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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates October 2016

This monthly recap of October 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-Oct-2016

Malaysia

Malaysian State Public Holiday October 31 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Johor Baru) - Summary: Late last night, the Secretary of Malaysia's State of Johor announced that the government of Malaysia's State of Johor had declared that Monday, October 31, 2016, would be a one-off additional non-working public holiday in the State of Johor, to celebrate their winning of the Malaysia Cup against Selangor. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

31-Oct-2016

India

India 2017 Odisha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Odisha-Bhubaneswar) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Odisha has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Odisha for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

31-Oct-2016

Iraq

Iraqi 2017 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Iraq-Baghdad) - Summary: The Central Bank of Iraq has released its official list of 2017 bank holidays in Iraq related to the list of non-working public holidays in Iraq for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

31-Oct-2016

Bermuda

Bermuda 2019-2021 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: The government of Bermuda, has released its list of official non-working public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar years 2019-2021, as well as amending its previously-released list of the official non-working public holidays in Bermuda for the calendar years 2017, 2018 and 2019. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

30-Oct-2016

Madagascar

Madagascar October 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's directeur général du Travail du ministère des Fonctions publiques, Hermann Tandra, has issued a communiqué squashing rumours that Monday, October 31, 2016, would be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar, to link the upcoming November 1st annual public holiday of Madagascar with the preceding weekend ("Les travailleurs vont devoir rejoindre leur bureau ce lundi 31 octobre"). Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

30-Oct-2016

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago To Declare Carib Public Holiday Next Year (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley, has announced that the First Peoples of Trinidad and Tobago will be given a one-off national non-working public holiday, in 2017, in recognition of their contribution to Trinidad and Tobago, thus partially meeting a long-standing request of Trinidad and Tobago's Carib, aka. First Peoples. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

30-Oct-2016

Argentina

Argentina Reduces 2017 Public Holidays (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: After a few weeks of indecision, the administration of Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, has finally decided to stop the process of declaring one-off non-working public holidays in Argentina ("feriados con fines turísticos") effective next year, for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

29-Oct-2016

Mongolia

Mongolian Public Holiday October 31 (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: The Mongolian government has confirmed Monday, October 31, 2016, as the date for the upcoming 2016 Chinggis Khaan annual non-working public holiday in Mongolia, added a few years ago to the list of annual non-working public holidays in Mongolia. Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.

29-Oct-2016

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday November 3 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to extend the 2016 annual All Saints Day and All Souls Day non-working public holidays in Timor Leste by declaring an additional day-off public sector holiday (toleránsia pontu) for Thursday, November 3, 2016 ("Governu deside ona hodi fó toleránsia pontu iha loron 3 fulan-novembru tinan 2016"). Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

29-Oct-2016

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein 2017 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 2017. Links: full story and other Liechtenstein news and updates.

28-Oct-2016

Chile

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

28-Oct-2016

Bhutan

Bhutanese 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released its annual official list of national and regional non-working public holidays in Bhutan for the upcoming calendar year 2017, and for 2018 until the Losar Lunar New Year public holiday of Bhutan, comprising the end of the present Year of the Fire Male Monkey and most of the upcoming Year of the Fire Female Bird. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

27-Oct-2016

Haiti

Haiti Public Holidays November 1-2 (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 (Bureau de la communication de la Primature) has announced that Haiti's President has issued an Executive Order declaring Tuesday and Wednesday, November 1 and 2, 2016, as a non-working public holidays throughout Haiti to coincide with this year's public holidays in Haiti for All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. Links: full story and other Haiti news and updates.

27-Oct-2016

Algeria

Algerian Revolution Day Public Holiday 2016 (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 Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Algeria on account of the annual "fête de la Révolution" annual non-working public holiday of Algeria. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

27-Oct-2016

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday November 2 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: Nepalese government spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communications, Surendra Kumar Karki, has announced that the government of Nepal had decided, at this morning's meeting, to declare Wednesday, November 2, 2016, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal to mark the arrival in Nepal of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, in Nepal for a three-day state visit. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

26-Oct-2016

Tonga

Tonga 2016-2017 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Prime Minister's Office has issued a communiqué ("Government Christmas holidays start Dec 21") announcing that the Cabinet of the Government of Tonga had once again declared a 2-week period of additional public sector holidays in Tonga, from Wednesday, December 21, 2016, until Sunday, January 1, 2017, inclusively. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

26-Oct-2016

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Holidays November 1-2 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming November 2, día de los difuntos, annual public holiday of Bolivia is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Bolivia for both the private and public sectors and that it will be observed on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

26-Oct-2016

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Public Holiday October 31 (Source: Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale-Ouagadougou) - Summary: Burkina Faso's Minister of Labour (Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale) has issued the communiqué 16.808 announcing that Monday, October 31, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday in Burkina Faso ("déclarée chômé et payé"). Links: full story and other Burkina Faso news and updates.

