Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates October 2013


 
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This monthly recap of October 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-Oct-2013

Malaysia

Malaysian Calls For Deepavali Public Holiday Extension (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: Malaysia's MIC (Malaysian Indian Congress) has once again asked the Malaysian government to extend the duration of the Deepavali public holiday for 2 days. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

31-Oct-2013

Lebanon

Lebanon Hijri 1435 Public Holiday November 4 (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani has announced that the upcoming Hijri New Year 1435 would be on Monday, November 4, 2013, in Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

31-Oct-2013

Australia

Australian G20 Brisbane Public Holiday Voted (Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) - Summary: The one-off G20 public holiday announced last June by the Premier of the Australian State of Queensland, Campbell Newman, has been voted into law by the Queensland parliament. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

31-Oct-2013

Oman

Omani Hijri 1435 Public Holiday Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidy, has announced a non-working public holiday for the employees of the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the State's administrative apparatus, on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1435. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

31-Oct-2013

Jordan

Jordanian Hijri 1435 Public Holiday Moved (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, has issued a circular decreeing a public holiday in Jordan on Thursday, November 7, to commemorate the upcoming annual non-working public holiday for the Hijri New Year 1435. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

30-Oct-2013

Malaysia

Malaysian State Public Holiday November 4 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kota Baharu) - Summary: The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad, has declared Monday, November 4, 2013, as another one-off state public holiday in conjunction with the upcoming Malaysia Cup football finals. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

30-Oct-2013

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday November 1 (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, November 1, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday for believers Catholic religion in Macedonia on account of the All Saints Day annual sectorial non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

30-Oct-2013

Mongolia

Mongolian Public Holiday November 4 (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: The Mongolian government has re-confirmed the date for the upcoming 2013 Chinggis Khaan public holiday as Monday, November 4, 2013. Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.

30-Oct-2013

Spain

Spain Reversing Basque National Public Holiday (Source: Boletín Oficial del País Vasco-BOPV) - Summary: Spain's Basque Parliament has begun debating in commission the recent bill aiming to cancel the October 25 annual non-working public holiday added to the list of Spain's Basque public holidays a few years ago. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

30-Oct-2013

Bolivia

Bolivian All Saints Public Holiday Update (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that Friday, November 1, 2013, would be observed as a continuous schedule working day (horario continuo) meaning that the upcoming public sector holidays for the November 2 annual public holiday would begin at 4pm on Friday, November 1, 2013. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

29-Oct-2013

UAE

UAE Change Hijri New Year Public Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: In a statement issued by Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, the UAE's Minister of Labour, the previously-announced date of November 3, 2013, for the upcoming annual Al Hijri New Year non-working public holiday, will not apply to the UAE's private sector, which will instead observe the Hijri New Year 1435 public holiday on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

29-Oct-2013

Algeria

Algerian Public Holiday November 1st (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian direction générale de la Fonction publique has announced that Friday, November 1st, 2013, had been declared a non-working public holiday, on account of the upcoming "fête de la Révolution". Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

29-Oct-2013

Sénégal

Senegal Magal Public Holiday Draft Bill (Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Senegal, Aminata Touré, has announced that her government had finally drafted legislation declaring the Magal de Touba as an annual non-working public holiday in Senegal. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

28-Oct-2013

Montenegro

Montenegro Mulls November 13 Public Holiday (Source: The Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Welfare of Montenegro-Podgorica) - Summary: Montenegro's government has announced plans to add November 13 (anniversary of the birth of the poet Petar Petrovic II Njegos) to its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Montenegro. Links: full story and other Montenegro news and updates.

28-Oct-2013

UAE

UAE Hijri New Year 1435 Public Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Cabinet has announced the dates for the upcoming annual Al Hijri New Year non-working public holidays for the private and public sectors of the UAE. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

28-Oct-2013

Mali

Mali 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali-Bamako) - Summary: Mali's Government has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Mali for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Mali news and updates.

28-Oct-2013

Cambodia

Cambodia 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) - Summary: Cambodia's Prime Minister has signed the Cambodian Royal Government's sub-decree Nº 487 establishing Cambodia's annual list of official non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

27-Oct-2013

Holy See

Vatican 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prefettura della Casa Ponitificia-Vatican City) - Summary: The Vatican's Prefecture of the Papal Household has released the annual list of 2014 closed public holidays for the Holy See (aka. Vatican City). Links: full story and other Holy See news and updates.

