Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates April 2016


 
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This monthly recap of April 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

30-Apr-2016

Saint Helena

Saint Helena Day 2016 Public Holiday Date Announced (Source: St Helena Government-Jamestown) - Summary: The Government of Saint Helena, has issued a communiqué confirming that the day in lieu non-working public holiday in Saint-Helena, for St Helena's Day 2016, will remain on Friday, May 20, 2016. Links: full story and other Saint Helena news and updates.

30-Apr-2016

Guinea

Guinea Conakry Public Holiday May 2 (Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry, through its Cellule de Communication du Gouvernement, has announced that Monday, May 2, 2016, had been declared as a day in lieu one-off non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the upcoming "Fête internationale du Travail". Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

30-Apr-2016

Paraguay

Paraguay New July 4 Public Holiday Vetoed (Source: Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The Paraguayan President, Horacio Cartes, has vetoed the recently-passed bill declaring a new July 4 non-working public holiday in Paraguay, marking the battle of Nanawa, permanently, and not just as a one-off public holiday in Paraguay. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

29-Apr-2016

Saint Helena

Saint Helena 2016 Ratting Day Public Holiday (Source: Tristan Times-Tristan da Cunha) - Summary: The Chief Islander of Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha has declared tomorrow Saturday, April 30, 2016, as the date for this year's annual Ratting Day public holiday in Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha. Links: full story and other Saint Helena news and updates.

29-Apr-2016

Cameroon

Cameroon Public Holiday May 2 (Source: Présidence de la République du Cameroun-Yaoundé) - Summary: The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun) due to the annual, May 1st, public holiday in Cameroon falling on a Sunday in 2016. Links: full story and other Cameroon news and updates.

29-Apr-2016

Peru

Peruvian May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: Peru's Minister of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo-MTPE), Daniel Maurate, has issued another communique squashing the social media rumours about the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on Monday, May 2, 2016, on account of the annual, May 1st, non-working public holiday in Peru, falling on a Sunday. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

29-Apr-2016

Kuwait

Kuwaiti Public Holiday May 5 (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The head of the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC), Abdulaziz Al-Zebin, has declared that Thursday, May 5, 2016, would be an official non-working public holiday in Kuwait on account of the upcoming annual Kuwaiti public holiday for the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad Israa wal Meraj. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

29-Apr-2016

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs-Colombo) - Summary: The Sri Lankan Minister of Public Administration and Local Government, Wajira Abeyawardena, has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided not to declare Monday, May 2, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka in view of the annual May 1 non-working public holiday of Sri Lanka falling on a Sunday in 2016. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

29-Apr-2016

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast Public Holidays May 1-2 (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 Monday, May 2, 2016, the day after the upcoming Labour Day non-working public holiday in the Ivory Coast, as another non-working public holiday in the Ivory Coast. Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

29-Apr-2016

Venezuela

Venezuelan April-May 2016 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación e Información-Caracas) - Summary: Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued another decree extending the recently-implemented Fridays-Saturday-Sunday non-working public holidays weekends had been extended to run from Wednesdays to Sundays, for the Venezuelan public sector ("Miércoles, jueves y viernes no se laborará en el sector público a excepción de aquellas tareas que son fundamentales, que son necesarias"). Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

29-Apr-2016

Nigeria

Nigerian Public Holiday May 2 (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria on account of the annual May 1st public holiday of Nigeria falling on a Sunday. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

29-Apr-2016

Ghana

Ghana Public Holidays May 1-2 (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Prosper Bani, has issued a statement informing the public that President Mahama had declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Ghana, on account of the annual May Day public holiday of Ghana falling on a Sunday. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

29-Apr-2016

Costa Rica

Costa Rican May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: La Nación-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social - MTSS) has announced that the date of the upcoming, May 1st, non-working public holiday in Costa Rica, as per Article 148 of Costa Rica's Labor Code, would be Sunday, May 1st, 2016. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

