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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates February 2013

This monthly recap of February 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

27-Feb-2013

UK

Wales FM Favors March 1st Public Holiday (Source: BBC News) - Summary: Responding to the Welsh Conservatives' call for a new annual non-working public holiday in Wales on March 1st to commemorate Saint David's Day, the First Minister of Wales announced that he was in favour of seeking the power to declare a public holiday in Wales. Links: full story and other UK news and updates.

27-Feb-2013

Paraguay

Paraguay Public Holiday March 4 (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The government of Paraguay has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming Día de los Héroes public holiday would be observed as a non-working public holiday in Paraguay on Monday, March 4, 2013, instead of its set annual date of March 1st. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

26-Feb-2013

Bermuda

Bermuda 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: The government of Bermuda, has released a list of official public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

26-Feb-2013

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday February 27 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current Dominican Republic public holidays legislation, the upcoming Día de la Independencia Nacional public holiday would be observed as a non-working public holiday on its set date of February 27, 2013, in the Dominican Republic. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

26-Feb-2013

Kenya

Kenyan Electoral Public Holiday March 4 (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: The head of Kenya's Public Service, Francis Kimemia, has announced that the Government of Kenya had finally declared Monday, March 4, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya, on account of the upcoming Presidential and General Elections. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

26-Feb-2013

Qatar

Qatari Bank Holiday March 3 (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has announced that all banks and financial institutions under its control (ie. all banks in Qatar) would be closed to the public on Sunday, March 3, 2013, on account of the annual early-March bank holiday. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

25-Feb-2013

Romania

Romanian 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Government of Romania has released the official list of 2014 non-working public holidays in Romania (zile libere si sarbatorile oficiale). Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

25-Feb-2013

Maldives

Maldives Public Holiday March 4 (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The Office of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik, has issued a press communique indicating that Monday, March 4, 2013, had been declared a one-off public holiday to once again coincide with the year's first sitting of the People's Majlis. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

24-Feb-2013

Philippines

Philippines EDSA Holiday Clarification (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The government of the Philippines has confirmed that, despite many press reports to the contrary, tomorrow's EDSA Special Holiday was restricted to schools only, and that Monday, February 25, 2013, would therefore be a regular working day in the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

23-Feb-2013

Macau

Macau Declares Additional 2014 Public Holidays (Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China-Macau) - Summary: Macau's Chief Executive has once again announced additional, one-off, non-working public holidays (Special Grant for exempt from work for staff in Public Administration by the Chief Executive) for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

23-Feb-2013

Cuba

Cuban 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba-Granma) - Summary: The Cuban government has released the up-to-date list of non-working public holidays in Cuba for the calendar year 2013 and the foreseeable future. Links: full story and other Cuba news and updates.

22-Feb-2013

France

France Regional Public Holidays Maintained (Source: Le Figaro-Paris) - Summary: France's Constitutional Court (le Conseil Constitutionnel) has rejected an attempt by the ruling Socialist Party to abrogate the "Concordat" which affords 2 additional non-working public holidays to 3 of France's administrative departments (Alsace and Moselle). Links: full story and other France news and updates.

21-Feb-2013

New Zealand

New Zealand 2019-2021 Public Holidays Amended (Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment-Wellington) - Summary: The New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released an amended list of non-working public holidays for the calendar years 2019, 2020, and 2021. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

21-Feb-2013

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago 2013 Easter Public Holidays (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has proclaimed the dates of the upcoming 2013, non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago for Good Friday, Easter, and Corpus Christi. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

21-Feb-2013

Ireland

Ireland Republic Day Public Holiday Bill (Source: Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament-Dublin) - Summary: Dublin Member of Parliament, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, has introduced the Public Holidays (Lá Na Poblachta) Bill 2013 which would make April 24 a new annual non-working public holiday in Ireland. Links: full story and other Ireland news and updates.

