Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates November 2017


 
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This monthly recap of November 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-Nov-2017

Guinea

Guinea Conakry Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 1 (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 Friday, December 1, 2017, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry ("la journée du Vendredi 1er Décembre 2017, lendemain de la date anniversaire de la naissance du Prophète Mohamed (Paix et Salut sur Lui), est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national"), on account of the upcoming "date anniversaire de la naissance du Prophète Mohamed". Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

30-Nov-2017

Ecuador

Ecuador Public Holiday Moved To December 6 (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: Ecuador's President, Lenín Moreno Garcés, has issued the "decreto presidencial número 228" which breaks the rules set in the recent overhaul of Ecuador's annual public holidays, by moving the upcoming Fundación de Quito annual public holiday of Ecuador, from December 8 to Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

30-Nov-2017

Nepal

Nepal Declares Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal, through its Ministry of Home Affairs, has announced that Friday, December 1, 2017, had been declared as the date of a new (annual?) non-working public holiday across the country "to mark the birth of Muhammad Mustafa Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam". Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

30-Nov-2017

The Gambia

Gambia 2017 Maulud Nabi Public Holiday Announced (Source: The Statehouse of the Republic of The Gambia-Banjul) - Summary: The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that he had declared Friday, December 1, 2017, as a public holiday throughout the Gambia in honour of "Maulud Nabi", locally called "Gamo" to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad. Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.

30-Nov-2017

India

Indian Andhra Pradesh 2017 Eid Miladun Nabi Public Holiday Moved (Source: Government of Andhra Pradesh-Hyderabad) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Andhra Pradesh has issued the "Declaration of public Holiday on 02.12.2017 on account of Eid Milad un Nabi general holiday on instead of 01.12.2017" (G.O.Rt.No.2669 of 30-11-2017), which amends the terms of the extra-ordinary Gazette (G.O.RT.No. 2412) the announcement of the days which shall be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2017, by moving the upcoming "Eid Miladun Nabi" (Prophet's Birthday) public holiday in India's State of Andhra Pradesh, from Friday, December 1, to Saturday, December 2, 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

30-Nov-2017

Myanmar

Myanmar 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar-Yangoon) - Summary: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Myanmar has announced its annual list of the dates of the official Myanmar bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Myanmar news and updates.

30-Nov-2017

Belarus

Belarus 2018 Public Holidays Finalized (Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus-Minsk) - Summary: The government of Belarus has issued the "Decree of the Council of Ministers No. 903 of November 29, 2017" which completes and expands the previously-released draft proposal for the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Belarus in the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.

29-Nov-2017

Nigeria

Nigerian Public Holiday December 1 (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, via his Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Friday, December 1, 2017, as a non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria to mark the Eid-El Maulud (birth of Prophet Muhammad) celebration. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

29-Nov-2017

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday December 1 (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has issued a statement indicating that Friday, December 1, 2017, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of Farmers’ Day, and that that day was a statutory holiday to be observed as such. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

29-Nov-2017

Libya

Libyan 2016 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Source: Libyan News Agency-LANA) - Summary: Libya's ruling National Council and the Beida government of Abdullah Thinni have announced that Thursday, November 30, 2017, had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout Libya on account of the upcoming annual Mawlid Al-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet) non-working public holiday in Libya for 2017. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

29-Nov-2017

West Bank and Gaza

West Bank Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday November 30 (Source: Maan News Agency-Gaza) - Summary: The Fatah government spokesman, Yousef al-Mahmoud, of Palestine's West Bank, has announced that Thursday, November 30, 2017, would be the date of the upcoming public holiday for Prophet Mohammed's birthday. Links: full story and other West Bank and Gaza news and updates.

