Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates August 2017


 
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This monthly recap of August 2017 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-Aug-2017

India

India 2017 Puducherry Public Holidays Amended Again (Source: Government of Puducherry-Saram) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Puducherry has changed the date of the upcoming Bakrid public holiday from Friday, September 1, 2017, to Saturday, September 3, 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

31-Aug-2017

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Public Holiday September 2 (Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs-Colombo) - Summary: The Sri Lankan Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided to declare Saturday, September 2, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka on account of the Hijj Festival which falls on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

31-Aug-2017

Nepal

Nepalese 2017 Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal, through its Ministry of Home Affairs, has finally announced that Sunday, September 3, 2017, had been declared as the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday across the country on account of the upcoming Baqar-Eid (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of Nepal. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

31-Aug-2017

India

India 2018 Chhattisgarh Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Chhattisgarh-Raipur) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Chhattisgarh has released a Government Order containing its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Chhattisgarh for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

31-Aug-2017

Malaysia

Malaysian Public Holiday September 4 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: Malaysia's Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, has announced that the government of Malaysia had decided to declare Monday, September 4, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia "following Malaysia's outstanding performance at the 29th SEA Games". Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

30-Aug-2017

Kenya

Kenya Restricts 2017 Idd-ul-Adha Public Holiday (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: Kenya's Interior Minister, Fred Matiang’i, has announced that employers could allow Muslim workers a day off on Friday, September 1st, 2017, to mark the coming Eid al-Adha Islamic holiday, but that this would not be a nationwide public holiday as was the case last year. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

30-Aug-2017

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan Public Holiday September 5 (Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) - Summary: Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Tuesday, September 5, 2017, as a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday "to make up for the Sunday that happens during the Eid al-Adha festival". Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.

30-Aug-2017

Saint Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis Rules-Out September 18 Public Holiday (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 issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of Monday, September 18, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in St. Kitts and Nevis. Links: full story and other Saint Kitts and Nevis news and updates.

29-Aug-2017

Gabon

Gabonese 2017 Eid al Adha Public Holiday (Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) - Summary: Gabon's ministre du du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Formation professionnelle, Carmen Ndaot, has announced that the date of the upcoming Aïd El Kebir (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Friday, September 1, 2017, throughout the Gabon. Links: full story and other Gabon news and updates.

29-Aug-2017

Qatar

Qatar 2017 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Qatar's Emiri Diwan has once again extended the Eid al-Adha public sector holidays, for ministries, government departments, general authorities and institutions, so that they will be on holiday for 10 days for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

29-Aug-2017

Bahrain

Bahrain 2017 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Thursday to Thursday, August 31 to September 5, 2017, as the annual non-working public sector holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public sector holidays for the Islamic year 1438. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

29-Aug-2017

Philippines

Philippines Eid'l Adha Public Holiday September 1 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines Presidential Executive Secretary, Salvador C. Medialdea, has announced that Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had signed Proclamation No.297, declaring Friday, September 1, 2017, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

28-Aug-2017

Uganda

Ugandan 2017 Eid Adhuha Public Holiday (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: The permanent secretary in Uganda's Ministry of Public Service, Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire, has announced that the government of Uganda had declared Friday, September 1, 2017, as the date of the upcoming Eid Adhuha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Uganda. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

28-Aug-2017

Nigeria

Nigerian 2017 Eid El-Kabir Public Holidays Announced (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Minister of the Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government had decided to declare Friday and Monday, September 1 and 4, 2017, as the date of the 2017 annual non-working public holidays of Nigeria on account of the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir (aka. Eid al-Adha or Feast of sacrifice). Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

28-Aug-2017

Oman

Oman 2017 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2017, as running from Thursday, August 31, to Monday, September 4, 2017, for both public and private sector workers. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

28-Aug-2017

Singapore

Singapore Public Holiday September 23 (Source: Singapore Elections Department-Singapore) - Summary: The Government of Singapore has announced that, in all likelihood, it will declare Saturday, September 23, 2017, as another one-off public holiday on account of the Presidential Election that will be held on that day. Links: full story and other Singapore news and updates.

27-Aug-2017

South Korea

South Korean October 2 Public Holiday Flip-Flop (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: The Government of South Korea is reconsidering its earlier announced declaration of Monday, October 2, 2017, as a one-off (temporary) non-working public holiday in South Korea, to link the annual Chuseok South Korean public holiday with the preceding weekend. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.

