Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates August 2012


 
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This monthly recap of August 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-Aug-2012

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan National Mourning September 3 (Source: The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation-SLBC) - Summary: Sri Lankan Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, P.B. Abeykoon, has announced that the Sri Lankan government had declared Monday, September 3, 2012, as a day of national mourning following the death of Weweldeniye Medhalankara Thero. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

29-Aug-2012

USA

USA Hurricane Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Louisiana's Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness-Baton Rouge) - Summary: The Commissioner of Administration of the US State of Louisiana, Paul Rainwater, has announced that Louisiana state government offices would remain closed, statewide, on Thursday, August 30, 2012. Links: full story and other USA (United States) news and updates.

28-Aug-2012

Malta

Malta Weekend Public Holidays Update (Source: The Times of Malta-Valletta) - Summary: Malta's General Workers' Union (GWU) has once again called on whichever party wins the next elections to reverse the 2005 legislation that stopped the practice of declaring a Monday public holiday when a fixed-date public holiday fell on a weekend. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

27-Aug-2012

Germany

Germany 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Deutsche Bundesbank-Frankfurt) - Summary: The German Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) has published a list of the 2013 federal and regional public holidays in Germany. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

25-Aug-2012

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea-Port Moresby) - Summary: The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Sir Michael Ogio, has released the gazetted official list of appointed non-working public holidays in Papua New Guinea for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Papua New Guinea news and updates.

25-Aug-2012

Anguilla

Anguilla 2013 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of Anguilla-The Valley) - Summary: The government of Anguilla has released the official list of public holidays in Anguilla for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Anguilla news and updates.

24-Aug-2012

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani 2012 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decree declaring Thursday and Friday, October 25 and 26, 2012, as non-working public holidays on account of this year's Gurban Bayram (Feast of Sacrifice, or Eid al-Adha) public holidays. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

23-Aug-2012

Iran

Iranian NAM Public Holidays Next Week (Source: Islamic Republic News Agency-Tehran) - Summary: The President's deputy of international affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has announced that 5 days of public holidays would be declared, next week, in Tehran to coincide with the upcoming NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) Summit being held in Tehran. Links: full story and other Iran news and updates.

22-Aug-2012

Angola

Angolan Public Holiday August 31 (Source: AngoNotícias-Luanda) - Summary: The government of Angola has announced that Friday, August 31, 2012, had been declared a one-off public holiday (tolerância de ponto) on account of the upcoming general elections that will be held on that date. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

22-Aug-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Cantabria Public Holidays Announced (Source: Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria -Santander) - Summary: The Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria has published the list of 2013 public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cantabria. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

22-Aug-2012

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hurricane Public Holiday August 23 (Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) - Summary: Puerto Rico's Governor, Luis G. Fortuño Burset, has declared Thursday, August 23, 2012, as yet another one-off non-working public sector holiday, on account of the current tropical storm Isaac. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

21-Aug-2012

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Public Holiday August 27 (Source: Department Of Prime Minister and the National Executive Council-Port Moresby) - Summary: The Office of the Secretary of Papua New Guinea's National Executive Council has announced that Monday, August 27, 2012, would be observed as a one-off non-working public holiday in Papua New Guinea, to mark the newly declared National Covenant Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Papua New Guinea news and updates.

21-Aug-2012

Dominica

Dominica Hurricane Public Holiday August 22 (Source: Dominica News Online-Roseau) - Summary: Dominica's Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has announced that tomorrow, Wednesday, August 22, 2012, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Dominica on account of the approaching tropical storm Isaac. Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

20-Aug-2012

Australia

Australian Queensland Public Holidays Amended Again (Source: The Courier-Mail-Brisbane) - Summary: The cabinet of the government of the Australian state of Queensland has given its approval to a further amendment of the Queensland state public holidays legislation which would see the return of the Queen's Birthday public holiday to its pre-2012 date, and a move of the Labor Day public holiday to October. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

20-Aug-2012

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hurricane Public Holiday August 22 (Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) - Summary: Puerto Rico's Governor, Luis G. Fortuño Burset, has declared Wednesday, August 22, 2012, as another one-off non-working public sector holiday, this time on account of the upcoming tropical storm Isaac. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

