Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates November 2010


 
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This monthly recap of November 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-Nov-2010

Australia

Australia Declares Christmas Day Public Holiday In ACT (Source: The Sydney Morning Herald-Canberra) - Summary: The Industrial Relations Minister for Australia's ACT, Katy Gallagher, has announced that the ACT government had also agreed to declare Saturday, December 25, 2010, as a public holiday. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

30-Nov-2010

Romania

Romania January 24 Public Holiday Update (Source: Senatului României-Bucharest) - Summary: Earlier today, the Romanian Senate approved a draft law which would declare January 24, the anniversary of the reunification of Wallachia and Moldavia, as a new annual legal public holiday in Romania. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

30-Nov-2010

Lithuania

Lithuania Christmas Eve Public Holiday Update (Source: Lietuvos Respublikos Seimas-Vilnius) - Summary: Lithuanian Prime Minister, Andrius Kubilius, has indicated that he would block the adoption of Christmas Eve as a new public holiday, unless people were ready to cancel another of the current Lithuanian public holidays. Links: full story and other Lithuania news and updates.

30-Nov-2010

India

India 2011 Puducherry Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Puducherry-Pondicherry) - Summary: The government of India's State of Puducherry has announced the list of official state public holidays in 2011. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

29-Nov-2010

Philippines

Philippines To Announce Public Holidays By Mid-December (Source: Manila Bulletin-Manila) - Summary: Philippines Presidential Spokesperson, Edwin Lacierda, has announced that the government would try to confirm, or not, the 3 upcoming December public holidays before the end of the month. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

29-Nov-2010

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Declares 2-Day OSCE Public Holidays (Source: Gazeta-Astana) - Summary: The government of Kazakhstan has declared a 2-day period of public holidays, on Wednesday and Thursday, December 1 and 2, 2010, in the capital, Astana, on account of the upcoming OSCE summit. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

29-Nov-2010

Vanuatu

Vanuatu 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: ANZ Vanuatu-Port Vila) - Summary: The government of Vanuatu has announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Vanuatu news and updates.

29-Nov-2010

Iran

Iran Declares 2 More Pollution Public Holidays (Source: Islamic Republic News Agency-Tehran) - Summary: The Governor of Iran's capital, Tehran, Morteza Tamaddon, has announced that the government in its Sunday session agreed to declare 2 additional public holidays, on Wednesday and Thursday, December 1 and 2, 2010, due to the expected peak of pollution expected on Tuesday and Wednesday. Links: full story and other Iran news and updates.

28-Nov-2010

UAE

UAE Announces December Public Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The government of the UAE has announced the dates for the upcoming National Day public holidays and Islamic Hijri New Year public holiday for both the private sector and the public sector. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

27-Nov-2010

Congo (Republic)

Congo Brazzaville Public Holiday November 29 (Source: Conseil des Ministres de la République du Congo-Brazzaville) - Summary: The President of Congo Brazzaville, Denis Sassou N'Guesso, has announced that Monday, November 29, 2010, would be a one-off non-working public holiday throughout the Republic of the Congo (Congo Brazzaville). Links: full story and other Congo (Republic of the) news and updates.

27-Nov-2010

Kuwait

Kuwait Declares December 7 Public Holiday (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The head of Kuwait's Civil Service commission, Abdul Aziz Al Zibin, has announced that Tuesday, December 7, 2010, would be a non-working public holiday on account of the Islamic new year of Hijri 1432. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

27-Nov-2010

Lebanon

Lebanon 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Government of Lebanon has announced the list of official Lebanese public holidays for 2011. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

26-Nov-2010

Kuwait

Kuwait Declares Additional New Year Public Holiday (Source: An-Nahar-Kuwait City) - Summary: Kuwait's Undersecretary at the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Mohammed Al-Roumi, has announced that Sunday, January 2, 2011, would be an official non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

26-Nov-2010

Australia

Australia Votes Tasman Public Holidays Bill (Source: Workplace Standards Tasmania-Hobart) - Summary: The Statutory Holidays Amendment Bill 2010 has been passed by both houses of the Parliament of Australia's State of Tasmania. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

26-Nov-2010

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Announces Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Azeri-Press Agency-APA) - Summary: The government of Azerbaijan has announced a 5-day period of non-working public holidays at the end of the year. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

26-Nov-2010

Isle of Man

Isle of Man To Declare Royal Wedding Public Holiday (Source: isleofman.com-Tynwald) - Summary: The Chief Minister of the Isle of Man, Tony Brown, has announced that Friday, April 29, 2011, would be a one-off public holiday to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Links: full story and other Isle of Man news and updates.