20-Feb-2013

Grenada

Grenada Public Holiday February 22 (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Grenada-St George's) - Summary: The Prime Minister-elect of Grenada, Keith Mitchell, has declared Friday, February 22, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Grenada for the country to "take to the streets and revel in this astounding victory". Links: full story and other Grenada news and updates.

20-Feb-2013

Ghana

Ghana September 21 Public Holiday Finally Tabled (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: The Government of Ghana has finally submitted a bill to Parliament to amend the Public Holidays Act to include the birthday of Kwame Nkrumah as a statutory non-working public holiday, to be observed annually on the 21st of September. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

19-Feb-2013

New Zealand

New Zealand 'Monday-ised' Public Holidays Progress (Source: The New Zealand Herald-Auckland) - Summary: The private members bill which proposes that the following Monday be a public holiday when Waitangi Day and Anzac Day fall on a weekend which was presented last spring and passed first reading in Parliament last summer is widely expected to pass its second reading in the New Zealand Parliament tomorrow. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

19-Feb-2013

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Inaugural Public Holiday February 22 (Source: State House Press Secretariat-Freetown) - Summary: Freshly returned from yesterday's one-off public holiday, the Office of the President of Sierra Leone has announced that Friday, February 22, 2013, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Sierra Leone, to once again mark the inauguration of President Ernest Bai Koroma. Links: full story and other Sierra Leone news and updates.

18-Feb-2013

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Public Holiday February 20 (Source: The Solomon Star-Honiara) - Summary: The government of the Solomon Islands has declared Wednesday, February 20, 2013, as a one-off public holiday to coincide with that day's memorial for the people who lost their lives in the February 6 tsunami that struck Santa Cruz in Temotu Province. Links: full story and other Solomon Islands news and updates.

18-Feb-2013

Australia

South Australia 2015 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of South Australia SafeWork SA-Adelaide) - Summary: The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released the list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of South Australia for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

18-Feb-2013

Kazakhstan

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

17-Feb-2013

Lebanon

Lebanon Call For September 1st Public Holiday (Source: The Daily Star-Beirut) - Summary: Following last week's declaration of Thursday, February 14, 2013, as a non-working public holiday to, once more, commemorate the anniversary of the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Baabda MP Alain Aoun has proposed that September 1st be made into an annual non-working public holiday in Lebanon to commemorate all assassinated political leaders in the country. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

16-Feb-2013

Kuwait

Kuwait Extra Public Holiday February 24 (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Monday and Tuesday, February 25 and 26, 2013, as non-working public holidays for the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day annual public holidays and once again an additional bridge public holiday on the previous Sunday. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

15-Feb-2013

Bénin

Bénin 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Site Officiel du président Béninois Boni Yayi-Cotonou) - Summary: The government of Bénin has announced the list of expected 2013 non-working public holidays in Bénin. Links: full story and other Bénin news and updates.

15-Feb-2013

Dominica

Dominica 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Office of the Prime Minister) - Summary: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released the official list of 2013 non-working public holidays in Dominica. Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

14-Feb-2013

Armenia

Armenian Election Public Holiday February 18 (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: Armenian Prime Minister, Tigran Sargsyan, has announced that Monday, February 18, 2013, the date of the upcoming presidential election in Armenia, would once again be a non-working public holiday in Armenia. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

14-Feb-2013

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan 2013 Novruz Public Holidays Extended (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: The Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decision, once again extending the upcoming Novruz non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan to 7 consecutive days. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

14-Feb-2013

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Public Holiday February 18 Again (Source: State House Press Secretariat-Freetown) - Summary: The Office of the President of Sierra Leone has announced that Monday, February 18, 2013, had once again been declared a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Sierra Leone, to be observed as Armed Forces Day. Links: full story and other Sierra Leone news and updates.