29-Apr-2016

Honduras

Honduras May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: La Prensa Libre-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Honduras' Minister of the Interior (ministro de Gobernación y Descentralización), Leonel Ayala, has announced that the upcoming annual, Día del Trabajo, non-working public holiday of Honduras would not be moved to Monday, May 2, 2016, on account of the said non-working public holiday of Honduras falling on a Sunday in 2016. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

29-Apr-2016

Guatemala

Guatemalan May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) - Summary: The Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, has announced that Monday, May 2, 2016, would not be declared as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming "Día de los Trabajadores" annual non-working public holiday in Guatemala, falling on a Sunday in 2016. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

29-Apr-2016

Kenya

Kenyan Public Holiday May 2 (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: The Interior Cabinet Secretary of the Kenyan government, Joseph Nkaissery, has announced that the Kenyan government had declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Kenya for the upcoming Labour Day annual public holiday of Kenya which falls on a Sunday in 2016. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

28-Apr-2016

South Korea

South Korea Declares May 6 Public Holiday (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: Earlier today, at the Cabinet meeting chaired by President Park Geun-hye, the Government of South Korea decided to go ahead and declare Friday, May 6, 2016, as a one-off (temporary) non-working public holiday in South Korea, to link the annual Orimal (Children's Day) South Korean public holiday with the subsequent weekend and thus create a 4-day period of South Korean non-working public holidays and boost the economy. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.

28-Apr-2016

Congo (DRC)

DR Congo Public Holiday April 30 (Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo-Kinshasa) - Summary: The Vice-Prime Minister of the RDC (République Démocratique du Congo), Willy Makiashi, has declared Saturday, April 30, 2016, as a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday to compensate the annual, May 1st, RDC public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2016. Links: full story and other Congo (Dem. Rep.) news and updates.

28-Apr-2016

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten Public Holiday May 3 (Source: Government of Sint Maarten-Great Bay) - Summary: The Government of Sint Maarten has announced that, following a meeting of the Council of Ministers, it had decided to change the date of the upcoming annual Carnival Day non-working public holiday of Sint Maarten from April 30 to Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

28-Apr-2016

Bolivia

Bolivian May 2 Public Holiday Confirmed (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Ministry of Labour ("Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social"), in its Comunicado 24/2016 has finally confirmed that the Government of Bolivia had declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Bolivia, due to the annual, May 1, non-working public holiday of Bolivia falling on a Sunday in 2016 ("Se traslada al lunes 2 de mayo, con suspensión de actividades tanto públicas como privadas en todo el territorio del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia"). Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

28-Apr-2016

Guatemala

Guatemalan Bank Holiday May 2 (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 day in lieu bank holiday would be observed in Guatemala on Monday, May 2, 2016, in conjunction with the annual, Día del Trabajo, non-working public holiday in Guatemala. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

27-Apr-2016

Philippines

Philippines Public Holiday May 9 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The Philippines Presidential Palace's Communications Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr, has announced Proclamation 1254, declaring Monday, May 9, 2016, the date of the upcoming Philippines' national and local elections, as another additional special public non-working holiday throughout the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

27-Apr-2016

Algeria

Algeria 2016 Labour Day Public Holiday (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian government, through its Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique has announced that Sunday, May 1st, 2016, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Algeria, on account of the upcoming "fête du Travail". Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

26-Apr-2016

Venezuela

Venezuela Extends April-May 2016 Public Holidays Again (Source: Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación e Información-Caracas) - Summary: Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued another decree extending the recently-implemented Fridays-Saturday-Sunday non-working public holidays weekends had been extended to run from Wednesdays to Sundays, for the Venezuelan public sector ("Miércoles, jueves y viernes no se laborará en el sector público a excepción de aquellas tareas que son fundamentales, que son necesarias"). Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

26-Apr-2016

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Labour Day 2016 Public Holidays May 1-2 (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Coordinadora del Consejo de Comunicación y Ciudadanía, Rosario Murillo, has announced that Monday, May 2, 2016, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Nicaragua on account of the annual, "Día Internacional de los Trabajadores", non-working public holiday of Nicaragua falling on a Sunday in 2016. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

