Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates June 2012


 
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This monthly recap of June 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-Jun-2012

Bolivia

Bolivian 2012 Census Public Holidays (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Planning and Development, Viviana Caro Hinojosa, has announced that the Bolivian government was considering the declaration of one-off non-working public holiday(s) during the upcoming national census (Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda). Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

29-Jun-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Cataluña Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya-DOGC) - Summary: The Conselleria de Treball de la Generalitat de Catalunya has published the list of 2013 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

29-Jun-2012

Argentina

Argentina September 24 Public Holiday Update (Source: Parlamentario-Buenos Aires) - Summary: The Tourism Commission of Argentina's lower house of Congress (Cámara de Diputados) has approved part of a recent bill to declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina on Monday, September 24, 2012, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Tucumán. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

29-Jun-2012

France

France's HR Wants 3 Christian Public Holidays Cut (Source: L'usine nouvelle-Paris) - Summary: France's association of Human Resources Managers (ANDRH) has proposed the cancellation of 3 of France's annual Christian public holidays in an effort to promote diversity in the workplace. Links: full story and other France news and updates.

29-Jun-2012

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten Public Holiday July 2 (Source: Government of Sint Maarten-Great Bay) - Summary: Sint Maarten's Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs, Silveria Jacobs, has officially declared Monday, July 2, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday in conjunction with the recently-voted, July 1st, annual Emancipation Day non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

28-Jun-2012

Mexico

Mexico Public Holiday July 1 (Source: Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social-Ciudad de México) - Summary: The Mexican Ministry of Labour (Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social) has announced that Sunday, July 1, 2012, would be a nationwide non-working public holiday (día no laborable en todo el territorio nacional) on account of the upcoming Presidential Election. Links: full story and other Mexico news and updates.

27-Jun-2012

Egypt

Egyptian Bank Holiday July 1st (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Sunday, July 1st, 2012, which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt due to the beginning of the new Egyptian Fiscal Year. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

27-Jun-2012

Romania

Romanian New Public Holiday November 30 (Source: Camera Deputatilor-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Chamber of Deputies (Camerei Deputatilor), has approved a bill which declares Saint Andrew, as a new annual, November 30, non-working public holiday in Romania. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

27-Jun-2012

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday July 2 (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboah, has announced that President John Evans Atta Mills had, by Executive Instrument, declared Monday, July 2, 2012, as a non-working statutory public holiday in Ghana. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

26-Jun-2012

Mongolia

Mongolia Public Holiday June 28 (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: The Cabinet of the Government of Mongolia has approved the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Mongolia, on Thursday, June 28, 2012, on account of the upcoming parliamentary elections. Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.

25-Jun-2012

Somalia

Somalia Public Holiday June 26 (Source: Government of Somaliland-Hargiesa) - Summary: The Government of the Somali region of Puntland has announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, as a non-working public holiday to commemorate the 52nd anniversary of Somali Independence. Links: full story and other Somalia news and updates.

25-Jun-2012

Slovakia

Slovakian Public Holidays Reduction Update 2 (Source: Government Office of the Slovak Republic-Bratislava) - Summary: Slovakia's premier, Robert Fico, has presented a fiscal consolidation package which sheds light on last month's, and this month's, announcement that the number of annual public holidays and non-working days in Slovakia, would be reduced by 2 annual public holidays. Links: full story and other Slovakia news and updates.

25-Jun-2012

Pakistan

Pakistan Bank Holiday July 2 (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Monday, July 2, 2012, as a bank holiday throughout Pakistan. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

25-Jun-2012

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday July 2 (Source: Asociación Bancaria de Venezuela-Caracas) - Summary: The Bankers' Association of Venezuela (Asociación Bancaria de Venezuela) has announced that Monday, July 2, 2012, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, in the place of the upcoming feast of San Pedro y San Pablo. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

24-Jun-2012

Bhutan

Bhutan Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Kuensel-Thimphu) - Summary: The Home Ministry of Bhutan has announced that tomorrow, Monday, June 25, 2012, would be a one-off non-working day throughout Bhutan to observe a national day of tragedy, following the fire that razed Wangdue Phodrang dzong earlier this afternoon. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

23-Jun-2012

Armenia

Armenian Public Holidays July 5-6 (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Armenian Government has announced that it had declared Friday, July 6, 2012, the day after the upcoming Constitution Day public holiday, as a one-off non-working public holiday "to enable the population to rest for four days". Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

22-Jun-2012

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday June 24 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, June 24, 2012, had once again been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Machchindranath Bhota Jatra festival. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

