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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates September 2017

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This monthly recap of September 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

18-Sep-2017

Ghana

Ghana To Change September 21 Public Holiday (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, has announced that he will propose legislation to designate August 4 as a new annual public holiday in Ghana to mark Founders Day, in the place of the current, September 21, annual public holiday of Ghana, marking the birth anniversary of Ghana’s first President, Kwame Nkrumah. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

18-Sep-2017

Australia

Australian Victoria Rules-Out AFL Public Holiday Change (Source: State Government of Victoria-Melbourne) - Summary: The Small Business Minister of the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, Philip Dalidakis, has officially ruled-out the move of the still-controversial AFL Grand Finale public holiday from the Friday before the Finals, to the Monday after, as had been requested by business groups who say it's costing its members AUD1.2 billion every year. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

18-Sep-2017

Algeria

Algerian Hijri 1439 Public Holidays (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian Ministère Du Travail Et De La Sécurité Sociale has announced that Friday, September 22, 2017, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Algeria on account of the upcoming Hijri 1439 Islamic New Year annual non-working public holiday of Algeria. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

17-Sep-2017

India

India 2018 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 announced the public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in the State of Himachal Pradesh as gazetted holidays during the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

16-Sep-2017

Jordan

Jordanian Hijri 1439 Public Holiday Announced (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordanian Prime Minister, Hani Mulqi, has issued a circular decreeing a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Thursday, September 21, 2017, to commemorate the upcoming annual Jordanian non-working public holiday for the Hijri New Year 1439. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

16-Sep-2017

Egypt

Egyptian Hijri 1439 Public Holiday Announced (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt’s Prime Minister, Sherif Ismail, has issued a decree declaring Thursday, September 21, 2017, as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming Hijri 1439 Islamic New Year annual non-working public holiday of Egypt. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

16-Sep-2017

Philippines

Philippines Mull September 21 Public Holiday (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is considering the declaration of a one-off non-working public sector holiday and school holiday in the Philippines on September 21 the date when mass demonstrations are expected. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

15-Sep-2017

Spain

Spain 2018 Galicia Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Diario Oficial de Galicia-DOG) - Summary: The government of Spain's Autonomous Region of Galicia (Consejo de la Xunta de Galicia) has officially gazetted its recently-released annual official list of regional public holidays (calendario laboral) in Galicia for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

15-Sep-2017

Turkey

Turkey Amends 2019 Public Holidays (Source: Din Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlügü- Diyanet Isleri Baskanligi Müdürlükler-Istanbul) - Summary: Turkey's General Directorate of Religious Services, in conjunction with the Presidency of Religious Affairs of Turkey, have announced amendments to the previously-released list of public holidays in Turkey for the year 2019. Links: full story and other Turkey news and updates.

15-Sep-2017

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea September 18 Public Holidays Ruled-Out (Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea-Port Moresby) - Summary: The Personnel Department Secretary of Papua New Guinea, John Kali, has issued a statement clarifying that Monday (September 18, 2017) is a normal working day and not a public holiday. Links: full story and other Papua New Guinea news and updates.

14-Sep-2017

Spain

Spain 2018 Castilla y León Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Castilla y León-Valladolid) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Castilla y León has announced its annual list of official regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León (calendario de fiestas laborales en el ámbito de la Comunidad de Castilla y León) for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

14-Sep-2017

Russia

Russian 2018 Public Holidays Approved (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: The Government of the Russian Federation has reviewed and approved the last spring's draft decision by the Russian Ministry of Labor to postpone the days off in 2018, in the context of the announcement of the list of official non-working public holidays in Russia in the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

13-Sep-2017

Angola

Angola Public Holiday September 18 (Source: Rádio Nacional de Angola-Luanda) - Summary: 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, September 18, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday in Angola. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

13-Sep-2017

Australia

Australia ACT Public Holidays Amended (Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate-Canberra) - Summary: The legislature of Australia's ACT has voted 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.

13-Sep-2017

Argentina

Argentina Passes New Public Holidays Legislation (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Less than a year after President Mauricio Macri eliminated one-off bridge public holidays in Argentina via the DNU 52/2017 (Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia), a bill was passed today, by a vote of 152 to 1, in Argentina's Cámara de Diputados which gives back to the executive the ability to declare one-off bridge public holidays in Argentine, up to a maximum of 3 per year ("Faculta al Poder Ejecutivo a fijar hasta tres por año, aunque no será obligación"). Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

12-Sep-2017

Paraguay

Paraguay October 2 Public Holiday (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The Paraguayan Presidency has released a communique reminding the population that, as per Decree No. 6292 of November 17, 2016, the upcoming Día de la victoria de Boquerón Paraguayan annual non-working public holiday would be moved from September 29, to Monday, October 2, 2017. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

11-Sep-2017

Spain

Spain 2018 Ceuta Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta-BOCCE) - Summary: After another year of divisive and rancorous debate, the legislative assembly of Spain's autonomous region of Ceuta (Ilustre Pleno de !a Asamblea de Ceuta) has approved the annual official list of 2018 non-working Ceuta public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

