Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates September 2015


 
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This monthly recap of September 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-Sep-2015

Guinea

Guinea Conakry Public Holiday October 2 (Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry, through its Minister of Labour and Public Sector ("Ministre de la Fonction Publique, de la réforme de l'Administration et du Travail"), Sékou Kourouma, has announced that Friday, October 2nd, 2015, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the upcoming "57è anniversaire de l'indépendance nationale". Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

30-Sep-2015

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Public Holiday October 1st (Source: Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management-Providenciales) - Summary: The Government of Turks and Caicos Islands has announced that, due to "continued inclement weather in Providenciales including heavy rain, strong wind gusts and flooding in certain areas", Thursday, October 1st, 2015 had been declared a one-off public sector holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

29-Sep-2015

Peru

Peruvian October 1-2 Public Holidays Ruled-Out (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: Peru's Minister of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo-MTPE), Daniel Maurate, has issued a communique squashing the social media rumours about the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on October 1 and 2, 2015. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

28-Sep-2015

Nigeria

Nigerian Public Holiday October 1 (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abubakar Magaji, has announced that the Nigerian Government, in a statement signed by the Ministry's Director of Press, Yusuf Isiaka, had declared Thursday, October 1st, 2015, as a non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria on account of Nigeria's upcoming 55th annual independence anniversary. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

28-Sep-2015

Taiwan

Taiwan Typhoon Public Holiday September 29 (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: The Government of Taiwan, the Executive Yuan, has announced that due to the arrival of typhoon Dujuan, a one-off non-working public holiday had been declared in Taiwan for tomorrow, and that all businesses will be closed on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

27-Sep-2015

Palau

Palau Public Holiday October 1 (Source: Palau Government-Koror) - Summary: The government of Palau has announced that Thursday, October 1, 2015, would be the date of the upcoming 21st Independence Day annual non-working public holiday in Palau. Links: full story and other Palau news and updates.

26-Sep-2015

Russia

Russian 2016 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has officially gazetted its previously-announced annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2016" (Decree No.1017 of September 24, 2015), which lists the official non-working public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

25-Sep-2015

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday September 27 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, September 27, 2015, had once again been declared a non-working public holiday in the Kathmandu Valley on account of the upcoming Indra Jatra annual non-working public holiday of Nepal. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

25-Sep-2015

Ukraine

Ukraine 2016 Public Holidays Draft (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: Ukraine's Ministry of Social Policy has prepared a draft resolution for the Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine specifying the annual official list of 2016 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine, as well as the decision to postpone working days in 2016, in order to create favorable conditions for the rational use of working time. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

24-Sep-2015

Armenia

Armenian September 28 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia has ruled-out rumours to the effect that Monday, September 28, 2015, would be declared as another non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming Blessing of the Holy Chrism feast, to be held at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

24-Sep-2015

Nepal

Nepalese 2015 Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal, through its Ministry of Home Affairs, has finally announced that Friday, September 25, 2015, had been declared as the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday across the country on account of the upcoming Baqar-Eid (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of Nepal. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

24-Sep-2015

Malaysia

Malaysian 2017 Islamic Public Holidays Announced (Source: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia-Jakim) - Summary: Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its annual Islamic calendar for the western year 2017 (corresponding to 1438-1439 AH). Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

23-Sep-2015

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday September 24 (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, September 24, 2015, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de Las Mercedes annual immovable non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

23-Sep-2015

Central African Republic

Central African Republic Public Holiday September 24 (Source: Primature Gouvernement de la Centrafrique RCA-Bangui) - Summary: The Minister of Labour ("Ministre du Travail et de la sécurité sociale") of the Central African Republic, Gaston Mackouzangba, has announced that, for the first time also, Thursday, September 24, 2015, the date of the upcoming Aïd el Adha (Feast of Sacrifice, aka. Tabaski) feast as a nationwide non-working public holiday in the Central African Republic. Links: full story and other Central African Republic news and updates.

23-Sep-2015

Togo

Togolese Tabaski 2015 Public Holiday (Source: Primature du Togo-Lome) - Summary: The Minister of Labour of the government of Togo has announced that Thursday, September 24, 2015, had been declared as the date of the annual non-working public holiday throughout Togo for the upcoming Aid al-Kébir (Feast of Sacrifice, aka. Tabaski). Links: full story and other Togo news and updates.

23-Sep-2015

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Extends 2015 Eid al Adha Public Holidays (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: The government of Saudi Arabia, via a royal decree issued by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman, has announced that this year's Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public sector holidays would be extended by 3 days (the 16th, 17th and 18th of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah 1436 AH), with work for all sectors of the state starting again on Sunday, Dhu al-Hijjah 21, 1436 AH. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

23-Sep-2015

Niger

Niger 2015 Tabaski Public Holidays (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, Salissou Ada, has declared Thursday and Friday, September 24 and 25, 2015, as the dates of the upcoming annual "Tabaski" (Feast of sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays in Niger. Links: full story and other Niger news and updates.

