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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates November 2015

This monthly recap of November 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-Nov-2015

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday December 4 (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Deputy Minister of the Interior, James Agalga, has announced that Ghana's Minister of the Interior had declared Friday, December 4, 2015, as a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming Farmers Day annual public holiday in Ghana, to "honor gallant Farmers and Fishers in Ghana". Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

30-Nov-2015

Costa Rica

Costa Rican 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social - MTSS) has released the annual list of official non-working public holiday in Costa Rica for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

30-Nov-2015

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands 2016 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 2016. Links: full story and other Virgin Islands, U.S. news and updates.

30-Nov-2015

Jordan

Jordan Census Public Holiday November 30 (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: At a cabinet meeting, late last night, the government of Jordan decided to declare Monday, November 30, 2015, the first day of the upcoming 10-day 2015 population census as a one-off non-working public holiday in Jordan. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

29-Nov-2015

Lebanon

Lebanon 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Government of Lebanon has announced its annual list of official Lebanese non-working public holidays in Lebanon for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

29-Nov-2015

Romania

Romanian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Government of Romania has released its annual official list of 2016 non-working public holidays in Romania (zile libere si sarbatorile oficiale). Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

28-Nov-2015

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands 2016 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 2016. Links: full story and other Faroe Islands news and updates.

28-Nov-2015

New Caledonia

New Caledonia 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Direction des Ressources Humaines et de la Fonction Publique de 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 2016. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

28-Nov-2015

Serbia

Serbian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Serbian Government Ministry of Labour and Social Policy-Belgrade) - Summary: The Serbian government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Serbia for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Serbia news and updates.

27-Nov-2015

Vanuatu

Vanuatu Public Holiday November 30 (Source: Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) - Summary: The Office of the President of Vanuatu has announced that Vanuatu's president, Baldwin Lonsdale, had declared Monday, November 30, 2015, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, on account the annual Vanuatu public holiday for Unity Day falling on a Sunday, in the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Vanuatu news and updates.

27-Nov-2015

Bulgaria

Bulgarian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria-Sofia) - Summary: The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has released its annual list of regular non-working public holidays and annual one-off bridge public holidays in Bulgaria for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Bulgaria news and updates.

26-Nov-2015

Liberia

Liberian Public Holidays November 29-30 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a proclamation declaring Sunday, November 29, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in Liberia, to commemorate the 120th Birth Anniversary of Liberia's 18th President, Mr. William V.S. Tubman. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

25-Nov-2015

Belarus

Belarus 2016 Public Holidays Released (Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus-Minsk) - Summary: The Council of Ministers of Belarus has approved the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Belarus in the calendar year 2016, and released the details thereof in the "Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus No. 976". Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.

25-Nov-2015

Indonesia

Indonesian December 9 Public Holiday Official (Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat-Jakarta) - Summary: The Indonesian Cabinet Secretariat has announced that, as announced last summer, Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, has signed a presidential declaring Wednesday, December 9, 2015, as another one-off electoral public holiday in Indonesia on account of the Indonesian regional elections being held on that date. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

24-Nov-2015

Kenya

Kenyan Papal Public Holiday November 26 (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: In another flip-flop, earlier today, Kenyan State House spokesman, Manoah Esipisu, announced that the government of Kenya had declared Thursday, November 26, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Kenya. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

24-Nov-2015

Namibia

Namibian Public Holiday November 27 (Source: The Namibian-Windhoek) - Summary: Namibian Presidency spokesperson, Albertus Auchamub, has announced that, despite announcements to the contrary, President, Hage Geingob, had indeed declared Friday, November 27, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Namibia, on account of the local and regional authority elections being held in Namibia on that date. Links: full story and other Namibia news and updates.

24-Nov-2015

Guam

Guam Public Holiday November 27 (Source: The Government of Guam-Chamorro) - Summary: The Governor of Guam, Eddie Calvo, has once again declared the Friday after the upcoming Thanksgiving non-working public holiday of Guam, Friday, November 27, 2017, as a one-off GovGuam public sector holiday in Guam. Links: full story and other Guam news and updates.

23-Nov-2015

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Public Holidays Amendments (Source: Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale-Ouagadougou) - Summary: Burkina Faso's Cabinet (Conseil des ministres du Conseil national de la transition) has announced that it had unanimously approved changes to the list of annual non-working public holidays in Burkina Faso, these amendments affecting the March, September and October, non-working public holidays in Burkina Faso. Links: full story and other Burkina Faso news and updates.

