Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates January 2011


 
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This monthly recap of January 2011 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-Jan-2011

UAE

UAE Moves Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Qutami, the Minister of Education and Chairman of the he UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources (FAHR), has announced that the upcoming one-day public holiday for the Prophet's Birthday would be moved from February 15 to Thursday, February 17, 2011. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

31-Jan-2011

Finland

Finland 2014 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Suomen Pankki- Finlands Bank-Helsinki) - Summary: Finland's Central Bank (Suomen Pankki) has released the list of official bank holidays (Pankkivapaapäivät) in Finland for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Finland news and updates.

31-Jan-2011

Venezuela

Venezuela Declares State Public Holiday Today (Source: Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación e Información-Caracas) - Summary: Late last night (Monday morning in Europe) the government of Venezuela's State of Anzoátegui announced that Monday, January 31, 2011, would be a one-off state public holiday (día de júbilo no laborable) to celebrate the Anzoátegui Caribes' winning of their first title in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

29-Jan-2011

Italy

Italy Declares Sesquicentennial Public Holiday (Source: Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri-Rome) - Summary: In yesterday's meeting No.123, the Italian Council of Ministers has confirmed a one-off public holiday on Thursday, March 17, 2011, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy. Links: full story and other Italy news and updates.

29-Jan-2011

Paraguay

Paraguay Lawmakers Approve 2 New Public Holidays (Source: Nuevo Diario Digital de Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: Paraguay's lower house of parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has approved a bill that would declare February 3 and May 14 as two new annual public holidays. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

28-Jan-2011

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Mid-Week Public Holidays Update (Source: Centro de Informacion Gubernamental-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The spokesman for the Dominican Liberation Party, Gustavo Sanchez, has submitted another bill to amend the legislation which moves mid-week public holidays to the nearest Monday. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

28-Jan-2011

Liberia

Liberia Declares January 31 Public Holiday (Source: Liberia Broadcasting System-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a Proclamation declaring Monday, January 31st, 2011 as a non-working national public holiday, to be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

28-Jan-2011

New Zealand

New Zealand Anzac and Waitangi Public Holidays Bill (Source: The New Zealand Herald-Wellington) - Summary: The leader of New Zealand's Labour Party, Phil Goff, has announced that his party would introduce a bill to ensure that if the Waitangi Day and Anzac Day public holidays fall on either a Saturday or Sunday, then the following Monday would be a public holiday. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

28-Jan-2011

Saint Helena

Saint Helena Moves 2011 Queen's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: St Helena Government-Jamestown) - Summary: The Government of St Helena, has announced that the 2011 HM Queen's Birthday public holiday would be moved from its gazetted date of Monday, April 18, to Maundy Thursday, April 21, 2011, to create a 5-day weekend when combined with this year's late Good Friday and Easter Monday public holidays. Links: full story and other Saint Helena news and updates.

28-Jan-2011

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Declares February 17 Public Holiday (Source: The Daily Star-Dhaka) - Summary: The government of Bangladesh has announced that Thursday, February 17, 2011, had been declared a one-off public holiday on account of the Cricket World Cup opening ceremonies on that date. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

28-Jan-2011

Ghana

Ghana Announces 2011 Public Holidays (Source: Bank of Ghana-Accra) - Summary: The government of Ghana has announced the official list of public holidays in Ghana for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

28-Jan-2011

Syria

Syria 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Syria-Damascus) - Summary: The Syrian government has announced the dates of official Syrian public holidays for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Syria news and updates.

27-Jan-2011

Peru

Peru Declares February 16 Public Holiday (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The government of Peru has declared a one-off public holiday on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, on account of the Third Summit of Heads of State and Government of South America and Arab Countries (ASPA) being held in Lima on that date. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

27-Jan-2011

Belarus

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

27-Jan-2011

Suriname

Suriname Declares CNY Public Holiday (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: Suriname's Home Affairs Minister, Soewarto Moestadja, has announced that the Council of Ministers of Suriname had declared an additional public holiday on Thursday, February 3, 2011, for the upcoming Chinese New Year. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

26-Jan-2011

Guernsey and Alderney

Guernsey and Alderney 2011 Public Holiday For Royal Wedding (Source: States of Guernsey-St. Peter Port) - Summary: The States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) has officially declared a one-off public holiday on Friday, April 29, 2011, on the day of the upcoming Royal Wedding. Links: full story and other Guernsey and Alderney news and updates.

