Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates February 2014


 
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This monthly recap of February 2014 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

28-Feb-2014

Maldives

Maldives March 3 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The Office of the President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has issued a press communiqué indicating that, contrary to past practice, Monday, March 3, 2014, would not be declared a one-off public holiday in the Maldives to coincide with the year's first sitting of the People's Majlis. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

27-Feb-2014

Bolivia

Bolivian Ch'alla And Carnival Public Holidays Update (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that Friday, February 28, 2014, would be observed as a continuous schedule working day (horario continuo) from 8am to 4pm so that Bolivians may begin the annual Carnival public holidays celebrations with the typical Bolivian Ch'alla on Friday night, February 28, 2014. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

27-Feb-2014

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands 2014 Public Holidays Updated (Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office-BVI) - Summary: The Cabinet of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) released an updated list of the annual list and dates of official non-working public holidays for 2014 in the British Virgin Islands, with a confirmed and definite date for the 2014 Sovereign's Birthday non-working public holiday in the British Virgin Islands. Links: full story and other British Virgin Islands news and updates.

27-Feb-2014

China

China Adds 2 National Holidays (Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) - Summary: The Chinese government has announced the addition of 2 annual national holidays in China, to commemorate VJ-Day, on September 2, and to commemorate the 1937 sacking of Nanjing, on December 13. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

27-Feb-2014

Curaçao

Curacao 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Eilandgebied Curaçao-Willemstad) - Summary: The government of Curaçao has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Curaçao for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Curaçao news and updates.

26-Feb-2014

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holidays February 27-28 (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 issued the Circular N° SIB-DSB-CJ-05566 announcing that Thursday, February 27, and Friday, February 28, 2014, would also be additional bank holidays in Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

26-Feb-2014

Venezuela

Venezuela Extra Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias-Caracas) - Summary: The recent decree declaring a one-off non-working public holiday, on Thursday, February 27, 2014, in Venezuela, then an additional one, on Friday, February 28, 2014, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Caracazo massacre, has been gazetted in the Gaceta Oficial 40.363. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

26-Feb-2014

Taiwan

Taiwan Reconsiders 2015 Public Holidays (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: The Taiwanese cabinet is considering increasing the number of annual non-working public holidays in Taiwan, beginning in 2015. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

26-Feb-2014

Guam

Guam Public Holiday March 3 (Source: The Government of Guam-Chamorro) - Summary: Guam's Acting Governor, Ray Tenorio, has signed a proclamation declaring another one-off non-working GovGuam public holiday on Monday, March 3, 2014, in observance of the "Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day". Links: full story and other Guam news and updates.

25-Feb-2014

Qatar

Qatari Bank Holiday March 2 (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has announced that all banks and financial institutions under its control (ie. all banks in Qatar) would be closed to the public on Sunday, March 2, 2014, on account of the annual early-March bank holiday. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

24-Feb-2014

Venezuela

Venezuela Public Holidays February 27-28 (Source: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias-Caracas) - Summary: The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has signed a decree declaring another one-off non-working public holiday in Venezuela, on Friday, February 28, 2014, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Caracazo massacre. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

24-Feb-2014

Philippines

Philippines 2014 EDSA Public Holiday Clarification (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The government of the Philippines has once again confirmed that, despite many reports to the contrary, tomorrow's EDSA Special Holiday was restricted to schools only, and that Tuesday, February 25, 2014, would therefore be a regular working day in the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

23-Feb-2014

Romania

Romanian 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Government of Romania has released its annual official list of 2015 non-working public holidays in Romania (zile libere si sarbatorile oficiale). Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

22-Feb-2014

South Sudan

South Sudan 2014 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) - Summary: The Government of South Sudan, through its Undersecretary of Labour to the Ministry of Labor, Public Service, and Human Resource Development, Hellen Achiro Lotara, has announced the list of official non-working public holidays in South Sudan for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other South Sudan news and updates.

22-Feb-2014

Venezuela

Venezuela Public Holiday February 27 (Source: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias-Caracas) - Summary: The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has signed a decree declaring Thursday, February 27, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Caracazo massacre. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

22-Feb-2014

Afghanistan

Afghanistan 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Afghanistan for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

21-Feb-2014

South Africa

South African Public Holiday May 7 (Source: BuaNews-Pretoria) - Summary: South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, has declared Wednesday, May 7, 2014, a public holiday to allow South Africans once more to exercise their democratic right to vote in the General Elections which will be held on that day. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

20-Feb-2014

Kuwait

Kuwait Extra Public Holiday February 27 (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25 and 26, 2014, as non-working public holidays for the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day annual public holidays, along with, once again, an additional bridge public holiday on the following Thursday. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

19-Feb-2014

Libya

Libyan Public Holiday February 20 (Source: Libyan News Agency-LANA) - Summary: Libya's government has declared tomorrow, Thursday, February 20, 2014, as another one-off non-working public holiday throughout Libya to allow citizens time to cast their vote for the constitutional drafting committee. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

18-Feb-2014

Cameroon

Cameroon Public Holiday February 20 (Source: Présidence de la République du Cameroun-Yaoundé) - Summary: The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has declared Thursday, February 20, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Cameroon's reunification. Links: full story and other Cameroon news and updates.

