Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates January 2016


 
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This monthly recap of January 2016 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-Jan-2016

Philippines

Philippines Public Holiday February 8 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines Government has tweeted a reminder to the Philippines population that President Benigno Aquino III had declared Monday, February 8, 2016, as a special non-working public holiday in the Philippines, on account of the upcoming annual Chinese New Year public holiday of the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

30-Jan-2016

Angola

Angola 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Rádio Nacional de Angola-Luanda) - Summary: Angola's Ministry of Public Service and Social Security (MAPESS) has announced the list of non-working public holidays in Angola for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

30-Jan-2016

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday February 8 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname announced that the upcoming "Chinees Nieuwjaar" (Chinese New Year) annual non-working public holiday in Suriname would be observed on Monday, February 8, 2016, a date which has been declared a non-working public holiday in Suriname. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

29-Jan-2016

East Timor

Timor Leste 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Komunikadu Imprensa Sekretaria Estadu Konsellu Ministru Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has issued a press communiqué containing its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Timor Leste for the calendar year 2016 (Feriadu sira iha tinan 2016). Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

28-Jan-2016

Australia

Australian 2018 NSW Public Holidays Released (Source: NSW Government-Sydney) - Summary: The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released its annually expanded list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

27-Jan-2016

Madagascar

Madagascar 2016 Public Holidays Officialized (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement, at yesterday's weekly meeting, has adopted the previously-entered "Décret du 4 janvier 2016 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2016", thus officializing the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

27-Jan-2016

The Bahamas

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

26-Jan-2016

Guinea

Guinea Conakry 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: guineeconakry.info-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry has announced its annual list of 2016 non-working public holidays (jours chômés et payés) in the Republic of Guinea Conakry. Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

26-Jan-2016

Mauritius

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

26-Jan-2016

Armenia

Armenian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia has announced the annual list of official public holidays in Armenia for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

26-Jan-2016

Cook Islands

Cook Islands 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of Prime Minister Organization-Avarua) - Summary: The government of the Cook Islands has released it annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Cook Islands, for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Cook Islands news and updates.

25-Jan-2016

Gabon

Gabonese 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) - Summary: Gabon's Ministre du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Prévoyance Sociale has released its annual list of non-working public holidays in Gabon for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Gabon news and updates.

25-Jan-2016

Saint Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis-Basseterre) - Summary: The Office of the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in St. Kitts and Nevis for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Saint Kitts and Nevis news and updates.

25-Jan-2016

Guatemala

Guatemalan 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) - Summary: The Guatemalan Government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Guatemala for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

25-Jan-2016

Mexico

Mexico Bank Holiday February 1st (Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación-Ciudad de México) - Summary: Mexico's Asociación de Bancos de México (ABM) and Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNVB) have jointly issued a communiqué announcing that Monday, February 1st, 2016, would be a bank holiday throughout Mexico, on account of the upcoming Constitution Day annual non-working public holiday in Mexico. Links: full story and other Mexico news and updates.

24-Jan-2016

Macedonia

Macedonian 2016 Saint Sava 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 Wednesday, January 27, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday for citizens members Serbian community in Macedonia, on account of the upcoming Saint Sava annual sectorial non-working public holiday of Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

24-Jan-2016

Malta

Malta 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Malta Bankers Association-Valetta) - Summary: The Malta Bankers' Association has released its annual list of bank holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2016; dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the previously-announced 2016 general non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

23-Jan-2016

Suriname

Suriname 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname has released its annual list of expected bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Suriname dates for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

22-Jan-2016

Seychelles

Seychelles 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Seychelles-Victoria) - Summary: The government of the Seychelles has announced the official list of annual non-working public holidays in the Seychelles for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Seychelles news and updates.

22-Jan-2016

Anguilla

Anguilla 2016 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of Anguilla-The Valley) - Summary: The government of Anguilla has released its annual list of the official bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Anguilla for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Anguilla news and updates.

22-Jan-2016

Yemen

Yemeni 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Yemen News Agency-SABA) - Summary: The Yemeni Ministry of Civil Service and Insurance has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Yemen for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Yemen news and updates.

21-Jan-2016

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday January 25 (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 del Patricio Juan Pablo Duarte" annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic, would be moved, in 2016, from its traditional date of January 26, to Monday, January 25, 2016. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

20-Jan-2016

Bhutan

Bhutanese 2016 First Snow Public Holiday (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: Earlier this morning, local time, Bhutan's Home Ministry has declared today, Wednesday, January 20, 2016, a government non-working public holiday in Bhutan, due to the "first snowfall of the winter" traditional non-working public holiday in Bhutan. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

20-Jan-2016

Congo (Republic)

Congo Brazzaville 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Conseil des Ministres de la République du Congo-Brazzaville) - Summary: The ministre d'État, ministre du travail et de la sécurité sociale, of Congo Brazzaville, Florent Ntsiba, has released a communique listing the official non-working public holidays throughout the Republic of the Congo (Congo Brazzaville) for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Congo (Republic of the) news and updates.

