Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates June 2011


 
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This monthly recap of June 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

30-Jun-2011

Mongolia

Mongolian Amends Naadam Public Holidays (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: The Cabinet of the Government of Mongolia has approved the declaration of Thursday and Friday, July 14 and 15, 2011, as one-off non-working public holidays in Mongolia, to link the upcoming Naadam annual public holidays with the following weekend. Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.

30-Jun-2011

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Declares July 4-5 Public Holidays (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The deputies of Kazakhstan's Maslikhat have unanimously approved the declaration of Monday and Tuesday, July 4 and 5, 2011, as one-off non-working public holidays throughout Kazakhstan. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

29-Jun-2011

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten Declares July 1st Public Sector Holiday (Source: The Daily Herald-Philipsburg) - Summary: The Sint Maarten Council of Ministers has finally decided to declare a one-off public sector holiday and give all government workers the day off on Friday, July 1, 2011, on account of the upcoming Emancipation Day. Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

29-Jun-2011

Pakistan

Pakistan Announces July 1st Bank Holiday (Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Friday, July 1, 2011, had been declared as a bank holiday. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

28-Jun-2011

Ghana

Ghana Announces July 1st Public Holiday (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Benjamin Kunbuor, confirmed that Friday July 1, 2011, would be a non-working statutory public holiday throughout the country on account of the upcoming Republic Day. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

27-Jun-2011

Kuwait

Kuwait Declares June 30 Public Holiday (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that the upcoming public holiday on account of the Prophet's Ascension, ministries and government authorities will have a non-working public holiday on Thursday, June 30, 2011, instead of Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

27-Jun-2011

Iraq

Iraq Declares June 28-29 Public Holidays (Source: National Iraqi News Agency-NINA) - Summary: The government of Iraq has declared Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28 and 29, 2011, as one-off public holidays on account of the upcoming Prophet's Ascension Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

27-Jun-2011

West Bank and Gaza

West Bank Announces Prophet's Ascent Public Holiday (Source: Maan News Agency-Ramallah) - Summary: The Palestinian Authority has announced Wednesday, June 29, 2011, as the date of the upcoming public holiday for Prophet Mohammed's Ascent. Links: full story and other West Bank and Gaza news and updates.

26-Jun-2011

Oman

Omani Public Holidays For Isra Wal Meraj Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced that the upcoming one-day public holiday for the Isra Wal Meraj would be moved from Wednesday, June 29, 2011, to Thursday, June 30, 2011. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

26-Jun-2011

Nepal

Nepal Declares June 28 Public Holiday (Source: The Himalayan Times-Kathmandu) - Summary: The Nepalese Government has declared a one-off public holiday for Tuesday, June 28, 2011, on account of the upcoming Bhoto Jatra festival. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

25-Jun-2011

The Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government-Grand Cayman) - Summary: The Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has released a confirmed listing of 2012 public holidays in the Cayman Islands. Links: full story and other The Cayman Islands news and updates.

24-Jun-2011

Zambia

Zambia Declares June 27 Public Holiday (Source: Zambia National Broadcasting Cooperation-Lusaka) - Summary: Zambia's President, Rupiah Banda, has declared Monday, June 27, 2011, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Zambia. Links: full story and other Zambia news and updates.

23-Jun-2011

Philippines

Philippines Declare June 29 ARMM Public Holiday (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The government of the Philippines has announced that the date of the regional public holiday for the upcoming Lailatul Isra Wal Miraj (the Nocturnal Journey and Ascension of Prophet Mohammed) as Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

22-Jun-2011

Australia

Australian 2013 Public Holidays In Victoria (Source: State Government of Victoria-Melbourne) - Summary: The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

21-Jun-2011

Angola

Angola Proposes March 23 SADC Public Holiday (Source: AngoNotícias-Luanda) - Summary: The government of Angola, represented at the recent SADC Ministerial Committee Meeting in Lusaka, has proposed that SADC member countries declare March 23 as a new annual non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

20-Jun-2011

South Korea

South Korean Day In Lieu Public Holidays Update (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: The South Korean government has announced that it was examining a stimulus plan which would encourage a "substitute public holiday system" giving the next day off when public holidays overlap or fall on a Sunday. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.

20-Jun-2011

Ukraine

Ukraine Declares June 27 Public Holiday (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine has issued a resolution declaring Monday, June 27, 2011, as a non-working public holiday, to link the weekend with the upcoming, June 28, annual Constitution Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

19-Jun-2011

Guernsey and Alderney

Guernsey 2012 Jubillee Public Holiday Under Consideration (Source: States of Guernsey-St. Peter Port) - Summary: Guernsey and Alderney's Commerce and Employment Department has announced that the States of Guernsey (Guernsey's Parliament) will soon be asked to also declare Monday, June 5, 2012, as a one-off public holiday to commemorate Queen Elisabeth's Diamond Jubilee. Links: full story and other Guernsey and Alderney news and updates.

