Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates October 2011


 
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This monthly recap of October 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-Oct-2011

UAE

UAE 2011 Eid Al Adha Private Sector Public Holidays Announced (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Minister of Labour, Saqr Ghobash, has issued a circular specifying the UAE's private sector's upcoming non-working public holidays for the Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

31-Oct-2011

Croatia

Croatian Electoral Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Government of the Republic of Croatia-Zagreb) - Summary: Croatian President, Ivo Josipovic, has finally decided to announce the date of the upcoming elections on a regular non-working day, more specifically, Sunday, December 4, 2011. Links: full story and other Croatia news and updates.

31-Oct-2011

Oman

Oman 2011 Eid al Adha Public Holidays (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays for the private sector, the public sector, and the banking and financial sectors of Oman for the calendar year 2011. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

31-Oct-2011

Thailand

Thailand Flood Public Holidays Extension Ruled-Out (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: At an extraordinary meeting of the cabinet of the government of Thailand, last night, the cabinet rejected a proposal to extend the duration of the current flood relief regional public holidays Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

31-Oct-2011

India

Indian Public Holiday In Kerala Tomorrow (Source: The Hindu-Thiruvananthapuram) - Summary: The Chief Minister of India's State of Kerala, Oommen Chandy, has announced that his Cabinet had declared tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1, 2011, as a one-off state public holiday as part of the mourning measures decreed following yesterday's death of Kerala Food and Civil Supplies Minister, T. M. Jacob. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

30-Oct-2011

Nepal

Nepal Chhath Public Holiday November 1 (Source: The Himalayan Times-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has declared Tuesday, November 1, 2011, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Chhath Parva festival. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

30-Oct-2011

Sénégal

Senegal 2011 Eid-el-Kabir November 7 (Source: Dakar Online-Dakar) - Summary: The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale de concertation sur le croissant lunaire - Conacoc) has announced that the upcoming Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday would be on Monday, November 7, 2011. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

29-Oct-2011

Lebanon

Lebanon 2011 Eid Al-Adha November 6 (Source: The Daily Star-Beirut) - Summary: Lebanon's Grand Mufti, Rashid Qabbani, announced yesterday that the upcoming Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) would begin on Sunday, November 6, 2011. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

29-Oct-2011

Qatar

Qatar 2011 Eid al-Adha Announced (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Qatar's Ministry of Religious Affairs has announced that the month of Dhul Hijjah had begun at sunset last night and. therefore, that the upcoming Eid Al Adha, and related public holidays, would be observed across the country based on the date of Sunday, November 6, 2011. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

29-Oct-2011

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2011 Eid-ul-Azha On November 7 (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had sighted the New Moon crescent last night and, therefore, that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, and related public holidays, would be observed across the country based on the date of Monday, November 7, 2011. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

29-Oct-2011

Saudi Arabia

Saudi 2011 Eid al-Adha Announced (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: Saudi Arabia's higher court in Riyadh has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) would be Sunday, November 6, 2011. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

29-Oct-2011

Pakistan

Pakistan 2011 Eid-al-Adha Public Holidays Confirmed (Source: The Associated Press of Pakistan-APP) - Summary: Pakistan's Ruet-e-Hilal committee has announced that the Zul-Hijjah Moon had been sighted last night and that, as such, the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha would be celebrated on Monday, November 7, 2011 in Pakistan. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

28-Oct-2011

Madagascar

Madagascar Public Holiday October 31 (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Minister of Communications, Rahajason Harry Laurent, has issued a decree declaring Monday, October 31, 2011, as a paid one-off bridge public holiday throughout Madagascar (journée déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur tout le territoire de la République). Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

28-Oct-2011

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday On November 1st (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 Tuesday, November 1st, 2011, would be a non-working public holiday for members of the Catholic community in Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

28-Oct-2011

Kiribati

Kiribati 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Kiribati Public Service Office-Bairiki) - Summary: The government of Kiribati has announced its list of official non-working public holidays for the upcoming 2012 calendar year. Links: full story and other Kiribati news and updates.