27-Oct-2013

Czech Republic

Czech Republic 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Czech National Bank-Prag) - Summary: The central bank of the Czech Republic, the Czech National Bank, has announced the twelve annual bank and public holidays for calendar year 2014 in the Czech Republic. Links: full story and other Czech Republic news and updates.

26-Oct-2013

Thailand

Thailand Bank Holiday December 30 (Source: The Bank of Thailand-Bangkok) - Summary: The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has announced that Monday, December 30, 2013, had also been declared an additional, one-off non-working bank holiday for all banks and financial institutions throughout Thailand. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

25-Oct-2013

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan Extra Public Holiday October 29 (Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) - Summary: Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree ("On the postponement of the day-off of October 27") declaring Tuesday, October 29, 2013, as a one-off additional non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming 22nd anniversary of the independence. Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.

25-Oct-2013

Latvia

Latvian 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Latvijas Banka-Riga) - Summary: The government of Latvia has released its annual official list of non-working national public holidays in Latvia for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Latvia news and updates.

24-Oct-2013

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced the official finalized listing of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

23-Oct-2013

Bolivia

Bolivian November 4 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Juan López, has issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of Monday, November 4, 2013, as an additional non-working public holiday in Bolivia, to compensate the fact that the annual, November 2 public holiday falls on a Saturday in 2013. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

23-Oct-2013

Philippines

Philippines October 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines Government has issued an official statement denying rumours that October 31, 2013, had been declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

22-Oct-2013

Moldova

Moldovan 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: The government of Moldova has released its initial annual official list of non-working public holidays in Moldova for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

21-Oct-2013

Sénégal

Senegal Mulls Eid Public Holidays Extension (Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) - Summary: A deputy of Senegal's National Assembly, Iba Der Thiam, has submitted a proposal to the government of Senegal which, if approved, would declare the day after the Tabaski (End of Ramadan) public holiday and the day after the Korité (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, as additional annual public holidays in Senegal. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

20-Oct-2013

Libya

Libyan Public Holiday October 23 (Source: The Interim Transitional National Council-Tripoli) - Summary: Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Wednesday, October 23, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya to be observed as The Second Anniversary of the Declaration of Liberation. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

19-Oct-2013

Montenegro

Montenegro 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Welfare of Montenegro-Podgorica) - Summary: Montenegro's Ministry of Labor has its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Montenegro for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Montenegro news and updates.

18-Oct-2013

Spain

Spain 2014 Murcia Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia-Murcia) - Summary: Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia has finally gazetted its calendar of official public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

18-Oct-2013

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan 2014 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released its annual list of official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

17-Oct-2013

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday October 23 (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, October 23, 2013, had been declared a non-working public holiday for all the citizens of Macedonia on account of the upcoming Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle annual non-working public holiday in Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

16-Oct-2013

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago 2013 Divali Public Holiday Announced (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that Saturday, November 2, 2013, would be the date of the upcoming Divali public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

16-Oct-2013

Kenya

Kenyan Public Holiday October 21 (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: The Kenyan Government's Secretary to the Cabinet, Francis Kimemia, has announced that Monday, October 21, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday in Kenya on account of the annual Mashujaa Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

16-Oct-2013

Argentina

Argentina 2014 Public Holidays Released (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's Ministry of the Interior has released the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Argentina for the calendar year 2014 ("Feriados Nacionales y Puentes Turísticos 2014"). Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

15-Oct-2013

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Carib Public Holiday (Source: The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Carib community of Trinidad and Tobago has also asked for a new annual non-working public holiday to be declared in Trinidad and Tobago to commemorate the Caribs, as the first people to live in Trinidad and Tobago. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

15-Oct-2013

Thailand

Thailand December 30 Public Holiday Approved (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: The Cabinet of the Government of Thailand has approved last week's proposal by the Secretariat of the Cabinet to declare Monday, December 30, 2013, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday, to create a five-day period of public holidays around New Year 2014. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

