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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates January 2013

This monthly recap of January 2013 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-Jan-2013

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) - Summary: The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has released the official list of public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Antigua and Barbuda news and updates.

31-Jan-2013

Mauritania

Mauritania 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Mauritanian News Agency-Noakchott) - Summary: The government of Mauritania has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Mauritania for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Mauritania news and updates.

31-Jan-2013

French Polynesia

French Polynesian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Présidence de la Polynésie Française-Papeete) - Summary: The Council of Ministers of French Polynesia has officially declared the list of French Polynesian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other French Polynesia news and updates.

31-Jan-2013

Canada

Canada BC Public Holiday February 11 (Source: The Government of the Province of British Columbia-Victoria) - Summary: The Premier of Canada's Province of British Columbia, Christy Clark, has confirmed that Monday, February 11, 2013, would be the first occurrence of the new, Family Day, annual public holiday in British Columbia. Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

30-Jan-2013

Netherlands

Netherlands Royal Public Holiday Amended (Source: Nieuwsoverzicht Rijksoverheid-Amsterdam) - Summary: Following last weekend's surprise announcement that Queen Beatrix would abdicate on April 30, the Dutch Government has confirmed that, beginning in 2014, April 30 would no longer be an official non-working public holiday (Konninginnedag) in the Netherlands. Links: full story and other Netherlands news and updates.

30-Jan-2013

Madagascar

Madagascar 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued the "Décret n° 2013-056 du 29 janvier 2013 fixant les jours fériés, chômés et payés 2013", which officially declares the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

29-Jan-2013

Guam

Guam 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of Guam-Chamorro) - Summary: The Government of Guam has released the official list of public holidays in Guam for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Guam news and updates.

28-Jan-2013

Rwanda

Rwanda Public Holiday February 1st (Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting-ORINFOR) - Summary: The Government of Rwanda has released a communiqué reminding the population of Rwanda that Friday, February 1, 2013, will be a non-working public holiday throughout Rwanda. Links: full story and other Rwanda news and updates.

28-Jan-2013

Netherlands

Netherlands Queen To Abdicate April 30 (Source: Netherlands Info Services-Amsterdam) - Summary: The Queen of the Netherlands, Queen Beatrix, has announced that she would abdicate on April 30, 2013, the date of the Dutch annual public holiday Konninginnedag celebrating her mother's birthday, in favor of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand who will be crowned King on the same day. Links: full story and other Netherlands news and updates.

28-Jan-2013

Laos

Laos 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic-Ventiane) - Summary: The government of Laos has released the official list of 2013 non-working public holidays in Laos. Links: full story and other Laos news and updates.

28-Jan-2013

East Timor

Timor Leste 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Komunikadu Imprensa Sekretaria Estadu Konsellu Ministru Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced the list of official public holidays in Timor Leste for the calendar year 2013 (Feriadu sira iha tinan 2013). Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

27-Jan-2013

Cook Islands

Cook Islands 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of Prime Minister Organization-Avarua) - Summary: The government of the Cook Islands has released it list of official non-working public holidays in the Cook Islands, for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Cook Islands news and updates.

27-Jan-2013

Cape Verde

Cape Verde CAN 2013 Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Ministro da Administração Interna-República de Cabo Verde) - Summary: The President of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, has declared a one-off non-working public holiday following today's qualification by Cape Verde's national football team for the CAN 2013 quarter finals. Links: full story and other Cape Verde news and updates.

26-Jan-2013

Ireland

Ireland Rules-Out March 18 Public Holiday (Source: National Employment Rights Authority- NERA-Dublin) - Summary: Ireland's National Employment Rights Authority (NERA) has issued a statement ruling-out the possibility of Monday, March 18, 2013, being declared a public holiday in Ireland to compensate the fact that the Saint Patrick's Day annual public holiday falls on a Sunday in 2013. Links: full story and other Ireland news and updates.

