Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates February 2011


 
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This monthly recap of February 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

28-Feb-2011

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Declares March 7 Public Holiday (Source: AKI Press-Bishkek) - Summary: The Labor Ministry of Kyrgyzstan has announced that Monday, March 7, 2011, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

28-Feb-2011

Egypt

Egypt Extends Financial Holidays Until March 6 (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: The Central Bank of Egypt has announced that Egyptian financial markets, in particular the Cairo Stock Exchange, would remain closed for an additional week and would only re-open on Sunday, March 6, 2011. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

28-Feb-2011

Haiti

Haiti 2011 Carnival Public Holidays Clarified (Source: Ministère de l'Intérieur et des Collectivités Territoriales d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) - Summary: The government of Haiti has announced that, although the Carnival celebrations had been restored this year, after a one-year hiatus due to the 2010 earthquake, only Mardi Gras, on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, would be observed as a non-working public holiday (jour férié chômé) in Haiti. Links: full story and other Haiti news and updates.

28-Feb-2011

Anguilla

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

28-Feb-2011

Uganda

Uganda Rules-Out March 1st Public Holiday (Source: The Daily Monitor-Kampala) - Summary: The Ugandan Electoral Commission has announced that the Government of Uganda had finally decided not to declare Tuesday, March 1st, 2011, as a one-off public holiday on the day of the postponed mayoral and the local government elections in the country's capital, Kampala. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

27-Feb-2011

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Declare Royal Wedding Public Holiday (Source: Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management-Providenciales) - Summary: Late last night, local time, the Turks and Caicos Advisory Council issued a press release confirming that the Council had officially agreed that Friday, April 29, 2011, would be a one-off public holiday to mark the wedding of HRH Prince William. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

26-Feb-2011

Seychelles

Seychelles Public Holiday March 8 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Seychelles-Victoria) - Summary: Seychelles President, James Michel, has declared Tuesday, March 8, 2011, as a non-working public holiday in the Seychelles to commemorate the 100th International Women's Day. Links: full story and other Seychelles news and updates.

26-Feb-2011

Ecuador

Ecuador Considering May 6 Public Holiday (Source: El Universo-Guayaquil) - Summary: Ecuador's electoral council (Consejo Nacional Electoral - CNE) has announced that it will ask the government of Ecuador to declare Friday, May 6, 2011, as a one-off public holiday. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

25-Feb-2011

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos 2011 Public Holidays Revised (Source: Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management-Providenciales) - Summary: The Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management has announced that the previously announced date of March 7, 2011, for the upcoming Commonwealth Day public holiday was incorrect and that the correct date for the 2011 Commonwealth Day public holiday was Monday, March 14, 2011. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

25-Feb-2011

Nauru

Nauru Public Holiday March 7 (Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru-Yaren) - Summary: The president of Nauru, Marcus Stephen, has announced that Monday, March 7, 2011, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Nauru in commemoration of International Women’s Day. Links: full story and other Nauru news and updates.

24-Feb-2011

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands Considers Dropping 3 More Public Holidays (Source: St. John Source-St. John) - Summary: The Governor of the US Virgin Islands, John deJongh Jr., has submitted legislation to the USVI Senate which would remove 3 more public holidays from the list of official US Virgin Islands public holidays. Links: full story and other Virgin Islands, U.S. news and updates.

24-Feb-2011

Armenia

Armenia Declares March 7 Public Holiday (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Armenian Head of the Government Staff, David Sargsyan, has announced that the Armenian government had declared a one-off public holiday on Monday, March 7, 2011, to link the weekend with the Tuesday, March 8, 2011, annual Women's Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

24-Feb-2011

Ukraine

Ukraine Declares March 7 Public Holiday (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine has issued a resolution declaring Monday, March 7, 2011, as a non-working public holiday, to link the weekend with the upcoming, March 8, annual Women's Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

23-Feb-2011

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Extends 2011 Novruz Public Holidays (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: The Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decision, extending the upcoming Novruz public holidays to 8 consecutive days (9 consecutive days for those that have a 2-day weekend). Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

23-Feb-2011

Uruguay

Uruguay Declares National Holiday On February 28 (Source: Presidencia de la República-República Oriental del Uruguay) - Summary: Uruguay's President, José Mujica, has issued a decree declaring Monday, February 28, 2011, as a one-off national holiday to coincide with the beginning of the official events commemorating Uruguay's bicentennial. Links: full story and other Uruguay news and updates.

