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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates October 2012

This monthly recap of October 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-Oct-2012

Liberia

Liberian Public Holiday November 1 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a proclamation declaring Thursday, November 1, 2012, as a non-working public holiday to be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia as a national non-working public holiday marking Thanksgiving Day. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

31-Oct-2012

Madagascar

Madagascar Public Holiday November 2 (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued a decree ("Décret n° 2012-960 du 30 octobre 2012 déclarant chômée et payée la journée du 2 novembre 2012"), amending the previously-declared list of 2012 Madagascar public holidays by declaring Friday, November 2, 2012, as another paid one-off bridge public holiday throughout Madagascar to link the upcoming November 1st public holiday with the following weekend. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

31-Oct-2012

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Public Holiday November 2nd (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Jeannette Chávez Gomez, issued a radio communique declaring that Friday, November 2nd, 2012, would be a full-day public sector holiday ("asueto con goce de salario para todos los trabajadores de las instituciones del sector público"). Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

31-Oct-2012

Switzerland

Switzerland 2013 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Association suisse des banquiers-Geneva) - Summary: The Association suisse des banquiers has published the list of bank holidays, most of which are also non-working public holidays, for the calendar year 2013 in Switzerland. Links: full story and other Switzerland news and updates.

30-Oct-2012

Panama

Panama November 2012 Public Holidays Changes (Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá-Panama City) - Summary: Panama's President, Ricardo Martinelli, has issued a decree (Decreto Ejecutivo 966 del 30 de octubre de 2012) which announced moved and additional non-working public holidays in Panama for the month of November 2012. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

30-Oct-2012

Australia

Australian Queensland Public Holidays Amended (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 amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 had finally been passed by the Parliament of Queensland, meaning that from 2013 onward, the dates of the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen's Birthday) public holiday and of the Labour Day public holiday would be changed. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

29-Oct-2012

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday October 31 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to declare a half-day public sector holiday (Toleránsia Pontu iha oras loro-kraik nian) on Wednesday afternoon, October 31, 2012. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

29-Oct-2012

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Holiday November 2 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced the upcoming fiesta de Todos los Santos annual non-working public holiday would be observed on Friday, November 2, 2012, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

29-Oct-2012

Ghana

Ghana November 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboah, has issued a communique stating that the upcoming National Farmers Day, on Friday, November 2, 2012, is not a non-working public holiday in Ghana. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

28-Oct-2012

Mongolia

Mongolian Chinggis Khaan Public Holiday Rejected (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: The parliamentary commission on new laws of the Mongolian Parliament has rejected in commission the addition of a new annual public holiday in Mongolia to commemorate the birthday of Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan). Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.

28-Oct-2012

Gibraltar

Gibraltar 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Gibraltar Press Office-Gibraltar) - Summary: The Government of Gibraltar has issued the "Bank And Public Holidays Order 2012" (Ln. 2012/146) which specifies the bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Gibraltar for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Gibraltar news and updates.

28-Oct-2012

Tonga

Tongan Public Holidays Clarification (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: The Tongan Ministry of Information and Communications has issued a statement clarifying the status and observance of Tongan public holidays that fall on a weekend as well as of the new public holiday for the official birthday of Crown Prince of Tonga (Tupouto'a ‘Ulukalala). Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

27-Oct-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Murcia Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia-Murcia) - Summary: Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia has finally gazetted its calendar of official public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

26-Oct-2012

Mongolia

Mongolian Municipal Holiday October 29 (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: The new administration of Mongolia's capital city, Ulaanbaatar, has announced that from this year onward, October 29 would be observed as the Ulaanbaatar Citizens' Holiday. Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.

26-Oct-2012

Switzerland

Switzerland Bill To Extend May Day Public Holiday (Source: Parlement du Canton du Valais-Sion) - Summary: Four members of Switzerland's Valais Parliament, all from the Alliance De Gauche (ADG) party, have introduced a motion to further extend the observance of the May Day non-working public holiday to the Canton of Valais. Links: full story and other Switzerland news and updates.

26-Oct-2012

Chile

Chilean Bill To Extend September Public Holidays (Source: Tramitación de proyectos-Congreso Nacional de Chile) - Summary: Chilean member of Parliament, Ricardo Rincón (DC), has introduced legislation to further extend the September "Fiestas Patrias" annual non-working public holidays in Chile. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

26-Oct-2012

Costa Rica

Costa Rican March 8 Public Holiday Update (Source: La Nación-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Legislative Commission on Gender Equality (Comisión Legislativa de la Mujer) is about to consider legislation that would add a new annual non-working public holiday for International Women's Day on March 8. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

25-Oct-2012

Haiti

Haiti Hurricane Public Holiday October 26 (Source: Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) - Summary: The Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti has announced that Haiti's President, Michel Martelly, had issued an Executive Order declaring Friday, October 26, 2012, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Haiti following the recent passage of tropical storm Sandy. Links: full story and other Haiti news and updates.

