Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates July 2010


 
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This monthly recap of July 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

31-Jul-2010

Peru

Peru To Announce New Holiday On July 30 (Source: Panamericana-Lima) - Summary: The leader of Peru's Iglesia Alianza Cristiana y Misionera, Reverend Miguel Bardales, has announced that Peru's President, García Pérez, has promised that he would soon sign a decree making July 30 an annual holiday for thanksgiving (Acción de Gracias). Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

30-Jul-2010

Lesotho

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

30-Jul-2010

Jamaica

Jamaica Declares August 2 Public Holiday (Source: Jamaica Information Service-JIS) - Summary: Jamaica's Ministry of Labour and Social Security has announced that the annual, August 1st, Emancipation Day public holidays would be observed on Monday, August 2, this year. Links: full story and other Jamaica news and updates.

30-Jul-2010

Kenya

Kenya Declares August 4 Public Holiday (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: Kenyan President, Mwai Kibaki, has agreed to declare Wednesday, August 4, 2010, the date of the upcoming constitutional referendum, a one-off public holiday "to allow Kenyans to fully take part at the referendum on the draft law". Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

29-Jul-2010

Barbados

Barbados Clarifies August 2 and 3 Public Holidays (Source: Barbados Government Information Services-BGIS) - Summary: The government of Barbados has issued a statement specifying that the upcoming Emancipation Day public holiday would be observed on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, while the annual Kadooment Day public holiday will be celebrated on Monday, August 2, 2010. Links: full story and other Barbados news and updates.

29-Jul-2010

South Sudan

Sudan Declares July 30 GoSS Public Holiday (Source: The Sudan Tribune-Juba) - Summary: The minister of Labor and Public Service for the Government of South Sudan (GoSS), Awut Deng Acuil, has declared Friday, July 30, 2010, as a national public holiday on the occasion of this year's Martyrs Day. Links: full story and other South Sudan news and updates.

28-Jul-2010

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Declares August 4 Public Holiday (Source: Solomon Times-Honiara) - Summary: The Solomon Islands Ministry of Home Affairs, the ministry responsible for declaring national public holidays, has announced that the upcoming National Election day, Wednesday, August 4, 2010, would be declared a national public holiday. Links: full story and other Solomon Islands news and updates.

28-Jul-2010

Kenya

Kenyan August 4 Public Holiday Update (Source: Interim Independent Electoral Commision-Republic of Kenya) - Summary: The Chairman of Kenya's Interim Independent Electoral Commission, Ahmed Isaack Hassan, has asked Kenyan President, Mwai Kibaki, to declare Wednesday, August 4, 2010, the date of the upcoming constitutional referendum date, a public holiday. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

27-Jul-2010

Isle of Man

Isle of Man 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Isle of Man Public Services-Tynwald) - Summary: The Bank Holidays (Amendment) Order 2010 was approved by Tynwald, thus specifying the actual dates of the official public holidays in the Isle of Man for 2011. Links: full story and other Isle of Man news and updates.

27-Jul-2010

Guinea

Guinea Conakry Rules-Out August 3 Public Holiday (Source: Guinée News-Conakry) - Summary: Guinea's Minister of Information, Thierno Saidou Bayo, has announced that the second round of the current Presidential elections would be held on August 14, rather than August 3, 2 weeks after the first round. Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

26-Jul-2010

Australia

Australian ACT 2012 Public Holidays (Source: ACT Government Chief Minister's Department-Canberra) - Summary: The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has announced the list of public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory during 2012. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

25-Jul-2010

Cook Islands

Cook Islands 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of Prime Minister Organization-Avarua) - Summary: The government of the Cook Islands has released a list of public holidays for the first part of 2011. Links: full story and other Cook Islands news and updates.

24-Jul-2010

Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island 2011 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Norfolk Island Government Gazette-Kingston) - Summary: The Minister for Community Services for the Australian territory of Norfolk Island, Timothy John Sheridan, has announced the list of 2011 official public holidays in Norfolk Island. Links: full story and other Norfolk Island news and updates.

