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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates December 2015

This monthly recap of December 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

31-Dec-2015

Peru

Peruvian 2016 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 2016 ("feriados para sector público y privado"). Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

31-Dec-2015

Morocco

Morocco 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) - Summary: Morocco has released its annual list of non-working public holidays in Morocco for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Morocco news and updates.

31-Dec-2015

India

India Telangana Public Holiday January 1st (Source: Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Telangana has issued the "G.O.Rt.No.3192 Dated 30.12.2015" which declares New Year's Day 2016, on Friday, January 1st, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in India's State of Telangana, as opposed to an optional public holiday in India's State of Telangana. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

31-Dec-2015

Egypt

Egyptian 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Central Bank has released its annual list of 2016 bank holidays in Egypt, dates when all Egyptian banks will be closed in the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

31-Dec-2015

Australia

South Australia Adelaide Cup Public Holiday Update (Source: The Australian-Adelaide) - Summary: The Acting Premier of the Government of the Australian State of South Australia, John Rau, has announced that his government was considering a proposal to move the annual Queen's Birthday non-working public holiday in the Australian State of South Australia, from June to a new date in May which would coincide with the new date of the Adelaide Cup Race. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

31-Dec-2015

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic 2016 Reyes Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that, as per the current legislation on public holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming "Día de los Santos Reyes" annual non-working public holiday would be moved, in 2016, from its traditional date of January 6, to Monday, January 4, 2016. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

30-Dec-2015

Nigeria

Nigerian New Year 2016 Public Holiday (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior of Nigeria, Bassey Akpanyung, announced that it had declared Friday, January 1, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria to mark the "New Year Celebration". Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

30-Dec-2015

Pakistan

Pakistan New Year 2016 Bank Holiday (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Friday, January 1st, 2016, as a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the upcoming Western New Year annual bank holiday in Pakistan for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

30-Dec-2015

Armenia

Armenia Rules-Out January 8 Public Holiday (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Armenia, Hovik Abrahamyan, has confirmed that the upcoming year-end and Christmas 2016 non-working public holidays in Armenia would run from December 31, 2015, until January 7, 2016, and that "January 8, which is Friday, will be a working day". Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

30-Dec-2015

Ecuador

Ecuador Rules-Out December 31 Public Holiday (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: Ecuador's Minister of Labor, Leonardo Berrezueta, has issued a Twitter communique ruling-out the rumoured declaration of December 31, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Ecuador ("Importante: El 31 de diciembre se labora normalmente, no existe ninguna disposición de feriado. Circulan decretos falsos en redes."). Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

30-Dec-2015

Bahrain

Bahrain New Year 2016 Public Holidays (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has finally issued a circular declaring Friday, January 1, 2016, as the annual non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming Western New Year non-working public holiday of Bahrain for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

30-Dec-2015

Mozambique

Mozambique 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) - Summary: Mozambique's Ministry of Labour (Ministério do Trabalho, Emprego e Segurança Social - MITESS) has announced its traditional year-end one-off public sector holidays in Mozambique, beginning at 12:00 noon, on Thursday, December 31, 2015, "to allow civil servants to prepare the year-end holidays in a dignified manner". Links: full story and other Mozambique news and updates.

30-Dec-2015

Guatemala

Guatemalan Bank Holiday December 31 (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 that a one-off bank holiday would be observed in Guatemala on Thursday, December 31, 2015. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

29-Dec-2015

Palau

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

29-Dec-2015

Algeria

Algerian 2016 New Year Public Holiday (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 Friday, January 1, 2016, 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 for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

29-Dec-2015

Northern Mariana Islands

Saipan 2016 Public Holidays Released (Source: The CNMI Civil Service Commission and Office of Personnel Management-CNMIOPM) - Summary: The Governor of Saipan (CNMI), Eloy S. Inos, has released the list of official annual non-working public holidays in the CNMI (aka. Saipan), for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Northern Mariana Islands news and updates.

29-Dec-2015

Ecuador

Ecuador Public Holidays 2016-2020 (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, has released the Decreto No.858 which specifies the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in Ecuador, one-off public holidays in Ecuador, and moveable public holidays in Ecuador, for the upcoming 5-year period covering the calendar years 2016-2017-2018-2019-2020. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

29-Dec-2015

Bolivia

Bolivian 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: The head of Bolivia's Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social, Gonzalo Trigoso, has announced the declaration of 2015-2016 year-end non-working public holidays in Bolivia. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

29-Dec-2015

Vanuatu

Vanuatu 2016 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 upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Vanuatu news and updates.

