Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates March 2012


 
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This monthly recap of March 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

31-Mar-2012

Cuba

Cuba Declares Good Friday Public Holiday (Source: Consejo de Ministros de Cuba-La Habana) - Summary: Cuba's Council of Ministers has issued a communique indicating that, as recently requested by Pope Benedict XVI, it had decided to declare Friday, April 6, 2012, the date of the upcoming Good Friday holiday, as a one-off non-working public holiday (receso laboral) in Cuba. Links: full story and other Cuba news and updates.

31-Mar-2012

Nigeria

Nigerian Easter 2012 Public Holidays (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 the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, April 6, and Monday, April 9, 2012, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Easter celebrations. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

30-Mar-2012

Bolivia

Bolivian Easter 2012 Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, announced that the upcoming Easter public holidays in Bolivia would once again begin on the afternoon of Maundy Thursday, with Good Friday (April 6, 2012) having been declared a national public holiday (feriado nacional). Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

30-Mar-2012

South Sudan

South Sudan 2012 Easter Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) - Summary: The Government of South Sudan, through its Ministry of Labor, Public Service, and Human Resource Development, has announced the dates of the upcoming Easter 2012 non-working public holidays in South Sudan. Links: full story and other South Sudan news and updates.

29-Mar-2012

Nepal

Nepalese 2012-2013 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has finally gazetted the list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year 2069 (April 2012-April 2013). Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

29-Mar-2012

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Additional Public Holiday May 7 (Source: The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation-SLBC) - Summary: The Sri Lankan Government Information Department has announced that, on a proposal made by Prime Minister D.M. Jayarathna, Monday, May 7, 2012, had been declared a one-off public holiday throughout Sri Lanka. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

29-Mar-2012

Australia

Australia Renames Foundation Day Public Holiday (Source: The Parliament of Western Australia-Perth) - Summary: Yesterday, the Parliament of Western Australia passed a law that will rename the annual "Foundation Day" non-working state public holiday as "WA Day", effective immediately. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

28-Mar-2012

Cuba

Cuban Public Holiday For Good Friday ? (Source: ACI Prensa-La Habana) - Summary: Yesterday, during his meeting with Cuban President, Raúl Castro, Pope Benedict XVI requested that Good Friday be declared another annual non-working public holiday in Cuba. Links: full story and other Cuba news and updates.

28-Mar-2012

Ghana

Ghana Public Holidays April 6 and 9 (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboah, has announced that Friday, April 6, and Monday, April 9, 2012, had been declared non-working statutory public holidays in Ghana to commemorate the upcoming holidays of Good Friday and Easter Monday. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

27-Mar-2012

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos 2012 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management-Providenciales) - Summary: The Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Ric Todd, has amended the list of official non-working public holidays in the Turks and Caicos Islands, for the calendar year 2012, with the addition of a non-working public holiday for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

26-Mar-2012

Chile

Chile Votes New July Public Holiday (Source: Tramitación de proyectos-Congreso Nacional de Chile) - Summary: Chile's lower house of Parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has approved a bill which would add a fifth "irrenunciable" non-working public holiday to be observed on the last Sunday of July to commemorate family day (Día de las Familias). Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

26-Mar-2012

Honduras

Honduras October 29 Public Holiday Bill (Source: La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: A bill has been introduced in Honduras' parliament which would create another new annual non-working public holiday in Honduras on October 29 to commemorate the Day of Chinese Culture (Día de la Cultura China). Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

26-Mar-2012

Argentina

Argentina Bill To Cap Public Holidays (Source: Parlamentario-Buenos Aires) - Summary: A bill (proyecto de ley) has been introduce in Argentina's lower house of Congress by MP Enrique Thomas which would limit the number of national non-working public holidays in Argentina to 15 in any given year. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

26-Mar-2012

Slovenia

Slovenian Public Holidays Cut (Source: STA- Slovenska tiskovna agencija-Ljubljana) - Summary: Slovenian Prime Minister, Janez Jansa, has announced that the government of Slovenia was considering cutting 2 of the 14 annual Slovenian non-working public holidays as part of its current set of austerity measures. Links: full story and other Slovenia news and updates.

