Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates November 2011


 
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This monthly recap of November 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-Nov-2011

Venezuela

Venezuelan Public Holiday December 2 (Source: Ministerio del Poder Popular para Relaciones Exteriores-MPPRE) - Summary: The government of Venezuela has declared Friday, December 2, 2011, as a one-off public holiday on account of the upcoming Summit of Latinamerican and Caribbean countries (Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños - Celac). Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

30-Nov-2011

Lebanon

Lebanon 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Government of Lebanon has announced the list of official Lebanese public holidays for 2012. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

30-Nov-2011

Chile

Chilean Congress Considers July 4 Holiday (Source: Tramitación de proyectos-Congreso Nacional de Chile) - Summary: A bill has been introduced in the Chilean lower house of Parliament (Cámara de Diputados) to declare July 4 an annual holiday commemorating the first sitting of Chile's Congress in 1811. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

30-Nov-2011

Paraguay

Paraguay Double May Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: Paraguay's President, Fernando Lugo, has finally signed into law the Ley 4531 which declares May 14 as a new additional annual non-working public holiday to commemorate the beginning of Paraguay's independence. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

29-Nov-2011

Grenada

Grenada 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Grenada-St George's) - Summary: The government of Grenada has released its official list of public holidays, for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Grenada news and updates.

29-Nov-2011

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Declares December 8 Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Ministerio del Trabajo (Mitrab) has declared a general public holiday (para todos los trabajadores del sector público y privado) on Thursday, December 8, 2011, on account of the upcoming Immaculate Conception (celebraciones de La Purísima) public holiday. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

29-Nov-2011

India

Indian Public Holiday In Assam Tomorrow (Source: Daily News and Analysis-Guwahati) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Assam has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, to allow people to pay their last respects to writer Indira Raisom Goswami who died earlier today. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

29-Nov-2011

Ukraine

Ukraine 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine has passed a resolution specifying its annual official list of 2012 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

29-Nov-2011

South Sudan

South Sudan New Public Holiday December 1 (Source: Government of South Sudan-Juba) - Summary: South Sudan's President, Salva Kiir, has declared Thursday, December 1st, 2011, as a non-working public holiday throughout South Sudan on the occasion of the upcoming World AIDS Day. Links: full story and other South Sudan news and updates.

28-Nov-2011

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia Electoral Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Office of the Prime Minister-Castries) - Summary: SLP Leader and Saint Lucia's Prime Minister designate, Kenny Anthony, has announced that contrary to tradition, he would not declare tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, a one-off post-election public holiday. Links: full story and other Saint Lucia news and updates.

28-Nov-2011

Australia

Australia NT Additional Public Holiday In January (Source: Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment of the Northern Territory Government-Darwin) - Summary: The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has gazetted Sunday, January 1, 2012, as a additional public holiday, in addition to the 2012, January 2, day in lieu public holiday on the following Monday. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

28-Nov-2011

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday December 2 (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: A statement from Ghana's Ministry of the Interior, signed by Sector Minister, Benjamin Kunbour, has announced that Friday, December 2, 2011, had been declared a statutory non-working public holiday throughout Ghana on account of the upcoming Farmers Day. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

27-Nov-2011

Dominica

Dominica Declares National Mourning (Source: Dominica News Online-Roseau) - Summary: Dominica's Office of the Prime Minister has announced that a day of national mourning would be declared on the date of the funeral of Cadence legend Jeff Joseph. Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

26-Nov-2011

Bolivia

Bolivian Year-End Public Holidays Announced (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that Monday, December 26, 2011, and Monday, January 2, 2012, had been declared one-off non-working public holidays throughout Bolivia (serán los días feriados de los cuales podrá gozar la población en el país). Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

26-Nov-2011

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2011 Ashura Public Holiday December 6 (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 Ashura, and related public holiday, would be observed across the country on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

26-Nov-2011

Spain

Spain 2012 Balears Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Dirección General de Trabajo-Consell de Govern) - Summary: Spain's autonomous region of the Balears has finally gazetted its official calendar of 2012 regional and national public holidays (calendario laboral). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