28-Dec-2015

Monaco

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

28-Dec-2015

Mauritania

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

28-Dec-2015

Mexico

Mexico 2016 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 2016 bank holidays in the Diario Oficial de la Federación (DOF 22/12/2015). Links: full story and other Mexico news and updates.

28-Dec-2015

Macedonia

Macedonian New Year 2016 Public Holiday (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Friday, January 1st, 2016, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Macedonia on account of the western New Year non-working public holiday for "all citizens" in Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

28-Dec-2015

Moldova

Moldova 2016 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: The Government of Moldova has gazetted the "Moldovan Government Decision Nr. 867 of December 18, 2015", signed by the Interim Prime Minister of Moldova, Gheorghe Brega, thus officializing, in the "Official Gazette no. 347-360 of December 25, 2015", the expanded and later amended list of one-off 2016 non-working public holiday in Moldova and annual non-working public holidays in Moldova, for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

27-Dec-2015

Botswana

Botswana 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Botswana Press Agency-Gaborone) - Summary: The government of Botswana has released its annual list of official non-working bank holidays and public holidays in Botswana for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Botswana news and updates.

27-Dec-2015

Luxembourg

Luxemburg 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministère du Travail et de l'Emploi-Luxemburg) - Summary: The Luxembourg Ministry of Labour (Ministère du Travail et de l'Emploi) has issued a completed version of its previously-released list of the annual non-working public holidays in Luxembourg ("Jours fériés légaux au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg") for the for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Luxembourg news and updates.

26-Dec-2015

UAE

UAE 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's government has announced its annual list of expected non-working public holidays in the UAE for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

26-Dec-2015

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Liechtensteinischer Bankenverband-Bankenplatz Liechtenstein) - Summary: The government of Liechtenstein has released its annual official list of Liechtenstein bank holidays and public holidays in Liechtenstein for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Liechtenstein news and updates.

25-Dec-2015

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has announced the full list of official annual non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan for the upcoming calendar year 2016, including the annual Novruz, Ramadan and Qurban non-working public holidays of Azerbaijan. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

25-Dec-2015

Armenia

Armenian 2015-2016 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: Following its last session of the year, yesterday, the Government of Armenia announced amendments to the yet-to-be released annual list of official non-working public holidays in Armenia for the upcoming calendar year 2016, as well as the list of official non-working public holidays in Armenia for the calendar year 2015, announced earlier this year. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

25-Dec-2015

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday December 28 (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 Monday, December 28, 2015, as a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming December 26 annual public holiday in Ghana, falling on a weekend in 2015. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

24-Dec-2015

Nauru

Nauru 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru-Yaren) - Summary: The Government of Nauru has released its annual list of non-working public holidays in Nauru for the calendar year 2016 in the Republic Of Nauru Government Gazette Published By Authority G. N. No. 812/2015. Links: full story and other Nauru news and updates.

24-Dec-2015

Swaziland

Swaziland Incwala Public Holiday December 28 (Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs-Mbabane) - Summary: Swaziland's Ludzidzini Acting Governor, Timothy Velabo "TV" Mtetwa, has announced that the upcoming Incwala annual non-working public holiday in Swaziland would occur on Monday, December 28, 2015. Links: full story and other Swaziland news and updates.

24-Dec-2015

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan 2016 Public Holidays Extended (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 released an updated and expanded version of the calendar of annual public holidays which will be non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan and days off in the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

24-Dec-2015

Kuwait

Kuwaiti New Year 2016 Public Holidays Extended (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it has declared a one-off compensatory public holiday in Kuwait, to compensate the fact that January 1, 2016, the date of the annual New Year's day non-working public holiday in Kuwait, will fall on a Friday, thus during the Kuwaiti weekend, in 2016. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

24-Dec-2015

Transdniestria

Transdniestria January 2016 Public Holidays (Source: Interfax-Tiraspol) - Summary: Transdniestria's Ministry of Social Protection and Labor has confirmed the list of 10 official non-working public holidays in the Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic (TMR, aka Transdniestria) for January 2016. Links: full story and other Transdniestria news and updates.

23-Dec-2015

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda 2016 Public Holidays Released (Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) - Summary: The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Antigua and Barbuda news and updates.

