, would be a non-working civic public holiday in the Province of Manabí. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

23-Jun-2009

Brazil

Brazil Bill To Add 3 Religious Public Holidays Rejected (Source: Agência Câmara-Brasilia) - Summary: The Board of Education and Culture of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies has rejected bill 2846/08, which purported to make into full national public holidays the holidays of Carnival Tuesday, Good Friday, and Corpus Christi. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

23-Jun-2009

New Zealand

New Zealand - No Maori New Year Public Holiday This Year (Source: NZ Herald News-Auckland) - Summary: Despite last-minute frantic lobbying, tomorrow, Matariki, or Maori New Year, will not be a public holiday in New Zealand. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

23-Jun-2009

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico To Consolidate Public Sector Holidays (Source: Primera Hora-San Juan) - Summary: Puerto Rico's Chamber of Representatives has approved, and sent to the Senate, the Proyecto de la Cámara 1387 which would sharply reduce the number of public sector holidays in Puerto Rico. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

22-Jun-2009

Micronesia

Micronesia Declares 4-Day Mourning Period (Source: FSM Information Services-Pohnpei) - Summary: FSM President, Manny Mori, signed a Presidential Proclamation declaring a 4-day national period of mourning, from June 23-26, 2009, on the occasion of the passing of the late Honorable Vice-Speaker and Dauk of U, Resio S. Moses of the State of Pohnpei. Links: full story and other Micronesia news and updates.

22-Jun-2009

Bahrain

Bahrain 2010 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Central Bank has published its list of expected bank and public holidays in Bahrain for the calendar year 2010. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

22-Jun-2009

Rwanda

Rwanda Clarifies Public Service Holiday Status (Source: Rwanda Minister of Information-Kigali) - Summary: The President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, at a recent Cabinet meeting, clarified the status of the upcoming, June 23, Public Service Day. Links: full story and other Rwanda news and updates.

21-Jun-2009

Romania

Romania Could Declare 4-Day Public Holidays (Source: Citinews-Cluj) - Summary: The Romanian media are reporting that an electoral bridge public holiday is likely on Monday, November 30, 2009. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

21-Jun-2009

Spain

Spain's Balears 2010 Public Holidays (Source: Diario de Ibiza-Palma) - Summary: Spain's autonomous region of the Balears has announced its official calendar of 2010 public holidays. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

21-Jun-2009

Thailand

Thailand Considering Longer Public Holidays (Source: MCOT-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, has announced that the government would consider longer public holidays, as part of its efforts to stimulate local tourism. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

21-Jun-2009

Moldova

Moldova Likely To Declare July 29 Public Holiday (Source: ProTV-Chisinau) - Summary: Moldova's President, Vladimir Voronin, has dissolved the Legislature, and announced early legislative elections on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, a date which is expected to be declare a one-off public holiday. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

21-Jun-2009

Philippines

Philippines Declares Araw ng Maynila Public Holiday (Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer-Manila) - Summary: The Mayor of the capital of the Philippines, Alfredo Lim, announced that Malacañang had issued Proclamation No. 1799 declaring Wednesday, June 24, 2009, as a special non-working public holiday in Manila, in commemoration of the 438th founding anniversary of the city. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

20-Jun-2009

Philippines

Philippines Law To Move Rizal Day Public Holiday To June (Source: Inquirer.net-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines Chamber of Deputies has approved on third and final reading House Bill 5408 to amend the Administrative Code of 1987 to change the commemoration date of the Rizal Day public holiday from December 30 (the date when he was executed) to June 19 (his birthday). Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

19-Jun-2009

Iraq

Iraq Declares June 30 Public Holiday (Source: Deutsche Presse-Agentur-DPA) - Summary: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has declared the 'blessed day' of Tuesday, June 30, 2009, a one-off public holiday in celebration of the upcoming partial US withdrawal (from Iraqi cities and towns). Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

19-Jun-2009

Costa Rica

Costa Rica July 25 Public Holiday Update (Source: La Nación-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Parliament has approved Bill 16.330 which would make the July 25 annual public holiday immovable (ie. it would always be observed on July 25). Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

18-Jun-2009

Estonia

Estonia Amends Public and National Holidays Act (Source: Estonia's Official Gazette- Riigi Teataja-Tallinn) - Summary: Estonia's parliament has approved the Public and National Holidays Act Amendment Act (RT I 2009, 34, 229) which amends the current legislation governing public holidays, days off, and national holidays in Estonia. Links: full story and other Estonia news and updates.

