Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates December 2010


 
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This monthly recap of December 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-Dec-2010

Dominica

Dominica January 3 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Office of the Prime Minister) - Summary: Dominica's Waterfront and Allied Workers Union (WAWU) has confirmed that the date of the upcoming Merchants' Holiday, Monday, January 3, 2011, was not a non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

31-Dec-2010

Nepal

Nepal Considering January 14 Public Holiday (Source: The Himalayan Times-Kathmandu) - Summary: Nepal Tourism Board spokesperson, Aditya Baral, has announced that it had formally asked the government of Nepal to declare Friday, January 14, 2011, as a one-off public sector holiday. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

30-Dec-2010

Malaysia

Malaysia Declares January 2 KTN Public Holiday (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kota Baru) - Summary: Malaysia's State of Kelantan has declared an additional one-off state public holiday on Sunday, January 2, 2011, to commemorate Malaysia's victory in the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, last night. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

30-Dec-2010

Tanzania

Tanzanian 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) - Summary: The government of the United Republic Of Tanzania has released the list of official non-working public holidays dates in Tanzania for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Tanzania news and updates.

30-Dec-2010

Grenada

Grenada 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Grenada-St George's) - Summary: The government of Grenada has released its official list of public holidays, for the calendar year 2011, to the Grenada press and media. Links: full story and other Grenada news and updates.

30-Dec-2010

Fiji

Fiji Clarifies New Year Public Holiday Status (Source: Fiji Broadcasting Corporation-Suva) - Summary: The Director of Information of Fiji's Interim Government, Setaita Natai, has issued a statement to the effect that Saturday, January 1st, 2011, will not be a public holiday in Fiji. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

30-Dec-2010

Egypt

Egypt Announces 2011 Public Holidays (Source: Egyptian Government Services Portal-Cairo) - Summary: The Egyptian government has released the list of official public holidays in Egypt for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

30-Dec-2010

Vanuatu

Vanuatu Rules-Out Extra New Year Public Holiday (Source: Radio Vanuatu-Port Vila) - Summary: Vanuatu's Private Secretary to the Head of State, Rave Nigai, has announced that neither Friday, December 31, 2010, nor Monday, January 3, 2011, would be public holidays. Links: full story and other Vanuatu news and updates.

30-Dec-2010

Monaco

Monaco 2011 Public Sector Holidays (Source: Journal de l'administration de la Principauté de Monaco-JDA) - Summary: Monaco's public service administration has published its annual list of additional non-working public sector holidays (liste des jours chômés et payés dans l'Administration) in Monaco for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

30-Dec-2010

East Timor

Timor Leste 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced the list of official public holidays in Timor Leste for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

30-Dec-2010

Laos

Laos Declares January 3 Public Holiday (Source: The Ventiane Times-Ventiane) - Summary: The head of the Laos government secretariat, Cheuang Sombounkhan, has announced that Monday January 3, 2011, would be a public holiday in compensation for the annual New Year's Day holiday which falls on Saturday in 2010. Links: full story and other Laos news and updates.

29-Dec-2010

Nauru

Nauru 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru-Yaren) - Summary: The Government of Nauru has released its annual list of non-working public holidays in Nauru for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Nauru news and updates.

29-Dec-2010

Mozambique

Mozambique Declares December 31 Public Sector Holiday (Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) - Summary: Mozambique's Ministry of Labour (MITRAB) has released a press communiqué announcing an afternoon public sector holiday (concede tolerância de ponto) for Friday, December 31, 2010. Links: full story and other Mozambique news and updates.

29-Dec-2010

Malaysia

Malaysia Declares December 31 Public Holiday (Source: Bernama News Agency-Jakarta) - Summary: Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has declared Friday, December 31, 2010, as a one-off national public holiday. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

29-Dec-2010

French Polynesia

French Polynesian 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Journal Officiel de la Polynésie Française-Papeete) - Summary: The Council of Ministers of French Polynesia has released an Arrêté n° 2471 CM which officially declares the list of French Polynesian public holidays for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other French Polynesia news and updates.

29-Dec-2010

Lithuania

Lithuanian 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Lietuvos Respublikos Vyriausybe-Vilnius) - Summary: The Government of Lithuania has announced the dates of official public holidays in Lithuania for the upcoming calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Lithuania news and updates.