23-Dec-2015

Botswana

Botswana Public Holidays December 24 and 31 (Source: Botswana Press Agency-Gaborone) - Summary: The Directorate of Public Service Management of the Government of Botswana has announced that it had declared Thursday, December 24, and Thursday, December 31, 2015, as non-working public sector holidays in Botswana. Links: full story and other Botswana news and updates.

23-Dec-2015

Mauritania

Mauritania Public Holiday December 25 (Source: Mauritanian News Agency-Noakchott) - Summary: The government of Mauritania has released a presidential communiqué declaring Friday, December 25, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in Mauritania on account of the upcoming second observance in 2015 of the "Aid El Maoulid" (the Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday in Mauritania. Links: full story and other Mauritania news and updates.

22-Dec-2015

Nigeria

Nigeria Extends 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Ministry of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared 2 year-end 2015 non-working public holidays in Nigeria for the end of the year 2015, in addition to those year-end 2015 non-working public holidays in Nigeria announced late last week. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

22-Dec-2015

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday December 25 (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Friday, December 25, 2015, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Macedonia on account of the annual Catholic Christmas non-working public holiday for "Catholic citizens" in Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

22-Dec-2015

Argentina

Argentina Adds 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio del Interior-República Argentina) - Summary: Newly-elected Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, has once again decreed, year-end, public holidays for Argentina's public sector, on December 24 and 31, 2015, in addition to the previously-announced 2015 official non-working public holidays in Argentina. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

22-Dec-2015

Jamaica

Jamaican December 28 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Jamaica Information Service-JIS) - Summary: The Director of Legal Services at the Jamaican Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Camille Bennett-Campbell, has issued a JIS news release in which she rules-out the declaration of Monday, December 28, 2015, as a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday in Jamaica, to compensate the fact that this year's Boxing Day annual non-working public holiday will fall on a weekend. Links: full story and other Jamaica news and updates.

22-Dec-2015

Honduras

Honduras 2015 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The government of Honduras has declared the afternoon of Thursday, December 24 and 31, 2015, as one-off public sector public holidays 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-2015

Argentina

Argentina 2015 Year-End Bank Holidays (Source: Ministerio del Interior-República Argentina) - Summary: Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) has announced that Thursday, December 24, and Thursday, December 31, 2015, would be half-day bank holidays in Argentina. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

22-Dec-2015

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday December 25 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Friday, December 25, 2015, had been declared a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Christmas Day annual non-working public holiday of Nepal for the calendar year 2015-2016 (BS 2072). Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

22-Dec-2015

Libya

Libyan Second 2015 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Libyan News Agency-LANA) - Summary: Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Wednesday, December 23, 2015, had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout Libya on account of the upcoming annual Mawlid Al-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet) non-working public holiday in Libya. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

21-Dec-2015

Montserrat

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

21-Dec-2015

East Timor

Timor Leste 2015-2016 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 2 additional year-end public sector holidays ("Toleránsia Pontu ba loron 24, parte loraik, no 31, durante loron tomak"), this time on December 24 and 31, 2015. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

21-Dec-2015

Bénin

Benin Public Holiday December 23 (Source: Site Officiel du président Béninois Boni Yayi-Cotonou) - Summary: The government of Benin, through its "ministre de la fonction publique", Aboubacar Yaya, has declared Wednesday, December 23, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in Bénin ("a déclaré la journée du mercredi 23 décembre chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national") on account of the upcoming annual Maloud non-working public holiday of Bénin (the Prophet's birthday). Links: full story and other Bénin news and updates.

21-Dec-2015

Australia

Australian NT 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment-Darwin) - Summary: The Government of Australia's Northern Territory has published its quasi-annual list of non-working public holidays in Australia's Northern Territory for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

21-Dec-2015

Cape Verde

Cape Verde 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Boletim Oficial-República de Cabo Verde) - Summary: The government of Cape Verde has, as per custom, declared 2015-2016 year-end one off full day public sector holidays in Cape Verde (tolerância de ponto) on Thursday, December 24, 2015, and Thursday, December 31, 2015, for the full day. Links: full story and other Cape Verde news and updates.

21-Dec-2015

Tanzania

Tanzanian Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 24 (Source: Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) - Summary: The government of the United Republic Of Tanzania has announced that the upcoming Maulid (Prophet's Birthday) bank holiday and non-working public holiday in Tanzania would be observed on Thursday, December 24, 2015. Links: full story and other Tanzania news and updates.

