Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates February 2012


 
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This monthly recap of February 2012 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

29-Feb-2012

Suriname

Suriname Public Holidays Overhaul Stalled (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The Commission on Suriname National Holidays established by the government of Suriname to reduce the number of annual public holidays in Suriname has reached a dead-end in its discussions with religious groups, none of which seems ready to abandon one of its religious public holidays. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

29-Feb-2012

Cuba

Cuba Papal Public Holiday Being Considered (Source: Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba-Granma) - Summary: The Cuban government has announced that it has not yet decided whether to declare one or more public holidays during the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Santiago de Cuba and Havana, on March 26, 27 and 28, 2012. Links: full story and other Cuba news and updates.

28-Feb-2012

Singapore

Singapore Thaipusam Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: The Parliament Of Singapore-Singapore) - Summary: Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, has announced to Parliament that the Hindu festival of Thaipusam would not be gazetted as a non-working public holiday in Singapore. Links: full story and other Singapore news and updates.

28-Feb-2012

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday March 6 (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister For The Interior, William K. Aboah, has announced that Tuesday, March 6, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday in Ghana in commemoration of Ghana's Independence Anniversary. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

27-Feb-2012

Qatar

Qatari Bank Holiday March 4 (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has announced that all banks and financial institutions under its control (ie. all banks in Qatar) would be closed to the public on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

27-Feb-2012

The Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Public Holiday In May 2013 (Source: Cayman Islands Government Information and Services-Grand Cayman) - Summary: The Cayman Islands' Premier, McKeeva Bush, has announced that the Cayman Islands Government would hold a referendum at the same time as the May 2013 general election. Links: full story and other The Cayman Islands news and updates.

26-Feb-2012

Finland

Finland 2015 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Suomen Pankki- Finlands Bank-Helsinki) - Summary: Finland's Central Bank (Suomen Pankki) has released the list of official bank holidays (Pankkivapaapäivät) in Finland for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Finland news and updates.

26-Feb-2012

Belgium

Belgium Pentecost Public Holiday Faces The Ax (Source: RTBF INFO-Brussels) - Summary: Belgium's Defense Minister, Pieter De Crem, has proposed a set of measures to reduce Belgium's budget deficit, including the cancellation of the annual Pentecost Monday public holiday. Links: full story and other Belgium news and updates.

26-Feb-2012

Portugal

Portugal Carnival Public Holiday 2013 (Source: Agência Efe-Lisboa) - Summary: Portugal's Deputy Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Miguel Relvas, has announced that, in 2013, there would be no tolerância de ponto for public sector employees to take a non-working public holiday for the optional but widespread Shrove Tuesday Carnival. Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

25-Feb-2012

Latvia

Latvian Orthodox Christmas Public Holiday Support (Source: LETA News Agency-Riga) - Summary: Latvian President, Andris Berzins, after a meeting with Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, has said that he believes that Eastern Orthodox Christmas should finally be recognized as a public holiday in Latvia. Links: full story and other Latvia news and updates.

25-Feb-2012

Seychelles

Seychelles 2012 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Seychelles-Victoria) - Summary: The government of the Seychelles has amended the recently-announced official list of non-working public holidays in the Seychelles for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Seychelles news and updates.

24-Feb-2012

Malaysia

Malaysian National Public Holiday April 11 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: The Malaysian Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, has announced that Wednesday, April 11, 2012, has been declared as a one-off non-working national public holiday throughout Malaysia. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

24-Feb-2012

Thailand

Thailand Financial Holiday April 9 (Source: The Stock Exchange of Thailand-Bangkok) - Summary: The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has announced that Monday, April 9, 2012, had been declared a one-off non-working financial sector holiday. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

23-Feb-2012

Kuwait

Kuwait Financial Public Holidays February 26-27 (Source: Al-Qabas-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwait Stock Exchange announced that it would be closed Sunday and Monday, February 26 and 27, 2012, for the National Day and Liberation Day holidays. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

22-Feb-2012

Moldova

Moldovan Public Holidays March 8-9 (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: Moldova's Labour, Social Protection and Family Minister, Valentina Buliga, has announced that Friday, March 9, 2012, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Moldova on account of the upcoming International Women's Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

