Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates December 2014


 
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This monthly recap of December 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-Dec-2014

Mexico

Mexico 2015 Bank Holidays Gazetted (Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación-Ciudad de México) - Summary: The Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores of Mexico has gazetted its annual official list of the dates of Mexican 2015 bank holidays (los días en que las instituciones de crédito deberán cerrar sus puertas y suspender operaciones durante 2015) in the Diario Oficial de la Federación. Links: full story and other Mexico news and updates.

31-Dec-2014

Fiji

Fiji Public Holiday January 5 (Source: Ministry of Information-Suva) - Summary: The Government of Fiji has issued a reminder of the previously-announced Monday, January 5, 2015, annual non-working public holiday in Fiji on account of the upcoming Prophet's birthday annual non-working public holiday in Fiji. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

31-Dec-2014

Niger

Niger 2015 Prophet Public Holiday Announced (Source: Ministère de la Fonction Publique et du Travail du Niger-Niamey) - Summary: The government of Niger has declared Saturday, January 3, 2015, as the date of the annual "lendemain du Mouloud" (the day after the Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday in Niger. Links: full story and other Niger news and updates.

31-Dec-2014

Bahrain

Bahrain 2015 Prophet's Birthday Public Holidays (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Saturday, January 3, 2015, as the annual non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming Anniversary of the Birthday of Prophet Mohammed non-working public holiday of Bahrain. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

31-Dec-2014

Macedonia

Macedonian 2015 Christmas Public Holidays (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Wednesday, January 7th, 2015, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Macedonia "for all citizens of the Republic of Macedonia" on account of the upcoming annual "first day of Christmas by the Orthodox calendar" annual non-working public holiday of Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

31-Dec-2014

Mauritania

Mauritania Public Holiday January 2 (Source: Mauritanian News Agency-Noakchott) - Summary: The government of Mauritania has released a communiqué de la Présidence declaring Friday, January 2, 2015, as an additional non-working public holiday in Mauritania to link the annual January 1st non-working public holiday and the subsequent "fête du Maouloud" (the Prophet's Birthday). Links: full story and other Mauritania news and updates.

31-Dec-2014

Cuba

Cuban 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba-Granma) - Summary: The Cuban government has released the up-to-date list of annual non-working public holidays in Cuba for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Cuba news and updates.

31-Dec-2014

Luxembourg

Luxemburg 2015 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Luxemburger Bankenvereinigung-Luxemburg) - Summary: The Luxembourg Bankers' Association (Luxemburger Bankenvereinigung) has issued its annual list of official bank holidays in Luxembourg for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Luxembourg news and updates.

30-Dec-2014

Austria

Austrian 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs-BMEIA) - Summary: Austria's Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äusseres - BMEIA) has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Austria for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Austria news and updates.

30-Dec-2014

Nigeria

Nigerian 2015 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: Nigeria's Federal Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has announced that Friday, January 2, 2015, had been declared an official non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria to commemorate the annual Muslim celebration of Eid-El-Maulud (Prophet Muhammad's Birthday). Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

30-Dec-2014

Pakistan

Pakistan New Year 2015 Bank Holiday (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Thursday, January 1st, 2015, as a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the upcoming Western New Year annual bank holiday in Pakistan. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

30-Dec-2014

Indonesia

Indonesian January 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat-Jakarta) - Summary: The Government of Indonesia's Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration has issued a communiqué ruling-out the possibility that it would declare Friday, January 2, 2015, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Indonesia. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

30-Dec-2014

Bahrain

Bahrain January 2015 Bank Holidays (Source: Central Bank of Bahrain-Manama) - Summary: The Central Bank of Bahrain has announced that it would declare bank holidays on Thursday and Saturday, January 1 and 3, 2015, on account of the annual non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark Western New Year and the Prophet's Birthday. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

30-Dec-2014

Tunisia

Tunisian 2015 Prophet Public Holiday January 3 (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The government of Tunisia (la présidence du gouvernement) has announced that the date for the upcoming Fête du Mouled (the Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday in Tunisia, would be Saturday, January 3, 2015. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

30-Dec-2014

Qatar

Qatari New Year 2015 Bank Holiday (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 Thursday, January 1, 2015, on account of the annual Western New Year bank holiday in Qatar. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

30-Dec-2014

Dominica

Dominica 2015 Public Holidays Amended (Source: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Office of the Prime Minister) - Summary: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released a revised version of its previously-released annual official list of 2015 non-working public holidays in Dominica. Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

30-Dec-2014

Sudan

Sudanese Public Holiday January 1st (Source: The Sudan News Agency-SUNA) - Summary: The Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Sudan has declared that Thursday, January 1, 2015, would be a public holiday in all parts of the country on the occasion of the anniversary of the independence of Sudan. Links: full story and other Sudan news and updates.

