Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates August 2013


 
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This monthly recap of August 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-Aug-2013

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holidays September 8-9 (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, September 8, 2013, had been declared a non-working public holiday for all the citizens of Macedonia on account of the upcoming Independence Day. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

30-Aug-2013

Australia

Australia Releases 2015-2017 NT Regional Public Holidays (Source: Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment of the Northern Territory Government-Darwin) - Summary: The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has announced the dates of the regional public holidays in Australia's Northern Territory for the years 2015-2017. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

29-Aug-2013

India

Indian BJP Promises Chhath Public Holiday (Source: The Times of India-Delhi) - Summary: The former President and leader in charge of Delhi for Assembly elections of India's BJP Party, Nitin Gadkari, has promised to declare "Chhath", a key festival of the Poorvanchali community, a new annual non-working public holiday, if it wins the coming Assembly elections in Delhi. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

28-Aug-2013

Indonesia

Indonesian East Java Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: The Jakarta Post-ANTARA) - Summary: The government of Indonesia's Province of East Java has declared that the date of the upcoming gubernatorial election in East Java, Thursday, August 29, 2013, would be a one-off non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

27-Aug-2013

Nigeria

Nigeria Considers New State Public Holiday (Source: The Ekiti State Government of Nigeria-Ado Ekiti) - Summary: The governor of Nigeria's Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has announced that his government would consider declaring an annual public holiday in honor of the first military governor of the old Western State, Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

26-Aug-2013

Somalia

Somalia Declares August 27 Holiday (Source: SUNA Times-Mogadishu) - Summary: Somalia's Prime Minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon, has announced that August 27 would henceforth be observed as the National Day of Human Rights in Somalia. Links: full story and other Somalia news and updates.

25-Aug-2013

UAE

UAE 2013 Eid Al Adha Dates Announced (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD), has published a calendar containing the dates of the upcoming 2013 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) holidays, starting on Arafat Day on Monday, October 14, 2013. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

24-Aug-2013

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday August 28 (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 Wednesday, August 28, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday for believers of the Orthodox religion in Macedonia on account of the upcoming Assumption of Mary annual sectorial non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

23-Aug-2013

Indonesia

Indonesian 2014 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat-Jakarta) - Summary: The government of Indonesia has issued its annual decree ("Surat Keputusan Bersama (SKB) Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama Tahun 2014") designating public holidays and collective leave days for the calendar year 2014, for both the private and public sectors. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

22-Aug-2013

Bahrain

Bahrain 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Central Bank has published its list of expected bank and public holidays in Bahrain for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

22-Aug-2013

Jordan

Jordan Public Holiday August 27 (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: The government of Jordan has announced that Tuesday, August 27, 2013, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Jordan on account of that day's Municipal elections. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

21-Aug-2013

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Public Holiday August 22 (Source: Government of Zimbabwe-Harare) - Summary: Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe, has declared Thursday, August 22, 2013, the date of President Robert Mugabe's re-inauguration, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Zimbabwe. Links: full story and other Zimbabwe news and updates.

21-Aug-2013

Pakistan

Pakistan Regional Public Holiday August 22 (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Thursday, August 22, 2013, had also been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in 33 districts across Pakistan, on account of that date's by-elections. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

20-Aug-2013

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Public Holiday Moved To October 9 (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decree moving the upcoming presidential election non-working public holiday in Azerbaijan from Wednesday, October 16, 2013, to Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

20-Aug-2013

Pakistan

Pakistan Capital Public Holidays August 21-22 (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Wednesday and Thursday, August 21 and 22, 2013, had been declared one-off non-working public holidays in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, on account of the upcoming by-elections. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

19-Aug-2013

Nigeria

Nigerian State Public Holiday August 20 (Source: The Osun Defender-Osun) - Summary: The State Governments of the Nigerian State of Osun has declared Tuesday, August 20, 2013, as a non-working public holiday in the Nigerian State of Osun, to celebrate Isese Day (the celebration of world traditional religions). Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

19-Aug-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 once more been pushed back to October 25, 2013. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

19-Aug-2013

India

Indian Uttar Pradesh Public Holiday August 21 (Source: The Times of India-Lucknow) - Summary: The Government of the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh has announced that it had declared Wednesday, August 21, 2013, a non-working state public holiday on account of the upcoming "Rakshabandhan". Links: full story and other India news and updates.

