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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates November 2012

This monthly recap of November 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-Nov-2012

Lebanon

Lebanon 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Government of Lebanon has announced the list of official Lebanese non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

30-Nov-2012

Thailand

Thailand 2013 Royal Ploughing Ceremony Public Holiday (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: The government of Thailand has announced the date of the 2013 Royal Ploughing Ceremony non-working public holiday, thus completing the previously-released partial list of official non-working public holidays in Thailand for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

30-Nov-2012

Argentina

Argentina Public Holiday February 20 (Source: Parlamentario-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's Senate has approved into law the bill recently approved by the lower house of Congress (Cámara de Diputados) to declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

30-Nov-2012

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) - Summary: Bangladesh's government has released a list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

29-Nov-2012

El Salvador

El Salvador Adds Fathers' Day Public Holiday (Source: Presidencia de la República de El Salvador-San Salvador) - Summary: The government of El Salvador has issued a decree (Decreto Nº 208) declaring the June 17 a new annual non-working public holiday in El Salvador to mark Fathers' Day. Links: full story and other El Salvador news and updates.

29-Nov-2012

Mexico

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

29-Nov-2012

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday December 7 (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboah, has declared Friday, December 7, 2012, as a non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the annual Farmers Day annual public holiday. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

29-Nov-2012

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Public Holidays December 1-3 (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The government of Kazakhstan has announced that Monday, December 3, 2012, had been declared an additional non-working holiday in Kazakhstan on account of the upcoming new "Day of the First President" public holiday. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

28-Nov-2012

Grenada

Grenada 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Grenada-St George's) - Summary: The government of Grenada has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Grenada, for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Grenada news and updates.

28-Nov-2012

Saint Lucia

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

28-Nov-2012

Bahrain

Bahrain Arafat Public Holiday Update (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Labour Ministry Under-Secretary, Sobah Al Dossary, has announced that his ministry had suggested including Arafat Day as a non-working public sector public holiday also for the private sector. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

28-Nov-2012

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani 2013 New Year Public Holidays Announced (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has announced the period of Saturday, December, 29, 2012, to Wednesday, January 2, 2013, as non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan on account of the upcoming "Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis" and "Western New Year" public holidays. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

28-Nov-2012

Romania

Romania Adds Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Camera Deputatilor-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Government adopted yesterday a resolution declaring Monday, December 24, and Monday December 31, 2012, as additional one-off non-working public holidays in Romania. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

27-Nov-2012

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced the official finalized listing of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

27-Nov-2012

Liberia

Liberian Public Holiday November 29 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a proclamation declaring Thursday, November 29, 2012, as a non-working public holiday to be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia as a national non-working public holiday marking the 117th Birth Anniversary of Liberia's 18th President William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

27-Nov-2012

UAE

UAE 2012 National Day Public Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Minister of Labour, Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, has in turn announced that Sunday, December 2, 2012, would be the date of the non-working private sector public holiday marking of the upcoming UAE National Day. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

26-Nov-2012

Taiwan

Taiwan 2013 Public Holidays Finalized (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: Taiwan's Directorate-General of Personnel Administration has finally released the official calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

26-Nov-2012

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holidays November 27-29 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to declare 2 full-day public sector holidays (Toleránsia Pontu iha oras loro-kraik nian) on Tuesday and Thursday, November 27 and 29, 2012. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

26-Nov-2012

Yemen

Yemen Independence Day Public Holiday Moved (Source: Yemen News Agency-SABA) - Summary: The Yemeni Ministry of Civil Service and Insurance has announced that the upcoming November 30 annual non-working public holiday marking the Yemeni Independence Day, had been moved to Saturday, December 1, 2012. Links: full story and other Yemen news and updates.