21-Dec-2015

UAE

UAE Extended New Year 2016 Public Holidays Ruled-Out (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Emirates New Agency has reported that, despite the upcoming New Year's Day annual non-working public holiday in the UAE falling on a Friday, the UAE's weekend, there will be no additional, day in lieu (or substitute) non-working January 2016 public holidays declared in the UAE. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

21-Dec-2015

Syria

Syrian Public Holiday December 23 (Source: Syrian Arab News Agency-SANA) - Summary: Syria's Prime Minister has issued a statement declaring a non-working public holiday in Syria on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, on the occasion of the upcoming Mawlid An Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday of Syria. Links: full story and other Syria news and updates.

21-Dec-2015

Niger

Niger Public Holidays December 24-25 (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, December 24 and 25, 2015, as the dates of the upcoming annual "Mouloud" (Prophet's Birthday) and Christmas Day, annual non-working public holidays in Niger for the calendar year 2015. Links: full story and other Niger news and updates.

20-Dec-2015

Iceland

Icelandic 2016 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 2016. Links: full story and other Iceland news and updates.

20-Dec-2015

Mali

Mali 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali-Bamako) - Summary: Mali's Government has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Mali for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Mali news and updates.

20-Dec-2015

India

India 2015 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Amended Again (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced that it had once again amended its previously-released annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Tamil Nadu for the calendar year 2015, by moving the date of the upcoming Milad-un-Nabi (the Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday from Wednesday, December 23, to Thursday, December 24, 2015. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

20-Dec-2015

Bahrain

Bahrain Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 23 (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Wednesday, December 23, 2015, as the second occurrence in 2015 of the annual non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the Anniversary of the Birthday of Prophet Mohammed non-working public holiday of Bahrain. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

20-Dec-2015

Pakistan

Pakistan Public Holidays December 24-25 (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that the dates for the upcoming Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Salalah-o-Alayhi Waalah-e-Wasallam, the Prophet's Birthday) and the birthday of the Leader of the Nation, Quaid e Aza, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2015, as Thursday and Friday, December 24 and 25, 2015. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

20-Dec-2015

Lithuania

Lithuanian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Lietuvos Respublikos Uzsienio Reikalu Ministerija-Vilnius) - Summary: The Government of Lithuania has announced the annual dates of official non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Lithuania for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Lithuania news and updates.

20-Dec-2015

Lebanon

Lebanon Bank Holiday December 23 (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that it had also decided that the upcoming second annual bank holiday in Lebanon, to mark Prophet Mohammad's Birthday in Lebanon in 2015, would be observed on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, instead of the previously-announced date of Thursday, December 24, 2015. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

20-Dec-2015

Guyana

Guyana Public Holiday December 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, December 24, 2015, is gazetted as an official non-working public holiday in Guyana on account of the upcoming Youman Nabi annual non-working public holiday of Guyana. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

19-Dec-2015

Peru

Peruvian 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays Ruled-Out (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: Earlier today, Peru's Minister of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo-MTPE), Daniel Maurate, issued communique ruling-out the declaration of one-off non-working public holidays in Peru to adjoin the annual Peruvian public holidays for Christmas or the New Year ("Hasta el final del año ya se han dado los feriados que tenían que haber"). Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

19-Dec-2015

Portugal

Portugal Public Holidays Restoration Vote January 8 (Source: Assembleia da República-Lisboa) - Summary: The bill which aims to restore the 4 annual non-working public holidays of Portugal that were canceled as part of the current austerity measures ("Projeto de Lei n.º 749/XII - Restitui os feriados nacionais obrigatórios eliminados"), and has the support of the new left-wing governing coalition in Portugal, will be debated in Portugal's Parliament on January 8, 2016. Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

19-Dec-2015

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 23 (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Wednesday, December 23, 2015, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of the annual Birthday celebration of prophet Mohammad ("Milad al Nabi"). Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

18-Dec-2015

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday December 21 (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 Monday, December 21, 2015, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Macedonia on account of the annual day of instruction non-working public holiday for "citizens of Turkish ethnicity" in Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

18-Dec-2015

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Eid-e-Miladunnabi Public Holiday December 25 (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's Cabinet Division Secretary has announced that the previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2015 had been amended by moving the date of the upcoming Eid-e-Miladunnabi (Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday of Bangladesh, to Friday, December 25, 2015. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

18-Dec-2015

Laos

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

18-Dec-2015

Sudan

Sudan Public Holiday December 24 (Source: The Secretariat General of the Sudanese Council of Ministers of the Republic of Sudan-Khartoum) - Summary: The Secretariat General of the Sudanese Council of Ministers of the Republic of Sudan has announced that Saturday, December 24, 2015, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Sudan on account of the upcoming Eid Al-Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday in the Sudan. Links: full story and other Sudan news and updates.