25-Oct-2012

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan 2012 Kurban Bairam Public Holidays Extended (Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) - Summary: The recent decree ("On the celebration of Kurban Bairam") declaring 3 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Turkmenistan on account of the upcoming Kurban Bairam (Feast of Sacrifice) has been extended by one day; Monday, October 29, 2012, which will also be a non-working public holiday in Turkmenistan. Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.

24-Oct-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Ceuta Public Holidays Amended (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta-BOCCE) - Summary: The legislative assembly of Spain's autonomous region of Ceuta (Ilustre Pleno de !a Asamblea de Ceuta) has approved an amendment to the recently-released official list of 2013 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta, by moving the date of the 2013 Feast of Sacrifice (Pascua del Sacrificio) Muslim public holiday. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

24-Oct-2012

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan 2012 Kurban Bairam Public Holidays (Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) - Summary: Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree ("On the celebration of Kurban Bairam") declaring 3 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Turkmenistan on account of the upcoming Kurban Bairam (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.

24-Oct-2012

Iraq

Iraqi 2012 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: A media adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister, Ali al-Moussawi, has announced that the Iraqi Council of Ministers had set the dates for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Iraq. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

23-Oct-2012

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan 2012 Kurman Ait Public Holiday Confirmed (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic has confirmed that Friday, October 26, 2012, would be the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan on account of the Kurman Ait (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

23-Oct-2012

Gabon

Gabonese 2012 Feast of Sacrifice Public Holiday (Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) - Summary: Gabon's Ministre du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Prévoyance Sociale has announced that the date of the upcoming Aïd El Kebir (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Friday, October 26, 2012. Links: full story and other Gabon news and updates.

23-Oct-2012

Cambodia

Cambodia 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) - Summary: Cambodia's Prime Minister has signed the Cambodian Royal Government's sub-decree Nº 186 establishing Cambodia's list of official non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

23-Oct-2012

Bahrain

Bahrain 2012 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Thursday to Sunday, October 25 to 30, 2012, as non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays for the Islamic year 1433 in Bahrain. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

23-Oct-2012

Oman

Oman 2012 Eid al Adha Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Oman-Muscat) - Summary: The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has announced that the period of Sunday, October 28, until Wednesday, October 31, 2012, inclusively, as the dates of the upcoming bank holidays for the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) bank holidays in Oman. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

22-Oct-2012

Nigeria

Nigerian 2012 Eid El-Kabir Public Holidays Announced (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 Thursday and Friday, October 25 and 26, 2012, as paid non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria on account of the upcoming Eid El-Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

22-Oct-2012

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Bank Holiday October 25 (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The government of Kazakhstan has announced that Thursday, October 25, 2012, had been declared a one-off additional bank holiday in Kazakhstan. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

22-Oct-2012

Ghana

Ghana 2012 Eidul-Adha Public Holiday Announced (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboah, has announced that Friday, October 26, 2012, would be a non-working statutory public holiday throughout the country on account of the upcoming Eidul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

21-Oct-2012

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday October 23 (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has confirmed that Tuesday, October 23, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday for all citizens of Macedonia on account of the upcoming "Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle Day". Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

21-Oct-2012

Bahrain

Bahrain 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Central Bank has published its list of expected bank and public holidays in Bahrain for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

21-Oct-2012

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian 2012 Kurban Bairam Public Holiday Moved (Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) - Summary: The government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced that the previously-announced date for the upcoming Kurban Bairam (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holiday had also been moved to Friday, October 26, 2012. Links: full story and other Bosnia and Herzegovina news and updates.

20-Oct-2012

Aruba

Aruba 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Governor of Aruba-Oranjestad) - Summary: The government of Aruba has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Aruba for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Aruba news and updates.

20-Oct-2012

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office-BVI) - Summary: The Cabinet of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has approved and announced the list and dates of official public holidays for 2013 in the British Virgin Islands, in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199). Links: full story and other British Virgin Islands news and updates.

