Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates April 2018


 
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This monthly recap of April 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

30-Apr-2018

Bhutan

Bhutanese Public Holiday May 2 (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Wednesday, May 2, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Birth Anniversary of the Third King of Bhutan non-working public holiday of Bhutan. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

30-Apr-2018

UAE

UAE Considering Regional Public Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: Dubai's Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued Resolution No. 14 of 2018, which states that, with immediate effect, the dates of non-working public holidays in Dubai will be announced and specified by the Department of Human Resources of the Dubai Government, rather than the UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

30-Apr-2018

Japan

Japan Mulls Further 2019 Public Holidays Extension (Source: The Bank of Japan-Tokyo) - Summary: The Japanese Government has indicated that it is considering declaring Tuesday, October 22, 2019, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Japan, on account of the Sokuirei Seiden no Gi, the core ritual of the enthronement ceremonies, being held on that day. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

29-Apr-2018

Maldives

Maldives 2018 Mulls Ramadan Public Holidays Extension (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has announced that he would extend the upcoming beginning of Ramadan annual public holiday of the Maldives, by 1 day, should the first day of Ramadan fall on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

29-Apr-2018

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday April 30 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that Monday, April 30, 2018, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Nepal on account of the upcoming annual Buddha Jayanti non-working public holiday in Nepal (Lord Buddha's 2562nd birth anniversary). Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

29-Apr-2018

Algeria

Algeria 2018 Labour Day Public Holiday (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian government, through its Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique has announced that Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Algeria, on account of the upcoming "fête du Travail". Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

29-Apr-2018

Bahrain

Bahrain Labour Day 2018 Public Holiday (Source: Central Bank of Bahrain-Manama) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Tuesday, May 1, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual "International Workers' Day" public holiday of Bahrain. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

28-Apr-2018

Lebanon

Lebanon Public Holidays May 4-7 (Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms-Republic of Lebanon) - Summary: The Government of Lebanon has declared the period from May 4, to May 7, 2018, inclusively, as non-working public holidays in Lebanon, on account of the upcoming elections. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

27-Apr-2018

Cameroon

Cameroon Public Holiday April 30 (Source: Présidence de la République du Cameroun-Yaoundé) - Summary: The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has signed a decree declaring Monday, April 30, 2018, as a bridge non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun) to link the annual upcoming, May 1, non-working public holiday of Cameroon to the preceding weekend. Links: full story and other Cameroon news and updates.

27-Apr-2018

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Labour Day 2018 Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Vicepresidenta de la República de Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo, has announced that Tuesday, May 1, 2018, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Nicaragua on account of the annual, "Día Internacional de los Trabajadores", non-working public holiday of Nicaragua. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

27-Apr-2018

The Gambia

Gambian Public Holiday May 1st (Source: Office of the President of the Gambia-Banjul) - Summary: The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that Tuesday, May 1, 2018, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia "in observance of Workers’ Day". Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.

26-Apr-2018

Honduras

Honduras Public Sector Holiday April 30 (Source: La Prensa Libre-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: After officially ruling it out, yesterday, Honduras' secretaría de Derechos Humanos, Justicia, Gobernación y Descentralización of Honduras, has announced the declaration of Monday, April 30, 2018, as a one-off additional non-working public holiday for Honduras' public sector employees. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

26-Apr-2018

Ecuador

Ecuador Public Holidays April 30 and May 1st (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: Ecuador's President, Lenín Moreno Garcés, has issued the "decreto presidencial número 379" and the "decreto presidencial número 380" which once again break the rules set in the recent overhaul of Ecuador's annual public holidays, by moving the upcoming Labour Day annual public holiday of Ecuador, from Monday, April 30, 2018, to Tuesday, May 1, 2018, as well as declaring Monday, April 30, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Ecuador. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

25-Apr-2018

Macedonia

Macedonian Public Holiday May 1st (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 Tuesday, May 1, 2018, would be a nationwide non-working public holiday in Macedonia on account of the upcoming Labour Day annual non-working public holiday of Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

25-Apr-2018

Bolivia

Bolivian Labor Day 2018 Public Holiday (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Héctor Hinojosa, has confirmed that the Government of Bolivia had declared Tuesday, May 1, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in Bolivia on account of the annual, May 1, non-working public holiday of Bolivia, but that Monday, April 30, 2018, would remain a working day in Bolivia ("El feriado es el primero de mayo, de acuerdo a la normativa de feriados que ha sido determinado por el Gobierno y no hay posibilidad de mover ese feriado."). Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

25-Apr-2018

Nigeria

Nigerian 2018 Labour Day Public Holiday (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr M. Umar, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