18-Dec-2015

Tunisia

Tunisian 2015 Prophet Public Holiday December 24 (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The government of Tunisia (la présidence du gouvernement) has announced that the date for the upcoming second occurrence of the Mouled Anabawi Charif (the Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday in Tunisia, would be Thursday, December 24, 2015. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

18-Dec-2015

Samoa

Samoan 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour-Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - Summary: The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour, Peseta Margaret Malua, has announced that the government of Samoa had declared Friday and Saturday, December 25-26, 2015, as well as Friday and Saturday, January 1-2, 2016, as non-working public holidays in Samoa on account of the annual Christmas and New Year non-working public holidays in Samoa for 2015/2016. Links: full story and other Samoa news and updates.

17-Dec-2015

Nigeria

Nigerian 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Ministry of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria 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 2015 and the beginning of the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

17-Dec-2015

Qatar

Qatar Adds December 20 Public Holiday (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: After days of uncertainty as to what would be done, this year, to compensate the fact that the 2015 annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, coincides with the Qatari weekend, the Qatari Government finally announced, earlier tonight, that it had declared Sunday, December 20, 2015, as a one-off public holiday in Qatar to link the annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, to compensate the fact that the 2015 annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, coincides with the Qatari weekend. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

17-Dec-2015

Paraguay

Paraguay Adds 2 Year-End Public Holidays In 2015 (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has signed the "Decreto número 4582" which, once again, declares 2 year-end one-off non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the public sector ("para los empleados de la Administración Pública y Entidades Descentralizadas"). Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

17-Dec-2015

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda December 28 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) - Summary: Last night, Antigua and Barbuda's Minister of Labour, Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin, announced that, after lengthy discussions and a thorough review of the relevant laws, he and representatives from the Antigua and Barbuda Trade Union Congress and the Antigua and Barbuda Employers Federation, agreed that, contrary to what had been hinted at last week, Monday 28th December 2015 would be a normal working day and not a one-off non-working public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda. Links: full story and other Antigua and Barbuda news and updates.

16-Dec-2015

Oman

Omani 2015 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 24 (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming second annual 2015 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.

16-Dec-2015

Moldova

Moldova 2016 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: The government of Moldova has amended the previously-released list of 2016 annual non-working public holidays in Moldova ("cu privire la zilele de odihna în anul 2016" and the later "Cu privire la transferul zilei de odihna în anul 2016"), by changing the compensation day for the one-off 2016 non-working public holiday in Moldova added to the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Moldova for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

15-Dec-2015

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Solomon Times-Honiara) - Summary: The Solomon Islands Ministry for Home Affairs, the ministry responsible for declaring national public holidays in the Solomon Islands, has released the list of annual non-working public holidays in the Solomon Islands for the upcoming year 2016. Links: full story and other Solomon Islands news and updates.

15-Dec-2015

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast Maouloud Public Holiday December 24 (Source: Gouvernement de Côte d'Ivoire-Abijan) - Summary: The government of the Ivory Coast, through its Ministère de l'Emploi, des Affaires Sociales et de la Solidarité Nationale, has announced that it had declared Thursday, December 24, 2015, as the date of the second annual national non-working public holiday (jour férié et chômé sur toute l'étendue du territoire national) on account of the upcoming Maouloud (the Prophet's Birthday) in the Ivory Coast in 2015. Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

15-Dec-2015

Algeria

Algerian 2015 Aid Al Mawlid Public Holiday (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique) announced that Thursday, December 24, 2015, had been declared as a non-working public sector holiday in Algeria ("La journée du jeudi 24 décembre 2015, coïncidant avec la fête du Mawlid Ennabawi, sera chômée et payée pour l'ensemble des personnels des institutions et administrations publiques") on account of the annual "Mawlid Ennabawi" (Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday of Algeria. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

15-Dec-2015

Rwanda

Rwanda Public Holiday December 18 (Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting-ORINFOR) - Summary: The Government of Rwanda has released a communique announcing that Friday, December 18, 2015, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Rwanda on account of the upcoming referendum on the removal of a two-term limit for President from the Rwandan constitution. Links: full story and other Rwanda news and updates.