25-Nov-2012

Nigeria

Nigerian Public Holidays Devolution (Source: Official Website of Osun State Government-Osogbo) - Summary: The Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) has made a call for the devolution of the power to declare public holidays in Nigeria to the individual Nigerian states rather than the Federal Government. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

25-Nov-2012

Iceland

Icelandic 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Iceland-Seðlabanki Íslands) - Summary: The government of Iceland has released the official list of non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Iceland for the upcoming year 2013. Links: full story and other Iceland news and updates.

24-Nov-2012

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Full Public Holiday December 8 (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Ministerio del Trabajo (Mitrab) has once again declared a general public holiday (para todos los trabajadores del sector público y privado) on Saturday, December 8, 2012, on account of the upcoming Immaculate Conception (Inmaculada Concepción de María) public holiday. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

24-Nov-2012

India

Indian 2013 Maharashtra Public Holidays (Source: Government of Maharashtra-Mumbai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Maharashtra has announced the days which shall be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

23-Nov-2012

Vietnam

Vietnam 2013 Public Holidays Finalized (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has announced the finalized list of official public holidays in Vietnam for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

23-Nov-2012

Pakistan

Pakistan 2012 Ashura Public Holidays Revised (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Pakistani Minister of the Interior, Rehaman Malik, has announced that Saturday and Sunday, November 24 and 25, 2012, would be the revised dates of the upcoming non-working public holiday for the Ashura. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

23-Nov-2012

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian Public Holiday November 26 (Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) - Summary: The governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced that Monday, November 26, 2012, would be an additional day in lieu non-working public holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Links: full story and other Bosnia and Herzegovina news and updates.

22-Nov-2012

Argentina

Argentina Additional 2013 Public Holidays Update (Source: Honorable Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's lower house of Congress (Cámara de Diputados) has approved a bill to declare one-off non-working public holidays in Argentina on January 31 and February 20, 2013. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

22-Nov-2012

UAE

UAE 2012 National Day Public Sector Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Minister of Education, Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qattami, in his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, has announced that Sunday and Monday, December 2 and 3, 2012, would be the dates of the non-working public sector holidays on account of the upcoming UAE National Day. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

22-Nov-2012

Hungary

Hungary 2013 Public Holidays Official (Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium-Budapest) - Summary: The Government of Hungary has released the final version of the list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Hungary news and updates.

21-Nov-2012

West Bank and Gaza

Gaza Public Holiday November 22 (Source: Maan News Agency-Gaza) - Summary: The Hamas Government of Palestine's Gaza Strip has announced that Thursday, November 22, 2012, would be a one-off public holiday to commemorate its recent ceasefire agreement with Israel. Links: full story and other West Bank and Gaza news and updates.

21-Nov-2012

Pakistan

Pakistan D8 Public Holiday November 22 (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Pakistani Minister of the Interior, Rehaman Malik, has announced that Thursday, November 22, 2012, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) due to the upcoming D-8 Summit. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

20-Nov-2012

India

India 2013 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced the days which will be non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

20-Nov-2012

Kosovo

Kosovo Amends Public Holidays Legislation (Source: The Office of the Prime Minister-Republic of Kosovo) - Summary: The Kosovo Assembly has approved amendments to the current Law on Official Holidays to include November 28 as a new annual public holiday to commemorate the Flag Day of Kosovo. Links: full story and other Kosovo news and updates.

20-Nov-2012

Bahrain

Bahrain 2012 Ashoora Public Holidays (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Saturday and Sunday, November 24 and 25, 2012, as a non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming anniversary of Ashoora. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

19-Nov-2012

Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands Announces 2013 Public Holidays (Source: Office of the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands-Majuro) - Summary: The government of the Marshall Islands has released its official list of non-working public holidays in the Marshall Islands for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Marshall Islands news and updates.

