Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates June 2010


 
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This monthly recap of June 2010 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-2010

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Adds New March Public Holiday (Source: Asamblea Legislativa de la República de Costa Rica-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly has unanimously approved, in commission, the amendment of the Labour Code of Costa Rica to make March 8, the "Día Internacional de la Mujer", a paid non-working public holiday for all sectors of the economy. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

30-Jun-2010

Chile

Chilean Senate Votes Double Bicentennial Public Holidays (Source: Departamento de Prensa-Senado República de Chile) - Summary: Following the recent recommendation of its Comisión de Gobierno, the Chilean Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would declare 2 additional public holidays; on Friday, September 17, and Monday, September 20, 2010. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

30-Jun-2010

Pakistan

Pakistan Declares Mid-Year Bank Holiday (Source: The News-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Thursday, July 1, 2010, had been declared as bank holiday. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

29-Jun-2010

Kuwait

Kuwait Declares July 11 Public Holiday (Source: The Kuwait Times-Kuwait City) - Summary: Kuwait's head of the civil service commission, Abdulaziz Al-Zin, has announced that Sunday, July 11, 2010, had been declared an additional public holiday for all civil servants and state employees, to mark the Islamic day of Isra and Miraj. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

29-Jun-2010

Spain

Spain Galicia Public Holidays For 2011 (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 2011 in Galicia. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

28-Jun-2010

Ghana

Ghana Declares July 1 Public Holiday (Source: Ghana Broadcasting Corporation-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Martin A.B.K. Amidu, has issued a statement confirming that Thursday, July 1, 2010, would be a statutory public holiday. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

28-Jun-2010

Paraguay

Paraguay Declares June 29 Public Holiday (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: Paraguay's president, Fernando Lugo, has signed executive decree 4.633 declaring the afternoon of Tuesday, June 29, 2010, tomorrow, a one-off public sector holiday, beginning at 13:00, local time. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

27-Jun-2010

India

Indian 2011 Public Holidays Released (Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) - Summary: India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has released the list of 2011 public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

26-Jun-2010

Moldova

Moldova Creates June 28 National Holiday (Source: RIA Novosti-Chisinau) - Summary: Moldova's interim president, Mihai Ghimpu, has signed a decree declaring that June 28 as "Day of Soviet Occupation". Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

26-Jun-2010

Nepal

Nepal Declares June 27 Bhotojatra Public Holiday (Source: The Himalayan Times-Lalitpur) - Summary: The government of Nepal has declared tomorrow, Sunday, June 27, 2010, a one-off regional public holiday on account of this year's Bhotojatra festival, marking the last day of the festival of Rato Macchindranath. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

25-Jun-2010

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Declares July 5 Bridge Public Holiday (Source: Gazeta-Astana) - Summary: The government of Kazakhstan has declared a one-off bridge public holiday on Monday, July 5, 2010, to link the previous weekend to this year's, July 6, annual public holiday. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

25-Jun-2010

Greece

Greece 2011 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 2011. Links: full story and other Greece news and updates.

24-Jun-2010

Mauritius

Mauritius 2011 Public Holidays Amended (Source: KZ Mauritius News-Port-Louis) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Mauritius, Navin Ramgoolam, has asked cabinet to declare Monday, January 3, 2011, as an additional non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Mauritius news and updates.

23-Jun-2010

New Zealand

New Zealand Bill Would Declare June 25 Public Holiday (Source: NZ Herald News-Auckland) - Summary: New Zealand Labour Party MP, Trevor Mallard, has introduced a Bill that would make Friday, June 25, 2010, a one-off public holiday if New Zealand's "All Whites" win their World Cup Championship match against Paraguay on Friday morning (2am New Zealand time). Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

23-Jun-2010

Pakistan

Pakistan Could Declare June 24 Public Holiday (Source: The Daily Times-Lahore) - Summary: Pakistani authorities have asked the Lahore district electoral coordination officer to announce a one-off public holiday on Thursday, June 24, 2010. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

22-Jun-2010

Philippines

Philippines Declares June 24 Public Holiday In Capital (Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer-Manila) - Summary: Jay Marzan, the City Administrator of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, has announced that, earlier today, the Manila government had declared Thursday, June 24, 2010, Araw ng Maynila, a non-working public holiday in the city. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

21-Jun-2010

New Zealand

New Zealand PM Rules Out FIFA Public Holiday (Source: BD News 24-Wellington) - Summary: New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, has ruled out any declaration of a public holiday following "one of New Zealand's greatest sporting achievements". Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

20-Jun-2010

Isle of Man

Isle of Man Votes Bank Holidays Order 2010 (Source: Minister for the Treasury-Tynwald) - Summary: The Treasury of the Isle of Man has released the Bank Holidays Order 2010, under section 1(2) of the Bank Holidays Act 1989(a). Links: full story and other Isle of Man news and updates.