14-Dec-2015

Venezuela

Venezuelan 2016 Bank And Public Holidays (Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario-Sudeban) - Summary: The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector (La Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has released the official list of the dates of the non-working public holidays in Venezuela in 2016 as well as of the bank holidays in Venezuela for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

13-Dec-2015

Tunisia

Tunisian 2016 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 2016. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

13-Dec-2015

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Second Eid-e-Miladunnabi 2015 Public Holiday (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: The Chairman of Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that the moon of the month of Rabiul Awal Hijri 1437 had not been sighted in Bangladesh's sky yesterday and therefore that the annual Eid-e-Miladunnabi (birthday of the Prophet Mohammad), would be observed on Friday, December 25, 2015. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

13-Dec-2015

Bahrain

Bahrain 2015 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 Wednesday and Thursday, December 16 an 17, 2015, as non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual National Day and the 16th Anniversary of the accession to the throne of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

13-Dec-2015

UAE

UAE Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 24 (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources has issued a circular stating that the second annual public sector holiday in the UAE for the upcoming Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) had been postponed from Wednesday, December 23, 2015, to be moved to Thursday, December 24, 2015, thus adjoining the nearby weekend. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

13-Dec-2015

Argentina

Argentina To Maintain 2016 Public Holidays (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: The Minister of Tourism of Argentina's new government, Gustavo Santos, has announced that, contrary to his pronouncements during the recent presidential campaign, Argentine President Mauricio Macri would not reverse any of the annual public holidays or one-off non-working public holidays ("feriados con fines turísticos") previously-declared to the end of the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

12-Dec-2015

Malaysia

Malaysian State Public Holiday December 14 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Petaling Jaya) - Summary: The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Selangor, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, has declared that Monday, December 14, 2015, would be a one-off additional non-working public holiday in the State of Selangor, to celebrate tonight's winning by Selangor's football team of this year's Malaysia Cup against the Malaysian State of Kedah. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

12-Dec-2015

Nicaragua

Nicaragua 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Alba Luz Torres, has announced that MITRAB (Ministerio del Trabajo) had once again declared extended public sector non-working public holidays in Nicaragua centered around the Nicaraguan public holidays for Christmas 2015 and New Year's Day 2016. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

12-Dec-2015

Ukraine

Ukraine Adds January 2016 Bank Holidays (Source: National Bank of Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: Ukraine's Central Bank, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), in line with the recent announcement of the Government of the Ukraine, setting forth the list of official non-working public holidays in 2016 in the Ukraine, has declared Friday, January 8, 2016, as a one-off bank holiday in the Ukraine. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

12-Dec-2015

Lebanon

Lebanon Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 23 (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: This morning, following an earlier announcement by Dar Al-Fatwa, the Prime Minister of the Government of Lebanon, Tammam Salam, has declared Wednesday, December 23, 2015, as the date of the second annual non-working public holiday in Lebanon, to mark Prophet Mohammad's Birthday in Lebanon in 2015. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

12-Dec-2015

Egypt

Egyptian Prophet Birthday Public Holiday December 23 (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: The Egyptian government has announced that the upcoming birthday of Prophet Mohammed non-working public holiday in Egypt would be observed on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

12-Dec-2015

Malaysia

Malaysia Mulls December 13 Kedah Public Holiday (Source: Bernama News Agency-Alor Setar) - Summary: Earlier this morning, as a lead-up to tonight's Malaysia Cup final between the Malaysian states of Selangor and Kedah, the Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Kedah, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, promised to declare tomorrow, Sunday, December 13, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Malaysian state of Kedah, if the Kedah team wins the championship. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

11-Dec-2015

Jordan

Jordan Bank Holiday December 24 (Source: The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) - Summary: The Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan, Ziad Fariz, has issued the Memorandum 45/2015, ref. 10/2/15119, which also announces the date of the bank holiday for the upcoming Prophet's Birthday non-working bank holiday in Jordan. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

11-Dec-2015

Canada

Canada Mulls June 21 Public Holiday Extension (Source: The Government of Yukon-Whitehorse) - Summary: The Legislative Assembly of Canada's Yukon Territory has unanimously voted to add a new annual non-working public holiday, National Aboriginal Day on November 21, to "recognize the contributions of Yukon's indigenous peoples, and support efforts at reconciliation and understanding between aboriginal and non-aboriginal people". Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

11-Dec-2015

China

China 2016 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) - Summary: Earlier this morning, China's General Office of the State Council released the official list of non-working public holidays in China in 2016, as well as 2016 bridge public holidays, and compensatory Saturdays and Sundays for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

11-Dec-2015

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Mulls December 28 Public Holiday (Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) - Summary: Antigua and Barbuda's Minister of Labour, Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin, has informed the media that the Antiguan government cabinet will need to meet before it can decide if it should declare Monday, December 28, 2015, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda, due to the annual Boxing Day non-working public holiday of Antigua and Barbuda falling on a Saturday in 2015. Links: full story and other Antigua and Barbuda news and updates.