30-Dec-2014

Argentina

Argentina 2014 Year-End Bank Holiday (Source: Ministerio del Interior-República Argentina) - Summary: Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) has confirmed that tomorrow, Wednesday, December 31, 2014, would once again be a full-day bank holiday in Argentina. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

30-Dec-2014

Jordan

Jordanian January 2015 Bank Holidays (Source: The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) - Summary: The Central Bank of Jordan has also announced bank holidays on Thursday and Saturday, January 1 and 3, 2015, on account of the annual non-working Jordanian public holidays on the occasion of the upcoming Western New Year and the Prophet's Birthday. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

29-Dec-2014

Lebanon

Lebanon 2015 Prophet's Birthday Bank Holiday (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Saturday, January 3, 2015, 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 upcoming Prophet Mohammad's Birthday annual non-working public holiday in Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

29-Dec-2014

The Bahamas

Bahamas 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) - Summary: The Government of the Bahamas has communicated to us their official list of the annual Bahamas non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other The Bahamas news and updates.

29-Dec-2014

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic has approved the calendar of annual public holidays which will be non-working public holidays days off in 2015 in Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

29-Dec-2014

Gabon

Gabonese Public Holidays January 1-2 (Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) - Summary: Gabon's Ministre du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Prévoyance Sociale has announced that the upcoming annual New Year non-working public holidays in the Gabon would be extended by a day with the declaration of Friday, January 2, 2015, as an additional non-working public holiday in the Gabon. Links: full story and other Gabon news and updates.

29-Dec-2014

Jordan

Jordanian Prophet Public Holiday January 3 (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: The Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, has issued a circular decreeing a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Saturday, January 3, 2015, to on the occasion of the annual Prophet Mohammad's birthday non-working public holiday in Jordan. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

29-Dec-2014

Togo

Togolese Public Holiday January 2 (Source: Primature du Togo-Lome) - Summary: The Minister of Labour of the government of Togo has announced that Friday, January 2, 2015, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Togo ("chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national"). Links: full story and other Togo news and updates.

29-Dec-2014

Mauritania

Mauritania 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Mauritanian News Agency-Noakchott) - Summary: The government of Mauritania has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Mauritania for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Mauritania news and updates.

29-Dec-2014

Algeria

Algerian 2015 Public Holidays January 1 and 3 (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian Ministry of Labour (Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Sécurité Sociale) has announced that Thursday, January 1, 2015, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Algeria ("journée chômée et payée") on account of the Western New Year non-working public holiday in Algeria. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

29-Dec-2014

Oman

Omani 2015 Prophet's Birthday 1st Public Holiday (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Birthday, for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

28-Dec-2014

UAE

UAE 2015 Prophet's Birthday 1st Public Holiday (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Minister of Education and Chairman of Board of Directors of the Federal Authority for Human Resources, Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, issued a circular stating that the annual public sector holiday for the upcoming Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) would be on Saturday, January 3, 2015. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

28-Dec-2014

Palau

Palau 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Palau Government-Koror) - Summary: The government of Palau has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Palau for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Palau news and updates.

27-Dec-2014

Transdniestria

Transdniestria Public Holiday December 31 (Source: Interfax-Tiraspol) - Summary: Transdniestria's government has declared Wednesday, December 31, 2014, as another one-off non-working public sector holiday throughout Transdniestria. Links: full story and other Transdniestria news and updates.

27-Dec-2014

Aruba

Aruba 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Governor of Aruba-Oranjestad) - Summary: The government of Aruba has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Aruba for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Aruba news and updates.

