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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates July 2009

This monthly recap of July 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

31-Jul-2009

Paraguay

Paraguay Declares August 1st Commemorative Day (Source: Ultima Hora-Asuncion) - Summary: A presidential decree has been issued which, from this year onward, makes August 1st the commemorative day of "Día de la Solidaridad y Memoria". Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

31-Jul-2009

Poland

Poland Considering August 1st National Holiday (Source: Polskie Radio-Warsaw) - Summary: Following Poland's President, Lech Kaczynski's initiative, a draft bill proclaiming August 1st a national holiday has already been forwarded to the Sejm (Poland's lower house of parliament) to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Links: full story and other Poland news and updates.

30-Jul-2009

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Clarifies August 1 and 10 Public Holidays (Source: El Nuevo Diario-Managua) - Summary: Nicaragua's Ministry of Labour (MITRAB) has issued a communique clarifying the geographical extent of the upcoming "feriados agostinos" (August 1 and 10), and the consequences of August 1st, 2009, falling on a Saturday. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

30-Jul-2009

Bolivia

Bolivia Census Public Holidays Update (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: The President of Bolivia's electoral commission (Corte Nacional Electoral - CNE), Antonio Costas, has confirmed the likelihood of public holidays in September or October, 2009, to facilitate the upcoming national census. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

29-Jul-2009

Bhutan

Bhutan Minister Calls For Nyenpa Guzon Public Holiday (Source: Bhutan Ministry of Health-Thimphu) - Summary: Bhutan's Minister of Health, Lyonpo Zangley Dukpa, has called for a return to an annual public holiday on the Buddhist festival of Nyenpa Guzon. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

29-Jul-2009

Barbados

Barbados Partial Public Sector Holiday On July 31 (Source: Barbados Government Information Services-BGIS) - Summary: The government of Barbados has announced that all Government offices, except for the essential services, will close at 3:00 p.m. this coming Friday, July 31, 2009. Links: full story and other Barbados news and updates.

29-Jul-2009

Swaziland

Swaziland 2009 Reed Dance Public Holiday Update (Source: The Times of Swaziland-Mbabane) - Summary: Swaziland's Minister of Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Macford Sibandze, has announced the date when the upcoming Umhlanga (Reed Dance) public holiday would be observed. Links: full story and other Swaziland news and updates.

28-Jul-2009

UK

UK Considering New Public Holiday (Source: The Financial Times-London) - Summary: Yvette Cooper, the United Kingdom's Work and Pensions Secretary, has proposed adding a new annual bank holiday to commemorate people who are killed at work. Links: full story and other UK news and updates.

28-Jul-2009

Macedonia

Macedonia Confirms August 3 Day In Lieu Public Holiday (Source: Macedonian Information Agency-MIA) - Summary: Earlier today, Macedonia's Ministry of Labor and Social Policy issued a press release announcing that Monday, August 3, 2009, would be a non-working public holiday for all citizens of Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

28-Jul-2009

India

India Considering Public Holiday For 2010 Commonwealth Games (Source: The Times of India-New Delhi) - Summary: The Chairperson of the India's Organising Committee (OC) for the Commonwealth Games 2010, Suresh Kalmadi, has announced that it had been decided that the day of the closing ceremony of the games would be declared a public holiday. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

27-Jul-2009

Monaco

Monaco Clarifies August 15 Public Holiday Status (Source: Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté-Monaco) - Summary: The Government of Monaco has published the "Circulaire n° 2009-09 du 16 juillet 2009 relatif au samedi 15 août 2009 (Jour de l'Assomption), jour férié légal" which confirms that there will not be any day in lieu public holiday to compensate the fact that August 15 falls on a Saturday in 2009. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

25-Jul-2009

New Zealand

New Zealand To Vote On Matariki Public Holiday (Source: National Business Review-NZPA) - Summary: The Matariki Day Bill was one of the two bills pulled out of this week's members' ballot, which means that the bill proposing that Maori New Year be made a public holiday will get a hearing in New Zealand's Parliament. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

25-Jul-2009

Nepal

Nepal Considering Reduction Of Public Sector Holidays (Source: República-Kathmandu) - Summary: Following a report by the Administration Restructuring Commission (ARC), the Government of Nepal is preparing to reduce the number of public holidays currently enjoyed by civil servants, while moving to a 2-day weekend. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

24-Jul-2009

Mauritius

Mauritius 2010 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) - Summary: The Council of Ministers of Mauritius has approved the list of the official public holidays dates for the calendar year 2010. Links: full story and other Mauritius news and updates.