27-Oct-2011

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan 2011 Kurban Bayram Public Holidays Announced (Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) - Summary: Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Monday to Wednesday, November 7-9, 2011, as non-working public holidays in connection with the upcoming celebration of Kurban Bayram in Turkmenistan. Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.

27-Oct-2011

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: Saudi authorities have released an initial calendar of Saudi non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

26-Oct-2011

Panama

Panama Public Holiday On November 4 (Source: Gaceta Oficial Ministerio de la Presidencia-Panama City) - Summary: A communique from Panama's Secretaría de Comunicación de Estado has announced that Friday, November 4, 2011, would be an official public holiday. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

26-Oct-2011

Gabon

Gabonese Public Holiday November 1 (Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) - Summary: Gabon's Ministre du Travail et de l'Emploi has announced that Tuesday, November 1st, 2011, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Gabon (journée... déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national). Links: full story and other Gabon news and updates.

26-Oct-2011

Sénégal

Sénégal Magal Public Holiday Back In The Limelight (Source: Dakar Online-Dakar) - Summary: The spokesperson for the Khalife Général des Mourides, Serigne Bassirou Mbacké Abdou Khadre, has issued a statement reminding Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, of his earlier promise to make the Magal de Touba into an annual non-working public holiday in Sénégal. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

25-Oct-2011

India

India 2012 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced the days which will be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

25-Oct-2011

Vanuatu

Vanuatu Public Holidays November 10 (Source: Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) - Summary: The President of Vanuatu, Iolu Johnson Abbil Kaniapnin, has issued the Declaration of Public Holiday Order No.201 of 2011 (Republic of Vanuatu Official Gazette No.43 of 2011) which declares Thursday, November 10, 2011, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Vanuatu on account of the upcoming Samma Provincial elections. Links: full story and other Vanuatu news and updates.

25-Oct-2011

Thailand

Thailand 5-Day Public Holidays Declared (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Earlier today, the Cabinet of the government of Thailand approved the suggested declaration of 5-day public holidays, from Thursday to Monday October 27 to 31, 2011, to allow Bangkok residents to handle the flood situation during the upcoming weekend high tide period. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

24-Oct-2011

Nepal

Nepal Declares 3-Day Public Holidays For Tihar (Source: The Himalayan Times-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has declared 3 days of public holidays, from Wednesday, October 26-28, 2011, on account of the current Tihar festival. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

24-Oct-2011

Lebanon

Lebanon Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Official Gazette of the Directorate General of the Presidency Council of Ministers-Beirut) - Summary: The government of Lebanon has declared tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25, 2011, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Lebanon, to mourn last weekend's death of the Saudi crown prince. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

24-Oct-2011

Thailand

Thailand October 28-31 Public Holidays Under Consideration (Source: Bangkok Metropolitan Administration-Bangkok) - Summary: The Governor of Bangkok, Thailand's capital territory, Sukhumbhand Paribatra, has announced that the period from October 28-31, 2011, could soon be declared as non-working public holidays. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

23-Oct-2011

Pakistan

Pakistan Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: The News-Karachi) - Summary: The Governor of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Ishratul Ebad Khan, has declared tomorrow, Monday, October 24, 2011, as a one-off regional non-working public holiday across the province, to mark the death of Begum Nusrat Bhutto, the wife of former Pakistani prime minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

23-Oct-2011

Yemen

Yemen 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Yemen News Agency-SABA) - Summary: The Yemeni Ministry of Civil Service has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Yemen for the upcoming year 2012. Links: full story and other Yemen news and updates.

23-Oct-2011

Libya

Libya New Public Holiday On October 23 (Source: Middle East News Agency-MENA) - Summary: Libyan National Transition Council member, Mukhtar Al-Jaddal, has announced that, later today, the Lybian NTC will declare October 23, as a new annual non-working public holiday in Libya, to be called Liberation Day. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

22-Oct-2011

UK

UK Trafalgar Public Holiday Proposed (Source: The Guardian-London) - Summary: The UK's Minister for Tourism, John Penrose, has suggested replacing the early May bank holiday with an October 21 annual non-working public holiday (or bank holiday, as public holidays are called in the UK) commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar. Links: full story and other UK news and updates.