22-Sep-2015

Spain

Spain 2016 Madrid Public Holidays Announced (Source: Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid-Madrid) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid, Presided by Cristina Cifuentes, has announced that it had approved the annual list of official 2016 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Comunidad de Madrid. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

22-Sep-2015

Fiji

Fiji 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Information-Suva) - Summary: The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved, through Gazette Notice No. 68, dated yesterday, its annual list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

22-Sep-2015

Egypt

Egyptian Eid Al-Adha 2015 Bank Holidays (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed from September 23-27, 2015, inclusively, dates which have been declared bank holidays in Egypt on account of the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual Egyptian bank and public holidays. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

22-Sep-2015

Spain

Spain 2016 Murcia Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia-Murcia) - Summary: Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia through the Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia has finally gazetted the calendar of official public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2016, which it had unofficially announced last winter. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

21-Sep-2015

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan September 25 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic-Bishkek) - Summary: The press service of the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Youth of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that the Government of Kyrgyzstan had ruled-out the declaration of another additional non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan on Friday, September 25, 2015, to link the upcoming Kurman Ait (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of Kyrgyzstan with the subsequent weekend. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

21-Sep-2015

Bahrain

Bahrain 2015 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Wednesday to Monday, September 23 to 28, 2015, as the annual non-working public sector holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public sector holidays for the Islamic year 1436. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

21-Sep-2015

Qatar

Qatar 2015 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Qatar's Emiri Diwan has once again extended the Eid al-Adha public sector holidays, for ministries, government departments, general authorities and institutions, so that they will be on holiday for 7 days for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays in 2015 in Qatar. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

20-Sep-2015

Transdniestria

Transdniestria 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Interfax-Tiraspol) - Summary: Transdniestria's government has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic (TMR, aka Transdniestria) for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Transdniestria news and updates.

20-Sep-2015

Egypt

Egyptian 2015 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: Egyptian authorities have extended the upcoming public sector's Eid Al-Adha annual non-working public holidays of 2015, for government clerical staff, which will run from Wednesday, September 23, 2015, until Sunday, September 27, 2015. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

20-Sep-2015

Guyana

Guyana Public Holiday September 24 (Source: Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs-Georgetown) - Summary: The government of Guyana has issued a "Notification Under The Public Holidays Act (CAP. 19:07)" in the Official Gazette (extraordinary) Of Guyana, whereby Thursday, September 24, 2015, is gazetted as an official non-working public holiday in Guyana on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha annual non-working public holiday of Guyana. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

19-Sep-2015

Jordan

Jordan 2015 Eid Al Adha Bank Holidays (Source: The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) - Summary: The Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan, Ziad Fariz, has issued the Memorandum 35/2015, ref. 10/2, which announces the dates of the bank holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working bank holidays in Jordan. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

19-Sep-2015

The Gambia

Gambia Extends 2015 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: The Point Newspaper-Banjul) - Summary: The President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia for the Tobaski (aka Eid al-Adha or Feast of Sacrifice) would be extended from its previously-announced date of September 24, 2015, to last 4 days, until Sunday, September 27, 2015, inclusively. Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.

19-Sep-2015

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Public Holiday September 20 (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Sunday, September 20, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Afghanistan to commemorate the fourth assassination anniversary of the former president and high peace council chief Burhanuddin Rabbani. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

18-Sep-2015

Spain

Spain 2016 Castilla y León Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Castilla y León-Valladolid) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Castilla y León has announced its annual list of official regional non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

18-Sep-2015

Mauritius

Mauritius Mulls Public Holidays Legislation Amendments (Source: Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) - Summary: Mauritius' Parliament has passed the first reading of the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Bill" (No. XIV of 2015) which aims to revamp the list of official annual non-working public holidays in Mauritius and the rules that govern their observance, in particular by enshrining into law 2 new annual non-working public holidays in Mauritius. Links: full story and other Mauritius news and updates.

17-Sep-2015

Spain

Spain 2016 Melilla Public Holidays Announced (Source: Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla-BOME) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla has released its annual official list of 2016 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's autonomous region of Melilla. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

17-Sep-2015

Lebanon

Lebanon 2015 Eid al-Adha Bank Holiday (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that it had also decided to change the date of the upcoming annual Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) bank holiday in Lebanon, would be observed on Thursday, September 24, 2015, instead of the previously-announced date of Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

17-Sep-2015

The Gambia

Gambia Eid al-Adha Public Holiday September 24 (Source: The Point Newspaper-Banjul) - Summary: The President of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC) has announced yesterday, that Thursday, September 24, 2015, would be the date of the upcoming Muslim feast of Eid Al Adha, better known in the Gambia as Tobaski, and corresponding annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia. Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.