14-Feb-2013

Mauritius

Mauritius Bank Holiday Today (Source: The Bank of Mauritius-Port-Louis) - Summary: Due to the ongoing massive downpour, the Bank of Mauritius (Mauritius' Central Bank), with the approval of the Vice-Prime Minister of Finance and Economic Development, has announced that it had declared today, Wednesday, February 13, 2013, as a one-off bank holiday when all banks and financial institutions of Mauritius will close. Links: full story and other Mauritius news and updates.

13-Feb-2013

UAE

UAE Mulling Public Holidays Reform (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Minister of Presidential Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, has announced that the private sector weekend days-off and non-working public holidays may soon be brought in line with those of government employees. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

13-Feb-2013

Australia

South Australia March Public Holiday Maintained Until 2015 (Source: The Australian-Adelaide) - Summary: The Industrial Relations Minister of the Australian State of South Australia, John Rau, has announced that, despite lobbying by the South Australian Jockey Club, the second Monday of March non-working public holiday (often referred to as Adelaide Cup Day) will remain in March until 2015, at least. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

13-Feb-2013

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos 2013 Public Holidays To Be Amended (Source: Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management-Providenciales) - Summary: The Office Of Public Service Management of the Turks and Caicos Islands has announced that, to comply with the provisions of the Elections Ordinance, it would soon amend its recently-released list of the 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.

12-Feb-2013

Finland

Finland 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Suomen Pankki- Finlands Bank-Helsinki) - Summary: Finland's Central Bank (Suomen Pankki) has released the list of official bank holidays (Pankkivapaapäivät) in Finland for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Finland news and updates.

12-Feb-2013

New Caledonia

New Caledonia 2013 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Medef Nouvelle-Calédonie-Nouméa) - Summary: The government of New Caledonia has amended the recently-released list of official 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.

11-Feb-2013

Holy See

Vatican April Public Holiday Change (Source: Prefettura della Casa Ponitificia-Vatican City) - Summary: Following today's announcement that Pope Benedict the XVIth would retire on February 28, 2013, it is apparent that the April 19 annual Vatican public holiday commemorating his election will cease to be observed. Links: full story and other Holy See news and updates.

11-Feb-2013

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday February 13 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to grant an additional day-off public sector holiday for Ash Wednesday, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, to to all employees of ministries, departments and State agencies including all State institutes and bodies, but this year only until 12:00 noon ("Toleránsia pontu iha loron 13 fulan Fevereiru tinan 2013, to'o oras 12"). Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

11-Feb-2013

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Public Holiday February 12 (Source: Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale-Ouagadougou) - Summary: The government of Burkina Faso has announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12, 2013, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Burkina Faso on account of the second place obtained by the national football team in the 2013 CAN championship. Links: full story and other Burkina Faso news and updates.

11-Feb-2013

Qatar

Qatari 2013 Sports Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Over this past weekend, Qatar's Emiri Diwan has confirmed that Tuesday, February 12, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Qatar on account of the upcoming 2013 National Sport Day. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

10-Feb-2013

Madagascar

Madagascar 2013 Electoral Public Holidays Moved (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's President of the Independent National Electoral Commission for the transition (Cénit), has announced that the dates for the first and second rounds of the upcoming presidential election in Madagascar, dates which had been expected to be declared one-off public holidays, had been pushed back to July 24 and September 25, 2013, respectively. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

10-Feb-2013

Indonesia

Indonesian CNY Public Holiday Imbroglio (Source: The Jakarta Post-ANTARA) - Summary: The Chief of Surakarta's Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI), Zainal Arifin Adnan, has issued a fatwa forbidding any Muslim from participating in any Chinese New Year festivities, but several Indonesian Muslim leaders have been distancing themselves from the position that Chinese New Year is haram (forbidden). Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

9-Feb-2013

Grenada

Grenada 2013 Carnival Public Holidays Clarification (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Grenada-St George's) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Grenada, Tillman Thomas, has issued a communique explaining that, although the dates of the upcoming Carriacou Carnival 2013 could not be made non-working public holidays in 2013 in Grenada, all government offices and schools in Carriacou, would remain closed on Monday and Tuesday, February 11 and 12, 2013. Links: full story and other Grenada news and updates.

