Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates June 2015


 
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This monthly recap of June 2015 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-2015

Hungary

Hungary 2016 Public Holidays Finalized (Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium-Budapest) - Summary: The Government of Hungary has released the final version (NGM 18/2015) of the previously-announced draft list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Hungary news and updates.

29-Jun-2015

Pakistan

Pakistan Bank Holiday July 1st (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Wednesday, July 1st, 2015, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the upcoming annual July 1st Bank Holiday of Pakistan. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

29-Jun-2015

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday July 1st (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname has announced that Wednesday, July 1st, 2015, would be a non-working public holiday on account of the annual "Dag der Vrijheden" (Emancipation Day) for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

29-Jun-2015

Egypt

Egyptian Public Holiday June 30 (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: Egyptian Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mahlab, has announced that Egyptian authorities have declared tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Egypt on account of the second anniversary of the beginning of the mass protests which led to the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

28-Jun-2015

Greece

Greece Bank Holidays June 29 And Beyond (Source: The Bank of Greece-Athens) - Summary: Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, has announced a one-off bank holiday in Greece on Monday, June 29, 2015, when banks and the stock exchange will remain closed. Links: full story and other Greece news and updates.

27-Jun-2015

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Eid Public Holiday July 18 (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago, through its Public Utilities Minister, Nizam Baksh, has announced that Saturday, July 18, 2015, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual public holiday of Trinidad and Tobago in 2015. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

26-Jun-2015

Indonesia

Indonesian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat-Jakarta) - Summary: The government of Indonesia has issued its annual decree ("Surat Keputusan Bersama (SKB) Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama Tahun 2016") designating public holidays and collective leave days ("cuti bersama") for the calendar year 2016, for both the private and public sectors. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

26-Jun-2015

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday June 29 (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 29, 2015, would be another bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Día de San Pedro y San Pablo" bank holiday of Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

25-Jun-2015

Bolivia

Bolivian Papal Public Holidays Decision Next Week (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Presidential Chief of Staff, Juan Ramón Quintana, has announced that the declaration of one or more nationwide non-working public holidays in Bolivia, on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, would be taken-up, and voted on, at the next Cabinet meeting on July 1st, 2015. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

24-Jun-2015

Mozambique

Mozambique June 26 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) - Summary: Mozambique's Labour Minister, Victoria Diogo, has issued a communiqué denying a hoax circulating in social media, stating that Friday, June 26, 2015, had been declared a one-off public holiday in Mozambique. Links: full story and other Mozambique news and updates.

23-Jun-2015

Australia

Australian 2016 Queensland Public Holidays Update (Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) - Summary: The Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (switching the dates of the Birthday of the Sovereign and of the Labour Day public holidays) has been referred to the Finance and Administration Committee of the parliament of the Australian state of Queensland for consideration, and the committee is required to report back to Parliament by August 10, 2015. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

22-Jun-2015

Czech Republic

Czech Republic Good Friday Public Holiday Progress (Source: Radio Praha-Prague) - Summary: A long-stalled bill that would declare Good Friday as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Czech Republic, has gained new momentum following its endorsement by Czech parliamentarians from almost all parties, including Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and his Finance Minister. Links: full story and other Czech Republic news and updates.

21-Jun-2015

Fiji

Fiji Public Holiday June 26 (Source: Ministry of Information-Suva) - Summary: Fiji's National Sports Commission CEO, Peter Mazey, has confirmed the date of the upcoming new National Sports Day annual Fiji public holiday, as Friday, June 26, 2015. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

20-Jun-2015

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 2015 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Amended (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: The government of Saudi Arabia has amended the dates of the previously-announced annual Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) 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.