18-Jun-2009

Bolivia

Bolivia Declares June 21 Public Holiday (Source: TeleSUR-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Culture, Pablo Groux, announced that the cabinet of the Government of Bolivia had passed Decreto Supremo Nº 173 declaring that the Indigenous New Year, on June 21, would henceforth be an annual public holiday in Bolivia. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

17-Jun-2009

New Zealand

New Zealand To Consider Matariki Maori New Year Public Holiday (Source: Scoop-Wellington) - Summary: New Zealand's Maori Party has announced that it would introduce a private member bill into the 49th Parliament, making Matariki Maori New Year a public holiday throughout New Zealand. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

17-Jun-2009

Thailand

Thailand Main Public Holidays Soon Dry ? (Source: Bangkok Post-Bangkok) - Summary: A network of monks provinces including Surin, Khon Kaen, Chanthaburi and Trat petitioned the National Committee for Alcohol Consumption Control, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Sanan Kachornprasart, to make the public holidays of Makha Bucha Day, Asarnha Bucha Day, Visakha Bucha Day and Buddhist Lent Day, declared alcohol-free days. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

17-Jun-2009

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 2010 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" the official list of Sri Lankan bank holidays, public holidays, and full Moon Poya days, for the calendar year 2010. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

17-Jun-2009

Bolivia

Bolivia Considering June 21 Public Holiday (Source: La Razón-La Paz) - Summary: The Government of Bolivia is reported to be considering declaring June 21, the indigenous new year, an annual public holiday. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

16-Jun-2009

Isle of Man

Isle of Man 2010 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Isle of Man Treasury-Tynwald) - Summary: The Bank Holidays (2010) Order 2009 was approved by Tynwald, thus specifying the list of official public holidays in the Isle of Man for 2010. Links: full story and other Isle of Man news and updates.

15-Jun-2009

Colombia

Colombian Long Weekend Public Holidays Update (Source: El Pais-Cali) - Summary: With this year's occurrence in Colombia of 3 long weekends in the month of June, the debate on the selection of Christian public holidays, and the setting of their dates according to the Ley Emiliani, is again becoming a bone of contention between the government and the trade unions. Links: full story and other Colombia news and updates.

15-Jun-2009

Nigeria

Nigeria LASG Wants June 12 To Be A National Public Holiday (Source: NEXT-Lagos) - Summary: The Lagos State government has called on the Nigerian federal government to declare June 12 an annual national public holiday. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

15-Jun-2009

Iraq

Iraq Referendum On July 30 (Source: United Press International-Baghdad) - Summary: The Iraqi Cabinet has approved plans to hold a July 30 national referendum on the country's security agreement with the United States. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

15-Jun-2009

Panama

Panama Could Move More Public Holidays (Source: Asamblea Nacional de Panamá-Ciudad de Panamá) - Summary: Panama's Parliamentary Labour Commission has approved, in first reading, Bill 510, which would modify Article 46 of Panama's Labour Code and extend the number of Panamanian public holidays whose date is fixed by the días puentes method. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

14-Jun-2009

Zambia

Zambia Refutes June 23 Public Holiday (Source: Zambia National Broadcasting Cooperation-Lusaka) - Summary: Zambia's Secretary to the Cabinet, Joshua Kanganja, has issued a statement saying that, despite earlier reports, June 23rd, 2009, will be a normal working day. Links: full story and other Zambia news and updates.