22-Feb-2012

Armenia

Armenian Public Holiday March 9 (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Armenian Head of the Government Staff, David Sargsyan, has announced that the Armenian government will introduce a draft decision at tomorrow's Cabinet Session to declare a one-off public holiday on Friday, March 9, 2012, to link the Thursday, March 8, 2012, annual Women's Day public holiday, with the following weekend. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

22-Feb-2012

Maldives

Maldives Public Holiday March 1 (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The Office of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Waheed, has released a press communique indicating that Thursday, March 1, 2012, had been declared a one-off public holiday as the first sitting of the People's Majlis for the current year will be held on that date. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

21-Feb-2012

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan 2012 Novruz Public Holidays Extended (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: The Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decision, extending the upcoming Novruz non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan to 7 consecutive days. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

20-Feb-2012

France

France Armistice Public Holiday Amended (Source: Le Figaro-Paris) - Summary: France's National Assembly have overwhelmingly voted to approve a law which would amend the November 11 annual Armistice non-working public holiday into a public holiday commemorating France's dead in all past conflicts. Links: full story and other France news and updates.

20-Feb-2012

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday February 22 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that the government of Nepal had declared Wednesday, February 22, 2012, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Gyalbo Lhosar festival marking the beginning of the Sherpa New Year 2139. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

20-Feb-2012

Bhutan

Bhutanese Public Holiday February 24 (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Friday, February 24, 2012, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

19-Feb-2012

Libya

Libyan Regional Public Holiday February 20 (Source: The Tripoli Post-Tripoli) - Summary: The president of the electoral commission of the Libyan port city of Misrata, Mohammed Balrouin, has announced that the city council had declared Monday, February 20, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Misrata on account of the first anniversary of Misrata's rebellion and of the municipal elections both occurring on that date. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

19-Feb-2012

Pakistan

Pakistan 2012 Sindh Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has officially gazetted the list of 2012 regional public holiday in Province of Sindh. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

18-Feb-2012

Niue

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

18-Feb-2012

Venezuela

Venezuelan Regional Public Holidays February 20-21 (Source: Gobernación del Estado Anzoátegui-República Bolivariana de Venezuela) - Summary: The Governor of Venezuela's State of Anzoátegui, Tarek William Saab, has issued a decree announcing that Monday and Tuesday, February 20 and 21, 2012, would be a one-off state public holidays to mark the upcoming Carnival. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

18-Feb-2012

Belize

Belize Public Holiday March 7 (Source: Government of Belize Press Office-Belmopan) - Summary: The Cabinet of Ministers of Belize has agreed to declare Wednesday, March 7, 2012, a one-off bank holiday and public holiday to coincide with the upcoming election day. Links: full story and other Belize news and updates.

17-Feb-2012

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The government of Kazakhstan has released the official list of non-working public holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

17-Feb-2012

French Polynesia

French Polynesian 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Présidence de la Polynésie Française-Papeete) - Summary: The Council of Ministers of French Polynesia has officially declared the list of French Polynesian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other French Polynesia news and updates.

17-Feb-2012

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday February 22 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to grant a day-off public sector holiday for Ash Wednesday, on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, all day, to all employees and agents of the ministries or departments depending on them, as well as institutes and organizations included in indirect State administration. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

16-Feb-2012

Kuwait

Kuwait Extra Public Holiday February 27 (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26, 2012, as non-working public holidays for the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day annual public holidays. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

16-Feb-2012

India

Indian Haryana Public Holiday February 26 (Source: Punjab Newsline Network-Chandigarh) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Haryana has declared Sunday, February 26, 2012, as a public holiday in the regions concerned by the upcoming by-elections. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

16-Feb-2012

Maldives

Maldives Public Holiday February 26 (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The Government of the Maldives has announced that it had declared Sunday, February 26, 2012, as an additional official non-working public holiday in the Maldives. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

15-Feb-2012

Libya

Libyan Public Holiday February 18 (Source: The Interim Transitional National Council-Tripoli) - Summary: Earlier today, Libya's ruling National Transitional Council announced that Saturday, February 18, 2012, would be a day in lieu non-working public holiday throughout Libya to compensate the fact that the new February 17 public holiday falls on a Friday this year. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

15-Feb-2012

Haiti

Haiti 2012 Carnival Public Holidays Announced (Source: Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) - Summary: The Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti has announced that Haiti's President had issued an Executive Order declaring Monday, February 20, 2012, and Wednesday, February 22, 2012, as additional one-off non-working public holidays to coincide with the upcoming Carnival. Links: full story and other Haiti news and updates.