22-Feb-2011

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Declares February 26 Public Holiday (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: The government of Saudi Arabia has declared Saturday, February 26, 2011, as a one-off public holiday throughout the Kingdom. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

22-Feb-2011

Maldives

Maldives Declares March 3 Public Holiday (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The Office of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has released a press communique indicating that Thursday, March 3, 2011, had been declared a one-off public holiday as the first sitting of the People's Majlis for the year will be held on that date. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

22-Feb-2011

Malawi

Malawi Rules-Out Bingu Public Holiday (Source: The Nyasa Times-Lilongwe) - Summary: A spokesperson for the Malawi State House has dismissed rumours of a public holiday on either February 24 or 26, 2011, to commemorate President Bingu wa<\i> Mutharika's 77th birthday. Links: full story and other Malawi news and updates.

21-Feb-2011

Uganda

Uganda Declares February 23 Public Holiday (Source: New Vision Online-Kampala) - Summary: The Ugandan Electoral Commission has announced that the Government of Uganda had finally agreed to declare Wednesday, February 23, 2011, as a one-off public holiday to allow Ugandans to participate in the mayoral and the local government elections countrywide. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

19-Feb-2011

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Rules-Out Bridge Public Holiday (Source: AKI Press-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that Wednesday, February 23, 2011, had been announced as an official non-working day in Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

18-Feb-2011

Moldova

Moldova Declares March 7 Public Holiday (Source: Jurnal-Chisinau) - Summary: The government of Moldova has declared Monday, March 7, 2011, as a one-off bridge public sector holiday to link the weekend to the annual March 8 International women's Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

17-Feb-2011

Malawi

Malawi Set To Declare February 24 Public holiday (Source: The Nyasa Times-Lilongwe) - Summary: Malawi's National Intelligence Service is quoted as saying that the Malawi government is planning to turn President Bingu wa<\i> Mutharika's birthday, on February 24th, into a national public holiday. Links: full story and other Malawi news and updates.

17-Feb-2011

The Gambia

Gambia Declares February 18 Public Holiday (Source: The Daily Observer-Banjul) - Summary: Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Friday, February 18, 2011, as a public holiday in observance of the 46th Independence Celebration of the Gambia. Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.

17-Feb-2011

Estonia

Estonia Amends Public and National Holidays Act (Source: Estonia's Official Gazette- Riigi Teataja-Tallinn) - Summary: Estonia's parliament has approved the Public and National Holidays Act and the Estonian Flag Act Amendment Act (RT I, 09.03.2011, 2) which amends the current legislation governing public holidays, days off, and national holidays in Estonia. Links: full story and other Estonia news and updates.

17-Feb-2011

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten Jouvert Public Holiday Uncertainty (Source: Today Newspaper-St. Maarten) - Summary: St. Maarten's Culture Minister, Rhoda Arrindell, has announced that no decision had been taken concerning the possible declaration of Friday, April 29, 2011, as a public holiday to facilitate the Jouvert morning. Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

16-Feb-2011

Libya

Libya Declares Tomorrow Public Holiday (Source: BBC-Tripoli) - Summary: Libyan authorities have declared tomorrow, Thursday, February 17, 2011, as a non-working public holiday in an effort to stem the protests planned for that day. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

15-Feb-2011

Uganda

Uganda Declares February 18 Public Holiday (Source: New Vision Online-Kampala) - Summary: Uganda's minister for information and national guidance, Kabakumba Matsiko, has announced that Friday, February 18, 2011, the date of the upcoming general elections, would be a public holiday in Uganda "to enable Ugandans elect their leaders". Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

15-Feb-2011

Egypt

Egypt Declares Bank Holidays Until Next Week (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's state news agency has announced that the Central Bank of Egypt had declared additional bank holidays for the rest of this week. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

15-Feb-2011

Kuwait

Kuwait Confirms Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: Kuwait's Civil Service commission has confirmed that Thursday, February 17, 2011, would be a non-working public holiday on the occasion of the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

