Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates March 2013


 
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This monthly recap of March 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-Mar-2013

Mauritius

Mauritius Public Holiday April 1st (Source: The Bank of Mauritius-Port-Louis) - Summary: At a press conference, earlier this afternoon, Mauritius' Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam, has announced that it had declared tomorrow, Monday, April 1, 2013, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius. Links: full story and other Mauritius news and updates.

30-Mar-2013

Kenya

Kenyan Inaugural Public Holiday April 9 (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: The head of Kenya's Public Service, Francis Kimemia, has announced that the Government of Kenya will gazette Tuesday, April 9, 2013, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya, on account of the upcoming presidential inauguration. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

30-Mar-2013

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Public Holiday April 15 (Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs-Colombo) - Summary: The Sri Lankan Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs, W.D.J. Senevirathne, has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had finally decided to declare Monday, April 15, 2013, as a one-off additional public holiday throughout Sri Lanka. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

29-Mar-2013

Colombia

Colombia Considers May 12 Public Holiday (Source: Congresso de la República Cámara de Representantes-Bogota) - Summary: A bill has been introduced into the lower house of Colombia (Cámara de Representantes) to declare May 12 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Colombia. Links: full story and other Colombia news and updates.

29-Mar-2013

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mulls April 15 Public Holiday (Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs-Colombo) - Summary: The Sri Lankan Administration Minister, John Seneviratne, has announced that the Sri Lankan Government was considering declaring Monday, April 15, 2013, as a one-off additional public holiday throughout Sri Lanka. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

28-Mar-2013

Iraq

Iraqi Easter 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers of Iraq has announced that Sunday and Monday, March 31 and April 1st, 2013, had been declared official non-working public holidays for Christians. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

27-Mar-2013

Serbia

Serbian May 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Serbian Government Ministry of Labour and Social Policy-Belgrade) - Summary: The Serbian government has confirmed that May 1st to May 6th, 2013, would be official non-working public holidays in Serbia. Links: full story and other Serbia news and updates.

26-Mar-2013

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday April 1st (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 Monday, April 1, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday for members of the Catholic community in Macedonia on account of the upcoming the second day of Easter annual sectorial non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

26-Mar-2013

Nigeria

Nigerian Easter 2013 Public Holidays (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, March 29, and Monday, April 1, 2013, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays, respectively. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

26-Mar-2013

Bolivia

Bolivian Easter 2013 Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour has announced that the upcoming Easter public holidays in Bolivia would once again begin on the afternoon of Maundy Thursday, with Good Friday (March 29, 2013) having been declared a national public holiday in Bolivia (feriado nacional). Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

26-Mar-2013

Ecuador

Ecuador Bank Holiday March 29 (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 upcoming Good Friday annual Ecuadoran public holidays on Friday, March 29, 2013. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

25-Mar-2013

New Zealand

New Zealand 2020-2021 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 a further amended list of non-working public holidays for the calendar years 2020 and 2021. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

25-Mar-2013

Cyprus

Cyprus Bank Holidays March 26-27 (Source: Central Bank of Cyprus-Nicosia) - Summary: The Central Bank of Cyprus has announced that it would once more declare two additional bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus so that banks in Cyprus will be on bank holidays until Thursday morning, March 28, 2013. Links: full story and other Cyprus news and updates.

25-Mar-2013

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holidays March 28 and April 1st (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to declare additional day-off public sector holidays for Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday, on March 28 and April 1st, 2013, respectively. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

25-Mar-2013

Nepal

Nepalese Holi Public Holiday March 27 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Wednesday, March 27, 2013, had been declared as another non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Holi festival, but this time for the Tarai region. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

24-Mar-2013

Ukraine

Ukraine Capital Public Holiday March 25 (Source: Kyiv City State Administration Official Web Portal-Kiev) - Summary: The city state administration of Kyiv, the Ukraine's capital, has announced that due to current snow conditions, Monday, March 25, 2013, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Kiev and the Kiev region (Kyiv and the Kyiv Oblast) for public sector employees. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

23-Mar-2013

Eritrea

Eritrean 2013 Public Holidays Released (Source: Ministry of Information of the State of Eritrea-Asmara) - Summary: The Eritrean government has announced the list of official national and religious non-working public holidays in Eritrea for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Eritrea news and updates.

22-Mar-2013

Nepal

Nepalese Holi Public Holiday March 26 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Tuesday, March 26, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in the capital, Katmandu, and other parts of the hilly regions, on account of the upcoming Holi festival. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

22-Mar-2013

Lebanon

Lebanon Public Holiday April 1st (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Government of Lebanon has announced that the upcoming Western Easter Sunday non-working public holiday, would be observed on Monday, April 1, 2013. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

22-Mar-2013

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday March 27 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname has announced that the upcoming Holi (Holi Phagwa) non-working public holiday would be observed on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Suriname. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

22-Mar-2013

Bulgaria

Bulgarian 2013 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria-Sofia) - Summary: The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has amended the previously-released full list of regular non-working public holidays and additional bridge public holidays for the calendar year 2013, by the addition of an additional non-working public holiday in Bulgaria in May 2013. Links: full story and other Bulgaria news and updates.