25-Nov-2010

Congo (Republic)

Congo Brazzaville Declares November 28 Public Holiday (Source: Assemblée Nationale de la République du Congo-Brazzaville) - Summary: The legislative assembly of the Republic of the Congo has passed a law making November 28 a new annual public holiday. Links: full story and other Congo (Republic of the) news and updates.

25-Nov-2010

Pakistan

Pakistan Moves To Sunday Weekends (Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan-Islamabad) - Summary: The Interior Ministry of the government of Pakistan has announced that, effective next Saturday, the weekends for the public sector would be reduced to Sundays only. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

25-Nov-2010

Maldives

Maldives Confirms November 27 Working Day (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The Maldives' President's Office has released a press release confirming that Saturday, November 27, 2010, would be a regular working day. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

25-Nov-2010

South Sudan

Sudan Declares 7-Day Lakes State Public Sector Holidays (Source: The Sudan Tribune-Juba) - Summary: The Information Minister of the Lakes State of Sudan, Marik Nanga Marik, has announced that the council of ministers had decided to declare the period from November 25 until December 1, 2010, as public sector holidays to give enough time for officials working in the state government to join their respective community to get registered for the upcoming referendum. Links: full story and other South Sudan news and updates.

25-Nov-2010

Australia

Australia Declares Additional NT Christmas Public Holiday (Source: NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment-Darwin) - Summary: The Public Employment Minister of Australia's Northern Territory, Chris Burns, has announced that Saturday, December 25, 2010, would be an official public holiday in the Northern Territory. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

24-Nov-2010

Guernsey and Alderney

Guernsey 2011 Royal Wedding Public Holiday Under Consideration (Source: States of Guernsey-St. Peter Port) - Summary: The Commerce and Employment Department of the States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) has announced that it is discussing whether Guernsey will also have a public holiday for next year's royal wedding. Links: full story and other Guernsey and Alderney news and updates.

24-Nov-2010

Isle of Man

Isle of Man Considering Royal Wedding Public Holiday (Source: Isle of Man Public Services-Tynwald) - Summary: The Isle of Man Council of Ministers has announced that it will soon consider whether to also declare an extra bank holiday (aka. public holiday) on Friday, April 29, 2011, on account of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Links: full story and other Isle of Man news and updates.

24-Nov-2010

UK

Scotland Will Declare Royal Wedding Public Holiday (Source: The Scotsman-Edinburgh) - Summary: A spokesman for Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, has announced that the Cabinet had agreed that Friday, April 29, 2011, would also be a public holiday in Scotland. Links: full story and other UK news and updates.

24-Nov-2010

Suriname

Suriname Maroons Day Public Holiday Flip-Flop (Source: Dagblad Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: Suriname's Secretary of the Interior, Soewarto Moestadja, has announced that the recently-promised, October 10, public holiday for Maroons Day, was not official, yet, and would not be so until a decree or law was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Suriname. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

23-Nov-2010

UK

UK Confirms Royal Wedding Public Holiday In 2011 (Source: The Guardian-London) - Summary: The UK's Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced that the Cabinet had agreed to declare Friday, April 29, 2011, as a one-off public holiday in the UK. Links: full story and other UK news and updates.

22-Nov-2010

Iran

Iran Declares Pollution Public Holiday Wednesday (Source: Islamic Republic News Agency-Tehran) - Summary: Iran's IRNA news agency has reported that Iranian authorities have declared a one-day public holiday tomorrow, Wednesday, November 24, 2010, in the capital, Tehran. Links: full story and other Iran news and updates.

22-Nov-2010

Jersey

Jersey Could Declare Royal Wedding Public Holiday (Source: The Jersey Evening Post-Saint Helier) - Summary: Jersey's Chief Minister, Terry Le Sueur, has said that he would like Jersey to also declare a one-off public holiday on the date of the upcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Links: full story and other Jersey news and updates.