19-Aug-2012

Lebanon

Lebanon August 21 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Lebanese cabinet's Secretary General, Suhail Bouji, has announced that the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays would not extend to a 3rd day (Tuesday August 21, 2012 will be a regular working day for all employees). Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

18-Aug-2012

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast 2012 Aïd El Fitr Public Holidays (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 Monday, August 20, 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 Aïd El Fitr (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

18-Aug-2012

Mauritius

Mauritius 2012 Eid ul-Fitr Public Holiday Change (Source: Government of Mauritius-Port-Louis) - Summary: The Government of Mauritius has announced that the date for the upcoming 2012 Eid ul-Fitr Public Holiday in Mauritius had been changed from its previously-announced date to Monday, August 20, 2012. Links: full story and other Mauritius news and updates.

18-Aug-2012

Tunisia

Tunisian 2012 Aïd El Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The government of Tunisia has announced that the date of the first day of the upcoming Aïd El Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays would be on Sunday, August 19, 2012. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

18-Aug-2012

South Sudan

South Sudan 2012 Ed-Ul-Fitr Public Holidays (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 non-working public holidays for the 2012 Ed-Ul-Fitr in South Sudan. Links: full story and other South Sudan news and updates.

18-Aug-2012

Taiwan

Taiwan 2013 Public Holidays Draft (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: Taiwan's Cabinet-level Central Personnel Administration (CPA) has, once again, released a draft calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

17-Aug-2012

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso 2012 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Fédération des associations islamiques du Burkina-Ouagadougou) - Summary: The President of the présidium de la Fédération des associations islamiques du Burkina has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (or Korité or End of Ramadan) and related non-working public holiday would be officially observed on Sunday, August 19, 2012. Links: full story and other Burkina Faso news and updates.

17-Aug-2012

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Extends 2012 Ramadan Public Holidays (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: The President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has signed a resolution "On Celebrating the Ramazan Hayit Holiday" which declares Monday, August 20, 2012, as an additional non-working day off public holiday for the upcoming Ramazan Hayit (End of Ramadan), due to the 2012 first day of the Ramadan Hayit falling on a Sunday and "to celebrate the Hayit properly". Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

17-Aug-2012

Algeria

Algerian 2012 Aïd el Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique) has announced that Sunday, August 19, 2012, had been declared as the first day of the upcoming Aïd el Fitr (end of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Algeria. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

17-Aug-2012

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2012 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's State Minister for Religious Affairs, Shahjahan Mia, has announced that Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee had determined that the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (end of Ramadan), would be observed on Monday, August 20, 2012. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

17-Aug-2012

China

China 2012 Ramadan Public Holidays (Source: People's Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region-Urumqi) - Summary: The Chinese provinces of Qinghai and Xinjiang have declared a 3-day regional public holidays for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other China news and updates.

17-Aug-2012

Jamaica

Jamaican August 17 Public Holiday Update (Source: Jamaica Information Service-JIS) - Summary: The Government of Jamaica has finally declared August 17 as Marcus Garvey Day in honour of the nation's first National Hero. Links: full story and other Jamaica news and updates.

17-Aug-2012

Nepal

Nepalese 2012 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Monday, August 20, 2012, had been declared as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

17-Aug-2012

Chile

Chilean Public Holidays September 17-19 (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social-Valparaiso) - Summary: Chile's ministro secretario general de Gobierno, Andrés Chadwick, has confirmed that Monday, September 17, 2012, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Chile to link the annual public holidays of September 18 and 19 with the previous weekend. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

16-Aug-2012

Ghana

Ghana 2012 Ramadan Public Holidays (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboah, has announced that Sunday, August 19, 2012, had been declared as the date of the 2012 Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Ghana. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

16-Aug-2012

Mali

Mali Public Holiday August 20 (Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali-Bamako) - Summary: The Government of Mali has declared Monday, August 20, 2012, as a non-working public holiday in Mali on account of the upcoming End of Ramadan. Links: full story and other Mali news and updates.

