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This monthly recap of September 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-Sep-2011

Honduras

Honduras October 2011 Public Holidays Moved (Source: El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The government of Honduras has officially announced that all 3 of the upcoming October public holidays will either occur on or be moved to the nearest Monday. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

30-Sep-2011

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten October 10 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: The Daily Herald-Philipsburg) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, Sarah Wescot-Williams, has announced that there were no plans for Sint Maarten to also declare October 10 as a non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

29-Sep-2011

Taiwan

Taiwan 2012 Public Holidays Released (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: Taiwan's Central Personnel Administration (CPA) has published its list of 2012 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.

28-Sep-2011

Nepal

Nepal Public Holidays For Dashain (Source: The Himalayan Times-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has declared a 5-day period of public sector holidays from Monday, October 3, until Friday, October 7, 2011, inclusively, on account of the upcoming Dashain festival. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

27-Sep-2011

Costa Rica

Costa Rican Public Holiday On October 17 (Source: La Nación-San José) - Summary: The Costa Rican Ministry of Labour has issued a press release announcing that the upcoming, October 12, "Día del Encuentro de la Culturas", would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Monday, October, 17, 2011. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

27-Sep-2011

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Elections November 7 (Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office-BVI) - Summary: The British Virgin Islands' Premier, Ralph O'Neal, has announced that the upcoming general elections would be held on Monday, November 7, 2011. Links: full story and other British Virgin Islands news and updates.

27-Sep-2011

Russia

Russian Law To Restore Religious Public Holidays (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: A draft bill has been introduced to the State Duma (Russia's Parliament) to give local authorities the constitutional power to introduce official religious and ethnic non-working public holidays. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

26-Sep-2011

Seychelles

Seychelles Declare Public Holiday On October 1st (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Seychelles-Victoria) - Summary: The government of the Seychelles has declared Saturday, October 1st, 2011, as a one-off public holiday on account of the National Assembly Elections (eleksyon pour Lasanble Nasyonal) that will take place on that day. Links: full story and other Seychelles news and updates.

26-Sep-2011

Spain

Spain 2012 Ceuta Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta-BOCCE) - Summary: The legislative assembly of Spain's autonomous region of Ceuta (Ilustre Pleno de !a Asamblea de Ceuta) has approved the official list of 2012 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

26-Sep-2011

Nigeria

Nigeria Public Holiday On October 3 (Source: Vanguard-Abuja) - Summary: Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Emmanuel Ihenacho, has declared Monday, October 3, 2011, as a non-working public holiday to mark this year's National Day which falls on a Saturday in 2011. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

25-Sep-2011

Curaçao

Curacao Public Holiday On October 10 (Source: The Daily Herald-Willemstad) - Summary: The cabinet of Curaçao's Prime Minister, Gerrit Schotte, has announced that it had declared Monday, October 10, 2011, as an official non-working public holiday to commemorate the first anniversary of the date when Curaçao gained autonomous country status. Links: full story and other Curaçao news and updates.

24-Sep-2011

Spain

Spain 2012 Castilla La-Mancha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha-DOCM) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla La-Mancha has published the list of 2012 public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Región of Castilla La-Mancha. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

23-Sep-2011

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office-BVI) - Summary: The Cabinet of the British Virgin Islands has approved and announced the list and dates of official public holidays for 2012 in the British Virgin Islands, in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199). Links: full story and other British Virgin Islands news and updates.

23-Sep-2011

Czech Republic

Czech Republic 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Czech National Bank-Prag) - Summary: The central bank of the Czech Republic, the Czech National Bank, has announced the twelve bank and public holidays for calendar year 2012 in the Czech Republic. Links: full story and other Czech Republic news and updates.