19-Jun-2010

Slovenia

Slovenia Votes Primoz Trubar Holiday (Source: Slovenska tiskovna agencija-Ljubljana) - Summary: The Slovenian parliament's has voted by 49-5 to create a new, June 8, holiday dedicated to Primoz Trubar, the author of the first printed books in Slovenian. Links: full story and other Slovenia news and updates.

19-Jun-2010

Mauritius

Mauritius 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) - Summary: At its meeting of yesterday Friday, June 18, 2010, the Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has approved the official list of public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Mauritius news and updates.

18-Jun-2010

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Declares June 28 Public Holiday (Source: Azeri-Press Agency-APA) - Summary: Azerbaijan's head of the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers, Akif Ali, has announced that Monday, June 28, 2010, will be a one-off non-working public holiday in Azerbaijan. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

18-Jun-2010

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Mid-Week Public Holidays Update (Source: Portal del Senado de la República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Dominican Republic's Cámara de Diputados (lower house of Parliament) has sent a bill to commission that would abrogate the 1997 "Ley No. 139-97 mediante la cual los días feriados del calendario que coincidan con los días martes y miércoles, jueves o viernes serán trasladados de fecha". Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

17-Jun-2010

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Declares June 18 Public Holiday (Source: The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka's Media Minister, Kehiliya Rambukwella, has announced that the government of Sri Lanka had decided to declare tomorrow, Friday, June 18, 2010, as a one-off as special public and bank holiday to commemorate the 1st anniversary of the end of the LTTE (aka. Tamil Tigers) rebellion. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

17-Jun-2010

Chile

Chilean Bicentennial Public Holidays Update (Source: Departamento de Prensa-Senado República de Chile) - Summary: The Comisión de Gobierno of Chile's Senate has approved, by a vote of 4 to 1, an earlier bill passed by the Cámara de Diputados (Chile's lower house of Parliament) which would declare both Friday and Monday, September 17 and 20, 2010, as one-off public holidays on account of this year's Chilean Bicentennial. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

17-Jun-2010

Philippines

Philippines Declares June 30 Public Holiday (Source: ABS-CBN News-Manila) - Summary: Earlier this morning, a Malacañang official announced that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo had agreed to declare Wednesday, June 30, 2010, a one-off non-working public holiday on account of President-elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's inauguration. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

17-Jun-2010

Malaysia

Malaysia Confirms July 7 Public Holiday (Source: Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang-Penang) - Summary: The Government of Malaysia's State of Penang has published the Gazette Notification No.809 which finally declares July 7th an annual state public holiday, starting in 2010, pursuant to section 9(1) of the Holidays Act 1951. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

16-Jun-2010

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Declares June 17 CCC Public Holiday (Source: The Daily Star-Dhaka) - Summary: The government of Bangladesh has declared a one-off public holiday in Chittagong City Corporation (CCC), the country's commercial capital, to facilitate the polls of tomorrow, Thursday, June 17, 2010. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

16-Jun-2010

Philippines

Philippines Considering June 30 Public Holiday (Source: Manila Bulletin-Manila) - Summary: Philippines' Executive Secretary, Leandro Mendoza, has recommended to President Arroyo that she declare a one-off public holiday on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, on the occasion of the inauguration of President-elect Benigno Aquino III. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

15-Jun-2010

Indonesia

Indonesia 2011 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat-Jakarta) - Summary: The government of Indonesia has issued a decree (Surat Keputusan Bersama (SKB) tentang Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama 2011) designating public holidays and collective leave days for 2011. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

15-Jun-2010

Bolivia

Eastern Bolivia Will Observe June 21 Public Holiday (Source: La Razón-Santa Cruz) - Summary: The governor of Bolivia's Province of Santa Cruz, Rubén Costas, has announced that, finally, his provincial government would observe the new, June 21, Año Nuevo Aymara, public holiday. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

15-Jun-2010

Argentina

Argentina Confirms Moved June 20 Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio del Interior-República Argentina) - Summary: Argentina's Ministry of the Interior has confirmed that, as per law 24.445, the upcoming June 20, "Paso a la Inmortalidad del General Manuel Belgrano", public holiday would be moved to Monday, June 21, 2010. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

14-Jun-2010

Philippines

Philippines President-Elect Could Change June 12 Public Holiday (Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer-Manila) - Summary: Philippines' president-elect, Benigno Aquino III, is quoted in media reports as being in favor of repealing the provisions of Republic Act 9492 as they pertain to the, June 12, Independence Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

11-Jun-2010

Paraguay

Paraguay Declares June 14 Public Holiday (Source: Terra-Asunción) - Summary: The president of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, has declared a one-off public holiday on Monday, June 14, 2010, to coincide with the Paraguay-Italy game of the current World Cup. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