19-Jan-2016

Philippines

Philippines Public Holiday February 25 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines Government has reminded the population of "Proclamation No. 1071. Declaring Thursday, 25 February 2016, as a Special Holiday throughout the country" which declares Thursday, February 25, 2016, a special non-working public holiday in the Philippines on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

18-Jan-2016

Tanzania

Tanzanian 2016 Bank Holidays Released (Source: Bank of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) - Summary: The Bank of Tanzania, Tanzania's Central Bank, has, in turn, released its annual list of closed bank holidays in Tanzania for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Tanzania news and updates.

18-Jan-2016

Oman

Omani 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have released the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in Oman for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

18-Jan-2016

Cameroon

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

18-Jan-2016

Fiji

Fiji 2016 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Ministry of Information-Suva) - Summary: The Fiji Governing Cabinet issued an amended version of the previously-released and gazetted list of the dates of the official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

17-Jan-2016

New Caledonia

New Caledonia 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Medef Nouvelle-Calédonie-Nouméa) - Summary: The government of New Caledonia, following its earlier release of the list of non-working public holidays in New Caledonia in 2016, has released its annual expanded list of bank holidays for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

17-Jan-2016

Brunei

Brunei Darussalam 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) - Summary: The Information Department of Brunei Darussalam's Prime Minister's Office has released a list of official bank holidays and public holidays in Brunei Darussalam during the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Brunei news and updates.

17-Jan-2016

Cambodia

Cambodia 2016 Bank Holidays Amended (Source: National Bank of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) - Summary: The National Bank of Cambodia (Cambodia's Central Bank) has released an amended list of bank holidays in Cambodia for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

17-Jan-2016

Bermuda

Bermuda 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: The government of Bermuda, has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar year 2018, as well as amending its previously-released list of the official non-working public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

16-Jan-2016

Barbados

Barbados 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour-Bridgetown) - Summary: The government of Barbados has published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Barbados news and updates.

16-Jan-2016

Ethiopia

Ethiopian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia-Addis Ababa) - Summary: The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced its annual list of the expected dates of the non-working public holidays in Ethiopia for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Ethiopia news and updates.

16-Jan-2016

Lesotho

Lesotho 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Lesotho-Maseru) - Summary: The Central Bank of Lesotho has published its annual official list of bank holidays and public holidays in Lesotho for the current calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Lesotho news and updates.

15-Jan-2016

Macedonia

Macedonian 2016 Theophany 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 Tuesday, January 19, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday for believers of the Orthodox religion in Macedonia on account of the upcoming Orthodox Epiphany (Theophany) annual sectorial non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

15-Jan-2016

Guatemala

Guatemalan 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala-Guatemala City) - Summary: The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced the list of Guatemalan bank holidays for the calendar year 2016, in addition to the soon to be released list of 2016 public holidays in Guatemala. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

15-Jan-2016

Croatia

Croatia 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of the Republic of Croatia-Zagreb) - Summary: The Government of Croatia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Croatia for the calendar year 2016, once again unchanged in the number of holidays as compared to previous years. Links: full story and other Croatia news and updates.

14-Jan-2016

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Holidays January 22-24 (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Gonzalo Trigoso, has issued a communiqué reminding the Bolivian population that, once again, Friday, January 22, 2016, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday ("feriado con suspensión de actividades") throughout Bolivia to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the plurinational state of Bolivia ("aniversario del Estado Plurinacional"). Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

14-Jan-2016

Congo (DRC)

DR Congo Public Holidays January 15-16 (Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo-Kinshasa) - Summary: The "Ministère de l'Emploi, du Travail et de la Prévoyance Sociale" of the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has announced that Friday and Saturday, January 15-16, 2016, would be non-working public holidays in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ("Les journées du vendredi 15 et samedi 16 janvier seront chômées et payées sur toute l'étendue du territoire nationale"). Links: full story and other Congo (Dem. Rep.) news and updates.