26-Jan-2011

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Announces 2011 Public Holidays (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has announced the list of official public holidays in Afghanistan for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

26-Jan-2011

Nigeria

Nigeria Declares More State Public Holidays (Source: The Nation Online-Abuja) - Summary: Thursday and/or Friday, January 27/28, 2011, have been declared as one-off public holidays by more of Nigeria's States for voter registration. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

25-Jan-2011

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Considering WC Public Holidays (Source: bdnews24-Dhaka) - Summary: Bangladesh's home minister, Shahara Khatun, has announced that the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) had proposed to the government that it declare one-off public holidays during the upcoming World Cup "to ensure smooth traffic movement". Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

25-Jan-2011

Nigeria

Nigeria Declares Rivers State Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Vanguard-Abuja) - Summary: The Permanent Secretary, special Services Bureau, to the State Government of Nigeria's Rivers State, Sovens Okari, has announced that Wednesday, January 27, 2011, would be a state public holiday to facilitate voter registration. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

24-Jan-2011

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Declares Public Holiday Wednesday (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Wednesday, January 26, 2011, a one-off public holiday on account of the inaugural ceremony of the Wolesi Jirga, or the lower house of parliament. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

24-Jan-2011

Australia

Australia Rejects Adelaide Cup Public Holiday Change (Source: Adelaide Now-Adelaide) - Summary: The Premier of Australia's State of South Australia, Mike Rann, has announced that the Cabinet had once again resolved not to change the date of the upcoming Adelaide Cup public holiday. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

24-Jan-2011

Bénin

Bénin Declares January 28 Public Holiday (Source: Conseil des Ministres de la République du Bénin-Cotonou) - Summary: Bénin's Deuxième Secrétaire Général du Gouvernement, Eugène Dossoumou, has announced that the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bénin had declared Friday, January 28, 2011, as a one-off public holiday, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bénin's armed forces. Links: full story and other Bénin news and updates.

23-Jan-2011

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Considering Friday Weekends (Source: AKI Press-Bishkek) - Summary: The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan is considering making Friday wholly or partially part of the weekend in Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

22-Jan-2011

Sénégal

Sénégal Promises Magal Public Holiday (Source: Dakar Online-Dakar) - Summary: Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, has announced that he would consult with the Prime Minister, Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye, on the best way to draft a law to finally make the Magal de Touba an annual public holiday in Sénégal. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

22-Jan-2011

Kuwait

Kuwait Declares February Public Holiday (Source: Al-Qabas-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that Sunday and Monday, February 27 and 28, 2011, had been declared public sector holidays to compensate the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day public holidays occurring during the Kuwaiti weekend. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

22-Jan-2011

Bermuda

Bermuda 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: The government of Bermuda, has released a list of official public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

20-Jan-2011

Jersey

Jersey Announces Royal Wedding Public Holiday (Source: States of Jersey-Saint Helier) - Summary: Jersey's Chief Minister, Terry Le Sueur, has announced that the States of Jersey had finally agreed to make Friday, April 29, 2011, the day of the upcoming Royal wedding, a one-off public holiday in Jersey. Links: full story and other Jersey news and updates.

