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

30-Sep-2017

Turkey

Turkey Amends 2022 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 2022. Links: full story and other Turkey news and updates.

30-Sep-2017

Germany

Germany Mulls Reformation Public Holiday Extension In Hamburg State (Source: Hamburger Abendblatt-Hamburg) - Summary: The CDU Group of Germany's Hamburg State has submitted a motion to the Bürgerschaftskanzlei to have Reformation Day of October 31st, declared a new annual public holiday in Germany's Hamburg State. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

29-Sep-2017

Palau

Palau 23nd Independence Day Public Holiday (Source: Palau Government-Koror) - Summary: The government of Palau has announced that Sunday, October 1, 2017, would be the date of the non-working public holiday in Palau for upcoming 23rd Independence Day annual non-working public holiday in Palau. Links: full story and other Palau news and updates.

29-Sep-2017

Lebanon

Lebanon 2017 Achoura 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 Sunday, October 1, 2017, as the date of the annual non-working public holiday in Lebanon, to mark Achoura in 2017, a day later than the previously-announced date of the Achoura public holiday of Lebanon for the calendar year 2017. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

29-Sep-2017

Argentina

Argentina's Senate Approves New Public Holidays Legislation (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: The Senate of Argentina has, in turn, approved by a vote of 59 to 0 and one abstention, the bill passed earlier this month in Argentina's Cámara de Diputados which gives back to the executive the ability to declare one-off bridge public holidays in Argentina, 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.

29-Sep-2017

Pakistan

Pakistan 2017 Ashura Public Holidays Extended (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced 2 public holidays in Pakistan for the upcoming Ashura (Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain) annual non-working public holidays in Pakistan for the calendar year 2017, as Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1, 2017. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

29-Sep-2017

Vietnam

Vietnam 2018 Public Holidays Draft (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) 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 2018, with, as is often the case, 2 different options being drafted for the annual Tet Nguyên dán lunar new year of Vietnam. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

29-Sep-2017

Guinea

Guinea Conakry Public Holiday October 2 (Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry, through a joint announcement from its Ministre de la Fonction Publique, de la Réforme de l’Etat et de la Modernisation de l’Administration, Billy Nankouman Doumbouya, and Ministre de l’Enseignement Technique, de la Formation Professionnelle, de l’Emploi et du Travail, Damantang Albert Camara, has announced that Monday, October 2, 2017, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the upcoming "59ème anniversaire de l’indépendance nationale". Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

28-Sep-2017

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Cancels September 30 Bank Holiday (Source: The Central Bank of Azerbaijan-CBA) - Summary: The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) has announced that September 30, 2017, would no longer be a non-working bank holiday in Azerbaijan. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

28-Sep-2017

Honduras

Honduras Extends 2017 Morazánica Public Holidays (Source: El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The government of Honduras has announced that the upcoming 2017 "Semana Morazánica", annual October public holidays of Honduras, would be extended by 2 days, Monday and Tuesday, October 2 and 3, 2017, to run from Monday to Saturday, October 2 to 7, 2017, inclusively. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

27-Sep-2017

Philippines

Philippines October 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out For Now (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Malacañang has issued a communique ruling out for now the declaration of October 31 as a non-working public holiday in the Philippines capital, Manila, on account of the upcoming ASEAN Summit (“On ASEAN holiday. No official issuance yet. Will post once provided."). Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

27-Sep-2017

Algeria

Algerian 2017 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 Sunday, October 1, 2017, had been declared as the date of the "10 Moharram 1439 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.