29-Dec-2010

Nepal

Nepal Asked To Restore January 11 Public Holiday (Source: The Himalayan Times-Kathmandu) - Summary: The Chairman of Nepal's Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), Kamal Thapa, has written to Nepal's Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, asking the government to restore January 11 as a national public holiday. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

29-Dec-2010

Niger

Niger Announces New Year Public Holiday (Source: Le Sahel-Niamey) - Summary: Niger's Ministère de la Fonction Publique et du Travail has announced that the upcoming New Year public holiday would be observed on its set date of Saturday, January 1, 2011. Links: full story and other Niger news and updates.

28-Dec-2010

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands 2010-2011 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: The Governor's Office-St. Croix) - Summary: The Governor of the US Virgin Islands, John P. de Jongh, Jr., has declared year-end public sector holidays for December 2010 and January 2011. Links: full story and other Virgin Islands, U.S. news and updates.

28-Dec-2010

Zambia

Zambia Rules-Out January 3 Public Holiday (Source: The Lusaka Times-Lusaka) - Summary: Zambia's Secretary to the Cabinet, Joshua Kanganja, has announced that he will soon issue a circular re-stating that Monday, January 3rd, 2011, is not an official public holiday in Zambia. Links: full story and other Zambia news and updates.

28-Dec-2010

Bahrain

Bahrain 2011 New Year Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Saturday, January 1st, 2011, as a public holiday to mark the Western new year. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

28-Dec-2010

Ecuador

Ecuador Announces 2011 Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio De Trabajo y Empleo-Quito) - Summary: Ecuador's Minister of Labour (la Dirección General de Trabajo del Ministerio de Trabajo) has released the list of the official public holidays in Ecuador for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

27-Dec-2010

UAE

UAE Announces New Year Public Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Government Human Resources Authority, Humaid Mohammed Al Qattami, has announced the dates for the upcoming New Year public holiday for the UAE public sector. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

25-Dec-2010

Bhutan

Bhutan Declares January 21 Public holiday (Source: The Bhutan Observer-Thimphu) - Summary: Bhutan's Chief Election Commissioner, Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, has announced that the long-delayed local government (LG) elections, and the public holiday associated with them, would be on Friday, January 21, 2011. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

25-Dec-2010

India

India Declares December 27 Regional Public Holiday (Source: Government of Mizoram Directorate of Information and Public Relations-Aizawl) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Mizoram has announced that Monday, December 27, 2010, would be an additional public holiday in Mizoram government offices, banks and educational institutions. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

24-Dec-2010

Jamaica

Jamaica Declares December 27 Public Holiday (Source: Jamaica Information Service-JIS) - Summary: Jamaica's Minister of Labour and Social Security Pearnel Charles, has announced that, after consultations with the Prime Minister and the Attorney General, Monday, December 27, 2010, had been declared a one-off public holiday in Jamaica. Links: full story and other Jamaica news and updates.

24-Dec-2010

Malaysia

Malaysia Changes March State Public Holidays (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kota Baru) - Summary: The Government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan has gazetted the recently-announced change to the annual 2-day Sultan's Birthday public holidays from their current date of March 30-31 to November 11-12. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

23-Dec-2010

India

Indian Public Holiday In Kerala Tomorrow (Source: Indo-Asian News Service-Thiruvananthapuram) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Kerala has declared a state public holiday, tomorrow, Friday, December 24, 2010. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

23-Dec-2010

North Korea

North Korean January 8 Public Holiday Update (Source: AFP-Seoul) - Summary: According to reports of a recent series of meetings in the North Korean city of Hoeryong, it would appear that, after all, January 8, might be an official public holiday in North Korea. Links: full story and other North Korea news and updates.

23-Dec-2010

Mozambique

Mozambique Declares Tomorrow Public Sector Holiday (Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) - Summary: Mozambique's Ministry of Labour (MITRAB) has released a press communiqué announcing an afternoon public sector holiday (concede tolerância de ponto) for tomorrow, Friday, December 24, 2010. Links: full story and other Mozambique news and updates.