29-Nov-2017

Chile

Chilean 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social-Valparaiso) - Summary: Chile's Ministro Secretario General de Gobierno, jointly with Chile's Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social, has announced the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile ("Feriados de carácter general" and "Irrenunciable") for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

29-Nov-2017

Algeria

Algerian 2017 Aid Al Mawlid Public Holiday (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique) announced that Friday, December 1, 2017, had been declared as a non-working public sector holiday in Algeria on account of the annual "Mawlid Ennabawi" (Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday of Algeria. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

29-Nov-2017

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Maouloud Public Holiday December 1 (Source: Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale-Ouagadougou) - Summary: Burkina Faso's "Ministère En Charge De La Fonction Publique" has a communiqué announcing that Friday, December 1, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday in Burkina Faso ("la journée du 1er décembre est déclarée chômée et payée sur le territoire national") on account of the upcoming fête du Maouloud (the Prophet's Birthday) annual public holiday in Burkina Faso. Links: full story and other Burkina Faso news and updates.

29-Nov-2017

Moldova

Moldova 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: The government of Moldova has released its initial annual official list of non-working public holidays in Moldova for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

29-Nov-2017

Ukraine

Ukraine Public Holidays Amendments Officialized (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, has signed into law the draft bill No.5496 changing the list of official annual non-working public holidays in the Ukraine (Article 73 of the Labour Code of the Ukraine). Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

28-Nov-2017

Estonia

Estonian 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Vabariigi Valitsus-Tallinn) - Summary: The Government of Estonia (Vabariigi Valitsus) has announced its annual official list of Estonian national holidays, Estonian flag days, and non-working public holidays in Estonia for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Estonia news and updates.

28-Nov-2017

North Korea

North Korean 2018 Public Holidays Released (Source: The Korean Central News Agency-KCNA) - Summary: The North Korean government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in North Korea for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other North Korea news and updates.

28-Nov-2017

Jersey

Jersey 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: States of Jersey-Saint Helier) - Summary: The States of Jersey (the government of Jersey) have released the annual list of official Jersey non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Jersey for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Jersey news and updates.

28-Nov-2017

Bénin

Benin Maouloud Public Holiday November 30 (Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin-Cotonou) - Summary: The government of Benin has released a communiqué ("note de service N°049MTFP/DC/SGM/DGT/DRP/SRI en date à Cotonou le 27 Novembre 2017") signed by Benin's Ministry of Labour, announcing that Thursday, November 30, 2017, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming annual non-working public holidays in the Bénin of the "Maouloud" (the Prophet's Birthday). Links: full story and other Bénin news and updates.

28-Nov-2017

Kosovo

Kosovo 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Office of the Prime Minister-Republic of Kosovo) - Summary: The government cabinet of Kosovo has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Kosovo for the calendar year 2018 ("Official holidays in accordance with Article 2 of Law no. 03 / L-064, for the official holidays in the Republic of Kosovo "). Links: full story and other Kosovo news and updates.

27-Nov-2017

Bahrain

Bahrain Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday November 30 (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Friday, December 1, 2017, as the date of the upcoming annual non-working 2017 public holiday in Bahrain to mark the Anniversary of the Birthday of Prophet Mohammed non-working public holiday of Bahrain. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

27-Nov-2017

India

India Karnataka 2017 Eid Miladun Nabi Public Holiday Moved (Source: Government of Karnataka-Bengaluru) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Karnataka has amended the terms of the "Notification NO.DPAR 23 HHL2OI6 dated 28.11.2016" which officially lists the annual non-working public holidays to be observed in the Indian State of Karnataka for the calendar year 2017, by moving the Eid Miladun Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) public holiday from Friday, December 1, to Saturday, December 2, 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

27-Nov-2017

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Prime Minister-Castries) - Summary: The government of Saint Lucia has released its annual official list of Saint Lucia bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Saint Lucia for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Saint Lucia news and updates.

27-Nov-2017

Tonga

Tongan Public Holiday November 29 (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Prime Minister's Office has issued a communiqué announcing that Wednesday, November 29, 2017, would be marked as an official non-working public holiday in Tonga "to mark the deeds of their rugby league team at the Rugby League World Cup". Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

27-Nov-2017

UK

UK Rules-Out Royal Wedding Public Holiday (Source: YouGov-London) - Summary: The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has ruled-out the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in the UK, on the occasion of the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Links: full story and other UK news and updates.

