Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates March 2014


 
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This monthly recap of March 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

31-Mar-2014

Romania

Romania May 2 Public Holiday Update (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: Romanian Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, has announced that he would most likely "succumb" to the mounting recent pressure to declare another one-off non-working bridge public holiday on Friday, May 2, 2014, to tie the annual May 1st public holiday in Romania with the following weekend. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

31-Mar-2014

Vietnam

Vietnamese May 2014 Public Holidays Extended (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has made further amendments to the official list of 2014 non-working public holidays in Vietnam, extending the dates for the upcoming Hung Kings, Liberation Day, and May Day, as well as National foundation Day annual non-working public holidays in Vietnam. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

31-Mar-2014

Peru

Peru 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The government of Peru has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays for both the private and public sectors of Peru for the upcoming calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

30-Mar-2014

French Polynesia

French Polynesian 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Présidence de la Polynésie Française-Papeete) - Summary: The Council of Ministers of French Polynesia has officially announced its annual list of French Polynesian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other French Polynesia news and updates.

30-Mar-2014

Sweden

Sweden 2015 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced (Source: Sveriges Riksbank-Stockholm) - Summary: Sweden's Central Bank (Sveriges Riksbank) has released its list of bank holidays in Sweden with the announcement of Swedish bank holidays, as well as public holidays in Sweden, for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Sweden news and updates.

29-Mar-2014

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) - Summary: The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (ORHELA) has released its annual "Memorando Especial", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

28-Mar-2014

Fiji

Fiji Public Holiday September 17 (Source: Ministry of Information-Suva) - Summary: Fiji's Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Elections, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, has announced that the next general election would be on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, and has confirmed that this date had been declared as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Fiji. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

28-Mar-2014

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday March 30 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, March 30, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in the capital, Kathmandu, and the Valley, on account of the annual Ghode Jatra festival of horses. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

27-Mar-2014

Paraguay

Paraguayan February 3 Public Holiday Stalled (Source: Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The Senate of Paraguay has rejected the "Proyecto de Ley "Que modifica el artículo 1º de la ley 1.601/00, Que modifica y amplía la Ley 715/95, que a su vez modifica y amplía la ley 08/90, por la cual se determinan los feriados de la República" which was passed last year by the lower house of Paraguay and which would have declared February 3 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Paraguay. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

26-Mar-2014

Rwanda

Rwanda 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting-ORINFOR) - Summary: The Government of Rwanda has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Rwanda news and updates.

25-Mar-2014

Macau

Macau Declares Additional 2015 Public Holidays (Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China-Macau) - Summary: Macau's Chief Executive has once again announced additional, one-off, non-working public holidays (Special Grant for exempt from work for staff in Public Administration by the Chief Executive) for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

25-Mar-2014

Australia

Western Australia 2014 Public Holidays Updated (Source: Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce-Perth) - Summary: The Government of Western Australia has updated its list of annual non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2014, with the release of the list of non-metropolitan local authorities which will celebrate the Queen's Birthday public holiday on an alternative date. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

24-Mar-2014

Bermuda

Bermuda 2016-2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: The government of Bermuda, has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar years 2016-2017. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

21-Mar-2014

Australia

South Australia March Public Holiday Move Blocked (Source: The Australian-Adelaide) - Summary: South Australian Independent MP, Geoff Brock, has decided to support the minority State Government in its refusal to move the annual Adelaide Cup Public Holiday, back to May, thus ending the hopes of returning the Adelaide Cup Day public holiday to May, for the foreseeable future. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

20-Mar-2014

Romania

Romania Mulls May 2 Public Holiday (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: Romanian associations for the promotion of tourism (Asociatia de Promovare Litoral-Delta Dunarii si Federatia Asociatiilor de Promovare Turistice din Romania) has asked the Romanian government to amend the previously-announced list of official non-working public holidays in Romania for the calendar year 2014, with the declaration of another one-off non-working bridge public holiday on Friday, May 2, 2014. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

19-Mar-2014

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Mulls Public Sector Holidays Reduction (Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) - Summary: The Puerto Rican senator, María Teresa González, has submitted a proposal to sharply reduce the number of annual public sector holidays in Puerto Rico for the upcoming fiscal year 2014/2015. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

18-Mar-2014

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Sector Holiday March 19 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social) has announced that the upcoming March 19 (Día del Padre) would be a half-day non-working public holiday for Bolivian public sector employees who are fathers ("para todos los padres de familia de la Administración Pública"). Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

18-Mar-2014

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday March 19 (Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario-Sudeban) - Summary: The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Wednesday, March 19, 2014, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "día de San José". Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

17-Mar-2014

Suriname

Suriname 2015 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname has amended its recently-released list of non-working public holidays in Suriname for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

17-Mar-2014

Australia

Australian Victoria 2016 Public Holidays (Source: State Government of Victoria-Melbourne) - Summary: The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

17-Mar-2014

Taiwan

Taiwan Extends 2015 Public Holidays (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: The Taiwanese Ministry of the Interior has announced the terms of the expected changes to the rules governing Taiwanese annual non-working public holidays that occur on a weekend, beginning in the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

16-Mar-2014

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Governor's Office-Charlotte Amalie) - Summary: The Governor of the US Virgin Islands, John P. de Jongh, Jr., has released the annual official list of non-working public holidays in the US Virgin Islands for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Virgin Islands, U.S. news and updates.