23-Dec-2010

Pakistan

Pakistan Confirms December 27 Public Holiday (Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan-Islamabad) - Summary: The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has confirmed that Monday, December 27, 2010, would be a regional public holiday. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

23-Dec-2010

Moldova

Moldovan Extended January Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Jurnal-Chisinau) - Summary: An adviser to the Moldovan Prime Minister, Igor Volnitchi, has announced that no additional non-working public sector holiday would be given to public sector employees to compensate the fact that one of the upcoming Christmas public holidays falls on a weekend. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

23-Dec-2010

Jordan

Jordan Declares January 1st Public Holiday (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordanian Prime Minister, Samir Rifai, has issued an official statement declaring Saturday, January 1st, 2011, as an official non-working public holiday in Jordan on the occasion of the upcoming Western New Year. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

23-Dec-2010

Kenya

Kenya Cancels December 27 Public Holiday (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: The Kenyan government, through government spokesman, Alfred Mutua, has announced that contrary to earlier announcements, Monday, December 27, 2010, would not be a public holiday in Kenya. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

23-Dec-2010

Panama

Panama Declares Year-End Public Sector Holidays (Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá-Panama City) - Summary: Panama's President, Ricardo Martinelli, has issued a decree declaring nationwide public sector holidays on Friday, December 24, and Friday, December 31, 2010. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

23-Dec-2010

Paraguay

Paraguay Declares Year-End Public Sector Holidays (Source: Portal Paraguayo de Noticias-PPN) - Summary: Paraguayan President, Fernando Lugo, has issued a decree declaring 2 year-end public sector holidays, on Friday, December 24, and Friday, December 31, 2010. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

23-Dec-2010

Monaco

Monaco Declares July 2011 Public Holidays (Source: Communiqués de presse-Principauté de Monaco) - Summary: The Principalty of Monaco has announced that Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2, 2011, would be declared as one-off public holidays in Monaco, to coincide with the upcoming wedding of Prince Albert. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

23-Dec-2010

Argentina

Argentina Extends Year-End Bank Holidays (Source: Asociación de Bancos de la Argentina-ABA) - Summary: The press secretary of the Argentinian association of banks, Eduardo Berrozpe, has announced an extension of the annual Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve bank holidays. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

23-Dec-2010

Sudan

Sudan Announces Christmas Public Holidays (Source: The Sudan News Agency-SUNA) - Summary: The Sudanese Council of Ministers has announced that the upcoming public sector holidays for Christmas, would run from Friday, December 24, until Sunday, December 26, 2010, inclusively. Links: full story and other Sudan news and updates.

22-Dec-2010

East Timor

Timor Leste Declares Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Secretaria de Estado do Conselho de Ministros-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has declared 2 year-end public sector holidays, on Friday, December 24, and Friday, December 31, 2010. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

22-Dec-2010

Bolivia

Bolivia Rules-Out Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's vice-minister of labour, Félix Rojas, has announced that neither Friday, December 24, nor Friday, December 31, 2010, would be declared as one-off year-end public holidays in Bolivia. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

22-Dec-2010

Jordan

Jordan Declares December 25 Public Holiday (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordanian Prime Minister, Samir Rifai, has issued an official statement declaring Saturday, December 25, 2010, as an official non-working public holiday on the occasion of the upcoming Christmas Day holiday. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

22-Dec-2010

Honduras

Honduras Year-End Bank Holidays Announced (Source: La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The Honduran Banks Association (Asociación Hondureña de Instituciones Bancarias-Ahiba) has announced that banks in Honduras would remain open on December 27 and January 3, the 2 one-off full-day year-end public holidays recently declared by the Government of Honduras. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

22-Dec-2010

Ecuador

Ecuador Declares December 31 Public Holiday (Source: Presidencia de la República-Quito) - Summary: The government of Ecuador, through its Minister of Tourism, Freddy Elhers, has announced that Friday, December 31, 2010, had been declared a one-off public holiday throughout Ecuador. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

22-Dec-2010

Vanuatu

Vanuatu Declares December 24 Public Holiday (Source: Vanuatu Daily Post-Port Vila) - Summary: The government of Vanuatu, at the request of its Prime Minister, has declared a one-off public holiday, on Friday, December 24, 2010. Links: full story and other Vanuatu news and updates.