26-Nov-2011

Liberia

Liberian Public Holiday November 29 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a proclamation declaring Tuesday, November 29, 2011, as a non-working public holiday to be observed throughout the Republic as a national holiday. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

25-Nov-2011

Japan

Japanese 2012 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Bank of Japan-Tokyo) - Summary: The Bank of Japan (Japan's central bank) has released its official list of 2012 bank holidays in Japan for the upcoming calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

25-Nov-2011

Australia

Australia Public Holiday To Commemorate 2011 Floods (Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation-ABC) - Summary: A public holiday has been declared in Australia's State of Queensland on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, to commemorate the first anniversary of the flash floods that occurred at the beginning of this year in Queensland's Lockyer Valley, west of Brisbane. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

24-Nov-2011

UAE

UAE Hijri And National Day Public Holidays Announced (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Board Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, Humaid Al Qattami, has announced the dates of the upcoming combined Hijri New Year and National Day public holidays in the United Arab Emirates. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

24-Nov-2011

Iraq

Iraq 2011 Islamic New Year Public Holidays Announced (Source: National Iraqi News Agency-NINA) - Summary: Iraq's Secretariat of the Council of Ministers has announced that Sunday, November 27, 2011, would be an official public holiday on account of the upcoming Hijra new year 1433. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

24-Nov-2011

Egypt

Egyptian Bank Holidays November 27-28 (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Sunday, November 27, 2011, which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming El Hijra (Islamic New Year). Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

24-Nov-2011

The Gambia

Gambia Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Office of the President of the Gambia-Banjul) - Summary: Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared tomorrow, Friday, November 25, 2011, as another non-working public holiday throughout Gambia to celebrate the results of today's Presidential election. Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.

24-Nov-2011

Guyana

Guyana Electoral Public Holiday November 28 (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The government of Guyana has finally decided to declare a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, November 28, 2011, the date of the upcoming National and Regional Elections. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

23-Nov-2011

Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba

Bonaire Kingdom Day Public Holiday Confirmed (Source: Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire-Kralendijk) - Summary: The Bonaire government has confirmed that the December 15, Kingdom Day, public holiday would remain a non-working public holiday in Bonaire. Links: full story and other Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba news and updates.

23-Nov-2011

Guyana

Guyana Electoral Public Holiday Push (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: Guyana's Private Sector Commission (PSC) and the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) have called on the government of Guyana and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), to declare Monday, November 28, 2011, the date of the upcoming general elections, a national non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

23-Nov-2011

Kuwait

Kuwait 1433 Hijra Public Holidays Announced (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: Kuwait's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Ali Al-Rashid, has announced that the Kuwaiti Cabinet had decided to declare Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27, 2011, as non-working public holidays at all ministries and state departments on account of the upcoming Hijra New Year 1433. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

23-Nov-2011

Bahrain

Bahrain 1433 Hijra New Year Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular announcing the dates of the upcoming Hijra (Islamic) New Year non-working public holidays in Bahrain. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

22-Nov-2011

Macedonia

Macedonia Declares November 23 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 the declaration of Wednesday, November 23, 2011, as the 8th Tree-Planting national non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

22-Nov-2011

Oman

Oman Bank Holidays Announced For 2011 National Day (Source: The Central Bank of Oman-Muscat) - Summary: The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has announced that all Omani banks will remain closed on Sunday and Monday, November 27 and 28, 2011, on account of the upcoming New Hijri Year 1433 AH and the 41st National Day. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

22-Nov-2011

Guam

Guam Thanksgiving Extra Public Holiday (Source: The Government of Guam-Chamorro) - Summary: The Governor of Guam, Eddie Calvo, has declared Friday, November 25, 2011, the day after the upcoming Thanksgiving, as a GovGuam public sector holiday. Links: full story and other Guam news and updates.

21-Nov-2011

Malaysia

Malaysian SEA Public Holidays Ruled-Out (Source: New Straits Times-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has ruled-out the announcement of a one-off public holidays to celebrate the victory of the Malaysian football team at the SEA Games. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

21-Nov-2011

The Gambia

Gambia Public Holiday November 24 (Source: Office of the President of the Gambia-Banjul) - Summary: Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Thursday, November 24, 2011, as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia on account of the upcoming Presidential election. Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.