15-Oct-2013

Philippines

Philippines November 2013 Public Holidays Changes (Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines-Manila) - Summary: The National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) of the Philippines has announced that Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, 2013, which had previously been declared as "Special (Non-Working) Days", would instead be treated as "Non-Working Holidays". Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

15-Oct-2013

Panama

Panama 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Gaceta Oficial Ministerio de la Presidencia-Panama City) - Summary: Panama's government has released the official list of annual non-working public holidays in Panama for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

15-Oct-2013

Honduras

Honduras Football Public Holiday Tomorrow (Source: La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Following tonight's qualification of Honduras for the next World Cup, Honduras' President, Porfirio Lobo, has declared tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16, 2013, as another one-off non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

14-Oct-2013

Nepal

Nepalese 2013 Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Wednesday, October 16, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday across the country on account of the upcoming Bakra Eid/Eid ul Joha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of Nepal. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

14-Oct-2013

Nauru

Nauru Public Holiday October 28 (Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru-Yaren) - Summary: The president of Nauru, Sprent Dabwido, has declared Monday, October 28, 2013, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Nauru on the occasion of the annual Angam Nauru public holiday, which falls on a Saturday, this year. Links: full story and other Nauru news and updates.

14-Oct-2013

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday October 15 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname has confirmed the list of expected public holidays dates for the calendar year 2013, which lists Tuesday, October 15, 2013, as the date of the bank and public holiday for the upcoming Ied Ul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

14-Oct-2013

Pakistan

Pakistan Eid-Ul-Azha Public Holidays Extension Confirmed (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of Pakistan has confirmed the recently-announced extension, from 2 days to 4 days of public holidays, of the upcoming Eid-Ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays in Pakistan for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

13-Oct-2013

Indonesia

Indonesian Bank Holidays October 14-15 (Source: Central Bank of Republic of Indonesia-Jakarta) - Summary: Indonesia's Central Bank, has announced that Monday and Tuesday, October 14 and 15, 2013, would be bank holidays in Indonesia and that, on those dates, the Indonesian Stock Exchange would also close. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

12-Oct-2013

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday October 15 (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 Tuesday, October 15, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday for the citizens of the Muslim religion in Macedonia on account of Eid-ul-Fitr, the first day of Kurban Bairam, annual sectorial non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

12-Oct-2013

China

China Mulls Public Holidays Overhaul (Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) - Summary: China's General Office of the State Council has setup polls on the major Chinese social networks and portals (Sina, Sohu and Tencent) asking for citizen feedback as to the current system of annual non-working public holidays in China. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

12-Oct-2013

Spain

Spain 2014 Balears Public Holidays Announced (Source: Dirección General de Trabajo Y Salud Laboral-Govern de les Illes Balears) - Summary: Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (ámbito autonómico de las Islas Baleares) has announced its official annual calendar of 2014 regional and national public holidays (calendario laboral). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

12-Oct-2013

Gabon

Gabonese 2013 Eid al Adha 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 Kebir (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Links: full story and other Gabon news and updates.

12-Oct-2013

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico October 14 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) - Summary: The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (Oficina de Capacitación y Asesoramiento en Asuntos Laborales y de Administración de Recursos Humanos - ORHELA) has issued a statement stating that Monday, October 14, 2013, was not a non-working public holiday in Puerto Rico on account of the annual Día del Descubrimiento de América (Día de la Raza) public holiday. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

12-Oct-2013

Nigeria

Nigerian 2013 Eid El-Kabir Public Holidays Clarification (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abba Moro, has issued a statement that Monday, October 14, 2013, had not been declared as a one-off additional public holiday in Nigeria to link the previously-announced Eid El-Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays to the preceding weekend. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

12-Oct-2013

Pakistan

Pakistan Bank Holidays October 15-17 (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 15, 16, and 17, 2013, as bank holidays throughout Pakistan on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holidays in Pakistan. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

11-Oct-2013

The Gambia

Gambia Eid al-Adha Public Holiday October 15 (Source: The Point Newspaper-Banjul) - Summary: The President of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC) has announced yesterday, that Tuesday, October 15, 2013, would be the date of the upcoming Muslim feast of Eid Al Adha, better known in the Gambia as Tobaski. Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.