22-Dec-2010

Bermuda

Bermuda Clarifies Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: The Cabinet Office of Bermuda has issued a notice to clarify which days in 2010 have been declared as public holidays in both the public and private sectors. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

22-Dec-2010

Portugal

Portugal Declares 2 Year-End Public Sector Holidays (Source: Governo de Portugal-Lisboa) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Portugal, José Sócrates Carvalho Pinto de Sousa, has published a decree declaring Friday, December 24, 2010, and Friday, December 31, 2010, as public sector holidays (tolerância de ponto). Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

21-Dec-2010

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Considering Royal Wedding Public Holiday (Source: Turks and Caicos Free Press-Providenciales) - Summary: The party leader of the Turks and Caicos Peoples Democratic Movement, Doug Parnell, has called on the interim government to declare Friday, April 29, 2011, the date of the upcoming wedding Prince William, a public holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

21-Dec-2010

The Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Announces Royal Wedding Public Holiday (Source: Cayman Islands Government Information and Services-Grand Cayman) - Summary: The Cayman Islands government has declared that Friday, April 29, 2011, the date of the upcoming UK royal wedding, would be a one-off public holiday in the Cayman Islands. Links: full story and other The Cayman Islands news and updates.

21-Dec-2010

Swaziland

Swaziland Announces Incwala Public Holiday (Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs-Mbabane) - Summary: Swaziland's Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mduduzi Magongo, has finally announced that the upcoming Incwala public holiday would be Friday, December 24, 2010. Links: full story and other Swaziland news and updates.

21-Dec-2010

Paraguay

Paraguay Considering May 14 Public Holiday (Source: Portal Paraguayo de Noticias-PPN) - Summary: A bill that would restore May 14 as an annual national public holiday in Paraguay, was approved at the last ordinary session of the Paraguayan Senate. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

21-Dec-2010

Fiji

Fiji Declares December 25 Public Holiday (Source: Fiji Broadcasting Corporation-Suva) - Summary: The interim government of Fiji has done an about-face and has announced that it had decided to declare Saturday, December 25, 2010, as an official public holiday in Fiji. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

21-Dec-2010

India

India Declares 4 Regional Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Himachal Pradesh Government-Shimla) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Himachal Pradesh has declared Tuesday, December 28, 2010, Thursday, December 30, 2010, Saturday, January 1, 2011, and Monday, January 3, 2011, as state public holidays. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

20-Dec-2010

Madagascar

Madagascar Announces March 16 Parliamentary Elections (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: The government of Madagascar has set the date for the upcoming parliamentary elections to Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

20-Dec-2010

Philippines

Philippines 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines-Manila) - Summary: The government of the Philippines has issued Proclamation 84, signed by President Aquino, listing the special and regular public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

20-Dec-2010

Monaco

Monaco 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté-Monaco) - Summary: Monaco's State Ministry has published the list of official public holidays (liste des jours chômés et payés) in Monaco for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

20-Dec-2010

Fiji

Fiji Clarifies Christmas Day Public Holiday Status (Source: Fiji Broadcasting Corporation-Suva) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Industrial Relations and Employment of Fiji has announced that, Saturday, December 25, 2010, is not a public holiday and that, as such, most shops in Fiji will be open on that day. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

20-Dec-2010

Guatemala

Guatemala Amends Bank Holidays Again (Source: Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala-Guatemala City) - Summary: The supervisory organ of the Guatemalan Government in charge of the banking sector (Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has once again revised the list of annual bank holidays in Guatemala and afferent rules thereto. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

19-Dec-2010

Kiribati

Kiribati 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Parliament of Kiribati-Tarawa) - Summary: The government of Kiribati has published its official list of 2011 public holidays in Kiribati. Links: full story and other Kiribati news and updates.

19-Dec-2010

Spain

Spain 2011 Balears Public Holidays Announced (Source: Dirección General de Trabajo-Consell de Govern) - Summary: Spain's autonomous region of the Balears has announced its official calendar of 2011 public holidays. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

18-Dec-2010

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda 2011 Year-End Public Holidays Clarified (Source: Government of Antigua and Barbuda-St. John's) - Summary: Antigua and Barbuda's Attorney General, Justin Simon, has issued a statement clarifying the dates of upcoming additional year-end public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda. Links: full story and other Antigua and Barbuda news and updates.

18-Dec-2010

The Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Considering Royal Wedding Public Holiday (Source: Cayman Islands Government Information and Services-Grand Cayman) - Summary: The head of the Cayman Islands Governor's Office, Steve Moore, has announced that the Cayman Islands Cabinet has discussed the possibility of declaring an extra public holiday for the 2011 wedding of Prince William. Links: full story and other The Cayman Islands news and updates.

