Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates April 2012


 
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This monthly recap of April 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

30-Apr-2012

Indonesia

Indonesia Considers May 1st Public Holiday (Source: The Jakarta Post-ANTARA) - Summary: On the eve of this year's International Labour Day, Indonesia's Home Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, has announced that the Indonesian government was deliberating whether to add May 1st as a new annual non-working public holiday (Hari Libur Nasional) in Indonesia. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

30-Apr-2012

Barbados

Barbados 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour-Bridgetown) - Summary: The government of Barbados has published the list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Barbados news and updates.

30-Apr-2012

Maldives

Maldives Public Holiday May 1st (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, as announced last year, Tuesday, May 1, 2012, the date of this year's Labour Day, would be a non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

30-Apr-2012

Algeria

Algerian Public Holiday May 1st (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian government has announced that Tuesday, May 1st, 2012, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday, on account of the upcoming "fête des travailleurs". Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

29-Apr-2012

Libya

Libyan Public Holiday May 1st (Source: The Interim Transitional National Council-Tripoli) - Summary: Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has confirmed that Tuesday, May 1st, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya "for the first time ever". Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

29-Apr-2012

Hong Kong

Hong Kong 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government-HKSAR) - Summary: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has released its official list of 2013 calendar year public holidays to be observed in Hong Kong. Links: full story and other Hong Kong news and updates.

29-Apr-2012

Venezuela

Venezuelan April 30 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias-Caracas) - Summary: The government of Venezuela, through its Minister for communication and Information, Andrés Izarra, has issued an official denial that Monday, April 30, 2012, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

29-Apr-2012

Bahrain

Bahrain Public Holiday May 1st (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Tuesday, May 1, 2012, as a non-working public holiday to mark the International Labor Day holiday for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

29-Apr-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Murcia Public Holidays Announced (Source: La Opinión de Murcia-Murcia) - Summary: The executive of Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia has released its calendar of official public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

28-Apr-2012

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Holiday April 30 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that the Bolivian Cabinet of Ministers had approved a decree which declares Monday, April 30, 2012, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bolivia ("feriado con suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas en todo el territorio del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia"), to link the coming weekend with the annual Labour Day non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

28-Apr-2012

South Sudan

South Sudan 2012 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) - Summary: The Government of South Sudan, through its Undersecretary of Labour to the Ministry of Labor, Public Service, and Human Resource Development, Hellen Achiro Lotara, has announced the list of official non-working public holidays in South Sudan for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other South Sudan news and updates.

27-Apr-2012

Panama

Panama Public Holiday Moved To April 30 (Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá-Panama City) - Summary: The government of Panama has announced that the upcoming, Labour Day, non-working public holiday, had been moved from Tuesday, May 1st, 2012, to Monday, April 30, 2012. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

27-Apr-2012

Cameroon

Cameroon Public Holiday April 30 (Source: Présidence de la République du Cameroun-Yaoundé) - Summary: The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has declared Monday, April 30, 2012, as a one-off bridge non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun) to link the annual May 1st public holiday with the preceding weekend. Links: full story and other Cameroon news and updates.

27-Apr-2012

Pakistan

Pakistan Bank Holiday May 1st (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Tuesday, May 1st, 2012, as a bank holiday on account of the upcoming Labour Day holiday. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

27-Apr-2012

Nigeria

Nigerian Public Holidays May 1 and 29 (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 Tuesday, May 1st, and Tuesday, May 29, 2012, as non-working public holidays. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

27-Apr-2012

Madagascar

Madagascar Public Holiday April 30 (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued a decree ("Décret 2012/507 du 24 avril 2012 déclarant chômée et payée la journée du 30 avril 2012") amending the previously-declared list of 2012 Madagascar public holidays by declaring Monday, April 30, 2012, as a paid one-off bridge public holiday throughout Madagascar to link the upcoming May 1st public holiday with the preceding weekend. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

26-Apr-2012

Romania

Romanian April 30 Public Holiday Announced (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: Romania's Prime Minister, Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, has announced that Monday, April 30, 2012, would be declared a one-off bridge public holiday, to link the weekend of April 28-29 with the annual May 1st Labour Day non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

26-Apr-2012

Anguilla

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

26-Apr-2012

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday May 1st (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Tuesday, May 1, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday for all citizens of Macedonia on account of the upcoming Labour Day bank and public holiday. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

26-Apr-2012

Belarus

Belarus April 30 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus-Minsk) - Summary: The Press Secretary to the Prime Minister of Belarus, Olga Long, has issued a statement ruling-out the imminent declaration of Monday, April 30, 2012, as another one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus. Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.