26-Dec-2014

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan 2015 Public Holiday January 2nd (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has signed the Resolution "On announcing 2 January 2015 as a day-off", which declares Friday, January 2, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Uzbekistan. Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

26-Dec-2014

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Extends January 2015 Public Holidays (Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that the Government of Kyrgyzstan had once again decided to declare additional non-working public holidays in January 2015 in Kyrgyzstan to link the upcoming New Year Kyrgyzstan annual public holiday with the subsequent Orthodox Christmas public holiday. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

26-Dec-2014

New Caledonia

New Caledonia 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Medef Nouvelle-Calédonie-Nouméa) - Summary: The government of New Caledonia has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in New Caledonia (jours fériés chômés) and public sector holidays in New Caledonia (services publics de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et de l'Etat) for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

26-Dec-2014

Mali

Mali Public Holiday January 2 (Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali-Bamako) - Summary: The Government of Mali, via its Labour Minister, Bocar Moussa Diarra, has declared Friday, January 2, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in Mali ("journée déclarée chomée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national"). Links: full story and other Mali news and updates.

26-Dec-2014

Lebanon

Lebanon 2015 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Prime Minister of the Government of Lebanon, Tammam Salam, has declared Saturday, January 3, 2015, as the date of the annual non-working public holiday to mark the Prophet Mohammad's Birthday in Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

25-Dec-2014

Botswana

Botswana 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Botswana Press Agency-Gaborone) - Summary: The government of Botswana has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Botswana for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Botswana news and updates.

24-Dec-2014

Egypt

Egyptian Bank Holidays January 1-3 (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed from Thursday to Saturday, January 1-3, 2015, inclusively, dates which have been declared as bank holidays in Egypt on account of the upcoming Western New Year annual Egyptian bank holiday and the annual Egyptian non-working public holiday for Prophet Mohamed's Birthday. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

24-Dec-2014

Jordan

Jordanian Public Holiday December 25 (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: The Jordanian Prime Minister has issued a circular decreeing a public holiday in Jordan on Thursday, December 25, 2014, to on the occasion of the annual Christmas Day non-working public holiday in Jordan. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

24-Dec-2014

Iceland

Icelandic 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Iceland-Seðlabanki Íslands) - Summary: The government of Iceland has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Iceland for the upcoming year 2015. Links: full story and other Iceland news and updates.

24-Dec-2014

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Public Holiday January 4 (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: The Chairman of Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee, Motiur Rahman, has announced that the moon of the month of Rabiul Awal Hijri 1436 had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky yesterday and therefore that the annual Eid-e-Miladunnabi (birthday of the Prophet Mohammad), would be observed on Sunday, January 4, 2015. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

24-Dec-2014

Thailand

Thailand December 29-30 Public Holidays Ruled-Out (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Government has issued a communique ruling-out the possibility of declaring Monday and Tuesday, December 29 and 30, 2014, as additional year-end 2014-2015 public holidays in Thailand. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

24-Dec-2014

Dominica

Dominica 2015 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 2015 non-working public holidays in Dominica. Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

23-Dec-2014

Monaco

Monaco 2015 Public Sector Holidays (Source: Journal de l'administration de la Principauté de Monaco-JDA) - Summary: Monaco's public service administration has published its annual list of additional non-working public sector holidays (liste des jours chômés et payés dans l'Administration) in Monaco for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

23-Dec-2014

Morocco

Morocco 2015 Prophet's Birthday Public Holidays Announced (Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) - Summary: The Government of Morocco, through its "ministère de la fonction publique et de la modernisation de l'administration", has confirmed its previously-announced date for the upcoming 2015 Eid Al Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holidays in Morocco, following an announcement by the "ministère des Habous et des affaires islamiques". Links: full story and other Morocco news and updates.

23-Dec-2014

Congo (Republic)

Congo Brazzaville 2014-2015 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Conseil des Ministres de la République du Congo-Brazzaville) - Summary: The ministre d'État, ministre du travail et de la sécurité sociale, of Congo Brazzaville, Florent Ntsiba, has released a communique stating that Friday, December 26, 2014, and Friday, January 2, 2015, had been declared 2 additional one-off non-working public holidays throughout the Republic of the Congo (Congo Brazzaville). Links: full story and other Congo (Republic of the) news and updates.

23-Dec-2014

Philippines

Philippines 2015 Papal Public Holidays Official (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines' President, Benigno Aquino III, has issued Proclamation No. 936 which declares 3 of the 5 days of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines, January 15, 16 and 19, 2015, as one-off non-working public holidays in Manila and the Philippines' National Capital Region (NCR). Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

22-Dec-2014

Guatemala

Guatemalan 2015 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala-Guatemala City) - Summary: The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced the list of Guatemalan bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

22-Dec-2014

East Timor

Timor Leste 2014-2015 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to declare 4 full-day additional year-end public sector holidays (Toleránsia Pontu iha oras loro-kraik nian), this time on December 24, 26, and 31, 2014, as well as on Friday, January 2, 2015. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

22-Dec-2014

Vanuatu

Vanuatu 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) - Summary: The government of Vanuatu has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Vanuatu news and updates.