15-Feb-2011

Angola

Angola Public Holidays Revision Signed Into Law (Source: Boletim Informativo do Governo de Angola-BIGA) - Summary: Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, has signed into law the recently-voted major revision of Angolan public holidays. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

15-Feb-2011

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast Declares Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Again (Source: Radio Télévision Ivoirienne-RTI) - Summary: The Ivory Coast government of Alassane Ouattara has announced that tomorrow, Wednesday, February 16, 2011, would be another nationwide public holiday (jour férié, chômé et payé sur toute l'étendue du territoire ivoirien) on account of the upcoming Prophet's Birthday. Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

14-Feb-2011

Pakistan

Pakistan Extends Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: The News-Karachi) - Summary: The Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has announced an additional public holiday across the province on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, on the day before the Eid Milad-un-Nabi national public holiday. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

14-Feb-2011

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Reduces February 17 Public Holiday (Source: The Independent Online-Dhaka) - Summary: The government of Bangladesh has announced that the previously announced February 17 public holiday would begin at 2pm (14:00 local time) rather than last the entire day. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

14-Feb-2011

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Announces Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Wednesday, February 16, 2011, as a public holiday on the occasion of the Birthday celebration of prophet Mohammad (Mawlod). Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

14-Feb-2011

Guyana

Guyana 2011 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Announced (Source: Office of the President of Guyana-Georgetown) - Summary: The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming Youmun Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

14-Feb-2011

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast Declares Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Radio Télévision Ivoirienne-RTI) - Summary: The minister of labour of the Ivory Coast government of Laurent Gbagbo has announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, February 15, 2011, would be a nationwide public holiday (journée fériée, chômée, payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire ivoirien). Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

13-Feb-2011

Egypt

Egypt Declares Bank Holiday Tomorrow (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Earlier today, Egypt's state news agency announced that the Central Bank of Egypt had declared a one-off additional bank holiday in Egypt for tomorrow, Monday, February 14, 2011. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

13-Feb-2011

Sudan

Sudan Announces Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: The Sudan News Agency-SUNA) - Summary: The Secretariat General of the Sudanese Council of Ministers has announced that next Tuesday, February 15, 2011, would be the date of the upcoming Al-mawlid public holiday (the birthday of Prophet Mohamed). Links: full story and other Sudan news and updates.

13-Feb-2011

Algeria

Algeria Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday February 15 (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique) has announced that Tuesday, February 15, 2011, had been declared as a paid non-working public holiday (journée chômée et payée) on account of the upcoming Mawlid Ennabawi (Prophet's Birthday). Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

13-Feb-2011

Fiji

Fiji Rules-Out February 17 Public Holiday (Source: Fiji Broadcasting Corporation-Suva) - Summary: Fiji's Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, Colonel Pio Tikoduadua, has announced that there would be no public holiday to mark the passing of the former President Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

13-Feb-2011

Oman

Oman Moves Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have 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 Oman news and updates.

12-Feb-2011

Philippines

Philippines Extend Prophet's Birthday Holiday (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines have declared Tuesday, February 15, 2011, a nationwide Muslim non-working holiday, under Presidential Decree No. 1083, for the upcoming Prophet's Birthday holiday. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

12-Feb-2011

Bahrain

Bahrain Announces Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Tuesday, February 15, 2011, as a public holiday to mark the birthday of Prophet Mohammed for the Islamic year 1432. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

12-Feb-2011

Spain

Spain 2012 La Murcia Public Holidays Announced (Source: ABC-Murcia) - Summary: The executive of Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia has released its calendar of official public holidays (calendario laboral) for 2012. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

11-Feb-2011

Nigeria

Nigeria Declares Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Vanguard-Abuja) - Summary: Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Captain Emmanuel Ihenacho, through his Assistant Director in charge of Press, Ogaziechi Theodore, has announced that the federal government of Nigeria had declared Tuesday, February 15, 2011, as a public holiday to commemorate the Eid el-Maulud (birthday of the Holy Prophet Mohammed). Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

11-Feb-2011

Jordan

Jordan Announces Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordan's Prime Minister, Marouf Bakhit, has issued a communiqué announcing the date of the upcoming public holiday for the Prophet's Birthday as Tuesday, February 15, 2011. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