25-Apr-2012

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Barthélemy Adds October 9 Public Holiday (Source: Journal Officiel de la République Française-JORF) - Summary: The list of annual official non-working public holidays in Saint Barthélemy has been amended with the gazetting of the long-awaited addition of an October 9 annual public holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery. Links: full story and other Saint Barthélemy news and updates.

25-Apr-2012

Nigeria

Nigerian Regional Public Holidays April 26-27 (Source: The Nigerian Observer-Asaba) - Summary: The Ministry of Information of Nigeria's Delta State has announced that the Delta State government had declared Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, 2012, as non-working state public holidays on account of the upcoming second South-South Economic Summit being held in Asaba. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

25-Apr-2012

Saint Martin

Saint Martin Adds May 27 Public Holiday (Source: Journal Officiel de la République Française-JORF) - Summary: The list of annual official non-working public holidays in Saint Martin has been amended with the long-awaited gazetting of the return of the May 27 annual public holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery. Links: full story and other Saint Martin news and updates.

25-Apr-2012

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan 4-Day Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's President, Daniel Ortega, has announced that Monday, April 30, 2012, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Nicaragua as that day is sandwiched (encajonado) between the weekend and the annual, May 1st, non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

24-Apr-2012

Jordan

Jordan Public Holiday April 29 (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: The government of Jordan has announced that the upcoming Labour Day public holiday would be observed on Sunday, April 29, 2012, rather than its traditional date of May 1st. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

24-Apr-2012

Lebanon

Lebanon Public Holiday May 1st (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, has declared Tuesday, May 1st, 2012, as a non-working public holiday in Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

24-Apr-2012

Ecuador

Ecuador April 30 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: Ecuador's Presidency has rejected the idea of declaring Monday, April 30, 2012, as a one-off bridge public holiday in Ecuador. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

24-Apr-2012

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic April 30 Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día del Trabajo" public holiday will be moved from its traditional date of May 1st to Monday, April 30, 2012. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

24-Apr-2012

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan 2013 Poya Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka", its annual official list of Sri Lankan Poya Day public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

23-Apr-2012

Liberia

Liberian Public Holiday April 26 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a proclamation declaring Thursday, April 26, 2012, as a non-working public holiday to coincide with the date of the upcoming verdict in the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

23-Apr-2012

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Arrival Day Public Holiday Update 2 (Source: The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Indian Arrival Day non-working public holiday is once again mired by controversy as the Mayor of Port-of-Spain, Louis Lee Sing, has decided that the Port-of-Spain City Corporation would not celebrate Indian Arrival Day, next month, but rather as simply Arrival Day. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

23-Apr-2012

Ukraine

Ukraine Public Holiday April 30 (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine has issued a resolution declaring Monday, April 30, 2012, as a non-working public holiday to link the annual Labor Day public holiday with the previous weekend. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

22-Apr-2012

Brazil

Brazil Public Holidays For Rio Summit (Source: O Globo-São Paulo) - Summary: The mayor of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, has announced that he plans to declare Wednesday to Friday, June 20-22, 2012, as municipal non-working public holidays. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

21-Apr-2012

Nepal

Nepal Restores Loktantra Diwas Public Holiday (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Monday, April 23, 2012, had been restored as a non-working public holiday throughout Nepal. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

20-Apr-2012

Congo (Republic)

Congo Brazzaville Public Holiday April 30 (Source: Conseil des Ministres de la République du Congo-Brazzaville) - Summary: The ministre d'État, ministre du travail et de la sécurité sociale, of Congo Brazzaville, Florent Ntsiba, has announced that Monday, April 30, 2012, would be another one-off non-working public holiday throughout the Republic of the Congo (Congo Brazzaville). Links: full story and other Congo (Republic of the) news and updates.