26-Apr-2016

Jordan

Jordan Labour Day 2016 Public Holiday May 1st (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordan's Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, has announced that this year's annual International Labor Day non-working public holiday of Jordan would be observed on its traditional date of May 1st, and would not be moved to another date as has sometimes been the case in recent years. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

25-Apr-2016

Malaysia

Malaysian May 6 PRK State Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Kangsar) - Summary: A spokesperson for the government of Malaysia's State of Perak, has denied rumours that the Perak government had declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Perak on Friday, May 6, 2016, pointing-out that Wednesday, May 6, 2015, had been declared a one-off non-working Malaysian state public holiday, but only as a one-off occurrence ("It was announced last year but only to commemorate the Perak Sultan's enthronement"). Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

25-Apr-2016

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holidays May 1-2 (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, May 2, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday for citizens of the Orthodox faith in Macedonia on account of the upcoming "Easter Monday" annual sectorial non-working public holiday in Macedonia, as well as being a nationwide non-working public holiday in Macedonia on account of the upcoming Labour Day annual non-working public holiday of Macedonia falling on a Sunday in 2016. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

25-Apr-2016

South Korea

South Korea Mulls May 5-6 Public Holidays (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: The South Korean government's Ministry for Sports culture and Tourism has announced that the South Korean government was considering declaring Friday, May 6, 2016, the day after the annual Children's Day non-working public holiday of South Korea, as a one-off ("temporary") non-working public holiday in South Korea, to create a 4-day period of South Korean non-working public holidays and boost the economy. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.

24-Apr-2016

Chile

Chilean 2016 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 2016, which it had released last year in conjunction with Chile's Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

24-Apr-2016

Angola

Angola Public Holiday May 2 (Source: Rádio Nacional de Angola-Luanda) - Summary: The Cabinet Director of Angola's Ministry of Public Service and Social Security (Ministério da Administração Pública, Trabalho e Segurança Social-MAPTSS) has announced that as per the law revising Angolan official non-working public holidays, Monday, May 2, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday in Angola. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

23-Apr-2016

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday April 29 (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, April 29, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday for citizens of the Orthodox faith in Macedonia on account of the upcoming "Good Friday, Friday before Easter" annual sectorial non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

23-Apr-2016

Malaysia

Malaysia Announces Sarawak Public Holiday July 22 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuching) - Summary: The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Sarawak, Tan Sri Adenan Satem, has finally announced that his government had declared July 22 as a new annual non-working state public holiday in Malaysia's State of Sarawak to commemorate Sarawak's independence from British colonization. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

22-Apr-2016

Jordan

Jordanian Bank Holiday May 1st (Source: The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) - Summary: The Central Bank of Jordan has issued the "Memorandum to Licensed Banks" (No. 12/2016, ref 10/2/5892) which announces a bank holiday in Jordan on Sunday, May 1st, 2016, on account of the annual non-working Jordanian public holiday of Labor Day. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

22-Apr-2016

Nepal

Nepalese April 25 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The Home Secretary of the Government of Nepal, Narayan Gopal Malego, has issued a communiqué squashing rumours that the Cabinet of the Government of Nepal had decided to declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal on Monday, April 25, 2016, to mark the anniversary of the Gorkha Earthquake that devastated Nepal last year. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

21-Apr-2016

Lesotho

Lesotho May 1-2 Public Holidays (Source: Lesotho News Agency-Maseru) - Summary: The Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of Lesotho has announced that it had declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a one-off non-working day in lieu public holiday in Lesotho, to compensate the fact that the annual Workers Day public holiday of Lesotho falls on a Sunday in the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Lesotho news and updates.

21-Apr-2016

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holidays May 1-2 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming 2016 "Día del Trabajo" annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic would, once again, be moved from its traditional date of May 1st to Monday, May 2, 2016, in the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

21-Apr-2016

Singapore

Singapore May 7 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) - Summary: The Government of Singapore has issued a communiqué announcing that Saturday, May 7, 2016, the date of the upcoming Bukit Bato by-election would not be gazetted as another one-off non-working public holiday in Singapore. Links: full story and other Singapore news and updates.