23-Sep-2011

Macedonia

Macedonia Announces September 28 Public holiday (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Wednesday, September 28, 2011, would be a non-working public holiday for members of the Bosniak community in Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

22-Sep-2011

Brazil

Brazil Public Holidays Law For 2014 World Cup (Source: Diário Oficial da União-Brasilia) - Summary: Brazil has introduced a bill that allows States and Municipalities to declare one-off public holidays whenever a selection game, in 2013, or a FIFA World Cup game, in 2014, occurs in their jurisdiction. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

22-Sep-2011

Ecuador

Ecuador Declares 5-day Public Holidays (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: The government of Ecuador has announced an exceptional 5-day public holiday to be observed from Wednesday, November 2, until Sunday, November 6, 2011, inclusively. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

22-Sep-2011

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Rules-Out September 24 Public Holiday Move (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Dominican Republic's Ministry of Labour has announced that the upcoming "Nuestra Señora de Las Mercedes" public holiday would remain on its fixed date of September 24. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

22-Sep-2011

Russia

Russian Supreme Court Cancels Religious Public Holidays (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: The Russian Supreme Court has ruled as unconstitutional the 1992 law establishing non-working public holidays in the Republic of Bashkiria for the Eid al-Adha and the Eid ul-Fitr. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

21-Sep-2011

Belize

Belize Declares Public Holiday On September 26 (Source: Government of Belize Press Office-Belmopan) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Belize, Dean Barrow, has announced that Monday, September 26, 2011, would be a one-off public holiday to coincide with the upcoming funeral of George Cadle Price, Belize's first Prime Minister after independence. Links: full story and other Belize news and updates.

20-Sep-2011

Bhutan

Bhutan 3-day Public Holidays For Royal Wedding (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Bhutan Government has declared a 3-day period of public holidays to coincide with next month's wedding of Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar and Jetsun Puma. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

20-Sep-2011

Spain

Spain Rules-Out Ceuta Ramadan Public Holiday (Source: El Faro-Ceuta) - Summary: The president of the government of Spain's autonomous region of Ceuta has ruled-out the addition of a regional public holiday for the End of Ramadan (el final del Ramadán) in its list of official public holidays for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

19-Sep-2011

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday On September 21 (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Deputy Minister, Kwabena Akyeampong, has announced that Wednesday, September 21, 2011, marks Founder's Day which will be observed as a non-working public holiday throughout the country. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

18-Sep-2011

Australia

Australia Queen's Birthday Public Holiday Update (Source: The Brisbane Times-Brisbane) - Summary: Earlier today, the Premier of the Australian State of Queensland, Anna Bligh, released a discussion paper which suggests moving the Queen's Birthday non-working public holiday to the second half of the year. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

18-Sep-2011

India

India 2012 Himachal Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government-Shimla) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has issued a notification of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in the State of Himachal Pradesh as gazetted holidays during the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

17-Sep-2011

Guinea

Guinea Conakry Elections December 29 (Source: Commission Electorale Nationale Indépendante de la Guinée-CENI) - Summary: Guinea Conakry's electoral commission (CENI) has announced December 29, 2011, as the date of the upcoming legislative elections in Guinea Conakry. Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

17-Sep-2011

Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands Announce Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Falkland Islands Government Department of Agriculture-Stanley) - Summary: The Falkland Islands Government has announced the dates of the public holidays and government holidays for December 2011 and January 2012. Links: full story and other Falkland Islands news and updates.

16-Sep-2011

Spain

Spain 2012 Madrid Public Holidays Announced (Source: Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid-Madrid) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid has published the list of official 2012 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Comunidad de Madrid. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

16-Sep-2011

Philippines

Philippines Considering 2 Additional Public Holidays (Source: Philippine Information Agency-City of Malolos) - Summary: Two separate bills are about to be introduced to the Philippines' Congress which would declare as new annual national non-working public holidays on January 23 and September 15. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

16-Sep-2011

Brazil

Brazilian Bill To Move Mid-Week Public Holidays (Source: Câmara dos Deputados-Brasilia) - Summary: A bill has been introduced in Brazil's House of Representatives to deal with fixed-date public holidays that fall in the middle of the week. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

16-Sep-2011

Uruguay

Uruguay Reconsidering October 19 Public Holiday (Source: El País-Montevideo) - Summary: A bill has been introduced into the Uruguayan House of Representatives to restore the annual, October 19, regional non-working public holiday in Uruguay's region of Atlántida. Links: full story and other Uruguay news and updates.