20-Jan-2011

Malaysia

Malaysia Could Extend Thaipusam Public Holiday (Source: Bernama News Agency-Sungai Petani) - Summary: Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak, has announced that he would ensure that Thaipusam became a public holiday in Kedah State, if his Barisan Nasional (BN) party were to win the upcoming state elections. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

20-Jan-2011

Iraq

Iraq Declares January 26 Wasit Public Holiday (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: The Governing Council of Iraq's Province of Wasit has declared Wednesday, January 26, 2011, as a regional public holiday on account of the commemoration of the Martyrdom of Imam Hussein. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

20-Jan-2011

Nigeria

Nigeria Declares Abia Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: The Nation Online-Aba) - Summary: The Commissioner for Information of Nigeria's State of Abia, Anthony Agbazuere, has announced that the State government has declared tomorrow, Friday, January 21, 2011, as a one-off state public holiday, to enable workers to register as voters. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

20-Jan-2011

Angola

Angola Approves Revised Public Holidays Law (Source: Boletim Informativo do Governo de Angola-BIGA) - Summary: Despite some last-ditch efforts by the Angolan opposition, the recently-voted public holidays legislation (Lei dos Feriados Nacionais e Locais e Datas de Celebração Nacional) has finally been made official. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

19-Jan-2011

Seychelles

Seychelles 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Seychelles-Victoria) - Summary: The government of the Seychelles has announced the official list of public holidays in the Seychelles for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Seychelles news and updates.

19-Jan-2011

Philippines

Philippines Rules-Out 2011 CNY Public Holiday (Source: Manila Bulletin-Manila) - Summary: Philippine President, Benigno Aquino III, has finally announced that Chinese Lunar New Year would not be a non-working public holiday in the Philippines in 2011. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

19-Jan-2011

Poland

Poland Epiphany Public Holiday Challenged In Court (Source: Polskie Radio-Warsaw) - Summary: The Polish Confederation of Private Employers has decided to challenge the constitutional validity of the recently-reintroduced Epiphany public holiday in front of Poland's Constitutional Tribunal. Links: full story and other Poland news and updates.

18-Jan-2011

Dominica

Dominica 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Roseau) - Summary: Dominica's Government Information Services has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Dominica for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

18-Jan-2011

Pakistan

Pakistan Declares Sindh Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has declared tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19, 2011, as a regional public holiday on account of the Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

17-Jan-2011

Suriname

Suriname Announces 2011 Public Holidays (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname has released the list of its expected public holidays dates for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

16-Jan-2011

Nigeria

Nigeria Declares 3-Day State Public Holidays (Source: Vanguard-Abuja) - Summary: The government of Nigeria's State of Enugu has declared a 3-day statewide public holidays, from Monday to Wednesday, January 17-19, 2011, inclusively. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

15-Jan-2011

Madagascar

Madagascar 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued the Decree N°2011-012 ("Décret fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2011") which officially declares the list of public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

14-Jan-2011

Jersey

Jersey Royal Wedding Public Holiday Update (Source: States of Jersey-Saint Helier) - Summary: The States of Jersey (the government of Jersey) have announced that it had not yet decided whether Friday, April 29, 2011, would be a one-off public holiday on account of the upcoming Royal Wedding. Links: full story and other Jersey news and updates.

14-Jan-2011

San Marino

San Marino 2011 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino-San Marino) - Summary: San Marino's Central Bank has published a revised list of the San Marino Government's official 2011 list of public holidays in San Marino. Links: full story and other San Marino news and updates.

14-Jan-2011

Ukraine

Ukraine 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine has passed a resolution specifying its annual official list of 2011 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

14-Jan-2011

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The government of Kazakhstan has published the list of "Holidays and weekends in the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2011". Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

13-Jan-2011

Gibraltar

Gibraltar Gazettes Royal Wedding Public Holiday (Source: Government of Gibraltar Press Office-Gibraltar) - Summary: The Government of Gibraltar has gazetted the "Bank and Public Holidays Order 2011" (LN. 2011/002) which states that "to mark the Royal Wedding, Friday 29 April 2011 shall be a bank and public holiday". Links: full story and other Gibraltar news and updates.