13-Jan-2016

Indonesia

Indonesian 2016 Bank Holidays Amended (Source: Central Bank of Republic of Indonesia-Jakarta) - Summary: Indonesia's Central Bank, has released an amended version of its previously-released list of 2016 Indonesian bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Indonesia. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

13-Jan-2016

Ukraine

Ukraine May 4 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: Responding to questions about the coincidence of May 2nd and Easter Monday in the previously-released list of 2016 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine, the Ministry of Social Policy has re-issued the letter ?10846 ("On the calculation of working time rules for 2016") which confirms that "despite the fact that a day off match two holidays, the transfer is subject to only one day - Sunday (May 1) on Tuesday (May 3)". Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

13-Jan-2016

Nepal

Nepalese Maghi Public Holiday January 15 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The Home Minister of the government of Nepal has announced that Friday, January 15, 2016, had been declared a nationwide non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Maghi or Maghe Sankranti annual non-working public holiday of Nepal. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

13-Jan-2016

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The government of Kazakhstan has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

12-Jan-2016

South Africa

South African 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: South African Government Communication and Information System-GCIS) - Summary: The South African Government Communication and Information System has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in South Africa for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

12-Jan-2016

Chile

Chilean 2017 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social-Valparaiso) - Summary: Chile's Ministro Secretario General de Gobierno has announced a revised version of the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile ("Feriados de carácter general" and "Irrenunciable") for the calendar year 2017, which it had recently released in conjunction with Chile's Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

11-Jan-2016

North Korea

North Korean January 8 Public Holiday At Last ? (Source: The Korean Central News Agency-KCNA) - Summary: According to rumours about the agenda for North Korea's upcoming 7th Workers' Party of Korea Congress scheduled for May 2016, the birthday of Kim Jong Un could finally be declared a red day, non-working, public holiday in North Korea, beginning in 2017. Links: full story and other North Korea news and updates.

11-Jan-2016

Tuvalu

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

11-Jan-2016

New Zealand

New Zealand Land Wars Public Holiday Momentum (Source: Radio New Zealand News-Wellington) - Summary: Following the petition, calling for a new annual non-working public holiday in New Zealand to mark the New Zealand Wars, gathering 7000 signatures, New Zealand's Minister of Maori Development, Te Ururoa Flavell, re-ignited the debate at last weekend's commemorations for Ruapekapeka Pa. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

11-Jan-2016

Kosovo

Kosovo 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Kosovo Banking Association-Shoqata e Bankave të Kosovës) - Summary: The Kosovo Banking Association (Shoqata e Bankave të Kosovës) has, in turn, announced its annual list of bank holidays in Kosovo for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Kosovo news and updates.

11-Jan-2016

Afghanistan

Afghanistan 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Afghanistan for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

10-Jan-2016

Grenada

Grenada 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Grenada-St George's) - Summary: The government of Grenada has released its annual official list of Grenada bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Grenada, for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Grenada news and updates.

10-Jan-2016

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has released its official list of Trinidad and Tobago bank holidays and of non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

10-Jan-2016

Japan

Japanese 2017 Bank and Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Bank of Japan-Tokyo) - Summary: The Bank of Japan (Japan's central bank) has released its annual list of official national holidays, public holidays and bank holidays in Japan for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

10-Jan-2016

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: Saudi authorities have released an initial calendar of Saudi non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

10-Jan-2016

Slovenia

Slovenian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Slovenska tiskovna agencija-Ljubljana) - Summary: The Government of Slovenia has announced its annual official list of Slovenian bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Slovenia for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Slovenia news and updates.

10-Jan-2016

Indonesia

Indonesian 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Republic of Indonesia-Jakarta) - Summary: Indonesia's Central Bank, has announced the list of 2016 bank holidays in Indonesia, in addition to the list of 2016 non-working public holidays in Indonesia previously-announced by the government of Indonesia in its annual decree ("Surat Keputusan Bersama (SKB) Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama Tahun 2016"). Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

10-Jan-2016

Netherlands

Netherlands 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Nieuwsoverzicht Rijksoverheid-Amsterdam) - Summary: The Dutch Government (the government of the Netherlands) has released its list of official non-working public holidays in the Netherlands for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Netherlands news and updates.

9-Jan-2016

Albania

Albanian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bank of Albania-Tirana) - Summary: The government of Albania has announced its annual list of the official Albanian bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Albania for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Albania news and updates.

9-Jan-2016

Seychelles

Seychelles 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Seychelles-Victoria) - Summary: The Central Bank of the Seychelles has released its annual list of the official bank holidays in the Seychelles for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Seychelles news and updates.

9-Jan-2016

Dominica

Dominica 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Office of the Prime Minister) - Summary: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released its annual official list of the Dominica bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Dominica, for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

9-Jan-2016

Estonia

Estonian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Vabariigi Valitsus-Tallinn) - Summary: The Government of Estonia (Vabariigi Valitsus) has announced its annual official list of Estonian national holidays, Estonian flag days, and non-working public holidays in Estonia for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Estonia news and updates.

