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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates September 2012

This monthly recap of September 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-Sep-2012

Philippines

Philippines October 26 Public Holiday Not Yet Confirmed (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines Government's deputy presidential spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has issued a rare Sunday morning statement to advise the Philippines population to wait for a formal proclamation from the Office of the President, as to whether or not the initially-announced date of Friday, October 26, 2012, would be the official date for the observance of the upcoming public holiday to mark Eidul Adha. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

29-Sep-2012

Russia

Russian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: The Russian Government has released a draft RF Government Resolution, which specifies a proposed list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

28-Sep-2012

Nigeria

Nigerian Public Holiday October 1st (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 Monday, October 1st, 2012, as a paid non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria on account of Nigeria's upcoming 52nd Independence anniversary. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

27-Sep-2012

Peru

Peru ASPA Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The government of Peru has issued and gazetted the Decreto Supremo 100-2012-PCM which clarifies the extent of the observance of the recently-announced October 1 and 2, 2012, one-off public holidays, declared on account of the upcoming ASPA Summit (Cumbre de Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno de América del Sur y Países Árabes). Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

27-Sep-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Valencia Public Holidays Finalized (Source: Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana-Valencia) - Summary: The Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana has finally announced the official calendar of 2013 public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia, and in particular its final decision as to whether to move some mid-week public holidays to adjoin a nearby weekend. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

26-Sep-2012

Thailand

Thailand 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Bank of Thailand-Bangkok) - Summary: The official list and dates of the 2013 bank holidays and public holidays in Thailand have been announced. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

25-Sep-2012

India

Indian Sikkim Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: The Home Department of Government of Sikkim-Gangtok) - Summary: Earlier today, the Home Department of the Government of the Indian State of Sikkim declared Wednesday, September 26, 2012, as a one-off state public holiday on account of the funeral rites for H.H. Kybji Lachen Gomchen Rimpoche. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

25-Sep-2012

Macau

Macau 2012 Public Holidays Extended (Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China-Macau) - Summary: The government of the Macau SAR has extended its previously-released list of official Macau non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

24-Sep-2012

Bulgaria

Bulgarian 2013 Easter Public Holidays Extended (Source: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria-Sofia) - Summary: The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has announced that it plans to further extend the Easter public holidays in Bulgaria for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Bulgaria news and updates.

23-Sep-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Madrid Public Holidays Announced (Source: Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid-Madrid) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid has published the list of official 2013 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Comunidad de Madrid. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

23-Sep-2012

Ghana

Ghana September 21 Public Holiday Update (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's President Mahama has asked the Minister of the Interior to introduce a bill into Parliament which would convert the current Executive Instrument (executive decree) declaring September 21st as an annual non-working public in Ghana, into legislation to add it to Ghana's list of statutory public holidays. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

22-Sep-2012

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday September 26 (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 Wednesday, September 26, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday for "members of the Jewish community in Macedonia" on account of the upcoming Yom Kippur. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

22-Sep-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Balears Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Dirección General de Trabajo Y Salud Laboral-Govern de les Illes Balears) - Summary: Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (ámbito autonómico de las Islas Baleares) has gazetted its official calendar of 2013 regional and national public holidays (calendario laboral). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

21-Sep-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Castilla La-Mancha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha-DOCM) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla La-Mancha has published the list of 2013 public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Región of Castilla La-Mancha. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

21-Sep-2012

Jersey

Jersey 2013 Public Holidays Revised (Source: States of Jersey-Saint Helier) - Summary: The States of Jersey (the government of Jersey) have released a revised list of official Jersey public holidays for the calendar year 2013, which corrects the errors in the earlier announced list of official Jersey public holidays for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Jersey news and updates.