18-Jun-2011

Madagascar

Madagascar Rules-Out June 27 Public Holiday (Source: Communiqués de la Présidence de la Haute Autorité de la Transition-Antananarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's chargé de communication à la Présidence de la HAT has published a detailed program for Madagascar's upcoming 51st Independence Day celebrations which rules-out a day in lieu public holiday on Monday, June 27, 2011. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

18-Jun-2011

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten July 1st Public Holiday Update (Source: The Daily Herald-Philipsburg) - Summary: Sint Maarten Education Minister, Rhoda Arrindell, has announced that, despite a smooth sailing through the legislative process, the draft law making July 1st a new annual public holiday, is "unlikely to go into effect this year". Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

17-Jun-2011

Nepal

Nepal Declares July 22 Public Holiday (Source: The Himalayan Times-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that the date of the upcoming National Census Day 2011, on Friday, July 22, 2011, would be an official non-working public holiday throughout Nepal. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

17-Jun-2011

Malaysia

Malaysia Thaipusam Public Holiday Update (Source: Bernama News Agency-Melaka) - Summary: The chief of the Melaka MIC, Datuk R Perumal, has asked the state government of Malacca to declare Thaipusam as a state public holiday. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

16-Jun-2011

Swaziland

Swaziland Reed Dance 2011 Public Holiday (Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs-Mbabane) - Summary: Swaziland's Minister of Home Affairs, Chief Mgwagwa Gamedze, has announced that the upcoming Umhlanga (aka. Reed Dance) public holiday would be in August. Links: full story and other Swaziland news and updates.

15-Jun-2011

Bermuda

Bermuda Announces National Heroes' Public Holiday (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: The date of Bermuda's upcoming National Heroes' Day public holiday has been confirmed as being Monday, June 20, 2011. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

14-Jun-2011

UAE

UAE Moves Isra Wal Meraj Public Holiday (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Minister of Education, and Chairman of Federal Authority for Human Resources (FAHR), Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Quttami, has announced that the UAE government had decided to move the date of the upcoming Isra Wal Meraj public holiday from Wednesday, June 29, to Thursday, June 30, 2011. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

13-Jun-2011

Malaysia

Malaysia Declares June 19 Terengganu Public Holiday (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Terengganu) - Summary: The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Terengganu, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said, has announced that the State of Terengganu had declared Sunday, June 19, 2011, as a public holiday to celebrate the state victory in Saturday's FA Cup finals. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

13-Jun-2011

Bolivia

Bolivian Bill For September 23 Public Holiday (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: A bill has been introduced in Bolivia's legislative assembly which would declare September 23 as a new annual public holiday to honor Bolivians of African descent. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

12-Jun-2011

Cape Verde

Cape Verde Declares July 8 Public Sector Holiday (Source: Ministro da Administração Interna-República de Cabo Verde) - Summary: The government of Cape Verde has declared one-off public sector holiday (tolerância de ponto) for the entire day of Friday, July 8, 2011. Links: full story and other Cape Verde news and updates.

11-Jun-2011

Malaysia

Malaysia Declares State Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kota Baharu) - Summary: The State Secretary to Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Datuk Aiseri Alias, has announced that tomorrow, Sunday, June 12, 2011, would be a one-off State public holiday in conjunction with tonight's FA Cup final between Kelantan and Terengganu. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

11-Jun-2011

Spain

Spain 2012 La Rioja Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletin Oficial De La Rioja-La Rioja) - Summary: The Consejería de Industria, Innovación y Empleo of Spain's Autonomous Region of La Rioja has published the list of regional public holidays (calendario laboral) for 2012 in La Rioja. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

10-Jun-2011

Nigeria

Nigerian States Declare June 12-13 Public Holidays (Source: The Punch-Abuja) - Summary: The State Governments of many Southwest States of Nigeria have declared Monday, June 13, 2011, a work free, day in lieu, public holiday in commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the June 12, 1993, election. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

9-Jun-2011

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Announce Queen's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: The Governor’s Office Turks and Caicos Islands-Providenciales) - Summary: The Turks and Caicos Advisory Council issued a press release confirming that the Turks and Caicos Islands will also observe a public holiday on Monday, June 13, 2011, to mark the occasion of Her Majesty's birthday. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