24-Jul-2010

Spain

Spain's Canaries 2011 Public Holidays (Source: La Provincia Diario de Las Palmas-Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) - Summary: The spokesperson for the regional government of Spain's autonomous region of las Islas Canarias, Martín Marrero, has announced the official list of 2011 regional public holidays in the Canaries Islands. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

23-Jul-2010

Kuwait

Kuwait Announces Ramadan Public Sector Schedule (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Undersecretary of Kuwait's Civil Service Commission, Mohammad Al-Roumi, has issued a circular which specifies the official work hours at government departments during the upcoming month of Ramadan. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

23-Jul-2010

Liberia

Liberia Declares July 26 Public Holiday (Source: Liberia Broadcasting System-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a proclamation declaring Monday, July 26, 2010, as a non-working public holiday to be observed throughout the territorial confines of the Republic. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

23-Jul-2010

Portugal

Portugal Set To Reject Public Holidays Amendments (Source: Expresso-Lisboa) - Summary: Portugal's parliament is set to reject, in its third reading, a draft bill that would have removed some public holidays while moving the date of some other public holidays to adjoin the nearest weekend. Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

22-Jul-2010

Jersey

Jersey Could Declare Diamond Jubilee Public Holiday (Source: The Jersey Evening Post-Saint Helier) - Summary: Jersey's Chief Minister, Terry Le Sueur, has agreed to lodge a new Public Holidays and Bank Holidays Act to replace the 1952 Act; and to create an additional public holiday in 2012 to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Links: full story and other Jersey news and updates.

22-Jul-2010

Philippines

Philippines Rules-Out SONA Public Holiday (Source: GMA News and Public Affairs-Manila) - Summary: Philippines' Presidential spokesperson, Edwin Lacierda, has announced that the upcoming, July 26, SONA (State of the Nation Address) of recently-elected President Benigno Aquino III would not be a public holiday, but rather a regular working day. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

22-Jul-2010

Ireland

Ireland July 12 Public Holiday Update (Source: The Irish Times-Dublin) - Summary: Ireland's former deputy prime minister, Michael McDowell, has called for declaring July 12 as a national public holiday in the Republic of Ireland as well as in Northern Ireland. Links: full story and other Ireland news and updates.

21-Jul-2010

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 2011 Bank Holidays Amended (Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released a revised list of official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

20-Jul-2010

Oman

Oman Declares July 24 Public Holiday (Source: Oman News Agency-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 it was decided that Saturday, July 24, 2010 (Shaban 12th, 1431 AH) would be an official non-working public holiday for employees at ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state's administrative apparatus. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

20-Jul-2010

Malaysia

Malaysia 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: Malaysia's Cabinet, Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office has issued the official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2011 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2011. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

19-Jul-2010

Chile

Chilean September Public Holidays Signed Into Law (Source: Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile-Valparaíso) - Summary: Chilean President, Sebastián Piñera, has signed into law Law 20.450 which declares finally and officially Friday and Monday, September 17 and 20, 2010, as additional public holidays. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

18-Jul-2010

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Declares July 19-20 Public Holidays (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared a 2-day public holiday for Monday and Tuesday, July 19 and 20, 2010, on the occasion of next week's international conference. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

17-Jul-2010

Australia

Australia Rules-Out Queensland Day Public Holiday (Source: The Brisbane Times-Brisbane) - Summary: The Premier of Australia's State of Queensland, Anna Bligh, has ruled-out the declaration of a new, June 6, Queensland Day, public holiday. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

17-Jul-2010

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Revises 2011 Public Holidays (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The government of Trinidad and Tobago has published a revised list of 2011 public holidays. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

16-Jul-2010

Peru

Peru Confirms 5-Day Public Sector Holidays (Source: La República-Lima) - Summary: The Peruvian government has confirmed that the Peruvian public sector would be on holidays from Wednesday, July 28, until Sunday, August 1, 2010, on the occasion of this year's Fiestas Patrias. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