25-Oct-2016

Turkey

Turkey July 15 Public Holiday Official (Source: Hürriyet Daily News-Istanbul) - Summary: Turkey's Parliament has unanimously passed a bill to declare July 15 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Turkey, named Democracy and National Solidarity Day, beginning next year, to mark the anniversary of this past summer’s attempted coup. Links: full story and other Turkey news and updates.

25-Oct-2016

Panama

Panamanian Public Holidays November 2 and 4 (Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá-Panama City) - Summary: Panama's President, Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez, has issued 2 decrees (the "Decreto Ejecutivo No. 296 de 24 de octubre de 2016" and the "Decreto Ejecutivo No. 297 de 24 de octubre de 2016") which extend the number of, and observance of, the non-working public holidays in Panama for the month of November 2016. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

24-Oct-2016

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan 2016 All Souls Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Coordinadora del Consejo de Comunicación y Ciudadanía, Rosario Murillo, as per instructions of President Daniel Ortega Saavedra announced that MITRAB had issued a communique declaring that Wednesday, November 2, 2016, would be a full-day paid public sector holiday in Nicaragua ("el próximo 2 de noviembre será día de asueto con goce de salario para los trabajadores del Estado"). Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

23-Oct-2016

Venezuela

Venezuela Adds New Holiday October 24 (Source: Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación e Información-Caracas) - Summary: Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued a decree declaring Monday, October 24, as national holiday to commemorate General Rafael Urdaneta, one of Simón Bolívar's most loyal military and political allies. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

23-Oct-2016

Monaco

Monaco 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté-Monaco) - Summary: Monaco's State Ministry has published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Monaco (liste des jours chômés et payés) and Monaco bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

23-Oct-2016

Australia

Australian 2019 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 2019 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania and bank holidays in Tasmania for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

22-Oct-2016

Holy See

Vatican 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Prefettura della Casa Ponitificia-Vatican City) - Summary: The Vatican's Prefecture of the Papal Household has released its annual list of the 2017 closed public holidays for the Holy See (aka. Vatican City). Links: full story and other Holy See news and updates.

22-Oct-2016

Macedonia

Macedonian 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Macedonia and Macedonian bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

21-Oct-2016

Serbia

Serbian 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Serbian Government Ministry of Labour and Social Policy-Belgrade) - Summary: The Serbian government has released its annual list of official 2017 non-working public holidays in Serbia and Serbian bank holidays for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Serbia news and updates.

20-Oct-2016

Thailand

Thailand 2017 Public Holidays Will Be Overhauled (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, Wissanu Krea-ngam, has announced that, following last week's passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Thai government would soon change up to 4 of the annual non-working public holidays in Thailand, effective in 2017, and therefore has asked public and private organizations to wait for the upcoming announcement of changes to Thailand's public holidays, including previously announced and completed 2017 public holidays in Thailand, before producing any 2017 calendars. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

19-Oct-2016

Vietnam

Vietnam 2017 Public Holidays Draft (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam has issued a draft containing its proposed annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2017, with 2 different options being drafted for the annual Tet lunar new year of Vietnam. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

19-Oct-2016

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan 2017 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released its annual list of the official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2017, in line with, but expanding upon, the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2017, as published last spring. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

18-Oct-2016

Romania

Romanian June 1 Public Holiday Passes Lower House (Source: Senatului României-Bucharest) - Summary: Romania's Chamber of Deputies has passed by 237 votes for (unanimity, if our count is correct), a bill passed by the Senate already, and which would amend the Romanian Labour Code and make June 1st, Children's Day, as another new annual non-working public holiday in Romania for both the private and public sectors. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