21-Mar-2013

Turkey

Turkey Nevruz Public Holiday Update 2013 (Source: Hürriyet Daily News-Istanbul) - Summary: Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister, Bülent Arinç, has raised hopes that Nevruz would soon be declared a non-working public holiday in Turkey, when he noted yesterday that Nevruz is "not yet an official holiday" in Turkey. Links: full story and other Turkey news and updates.

21-Mar-2013

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Public Holiday Today (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Immediately after this morning's Cabinet meeting, Bangladesh's Cabinet Secretary, Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, announced that the Cabinet had declared a non-working public holiday for today, Thursday, March 21, 2013, "applicable for all institutions including schools and banks", to mourn the death of President Zillur Rahman. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

20-Mar-2013

Cyprus

Cyprus Bank Holidays March 21-25 (Source: Central Bank of Cyprus-Nicosia) - Summary: The Central Bank of Cyprus has announced that it would once again declare two additional bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus so that banks in Cyprus will be on bank holidays until Tuesday morning, March 26, 2013. Links: full story and other Cyprus news and updates.

19-Mar-2013

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Public Holiday March 21 (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Thursday, March 21, 2013, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of the Afghan New Year ("Nawroz"). Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

19-Mar-2013

UAE

UAE Ramadan Dates Announced (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's state news agency WAM, reports on an official announcement by the Sharjah Planetarium at the Department of Culture and Information concerning the dates of the upcoming first day of the Muslim months of Ramadan and of Shawwal (corresponding to the Eid al-Fitr annual public holiday). Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

18-Mar-2013

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday March 19 (Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario-Sudeban) - Summary: The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Tuesday, March 19, 2013, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the upcoming "día de San José". Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

18-Mar-2013

Costa Rica

Costa Rican Public Sector Holidays March 23-31 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Minister of Labour has announced that Costa Rican public sector workers and government agencies would benefit from public holidays during the entire upcoming Holy Week, that is to say, from Saturday, March 23, until Sunday, March 31, 2013, inclusively. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

18-Mar-2013

Libya

Libyan Public Holiday March 19 (Source: The Interim Transitional National Council-Tripoli) - Summary: Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that March 19 would henceforth be an annual non-working public holiday throughout Libya "to celebrate victory over Moamer Kadhafi". Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

18-Mar-2013

Cuba

Cuban 2013 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba-Granma) - Summary: The Cuban government has amended the recently-released list of non-working public holidays in Cuba for the calendar year 2013, by adding a public holiday on the date of the upcoming Good Friday holiday, for the second year in a row. Links: full story and other Cuba news and updates.

17-Mar-2013

Yemen

Yemen NDC Public Holiday March 18 (Source: Yemen News Agency-SABA) - Summary: The Yemeni government has announced that Monday, March 18, 2013, the first day of the upcoming, and much delayed, National Dialogue Conference (NDC), would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Yemen. Links: full story and other Yemen news and updates.

17-Mar-2013

Cyprus

Cyprus Bank Holidays March 19-20 (Source: Central Bank of Cyprus-Nicosia) - Summary: The Cabinet of the Government of Cyprus has announced that the Central Bank of Cyprus would in all likelihood declare additional bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 19 and 20, 2013. Links: full story and other Cyprus news and updates.

16-Mar-2013

Paraguay

Paraguay Public Sector Holiday March 27 (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: Paraguay's President, Federico Franco, has decreed a non-working public sector holiday for Wednesday, March 27, 2013, to let Paraguayan civil servants begin their Holy Week non-working public holidays earlier. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

16-Mar-2013

Jamaica

Jamaican Bank Holidays 2016-2018 (Source: Bank of Jamaica-BOJ) - Summary: The Bank of Jamaica, Jamaica's Central Bank, has released the official list of bank holidays in Jamaica for the calendar years 2016, 2017, and 2018. Links: full story and other Jamaica news and updates.

16-Mar-2013

Guyana

Guyana 2013 Phagwah Public Holiday Announced (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holidays in Guyana for Phagwah/Holi, would be observed as non-working public holidays on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

15-Mar-2013

Mexico

Mexico Public Holiday March 18 (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 Monday, March 18, 2013, would be a nationwide non-working public holiday ("informó a todos los trabajadores que el día lunes 18 de Marzo será inhábil") on account of the commemoration of the birthday of Benito Juarez. Links: full story and other Mexico news and updates.