22-Oct-2011

India

Indian Public Holiday For Chhat In Delhi (Source: IBN Live-New Delhi) - Summary: The Mayor of Delhi in India's Capital Territory, Rajni Abbi, has announced that Tuesday, November 1, 2011, would be a non-working public holiday in Delhi on the occasion of the upcoming Chhat festival. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

22-Oct-2011

Guyana

Guyana 2011 Deepavali Public Holiday Announced (Source: Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs-Georgetown) - Summary: The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming Deepavali would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

22-Oct-2011

Abkhazia

Abkhazia 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Administration of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia-Sukhumi) - Summary: The office of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Abkhazia for the upcoming calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Abkhazia news and updates.

21-Oct-2011

Philippines

Philippines Eidul Adha Public Holiday Moved (Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines-Manila) - Summary: Philippines' President, Benigno S. Aquino III, has signed Proclamation No. 276 which moves the date of the upcoming Eidul Adha non-working public holiday from the previously announced date of Sunday, November 6, to Monday, November 7, 2011. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

21-Oct-2011

Saint Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis Public Holiday On December 27 (Source: The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer-Basseterre) - Summary: The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has announced that Tuesday, December 27, 2011, had been declared as an official non-working public holiday in St. Kitts and Nevis. Links: full story and other Saint Kitts and Nevis news and updates.

21-Oct-2011

Brazil

Brazilian Senate Approves November 20 Public Holiday (Source: Portal de Notícias do Senado Federal-Brasilia) - Summary: The Brazilian Senate has formally approved the declaration of November 20 as a new annual non-working public holiday called the Dia da Consciência Negra. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

21-Oct-2011

Jamaica

Jamaican 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Jamaica Information Service-JIS) - Summary: The Government of Jamaica has released the official list of 2014 non-working public holidays in Jamaica. Links: full story and other Jamaica news and updates.

20-Oct-2011

Indonesia

Indonesian Idul Adha Public Holiday Confusion Again (Source: The Jakarta Post-ANTARA) - Summary: Indonesia's second-largest Muslim organization, Muhammadiyah, has once again announced a different date for the upcoming Idul Adha (feast of sacrifice) than that announced in the official list of 2011 Indonesian public holidays. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

20-Oct-2011

Albania

Albanian 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bank of Albania-Tirana) - Summary: The government of Albania has announced the list of Albanian official public holidays in the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Albania news and updates.

19-Oct-2011

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian Eid Financial Holidays Announced (Source: Saudi Stock Exchange-Tadawul) - Summary: The Saudi Stock Exchange has announced that it would be closed for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) holidays from Wednesday, November 2, until Friday, November 11, 2011, inclusively. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

19-Oct-2011

Gibraltar

Gibraltar 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Gibraltar Press Office-Gibraltar) - Summary: The Government of Gibraltar has issued the "Bank and Public Holidays (No.2) Order 2011" (LN. 2011/189) which sets forth the bank holidays and public holidays for Gibraltar in the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Gibraltar news and updates.

19-Oct-2011

Macedonia

Macedonia Additional Public Holiday October 24 (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has declared Monday, October 24, 2011, as an additional non-working public holiday throughout Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

19-Oct-2011

Cyprus

Cyprus 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Republic of Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Nicosia) - Summary: The government of Cyprus has released its official list of non-working public holidays in Cyprus for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Cyprus news and updates.

19-Oct-2011

Myanmar

Myanmar 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Myanmar Government-Yangoon) - Summary: The government of Myanmar has announced the dates of the official non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Myanmar news and updates.

19-Oct-2011

Swaziland

Swaziland Teachers' Day Public Holiday Calls (Source: The Swazi Observer-Mbabane) - Summary: The Secretary General of Swaziland's National Association of Teachers (SNAT), Muzi Mhlanga, has called on the Government of Swaziland to declare a new, annual, October 5, non-working public holiday to commemorate International Teachers' Day. Links: full story and other Swaziland news and updates.

