Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates December 2017


 
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This monthly recap of December 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

23-Dec-2017

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Additional January 2018 Public Holidays (Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic-Bishkek) - Summary: Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister, Sapar Isakov, has signed a resolution which confirms and officializes the previously-announced draft resolution "On The Transfer Of Non-working Days In Connection With Upcoming New Year Holidays" which will create a 4-day period of non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan around the upcoming New Year 2018 public holiday of Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

23-Dec-2017

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday December 25 (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, December 25, 2017, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Día de la Natividad del Señor") annual bank holiday of Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

23-Dec-2017

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan 2017 Year-End Bank Holidays Ruled-Out (Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) - Summary: The Central Bank of Turkmenistan has announced that "banking operations will be carried out in Turkmenistan every day until December 31, 2017, including weekend", ruling-out the last-minute declaration of year-end 2017-2018 banks holidays in Turkmenistan. Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.

23-Dec-2017

Libya

Libyan Joint Public Holiday December 24 (Source: The Interim Transitional National Council-Tripoli) - Summary: Both of Libya's Government factions have announced that Sunday, December 24, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya to mark Libya's 66th Independence Day. Links: full story and other Libya news and updates.

22-Dec-2017

Liberia

Liberia Electoral Public Holiday December 26 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has issued a Proclamation declaring Tuesday, December 26, 2017, as a non-working public holiday to be observed throughout the Republic as a national holiday on the date when Liberia votes for the second time, in a run-off election, to elect President Sirleaf's successor and 73 members of a new National Assembly. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

22-Dec-2017

The Gambia

Gambia 2017-2018 Public Holidays Extended (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 December 25, December 26 and January 1, 2018, as non-working public holidays throughout the Gambia, "in honour of Christmas, the birthday of Jesus Christ, son of Holy Mary and the New Year". Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.

22-Dec-2017

Philippines

Philippines 2017-2018 Year-End Public Holidays Clarified (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines Labor Secretary, Silvestre Bello III, has issued a communique clarifying as per the terms of the recently-released Memorandum Circular no. 37 (MC 37), declaring Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Tuesday, January 2, 2018, as non-working public sector holidays in the Philippines, "December 26, 2017 and January 2, 2018 are special non-working days, but only for the executive branch of government". Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

21-Dec-2017

Venezuela

Venezuelan 2017-2018 Year-End Public Holidays Extended (Source: Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación e Información-Caracas) - Summary: Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued a decree declaring afternoon, half-day public sector holidays in Venezuela, from December 20, 2017, until Sunday, January 7, 2018, inclusively. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

21-Dec-2017

Japan

Japan Mulls Cancellation of December 23 Public Holiday (Source: The Mainichi Shimbun-Tokyo) - Summary: The Japanese government is still deciding whether to keep December 23 as a national public holiday in Japan, beginning in 2019, after the abdication of Emperor Akihito on April 30, 2019, and Prince Naruhito's enthronement ceremony the following day. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

21-Dec-2017

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani 2018 Public Holidays Completed (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: The Labor and Social Protection Ministry of Azerbaijan has approved the industry calendar and norms of working time in 2018, which finalizes the previously partially-released list of non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan, including Muslim Azeri public holidays, and day in lieu public holidays due to some of Azerbaijan's 2018 annual non-working public holidays falling on a weekend or on the same date as another of Azerbaijan's public holidays. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

21-Dec-2017

Nicaragua

Nicaragua 2017-2018 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Vicepresidenta de la República, Rosario Murillo, has announced that MITRAB (Ministerio del Trabajo) had once again declared extended public sector non-working public holidays in Nicaragua centered around the Nicaraguan public holidays for Christmas 2017 and New Year's Day 2018. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

20-Dec-2017

Nigeria

Nigerian 2017-2018 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, via his Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Monday, December 25, 2017, Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Monday, January 1, 2018, as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria "for the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations". Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

20-Dec-2017

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday December 26 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to declare an additional year-end public sector holiday, on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

20-Dec-2017

Romania

Romania Rules-Out Extended Christmas Public Holidays (Source: Ministerul Muncii ?i Justi?iei Sociale-Bucharest) - Summary: The Labor Minister of the Romanian Government, Lia Olguta Vasilescu, has issues a statement, on the facebook page of her ministry, ruling-out any extension of the upcoming December 25 and 26 public holidays in Romania ("27, 28 and 29 December will not be free days"). Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