21-Nov-2010

Iraq

Iraq Declares Eid Ghadir Regional Public Holiday (Source: Aswat al-Iraq-Baghdad) - Summary: The Governorate Council of Iraq's Province of Wasit has declared Friday, November 26, 2010, as a public holiday on account of the upcoming Eid Ghadir. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

21-Nov-2010

Hungary

Hungary 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Szociális és Munkaügyi Miniszter-Budapest) - Summary: The Labour and Social Affairs Ministry of Hungary (SZMM), has released the official list of bridge, and other one-off, public holidays for the year 2011, along with the list of Saturdays that will be regular working days, in compensation. Links: full story and other Hungary news and updates.

18-Nov-2010

UK

UK Could Declare Additional 2011 Public Holiday (Source: BBC-London) - Summary: UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has said that he would like a one-off public holiday declared on the occasion of the wedding of Prince William, tentatively scheduled for the spring or summer of 2011. Links: full story and other UK news and updates.

18-Nov-2010

Australia

Australian ANZAC Day Public Holiday Update (Source: Tasmanian Government Media Releases-Hobart) - Summary: The proposal by the Tasmanian Government to grant a supplementary public holiday when Anzac Day falls on a Sunday or Easter Monday, has been rejected again by the Tasmanian Legislative Council. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

17-Nov-2010

Macedonia

Macedonia Declares November 19 Public Holiday (Source: Macedonian Information Agency-MIA) - Summary: The government of Macedonia has declared Friday, November 19, 2010, as the 6th Tree-Planting national non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

16-Nov-2010

Sénégal

Sénégal Declares November 18 Public Holiday (Source: Dakar Online-Dakar) - Summary: The Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, has declared Thursday, November 18, 2010, the day after the Tobaski public holiday as a one-off additional public holiday. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

16-Nov-2010

India

India Haryana 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Haryana State Government-Chandigarh) - Summary: The government of India's State of Haryana has announced the list of official state public holidays in 2011. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

16-Nov-2010

Lebanon

Lebanon Bank Holiday On November 18 (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Lebanese banks would be closed for one additional day, Thursday, November 18, 2010, on account of this year's Eid al-Adha public holidays. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

16-Nov-2010

Madagascar

Madagascar Declares November 17 Public Holiday (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: The government of Madagascar has confirmed that the date of the upcoming constitutional referendum, Wednesday, November 17, 2010, had been declared a one-off public holiday. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

16-Nov-2010

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Declares November 19 Public Holiday (Source: The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka-Colombo) - Summary: The government of Sri Lanka has declared a one-off public sector holiday in Colombo on Friday, November 19, 2010, the day of the upcoming inauguration of re-elected President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

16-Nov-2010

Guatemala

Guatemala Revises Public Holidays Laws (Source: Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) - Summary: The Guatemalan Parliament (Congreso de la República) has passed in its final vote a law that amends the date of Guatemalan public holidays when they fall on a mid-week date. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

15-Nov-2010

Mauritania

Mauritania Eid al-Adha Public Holiday November 17 (Source: Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie-Noakchott) - Summary: Mauritania's President has issued a decree which declares Wednesday, November 17, 2010, the day after the El Id Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, as a one-off public holiday in Mauritania. Links: full story and other Mauritania news and updates.

15-Nov-2010

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Announces November 16 Public Holiday (Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) - Summary: The government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced the date of the upcoming Kurban Bayram (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday as Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Links: full story and other Bosnia and Herzegovina news and updates.

15-Nov-2010

The Gambia

Gambia Announces Tobaski Public Holiday (Source: The Point Newspaper-Banjul) - Summary: The president of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC), Alhaji Momodou Lamin Touray, has announced that Tobaski (the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice) would be observed tomorrow, Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.

14-Nov-2010

Libya

Libya Announces Eid Al Adha Public Holidays (Source: Libyan General People's Committee-Tripoli) - Summary: Libya's General People's Committee (GPC) has announced that Libya would be celebrating the upcoming Eid Al Adha on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

14-Nov-2010

Iceland

Icelandic 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Iceland-Seðlabanki Íslands) - Summary: The government of Iceland has released the official list of non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Iceland for the upcoming year 2011. Links: full story and other Iceland news and updates.