11-Oct-2013

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office-BVI) - Summary: The Cabinet of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has approved and announced the annual list and dates of official non-working public holidays for 2014 in the British Virgin Islands, in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199). Links: full story and other British Virgin Islands news and updates.

11-Oct-2013

Ghana

Ghana 2013 Eidul-Adha Public Holiday Announced (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that Tuesday, October 15, 2013, had been declared as the date of the 2013 Eidul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holiday in Ghana. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

11-Oct-2013

The Bahamas

Bahamas Majority Rule Public Holiday Official (Source: The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) - Summary: The Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Perry Christie, has announced final passage of last spring's bill "to amend the pubic holidays act to create 10th January as Majority Rule Day and a public holiday". Links: full story and other The Bahamas news and updates.

11-Oct-2013

Nigeria

Nigerian 2013 Eid El-Kabir Public Holidays Announced (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 Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15 and 16, 2013, as paid non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria on account of the upcoming annual Eid El-Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

11-Oct-2013

Russia

Russian Eid al-Adha Public Holiday in Ingushetia (Source: Vestnik Kavkaza-Moscow) - Summary: The head of the Russian Republic of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, has signed a decree proclaiming Tuesday, October 15, 2013, as a non-working public holiday for the upcoming celebration of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

11-Oct-2013

Paraguay

Paraguayan February 3 Public Holiday Update (Source: Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: Paraguay's lower house of parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has approved last month's bill to add February 3 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Paraguay. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

11-Oct-2013

Vietnam

Vietnam 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has announced the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

10-Oct-2013

Pakistan

Pakistan 2013 Eid-Ul-Azha Public Holidays (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of Pakistan has announced changed dates for the upcoming Eid-Ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays in Pakistan for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

10-Oct-2013

Spain

Spain 2014 Cantabria Public Holidays Announced (Source: Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria -Santander) - Summary: The Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria, Cristina Mazas Pérez-Oleaga, has signed and gazetted the list of 2014 annual non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cantabria. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

10-Oct-2013

Lebanon

Lebanon Bank Holiday October 17 (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifica) bank holidays for all banks and financial institutions of Lebanon, including the Beirut Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Lebanon, would be extended to include Thursday, October 17, 2013, in addition to the previously-announced dates for the Eid al-Adha bank holidays in Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

10-Oct-2013

Oman

Oman 2013 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2013. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

10-Oct-2013

Qatar

Qatar 2013 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Qatar's Emiri Diwan has once again extended the Eid al-Adha public sector holidays, for ministries, government departments, general authorities and institutions, so that they will be on holiday for 9 days for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

9-Oct-2013

Liberia

Liberian New Public Holiday October 11 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a Proclamation declaring Friday, October 11, 2013, as the first occurrence of the new "International Day of The Girl Child" working public holiday. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

9-Oct-2013

Mauritania

Mauritania Eid al-Adha Public Holiday October 16 (Source: Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie-Noakchott) - Summary: Mauritania's Commission centrale d'observation du croissant lunaire has announced that the upcoming El Id Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, would be observed on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, in Mauritania. Links: full story and other Mauritania news and updates.

9-Oct-2013

Jordan

Jordan 2013 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, has issued a circular, once again decreeing a 5-day period of public holidays, from October 14 to October 18, 2013, for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) in Jordan. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

9-Oct-2013

Sénégal

Senegal 2013 Eid al-Adha October 16 (Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) - Summary: The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale de concertation sur le croissant lunaire - Conacoc) has announced that the upcoming Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday would be on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

9-Oct-2013

UAE

UAE 2013 Eid al-Adha Bank and Market Holidays Announced (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The Dubai government's Media Office has announced that the UAE's financial markets would be closed from Sunday, October 13, until Saturday, October 19, 2013, on account of the upcoming Eid Al Adha non-working public holidays in the UAE. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

9-Oct-2013

India

Indian Id-Ul-Zuha Public Holiday October 16 (Source: The Times of India-Panaji) - Summary: The various Indian states where Id-Ul-Zuha (Feast of Sacrifice) is an annual non-working public holiday, have confirmed that the date for this year's Id-Ul-Zuha in India would be Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