18-Oct-2016

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Mulls Reyes Public Holidays Amendments (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Dominican Republic National Assembly is currently examining yet another bill that would remove the annual January 6 non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic from the scope of the law No.139-97 which moves some mid-week public holidays in the Dominican Republic ("proyecto que modifica los artículos 2 y 4 de la Ley 139-97, para excluir el seis de enero, Día de los Santos Reyes, del ámbito de los feriados sujetos a traslados"). Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

17-Oct-2016

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 2017 Public Holidays Confirmed (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The Ministry of Health and Social Development of the government of Kazakhstan has confirmed the earlier-released draft of the annual list of non-working public holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan, including bridge holidays and compensatory working Saturdays, for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

17-Oct-2016

Moldova

Moldova 2017 Public Holidays Extended (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: The government of Moldova has announced an extension to the list of 2017 annual non-working public holidays in Moldova ("cu privire la zilele de odihna în anul 2017"), by adding 3 one-off 2017 non-working public holidays in Moldova to the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Moldova for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

16-Oct-2016

Guyana

Guyana 2016 Deepavali Public Holiday Announced (Source: Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs-Georgetown) - Summary: The government of Guyana's Minister Of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, has announced that the government of Guyana had gazetted Saturday, October 29, 2016, as the date of the upcoming Deepavali non-working public holiday in Guyana. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

16-Oct-2016

Ecuador

Ecuador Mulls Public Holidays Legislative Changes (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: During his weekly address to the nation of yesterday (Enlace Ciudadano 496), Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, announced that he had sent a bill to the Ecuadorean Asamblea Nacional to declare as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Ecuador, the Friday before, or the Monday after, an annual non-working public holiday of Ecuador which falls on the weekend. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

16-Oct-2016

Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba

Saba 2017 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 2017. Links: full story and other Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba news and updates.

16-Oct-2016

Hungary

Hungary 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium-Budapest) - Summary: The Government of Hungary, upon the recommendation of the Hungarian National Economy Minister, has confirmed that there would be no expanded version of its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2017, due to the fact that there are no "orphan" Hungarian public holidays on Tuesday or Thursday in the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Hungary news and updates.

16-Oct-2016

Chile

Chilean 2016 Public Holidays Amended Again (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 and had already amended once last spring. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

15-Oct-2016

Bahrain

Bahrain 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Central Bank has published its annual list of expected bank holidays and public holidays in Bahrain for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

15-Oct-2016

India

Indian Assam Public Holiday October 17 (Source: The Hindu-Gauhati) - Summary: The Chief Minister of the Government of India's state of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, has declared a non-working government public holiday in India's state of Assam on Monday, October 17, 2016, on the occasion of Kati Bihu, "so that everyone can unequivocally take part into the observation of Kati Bihu rituals". Links: full story and other India news and updates.

15-Oct-2016

Jordan

Jordanian 2017 Bank and Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) - Summary: The Central Bank of Jordan has announced its annual list of religious and national non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Jordan for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

15-Oct-2016

Israel

Israel 2017 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Bank of Israel-BOI) - Summary: The Bank of Israel has released the official list of the days in 2017 which will be observed as bank and public holidays in Israel, as part of its annual announcement of the "List of days in 2017 apart from Saturdays, which will be observed as Bank and Public Holidays in Israel". Links: full story and other Israel news and updates.

15-Oct-2016

Haiti

Haiti Public Holiday October 17 (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 (Bureau de la communication de la Primature) has announced that Haiti's President has issued an Executive Order declaring Monday, October 17, 2016, as a non-working public holiday throughout Haiti to coincide with this year's public holiday of Haiti commemorating the death of the Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines. Links: full story and other Haiti news and updates.

14-Oct-2016

Bhutan

Bhutanese October 2016 Public Holidays Extended (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan, on direct instructions from King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, has also declared Friday, October 14, 2016, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Bhutan to mourn Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

13-Oct-2016

Thailand

Thailand Public Holiday October 14 (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Government Cabinet has declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, on Friday, October 14, 2016, to mourn King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died earlier today. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

13-Oct-2016

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office-BVI) - Summary: The Cabinet of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has approved and announced the annual list of, and dates of, official non-working public holidays for 2017 in the British Virgin Islands, in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199), as amended. Links: full story and other British Virgin Islands news and updates.