10-Dec-2015

Paraguay

Paraguay 2016 Public Holidays Released (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has signed the "Decreto número 4508/15" which lists the annual official non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the upcoming calendar year 2016, including which of the annual non-working public holidays of Paraguay will be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend during the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

10-Dec-2015

Guinea

Guinea Conakry Public Holiday December 14 (Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée-Conakry) - Summary: The Government of Guinea Conakry has announced that Monday, December 14, 2015, had been declared as another one-off non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the upcoming inauguration of recently-re-elected Guinean president, Alpha Condé. Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

10-Dec-2015

Ethiopia

Ethiopian Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 23 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia-Addis Ababa) - Summary: The Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council (EIASC), in conjunction with the Islamic Affairs Supreme Council of Addis Ababa, have confirmed that the upcoming Mawlid (birthday of Prophet Mohammed) non-working public holiday in Ethiopia for the calendar year 2015, would be marked as a public holiday in Ethiopia on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Links: full story and other Ethiopia news and updates.

9-Dec-2015

Mongolia

Mongolian Public Holiday December 29 (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: The Mongolian government has announced that Tuesday, December 29, 2015, would be a non-working public holiday in Mongolia, on account of the upcoming commemoration of Mongolian "Restoration of National Freedom and Independence". Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.

9-Dec-2015

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan 2016 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 released the calendar of annual public holidays which will be non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan and days off in the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

8-Dec-2015

Belarus

Belarus 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Belarus, Belarusbank-Minsk) - Summary: The Central Bank of Belarus (Belarusbank) has in turn released its annual list of official bank holidays in Belarus for the upcoming calendar year 2016 (except Saturday and Sunday). Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.

8-Dec-2015

South Korea

South Korean 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: The South Korean Ministry of Public Administration and Security announced the official dates of 2017 South Korean annual non-working public holidays, including those that are based on the Korean lunar calendar, and those 2017 South Korean public holidays which fall on a Sunday. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.

8-Dec-2015

Thailand

Thailand December 11 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Cabinet has finally ruled on the 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, and has decided that Friday, December 11, 2015, would not be a non-working public holiday in Thailand, on the occasion of the "Bike for Dad" cycling event being held to celebrate national Father's Day, and to link the annual, December 10, Constitution Day, non-working public holiday of Thailand with the subsequent weekend. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

8-Dec-2015

Kuwait

Kuwait Mulls 4-day Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: Sources within the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission have indicated that the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers was considering the declaration of Thursday, December 24, 2015, as an additional non-working public holiday in Kuwait, should the upcoming annual Prophet's Birthday non-working public holiday fall on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, one day away from the Kuwaiti weekend. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

7-Dec-2015

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

St Vincent and the Grenadines 2016 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 St Vincent and the Grenadines bank holidays and non-working public holidays in St Vincent and the Grenadines for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Saint Vincent and the Grenadines news and updates.

7-Dec-2015

Bermuda

Bermuda 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Bermuda Monetary Authority-Hamilton) - Summary: The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) which regulates the financial services sector of Bermuda, has released its annual list of official bank holidays in Bermuda for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

7-Dec-2015

North Korea

North Korean 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Korean Central News Agency-KCNA) - Summary: The North Korean government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in North Korea for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other North Korea news and updates.

7-Dec-2015

India

India Telangana 2016 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Telangana has released the "Telangana GO 3192 List of General Holidays, Optional Holidays for the year 2016" which officially lists the annual non-working public holidays to be observed in the Indian State of Telangana for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

7-Dec-2015

Australia

Australia 2017 ACT Public Holidays Announced (Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate-Canberra) - Summary: The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, during the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

6-Dec-2015

Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba

Saba 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire-Kralendijk) - Summary: The Executive Council of the Public Entity Saba (the regional government of Saba) has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Saba, which should also apply as non-working public holidays to all of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba news and updates.