27-Nov-2017

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Governor's Office-Charlotte Amalie) - Summary: The Governor of the US Virgin Islands, Kenneth Mapp, has released the annual official list of non-working public holidays in the US Virgin Islands for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Virgin Islands, U.S. news and updates.

26-Nov-2017

Peru

Peruvian Papal Public Holidays In January 2018 (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The Peruvian government has issued the "Decreto Supremo Nº 113-2017-PCM", which declares 2 non-working public holidays, on Friday and Saturday, January 19-20, 2018, on account the visit of Pope Francis in the cities of Puerto Maldonado and of Trujillo. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

26-Nov-2017

India

India 2018 Puducherry Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Puducherry-Saram) - Summary: The government of India's State of Puducherry has announced the list of official state non-working public holidays in India's State of Puducherry for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

26-Nov-2017

Iceland

Icelandic 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Iceland-Seðlabanki Íslands) - Summary: The government of Iceland has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Iceland for the upcoming year 2018. Links: full story and other Iceland news and updates.

25-Nov-2017

India

India 2018 Telangana Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Telangana has released the "HOLIDAYS- General Holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2018 – Declared" (G.O.Rt.No. 2457) which officially lists the annual non-working public holidays to be observed in the Indian State of Telangana for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

25-Nov-2017

Vanuatu

Vanuatu 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) - Summary: The government of Vanuatu has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Vanuatu news and updates.

25-Nov-2017

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Gazettes February 21 Public Holiday (Source: The Herald-Harare) - Summary: The recently instated president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has signed the Statutory Instrument 143 published in the Zimbabwe Government Gazette, yesterday, which gazettes February 21 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Zimbabwe to be called Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day. Links: full story and other Zimbabwe news and updates.

25-Nov-2017

Costa Rica

Costa Rica June 17 Public Holiday Moves Ahead (Source: La Nación-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's legislature has finally docketed, and recorded in the Diario La Gaceta, the bill by the Liberación Nacional MP, Rolando González, which would declare June 17, Costa Rican Father's Day (Día del Padre), as a new annual non-working public holiday in Costa Rica. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

24-Nov-2017

Albania

Albanian 2017 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Bank of Albania-Tirana) - Summary: The Council of Ministers of the government of Albania has approved the decision "On determining Monday, 27 November 2017, as a holiday" which amends the previously declared list of public holidays in Albania for 2018, by declaring Monday, November 27, 2017, as a one-off bridge public holiday in Albania. Links: full story and other Albania news and updates.

24-Nov-2017

Honduras

Honduras Public Holiday November 27 (Source: La Prensa-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The government of Honduras has announced that the Council of Ministers had approved a one-off non-working public sector holiday on Monday, November 27, 2017, on the day following the upcoming elections. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

24-Nov-2017

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast Maouloud Public Holiday December 1 (Source: Gouvernement de Côte d'Ivoire-Abijan) - Summary: The government of the Ivory Coast, through its Ministère de l'Emploi, des Affaires Sociales et de la Solidarité Nationale, has announced that it had declared Friday, December 1, 2017, as the date of the annual national non-working public holiday (jour férié et chômé sur toute l'étendue du territoire national) on account of the upcoming Maoulid (the Prophet's Birthday) in the Ivory Coast in 2017. Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

24-Nov-2017

Vietnam

Vietnam 2018 Public Holidays To Be Finalized (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has announced that the unanimous recommendation of the 6 ministries concerned, for Option 2, of the earlier proposal by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the government of Vietnam, for the annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2018, would be validated at the next Cabinet meeting. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

23-Nov-2017

India

Indian Telangana Moves 2017 Eid Miladun Nabi Public Holiday (Source: Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Telangana has amended the terms of the "Telangana GO List of General Holidays, Optional Holidays for the year 2017" (G.O.RT.No. 2529) which officially lists the annual non-working public holidays to be observed in the Indian State of Telangana for the calendar year 2017, by moving the Eid Miladun Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) public holiday from Friday, December 1, to Saturday, December 2, 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

23-Nov-2017

Kosovo

Kosovo 2017 Public Holidays Amended (Source: The Office of the Prime Minister-Republic of Kosovo) - Summary: The government cabinet of Kosovo has announced that Kosovar Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, had finally made November 28, neighboring Albania's independence day, a non-working day in Kosovo. Links: full story and other Kosovo news and updates.