9-Oct-2013

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Public Holiday October 14 (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: Kazakhstan's Prime Minister has signed the "Decree Of The Government For Favorable Conditions Of Working Population And Efficient Use Of Working Time" which declares Monday, October 14, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kazakhstan, to link the upcoming annual Kurban Ait (Feast of Sacrifice) of October 15, with the preceding weekend. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

8-Oct-2013

Kuwait

Kuwaiti 2013 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced the dates of the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait for the private sector and the public sector. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

8-Oct-2013

Colombia

Colombia October 12 Public holiday Clarification (Source: Presidencia de la República-Bogota) - Summary: The government of Colombia has issued a reminder that, as per the current legislation regulating non-working public holidays in Colombia, the upcoming Día de la Raza on Saturday, October 12, 2013, will be a regular working day. Links: full story and other Colombia news and updates.

8-Oct-2013

The Bahamas

Bahamas Public Holiday October 14 (Source: The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) - Summary: The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique advising the general public that Monday, October 14, 2013, would be observed as the upcoming annual non-working public holiday corresponding to the 2013 Discovery Day in the Bahamas. Links: full story and other The Bahamas news and updates.

8-Oct-2013

Spain

Spain 2014 Valencia Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana-Valencia) - Summary: The Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana has confirmed and gazetted the official calendar of 2014 public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

8-Oct-2013

Bahrain

Bahrain 2013 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Monday to Thursday, October 14 to 17, 2013, as the annual non-working public sector holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public sector holidays for the Islamic year 1434. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

8-Oct-2013

Egypt

Egyptian Eid Al-Adha 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 October 14-17, 2013, inclusively, dates which have been declared bank holidays in Egypt on account of the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual Egyptian bank and public holidays. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

8-Oct-2013

Romania

Romanian To Consider Ascension Public Holiday (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Patriarchate has announced that it would soon sent a draft bill to Parliament to declare Ascension Day as an additional annual non-working public holiday in Romania. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

8-Oct-2013

Maldives

Maldives Public Holiday October 13 (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 Sunday, October 13, 2013, would be a one-off public holiday in the Maldives, to link the upcoming Eid ul-Ad'haa (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays with the preceding weekend. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

8-Oct-2013

Spain

Spain 2014 Ceuta Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta-BOCCE) - Summary: The legislative assembly of Spain's autonomous region of Ceuta (Ilustre Pleno de !a Asamblea de Ceuta) has approved the annual official list of 2014 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

7-Oct-2013

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday October 11 (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, October 11, 2013, had been declared a non-working public holiday for all the citizens of Macedonia on account of the upcoming Day of Popular Uprising annual non-working public holiday in Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

7-Oct-2013

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2013 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's Secretary to the Religious Affairs Ministry, Kazi Habibul Awal, has announced that Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee had determined that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice), would be observed on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, in Bangladesh. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

7-Oct-2013

UAE

UAE 2013 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Federal Government, through its respective ministries, has announced the dates of the upcoming 2013 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays, as usual in separate announcements for the public sector and the private sector of the UAE. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

7-Oct-2013

Tunisia

Tunisian 2013 Aïd El-Idha Public Holidays (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The government of Tunisia (Présidence du Gouvernement) has announced that the upcoming Aïd El-Idha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays throughout Tunisia would be observed on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15 and 16, 2013. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

7-Oct-2013

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani 2013 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decree declaring Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15 and 16, 2013, as non-working public holidays on account of this year's annual Gurban Bayram (Feast of Sacrifice, or Eid al-Adha) public holidays in Azerbaijan. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

6-Oct-2013

UAE

UAE 2013 Eid Al Adha October 15 (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Government has announced that it would also observe the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

6-Oct-2013

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Eid al Adha Public Holiday October 15 (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: The Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that today would be the first day of the month of "Dhul Hijja", the 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.

5-Oct-2013

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan 2013 Kurban Bairam Public Holidays (Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) - Summary: Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, has signed a decree ("On the celebration of Eid al-Adha") declaring 3 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Turkmenistan, October 15-17, 2013, on account of the upcoming Kurban Bayramy (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.