18-Aug-2013

Armenia

Armenian Public Holiday August 19 (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Armenian Government has announced that it had declared Monday, August 19, 2013, as another, one-off, non-working public holiday in Armenia on account of the upcoming Feast of the Assumption of Mary. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

17-Aug-2013

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday August 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 Monday, August 19, 2013, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the upcoming "Día de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora" (Assumption Day) holiday celebrations in Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

16-Aug-2013

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday August 20 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to declare an additional day-off public sector holiday on Tuesday August 20, 2013, for the "celebrations of the 38th Anniversary of the Armed Forces of National Liberation of Timor-Leste" (FALINTIL). Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

15-Aug-2013

New Caledonia

New Caledonian August 15 Public Holiday Confusion (Source: Medef Nouvelle-Calédonie-Nouméa) - Summary: The public sector syndicate of New Caledonia, Medef, has announced that henceforth August 15 would be a regular working day for most of the New Caledonian private sector (branches commerces et industries). Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

14-Aug-2013

Indonesia

Indonesian May 1st Public Holiday Confirmed (Source: The Jakarta Post-ANTARA) - Summary: The Indonesian Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare, Agung Laksono, has confirmed that, as per Presidential Decree No. 24 of 2013, the government will add an additional annual non-working public holiday on May 1st, to mark Labor Day. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

14-Aug-2013

Romania

Romanian Public Holiday August 16 (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: Freshly returned from holidays, Romanian Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, announced that Friday, August 16, 2013, had been declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday throughout Romania to link the recently-added August 15 public holiday with the subsequent weekend. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

13-Aug-2013

Pakistan

Pakistan Bank Holiday August 14 (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Wednesday, August 14, 2013, as a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the annual Independence Day public holiday of Pakistan. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

13-Aug-2013

Germany

Germany 2017 NRW Reformation Public Holiday Update (Source: Westdeutsche Zeitung-Düsseldorf) - Summary: The Red/Green coalition government of Germany's state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, has confirmed that it would 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.

13-Aug-2013

Slovakia

Slovakian 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministerstvo zahranicných vecí Slovenskej republiky-Bratislava) - Summary: The government of Slovakia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published the official list of calendar year 2014 public holidays and non-working days in Slovakia. Links: full story and other Slovakia news and updates.

13-Aug-2013

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Extends Constitution Day Public Holidays (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: Kazakhstan's government has announced that the upcoming Constitution Day annual non-working public holiday would be extended to 2 days; Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31, 2013. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

12-Aug-2013

Costa Rica

Costa Rican Public Holiday August 15 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Minister of Labour has confirmed that the upcoming August 15 non-working public holiday for Mothers' Day was an official non-working public holiday, as per the amended public holidays legislation of Costa Rica and that its observance would not and could not be moved to another date. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

12-Aug-2013

Paraguay

Paraguay August 14 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees has released a communique ruling-out the last-minute declaration of Wednesday, August 14, 2013, the date of the inauguration of President-elect Horacio Cartes, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Paraguay. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

12-Aug-2013

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Public Holiday August 19 (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Monday, August 19, 2013, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of the National Day of Afghanistan. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

12-Aug-2013

Indonesia

Indonesia Mulls Public Holidays Revision (Source: The Jakarta Post-ANTARA) - Summary: The Indonesian Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare, Agung Laksono, has announced that Indonesian authorities will soon decide whether to maintain, reduce or do away with the "Cuti Bersama" joint leave public holidays declared annually to extend holidays. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

11-Aug-2013

Spain

Spain 2014 Extremadura Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de Extremadura-DOE) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Extremadura of Spain's Autonomous Region of Extremadura has published the list of regional public holidays (calendario laboral) for the calendar year 2014 in Extremadura. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

10-Aug-2013

Cuba

Cuban Public Holidays Legislation Changes (Source: Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba-Granma) - Summary: The Cuban government has released a draft version of its new Labor Law, which enshrines the one-off religious public holidays declared over the past 15 years. Links: full story and other Cuba news and updates.