20-Oct-2012

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago 2012 Divali Public Holiday Announced (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that Tuesday, November 13, 2012, would be the date of the upcoming Diwali public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

20-Oct-2012

Afghanistan

Afghanistan 2012 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared the period of Thursday, October 25, to Sunday, October 28, 2012, as non-working public holidays on the occasion of the upcoming Eidul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

20-Oct-2012

Yemen

Yemen 2012 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Yemen News Agency-SABA) - Summary: The Yemeni Ministry of Civil Service has declared the dates of the upcoming, Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays in Yemen would begin on Thursday, October 25, 2012, and end on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Links: full story and other Yemen news and updates.

20-Oct-2012

Oman

Oman 2012 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2012. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

20-Oct-2012

Pakistan

Pakistan 2012 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays Extended (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Pakistani Interior Ministry has announced that the Federal Cabinet of the Government of Pakistan had extended to 4 days of non-working public holidays, the previously-announced period of public holidays for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

20-Oct-2012

Kosovo

Kosovo 2012 Kurban Bajram Public Holiday Moved (Source: The Office of the Prime Minister-Republic of Kosovo) - Summary: The government cabinet of Kosovo has announced that the previously-announced date for the upcoming Kurban Bajram (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holiday had been moved to Friday, October 26, 2012. Links: full story and other Kosovo news and updates.

19-Oct-2012

Macedonia

Macedonia 2012 Eid al-Adha Public Holiday Announced (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 Thursday, October 25, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday "for the believers of the Muslim religion in the Republic of Macedonia" on account of the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

19-Oct-2012

Tunisia

Tunisian 2012 Aïd El-Idha Public Holidays (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The government of Tunisia (la présidence du Gouvernement) has announced that the upcoming Aïd El-Idha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holiday throughout Tunisia would be observed on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27, 2012. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

19-Oct-2012

Spain

Spain Rules-Out Ceuta Public Holiday Change (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta-BOCCE) - Summary: The government of Spain's autonomous region of Ceuta has issued a pre-emptive announcement ("un comunicado de prensa para aclarar, ante el aluvión de llamadas y preguntas") categorically ruling-out an additional public holiday on Friday, October 26, 2012. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

19-Oct-2012

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan 2012 Hajj Public Holiday Moved (Source: The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation-SLBC) - Summary: The Sri Lankan Ministry of Public Administration has announced that, once again, the date of the upcoming Hajj public holidays (Feast of Sacrifice) had been changed, this time from its earlier gazetted date of Friday, October 26, 2012, to Saturday, October 27, 2012. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

19-Oct-2012

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan May 7 Public Holiday Signed Into Law (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has signed into law the bill "On Holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan", which was introduced last month and recently approved by the Senate and which makes May 7 a new annual non-working public holiday in Kazakhstan. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

18-Oct-2012

Nepal

Nepalese 2012 Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, October 28, 2012, had been declared as a non-working public holiday across the country on account of the upcoming Bakra Eid/Eid ul Joha (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

18-Oct-2012

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan 2012 Kurman Ait Public Holiday Announced (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Religious Department of Muslims of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that Friday, October 26, 2012, would be the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan on account of the Kurman Ait (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

18-Oct-2012

Uganda

Ugandan 2012 Eid El-Adha Public Holiday Announced (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: A spokesman for Uganda's Ministry of Public Service, Jonas Tumwine, has announced that the government of Uganda had declared Friday, October 26, 2012, as the date of the upcoming Eid El-Adha non-working public holiday in Uganda. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

17-Oct-2012

Jordan

Jordan 2012 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, has issued a circular decreeing a 5-day period of public holidays (Thursday, October 25, to Monday, October 29, 2012) for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) in Jordan. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

17-Oct-2012

UAE

UAE 2012 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (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 Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) 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.

17-Oct-2012

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2012 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's Secretary to the Religious Affairs Ministry, Kazi Habibul Awal, has announced that Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee had determined that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice), would be observed on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

17-Oct-2012

Russia

Russian 2013 Public Holidays Approved (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, has issued the Government Decree of 15.10.2012 N 1048 "On the transfer of public holidays in 2013" (15 October 2012), officializing the recent draft RF Government Resolution which specified the 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.

17-Oct-2012

Sénégal

Senegal 2012 Eid al-Adha October 26 (Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) - Summary: The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale de concertation sur le croissant lunaire - Conacoc) has announced that the upcoming Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday would be on Friday, October 26, 2012. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

17-Oct-2012

Egypt

Egyptian 2012 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Al Azhar Mosque has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid Al Adha would be on Friday, October 26, 2012. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

17-Oct-2012

Kuwait

Kuwaiti 2012 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays On Hold (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Cabinet has announced that the recently-reported dates of the non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Adha would be put on hold until the next Cabinet meeting on Monday, October 22, 2012. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

17-Oct-2012

Mali

Mali 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali-Bamako) - Summary: Mali's Government has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Mali for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Mali news and updates.