10-Feb-2011

Peru

Peru Cancels February 16 Public Holiday (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The government of Peru has announced that the one-off public holiday on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, had been canceled due to the postponement of the Third Summit of Heads of State and Government of South America and Arab Countries (ASPA). Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

10-Feb-2011

Lebanon

Lebanon Declares February 14 Public Holiday (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The government of Lebanon has declared Monday, February 14, 2011, as an additional public holiday and has ordered all public institutions and public and private teaching institutions to remain closed for the day. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

9-Feb-2011

West Bank and Gaza

West Bank Announces Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Maan News Agency-Ramallah) - Summary: The Palestinian Authority has announced Tuesday, February 15, 2011, as the date of the upcoming public holiday for Prophet Mohammed's birthday. Links: full story and other West Bank and Gaza news and updates.

8-Feb-2011

Pakistan

Pakistan Revises Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Date (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 date of the upcoming Prophet's Birthday public holiday had been changed to Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

7-Feb-2011

UAE

UAE Extends Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: Earlier today, the UAE's Ministry of Labour announced that Thursday, February 17, 2011, had been declared a public holiday for the private sector. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

7-Feb-2011

South Africa

South Africa To Declare Midweek Electoral Public Holiday (Source: Eyewitness News-Johannesburg) - Summary: A spokesperson for South African Cooperative Governance Minister, Sicelo Shiceka, has confirmed that the date of the upcoming local government elections will be a non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

6-Feb-2011

Suriname

Suriname Adds February 25 Public Holiday (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The Council of Ministers of Suriname has declared another annual national public holiday on February 25, beginning this year. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

5-Feb-2011

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Announces Miladunnabi Public Holiday (Source: The Daily Star-Dhaka) - Summary: Bangladesh's Religious Affairs Secretary, Kazi Habibul Awal, has announced that the upcoming Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the Prophet's Birthday public holiday, would be observed on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

4-Feb-2011

UK

UK Considers Replacing Early May Public Holiday (Source: The Guardian-London) - Summary: The UK government is considering replacing the annual, early May, public holiday, with a new annual public holiday in the autumn. Links: full story and other UK news and updates.

3-Feb-2011

Canada

Canada Could Extend Family Day Public Holiday (Source: The Globe and Mail-Toronto) - Summary: Christy Clark, the front-runner for the leadership of the BC Liberal Party of Canada's Province of British Columbia, has said that she is in favor of adding a new annual February public holiday in British Columbia, if she becomes Premier. Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

2-Feb-2011

Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands Declare Royal Wedding Public Holiday (Source: Falkland Islands Government-Stanley) - Summary: The Falkland 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 Falkland Islands. Links: full story and other Falkland Islands news and updates.

2-Feb-2011

Peru

Peru Declares February 7 Regional Public Holiday (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The governor of Peru's Province of Puno, Víctor Urviola Garrido, has signed and released a decree declaring Monday, February 7, 2011, as a regional non-working public holiday in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Candelaria. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

1-Feb-2011

The Cayman Islands

Cayman Gazettes Royal Wedding Public Holiday (Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government-Grand Cayman) - Summary: The April 29, 2011, additional public holidays for the upcoming royal wedding has officially been gazetted as per the Public Holidays Order, 2011. Links: full story and other The Cayman Islands news and updates.

1-Feb-2011

Denmark

Denmark 2012 Bank Holidays Released (Source: Danmarks Nationalbanken-Copenhagen) - Summary: Denmark's Central Bank (Danmarks Nationalbanken) has released the list of bank holidays in Denmark, as well as non-working public holidays in Denmark, for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Denmark news and updates.

1-Feb-2011

Russia

Russia Declares Regional Lunar New Year Public Holiday (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: The governments of the Russian Republics of Tuva and Buryatia have declared a public holiday on Thursday, February 3, 2011, on account of the upcoming Lunar New Year (aka. Chinese New Year). Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

1-Feb-2011

Brunei

Brunei Announces February Public Holidays (Source: Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) - Summary: The Information Department of Brunei Darussalam's Prime Minister's Office has released a list of public holidays for the month of February 2011. Links: full story and other Brunei news and updates.


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