6-Dec-2015

Andorra

Andorra 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Département de statistique du Ministère des Finances et de la Fonction Publique-Andorre) - Summary: Andorra's "Ministère des Finances et de la Fonction Publique" has released its annual list of the official bank holidays and public holidays in Andorrra, for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Andorra news and updates.

5-Dec-2015

Namibia

Namibian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology-Windhoek) - Summary: The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Namibia, for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Namibia news and updates.

5-Dec-2015

Latvia

Latvian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia-Riga) - Summary: The government of Latvia has released the annual official list of official non-working national public holidays in Latvia, and bridge non-working public holidays in Latvia, for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Latvia news and updates.

4-Dec-2015

Jordan

Jordan Prophet Public Holiday December 24 (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: The Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, has issued a circular decreeing that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Jordan for Prophet Mohammad's Birthday had been moved from Rabi' al Awwal 12 to Rabi' al Awwal 13, 1436AH (ie. from Wednesday, December 23, to Thursday, December 24, 2015). Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

4-Dec-2015

India

India Telangana Public Holiday December 26 (Source: Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Telangana has issued the "G.O.RT.No.3167 Dated 02.12.2015" which declares Boxing day, on Saturday, December 26, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in India's State of Telangana, as opposed to an optional public holiday in India's State of Telangana. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

4-Dec-2015

Paraguay

Paraguay Public Sector Holiday December 7 (Source: Portal Paraguayo de Noticias-PPN) - Summary: Paraguay's president, Horacio Cartes, had signed executive decree No.4506 making the afternoon of Monday, December 7, 2015, once again a one-off public sector holiday in Paraguay, beginning at 12:00, noon, local time. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

3-Dec-2015

Czech Republic

Czech Senate Approves Good Friday Public Holiday (Source: Czech News Agency-CTK Praha) - Summary: The Czech Senate had, in turn, voted a bill that would declare Good Friday as a new official annual non-working public holiday in the Czech Republic, beginning in 2016. Links: full story and other Czech Republic news and updates.

3-Dec-2015

Romania

Romanian 2016 Public Holidays Extended (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Government of Romania has announced that Romanian President, Klaus Johannis, had promulgated a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania, starting on February 19, 2016, to mark the birth anniversary of the Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

3-Dec-2015

Malawi

Malawi 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) - Summary: Malawi's Government has announced the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Malawi for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Malawi news and updates.

3-Dec-2015

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday December 7 (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 7, 2015, 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.

2-Dec-2015

The Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Releases 2016 Public Holidays (Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government-Grand Cayman) - Summary: Earlier today, the Government of the Cayman Islands released the previously-released, and previously-confirmed, listing of the 2016 annual non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands. Links: full story and other The Cayman Islands news and updates.

2-Dec-2015

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Public Holidays December 7-8 (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Ministry of Labour (MITRAB) has announced that Monday, December 7, 2015, would be an additional public sector non-working public holiday in Nicaragua ("asueto a cuenta de vacaciones") on account of the December 7, Día de la Gritería, leading to the December 8, annual, Immaculate Conception Day public holiday in Nicaragua. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

2-Dec-2015

India

India 2016 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Tamil Nadu for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

1-Dec-2015

Australia

Australian 2017 Public Holidays In Tasmania (Source: Tasmanian Government Media Releases-Hobart) - Summary: The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released its annual list of official 2017 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

1-Dec-2015

Seychelles

Seychelles Public Holiday December 5 (Source: State House Office of the President of the Seychelles-Victoria) - Summary: Seychelles' President, James Michel, has issued a proclamation in the Seychelles Official Gazette, in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act, which declares Saturday, December 5th, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Seychelles, on account of the upcoming presidential election in the Seychelles. Links: full story and other Seychelles news and updates.

1-Dec-2015

Tanzania

Tanzania Maintains December 9 Public Holiday (Source: Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) - Summary: The Government of Tanzania has issued a communiqué stating that the earlier directive by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli, cancelling the parades and other government celebrations, on the upcoming annual, December 9, Independence and Republic Day non-working public holiday of Tanzania, did not imply that the 2015 Independence and Republic Day non-working public holiday of Tanzania had been canceled. Links: full story and other Tanzania news and updates.

1-Dec-2015

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Confirms 2016 New Year Public Holidays (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has officially confirmed its previously-released list of year-end public holidays to run from Thursday, December 31, 2015, to Monday, January 4, 2016, inclusively, on account of the upcoming annual "Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis" and "Western New Year" annual official non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.


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