17-Sep-2015

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday September 24 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname has confirmed that the upcoming "Ied Ul Adha" (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Suriname would be observed on Thursday, September 24, 2015, a date which has been declared a non-working public holiday in Suriname. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

17-Sep-2015

Sénégal

Senegal 2015 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) - Summary: The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire - CNOCL) has announced that the upcoming Tabaski (Aid el Kébir, aka. Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday would be on Friday, September 25, 2015. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

17-Sep-2015

Afghanistan

Afghanistan 2015 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared the period of Wednesday to Saturday, September 23 to 26, 2015, as non-working public holidays on the occasion of the upcoming Eidul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Afghanistan. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

17-Sep-2015

Oman

Oman 2015 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

16-Sep-2015

Lebanon

Lebanon 2015 Eid al-Adha Public Holiday (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Government of Lebanon has announced that upcoming annual non-working public holiday for the Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) in Lebanon, would be observed on Thursday, September 24, 2015, instead of the previously-announced date of Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

16-Sep-2015

Turkey

Turkey Extends 2015 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Hürriyet Daily News-Istanbul) - Summary: The government of Turkey has once again decided to extend the Eid al-Adha annual non-working public holidays in Turkey, by declaring September 21-22-23, 2015, as "administrative holiday" public sector holiday to link the weekend with the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) public holiday which was set to begin on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Links: full story and other Turkey news and updates.

16-Sep-2015

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holidays September 20-21 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: Nepal's government has announced that, as per a Cabinet decision, Sunday and Monday, September 20 and 21, 2015, had been declared non-working public holidays to celebrate the passage of Nepal's new constitution. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

16-Sep-2015

Ghana

Ghana 2015 Eidul-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Deputy Minister of Interior, James Agalga, has issued a statement indicating that Monday and Thursday, September 21 and 24, 2015, are non-working public holidays in Ghana, and that both days are statutory holidays and should be observed as such. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

16-Sep-2015

Kuwait

Kuwait Amends 2015 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has shifted by a day the previously-announced dates for the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait, to run from September 23 until September 27, 2015, inclusively. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

16-Sep-2015

Philippines

Philippines Eid ul-Adha Public Holiday September 25 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines Government has issued Proclamation No.1128 which finally specifies Friday, September 25, 2015, as the date for the observance of the upcoming Philippines annual non-working public holiday to mark Eidul Adha. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

15-Sep-2015

UAE

UAE 2015 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Federal Government, through its respective ministries, has announced the dates of the annual upcoming 2015 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays, as usual in separate announcements for the public sector and the private sector of the UAE. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

15-Sep-2015

Pakistan

Pakistan Extends 2015 Eid-ulAzha Public Holidays (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has once again amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ulAzha (Feast of sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2015, extending the upcoming Eid-ulAzha non-working public holidays period to 4 days. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

15-Sep-2015

Maldives

Maldives Restores 2015 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: Maldivian President, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has once again changed the dates of the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holidays in the Maldives, and announced via the Twitter account of President's Office Spokesperson, Ibrahim Muaz Ali, that September 20-21-22 would once again be non-working public holidays in the Maldives, and that Sunday, September 27, 2015, would be kept as a government public holiday. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

15-Sep-2015

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2015 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's Religious Affairs Minister, and Chairman of the National Moon Sighting Committee, Matiur Rahman, has announced that Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee had determined that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice), annual non-working public holiday would be observed on Friday, September 25, 2015, in Bangladesh, as the Moon for the month of Zil Hajj was not sighted last night. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

14-Sep-2015

Morocco

Morocco 2015 Aid Al Adha Public Holidays (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 Aid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) 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.

14-Sep-2015

Tunisia

Tunisian 2015 Aïd El-Idha Public Holidays (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The government of Tunisia (Présidence du Gouvernement) has announced that the upcoming Aïd El-Idha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Tunisia would be observed on Thursday and Friday, September 24 and 25, 2015. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

14-Sep-2015

Jordan

Jordan 2015 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordan's Prime Minister has issued a circular, once again decreeing a 5-day period of public holidays, from September 23 to September 27, 2015, for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays in Jordan. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

14-Sep-2015

Maldives

Maldives Cuts 2015 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: Following last night's surprise announcement of a change in the date of the upcoming Eid al Adha by Saudi Arabia, Maldivian President, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has decided to cancel the recent declaration of September 20-21-22 as non-working public holidays in the Maldives, and instead declare Sunday, September 27, 2015, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in the Maldives. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