27-Sep-2017

Nigeria

Nigerian Public Holiday October 2 (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Monday, October 2, 2017, as a non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria on account of Nigeria's upcoming 57th annual independence anniversary. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

26-Sep-2017

Spain

Spain 2018 Madrid Public Holidays Announced (Source: Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid-Madrid) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid has announced that the regional government of Spain's autonomous region of Madrid had approved the annual list of official 2018 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Comunidad de Madrid. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

26-Sep-2017

Japan

Japan 2020 Tokyo Olympics Public Holidays Extension (Source: The Asahi Simbun-Tokyo) - Summary: During an Olympics Organizing Committee meeting yesterday, the nonpartisan group of lawmakers headed by Toshiaki Endo, the former minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, announced plans to add 2 more non-working public holidays to flank the Tokyo 2020 Olympics’ opening and closing ceremonies in Japan. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

26-Sep-2017

Bahrain

Bahrain Hijri 1439 Public Holidays (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1st, 2017, as a non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual Islamic New Year 1439 public holidays of Bahrain. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

26-Sep-2017

Samoa

Samoan Public Holiday September 28 (Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour-Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - Summary: The Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has announced that the government of Samoa had declared a half-day non-working public sector holiday in Samoa, on Thursday, September 28, 2017, "for the public service as a part of an effort to recognise their work and contribution to the development of Samoa". Links: full story and other Samoa news and updates.

25-Sep-2017

Macau

Macau Mulls Public Holidays Changes (Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China-Macau) - Summary: The government of the Macau SAR has announced it is considering changes to the laws and regulations governing non-working public holidays in Macau. Links: full story and other Macau news and updates.

25-Sep-2017

Lesotho

Lesotho Declares September 30 Public Holiday (Source: Lesotho News Agency-Maseru) - Summary: The Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of Lesotho, Tsukutlane Au, has announced that it had declared Saturday, September 30, 2017, as a one-off public holiday in conjunction with the upcoming elections to afford voters time to travel to their respective voting constituencies for the local government elections. Links: full story and other Lesotho news and updates.

24-Sep-2017

Bhutan

Bhutanese Public Holiday September 26 (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced Tuesday, September 26, 2017, as the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Bhutan and in its capital, Thimphu, for the annual Bhutanese public holiday of Thimphu Drubchen. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

24-Sep-2017

Iraq

Iraqi Referendum Public Holiday in Kurdistan (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: The Regional Government of the Kurdistan province of Iraq (KRG), through its spokesperson, Safin Darni, has announced that, Monday, September 25, 2017, would be an official public holiday "in all government departments and institutions" on the occasion of the Independence Referendum being held on that date in Kurdistan. Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

24-Sep-2017

Angola

Angola Public Holiday September 26 (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 Tuesday, September 26, 2017, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Angola on account of the upcoming inauguration of President-elect, João Lourenço, and Vice-President elect, Bornito de Sousa. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

23-Sep-2017

Germany

Germany Mulls Reformation Public Holiday Extension In Hamburg State (Source: Hamburger Abendblatt-Hamburg) - Summary: Lower Saxony's Prime Minister, Stephan Weil (SPD), has announced that he would support the declaration of Reformation Day as an annual non-working public holiday in the German State of Lower Saxony, if he wins the upcoming, October 15, regional elections. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

23-Sep-2017

Australia

Australia 2018-2019 ACT Public Holidays Amended (Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate-Canberra) - Summary: The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has released an amended list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, during the calendar years 2018 and 2019. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

22-Sep-2017

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday September 24 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Sunday, September 24, 2017, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de Las Mercedes annual immovable non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

22-Sep-2017

India

Indian 2018 West Bengal Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of West Bengal-Kolkata) - Summary: The Mamata Banerjee government of India's state of West Bengal has announced the days which shall be non-working public holidays in India's state of West Bengal for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

21-Sep-2017

Pakistan

Pakistan 2017 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 holiday in Pakistan for the calendar year 2017, as Sunday, October 1, 2017. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

21-Sep-2017

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2017 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 earlier tonight and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura, and related annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh, would be observed across the country on Sunday, October 1, 2017, which corresponds to the previously-announced date for Ashura, and related public holiday in Bangladesh. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

21-Sep-2017

Sénégal

Senegal 2017 Magal Public Holiday Preview (Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) - Summary: At the preparatory meeting of the Comité Régional De Développement for the upcoming 2017 Grand Magal de Touba, the spokesperson, Serigne Bassirou Abdou Khadre Mbacké, announced that the date of the 2017 Grand Magal de Touba annual public holiday of Sénégal would be sometime between November 10 and 13, 2017. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