15-Mar-2014

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holidays March 16-17 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, March 16, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in the capital, Kathmandu, and other parts of the hilly regions, on account of the upcoming annual Holi festival. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

14-Mar-2014

Philippines

Philippines 2014 INC Public Holiday Passes House (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines House of Representatives has passed House Bill No. 364, which declares July 27 a special one-off non-working public holidays in the Philippines to commemorate the centennial of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC). Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

13-Mar-2014

Brazil

Brazil FIFA 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) - Summary: The Municipal Government of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has announced that it would avail itself of the terms of the "Lei da Copa" and declare 3 one-off non-working municipal public holidays in June and July 2014. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

12-Mar-2014

Spain

Spain 2015 Cataluña Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya-DOGC) - Summary: The Conselleria de Treball de la Generalitat de Catalunya has published the list of 2015 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

12-Mar-2014

Panama

Panama Mulls May Day Public Holiday Move (Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá-Panama City) - Summary: The government of Panama, through its Secretaría de Prensa de Estado, has announced that it is considering once again moving the upcoming, Labour Day, this year, from Thursday, May 1st, 2014, to Monday, May 5, 2014. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

11-Mar-2014

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Public Holiday March 29 (Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs-Colombo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations of the government of Sri Lanka has announced that Saturday, March 29, 2014, would be a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Sri Lanka in view of the Western and Southern Provincial Council Elections. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

10-Mar-2014

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Public Holiday March 11 (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: Afghanistan's ministry of labor and social affairs has declared tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Afghanistan. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

9-Mar-2014

Sweden

Sweden Mulls March 8 Public holiday (Source: Dagens Nyheter-Stockholm) - Summary: Sweden's Green party spokesperson, Gustav Fridolin, has proposed that Sweden declare International Women's Day (IWD) as a non-working public holiday (red day) in Sweden. Links: full story and other Sweden news and updates.

8-Mar-2014

Iran

Iranian 2014-2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Islamic Consultative Assembly-Majlis) - Summary: The annual official list of non-working public holidays in Iran for the upcoming Persian year 1393, running from March 21, 2014, to March 20, 2015, has been released. Links: full story and other Iran news and updates.

7-Mar-2014

Malta

Malta Midweek Public Holidays Bill (Source: Malta Department of Information-Government of Malta) - Summary: The chairperson of Malta's Alternattiva Demokratika party has submitted a bill that would move mid-week non-working public holidays in Malta to the nearest Monday or Friday. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

6-Mar-2014

Japan

Japan Mulls August 11 Public Holiday (Source: The Asahi Simbun-Tokyo) - Summary: Japan's Parliament is considering a bill that would declare a new annual non-working public holiday in Japan, on August 11, just before the annual Obon festival. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

5-Mar-2014

Bhutan

Bhutanese Public Holiday March 5 (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: Bhutan's Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs have declared today, Wednesday, March 5, 2015, a government non-working public holiday in Bhutan, due to the "first" snowfall of the winter. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

5-Mar-2014

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Public Holiday March 10 (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Youth and Migration of Kyrgyzstan has announced that the Government of Kyrgyzstan had declared Monday, March 10, 2014, as an additional day in lieu non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan due to the annual Women's Day public holiday of Kyrgyzstan falling on a Saturday in 2014. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

4-Mar-2014

Malta

Malta 2014 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Malta Bankers Association-Valetta) - Summary: Malta Bankers' Association has released its annual list of bank holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2014, dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the previously-announced 2014 general non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2014. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

4-Mar-2014

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan March 2014 Public Holidays (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The government of Kazakhstan has announced that Monday, March 10, 2014, had been declared a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Kazakhstan to compensate the annual Women's Day public holiday of Kazakhstan falling on a weekend in 2014. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

3-Mar-2014

Ghana

Ghana 2014 Independence Public Holiday (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Kwesi Ahwoi, has announced that Thursday, March 6, 2014, had once again been declared a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming annual Independence Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

3-Mar-2014

Nauru

Nauru Public Holiday March 10 (Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru-Yaren) - Summary: The president of Nauru, Sprent Dabwido, has declared Monday, March 10, 2014, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Nauru on the occasion of International Women's Day, which falls on a Saturday, this year. Links: full story and other Nauru news and updates.

2-Mar-2014

Nepal

Nepalese 2014-2015 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has gazetted its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S.2071 (April 2014-April 2015). Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

1-Mar-2014

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday March 5 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to grant an additional day-off public sector holiday ("Governu deside fó toleránsia pontu iha loron 5 fulan Marsu tinan 2014") for Ash Wednesday, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, to to all employees of ministries, departments and State agencies including all State institutes and bodies. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

1-Mar-2014

Ecuador

Ecuador Bank Holidays March 3-4 (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: Ecuador's Association of Private Banks (Asociación de Bancos Privados del Ecuador - ABPE) has announced that banks in Ecuador would be closed for the 2 upcoming days of previously-announced Carnival public holidays on Monday and Tuesday, March 3 and 4, 2014. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.


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