23-Nov-2017

Kenya

Kenya Public Holiday November 28 (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: Kenya's acting Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang'i, has announced that the government of Kenya had declared Tuesday, November 28, 2017, as a public holiday to allow for the swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto for the second term in office. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

23-Nov-2017

UAE

UAE 2017 National Day Public Holidays Completed (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Minister of Labour, Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, has announced the dates of the UAE private sector public holidays for the upcoming annual Martyrs' Day, National Day, and this year, Prophet's Birthday, non-working public holidays in the UAE, as running from Thursday, November 30, until Saturday, December 2, 2017, inclusively Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

23-Nov-2017

Eritrea

Eritrean 2017 Eid-Mawlid Public Holiday (Source: Ministry of Information of the State of Eritrea-Asmara) - Summary: The Eritrean government has that the upcoming non-working public holidays in Eritrea for the Eid-Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday) would be Thursday, November 30, 2017. Links: full story and other Eritrea news and updates.

22-Nov-2017

India

Indian Tamil Nadu Moves Milad-un-Nabi Public Holiday (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu, in an order issued by Girija Vaidyanathan, chief secretary to the government, has announced that, at the request of the Chief Haji, the annual non-working public holiday in India's state of Tamil Nadu for the Prophet's Birthday (Milad-un-Nabi) would be moved to Saturday, December 2, 2017. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

22-Nov-2017

Guyana

Guyana 2017 Youmun Nabi Public Holiday Moved (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The government of Guyana has announced that the upcoming Youmun Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Friday, December 1st, 2017, as opposed to the previously-announced date of Thursday, November 30, 2017. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

22-Nov-2017

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holidays November 27 and 29 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to declare non-working public holiday in Timor Leste (tolerância de ponto) on Monday, November 27, and Wednesday, November 29, 2017, "to allow all official entities, employees and public in general to travel peacefully to the official commemorations of the Proclamation of Independence Day of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, taking place in the Municipality of Suai, in November 27 and 28, as well as the celebrations that will take place throughout the country". Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

21-Nov-2017

Costa Rica

Costa Rican Public Holiday November 24 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Government has declared Friday morning, November 24, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday to allow civil servants to join that day's march on the day of the "Día Internacional de la No Violencia contra la Mujer". Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

21-Nov-2017

Gibraltar

Gibraltar 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Gibraltar Press Office-Gibraltar) - Summary: The Government of Gibraltar has issued the "Bank and Public Holidays Order 2017" (LN. 2017/224) which specifies the official list of annual Gibraltar bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Gibraltar for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Gibraltar news and updates.

21-Nov-2017

Armenia

Armenian Year-End 2017-2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia has announced the dates of the official public holidays in Armenia for the end of the calendar year 2017 and beginning of the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

21-Nov-2017

Paraguay

Paraguay 2018 Public Holidays Released (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has signed the "Decreto número 8108" which lists the annual official non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the upcoming calendar year 2018, including which of the annual non-working public holidays of Paraguay will be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend during the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

21-Nov-2017

Guam

Guam Public Holiday November 24 (Source: The Government of Guam-Chamorro) - Summary: The Governor of Guam, Eddie Calvo, has once again declared the Friday after the upcoming Thanksgiving non-working public holiday of Guam, Friday, November 24, 2017, as a one-off GovGuam public sector holiday in Guam. Links: full story and other Guam news and updates.

