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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates November 2013

This monthly recap of November 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-Nov-2013

India

India Mulls New Public Holiday In Puducherry (Source: Government of Puducherry-Saram) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Puducherry has constituted a nine-member committee to make recommendations to the Puducherry state government on the advisability of declaring November 1st as a new annual non-working public holiday in India's state of Puducherry. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

29-Nov-2013

Germany

Germany Mulls New Autumn Regional Public Holiday (Source: Hannover Zeitung-Hannover) - Summary: The Interior Minister of the German State of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Boris Pistorius, has announced that he was in favor, in principle, of the declaration of an additional annual non-working public holiday (gesetzlicher Feiertage) in the German State of Niedersachsen. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

28-Nov-2013

South Sudan

South Sudan Public Holiday December 1-2 (Source: Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) - Summary: The Government of South Sudan, through its Undersecretary of Labour, Hellen Achiro Lotara, has announced that Monday, December 2, 2013, would be an official non-working public holiday in South Sudan. Links: full story and other South Sudan news and updates.

28-Nov-2013

Portugal

Portugal 2013 Year-End Public Sector Holidays (Source: Governo de Portugal-Lisboa) - Summary: The Government of Portugal has announced the traditional year-end non-working public sector holidays (tolerância de ponto) in Portugal as Tuesday, December 24, 2013, and the afternoon of Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

28-Nov-2013

Malaysia

Malaysian 2014 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: The Prime Minister's Department of Malaysia's Federal Government has announced that, beginning in 2014, the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, and Putrajaya, would observe Nuzul Al-Quran as an annual non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

28-Nov-2013

Macedonia

Macedonian 2013 Tree-Planting Public Holiday Update (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 the recently-declared 11th Tree-Planting national non-working public holiday, on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, would be compensated by the declaration of Saturday, November 30, 2013, as a regular working day in Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

27-Nov-2013

UAE

UAE November 28 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: Following the selection of Dubai as the venue for the World Expo 2020, there was wide speculation that Thursday, November 28, 2013, would be declared a non-working public holiday in the UAE, or at least in Dubai, but the UAE Vice-President and Ruler of Dubai ruled-out the declaration of Thursday, November 28, 2013, as a non-working public holiday in the UAE. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

27-Nov-2013

China

China 2014 Public Holidays Overhaul Update (Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) - Summary: China's General Office of the State Council has followed-up on last month's informal polls, with an official poll on seven major news websites, asking the Chinese public to choose between 3 different schemes of annual public holidays, each representing a substantial change as compared to China's last overhaul of its non-working public holidays calendar in 2007. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

26-Nov-2013

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management-Providenciales) - Summary: The Office Of Public Service Management of the Turks and Caicos Islands has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Turks and Caicos Islands, for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

26-Nov-2013

San Marino

San Marino 2014 Public Holidays Released (Source: Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino-San Marino) - Summary: San Marino's Central Bank has published the San Marino Government's annual official list of non-working public holidays in San Marino for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other San Marino news and updates.

26-Nov-2013

India

India 2014 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Tamil Nadu for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

26-Nov-2013

Sénégal

Senegal Magal Public Holiday Bill Approved (Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) - Summary: The Senegalese Parliament has approved the recent bill which will finally declare the Magal de Touba as an annual non-working public holiday in Senegal ("jour férié, chômé et payé"). Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

25-Nov-2013

Tonga

Tongan Public Holiday December 2 (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Ministry of Information and Communications has issued a communiqué, "in view of the number of enquiries received from the public", clarifying that the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Tonga to mark King Tupou I Day, is Monday, December 2, 2013. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

25-Nov-2013

UAE

UAE 2013 National Day Public Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Cabinet has announced revised dates for the upcoming 2-day National Day non-working public sector holiday in the UAE. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

25-Nov-2013

Ukraine

Ukraine 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine has passed a resolution specifying its annual official list of 2014 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

