Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates October 2010


 
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This monthly recap of October 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-Oct-2010

Jordan

Jordan Declares November 9 Public Holiday (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Earlier today, Jordanian Prime Minister, Samir Rifai, issued an official statement declaring Tuesday, November 9, 2010, as an official non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

30-Oct-2010

Malaysia

Malaysia Declares State Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: The New Straits Times-Kota Baharu) - Summary: The government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan has declared a one-off public holiday was declared for Sunday, October 31, 2010, to mark today's Red Warriors' defeat of Negri Sembilan in the Malaysia Cup final. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

30-Oct-2010

Suriname

Suriname Declares Public Holiday For Diwali (Source: Dagblad Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: Suriname's President, Desi Bouterse, has announced that the upcoming Diwali, on Friday, November 5, 2010, would be an official public holiday in Suriname. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

29-Oct-2010

El Salvador

El Salvador Declares November 1st Public Sector Holiday (Source: Presidencia de la República de El Salvador-San Salvador) - Summary: The government of el Salvador has declared Monday, November 1, 2010, as a one-off bridge public sector holiday. Links: full story and other El Salvador news and updates.

28-Oct-2010

Slovakia

Slovakia Adds 2 New Memorial Holidays (Source: Slovenská tlacová agentúra-SITA) - Summary: The parliament of Slovakia has approved an amendment to the law on state holidays which adds two new annual memorial holidays, starting in 2011. Links: full story and other Slovakia news and updates.

28-Oct-2010

Australia

Australia Extends 5-day Easter Public Holidays (Source: Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General-Brisbane) - Summary: The Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations for Australia's state of Queensland, Cameron Dick, has approved a substituted public holiday for Easter Monday on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

27-Oct-2010

UAE

UAE Declares Public Holidays For Sheikh Saqr (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: Following the death of Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, public sector holidays of various durations have been declared in parts of the UAE. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

27-Oct-2010

Algeria

Algerian Public Holiday November 1 (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique) has announced that Monday, November 1, 2010, had been declared a paid non-working public holiday (journée chômée et payée) on account of the upcoming National Day (fête de la Révolution). Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

27-Oct-2010

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Declares November 2nd Public Sector Holiday (Source: La Voz del Sandinismo-Managua) - Summary: Yesterday afternoon, Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Jeannette Chávez, issued a communique declaring that Monday, November 2nd, 2010, would be a full-day public sector holiday. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

26-Oct-2010

Philippines

Philippines Declares Tomorrow Partial Public Holiday (Source: Philippines Information Services-PIA) - Summary: Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has declared Wednesday, October 27, 2010, as another special non-working (public) holiday in the areas where yesterday's Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections were postponed. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

26-Oct-2010

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast Declares October 29 Public Holiday (Source: AFP-Abidjan) - Summary: The President of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, has declared Friday, October 29, 2010, as a one-off non-working public holiday (jour férié, chômé et payé sur toute l'étendue du territoire national). Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

26-Oct-2010

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Declares November 15 Public Holiday (Source: Trend News-Baku) - Summary: The Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan has issued decision No.184 which declares an additional non-working public holiday for Monday, November 15, 2010. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

26-Oct-2010

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea-Port Moresby) - Summary: The Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has released the gazetted official public holidays for 2011. Links: full story and other Papua New Guinea news and updates.

26-Oct-2010

Maldives

Maldives Bank Holidays November 11-20 (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has announced that it, and all banks in the Maldives, would remain closed from Thursday, November 11, until Saturday, November 20, 2010, inclusively. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

25-Oct-2010

India

India Declares State Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: The Times of India-Delhi) - Summary: The government of the Indian state of Haryana has declared a state public holiday for its women employees in all the government offices, educational, institutes, boards and corporations on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

24-Oct-2010

Malaysia

Malaysia Declares November 4 State Public Holiday (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kota Baru) - Summary: The State Secretary for Malaysia's State of Kelanta, Mohd Aiseri Alias, has announced that the state government had finally decided to declare Thursday, November 4, 2010, as a one-off state public holiday. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

23-Oct-2010

Ghana

Ghana Rules-Out October 25 Public Holiday (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Interior Minister, Martin Amidu, has issued a communique dismissing rumours suggesting that Monday, October 25, 2010, had been declared a public holiday. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

22-Oct-2010

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management-Providenciales) - Summary: The Office Of Public Service Management of the Turks and Caicos Islands has released the list of official public holidays in the Turks and Caicos Islands, for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

22-Oct-2010

Macedonia

Macedonian 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has released the official list of 2011 public holidays in Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

21-Oct-2010

Maldives

Maldives Declare November 14 Public Holiday (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has declared Sunday, November 14, 2010, as a one-off public holiday. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

21-Oct-2010

Uruguay

Uruguay To Change May 2011 Public Holiday (Source: Presidencia de la República-República Oriental del Uruguay) - Summary: Uruguay's Executive has sent a bill to the Uruguayan Parliament to exclude the May 18 public holiday, in 2011, from the current rules that move mid-week public holidays. Links: full story and other Uruguay news and updates.