20-Dec-2017

Jordan

Jordanian Year-End 2017-2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordanian Prime Minister, Hani Al-Mulki, has issued a circular decreeing non-working public holidays in Jordan on Monday, December 25, 2017, and Monday, January 1, 2018. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

20-Dec-2017

Transdniestria

Transdniestrian 2018 Public Holidays Extended (Source: Interfax-Tiraspol) - Summary: The President of Transdniestria, Vadim Krasnoselsky, has announced that he had instructed the Chairman of the PMR Government, Alexander Martynov, to extend the upcoming January 2018 public holidays in Transdniestria, to last a total of 9 consecutive days. Links: full story and other Transdniestria news and updates.

19-Dec-2017

Ghana

Ghana Public Holidays December 25-26 (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has announced that Monday and Tuesday, December 25 and 26, 2017, had been declared as statutory non-working public holidays in Ghana on account of the upcoming December 25 (Christmas Day) and December 26 (Boxing Day) annual public holidays in Ghana. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

18-Dec-2017

Saint Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis Public Holiday December 19 (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis-Basseterre) - Summary: The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Timothy Harris, after consultations with the Governor-General of St. Kitts and Nevis, S. W. Tapley Seaton, has declared a post-election public holiday in Nevis, tomorrow, Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Links: full story and other Saint Kitts and Nevis news and updates.

17-Dec-2017

Philippines

Philippines December 8 Public Holiday Sent To President (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The House Bill 5241 declaring December 8 of every year a special national non-working public holiday in the Philippines, and which was recently adopted by the Philippines Senate as Senate Bill 1430, has now been forwarded to President Duterte for his signature into law. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

16-Dec-2017

Qatar

Qatar Adds December 17 Public Holiday (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: After days of uncertainty as to whether anything would be done, this year, to compensate the fact that there is a single day gap between the 2017 annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, and the preceding Qatari weekend, the Qatari Government finally announced, earlier tonight, that it had declared Sunday, December 17, 2017, as a one-off public holiday in Qatar to link the annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, with the Qatari weekend. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

16-Dec-2017

India

India 2018 Uttarakhand Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Uttarakhand-Dehradun) - Summary: The General Administration Principal Secretary of the Government of India's state of Uttarakhand, Radha Raturi, has announced the list of the days which will be non-working public holidays, government holidays and bank holidays, in India's state of Uttarakhand for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

16-Dec-2017

Australia

Australian 2019 Queensland Public Holidays Announced (Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) - Summary: The Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays for 2019 in Australia's State of Queensland, taking into account all the changes to the annual non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Queensland of the past few years, including the relatively recent one concerning Easter Sunday. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

16-Dec-2017

Laos

Laos 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic-Ventiane) - Summary: The Prime Minister’s Office of the government of Laos has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in Laos for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Laos news and updates.

15-Dec-2017

Guyana

Guyana 2017-2018 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The government of Guyana has announced, in the "Official Gazette Of Guyana" (271/2017 2783), the dates of the upcoming non-working public holidays in Guyana for the end of 2017 and the beginning of the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

15-Dec-2017

Vietnam

Vietnam 2018 Public Holidays Officialized (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, after consultation with its key ministers, has officially approved the Vietnamese public holidays 2018 calendar which had previously been submitted by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA). Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

15-Dec-2017

Portugal

Portugal Public Holiday December 26 (Source: Governo de Portugal-Lisboa) - Summary: The government of Portugal, in a decree signed by the Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Prime Minister, António Costa, has declared a national public sector holiday (tolerância de ponto) on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Links: full story and other Portugal news and updates.

15-Dec-2017

Andorra

Andorra 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Département de statistique du Ministère des Finances et de la Fonction Publique-Andorre) - Summary: Andorra's "Ministère des Finances et de la Fonction Publique" in conjunction with the "Associació de Bancs Andorrans" has released its annual list of the official bank holidays and public holidays in Andorrra, for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Andorra news and updates.