8-Jun-2011

Philippines

Philippines Declare June 24 Public Holiday (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines' Presidential Executive Secretary, Paquito Ochoa Jr., has signed Proclamation 175, declaring Friday, June 24, 2011, as an official, non-working, public holiday in the city of Manila (the political and economic capital of the Philippines). Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

8-Jun-2011

Fiji

Fiji 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Information-Suva) - Summary: The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved the list of the dates of public holidays for the calendar year 2012, following a submission by Fiji's Minister for Labour, Filipe Bole. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

7-Jun-2011

Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island 2012 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Norfolk Island Government Gazette-Kingston) - Summary: The Minister for Community Services for the Australian territory of Norfolk Island, Timothy John Sheridan, has announced the list of 2012 official public holidays in Norfolk Island. Links: full story and other Norfolk Island news and updates.

7-Jun-2011

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's Senate Votes March 30 Public Holiday (Source: El Nuevo Día-San Juan) - Summary: Puerto Rico's Senate has approved by 26 votes to 0 (and no abstention) the establishment of a new annual public holiday, on March 30, to commemorate veterans of the Vietnam war. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

7-Jun-2011

Romania

Romanian Calls For November 30 Public Holiday (Source: Bucarest Hebdo-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Orthodox Church Patriarch has petitioned the Romanian Chamber of Deputies for it to declare November 30, the feast of St. Apostle Andrew, as a new annual legal public holiday. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

7-Jun-2011

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan March 24 Public Holiday Threatened (Source: AKI Press-Bishkek) - Summary: The parliamentary committee for constitutional legislation, state system, rule of law and local government, of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan has decided to introduce legislation to cancel the March 24 non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

7-Jun-2011

Macedonia

Macedonia Announces June 10 Public Holiday (Source: Macedonian Information Agency-MIA) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labor and Social Policy has announced that Friday, June 10, 2011, (the Friday before Pentecost), would be an official non-working public holiday for Orthodox citizens of Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

6-Jun-2011

Bolivia

Bolivia Confirms June 21 and 23 Public Holidays (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that the relatively new, June 21, public holiday would be a nationwide public holiday, for both the public and private sectors, and not only in the western part of the country. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

6-Jun-2011

Australia

Australian Victoria Public Holidays Amendment Passed (Source: Premier of Victoria-State Government of Victoria) - Summary: The Public Holidays Amendment Bill 2011 has successfully passed through the Legislative Council of the Parliament of Australia's State of Victoria, thus becoming law. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

5-Jun-2011

Philippines

Philippines Rule-Out June 13 Public Holiday (Source: The Manila Bulletin-Manila) - Summary: Philippines' Deputy Presidential Spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has announced that President Aquino will not move the upcoming June 12, Independence Day, public holiday to Monday, June 13, 2011. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

5-Jun-2011

Honduras

Honduras Restores Weeklong School Holidays (Source: La Prensa-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Late last night, the government of Honduras reversed its earlier decision to cancel the upcoming, annual, week long holidays for schools and the educational system. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

4-Jun-2011

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Eid Al-Fitr Public Sector Holidays Announced (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: The government of Saudi Arabia has announced that the public sector holidays break from work to mark the upcoming 2011 Eid Al-Fitr will run from Thursday, August 25 (Ramadan 25) until Saturday, September 3 (Shawwal 5), 2011. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

3-Jun-2011

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten July 1st Public Holiday Likely This Year (Source: The Daily Herald-Philipsburg) - Summary: Sint Maarten Education and Culture Minister, Rhoda Arrindell, has announced that the draft law to make Emancipation Day, on July 1, into a new annual public holiday is expected to be sent to Parliament soon. Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

3-Jun-2011

Honduras

Honduras Cancels Weeklong School Holidays (Source: El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Honduras' Minister of Education, Alejandro Ventura, has announced that the government of Honduras had decided to cancel the upcoming, annual, week long holidays for schools and the educational system. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

2-Jun-2011

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holidays Canceled (Source: Ministerio de Estado para la Banca Pública-República Bolivariana de Venezuela) - Summary: The vice-president for branches and business development of Venezuela's state bank Banco Bicentenario, Yadira Romero, has announced that Banco Bicentenario would henceforth open on the date of Venezuela's traditional bank holidays. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

2-Jun-2011

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Announces June 2011 Public Holidays (Source: Azeri-Press Agency-APA) - Summary: The Azeri Cabinet of Ministers has announced that there would be two effective non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan in June 2011. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

1-Jun-2011

Madagascar

Madagascar Declares June 3 Bridge Public Holiday (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Late last night, Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement issued a decree declaring Friday, June 3, 2011, as a paid one-off bridge public holiday throughout Madagascar. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.


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