14-Nov-2010

Gabon

Gabon Announces 2010 Feast of Sacrifice Public Holiday (Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) - Summary: Gabon's Ministre du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Prévoyance Sociale has announced that the date of the upcoming Aïd El Kebir (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Links: full story and other Gabon news and updates.

13-Nov-2010

Philippines

Philippines Promises 2011 Public Holidays Soon (Source: Manila Bulletin-Manila) - Summary: Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., of the Philippines Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), has announced that Malacañang would soon issue a proclamation listing the regular and special holidays for 2011 "to give the public time to plan ahead their activities". Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

13-Nov-2010

Australia

Australian Bill To Revise NSW Public Holidays (Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation-ABC) - Summary: The Premier of the Australian State of New South Wales, Kristina Keneally, has introduced the "Public Holidays Bill 2010" to amend and clarify the status of public holidays in NSW. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

13-Nov-2010

Suriname

Suriname Declares Public Holiday For Id-ul-Adha (Source: Dagblad Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The Vice President of Suriname, Robert Ameeral, has announced another new religious public holiday in Suriname, on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, for the upcoming Id-ul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

13-Nov-2010

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan 2010 Kurban Bayram Public Holidays Announced (Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) - Summary: Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Wednesday to Friday, November 17-19, 2010, as non-working public holidays in connection with the celebration of Gurban Bayram in Turkmenistan. Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.

13-Nov-2010

Guyana

Guyana Declares November 17 Public Holiday (Source: Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs-Georgetown) - Summary: The Minister of Home Affairs of Guyana, Clement J. Rohee, has issued a Notification declaring Wednesday, November 17, 2010, as a public holiday on account of the Eidul Adha. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

13-Nov-2010

Iraq

Iraq Announces Eid al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: The Iraqi government has announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al-Adha public holidays. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

13-Nov-2010

Oman

Oman Pushes Back National Day Public Holidays (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: The Omani authorities have announced that the National Day celebrations and public holidays would be postponed to the end of November and beginning of December, due to their proximity to the Eid al-Adha festival this year. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

12-Nov-2010

Togo

Togo 2010 Tabaski Public Holiday Announced (Source: Union Musulmane du Togo-UMT) - Summary: The Union of Togolese Muslims (UMT) has announced the date of the upcoming Tabaski (aka. Eid al-Adha or Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday as Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Links: full story and other Togo news and updates.

12-Nov-2010

Lebanon

Lebanon Announces November Public Holidays (Source: Portal of the Government of Lebanon-Beirut) - Summary: The Lebanese Council of Ministers has issued a statement declaring Tuesday and Wednesday, November 16 and 17, 2010, as non-working public holidays on the occasion of the Eid al-Adha. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

12-Nov-2010

Turkey

Turkey Declares November 15 Public Holiday (Source: Hürriyet Daily News-Istanbul) - Summary: The government of Turkey has declared the morning of Monday, November 15, 2010, as an "administrative holiday" public sector holiday to link the weekend with the Feast of the Sacrifice public holiday which will begin on the afternoon of Monday, November 15, 2010. Links: full story and other Turkey news and updates.

12-Nov-2010

Bahrain

Bahrain 2010 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a decision that Bahrain's public sector observe the Eid Al Adha public holidays from Monday to Thursday, November 15-18, 2010. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

12-Nov-2010

Nigeria

Nigeria Announces Id-el-Kabir Public Holidays Dates (Source: Vanguard-Abuja) - Summary: Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Emmanuel Ihenacho, has announced that the Federal Government had declared Tuesday and Wednesday, November 16 and 17, 2010, as non-working public holidays to mark the upcoming Id-el-Kabir Muslim festival. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

12-Nov-2010

Russia

Russian Regions Announce Eid al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: RIA Novosti-Moscow) - Summary: The head of the Russian Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia, Boris Ebzeyev, has signed an order declaring Tuesday, November 16, 2010, as a non-working public holiday and day off, on account of the upcoming Islamic celebration of Kurban-Bairam. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