17-Dec-2010

Nigeria

Nigeria 2010-2011 Year-End Public Holidays Declared (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Emmanuel Ihenacho, has issued a press statement declaring 3 exceptional, one-off public holidays to compensate year-end public holidays that fall on a weekend in 2010. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

17-Dec-2010

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos 2010 Year-End Public Holidays Clarified (Source: Turks and Caicos Department of Labour-Providenciales) - Summary: The Turks and Caicos Department of Labour has issued a statement clarifying the status of 2010 year-end public holidays in the Turks and Caicos. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

17-Dec-2010

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) - Summary: The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has released the official list of public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Antigua and Barbuda news and updates.

17-Dec-2010

Pakistan

Pakistan Declares Islamabad Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan-Islamabad) - Summary: The city administration of Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, has declared a public holiday for tomorrow, Saturday, December 18, 2010. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

17-Dec-2010

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Announces January 2011 Public Holidays (Source: AKI Press-Bishkek) - Summary: The government of Kyrgyzstan has announced that the non-working public holidays in January 2011, throughout Kyrgyzstan, would be January 1, 2 and 7, 2011. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

16-Dec-2010

Taiwan

Taiwan 2011 Public Holidays Released (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: Taiwan's Central Personnel Administration has finally published its list of 2011 public holidays, subdivided into: Weekends, Statutory and general national holidays, Particular Parties' Days, and Makeup holidays. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

16-Dec-2010

Angola

Angola Revises Public Holidays Legislation (Source: Boletim Informativo do Governo de Angola-BIGA) - Summary: The Angolan parliament has overwhelmingly passed the "Ley de los Feriados Nacionales y Locales" which revises the current legislation on public holidays in Angola. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

16-Dec-2010

Armenia

Armenia 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia, through its Chief of Staff, Davit Sargsyan, has announced the list of 2011 official public holidays in Armenia. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

16-Dec-2010

North Korea

North Korea Announces 2011 Public Holidays (Source: The Daily NK-North Pyongan Province) - Summary: The North Korean government has released a list of the official 2011 public holidays (aka. red days) in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Links: full story and other North Korea news and updates.

16-Dec-2010

Bulgaria

Bulgarian 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria-Sofia) - Summary: The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has released the list of additional bridge public holidays for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Bulgaria news and updates.

16-Dec-2010

Montserrat

Montserrat 2010-2011 Year-End Public Holidays Clarification (Source: Government of Montserrat-Brades) - Summary: Montserrat's Labour Commissioner, Denise Phillip, has announced the list of public holidays, and additional public holidays for the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011 in Montserrat. Links: full story and other Montserrat news and updates.

16-Dec-2010

Honduras

Honduras Declares Year-End Public Sector Holidays (Source: El Tiempo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Honduras' Minister of the Interior, Áfrico Madrid, at the request of the Minister of Tourism, Nelly Jerez, has decided to add four, year-end, public sector holidays for the Christmas and 2010 and New Year 2011 public holidays. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

15-Dec-2010

Qatar

Qatar Declares December 19 Public Sector Holiday (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: The Qatari Emiri Diwan has declared Sunday, December 19, 2010, as a one-off public sector and financial and bank holiday. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

15-Dec-2010

Ghana

Ghana 2010 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Martin Amidu, has reminded the public that Saturday and Sunday, December 25 and 26, 2010, as well as Sunday, January 1, 2011, are statutory public holidays in Ghana. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

15-Dec-2010

Jordan

Jordanian 2011 Bank and Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) - Summary: The Central Bank of Jordan has announced the annual list of religious and national non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Jordan for the upcoming calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

15-Dec-2010

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Clarify Year-End Public Holidays (Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office-BVI) - Summary: The Deputy Governor's Office of the British Virgin Islands has clarified the additional public holidays that would be declared due to the Christmas and Boxing Day 2010 public holidays falling on a weekend. Links: full story and other British Virgin Islands news and updates.