22-Jun-2012

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat Public Holiday Moved (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: The government of Bangladesh has announced that the date for the upcoming Shab-e-Barat non-working public holiday had been changed from the previously-announced date of Friday, July 6, 2012, to Thursday, July 5, 2012. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

21-Jun-2012

Indonesia

Indonesian Public Holiday July 11 (Source: The Jakarta Post-ANTARA) - Summary: Jakarta's General Election Commission (KPU) has finally declared a regional non-working public holiday in Jakarta, Indonesia's political and economic capital, on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, on the date of the upcoming Jakarta gubernatorial election (Pemilukada). Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

21-Jun-2012

Slovakia

Slovakian Public Holidays Reduction Update (Source: Government Office of the Slovak Republic-Bratislava) - Summary: Slovakia's premier, Robert Fico, has followed-up on last month's announcement that the Slovak Cabinet was considering reducing the number of annual public holidays and non-working days in Slovakia, by naming the 2 annual public holidays it was planning to cut. Links: full story and other Slovakia news and updates.

21-Jun-2012

New Zealand

New Zealand Matariki Public Holiday On Hold (Source: Radio New Zealand-Auckland) - Summary: New Zealand's Maori Party has announced that the legislative push to declare Matariki (Maori New Year) as a new annual non-working public holiday in New Zealand, was no longer a party priority. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

21-Jun-2012

Vietnam

Vietnamese Public Holidays Amendments Voted (Source: Electronic Government Portal of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam-Hanoi) - Summary: The Vietnamese National Assembly has ratified, by a vote of 455 out of 466, the long-negotiated new Labour Code and its amendments to the official list of non-working public holidays in Vietnam. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

20-Jun-2012

Liberia

Liberian Working Public Holiday June 22 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a proclamation from the Executive Mansion declaring Friday, June 22, 2012, as a one-off working public holiday to coincide with the date of this year's African Public Service Day. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

20-Jun-2012

Peru

Peruvian Additional Public Holidays Could Be Officialized (Source: Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo-Lima) - Summary: Peru's Ministry of Exports and Tourism (MINCETUR) has petitioned the Peruvian Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros (PCM) to systematize (institucionalización) the declaration of one-off bridge and other additional non-working public holidays. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

19-Jun-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Andalucia Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía-BOJA) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Andalucía has published the list of 2013 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Andalucia Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

19-Jun-2012

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) - Summary: The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (ORHELA) has released the "Memorando Especial Núm. 10-2012", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

18-Jun-2012

Saint Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis Public Holiday July 11 (Source: National Broadcasting Corporation of St. Kitts & Nevis-Basseterre) - Summary: The Cabinet of St. Kitts and Nevis has announced that Wednesday, July 11, 2012, had been declared as an official non-working public holiday in St. Kitts and Nevis on account of that day's first One-day International cricket match between the West Indies and New Zealand. Links: full story and other Saint Kitts and Nevis news and updates.

14-Jun-2012

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday August 16 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Thursday, August 16, 2012, will be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

13-Jun-2012

Iraq

Iraqi Public Holiday June 14 (Source: Aswat Al Iraq-Baghdad) - Summary: Iraqi government spokesman, Ali al-Dabbagh, has announced that there would be one-off non-working public holiday on Thursday, June 14, 2012, in Baghdad. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

13-Jun-2012

Egypt

Egyptian Public Holidays June 16-17 (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: Egyptian Prime Minister, Kamal al-Ganzouri, has declared non-working public sector holidays on June 16 and 17, 2012, on account of the upcoming second round of the presidential election. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

13-Jun-2012

Taiwan

Taiwan National Public Holidays Revision (Source: The China Post-Taipei) - Summary: The Taiwanese Ministry of the Interior (MOI) has announced a plan to revise the regulations on commemorative days and festivals and exclude some current national holidays in the name of the principles of equality and freedom of religion. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

13-Jun-2012

Madagascar

Madagascar Public Holiday June 25 (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued a decree ("Décret n° 2012-630 du 13 juin 2012 déclarant chômée et payée la journée du 25 juin 2012") amending the previously-declared list of 2012 Madagascar public holidays by declaring Monday, June 25, 2012, as another paid one-off bridge public holiday throughout Madagascar to link the upcoming Independence Day (Fetin'ny Fahaleovantena) Madagascar public holiday with the preceding weekend. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

12-Jun-2012

Australia

Australian Queensland Public Holidays Update (Source: The Courier-Mail-Brisbane) - Summary: The current Premier of Australia's State of Queensland, Campbell Newman, has announced that he was open to a further revision of the Queensland public holidays change voted last year by the former Labor government. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

11-Jun-2012

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan 2013 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" (No. 1761/10), the official list of Sri Lankan public holidays, and full Moon Poya days, for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