20-Apr-2016

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan May 2016 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: Barely a day after the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic confirmed the, previously-decreed, Friday, May 6, 2016, additional one-off non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, signed amendments to that Kyrgyzstan's government decree on the transfer of weekends in May 2016 ("Resolution ?212 of April 20, 2016"). Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

19-Apr-2016

Spain

Spain 2017 Basque Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial del País Vasco-BOPV) - Summary: The executive of Spain's Basque autonomous region (País Vasco) has released a draft of its annual calendar of official regional public holidays ("calendario laboral") and bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2017 in Spain's Basque region. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

19-Apr-2016

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Public Holidays May 5-9 (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic has confirmed the Friday, May 6, 2016, additional one-off non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan, meaning that there will be a period of 5 uninterrupted non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan, from Thursday, May 5, until Monday, May 9, 2016. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

18-Apr-2016

India

Indian Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh Public Holidays Moved To April 19 (Source: Dept. of Information and Public Relations of the Government of Uttar Pradesh-Lucknow) - Summary: The Governments of India's states of Uttar Pradesh and of the Union Territory of Chandigarh have announced that they had declared Tuesday, April 19, 2016, as the date of the upcoming Mahavir Jayanti public holiday to be observed in Uttar Pradesh and Chandigarh, instead of the previously-announced date of Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

17-Apr-2016

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Declares April 23 and May 7 Public Holidays (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's government has announced that it had declared 2 additional one-off non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming third and fourth phases of Union Parishad (UP) polls, on April 23 and May 7, 2016, respectively. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

17-Apr-2016

Macau

Macau Declares Additional 2017 Public Holidays (Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China-Macau) - Summary: Macau's Chief Executive has once again announced additional, one-off, non-working public holidays (Special Grant for exempt from work for staff in Public Administration by the Chief Executive) for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

16-Apr-2016

Jordan

Jordanian Public Holidays April 24 and May 1-2 (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: The Jordanian Prime Ministry has issued a circular decreeing Sunday, April 24, as well as Sunday and Monday, May 1-2, 2016, as additional one-off non-working public holidays in Jordan on account of the upcoming Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays of Jordan in 2016. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

15-Apr-2016

Gabon

Gabonese Public Holidays April 16-17 (Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) - Summary: Gabon's Ministre du Travail et de l'Emploi has announced that, in addition to the upcoming annual, April 17, National Women's Day, non-working public holiday of Gabon, it had additionally declared April 16, 2016, as an additional, one-off, non-working public holiday in the Gabon ("journée fériée, chômée et payée sur l'ensemble du territoire"). Links: full story and other Gabon news and updates.

15-Apr-2016

Spain

Spain 2017 Murcia Public Holidays Announced (Source: Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia-Murcia) - Summary: The executive of Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia has released its annual calendar of official non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2017 in the Spanish region of Murcia. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

15-Apr-2016

Paraguay

Paraguay Votes New July 4 Public Holiday (Source: Honorable Cámara de Diputados del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The Paraguayan Senate has approved a bill initiated in Paraguay's lower house of deputies, including the recent modifications to it making this new July 4 non-working public holiday in Paraguay, marking the battle of Nanawa, permanent, and not just a one-off public holiday in Paraguay. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

14-Apr-2016

Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba

Bonaire Public Holidays May 2 (Source: Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire-Kralendijk) - Summary: The Bonaire government has announced that Monday, May 2, 2016, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, on account of the annual, May 1st, non-working public holiday in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, for the calendar year 2016, falling on a Sunday. Links: full story and other Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba news and updates.

14-Apr-2016

UAE

UAE 2016 Israa wal Mairaj Public Holiday (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Government has announced that the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa wal Mairaj had been moved from Wednesday, May 4, 2016, to Thursday, May 5, 2016. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

14-Apr-2016

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Holiday May 2 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Sources in Bolivia's Minister of Labour have indicated that the Government of Bolivia is planning to declare of Monday, May 2, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Bolivia, due to the annual, May 1, non-working public holiday of Bolivia falling on a Sunday in 2016 ("hasta la próxima semana se emitirá un comunicado en el que se instruirá que el feriado por el 1 de mayo recorrerá al lunes"). Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

14-Apr-2016

El Salvador

El Salvador Mothers' Day Public Holiday Generalized (Source: Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador-San Salvador) - Summary: El Salvador's legislative assembly has approved a bill that declares that the annual El Salvador non-working public sector holiday on May 10, to commemorate Mother's Day (Día de la Madre), will henceforth be a fully national non-working public holiday, for both the private and public sectors of El Salvador ("asueto remunerado para el sector público y privado"). Links: full story and other El Salvador news and updates.