10-Aug-2013

Argentina

Argentina Gazettes June 27 Public Sector Holiday (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has issued Decree 1059/2013 which turns into law the recent bill to declare June 27 an annual non-working public sector holiday in Argentina. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

9-Aug-2013

Spain

Spain 2014 Galicia Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Diario Oficial de Galicia-DOG) - Summary: The government of Spain's Autonomous Region of Galicia (Consejo de la Xunta de Galicia) has officially gazetted its recently-released 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.

9-Aug-2013

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday August 16 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing once again that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Friday, August 16, 2013, will be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

8-Aug-2013

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2013 Eid-ul-Fitr Tomorrow (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Earlier tonight, Bangladesh's State Minister for Religious Affairs, Shahjahan Mia, has announced that Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee had determined that the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan), would be observed on Friday, August 9, 2013, tomorrow. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

8-Aug-2013

Oman

Oman 2013 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays Extended (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced that the period of non-working public holidays, for the public sector and the private sector of Oman, of the upcoming 2013 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been extended by 2 days, to last until Monday, August 12, 2013, inclusively. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

8-Aug-2013

Nepal

Nepalese 2013 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: Earlier today, the government of Nepal announced in a notice published in the Nepal gazette, that tomorrow, Friday, August 9, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

7-Aug-2013

Gabon

Gabonese 2013 End of Ramadan Public Holiday (Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) - Summary: Gabon's Ministre du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Prévoyance Sociale has announced that the date of the upcoming Aïd El Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Friday, August 9, 2013. Links: full story and other Gabon news and updates.

7-Aug-2013

Lebanon

Lebanon Bank Holidays August 8-10 (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) bank holidays for all banks and financial institutions of Lebanon, including the Beirut Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Lebanon, would run from Thursday to Saturday, August 8-10, inclusively. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

7-Aug-2013

Ethiopia

Ethiopian 2013 End of Ramadan Public Holiday (Source: Ethiopian Radio And Television Agency-ERTA) - Summary: The Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council has confirmed that the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday, would be celebrated in Ethiopia on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Links: full story and other Ethiopia news and updates.

7-Aug-2013

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan 2013 Ramadan Public Holiday Friday (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: The President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has issued a decree "On Celebrating the Ramazan Hayit Holiday" which declares Friday, August 9, 2013, as the non-working day off public holiday for the upcoming Ramazan Hayit (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

7-Aug-2013

The Gambia

Gambian Eid Public Holiday August 8 (Source: Office of the President of the Gambia-Banjul) - Summary: The President of the Gambia Yahya Jammeh has announced that Thursday, August 8, 2013, would be the date of the upcoming Muslim feast of Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.

7-Aug-2013

Malawi

Malawi 2013 End of Ramadan Public Holiday (Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) - Summary: Malawi's Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has announced that, regardless of the results of the Moon-sighting committee tonight, the date of the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Malawi had been declared as Friday, August 9, 2013. Links: full story and other Malawi news and updates.