20-Nov-2011

Kuwait

Kuwait Public Holiday Expected November 26 (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: Reports from the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission are that it has submitted an official letter to the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers asking it to declare Saturday, November 26, 2011, as a non-working public holiday in commemoration of the upcoming Hijra New Year. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

19-Nov-2011

Oman

Oman 2011 National Day Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Oman's Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and President Civil Service Board, Khaled Bin Hilal Bin Saud Al Busaidi, has announced that the upcoming public sector holidays for the 2011 Omani National Day and Hijri New Year would be from Thursday to Monday, November 24-28, 2011, inclusively. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

18-Nov-2011

Philippines

Philippines Bonifacio Day Public Holiday Change Ruled-Out (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Malacañang, the Philippines' Presidential Palace, has issued a statement ruling out the move of the upcoming Bonifacio Day public holiday from its announced date of Wednesday, November 30, 2011, to the nearest weekend as many had expected based on Republic Act 9492. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

18-Nov-2011

Ireland

Ireland 2014 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Irish Payment Services Organisation Limited-Dublin) - Summary: The list of bank holidays for the calendar year 2014, in the Republic of Ireland, has been released. Links: full story and other Ireland news and updates.

17-Nov-2011

Bénin

Bénin Declares November 18 Public Holiday (Source: Site Officiel du président Béninois Boni Yayi-Cotonou) - Summary: The government of Bénin has declared Friday, November 18, 2011, as a paid non-working public holiday (journée déclarée chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national) to coincide with Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cotonou. Links: full story and other Bénin news and updates.

17-Nov-2011

Guernsey and Alderney

Alderney 2012 Jubillee Public Holiday Approved (Source: States of Alderney-British Channel Islands) - Summary: The chairman of Alderney's Policy and Finance Committee, John Beaman, has announced that the States of Alderney (the Alderney government) had approved the declaration of an additional public holiday next year to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Links: full story and other Guernsey and Alderney news and updates.

17-Nov-2011

Bulgaria

Bulgarian 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria-Sofia) - Summary: The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has released the list of regular non-working public holidays and additional bridge public holidays for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Bulgaria news and updates.

16-Nov-2011

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Public Holidays November 17 and 19 (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: Afghanistan's President, Hamid Karzai, has declared Thursday and Saturday, November 17 and 19, 2011, as one-off public holidays on account of the upcoming 4-day Loya Jirga being conducted in Kabul. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

16-Nov-2011

Indonesia

Indonesian Jakarta Electoral Public Holiday In 2012 (Source: Antara News Agency-Jakarta) - Summary: Jakarta's General Elections Commission (KPU) has asked Jakarta Governor, Fauzi Bowo, to declare a one-off public holiday in Jakarta, Indonesia's political and economic capital, on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, on the date of the upcoming Jakarta Regional Head election (Pemilukada). Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

15-Nov-2011

Sénégal

Senegal 2012 Public Holiday For Magal de Touba (Source: Dakar Online-Dakar) - Summary: According to the entourage of Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, a presidential decree is currently being drafted declaring the Magal de Touba as a new annual non-working public holiday (jour férié, chômé et payé) in Sénégal. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

14-Nov-2011

Portugal

Portugal Public Holidays Revision Update (Source: Agência Efe-Lisboa) - Summary: A spokesperson for the Portuguese Episcopal Conference, padre Manuel Morujão, has announced that, as part of the upcoming public holidays revision, the Portuguese Catholic Church was considering the cancellation of the, August 15, Assumption Day, religious non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

13-Nov-2011

Vietnam

Vietnam 2012 Hung Kings Public Holiday Announced (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has completed the official public holidays in Vietnam for the calendar year 2012 by announcing the date of the 2012 Hung Kings' non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

12-Nov-2011

Brazil

Brazil November 20 Holiday Officialized (Source: O Globo-São Paulo) - Summary: Brazil's President, Dilma Rousseff, has signed into law the recently-approved bill making November 20 a new annual national holiday in Brazil, commemorating the "Dia Nacional de Zumbi e da Consciência Negra". Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

11-Nov-2011

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Public Holiday December 27 (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that Tuesday, December 27, 2011, would be a non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

11-Nov-2011

Australia

Australia Declares 2 Year-End NT Public Holidays (Source: Northern Territory Government-Darwin) - Summary: The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has gazetted the upcoming Christmas Day and New Year's Day as public holidays, in addition to this year's day in lieu public holidays on the following Monday. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

11-Nov-2011

India

India 2012 Goa Public Holidays Announced (Source: Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Vasco de Gama) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Goa 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.