20-Apr-2012

Bermuda

Bermuda Labour Day Public Holiday Confirmed (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: Bermuda's Minister of Economy Trade and Industry, Patrice Minors, has announced that the Government of Bermuda had decided to keep the annual Labour Day non-working public holiday in September, rather than move it to May 1st. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

20-Apr-2012

India

Indian Haryana Public Holiday April 29 (Source: Punjab Newsline Network-Chandigarh) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Haryana has declared Sunday, April 29, 2012, as another public holiday in the regions concerned by the upcoming municipal committees and municipal council elections. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

20-Apr-2012

Romania

Romania April 30 Public Holiday Considered (Source: Ziare-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Government has announced that it will decide next week whether to declare Monday, April 30, 2012, as a one-off bridge public holiday, as it did a few years ago. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

20-Apr-2012

Saint Helena

Saint Helena Ratting Day Public Holiday Postponed (Source: Tristan Times-Tristan da Cunha) - Summary: The Chief Islander of Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha has postponed this year's annual Ratting Day public holiday from its previously-announced date of Friday, April 20, 2012, to Monday, April 23, 2012, due to bad weather. Links: full story and other Saint Helena news and updates.

19-Apr-2012

Malawi

Malawi Public Holiday April 23 (Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) - Summary: Malawi's President, Joyce Banda, has declared Monday, April 23, 2012, as a non-working public holiday throughout Malawi on the date of the burial ceremony of late president Bingu wa<\i> Mutharika. Links: full story and other Malawi news and updates.

18-Apr-2012

Anguilla

Anguilla Jubilee Public Holidays Confirmed (Source: Government of Anguilla-The Valley) - Summary: The public relations department of the government of Anguilla has confirmed that the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II would be celebrated as a non-working public holiday in Anguilla on Monday, June 4, 2012. Links: full story and other Anguilla news and updates.

18-Apr-2012

Armenia

Armenian Public Holiday April 30 (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Armenian Government has announced that it had declared Monday, April 30, 2012, as a non-working public holiday in Armenia on account of the May Day annual non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

17-Apr-2012

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan April 30 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that Monday, April 30, 2012, would not be an official non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

16-Apr-2012

Saint Helena

Saint Helena 2012 Ratting Day Public Holiday (Source: Tristan Times-Tristan da Cunha) - Summary: The Chief Islander of Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha has declared Friday, April 20, 2012, as the date for this year's annual Ratting Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Saint Helena news and updates.

16-Apr-2012

Gabon

Gabonese Public Holiday April 17 (Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) - Summary: The government of Gabon has announced that Tuesday, April 17, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday (journée déclarée chômée et payée) to commemorate Gabon's Women's Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Gabon news and updates.

16-Apr-2012

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Public Holiday April 30 (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The government of Kazakhstan has declared Monday, April 30, 2012, as another non-working bridge public holiday to link the annual Unity Day public holiday with the previous weekend. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

14-Apr-2012

Swaziland

Swaziland April Public Holiday Switch (Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs-Mbabane) - Summary: Swaziland's Home Affairs Minister, Chief Gcokoma, has announced that Friday, April 20, 2012, had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout Swaziland to celebrate King Mswati III's birthday. Links: full story and other Swaziland news and updates.

13-Apr-2012

The Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands July 18 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Cayman Islands Government Information and Services-Grand Cayman) - Summary: The Cayman Islands' Premier, McKeeva Bush, has announced that, contrary to earlier announcements, the Cayman Islands Government would not hold its upcoming referendum on the date of the May 2013 general election, but rather on July 18, 2012. Links: full story and other The Cayman Islands news and updates.