21-Sep-2012

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday September 24 (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, the upcoming Día de Las Mercedes public holiday would not be transferred and would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Monday, September 24, 2012. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

21-Sep-2012

Dominica

Dominica Kalinago Public Holiday Update (Source: Dominica News Online-Roseau) - Summary: The Executive Director of Dominica's Employers Federation (DEF), Achille Chris Joseph, has come out against the declaration of another public holiday for the Kalinagos, Dominica's indigenous people. Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

20-Sep-2012

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan May 7 Public Holiday Official (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The Deputy Kazakh Minister of Finance, Sergei Gromov, has announced that the Majlis (Kazakhstan's parliament) had finalized the pending legislation to declare May 7 as a new annual public holiday in Kazakhstan to be named Homeland Defender Day, beginning in 2013. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

20-Sep-2012

Ecuador

Ecuador Public Holiday October 12 (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: Ecuador's Presidency has confirmed that the upcoming, October 9th, Guayaquil Independence Day, public holiday would be moved to Friday, October 12, 2012. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

19-Sep-2012

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday September 21 (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboah, has issued a release stating that Friday, September 21, 2012, would be a non-working statutory public holiday in Ghana. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

19-Sep-2012

Pakistan

Pakistan Public Holiday September 21 (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Pakistani Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, has announced that the Federal Cabinet of the Government of Pakistan had declared Friday, September 21, 2012, as Yaum-e-Ishq Rasool (love the Prophet day) a one-off non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

19-Sep-2012

Fiji

Fiji Public Holidays Cancellation Update (Source: Fiji Broadcasting Corporation-Suva) - Summary: The Fijian Teachers Association has requested that the government of Fiji reinstate the Ratu Sukuna Day and Queen's Birthday public holidays, which were dropped from the list of official Fijian public holidays 2 years ago and earlier this year, respectively. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

18-Sep-2012

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: Afghanistan's ministry of labor and social affairs has declared tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Afghanistan. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

18-Sep-2012

Jersey

Jersey 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: States of Jersey-Saint Helier) - Summary: The States of Jersey (the government of Jersey) have released the list of official Jersey public holidays for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Jersey news and updates.

17-Sep-2012

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian 2012 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Confirmed (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: Saudi authorities have confirmed the extension of the annual Eid Al-Adha public sector holidays from 10 days to 16 days, as had been announced earlier this spring. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

17-Sep-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Castilla y León Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Castilla y León-Valladolid) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Castilla y León has published the list of official regional public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

17-Sep-2012

Peru

Peru ASPA Public Holidays Also For Private Sector (Source: Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo-Lima) - Summary: Peru's Ministry of Exports and Tourism (MINCETUR) has announced that the recently-announced ASPA public holidays on October 1 and 2, 2012, would also extend to the Peruvian private sector. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

16-Sep-2012

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Public Holiday September 22 (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: A spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Labor, Hattab Bin Saleh Al Anzi, has announced that Saturday, September 22, 2012, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Saudi Arabia to link the Thursday-Friday weekend with the annual National Day public holiday on Sunday, September 23, 2012. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

15-Sep-2012

Indonesia

Indonesian Public Holiday September 20 (Source: The Jakarta Post-ANTARA) - Summary: Jakarta's General Election Commission (KPU) has once again declared a regional non-working public holiday in Jakarta, Indonesia's political and economic capital, this time on Thursday, September 20, 2012, on the date of the upcoming second round of the Jakarta gubernatorial election (Pemilukada). Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

15-Sep-2012

Panama

Panama 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Gaceta Oficial Ministerio de la Presidencia-Panama City) - Summary: Panama's government has released the official list of annual non-working public holidays in Panama for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

14-Sep-2012

New Zealand

New Zealand 'Monday-ised' Public Holidays Clarification (Source: The Parliament of New Zealand-Paremata Aotearoa) - Summary: The New Zealand Labour Party MP who presented a private members bill proposing that the following Monday be a public holiday when Waitangi Day and Anzac Day fall on a weekend, presented his arguments to a select committee of the Parliament of New Zealand. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