25-Jan-2013

Germany

Germany 2017 BW Reformation Public Holiday (Source: Die Welt-Stuttgart) - Summary: SPD deputies from Germany's southern state (Land) of Baden-Württemberg have added their voice to the current spate of declarations, and intents to declare, October 31, 2017, as a one-off public holiday (gesetzlichen Feiertag) to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his ninety-five theses on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

25-Jan-2013

Honduras

Honduras New Public Holiday February 3 (Source: El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The legislative decree ("decreto legislativo número 188-2012, del 12 de octubre de 2012") declaring a new annual 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), has been officially gazetted (La Gaceta número 33,031 del 22 de enero de 2013). Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

24-Jan-2013

Australia

Western Australia 2016 Public Holidays Released (Source: Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce-Perth) - Summary: The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has followed its recent announcement of the list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2015, by releasing the list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

24-Jan-2013

Tuvalu

Tuvalu 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Tuvalu-Funafuti) - Summary: The government of Tuvalu has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Tuvalu for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Tuvalu news and updates.

23-Jan-2013

Tanzania

Tanzanian Maulid Public Holiday Friday (Source: Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) - Summary: The government of the United Republic Of Tanzania has announced that the upcoming Maulid (Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday in Tanzania would be observed on Friday, January 25, 2013. Links: full story and other Tanzania news and updates.

23-Jan-2013

Oman

Omani 2013 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday January 26 (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced that they have once again moved the dates of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Birthday for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

23-Jan-2013

Ethiopia

Ethiopian 2013 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Announced (Source: Ethiopian Radio And Television Agency-ERTA) - Summary: The Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council has confirmed that the upcoming Mawlid (birthday of Prophet Mohammed) non-working public holiday, would be celebrated on Thursday, 24 January 2013. Links: full story and other Ethiopia news and updates.

23-Jan-2013

Pakistan

Pakistan Bank Holiday January 25 (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Friday, January 25, 2013, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of Eid Miladun Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet). Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

23-Jan-2013

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday January 27 (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 Sunday, January 27, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday for members of the Serbian community in Macedonia on account of the upcoming Saint Sava annual sectorial non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

23-Jan-2013

Pakistan

Pakistan 2013 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Extended (Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: Following the recent announcement of the date of the upcoming birthday of the Prophet non-working public holiday on Friday, January 25, 2013, the government Pakistan's Provinces of Sindh has declared Thursday, January 24, 2013, as a one-off regional public holiday. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

22-Jan-2013

Saint Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis-Basseterre) - Summary: The Prime Minister Elect of St. Kitts and Nevis, Vance Amory, has declared tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday in St. Kitts and Nevis following his electoral win, earlier today. Links: full story and other Saint Kitts and Nevis news and updates.

22-Jan-2013

Kuwait

Kuwait Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday January 24 (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Thursday, January 24, 2013, as a the date of this year's Kuwaiti non-working public holiday for the birthday of Prophet Mohammad. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

22-Jan-2013

Djibouti

Djibouti 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti-Djibouti) - Summary: The government of Djibouti has released the official list of non-working public holidays, and their duration, for the calendar year 2013 in Djibouti. Links: full story and other Djibouti news and updates.

22-Jan-2013

Australia

Western Australia 2015 Public Holidays Released (Source: Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce-Perth) - Summary: The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has released the list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

22-Jan-2013

Uganda

Uganda 2013 NRM Public Holiday January 30 (Source: Uganda Media Centre, Office of the President of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: Uganda's Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, has issued a press communique confirming that the government of Uganda had declared Wednesday, January 30, 2013, as the date of the upcoming NRM Day non-working public holiday in Uganda, instead of January 26, the date when the NRM public holiday is usually observed in Uganda. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

22-Jan-2013

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast 2013 Maouloud Public Holiday (Source: Gouvernement de Côte d'Ivoire-Abijan) - Summary: The government of the Ivory Coast, through its Ministère de l'Emploi, des Affaires Sociales et de la Solidarité Nationale, has announced that it had declared Thursday, January 24, 2013, as the date of the annual national non-working public holiday (jour férié et chômé sur toute l'étendue du territoire national) on account of the upcoming Maouloud (the Prophet's Birthday). Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

21-Jan-2013

Vanuatu

Vanuatu 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: ANZ Vanuatu-Port Vila) - Summary: The government of Vanuatu has announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Vanuatu news and updates.