22-Dec-2014

Libya

Libyan Public Holiday December 24 (Source: The Interim Transitional National Council-Tripoli) - Summary: Libya's Government has announced that Wednesday, December 24, 2014, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya to mark Libya's Independence Day. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

22-Dec-2014

Mongolia

Mongolia Extends 2015 Public Holidays (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: At today's Cabinet meeting, the Cabinet of the Government of Mongolia has announced that Friday, January 2, 2015, would be an additional non-working public holiday in Mongolia, to link the annual, January 1st, non-working public holiday with the subsequent weekend. Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.

22-Dec-2014

Libya

Libyan 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Interim Transitional National Council-Tripoli) - Summary: Libya's government has released its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Libya for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

22-Dec-2014

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands Extend 2014-2015 Public Holidays (Source: The Governor's Office-St. Croix) - Summary: The outgoing Governor of the US Virgin Islands, John P. de Jongh, Jr., has once again declared year-end public sector holidays for December 2014 and January 2015. Links: full story and other Virgin Islands, U.S. news and updates.

22-Dec-2014

Honduras

Honduras 2014-2015 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The government of Honduras has reversed its earlier decision, and has declared the afternoon of December 24 and 31, 2014, as public sector public holidays, beginning at 12:00 pm local time for Honduras' public sector ("a todos los funcionarios y empleados de la administración pública"). Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

22-Dec-2014

Paraguay

Paraguay 2014 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has signed the "Decreto número 2808" which declares 2 year-end one-off non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the public sector ("para los funcionarios de la administración pública y las entidades descentralizadas"). Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

22-Dec-2014

Mozambique

Mozambique 2014-2015 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) - Summary: Mozambique's Minister of Labour has announced its traditional year-end one-off public holidays in Mozambique "to give Mozambicans a five day New Year" on December 24, 31, 2014 as well as January 2, 2015. Links: full story and other Mozambique news and updates.

21-Dec-2014

Tonga

Tonga 2014-2015 Year-End Public Sector Holidays (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Prime Minister's Office has issued a communiqué ("Christmas Vacation 2014/2015 for the Public Service") announcing that the Cabinet of the Government of Tonga had once again declared a 2-week period of additional public sector holidays in Tonga, from Monday, December 22, 2014, until Friday, January 2, 2015, inclusively. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

21-Dec-2014

Jordan

Jordanian 2015 Bank and Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) - Summary: The Central Bank of Jordan has announced the annual list of religious and national non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Jordan for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

20-Dec-2014

Tonga

Tongan 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Ministry of Information and Communications in conjunction with the The Prime Minister's Office of the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, has issued a communiqué announcing its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Tonga for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

20-Dec-2014

Monaco

Monaco January 7 Public Holiday Gazetted (Source: Communiqués de presse-Principauté de Monaco) - Summary: Monaco's National Council has approved the "projet de loi n° 931" which officializes the declaration of Wednesday, January 7, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Monaco on account of the first presentation of the royal twins to the population. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

19-Dec-2014

Zambia

Zambia Declares 2014-2015 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation-Lusaka) - Summary: Zambia's Secretary to the Cabinet, Roland Msiska, has announced that Friday, December 26, 2014, and Friday, January 2, 2015 had been declared as one-off non-working public holidays throughout Zambia "in recognition of the fact that Christmas Day and New Year 's Day will fall on Thursday, December 25 2014 while New year will fall on Thursday, January 1, 2015". Links: full story and other Zambia news and updates.

19-Dec-2014

Nigeria

Nigerian 2014-2015 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Permanent Secretary to the Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abubakar Magaji, has announced that, as per custom, the Nigerian Government had declared 3, year-end, non-working public holidays in Nigeria for the end of the year 2014 and the beginning of 2015. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

18-Dec-2014

Paraguay

Paraguay 2015 Public Holidays Finalized (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has signed the "Decreto número 2.755" which confirms that in 2015 only one of the annual non-working public holidays of Paraguay, the Battle of Boquerón anniversary, will be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

18-Dec-2014

Montserrat

Montserrat Public Holiday December 31 (Source: Government of Montserrat-Brades) - Summary: Montserrat's Office of the Deputy Governor has announced that Wednesday, December 31, 2014, had been declared a non-working public holidays in Montserrat on the advice of Cabinet, to be reserved and kept as public holiday in Montserrat. Links: full story and other Montserrat news and updates.