15-Dec-2017

India

India 2018 Jammu and Kashmir Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir-Srinigar) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Jammu and Kashmir has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Jammu and Kashmir for the upcoming calendar year 2018, with its release, yesterday, by the General Administration Department of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, of the "List of holidays for the calendar year-2018 under the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881" and the "List of holidays for the calendar year-2018". Links: full story and other India news and updates.

14-Dec-2017

Armenia

Armenia Cuts New Year Public Holidays (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: As expected, at today's cabinet meeting, the Government of Armenia approved, by a unanimous vote, amendments to the law on holidays and memorable days which will reduce the number of non-working public holidays in Armenia around the New Year and Armenian Christmas annual public holidays of Armenia. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

14-Dec-2017

Latvia

Latvian 2018 Public Holidays Confirmed (Source: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia-Riga) - Summary: The government of Latvia's Ministry of Welfare has confirmed the annual official list of official non-working national public holidays in Latvia, and bridge non-working public holidays in Latvia, for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Latvia news and updates.

14-Dec-2017

Philippines

Philippines Amends 2017 and 2018 Public Holidays (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines Presidential Executive Secretary, Salvador Medialdea, has announced that, on authority of President Duterte, he had signed Memorandum Circular no. 37 (MC 37), declaring Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Tuesday, January 2, 2018, as non-working public sector holidays in the Philippines, in addition to the previously released lists of official public holidays in the Philippines for the year 2017 and for the year 2018. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

14-Dec-2017

UAE

UAE New Year 2018 Public Holidays Finalized (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Nasser Bin Thani Al Hameli, has issued a circular stating that the upcoming private sector annual public holiday in the UAE for the upcoming Western New Year 2018 non-working public holidays in the UAE would be limited to one day, Monday, January 1, 2018. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

13-Dec-2017

Madagascar

Madagascar Plague Public Holiday January 10 (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's secrétaire?général?du?ministère?de?la?Santé?publique, Joséa?Ratsirarson, has announced that Thursday, January 10, 2018, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar to coincide with a new cleanup effort in Madagascar's principal cities in an attempt to stem the plague outbreak in Madagascar. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

13-Dec-2017

India

India 2018 Telangana Public Holiday January 1st (Source: Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Telangana has announced that Monday, January 1, 2018, had been declared as a public holiday in India's State of Telangana. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

13-Dec-2017

Chile

Chile Rules-Out January 16 Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social-Valparaiso) - Summary: The Chief of Staff of the Chilean Presidency, Gabriel de la Fuente, has announced that the Government of Chile would not declare Tuesday, January 16, 2018, as an additional non-working public holiday in Chile to coincide with Pope Francis' visit to Santiago, contrary to what was done for the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to the regions of La Araucanía and Tarapacá. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

13-Dec-2017

Armenia

Armenia Mulls Public Holidays Reductions (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia has announced that, at the next cabinet meeting, tomorrow, amendments to the law on holidays and memorable days will be discussed, with a view to reduce the number of non-working public holidays in Armenia around the New Year and Armenian Christmas annual public holidays or Armenia. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

12-Dec-2017

Brazil

Brazil Black Consciousness Day Public Holiday Update (Source: O Globo-São Paulo) - Summary: The "Projeto De Lei Do Senado Nº 482 De 2017" has been tabled in Brazil's Senate with the aim to declare November 20, as a new annual national non-working public holiday to mark Black Consciousness Day. Links: full story and other Brazil news and updates.

12-Dec-2017

UAE

UAE New Year 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources has issued a circular stating that the upcoming annual public sector holiday in the UAE for the upcoming Western New Year 2018 non-working public holidays in the UAE would run for 4 consecutive days, from Friday, December 29, 2017, to Monday, January 1, 2018. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

11-Dec-2017

Romania

Romania Mulls Good Friday Public Holiday (Source: Senatului României-Bucharest) - Summary: A bill has been introduced in Romania's lower house of parliament (Camera Deputa?ilor) by a coalition of UDMR, PSD, PNL and PMP parliamentarians which would add a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania, as well as bank holiday in Romania, on Good Friday (Vinerea Mare). Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

11-Dec-2017

Bahrain

Bahrain 2017 National Day Bank Holidays (Source: Central Bank of Bahrain-Manama) - Summary: The Director of the Banking Services Directorate of the Central Bank of Bahrain, Besa Abdulla Al Sada, has announced that the Central Bank of Bahrain had declared bank holidays in Bahrain on Sunday and Monday, December 17 an 18, 2017, to mark the upcoming annual National Day bank holiday and the Bahrain bank holiday for the Anniversary of the accession to the throne of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