21-Jan-2013

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Holiday January 22 (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has issued a communique reminding the Bolivian population that Tuesday, January 22, 2013, was an official non-working public holiday throughout Bolivia to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the plurinational state of Bolivia (aniversario del Estado Plurinacional). Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

21-Jan-2013

Afghanistan

Afghanistan 2013 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Thursday, January 24, 2013, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of the Birthday celebration of prophet Mohammad ("Milad al Nabi"). Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

21-Jan-2013

Bahrain

Bahrain 2013 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Thursday, January 24, 2013, as the official non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the birthday of Prophet Mohammed for the Islamic year 1434. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

21-Jan-2013

Ecuador

Ecuador 2013 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: Ecuador's Presidency has released the Decreto Ejecutivo 1418 which amends last year's Decreto 1162 which specified the dates of Ecuador's non-working public holidays for the calendar years 2013, 2014, and 2015. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

21-Jan-2013

Guyana

Guyana 2013 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Announced (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming Youmun Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Thursday, January 24, 2013. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

21-Jan-2013

The Bahamas

Bahamas 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) - Summary: The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique which lists the official Bahamas public holidays for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other The Bahamas news and updates.

20-Jan-2013

Uganda

Uganda 2013 NRM Public Holiday Might Move (Source: Uganda Media Centre, Office of the President of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: The chief of Uganda's Office of the President's Media Centre, Fred Opolot, has issued a press release announcing that the government of Uganda had declared Wednesday, January 30, 2013, as the date of the upcoming NRM Day celebrations in Uganda. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

20-Jan-2013

Curaçao

Curacao 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Eilandgebied Curaçao-Willemstad) - Summary: The government of Curaçao has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Curaçao for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Curaçao news and updates.

20-Jan-2013

Bhutan

Bhutanese Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: Bhutan's Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs have declared Monday, January 21, 2013, a government non-working public holiday in Bhutan's capital, Thimphu, due yesterday's first Thimphu snowfall of the winter. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

19-Jan-2013

Sudan

Sudanese Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday January 24 (Source: The Sudan News Agency-SUNA) - Summary: The Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Sudan has declared that Thursday, January 24, 2013, would be a public holiday in all parts of the country on the occasion of the anniversary of the holy Birthday of the Prophet. Links: full story and other Sudan news and updates.

19-Jan-2013

Egypt

Egyptian Prophet Public Holiday January 24 (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Minister of Manpower and Immigration, Khaled el-Azhari, has announced that the official non-working public holiday in Egypt for the upcoming Birthday of Prophet Muhammad, would be observed as a "fully paid holiday for employees of the public and private sectors" on Thursday, January 24, 2013. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

19-Jan-2013

Tunisia

Tunisian 2013 Prophet Public Holiday January 24 (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The government of Tunisia has announced that the date for the public holiday for the upcoming Mouled (the Prophet's Birthday) in Tunisia, would be Thursday, January 24, 2013. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

19-Jan-2013

Libya

Libyan Prophet Public Holiday January 24 (Source: The Interim Transitional National Council-Tripoli) - Summary: Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Thursday, January 24, 2013, had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout Libya on account of the upcoming Mawlid Al-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet). Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

19-Jan-2013

Nigeria

Nigerian Prophet Public Holiday January 24 (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: Nigeria's Federal Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has announced that Thursday, January 24, 2013, had been declared an official non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria to commemorate the Muslim celebration of Eid-El-Maulud (Prophet Muhammad's Birthday). Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

18-Jan-2013

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Governor's Office-Charlotte Amalie) - Summary: The Governor of the US Virgin Islands, John P. de Jongh, Jr., has released its official list of non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Virgin Islands, U.S. news and updates.

17-Jan-2013

Jordan

Jordanian Public Holiday Moved To January 20 (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Late last night, Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, announced that the upcoming non-working public holiday in Jordan for Prophet Mohammad's birthday had been moved from Thursday, January 24, to Sunday, January 20, 2013. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

17-Jan-2013

Niue

Niue 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Niue Government-Alofi) - Summary: The Government of Niue has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Niue for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Niue news and updates.