17-Feb-2014

Nepal

Nepalese Democracy Day 2014 Public Holiday (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Tuesday, February 18, 2014, had been declared a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming 64th National Democracy Day (Rastriya Prajatantra Diwas) annual non-working public holiday of Nepal. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

16-Feb-2014

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan 2014 Novruz Public Holidays Extended (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: The Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decision, once again extending the upcoming 2014 Novruz non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan to 7 consecutive days. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

15-Feb-2014

Congo (DRC)

DR Congo 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo-Kinshasa) - Summary: The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has announced its annual list of the non-working public holidays in the DRC for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Congo (Dem. Rep.) news and updates.

14-Feb-2014

Finland

Finland 2017 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Suomen Pankki- Finlands Bank-Helsinki) - Summary: Finland's Central Bank (Suomen Pankki) has released its annual list of official bank holidays (Pankkivapaapäivät) in Finland for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Finland news and updates.

13-Feb-2014

South Africa

South African 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: South African Government Communication and Information System-GCIS) - Summary: The South African Government Communication and Information System has announced the dates of the annual public holidays in South Africa for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

13-Feb-2014

Madagascar

Madagascar 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued the "Décret N°2014- 042 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2014", which officially declares the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

12-Feb-2014

Suriname

Suriname 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname has released its annual list of expected public holidays dates for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

11-Feb-2014

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Public Holidays Legislation Amended (Source: Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management-Providenciales) - Summary: The Turks and Caicos House of Assembly (parliament) has passed the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Bill 2014" which overhauls and amends the TCI Public Holidays Ordinance. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

11-Feb-2014

Lebanon

Lebanon Hariri Bank Holiday February 14 (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Friday, February 14, 2014, had also been declared a bank holiday for all banks and financial institutions of Lebanon, including the Beirut Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Lebanon, to commemorate the anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri (Commémoration de l'assasinat du PM Rafic Hariri). Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

10-Feb-2014

Lebanon

Lebanon Hariri Public Holiday February 14 (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Government of Lebanon has declared Friday, February 14, 2014, as a non-working public holiday to, once more, commemorate the anniversary of the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

10-Feb-2014

Lesotho

Lesotho 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Lesotho-Maseru) - Summary: The Central Bank of Lesotho has published its annual official list of bank holidays and public holidays in Lesotho for the current calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Lesotho news and updates.

9-Feb-2014

Liberia

Liberian Armed Forces Public Holiday February 11 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a proclamation declaring Tuesday, February 11th, 2014, as Armed Forces Day, a non-working public holiday to be observed throughout the country as a national holiday. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

8-Feb-2014

Kiribati

Kiribati 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Kiribati Public Service Office-Bairiki) - Summary: The government of Kiribati has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays for the 2014 calendar year. Links: full story and other Kiribati news and updates.

7-Feb-2014

Australia

Australia 2016 NSW Public Holidays Released (Source: NSW Government-Sydney) - Summary: The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released its annually expanded list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

7-Feb-2014

Algeria

Algerian Public Holidays Legislation Revision (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian bureau de l'Assemblée populaire nationale (APN) has sent to the Algerian government draft legislation to amend the current public holidays legislation in Algeria. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

6-Feb-2014

Dominica

Dominica 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Office of the Prime Minister) - Summary: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released its annual official list of 2014 non-working public holidays in Dominica. Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

5-Feb-2014

Mauritius

Mauritius Public Holiday February 6 (Source: Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) - Summary: Mauritius' Prime Minister has declared tomorrow, Thursday, February 6, 2014, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius due to the passage of tropical storm Edison. Links: full story and other Mauritius news and updates.

5-Feb-2014

East Timor

Timor Leste 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Komunikadu Imprensa Sekretaria Estadu Konsellu Ministru Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced its annual list of official public holidays in Timor Leste for the calendar year 2014 (Feriadu sira iha tinan 2014). Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

4-Feb-2014

New Caledonia

New Caledonia 2014 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Medef Nouvelle-Calédonie-Nouméa) - Summary: The government of New Caledonia has released its annual expanded list of bank holidays for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

3-Feb-2014

Pakistan

Pakistan Bank Holiday February 5 (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Wednesday, February 5, 2014, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the Kashmir Day. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

3-Feb-2014

Bangladesh

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

2-Feb-2014

Anguilla

Anguilla 2014 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of Anguilla-The Valley) - Summary: The government of Anguilla has released its initial annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Anguilla for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Anguilla news and updates.

1-Feb-2014

Libya

Libyan Public Holiday February 2nd (Source: Libyan News Agency-LANA) - Summary: Libya's government has declared tomorrow, Sunday, February 2, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Libya to celebrate Libya's victory against Ghana in the African Nations Championship, earlier this evening. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.


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