19-Nov-2012

Oman

Omani 2012 National Day Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, has announced the dates for the upcoming non-working public holidays observed, as usual, after the official Omani 2-day National Day. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

18-Nov-2012

India

Indian Capital Rules-Out Chhath Public Holiday (Source: The Hindu-New Delhi) - Summary: The government of India's capital have turned down the request of Municipal Corporations to have Chhath Puja which falls on Monday, November 19, 2012, this year, declared a gazetted public holiday. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

17-Nov-2012

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday November 22 (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, November 22, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Macedonia "for the members of the Albanian community". Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

17-Nov-2012

Czech Republic

Czech Republic 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Czech National Bank-Prag) - Summary: The central bank of the Czech Republic, the Czech National Bank, has announced the twelve annual bank and public holidays for calendar year 2013 in the Czech Republic. Links: full story and other Czech Republic news and updates.

17-Nov-2012

Malaysia

Malaysian Deepavali Public Holiday Extension Ruled-Out (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuching) - Summary: The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Sarawak, Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, has announced that Sarawak State would not follow the Federal Territory of Labuan which recently added Deepavali as a non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

16-Nov-2012

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2012 Ashura Public Holiday Announced (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had sighted the New Moon crescent last night and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura, and related public holiday, would be observed across the country on Sunday, November 25, 2012. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

16-Nov-2012

Sudan

Sudan Adds New Public Holiday (Source: The Sudan News Agency-SUNA) - Summary: Sudan's President, Omer Al-Bashir, has issued a presidential decree declaring May 31st as a new annual non-working public holiday in Sudan to commemorate the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), signed in Doha on May 31st, 2011. Links: full story and other Sudan news and updates.

16-Nov-2012

Mongolia

Mongolian Public Holiday November 21 (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: The Mongolian General Election Committee has announced that Wednesday, November 21, 2012, the date of the upcoming Local Administrative Elections, would be another one-off non-working public holiday in Mongolia. Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.

15-Nov-2012

Chile

Chilean January and September Public Holidays Extended (Source: Tramitación de proyectos-Congreso Nacional de Chile) - Summary: In a surprisingly swift manner, the lower house of the Chilean parliament (Cámara de Diputados) overwhelmingly passed (61 to 3 with 5 abstentions) the public holidays amendment bill recently-introduced by Chilean member of Parliament, Ricardo Rincón (DC). Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

15-Nov-2012

Belize

Belize 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Belize Ministry of National Security-Belmopan) - Summary: The press office of the Government of Belize has announced the official list of public holidays in Belize for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Belize news and updates.

15-Nov-2012

Macedonia

Macedonia Tree-Planting Public Holiday November 21 (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced the declaration of Wednesday, November 21, 2012, as the 10th Tree-Planting national non-working public holiday for the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

15-Nov-2012

Bulgaria

Bulgarian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria-Sofia) - Summary: The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has released the full list of regular non-working public holidays and additional bridge public holidays for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Bulgaria news and updates.

14-Nov-2012

Zambia

Zambian December 31 Bank Holiday Proposed (Source: The Bank Of Zambia-Lusaka) - Summary: The Head of Public Relations for the Bank of Zambia (Zambia's Central Bank), Kanguya Mayondi, has announced that the Bank of Zambia had requested that the government of Zambia declare Monday, December 31, 2012, as a one-off bank holiday to allow for a smooth transition to the new Kwacha (Zambia's national currency). Links: full story and other Zambia news and updates.

14-Nov-2012

Nepal

Nepal Sambat Public Holiday From 2013 (Source: The Himalayan Times-Kathmandu) - Summary: Nepalese Prime Minister, Baburam Bhattarai, has announced that Nepal Sambat New Year would be declared an official non-working public holiday throughout Nepal, starting with the Nepal Sambat year 1134 (November 2013). Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

14-Nov-2012

Germany

Germany To Add Islamic State Public Holidays (Source: Die Welt-Hamburg) - Summary: The German city-state of Hamburg, and its second largest city, has signed an official agreement with its Muslim community which guarantees 3 annual Islamic holidays. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

14-Nov-2012

Mauritania

Mauritania Hijri 1434 Public Holiday (Source: Mauritanian News Agency-Noakchott) - Summary: Mauritania's Commission centrale d'observation du croissant lunaire has announced that, as the waxing lunar crescent had not been sighted tonight, the upcoming Hijri 1434 (Islamic New Year) non-working public holiday would be observed, in Mauritania, on Friday, November 16, 2012. Links: full story and other Mauritania news and updates.