22-Nov-2015

Kenya

Kenyan November 26-27 Papal Public Holidays Ruled-Out (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: Kenyan State House spokesman, Manoah Esipisu, after a month of repeated hints that Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 2015, might be declared as one-off non-working public holidays in Kenya on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Kenya, has finally announced that the government of Kenya had opted not to declare Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 2015, as one-off non-working public holidays in Kenya on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Kenya. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

22-Nov-2015

Guyana

Guyana 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The government of Guyana has announced its annual list of non-working public holidays in Guyana for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

21-Nov-2015

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Public Holiday December 7 (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: The President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has signed the resolution "On shifting day-off from Saturday, 5 December, to Monday, 7 December 2015" which declares Monday, December 7, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Uzbekistan, in connection with the celebration of the Constitution Day of Uzbekistan annual non-working public holiday in Uzbekistan. Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

20-Nov-2015

Nepal

Nepal Adds New Public Holiday For Falgunanda (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: Following yesterday's Cabinet meeting, the government of Nepal announced that November 11 would henceforth be an annual non-working public holiday in Nepal to mark birth anniversary of Kirat religious leader Falgunanda Lingden. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

19-Nov-2015

Tonga

Tongan 2016 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: The Prime Minister's Office of the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, has issued a gazette publication notice of its previously-announced list of official annual non-working public holidays in Tonga for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

19-Nov-2015

Mauritius

Mauritius Rejects Public Holidays Legislation Amendments (Source: Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) - Summary: Mauritius' Parliament has passed the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Bill", but without the recent amendments which would have enshrined into law 2 new annual non-working public holidays in Mauritius. Links: full story and other Mauritius news and updates.

18-Nov-2015

Oman

Omani 2015 National Day Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Oman's minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, and Oman's Minister of Manpower, have announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day annual non-working public holidays for the public sector and the private sector, respectively, in Oman, for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

18-Nov-2015

Thailand

Thailand December 11 Public Holiday Decision Postponed (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Cabinet has considered the recent proposal from Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, General Tanasak Patimapragorn, for Friday, December 11, 2015, to be declared as an additional public holiday in Thailand, but has postponed a decision on the matter. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

17-Nov-2015

Australia

Australia ACT Public Holidays Amended (Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate-Canberra) - Summary: The Legislative Assembly of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has voted unanimously to approve the recently-introduced amendments to the Holidays Act 1958 to make Easter Sunday an official public holiday in the ACT, as proposed by the Chief Minister of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT), Andrew Barr, and in addition to the annual list of non-working public holidays in Australia's Capital Territory. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

16-Nov-2015

Vietnam

Vietnam 2016 Public Holidays Official (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has announced that the Vietnamese Cabinet had approved the previously-announced draft version of the initial list of annual non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

15-Nov-2015

Pakistan

Pakistan Iqbal Day Public Holiday Legal Wrangles (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: Pakistan's Justice, Khalid Mahmood Khan, of the Lahore High Court, has issued a notice to the federal government of Pakistan, re a petition against abolition of the annual, November 9, non-working public holiday in Pakistan on Iqbal Day, and has requested a reply from the federal government of Pakistan within three weeks. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

14-Nov-2015

Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands 2016 Public Holidays Released (Source: Office of the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands-Majuro) - Summary: The government of the Marshall Islands has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Marshall Islands for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Marshall Islands news and updates.

14-Nov-2015

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Prime Minister-Castries) - Summary: The government of Saint Lucia has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in Saint Lucia for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Saint Lucia news and updates.

13-Nov-2015

Belarus

Belarus 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus-Minsk) - Summary: The government of Belarus, via its First Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Security, Andrew Lobovich, has announced that it had finalized its annual list of official public holidays in Belarus for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.

13-Nov-2015

Sénégal

Senegal Magal Public Holiday December 1 (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 Grand Magal de Touba new annual non-working public holiday would be on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, contrary to earlier reports that had it on November 30, 2015. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

13-Nov-2015

Myanmar

Myanmar 2016 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar-Yangoon) - Summary: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Myanmar has issued an amendment to its previously-released annual list of the dates of the official non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the upcoming calendar year 2016, correcting the dates and extent of the annual 9-10 days Thingyan/Water Festival and Burmese New Year annual non-working public holidays. Links: full story and other Myanmar news and updates.