12-Apr-2012

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Parliament Cancels March 24 Public Holiday (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan has approved a bill canceling the non-working public holiday status of March 24, voted a few years ago. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

12-Apr-2012

Paraguay

Paraguay Public Holidays May 14-15 (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The office of Paraguay's Presidency has confirmed that, beginning in 2012, both May 14 and May 15 would be non-working public holidays in Paraguay. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

11-Apr-2012

Moldova

Moldovan May Day Public Holidays Extended (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: Moldova's Labour, Social Protection and Family Minister, Valentina Buliga, has announced that Monday, April 30, 2012, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Moldova on account of the upcoming International Labor Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

11-Apr-2012

Ukraine

Ukraine Euro 2012 Public Holidays Update (Source: Kharkiv City Council-Kharkov) - Summary: The Euro 2012 coordinator at Kharkiv City Council, Oleksandr Nechyporenko, has announced that, for its part, none of the days when a Euro 2012 match occurs in Kharkiv in June 2012 will be declared a non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

11-Apr-2012

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holidays April 16-17 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had also decided to declare day-off public sector holidays for Monday and Tuesday, April 16-17, 2012, the day of, and the day after, the second round of the upcoming presidential election. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

10-Apr-2012

Australia

Australia 2014 ACT Public Holidays (Source: ACT Government Chief Minister's Department-Canberra) - Summary: The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has announced the list of public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory during the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

10-Apr-2012

Macedonia

Macedonian Orthodox Easter Public Holidays (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 Monday, April 16, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday for all citizens of Macedonia on account of the upcoming Orthodox Easter. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

9-Apr-2012

Belarus

Belarus Public Holiday April 23 (Source: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus-Minsk) - Summary: The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has issued a decree declaring Monday, April 23, 2012, as another one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus on account of the upcoming Radunitsa non-working public holiday on April 24, 2012. Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.

9-Apr-2012

Nigeria

Nigerian Ebonyi Public Holiday April 11 (Source: Vanguard-Abakaliki) - Summary: The Commissioner for Information and Orientation of Nigeria's State of Ebonyi, Chike Onwe, has announced that Wednesday, April 11, 2012, would be a one-off state public holiday in Nigeria's State of Ebonyi. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

9-Apr-2012

Singapore

Singapore 2013 Public Holidays Released (Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) - Summary: Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Singapore news and updates.

8-Apr-2012

South Korea

South Korean Public Holiday April 11 (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: The South Korean government has declared Wednesday, April 11, 2012, as a one-off exceptional public holiday on account of the upcoming parliamentary election. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.

7-Apr-2012

Malta

Malta Bank Holiday April 9 (Source: Malta Bankers Association-Valetta) - Summary: The Malta Bankers' Association has announced that Monday, April 9, 2012, had been declared a bank holiday, and that, as such, all the banks in Malta would be closed for business on that day. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

6-Apr-2012

Guinea

Guinea Conakry Public Holiday April 9 (Source: guineeconakry.info-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry has declared Monday, April 9, 2012, as a non-working public holiday (lundi de pâques férié, chômé et payé sur toute l'étendue du territoire national) on account of the upcoming Easter Monday. Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

6-Apr-2012

Armenia

Armenian Public Holiday April 9 (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Armenian Government has announced that it had declared Monday, April 9, 2012, as a non-working public holiday in Armenia on account of the upcoming Easter Monday. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

6-Apr-2012

Réunion

Réunion Tamil Public Holidays Update 2 (Source: Zinfos 974-Saint-Denis) - Summary: France's President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has announced that he was in favour of declaring one non-working public holiday per religion in the French DOM-TOM of La Réunion. Links: full story and other Réunion news and updates.

6-Apr-2012

Macau

Macau 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China-Macau) - Summary: The government of the Macau SAR has announced the full list of official Macau non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

5-Apr-2012

South Africa

South African April 30 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: South African Government Communication and Information System-GCIS) - Summary: The South African Government Communication and Information System has issued an announcement to remind all that Monday, April 30, 2012, is not one of the official South African non-working public holidays announced for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

5-Apr-2012

Laos

Laos Public Holidays April 16-17 (Source: The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic-Ventiane) - Summary: The government of Laos has declared Monday and Tuesday, April 16 and 17, 2012, as additional non-working public holidays in Laos. Links: full story and other Laos news and updates.