15-Sep-2011

Chile

Chile Rules-Out 2012 Census Public Holiday (Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas-INE) - Summary: Chile's Census Commission (Comisión Nacional Censal) has announced that contrary to what was done on previous occasions, the upcoming 2012 census would not be accompanied by a one-off non-working public holiday in Chile. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

15-Sep-2011

Zambia

Zambia Public Holiday On September 20 (Source: The Office of the President of the Republic of Zambia-Lusaka) - Summary: Zambian President, Rupiah Banda, has declared Tuesday, September 20, 2011, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming tripartite elections. Links: full story and other Zambia news and updates.

14-Sep-2011

Mexico

Mexico Public Holiday September 16 (Source: Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social-Ciudad de México) - Summary: The Mexican Minister of Labour (Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social), Renato Sandoval Franco, has announced that Friday, September 16, 2011, would be a non-working public holiday (día de descanso obligatorio). Links: full story and other Mexico news and updates.

14-Sep-2011

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian National Day Public Holiday Extended (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: The government of Saudi Arabia has extended the upcoming National Day annual non-working public holiday by one day. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

14-Sep-2011

Mauritius

Mauritius 2012 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Government of Mauritius-Port-Louis) - Summary: The Government of Mauritius has officially gazetted the list of 2012 public holidays in Mauritius that had been announced last spring. Links: full story and other Mauritius news and updates.

14-Sep-2011

Honduras

Honduras Rules-Out September 16 Public Holiday (Source: La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Honduras' Secretary of State of the Interior (Secretario de Estado en los Despachos del Interior y Población), Áfrico Madrid, has issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of an additional non-working bridge public holiday on Friday, September 16, 2011. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

14-Sep-2011

Chile

Chilean Senate Approve September 19 Public Holiday Bill (Source: Senado República de Chile-Valparaíso) - Summary: Chile's Senate has in turn approved the recent bill to make the upcoming September 19 public holiday a compulsory non-working day (feriado irrenunciable). Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

13-Sep-2011

Kenya

Kenya Declares 2-Day National Mourning (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: The Cabinet of the government of Kenya has declared Wednesday and Thursday, September 14 and 15, 2011, as days of national mourning following the recent Sinai fire disaster. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

13-Sep-2011

Brunei

Brunei Darussalam 2012 Public Holidays Announced (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 official bank holidays and public holidays in Brunei Darussalam during the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Brunei news and updates.

13-Sep-2011

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Declares Public Holiday On September 16 (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Jeannette Chávez Gómez, has issued a communique announcing that Friday, September 16, 2011, would be an additional non-working paid public sector holiday to bridge the gap between the upcoming national days public holidays and the weekend of September 17-18, 2011. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

12-Sep-2011

Vietnam

Vietnam 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has announced the official public holidays in Vietnam for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

11-Sep-2011

Chile

Chilean MPs Approve September 19 Public Holiday Bill (Source: Honorable Cámara de Diputados-Valparaíso) - Summary: Chile's lower house of parliament (la Cámara de Diputados) has approved a recent bill to make the upcoming September 19 public holiday a compulsory non-working day (feriado irrenunciable). Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

10-Sep-2011

Paraguay

Paraguayan MPs Reject Public Holidays Bill (Source: Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: Paraguay's lower house of parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has rejected, in its second reading, the current public holidays legislation concerning February 3 and May 14. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

9-Sep-2011

UK

UK Magna Carta Anniversary Public Holiday Bill (Source: House of Commons Hansard Debates-London) - Summary: The UK's House of Commons has accepted for consideration the "Magna Carta Anniversary (Bank Holiday) Bill", which would designate Monday, June 15, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the United Kingdom to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta. Links: full story and other UK news and updates.