21-Nov-2017

Ukraine

Ukraine 2018 Public Holidays Draft (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: Ukraine's Ministry of Social Policy has prepared a draft resolution for the Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine specifying the annual official list of 2018 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine, which, as in previous years, except last year, includes a decision to postpone working days in 2018, in order to create favorable conditions for the rational use of working time. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

21-Nov-2017

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan New Year 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has made its annual year-end public holidays announcement, whereby the period of Sunday, December 31, 2017, to Wednesday, January 3, 2018, inclusively, had been declared as official non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan on account of the upcoming annual "Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis" and "Western New Year" public holidays. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

20-Nov-2017

Jordan

Jordan Prophet's Birthday Bank Holiday November 30 (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordanian Prime Minister, Hani Al-Mulki, has issued a circular decreeing a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Thursday, November 30, 2017, to commemorate the upcoming annual Jordanian non-working public holiday for the Prophet's birth anniversary. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

20-Nov-2017

Egypt

Egyptian Prophet Birthday Public Holiday December 1 (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: The Egyptian government has announced that the upcoming birthday of Prophet Mohammed non-working public holiday in Egypt would be observed on Friday, December 1, 2017. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

20-Nov-2017

Pakistan

Pakistan Rabi-ul-Awwal Public Holiday December 1 (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that the date for the upcoming Eid Milad-un-Nabi (the Prophet's Birthday), annual non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2017, would be Friday, December 1, 2017. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

20-Nov-2017

Tunisia

Tunisian 2017 Prophet Public Holiday December 1 (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The government of Tunisia (la présidence du gouvernement) has announced that the date for the upcoming Mouled Anabawi Charif (the Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday in Tunisia, would be Friday, December 1, 2017. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

20-Nov-2017

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Eid-e-Miladunnabi Public Holiday December 2 (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's Cabinet Division Secretary has announced that the previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2017 had been amended by moving the date of the upcoming Eid-e-Miladunnabi (Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday of Bangladesh, to Saturday, December 2, 2017. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

19-Nov-2017

Oman

Omani 2017 National Day Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Oman's Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, and Chairman of the Civil Service Council, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, has announced the dates of the upcoming annual National Day annual non-working public holidays for the public sector in Oman, for the calendar year 2017 (the employees of the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state administrative apparatus). Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

19-Nov-2017

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management-Providenciales) - Summary: The Office Of Public Service Management of the Turks and Caicos Islands has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Turks and Caicos Islands, for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Turks and Caicos Islands news and updates.

19-Nov-2017

Czech Republic

Czech Republic 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Czech National Bank-Prag) - Summary: The central bank of the Czech Republic, the Czech National Bank, has announced its annual list of the annual Czech bank holidays and Czech public holidays for calendar year 2018 in the Czech Republic, based on the recently-amended legislation regulating non-working public holidays in the Czech Republic. Links: full story and other Czech Republic news and updates.

19-Nov-2017

Bermuda

Bermuda Bermuda Day Public Holiday Voted (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: The Bill to change the date on which Bermuda Day public holiday is celebrated, the "Public Holidays Amendment Act 2017", from May 24th to the last Friday in May, has passed in the House of Assembly of Bermuda. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

18-Nov-2017

Thailand

Thailand Moves 2018 Royal Ploughing Ceremony Public Holiday (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: The government of Thailand has announced a change in the date of the date of the 2018 Royal Ploughing Ceremony annual non-working public holiday, as compared to the one announced earlier this year, then in anticipation of the release of the list of official annual non-working public holidays in Thailand for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

18-Nov-2017

Morocco

Morocco 2017 Prophet's Birthday Public Holidays (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" and its "ministère des Habous et des Affaires islamiques", has confirmed its previously-announced date for the upcoming 2017 Aid Al Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holidays in Morocco. Links: full story and other Morocco news and updates.

18-Nov-2017

Brazil

Brazil 2018 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão-Brasilia) - Summary: The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Desenvolvimento e Gestão, has gazetted in the Diário Oficial da União its annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

17-Nov-2017

UAE

UAE 2017 National Day Public Holidays Announced (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced the dates of the upcoming annual Martyrs' Day, National Day, and this year, Prophet's Birthday, non-working public holidays in the UAE, for the public sector, as running from Thursday, November 30, until Sunday, December 3, 2017, inclusively. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

17-Nov-2017

India

India 2018 Karnataka Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Government of Karnataka-Bengaluru) - Summary: The State Cabinet of the Government of India's state of Karnataka has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Karnataka for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