14-Nov-2012

Morocco

Morocco Hijri 1434 Public Holiday (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, as the waxing lunar crescent had not been sighted tonight, the upcoming Hijri 1434 (Islamic New Year) non-working public holiday would be observed, in Morocco, on Friday, November 16, 2012. Links: full story and other Morocco news and updates.

14-Nov-2012

Algeria

Algerian Hijri 1434 Public Holiday (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique) has announced that tomorrow, Thursday, November 15, 2012, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Algeria on account of the Hijri 1434 Islamic New Year. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

14-Nov-2012

Oman

Oman Hijri 1434 Bank Holiday Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Oman-Muscat) - Summary: The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has announced that the bank holiday, observed by all banks operating in the Sultanate of Oman, for the upcoming Hijri 1434 Islamic New Year, would also be on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

14-Nov-2012

Tunisia

Tunisian Hijri 1434 Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The office of the Mufti de la République de Tunisie has announced that, earlier tonight, it had been able to sight the waxing lunar crescent and therefore that the previously-announced upcoming non-working public holiday throughout Tunisia for the 1434 Hijri Islamic New Year would occur tomorrow, Thursday, November 15, 2012. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

14-Nov-2012

Bermuda

Bermuda Labour Day Public Holiday Update (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: A recent Mindmaps poll has been released by the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, showing that 76 percent of Bermudians support the government's decision, last spring, to keep the observance of the annual Labour Day public holiday on the first Monday in September. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

14-Nov-2012

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic 2013 Duarte Public Holiday Update (Source: Centro de Informacion Gubernamental-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Dominican Republic's lower house of parliament (Cámara de Diputados) is being lobbied to pass a variant of last year's bill, which it let lapse, and would have removed the 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.

14-Nov-2012

Moldova

Moldovan 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: The government of Moldova has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Moldova for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

14-Nov-2012

Nigeria

Nigerian Hijri 1434 State Public Holiday (Source: Official Website of Osun State Government-Osogbo) - Summary: The Government of Nigeria's State of Osun has announced that Thursday, November 15, 2012, would be a one-off non-working state public holiday in Osun state to commemorate the upcoming Hijri 1434 Islamic New Year. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

13-Nov-2012

Malaysia

Malaysian 2013 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Bernama News Agency-Labuan) - Summary: Malaysia's Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, has announced that the previously-announced 2013 Malaysian public holidays would be amended so that, starting in 2013, the Deepavali public holiday would also be observed in the Federal Territory of Labuan. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

13-Nov-2012

Romania

Romanian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Banca Nationala a Romaniei-Bucharest) - Summary: The Government of Romania has released the official list of 2013 non-working public holidays in Romania (zile libere si sarbatorile oficiale). Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

13-Nov-2012

Egypt

Egyptian Hijri 1434 Public Holiday Announced (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: Ministry of Manpower and Immigration has announced that Thursday, November 15, 2012, would be a non-working official public holiday for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming Hijri 1434 Islamic New Year. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

13-Nov-2012

Yemen

Yemen Public Holiday November 15 (Source: Yemen News Agency-SABA) - Summary: The Yemeni Ministry of Civil Service and Insurance has announced that Thursday, November 15, 2012, was an official non-working public holidays in Yemen on the occasion of the "first day of the month of Muharram of the Islamic New Year 1434". Links: full story and other Yemen news and updates.