16-Jan-2013

Malawi

Malawi January 17 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) - Summary: Malawi's Information Minister, Moses Kunkuyu, has announced that tomorrow, Thursday, January 17, 2013, had not been, and would not be, declared as a one-off non-working public holiday by the government of Malawi. Links: full story and other Malawi news and updates.

16-Jan-2013

UAE

UAE 2013 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: Earlier today, the UAE's Minister of Education, Chairman of Board of Directors of the Federal Authority for Human Resources, Humaid Mohamed Al Qattami, issued a circular stating that the public sector holiday for the upcoming Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) would be on Tuesday, January 24, 2013. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

16-Jan-2013

Latvia

Latvian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Latvijas Banka-Riga) - Summary: The government of Latvia has released the official list of non-working national public holidays in Latvia for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Latvia news and updates.

16-Jan-2013

Indonesia

Indonesia Rules-Out Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: The Jakarta Post-ANTARA) - Summary: Joko Widodo, the Governor of Jakarta, Indonesia's political and economic capital, has placed the entire capital city of Jakarta under emergency status until January 27, due to recent flooding, but has ruled-out declaring tomorrow, Thursday, January 17, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

15-Jan-2013

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago 2013 Carnival Public Holidays (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The President of Trinidad and Tobago, George Maxwell Richards, has proclaimed the dates of the upcoming 2013, non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago for Carnival. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

15-Jan-2013

New Caledonia

New Caledonia 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Medef Nouvelle-Calédonie-Nouméa) - Summary: The government of New Caledonia has released the official list of non-working public holidays (jours fériés chômés) and bank holidays for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

15-Jan-2013

Botswana

Botswana 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Botswana Press Agency-Gaborone) - Summary: The government of Botswana has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Botswana for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Botswana news and updates.

15-Jan-2013

Cameroon

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

15-Jan-2013

Argentina

Argentina January 31 Public Holiday Gazetted (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: The bill to declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina on Monday, January 31, 2013, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the initial meeting of the Argentine Contituting Assembly (conmemoración del bicentenario de la Asamblea General Constituyente de 1813), recently approved by Argentina's lower house of Congress (Cámara de Diputados) and Argentina's Senate, has now been officially gazetted (Ley Nº 26.840). Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

15-Jan-2013

Monaco

Monaco 2013 Public Sector Holidays (Source: Journal de l'administration de la Principauté de Monaco-JDA) - Summary: Monaco's public service administration has published its annual list of additional non-working public sector holidays (liste des jours chômés et payés dans l'Administration) in Monaco for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

15-Jan-2013

New Zealand

New Zealand Provincial Public Holidays Maintained (Source: Southland District Council-Invercargill) - Summary: New Zealand's Southland District Council has maintained the move of the Southland Anniversary Day regional public holiday to be observed on Easter Tuesday. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

14-Jan-2013

Ireland

Ireland 2015 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Irish Payment Services Organisation Limited-Dublin) - Summary: The list of bank holidays for the calendar year 2015, in the Republic of Ireland, has been released. Links: full story and other Ireland news and updates.

14-Jan-2013

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday January 19 (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 Saturday, January 19, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday for believers of the Orthodox religion in Macedonia on account of the upcoming Orthodox Epiphany (Theophany) annual sectorial non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

14-Jan-2013

Ghana

Ghana 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's government has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Ghana for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

14-Jan-2013

Pakistan

Pakistan 2013 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The head of Pakistan's Ruyat-e-Hilal (moon sighting) committee, Mufti Munibur Rehman, has announced that the upcoming month of Rabi-ul-Awaal would begin on January 14, meaning that the upcoming non-working public holiday in Pakistan marking the birthday of the Prophet will be on Friday, January 25, 2013. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

13-Jan-2013

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Public Holiday January 25 (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: The Public Relations Officer of the Islamic Foundation of Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Secretary, Kazi Habibul Awal, has announced that the moon of the month of Rabiul Awal Hijri 1434 had not been sighted in Bangladesh's sky yesterday and therefore that the Eid-e-Miladunnabi (birthday of the Prophet Mohammad), would be observed on Friday, January 25, 2013. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

12-Jan-2013

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management-Providenciales) - Summary: The Office Of Public Service Management of the Turks and Caicos Islands has released the list of official non-working public holidays in the Turks and Caicos Islands, for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

11-Jan-2013

Kosovo

Kosovo 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Office of the Prime Minister-Republic of Kosovo) - Summary: The government cabinet of Kosovo has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Kosovo for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Kosovo news and updates.