15-Jul-2010

Australia

Australia Keeps Adelaide Cup Public Holiday In March (Source: Premier of South Australia-Adelaide) - Summary: South Australia's Minister for Industrial Relations, Paul Holloway, has announced that the 2011 Adelaide Cup public holiday would be, once again, observed in March, specifically on Monday, March 14, 2011. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

14-Jul-2010

Australia

Australian ACT Announces April 26 Public Holiday (Source: Jon Stanhope-Chief Minister Australian Capital Territory) - Summary: The Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Jon Stanhope, has officially announced that Tuesday, April 26, 2011, would also be a public holiday in the ACT. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

13-Jul-2010

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Shab-e-Baraat Public Holiday On July 28 (Source: Bangladesh National Moon Sighting Committee-Dhaka) - Summary: The Bangladesh National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that the Shab-e-Baraat would be observed on the evening of Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

12-Jul-2010

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 2011 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 2011. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

12-Jul-2010

India

Indian Central Government Declares October 14 Public Holiday (Source: Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) - Summary: The Indian Government has also declared the Thursday, October 14th, 2010, as a one-off public holiday for Central Government Offices, including Central Public Sector Undertakings, located in Delhi/New Delhi on the occasion of Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2010. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

12-Jul-2010

Philippines

Philippines To Review Public Holidays Economics (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Tacloban City) - Summary: Philippines Presidential Spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, has announced that contrary to his recent statement, President Benigno Aquino III will in fact be reviewing the possibility of requesting Congress to amend the law allowing the moving of legal holidays. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

11-Jul-2010

Malaysia

Malaysia Could Extend Deepavali Public Holiday (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: Malaysia's MIC (Malaysian Indian Congress) has asked the Malaysian government to extend the duration of the Deepavali public holiday for 2 days. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

10-Jul-2010

Iran

Iran Declares July 11-12 Public Holidays (Source: Islamic Republic News Agency-Tehran) - Summary: The Iranian Cabinet of Ministers has decided to announce Sunday and Monday, July 11-12, 2010, as non-working public holidays for state agencies in Tehran and 19 provinces of the country due to the abnormal hot weather. Links: full story and other Iran news and updates.

9-Jul-2010

Armenia

Armenia Declares July 12 Public Holiday (Source: Armenian News Agency-Yerevan) - Summary: The government of Armenia has declared Monday, July 12, 2010, 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.

9-Jul-2010

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Declares July 20 Public Sector Holiday (Source: El Pueblo Presidente-Managua) - Summary: Nicaragua's Minister of Labour (Ministra del Poder Ciudadano para los Trabajadores), Jeannette Chávez, has announced that Tuesday, July 20, 2010, would be a one-off public sector holiday on the occasion of this year's Revolution Day Anniversary (31 aniversario del triunfo de la Revolución Sandinista). Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

8-Jul-2010

Philippines

Philippines Will Not Amend Public Holidays Laws (Source: INQUIRER.net-Manila) - Summary: Philippines Presidential spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, has issued a statement that the current holiday economics policy would remain in place for the moment, as the new government has "no official position" yet on the issue. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

8-Jul-2010

Australia

South Australia 5-Day Easter Public Holidays In 2011 (Source: Adelaide Now-Adelaide) - Summary: South Australia's Industrial Relations Minister, Paul Holloway, has announced that the government of Australia's State of South Australia had declared Tuesday, April 26, 2011, as a one-off public holiday. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

7-Jul-2010

Iraq

Iraq Declares July 8 Public Holiday (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: The Iraqi government has declared an official public holiday in the Baghdad governorate, for tomorrow, Thursday July 8, 2010, marking the anniversary of the martyrdom of Al-Imam Musa bin Jafar Al-Kadhim. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