13-Jan-2011

Romania

Romanian January 24 Public Holiday Unlikely In 2011 (Source: Infolegal.ro-Bucharest) - Summary: The Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Commission in charge of reviewing proposed public holidays, Claudia Boghicevici, has announced that the bill making January 24 an annual public holiday would not be approved in time for 2011. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

13-Jan-2011

Bolivia

Bolivia Confirms January And June Public Holidays (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Deputy Minister of Labour, Felix Rojas, has ratified a confirmation of January 22 and June 21 as annual non-working public holidays in Bolivia. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

12-Jan-2011

Nepal

Nepal Declares January 14 Public Holiday (Source: The Himalayan Times-Kathmandu) - Summary: Sources at Nepal's Home Ministry have announced that Friday, January 14, 2011, would be a one-off public holiday to coincide with the formal beginning of Nepal Tourism Year 2011. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

12-Jan-2011

Philippines

Philippines Seriously Considering CNY Public Holiday (Source: Manila Bulletin-Manila) - Summary: Philippines presidential spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, has announced that President Benigno Aquino III had tasked his legal team to study whether the upcoming Chinese New Year should be declared an official non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

12-Jan-2011

Paraguay

Paraguay May 14 Public Holiday Update (Source: Portal Paraguayo de Noticias-PPN) - Summary: A committee of historians, headed by Paraguay's Minister of Culture, Ticio Escobar, has called on Paraguay's President to support the Senate bill which would change the date of the May 15, Independence Day, public holiday to May 14th. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

11-Jan-2011

Venezuela

Venezuela Declares Public Sector Holidays For 2011 (Source: Gaceta Oficial de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela-Caracas) - Summary: The list of official public sector holidays in Venezuela has been gazetted for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

11-Jan-2011

The Bahamas

Bahamas 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) - Summary: The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique which lists the official Bahamas public holidays for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other The Bahamas news and updates.

10-Jan-2011

Kenya

Kenya Clarifies Public Holidays (Source: Permanent Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service-Office of the President of Kenya) - Summary: Kenya's Permanent Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service, Francis K. Muthaura, has issued a memo clarifying the list of, and rules regulating, public holidays in Kenya, following the recent promulgation of the new Kenyan Constitution. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

10-Jan-2011

Isle of Man

Isle of Man Officializes Royal Wedding Public Holiday (Source: Isle of Man Public Services-Tynwald) - Summary: The Isle of Man Treasury has confirmed approval by Tynwald of a statutory Order fixing Friday, 29 April, the day of the royal wedding, as a Bank Holiday in 2011. Links: full story and other Isle of Man news and updates.

10-Jan-2011

Madagascar

Madagascar Postpones Parliamentary Elections (Source: L'Express de Madagascar-Antananarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Conseil du Gouvernement has reached an agreement with all major parties to postpone, sine die, the upcoming March 16, 2011, parliamentary elections. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

8-Jan-2011

Sudan

Sudan Rules-Out Referendum Public Holiday (Source: The Sudan News Agency-SUNA) - Summary: The Secretariat General of the Sudanese Council of Ministers has announced that there would be no public holidays declared for the upcoming referendum on the secession of Southern Sudan. Links: full story and other Sudan news and updates.

7-Jan-2011

Vietnam

Vietnamese 2011 Public Holidays Extended (Source: Electronic Government Portal of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam-Hanoi) - Summary: The Vietnamese Prime Minister has acceded to the request of MOLISA (Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs) and has decreed extended non-working public holidays for the upcoming 2011 Tet and Hung Kings public holidays in Vietnam. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

7-Jan-2011

Niger

Niger Declares January 11 Public Holiday (Source: Le Sahel-Niamey) - Summary: Niger's Ministère de la Fonction Publique et du Travail has announced that Tuesday, January 11, 2011, the date of the upcoming regional and municipal elections, had been declared a one-off non-working nationwide public holiday (journée déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national). Links: full story and other Niger news and updates.

7-Jan-2011

Montserrat

Montserrat Clarifies 2011 Public Holidays (Source: Government of Montserrat-Brades) - Summary: Montserrat's Labour Commissioner, Denise Phillip, has issued a communique clarifying the consequences of 2011 public holidays falling on a weekend. Links: full story and other Montserrat news and updates.