14-Feb-2012

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Public Holiday February 15 (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Wednesday, February 15, 2012, as a non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on account of the upcoming "Soviet Army Defeat Day". Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

13-Feb-2012

India

Indian Public Holiday February 16 In Mumbai (Source: The Hindu-Mumbai) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Maharashtra has declared Thursday, February 16, 2012, as a regional public holiday on account of the upcoming general elections. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

13-Feb-2012

Taiwan

Taiwan Public Holidays February 27-28 (Source: The China Post-Taipei) - Summary: The Taiwanese government has confirmed that Monday, February 27, 2012, would be a one-off bridge non-working public holiday, linking the previous weekend with the annual, February 28, public holiday. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

12-Feb-2012

India

Indian Public Holidays April 23-24 In Karnataka (Source: Government of Karnataka-Bangalore) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Karnataka has announced that it would now observe the birthday anniversary of Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj, also known as Shiv Jayanthi, as an annual non-working state public holiday. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

12-Feb-2012

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast ACN Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Gouvernement de Côte d'Ivoire-Abijan) - Summary: The government of the Ivory Coast, through its Minister of Communications, Bruno Kone, has announced that it had declared Monday, February 13, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday (jour férié et chômé sur toute l'étendue du territoire national). Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

12-Feb-2012

Qatar

Qatar Financial Holiday February 14 (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: The Qatar Stock Exchange has announced that it would remain closed on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, on account of the upcoming new Sports Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

11-Feb-2012

Malta

Malta 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Malta Department of Information-Government of Malta) - Summary: Malta's Department of Information has published its official list of national holidays and non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

11-Feb-2012

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan Public Holiday February 20 (Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) - Summary: Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree ("On the transfer of the day off on the occasion of National Flag Day of Turkmenistan") declaring Monday, February 20, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday in connection with the upcoming celebration of the National Flag Day of Turkmenistan. Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.

11-Feb-2012

Ecuador

Ecuador 2012 Carnival Public Holidays Announced (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has issued a decree declaring Monday and Tuesday, February 20 and 21, 2012, as the non-working public holidays for the upcoming Carnival, throughout Ecuador. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

10-Feb-2012

Serbia

Serbian Public Holidays February 15-19 (Source: Serbian Government Ministry of Labour and Social Policy-Belgrade) - Summary: The Serbian government has declared a one-off non-working public holiday for Friday, February 17, 2012, to extend the upcoming National Day non-working public holidays into the following weekend. Links: full story and other Serbia news and updates.

10-Feb-2012

Lebanon

Lebanon Bank Holiday February 14 (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Tuesday, February 14, 2012, had also been declared a bank holiday for all banks and financial institutions of Lebanon, including the Beirut Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Lebanon, to commemorate the anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri (Commémoration de l'assasinat du PM Rafic Hariri). Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

10-Feb-2012

Dominica

Dominica 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Office of the Prime Minister) - Summary: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released the official list of 2012 non-working public holidays in Dominica. Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

9-Feb-2012

Croatia

Croatian Public Holidays Cancellations Under Consideration (Source: Government of the Republic of Croatia-Zagreb) - Summary: Following today's cabinet meeting, the Government of Croatia has announced that it was considering the elimination of 3 annual non-working public holidays. Links: full story and other Croatia news and updates.

9-Feb-2012

Iraq

Iraq Arab Summit Public Holiday March 29 (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: The Iraqi Interior Ministry has announced that Thursday, March 29, 2012, the date of the upcoming Arab Summit hosted in Baghdad, would be a one-off municipal non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

9-Feb-2012

Denmark

Denmark 2013 Bank Holidays Released (Source: Danmarks Nationalbanken-Copenhagen) - Summary: Denmark's Central Bank (Danmarks Nationalbanken) has released the list of bank holidays in Denmark, as well as non-working public holidays in Denmark, for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Denmark news and updates.