12-Nov-2015

Tonga

Tongan 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Ministry of Information and Communications in conjunction with 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 2016. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

12-Nov-2015

Suriname

Suriname November 13 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname, through its Minister of the Interior, Mohamed Noersalim, has issued an official statement stating that Javanese New Year (Javaans Nieuwjaar - Sasi Sura), on Friday, November 13, 2015, had not, and would not, be declared a non-working public holiday in Suriname. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

12-Nov-2015

Malaysia

Malaysian State Public Holiday November 22 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Johor Baru) - Summary: The Malaysian State of Johor has declared Sunday, November 22, 2015, as a one-off state non-working public holiday in the Malaysian State of Johor, to commemorate the birthday of the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

12-Nov-2015

Lebanon

Lebanon Bank Holiday November 23 (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that it had also decided that the annual, Independence Day, bank holiday in Lebanon, would be observed on Monday, November 23, 2015, instead of the previously-announced date of Sunday, November 22, 2015. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

12-Nov-2015

Ukraine

Ukraine 2016 Public Holidays Approved (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: At yesterday's meeting, Ukraine's Cabinet issued the Disposition number 1155 of November 11, which approves the previously-released draft resolution by the Ukraine's Ministry of Social Policy, specifying the annual official list of 2016 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine, as well as the postponement of some 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.

11-Nov-2015

Canada

Canadan November 11 Public Holiday Extension Ruled-Out (Source: Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité Sociale du Québec-Quebec City) - Summary: The ruling Couillard administration of the Canadian Province of Quebec has announced that, after a year of deliberations, it had decided not to declare November 11 (the "jour du Souvenir") as an official statutory non-working public holiday in the Canadian Province of Quebec. Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

11-Nov-2015

Portugal

Portugal Could Restore 4 Public Holidays Before 2018 (Source: Assembleia da República-Lisboa) - Summary: Following last night's forced resignation of Portugal's center-right government, the likelihood that the recent project to restore the 4 public holidays canceled 3 years ago, before 2018, the "Projeto de Lei n.º 749/XII - Restitui os feriados nacionais obrigatórios eliminados" will be approved has increased dramatically. Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

11-Nov-2015

Lebanon

Lebanon Public Holiday November 23 (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Tammam Salam, has issued a communiqué declaring Monday, November 23, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in Lebanon on the occasion of Independence Day annual, November 22, non-working public holiday in Lebanon. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

10-Nov-2015

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic 2016 Public Holidays Officialized (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has officially published its previously-announced annual official list of the non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

10-Nov-2015

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management-Providenciales) - Summary: The Office Of Public Service Management of the Turks and Caicos Islands has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Turks and Caicos Islands, for the calendar year 2016, as approved at last month's Cabinet meeting. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

9-Nov-2015

Aruba

Aruba 2016 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 2016. Links: full story and other Aruba news and updates.

9-Nov-2015

Israel

Israel 2016 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Bank of Israel-BOI) - Summary: The Bank of Israel has officially released the list of days in 2016 which will be observed as bank and public holidays in Israel, as part of its annual announcement of the "List of days in 2016 apart from Saturdays, which will be observed as Bank and Public Holidays in Israel". Links: full story and other Israel news and updates.

9-Nov-2015

Thailand

Thailand Mulls December 11 Public Holiday (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, General Tanasak Patimapragorn, in an apparent reversal to last month's announcement on the matter, has announced that he is preparing to submit a proposal to Thailand's Cabinet calling for Friday, December 11, 2015, to be declared as an additional public holiday in Thailand. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

9-Nov-2015

Kenya

Kenya Mulls November 26-27 Public Holidays (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: Kenyan State House spokesman, Manoah Esipisu, has announced that the government of Kenya was now considering declaring both Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 2015, as one-off non-working public holidays in Kenya on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Kenya. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

8-Nov-2015

Montenegro

Montenegro 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Welfare of Montenegro-Podgorica) - Summary: Montenegro's Ministry of Labor has its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Montenegro for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Montenegro news and updates.

7-Nov-2015

Australia

Australian Victoria 2016 Public Holidays Completed (Source: State Government of Victoria-Melbourne) - Summary: The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially completed the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2016, with the specific date of the "Friday before the AFL Grand Final" non-working public holiday in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

6-Nov-2015

Bermuda

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

6-Nov-2015

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

St Vincent and the Grenadines Public Holiday November 17 (Source: Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines-Saint Vincent) - Summary: The Deputy to the Governor General of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Susan Dougan, has announced that Governor General Dougan had declared Tuesday, November 17, 2015, as another one-off non-working public holiday in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Links: full story and other Saint Vincent and the Grenadines news and updates.

5-Nov-2015

Czech Republic

Czech Republic 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Czech National Bank-Prag) - Summary: The central bank of the Czech Republic, the Czech National Bank, has announced its annual list of the twelve annual Czech bank holidays and Czech public holidays for calendar year 2016 in the Czech Republic, based on the current legislation regulating non-working public holidays in the Czech Republic. Links: full story and other Czech Republic news and updates.