12-Nov-2010

Ghana

Ghana Declares Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Ministry of the Interior, Martin Amidu, has declared Tuesday, November 16, 2010, as a statutory non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

11-Nov-2010

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Declares November 15 Public Holiday (Source: AKI Press-Bishkek) - Summary: The Labor Ministry of Kyrgyzstan has announced that the upcoming working day on Monday, November 15, 2010, had been shifted to Saturday, November 13, 2010. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

11-Nov-2010

Sudan

Sudan Announces Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Secretariat of Sudan's Council of Ministers-Khartoum) - Summary: The Sudanese Council of Ministers has announced that the upcoming public holidays for the Eid Al-Adha would be from Sunday, November 14, until Thursday, November 18, 2010, inclusively. Links: full story and other Sudan news and updates.

11-Nov-2010

Portugal

Portugal Declares November 19 NATO Public Holiday (Source: Governo de Portugal-Lisboa) - Summary: The Council of Ministers of Portugal, at the recommendation of the Minister of Public Service, Rui Pereira, has declared Friday, November 19, 2010, as a one-off public holiday (tolerância de ponto) on account of the upcoming NATO Summit. Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

11-Nov-2010

Philippines

Philippines Declares November 29 Public Holiday (Source: Manila Bulletin-Manila) - Summary: Philippines Deputy Presidential Spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has announced that President Benigo Simeon Aquino III had declared Monday, November 29, 2010, as a non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

11-Nov-2010

Brunei

Brunei Revises Eid al-Adha Public Holiday Date (Source: Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) - Summary: The Treasury Department of the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam has announced a revised date for the upcoming Eid Al-Adha public holiday to Wednesday, November 17, 2010. Links: full story and other Brunei news and updates.

10-Nov-2010

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Announces Kurban Ait Public Holiday (Source: Gazeta-Astana) - Summary: Kazakhstan's Ministry of Labor and Social Protection has announced that the date for the upcoming Kurban-ait public holiday would be Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

10-Nov-2010

Niger

Niger Declares November 26 Public Holiday (Source: Le Sahel-Niamey) - Summary: Niger's Conseil Suprême pour la Restauration de la Démocratie has announced that Friday, November 26, 2010, had been declared a one-off public holiday on the occasion of the promulgation of the new constitution. Links: full story and other Niger news and updates.

10-Nov-2010

Philippines

Philippines Declares Eid al-Adha As National Public Holiday (Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines-Manila) - Summary: Philippines President, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, has issued Proclamation No. 60 which declares Tuesday, November 16, 2010, as a national non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Eid'l Adha, or feast of sacrifice. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

10-Nov-2010

Oman

Oman Announces Eid Public Holidays (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: The Omani authorities have announced the dates for the upcoming Eid al-Adha public holidays, for the private sector and for the public sector, respectively. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

10-Nov-2010

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Announces Eid al-Adha Public Holiday (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's State Minister for Religious Affairs, Mohammad Shajahan Mia, has announced that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha public holiday would be observed on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

10-Nov-2010

Indonesia

Indonesia Announces Date Of Idul Adha Public Holiday (Source: Antara News Agency-Jakarta) - Summary: Following a meeting at the Religious Affairs Department in Jakarta, the government of Indonesia announced that the upcoming Idul Adha public holiday would be on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

10-Nov-2010

Anguilla

Anguilla 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Anguilla-The Valley) - Summary: The government of Anguilla has released the official list of public holidays in Anguilla for the upcoming calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Anguilla news and updates.

9-Nov-2010

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Kurban Hayit Public Holiday On November 16 (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: The President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has signed a resolution "on celebrating Kurban Hayit holiday" which declares Tuesday, November 16, 2010, as the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday for the Kurban Hayit (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

9-Nov-2010

Kuwait

Kuwait Announces Eid Public Holidays (Source: The Arab Times-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Cabinet has declared Sunday, November 14, 2010, as an additional bridge public holiday in ministries and government departments, to link the preceding weekend with the upcoming Eid al-Adha public holidays. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

9-Nov-2010

Egypt

Egypt 2010 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Al-Masry Al-Youm-Cairo) - Summary: The Egyptian authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha public holidays. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

8-Nov-2010

Chad

Chad Declares January 11-12 Public Holidays (Source: Agence Tchadienne de Presse-N’Djamena) - Summary: Chad's Comité National des Festivités du Cinquantenaire (CONACE) has announced that as part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Chad's independence, both Tuesday and Wednesday, January 11 and 12, 2011, had been declared public holidays. Links: full story and other Chad news and updates.