21-Oct-2010

Nigeria

Nigeria Declares Bayelsa Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: The Nigerian Tribune-Yenagoa) - Summary: The Secretary to Nigeria's State Government of Bayelsa, Chief Gideon Ekeuwei, has declared tomorrow, Friday, October 22, 2010, as a one-off state public holiday to honour President Jonathan, who is visiting the state that day. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

20-Oct-2010

Malaysia

Malaysia Declares Regional Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Bernama News Agency-Malacca) - Summary: Earlier today, the Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Melaka, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, declared a special, one-off, regional public holiday on Thursday, October 21, 2010, to celebrate the state being accorded developed state status. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

20-Oct-2010

India

India Extends Upcoming Valmiki Jayanti Public Holiday (Source: The Times of India-Bangalore) - Summary: The government of India's State of Karnataka has declared Friday, October 22, 2010, as an additional, one-off, regional public holiday on account of this year's Valmiki Jayanti. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

19-Oct-2010

Cyprus

Cyprus 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Cyprus-Nicosia) - Summary: The government of Cyprus has released its official list of 2011 public holidays. Links: full story and other Cyprus news and updates.

19-Oct-2010

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2011 Public Holidays List Approved (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's Prime Ministerial Press Secretary, Abul Kalam Azad, has announced that the list of official public holidays for the calendar year 2011 had been approved at today's weekly Cabinet meeting. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

19-Oct-2010

Australia

Australia To Fully Harmonize ANZAC Public Holiday (Source: Tasmanian Government Media Releases-Hobart) - Summary: The Minister for Workplace Relations of Australia's State of Tasmania, David O'Byrne, has tabled a bill in Parliament that would include provision for a substitute public holiday for ANZAC Day when it falls on a Sunday or on Easter Monday. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

16-Oct-2010

Lithuania

Lithuania Considering Christmas Eve Public Holiday (Source: Lietuvos Respublikos Seimas-Vilnius) - Summary: Lithuania's Social Democratic Party has introduced legislation in the Seimas (Parliament) that would declare December 24, Christmas Eve, an annual non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Lithuania news and updates.

15-Oct-2010

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Announces 3 November Public Holidays (Source: Azeri-Press Agency-APA) - Summary: A spokesperson for the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers, Akif Ali, has announced that the Cabinet of Ministers had passed a resolution declaring non-working public holidays on November 9, 16 and 17, 2010. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

14-Oct-2010

Ecuador

Ecuador Adds November Public Holiday (Source: Presidencia de la República-Quito) - Summary: Late last night, Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, signed the Decreto 512, which declares Monday, November 1, 2010, as a one-off bridge public holiday. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

13-Oct-2010

Australia

Australia Declares Easter Regional Public Holiday (Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation-ABC) - Summary: The Premier of Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW), Kristina Keneally, announced today that the NSW Government would become the first jurisdiction in Australia to recognize Easter Sunday as a public holiday. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

12-Oct-2010

The Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands 2011 Public Holidays Revised (Source: Cayman Islands Government Information and Services-Grand Cayman) - Summary: The Cayman Islands' Deputy Governor's Office has issued a communique confirming all the official non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other The Cayman Islands news and updates.

11-Oct-2010

Suriname

Suriname Promises Maroons Day Public Holiday (Source: Verkiezingen in Suriname-Drie Tabbetje) - Summary: At a Krutu held on the occasion of yesterday's Maroons Day, Suriname's President, Desi Bouterse, announced that Maroons Day, on October 10, would henceforth be an annual non-working public holiday in Suriname. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

11-Oct-2010

Ukraine

Ukraine Could Restore October Revolution Day Public Holiday (Source: UNIAN-Kiev) - Summary: Ukraine's Parliamentary Committee on Labor has agreed to support a bill which would restore the celebration of the October Socialist Revolution as an official non-working public holiday in the Ukraine. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

10-Oct-2010

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Announces Divali Public Holiday (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that President George Maxwell Richards had appointed Friday, November 5, 2010, as the date of the upcoming Divali public holiday. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

10-Oct-2010

Jamaica

Jamaican 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Jamaica Information Service-JIS) - Summary: The Government of Jamaica has released the official list of 2013 non-working public holidays in Jamaica. Links: full story and other Jamaica news and updates.