15-Mar-2013

Bhutan

Bhutanese Public Holiday March 20 (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Wednesday, March 20, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the first occurrence of the United Nations' International Day of Happiness. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

15-Mar-2013

Montserrat

Montserrat 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Montserrat-Brades) - Summary: Montserrat's Office of the Deputy Governor has announced its annual list of non-working public holidays, and in lieu public holidays in Montserrat for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Montserrat news and updates.

14-Mar-2013

Germany

Germany 2017 Reformation Public Holiday In Rheinland-Pfalz (Source: Ministerium des Innern für Sport und Infrastruktur-Mainz) - Summary: The spokesperson (Pressesprecher des Innenministeriums) of Germany's state of Rheinland-Pfalz, David Freichel, has announced that chances were good ("Die Chancen dafür stehen nicht schlecht") of Germany's state of Rheinland-Pfalz also declaring 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.

14-Mar-2013

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Public Holiday March 16 (Source: Government of Zimbabwe-Harare) - Summary: Zimbabwe's Ministry of Home Affairs has published an Extraordinary Gazette which declares Saturday, March 16, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Zimbabwe to allow every employee time to participate in the upcoming constitutional referendum. Links: full story and other Zimbabwe news and updates.

14-Mar-2013

Guyana

Guyana 2013 Easter Public Holidays Announced (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holidays in Guyana for Good Friday and Easter Monday, would be observed as non-working public holidays on Friday, March 1st, and Monday, April 1st, 2013, respectively. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

13-Mar-2013

New Zealand

New Zealand Public Holidays Bill Passes 2nd Reading (Source: The Parliament of New Zealand-Paremata Aotearoa) - Summary: The Mondayisation private members bill proposing that the following Monday be a public holiday when Waitangi Day and Anzac Day fall on a weekend, has passed its second reading in the Parliament of New Zealand. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

13-Mar-2013

Liberia

Liberian Public Holiday March 15 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a proclamation declaring Friday, March 15, 2013, as a non-working public holiday to be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia as a national non-working public holiday marking the 204th Birth Anniversary of Liberia's first President Joseph Jenkins Roberts. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

13-Mar-2013

Venezuela

Venezuelan Public Holiday March 15 (Source: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias-Caracas) - Summary: The Venezuelan government has declared another one-off non-working public holiday on Friday, March 15, 2013, following the death of former President Hugo Chavez. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

12-Mar-2013

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday Update March 12 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The leadership of the Sherpa community of Nepal have informed the government of Nepal that its announced public holiday for today, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, on account of the Gyalbo Losar Sherpa festival, was a mistake, as the Sherpa community had already celebrated its New Year (Losar) a full month ago. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

11-Mar-2013

Iran

Iranian 2013-2014 Public Holidays Officialized (Source: Islamic Consultative Assembly-Majlis) - Summary: The official list of non-working public holidays in Iran for the upcoming 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-Mar-2013

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday March 12 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Tuesday, March 12, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Gyalbo Losar Sherpa festival. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

10-Mar-2013

Malta

Malta In Lieu Public Holidays Bolstered By Election Results (Source: The Times of Malta-Valletta) - Summary: The electoral victory of Malta's Labour Party at yesterday's general elections means that day in lieu public holidays are very likely to be restored in Malta. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

9-Mar-2013

Germany

Germany 2017 NRW Reformation Public Holiday (Source: Westdeutsche Zeitung-Düsseldorf) - Summary: The Premier (Ministerpräsident) of Germany's state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Hannelore Kraft, has announced in Parliament that she was in favor of Germany's state of Nordrhein-Westfalen also declaring 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.

8-Mar-2013

Australia

Australian Victoria 2015 Public Holidays (Source: State Government of Victoria-Melbourne) - Summary: The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

8-Mar-2013

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday March 10 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, March 10, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Mahashivaratri Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Shiva. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

8-Mar-2013

Germany

Germany 2017 BW Reformation Public Holiday Update (Source: Stuttgarter Zeitung-Stuttgart) - Summary: A spokesperson for the SPD party of Germany's southern state (Land) of Baden-Württemberg has confirmed that a law would be passed declaring 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.