18-Dec-2014

Romania

Romania Gazettes January 24 Public Holiday (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: Romania's outgoing president, Traian Basescu, has signed a decree promulgating the recently-voted law ("LEGEA nr. 171/2014 pentru modificarea art. 139 alin. (1) din Legea nr. 53/2003 – Codul Muncii"), published in the Monitorul Oficial nr. 922 din 18 decembrie 2014, declaring January 24 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania to mark the anniversary of the Romanian Principalities' Union. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

18-Dec-2014

South Sudan

South Sudan 2015 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 2015. Links: full story and other South Sudan news and updates.

17-Dec-2014

Belarus

Belarus Public Holiday December 26 (Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus-Minsk) - Summary: The government of Belarus has confirmed that the upcoming, December 20, non-working day, would be moved to December 26, 2014, which will therefore be a non-working public holiday in Belarus to link the annual Catholic Christmas Day public holiday of Belarus with the subsequent weekend. Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.

16-Dec-2014

China

China 2015 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) - Summary: After axing the National Holiday Office (NHS), created in 2000, and tasked with the determination of China's annual non-working public holidays schedule, last summer, and a lot of hesitation, China's General Office of the State Council has finally released the official list of China's annual non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

15-Dec-2014

Argentina

Argentina Adds 2014-2015 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio del Interior-República Argentina) - Summary: Jorge Capitanich, the Chief of Cabinet of Argentina's President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has released the Decreto 2458/2014, declaring once again three, year-end, public holidays for Argentina's public sector, in addition to the previously-announced 2014 and 2015 official public holidays in Argentina. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

15-Dec-2014

Liberia

Liberian Public Holiday December 20 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, December 20, 2014, as a national non-working public holiday in Liberia to be observed across the country on account of Liberia's 2014 Special Senatorial Elections. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

15-Dec-2014

Transdniestria

Transdniestria 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Interfax-Tiraspol) - Summary: Transdniestria's government has announced the list of annual official non-working public holidays in the Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic (Transdniestria) for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Transdniestria news and updates.

14-Dec-2014

Curaçao

Curacao 2015 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 2015. Links: full story and other Curaçao news and updates.

14-Dec-2014

Peru

Peruvian 2015 Public Holidays Extended (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The government of Peru, only days after it had 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 2015, has issued the "Decreto Supremo DS N° 073-2014-PCM" which declares Friday, January 2, 2015, as a one-off nationwide non-working public holiday in Peru ("Se declara no laborable a nivel nacional el 2 de enero 2015 para trabajadores del sector público y privado"). Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

14-Dec-2014

Cape Verde

Cape Verde 2014-2015 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Boletim Oficial-República de Cabo Verde) - Summary: The government of Cape Verde has, as per custom, declared one off public sector holidays (tolerância de ponto) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, starting at noon, and Friday, January 2, 2015, for the full day. Links: full story and other Cape Verde news and updates.

13-Dec-2014

Australia

Australia 2017 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 2017. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

13-Dec-2014

Bolivia

Bolivia Mulls Dakar Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's President, Evo Morales, has indicated that the Bolivian government was considering the declaration of Monday, January 12, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday on the occasion of the 3rd day in Bolivia of the upcoming Dakar automobile rally. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

13-Dec-2014

Bahrain

Bahrain 2014 National Day Public Holidays (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Tuesday and Wednesday, December 16 an 17, 2014, as non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual National Day and the 15th Anniversary of the accession to the throne of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

12-Dec-2014

Bermuda

Bermuda Public Holidays Amendment Update (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: The Bermuda "Public Holidays Amendment Act 2014", introduced last summer by Bermuda's Shadow Minister of Economic Development, Michael Weeks, has garnered support from the Government's Minister of Community, Culture and Sport, Wayne Scott, during its current second reading. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

12-Dec-2014

South Korea

South Korean 2015-2016 Public Holidays (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: The South Korean Ministry of Public Administration and Security announced the official dates of 2015 and 2016 South Korean annual non-working public holidays, including those that are based on the Korean lunar calendar, and those 2015-2016 South Korean public holidays which fall on a Sunday. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.