9-Oct-2010

India

India 2011 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of the Indian State of Tamil Nadu has published the official list of 2011 public holidays and government holidays in the State of Tamil Nadu. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

8-Oct-2010

Australia

Australia Declares 2 Additional Regional Public Holidays (Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation-Brisbane) - Summary: The Parliament of Australia's State of Queensland has amended the Holidays Act 1983 to provide for the observance of two public holidays for Christmas Day 2010 and for two public holidays for New Year's Day 2011. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

8-Oct-2010

Malaysia

Malaysia Could Declare November 4 State Public Holiday (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kota Baru) - Summary: The Chief Executive of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, has announced that Thursday, November 4, 2010, might be declared a one-off regional public holiday. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

8-Oct-2010

Ecuador

Ecuador Could Move November 3 Public Holiday (Source: El Comercio-Quito) - Summary: The Ecuadorean Hotel Association (Asociación Hotelera del Ecuador, Ahotec) with the support of the Federation of Ecuadorean Chambers of Commerce (Federación de Cámaras de Turismo del Ecuador), have asked the government of Ecuador to move the upcoming November 3 public holiday to Monday, November 1, 2010. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

8-Oct-2010

Nigeria

Nigeria Declares Public Holiday Today In Plateau State (Source: 234 Next-Jos) - Summary: The Commissioner of Police in Nigeria's Plateau State, Ikechukwu Aduba, has announced that today, Friday, October 8, 2010, had been declared a one-off regional public holiday. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

7-Oct-2010

Nigeria

Nigeria Planning November Public Holidays (Source: The Punch-Lagos) - Summary: The Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has hinted that the Federal Government would declare public holidays to enable Nigerians register during the forthcoming registration of voters exercise. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

7-Oct-2010

Kenya

Kenya Cancels October 10-11 Public Holidays (Source: The Nation-Nairobi) - Summary: Earlier today, Kenya's government spokesman, Alfred Mutua, has announced that, effective immediately, and as per the recently-promulgated new constitution, October 10, the day previously observed as Moi Day, is no longer a public holiday. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

7-Oct-2010

Philippines

Philippines Declares October 25 Public Holiday (Source: Manila Bulletin-Manila) - Summary: Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has issued Proclamation No. 48, declaring Monday, October 25, 2010, the day of the nationwide Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, as a non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

6-Oct-2010

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Amends April 11 Public Holiday Law (Source: El País-San José) - Summary: The bill fixing the date of the Juan Santamaria Day public holiday to April 11, regardless of the weekday on which it falls, has passed its second reading in front of the Plenario Legislativo. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

5-Oct-2010

Bolivia

Bolivia Declares October 6 Regional Public Holiday (Source: La Patria-Oruro) - Summary: The governor of Bolivia's State of Oruro, Santos Tito Veliz, has signed into law the recent legislative bill declaring Wednesday, October 6, 2010, as a one-off regional public holiday. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

4-Oct-2010

Pakistan

Pakistan Declares October 5 Regional Public Holiday (Source: SAMAA-Karachi) - Summary: The government of Pakistan has declared a regional public holiday throughout Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

4-Oct-2010

India

India 2011 Kerala Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Kerala-Thiruvananthapuram) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Kerala has issued notification of the days to be observed as public holidays by the Kerala public offices during the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

3-Oct-2010

Philippines

Philippines Could Declare SK Public Holiday (Source: ABS-CBN News-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines Commission on Elections (Comelec) has announced that it will ask the President of the Philippines to issue an executive order declaring a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, October 25, 2010, the date of the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

3-Oct-2010

Spain

Spain 2011 Valencia Public Holidays (Source: Diari Oficial de la Comunitat Valenciana-Valencia) - Summary: The Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana has published the list of 2011 public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of the Comunidad Valenciana. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

2-Oct-2010

Fiji

Fiji Re-Publishes Official 2011 Public Holidays List (Source: Fiji Broadcasting Corporation-Suva) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Industrial Relations and Employment of Fiji has re-released the official dates for the assigned public holidays in calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

1-Oct-2010

India

India Declares Commonwealth Games Public Holidays (Source: The Hindu-Delhi) - Summary: The chief minister of India's state of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, has announced that Sunday, October 3, 2010, had been declared an additional regional public holiday to coincide with the beginning of the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

1-Oct-2010

Argentina

Argentina Fast Tracks Public Holidays Revision (Source: Parlamentario-Buenos Aires) - Summary: The plenary of Argentina's congressional Comisiones de Legislación General, Turismo y Cultura is fast tracking the recently introduced bill revising the list of Argentina's official non-working public holidays. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

1-Oct-2010

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Herald-Harare) - Summary: Zimbabwe's Home Affairs Co-Minister, Kembo Mohadi, has announced that the Government of Zimbabwe had officially gazetted the list of 2011 non-working public holidays. Links: full story and other Zimbabwe news and updates.


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