16-Aug-2012

Indonesia

Indonesian 2012 Ramadan Bank Holidays (Source: The Jakarta Post-ANTARA) - Summary: Indonesia's Central Bank, has announced that, in addition to the previously-announced list of 2012 public holidays in Indonesia, Indonesian banks, the stock exchange and other financial institutions would be closed for 2 additional days for the upcoming Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan) public holidays. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

15-Aug-2012

Tonga

Tongan September Public Holidays Update (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: The Tongan Ministry of Information and Communications has published a revised list of official non-working public holidays in Tonga for the calendar year 2012, following last spring's death of King Tupou V. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

15-Aug-2012

Bahrain

Bahrain 2012 Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Sunday to Tuesday, August 19 to 21, 2012, as non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming Eid Al Fitr holidays for the Islamic year 1433. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

15-Aug-2012

Oman

Oman 2012 Eid al-Fitr Bank Holidays (Source: The Central Bank of Oman-Muscat) - Summary: The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has announced that the period of Sunday, August 19, until Wednesday, August 22, 2012, inclusively, as the dates of the upcoming bank holidays for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr public holidays (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

15-Aug-2012

Iraq

Iraqi 2012 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays Extended (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: A spokesman for the Iraqi Government, Ali al-Dabbagh, has announced that the Iraqi Council of Ministers had decided to extend the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays to all of next week. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

14-Aug-2012

Qatar

Qatar 2012 Eid Public Holidays Extended (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the previously-announced 11-day period of public sector holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had been extended to 12 consecutive days of public sector holidays. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

14-Aug-2012

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan 2012 Ramadan Public Holidays (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 Oraza-Bayram") declaring Monday, August 20, 2012, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Turkmenistan. Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.

14-Aug-2012

India

Indian Shab-e-Qadr Public Holiday Changed (Source: The Hindu-Srinagar) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir has announced that the upcoming state non-working public holiday on account of the Shab-e-Qadr would be observed on Thursday, August 16, 2012, rather than Wednesday, August 15, as previously announced. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

13-Aug-2012

Guinea

Guinea Conakry 2012 Lailatoul Qadr Public Holiday (Source: guineeconakry.info-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry has declared Wednesday, August 15, 2012, as a non-working public holiday (journée... chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national) on account of the upcoming Lailatoul Qadr (Night of Destiny). Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

13-Aug-2012

Jordan

Jordan 2012 Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordanian Prime Minister, Fayez Tarawneh, has issued a circular, once again, decreeing a 4-day period of public holidays (Saturday, August 18, to Tuesday, August 21, 2012) for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) feast in Jordan. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

13-Aug-2012

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Public Holiday (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: Late last night, Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar, declared a one-off non-working public holiday for today, Monday, August 13, 2012, "in recognition of the country's achievement at the London Olympics". Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

13-Aug-2012

Nigeria

Nigerian Eid Public Holidays August 20-21 (Source: The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Nigerian Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Nwaobia Daniel, has announced that the Federal Government of Nigeria had declared Monday and Tuesday, August 20-21, 2012, as the non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) in Nigeria. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

13-Aug-2012

Sudan

Sudan 2012 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays 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 from Saturday, August 18, 2012, until Tuesday, August 21, 2012, inclusively. Links: full story and other Sudan news and updates.

13-Aug-2012

Kenya

Kenyan 2012 Idd Ul Fitr Public Holiday (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: The Kenyan Government's Head of the Civil Service has announced that the date of the non-working public holiday for the upcoming Idd-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) in Kenya would be Monday, August 20, 2012. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

13-Aug-2012

Syria

Syrian 2012 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Syrian Arab News Agency-SANA) - Summary: The Council of Ministers of the government of Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, has announced the dates of the non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Syria news and updates.