21-Sep-2017

Bhutan

Bhutanese 2017 Thrue Bab Public Holiday (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced and confirmed that Saturday, September 23, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming 2017 Blessed Rainy Day or Thrue-Bab annual Bhutanese public holiday. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

21-Sep-2017

Australia

Western Australia Queen's Birthday 2017 Public Holiday (Source: Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce-Perth) - Summary: The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety of the Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has issued a press release reminding the public that the date of the upcoming Queen's Birthday public holiday in Western Australia is Monday, September 25, 2017. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

20-Sep-2017

Tunisia

Tunisian Islamic New Year 1439 Public Holiday (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The government of Tunisia (Présidence du Gouvernement) has announced that the upcoming Nouvel an de l’Hégire (Islamic New Year 1439) annual non-working public holiday throughout Tunisia would be observed on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

20-Sep-2017

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, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, on account of the upcoming 2017 Divali annual public holiday of Trinidad and Tobago. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

20-Sep-2017

Morocco

Morocco 1439 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 2017 Fatih Moharam 1439 (Hijri New Year 1439) 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.

20-Sep-2017

Montserrat

Montserrat Public Holidays September 20-22 (Source: Government of Montserrat-Brades) - Summary: Following the passage of hurricane Mara, Montserrat's Governor, Elizabeth Carriere, and Deputy Governor, Lyndell Simpson, have announced that all government offices would be closed form today, September 20, until the end of the week. Links: full story and other Montserrat news and updates.

20-Sep-2017

Libya

Libyan Islamic New Year 1439 Public Holidays (Source: The Interim Transitional National Council-Tripoli) - Summary: Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Thursday, September 21, 2017, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Libya on account of the upcoming annual Islamic New Year 1439 non-working public holiday in Libya for 2017. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

20-Sep-2017

Oman

Omani Hijri New Year 1439 Public Holiday September 22-24 (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 1439 non-working public holiday in Oman, would occur on Friday, September 22, 2017, as "that it couldn't sight the moon of Muharram of the new Hijri year 1439 AH on Wednesday evening". Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

20-Sep-2017

India

India 2017 Chandigarh Public Holiday September 30 (Source: Government of Chandigarh-Chandigarh) - Summary: The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has decided to observe September 30, 2017, as a public holiday on account of Dasehra, within the meaning of Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

19-Sep-2017

Philippines

Philippines Declares Public Holiday September 21 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines Presidential Spokesman, Ernesto Abella, has announced that President Rodrigo Duterte had declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday and school holiday in the Philippines on September 21 the date when mass demonstrations are expected to mark the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law through but Proclamation 1081, dated September 21, 1972. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

19-Sep-2017

Saint Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis Public Holiday September 20 (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis-Basseterre) - Summary: The Office of the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Timothy Harris, has announced that the Governor General of St. Kitts and Nevis, following the heavy rains and high winds from hurricane Maria, had approved the declaration of Wednesday, September 20, 2017, as a one-off public holiday in St. Kitts and Nevis to be designated as "National Clean-up Day". Links: full story and other Saint Kitts and Nevis news and updates.

19-Sep-2017

UAE

UAE Hijri New Year 1439 Public Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Saqr Ghobash, has announced that the upcoming Hijri New Year 1439 would be on Thursday, September 21, 2017, and that, as per current legislation, the upcoming annual Al Hijri Islamic New Year non-working public holiday for the public sector of the UAE would be not need to be moved to adjoin the following weekend. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

19-Sep-2017

Honduras

Honduras 2017 Morazánica Public Holidays October 4-7 (Source: El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The government of Honduras has announced that the upcoming 2017 "Semana Morazánica", annual October public holidays of Honduras, would run from Wednesday to Saturday, October 4 to 7, 2017, as per the amended Decreto Legislativo No. 75-2014. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

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

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.

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.

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.

3-Sep-2017

Northern Mariana Islands

Saipan 2018 Public Holidays Released (Source: The CNMI Civil Service Commission and Office of Personnel Management-CNMIOPM) - Summary: The Governor of Saipan (CNMI), Ralph Torres, has released the list of official annual non-working public holidays in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (aka. CNMI or Saipan), for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Northern Mariana Islands 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

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.

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.


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