16-Nov-2017

Ukraine

Ukraine Doubles Christmas Public Holidays (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada (unicameral parliament), has approved, by a vote of 237 in favor, the draft bill No.5496 changing the list of official annual non-working public holidays in the Ukraine (Article 73 of the Labour Code of the Ukraine). Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

15-Nov-2017

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Public Holidays Amendments Voted (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan has approved by a final vote of 87-4 the passage of the draft law on the establishment of November 7-8 as a "Days of History and Memory of Ancestors". Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

15-Nov-2017

India

India 2018 Odisha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Odisha-Bhubaneswar) - Summary: The AdditionaI Secretary to Government of the Government of India's state of Odisha has announced the annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Odisha for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

15-Nov-2017

Peru

Peru Declares FIFA Public Holiday November 16 (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: Peru's Ministry of Labour, Alfonso Grados, has announced that, as promised by Peruvian President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a one-off public holiday had been declared on Thursday, November 16, 2017, to allow Peruvians to celebrate the Peruvian national football team's win in today's repechage game against New Zealand, and qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

15-Nov-2017

Malaysia

Malaysia Amends 2018 Kedah Public Holidays (Source: Bernama News Agency-Alor Setar) - Summary: The Government of the Malaysian state of Kedah has announced that the upcoming January 21, state public holiday for the Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah, had been canceled and that no replacement date had been decided upon yet. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

14-Nov-2017

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced its annual official finalized listing of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

13-Nov-2017

Kuwait

Kuwait Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday November 30 (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that, in 2017, it would not move the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Kuwait for the Prophet's Birthday, which set to run from Thursday, November 30, to Saturday, December 2, 2017. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

13-Nov-2017

Romania

Romanian Senate Rejects March 15 Public Holiday (Source: Senatului României-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Senate has rejected a bill to make March 15, a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania to have been named "The Day of the Hungarian Community". Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

12-Nov-2017

India

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

12-Nov-2017

Peru

Peru Mulls November 16 FIFA Public Holiday (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The President of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (aka. PPK), has announced that the Peruvian government would declare a one-off public holiday on Thursday, November 16, 2017, to allow Peruvians to celebrate should Peru win the, November 15, repechage game against New Zealand, and thus qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

12-Nov-2017

Germany

Germany Mulls November 8 Bavarian Public Holiday (Source: Bavarian State Parliament-Munich) - Summary: The SPD parliamentary group of Germany's State of Bavaria has proposed to all political groups within the state parliament of Bavaria to declare November 8, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Germany's State of Bavaria, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Free State of Bavaria. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

12-Nov-2017

India

India 2018 Bihar Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Bihar-Patna) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Bihar has released the Government Order 14096 which specifies its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Bihar for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

12-Nov-2017

India

India 2018 Maharashtra Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Maharashtra-Mumbai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Maharashtra has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Maharashtra for the upcoming calendar year 20187. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

11-Nov-2017

Slovenia

Slovenian 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Slovenska tiskovna agencija-Ljubljana) - Summary: The Government of Slovenia has announced its annual official list of Slovenian bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Slovenia for the calendar year 2018, including the reinstated, January 2, annual non-working public holiday of Slovenia. Links: full story and other Slovenia news and updates.

11-Nov-2017

Guyana

Guyana 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The Ministry of Public Security of the government of Guyana has announced the official list of Guyanese bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Guyana for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

10-Nov-2017

India

India 2018 Karnataka Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Karnataka-Bengaluru) - Summary: The State Cabinet of the Government of India's state of Karnataka has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Karnataka for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

10-Nov-2017

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday November 13 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to declare a non-working public holiday in Timor Leste (tolerância de ponto) on Monday, November 13, 2017, "to mark National Youth Day, celebrated on November 12". Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

10-Nov-2017

Cyprus

Cyprus 2019 Bank Holidays Released (Source: Central Bank of Cyprus-Nicosia) - Summary: The Central Bank of Cyprus has released its annual official list of bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus for the calendar year 2019, in line with the list of annual non-working public holidays in Cyprus for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Cyprus news and updates.