8-Feb-2012

Lebanon

Lebanon Public Holiday February 14 (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Government of Lebanon, through a statement by Prime Minister Najib Mikati, has declared Tuesday, February 14, 2012, as a non-working public holiday for both the private and public sectors to commemorate the anniversary of the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

8-Feb-2012

Serbia

Serbian Weeklong Public Holidays Under Consideration (Source: Serbian Government Ministry of Labour and Social Policy-Belgrade) - Summary: Serbia's government advisor for energy issues, Petar Skundric, has announced that he would recommend to the government of Serbia that it declare the period of February 15-20, 2012, as non-working public holidays in Serbia in an effort to conserve energy in the midst of the current cold spell blanketing Europe. Links: full story and other Serbia news and updates.

8-Feb-2012

New Zealand

New Zealand Bill To 'Monday-ise' Public Holidays (Source: The Parliament of New Zealand-Paremata Aotearoa) - Summary: A private members bill, to always declare the Monday following a weekend public holiday as an additional non-working public holiday, was drawn from the member's bill ballot and introduced to New Zealand's Parliament yesterday. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

8-Feb-2012

Nepal

Nepalese 2012 Public Holidays Expanded (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that it had decided to add a non-working public holiday on the Mahabir Jayanti to the official list of Nepalese public holidays. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

7-Feb-2012

Liberia

Liberian Public Holiday February 11 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, February 11th, 2012, as Armed Forces Day, a non-working public holiday to be observed throughout the country as a national holiday. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

7-Feb-2012

Thailand

Thailand Bank Holiday April 9 (Source: The Bank of Thailand-Bangkok) - Summary: The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has announced that Monday, April 9, 2012, had been declared a one-off bank holiday for all banks and financial institutions throughout Thailand. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

6-Feb-2012

Venezuela

Venezuelan Public Holidays Legislation Amended (Source: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias-Caracas) - Summary: The government of Venezuela has introduced a bill (proyecto de la Ley del Proceso Social del Trabajo) which would replace the current legislation related to non-working public holidays in Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

5-Feb-2012

Malta

Malta 2012 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Malta Bankers Association-Valetta) - Summary: Malta Bankers' Association has released the list of bank holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2012, dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the 2012 general public holidays. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

5-Feb-2012

Vietnam

Vietnam 2013 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 2013. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

5-Feb-2012

Bénin

Bénin 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Site Officiel du président Béninois Boni Yayi-Cotonou) - Summary: The government of Bénin has announced the list of expected 2012 non-working public holidays in Bénin. Links: full story and other Bénin news and updates.

4-Feb-2012

Liberia

Liberian Public Holidays Consolidation (Source: Liberia Broadcasting System-Monrovia) - Summary: A bill has been introduced in the Liberian House of Representatives to consolidate the various Liberian annual public holidays honoring past presidents into a single, Presidents' Day, public holiday on the last Monday in October. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

4-Feb-2012

Honduras

Honduras Considering February Public Holiday (Source: El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The President of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, has announced that he would ask the Legislative Assembly (Congreso Nacional) to declare February 3 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Honduras to coincide with the Día de la Virgen de Suyapa, Honduras' patron saint. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

3-Feb-2012

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast Public Holiday February 5 (Source: Gouvernement de Côte d'Ivoire-Abijan) - Summary: The government of the Ivory Coast, through its Ministère de l'Emploi, des Affaires Sociales et de la Solidarité Nationale, has announced that it had declared Sunday, February 5, 2012, as a one-off national non-working public holiday (jour férié et chômé sur toute l'étendue du territoire national) on account of the upcoming Maouloud (Prophet's Birthday). Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

3-Feb-2012

Pakistan

Pakistan Nationwide Public Holiday February 4 (Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: Following yesterday's declarations of Saturday, February 4, 2012, as a one-off regional public holiday in four Provinces, many provinces of Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has announced that he had declared an additional nationwide public holiday on Saturday, February 4, 2012 (Rabi-ul-Awwal 11). Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

3-Feb-2012

Guinea

Guinea Conakry February 6 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: guineeconakry.info-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry has issued a press statement ruling-out the declaration another one-off, non-working, public holiday (journée chômée et payée) on Monday, February 6, 2012. Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