19-Jun-2015

Russia

Russian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has released its annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2016", which as usual proposes a draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

18-Jun-2015

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan 2015 Ramadan Public Holidays (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decree creating another 4-day Ramazan Bayram (End of Ramadan) public holidays from Friday, July 17, until Monday, July 20, 2015, inclusively. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

18-Jun-2015

Guatemala

Guatemalan Public Holiday June 29 (Source: Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) - Summary: The Guatemalan Ministry of Labour has announced that Monday, June 29, 2015, had been declared as the, day in lieu, non-working public holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming Army Day annual public holiday ("Día del Ejército"), falling in the middle of the week in 2015. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

18-Jun-2015

Cambodia

Cambodian Public Holidays June 19 (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 announced that the Government of Cambodia had declared tomorrow, Friday, June 19, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Cambodia on account of that day's funeral of former Khmer Rouge Communist leader Chea Sim. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

17-Jun-2015

Pakistan

Pakistan Ramadan 2015 Bank Holiday (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Friday, June 19, 2015, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Start of Ramadan Bank Holiday. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

17-Jun-2015

Spain

Spain 2016 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 announced its annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Región of Castilla La-Mancha for the upcoming calendar year 2016 ("calendario laboral de las fiestas laborales de carácter retribuido y no recuperable en el año 2016, en Castilla-La Mancha"). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

17-Jun-2015

Spain

Spain Basque National Public Holiday Reborn (Source: Boletín Oficial del País Vasco-BOPV) - Summary: The executive of Spain's autonomous region of the País Vasco has announced that the yet to be released annual calendar of official regional public holidays ("calendario laboral") for the upcoming calendar year 2016 in Spain's Basque region, will include a new annual regional non-working public holiday in Spain's autonomous region of the País Vasco, to mark on October 7, the anniversary of the first Basque government in Gernika. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

16-Jun-2015

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Reconsidering Electoral Public Holidays (Source: Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) - Summary: Bangladesh's Election Commissioner Abu Hafiz, who saw the UK polls last month, has issued a note against future polling/election days being declared one-off non-working public holidays in Bangladesh. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

15-Jun-2015

Nauru

Nauru Public Holiday June 22 (Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru-Yaren) - Summary: The president of Nauru has once again declared Saturday, June 20, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in Nauru on the occasion this year's World Refugee Day. Links: full story and other Nauru news and updates.

15-Jun-2015

El Salvador

El Salvador Confirms June 17 Public Holiday (Source: Presidencia de la República de El Salvador-San Salvador) - Summary: The government of El Salvador has confirmed that Wednesday, June 17, 2015, would be a nationwide non-working public holiday in El Salvador on account of the annual Fathers' Day non-working public holiday of El Salvador. Links: full story and other El Salvador news and updates.

14-Jun-2015

Georgia

Georgian Flood Public Holiday June 15 (Source: The Administration of the President of Georgia-Tbilisi) - Summary: Georgian Prime Minister, Irakli Gharibashvili, has announced that tomorrow, Monday, June 15, 2015, would be an official day of mourning and a one-off non-working public holiday in Georgia on account of the weekend flooding in Tbilisi. Links: full story and other Georgia news and updates.

14-Jun-2015

Mauritius

Mauritius 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) - Summary: The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has released its approved annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Mauritius news and updates.

13-Jun-2015

Tonga

Tongan Coronation Public Holiday July 7 (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Prime Minister's Office has issued a communiqué that the Tongan Cabinet had declared Tuesday, July 7, 2015, as another one-off official non-working public holiday in Tonga to mark the coronation of King Tupou VI. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

12-Jun-2015

Bolivia

Bolivian June 22 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social), through its Director of Labour, Miguel Ángel Albarracín, has issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of Monday, June 22, 2015, as an additional non-working public holiday in Bolivia, to compensate the fact that the annual, June 21, "Día del Año Nuevo Andino Amazónico", Bolivian public holiday falls on a Sunday in 2015. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

11-Jun-2015

India

Indian 2016 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 2016. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

10-Jun-2015

Spain

Spain 2016 Cataluña Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya-DOGC) - Summary: The Conselleria de Treball de la Generalitat de Catalunya has gazetted the previously-announced annual list of the 2016 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

