Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates June 2013


 
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This monthly recap of June 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

30-Jun-2013

Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island 2014 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Norfolk Island Government Gazette-Kingston) - Summary: The Minister for Cultural Heritage and Community Services for the Australian territory of Norfolk Island, Robin Eleanor Adams, has gazetted the official list of non-working public holidays in Norfolk Island for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Norfolk Island news and updates.

30-Jun-2013

Macau

Macau Grand Prix Public Holidays ? (Source: The Macau Daily Times-Macau) - Summary: A professor at the University of Macau's Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming, Davis Fong, has suggested that the Government of Macau consider declaring non-working public holidays in Macau to coincide with the upcoming 60th Macau Grand Prix Formula 1 racing event. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

29-Jun-2013

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Herald-Harare) - Summary: Zimbabwe's Home Affairs Co-Ministers, Kembo Mohadi and Theresa Makone, have issued the annual announcement of the dates for the 2014 non-working public holidays in Zimbabwe in terms of the Zimbabwe Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act (Chapter 10:21). Links: full story and other Zimbabwe news and updates.

29-Jun-2013

Ecuador

Ecuador 2014-2015 Public Holidays Released (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism (Ministerio de Turismo) has issued a communique listing the dates of Ecuador's non-working public holidays for the calendar years 2014, and 2015. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

29-Jun-2013

Brazil

Brazilian Mid-Week Public Holidays Update (Source: Câmara dos Deputados-Brasilia) - Summary: A 2009 bill which would move to the next Monday any fixed-date Brazilian public holiday that falls on a Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, has been reinstated and will be considered by the Committee on Education, Culture and Sports (EC). Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

28-Jun-2013

Haiti

Haiti Public Holidays July 29-30 (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 Monday and Tuesday, July 29-30, 2013, as additional one-off non-working public holidays to coincide with the upcoming Carnaval des Fleurs 2013. Links: full story and other Haiti news and updates.

28-Jun-2013

Pakistan

Pakistan Bank Holiday July 1st (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Monday, July 1, 2013, as a bank holiday throughout Pakistan. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

27-Jun-2013

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday July 1st (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that Monday, July 1st, 2013, was a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming Republic Day annual public holiday. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

26-Jun-2013

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday July 1st (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The Suriname Raad van Ministers (Council of Ministers) has announced that Monday, July 1st, 2013, would be a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Suriname to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the emancipation of slaves (150 jaar Afschaffing van de Slavernij). Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

26-Jun-2013

Guatemala

Guatemalan Public Holiday July 1st (Source: Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) - Summary: The Guatemalan Minister of Labour, Carlos Contreras, has announced that Monday, July 1st, 2013, had been declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming Army Day public holiday (Día del Ejército), which falls on a Sunday this year. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

25-Jun-2013

Rwanda

Rwanda Announces July 2013 Public Holidays (Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting-ORINFOR) - Summary: The Government of Rwanda, through its Minister of Sports and Culture, Protais Mitali, has released a communique reminding the population of Rwanda that both Monday, July 1, 2013, and Thursday, July 4, 2013, will be non-working public holidays throughout Rwanda to commemorate Independence Day and Liberation Day respectively. Links: full story and other Rwanda news and updates.

24-Jun-2013

Qatar

Qatari Public Holiday June 25 (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Earlier this morning, Qatar's Emiri Diwan announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Qatar on account of the power handover by the emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani to his son Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

23-Jun-2013

Greece

Greece 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Bank of Greece-Athens) - Summary: The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Greece news and updates.

22-Jun-2013

Colombia

Colombian October 21 Public Holiday (Source: Congresso de la República Cámara de Representantes-Bogota) - Summary: Last spring's bill to declare October 21 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Colombia has been approved in its second reading in the lower house of Colombia (Cámara de Representantes). Links: full story and other Colombia news and updates.