26-Aug-2017

Jordan

Jordanian 2017 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: The Jordanian Prime Ministry has issued a circular decreeing August 31, to September 4, 2017, as the non-working public holidays in Jordan on account of the upcoming "Eid Al Adha" non-working public holidays of Jordan in 2017. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

25-Aug-2017

Pakistan

Pakistan 2017 Eid-ulAzha Public Holidays (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that the State Bank of Pakistan and the commercial banks of Pakistan would observe their annual Eid-ulAzha bank holidays from September 1-4, 2017. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

25-Aug-2017

Togo

Togolese Tabaski 2016 Public Holiday (Source: Primature du Togo-Lome) - Summary: The Minister of Labour of the government of Togo has announced that, as per an earlier decision of the Union musulmane du Togo (UMT), Friday, September 1, 2017, had been declared as the date of the annual non-working public holiday throughout Togo for the upcoming Aid al-Kébir (Feast of Sacrifice, aka. Tabaski). Links: full story and other Togo news and updates.

25-Aug-2017

Guyana

Guyana Public Holiday September 1 (Source: Guyana Ministry of Home Affairs-Georgetown) - Summary: The government of Guyana has issued a "Notification Under The Public Holidays Act (CAP. 19:07)" in the Official Gazette (extraordinary) Of Guyana, whereby Friday, September 1, 2017, is gazetted as an official non-working public holiday in Guyana on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha annual non-working public holiday of Guyana. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

24-Aug-2017

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan 2017 Eid al Adha Public Holidays (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyayev, has issued his annual resolution "On celebrating Kurban-hait (Eid al-Adha)" which declares Friday, September 1, 2017, as the non-working day off public holiday in Uzbekistan for the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

24-Aug-2017

UAE

UAE 2017 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Federal Government, through its respective ministries, has announced the dates of the annual upcoming 2017 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays, as usual in separate announcements for the public sector and the private sector of the UAE. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

24-Aug-2017

Ghana

Ghana 2017 Eidul-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has issued a statement indicating that Friday, September 1, 2017, will be a non-working public holidays in Ghana on the occasion of the 2017 Eidul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), and a statutory holiday to be observed as such. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

24-Aug-2017

Sénégal

Senegal 2017 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) - Summary: The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire - CNOCL) has announced that the upcoming Tabaski (Aid el Kébir, aka. Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday would be on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

23-Aug-2017

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2017 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's Governnment, has announced the date of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice), on Saturday,Spetember 2, 2017, and annual non-working public holidays in Bangladesh. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

23-Aug-2017

Egypt

Egyptian 2017 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: Egyptian authorities have extended the upcoming public sector's Eid Al-Adha annual non-working public holidays of 2017, for government clerical staff, which will run from Thursday, August 31, until Monday, September, 2017. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

23-Aug-2017

Pakistan

Pakistan Extends 2017 Eid-ulAzha Public Holidays (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ulAzha (Feast of sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2017, extending the upcoming Eid-ulAzha non-working public holidays period to a total of 4 consecutive days. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

23-Aug-2017

Tunisia

Tunisian 2017 Aïd El-Idha Public Holidays (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The government of Tunisia (Présidence du Gouvernement) has announced that the upcoming Aïd El-Idha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Tunisia would be observed on Friday and Saturday, September 1-2, 2017. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

23-Aug-2017

Morocco

Morocco 2017 Aid Al Adha Public Holidays (Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) - Summary: The Government of Morocco, through its "ministère des Habous et des Affaires islamiques", has announced that the date for the upcoming 2017 Aid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Morocco, would run from Friday, September 1, 2017, until, Sunday, September 3, 2017. Links: full story and other Morocco news and updates.