14-Apr-2016

Indonesia

Indonesian 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat-Jakarta) - Summary: The government of Indonesia has issued its final annual decree ("Surat Keputusan Bersama (SKB) Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama Tahun 2017") designating the list of Indonesian public holidays and collective leave days ("cuti bersama") for the calendar year 2017, for both the private and public sectors. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

14-Apr-2016

Venezuela

Venezuela Public Holidays April 15-19 (Source: Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación e Información-Caracas) - Summary: Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has declared another one-off non-working public holiday for Venezuela's public sector on Monday, April 18, 2016, so that in conjunction with the earlier declared April-May Friday public holidays in Venezuela, and Tuesday's annual Independence Declaration public holiday in Venezuela, there will be a period of 5 days, April 15-19, of non-working public sector holidays in Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

13-Apr-2016

Taiwan

Taiwan 2017 Public Holidays Released (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: The Directorate General of Personnel Administration has released its official annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

12-Apr-2016

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian Public Holidays May 1-2-3 (Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced that, as per the federal Law on Public Holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the annual, 2-day, May Day, non-working public holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will run from Sunday, May 1, until Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Links: full story and other Bosnia and Herzegovina news and updates.

11-Apr-2016

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Public Holidays April 13-17 (Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs-Colombo) - Summary: Earlier this morning, in separate communiqués, the Sri Lankan Minister of Public Administration, Ranjith Maddumabandara, and the Sri Lankan Minister of Home Affairs, Vajira Abeywardena, have announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided to once again declare Friday, April 15, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka, presumably to link this year's, April 13-14, Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Sri Lankan Public holidays with the subsequent weekend of April 16 and 17, 2016. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

10-Apr-2016

Taiwan

Taiwan Public Holidays Reduction Stalled (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: Taiwan's legislative general assembly has approved the recent resolution of the Health and Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee's calling for the general assembly to return to the Ministry of Labor the Executive Yuan's proposed amendment to the Enforcement Rules of the Labor Standards Act, which would see a reduction of the number of national holidays as days off from 19 to 12. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

9-Apr-2016

Australia

Australian 2017 Queensland Public Holidays Announced (Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) - Summary: The Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays for 2017 in Australia's State of Queensland, taking into account all the changes to the annual non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Queensland of the past few years. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

9-Apr-2016

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Shab-e-Meraj May 4 (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee has announced that the moon of the month of Rajab had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky yesterday and therefore that the Lailatul Meraj would be observed on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

9-Apr-2016

Paraguay

Paraguay May 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees, Édgar Rodas, has issued a communiqué preempting the expected questions ("ante la duda de mucha gente") and ruling-out the move of any of Paraguay's May 2016 public holidays (May 1, May 14 and 15), as all 3 of these Paraguayan May 2016 public holidays fall on weekend days during the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

9-Apr-2016

India

Indian Tamil Nadu Public Holiday May 16 (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced that it had declared a non-working public holiday in India's state of Tamil Nadu on Monday, May 16, 2016, on account of that date's assembly polls. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

8-Apr-2016

Romania

Romania Mulls June 1 Public Holiday (Source: Senatului României-Bucharest) - Summary: A bill has been introduced in Romania's upper house of parliament (Senatului României) which would add a new, June 1st, annual non-working public holiday in Romania, as well as bank holiday in Romania, to mark International Children's Day. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

8-Apr-2016

Tajikistan

Tajikistan Mulls Rakhmon Public Holiday (Source: Majlisi namoyandagon of Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan-MNMORT) - Summary: Tajikistan's lower chamber of parliament (the Majlisi Namoyandagon) is considering a bill which would amend the law "On Public Holidays of the Republic of Tajikistan", creating a new annual non-working public holiday in Tajikistan, to mark the presidency of Tajikistan's longtime ruler Emomali Rakhmon. Links: full story and other Tajikistan news and updates.