10-Nov-2011

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Public Holidays Changes For 2013 (Source: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government-HKSAR) - Summary: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has announced that it will gazette tomorrow an amendment to the manner in which the Lunar New Year and Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival non-working public holidays are determined. Links: full story and other Hong Kong news and updates.

10-Nov-2011

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Remembrance Day November 13 (Source: Government of Antigua and Barbuda-St. John's) - Summary: The government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced that the upcoming, November 11, Remembrance Day, holiday would be observed on Sunday, November 13, 2011. Links: full story and other Antigua and Barbuda news and updates.

9-Nov-2011

Bhutan

Bhutan Public Holiday December 26 (Source: Kuensel-Thimphu) - Summary: The Election Commission of Bhutan has announced that a non-working public holiday would be declared on Monday, December 26, 2011, on account of the upcoming local government elections. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

9-Nov-2011

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone November 11 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: State House Press Secretariat-Freetown) - Summary: Sierra Leone's Acting Minister of Information and Communications, Sheka Tarawalie, has issued a statement ruling-out the rumours that Friday, November 11, 2011, would soon be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Sierra Leone. Links: full story and other Sierra Leone news and updates.

8-Nov-2011

Australia

Australian 2012 Queensland Public Holidays Changes Published (Source: The State of Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General-Brisbane) - Summary: The Department of Justice of Australia's State of Queensland has published a revised schedule of 2011-2014 state public holidays following last week's announced revision of Queensland state public holidays beginning in 2012. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

8-Nov-2011

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast Public Holidays Overhauled (Source: Gouvernement de Côte d'Ivoire-Abijan) - Summary: The government of the Ivory Coast had issued a decree (décret n° 2011-371 du 04 novembre 2011) which overhauls the previous decree regulating non-working public holidays in the Ivory Coast. Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

7-Nov-2011

Trinidad and Tobago

Tobago Eid al-Adha Public Holiday Call (Source: The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian-Port of Spain) - Summary: The head of Tobago's Masjid, Imam Shayam Yatali, has called for the declaration of the Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) as an official non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

7-Nov-2011

Anguilla

Anguilla 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Anguilla-The Valley) - Summary: The government of Anguilla has released the official list of public holidays in Anguilla for the upcoming calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Anguilla news and updates.

7-Nov-2011

Guernsey and Alderney

Alderney 2012 Jubillee Public Holiday Under Consideration (Source: States of Alderney-British Channel Islands) - Summary: The chairman of Alderney's Policy and Finance Committee, John Beaman, has announced that the States of Alderney (the Alderney government) would consider the declaration of an additional public holiday next year to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Links: full story and other Guernsey and Alderney news and updates.

6-Nov-2011

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday For 2011 Eid al-Adha (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: In a surprise last-minute move, the government of Nepal has declared Monday, November 7, 2011, as a nationwide non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Eid al-Adha, (aka. Bakr Eid or Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

5-Nov-2011

Romania

Romanian November 30 Public Holiday Bill (Source: Camera Deputatilor-Bucharest) - Summary: A bill has been introduced, as expected, in the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, which would declare Saint Andrew, as a new annual, November 30, non-working public holiday in Romania. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

5-Nov-2011

Australia

Australian 2012 Queensland Public Holidays Changes (Source: The Sunday Mail-Brisbane) - Summary: The Premier of the Australian State of Queensland, Anna Bligh, has finally announced her government's decision as regards the moving the Queen's Birthday non-working public holiday to the second half of the year in the Australian State of Queensland. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

5-Nov-2011

Spain

Spain 2012 Valencia Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diari Oficial de la Comunitat Valenciana-Valencia) - Summary: The Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana has published a decree listing the 2012 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of the Comunidad Valenciana. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