24-Jul-2009

Algeria

Algeria To Change Weekends To Fridays and Saturdays (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: At the last Council of Ministers, the Algerian government has announced that, starting next month, Algeria would change its weekends from the current Thursday-Friday to the "mixed" or "semi-universal" Friday-Saturday. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

23-Jul-2009

Iraq

Iraq July 25-26 Regional Public Holidays (Source: Aswat al-Iraq-Arbil) - Summary: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq has declared this Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, 2009, as official days off on the occasion of presidential and parliamentary elections, scheduled to take place early next week. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

23-Jul-2009

Tonga

Tonga Declares August 3rd Public Holiday (Source: Matangi Tonga) - Summary: Tonga's Privy Council has declared Monday, August 3, 2009, as a day in lieu public holiday to commemorate HM King George Tupou V's 61st birthday, which falls on a annually on August 1st. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

22-Jul-2009

Philippines

Philippines 2010 Public Holidays Declared (Source: BusinessWorld Online-Manila) - Summary: Earlier today, Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) issued Proclamation 1841 declaring 10 regular public holidays, four special non-working public holidays and one special public holiday for the calendar year 2010. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

22-Jul-2009

Oman

Oman Declares July 25 Additional Renaissance Day Public Holiday (Source: Khaleej Times-Muscat) - Summary: The government of Oman has declared Saturday, July 25, 2009, a public holiday for both the private and public sectors to mark this year's Renaissance Day Anniversary holiday. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

21-Jul-2009

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Rules-Out July 23 Public Holiday (Source: Kyrgyzstan Central Commission for Elections and Referenda-Bishkek) - Summary: Kyrgyzstan's Central Commission for Elections and Referenda has issued a statement denying that Thursday, July 23, 2009, would be a non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

21-Jul-2009

Nepal

Nepal Declares Solar Eclipse Public Holiday (Source: Nepal News-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal, as per the request of the Panchanga Decision Committee, has declared a public holiday for Wednesday, July 22, 2009, the day on which the longest total solar eclipse of the century takes place. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

20-Jul-2009

Dominica

Dominica Declares July 28 Public Holiday (Source: The Antigua Sun-Roseau) - Summary: The government of Dominica has declared Tuesday, July 28, 2009, a one-off public holiday to encourage Dominicans to attend the first two international cricket matches to be contested in the island. Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

20-Jul-2009

Macau

Macau 2010 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China-Macau) - Summary: The government of the Macau SARE has announced the list of official Macau public holidays for the calendar year 2010. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

20-Jul-2009

Bhutan

Bhutan Changes Coronation Anniversary Public Holiday Date (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: A circular from Bhutan's Home Ministry has announced that the Coronation Day of Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar public holiday will be observed, starting in 2009, on November 1st, rather than November 6, as had been previously announced. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

20-Jul-2009

Liberia

Liberia Declares July 27 Public Holiday (Source: The Liberian Times-Monrovia) - Summary: Liberia's President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a Proclamation, declaring Sunday, July 26th, 2009, as National Independence Day in commemoration of the 162nd Independence Anniversary of Liberia, and a Foreign Ministry Release, indicated that since July 26 falls on Sunday, this year, the public holiday will be observed on Monday, July 27th, 2009. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

20-Jul-2009

Spain

Spain Extremadura 2010 Public Holidays (Source: Diario Oficial de Extremadura-DOE) - Summary: The Consejería de Igualdad y Empleo de Extremadura of Spain's Autonomous Region of Extremadura has published the list of regional public holidays for 2010 in the Extremadura. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

19-Jul-2009

Oman

Oman Declares July 20 Public Holiday (Source: Times of Oman-Muscat) - Summary: Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and chairman of the Civil Service Council, Sayyid Ali bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, has announced that tomorrow, Monday, July 20, 2009, would be a public sector holiday, on the occasion of the blessed anniversary of Al Israa Wal Miraj. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

18-Jul-2009

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Finally Approves Draft Law On Public Holidays (Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) - Summary: After 15 years of wrangling between its ethnic components (the Bosnian Federation and the Republic of Srpska), Bosnia's Council of Ministers has finally approved a draft law on public holidays. Links: full story and other Bosnia and Herzegovina news and updates.