14-Dec-2010

Algeria

Algeria Declares December 16 Ashura Public Holiday (Source: Ministère des Affaires religieuses et du Wakf-Algiers) - Summary: The government of Algeria has declared Thursday, December 16, 2010, as a paid non-working public holiday throughout Algeria, on account of the upcoming Ashura holiday (la journée du jeudi 16 décembre, correspondant à Achoura, sera chômée et payée). Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

14-Dec-2010

Pakistan

Pakistan Extends Regional Public Holiday (Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan-Peshawar) - Summary: The Government of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has announced two public holidays, on Thursday and Friday, December 16 and 17, 2010, corresponding to the 9th and 10th days of the month of Muharram. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

13-Dec-2010

Guinea

Guinea Conakry Declares December 21 Public Holiday (Source: Guinée News-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry has declared a one-off, non-working, public holiday (journée chômée et payée) on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, on account of the upcoming inauguration of President-Elect, Alpha Condé. Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

13-Dec-2010

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Announces Ashura Public Holiday (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Thursday, December 16, 2010, as a public holiday on the occasion of the upcoming "Moharam" holiday (Ashura). Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

13-Dec-2010

Lithuania

Lithuania Adds Christmas Eve As Public Holiday (Source: Lietuvos Respublikos Seimas-Vilnius) - Summary: The Government of Lithuania has announced that it had finally reached an agreement with the Seimas (Lithuania's parliament) on the terms under which December 24, Christmas Eve, would become a new annual public holiday in Lithuania. Links: full story and other Lithuania news and updates.

13-Dec-2010

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

St Vincent and the Grenadines Declares Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines-Saint Vincent) - Summary: The government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, December 14, 2010, as a one-off public holiday, following today's general elections. Links: full story and other Saint Vincent and the Grenadines news and updates.

13-Dec-2010

Iraq

Iraq Declares Ashura Public Holiday (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: Iraq's Secretariat of the Council of Ministers has declared that Thursday, December 16, 2010, would be a public sector holiday for all government departments on account of the upcoming anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (Ashura). Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

13-Dec-2010

Taiwan

Taiwan Considering Day in Lieu Public Holidays (Source: The China Post-Taipei) - Summary: At a recent hearing of Taiwan's Legislative Yuan's Judiciary, Organic Laws and Statutes Committee, a KMT lawmaker proposed that national public holidays which fall on a weekend should be compensated by a Friday or Monday additional public holiday. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

12-Dec-2010

Bahrain

Bahrain 2010 National Day Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring public sector holidays from Wednesday, December 15, until Monday, December 20, 2010 (Muharram 9-14). Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

12-Dec-2010

Philippines

Philippines Confirm 2 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Manila Bulletin-Manila) - Summary: Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has announced that Friday, December 24 and 31, 2010, as special non-working holidays, as per the provisions of Proclamation No.1841. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

11-Dec-2010

China

China 2011 Public Holidays Schedule Announced (Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) - Summary: Last night, the State Council of China released China's official list of 2011 public holidays, including the list of working Saturdays and Sundays that compensate for some of the bridge public holidays and for the traditional spring and fall, week-long, Golden Week public holidays. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

11-Dec-2010

Argentina

Argentina Announces Year-End Public Sector Holidays (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's President, Cristina Kirchner, has signed executive decree 1923/2010 declaring public sector holidays on December 23, 24, 30, and 31, 2010. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

11-Dec-2010

Oman

Oman Finally Announces 2010 National Day Public Holidays (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: The Omani authorities have finally announced the dates for this year's National Day public holidays, beginning for both the private and public sectors on Saturday, December 25, 2010. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

10-Dec-2010

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan Declares December 13 Public Holiday (Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) - Summary: Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Monday, December 13, 2010, as an additional non-working public holidays in connection with the upcoming celebration of the Neutrality Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.

10-Dec-2010

Kenya

Kenya Declares December 13 Public Holiday (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: The Kenyan government has announced that it had declared Monday, December 13, 2010, as a day in lieu public holiday for the upcoming Jamhuri Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

10-Dec-2010

Madagascar

Madagascar Declares December 11 Public Holiday (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: The government of Madagascar has declared tomorrow, Saturday, December 11, 2010, the date of the adoption of the recently-approved Constitution, a one-off public holiday. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

9-Dec-2010

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Moves 2011 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has moved the upcoming Prophet's Birthday public holiday to Wednesday, February 16, 2011, as the currently expected date conflicts with that year's Liberation Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

9-Dec-2010

India

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

8-Dec-2010

Cape Verde

Cape Verde 2010 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Ministro da Administração Interna-República de Cabo Verde) - Summary: The government of Cape Verde has declared one off public sector holidays on Friday, December 24, and Friday, December 31, 2010. Links: full story and other Cape Verde news and updates.