5-Oct-2013

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mulls CHOGM Public Holiday (Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs-Colombo) - Summary: The Sri Lankan Administration Minister has announced that the Sri Lankan Government was considering declaring Friday, November 15, 2013, as a one-off additional public holiday throughout Sri Lanka on account of the upcoming CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting). Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

5-Oct-2013

Argentina

Argentina Public Holiday October 14 (Source: Ministerio del Interior-República Argentina) - Summary: Argentina's Ministry of the Interior has announced that the upcoming, annual, October 12, "Día de la Diversidad Cultural Americana", non-working public holiday would be moved to Monday, October 14, 2013. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

5-Oct-2013

Spain

Spain 2014 Melilla Public Holidays Announced (Source: Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla-BOME) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla has approved the official list of 2014 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's autonomous region of Melilla. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

4-Oct-2013

Uganda

Ugandan 2013 Eid El-Adha Public Holiday Announced (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: Uganda's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Public Service, Henry Muganwa Kajura, has announced that the government of Uganda had declared Tuesday, October 15, 2013, as the date of the upcoming "Eid Adhua" (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Uganda Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

4-Oct-2013

Albania

Albanian 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bank of Albania-Tirana) - Summary: The government of Albania has announced its annual list of Albanian official non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Albania news and updates.

4-Oct-2013

Philippines

Philippines Eid ul-Adha Public Holiday October 15 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines Government has issued a Proclamation which finally specifies Tuesday, October 15, 2013, as the date for the observance of the upcoming public holiday to mark Eidul Adha in the Philippines in 2013. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

3-Oct-2013

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Rules-Out October 14 Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Minister of Labour has confirmed that Monday, October 14, 2013, was not to be a non-working public holiday to compensate for the fact that this year's "Día de las Culturas" annual public holiday of Costa Rica falls on a Saturday, and that its observance would not be moved to another date ("aclaró que el lunes 14 de octubre no es feriado"). Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

3-Oct-2013

Honduras

Honduras October 2013 Public Holidays (Source: La Prensa-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The government of Honduras has announced which of the 3 annual October 2013 public holidays will be moved to the nearest Monday, and which ones will remain on their set date. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

3-Oct-2013

Peru

Peru Public Holiday October 7 (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The Government of Peru has confirmed that, as per the terms of the "Decreto Supremo Nº 123-212 -PCM" issued last January, and despite subsequent amendments to this decree, Monday, October 7, 2013, would be a non-working public sector holiday ("declaró el 7 de octubre como día no laborable"). Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

2-Oct-2013

Thailand

Thailand Mulls December 30 Public Holiday (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Following yesterday's cabinet meeting, the deputy prime minister and finance minister of Thailand, Kittiratt Na Ranong, announced that the Government of Thailand was considering declaring Monday, December 30, 2013, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a five-day period of public holidays around New Year 2014, and boost tourism. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

2-Oct-2013

Panama

Panama Mid-Week Public Holidays Amended (Source: Gaceta Oficial Ministerio de la Presidencia-Panama City) - Summary: Panama's government cabinet (Consejo de Gabinete) has approved a resolution removing the annual, January 9, non-working public holiday in Panama, from the list of movable, mid-week, dias puentes public holidays set out 5 years ago. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

1-Oct-2013

Philippines

Philippines Public Holiday October 28 (Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines-Manila) - Summary: Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has signed Proclamation No. 656, s. 2013, which declares Monday, October 28, 2013, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday throughout the Philippines on account of the Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

1-Oct-2013

Jersey

Jersey 2014-2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: States of Jersey-Saint Helier) - Summary: The States of Jersey (the government of Jersey) have released the list of official Jersey public holidays for the calendar years 2014-2015. Links: full story and other Jersey news and updates.

1-Oct-2013

Spain

Spain 2014 Castilla La-Mancha Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha-DOCM) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla La-Mancha has gazetted the list of 2014 public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Región of Castilla La-Mancha. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

1-Oct-2013

India

Indian Gandhi Public Holiday Upheld (Source: The Times of India-Gauhati) - Summary: The High Court of India's State of Assam has rejected the Assam state government's order cancelling the upcoming, October 2nd, public holiday on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti (Gandhi's Birthday). Links: full story and other India news and updates.


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