25-Mar-2012

Costa Rica

Costa Rican Public Sector Holidays March 31-April 8 (Source: La Nación-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Minister of Labour has announced that Costa Rican public sector workers and government agencies would benefit from public holidays during the entire upcoming Holy Week, that is to say, from Saturday, March 31, until Sunday, April 8, 2012, inclusively. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

25-Mar-2012

Iraq

Iraqi Public Holidays March 26-30 (Source: Aswat Al Iraq-Baghdad) - Summary: The Iraqi Federal Government has finally announced that the whole of next week (March 26-30, 2012) would be one-off non-working public holidays due to the upcoming Arab Summit. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

24-Mar-2012

Iran

Iranian 2012-2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Islamic Consultative Assembly-Majlis) - Summary: Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly has released the recently-approved the list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1391, running from March 20, 2012, to March 19, 2013. Links: full story and other Iran news and updates.

24-Mar-2012

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan 9-Day Public Sector Holidays (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Jeannette Chávez Gómez, has announced that Nicaragua's public sector workers and government services would once again close down for 9 consecutive days of public sector holidays on account of the upcoming Holy Week (disfrutarán de vacaciones desde el Sábado de Ramos al Domingo de Pascua inclusive). Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

23-Mar-2012

Tonga

Tongan Public Holidays March 26-27 (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Ministry of Information and Communications has issued a communiqué announcing that, following the death of King Tupou V, Monday and Tuesday, March 26 and 27, 2012, had been declared as additional non-working public holidays throughout Tonga. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

22-Mar-2012

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Public Holiday March 24 (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that Saturday, March 24, 2012, would once again be a non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

22-Mar-2012

Argentina

Argentina Holy Week Public Holidays Confusion (Source: El día-Buenos Aires) - Summary: There are contradictory statements from the government of Argentina concerning the rumor that it was thinking of declaring the entire semana santa (the week leading up to Easter Sunday) as non-working public holidays throughout Argentina. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

22-Mar-2012

Australia

Australia Adds 2 SA Public Holidays (Source: The Australian-Adelaide) - Summary: The South Australian Government has made a deal with independent MPs to ensure passage of its currently-proposed amendments to the official legislation governing non-working public holidays in the Australian state of South Australia. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

21-Mar-2012

Holy See

Vatican 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prefettura della Casa Ponitificia-Vatican City) - Summary: The Vatican's Prefecture of the Papal Household has released the list of 2013 closed public holidays for the Holy See (aka. Vatican City). Links: full story and other Holy See news and updates.

21-Mar-2012

Pakistan

Pakistan Public Holiday March 23 (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has announced that Friday, March 23, 2012, had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout the country to coincide with "the auspicious occasion of Pakistan Day". Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

21-Mar-2012

Brazil

Brazilian 2012 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Ministério da Justiça Defensoria Pública da União-Brasilia) - Summary: The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério da Justiça Defensoria Pública da União, issued a decree amending the previously-released official text listing the 2012 Brazilian public holidays. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

20-Mar-2012

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Declares 2 Additional Public Holidays (Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) - Summary: Puerto Rico's Governor, Luis Fortuño, has declared 2 additional one-off public sector holidays, on Friday, March 23, 2012, and on Thursday, April 5, 2012. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

20-Mar-2012

Macau

Macau Declares Additional 2013 Public Holidays (Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China-Macau) - Summary: Macau's Chief Executive has once again announced additional, one-off, public holidays (Special Grant for exempt from work by The Chief Executive) for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

20-Mar-2012

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Public Holidays March 22-23 (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has signed the Resolution "On the shifting of days-off", which declares Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23, 2012, as additional one-off non-working public holidays in Uzbekistan. Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

19-Mar-2012

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

St Vincent and the Grenadines Public Holiday March 20 (Source: Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines-Saint Vincent) - Summary: Late last night, following the Windies' victory over Australia, the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Links: full story and other Saint Vincent and the Grenadines news and updates.

19-Mar-2012

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday March 22 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that the government of Nepal had declared Thursday, March 22, 2012, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Ghode Jatra (festival of horses). Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

19-Mar-2012

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten July 1st New Public Holiday On Track (Source: Government of Sint Maarten-Great Bay) - Summary: Following a tripartite meeting with the Sint Maarten Minister of Labour, the Windward Island Chamber of Labour Unions (WICLU) 1st Vice-President, Claire Elsot. has announced that it seems that July 1st, 2012, will finally become a full national non-working public holiday beginning in 2012. Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

18-Mar-2012

Cuba

Cuban Papal Public Holidays March 26-28 (Source: Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba-Granma) - Summary: The Cuban government has finally announced that it would declare public holidays from March 26 to 28, 2012, to coincide with the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Santiago de Cuba and Havana. Links: full story and other Cuba news and updates.