9-Feb-2013

Lebanon

Lebanon Hariri Bank Holiday February 14 (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Thursday, February 14, 2013, had also been declared a bank holiday for all banks and financial institutions of Lebanon, including the Beirut Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Lebanon, to commemorate the anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri (Commémoration de l'assasinat du PM Rafic Hariri). Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

9-Feb-2013

Cyprus

Cyprus 2014 Bank Holidays Released (Source: Central Bank of Cyprus-Nicosia) - Summary: The Central Bank of Cyprus has released its official list of bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Cyprus news and updates.

8-Feb-2013

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Sint Maarten-Great Bay) - Summary: The Sint Maarten Labour Department has released the official list of the Sint Maarten non-working public holidays dates for 2013. Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

8-Feb-2013

Afghanistan

Afghanistan 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Afghanistan for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

8-Feb-2013

Nepal

Nepalese Tamang Public Holiday Monday (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that the government of Nepal had declared Monday, February 11, 2013, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Sonam Lhosar festival marking the beginning of the Tamang New Year (Year of the Snake). Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

8-Feb-2013

Moldova

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

8-Feb-2013

Lebanon

Lebanon Hariri Public Holiday February 14 (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Government of Lebanon, through a statement by Prime Minister Najib Mikati, has declared Thursday, February 14, 2013, as a non-working public holiday to, once more, commemorate the anniversary of the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

7-Feb-2013

Thailand

Thailand 2013 Songkran Bank Holidays Unchanged (Source: The Bank of Thailand-Bangkok) - Summary: Following yesterday's announcement by the government of Thailand that the upcoming Songkran (Thai New Year) non-working public holidays would be extended by one additional day of public holiday, the Bank of Thailand has categorically ruled-out following suit, meaning that the upcoming Songkran New Year bank holidays in Thailand will remain set at 4 days. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

7-Feb-2013

Bolivia

Bolivian 2013 Carnival Public Holidays Extended (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's government has issued a communique confirming the dates of the upcoming Carnival non-working public holidays in Bolivia for the private sector, while extending the dates of the upcoming Carnival non-working public holidays for the Bolivian public sector. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

7-Feb-2013

Congo (DRC)

DR Congo 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo-Kinshasa) - Summary: The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has announced the list of the non-working public holidays in the DRC for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Congo (Dem. Rep.) news and updates.

7-Feb-2013

Guyana

Guyana 2013 Republic Day Public Holiday Announced (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Guyana for Republic Day, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

6-Feb-2013

Thailand

Thailand 2013 Songkran Public Holidays Extended (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Following yesterday's cabinet meeting, the government of Thailand has announced that the upcoming Songkran (Thai New Year) non-working public holidays, previously announced as lasting 4 days, would be extended by one additional day of public holiday on Friday, April 12, 2013. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

6-Feb-2013

Brazil

Brazilian 2013 Carnival Public Holidays Clarification (Source: Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) - Summary: The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão, has issued a communique confirming that the 2 days of Carnival, as well as Ash Wednesday, are not non-working public holidays in Brazil, being, instead "pontos facultativos". Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

6-Feb-2013

Barbados

Barbados 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour-Bridgetown) - Summary: The government of Barbados has published the list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Barbados news and updates.