4-Nov-2011

India

India State Public Holiday November 5 (Source: Government of Orissa-Bhubaneswar) - Summary: The office of the President of India's State of Orissa, Pratibha Patil, has issued a gazette notification that Saturday, November 5, 2011, had been declared a one-off state non-working public holiday in Orissa to mark the State's change of name. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

4-Nov-2011

Afghanistan

Afghanistan 2011 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Monday, November 7, 2011, as a public holiday on the occasion of the upcoming Eid ul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

4-Nov-2011

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Electoral Public Holidays Ruled-Out (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Jeannette Chávez Gómez, has issued a communique announcing that Monday, November 7, 2011, would not, this time, be an additional non-working paid public holiday on the day after the upcoming elections. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

3-Nov-2011

Tonga

Tongan Public Holiday November 7 (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Prime Minister's Office has issued a communiqué announcing that the upcoming, November 4, Tonga National Day - Constitution Day, non-working public holiday would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Monday, November 7, 2011. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

3-Nov-2011

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Eid al-Adha Public Holiday November 6 and 7 (Source: Presidency Office-Freetown) - Summary: The Office of the President of Sierra Leone has announced that the upcoming Eid-Ul-Adah and related non-working public holiday would fall on Sunday, November 6, 2011. Links: full story and other Sierra Leone news and updates.

3-Nov-2011

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast 2011 Tabaski Public Holidays Announced (Source: Gouvernement de Côte d'Ivoire-Abijan) - Summary: The government of the Ivory Coast has announced that it had declared Sunday, November 6, 2011, as the date of this year's non-working public holiday (jour férié et chômé) for the upcoming Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

3-Nov-2011

Kuwait

Kuwait 2011 Eid Al-Adha Financial Sector Holidays (Source: Al-Qabas-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwait Stock Exchange announced that it would remain closed from Sunday to Tuesday, November 6 to Saturday, November 12, 2011, inclusively, on account of the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

3-Nov-2011

Qatar

Qatar 2011 Eid al-Adha Financial Sector Holidays (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: The Qatar Exchange (stock market) announced that it would remain closed from Sunday to Tuesday, November 6 to 8, 2011, inclusively, on account of the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Qatar. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

3-Nov-2011

Macedonia

Macedonian 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has released the official list of 2012 non-working public holidays in Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

3-Nov-2011

Cook Islands

Cook Islands 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of Prime Minister Organization-Avarua) - Summary: The government of the Cook Islands has released a list of non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Cook Islands news and updates.

2-Nov-2011

Guatemala

Guatemala Electoral Public Holiday November 7 (Source: Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) - Summary: The Guatemalan President, Álvaro Colom Caballeros, has declared Monday, November 7, 2011, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the second round of the current presidential elections. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

2-Nov-2011

Ghana

Ghana 2011 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: The President of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills, has issued an Executive Instrument which declares Monday, November 7, 2011, as an additional non-working public holiday for the upcoming Eidul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

2-Nov-2011

Togo

Togo 2011 Tabaski Public Holiday Announced (Source: Union Musulmane du Togo-UMT) - Summary: The President of the Union of Togolese Muslims (UMT), El Hadj Inoussa Bouraïma. has announced the date of the upcoming Tabaski (aka. Eid al-Adha or Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday as Sunday, November 6, 2011. Links: full story and other Togo news and updates.

2-Nov-2011

Mali

Mali Public Holiday For Eid al-Adha November 6-7 (Source: L'Essor-Bamako) - Summary: Mali's Commission du croissant lunaire has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) and related non-working public holiday would be Sunday, November 6, 2011. Links: full story and other Mali news and updates.

