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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates June 2014

This monthly recap of June 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

30-Jun-2014

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 2014 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Announced (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: The government of Saudi Arabia has once again declared a 12-day period of public sector holidays at government and semi official establishments across the country for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

30-Jun-2014

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Lailatul Qadr July 25 (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee has announced that the moon of the month of Ramadan had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky last night and therefore that the upcoming Lailatul Qadr (night of destiny) would be observed on the evening of Friday, July 25, 2014, to be followed on the next day by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

30-Jun-2014

Bermuda

Bermuda Mulls May Public Holiday Shift (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: The "Public Holidays Amendment Act 2014", recently introduced by Bermuda's Shadow Minister of Economic Development, Michael Weeks, has had it first reading in Bermuda's parliament last week. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

30-Jun-2014

Thailand

Thailand August 11 Public Holiday Request (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: As had been expected, Thailand's Tourism and Sports Ministry, has formally asked the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to declare Monday, August 11, 2014, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a four-day period of public holidays leading up to the annual Queen's birthday non-working public holiday, and boost tourism. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

29-Jun-2014

Belarus

Belarus Public Holiday July 4 (Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus-Minsk) - Summary: The government of Belarus has confirmed that the upcoming, July 12, non-working day, would be moved to July 4, 2014, which will therefore be a non-working public holiday in Belarus to link the annual Belarus Independence Day public holiday with the subsequent weekend. Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.

28-Jun-2014

Taiwan

Taiwan 2015 Public Holidays Approved (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: The Cabinet of the Government of Taiwan (the Executive Yuan) has approved the recently-announced annual calendar of non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

28-Jun-2014

Brunei

Brunei Public Holidays August 14 (Source: Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) - Summary: The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has announced that the upcoming observance of his 68th birthday would be moved, this year, from the middle of the month of Ramadan to Thursday, August 14, 2014, which has been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Brunei Darussalam. Links: full story and other Brunei news and updates.

28-Jun-2014

Russia

Russian 2015 Public Holidays Approved (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: The Russian Federation's Tripartite Commission for the regulation of social and labor relations, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, endorsed the recently-announced draft list of annual non-working public holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

28-Jun-2014

Canada

Canada Names New NS Family Day Public Holiday (Source: Province of Nova Scotia-Halifax) - Summary: The Minister of Labour and Advanced Education of Canada's Province of Nova Scotia, Kelly Regan, has announced that the recently voted new annual February non-working public holiday in the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia, beginning in 2015, would be named "Heritage Day". Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

27-Jun-2014

Pakistan

Pakistan Bank Holiday July 1st (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, would once again be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the annual July Bank Holiday. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

27-Jun-2014

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday July 1st (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Deputy Minister of the Interior, James Agalga, has announced that Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, was an annual statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming Republic Day annual public holiday. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

27-Jun-2014

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Senate Votes Public Holidays Reduction (Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) - Summary: The Senate of Puerto Rico has passed the Proyecto del Senado 1113 which gives legislative form to the recent proposal by the Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, to reduce the number of annual public sector holidays in Puerto Rico from 19 to 15. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

26-Jun-2014

Spain

Spain 2015 Extremadura Public Holidays (Source: Diario Oficial de Extremadura-DOE) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Extremadura of Spain's Autonomous Region of Extremadura has published its annual list of regional public holidays (calendario laboral) for the calendar year 2015 in Extremadura. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

26-Jun-2014

Greece

Greece 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Bank of Greece-Athens) - Summary: The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Greece news and updates.

26-Jun-2014

Indonesia

Indonesian Public Holiday July 9 (Source: Komisi Pemilihan Umum-Jakarta) - Summary: The Government of Indonesia's Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, announced that, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, the day of the upcoming presidential election, had once again been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Indonesia "so that employees across the country can concentrate on the elections without being burdened by work". Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

25-Jun-2014

Malaysia

Malaysian State Public Holiday June 26 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Johor Baru) - Summary: The State Secretary of Malaysia's State of Johor, State Secretary Datuk Ismail Karim, after consultation with the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, has declared that Thursday, June 25, 2014, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Johor on account of the same day's JDT winning of the Super League football Championship. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

25-Jun-2014

Kenya

Kenyan July 7 Public Holiday Bill Dropped (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: The bill to declare July 7 (Saba saba) as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya has been dropped, following speaker Thaddeus Rajwayi's comments that the bill would have been DOA due to its unconstitutionality. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

25-Jun-2014

Mongolia

Mongolia Adds December 29 Public Holiday (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: The Mongolian Cabinet has finally decided to declare December 29 as an annual non-working public holiday in Mongolia, to be called "National independence Day". Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.