12-Nov-2012

Tunisia

Tunisian Public Holiday November 15 or 16 (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The office of the Prime Minister of Tunisia has announced that the upcoming non-working public holiday throughout Tunisia for the 1434 Hijri Islamic New Year would occur on either Thursday, November 15, or Friday, November 16, 2012. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

12-Nov-2012

Lebanon

Lebanon 2012 Bank Holidays Amended (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has issued a revised list of 2012 bank holidays in Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

12-Nov-2012

Bahrain

Bahrain Hijri 1434 Public Holidays (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Thursday, November 15, 2012, as a non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming Islamic New Year 1434. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

12-Nov-2012

Argentina

Argentina 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministerio del Interior-República Argentina) - Summary: Argentina's Ministry of the Interior has officially released and confirmed the official list of non-working public holidays in Argentina for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

12-Nov-2012

China

China 2013 Public Holidays Schedule Draft (Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) - Summary: China's General Office of the State Council has circulated a draft version of China's official list of 2013 public holidays, including the list of working Saturdays and Sundays that compensate for some of the bridge public holidays and for the traditional spring and fall, week-long, Golden Week public holidays. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

11-Nov-2012

Oman

Oman Hijri 1434 Public Holiday Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, has announced a non-working public holiday for all sectors of the Omani economy on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

11-Nov-2012

Libya

Libyan Public Holiday November 15 (Source: The Interim Transitional National Council-Tripoli) - Summary: Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Thursday, November 15, 2012, had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout Libya on account of the upcoming Hijri New Year 1434. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

10-Nov-2012

UAE

UAE Financial Holiday November 15 (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has announced that the UAE financial markets will be off on the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday on account of Hijri New Year 1434. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

10-Nov-2012

Lebanon

Lebanon Public Holidays November 15 and 22 (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, has issued an administrative memorandum declaring Thursday, November 15, 2012, and Thursday, November 22, 2012, as non-working public holidays in Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

10-Nov-2012

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) - Summary: The governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina (the Bosnian Federation and the Republic of Srpska) have announced the dates of the 2013 non-working public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Links: full story and other Bosnia and Herzegovina news and updates.

9-Nov-2012

Nigeria

Nigerian State Public Holiday November 12 (Source: Official Website of Edo State Government-Benin City) - Summary: The Government of Nigeria's State of Edo has announced that Monday, November 12, 2012, would be a one-off non-working state public holiday in Edo state "to enable the public to attend the Swearing-In Ceremony of Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole into his second tenure". Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

9-Nov-2012

Jordan

Jordanian Hijri 1434 Public Holiday (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, has issued a circular decreeing a public holiday in Jordan on Thursday, November 15, to commemorate the upcoming Hijri New Year 1434. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

8-Nov-2012

Serbia

Serbian Public Holidays November 11-12 (Source: Serbian Government Ministry of Labour and Social Policy-Belgrade) - Summary: An official at the Serbian Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Ivana Mrkic-Lekic, has confirmed that the upcoming World War One Armistice Day on November 11 would be an official non-working public holiday in Serbia. Links: full story and other Serbia news and updates.

8-Nov-2012

Bolivia

Bolivian Census Public Holiday November 21 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that the date of the upcoming Censo de Población y Vivienda (national Census) had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday to be observed on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

8-Nov-2012

Mongolia

Mongolian Chinggis Khaan Public Holiday Approved (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: The Mongolian Parliament has gone against the recent recommendation of its commission on new laws and has approved 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.

7-Nov-2012

The Gambia

Gambian Public Holiday November 9 (Source: Office of the President of the Gambia-Banjul) - Summary: Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Friday, November 9, 2012, as a one-off "National Day of Peace Prayers" non-working public holiday throughout Gambia. Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.

7-Nov-2012

South Korea

South Korea To Restore Hangeul Public Holiday (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: South Korea's Ministry of Public Administration and Security has announced that Hangeul Day, on October 9, is likely to be restored as a non-working public holiday, beginning in 2013. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.