14-Sep-2012

Peru

Peru ASPA Public Holidays October 1 and 2 (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: Following a request by Peru's Ministry of Exports and Tourism (MINCETUR), the Peruvian Chief of Cabinet, Juan Jiménez Mayor, has announced that Monday and Tuesday, October 1 and 2, 2012, had been declared as one-off public holidays, on account of the upcoming ASPA Summit (Cumbre de Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno de América del Sur y Países Árabes). Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

13-Sep-2012

Australia

South Australian Public Holidays Amendments Update (Source: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation-Adelaide) - Summary: The Industrial Relations Minister of the Australian State of South Australia, Russell Wortley, has announced that the South Australian government was going to ask the general public for feedback on the proposed changes to the list of non-working public holidays in South Australia. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

13-Sep-2012

Guatemala

Guatemalan School Holiday September 14 (Source: El Quetzalteco-Guatemala City) - Summary: The Guatemalan Ministry of Education has announced that Friday, September 14, 2012, would be a school holiday ("clases en escuelas e institutos públicos solo se suspenderán el viernes, por feriado") on account of the upcoming, September 15, Independence Day non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

12-Sep-2012

Maldives

Maldives Ramadan Public Holidays Recuperation (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The Office of the President of the Maldives has released a communique confirming that Saturday, September 15, 2012, would be a regular working day, in compensation for last month's declaration of August 22 and 23 declaration as non-working public holidays to link the Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays with the nearby weekend. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

12-Sep-2012

Chile

Chilean Public Holiday Bill For September 11 (Source: Tramitación de proyectos-Congreso Nacional de Chile) - Summary: Chile's Communist Party has introduced a bill in the lower house of Parliament (Cámara de Diputados) to declare September 11 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Chile. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

12-Sep-2012

Tonga

Tongan Public Holiday September 17 (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: The Tongan Ministry of Information and Communications has announced that the Tongan Cabinet has declared Monday, September 17, 2012, as an official public holiday to mark the Official Birthday of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Tupouto'a ‘Ulukalala. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

11-Sep-2012

Argentina

Argentina September 24 Public Holiday Gazetted (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has signed into law the bill recently passed by the Argentine Senate and Lower House, which declares a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, September 24, 2012, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Tucumán. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

11-Sep-2012

Australia

Australian Queensland 2013 Public Holidays Change Confirmed (Source: The Courier-Mail-Brisbane) - Summary: The Attorney-General of the government of the Australian state of Queensland, Jarrod Bleijie, has confirmed that the 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, would take effect in 2013. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

11-Sep-2012

Slovakia

Slovakian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministerstvo zahranicných vecí Slovenskej republiky-Bratislava) - Summary: The government of Slovakia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published the official list of calendar year 2013 public holidays and non-working days in Slovakia. Links: full story and other Slovakia news and updates.

10-Sep-2012

Christmas Island

Christmas Island 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) - Summary: The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Brian Lacy, has signed Community Bulletin A51/2012 which officially gazettes the bank holidays and public holidays on Christmas Island for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Christmas Island news and updates.

10-Sep-2012

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Cocos (Keeling) Islands 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) - Summary: The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Brian Lacy, has signed Community Bulletin A52/2012 which officially gazettes the bank holidays and public holidays in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Cocos (Keeling) Islands news and updates.

10-Sep-2012

Lebanon

Lebanon Papal Bank Holiday September 15 (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Saturday, September 15, 2012, would also be a one-off bank holiday in Lebanon on the occasion of the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Lebanon (Visite de Sa Sainteté le Pape Benoît XVI au Liban). Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

10-Sep-2012

Fiji

Fiji September 13 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Ministry of Information-Suva) - Summary: The permanent secretary to Fiji's Information Ministry, Sharon Smith-Johns, has announced that there was no substance to the rumours that a one-off public holiday was to be declared for Thursday, August 13, 2012, to honor Iliesa Delana victory at the London Paralympics. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

9-Sep-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Valencia Public Holidays By Month End (Source: Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana-Valencia) - Summary: The Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana has announced that it would announce its calendar of 2013 public holidays, and in particular whether to move some public holidays to adjoin a nearby weekend, as it had said it was considering, by September 30. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