16-Oct-2012

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan 2013 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released the list of official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

16-Oct-2012

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 2012 Kurban Ait Public Holidays Announced (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The government of Kazakhstan has declared Friday, October 26, 2012, as the date for the upcoming Kurban Ait (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holiday in Kazakhstan. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

16-Oct-2012

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Announces 2012 Eid Al Adha Date (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has announced that the new moon of Dhu Al Hijja had not been sighted on Monday, and therefore that Friday, October 26, 2012, would be the first day of the upcoming Eid Al Adha. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

15-Oct-2012

Malaysia

Malaysian State Public Holiday October 21 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kota Baharu) - Summary: The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, has declared Sunday, October 21, 2012, as another one-off state public holiday in conjunction with next Saturday's Malaysian Cup final between Kelantan and Armed Forces. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

15-Oct-2012

Qatar

Qatar 2012 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: The Qatari Council of Ministers has once again extended the Eid public sector holidays, for ministries, other government departments, authorities and public institutions, so that they will be on holiday for 10 days for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

15-Oct-2012

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Election Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management-Providenciales) - Summary: Philip Rushbrook, the Director of Strategy in of the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Ric Todd, has stated that, unlike last time, the date of the upcoming parliamentary elections, Friday, November 9, 2012, would definitely not be a non-working public holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

15-Oct-2012

Kuwait

Kuwaiti 2012 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: Sources at the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission have announced the dates for the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

15-Oct-2012

Indonesia

Indonesian 2012 Idul Adha Public Holiday Announced (Source: The Jakarta Post-ANTARA) - Summary: The Indonesian Government has announced that, for once, all Indonesian Muslims would celebrate the Islamic Day of Sacrifice, or Idul Adha, on the same date, that is, Friday, October 26, 2012. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

14-Oct-2012

Nepal

Nepalese 2012 Dashain Public Holidays Announced (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced 7 days of non-working public holidays on the occasion of the upcoming 15-day Dashain festival, which begins tomorrow with the Ghatasthapana, the day after tomorrow. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

14-Oct-2012

Honduras

Honduras New Public Holiday February 3 (Source: El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Honduras' Legislative Assembly (Congreso Nacional) has passed a legislative decree ("decreto legislativo número 188-2012, del 12 de octubre de 2012") declaring a new annual non-working public holiday in Honduras to coincide with the Aniversario del Hallazgo de la Virgen de Suyapa (the anniversary of the discovery of the Vigin of Suyapa, Honduras' patron saint). Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

13-Oct-2012

India

Indian 10-Day Puja Public Sector Holidays (Source: The Hindu-Kolkata) - Summary: The Indian State of West Bengal is extending its previously-announced public sector holidays for the upcoming Puja holidays so that the state's administration will be on non-working public holidays for 10 consecutive days. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

13-Oct-2012

Yemen

Yemen Public Holiday October 14 (Source: Yemen News Agency-SABA) - Summary: The Yemeni Ministry of Civil Service and Insurance has announced that tomorrow, Sunday, October 14, 2012, was an official non-working public holidays in Yemen for the "49th anniversary of the Revolution of the 14th of glorious October". Links: full story and other Yemen news and updates.

12-Oct-2012

Bhutan

Bhutanese 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released the official list of national and regional non-working public holidays in Bhutan for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

12-Oct-2012

Tunisia

Tunisian Public Holiday October 15 (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The government of Tunisia has confirmed that Monday, October 15, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Tunisia. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

12-Oct-2012

Bolivia

Bolivia Considering Consultation Public Holiday (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has announced that the Bolivian government was considering the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday to coincide with the upcoming day of consultation (Día de Consulta) tentatively scheduled for the end of November 2012. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

11-Oct-2012

China

China May 2013 Public Holidays Extension Ruled-Out (Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) - Summary: China's National Tourism Administration has issued a terse, 2-line, statement denying that a return to week long May public holidays would soon be announced, as had been reported in some local media. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

10-Oct-2012

Jamaica

Jamaican 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Jamaica Information Service-JIS) - Summary: The Government of Jamaica has released the official list of 2015 non-working public holidays in Jamaica. Links: full story and other Jamaica news and updates.