2-Feb-2012

Tunisia

Tunisian 2012 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Moved (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: Contrary to previous announcements, the date for the public holiday for the upcoming Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday) in Tunisia, has now been announced as being Saturday, February 4, 2012. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

2-Feb-2012

West Bank and Gaza

Gaza Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday February 4 (Source: Maan News Agency-Gaza) - Summary: The Hamas Government of Palestine's Gaza Strip has announced that Saturday, February 4, 2012, would be the date of the upcoming public holiday for Prophet Mohammed's birthday. Links: full story and other West Bank and Gaza news and updates.

2-Feb-2012

Nigeria

Nigerian Extra Public Holiday February 6 (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that an additional one-off day in lieu public holiday had been declared throughout Nigeria, on Monday, February 6, 2012, to compensate the fact that the upcoming public holiday for the Id-el-Maoulud (Prophet's Birthday) falls on a weekend in 2012. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

2-Feb-2012

Pakistan

Pakistan Regional Public Holidays February 4 (Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: Following the recent announcement of the moving of the date of the upcoming birthday of the Prophet non-working public holiday to Sunday, February 5, 2012, the governments of the 4 Pakistani Provinces of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pujab, and Sindh, have declared Saturday, February 4, 2012, as a one-off regional public holiday. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

2-Feb-2012

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Extra Public Holiday February 6 (Source: Presidency Office-Freetown) - Summary: The Government of Sierra Leone has announced that the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday for the Milad An-Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) would be Saturday, February 4, 2012. Links: full story and other Sierra Leone news and updates.

1-Feb-2012

Sudan

Sudan 2012 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Announced (Source: The Sudan News Agency-SUNA) - Summary: The Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Sudan has announced that the date of the upcoming Mulid (Prophet's Birthday) would be observed as a non-working public holiday throughout Sudan on Sunday, February 5, 2012. Links: full story and other Sudan news and updates.

1-Feb-2012

Iraq

Iraq Public Holiday February 5 (Source: National Iraqi News Agency-NINA) - Summary: The General Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers has announced that the date of the upcoming Prophet's Birthday non-working public holiday in Iraq would be Sunday, February 5, 2012. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

1-Feb-2012

Tuvalu

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

1-Feb-2012

New Caledonia

New Caledonia 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Medef Nouvelle-Calédonie-Nouméa) - Summary: The government of New Caledonia has released the official list of non-working public holidays (jours fériés chômés) and bank holidays for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

1-Feb-2012

India

Indian Public Holiday March 3 in Goa (Source: Government of Goa-Panaji) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Goa has announced that Saturday, March 3, 2012, would be a one-off statewide non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming polling day for the general election to the Goa state legislative assembly. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

1-Feb-2012

Grenada

Grenada Extends Carriacou Carnival Public Holiday (Source: Grenada Broadcast-Hillsborough) - Summary: Grenada's Prime Minister, Tillman Thomas, after consultation with his Cabinet, and in accordance with the Bank Holiday Act Cap. 25, has extended the regional public holiday for the Carriacou Carnival to a second day. Links: full story and other Grenada news and updates.

1-Feb-2012

Indonesia

Indonesian 2012 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat-Jakarta) - Summary: The government of Indonesia has issued a revised list of official non-working public holidays in Indonesia in 2012 (Revisi Hari libur and Cuti Bersama Tahun 2012) designating public holidays and collective leave days for the calendar year 2012, for both the private and public sectors. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

1-Feb-2012

Bahrain

Bahrain 2012 Prophet's Birthday Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Tuesday, February 4, 2012, as a public holiday to mark the birthday of Prophet Mohammed for the Islamic year 1433. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

1-Feb-2012

Guyana

Guyana 2012 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Announced (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming Youmun Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Sunday, February 5, 2012. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

1-Feb-2012

Yemen

Yemen Postpones Weekend Change (Source: Yemen News Agency-SABA) - Summary: The Yemeni Ministry of Civil Service and Insurance has announced that the previously-announced change in weekends in Yemen, from Thursday/Friday to Friday/Saturday was postponed indefinitely. Links: full story and other Yemen news and updates.


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