11-Dec-2014

Monaco

Monaco Extends 2015 Public Holidays (Source: Communiqués de presse-Principauté de Monaco) - Summary: Monaco's Palace has confirmed that January 7, 2015, the date of the presentation to the public of the Monaco Royal Twins would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Monaco. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

10-Dec-2014

Romania

Romania Extends 2014 Public Holidays (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Government has announced that it had declared Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31, 2014, as additional, one-off non-working public sector holidays in Romania. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

10-Dec-2014

Laos

Laos 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic-Ventiane) - Summary: The government of Laos has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in Laos for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Laos news and updates.

10-Dec-2014

Nicaragua

Nicaragua 2014-2015 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Ministry of Labour has announced that MITRAB (Ministerio del Trabajo) had once again declared extended public sector non-working public holidays centered around the Nicaraguan public holidays for Christmas 2014 and New Year's Day 2015. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

9-Dec-2014

Niger

Niger 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministère de la Fonction Publique et du Travail du Niger-Niamey) - Summary: The Ministre de l'Emploi, du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale of the government of Niger has released the official list of annual non-working public holidays in Niger for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Niger news and updates.

9-Dec-2014

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan December 15 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The government of Kazakhstan has announced that Monday, December 15, 2014, would not be declared as a bridge non-working public holiday in Kazakhstan to link the annual December 16-17 public holidays of Kazakhstan to the previous weekend. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

9-Dec-2014

Peru

Peruvian 2015 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 2015. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

8-Dec-2014

Thailand

Thailand 2015 Public Holidays Completed (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: The government of Thailand has announced the date of the 2015 Royal Ploughing Ceremony annual non-working public holiday, thus completing the previously-released partial list of official annual non-working public holidays in Thailand for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

8-Dec-2014

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands December 10 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Solomon Times-Honiara) - Summary: The Solomon Islands Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening has ruled-out declaring Wednesday, December 11, 2014, as another one-off electoral non-working public holiday in the Solomon Islands on the occasion of the Guadalcanal Provincial election. Links: full story and other Solomon Islands news and updates.

8-Dec-2014

Dominica

Dominica December 9 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: GIS Press Release-Roseau) - Summary: Dominica's freshly re-elected Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has broken with unofficial tradition and announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, December 9, 2014, would not be a one-off electoral non-working public holiday in Dominica, as "it was time to get back to work". Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

8-Dec-2014

Abkhazia

Abkhazia 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Administration of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia-Sukhumi) - Summary: The office of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Abkhazia for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Abkhazia news and updates.

8-Dec-2014

USA

USA Federal Public Sector Holiday December 26 (Source: The White House-Washington DC) - Summary: US President, Barak Obama, released an Executive Order, dated December 5, once again indicating that "All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Friday, December 26, 2014, the day after Christmas Day". Links: full story and other USA (United States) news and updates.

8-Dec-2014

Tunisia

Tunisian 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The government of Tunisia has released its official list of official annual non-working public holidays in Tunisia for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

7-Dec-2014

San Marino

San Marino 2015 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 bank holidays and non-working public holidays in San Marino for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other San Marino news and updates.

7-Dec-2014

Paraguay

Paraguay 2015 Public Holidays Preview (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The government of Paraguay has released initial elements of the list of annual official non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

7-Dec-2014

Peru

Peru Mulls December 9 Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo del Perú-MTPE) - Summary: Peru's Ministra de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo, Ana Ethel del Rosario Jara Velásquez, has announced that it had not come to a final decision concerning the possibility of declaring Tuesday, December 9, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on account of the COP20. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

6-Dec-2014

Maldives

Maldives Public Holidays December 7-8 (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The Office of the President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen, has released a communique declaring Sunday and Monday, December 7 and 8, 2014, as one-off non-working public holidays in the Maldives. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

6-Dec-2014

Angola

Angolan 2014-2015 Year-end Public Holidays (Source: Rádio Nacional de Angola-Luanda) - Summary: Angola's Minister of Public Work and Social Security Administration (MAPTSS), Antonio Pitra Neto, has issued a statement declaring 2 additional year-end non-working public holiday in Angola, on Friday, December 26, 2014, and on Friday, January 2, 2015. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