5-Apr-2012

Singapore

Singapore 2012 Deepavali Public Holiday Date (Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) - Summary: Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced that the date of the upcoming Deepavali public holiday had been confirmed as Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Links: full story and other Singapore news and updates.

5-Apr-2012

Congo (DRC)

DR Congo 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo-Kinshasa) - Summary: The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has announced the list of the non-working public holidays in the DRC for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Congo (Dem. Rep.) news and updates.

5-Apr-2012

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday April 9 (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 Monday, April 9, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday for "adherents of the Catholic religion" in Macedonia on account of the upcoming Catholic Easter. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

5-Apr-2012

Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands 2012 Half-Year Public Holidays (Source: Falkland Islands Government-Stanley) - Summary: The Falkland Islands Government has announced the dates of the non-working public holidays and government holidays in the Falkland Islands for the remainder of the first semester of the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Falkland Islands news and updates.

5-Apr-2012

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan March 24 Public Holiday Bill Progress (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The bill purporting to cancel the March 24 public holiday in Kyrgyzstan is finally moving to the Majlis (parliament) floor for a vote. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

4-Apr-2012

Philippines

Philippines Public Holiday December 24 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines' President, Benigno Simeon Aquino III, has issued a proclamation declaring Monday, December 24, 2012, an additional non-working public holiday throughout the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

4-Apr-2012

South Sudan

South Sudan Changes Weekends (Source: Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) - Summary: The Governor of South Sudan's State of Central Equatoria (CES), Clement Wani Konga, has extended the weekend in his state to include Friday afternoons "to enable the people to get involved in agriculture and livestock activities in order to promote food security". Links: full story and other South Sudan news and updates.

4-Apr-2012

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holidays April 5 and 9 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to declare day-off public sector holidays for Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday, on April 5 and 9, 2012, respectively. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

3-Apr-2012

Paraguay

Paraguay Public Sector Holiday April 4 (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: Paraguay's President, Fernando Lugo, has decreed a non-working public sector holiday for tomorrow, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, to let civil servants begin their Holy Week earlier. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

3-Apr-2012

Ecuador

Ecuador 2012 Easter Public Holidays Clarified (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: Ecuador's Presidency has confirmed that Friday, April 6, 2012, Good Friday, would be the only non-working public holiday in Ecuador on account of the upcoming Easter celebrations. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

2-Apr-2012

Pakistan

Pakistan Regional Public Holidays April 4 (Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The Governments of Pakistan's Provinces of Sindh and Balochistan have separately declared Wednesday, April 4, 2012, as a one-off regional non-working public holiday to commemorate the 33rd death anniversary of the PPP founder and leader, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

2-Apr-2012

Philippines

Philippines Public Holiday April 7 (Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines-Manila) - Summary: Philippines' President, Benigno Simeon Aquino III, has issued a proclamation declaring that the upcoming Black Saturday, on April 7, 2012, would once again be declared as a non-working public holiday in the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

2-Apr-2012

Lebanon

Lebanon Bank Holidays April 9 and 16 (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Monday, April 9, 2012, and Monday, April 16, 2012, had been declared a bank holiday for all banks in Lebanon, to commemorate both upcoming Easter Mondays. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

1-Apr-2012

Guinea

Guinea Conakry 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: guineeconakry.info-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry has finally announced the full list of 2012 non-working public holidays (jours chômés et payés) in the Republic of Guinea Conakry. Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

1-Apr-2012

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Considers Weekend Change (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: Saudi authorities have announced that a government committee will soon release a report on the possible benefits of changing the weekend in Saudi Arabia from the current Thursday/Friday to Fridays/Saturday. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

1-Apr-2012

Argentina

Argentina Bill To Add 2 Public Holidays (Source: Parlamentario-Buenos Aires) - Summary: The new laws committee of Argentina's lower house of Congress (Comisión de Legislación General de la Cámara de Diputados) is about to consider a bill that would add 2 one-off public holidays in the coming year. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.


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