11-Jan-2013

Iran

Iranian 2013-2014 Public Holidays Draft (Source: Islamic Consultative Assembly-Majlis) - Summary: A draft list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1392, running from March 21, 2013, to March 20, 2014, has been released. Links: full story and other Iran news and updates.

11-Jan-2013

Serbia

Serbia Confirms Julian New Year Public Holiday (Source: Serbian Government Ministry of Labour and Social Policy-Belgrade) - Summary: The Serbian government has confirmed that the upcoming Julian calendar (Orthodox) New Year on Monday, January 14, 2013, would be an official non-working public holiday in Serbia. Links: full story and other Serbia news and updates.

11-Jan-2013

San Marino

San Marino 2013 Public Holidays Released (Source: Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino-San Marino) - Summary: San Marino's Central Bank has published the San Marino Government's official list of non-working public holidays in San Marino for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other San Marino news and updates.

10-Jan-2013

Haiti

Haiti Earthquake Public Holiday Ruled-Out in 2013 (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 a Presidential Order declaring Saturday, January 12, 2013, as a "day of remembrance and reflection dedicated to the memory of the victims of the earthquake of January 12, 2010". Links: full story and other Haiti news and updates.

10-Jan-2013

Syria

Syrian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Syria-Damascus) - Summary: The Syrian government has announced the dates of official Syrian bank holidays and public holidays for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Syria news and updates.

10-Jan-2013

Seychelles

Seychelles 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Seychelles-Victoria) - Summary: The government of the Seychelles has announced the official list of non-working public holidays in the Seychelles for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Seychelles news and updates.

10-Jan-2013

Germany

Germany 2017 Reformation Public Holiday In Hessen (Source: Die Welt-Wiesbaden) - Summary: A spokesperson for the government of Germany's state of Hessen has announced that it would also declare Reformation Day, on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the German state of Hessen. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

9-Jan-2013

Tanzania

Tanzanian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) - Summary: The government of the United Republic Of Tanzania has released the list of official non-working public holidays dates in Tanzania for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Tanzania news and updates.

9-Jan-2013

Argentina

Argentina February 20 Public Holiday Gazetted (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: The bill to declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, recently approved by Argentina's lower house of Congress (Cámara de Diputados) and Argentina's Senate, has now been officially gazetted (Ley Nº 26.837). Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

9-Jan-2013

The Bahamas

Bahamas Considers January 10 Public Holiday (Source: The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) - Summary: The Bahamas' Prime Minister, Perry Gladstone Christie, has announced that the Bahamas Cabinet would consider declaring January 10 as a new "Majority Rule" annual non-working public holiday in the Bahamas, starting in 2014. Links: full story and other The Bahamas news and updates.

9-Jan-2013

Slovenia

Slovenian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Banka Slovenije-Ljubljana) - Summary: The Bank of Slovenia has announced the official list of 2013 bank holidays and public holidays in Slovenia. Links: full story and other Slovenia news and updates.

9-Jan-2013

Kenya

Kenyan Calls For Primaries Public Holiday (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: Kenyan MPs allied to the National Alliance party (TNA) have called on the government of Kenya to declare Thursday, January 17, 2013, a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya "to enable political parties to conduct their primaries smoothly". Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

9-Jan-2013

Armenia

Armenia Considering June 15 Public Holiday (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Armenian government will introduce a draft decision at tomorrow's Cabinet Session to declare June 15 as a new annual non-working public holiday, tentatively named the "Day of State Symbols". Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

9-Jan-2013

Jordan

Jordanian Public Holiday January 10 (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Earlier this evening, Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, issued a circular decreeing another one-off non-working public holiday in Jordan tomorrow on Thursday, January 10, 2013, due to continuing freezing weather conditions. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

8-Jan-2013

North Korea

North Korea January 8 Not A Public Holiday (Source: The Korean Central News Agency-KCNA) - Summary: North Korean news media have reported that, despite past reports to the contrary, today's birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was not a non-working public holiday in North Korea. Links: full story and other North Korea news and updates.