11-Jun-2012

South Africa

South African Public Holidays To Be Reviewed (Source: South African Press Association-Pretoria) - Summary: South Africa's Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities has announced that it had been tasked with another review of the list of official public holidays in South Africa, with a view to reducing the number of Christian public holidays. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

10-Jun-2012

India

Indian 2013 Public Holidays Released (Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) - Summary: India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has released the list of 2013 public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

10-Jun-2012

Oman

Omani 2012 Prophet's Ascension Public Holidays (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming 2012 non-working public holidays for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

9-Jun-2012

Nigeria

Nigerian State Public Holiday June 12 (Source: Vanguard-Abeokuta) - Summary: The State Governments of many Southwestern States of Nigeria have declared Tuesday, June 12, 2012, a non-working public holiday in commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the June 12, 1993, elections. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

8-Jun-2012

Madagascar

Madagascar 2013 Electoral Public Holiday (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's President, Andry Rajoelina, has announced that the postponed general elections would finally be held in January 2013. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

8-Jun-2012

Kenya

Kenyan 2013 Electoral Public Holiday (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: In the wake of the Kenyan Government's withdrawal of the controversial Constitution Amendment Bill, it has been confirmed that an official non-working public holiday would be declared on the day the next President inauguration. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

7-Jun-2012

Brazil

Brazil FIFA 2014 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Diário Oficial da União-Brasilia) - Summary: The recent bill "Lei da Copa", 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, has been signed into law by Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

6-Jun-2012

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten July 1 Public Holiday Officialized (Source: Government of Sint Maarten-Great Bay) - Summary: The Parliament of Sint Maarten has finally, and unanimously, approved legislation to declare July 1st a new annual non-working public holiday in Sint Maarten, to commemorate Emancipation Day. Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

5-Jun-2012

UAE

UAE General Public Holiday June 17 (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Minister of Labour, Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, has announced that Sunday, June 17, 2012, had also been declared a non-working holiday for UAE workers in private sector companies and establishments on account of the upcoming Al Isra Wal Miraj (the Ascension of Prophet Mohammed). Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

5-Jun-2012

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Holidays June 7 and 21 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that the upcoming Corpus Christi and Año Nuevo Aymara annual non-working public holidays would be observed on Thursday, June 7, 2012, and Thursday, June 21, 2012, respectively, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

4-Jun-2012

UAE

UAE Public Sector Holiday June 17 (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, Humaid Mohamed Obaid Al Qattami, has announced that Sunday, June 17, 2012, had been declared a non-working public sector holiday for workers in the ministries and federal agencies on account of the upcoming Al Isra Wal Miraj (the Ascension of Prophet Mohammed). Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

4-Jun-2012

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday June 7 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Thursday, June 7, 2012, will be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming feast of Corpus Christi. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

3-Jun-2012

Philippines

Philippines June 11 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines-Twitter) - Summary: Philippines' Deputy presidential spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has announced that President Benigno Aquino III had ruled-out any upcoming amendment of Proclamation 295 to declare Monday, June 11, 2012, as a non-working public holiday in the Philippines to mark the annual Independence Day holiday. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

3-Jun-2012

Belarus

Belarus Public Holiday July 2 (Source: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus-Minsk) - Summary: The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has issued a decree declaring Monday, July 2, 2012, as a one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus on account of the upcoming Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus annual non-working public holiday on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.

2-Jun-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Galicia Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de Galicia-DOG) - Summary: The government of Spain's Autonomous Region of Galicia has published its official list of regional public holidays (calendario laboral) in Galicia for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

2-Jun-2012

Mauritius

Mauritius 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) - Summary: The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has released its approved list of the official non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Mauritius news and updates.

1-Jun-2012

Australia

Australia 2014 NSW Public Holidays Released (Source: NSW Government-Sydney) - Summary: The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

1-Jun-2012

Ukraine

Ukraine Euro 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine, as had been expected, has adopted a resolution declaring municipal non-working public holidays in 4 different cities where Euro 2012 finals will occur in June 2012. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

1-Jun-2012

Slovenia

Slovenian Public Holidays Amendments Gazetted (Source: STA- Slovenska tiskovna agencija-Ljubljana) - Summary: The austerity package which includes a reduction in the list of annual Slovenian non-working public holidays has been gazetted. Links: full story and other Slovenia news and updates.

1-Jun-2012

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten July 1 Public Holiday Announced (Source: Government of Sint Maarten-Great Bay) - Summary: Following parliamentary delays in the approval of a bill to make July 1st an annual non-working public holiday in Sint Maarten, the government of Sint Maarten has signed an ordinance to make July 1, 2012 an official non-working public holiday to mark Emancipation Day. Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.


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