Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates February 2018


 
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This monthly recap of February 2018 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

28-Feb-2018

Romania

Romanian Good Friday Public Holiday Update (Source: Senatului României-Bucharest) - Summary: Following on the heels of last week's vote in Romania's Senate, the Labor Commission of the Romanian Lower House of Parliament (Camera Deputa?ilor), has approved and sent to the full floor for a vote, the bill introduced last year 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.

27-Feb-2018

Thailand

Thailand 2018 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's assistant government spokesperson, Colonel Athisit Chainuwat, has announced that Thursday, April 12, 2018, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand to coincide with the Songkran festival of 2018. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

27-Feb-2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian 2018 Independence Day Public Holiday March 1st (Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) - Summary: The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced that Thursday, March 1, 2018, would a non-working public holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina and that "in accordance with the Law on proclamation of the 1st of March as the day of independence of BiH (“Official Gazette of RBiH”, No. 9/95), state institutions, companies and other legal entities will not work on the Independence Day". Links: full story and other Bosnia and Herzegovina news and updates.

26-Feb-2018

Madagascar

Madagascar 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement, on the recommendation of the "Conseil National du Travail", has taken into advisement the "Projet de décret fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l’année 2018", which declares the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

26-Feb-2018

India

India 2018 Telangana Public Holiday March 1st (Source: Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Telangana has announced that it had declared Thursday, March 1, 2018, as the date of the upcoming Holi public holiday of India's State of Telangana. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

25-Feb-2018

Romania

Romanian Senate Votes Good Friday Public Holiday (Source: Senatului României-Bucharest) - Summary: Romania's Senate has approved, with 86 votes in favour, one against, and one abstention, the bill introduced last year 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.

24-Feb-2018

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday February 27 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día de la Independencia" annual non-working public holiday would be observed, as usual, on its traditional date of Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

23-Feb-2018

Germany

Germany Votes New Schleswig-Holstein Public Holiday (Source: Lübecker Nachrichten-Lübeck) - Summary: The Parliament of Germany's state of Schleswig-Holstein, has voted by a large margin with only some abstentions, the addition of the October 31, Reformation Day, as a new annual non-working public holiday in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, after the 2017 exception whereby October 31, 2017, was declared a one-off national non-working public holiday in Germany. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

23-Feb-2018

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday March 2 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: Suriname's Ministry of the Interior has announced that the upcoming Holi (Holi Phagwa) annual non-working public holiday in Suriname would be observed on Friday, March 2, 2018. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

22-Feb-2018

Paraguay

Paraguay Public Holiday February 26 (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees has released a communiqué confirming that the date of the upcoming Día de los Héroes de la Patria annual non-working public holiday of Paraguay would be moved to Monday, February 26, 2018, as per the terms of the previously-released "Decreto número 8108". Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

21-Feb-2018

Guyana

Guyana Public Holidays February 23 (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The Ministry of Public Security of the government of Guyana has released an Extraordinary Gazette declaring Friday, February 23, 2018, as the 2018 date for the Phagwah annual public holiday of Guyana. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

20-Feb-2018

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Confirms February 21 Public Holiday (Source: The Herald-Harare) - Summary: Zimbabwe's Service Commission chairman, Mariyawanda Nzuwah, has released a statement re-confirming that Wednesday, February 21, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday in Zimbabwe, as per the terms of the "Statutory Instrument Number 143 of 2017" (gazetted on November 24, 2017). Links: full story and other Zimbabwe news and updates.

19-Feb-2018

Cambodia

Cambodia 2018 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) - Summary: Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, and Deputy Prime Minister, Bin Chhin, have jointly signed and released Cambodian Royal Government's Sub-Decree No.19 modifying the previously-released list of 2018 public holidays in Cambobia, with the addition of a new annual non-working public holiday in Cambodia, the National Day of Remembrance, on May 20th. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

18-Feb-2018

Japan

Japanese 2019 Bank Holidays Amended (Source: The Bank of Japan-Tokyo) - Summary: The Bank of Japan (Japan's central bank) has released an amended version of its previously-released annual list of official national holidays, public holidays and bank holidays in Japan for the calendar year 2019, in which the December 23, Emperor's Birthday, annual public holiday of Japan is canceled. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

17-Feb-2018

Bhutan

Bhutan Public Holiday April 20 (Source: Kuensel-Thimphu) - Summary: The Election Commission of Bhutan has announced that Friday, April 20, 2018, the date of Bhutan's upcoming "third National Council (NC) elections", would be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Bhutan as per paragraph (S) of the ECB/NOTIF-01/2016/193. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

16-Feb-2018

The Gambia

Gambian Public Holidays February 18-19 (Source: Office of the President of the Gambia-Banjul) - Summary: The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared Monday, February 19, 2018, as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia "to mark the 53rd Independence anniversary celebration of The Gambia, which falls on Sunday, 18 February 2018". Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.

15-Feb-2018

East Timor

Timor Leste CNY Public Holiday February 16 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor-Leste has announced that it had decided to amend the list of 2018 public holidays in Timor Lest by declaring a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Timor Leste for the 2018 Chinese New Year ("Tolerância de Ponto no dia 16 de fevereiro de 2018"). Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

15-Feb-2018

Germany

Germany Hamburg State Public Holiday Extension Vote Update (Source: Hamburger Abendblatt-Hamburg) - Summary: The vote in the Parliament of Germany's Hamburg State, on a new annual public holiday with effect in 2018, has been brought forward and will now take place on February 28, with 66 MPs from the CDU, SPD and Greens, out of a total of 121, having indicated they would vote for. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

14-Feb-2018

Kiribati

Kiribati Public Holiday April 9 (Source: Kiribati Public Service Office-Bairiki) - Summary: The government of Kiribati has announced that the upcoming National Health Day non-working public holiday in Kiribati would be observed on Monday, April 9, 2018. Links: full story and other Kiribati news and updates.