8-Jan-2013

Lithuania

Lithuanian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Lietuvos Respublikos Uzsienio Reikalu Ministerija-Vilnius) - Summary: The Government of Lithuania has announced the dates of official public holidays in Lithuania for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Lithuania news and updates.

8-Jan-2013

Jordan

Jordanian Public Holiday January 9 (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Earlier this evening, Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, issued a circular decreeing a one-off non-working public holiday in Jordan tomorrow on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, due to an expected polar front and related weather conditions. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

8-Jan-2013

USA

USA Inauguration Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: U.S. Office of Personnel Management-Washington DC) - Summary: The US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced that there would be no paid public sector holiday for the upcoming second inauguration of President Obama. Links: full story and other USA (United States) news and updates.

7-Jan-2013

Australia

Australian 2015 Public Holidays In Tasmania (Source: Tasmanian Government Media Releases-Hobart) - Summary: The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released the list of 2015 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

7-Jan-2013

Rwanda

Rwanda 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting-ORINFOR) - Summary: The Government of Rwanda has released the full list of official non-working public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Rwanda news and updates.

7-Jan-2013

Guyana

Guyana 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The government of Guyana has announced its annual list of non-working public holidays in Guyana for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

7-Jan-2013

Maldives

Maldives 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Maldives Department of Information-Male) - Summary: The government of the Maldives has released its official list of public holidays for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

7-Jan-2013

Brunei

Brunei Darussalam 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) - Summary: The Information Department of Brunei Darussalam's Prime Minister's Office has released a list of official bank holidays and public holidays in Brunei Darussalam during the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Brunei news and updates.

7-Jan-2013

Germany

Germany 2017 Reformation Public Holiday Update (Source: Die Welt-Rehburg-Loccum) - Summary: The Premier (Ministerpräsident) of Germany's state of Niedersachsen, David McAllister, has added his voice to recent calls for, and even outright declarations, of Reformation Day 2017 as a one-off non-working public holiday in Germany. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

7-Jan-2013

Kiribati

Kiribati 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Kiribati Public Service Office-Bairiki) - Summary: The government of Kiribati has announced its list of official non-working public holidays for the 2013 calendar year. Links: full story and other Kiribati news and updates.

7-Jan-2013

Sénégal

Senegal Magal Public Holiday Decree (Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) - Summary: Senegalese President, Macky Sall, has signed an executive decree declaring the Magal de Touba as an annual non-working public holiday in Sénégal ("décret instituant le Magal comme jour férié, chômé et payé"). Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

7-Jan-2013

Libya

Libyan Public Holiday January 13 (Source: The Interim Transitional National Council-Tripoli) - Summary: Local councils in the Amazigh (Berber) areas of Libya have declared Sunday, January 13, 2013, as a regional non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

6-Jan-2013

Israel

Israeli Bank Holiday January 22 (Source: Press Releases from the Central Elections Committee of Israel-Tel Aviv) - Summary: The Bank of Israel has issued a press release announcing that Tuesday, January 22, 2013, would also be a bank holiday in Israel (January 22, 2013, will not be considered a business day in the banking system). Links: full story and other Israel news and updates.

6-Jan-2013

Estonia

Estonian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Vabariigi Valitsus-Tallinn) - Summary: The Government of Estonia (Vabariigi Valitsus) has announced its annual official list of Estonian national holidays, Estonian flag days, and non-working public holidays in Estonia for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Estonia news and updates.

5-Jan-2013

Norway

Norway 2015 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Norges Bank-Oslo) - Summary: Norway's Central Bank (Norges Bank) has published the list of bank holidays in Norway for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Norway news and updates.