18-Oct-2011

Kuwait

Kuwait 2011 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays Extended (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: Kuwait's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Ali Al-Rashid, has announced that at yesterday's meeting, the Kuwaiti Cabinet had decided to declare Wednesday and Thursday, November 9 and 10, 2011, as additional non-working public holidays at all ministries and state departments. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

18-Oct-2011

New Zealand

New Zealand Public Holidays Shake-Up If Labour Wins (Source: New Zealand Labour Party Communique-Wellington) - Summary: New Zealand's Labour Party leader, Phil Goff, has announced that, if his party wins the upcoming general elections, it would amend the NZ Holidays Act to Mondayize all public holidays when they fall on a weekend. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

17-Oct-2011

West Bank and Gaza

Gaza Public Holiday Wednesday (Source: Maan News Agency-Ramallah) - Summary: The Hamas Government of Palestine's Gaza Strip has declared tomorrow, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, as a one-off public holiday to celebrate tomorrow's swap of 477 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier kidnapped in 2006. Links: full story and other West Bank and Gaza news and updates.

17-Oct-2011

Uruguay

Uruguay October 19 Public Holiday Approved (Source: Presidencia de la República-República Oriental del Uruguay) - Summary: The Cámara de Diputados de la República Oriental del Uruguay, in a joint session, has finally approved the declaration of a one-off regional non-working public holiday in Uruguay's region of Atlántida on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. Links: full story and other Uruguay news and updates.

17-Oct-2011

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten October 10 Public Holiday Update (Source: The Daily Herald-Philipsburg) - Summary: The leader of the National Alliance (NA) group in Sint Maarten's Parliament, William Marlin, has renewed calls for October 10 to also be declared an annual non-working public holiday in Sint Maarten. Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

17-Oct-2011

Ecuador

Ecuador Public Holiday Confusion In Portoviejo (Source: El Diario-Manabí) - Summary: The October 18 regional non-working public holiday in the Ecuadoran province of Manabí is uncertain following contradictory announcements by the national government of Ecuador and the regional government of Manabí. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

16-Oct-2011

Mozambique

Mozambique Public Holiday Declared For October 19 (Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) - Summary: Mozambique's Ministry of Labour (MITRAB) has announced that Wednesday, October 19, 2011, had been declared a one-off public holiday throughout Mozambique. Links: full story and other Mozambique news and updates.

16-Oct-2011

Cambodia

Cambodia 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) - Summary: Cambodia's Prime Minister has signed a Royal Government's decree establishing Cambodia's list of official non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

15-Oct-2011

Argentina

Argentina 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's Ministry of the Interior has released the official list of public holidays in Argentina for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

15-Oct-2011

Portugal

Portugal Mid-Week Public Holiday Update (Source: iOnline-Lisbon) - Summary: As part of its most recent package of austerity measures, the Portuguese Government is once again considering moving public holidays that fall in the middle of the week to adjoin a weekend. Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

15-Oct-2011

Hungary

Hungary 2012 Public Holidays Confirmed (Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium-Budapest) - Summary: The Government of Hungary has released the final version of the list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Hungary news and updates.

14-Oct-2011

Spain

Spain 2012 National Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial del Estado-BOE) - Summary: The government of Spain has published the list of official national non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain for the upcoming calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

14-Oct-2011

Italy

Italy Public Holidays Amendments Gazetted (Source: Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana-Rome) - Summary: The amended version of last summer's Decree Law 138 overhauling Italian non-working public holidays has finally been gazetted and thus become law. Links: full story and other Italy news and updates.