24-Apr-2018

Panama

Panama April 30 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá-Panama City) - Summary: The government of Panama, through its vice-minister of Labour, Zulphy Santamaría, ruled-out, either moving the upcoming, Labour Day, non-working public holiday of Panama from Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, to Monday, April 30, 2018, or the declaration of a bridge one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, April 30, 2018. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

24-Apr-2018

Pakistan

Pakistan Public Holiday May 1st (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Tuesday, May 1, 2018, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the Labour Day non-working public holiday of Pakistan. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

23-Apr-2018

Peru

Peruvian April 30 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The Peruvian government, via a tweet by its Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo (MTPE) a has ruled-out the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on April 30, 2018 ("El Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo informa a la ciudadanía en general que el próximo lunes 30 de abril es día laborable"). Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

22-Apr-2018

Jordan

Jordan Labour Day 2018 Public Holiday (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordan's Prime Minister, Hani Mulki, has announced that this year's annual International Labor Day non-working public holiday of Jordan would be observed on its traditional date of May 1st, and would not be moved to another date as has sometimes been the case in recent years. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

22-Apr-2018

Ghana

Ghana Public Holiday May 1 (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has issued a statement informing the public that Tuesday, May 1, 2018, had been declared as the annual non-working public holiday in Ghana, on account of the annual statutory public holiday for May Day in Ghana. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

22-Apr-2018

Australia

Western Australia 2020 Public Holidays Completed (Source: Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce-Perth) - Summary: The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has completed its previously-released of the official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2020, with the announcement of the date of the Queen's Birthday public holiday in 2020 in the Australian State of Western Australia. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

21-Apr-2018

Togo

Togolese Public Holidays April 27 to May 1 (Source: Primature du Togo-Lome) - Summary: The government of Togo has issued a communiqué announcing that Monday, April 30, 2018, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Togo ("chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national"). Links: full story and other Togo news and updates.

21-Apr-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Basque Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Boletín Oficial del País Vasco-BOPV) - Summary: The executive of Spain's Basque autonomous region (País Vasco) has gazetted its recently-announced annual calendar of official regional public holidays ("calendario laboral") and bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2016 in Spain's Basque region. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

20-Apr-2018

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands 2018 Carnival Public Holidays (Source: The Governor's Office-St. Croix) - Summary: The Governor of the US Virgin Islands, Kenneth Mapp, has once again declared additional public sector holidays in the US Virgin Islands on account of the upcoming Carnival 2018. Links: full story and other Virgin Islands, U.S. news and updates.

20-Apr-2018

Egypt

Egyptian Public Holiday April 25 (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt’s Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Safaan, has announced that Wednesday, April 25, 2018, would be a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the annual Sinai Liberation Day public holiday of Egypt. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

19-Apr-2018

Costa Rica

Costa Rican Inaugural Public Holiday May 8 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Minister of of the Interior, Gustavo Mata, and departing President, Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, have signed a decree declaring Tuesday, May 8, 2018, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Costa Rica, on account of the upcoming inauguration of president-elect Carlos Alvarado Quesada. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

18-Apr-2018

Indonesia

Indonesian 2018 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat-Jakarta) - Summary: The government of Indonesia has issued a revised and expanded version of its previously-released annual decree ("Surat Keputusan Bersama (SKB) Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama Tahun 2018") designating the list of Indonesian public holidays and collective leave days ("cuti bersama") for the calendar year 2018, for both the private and public sectors. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

17-Apr-2018

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat May 2 (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Earlier today, Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee announced that the moon of the month of Shaban had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky, and therefore that the upcoming Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) would be celebrated on Tusday night, May 1st, 2018, to be accompanied by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh, the next day. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

16-Apr-2018

Ireland

Ireland Mulls January 21 Independence Day (Source: Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament-Dublin) - Summary: The cabinet of the government of the Republic of Ireland is considering a bill which would designate January 21st as the Declaration of Independence Day. Links: full story and other Ireland news and updates.

15-Apr-2018

Gabon

Gabonese Public Holiday April 24 (Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) - Summary: Gabon's ministre du Travail, de l’emploi, de la formation professionnelle et de l’insertion des jeunes, Carmen Ndaot, has announced that the upcoming annual, April 17, National Women's Day, non-working public holiday of Gabon, had been moved to Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Links: full story and other Gabon news and updates.