18-Jul-2009

Philippines

Philippines Announces Lailatul Izra Wal Miraj Public Holiday Date (Source: Manila Bulletin-Manila) - Summary: Pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1083 which recognized Muslim holidays, Philippines' ARMM Governor, Datu Zaldy Uy Ampatuan, has declared a non-working public holiday on Monday, July 20, 2009, in celebration of Lailatul Izra Wal Miraj (the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad to Heaven). Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

18-Jul-2009

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Declares July 24-26 National Peace Days Holiday (Source: Zimbabwe Internet Radio-Harare) - Summary: Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe, has issued an extraordinary government gazette proclaiming another Unity Day Holiday, in the form of a 3-day, July 24-26, National Peace Days. Links: full story and other Zimbabwe news and updates.

17-Jul-2009

Argentina

Argentina To Consider Changing Moveable Public Holidays (Source: Turismo 530-Mendoza) - Summary: Argentina's Mendoza Provincial Parliament has passed a motion asking both national assemblies (la Cámara de Senadores y la Cámara de Diputados del Honorable Congreso de la Nación) to pass a law making the June 20 and August 17 public holidays immovable, as other public holidays in Argentina already are. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

17-Jul-2009

Philippines

Philippines Declares Today A Public Holiday In Capital (Source: Inquirer-Manila) - Summary: Early this morning, Philippines' President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) declared a regional non-working public holiday for today, Friday, July 17, 2009, first in Metro Manila, and shortly after she extended it to most of Luzon Province. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

17-Jul-2009

Spain

Spain Galicia Public Holidays For 2010 (Source: Consejo de la Xunta de Galicia-Santiago de Compostela) - Summary: The government of Spain's Autonomous Region of Galicia has published the list of regional public holidays for 2010 in Galicia. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

16-Jul-2009

Lesotho

Lesotho 2010 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Lesotho-Maseru) - Summary: The Central Bank of Lesotho has published the official list of bank holidays and public holidays in Lesotho for the upcoming calendar year 2010. Links: full story and other Lesotho news and updates.

16-Jul-2009

Armenia

Armenia Declares July 20 Public Holiday (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The government of Armenia has declared Monday, July 20, 2009, as a one-off public holiday on account of the Armenian religious festival of Vardavar (Transfiguration of Jesus Christ). Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

15-Jul-2009

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Declares Additional July 20 Public Holiday (Source: La Prensa-Managua) - Summary: Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Jeannette Chávez, has announced that Monday, July 20, 2009, would be a one-off public holiday in Nicaragua. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

15-Jul-2009

West Bank and Gaza

Palestinian Authority Moves Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday (Source: Al-Hayat al-Jadeeda-West Bank) - Summary: The government of the Palestinian Autonomous Area (West Bank and Gaza) has declared Sunday, July 19, 2009, as the date of the upcoming Prophet's Ascension public holiday. Links: full story and other West Bank and Gaza news and updates.

14-Jul-2009

India

India Extends Janamashtami To Himachal Pradesh (Source: WebIndia-UNI) - Summary: India's State government of Himachal Pradesh has declared Friday, August 14, 2009, as an additional gazetted public holiday on account of this year's Janamashtami. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

13-Jul-2009

UAE

UAE Generalizes July 19 Public Holiday (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: Earlier today, the UAE's Labour Minister, HE Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, issued a circular which declares Sunday, July 19th, 2009, as a public holiday for the UAE's private sector to also mark "Isra and Miraj". Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

13-Jul-2009

Iraq

Iraq Confirms July 14 Public Holiday Status (Source: Aswat al-Iraq News Agency-Baghdad) - Summary: Earlier today, the Secretariat General of the Iraqi cabinet declared tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14, 2009, as an official public holiday, marking the anniversary of the 1958 Revolution. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

13-Jul-2009

Malaysia

Malaysia July 14 Kelantan Electoral Public Holiday Declared (Source: Bernama-Kota Baharu) - Summary: The head of the government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, has declared tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14, 2009, as a one-off public holiday, on account of the Manik Urai state seat by-election. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

12-Jul-2009

UAE

UAE Declares July 19 Isra and Miraj Public Sector Holiday (Source: Khaleej Times Online-Dubai) - Summary: Earlier today, the UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Governmental Human Resources Authority, HE Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, issued a circular announcing that Sunday, July 19th, 2009, had been declared a public holiday for ministries and other federal departments on the occasion of Isra and Miraj. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