7-Aug-2013

Jordan

Jordan 2013 Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays Tomorrow (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordan's Chief Islamic Justice, Ahmad Hilayel, has declared that Thursday, August 8, 2013, would be the first day of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) and the start of the Jordanian Eid non-working public holidays. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

7-Aug-2013

Egypt

Egyptian Eid Public Holidays Tomorrow (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Dar Al-Ifta (House of Fatwa) has announced that Thursday, August 8, 2013, would be the first day of the month of Shawwal and hence the first day of the Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Egypt. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

7-Aug-2013

Qatar

Qatari 2013 Eid Al-Fitr Tomorrow (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: The Qatari Crescent Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has announced that Thursday, August 8, 2013, would be the first day of the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), a date on which are based the related non-working public holidays in Qatar. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

7-Aug-2013

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 2013 End of Ramadan Tomorrow (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: Following an extraordinary session to consider whether there were reports on sighting the new moon of Shawal, the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that Thursday, August 8, 2013, would be the first day of the Eid Al-Fitr for the Hijra year 1434H, a date on which are based the related sets of public sector and private sector public holidays in Saudi Arabia. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

7-Aug-2013

Kuwait

Kuwaiti 2013 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays Tomorrow (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: After tonight's meeting of the Kuwaiti Crescent-Moon Sighting Committee, the Kuwaiti Crescent-Moon Sighting Committee declared that Thursday, August 8, 2013, would be the first day of the Eid Al-Fitr and hence of the upcoming End of Ramadan public holidays in Kuwait. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

7-Aug-2013

UAE

UAE 2013 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays Tomorrow (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Moon Sighting Committee has announced that Thursday, August 8, 2013, would be the first day of the month of Shawwal, with Wednesday being the 29th and last day of the month of Ramadan, and therefore that Thursday, August 8, 2013, would be the first day of the Eid Al Fitr in the UAE. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

7-Aug-2013

Uganda

Ugandan 2013 End of Ramadan Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: A spokesman for Uganda's Ministry of Public Service, has announced that the government of Uganda had declared Thursday, August 8, 2013, as the date of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr non-working public holiday in Uganda. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

6-Aug-2013

Tanzania

Tanzanian End of Ramadan 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 Iddi El Fitry (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Tanzania would be observed on Friday, August 9, 2013. Links: full story and other Tanzania news and updates.

6-Aug-2013

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Extra Ramadan Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's Cabinet Secretary has announced that the Cabinet had unanimously decided not to link the August 6, Lailatul Qadr, non-working public holiday of today, with the 3-day End of Ramadan public holidays which are set to begin on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

6-Aug-2013

Kenya

Kenyan 2013 Idd Ul Fitr Public Holiday (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: The Kenyan Government's Secretary to the Cabinet, Francis Kimemia, has announced that the date of the non-working public holiday for the upcoming Idd-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) in Kenya would be Friday, August 9, 2013. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

6-Aug-2013

South Sudan

South Sudan 2013 Ed-Ul-Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) - Summary: The Government of South Sudan, through its Ministry of Labor, Public Service, and Human Resource Development, has announced the dates of the upcoming non-working public holidays for the 2013 Ed-Ul-Fitr in South Sudan. Links: full story and other South Sudan news and updates.

6-Aug-2013

Pakistan

Pakistan Eid Bank Holidays August 8-10 (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared the 3-day period of Thursday to Saturday, August 8-10, 2013, as bank holidays throughout Pakistan on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

6-Aug-2013

Bahrain

Bahrain 2013 Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays Extended (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring the day of the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) and the 2 days that follow, as non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming Eid Al Fitr holidays for the Islamic year 1434. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

5-Aug-2013

Ghana

Ghana 2013 Ramadan Public Holiday August 8 (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that Thursday, August 8, 2013, had been declared as the date of the 2013 Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Ghana. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

5-Aug-2013

Nigeria

Nigerian Eid Public Holidays August 8-9 (Source: The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Nigerian Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has announced that the Federal Government of Nigeria had declared Thursday and Friday, August 8-9, 2013, as the non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) in Nigeria. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

5-Aug-2013

Spain

Spain 2014 Navarra Public Holidays (Source: Boletín Oficial de Navarra-BON) - Summary: The Directora General de Trabajo y Prevención de Riesgos de Navarra has published the list of 2014 public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Navarra. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