7-Dec-2010

Pakistan

Pakistan Announces Youm- e-Ashoor Public Holiday (Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan-Islamabad) - Summary: The Chairman of Pakistan's Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee, Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman, has announced that the Moon of Muharram-ul- Haram was not sighted in the country last night, which means that the first of Muharram will fall on December 8. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

7-Dec-2010

Paraguay

Paraguay Declares This Afternoon A Public Holiday (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: Earlier this morning, Paraguay's president, Fernando Lugo, signed executive decree 5.577 making the afternoon of Tuesday, December 7, 2010, today, another one-off public sector holiday, beginning at 11:00, local time. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

7-Dec-2010

Niger

Niger Announces Islamic New Year Public Holiday (Source: Le Sahel-Niamey) - Summary: Niger's Ministère de la Fonction Publique et du Travail has announced that the upcoming Muharram (Islamic New Year) public holiday would be observed on Tuesday, December 7, 2010. Links: full story and other Niger news and updates.

7-Dec-2010

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Liechtensteinischer Bankenverband-Bankenplatz Liechtenstein) - Summary: The government of Liechtenstein has announced the official list of Liechtenstein bank holidays and public holidays for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Liechtenstein news and updates.

7-Dec-2010

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Announces Ashura Public Holiday (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: The Vice-Chairman of Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee, Kazi Habibul Awal, has announced that the Moon of Muharram was not sighted last night. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

6-Dec-2010

Sudan

Sudan Declares Islamic New Year Public Holiday (Source: The Sudan News Agency-SUNA) - Summary: The Sudanese Council of Ministers has announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, December 7, 2010, would be a public holiday on account of the 1432AH Islamic New Year. Links: other Sudan news and updates.

6-Dec-2010

Belize

Belize 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Belize Ministry of National Security-Belmopan) - Summary: The press office of the Government of Belize has announced the official list of public holidays in Belize for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Belize news and updates.

6-Dec-2010

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Amends December 7 Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Jeannette Chávez Gómez, has announced that following complaints from the private sector, she had amended the terms of the upcoming December 7, half-day public holiday. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

6-Dec-2010

Portugal

Portugal Announces 2011 Public Holidays (Source: Jornal de Notícias-Lisbon) - Summary: The government of Portugal has officially gazetted the public holidays in Portugal for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

6-Dec-2010

Iraq

Iraq Declares Islamic New Year Public Holiday (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: Iraq's Secretariat of the Council of Ministers has announced that Tuesday, December 7, 2010, would be an official public holiday on account of the upcoming Hijra new year 1432. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

6-Dec-2010

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Public Holidays Law Amended (Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) - Summary: Puerto Rico's legislation governing annual non-working public sector holidays has been amended. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

5-Dec-2010

Venezuela

Venezuela 2011 Bank And Public Holidays Announced (Source: Consejo Bancario Nacional-Caracas) - Summary: The National Bank Council of Venezuela has announced the list of official dates for the 2011 public holidays and bank holidays in Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

5-Dec-2010

Tunisia

Tunisia Declares Islamic New Year Public Holiday (Source: Tunis Stock Exchange-Tunis) - Summary: The Tunisian government has announced a public holiday on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, on account of the Hijra new year 1432. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

4-Dec-2010

Nicaragua

Nicaragua 2010-2011 Year-End Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Jeannette Chávez Gómez, has announced that MITRAB (Ministerio del Trabajo) had declared public sector holidays from Friday, December 24, 2010, until Tuesday, January 4, 2011, inclusively. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

4-Dec-2010

Bahrain

Bahrain Declares Islamic New Year Public Holiday (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring a one-day public holiday on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, to coincide with the first day of Muharram, the Islamic New Year 1432 AH. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

4-Dec-2010

Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands Declares December 29 Public Holiday (Source: Falkland Islands News Network-Stanley) - Summary: At the last Falkland Islands Executive Council (Exco) meeting, the Exco advised the Acting Governor, Ric Nye, to issue a notice appointing December 29, 2010, as a public holiday. Links: full story and other Falkland Islands news and updates.