24-Jun-2014

Honduras

Honduras Football Public Holiday June 25 (Source: La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The government of Honduras has reversed its earlier decision, and has declared tomorrow, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, as another afternoon public sector public holiday, beginning at 12:30 pm local time, to allow civil servants to watch the World Cup game between Honduras and Switzerland. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

24-Jun-2014

Spain

Spain 2015 Balears Public Holidays Announced (Source: Dirección General de Trabajo Y Salud Laboral-Govern de les Illes Balears) - Summary: The Consell de Govern of Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (ámbito autonómico de las Islas Baleares) has announced its official annual calendar of 2015 regional and national public holidays (calendario laboral). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

23-Jun-2014

Libya

Libyan Public Holiday June 25 (Source: Libyan News Agency-LANA) - Summary: Libya's government has finally announced that Wednesday, June 25, 2014, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday on account of that date's national parliamentary election. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

21-Jun-2014

Spain

Spain 2015 Andalucia Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía-BOJA) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Andalucía has published its annual list of non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Andalucia for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

20-Jun-2014

Myanmar

Myanmar To Amend Public Holidays Laws (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar-Yangoon) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security of the government of Myanmar has announced that it is drafting amendments to the "1951 Leave and Holidays Act" which regulates, among other issues, the list of official annual non-working public holidays in Myanmar. Links: full story and other Myanmar news and updates.

20-Jun-2014

Nepal

Nepalese Bhoto Jatra Public Holiday Sunday (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that the previously-announced regional public sector holiday on Sunday, June 22, 2014, had been extended into a nationwide non-working public holiday throughout Nepal on account of the upcoming Bhoto Jatra. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

20-Jun-2014

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday June 23 (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, June 23, 2014, would be another bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Corpus Christi" bank holiday of Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

19-Jun-2014

Honduras

Honduras Football Public Holiday June 20 (Source: La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The government of Honduras has reversed its earlier decision, and has declared tomorrow, Friday, June 20, 2014, as an afternoon public sector public holiday, beginning at 15:00 (3pm) local time, to allow civil servants to watch the World Cup game between Honduras and Ecuador. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

19-Jun-2014

Kenya

Kenyan July 7 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: The Kenyan Government's Labour Secretary, Kambi Kazungu, has issued a communiqué denying that Monday, July 7, 2014, would be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya, as had recently been requested/announced by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

19-Jun-2014

Cambodia

Cambodian Public Holiday July 11 (Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) - Summary: Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, has issued a directive declaring Friday, July 11, 2014, as a one-off national non-working public holiday in Cambodia, on account of the upcoming interment of King Father Norodom Sihanouk, who died in late 2012. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

18-Jun-2014

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday June 19 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Thursday, June 19, 2014, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Corpus Christi non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

18-Jun-2014

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday June 22 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, June 22, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Nepal in the Kathmandu, Chitwan, Bardiya and Kailali districts on account of the upcoming Constituent Assembly by-elections. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

18-Jun-2014

Nauru

Nauru Public Holiday June 20 (Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru-Yaren) - Summary: The president of Nauru has declared Friday, June 20, 2014, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Nauru on the occasion this year's World Refugee Day. Links: full story and other Nauru news and updates.

17-Jun-2014

Haiti

Haiti Public Holiday June 19 (Source: Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) - Summary: The Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti has announced that Haiti's President had once again issued an Executive Order declaring Thursday, June 19, 2014, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday throughout Haiti to coincide with this year's "Corpus Christi" holiday. Links: full story and other Haiti news and updates.

17-Jun-2014

Bolivia

Bolivian June 19 and 21 Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has once again confirmed that the upcoming Corpus Christi annual non-working public holiday would be observed on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

17-Jun-2014

UK

UK Rejects New Religious Public Holidays (Source: YouGov-London) - Summary: The UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has issued its decision on another petition to declare 2 new annual non-working public holidays (aka. bank holidays in the UK), one for the Hindu festival of Diwali, and another one for one of the "Eid" Muslim festivals. Links: full story and other UK news and updates.

16-Jun-2014

Cyprus

Cyprus 2015 Bank Holidays Released (Source: Central Bank of Cyprus-Nicosia) - Summary: The Central Bank of Cyprus has released its annual official list of bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Cyprus news and updates.

15-Jun-2014

Honduras

Honduras Rules-Out June 20 and 25 Football Public Holidays (Source: La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: In a break with his predecessor's frequent declaration of Football non-working public holidays, Honduras' new President, Juan Orlando Hernández, has announced that there would be no one-off non-working public holidays in Honduras, neither on June 20 nor on June 25, and that focus should be on work ("trabajo y más trabajo"). Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

15-Jun-2014

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka's Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs, W.D.J. Senevirathne, has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka", the official list of Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

14-Jun-2014

Argentina

Argentina Could Extend June 27 Public Sector Holiday (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: The Lower House of the Province of Buenos Aires ("Cámara de Diputados de la Provincia de Buenos Aires") has approved the extension to the Provincial level of last year's Ley Nº 26.876, which makes June 27 an annual non-working public sector holiday in Argentina for the federal public sector. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

13-Jun-2014

Spain

Spain 2015 Castilla La-Mancha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha-DOCM) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla La-Mancha, through its spokesperson Leandro Esteban, has published its annual list of regional non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Región of Castilla La-Mancha for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

12-Jun-2014

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Public Holiday June 13 (Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) - Summary: Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister-elect, Gaston Browne, has announced that as per tradition, he would declare tomorrow, Friday, June 13, 2014, as a one-off post-election public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda. Links: full story and other Antigua and Barbuda news and updates.