11-Sep-2017

Nepal

Nepalese Electoral Public Holiday September 18 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The cabinet of the government of Nepal, through government Spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communication Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has announced that Monday, September 18, 2017, had been declared a non-working public holiday In Nepal on the date of the third phase of local polls. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

10-Sep-2017

Spain

Spain 2018 Extremadura Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Diario Oficial de Extremadura-DOE) - Summary: The recently-published annual list of regional public holidays (Calendario Laboral) for the calendar year 2018 in the Spanish region of Extremadura, as announced by the Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Extremadura of Spain's Autonomous Region of Extremadura, has been gazetted in the Diario Oficial de Extremadura (DOE). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

9-Sep-2017

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Public Holiday September 15 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Minister of Labour has confirmed that the upcoming September 15 non-working public holiday for Costa Rica's Independence Day was an official non-working public holiday, as per the amended public holidays legislation of Costa Rica and that its observance would not and could not be moved to another date. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

8-Sep-2017

Spain

Spain 2018 Canaries Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario de Avisos-Santa Cruz De Tenerife) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno of the regional government of Spain's autonomous region of las Islas Canarias, has announced its official annual list of 2018 Spanish regional non-working public holidays in the Canaries Islands ("El Consejo de Gobierno de Canarias aprobó ayer el calendario laboral al que a las cuatro fiestas de ámbito nacional se suman siete elegidas por la Comunidad Autónoma"). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

8-Sep-2017

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Public Holidays September 14-15 (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Vice-President, Rosario Murillo has announced that Thursday and Friday, September 14-15, 2017, would be non-working public holiday (feriados nacionales obligatorios) in Nicaragua to mark the annual non-working public holidays commemorating the Battle of San Jacinto and Nicaragua's Independence Day public holiday. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

7-Sep-2017

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday September 11 (Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario-Sudeban) - Summary: The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Monday, September 11, 2017, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Día de la Virgen de Coromoto, Patrona de Venezuela") annual bank holiday of Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

7-Sep-2017

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan 2018 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 2018, in line with, but expanding upon, the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2018, as published earlier this summer. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

6-Sep-2017

Lebanon

Lebanon 2017 Bank Holidays Amended Again (Source: Banque du Liban-Beirut) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has issued an amended version of the annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2017, as released late last year by the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank), by declaring a one-off bank holiday on Friday, September 8, 2017, for a day of national mourning. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

6-Sep-2017

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday September 7 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal, through the Spokesperson of the Ministry of General Administration, Shivaram Neupane, has declared Thursday, September 7, 2017, as a non-working public sector holiday for civil servants in Nepal. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

5-Sep-2017

South Korea

South Korean October 2 Public Holiday Confirmed (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: The Government of South Korea, at today's cabinet meeting, has officialized the 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.

4-Sep-2017

Kenya

Kenyan Public Holiday Expected October 17 (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: Kenya‘s election commission has set Tuesday, October 17, 2017, as the date for the general elections re-vote ordered by the Supreme Court when it annulled the August 8, 2017, poll won by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

4-Sep-2017

Spain

Spain 2018 Extremadura Public Holidays (Source: Diario Oficial de Extremadura-DOE) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Extremadura of Spain's Autonomous Region of Extremadura has published its annual list of regional public holidays (Calendario Laboral) for the calendar year 2018 in Extremadura. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

3-Sep-2017

Argentina

Argentina Mulls June 15 Public Holiday (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: The Education Commission of Argentina's Lower House (Cámara de Diputados), has forwarded to the floor for further consideration, a bill which would declare June 15, 2018, as a one-off (por única vez) non-working public holiday in Argentina. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

2-Sep-2017

Mauritania

Mauritania Extends 2017 Aid El Adha Public Holidays (Source: Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie-Noakchott) - Summary: Earlier today, the President of Maurtitania, issued a communique once again extending the previously-announced date of Saturday, September 2, 2017, as the date of the upcoming Aid El Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Mauritania, had been extended by another day on Monday, September 4, 2017 ("la journée du lundi 4 septembre sera journée chômée et payée"). Links: full story and other Mauritania news and updates.

2-Sep-2017

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe 2018 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: The Herald-Harare) - Summary: Zimbabwe's Home Affairs Ministers, Ignatius M. C. Chombo, has gazetted the annual announcement of the dates for the 2018 non-working public holidays in Zimbabwe in terms of the Zimbabwe Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act (Chapter 10:21). Links: full story and other Zimbabwe news and updates.

1-Sep-2017

India

India Punjab State Public Holidays September 12 (Source: Government of Punjab-Chandigarh) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Punjab has declared Tuesday, September 12, 2017, as a public holiday in the Indian State of Punjab on account of the observance of Saragarhi Diwas. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

1-Sep-2017

India

Indian Telangana State Declares September 5 Public Holiday (Source: Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Telangana has declared Tuesday, September 5, 2017, as a general holiday for government offices, schools and colleges located in Hyderabad, Secunderabad, adjoining Ranga Reddy and Malkajigiri areas of Medchal districts on account of Ganesh immersion and procession. Links: full story and other India news and updates.


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