17-Mar-2012

Armenia

Armenian Bill For April 7 Public Holiday (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: A bill has been introduced to the Armenian Parliament's Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, proposing to make April 7th a new annual non-working day dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

17-Mar-2012

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Call For ITLOS Public Holiday (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Following this week favorable ruling by the International Tribunal for Law of the Seas (ITLOS) a senior leader of Bangladesh's ruling Awami League has called on the government of Bangladesh to declare a one-off non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

16-Mar-2012

Maldives

Maldives March 19 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The Office of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Waheed, has released a communique indicating that Monday, March 19, 2012, the date of this year's first sitting of the People's Majlis, would not also be declared a one-off public holiday. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

16-Mar-2012

Iraq

Iraqi March 29 Public Holiday Denied (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: The Iraqi Director of Traffic Department, Major General Issam Hassan, has announced that, despite earlier announcements, neither Wednesday March 28, nor Thursday March 29, 2012, would be one-off non-working public holidays due to the upcoming Arab Summit. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

16-Mar-2012

Argentina

Argentina Considers Weeklong Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio del Interior-República Argentina) - Summary: The government of Argentina is once again considering declaring the entire semana santa (the week leading up to Easter Sunday) as non-working public holidays throughout Argentina. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

16-Mar-2012

Brazil

Brazil FIFA 2014 Public Holidays Law Approved (Source: Câmara dos Deputados-Brasilia) - Summary: Brazil's upper and lower houses of Parliament have approved the "Lei da Copa", the recent bill which will allow Brazilian states and municipalities to declare one-off public holidays whenever a FIFA World Cup game occurs in their jurisdiction in 2014. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

16-Mar-2012

Malaysia

Malaysian Sarawak Public Holiday April 11 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: The Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia's state of Sarawak, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, has announced that as per a statement from the Sarawak Chief Minister's Department, the state government of Sarawak had decided to also declare Wednesday, April 11, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming installation of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah (Malaysia's King). Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

16-Mar-2012

Bolivia

Bolivian Afternoon Public Holiday March 19 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that the upcoming feast of San José, on Monday, March 19, 2012, would be a half-day non-working public holiday for employees of the Bolivian public sector who are fathers. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

15-Mar-2012

Russia

Russia Declares 2 Additional Public Holidays (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: The recently-elected Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has announced an RF Government Resolution, which declares Monday and Tuesday, May 7 and 8, 2012, as additional non-working public holidays throughout Russia. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

15-Mar-2012

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday March 16-17 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to declare another non-working public holiday in Timor-Leste on Saturday, March 17, 2012, on the date of the upcoming presidential elections. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

14-Mar-2012

Montserrat

Montserrat 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Montserrat-Brades) - Summary: Montserrat's Office of the Deputy Governor has finally announced the list of public holidays, and in lieu public holidays for the year 2012 in Montserrat. Links: full story and other Montserrat news and updates.

14-Mar-2012

Honduras

Honduras 2012 Holy Week Public Sector Holidays (Source: La Prensa Libre-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The President of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, has once again approved the declaration of the entire upcoming Holy Week (April 2-8, 2012) as public holidays for Honduras' public sector employees. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

14-Mar-2012

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan for the remainder of the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

13-Mar-2012

Swaziland

Swaziland 2013 Election Public Holiday (Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs-Mbabane) - Summary: Swaziland's Government Press Secretary, Percy Simelane, has announced that the main day of the upcoming national secondary parliamentary elections would, once again, be a non-working public holiday in Swaziland. Links: full story and other Swaziland news and updates.

13-Mar-2012

Venezuela

Venezuelan Public Holidays Changes Confirmed (Source: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias-Caracas) - Summary: The government of Venezuela has announced that the recently-announced amendments to the Venezuelan legislation governing non-working public holidays would be signed by President Hugo Chávez on May 1st, 2012, and will then take effect on May 1st, 2013. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

12-Mar-2012

Liberia

Liberian Public Holidays March 14 and 15 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued two proclamations declaring the consecutive days of Wednesday, March 14, and Thursday, March 15, 2012, respectively, as national public holidays to be observed throughout the country. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

12-Mar-2012

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday March 16 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to grant a day-off public sector holiday on Friday, March 16, 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.