7-Jan-2011

Bermuda

Bermuda Re-Issues 2011 Public Holidays (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: The Government of Bermuda has reissued an advisory listing the dates of all official Bermuda public holidays for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

6-Jan-2011

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Rule-Out January 7 Public Holiday (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: At the at the post-Cabinet meeting news conference, Trinidad and Tobago's Foreign Affairs Minister, Suruj Ramabachan, officially ruled-out the declaration of a public holiday on Friday, January 7, 2011. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

6-Jan-2011

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holidays Amended (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued the Resolución No. 01/2011 which specifies that, in 2011, the August 16, Restoration Day, non-working public holiday will be observed on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, and not on the nearest Monday. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

6-Jan-2011

Gibraltar

Gibraltar Announces Royal Wedding Public Holiday (Source: The Gibraltar Chronicle-Gibraltar) - Summary: Gibraltar's Chief Minister, Peter Caruana, has finally announced that Friday, April 29, 2011, would be a one-off public holiday in Gibraltar to celebrate the marriage of Britain's heir to the throne, Prince William. Links: full story and other Gibraltar news and updates.

5-Jan-2011

Malta

Malta 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Malta Department of Information-Government of Malta) - Summary: Malta's Department of Information has published its official list of public holidays for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

5-Jan-2011

Slovenia

Slovenian 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bank of Slovenia-Ljubljana) - Summary: The Bank of Slovenia has announced the official list of 2011 bank holidays and public holidays in Slovenia. Links: full story and other Slovenia news and updates.

5-Jan-2011

Latvia

Latvian 2011 Public Holidays Unchanged (Source: Latvijas Banka-Riga) - Summary: The government of Latvia has announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Latvia for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Latvia news and updates.

5-Jan-2011

Egypt

Egypt Declares Additional Christmas Bank Holiday (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egyptian authorities have announced that Sunday, January 9, 2011, would be an additional bank holiday in Egypt, due to Coptic Christmas Day falling on a weekend. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

5-Jan-2011

Jersey

Jersey 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: States of Jersey-Saint Helier) - Summary: The States of Jersey (the government of Jersey) have released the list of official Jersey public holidays for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Jersey news and updates.

5-Jan-2011

Sudan

Sudan Announces Eastern Christmas Public Holidays (Source: The Sudan News Agency-SUNA) - Summary: The Secretariat General of the Sudanese Council of Ministers has announced that the public holidays for the upcoming Orthodox Christmas will begin on Friday, January 7, and last until Sunday, January 9, 2011. Links: full story and other Sudan news and updates.

5-Jan-2011

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Declares January Electoral Public Holidays (Source: The Independent Online-Dhaka) - Summary: The government of Bangladesh has declared public holidays for all government, private and other organizations, on the respective dates of their upcoming municipal and by-polls election days. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

4-Jan-2011

San Marino

San Marino 2011 Public Holidays Released (Source: Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino-San Marino) - Summary: San Marino's Central Bank has published the San Marino Government's official 2011 list of public holidays in San Marino. Links: full story and other San Marino news and updates.

4-Jan-2011

Maldives

Maldives 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Maldives Department of Information-Male) - Summary: The government of the Maldives has released its official list of public holidays for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

4-Jan-2011

Pakistan

Pakistan Declares Punjab Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan-Lahore) - Summary: Earlier today, the government of Pakistan's Province of Punjab announced a one-off public holiday for tomorrow, Wednesday, January 5, 2011, following the assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

3-Jan-2011

Philippines

Philippines CNY Public Holiday Update (Source: Inquirer.net-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines House Committee on the Revision of Laws has approved the floor deliberation for consolidated measure that would make Chinese New Year a new annual public holiday in the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

3-Jan-2011

Pakistan

Pakistan 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior, in consultation with Karachi's Meteorological Department, issued the expected dates for public and optional holidays for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

1-Jan-2011

Vanuatu

Vanuatu Declares January 3 Public Holiday (Source: Vanuatu Daily Post-Port Vila) - Summary: Late yesterday, Vanuatu's President, Johnson Iolu Abbil, signed the "Declaration of Public Holiday Order No: 120 of 2010" declaring Monday, January 3, 2011, as an official nationwide public holiday in Vanuatu. Links: full story and other Vanuatu news and updates.

1-Jan-2011

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic has approved the calendar of public holidays which will be days off in 2011. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.


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