23-Aug-2017

Macedonia

Macedonian 2017 Assumption 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 Monday, August 28, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday for Orthodox faithful in Macedonia on account of the upcoming Assumption of the Mother of God annual sectorial non-working public holiday of Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

22-Aug-2017

Malaysia

Malaysia Confirms 2017 Public Holidays Amendments (Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) has issued a statement confirming last January's change to the 2017 date of the Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year) in both the JAKIM religious holiday and the 2017 Federal holidays calendar of non-working public holidays in Malaysia. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

22-Aug-2017

Japan

Japan Mulls 2020 Tokyo Olympics Public Holiday (Source: The Asahi Simbun-Tokyo) - Summary: A nonpartisan group of lawmakers plans to submit a national holidays reform bill to declare the opening day of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a one-off non-working public holiday national holiday in Japan. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

22-Aug-2017

Kuwait

Kuwaiti 2017 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that the dates of the upcoming 2017 Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait would run, this year, for 5 days. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

21-Aug-2017

Angola

Angolan Confirms August 23 Public Holiday (Source: AngoNotícias-Luanda) - Summary: Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, has announced that Wednesday, August 23, 2017, would be a one-off public holiday (tolerância de ponto) on account of the upcoming fourth general elections in Angola. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

20-Aug-2017

Gibraltar

Gibraltar Confirms September 4 Public Holiday (Source: Government of Gibraltar Press Office-Gibraltar) - Summary: The Government of Gibraltar has issued a statement confirming that the 2017 day in lieu non-working public holiday for the National Day annual public holiday of Gibraltar would be observed on Monday, September 4, 2017, and that Monday, September 11, 2017, would not be declared a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Gibraltar. Links: full story and other Gibraltar news and updates.

19-Aug-2017

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Amends Public Holidays (Source: The Herald-Harare) - Summary: Zimbabwe's Home Affairs Minister, Ignatius Chombo, has announced that the government of Zimbabwe had amended the annual list of non-working public holidays in Zimbabwe by declaring February 21 as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, a new annual non-working public holiday in Zimbabwe, in honour of Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980, and who was born on February 21, 1924. Links: full story and other Zimbabwe news and updates.

18-Aug-2017

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan 2017 Kurman Ait Public Holiday (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that Friday, September 1, 2017, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan on account of the Kurman Ait (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holiday of Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

18-Aug-2017

Swaziland

Swaziland Umhlanga/Reed Dance 2017 Public Holiday (Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs-Mbabane) - Summary: Swaziland's government has announced the date when the upcoming non-working public holiday in Swaziland for the 2017 Umhlanga (aka. Reed Dance) would be observed. Links: full story and other Swaziland news and updates.

17-Aug-2017

Suriname

Suriname Id-Ul-Adha Public Holiday September 1 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname, via its Minister of the Interior, has announced that the upcoming "Ied Ul Adha" (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Suriname would be observed on Friday, September 1, 2017, a date which has been declared a non-working public holiday in Suriname. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

17-Aug-2017

Ukraine

Ukraine August 2017 Public Holidays (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Ministry of Social Policy of the Ukraine has issued a communiqué confirming and detailing the official list of August 2017 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine, as had been announced late last year. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

17-Aug-2017

Australia

Australia Mulls Further 2018 ACT Public Holidays Amendments (Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate-Canberra) - Summary: The Indigenous Affairs Minister of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT), Rachel Stephen-Smith, has introduced legislation to further amend the annual list of official non-working public holidays observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, by replacing the ACT's September Family and Community Day annual public holiday, with a new Reconciliation Day annual public holiday in Australia's Capital Territory in May. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

16-Aug-2017

Armenia

Armenian Public Holiday September 18 (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia has announced that Monday, September 18, 2017, would once again be a non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming Exaltation of the Life-Giving Cross of the Lord feast (Khachverats), to be compensated by declaring Saturday, September 23, 2017, as a regular working day in Armenia. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

16-Aug-2017

Morocco

Morocco 2017 Aid Al Adha Public Holidays Preview (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 ruled-out the declaration of an additional non-working public holiday in Morocco, on Monday, September 4, 2017, for the upcoming 2017 Aid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Morocco, even if the final date of the Aid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holiday fall on Saturday and Sunday, September 2 and 3, 2017. Links: full story and other Morocco news and updates.

16-Aug-2017

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Extends 2017 Eid al Adha Public Holidays (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: The government of Saudi Arabia has announced that this year's Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public sector holidays would be extended by 6 days, beginning at the end of the working day on Dhul Hijjah 2, and with the last day of the 2017 annual Eid al Adha public holidays of Saudi Arabia being Dhul Hijjah 15. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

15-Aug-2017

Moldova

Moldova Mulls September 1 Public Holiday (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: Moldova's Cabinet has yet to decide whether or not to declare Friday, September 1, 2017, as a one-off bridge public sector holiday in Moldova to link the weekend to the annual August 31 National Language Day public holiday of Moldova. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

15-Aug-2017

Turkey

Turkey Extends 2017 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Hürriyet Daily News-Istanbul) - Summary: Following today's cabinet meeting, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and government spokesman, Bekir Bozdag, announced that the Turkish cabinet had decided to extend the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays of Turkey in 2017 to last 10 days. Links: full story and other Turkey news and updates.