10-Oct-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Melilla Public Holidays Announced (Source: Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla-BOME) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla has approved the official list of 2013 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's autonomous region of Melilla. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

10-Oct-2012

The Bahamas

Bahamas Public Holiday October 12 (Source: The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) - Summary: The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique advising the general public that Friday, October 12, 2012, would be observed as the upcoming non-working public holiday corresponding to the 2012 Discovery Day. Links: full story and other The Bahamas news and updates.

10-Oct-2012

Congo (DRC)

DR Congo Public Holidays October 12-13 (Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo-Kinshasa) - Summary: The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has announced that Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13, 2012, had been declared as one-off non-working public holidays (journées fériées et chômées) on account of the upcoming summit of French-speaking countries. Links: full story and other Congo (Dem. Rep.) news and updates.

10-Oct-2012

Honduras

Honduras Bank Holiday October 15 (Source: La Prensa Libre-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Honduras' Bank Association (Asociación Hondureña de Instituciones Bancarias) has announced that the bank holiday associated with the upcoming Día de la Raza would remain on Monday, October 15, 2012, despite the recent presidential move of the upcoming Día de la Raza public holiday from its previously-announced date of Monday, October 15, 2012, to Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

9-Oct-2012

Philippines

Philippines Eid ul-Adha Public Holiday October 26 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines Government has issued Proclamation No.488 which finally specifies Friday, October 26, 2012, as the date for the observance of the upcoming public holiday to mark Eidul Adha. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

8-Oct-2012

Costa Rica

Costa Rican October 12 Public Holiday Moved (Source: La Nación-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Minister of Labour has confirmed that the upcoming día del encuentro de culturas non-working public holiday would be observed on Monday, October 15, 2012, as per the amended public holidays legislation of Costa Rica. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

7-Oct-2012

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian 2012 Eid Al Adha Financial Holidays (Source: Saudi Stock Exchange-Tadawul) - Summary: The Saudi Stock Exchange has announced that it would be closed for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays from Thursday, October 25, 2012, until Friday, November 2, 2012. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

6-Oct-2012

Honduras

Honduras October 12 Public Holidays Moved Again (Source: El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Honduras President, Porfirio Lobo, has announced he had decided to move the upcoming Día de la Raza public holiday from its previously-announced date of Monday, October 15, 2012, to Tuesday, October 16, 2012, to coincide with the Honduras qualification match against Canada. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

6-Oct-2012

Uganda

Ugandan October 8 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: Uganda's Information Minister, Mary Karooro Okurut, has issued an urgent, Saturday morning, statement denying all recent rumours that Monday, October 8, 2012, had been declared a one-off public holiday to link the October 9th public holiday with the previous weekend. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

5-Oct-2012

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday October 10 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname has confirmed that the upcoming Maroons Day (Dag der Marrons) would once again be a non-working public holiday in Suriname. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

4-Oct-2012

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten October 10 Public Holiday Ruled-Out Again (Source: Government of Sint Maarten-Great Bay) - Summary: Sint Maarten's Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs, Silveria Jacobs, has confirmed that the upcoming, October 10, Constitution Day is not a non-working public holiday in Sint Maarten. Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

4-Oct-2012

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Senate Votes May 7 Public Holiday (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: Kazakhstan's Senate has passed the bill "On Holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan", which was introduced last month and declared May 7 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Kazakhstan. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

3-Oct-2012

Finland

Finland Declares New April 8 Holiday (Source: The Almanac Office at University of Helsinki-private communication from Heikki Oja) - Summary: A new, April 8, annual festival day has been approved in Finland to commemorate International Romani Day (Romanien kansallispäivä). Links: full story and other Finland news and updates.

2-Oct-2012

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday October 11 (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 Thursday, October 11, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday for all citizens of Macedonia on account of the upcoming "Popular Uprising Day". Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

1-Oct-2012

Egypt

Egyptian Bank Holiday October 7 (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Sunday, October 7, 2012, which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming, October 6, Armed Forces Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

1-Oct-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 Ceuta Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta-BOCCE) - Summary: The legislative assembly of Spain's autonomous region of Ceuta (Ilustre Pleno de !a Asamblea de Ceuta) has approved the official list of 2013 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

1-Oct-2012

Honduras

Honduras October 2012 Public Holidays Moved (Source: El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The government of Honduras has officially announced that 2 of the 3 of the upcoming annual October public holidays (October 3 and 12) will be moved to the nearest Monday. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.


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