21-Jun-2013

Spain

Spain 2014 Galicia Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de Galicia-DOG) - Summary: The government of Spain's Autonomous Region of Galicia (Consejo de la Xunta de Galicia) has published its annual official list of regional public holidays (calendario laboral) in Galicia for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

21-Jun-2013

Tonga

Tongan Public Holiday Amendment Act 2013 (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Legislative Assembly has passed the Amendments to the Public Holidays Act of 2013, changing the rules used to determine the date of observance of the Tongan non-working public holidays for the Birthday of the reigning Sovereign of Tonga and for the Birthday of the Heir to the Crown of Tonga. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

20-Jun-2013

Fiji

Fiji 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Information-Suva) - Summary: The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved the list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2014, following a submission by Fiji's Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

19-Jun-2013

Romania

Romanian May 10 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Commission tasked with revising the Romanian Constitution has submitted a draft for approval to the Romanian Parliament which rules-out the addition of a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania on May 10. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

18-Jun-2013

Philippines

Philippines Public Holiday June 24 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines' Presidential Executive Secretary, Paquito Ochoa Jr., has signed Proclamation 604, declaring Monday, June 24, 2013, as an official, non-working, public holiday in the city of Manila (the political and economic capital of the Philippines). Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

18-Jun-2013

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday June 21 (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Friday, June 21, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday for believers of the Orthodox religion in Macedonia on account of the upcoming Orthodox Friday before Pentecost annual sectorial non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

18-Jun-2013

Fiji

Fiji Public Service Day June 25 (Source: Ministry of Information-Suva) - Summary: In a joint announcement by Fiji's permanent secretary for the Public Service Commission, Parmesh Chand, and the permanent secretary for Information, National Archives and Library Services, Sharon Smith Jones, as well as the permanent secretary for i-Taukei Affairs, Savenaca Kaunisela, it was announced that Public Service Day would be celebrated in Fiji on June 25, 2013. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

18-Jun-2013

Guyana

Guyana 2013 CARICOM 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 CARICOM Day, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Monday, July 1st, 2013. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

17-Jun-2013

Malta

Malta National Day Holidays Reduction Update (Source: The Times of Malta-Valletta) - Summary: Malta's Prime Minister has promised that the proposed short listing of the number of national day holidays in Malta 5 to 2 would not affect the number of official non-working public holidays in Malta. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

16-Jun-2013

New Zealand

New Zealand 2017 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 year 2017. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

15-Jun-2013

India

Indian 2014 Public Holidays Released (Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) - Summary: India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has released its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

14-Jun-2013

Mauritius

Mauritius 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) - Summary: The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has released its approved annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Mauritius news and updates.

14-Jun-2013

Brazil

Brazilian July 2013 Rio Public Holidays Confirmed (Source: Câmara Municipal do Rio de Janeiro-Rio de Janeiro) - Summary: The municipal council of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro (Cámara de Concejales de Río de Janeiro), has approved by a vote of 33 to 5 the earlier-announced plans to declare 4, one-off, non-working public holidays in July 2013, to alleviate traffic congestion during the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and the Jornada Mundial de la Juventud (JMJ). Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

13-Jun-2013

Malaysia

Malaysian State Public Holiday June 30 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kota Baharu) - Summary: The Deputy Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah, has declared Sunday, June 30, 2013, as another one-off state public holiday in conjunction with the upcoming Malaysian FA Cup final. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

13-Jun-2013

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Mid-Week Public Holidays Law Amended (Source: Centro de Informacion Gubernamental-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Dominican Republic's Senate has passed into law a bill which amends articles 2 and 4 of law 139-97 which regulates the moving of the dates of mid-week non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

12-Jun-2013

Costa Rica

Costa Rican March 8 Public Holiday Update (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica-San José) - Summary: A 2008 bill to reform Article 148 of Costa Rica's Labour Code by adding International Women's Day, on March 8, as a new annual non-working public holiday, has finally moved to the plenary commission. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

12-Jun-2013

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Public Holiday June 14 (Source: The Solomon Star-Honiara) - Summary: The private secretary to the Governor General of the Solomon Islands, Nigel Maezama, has announced that the Government of the Solomon Islands had declared Friday, June 14, 2013, as a non-working public holiday in the Solomon Islands. Links: full story and other Solomon Islands news and updates.

11-Jun-2013

Mongolia

Mongolian Public Holiday June 26 (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: The Mongolian General Election Committee has announced that Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the date of the upcoming Mongolian Presidential Election, would be another one-off electoral non-working public holiday in Mongolia. Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.