5-Nov-2015

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday November 11 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname has confirmed that the upcoming "Divali" (aka. Diwali or Deepavali) annual non-working public holiday in Suriname would be observed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, a date which has been declared a non-working public holiday in Suriname. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

4-Nov-2015

Jamaica

Jamaican 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Jamaica Information Service-JIS) - Summary: The Government of Jamaica has released the official list of 2016 non-working public holidays in Jamaica. Links: full story and other Jamaica news and updates.

4-Nov-2015

Tanzania

Tanzanian Public Holiday November 5 (Source: Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) - Summary: Tanzania's Chief Secretary to the Directorate of Presidential Communications, Ombeni Sefue, has announced that President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete had decided to declare Thursday, November 5, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Tanzania ("Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mheshimiwa Dkt. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete ameamua na ameitangaza kesho, Alhamisi, Novemba 5, mwaka huu, 2015, kuwa Sikukuu na siku ya mapumziko"), on account of that day's swearing-in of John Pombe Joseph Magufuli as the fifth President of the United Republic of Tanzania and "to enable Tanzanians to take part in the event". Links: full story and other Tanzania news and updates.

4-Nov-2015

Tonga

Tonga 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Prime Minister's Office has issued a communiqué ("Public service holidays start Dec 22") 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 Tuesday, December 22, 2015, until Sunday, January 3, 2016, inclusively. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

3-Nov-2015

Thailand

Thailand 2016 Public Holidays Completed (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: The government of Thailand has announced the date of the 2016 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 2016. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

3-Nov-2015

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani 2016 New Year Public Holidays (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has made its annual year-end public holidays announcement, whereby the period of Thursday, December 31, 2015, to Monday, January 4, 2016, inclusively, had been declared as official non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan on account of the upcoming annual "Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis" and "Western New Year" public holidays. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

3-Nov-2015

Pakistan

Pakistan 2015 Iqbal Day Public Holiday Canceled (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: After some initial reports, earlier today, that the Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan was considering declaring the eve of the upcoming, November 9, Iqbal Day non-working public holiday as an additional non-working public holiday in Pakistan, it then did an about-face and issued the Circular F. No. 2/4/2014 which actually cancels the Iqbal Day Public Holiday in Pakistan for the current calendar year 2015. has announced the dates for the upcoming Ashura (Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2015, as Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, 2015 (Muharram 9 and 10). Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

2-Nov-2015

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2016 Public Holidays Approved (Source: Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) - Summary: Bangladesh's Cabinet Secretary, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, has announced that, at today's regular Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, last month's draft version of the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2016, had been approved as the official list of non-working 2016 public holidays in Bangladesh. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

2-Nov-2015

Gibraltar

Gibraltar 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Gibraltar Press Office-Gibraltar) - Summary: The Government of Gibraltar has issued the "Bank And Public Holidays Order 2015" (LN. 2015/196) which specifies the annual bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Gibraltar for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Gibraltar news and updates.

2-Nov-2015

Bhutan

Bhutanese Public Holiday November 3 (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Tuesday, November 3, 2015, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming Lhabab Duechen (Descending Day of Lord Buddha), annual Bhutanese non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

2-Nov-2015

UAE

UAE 2015 National Day Public Holidays Completed (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Minister of Labour, Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, has in turn, announced the dates of the upcoming annual Martyrs' Day and National Day non-working public holidays in the UAE, for the private sector, as running from Wednesday, December 2, until Saturday, December 5, 2015, inclusively. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

1-Nov-2015

Monaco

Monaco 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté-Monaco) - Summary: Monaco's State Ministry has published its annual list of official non-working public holidays (liste des jours chômés et payés) in Monaco for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

1-Nov-2015

Abkhazia

Abkhazia 2016 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 2016. Links: full story and other Abkhazia news and updates.

1-Nov-2015

Australia

Australian 2016 Amended Queensland Public Holidays Announced (Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) - Summary: Following the recent gazetting of the "Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015", the Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has announced a revised list of the dates of the annual non-working public holidays for 2016 in Australia's State of Queensland. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

1-Nov-2015

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Sint Maarten-Great Bay) - Summary: The Sint Maarten Labour Department has released the official annual list of non-working public holidays in Sint Maarten for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

1-Nov-2015

Rwanda

Rwanda 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting-ORINFOR) - Summary: The Government of Rwanda has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Rwanda news and updates.


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