14-Jun-2009

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Public Servants To Work On Public Holidays (Source: Independent Television Network-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka's Deputy Commissioner General of Tax Control, Mahinda Medagoda, has announced that as part of an effort by the civil service to rebuild the economy of Sri Lanka, Inland Revenue employees have voluntarily offered to work on public holidays. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

14-Jun-2009

USA

USA - States Considering Eliminating Some Public Holidays (Source: United Press International-UPI) - Summary: National Conference of State Legislatures spokeswoman, Meagan Dorsch, has announced that a number of U.S. states are considering eliminating public holidays to help balance their budgets. Links: full story and other USA (United States) news and updates.

14-Jun-2009

Venezuela

Venezuela Confirms Details Of Upcoming Bank Holiday (Source: Diario El Carabobeño-Caracas) - Summary: Venezuela's Banks' Association (Consejo Bancario Nacional) has confirmed the date and modalities of the bank holiday that corresponds to Corpus Christi. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

13-Jun-2009

Uganda

Uganda Public Holidays Under Fire (Source: New Vision Online-Kampala) - Summary: Ugandan member of parliament, Henry Banyenzaki, has asked the Government to consider reducing the number of national public holidays, arguing that, for the most part, they do not have any positive impact on the development of the country. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

13-Jun-2009

India

Indian 2010 Public Holidays Released (Source: The Times of India-New Delhi) - Summary: The Ministry of Personnel, Government of India, has announced the list of public sector holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2010. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

13-Jun-2009

Dominica

Dominica Working Day Sundays Update (Source: Dominica News Online-Roseau) - Summary: A few days after the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) suggested that Sunday should be regarded as a normal working day, the government of Premier Roosevelt Skerrit is yet to comment. Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

12-Jun-2009

Zambia

Zambia Adds June 23 Public Holiday (Source: Zambia News and Information Services-Lusaka) - Summary: Zambia's Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr. Joshua Kanganja, has announced that Africa Public Service Day, on June 23rd, had been declared a public holiday on the Zambian calendar to be celebrated at the national and provincial levels. Links: full story and other Zambia news and updates.

12-Jun-2009

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea Declares 3-Day Mourning (Source: iafrica.com-AFP) - Summary: Earlier today, Equatorial Guinea's President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, declared three days of national mourning for Gabon's late president Omar Bongo Ondimba. Links: full story and other Equatorial Guinea news and updates.

12-Jun-2009

Pakistan

Pakistan Declares June 13 Public Holiday In Punjab (Source: Online News-Lahore) - Summary: The government of Pakistan's Province of Punjab has declared a public holiday for tomorrow, June 13, 2009, on the occasion of the funeral of Maulana Sarfraz Naeemi. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

11-Jun-2009

Vanuatu

Vanuatu Public Holiday June 12 (Source: Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) - Summary: The President of Vanuatu, Mauliliu Kalkot Mataskelekele, has announced that, on the advice of his Prime Minister, he had declared Friday, June 12, 2009, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Vanuatu to mourn the death of Chief Willie Bongmatur. Links: full story and other Vanuatu news and updates.

11-Jun-2009

Nigeria

Nigeria's LASG Declares June 12 Public Holiday (Source: Daily Triumph-Lagos) - Summary: As expected, Nigeria's Lagos State government declared Friday, June 12, 2009, a work-free public holiday. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

11-Jun-2009

Gabon

Gabon Declares June 11 and 16 Public Holidays (Source: La Vie Eco-AFP) - Summary: Late last night, Gabon's Minister of Labor, Employment, Social Security and Social Relations, announced that the Gabonese Government had declared Thursday, June 11, and Tuesday, June 16, 2009, as one-off public holidays. Links: full story and other Gabon news and updates.