14-Oct-2011

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Confirms Divali Public Holiday Date (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that Wednesday, October 26, 2011, would be the date of the upcoming Diwali public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

14-Oct-2011

Russia

Russian January Financial Markets Holidays Cancelled (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: The Central Bank of Russia has announced plans to cancel the 10+ days January public holidays for Russia's financial markets and keep the stock markets open between January 3-6 and January 8-10, 2012. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

13-Oct-2011

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management-Providenciales) - Summary: The Office Of Public Service Management of the Turks and Caicos Islands has released the list of official non-working public holidays in the Turks and Caicos Islands, for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

13-Oct-2011

Pakistan

Pakistan Moves To 2-Day Weekends (Source: The Associated Press of Pakistan-APP) - Summary: Pakistan Government Cabinet, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, has announced that it would re-introduce "two weekly holidays" (ie. a 2-day weekend) in all the federal and provincial offices. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

13-Oct-2011

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Eid-ul-Azha Expected November 7 (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's religious affairs state minister, Shahjahan Miah, has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) would in all likelihood occur on November 7, 2011. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

13-Oct-2011

Romania

Romania New Public Holidays Ruled-Out (Source: Senatului României-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Senate has rejected legislation that would have created 2 new non-working public holidays in Romania; on March 21 and May 6. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

12-Oct-2011

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Liechtensteinischer Bankenverband-Bankenplatz Liechtenstein) - Summary: The government of Liechtenstein has announced the official list of Liechtenstein bank holidays and public holidays for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Liechtenstein news and updates.

12-Oct-2011

Belize

Belize 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Belize Ministry of National Security-Belmopan) - Summary: The press office of the Government of Belize has announced the official list of public holidays in Belize for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Belize news and updates.

11-Oct-2011

Thailand

Thailand October 12-14 Flood Public Holidays Ruled-Out (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Minister of Tourism and Sports, Chumpol Silpa-Archa, has announced that the Thai Cabinet, in meeting today, had rejected his earlier proposal to declare the rest of the week as non-working public holidays. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

11-Oct-2011

India

Indian Electoral Public Holidays October 17 and 19 (Source: Press Trust of India-Chennai) - Summary: The government of India's State of Tamil Nadu has declared non-working public holidays on Monday and Wednesday, October 17 and 19, 2011, on account of the upcoming two-phased local body elections. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

10-Oct-2011

Thailand

Thailand October 12-14 Public Holidays Under Consideration (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's PM Office Minister, Kritsana Seehalak, has announced that the Thai Cabinet would consider the declaration of the rest of the week as non-working public holidays at tomorrow's weekly Cabinet meeting. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

10-Oct-2011

Philippines

Philippines Public Holiday On October 31 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines' President, Benigno S. Aquino III, has issued Proclamation No. 265 declaring Monday, October 31, 2011, the eve of All Saints' Day, as a special non-working public holiday throughout the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

10-Oct-2011

Guyana

Guyana Elections November 28 (Source: Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs-Georgetown) - Summary: Guyana's President, Bharrat Jagdeo, has announced that Monday, November 28, 2011, would be the date of the upcoming general and regional elections in Guyana. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

10-Oct-2011

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan 2012 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released the list of official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

10-Oct-2011

Switzerland

Switzerland 2012 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Association suisse des banquiers-Geneva) - Summary: The Association suisse des banquiers has published the list of bank holidays, most of which are also non-working public holidays, for the calendar year 2012 in Switzerland. Links: full story and other Switzerland news and updates.

9-Oct-2011

Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands Public Holiday For Diamond Jubilee (Source: Falkland Islands Government-Stanley) - Summary: The Falkland Islands Government has finally confirmed that Monday, June 4th, 2012, would be declared a one-off public holiday in the Falkland Islands to mark the royal diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Links: full story and other Falkland Islands news and updates.

8-Oct-2011

Slovakia

Slovakian 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Centrálny Depozitár Cenných Papierov-CDCP) - Summary: The government of Slovakia has published the official list of calendar year 2012 public holidays and non-working days in Slovakia. Links: full story and other Slovakia news and updates.