14-Aug-2017

Guinea

Guinea Conakry Public Holiday August 15 (Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry, through its Minister of Labour and of the Public Sector ("le ministère en charge de la fonction publique, de la reforme de l’Etat et de la modernisation de l’administration"), has announced that Tuesday, August 15, 2017, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the upcoming "Assomption". Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

14-Aug-2017

Fiji

Fiji 2018 Public Holidays Announced And Gazetted (Source: Ministry of Information-Suva) - Summary: The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved, through Gazette Notice No. 79, dated from last Friday, its annual list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Fiji news and updates.

13-Aug-2017

Turkey

Turkey 2017 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Extension Update (Source: Hürriyet Daily News-Istanbul) - Summary: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that the decision to extend, or not, the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays of Turkey, as was done last year, would be taken at, and announced immediately after, the upcoming cabinet meeting of Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Links: full story and other Turkey news and updates.

13-Aug-2017

Jordan

Jordan Public Holiday August 15 (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: The Jordanian cabinet of the government of Jordan has announced that Tuesday, August 15, 2017, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Jordan on account of that day's decentralized and municipal elections. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

12-Aug-2017

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday August 14 (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, August 14, 2017, would be another bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Asunción de Nuestra Señora") annual bank holiday of Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

12-Aug-2017

India

Indian Haryana Public Holiday August 14 (Source: Chief Secretary Organisation, Haryana Government-Chandigarh) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Haryana has further amended its previously-released list of 2017 public holidays in Haryana State by declaring Monday, August 14, 2017, as a public holiday for the Shri Krishna Janmashtmi annual public holiday of India's State of Haryana. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

11-Aug-2017

Cameroon

Cameroon Public Holidays August 14-15 (Source: Présidence de la République du Cameroun-Yaoundé) - Summary: The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has signed another decree declaring Monday, August 14, 2017, as a bridge non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun) to link the annual upcoming, August 15, non-working public holiday of Cameroon to the preceding weekend. Links: full story and other Cameroon news and updates.

11-Aug-2017

Gabon

Gabonese Public Holidays August 15-17 (Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) - Summary: Gabon's Ministre du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Prévoyance Sociale has announced that the upcoming annual National Day non-working public holidays in Gabon would run from Wednesday, August 15, 2017, until Friday, August 17, 2017. Links: full story and other Gabon news and updates.

10-Aug-2017

El Salvador

El Salvador August 15 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador-San Salvador) - Summary: El Salvador's legislative assembly has a bill by the president of the FMLN group, Sánchez Cerén, to declare Tuesdya, August 15, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in el Salvador, to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero. Links: full story and other El Salvador news and updates.

10-Aug-2017

Spain

Spain 2018 Cantabria Public Holidays Announced (Source: Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria -Santander) - Summary: The Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria has gazetted its annual list of 2018 annual non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cantabria. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

10-Aug-2017

Bénin

Benin Public Holiday August 15 (Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin-Cotonou) - Summary: The government of Benin has released a communiqué, signed by Benin's Minister of Labour and Social Security, announcing that the government of Bénin had declared Tuesday, August 15, 2017, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming "fête de l'Assomption" annual non-working public holidays in the Bénin. Links: full story and other Bénin news and updates.

10-Aug-2017

Botswana

Botswana Announces Makwala Public Holiday (Source: Botswana Press Agency-Gaborone) - Summary: Botswana's Sports Minister, Thapelo Olopeng, has announced that a one-off public holiday in Botswana would be declared to honour Isaac Makwala's performance at the World Athletics Championship Links: full story and other Botswana news and updates.