9-Sep-2012

Argentina

Argentina Considers June 27 Public Sector Holiday (Source: Parlamentario-Buenos Aires) - Summary: The Labour Commission of Argentina's lower house (Cámara de Diputados) has moved to the full house a bill that would declare June 27 as a new annual non-working public holiday for Argentina's public sector employees. Senate has approved the bill, recently approved by the lower house, to declare a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, September 24, 2012, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Tucumán. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

9-Sep-2012

Israel

Israeli New Year Public Sector Holidays (Source: Israel's Ministry of Interior-Tel Aviv) - Summary: Many Israeli ministries, including Israel's Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Labour, have announced extended closures to coincide with the upcoming Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur. Links: full story and other Israel news and updates.

8-Sep-2012

Lebanon

Lebanon Papal Public Holiday September 15 (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, has issued a decree declaring Saturday, September 15, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Lebanon on the occasion of the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

7-Sep-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Canaries Public Holidays Announced (Source:  Universo Canario-Santa Cruz De Tenerife) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno of the regional government of Spain's autonomous region of las Islas Canarias, has announced the official list of 2013 regional public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Canaries Islands. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

7-Sep-2012

Armenia

Armenian Public Holiday September 17 (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Armenian Government has announced that it had declared Monday, September 17, 2012, as another, one-off, non-working public holiday in Armenia on account of the upcoming Exaltation of the Cross feast. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

7-Sep-2012

Hungary

Hungary 2013 Public Holidays Draft (Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium-Budapest) - Summary: The Government of Hungary has released a draft version of the list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2013, based upon the recommendation of the Hungarian National Economy Minister, György Matolcsy. Links: full story and other Hungary news and updates.

6-Sep-2012

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holidays Amendment Update (Source: Portal del Senado de la República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Dominican Republic's Senate has approved on second reading another bill to remove the January 6 and January 26 annual non-working public holidays from the scope of the law 139-97 which regulates non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

6-Sep-2012

Argentina

Argentina September 24 Public Holiday Approved (Source: Parlamentario-Buenos Aires) - Summary: As had been expected, Argentina's Senate has approved the bill, recently approved by the lower house, to declare a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, September 24, 2012, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Tucumán. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

5-Sep-2012

Argentina

Argentina September 24 Public Holiday Update (Source: La Razon-Buenos Aires) - Summary: The influential Argentine daily, La Razón, has editorialized its estimate that the Senate and the President of Argentina will approve in the coming days the recently-approved bill to declare a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, September 24, 2012, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Tucumán. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

4-Sep-2012

Suriname

Suriname Public Holidays Commission Report (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The chairman of the Commission on Suriname National Holidays, Marlon Powell, has submitted to President Desi Bouterse its long-awaited report on reducing the number of annual public holidays in Suriname. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

4-Sep-2012

Australia

Australian 2015 Queensland Public Holidays (Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) - Summary: The Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has announced the dates of its state public holidays for 2015. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

3-Sep-2012

Philippines

Philippines 2013 CNY Public Holiday Clarification (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Commenting on the recently-announced list of 2013 public holidays in the Philippines, deputy presidential spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has explained why Chinese New Year was not listed as a public holiday for 2013. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

2-Sep-2012

India

Indian 2013 HP Public Holidays Announced (Source: Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission-Shimla) - Summary: The government of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh has released its list of official non-working public holidays for the upcoming year 2013. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

2-Sep-2012

India

Indian 2013 Mizoram Public Holidays (Source: Government of  Mizoram-Aizawl) - Summary: The government of the Indian state of Mizoram has released its list of official non-working public holidays for the upcoming year 2013. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

1-Sep-2012

Philippines

Philippines 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines-Manila) - Summary: The government of the Philippines has gazetted the Proclamation No. 459, s. 2012, which had recently been signed by President Benigno Aquino III, and which lists the special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.


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