8-Oct-2011

Spain

Spain Considering Mid-Week Public Holidays Revision (Source: Generalitat de Catalunya-Barcelona) - Summary: The spokesperson for the Generalitat de Catalunya (Spain's Autonomous Region of Catalonia), Francesc Homs, has announced that the Government of Catalonia was favorable to the business community's recent proposal to move mid-week public holidays to the nearest Friday or Monday. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

8-Oct-2011

Ghana

Ghana Teachers' Day Public Holiday Update (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: The Public Relations Officer of Ghana's Ministry of Education, Paul Krapah, has added his support to the current call to have Teachers' Day declared as a new annual non-working public holiday in Ghana. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

7-Oct-2011

Tokelau

Tokelau December 30 Expunged Day (Source: Tokelau National Public Service-Fakaofo) - Summary: Tokelau's National Public Service manager, Joe Suveinakama, has announced that Tokelau's government had decided to join Samoa's timezone change thus effectively making Friday, December 30, 2011, a non-working day in Tokelau. Links: full story and other Tokelau news and updates.

7-Oct-2011

Argentina

Argentina Bank Holiday October 11 (Source: Instituto Provincial de la Administración Pública-IPAP) - Summary: The Cabinet of Ministers of Argentina's Capital Province of Buenos Aires has issued Resolución Nº 208/11 which declares Tuesday, October 11, 2011, as a one-off bank holiday and public sector holiday throughout the Capital Province of Buenos Aires, on account of the upcoming "Centenario de Salazar". Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

7-Oct-2011

Pakistan

Pakistan Public Holiday Tomorrow In Azad Kashmir (Source: The News-Muzaffarabad) - Summary: The government of Pakistan's Province of Azad Kashmir has announced that tomorrow, Saturday, October 8, 2011, had been declared a non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

6-Oct-2011

Spain

Spain 2012 Melilla Public Holidays Announced (Source: Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla-BOME) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla has approved the official list of 2012 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's autonomous region of Melilla. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

6-Oct-2011

Liberia

Liberia Ramadan Public Holiday Bill (Source: Legislature of Liberia Senate-Monrovia) - Summary: Liberian Senator John Akel Ballout has introduced a bill in the Liberian Legislature that would make the End of Ramadan an official non-working public holiday in Liberia. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

6-Oct-2011

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holidays October 8 and 11 (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 Tuesday, October 11, 2011, would be an official non-working public holiday in Macedonia on account of the upcoming Uprising Against Fascism Day annual public holiday. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

5-Oct-2011

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Public Holiday On November 8 (Source: Azeri-Press Agency-APA) - Summary: The spokesperson for Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers, Akif Ali, has announced that Tuesday, November 8, 2011, had been declared a one-off bridge public holiday in Azerbaijan. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

5-Oct-2011

Canada

Canada Family Day Public Holiday Extended In 2013 (Source: The Globe and Mail-Toronto) - Summary: The Premier of Canada's Province of British Columbia, Christy Clark, has announced that Monday, February 18, 2013, would be the first occurrence of a new, Family Day, annual public holiday. Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

4-Oct-2011

Georgia

Georgian Public Holiday Declared On October 7 (Source: The Administration of the President of Georgia-Tbilisi) - Summary: Georgian President, Mikheil Saakashvili, has declared Friday, October 7, 2011, as non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Tbilisoba festival. Links: full story and other Georgia news and updates.

4-Oct-2011

Uganda

Ugandan October 5 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: Uganda's Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Education and Sports has announced that tomorrow, International Teachers' Day, on October 5th, is not a non-working public holiday in Uganda. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

3-Oct-2011

Vietnam

Vietnam Tet Public Holidays Could Soon Be Extended (Source: Closing Session of National Assembly Standing Committee-Hanoi) - Summary: The Chairman and Vice-Chairwoman of Vietnam's National Assembly, have both come out in favour of extending the annual Tet, Lunar New Year, non-working public holidays by one day. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

2-Oct-2011

Guinea

Guinea Conakry Public Holiday October 3 (Source: Guinée News-Conakry) - Summary: In a last-minute announcement, earlier this afternoon, the government of Guinea Conakry has declared a one-off, non-working, public holiday (journée chômée et payée) for tomorrow Monday, October 3, 2011. Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

1-Oct-2011

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Electoral Public Holiday On November 30 (Source: Azeri-Press Agency-APA) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Central Election Commission (CEC) has announced that Wednesday, November 30, 2011, would be a one-off electoral non-working public holiday in the regions of Azerbaijan concerned with the upcoming municipal by-elections. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.


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