11-Jun-2010

Nigeria

Nigeria Declares June 12 Regional Public Holidays (Source: Vanguard-Ogun State) - Summary: The Ogun State Government, Southwest of Nigeria has declared Monday, June 14, 2010, a work free public holiday in commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the June 12, 1993, election. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

10-Jun-2010

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Declares June 14 Bridge Public Holiday (Source: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has declared Monday, June 14, 2010, as a one-off non-working public holiday to bridge the 1-day gap between the weekend and the upcoming, June 15, National Salvation Day, public holiday. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

9-Jun-2010

Bolivia

Bolivia Confirms June 21 Nationwide Public Holiday (Source: Los Tiempos-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that the upcoming, June 21, Año Nuevo Aymara public holiday would be observed by both the private and public sectors, nationwide. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

5-Jun-2010

Samoa

Samoa Declares June 7 Public Holiday (Source: Talamua Media Corp-Apia) - Summary: The Samoan Cabinet has finally announced Monday, June 7, 2010, as the date of the public holiday that was promised, earlier this week, to celebrate Manu Samoa's victory in the World Sevens Championship. Links: full story and other Samoa news and updates.

5-Jun-2010

The Bahamas

Bahamas Amend 2010 and 2011 Public Holidays (Source: The Bahamas Weekly-Nassau) - Summary: The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique advising the general public of a recent Government's decision with respect to the remaining public holidays for 2010 and New Year's Day 2011. Links: full story and other The Bahamas news and updates.

4-Jun-2010

China

China Confirms Extended Dragon Boat Public Holidays (Source: The Shanghai Daily-Shaghai) - Summary: China's State Council has released a statement confirming that the upcoming Dragon Boat (Duanwu) public holidays would run from Monday June 14th to Wednesday June 16th, 2010. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

4-Jun-2010

Bermuda

Bermuda Clarifies June Public Holidays (Source: The Bermuda Sun-Hamilton) - Summary: The Cabinet Office of the Government of Bermuda has issued a clarification of the upcoming June public holidays, as well as those to come until the end of 2010. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

3-Jun-2010

Oman

Oman Declares Cyclone Public Holiday (Source: Khaleej Times-Muscat) - Summary: The government of the Sultanate of Oman, as ordered by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, has declared Saturday, June 5, 2010, as a one-off public holiday in expectation of the landfall of Cyclone Phet. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

2-Jun-2010

Chile

Chilean Chamber of Deputies Approves September Public Holidays (Source: La Segunda-Santiago) - Summary: Chile's lower house of Parliament (La Cámara de Diputados) has passed, by a vote of 55-48 (and 2 abstentions), a modified version of a bill (Boletin 6919-06) that would declare September 17 and September 20, 2010, as additional public holidays to coincide with the upcoming Chilean Bicentennial. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

2-Jun-2010

Russia

Russian July 28 National Holiday Signed Into Law (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has signed into law a law establishing a new annual national holiday for the Baptism of Rus Day, on July 28. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

2-Jun-2010

Samoa

Samoa To Declare Rugby Public Holiday (Source: The Samoa Observer-Apia) - Summary: Samoa's Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has announced that a special public holiday would soon be declared to celebrate Manu Samoa's recent win of the IRB Sevens rugby trophy in Edinburgh. Links: full story and other Samoa news and updates.

1-Jun-2010

India

India Changes Date Of Upcoming HP Public Holiday (Source: Himachal Pradesh Government-Shimla) - Summary: The government of India's State of Himachal Pradesh has declared June 26 as a gazetted public holiday instead of the earlier announced date of June 28, 2010, on the occasion of the upcoming public holiday of Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

1-Jun-2010

Tonga

Tonga Moves June 4 Public Holiday (Source: Tonga Chamber of Commerce-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: The government of Tonga has announced that the recently gazetted "Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2010" (Act No. 10 of 2010) would take effect immediately, meaning that the date of the upcoming Emancipation Day public holiday will be Monday, June 7, 2010, instead of the previously announced date of Friday, June 4, 2010. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

1-Jun-2010

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Declares 2-Day Jirga Public Holidays (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: Afghanistan's President, Hamid Karzai, has declared Wednesday and Thursday, June 2 and 3, 2010, as one-off public holidays on account of the peace jirga being conducted on those 2 days. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

1-Jun-2010

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Declares June 2 Half-Day Public Holiday (Source: The Guardian-Harare) - Summary: Zimbabwe's unity government has declared the afternoon of Wednesday, June 2, 2010, as a one-off public holiday to coincide with that day's friendly pre-World Cup match against Brazil. Links: other Zimbabwe news and updates.


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