10-Dec-2017

Bahrain

Bahrain 2017 National Day 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, December 16 and 17, 2017, as non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual National Day and the 18th Anniversary of the accession to the throne of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

9-Dec-2017

Iraq

Iraqi Public Holiday December 10 (Source: Al Sumaria News-Baghdad) - Summary: The Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, has announced that tomorrow, Sunday, December 10, 2017, would be a public holiday in Iraq on account of Iraq's "final victory over Daesh". Links: full story and other Iraq news and updates.

9-Dec-2017

Vietnam

Vietnam 2018 Public Holidays Update (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Director of the Department of Labor Safety at the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Ha Tat Thang, has announced that the Vietnamese public holidays calendar for 2018 has been submitted by MOLISA to the Government of Vietnam for consideration and will be published "in a few days". Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

9-Dec-2017

Australia

Australia 2020 ACT Public Holidays Announced (Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate-Canberra) - Summary: The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has released the list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, during the calendar year 2020. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

9-Dec-2017

Australia

Australian 2020 Public Holidays In Tasmania (Source: Tasmanian Government Media Releases-Hobart) - Summary: The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released its annual list of official 2020 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania and bank holidays in Tasmania for the calendar year 2020. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

8-Dec-2017

Cambodia

Cambodia 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) - Summary: Cambodia's Prime Minister has signed a Cambodian Royal Government's Sub-Decree 6081 on Employee's Public Holidays for 2018 establishing Cambodia's annual list of official non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

8-Dec-2017

Cape Verde

Cape Verde 2017 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Boletim Oficial-República de Cabo Verde) - Summary: The government of Cape Verde has, as per custom, declared a one-off full day public sector holiday in Cape Verde (tolerância de ponto) on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, to extend the upcoming Christmas public holidays of Cape Verde ("O Governo aprovou a resolução que concede tolerância de ponto para a época festiva."). Links: full story and other Cape Verde news and updates.

8-Dec-2017

Lebanon

Lebanon 2018 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Banque du Liban-Beirut) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon (ABL) has announced its annual list of non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

8-Dec-2017

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has announced the full list of official annual non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan for the upcoming calendar year 2018, including the annual Novruz, Ramadan and Qurban non-working public holidays of Azerbaijan. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

8-Dec-2017

Ukraine

Ukraine 2018 Public Holidays Draft Amended (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: Ukraine's Ministry of Social Policy issued a revised 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 amends its previous 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.

8-Dec-2017

Bermuda

Bermuda Senate Votes Bermuda Day Public Holiday Amendment (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: The "Public Holidays Amendment Act 2017" which is to change the date on which Bermuda Day public holiday is celebrated, from May 24th to the last Friday in May, was passed in Bermuda's Senate yesterday, after passing the House of Assembly (Bermuda's lower chamber) last month. Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.

7-Dec-2017

Moldova

Moldova Mulls Public Holidays Amendments (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: The Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection of the government of Moldova has announced a proposal to amend Article 111 of the Labor Code of the Republic of Moldova, whereby December 31 to January 2 would become new annual non-working public holidays in Moldova, to be compensated by the cancellation of 2 of Moldova's current annual public holidays. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

6-Dec-2017

Abkhazia

Abkhazia 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Administration of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia-Sukhumi) - Summary: The office of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Abkhazia, as approved by the the Cabinet of Ministers of Abkhazia, for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Abkhazia news and updates.