8-Mar-2013

Philippines

Philippines March 8 Public Holiday Update (Source: Public Relations and Information Bureau of the Philippines House of Representatives-Manila) - Summary: A year after the Philippines House of Representatives passed House Bill 3962, which declares March 8 an annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines, the bill remains pending in the Philippines' Senate. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

7-Mar-2013

Romania

Romanian Public Holidays May 2 and 3 (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Government has adopted a resolution declaring Thursday and Friday, May 2 and 3, 2013, as additional one-off non-working public holidays in Romania. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

7-Mar-2013

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Sector Holiday March 8 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social) has announced that the upcoming International Women's Day (Día Internacional De La Mujer) would once again be a half-day non-working public holiday for Bolivian female public sector employees. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

7-Mar-2013

Venezuela

Venezuelan Public Holiday March 8 (Source: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias-Caracas) - Summary: The Venezuelan Minister of the Interior and Justice, Nestor Reverol, has announced that tomorrow, Friday, March 8, 2013, would be extended to be a nationwide non-working public holiday to coincide with the funeral of former President Hugo Chavez. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

7-Mar-2013

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday March 8 (Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario-Sudeban) - Summary: The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Friday, March 8, 2013, the date of President Hugo Chavez's funeral, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

7-Mar-2013

Kenya

Kenyan Public Sector Holidays To End Tomorrow (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: The head of Kenya's Public Service, Francis Kimemia, has ordered all civil servants still observing an extension of the previously-announced March 4 electoral public holiday, to be back at work by 8am tomorrow morning. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

7-Mar-2013

Nigeria

Nigeria Votes March 8 Public Holiday Again (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Nigerian House of Representatives in Abuja has once again adopted a motion calling on the Federal Government to declare March 8 of every year as public holiday "to celebrate the virtues of the Nigerian woman". Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

7-Mar-2013

China

China Calls For Additional Public Holidays (Source: China Daily-Shenzhen) - Summary: A member of China's CPPCC National Committee, Sha Zhenquan, has called for an additional Golden Week of non-working public holidays in China at the end of July. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

7-Mar-2013

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone March 8 Public Holiday Confirmed (Source: State House Press Secretariat-Freetown) - Summary: The Office of the President of Sierra Leone has confirmed that Friday, March 8, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Sierra Leone, to mark International Women's Day in Sierra Leone. Links: full story and other Sierra Leone news and updates.

6-Mar-2013

North Korea

North Korean Public Holiday March 8 (Source: The Korean Central News Agency-KCNA) - Summary: The North Korean state-run KCNA news agency has announced that Friday, March 8, 2013, had been declared a non-working public holiday in North Korea to mark International Women's Day and the fact that "North Korean women are the happiest in the world". Links: full story and other North Korea news and updates.

6-Mar-2013

Macau

Macau 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China-Macau) - Summary: The government of the Macau SAR has announced the full list of official Macau non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

5-Mar-2013

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos 2013 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management-Providenciales) - Summary: The Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Ric Todd, has confirmed that, to comply with the provisions of the Elections Ordinance, the 2013 Commonwealth Day non-working public holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands had been moved from March 11, the initially-announced 2013 date, to Monday, March 25, 2013. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

5-Mar-2013

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Easter 2013 Public Sector Holidays (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Jeannette Chávez Gómez, has announced that Nicaragua's public sector workers and government services would once again close down for 9 consecutive days of public sector holidays on account of the upcoming Holy Week ("desde el Sábado de Ramos hasta el Domingo de Pascua, período que marca la Semana Santa y que este año está comprendido entre los días 23 al 31 de marzo, será declarado feriado"). Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

5-Mar-2013

Australia

Australia 2015 NSW Public Holidays Released (Source: NSW Government-Sydney) - Summary: The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

4-Mar-2013

Uganda

Ugandan March 6 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: Uganda's Minister of the Presidency, Frank Tumwebaze, has issued a statement ruling-out speculation that Wednesday, March 6, 2013, would be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Uganda. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

4-Mar-2013

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday March 6 (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that Wednesday, March 6, 2013, had been declared a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming Independence Day annual public holiday. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

2-Mar-2013

Lebanon

Lebanon Moves Teachers Day Holiday (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Government of Lebanon has announced that the upcoming Teachers' Day holiday, annually observed on March 9, would be observed on Friday, March 8, 2013, as March 9 falls on a Saturday this year. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

1-Mar-2013

South Sudan

South Sudan 2013 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) - Summary: The Government of South Sudan, through its Undersecretary of Labour to the Ministry of Labor, Public Service, and Human Resource Development, Hellen Achiro Lotara, has announced the list of official non-working public holidays in South Sudan for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other South Sudan news and updates.

1-Mar-2013

Nauru

Nauru Public Holiday March 8 (Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru-Yaren) - Summary: The president of Nauru, Sprent Dabwido, has declared Friday, March 8, 2013, as a non-working public holiday in Nauru on the occasion of International Women's Day. Links: full story and other Nauru news and updates.

1-Mar-2013

Malta

Malta 2013 Bank Holidays Officialized (Source: Malta Bankers Association-Valetta) - Summary: Malta Bankers' Association has officialized the amended list of bank holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2013, dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the 2013 general public holidays. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

1-Mar-2013

Japan

Japanese 2014 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Bank of Japan-Tokyo) - Summary: The Bank of Japan (Japan's central bank) has released its official list of 2014 national holidays and bank holidays in Japan for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.


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