10-Jun-2013

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat June 24 (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee has announced that the moon of the month of Shaban had not been sighted in Bangladesh's sky yesterday and therefore that the Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) would be observed on Monday, June 24, 2013. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

9-Jun-2013

Australia

Australia Adds 2014 Brisbane Public Holiday (Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) - Summary: The Premier of the Australian State of Queensland, Campbell Newman, has announced that Friday, November 14, 2014, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday because of the G20 Leaders Summit. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

9-Jun-2013

Nigeria

Nigerian State Public Holiday June 12 (Source: Vanguard-Abeokuta) - Summary: The State Governments of the Nigerian States of Oyo, Osun, Ogun, and Lagos have declared once again Wednesday, June 12, 2013, a non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

8-Jun-2013

Spain

Spain Basque National Public Holiday Update (Source: Boletín Oficial del País Vasco-BOPV) - Summary: Last month's bill to remove the recently-added October 25 "Día del País Vasco" annual non-working public holiday from the calendar of official regional public holidays (calendario laboral) of Spain's autonomous region of the País Vasco, has started moving along the legislative path in the Parlamento Vasco. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

7-Jun-2013

Madagascar

Madagascar 2013 Electoral Public Holidays Moved Again (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 round of the upcoming presidential election in Madagascar had been pushed back to August 23, 2013. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

6-Jun-2013

El Salvador

El Salvador Fathers' Day Public Holiday Update (Source: Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador-San Salvador) - Summary: A member of El Salvador's legislative assembly, Claudia Ramírez, has introduced a bill to restrict to the public sector only the observance of last fall's declaration of a new annual public holiday in El Salvador for Fathers' Day. Links: full story and other El Salvador news and updates.

6-Jun-2013

Nepal

Nepalese Bhoto Jatra Public Holiday June 7 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Friday, June 7, 2013, had once again been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Machchindranath Bhota Jatra festival. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

6-Jun-2013

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday June 7 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Friday, June 7, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal on account of the upcoming Machhindranath Jatra. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

5-Jun-2013

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani June 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: A spokesperson for Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers, Akif Ali, has announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan for the month of January 2013. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

5-Jun-2013

Canada

Canada 2015 BC Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Province of British Columbia-Victoria) - Summary: The Government of Canada's Province of British Columbia has released the official list of public holidays in British Columbia for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

4-Jun-2013

Germany

Germany 2017 Reformation Public Holiday In Saarland (Source: DPA-Saarbrücken) - Summary: The Premier (Ministerpräsidentin) of Germany's state of Saarland, Hannelore Kraft, has announced that the Saarland State Government would create the necessary conditions for October 31, 2017, to also be a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Saarland. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

3-Jun-2013

Japan

Japan Mulls Mountain Day Public Holiday (Source: The Asahi Simbun-Tokyo) - Summary: Japan's Tochigi Prefecture is spearheading an effort to create a new annual public holiday for landlocked Japanese regions, to be called Mountain Day. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

3-Jun-2013

Cook Islands

Cook Islands Amend Public Holiday Act (Source: Office of Prime Minister Organization-Avarua) - Summary: The Cook Islands Parliament has approved the "Public Holidays (Ra o te Ui Ariki) Act 2013" which amends the declaration, a couple of years ago, of a new annual non-working public holiday in the Cook Islands on July 6, called "Ra O Te Ui Ariki". Links: full story and other Cook Islands news and updates.

3-Jun-2013

Kuwait

Kuwaiti Public Holiday June 6 (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Thursday, June 6, 2013, as a non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa and Meraj (Prophet's Ascension) annual public holiday. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

3-Jun-2013

Russia

Russian 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: The Russian Ministry of Labor, in response to the request of the Government of the Russian Federation, has released its annual "Government Decree of 28.05.2013 N 444 On the transfer of public holidays in 2014", which specifies a list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

3-Jun-2013

Peru

Peru 2013 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: Late last night, the government of Peru issued an executive order (Decreto Supremo N° 062-2013-PCM) which amends the previously-announced list of public sector holidays in Peru for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

2-Jun-2013

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday June 5 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The Suriname Raad van Ministers (Council of Ministers) has announced that it had decided to declare Wednesday, June 5, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Suriname to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the arrival of indentured "Hindustani" workers. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

2-Jun-2013

Oman

Omani 2013 Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced the date of the upcoming 2013 non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

1-Jun-2013

Nepal

Nepalese National Day Public Holiday Changed (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that, after a recent meeting of the Cabinet, May 28, had been formally chosen as the date of the annual National Day non-working public holiday in Nepal. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.


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