12-Jul-2009

Bolivia

Bolivia Declares 2-day Public Holiday For La Paz Bicentennial (Source: La Prensa-La Paz) - Summary: Following a meeting between the Mayor of Bolivia's capital, La Paz, and the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, it was announced that this year's La Paz departmental public holiday would be extended to 2 days, on the occasion of the bicentennial of La Paz. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

10-Jul-2009

South Korea

South Korea To Review Weekend Public Holidays Rules (Source: Chosun Ilbo-Seoul) - Summary: South Korea's Ministry of Strategy and Finance has announced that, together with the Ministry of Public Administration and Security, it would consider implementing compensating day in lieu public holidays when a public holiday falls on a weekend. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.

9-Jul-2009

Slovenia

Slovenia To Consider June 8 Public Holiday (Source: Slovenska tiskovna agencija-Ljubljana) - Summary: Members of Slovenia's Parliament have introduced a bill that would make June 8 a new annual public holiday. Links: full story and other Slovenia news and updates.

9-Jul-2009

Kuwait

Kuwait Confirms Moving Of Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday (Source: Official website of Al Diwan Al Amiri-State of Kuwait) - Summary: Kuwait's Civil Service Commission has confirmed that, in accordance with Kuwaiti Cabinet decision number 252 of 2008, Thursday, July 23, 2009, rather than July 20, will be the public holiday marking Prophet Mohammed's ascension to heaven. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

8-Jul-2009

Malaysia

Malaysia's Malacca State Rejects July 7 Public Holiday (Source: The New Straits Times-Malacca) - Summary: The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Malacca, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, has issued a statement that July 7, the day Malacca was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, would not also be made a state public holiday. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

8-Jul-2009

Australia

Australia ACT Family Day Public Holiday Update (Source: School of Journalism at the University of Canberra-ACT) - Summary: This year, the Australian "state" of ACT will have had 11 public holidays, one more than any other jurisdiction in Australia, and three more than the neighboring State of NSW, re-igniting the debate as to whether to keep the recently added Family and Community Day public holiday and if so, whether to move its observance. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

8-Jul-2009

Argentina

Argentina Confirms H1N1 Public Holiday On July 10 (Source: Info BAE-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's Chief of Cabinet, Sergio Massa, and Minister of the Interior, Florencio Randazzo, have signed Resolución 572 which confirms that Friday, July 10, 2009, will be a one-off public sector holiday aimed at containing the spread of the H1N1 flu. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

7-Jul-2009

Philippines

Philippines Declares July 27 Annual Working Public Holiday (Source: Sun Star Network-Manila) - Summary: Earlier today, Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, announced the official declaration of July 27 of this year, and every year thereafter, as "Iglesia ni Cristo Day". Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

7-Jul-2009

Iran

Iran Extends Tehran Pollution Public Holiday (Source: Fact International-Amman) - Summary: Tehran governor, Morteza Tamadon, has announced that the Iranian authorities have extended today's public holiday for another day, Wednesday, July 8, 2009, in the capital Tehran, after a sandstorm blotted out the already heavily polluted city. Links: full story and other Iran news and updates.

7-Jul-2009

Argentina

Argentina Considering Additional July 10 Public Holiday (Source: La Capital-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's Minister of National Health, Juan Manzur, has announced that the government was considering a one-off bridge public holiday on Friday, July 10, 2009. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

7-Jul-2009

Malaysia

Malaysia Confirms July 7 Penang State Public Holiday (Source: Bernama News Agency-Penang) - Summary: Earlier today, Penang State Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, confirmed that, beginning in 2010, July 7th would become a state public holiday to celebrate Penang's status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

6-Jul-2009

Iran

Iran Declares Pollution Public Holiday In Tehran (Source: Deutsche Presse-Agentur-DPA) - Summary: The Iranian government has declared a public holiday for tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7, 2009, in Iran's capital, Tehran, due to pollution levels nine times above the normal level. Links: full story and other Iran news and updates.

6-Jul-2009

Spain

Spain 2010 Public Holidays In Aragón (Source: Boletín Oficial de Aragón-BOA) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de Aragón has published the list of 2010 public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Aragón. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

6-Jul-2009

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 2010 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released the list of official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the calendar year 2010. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

5-Jul-2009

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Urged To Add July 1st Public Holiday (Source: The Sunday Mail-Harare) - Summary: The leadership of the Zapu-PF party has called on the Government of Zimbabwe to declare July 1 a new annual public holiday, to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo, also known as Umdala Wethu and Father Zimbabwe. Links: full story and other Zimbabwe news and updates.