3-Dec-2010

Jordan

Jordan Declares Islamic New Year Public Holiday (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordanian Prime Minister, Samir Rifai, issued an official statement declaring Tuesday, December 7, 2010, as an official non-working public holiday on the occasion of the upcoming Islamic New Year 1432 AH. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

3-Dec-2010

Congo (Republic)

Congo Brazzaville November 28 Public Holiday Gazetted (Source: Journal officiel de la République du Congo-Brazzaville) - Summary: The law recently passed by the legislative assembly of the Republic of the Congo, making November 28 a new annual public holiday has been gazetted. Links: full story and other Congo (Republic of the) news and updates.

3-Dec-2010

Pakistan

Pakistan Declares Sindh Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Government of Sindh-Karachi) - Summary: The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has declared tomorrow, Saturday, December 4, 2010, as a one-off public holiday to celebrate the Sindh Culture Day. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

3-Dec-2010

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: The Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decision, signed by Prime Minister Artur Rasizade, specifying the official list of 2011 public holidays in Azerbaijan. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

3-Dec-2010

Brazil

Brazil 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) - Summary: The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, announced the official list of 2011 Brazilian public holidays in yesterday's Diário Oficial da União (Seção 1 - página 131 - 02 de dezembro de 2010). Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

2-Dec-2010

Ghana

Ghana Declares Farmers' Day Public Holiday (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Ministry of the Interior, Martin Amidu, has declared Friday, December 3, 2010, National Farmers' Day, as a statutory public holiday. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

2-Dec-2010

Guernsey and Alderney

Guernsey 2011 Royal Wedding Public Holiday Recommended (Source: States of Guernsey-St. Peter Port) - Summary: Guernsey Commerce and Employment Minister, Carla McNulty Bauer, has announced that her department would recommend to the States of Jersey that it declare a one-off public holiday on account of the 2011 UK royal wedding. Links: full story and other Guernsey and Alderney news and updates.

2-Dec-2010

Guyana

Guyana Clarifies Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: Guyana's Ministry of Home Affairs has released a communique clarifying the consequences of the upcoming public holidays of Christmas, Boxing Day and the New Year, all falling on a weekend. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

2-Dec-2010

South Korea

South Korea Announces 2011 Public Holidays (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: The Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute has announced the official dates of the 2011 South Korean public holidays that are based on the Korean lunar calendar. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.

1-Dec-2010

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Moves To 2-Day Weekends (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, announced that, effective immediately, Thursdays would join Fridays as the new official 2-day weekend. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

1-Dec-2010

Gibraltar

Gibraltar Call For Royal Wedding Public Holiday (Source: Panorama-Gibraltar) - Summary: The Gibraltar opposition (GSLP/Liberals) has called on the GSD Government to make April 29th, 2011, a one-off bank/public holiday in Gibraltar to coincide with the 2011 wedding of Prince William. Links: full story and other Gibraltar news and updates.

1-Dec-2010

Oman

Oman Announces Hijra Public Holidays (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: The Omani authorities have announced the dates for the upcoming Hijri New Year public holiday, beginning for both the private and public sectors on Tuesday, December 7, 2010. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

1-Dec-2010

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Declares December 7 Public Holiday (Source: El Nuevo Diario-Managua) - Summary: Nicaragua's Ministerio del Trabajo (Mitrab) has declared a general public holiday for the afternoon of Tuesday, December 7, 2010, beginning at 13:00 (1pm). Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

1-Dec-2010

Thailand

Thailand Declares Additional Visakha Bucha Public Holiday (Source: The Bangkok Post-Bangkok) - Summary: Earlier today, cabinet secretary-general, Ampon Kittiampon, has announced that Thailand's cabinet had approved a Prime Minister's Office proposal for Monday, May 16, 2011, to be declared a public holiday. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

1-Dec-2010

Malaysia

Malaysia To Change March State Public Holidays (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kota Baru) - Summary: The State Secretary for Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Datuk Mohd Aiseri, has announced that the Kelantan State Government had decided to change the annual 2-day Sultan's Birthday public holidays from their current date of March 30-31 to November 11-12. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

1-Dec-2010

Bahrain

Bahrain Declares School Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Earlier today, Bahrain's Education Minister, Majed bin Ali Al Nuaimi, declared a one day holiday for government and private schools tomorrow Thursday, December 2, 2010. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.


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