13-Aug-2012

Kuwait

Kuwaiti 2012 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Cabinet has decided to declare Tuesday, August 21, 2012, the Tuesday following the upcoming Eid al Fitr as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

13-Aug-2012

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 11-day Financial Holidays (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) has announced that it would remain closed for 11 consecutive days, beginning on August 15 on account of the upcoming series of national and religious public holidays. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

13-Aug-2012

Iraq

Iraqi 2012 KRG Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: The Government Iraq's Kurdistani Regional Government has announced the dates of the non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

12-Aug-2012

Oman

Oman 2012 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities, as per the Royal Orders of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) holidays for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

11-Aug-2012

UAE

UAE 2012 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Federal Government, through its respective ministries, has announced the dates of the upcoming 2012 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays, as usual in separate announcements for the public sector and the private sector. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

10-Aug-2012

Suriname

Suriname Ramadan Public Holiday August 20 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname has released an updated list of its expected public holidays dates for the calendar year 2012, which now lists Monday, August 20, 2012, as the date of the bank and public holiday for the upcoming Id-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

10-Aug-2012

Argentina

Argentina September 24 Public Holiday Moved To Senate (Source: Parlamentario-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's lower house of Congress (Cámara de Diputados) has approved the 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.

10-Aug-2012

Morocco

Morocco 2012 Ramadan Public Holidays (Source: Ministère des Habous et des Affaires Islamiques-Rabat) - Summary: Morocco's Ministry of Religious Affairs (ministère des Habous et des Affaires islamiques) has announced that the upcoming Aid al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays would be observed, in Morocco, on Monday and Tuesday, August 20 and 21, 2012. Links: full story and other Morocco news and updates.

9-Aug-2012

Pakistan

Pakistan 2012 End of Ramadan Public Holidays (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Federal Government of Pakistan has confirmed the dates of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays throughout Pakistan. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

8-Aug-2012

Maldives

Maldives Extends 2012 Ramadan Public Holidays (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The Office of the President of the Maldives has released a communique indicating that Wednesday and Thursday, August 22 and 23, 2012, had been declared as non-working public holidays to link the upcoming Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays with the subsequent weekend. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

8-Aug-2012

India

Indian 2013 Public Holidays Amended (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 an amended 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.

8-Aug-2012

India

India 2012 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Revised Again (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced another revision of its previously-released list of the non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2012 in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, by shifting the date of the Krishna Jayanti public holiday to tomorrow. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

7-Aug-2012

Grenada

Grenada Olympic Public Holiday Today (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Grenada-St George's) - Summary: Earlier this morning, Grenada's Prime Minister, Tillman Thomas, has announced that this afternoon, Tuesday, August 7, 2012, would be a half-day public holiday throughout Grenada to celebrate Grenada's first ever gold medal at the Olympics. Links: full story and other Grenada news and updates.

7-Aug-2012

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan 2012 Ramadan Public Holidays (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decree creating another 4-day Ramazan Bayram (End of Ramadan) public holidays from Saturday, August 18, until Tuesday, August 21, 2012, inclusively. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

6-Aug-2012

Brunei

Brunei Ramadan Public Holidays Extended (Source: Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) - Summary: The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has announced that the upcoming Hari Raya (End of Ramadan, or Eid al Fitr) public holidays in Brunei would be extended from two days to three days of non-working public holidays. Links: full story and other Brunei news and updates.

6-Aug-2012

Philippines

Philippines Public Holidays August 20-21 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines Presidential Palace, Malacañang, has announced that Monday and Tuesday, August 20 and 21, 2012 had been declared non-working public holidays in the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

5-Aug-2012

Lebanon

Lebanon Public Holiday August 15 (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, has issued a decree declaring Wednesday, August 15, 2012, as a non-working public holiday in Lebanon on the occasion of "Fête de l'Assomption". Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

4-Aug-2012

Qatar

Qatar 2012 Eid Public Sector Holidays (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the Qatari Council of Ministers had once again decided that public sector holidays, for ministries, other government departments, authorities and public institutions, would be on holidays for 11 days for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

4-Aug-2012

Cape Verde

Cape Verde 2012 Dengue Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Ministro da Administração Interna-República de Cabo Verde) - Summary: The Cape Verde Minister of Health, Cristina Fontes, has announced that, this year, the government of Cape Verde would not declare a one-off public sector holiday (tolerância de ponto) to coincide with the launch the national anti-dengue campaign. Links: full story and other Cape Verde news and updates.