4-Jan-2013

Suriname

Suriname 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname has released the list of its expected public holidays dates for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

4-Jan-2013

Tonga

Tongan 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Ministry of Information and Communications has issued a communiqué announcing the official list of non-working public holidays in Tonga for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

4-Jan-2013

Saint Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis-Basseterre) - Summary: The Office of the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis has announced the list of official non-working public holidays in St. Kitts and Nevis for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Saint Kitts and Nevis news and updates.

4-Jan-2013

The Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Update 2013 Public Holidays (Source: Cayman Islands Government Information and Services-Grand Cayman) - Summary: The Cayman Islands' Deputy Governor's Office has issued a communiqué updating the previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other The Cayman Islands news and updates.

4-Jan-2013

North Cyprus

North Cyprus Amends Official Public Holidays (Source: Turkish Republic Of Northern Cyprus Ministry Of Foreign Affairs-Lefkosa) - Summary: The government of North Cyprus has announced that, beginning in 2013, there would be one less non-working public holiday in the official list of annual non-working public holidays in Cyprus. Links: full story and other North Cyprus news and updates.

4-Jan-2013

Denmark

Denmark 2014 Bank Holidays Released (Source: Danmarks Nationalbanken-Copenhagen) - Summary: Denmark's Central Bank (Danmarks Nationalbanken) has released the list of bank holidays in Denmark, as well as non-working public holidays in Denmark, for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Denmark news and updates.

4-Jan-2013

Brazil

Brazil 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) - Summary: The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, announced the official list of 2013 Brazilian public holidays in yesterday's Diário Oficial da União (portaria número 3 de 3 de janeiro de 2013). Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

4-Jan-2013

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic has approved the calendar of annual public holidays which will be days off in 2013. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

4-Jan-2013

Ghana

Ghana January 7 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Deputy Minister of Interior, Kobby Acheampong, has issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Ghana on Monday, January 7, 2013. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

3-Jan-2013

India

Indian 2013 Uttar Pradesh Public Holidays (Source: Government of Uttar Pradesh-Lucknow) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Uttar Pradesh 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.

3-Jan-2013

Iraq

Iraqi Army Day Public Holiday Extended (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: In a surprise move, the governor of Iraq's Kurdistani Regional Government has announced that the upcoming, January 6, Army Day holiday would be observed as a non-working public holiday in Kurdistan. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

3-Jan-2013

Iran

Iranian Pollution Public Holiday January 5 (Source: Islamic Republic News Agency-Tehran) - Summary: The Governor General of the Iranian Capital, Tehran, has declared another one-off public holiday on Saturday, January 5, 2013, as a safety precaution due to Tehran's current levels of pollution. Links: full story and other Iran news and updates.

3-Jan-2013

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: Saudi authorities have released an initial calendar of Saudi non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

3-Jan-2013

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holidays January 6-7 (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 Sunday, January 6, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday for citizens of the Orthodox faith in Macedonia on account of the upcoming Orthodox Christmas Eve annual sectorial non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

3-Jan-2013

Anguilla

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

3-Jan-2013

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2013 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) - Summary: Bangladesh's Central Bank (Bangladesh Bank) has released its list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

3-Jan-2013

Paraguay

Paraguay 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The government of Paraguay has released and confirmed the list of official non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

2-Jan-2013

Indonesia

Indonesian 2013 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Republic of Indonesia-Jakarta) - Summary: Indonesia's Central Bank, has announced the list of 2013 bank holidays in Indonesia, in addition to the previously-announced list of 2013 public holidays in Indonesia. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

2-Jan-2013

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago 2013 Public Holidays Incomplete (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has re-released an incomplete official list of 2013, non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

1-Jan-2013

Peru

Peru 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: Late last night, the government of Peru issued an executive order (Decreto Supremo No. 123-2012-PCM) which declares 9 additional public sector holidays in Peru for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

1-Jan-2013

Macedonia

Macedonian 2013 Public Holidays Confirmed (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MTSP) has confirmed the list of non-working public holidays in Macedonia for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.


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