5-Aug-2013

Tunisia

Tunisian 2013 Aïd El Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The government of Tunisia (Présidence du Gouvernement) has announced that the upcoming Aïd El-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays throughout Tunisia would be observed from Thursday, August 8, until Saturday, August 10, 2013. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

4-Aug-2013

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 2013 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Update (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: Saudi Arabia Minister of Labour has announced that Saudi Arabia's private sector employees would have a four-day period of public holidays to mark the upcoming 2013 Eid Al Fitr. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

4-Aug-2013

Spain

Spain 2014 Canaries Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Diario de Avisos-Santa Cruz De Tenerife) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno of the regional government of Spain's autonomous region of las Islas Canarias, has gazetted the previously-announced official list of 2014 regional non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Canaries Islands. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

4-Aug-2013

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday August 8 (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Thursday, August 8, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Macedonia "for all citizens of the Republic of Macedonia" on account of the upcoming "first day Ramadan Bairam" public holiday in Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

3-Aug-2013

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan 2013 Ramadan Public Holiday (Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) - Summary: Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Thursday, August 8, 2013, as a non-working public holiday in Turkmenistan for the "Celebration of Oraza Bayram (Ramadan)". Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.

3-Aug-2013

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan 2013 Ramadan Public Holidays (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decree creating another 4-day Ramazan Bayram (End of Ramadan) public holidays from Thursday, August 8, until Sunday, August 11, 2013, inclusively. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

3-Aug-2013

Argentina

Argentina Public Holiday August 19 (Source: Ministerio del Interior-República Argentina) - Summary: Argentina's Ministry of the Interior has announced that the upcoming, annual, August 17 non-working public holiday would be moved to Monday, August 19, 2013. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

2-Aug-2013

Suriname

Suriname Public Holidays August 8-9 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname has released an updated list of its expected public holidays dates for the calendar year 2013, which now lists Thursday, August 8, 2013, as the date of the bank and public holiday for the upcoming Idul Fitre (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

2-Aug-2013

Qatar

Qatar 2013 Eid Public Holidays Extended (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the period of public sector holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had been extended to 13 consecutive days of public sector holidays. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

2-Aug-2013

Bolivia

Bolivian August 6 Public Holiday Extended (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Juan López, has announced that the Government of Bolivia has decided not to declare a one-off bridge public holiday on Monday, August 5, 2013, but instead to declare a continuous day ("se tendrá horario continuo en el sector público") for the public sector of Bolivia so that it may finish work at 16:00 (4pm) ahead of the annual August 6 Bolivian public holiday. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

1-Aug-2013

UAE

UAE 2013 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays Update (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Minister of Labour, Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, has announced that the UAE private sector public holidays for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) would be limited to 2 days, the first and second days of the month of Shawwal. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

1-Aug-2013

Bolivia

Bolivian Mulls August 5 Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Juan López, has announced that the Government of Bolivia was considering extending the upcoming August 6 public holiday to Monday, August 5, 2013. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

1-Aug-2013

Mozambique

Mozambique Public Holiday October 15 (Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) - Summary: Mozambican President, Armando Guebuza, has announced that the upcoming and presidential elections, always the occasion for a one-off public holiday in Mozambique, will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Links: full story and other Mozambique news and updates.

1-Aug-2013

Philippines

Philippines End of Ramadan 2013 Announced (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The government of the Philippines has announced Friday, August 9, 2013, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

1-Aug-2013

Venezuela

Venezuelan 2014 Bank And Public Holidays (Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario-Sudeban) - Summary: The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector (La Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has released the official list of the dates for the 2014 public holidays and bank holidays in Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

1-Aug-2013

Egypt

Egyptian Ramadan 2013 Bank Holidays (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed from August 8-11, 2013, inclusively, dates which have been declared bank holidays in Egypt on account of the upcoming Eid El-Fitr annual Egyptian bank and public holidays. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.


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