7-Apr-2016

Costa Rica

Costa Rican Public Holiday April 11 (Source: La Nación-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social - MTSS) has announced that the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Costa Rica to commemorate Juan Santamaría, as per Article 148 of Costa Rica's Labor Code, would be Tuesday, April 11, 2016. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

7-Apr-2016

Venezuela

Venezuela Extends April-May 2016 Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación e Información-Caracas) - Summary: Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued another decree declaring all Fridays to come in April and May 2016, as non-working public sector holidays in Venezuela for the Venezuelan public sector ("Se declaran los días viernes como no laborables para el sector público, a partir del 08 de abril de 2016 y mientras persistan los efectos del fenómeno climático El Niño sobre la central hidroeléctrica Simón Bolívar"). Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

7-Apr-2016

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan April 7 Public Holiday Gazetted (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The recently passed, and signed into law, bill in Kyrgyzstan's parliament, for a new annual, April 7, non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan to be officially known as the "Day of the People's April Revolution", has been gazetted in the official state newspaper of Kyrgyzstan "Erkin Too" (Free Mountains). Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

6-Apr-2016

Honduras

Honduras Public Holiday April 18 (Source: La Prensa Libre-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The private employers' confederation of Honduras (Consejo Hondureño de la Empresa Privada - Cohep), has announced that employees of the Honduras private sector would observe the upcoming annual Americas' Day ("Día de las Américas") non-working public holiday of Honduras on Monday, April 18, 2016, instead of the annual date of April 14. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

6-Apr-2016

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan April 7 Public Holiday Approved By Parliament (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The bill recently introduced in Kyrgyzstan's parliament, and matching an earlier presidential decree authorizing a new annual, April 7, non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan to be officially known as the "Day of the People's April Revolution", has been voted on and approved in the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan following an expedited session encompassing all three necessary readings of the bill. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

5-Apr-2016

Singapore

Singapore 2017 Public Holidays Released (Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) - Summary: Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the official list of non-working Singapore public holidays and bank holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2017 which, for a third consecutive year, does not include any error in the date of the 2017 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore. Links: full story and other Singapore news and updates.

5-Apr-2016

Bénin

Benin Public Holiday April 6 (Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin-Cotonou) - Summary: The government of Benin has declared Wednesday, April 6, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Bénin ("Le gouvernement déclare la journée du 06 avril chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire National") on account of the upcoming presidential inauguration of president-elect, Patrice Talon, that will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Links: full story and other Bénin news and updates.

5-Apr-2016

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan April 7 Public Holiday Approved In Committee (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The bill recently introduced in Kyrgyzstan's parliament, and matching an earlier presidential decree authorizing a new annual, April 7, non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan to be officially known as the "Day of the People's April Revolution", has received the emergency approval of the relevant parliamentary committees on constitutional legislation, state structure, judicial and legal affairs, and on social affairs, education, science, culture and public health. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

4-Apr-2016

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan April 7 Public Holiday Returns (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: Earlier today, the President of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambaev, signed a presidential decree authorizing a new annual, April 7, non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan to be officially known as the "Day of the People's April Revolution", to mark the day a popular revolution ousted authoritarian ex-President Kurmanbek Bakiev in 2010. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

2-Apr-2016

Nepal

Nepalese 2016-2017 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) of the government of Nepal has gazetted its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S. 2073 (April 2016-April 2017), a list which contains 52 public holidays, in addition to Saturdays. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

1-Apr-2016

Kiribati

Kiribati Public Holiday April 8 (Source: Kiribati Public Service Office-Bairiki) - Summary: The government of Kiribati has announced that the upcoming National Health Day non-working public holiday in Kiribati would be observed on Friday, April 8, 2016. Links: full story and other Kiribati news and updates.


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