9-Jun-2015

Paraguay

Paraguay Papal Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The bill previously approved by the Paraguayan Senate and then its Lower House, to declare Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, 2015, as one-off non-working public holidays in Paraguay on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis in Paraguay, was gazetted today as law No.544. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

8-Jun-2015

Ecuador

Ecuador Papal Public Holidays July 6-7 (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: The government of Ecuador, through a decree signed by Ecuadoran president, Rafael Correa, has finally declared Monday and Tuesday, July 6 and 7, 2015, as non-working public holidays in Ecuador on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis in Ecuador. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

8-Jun-2015

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 2015 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Announced (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: The government of Saudi Arabia has once again extended the annual Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) public sector holidays from its usual duration of 10 days, and 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.

7-Jun-2015

Latvia

Latvian Public Holiday June 22 (Source: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia-Riga) - Summary: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia has issued a communiqué reminding the Latvian population that Monday, June 22, 2015, was a one-off bridge non-working public holiday in Latvia. Links: full story and other Latvia news and updates.

6-Jun-2015

Paraguay

Paraguay Papal Public Holidays July 10-11 (Source: Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has signed into law a bill previously approved by the Paraguayan Senate and then Lower House, to declare Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, 2015, as one-off non-working public holidays in Paraguay on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis in Paraguay. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

6-Jun-2015

Malaysia

Malaysian Sabah State Public Holiday June 8 (Source: Sabah State Government-Kota Kinabalu) - Summary: Following yesterday's earthquake, the Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Sabah, Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Aman, has announced that he had decided to declare Monday, June 8, 2015, as a one-off non-working state public holiday in Malaysia's State of Sabah "as a sign of respect and concern for the victims and their families". Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

5-Jun-2015

Luxembourg

Luxemburg 2016 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 2016. Links: full story and other Luxembourg news and updates.

5-Jun-2015

Argentina

Argentina June 29 Public Holiday Confusion (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Over the past couple of days, various news media in Argentina, have either announced a new one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina on June 29, or ruled it out (it will, in fact not be a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina). Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

4-Jun-2015

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday June 5 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor-Leste has announced that it had decided to amend the list of 2015 public holidays in Timor Lest by declaring a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Timor Leste (toleránsia pontu) on Friday, June 5, 2015, on account of the funeral ceremonies will be held, and where a last tribute will be paid to the former President of the National Parliament and Minister of State, Coordinating Minister of Social Affairs and Minister of Education of the Sixth Constitutional Government, Fernando “La Sama” de Araújo. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

4-Jun-2015

Taiwan

Taiwan Mulls September 3 Public Holiday (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: The Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee of the Legislature of Taiwan has approved a draft bill that would declare the, September 3, Armed Forces Day (originally known as “Victory over Japan Day”) as a new nationwide annual non-working public holiday in Taiwan, effective beginning in the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

3-Jun-2015

Haiti

Haiti Public Holiday June 4 (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 and the Ministry of Communication of Haiti have announced that, by a Presidential Order dated 3 June 2015, Haiti's President had once again issued an Executive Order declaring Thursday, June 4, 2015, 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.

3-Jun-2015

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday June 4 (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 4, 2015, 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.

2-Jun-2015

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Holiday June 4 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour has ratified that the upcoming Corpus Christi annual non-working public holiday would be observed on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

1-Jun-2015

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea 2015 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea-Port Moresby) - Summary: The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, Michael Ogio, has released a revised version of the previously gazetted official list of annual appointed non-working public holidays in Papua New Guinea for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Papua New Guinea news and updates.

1-Jun-2015

Ecuador

Ecuador Mulls Papal Public Holidays (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: Ecuador's Minister in charge of security (Ministro coordinador de Seguridad), César Navas, has announced that the Government of Ecuador was considering declaring one-off non-working public holidays in Ecuador on account of the upcoming 2015 visit of Pope Francis in Ecuador. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.


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