6-Dec-2014

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Electoral Public Holiday December 23 (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: The Azerbaijani Central Elections Commission has announced that the date of then upcoming municipal elections, December 23, 2014, would once again be a one-off, non-working, electoral public holiday in Azerbaijan. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

6-Dec-2014

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday December 8 (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, December 8, 2014, would be another bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Día de la Inmaculada Concepción" bank holiday of Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

5-Dec-2014

Portugal

Portugal 2014 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 Wednesday, December 24, 2014, and one day to choose among December 26, 31 or January 2, 2015. Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

5-Dec-2014

Montserrat

Montserrat 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Montserrat-Brades) - Summary: Montserrat's Office of the Deputy Governor has announced its annual list of non-working public holidays, and in lieu public holidays in Montserrat for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Montserrat news and updates.

5-Dec-2014

Madagascar

Madagascar Public Holiday January 2 (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has issued a decree amending the yet to be released list of 2015 Madagascar public holidays by declaring Friday, January 2, 2015, as another paid one-off bridge public holiday throughout Madagascar to link the upcoming January 1st public holiday with the subsequent weekend. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

4-Dec-2014

Vietnam

Vietnam 2015 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has announced a revised version of its recently-released list of annual non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2015, with the April/May triple public holidays starting one day later. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

4-Dec-2014

Madagascar

Madagascar Public Holidays Amended (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement, at its meeting of last Tuesday, issued a decree amending the "Décret N°2014- 042 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2014", which officially declared the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2014, as well as the annual public holidays to come in 2015 and subsequent years. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

3-Dec-2014

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Public Holiday December 8 (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Ministry of Labour (MITRAB) has announced that Monday, December 8, 2014, would be a non-working public holiday in Nicaragua ("feriado nacional obligatorio con goce de salario para todos los trabajadores del país") on account of the annual Immaculate Conception Day public holiday in Nicaragua. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

3-Dec-2014

Romania

Romanian January 24 Public Holiday Official (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Chamber Of Deputies has voted its final approval to the Senate Bill that would declare January 24 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania to mark the Union of Romanian Principalities. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

2-Dec-2014

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Amends Public Holidays Legislation (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: Following last spring's passage by the Dominican Republic Senate of a bill amending the current law on the public holidays of the Dominican Republic, the Dominican Republic National Assembly has voted the emergency, and unanimous, passage of the iniciativa No.04467-2010-2016-CD ("Proyecto de ley mediante el cual se modifican los artículos 2 y 4 de la Ley No.139-97, del 19 de junio del 1997"). Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

2-Dec-2014

Armenia

Armenian 2014-2015 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia has announced amendments to the yet-to-be released annual list of official non-working public holidays in Armenia for the upcoming calendar year 2015, as well as the list of official non-working public holidays in Armenia for the calendar year 2014, announced earlier this year. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

1-Dec-2014

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday December 5 (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Deputy Minister of the Interior, James Agalga, has announced that Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Mark Owen Woyongo, had declared Friday, December 5, 2014, as a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming Farmers Day annual public holiday. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

1-Dec-2014

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands 2015 Public holidays Announced (Source: The Cabinet of the Faroe Islands-Føroya Landsstýri) - Summary: The Føroya Landsstýri (governing Cabinet of the Faroe Islands) has released it annual list of the non-working public holidays in the Faroe Islands for the upcoming calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Faroe Islands news and updates.

1-Dec-2014

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

St Vincent and the Grenadines 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines-Saint Vincent) - Summary: The government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in St Vincent and the Grenadines for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Saint Vincent and the Grenadines news and updates.

1-Dec-2014

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Governor's Office-Charlotte Amalie) - Summary: The outgoing 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 2015. Links: full story and other Virgin Islands, U.S. news and updates.

1-Dec-2014

Nauru

Nauru Public Holiday December 3 (Source: Government Information Office of the Republic of Nauru-Yaren) - Summary: The Government of Nauru has declared Wednesday, December 3, 2014, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Nauru on the occasion this year's International Day of Persons with Disability. Links: full story and other Nauru news and updates.

1-Dec-2014

Australia

Australian Victoria Announces New Public Holidays (Source: State Government of Victoria-Melbourne) - Summary: The recently-elected Premier-elect of the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, has announced that he would make good on his promise of 2 new public holidays in Victoria by the publication of their declaration in the Government Gazette (as opposed to a possibly lengthy parliamentary debate). Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.


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