13-Sep-2015

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Moves 2015 Eid al Adha Public Holiday (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: In a surprise announcement, the Saudi government has changed its previously-announced date of September 23, for the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holiday, by shifting the entire month of Dhul Hijjah by one day. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

13-Sep-2015

Algeria

Algerian 2015 Aïd El Adha Public Holidays (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: Following tonight's surprise announcement of a change in the date of the upcoming Eid al Adha by Saudi Arabia, the Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique) has announced that Thursday and Friday, September 24 and 25, 2015, had been declared as the new dates of the upcoming Aïd El Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays in Algeria. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

13-Sep-2015

Nigeria

Nigerian 2015 Eid El-Kabir Public Holidays Announced (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: Following tonight's surprise announcement of a change in the date of the upcoming Eid al Adha by Saudi Arabia, the Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that the Nigerian Government had decided to move the date of the upcoming Eid al Adha in Nigeria to September 24, as well. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

12-Sep-2015

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Public Holiday September 15 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Minister of Labour has confirmed that the upcoming September 15 non-working public holiday for Costa Rica's Independence Day (194 Aniversario de la Independencia de Costa Rica) was an official non-working public holiday, as per the amended public holidays legislation of Costa Rica and that its observance would not and could not be moved to another date. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

12-Sep-2015

Peru

Peru IMF Public Holiday October 9 (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The Peruvian executive has issued a decree announcing that Friday, October 9, 2015, had been declared as a one-off public holiday in Peru, on account of the upcoming IMF and World Bank Summit. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

11-Sep-2015

Holy See

Vatican 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prefettura della Casa Ponitificia-Vatican City) - Summary: The Vatican's Prefecture of the Papal Household has released its annual list of the 2016 closed public holidays for the Holy See (aka. Vatican City). Links: full story and other Holy See news and updates.

11-Sep-2015

Angola

Angola Public Holiday September 18 (Source: Rádio Nacional de Angola-Luanda) - Summary: Angola's Minister of Public Service and Social Security (MAPESS), António Pitra Neto, has announced that Friday, September 18, 2015, would be a one-off non-working public sector holiday, to link the upcoming, September 17, National Heroes' Day, annual non-working public holiday (tolerância de ponto) of Angola, as per the law revising Angolan official non-working public holidays. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

10-Sep-2015

Armenia

Armenian Public Holiday September 14 (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia has announced that Monday, September 14, 2015, would be a non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming Exaltation of the Holy Cross feast, to be compensated by declaring Saturday, September 19, 2015, as a regular working day in Armenia. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

10-Sep-2015

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Public Holidays September 14-15 (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Ministry of Labour (MITRAB) has announced that Monday and Tuesday, September 14-15, 2015, would be non-working public holiday (feriados nacionales obligatorios) in Nicaragua to mark the annual non-working public holidays commemorating the Battle of San Jacinto and Nicaragua's Independence Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

9-Sep-2015

Finland

Finland Could Cancel 2 Public Holidays (Source: Helsingin Sanomat-Helsinki) - Summary: Finland's Finance Minister, Alexander Stubb, has announced a series of austerity measures which, among other measures, would cancel 2 of Finland's annual non-working public holidays. Links: full story and other Finland news and updates.

8-Sep-2015

Australia

South Australia March Public Holiday Maintained Until 2019 (Source: The Australian-Adelaide) - Summary: The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has announced that the current freeze on the date of the second Monday of March non-working public holiday (often referred to as Adelaide Cup Day) would remain until 2019, at least. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

7-Sep-2015

Tonga

Tongan Public Holiday November 2 (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Prime Minister's Office has issued a communiqué confirming that the date of the upcoming Constitution Day/Tonga National Day annual non-working public holiday in Tonga will be Monday, November 2, 2015, as per the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2010" (Act No. 10 of 2010). Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

6-Sep-2015

Maldives

Maldives Extends 2015 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The spokesperson for the Office of the President of the Maldives, Ibrahim Muaz Ali, has twitted that President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom had decided to extend the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holidays in the Maldives and link it to the previous weekend by declaring additional non-working public holidays in the Maldives on Sunday and Monday, September 20 and 21, 2015. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

3-Sep-2015

Spain

Spain 2016 Castilla La-Mancha Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha-DOCM) - Summary: The previously-announced 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") has been gazetted in the Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

2-Sep-2015

Bahrain

Bahrain 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Central Bank has published its annual list of expected bank and public holidays in Bahrain for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

1-Sep-2015

Paraguay

Paraguay Public Holiday September 28 (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees has released a communiqué confirming that the date of the upcoming Día de la Victoria de Boquerón public holiday would be moved to Monday, September 28, 2015, as per the terms of the previously-released "Decreto número 2.755". Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.


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