12-Oct-2016

Bulgaria

Bulgaria Mulls 2017 Public Holidays Rules Overhaul (Source: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria-Sofia) - Summary: Bulgaria's Minister of Labour, Zornitca Rusinova, has announced that she would soon propose changes to the Bulgarian Labour Code, put an end to the government practice of "rearranging working days" whereby the Bulgarian Council of Ministers would annually declare Monday and Friday one-off public holidays in Bulgaria, whenever an annual non-working public holiday of Bulgaria fell on a Tuesday or Friday. Links: full story and other Bulgaria news and updates.

11-Oct-2016

Palau

Palau Public Holiday November 1st (Source: Palau Government-Koror) - Summary: The incumbent President of Palau, Tommy Remengesau Jr., has confirmed that Tuesday, November 1, 2016, the date of the upcoming Palau Election Day, would be a non-working public holiday in Palau, once again. Links: full story and other Palau news and updates.

10-Oct-2016

Pakistan

Pakistan 2016 Bank Holidays For Moharram-ul-Haram (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: Earlier this morning, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has in turn announced that the State Bank of Pakistan and the commercial banks of Pakistan would observe their annual Moharram-ul-Haram (aka. Ashura) bank holidays on October 11-12, 2016, analogously to the same non-working public holidays announced last week by the Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

10-Oct-2016

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Holiday October 11 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique announcing that Tuesday, October 11, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday in Bolivia for Bolivian Women's Day Día de la Mujer Boliviana as a compulsory non-working public holiday in Bolivia for both the private and public sectors. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

10-Oct-2016

Algeria

Algerian 2016 Ashura Public Holiday Announced (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 Wednesday, October 12, 2016, had been declared as the date of the "10 Moharram 1438 de l'Hégire" and a non-working public holiday in Algeria on account of annual Achoura (Ashura) non-working public holiday in Algeria. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

9-Oct-2016

Spain

Spain 2017 National Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Boletín Oficial del Estado-BOE) - Summary: Following the recent gazetting of the 2017 public holidays in the last of Spain's autonomous regions (Ceuta, Melilla and Murcia), the national government of Spain has gazetted its annual list of official national non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain for the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

8-Oct-2016

Spain

Spain 2017 Murcia Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia-Murcia) - Summary: Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia through the Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia has finally gazetted the calendar of official Spanish public holidays in Murcia (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2017, which it had unofficially announced last spring. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

8-Oct-2016

Spain

Spain 2017 Ceuta Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta-BOCCE) - Summary: The recently-announced annual list of 2017 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta, as announced by the legislative assembly of Spain's autonomous region of Ceuta (Ilustre Pleno de !a Asamblea de Ceuta), has been officially gazetted in the BOCCE (Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

7-Oct-2016

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday October 10 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname, via its Minister of the Interior, Mike Noersalim, has announced that the upcoming "Dag der Marrons" annual non-working public holiday in Suriname would be observed on Monday, October 10, 2016, a date which has been declared a non-working public holiday in Suriname. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

7-Oct-2016

Malaysia

Malaysian 2018 Islamic Public Holidays Announced (Source: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia-Jakim) - Summary: Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its annual Islamic calendar of public holidays in Malaysia for the western year 2018 (corresponding to 1439-1440 AH). Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

7-Oct-2016

Romania

Romanian January 24 Public Holiday Promulgated (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: Romanian President, Klaus Johannis, has signed into law the recently-voted bill declaring January 24 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania, for both the public and private sectors, to commemorate the reunification of Wallachia and Moldavia. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

6-Oct-2016

Bhutan

Bhutanese October 2016 Public Holidays (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced the dates of the upcoming non-working public holidays in Bhutan and in its capital, Thimphu, for the month of October 2016, due to the annual Bhutanese public holidays for Thimphu Drubchen, Thimphu Tshechu and Dassain. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

6-Oct-2016

Taiwan

Taiwan Public Holidays Reduction Rammed Through Committee (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), in an apparent break with its promise before coming to power last May 20, has rammed through legislative committee, amendments to the Labor Standards Act implementing a five-day workweek and an overall reduction of the number of annual public holidays in Taiwan from 19 to 12, as is already the case for civil servants and the many service businesses that already follow a five-day work week. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

5-Oct-2016

Mongolia

Mongolian Public Holiday October 19 (Source: Montsame Agency-Ulaanbaatar) - Summary: The Head of the Information, Research and Technology Department of the Mongolian General Election Committee, B. Oyumaa, has announced that Wednesday, October 19, 2016, the date of the upcoming provincial councils local elections, would be another one-off electoral non-working public holiday in Mongolia. Links: full story and other Mongolia news and updates.