6-Feb-2013

South Africa

South African 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: South African Government Communication and Information System-GCIS) - Summary: The South African Government Communication and Information System has announced the dates of the public holidays in South Africa for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

6-Feb-2013

Canada

Canada BC Public Holiday Confusion (Source: CTV Vancouver Island-Victoria) - Summary: As Monday, February 11, 2013, the first occurrence of the new, Family Day, annual public holiday in British Columbia, approaches, there is minor chaos as people discover that not all in British Columbia are covered by the new Family Day, public holiday. Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

5-Feb-2013

Taiwan

Taiwan 2013 CNY Public Holidays Re-Affirmed (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: Taiwan's Directorate-General of Personnel Administration has confirmed that, in compensation for the upcoming extended 2013 Chinese New Year public holidays, Saturday, February 23, 2013, would be a regular working day in Taiwan. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

5-Feb-2013

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Revises 2013 Public Holidays (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 a revised 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.

4-Feb-2013

Pakistan

Pakistan 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior, in consultation with Karachi's Meteorological Department, has issued the expected dates for non-working public holidays and optional holidays for the calendar year 2013 in Pakistan. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

4-Feb-2013

Ecuador

Ecuador Bank Holidays February 11-12 (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: Ecuador's Association of Private Banks (Asociación de Bancos Privados del Ecuador - ABPE) has announced that banks in Ecuador would be closed for the 2 upcoming days of previously-announced Carnival public holidays on February 11 and 12, 2013. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

4-Feb-2013

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Releases 2013 Public Holidays (Source: Government of Zimbabwe-Harare) - Summary: Zimbabwe's Government has finally gazetted the official list of 2013 non-working public holidays in Zimbabwe which was announced late last year. Links: full story and other Zimbabwe news and updates.

3-Feb-2013

Haiti

Haiti 2013 Carnival Public Holidays Announced (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 had issued an Executive Order declaring the afternoon of Monday, February 11, and all day Wednesday, February 13, 2013, as additional one-off non-working public holidays to coincide with this year's Carnival public holidays in Haiti. Links: full story and other Haiti news and updates.

3-Feb-2013

Kenya

Kenyan Inauguration Public Holidays Dates Announced (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: Kenya's Head of Civil Service and Secretary to the Cabinet, Francis Kimemia, has announced the dates for the Kenyan non-working public holidays associated with the upcoming Kenyan Presidential Inauguration. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

2-Feb-2013

Pakistan

Pakistan Bank Holiday February 5 (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Tuesday, February 5, 2013, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of Kashmir Day. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

2-Feb-2013

Lebanon

Lebanon Public Holiday February 9 (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, has issued an administrative memorandum declaring Saturday, February 9, 2013, as a non-working public holiday in Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

2-Feb-2013

Jordan

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

1-Feb-2013

Guinea

Guinea Conakry 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: guineeconakry.info-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry has announced the full list of 2013 non-working public holidays (jours chômés et payés) in the Republic of Guinea Conakry. Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

1-Feb-2013

USA

USA Bank Holidays 2016-2017 Announced (Source: The Federal Reserve System-Washington DC) - Summary: The US Federal Reserve has announced the list of USA bank holidays when the US banks and financial markets will be closed for the calendar years 2016 and 2017. Links: full story and other USA (United States) news and updates.

1-Feb-2013

Malta

Malta In Lieu Public Holidays Return Likely (Source: The Times of Malta-Valletta) - Summary: The Secretary-General of Malta's General Workers' Union (GWU), Tony Zarb, has stated that he expects the new Labour government to reverse the 2005 legislation that stopped the practice of declaring a Monday public holiday whenever a fixed-date public holiday falls on a weekend. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

1-Feb-2013

Honduras

Honduras Football Public Holiday February 6 (Source: El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The President of Honduras' Footbal Federation, Rafael Callejas, has announced that Honduras' President, Porfirio Lobo, had agreed to declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Honduras on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, on the date of the upcoming US-Honduras football game. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

1-Feb-2013

The Gambia

Gambia Extends Public Sector Weekends (Source: Office of the President of the Gambia-Banjul) - Summary: Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has announced that, effective today, the Gambian public sector weekend will be 3-day, from Friday to Sunday, inclusively, to "allow Gambians to devote more time to prayers, social activities and agriculture". Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.


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