3-Aug-2012

Paraguay

Paraguay 2013 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: Paraguay's president, Federico Franco, has issued an executive decree agreeing to the recent proposal by Paraguay's Senatur, to avail himself of the powers given to the presidency a decade ago, and move some of the 2013 mid-week public holidays to a nearby Monday. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

3-Aug-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 La Rioja Public Holidays (Source: Boletin Oficial De La Rioja-La Rioja) - Summary: The Consejería de Industria, Innovación y Empleo of Spain's Autonomous Region of La Rioja has published the list of regional public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2013 in La Rioja. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

3-Aug-2012

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday August 10 (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mohammad Mumuni, has announced that Friday, August 10, 2012, had been declared a one-off non-working statutory public holiday in Ghana to coincide with the upcoming burial of the recently deceased President John Evans Atta Mills. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

3-Aug-2012

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian 2012 Eid al Fitr Financial Holidays (Source: Saudi Stock Exchange-Tadawul) - Summary: The Saudi Stock Exchange has announced that it would be closed for the upcoming Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays from Thursday, August 16, 2012, until Friday, August 24, 2012. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

3-Aug-2012

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Eid Public Holiday August 20 (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: Trinidad and Tobago's Communication Minister, Jamal Mohammed, has announced that the Cabinet had decided to declare Monday, August 20, 2012, a day in lieu non-working public holiday in conjunction with the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

3-Aug-2012

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast Public Holiday August 6 (Source: Gouvernement de Côte d'Ivoire-Abijan) - Summary: The government of the Ivory Coast, through its Minister of Labour, has announced that it had declared Monday, August 6, 2012, the day before the upcoming National Day public holiday, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday (la veille de la fête de l'indépendance est déclaré jour férié et chômé). Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

2-Aug-2012

Madagascar

Madagascar 2013 Electoral Public Holidays (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's President of the Independent National Electoral Commission for the transition (Cénit), Beatrice Atallah, has finally released the long-awaited electoral calendar for the 2013 presidential and local elections, which are usually declared as one-off non-working public holidays in Madagascar. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

2-Aug-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Aragon Public Holidays Announced (Source: Gobierno de Aragón-Zaragoza) - Summary: The government of Spain's autonomous region of Aragon has announced its list of regional public holidays (calendario laboral) for 2013. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

2-Aug-2012

Kenya

Kenyan Inaugural Public Holiday Bill Tabled (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: The Assumption of Office of The President Bill was tabled as a constitutional bill in Kenya's Parliament and confirms earlier announcements that the date of future presidential inaugurations would be non-working public holidays in Kenya. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

2-Aug-2012

Philippines

Philippines CNY Public Holiday Voted (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines House of Representatives has approved, on third and final reading, the House Bill 1072, which declares Chinese New Year (CNY) as a special annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

1-Aug-2012

Portugal

Portugal Public Holidays Changes Take Effect (Source: Governo de Portugal-Lisboa) - Summary: The Portuguese Government's amendments to the Labour Code to increase competitivity, in part by cancelling 4 annual non-working public holidays, takes effect today. Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

1-Aug-2012

Thailand

Thailand Regional Public Holidays Expanded (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Cabinet has once again expanded the list of regional public holidays observed in southern Thailand by adding Christmas Day, on December 25, as a regional public holiday in Thailand's southern provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Satun and Yala. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

1-Aug-2012

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Herald-Harare) - Summary: Zimbabwe's Home Affairs Co-Ministers, Kembo Mohadi and Theresa Makone, have announced that the Government of Zimbabwe had officially gazetted the list of 2013 non-working public holidays. Links: full story and other Zimbabwe news and updates.

1-Aug-2012

Georgia

Georgian Electoral Public Holiday October 1st (Source: The Administration of the President of Georgia-Tbilisi) - Summary: Manana Manjgalade, the spokesperson for Georgian President, Mikheil Saakashvili, has announced that Georgia will hold parliamentary elections on October 1st, meaning that Monday, October 1, 2012, will be a non-working public holiday in Georgia. Links: full story and other Georgia news and updates.

1-Aug-2012

Malaysia

Malaysian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office have jointly issued the official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2013 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2013. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

1-Aug-2012

Fiji

Fiji 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Information-Suva) - Summary: The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved the list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2013, following a submission by Fiji's Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment, Jone Usamate. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.


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