5-Oct-2016

Egypt

Egyptian Public Holiday October 6 (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: The Egyptian Minister of Manpower and Immigration, Mohamed Safaan, has announced that Thursday, October 6, 2016, would be a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming 43rd, anniversary of the 1973 war, annual non-working public holiday of Egypt. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

5-Oct-2016

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Divali Public Holiday October 29 (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that, as per an official appointment by Trinidad and Tobago President, Anthony Carmona, Saturday, October 29, 2016, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, on account of the upcoming Divali annual public holiday of Trinidad and Tobago in 2016. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

4-Oct-2016

Pakistan

Pakistan 2016 Ashura Public Holidays (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced the dates for the upcoming Ashura (Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2016, as Tuesday and Wednesday, October 11 and 12, 2016 (Muharram 9 and 10, 1438 AH). Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

4-Oct-2016

Spain

Spain 2017 Melilla Public Holidays Announced (Source: Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla-BOME) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla has released its calendario laboral, the annual official list of 2017 non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Melilla, in the Boletín Oficial de Melilla (BOME). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

3-Oct-2016

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2016 Ashura Public Holiday (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had sighted the New Moon crescent last night and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura, and related annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh, would be observed across the country on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, which corresponds to the previously-announced date for Ashura, and related public holiday in Bangladesh. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

3-Oct-2016

Canada

Canada New November 11 Public Holiday Bill (Source: The House of Commons of Canada-Ottawa) - Summary: The Canadian House of Commons bill C-311, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day), yet another bill aiming to extend the observance of the regional, November 11, Remembrance Day, non-working public holiday of Canada, this time by making it a nationwide non-working public holiday in Canada ("is a legal holiday and shall be kept and observed as such throughout Canada") and by specifying a day in lieu when November 11 falls on a weekend ("When November 11 is a Saturday or a Sunday, the following Monday is a legal holiday and shall be kept and observed as such"), got its first reading last Friday. Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

3-Oct-2016

Lebanon

Lebanon 2016 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: Following an earlier announcement by Dar Al-Fatwa, the Prime Minister of the Government of Lebanon has declared Wednesday, October 12, 2016, as the date of the annual non-working public holiday in Lebanon, to mark Achoura in 2016, a day later than the previously-announced date of the Achoura public holiday of Lebanon for the calendar year 2016. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

3-Oct-2016

India

India 2017 Himachal Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government-Shimla) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has issued a notification of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in the State of Himachal Pradesh as gazetted holidays during the upcoming calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

2-Oct-2016

Spain

Spain 2017 Ceuta Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta-BOCCE) - Summary: After a month of divisive and rancorous debate, the legislative assembly of Spain's autonomous region of Ceuta (Ilustre Pleno de !a Asamblea de Ceuta) has finally approved the annual official list of 2017 non-working Ceuta public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

1-Oct-2016

Guinea

Guinea Conakry Public Holiday October 3 (Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry, through its Minister of Labour and Public Sector ("Ministre de la Fonction Publique, de la réforme de l'Administration et du Travail"), has announced that Monday, October 3, 2016, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the upcoming "58è anniversaire de l'indépendance nationale". Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

1-Oct-2016

Oman

Omani Hijri New Year 1438 Public Holiday October 3 (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Earlier tonight, Oman's Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs (MERA) has announced that the previously-announced non-working public holiday in Oman on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1438 non-working public holiday in Oman, would occur on Monday, October 3, 2016, as "The moon was not sighted on Saturday". Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

1-Oct-2016

Morocco

Morocco 1438 Islamic New Year Public Holiday (Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) - Summary: The Government of Morocco, through its "ministère de la fonction publique et de la modernisation de l'administration", has confirmed its previously-announced date for the upcoming 2016 Fatih Moharam 1438 (Hijri New Year 1438) non-working public holiday in Morocco, following an announcement by the "ministère des Habous et des affaires islamiques". Links: full story and other Morocco news and updates.


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