6-Dec-2017

Japan

Japan Mulls 10-Day Abdication Public Holidays (Source: The Asahi Simbun-Tokyo) - Summary: Following the announcement of the date of the upcoming abdication of Emperor Akihito on April 30, 2019, and Prince Naruhito's enthronement ceremony the following day, Japan's government and ruling coalition is considering declaring May 1st, 2019, as a National Holiday, which would mean a 10-day Golden Week public holidays period in Japan, from April 27 to May 6, 2019. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

6-Dec-2017

India

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

6-Dec-2017

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday December 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, December 11, 2017, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Día de la Inmaculada Concepción") annual bank holiday of Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

6-Dec-2017

India

Indian Tamil Nadu Public Holiday December 21 (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Chief Secretary of the Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu, Girija Vaithiyanathan, has released the Government Order G.O. Ms. No.992 declaring a one-off non-working public holiday in India's state of Tamil Nadu on Thursday, December 21, 2017, on account of the the by-elections to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly being held on that day. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

5-Dec-2017

Ukraine

Ukraine New Bank Holiday December 25 (Source: National Bank of Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: Ukraine's Central Bank, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), has announced an amendment to the official list of 2017 non-working bank holidays in the Ukraine in 2017, as previously-released, by declaring Monday, December 25, 2017, as a new bank holiday in the Ukraine. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

4-Dec-2017

Paraguay

Paraguay Afternoon Public Sector Holiday December 7 (Source: Portal Paraguayo de Noticias-PPN) - Summary: Earlier today, Paraguay's president, Horacio Cartes, released the executive decree No.8183 making the afternoon of Thursday, December 7, 2017, once again a one-off public sector holiday in Paraguay, beginning at 12:00, noon, local time. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

4-Dec-2017

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Additional January 2018 Public Holidays Draft (Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has released the previously-announced draft resolution "On The Transfer Of Non-working Days In Connection With Upcoming New Year Holidays" which is to create a 4-day period of non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan around the upcoming New Year 2018 public holiday of Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

3-Dec-2017

Vanuatu

Vanuatu Public Holiday December 4 (Source: Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) - Summary: Vanuatu's President, Obed Moses Tallis, in his capacity as Head of State, and acting on the advice of the Prime Minister, has declared tomorrow, Monday, December 4, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, for the purpose of preparations for the official opening ceremony of the 10th Pacific Mini Games. Links: full story and other Vanuatu news and updates.

2-Dec-2017

Grenada

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

2-Dec-2017

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Liechtensteinischer Bankenverband-Bankenplatz Liechtenstein) - Summary: The government of Liechtenstein has released its annual official list of Liechtenstein bank holidays and public holidays in Liechtenstein for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Liechtenstein news and updates.

1-Dec-2017

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Mulls Additional January 2018 Public Holidays (Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has announced that it would soon submit a draft resolution "On The Transfer Of Non-working Days In Connection With Upcoming New Year Holidays" which would create a 4-day period of non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan around the upcoming New Year public holiday of Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

1-Dec-2017

Malaysia

Malaysia Amends 2018 Sarawak Public Holidays (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuching) - Summary: A press statement released by the Chief Minister’s Office of Malaysia's state of Sarawak has announced that the state government of Sarawak had decided to move the date of the annual public holiday in Malaysia's state of Sarawak for the Birthday of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

1-Dec-2017

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday December 8 (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Friday, December 1, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday all citizens of the Republic of Macedonia on account of the upcoming St. Clement of Ohrid annual non-working public holiday of Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

1-Dec-2017

Malawi

Malawi Public Holidays December 25-29 (Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) - Summary: Malawian President, Peter Mutharika, acting as the Minister responsible for the Public Service, has announced that, once again, the public sector holidays for the end of the year 2017, would be extended by declaring December 27-28-29 as non-working public holidays in Malawi for Malawi's civil servants. Links: full story and other Malawi news and updates.

1-Dec-2017

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Public Holidays December 7-8 (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Ministry of Labour (MITRAB) has announced that Thursday, December 7, 2017, would be an additional public sector non-working public holiday in Nicaragua ("Nuestro Presidente ha aprobado que el jueves 7 de diciembre los trabajadores tengamos asueto, hasta mediodía trabajamos, por la tarde tenemos libre. El 8 es un día (completo) de asueto con goce de salario, es un día de fiesta nacional") on account of the December 8, annual, Immaculate Conception Day public holiday in Nicaragua. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

1-Dec-2017

India

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

1-Dec-2017

China

China 2018 Public Holidays Officialized (Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) - Summary: China's General Office of the State Council has released the official list of non-working public holidays in China in 2018, as well as 2018 bridge public holidays, and compensatory Saturdays and Sundays for the upcoming calendar year 2018, confirming the previously-released list of non-working public holidays in China in 2018 that had been released by the Chancellery of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. Links: full story and other China news and updates.


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