25-Nov-2013

Kenya

Kenyan December 11-13 Public Holidays Ruled-Out (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: The Kenyan Government's Cabinet Secretary for Sports Art and Culture, Hassan Arero Wario, has issued a communiqué clarifying that the only upcoming non-working public holiday in Kenya is the December 12, annual Jamhuri Day non-working public holiday, and that December 11 and/or December 13, 2013, will not be official non-working public holidays in Kenya. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

25-Nov-2013

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday November 29 (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 ("Toleránsia Pontu iha loron 29 fulan-Novembru tinan 2013") on the day after the annual non-working Timor Leste Independence Day public holiday of November 28. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

24-Nov-2013

UK

UK Mulls NI Peace Public Holiday (Source: The Irish Examiner-Cork) - Summary: The British Labour Party has proposed that a new non-working public holiday (aka. bank holiday, in the UK) should be created in Northern Ireland to celebrate the achievements of the peace process since the Good Friday agreement of the late nineties. Links: full story and other UK news and updates.

23-Nov-2013

Malaysia

Malaysia Changes State Weekends (Source: Bernama News Agency-Johor Lama) - Summary: The Sultan of Malaysia's State of Johor, Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, has announced that, beginning on January 1st, 2014, the Malaysian State of Johor would revert to a Friday/Saturday weekend. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

23-Nov-2013

Macedonia

Macedonian Tree-Planting Public Holiday November 27 (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced the declaration of Wednesday, November 27, 2013, as the 11th Tree-Planting national non-working public holiday for the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

23-Nov-2013

Aruba

Aruba 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Governor of Aruba-Oranjestad) - Summary: The government of Aruba has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Aruba for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Aruba news and updates.

22-Nov-2013

Tonga

Tonga Adds 2013 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Prime Minister's Office has issued a communiqué announcing that the Cabinet of the Government of Tonga had declared a 2-week period of additional public sector holidays in Tonga, from Monday, December 23, 2013, until Friday, January 3, 2014, inclusively. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

22-Nov-2013

Armenia

Armenian 2013-2014 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia has announced amendments to the recently-released annual list of official non-working public holidays in Armenia for the upcoming calendar year 2014, as well as the list of official non-working public holidays in Armenia for the calendar year 2013, announced earlier this year. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

21-Nov-2013

Spain

Spain 2014 National Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial del Estado-BOE) - Summary: Following the recent gazetting of the 2014 public holidays in the last of Spain's autonomous regions, the national government of Spain has finally gazetted the list of official national non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

21-Nov-2013

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan December 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: Kazakhstan's government has announced the dates of the upcoming annual non-working public holidays that will be observed in Kazakhstan during the upcoming month of December 2013. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

21-Nov-2013

Ukraine

Ukraine January 2014 Public Holidays (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The deputy social policy minister of the Ukraine, Lidiya Drozdova, has announced a resolution, passed by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine, which extends the January 2014 non-working public holidays to 7 consecutive days off. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

21-Nov-2013

Mongolia

Mongolian Lunar New Year Public Holidays Bill Progresses (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: The recently-submitted bill to extend the annual Lunar New Year public holidays (Tsagaan Sar) in Mongolia to the third day of the Lunar New Year, has been considered and approved by the Standing Committee on State Structure. Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.

20-Nov-2013

Australia

Australian 2016 Queensland Public Holidays Announced (Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) - Summary: The Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays for 2016 in Australia's State of Queensland. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

20-Nov-2013

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Liechtensteinischer Bankenverband-Bankenplatz Liechtenstein) - Summary: The government of Liechtenstein has announced the official list of Liechtenstein bank holidays and public holidays for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Liechtenstein news and updates.