10-Nov-2017

Argentina

Argentina's 2018-2019 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: With scant hours left before the deadline for the declaration of 2018 bridge public holidays in Argentina, the government of Argentina has published the decreto 923/2017 which declares 3 bridge public holidays in 2018 and 3 bridge public holidays in 2019 ("días no laborables con fines turísticos"). Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

9-Nov-2017

Thailand

Thailand January 2018 Public Holidays (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Government has announced that the year-end 2017-2018 non-working public holidays in Thailand, would run from December 30, 2017, until January 2, 2018, inclusively. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

9-Nov-2017

Honduras

Honduras Football Public Holiday November 10 (Source: La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Honduras' Presidency has issued an executive decree declaring Friday, November 10, 2017, beginning at 14:00 local time, as a one-off public sector holiday, on the occasion of the football game opposing Honduras and Australia in view of qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

9-Nov-2017

Kenya

Kenya Restores October 10 Moi Public Holiday (Source: The Nation-Nairobi) - Summary: Judge George Odunga of Kenya's High Court has ruled that the omission of Moi Day, on October 10, as a public holiday in Kenya, since 2010, was "an illegality and a contravention of the Public Holidays Act" and that "unless and until Parliament amends Schedule 1 of the said Act or the minister substitutes the same for another date, the 10th of October in each year shall continue being a Public Holiday". Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

8-Nov-2017

China

China 2018 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) - Summary: The Chancellery of the State Council of the People's Republic of China has issued a notice on the 2018 non-working public holidays and postponement of working days in 2018 in China. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

8-Nov-2017

Chile

Chile Votes January 17-18 Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social-Valparaiso) - Summary: Chile's lower house of Parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has approved by a vote of 84 for, 4 against and 14 abstentions, the declaration of January 17 and 18, 2018, as non-working public holidays in Chile, on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Chile. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

8-Nov-2017

India

Indian 2018 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Tamil Nadu for the upcoming calendar year 2018 ("Public Holidays under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 for the State Government Offices and all Commercial Banks including Co-operative Banks in Tamil Nadu for the year 2018"). Links: full story and other India news and updates.

7-Nov-2017

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands 2018 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 2018 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.

7-Nov-2017

Pakistan

Pakistan Iqbal Day Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has once again ruled-out the rumoured declaration of Thursday, November 9, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Pakistan on account of Iqbal Day. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

7-Nov-2017

Bhutan

Bhutanese Public Holiday November 10 (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Friday, November 10, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming Lhabab Duechen (Descending Day of Lord Buddha), annual Bhutanese non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

7-Nov-2017

Jordan

Jordanian Public Holiday November 30 (Source: The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) - Summary: The Jordanian government is expected to issue a circular decreeing a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Thursday, November 30, 2017, to commemorate the upcoming annual Jordanian non-working public holiday "for the occasion of the Mawlid, which celebrates the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad". Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

6-Nov-2017

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) - Summary: Bangladesh's Cabinet Secretary, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, has announced that, at today's Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2018, was approved, including ordinary public holidays in Banglades and Bangladesh public holidays under executive order. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

6-Nov-2017

India

India Delhi NCT Public Holiday November 14 (Source: Government of Delhi NCT-New Delhi) - Summary: The Deputy Chief Minister of the Government of India's Delhi NCT (National Capital Territory), Manish Sisodia, has announced that the Delhi Government planned to declare a public holiday on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, to allow parents to accompany their children to the "Delhi for Children" festival. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

5-Nov-2017

Bhutan

Bhutanese 2018-2019 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 2018, and for 2019 until the Losar Lunar New Year public holiday of Bhutan, comprising the end of the present Year of the Fire Female Bird and most of the upcoming Year of the Earth Male Dog. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

5-Nov-2017

New Caledonia

New Caledonia 2018 Public Sector Holidays Announced (Source: Direction des Ressources Humaines et de la Fonction Publique de Nouvelle-Calédonie-Nouméa) - Summary: The government of New Caledonia has released its annual official list of non-working public sector holidays in New Caledonia (jours chômés pour les services publics de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et aux jours de fermeture pour les services de l'Etat) for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