8-Nov-2010

India

India 2011 Andhra Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Andhra Pradesh-Hyderabad) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Andhra Pradesh has published in its extra-ordinary Gazette an announcement of the days which shall be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

8-Nov-2010

Sénégal

Sénégal Announces 2010 Feast of Sacrifice Public Holiday (Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) - Summary: The Government of Sénégal has announced that the upcoming Aïd el-Kébir (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday would be observed on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

8-Nov-2010

Morocco

Morocco Announces 2010 Feast of Sacrifice Public Holiday (Source: Ministère des Habous et des Affaires Islamiques-Rabat) - Summary: The Moroccan Ministry of Religious Affairs (Ministère des Habous et des Affaires Islamiques) has announced that the date of the upcoming Aïd el-Kébir (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday would be on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. Links: full story and other Morocco news and updates.

8-Nov-2010

Pakistan

Pakistan Announces Additional Eid Public Holiday (Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan-Islamabad) - Summary: Pakistan's Prime Minister, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, has approved the dates for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha public holidays from Wednesday, November 17, until Friday, November 19, 2010. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

7-Nov-2010

Nepal

Nepal Declares Additional Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Nepal News-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has declared Monday, November 8, 2010, as a one-off public holiday on the occasion of the Bhaitika which falls today, Sunday, November 7, 2010. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

7-Nov-2010

Malaysia

Malaysia Could Extend Deepavali Public Holiday (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuching) - Summary: The Social Development and Urbanisation Minister of Malaysia's State of Sarawak, Datuk Seri William Mawan Ikom, has announced that Deepavali may soon be gazetted as a public holiday in Sarawak. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

7-Nov-2010

New Zealand

New Zealand Rules Out Additional ANZAC Public Holiday (Source: Sunday Star Times-Wellington) - Summary: A spokesman for New Zealand's Labour Minister, Kate Wilkinson, has announced that it was "extremely unlikely" that the government would declare an additional public holiday to compensate the overlap of Easter Monday and ANZAC Day in 2011. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

7-Nov-2010

UAE

UAE Announces Eid Al Adha Public Holiday Date (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE government has announced that Sunday, November 7, 2010, would be the first day of the month of Dhu Al Hijja, meaning that the upcoming Eid Al Adha will be on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

7-Nov-2010

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 2010 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has declared today to be the first day of the month of Zul Hijjah, leading Saudi authorities to declare that the upcoming Eid Al Adha will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

6-Nov-2010

India

India Declares November 8 State Public Holiday (Source: Indian Express-Kolkata) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of West Bengal has declared Monday, November 8, 2010, as a one-off state public holiday. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

6-Nov-2010

Poland

Poland Epiphany Public Holiday Update (Source: Polskie Radio-Warsaw) - Summary: The Polish Employers' Federation has appealed to the Polish President, Bronislaw Komorowski, to ask him not to sign into law the recent law restoring the Epiphany public holiday. Links: full story and other Poland news and updates.

5-Nov-2010

Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands Announces 2011 Public Holidays (Source: Office of the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands-Majuro) - Summary: The government of the Marshall Islands has released its official list of non-working public holidays in the Marshall Islands for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Marshall Islands news and updates.

5-Nov-2010

Bhutan

Bhutanese 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bhutan Broadcasting System-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released its official list of public holidays for the year 2011. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

5-Nov-2010

Australia

Australia Declares 2011 CHOGM Public Holiday (Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation-Perth) - Summary: The Premier of Australia's State of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, has announced that next year's Queen's Birthday public holiday would be moved from its scheduled date of Monday, October 3, 2011, to Friday, October 28, 2011. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

4-Nov-2010

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Libre-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced the official listing of public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the year 2011. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