19-Nov-2013

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday November 22 (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 22, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Macedonia "the citizens of the Albanian community in Macedonia". Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

19-Nov-2013

Armenia

Armenian 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia has announced the annual list of official public holidays in Armenia for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

19-Nov-2013

Canada

Canada Rules-Out Grey Cup Public Holiday (Source: Government of Saskatchewan-Regina) - Summary: The Premier of Canada's Province of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall, has announced that he was not "vested with the authority" to declare a one-off provincial non-working public holiday to commemorate the Roughriders winning the western final of the upcoming Grey Cup in Calgary. Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

19-Nov-2013

Honduras

Honduras Public Holiday November 25 (Source: La Prensa-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The government of Honduras has announced that the Council of Ministers had approved a one-off non-working public sector holiday on Monday, November 25, 2013, on the day following the upcoming elections. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

18-Nov-2013

Spain

Spain 2014 National Public Holidays Uncertain (Source: Boletín Oficial del Estado-BOE) - Summary: Spain's Ministry of Labour has announced that final decisions concerning mid-week public holidays in the list of 2014 national non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) had not yet been made and that the official list of national non-working public holidays in Spain for 2014 was expected at the end of November or beginning of December. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

17-Nov-2013

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Public Holidays November 19-24 (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared a six day period of public holidays from Tuesday to Sunday, November 19-24, 2013, on account of the upcoming Loya Jirga tribal conference. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

16-Nov-2013

Cyprus

Cyprus Public Holiday November 19 (Source: Republic of Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Nicosia) - Summary: Following an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers under the Acting President of the Republic, House President Yiannakis Omirou, the government of Cyprus has declared Tuesday, November 19, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Cyprus. Links: full story and other Cyprus news and updates.

16-Nov-2013

Kuwait

Kuwaiti Public Holiday November 19 (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Cabinet has declared Tuesday, November 19, 2013, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday for Kuwaiti government employees. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

16-Nov-2013

Maldives

Maldives Public Holiday November 17 (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The Office of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik, has issued press communique 2013-512 indicating that Sunday, November 17, 2013, had been declared as another one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives, on account of the second round of this year's presidential election. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

15-Nov-2013

Bhutan

Bhutanese 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released the official list of national and regional non-working public holidays in Bhutan for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

15-Nov-2013

Spain

Spain Basque National Public Holiday Canceled (Source: Boletín Oficial del País Vasco-BOPV) - Summary: Spain's Basque Parliament has approved the recent bill aiming to cancel, as soon as 2014, 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.

15-Nov-2013

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) - Summary: Bangladesh's government has released a list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

14-Nov-2013

Bulgaria

Bulgarian 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria-Sofia) - Summary: The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has released the full list of regular non-working public holidays and annual one-off bridge public holidays for the calendar year 2014 in Bulgaria. Links: full story and other Bulgaria news and updates.

13-Nov-2013

Spain

Spain 2014 Melilla Public Holidays Amended (Source: Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla-BOME) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla has in turn approved an amendment to the recently-released official list of 2014 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla, by moving the date of the 2014 Feast of Sacrifice (Pascua del Sacrificio) Muslim public holiday. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

13-Nov-2013

Oman

Omani 2013 National Day Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, and Oman's Minister of Manpower, have announced the dates of the upcoming National Day annual non-working public holidays for the public sector and the private sector, respectively. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

13-Nov-2013

Algeria

Algerian Ashura 1435 Public Holiday (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique) has announced that tomorrow, Thursday, November 13, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Algeria on account of the "Fête de l'Achoura 1435 de l'Hégire" (Hijri 1435 Ashura). Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

13-Nov-2013

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) - Summary: The governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina (the Bosnian Federation and the Republic of Srpska) have announced the dates of the 2014 non-working public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Links: full story and other Bosnia and Herzegovina news and updates.