7-Jul-2010

Ecuador

Ecuador Confirms August Public Holiday Date Change (Source: El Comercio-Quito) - Summary: Ecuador's Minister of Tourism, Freddy Elhers, has issued a press release announcing that the date of the upcoming August 10, Primer Grito de la Independencia, public holiday had been moved to Friday, August 13, in 2010. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

7-Jul-2010

Chile

Chilean Bicentennial Public Holidays Officialized (Source: Honorable Cámara de Diputados-Valparaíso) - Summary: Chile's Chamber of Deputies has approved the amended Bicentennial Public Holidays Bill recently approved by the Senate, thus making the official declaration of September 17 and 20, 2010, as public holidays, a virtual certainty. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

7-Jul-2010

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka-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 2011. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

6-Jul-2010

Nigeria

Nigeria Declares July 7 Regional Public Holiday (Source: Ogun State Government-Abeokuta) - Summary: The governor of Nigeria's State of Ogun, Gbenga Daniel, has announced that the Ogun State government had declared Wednesday, July 7, 2010, a non-working public holiday to commemorate the death of Moshood Abiola, 12 years ago. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

5-Jul-2010

Slovenia

Slovenian Public Holidays Law Amended (Source: STA News Agency-Ljubljana) - Summary: The Slovenian government has passed a law amending and consolidating the legislation on non-working public holidays and national holidays in Slovenia. Links: full story and other Slovenia news and updates.

5-Jul-2010

Chad

Chad August 11 Public Holiday Postponed (Source: Agence Tchadienne de Presse-N’Djamena) - Summary: In its meeting of last Thursday, Chad's Conseil des Ministres has announced that the upcoming, August 11, 2010, National Day public holiday had been postponed by 6 months and would be observed on January 11, 2011, instead. Links: full story and other Chad news and updates.

5-Jul-2010

Oman

Oman Declares July 10 Public Holiday (Source: Oman News Agency-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 Saturday, July 10, 2010, had been declared a day in lieu public holiday for employees at ministries, public authorities, and other departments of the State's administrative apparatus on the occasion of Al Isra'a Wal Miraj. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

5-Jul-2010

Lebanon

Lebanon Declares July 6 Public Holiday (Source: Portal of the Government of Lebanon-Beirut) - Summary: Lebanon's cabinet's secretary general has issued a memo declaring Tuesday, July 6, 2010, as a national day of mourning. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

4-Jul-2010

The Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Cayman Islands Government Information and Services-Grand Cayman) - Summary: The Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has released a confirmed listing of 2011 public holidays in the Cayman Islands. Links: full story and other The Cayman Islands news and updates.

3-Jul-2010

Spain

Spain Extremadura 2011 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 2011 in the Extremadura. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

2-Jul-2010

Bahrain

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

2-Jul-2010

India

Indian 2011 Public Holidays Amended (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 an amended 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.

2-Jul-2010

Algeria

Algeria Declares July 5 Public Holiday (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique) has announced that Monday, July 5, 2010, had been declared as a paid non-working public holiday (journée chômée et payée) on account of the upcoming Independence Day celebrations. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

2-Jul-2010

Netherlands Antilles

Netherlands Antilles Considering New Public Holiday (Source: The Daily Herald-Philipsburg) - Summary: The leader of the Government of the Netherlands Antilles, Commissioner William Marlin, has been quoted as saying that, with more autonomy after October 10th, St. Maarten will be able to make its own decisions, such as declaring Emancipation Day, on July 1, as a national public holiday ("By the grace of God, July 1, 2011, will be a public holiday in the new country St. Maarten"). Links: full story and other Netherlands Antilles news and updates.

1-Jul-2010

Spain

Spain Andalucia 2011 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 2011 public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Andalucia Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

1-Jul-2010

Spain

Spain 2011 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 2011 public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Región of Navarra. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

1-Jul-2010

Australia

Western Australia Gazettes Upcoming Regional Public Holidays (Source: Western Australia Department of Commerce-Perth) - Summary: The Government of Western Australia has gazetted alternative dates to observe the Queen's Birthday public holiday in some parts of Western Australia. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.


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