10-Jun-2009

Bénin

Benin Declares 3-Day Mourning Period (Source: Afrique en Ligne-Cotonou) - Summary: At an extraordinary council of ministers meeting, yesterday, Benin's government declared three days of national mourning, starting from today, June 10. Links: full story and other Bénin news and updates.

10-Jun-2009

Philippines

Philippines Rizal Province Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Official Website of the Provincial Government of Rizal-Teresa) - Summary: Philippines' Government Proclamation 1790 declares tomorrow, June 11, 2009, the 108th Foundation Day of Rizal Province, a special non-working public holiday throughout the province. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

9-Jun-2009

Bolivia

Bolivia Ratifies Corpus Christi Public Holiday For 2009 (Source: Red Erbol-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivian presidential spokesman, Iván Canelas, has announced that the government of Bolivia had retained the upcoming, June 11, public holiday of Corpus Christi, for 2009 at least. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

9-Jun-2009

India

India's Punjab Declares June 12 Public Holiday (Source: Punjab Newsline-Chandigarh) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Punjab has declared Friday, June 12, 2009, as a paid public holiday in the Nurmahal Assembly Constituency to enable the voters to cast their votes. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

8-Jun-2009

Malaysia

Malaysia Considering July 7 Penang Public Holiday (Source: Bernama-Penang) - Summary: The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Penang, Lim Guan Eng, has announced that the state government was considering a proposal to declare July 7, 2010, a public holiday to mark the recognition of Georgetown as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

8-Jun-2009

Singapore

Singapore 2010 Public Holidays Released (Source: Ministry of Manpower-MOM) - Summary: Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced the official dates for Singapore's 2010 public holidays. Links: full story and other Singapore news and updates.

7-Jun-2009

Mexico

Mexico Considering Cancellation Of Movable Public Holidays (Source: SDP Noticias-Mexico City) - Summary: Legislators from Mexico's ruling party, the PRI, have presented a legislative proposal to the lower house's standing committee (Comisión Permanente de la Cámara de Diputados) to abrogate the 2006 changes to Article 74 of the Labour Code, which moved some public holidays to the nearest Monday. Links: full story and other Mexico news and updates.

6-Jun-2009

Bhutan

Bhutan To Schedule Local Elections In October (Source: Kuensel Newspaper-Thimphu) - Summary: Bhutan's chief election commissioner, Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, has announced that the local government elections, scheduled for December 2008, but postponed, would be held in early October 2009. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

6-Jun-2009

Singapore

Singapore Releases Unofficial List Of 2010 Public Holidays (Source: Private Communication-Singapore) - Summary: We have received an unofficial list of 2010 public holidays in Singapore, which is expected to be validated by Singapore's MOM soon. Links: full story and other Singapore news and updates.

5-Jun-2009

Pakistan

Pakistan Azad Kashmir Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Kashmir Watch-Muzaffarabad) - Summary: The government of Pakistan's region of Azad Jammu and Kashmir has declared tomorrow, Saturday, June 6, 2009, a one-off regional public holiday "to accord a rousing welcome" to Pakistan's President, Asif Ali Zardari, on the occasion of his visit to Muzaffarabad. Links: other Pakistan news and updates.

5-Jun-2009

Philippines

Philippines Senate Moves Lapu-Lapu Public Holiday Forward (Source: Philippines Senate Press Release-Manila) - Summary: Philippines Senator, Richard J. Gordon (Independent), got approval for four measures of national significance, most particularly for his pet project embodied in SBN 3284, which would declare April 27 as a annual special non-working public holiday throughout the country to commemorate the victory of Lapu-Lapu and his men on April 17, 1521. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

5-Jun-2009

Australia

Australia ANZAC Day In Lieu Public Holiday Tasmanian Update (Source: Workplace Standards Tasmania-Hobart) - Summary: The Workplace Standards of Australia's state of Tasmania has released a document detailing the implementation of the day in lieu public holidays to be given under pending legislation, when ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

5-Jun-2009

Spain

Spain 2010 Public Holidays In Cataluña (Source: Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya-DOGC) - Summary: The Conselleria de Treball de la Generalitat de Catalunya has published the list of 2010 public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

4-Jun-2009

Jordan

Jordan Declares June 9 Public Holiday (Source: Petra News Agency-Amman) - Summary: Jordan's Prime Minister, Nader Dahabi, has announced that Tuesday, June 9, 2009, would be a one-off non-working public holiday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of King Abdullah's "assumption of his constitutional powers". Links: other Jordan news and updates.