9-Aug-2017

Spain

Spain 2018 Castilla La-Mancha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha-DOCM) - Summary: The Consejera de Gobierno de Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla La-Mancha, through the regional vice-president, José Luis Martínez Guijarro, has announced the annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Región of Castilla La-Mancha for the upcoming calendar year 2018 ("calendario laboral de las fiestas laborales de carácter retribuido y no recuperable en el año 2018, en Castilla-La Mancha"). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

9-Aug-2017

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Mulls August 31 Public Holiday (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The government of Kazakhstan is reported to be considering the declaration of Thursday, August 31, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kazakhstan, to link the upcoming annual Constitution Day non-working public holiday of Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, with this year's Kurban-ait (Feast of Sacrifice) on Friday, September 1, 2017, and adjoining weekend. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

9-Aug-2017

Iraq

Iraqi Public Holiday August 10 (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: The Iraqi Government, via the Iraqi Cabinet, has once again declared a mandatory non-working public holiday in Iraq, on Thursday, August 10, 2017, due to forecasted high temperatures. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

9-Aug-2017

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Confirms August 16 Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has once again issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Wednesday, August 16, 2017, would be the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday of the Dominican Republic. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

8-Aug-2017

Turkey

Turkey Mulls 2017 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Extension (Source: Hürriyet Daily News-Istanbul) - Summary: After a 2017 End of Ramadan which covered 2 weekend days, the tourism industry of Turkey is calling on the government of Turkey to extend the upcoming Feast of Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha, in Arabic, or Kurban Bayrami, in Turkish) non-working public holidays in Turkey, as was done in recent years. Links: full story and other Turkey news and updates.

7-Aug-2017

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Emancipation Day Public Holidays Ruled-Out (Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs-St. John's) - Summary: The Festivals and Culture Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, E. P. Chet Greene, has ruled-out the declaration of a new official non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda on Emancipation Day. Links: full story and other Antigua and Barbuda news and updates.

6-Aug-2017

Australia

Australia Mulls NSW Aboriginal Public Holiday (Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation-ABC) - Summary: The Shadow Minister for Human Services of the Labor Party of Australia's State of New South Wales, Linda Burney, has announced that, in the event of a victory by the Labor Party in the 2019 NSW state elections, the government of New South Wales would declare a new non-working public holiday to celebrate the culture, people and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

5-Aug-2017

Argentina

Argentina Mulls October 31 Public Holiday (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: A bill has been introduced into Argentina's Lower House (Cámara de Diputados), by MP Marcelo Daletto (UCR), which add a new annual non-working public holiday in Argentina on October 31st, to mark the "Día de las Iglesias Evangélicas". Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

4-Aug-2017

Jamaica

Jamaican Public Holiday August 6-7 (Source: Jamaica Information Service-JIS) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Jamaica, has announced that the upcoming Independence Day non-working public holiday of Jamaica would be observed on Monday, August 7, 2017. Links: full story and other Jamaica news and updates.

3-Aug-2017

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Holidays August 6-7 (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Elizabeth Molina, has issued a communiqué announcing that Monday, August 7, 2017, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday ("feriado con suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas") to commemorate the "Día de la Patria", which falls on a Sunday in 2017. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

2-Aug-2017

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Mulls Mid-Week Public Holidays Repeal (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Dominican Republic National Assembly, in an emergency joint session, has passed yet another bill that would remove some of the non-working public holidays of the Dominican Republic, this time almost all, from the scope of the law No.139-97 which moves some mid-week public holidays in the Dominican Republic ("proyecto de ley que modifica los artículos 2 y 4 de la Ley No.139-97, para que los días feriados del calendario que coincidan con los días martes, miércoles, jueves o viernes sean trasladados de fecha, para excluir el 6 de enero, Día de Reyes; el 26 de enero, Día de Duarte; el primero de mayo, Día del Trabajo ; y 6 de noviembre, Día de la Constitución, del ámbito de los días feriados sujetos a traslado"). Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

2-Aug-2017

Paraguay

Paraguay August 15 Public Holiday Re-Confirmed (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The Paraguayan Presidency has released yet another communique confirming that, notwithstanding the Decreto Presidencial N° 9393, the upcoming Día de la fundación de Asunción Paraguayan annual non-working public holiday would remain on its set date of Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

1-Aug-2017

Kenya

Kenyan Public Holiday August 8 (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: Kenya's Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiangi, has announced that Tuesday, August 8, 2017 has been declared a public holiday in Kenya to coincide with the upcoming general elections. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

1-Aug-2017

Malaysia

Malaysian 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office have jointly issued the annual official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2018 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2018 containing the list of official national non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2018 as well as the state-specific regional non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.


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