2-Nov-2011

Russia

Russian Regional Public Holiday November 7 (Source: The executive bodies of state authority of the Republic of Adygea-Maykop) - Summary: The head of the Russian Republic of Adygea, Aslan Tkhakushinov, has signed a decree proclaiming Monday, November 7, 2011, as a non-working public holiday for the upcoming celebration of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

2-Nov-2011

Jordan

Jordan 2011 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordan's Prime Minister, Awn Khasawneh, has issued a communiqué declaring a period of non-working public holidays from Saturday, November 5, to Friday, November 11, 2011, for all ministries and public institutions, on account of the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

2-Nov-2011

UAE

UAE 2011 Eid al-Adha Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The Governor of the UAE's Central Bank has declared 3 days of bank holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays, and as such has sent a circular to all banks operating in the United Arab Emirates instructing them to remain closed from Saturday to Monday, November 5-7, 2011, inclusively. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

2-Nov-2011

Bahrain

Bahrain 2011 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular announcing the dates of the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Bahrain. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

2-Nov-2011

Pakistan

Pakistan 2011 Eid-al-Adha Bank Holidays (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared a 3-day period of bank holidays, from Monday, November 7, until Wednesday, November 9, 2011, on the occasions of Eid-ul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) and Iqbal Day non-working public holidays recently declared by the Government of Pakistan. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

2-Nov-2011

Macedonia

Macedonia 2011 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Announced (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 Sunday, November 6, 2011, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Macedonia for Muslims on account of the upcoming Kurban Bajram, or Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

2-Nov-2011

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Public Holidays Announced November 7-8 (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that Monday and Tuesday, November 7-8, 2011, would be official non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

1-Nov-2011

Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands Announces 2012 Public Holidays (Source: Office of the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands-Majuro) - Summary: The government of the Marshall Islands has released its official list of non-working public holidays in the Marshall Islands for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Marshall Islands news and updates.

1-Nov-2011

Iraq

Iraq 2011 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: National Iraqi News Agency-NINA) - Summary: The Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers has announced that the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays would run from Sunday, November 6, until Thursday, November 10, 2011, inclusively. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

1-Nov-2011

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan 2011 Hajj Public Holiday Moved (Source: The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka's Ministry Public Administration and Home Affairs has announced that the date of the upcoming Hajj public holidays (Feast of Sacrifice) had been changed from its earlier gazetted date to Monday, November 7, 2011. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

1-Nov-2011

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced the official listing of public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the year 2012. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

1-Nov-2011

Nigeria

Nigerian Public Holidays For 2011 Eid-el-Kabir November 7-8 (Source: Vanguard-Abuja) - Summary: The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday and Tuesday, November 7-8, 2011, as the dates of the non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

1-Nov-2011

Lebanon

Lebanon Bank Holiday November 8 (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that, once again, Lebanese banks would be closed for one additional day, Wednesday, November 8, 2011, on account of this year's Eid al-Adha public holidays. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

1-Nov-2011

Egypt

Egypt 2011 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Al-Masry Al-Youm-Cairo) - Summary: The Egyptian authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha public holidays. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

1-Nov-2011

Mauritania

Mauritania Eid al-Adha Public Holiday November 6 (Source: Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie-Noakchott) - Summary: Mauritania's Commission centrale d'observation du croissant lunaire has announced that the upcoming El Id Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, would be observed on Sunday, November 6, 2011, in Mauritania. Links: full story and other Mauritania news and updates.

1-Nov-2011

Qatar

Qatar 2011 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Qatari authorities have announced the duration 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 Qatar news and updates.

1-Nov-2011

Liberia

Liberian Public Holiday November 3 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a proclamation declaring Thursday, November 3, 2011, as a non-working public holiday to be observed throughout the Republic as a national holiday. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

1-Nov-2011

The Gambia

Gambia Eid al-Adha Public Holiday November 6 (Source: The Point Newspaper-Banjul) - Summary: The President of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC) has announced yesterday, that Sunday, November 6th, 2011, would be the date of the upcoming Muslim feast of Eid Al Adha, better known in the Gambia as Tobaski. Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.

1-Nov-2011

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan 2011 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: The government of Uzbekistan has announced that the non-working public holiday associated with the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) would be observed on Sunday, November 6, 2011. Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

1-Nov-2011

UAE

UAE 2011 Eid Al Adha Public Sector Holidays Announced (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Minister for Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority of Human Resources, Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Qutami, has issued a circular announcing that the dates of the upcoming Eid Al Adha public holidays in the UAE ministries and federal institutions will run from Saturday, November 5, to Tuesday, November 8, 2011, inclusively. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.


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