13-Nov-2013

India

Indian 2013 HP Public Holidays Further Amended (Source: Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission-Shimla) - Summary: The government of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh has announced that it has once again amended its previously-released list of official non-working public holidays for the upcoming year 2013 in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

12-Nov-2013

Bahrain

Bahrain 2013 Ashoora Bank Holidays (Source: Central Bank of Bahrain-Manama) - Summary: The Central Bank of Bahrain has announced that it would declare bank holidays on Wednesday and Thursday, November 13 and 14, 2013, in line with the recently-announced non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming anniversary of Ashoora. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

12-Nov-2013

Argentina

Argentina 2014-2015-2016 One-Off Public Holidays (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: The government of Argentina has gazetted the Decreto 1768/2013 which lists the one-off non-working bridge public holidays ("feriados con fines turísticos") for the calendar years 2014, 2015 and 2016. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

12-Nov-2013

India

Indian 2013 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has also announced that the date of the non-working public holiday for the upcoming Muharram annual public holiday would be Friday, November 15, 2013, instead of Thursday, November, 14, 2013, as previously-announced. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

11-Nov-2013

India

Indian 2013 Delhi Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) - Summary: The Government of India for the Capital Territory of New Delhi, has announced that the date of the non-working public holiday for the upcoming Muharram annual public holiday would be Friday, November 15, 2013, instead of Thursday, November, 14, 2013, as previously-announced. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

11-Nov-2013

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka CHOGM Public Holiday Clarified (Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs-Colombo) - Summary: The government of Sri Lanka has finally announced its public holidays plans in relation to the upcoming CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting). Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

11-Nov-2013

Nepal

Nepal Extends CA Public Holidays (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that the one-off non-working public holidays on account of the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) elections had been extended to 4 days, from November 17 to 20, 2013. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

10-Nov-2013

Montenegro

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

10-Nov-2013

Indonesia

Indonesian 2014 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Republic of Indonesia-Jakarta) - Summary: Indonesia's Central Bank, has announced the list of 2014 bank holidays in Indonesia, in addition to the previously-announced list of 2014 public holidays in Indonesia. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

10-Nov-2013

Bahrain

Bahrain 2013 Ashoora Public Holidays (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Deputy Prime Minister, Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Wednesday and Thursday, November 13 and 14, 2013, as non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming anniversary of Ashoora. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

9-Nov-2013

Australia

Australian NT 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment-Darwin) - Summary: The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has published the list of non-working public holidays in Australia's Northern Territory for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

7-Nov-2013

Australia

Australian 2016 Public Holidays In Tasmania (Source: Tasmanian Government Media Releases-Hobart) - Summary: The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released its annual list of official 2016 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

7-Nov-2013

Panama

Panama Public Holiday December 2 (Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá-Panama City) - Summary: Panama's President, Ricardo Martinelli, has issued a decree (Decreto Ejecutivo No. 821) which announces that the upcoming annual, November 28, non-working public holiday in Panama will, once again, be moved to Monday, December 2, 2013. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

7-Nov-2013

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday November 8 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that tomorrow, Friday, November 8, 2013, had been declared a nationwide non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Chhath annual non-working public holiday of Nepal. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

7-Nov-2013

Swaziland

Swaziland Incwala Public Holiday Clarification (Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs-Mbabane) - Summary: Swaziland's Chief Commercial Officer in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade, Magenious Hlophe, has clarified the rules for shop openings on the occasion of the upcoming Incwala (aka. First Fruits) non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Swaziland news and updates.

6-Nov-2013

Monaco

Monaco 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté-Monaco) - Summary: Monaco's State Ministry has published its annual list of official non-working public holidays ("liste des jours chômés et payés") in Monaco for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

6-Nov-2013

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Public Holiday November 13 (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Wednesday, November 13, 2013, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of Ashura. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

6-Nov-2013

Tanzania

Tanzanian 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) - Summary: The government of the United Republic Of Tanzania has released the list of official non-working public holidays dates in Tanzania for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Tanzania news and updates.

5-Nov-2013

Venezuela

Venezuela Adds December 8 Public Holiday (Source: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias-Caracas) - Summary: The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has signed a decree declaring a new annual non-working public holiday (Day of Loyalty and Love for the Supreme Commander Hugo Chavez and the Fatherland) to be observed on December 8 to commemorate former President Hugo Chávez. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

4-Nov-2013

Switzerland

Switzerland 2014 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Association suisse des banquiers-Geneva) - Summary: The Association suisse des banquiers has published the list of bank holidays, most of which are also non-working public holidays, for the calendar year 2014 in Switzerland. Links: full story and other Switzerland news and updates.