4-Jun-2009

Greenland

Greenland Elections Won By Pro-Independence Party (Source: Agence France-Presse-Copenhagen) - Summary: The pro-independence Inuit Ataqatigiit party has won Greenland's parliamentary elections, ousting the social democratic Siumut party which has run the island for the past three decades. Links: full story and other Greenland news and updates.

4-Jun-2009

Ghana

Ghana's VP Confirms September 21 Public Holiday (Source: Ghanaian News Agency-GNA) - Summary: Ghana's Vice-President, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, has confirmed that President John Evans Atta Mills would declare September 21 as a public holiday to mark Nkrumah's birthday. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

4-Jun-2009

Indonesia

Indonesian Pro-Mega Candidates Pledge To Restore May Day Public Holiday (Source: The Jakarta Globe-Jakarta) - Summary: Indonesian presidential candidates, Megawati Sukarnoputri and Prabowo Subianto (Pro-Mega), have promised to turn International Labor Day, or May Day, into a national public holiday, should they get elected. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

4-Jun-2009

South Africa

South Africa Adds Mandela Public Holiday (Source: AfricaNews-Pretoria) - Summary: In his first State of the Union Address, yesterday, South African President, Jacob Zuma, has announced a new annual national holiday, on July 18, to honor Nelson Mandela. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

3-Jun-2009

New Zealand

New Zealand To Review Public Holidays Legislation (Source: NZ Herald News-Wellington) - Summary: New Zealand Labour Minister, Kate Wilkinson, has announced that a governmental working group had been appointed to review the Holidays Act, which regulates the public holidays in New Zealand. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

3-Jun-2009

Lebanon

Lebanon Declares Second Electoral Public Holiday (Source: Libnanews-Beirut) - Summary: Lebanon's Minister of Education and Higher Education, Bahia Hariri, has decreed that Saturday, June 6, 2009, would be a second public holiday on the occasion on the next day's legislative elections. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

3-Jun-2009

Chile

Chile Election Day No Longer A Public Holiday (Source: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias-Santiago de Chile) - Summary: Chile's Senate has approved a bill which will move the date of the upcoming Presidential elections (and associated public holiday) from Friday, December 11, to Sunday December 13, 2009. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

3-Jun-2009

Fiji

Fiji 2010 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Fiji Government-Suva) - Summary: The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved the list of the dates of public holidays for the year 2010, including the always uncertain local dates for the Prophet's Birthday, Diwali, and Youth Day. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

3-Jun-2009

Saint Helena

Saint Helena 2009 Ratting 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 the day to be a public holidays for the island's annual Ratting Day public holiday. Links: other Saint Helena news and updates.

2-Jun-2009

Australia

Western Australia Premier Wants Foundation Day Public Holiday Review (Source: Western Australia Today-Perth) - Summary: Western Australia State Premier, Colin Barnett, is reported to be considering a review of Western Australia's Foundation Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

2-Jun-2009

New Caledonia

New Caledonia Confirms June 26 Not A Public Holiday (Source: Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes-Nouméa) - Summary: The government of New Caledonia has confirmed that June 26, 2009, would not be a public holiday. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

2-Jun-2009

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Could Declare Poson Day In Lieu Public Holiday (Source: The Daily News-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka's Anuradhapura National Poson Festival Steering Committee has requested that the Public Administration and Home Affairs Ministry declare Monday, June 8, 2009, as a public holiday in lieu of Poson Poya day falling on Sunday, June 7. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.


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