4-Nov-2010

Argentina

Argentina Declares November 22 Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio del Interior-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's Interior Minister, Florencio Randazzo, has announced that the new schedule of national non-working public holidays, set through yesterday's Presidential Decrees, "is immediately applicable" (el cronograma es de implementación inmediata) meaning that Monday, November 22, 2010, will be a public holiday (por lo tanto el 22 de noviembre será feriado nacional). Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

4-Nov-2010

UAE

UAE Upcoming Eid Public Holidays Could Last 9 Days (Source: Emirates 24-7-Dubai) - Summary: The upcoming Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha are expected on Monday and Tuesday, November 15 and 16, 2010, in the UAE, and local media report that Sunday, November 14, 2010, may also be declared a public holiday. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

4-Nov-2010

Gibraltar

Gibraltar 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Gibraltar Press Office-Gibraltar) - Summary: The Government of Gibraltar has issued the "Bank And Public Holidays Order 2010" (LN. 2010/149) which sets forth the bank holidays and public holidays for Gibraltar in the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Gibraltar news and updates.

4-Nov-2010

Canada

Canada Bill Would Declare November 11 Regional Public Holiday (Source: CTV News-Toronto) - Summary: An opposition member of the legislature of Canada's Province of Ontario, Progressive Conservative Lisa MacLeod, has announced that she will introduce a private member's bill to designate November 11 as a statutory provincial non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

3-Nov-2010

Philippines

Philippines Considering November 29 Public Holiday (Source: Manila Bulletin-Manila) - Summary: Philippines' Presidential Spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, has announced that President Benigno S. Aquino III was considering declaring Monday, November 29, 2010, as a one-off non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

3-Nov-2010

Liberia

Liberia Declares Tomorrow A Public Holiday (Source: The Inquirer-Monrovia) - Summary: Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has issued a proclamation declaring tomorrow, Thursday, November 4, 2010, as National Thanksgiving Day to be observed throughout the Republic as a national non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

3-Nov-2010

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Declares November 8 Public Holiday (Source: AKI Press-Bishkek) - Summary: The Labor Ministry of Kyrgyzstan has announced that Monday, November 8, 2010, would be a non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

3-Nov-2010

Qatar

Qatar Extends Upcoming Eid Public Holidays (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: The Qatari Council of Ministers has announced extended Eid al-Adha public sector holidays for all the government departments, from November 12 to 20, 2010, inclusively. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

3-Nov-2010

India

India 2011 Maharashtra Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Maharashtra-Mumbai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Maharashtra has announced the days which shall be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2011. Links: other India news and updates.

3-Nov-2010

Argentina

Argentina Decrees Public Holidays Overhaul (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has signed a decree, published in today's Boletín Oficial (Número 32.020, Año CXVIII), implementing the public holidays revision currently being reviewed by the legislature. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

3-Nov-2010

North Cyprus

North Cyprus Announces Kurban Bayram Public Holiday Dates (Source: North Cyprus Free Press-Lefkosa) - Summary: The government of North Cyprus has announced that the public holidays for the upcoming Kurban Bayram festival would be from November 15-19, 2010. Links: full story and other North Cyprus news and updates.

2-Nov-2010

Nepal

Nepal Considering November 8 Public Holiday (Source: Republica-Kathmandu) - Summary: Nepal's Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, has announced that he was considering declaring Monday, November 8, 2010, as a one-off non-working public holiday on the occasion of the upcoming Nepal Sambat festival. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

2-Nov-2010

India

India 2011 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced the days which shall be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

1-Nov-2010

Northern Mariana Islands

Saipan Declares November 4 Public Holiday (Source: The Saipan Tribune-Garapan) - Summary: Over the weekend, Saipan Governor, Benigno R. Fitial, issued a memo declaring the coming week as a two-day public sector workweek. Links: full story and other Northern Mariana Islands news and updates.

1-Nov-2010

Albania

Albanian 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bank of Albania-Tirana) - Summary: The government of Albania has announced the list of Albanian official public holidays in the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Albania news and updates.

1-Nov-2010

Spain

Spain Maintains Muslim Public Holiday Date (Source: El Pueblo de Ceuta-Ceuta) - Summary: The regional government of Spain's autonomous region of Ceuta have announced that the date of the upcoming Feast of Sacrifice public holiday would be maintained as Wednesday, November 17, 2010. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.


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