4-Nov-2013

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2013 Ashura Public Holiday Moved (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had not sighted the New Moon crescent tonight and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura, and related public holiday, would be observed across the country on Friday, November 15, 2013, instead of the previously-announced date of Thursday, November 14, 2013. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

4-Nov-2013

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday November 19 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Tuesday, November 19, 2013, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

3-Nov-2013

Iraq

Iraqi Public Holiday November 5 (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: The Iraqi Secretariat of the Council of Ministers has declared Tuesday, November 5, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Hijri New Year 1435. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

3-Nov-2013

Oman

Oman Hijri 1435 Public Holiday Dates Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud al-Busaidi, has announced that the date of the previously-announced non-working public holiday for the Hijri New Year 1435 would be Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

3-Nov-2013

Somalia

Somalian Islamic New Year November 4 (Source: Government of Somaliland-Hargiesa) - Summary: The Government of Somaliland has announced that Monday, November 4, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday in Somaliland to commemorate the Islamic New Year 1435. Links: full story and other Somalia news and updates.

3-Nov-2013

Libya

Libyan Hijri Public Holiday November 5 (Source: The Interim Transitional National Council-Tripoli) - Summary: Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Tuesday, November 5, 2013, would be the date of the non-working public holiday to be observed throughout Libya for the Islamic New Year 1435. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

3-Nov-2013

Tunisia

Tunisian Hijri Public Holiday November 5 (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The government of Tunisia (Présidence du Gouvernement) has finally announced that the upcoming 1435 Hijri Islamic New Year non-working public holiday in Tunisia would occur on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

2-Nov-2013

Gibraltar

Gibraltar 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Gibraltar Press Office-Gibraltar) - Summary: The Government of Gibraltar has issued the "Bank And Public Holidays Order 2013" (LN. 2013/149) which specifies the annual bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Gibraltar for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Gibraltar news and updates.

2-Nov-2013

Bahrain

Bahrain Hijri 1435 Bank Holidays (Source: Central Bank of Bahrain-Manama) - Summary: The Central Bank of Bahrain has announced that it would declare a bank holiday on Monday, November 4, 2013, in line with the recently-announced non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual public holiday for the Islamic New Year 1435. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

2-Nov-2013

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday November 4 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día de la Constitución" public holiday will, once again, be moved from its traditional date of November 6 to Monday, November 4, 2013. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

2-Nov-2013

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday November 4 (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, November 4, 2013, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the upcoming "Día de Todos los Santos" (All Saints' Day) holiday celebrations in Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

1-Nov-2013

Tunisia

Tunisian Public Holiday November 4 or 5 (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The office of the Prime Minister of Tunisia has once again announced that the upcoming non-working public holiday throughout Tunisia for the 1435 Hijri Islamic New Year would occur on either Monday, November 4, or Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

1-Nov-2013

Bahrain

Bahrain Hijri 1435 Public Holidays (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Monday, November 4, 2013, as a non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual Islamic New Year 1435 public holiday. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

1-Nov-2013

Lebanon

Lebanon 2013 Bank Holidays Amended (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has once again issued a revised list of 2014 bank holidays in Lebanon due to a change in the announced date of the Islamic New Year 1435 bank holiday in Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

1-Nov-2013

Myanmar

Myanmar 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar-Yangoon) - Summary: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Myanmar has announced the dates of the official non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Myanmar news and updates.

1-Nov-2013

Malaysia

Malaysia Cup State Public Holiday November 4 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuantan) - Summary: The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Pahang, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob, has declared that Monday, November 4, 2013, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Pahang on account of the previous day's Malaysia Cup final. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.


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