12-Mar-2012

New Caledonia

New Caledonia 2012 Bank Holidays Amended (Source: Medef Nouvelle-Calédonie-Nouméa) - Summary: The recently-published list of official bank holidays in New Caledonia for the calendar year 2012 has been amended. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

12-Mar-2012

Portugal

Portugal Religious Public Holidays Update (Source: Económico-Lisboa) - Summary: Within a couple of days, the Portuguese Episcopal Conference and the Vatican have made separate proposals to amend the Portuguese Government's current plans to cancel 2 religious annual non-working public holidays in Portugal. Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

11-Mar-2012

Philippines

Philippines Congress Votes March 8 Public Holiday (Source: Public Relations and Information Bureau of the Philippines House of Representatives-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines House of Representatives has approved, on third and final reading, a bill which declares March 8 an annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines to commemorate "National Women's Day". Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

11-Mar-2012

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe March 8 Public Holiday Push (Source: The Herald-Harare) - Summary: The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has called on the government of Zimbabwe to declare March 8 an annual non-working public holiday in Zimbabwe to commemorate International Women's Day. Links: full story and other Zimbabwe news and updates.

11-Mar-2012

Sweden

Sweden 2013 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced (Source: Sveriges Riksbank-Stockholm) - Summary: Sweden's Central Bank (Sveriges Riksbank) has released its list of bank holidays in Sweden with the announcement of Swedish bank holidays, as well as public holidays in Sweden, for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Sweden news and updates.

10-Mar-2012

Nigeria

Nigeria Votes March 8 Public Holiday (Source: Vanguard-Abuja) - Summary: The House of Representatives of Nigeria has passed a resolution urging that the Federal Government of Nigeria should also declare an annual non-working public holiday on March 8 to commemorate Women's Day. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

10-Mar-2012

Argentina

Argentina September 24 Public Holiday Bill (Source: Parlamentario-Buenos Aires) - Summary: A bill (proyecto de ley) has been introduce in Argentina's lower house of Congress which would declare September 24, 2012, a one-off nationwide public holiday to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Tucumán. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

9-Mar-2012

Saint Helena

Saint Helena 2012 Queens Day Public Holiday (Source: Tristan Times-Tristan da Cunha) - Summary: Earlier today, the Chief Islander of Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha declared Friday, March 9, 2012, to be a public holidays for the island's annual Queens Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Saint Helena news and updates.

9-Mar-2012

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan October 18 Public Holidays Restored (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: The decision of the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers, restoring the October 18 annual non-working public holiday, has been adopted. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

8-Mar-2012

Honduras

Honduras New Public Holiday February 3 (Source: El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Honduras' Legislative Assembly (Congreso Nacional) has indicated that it will approve last month's presidential request that February 3 be declared a new annual non-working public holiday in Honduras to coincide with the Aniversario del Hallazgo de la Virgen de Suyapa (the anniversary of the discovery of the Vigin of Suyapa, Honduras' patron saint). Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

7-Mar-2012

Latvia

Latvian New Public Holidays Shelved (Source: LETA News Agency-Riga) - Summary: Latvian Prime Minister, Valdis Dombrovskis, has announced that due to a lack of consensus within Latvia's current ruling coalition parties, further debate on the declaration of a new annual non-working public holiday in Latvia had been "postponed indefinitely". Links: full story and other Latvia news and updates.

7-Mar-2012

Philippines

Philippines March 8 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines-Twitter) - Summary: Malacañang, Philippines presidential palace, has issued a statement confirming that tomorrow, Thursday, March 8, 2012, would not be a non-working public holiday in the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

7-Mar-2012

Malaysia

Malaysian Sabah Public Holiday April 11 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: The Chief Minister of Malaysia's state of Sabah, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, has announced that following its weekly cabinet meeting, the state government of Sabah had decided to also declare Wednesday, April 11, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming installation of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah (Malaysia's King). Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