12-Jun-2014

Taiwan

Taiwan 2015 Public Holidays Released (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: The Directorate General of Personnel Administration has finally released its official annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2015, with the recent changes to the regulations governing non-working public holidays in Taiwan. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

11-Jun-2014

Bolivia

Bolivian G77 Public Holidays June 13-14 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Contrary to earlier announcements, Bolivia's President, Evo Morales, has issued a decree declaring Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14, 2014, as one-off non-working public holidays in the Santa Cruz Province of Bolivia, on account of the upcoming G77+China Summit. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

10-Jun-2014

Nigeria

Nigerian States Declare Public Holiday June 12 (Source: Vanguard-Abeokuta) - Summary: The State Governments of the Nigerian States of Oyo, Osun, and Lagos have once again declared Thursday, June 12, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Nigerian states of Oyo, Osun, and Lagos. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

9-Jun-2014

Philippines

Philippines 2014 INC Public Holiday Passes Senate (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines Senate has, in turn, passed a resolution in support of House Bill No. 364, which declares July 27 a special 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.

8-Jun-2014

Philippines

Philippines June 13 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr., has issued an official statement denying new rumours that Friday, June 13, 2014, had been declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines, as it falls between the annual Independence Day non-working public holiday of the Philippines, and the weekend. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

7-Jun-2014

India

Indian 2015 Public Holidays Released (Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) - Summary: India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has released its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

6-Jun-2014

Argentina

Argentina June 20 Public Holiday Move Ruled-Out (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's Ministry of the Interior and Transportation has issued a statement ruling-out the rumoured move of the upcoming "Día del Paso a la Inmortalidad del Gral. Manuel Belgrano" non-working public holiday from Friday, June 20, to Monday, June, 23, 2014. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

6-Jun-2014

Bolivia

Bolivian June 13 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Ministry of Labour, in conjunction with the Bolivian Ministry of Culture, has issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of Friday, June 13, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Bolivia, on account of the upcoming G77+China Summit. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

5-Jun-2014

Egypt

Egyptian Public Holiday June 8 (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: Egyptian Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mehleb, has announced that the Egyptian Cabinet had declared, Sunday, June 8, 2014, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Egypt on account of the inauguration of president-elect Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

4-Jun-2014

Paraguay

Paraguayan Public Holiday June 16 (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees, Edgar Rodas, has released a communique confirming the date of the upcoming Día de la Paz del Chaco public holiday would be moved to Monday, June 16, in 2014 ("la única festiva que será trasladada durante el corriente año será el 12 de Junio próximo"). Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

3-Jun-2014

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Public Holiday June 20 (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago, through its Communications Minister, Vasant Bharath, has announced that Friday, June 20, 2014, would be another one-off non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, due to the coincidence of the Feast of Corpus Christi public holiday and the Labour Day annual public holidays of Trinidad and Tobago in 2014. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

2-Jun-2014

Syria

Syrian June 3 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Syrian Arab News Agency-SANA) - Summary: Earlier this morning, Syria's Interior Ministry issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Syria on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, on the occasion of the upcoming presidential election. Links: full story and other Syria news and updates.

2-Jun-2014

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday June 6 (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, June 6, 2014, would once again be a non-working public holiday for citizens of the Orthodox faith in Macedonia on account of the upcoming annual Friday before Pentecost annual sectorial non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

1-Jun-2014

Japan

Japanese August 11 Public Holiday Promulgated (Source: The Asahi Simbun-Tokyo) - Summary: The recently voted amendment to Japan's Holiday Act to designate August 11, as a new annual Japanese non-working public holiday, to be known as Mountain Day (Yama no Hi), was promulgated earlier this week, as "Act for Partial Revision of the Law on National Holidays" (2014 Law No. 43, promulgated on May 30, 2014). Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

1-Jun-2014

Seychelles

Seychelles Bank Holiday June 30 (Source: The Central Bank of Seychelles-Victoria) - Summary: The Central Bank of the Seychelles has announced that Monday, June 30, 2014, would be another substitute bank holiday in the Seychelles on account of the annual Independence Day bank holiday and public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2014. Links: full story and other Seychelles news and updates.


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