6-Nov-2012

Pakistan

Pakistan Bank Holiday November 9 (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Friday, November 9, 2012, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

5-Nov-2012

UAE

UAE Hijri 1434 Public Holiday (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, the UAE's Minister of Labour, has announced that Thursday, November 15, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Hijri New Year 1434. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

5-Nov-2012

Spain

Spain Postpones Mid-Week Public Holidays Move (Source: Boletín Oficial del Estado-BOE) - Summary: Spain's Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, has confirmed that the planned move of some mid-week Spanish public holidays would not take place until 2014. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

5-Nov-2012

Albania

Albanian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bank of Albania-Tirana) - Summary: The government of Albania has announced the list of Albanian official non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Albania news and updates.

4-Nov-2012

Argentina

Argentina January 31 Public Holiday Bill (Source: Honorable Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina parliamentary commission on new legislation (comisión de Legislación General de la Cámara de Diputados) has announced that it will consider next week a bill that would declare another one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina on January 31, 2013. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

4-Nov-2012

Germany

Germany 2017 Reformation Public Holiday Call (Source: Die Welt-Hamburg) - Summary: The Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland - EKD) has called on the government of Germany to make the 2017 Reformation Day public holiday a nationwide non-working public holiday throughout Germany. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

4-Nov-2012

Yemen

Yemen 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Yemen News Agency-SABA) - Summary: The Yemeni Ministry of Civil Service and Insurance has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Yemen for the upcoming year 2013. Links: full story and other Yemen news and updates.

3-Nov-2012

Palau

Palau Public Holiday November 6 (Source: Palau Government-Koror) - Summary: Palau President Johnson Toribiong has issued an Executive Order declaring Tuesday, November 6, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Palau on account of the upcoming national elections. Links: full story and other Palau news and updates.

3-Nov-2012

Spain

Spain 2013 National Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Boletín Oficial del Estado-BOE) - Summary: Following the recent gazetting of the 2013 public holidays in the last of Spain's autonomous regions, the national government of Spain has gazetted the list of official national non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

3-Nov-2012

Ethiopia

Ethiopian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia-Addis Ababa) - Summary: The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the expected dates of the non-working public holidays in Ethiopia for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Ethiopia news and updates.

3-Nov-2012

Monaco

Monaco 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté-Monaco) - Summary: Monaco's State Ministry has published the list of official public holidays (liste des jours chômés et payés) in Monaco for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

2-Nov-2012

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Liechtensteinischer Bankenverband-Bankenplatz Liechtenstein) - Summary: The government of Liechtenstein has announced the official list of Liechtenstein bank holidays and public holidays for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Liechtenstein news and updates.

2-Nov-2012

Sénégal

Senegal Magal Public Holiday Not Yet Gazetted (Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) - Summary: No decree has yet been issued concerning the Magal de Touba public holiday, almost a year after then Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, had announced that he would finally issue a presidential decree declaring the Magal de Touba as a new annual non-working public holiday (journée chômée et payée) in Sénégal. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

2-Nov-2012

Australia

Australia Rules-Out Tasmania Cup Public Holiday (Source: Tasmanian Government Media Releases-Hobart) - Summary: Workplace Relations Minister of Australia's State of Tasmania, David O'Byrne, has stated that the government of the Australian State of Tasmania had no intentions of also making Melbourne Cup day a Tasmanian non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

2-Nov-2012

Indonesia

Indonesian 2012 Bank Holidays Amended (Source: Central Bank of Republic of Indonesia-Jakarta) - Summary: Indonesia's Central Bank, has announced that, in addition to the previously-announced list of 2012 public holidays in Indonesia, Indonesian banks would also be closed on December 31, 2012, a date which has been declared a bank holiday in Indonesia. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

2-Nov-2012

Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba

Bonaire 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire-Kralendijk) - Summary: The Bonaire government has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba news and updates.

2-Nov-2012

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Public Holiday November 7 (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that Wednesday, November 7, 2012, would be an official non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

1-Nov-2012

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday November 5 (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 la Constitución public holiday would not be a non-working public holiday and that, rather, Monday, November 5, 2012 would be observed as a non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.


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