7-Mar-2012

Iraq

Iraqi Public Holidays Overhaul Update (Source: Al Sabaah-Baghdad) - Summary: The Iraqi parliament has introduced, for a first reading, legislation aimed at, once again, overhauling and hopefully simplifying the official list of non-working public holidays in Iraq. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

7-Mar-2012

Bolivia

Bolivian Afternoon Public Holiday March 8 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that the upcoming International Women's Day would be a half-day non-working public holiday for Bolivian female public sector employees. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

6-Mar-2012

Croatia

Croatians Support Public Holidays Cut (Source: CRO Demoskop-Zagreb) - Summary: A recent poll by the Croatian polling institute CRO Demoskop shows that almost half of the people questioned supported the recent government's proposal to reduce the number of non-working public holidays in Croatia. Links: full story and other Croatia news and updates.

6-Mar-2012

Mexico

Mexico Papal Public Holiday Considered (Source: El Universal-Ciudad de México) - Summary: The president of Mexico's Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (Council of Private Employers), José Antonio Abugaber, has announced that he would favor the creation of a non-working public holiday to coincide with the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI in Mexico. Links: full story and other Mexico news and updates.

5-Mar-2012

India

Indian 2012 Goa Public Holidays Amended (Source: The Official Gazette of the Government of Goa-Panaji) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Goa has amended its previously-released list of the days which are to be non-working public holidays in the Indian state of Goa for the calendar year 2012 with the declaration of a "public holiday" on Thursday, March 8, 2012, of account of the upcoming Holi. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

5-Mar-2012

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Holi March 11 (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that the upcoming Holi festival would be celebrated on Sunday, March 11, 2012. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

5-Mar-2012

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holidays March 7-8 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that the government of Nepal had declared Wednesday and Thursday, March 7 and 8, 2012, as a non-working public holidays on account of the upcoming Holi/Fagu festival. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

4-Mar-2012

Malaysia

Malaysian Public Holidays Cut Ruled-Out (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, has announced that the government of Malaysia has no plans to reduce the number of non-working public holidays in Malaysia as part of its upcoming implementation of a minimum wage. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

4-Mar-2012

Australia

Australian SA Public Holidays Reviewed (Source: The Government of South Australia-Adelaide) - Summary: The South Australian Government has announced that it plans to review and amend the official legislation governing non-working public holidays in the Australian state of South Australia. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

3-Mar-2012

India

Indian 2012 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has amended its previously-released list of the days which are declared non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2012 in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu with the inclusion of a public holiday on the date of the Bhagawan Vaigundaswami Birthday. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

3-Mar-2012

Gibraltar

Gibraltar Public Holidays Changes Gazetted (Source: Government of Gibraltar Press Office-Gibraltar) - Summary: The Government of Gibraltar has gazetted the recently-announced changes to the observance of the May Day non-working public holiday in Gibraltar. Links: full story and other Gibraltar news and updates.

2-Mar-2012

Armenia

Armenia Amends March 9 Public Holiday (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Armenian Head of the Government Staff, David Sargsyan, has announced that the Armenian government had amended its earlier decision which declared a one-off public holiday on Friday, March 9, 2012. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

2-Mar-2012

Latvia

Latvian Orthodox Public Holiday Rejected (Source: LETA News Agency-Riga) - Summary: Despite last-minute lobbying by Latvian President, Andris Berzins, the Latvian Saeima (parliament) has rejected another bill that would have made Orthodox Christmas an official non-working public holiday in Latvia. Links: full story and other Latvia news and updates.

1-Mar-2012

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Public Holiday March 9 (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The government of Kazakhstan has declared Friday, March 9, 2012, as a non-working public holiday to link the annual International Women's Day public holiday with the subsequent weekend. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

1-Mar-2012

Ukraine

Ukraine Public Holiday March 9 (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine has issued a resolution declaring Friday, March 9, 2012, as a non-working public holiday to link the annual Women's Day public holiday with the subsequent weekend. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

1-Mar-2012

Belarus

Belarus Public Holiday March 9 (Source: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus-Minsk) - Summary: The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has issued a decree declaring Friday, March 9, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Belarus. Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.

1-Mar-2012

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten Announces 2012 Public Holidays (Source: Government of Sint Maarten-Great Bay) - Summary: The Sint Maarten Labour Department has signed off on a list of the Sint Maarten public holidays dates for 2012. Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

1-Mar-2012

Saudi Arabia

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


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