5-Nov-2017

Jordan

Jordanian 2018 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 2018. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

5-Nov-2017

Ukraine

Ukraine January 2018 Public Holidays (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Ministry of Social Policy of the Ukraine has issued a communiqué confirming that Cabinet of the Ukraine had decreed the list of January 2018 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

4-Nov-2017

Malaysia

Malaysian Johor Football Public Holiday November 5 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kota Iskandar) - Summary: Following the Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football winning of the Malaysia Cup, earlier tonight, Johor's State Secretary, Datuk Azmi Rohani, announced that the government of Malaysia's State of Johor had declared tomorrow, Sunday, November 5, 2017, as a one-off special public holiday in Malaysia's State of Johor. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

4-Nov-2017

Bermuda

Bermuda Moves Bermuda Day Public Holiday (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: Bermuda's Minister of Social Development and Sport, Zane DeSilva, has announced that, henceforth, the annual Bermuda Day public holiday would be observed on the last Friday of May, instead of the hitherto fixed date of May 24. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

3-Nov-2017

Argentina

Argentina's November Bank Holiday Nationwide This Year (Source: Asociación Bancaria-AB) - Summary: Argentina's Bank Association (Asociación Bancaria) has announced a continuation of the extension of the usual, November 6, Día del Trabajador Bancario bank holiday to the entire country (a few years ago, it was limited to Argentine's capital, Buenos Aires). Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

3-Nov-2017

Bahrain

Bahrain 2018 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 2018. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

2-Nov-2017

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday November 6 (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, Monday, November 6, 2017, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Constitución annual immovable non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

2-Nov-2017

Panama

Panama Mulls November 2017 Public Holidays Changes (Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá-Panama City) - Summary: Panama's Ministro de Trabajo y Desarrollo Laboral (Mitradel) has finally announced that the upcoming, November 28, annual public holiday of Panama would be observed on its set date of November 28, in 2017, despite its earlier request that the National Assembly to re-establish the moveable status of the upcoming November 28, annual public holiday of Panama. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

2-Nov-2017

Northern Mariana Islands

Saipan November 2017 Public Holidays Clarified (Source: The CNMI Civil Service Commission and Office of Personnel Management-CNMIOPM) - Summary: The Governor of Saipan (CNMI), Ralph D.L.G. Torres, has released the list of official annual non-working public holidays for the month of November 2017, with day in lieu public sector holidays for annual public holidays that fall on a weekend in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (aka. CNMI or Saipan). Links: full story and other Northern Mariana Islands news and updates.

1-Nov-2017

Spain

Spain 2018 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Boletín Oficial del Estado-BOE) - Summary: Less than a month after gazetting its annual list of official national non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain for the upcoming calendar year 2018, the national government of Spain has issued a decree amending the previously-gazetted list of official national non-working public holidays in Spain for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

1-Nov-2017

Malaysia

Malaysia Mulls Football State Public Holiday November 5 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kota Iskandar) - Summary: The State Secretary of of Malaysia's State of Johor, Datuk Azmi Rohani, has announced that the government of Malaysia's State of Johor had not ruled out the possibility of declaring this Sunday, November 5, 2017, as a one-off special public holiday in Malaysia's State of Johor, should the Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football team win the Malaysia Cup on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

1-Nov-2017

India

India 2018 Andhra Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Andhra Pradesh-Hyderabad) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Andhra Pradesh has published in its extra-ordinary Gazette (G.O.RT.No. 2437) an announcement of the days which shall be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2018 ("the days which shall be observed as General Holidays by all the State Government Offices"). Links: full story and other India news and updates.

1-Nov-2017

Madagascar

Madagascar Plague Public Holiday November 2 (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's President, Hery?Rajaonarimampianina, has announced Thursday, November 2, 2017, as the date for his previously-announced one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar to coincide with a cleanup effort in Madagascar's principal cities ("l’État a décrèté la journée du 02 novembre une journée chômée, destinée à la réalisation de l’assainissement général dans tout le pays"). Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.


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