9-Jan-2016

Australia

South Australian 2018 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of South Australia SafeWork SA-Adelaide) - Summary: The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of South Australia for the calendar year 2018, including the current status of Adelaide Cup public holiday. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

9-Jan-2016

Malta

Malta 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Malta Department of Information-Government of Malta) - Summary: Malta's Government has published its annual official list of Malta national holidays and non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

8-Jan-2016

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday January 11 (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, January 11, 2016, would be another bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "celebración del Día de Reyes" bank holiday of Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

8-Jan-2016

Guam

Guam 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of Guam-Chamorro) - Summary: The Government of Guam has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in Guam and public sector holidays in Guam (GovGuam holidays) for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Guam news and updates.

8-Jan-2016

Tanzania

Tanzanian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) - Summary: The government of the United Republic Of Tanzania has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Tanzania for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Tanzania news and updates.

8-Jan-2016

Cambodia

Cambodia 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: National Bank of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) - Summary: The National Bank of Cambodia (Cambodia's Central Bank) has released a communiqué establishing Cambodia's annual list of bank holidays for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

8-Jan-2016

Denmark

Denmark 2017 Bank Holidays Released (Source: Danmarks Nationalbanken-Copenhagen) - Summary: Denmark's Central Bank (Danmarks Nationalbanken) has released its annual list of bank holidays in Denmark, as well as non-working public holidays in Denmark, for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Denmark news and updates.

8-Jan-2016

Haiti

Haiti Rules-Out 2016 Earthquake Public Holiday (Source: Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) - Summary: The Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti ("Ministère de la Communication, au nom du Gouvernement de la République") has announced that Haiti's Government had declared Tuesday, January 12, 2016, as a "day of remembrance and reflection dedicated to the memory of the victims of the earthquake of January 12, 2010", but that Tuesday, January 12, 2016, would not be a non-working public holiday in Haiti ("journée de commémoration et de réflexion, qui n'est pas fériée"). Links: full story and other Haiti news and updates.

8-Jan-2016

Portugal

Portugal Restores 4 Public Holidays (Source: Assembleia da República-Lisboa) - Summary: Earlier today, Portugal's new Socialist government obtained the Parliamentary approval needed to enact the bill to restore the 4 annual non-working public holidays of Portugal, Corpo de Deus (Corpus Cristi), Implantação da República (October 5), Todos os Santos (November 1), and Restauração da independência (December 1st), that were canceled as part of the 2011 austerity measures, with immediate effect. Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

7-Jan-2016

The Bahamas

Bahamas Public Holiday January 11 (Source: The Government of the Bahamas-Nassau) - Summary: The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique advising the general public that "Sunday 10 January is Majority Rule Day, marking the 49th Anniversary of the first government which the majority of the country elected on a one man one vote basis", and therefore that a day in lieu non-working public holiday in the Bahamas had been declared for Monday, January 11, 2016 ("To mark this occasion the holiday will be celebrated on Monday 11th January"). Links: full story and other The Bahamas news and updates.

7-Jan-2016

Lebanon

Lebanon 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Banque du Liban-Beirut) - Summary: The Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank) has, in turn, announced its annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

7-Jan-2016

Kosovo

Kosovo 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Office of the Prime Minister-Republic of Kosovo) - Summary: The government cabinet of Kosovo has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Kosovo for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Kosovo news and updates.

7-Jan-2016

Czech Republic

Czech Republic 2016 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Czech National Bank-Prag) - Summary: The central bank of the Czech Republic, the Czech National Bank, has issued a revised list of its previously-released annual list of the Czech bank holidays and Czech public holidays for calendar year 2016, based on the recently-updated legislation on non-working public holidays in the Czech Republic. Links: full story and other Czech Republic news and updates.

6-Jan-2016

Congo (DRC)

DR Congo 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo-Kinshasa) - Summary: The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has announced its annual list of the non-working public holidays in the DRC for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Congo (Dem. Rep.) news and updates.

6-Jan-2016

Malaysia

Malaysian 2016 Thaipusam Public Holiday Extended (Source: Bernama News Agency-Alor Setar) - Summary: The chief Minister of the Malaysian State of Kedah, Menteri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, has announced that he would once again declare a non-working public holiday ("occasional state holiday") in the Malaysian State of Kedah, on Sunday, January 24, 2016, on account of the upcoming Thaipusam annual federal and public of Malaysia. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

6-Jan-2016

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian Public Holiday January 9 (Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) - Summary: The Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government of the Republika Srpska (RS) of Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced that, notwithstanding the recent declaration of the "Day of the RS" annual non-working public holiday, as unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Government of RS had nonetheless declared January 9, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in the RS part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Links: full story and other Bosnia and Herzegovina news and updates.