14-Feb-2018

Uganda

Ugandan February 16 Public Holiday Reversal (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: Uganda's Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Service, Salome Nyamungu, after initial hesitancy, late last week, has announced that Friday, February 16, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday in Uganda, in honour of Archbishop Janani Luwum who was killed on February 16, 1977. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

13-Feb-2018

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Novruz 2018 Public Holidays (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: The Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decision, extending the upcoming 2018 Novruz non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan to 7 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

12-Feb-2018

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday February 14 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste announced that it had once again decided to grant an additional day-off public sector holiday in Timor Leste ("Governu deside ona hodi fó toleránsia pontu iha loron 1 fulan-marsu ­- Kuarta-Feira Sinzas, iha kalendáriu katóliku") for Ash Wednesday, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, to to all employees and agents of the ministries or their dependent services, as well as the institutes and integrated indirect State administration bodies. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

12-Feb-2018

Jamaica

Jamaican Bank Holiday 2023 (Source: Bank of Jamaica-BOJ) - Summary: The Bank of Jamaica, Jamaica's Central Bank, has released the official list of bank holidays in Jamaica for the calendar year 2023. Links: full story and other Jamaica news and updates.

11-Feb-2018

Australia

Australia 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 year 2019. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

10-Feb-2018

Haiti

Haiti 2018 Carnival Public Holidays Extended (Source: Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) - Summary: The Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti announced that Haiti's President had issued a decree (arrêté publié dans le journal officiel Le Moniteur) declaring Monday afternoon, February 12, and Wednesday, February 14, 2018, as non-working public holidays in Haiti to coincide with the 2018 Carnival public holidays in Haiti, and most particularly Ash Wednesday. Links: full story and other Haiti news and updates.

10-Feb-2018

Romania

Romania Mulls May 10 Public Holiday (Source: Senatului României-Bucharest) - Summary: A draft bill that would declare May 10th as a new annual non-working public holiday in Romania, to be called "National Independence Day" was approved tacitly by the Romanian Senate. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

9-Feb-2018

Canada

Canada BC Family Day Public Holidays Moved (Source: The Government of the Province of British Columbia-Victoria) - Summary: The Government of Canada's Province of British Columbia has announced that, beginning in 2019, it would change the date of the annual Family Day non-working public holiday to the third Monday in February Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

9-Feb-2018

Comoros

Comoros Public Holiday February 12 (Source: Présidence de l'Union des Comores-Moroni) - Summary: The Comoros Council of Ministers, headed by président Azali Assoumani, has declared Monday, February 12, 2018 as a one-off non-working public holidays in the Comoros ("journée chômée et payée"), on account of the upcoming "assises nationales". Links: full story and other Comoros news and updates.

9-Feb-2018

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Holidays February 12-13 (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communiqué announcing that Monday and Tuesday, February 12-13, 2018, would be observed as official non-working public holidays throughout Bolivia to on account of the upcoming Carnival. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

8-Feb-2018

Lebanon

Lebanon Hariri Bank Holiday February 14 (Source: Association des Banques du Liban-ABL) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon has announced that Wednesday, February 14, 2018, had once again been declared a bank holiday for all banks and financial institutions of Lebanon, including the Beirut Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Lebanon, to commemorate the anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri (Commémoration de l'assasinat du PM Rafic Hariri). Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

7-Feb-2018

Cameroon

Cameroon Public Holiday February 12 (Source: Présidence de la République du Cameroun-Yaoundé) - Summary: The government of Cameroon has declared Monday, February 12, 2018, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun) due to the annual upcoming, February 11, non-working public holiday of Cameroon falling on a Sunday in 2018. Links: full story and other Cameroon news and updates.

6-Feb-2018

Kiribati

Kiribati 2018 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Kiribati Public Service Office-Bairiki) - Summary: The government of Kiribati has amended its previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in Kiribati for the 2018 calendar year, by declaring a one-off non-working public holiday in Kiribati on Thursday, February 8, 2018, to honour the victims of last month's ferry tragedy. Links: full story and other Kiribati news and updates.

5-Feb-2018

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Public Holiday Moved To April 11 (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree declaring early presidential elections in Azerbaijan, and hence moving the upcoming presidential election non-working public holiday in Azerbaijan from Wednesday, October 17, 2018, to Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

4-Feb-2018

Australia

Australian Victoria Rejects ANZAC Public Holiday Changes (Source: State Government of Victoria-Melbourne) - Summary: A survey conducted by the Department of Premier and Cabinet of the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, concerning possible changes to the ANZAC Day public holiday, in view of reflecting the frontier conflicts between Indigenous people and early settlers, was approved by only a third of respondents. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

3-Feb-2018

Australia

Australian 2020 NSW Public Holidays Released (Source: NSW Government-Sydney) - Summary: The State Government of Australia's State of New South Wales has released its annually expanded list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) for the calendar year 2020. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

2-Feb-2018

Kosovo

Kosovo 2018 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Kosovo Banking Association-Shoqata e Bankave të Kosovës) - Summary: The Kosovo Banking Association (Shoqata e Bankave të Kosovës) has, in turn, announced its annual list of bank holidays in Kosovo for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Kosovo news and updates.

1-Feb-2018

Japan

Japanese 2019 Public Holidays Amended (Source: The Bank of Japan-Tokyo) - Summary: The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has released an amended list of official national holidays and public holidays in Japan for the calendar year 2019, in which the December 23, Emperor's Birthday, annual public holiday of Japan is canceled. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.


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