4-Jul-2009

Samoa

Samoa September 7-8 Public Holidays Could Be Extended (Source: The Samoa Observer-Apia) - Summary: The government of Samoa has re-confirmed the September 7-8 public holidays declared to give Samoans practice at driving on the right. In fact, faced with criticisms, Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, quipped that "if two public holidays is not enough for the switch, the government can extend it to one month" further adding that "there's no law to stop us from having a month off work". Links: full story and other Samoa news and updates.

4-Jul-2009

Netherlands Antilles

Netherlands Antilles Urged To Declare Emancipation Day Public Holiday (Source: Netherlands Antilles Daily Herald-Philipsburg) - Summary: The President of the Netherlands Antilles Workers Institute for Organised Labour (WIFOL), Theophilus Thompson, and Windward Islands Civil Servants/Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU) President, William Reed, have announced that they will lobby the government to declare Emancipation Day a public holiday. Links: full story and other Netherlands Antilles news and updates.

4-Jul-2009

Australia

Australia Northern Territory Public Holiday Update (Source: Northern Territory News-Darwin) - Summary: The Northern Territory Committee co-chair, Fran Kilgariff, has responded for recent calls for Territory Day to become a public holiday by saying that such a public holiday would be fitting "when we do become a state". Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

4-Jul-2009

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Considering Additional Public Holidays This Summer (Source: Trend News-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has announced that non-working public holidays would be declared this summer if, as expected, daily temperatures exceed 41 degrees. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

4-Jul-2009

Mexico

Mexico Confirms July 5 Electoral Public Holiday (Source: Ensenada-Mexicali) - Summary: Mexico's Secretary of Labour (Secretario del Trabajo y Previsión Social) has confirmed that the date of the upcoming legislative elections, Sunday, July 5, 2009, is a non-working public holiday. Links: other Mexico news and updates.

3-Jul-2009

Thailand

Thailand Declares July 8 Public Sector Holiday (Source: Bangkok Post-Bangkok) - Summary: The Thai Cabinet has extended the upcoming Asarnha Bucha long weekend for Government workers by declaring an additional public sector holiday on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

3-Jul-2009

Indonesia

Indonesia Confirms July 8 Electoral Public Holiday (Source: Komisi Pemilihan Umum-Jakarta) - Summary: The date of the upcoming Indonesian presidential elections, Wednesday, July 8, 2009, has been confirmed as a one-off public holiday. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

3-Jul-2009

Comoros

Comoros Declare 30-Day Mourning Period (Source: Présidence de l'Union des Comores-Moroni) - Summary: The President of the Comoros, Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, has declared a 30-day mourning period throughout the Comoros, starting on July 2nd. Links: full story and other Comoros news and updates.

2-Jul-2009

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Declares 3 Days Of Mourning (Source: La Prensa-Managua) - Summary: Nicaragua's President, Daniel Ortega, has declared a 3-day mourning period following the death, yesterday, of Managua's mayor, Alexis Arguello. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

2-Jul-2009

Bolivia

Bolivia Could Declare July 17 Public Holiday (Source: La Razón-La Paz) - Summary: The Mayor of Bolivia's capital, La Paz, has requested that the national government declare July 17 as an additional public holiday, to make the annual, July 16, a 2-day public holiday on the occasion of Bolivia's bicentennial. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

1-Jul-2009

Moldova

Moldova July 29 Public Holiday Update (Source: Interlic-Chisinau) - Summary: The government of Moldova has confirmed that Wednesday, July 29, 2009, the date of the upcoming elections, would be a day of rest (public holiday). Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

1-Jul-2009

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Could Add June 30 Public Holiday Next Year (Source: News Agency AKIpress-Bishkek) - Summary: Earlier today, Kyrgyzstan's Minister of Culture and Information, Sultan Raev, told reporters that Kyrgyzstan is likely to have a new public holiday, the Day of National Heritage, beginning next year. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

1-Jul-2009

Spain

Spain Andalucia 2010 Public Holidays (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía-BOJA) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Andalucía has published the list of 2010 public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Andalucía. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.


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