5-Jan-2016

Madagascar

Madagascar 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has taken into advisement the "Décret du 4 janvier 2016 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2016", which declares the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

5-Jan-2016

Brazil

Brazil 2016 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) - Summary: The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão, has gazetted in the Diário Oficial da União its annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

4-Jan-2016

Macedonia

Macedonian Christmas 2016 Public Holidays (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Thursday, January 7th, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Macedonia "for all citizens of the Republic of Macedonia" on account of the upcoming annual "first day of Christmas by the Orthodox calendar" annual non-working public holiday of Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

4-Jan-2016

Panama

Panama 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Banco Nacional de Panamá-Panama City) - Summary: The Banco Nacional de Panamá has released its annual list of bank holidays and public holidays in Panama for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

4-Jan-2016

Saint Helena

Saint Helena 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: St Helena Government-Jamestown) - Summary: The Government of Saint Helena, has released its list of official non-working public holidays in Saint Helena, for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Saint Helena news and updates.

4-Jan-2016

Uruguay

Uruguayan 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Presidencia de la República-República Oriental del Uruguay) - Summary: The government of Uruguay has released its annual list of official 2016 Uruguayan bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Uruguay for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Uruguay news and updates.

4-Jan-2016

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) - Summary: Bangladesh's Central Bank (Bangladesh Bank) has released its annual list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

4-Jan-2016

Kiribati

Kiribati 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Kiribati Public Service Office-Bairiki) - Summary: The government of Kiribati has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays for the 2016 calendar year. Links: full story and other Kiribati news and updates.

4-Jan-2016

Maldives

Maldives 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Maldives Department of Information-Male) - Summary: The government of the Maldives has released its annual list of official public holidays in the Maldives for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

4-Jan-2016

Romania

Romanian 2017 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Banca Nationala a României-Bucharest) - Summary: The Central Bank of Romania (Banca Nationala a României) has released its annual official list of 2017 bank holidays in Romania, based on the current Labour Law of Romania which regulates the list of annual non-working public holidays in Romania. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

4-Jan-2016

Zambia

Zambian Public Holiday January 5 (Source: The Lusaka Times-Lusaka) - Summary: Zambian Secretary to the Cabinet, Roland Msiska, has announced that the President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu, had declared another one-off public holiday on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, as a half-day non-working public holiday in Zambia to allow civil servants to attend the ceremony at which President Lungu will assent to the Constitution Amendment Bill. Links: full story and other Zambia news and updates.

3-Jan-2016

Libya

Libyan 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Interim Transitional National Council-Tripoli) - Summary: Libya's government has released its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Libya for the upcoming calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

3-Jan-2016

Cuba

Cuban 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba-Granma) - Summary: The Cuban government has released the up-to-date list of annual non-working public holidays in Cuba for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Cuba news and updates.

3-Jan-2016

Portugal

Portugal Public Holidays Restoration Update (Source: Assembleia da República-Lisboa) - Summary: The secretary general of Portugal's UGT labour union, Carlos Silva, has announced that his union would accept a delay in the restoration of the 2 religious annual non-working public holidays in Portugal (Corpus Christi and All Saints Day), which were canceled 4 years ago, due to the need to re-negotiate these 2 annual non-working public holidays in Portugal with the Vatican. Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

2-Jan-2016

Curaçao

Curacao 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Eilandgebied Curaçao-Willemstad) - Summary: The government of Curaçao has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Curaçao for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Curaçao news and updates.

2-Jan-2016

Sudan

Sudan 2016 Public Holidays Announced (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 released its annual list of the official non-working national public holidays in the Republic of Sudan for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Sudan news and updates.

1-Jan-2016

Austria

Austrian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs-BMEIA) - Summary: Austria's Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äusseres - BMEIA) has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Austria for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Austria news and updates.

1-Jan-2016

Australia

Australian 2018 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 2018 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

1-Jan-2016

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) - Summary: The governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that is to say, those of the Bosnian Federation (FBiH) and of the Republic of Srpska (RS), have announced the dates of the 2016 non-working public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Links: full story and other Bosnia and Herzegovina news and updates.

1-Jan-2016

Ghana

Ghana 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's government has released its annual list of official non-working lay and religious public holidays in Ghana for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

1-Jan-2016

Chile

Chilean 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social-Valparaiso) - Summary: Chile's Ministro Secretario General de Gobierno, jointly with Chile's Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social, has announced the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile ("Feriados de carácter general" and "Irrenunciable") for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.


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