8-Sep-2011

India

Indian Public Holiday For Mannath Padmanabhan (Source: Press Trust of India-Thiruvananthapuram) - Summary: The Chief Minister of the Indian State of Kerala, Oommen Chandy, has announced that the government of the State of Kerala had decided to declare a, January 2, public holiday for the birthday of Mannath Padmanabhan. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

8-Sep-2011

Nepal

Nepal Declares Public Holiday For Indra Jatra (Source: The Himalayan Times-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has declared Sunday, September 11, 2011, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Indra Jatra festival. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

7-Sep-2011

Venezuela

Venezuela Declares Virgen del Valle Holiday (Source: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias-Caracas) - Summary: The government of Venezuela has announced that September 8th, 2011, had been declared a national celebratory holiday (Día de Júbilo Nacional) on account of the upcoming feast for the Virgen del Valle. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

7-Sep-2011

Malaysia

Malaysia Postpones September 10 Public Holiday (Source: The New Straits Times Press-Kuching) - Summary: The government of Malaysia's State of Sarawak has announced that the official date of the 90th birthday celebration of Sarawak's ruler, Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng, and it associated state public holiday, would be moved from September 10, to September 24, 2011. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

7-Sep-2011

Guatemala

Guatemala Electoral Public Holiday September 12 (Source: Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) - Summary: The Guatemalan President, Álvaro Colom Caballeros, has declared Monday, September 12, 2011, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the first round of the upcoming presidential elections. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

7-Sep-2011

Bahrain

Bahrain 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Central Bank has published its list of expected bank and public holidays in Bahrain for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

6-Sep-2011

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Declares September 14-15 Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Jeannette Chávez Gómez, has issued a communique announcing that Wednesday and Thursday, September 14-15, 2011, would be fully-paid public holidays ("dichos días son de descanso obligatorio con goce de salario") on account of the upcoming national days public holidays. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

6-Sep-2011

Samoa

Samoa 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour-Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - Summary: The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has released an updated list of the non-working public holidays in Samoa for the calendar years 2012-2013-2014. Links: full story and other Samoa news and updates.

5-Sep-2011

Libya

Libya New Martyrs' Day Public Holiday (Source: Press TV-Benghazi) - Summary: The chairman of the National Transitional Council, Mustapha Abdel Jalil, has announced that the NTC planned to soon declare a new annual Martyrs' Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

5-Sep-2011

Italy

Italy Restores 3 Public Holidays (Source: Senato della Repubblica-Roma) - Summary: The Italian Government has announced that it would accept the recent amendment by the Italian Senate to the recent "Decreto-Legge 13 agosto 2011, n. 138" and abandon its plan to move non-religious public holidays to the next Sunday. Links: full story and other Italy news and updates.

4-Sep-2011

Barbados

Barbados 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour-Bridgetown) - Summary: The government of Barbados has published the list of official public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Barbados news and updates.

4-Sep-2011

Slovakia

Slovakia Reconsidering September 1 Public Holiday (Source: National Council of the Slovak Republic) - Summary: The Chairman and Speaker of Slovakia's Parliament, Richard Sulik, has stated that the annual, September 1st, Constitution Day non-working public holiday is superfluous and should be canceled, or at least made into a regular working day. Links: full story and other Slovakia news and updates.

4-Sep-2011

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holidays September 12-16 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The Government of Timor Leste has decided to concede a series of day-off non-working public holiday from Monday, September 12, to Friday, September 16, 2011, each day in a different region, to all employees and agents of the ministries or departments depending on them, as well as institutes and organizations included in indirect State administration, on account of the upcoming "Tour de Timor". Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

3-Sep-2011

Macedonia

Macedonia Declares September 8 Public Holiday (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Thursday, September 8, 2011, had been declared a non-working public holiday for all the citizens of Macedonia on account of the upcoming Independence Day. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

3-Sep-2011

Norway

Norway 2013 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Norges Bank-Oslo) - Summary: Norway's Central Bank (Norges Bank) has published the list of bank holidays in Norway for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Norway news and updates.

2-Sep-2011

Spain

Spain 2012 Castilla y León Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Castilla y León-Valladolid) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Castilla y León has published the list of official regional public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

2-Sep-2011

Samoa

Samoa December 30 Expunged Day (Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour-Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - Summary: The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has announced that Friday, December 30, 2011, would be considered a non-working day. Links: full story and other Samoa news and updates.

1-Sep-2011

Chile

Chile Reviews September 19 Public Holiday (Source: La Tercera-Santiago) - Summary: A group of Chilean parliamentarians has tabled legislation that would turn the upcoming, September 19, public holiday into a "feriado irrenunciable". Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.


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