14-Apr-2018

Moldova

Moldovan Public Holiday April 30 (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: Moldova's Cabinet has decided to declare Monday, April 30, 2018, as a one-off bridge public sector holiday in Moldova to link the weekend to the annual May 1 International Day of Workers public holiday of Moldova. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

13-Apr-2018

Vietnam

Vietnam 2019 Public Holidays Draft (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) of the government of Vietnam has issued a draft containing its proposed annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Vietnam for the upcoming calendar year 2019, with, as is often the case, 2 different options being drafted, but this time for the Western New Year, rather than for the Tet Nguyên dán lunar new year of Vietnam, as is usually the case. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

12-Apr-2018

Romania

Romanian Public Holiday April 30 (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: Following today's Cabinet meeting, the Romanian Government announced that it had declared Monday, April 30, 2018, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday throughout Romania to link the May 1st public holiday of Romania with the preceding weekend. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

12-Apr-2018

Armenia

Armenia Public Holiday April 30 (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Armenian Government will soon announce that it had declared a one-off public holiday in Armenia on Monday, April 30, 2018, to link the Tuesday, May 1, 2018, annual Labor Day public holiday in Armenia, with the preceding weekend. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

12-Apr-2018

India

India 2018 Rajasthan Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government of Rajasthan-Jaipur) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Rajasthan has announced that it had issued a Government Order modifying its previously-released annual list of the days which were to be non-working public holidays in India's state of Rajasthan for the upcoming calendar year 2018, by the addition of Parshuram Jayanti on April 18. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

12-Apr-2018

South Korea

South Korea Rules-Out May 8 Public Holiday (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: Following today's cabinet meeting, the South Korean ruling Minjoo Party has announced that it would not declare Parent’s Day as a new annual non-working public holiday in South Korea. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.

12-Apr-2018

Malaysia

Malaysia Could Add May 10-11 Public Holidays (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: Malaysia's Perak Pakatan Harapan coalition has announced that it would declare Thursday and Friday, May 10-11, 2018, as non-working public holidays in Malaysia, if they win the upcoming, May 9, general elections. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

11-Apr-2018

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Gazettes May 7 Public Holiday (Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs-Colombo) - Summary: The Sri Lankan Government has issued an Extraordinary Gazette Notification (No. 2066/17) moving the previously-declared, May 1st, public holiday of Sri Lanka, to Monday, May 7, 2018. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

11-Apr-2018

UAE

UAE 2018 Israa wal Mairaj Public Holiday (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Government has announced that the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming Israa wal Mairaj would fall on a weekend day, Saturday, April 14, 2018, and that no day in lieu would be given in compensation. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

11-Apr-2018

Paraguay

Paraguay May 1st Public Holiday Maintained (Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay-Asunción) - Summary: The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees has released a communique confirming that, notwithstanding the Decreto Presidencial N° 9393, the upcoming Día Internacional de los Trabajadores Paraguayan annual non-working public holiday would remain on its set date of Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

11-Apr-2018

Malaysia

Malaysian Public Holiday May 9 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: Bowing to public pressure, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, has announced that the government of Malaysia had decided to declare Wednesday, May 9, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia on account of the upcoming general elections. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

10-Apr-2018

Oman

Omani 2018 Prophet's Ascension Public Holiday (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced the date of the upcoming 2018 annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman, as Sunday, April 15, 2018. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

10-Apr-2018

The Gambia

Gambian Public Holidays April 12-13 (Source: Office of the President of the Gambia-Banjul) - Summary: The Office of the President of the Gambia has announced that Gambian President, Adama Barrow, has declared Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13, 2018, as non-working public holidays throughout the Republic of The Gambia, on account of the upcoming general elections. Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.

10-Apr-2018

Belarus

Belarus Rules-Out March 25 Public Holiday (Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus-Minsk) - Summary: Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko, has ruled-out the introduction of a new annual non-working public holiday in Belarus, on March 25, the day when the Belarusian People's Republic (BPR) was declared in 1918. Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.

10-Apr-2018

South Korea

South Korea Mulls May 8 Public Holiday (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: The South Korean ruling Democratic Party’s chief policy maker, Kim Tae-Nyeon, has announced that the South Korean government was considering declaring Parent’s Day, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in South Korea, as a non-working public holiday in South Korea, to create a 4-day period of South Korean non-working public holidays and boost the economy. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.

10-Apr-2018

Kuwait

Kuwaiti Public Holiday April 15 (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Anas Al-Saleh, has announced that Sunday, April 15, 2018, would be an official non-working public holiday in Kuwait on account of the upcoming annual Kuwaiti public holiday for the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad Israa wal Meraj. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

9-Apr-2018

Argentina

Argentina Rules-Out April 24 Public Holiday (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: The government of Argentina has denied recent rumours that Tuesday, April 24, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday in Argentina. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

9-Apr-2018

Romania

Romania Mulls April 30 Public Holiday (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Government has announced it was considering the declaration of Monday, April 30, 2018, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday throughout Romania to link the May 1st public holiday of Romania with the preceding weekend. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

8-Apr-2018

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Confirms April 11 Public Holiday (Source: La Nación-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social - MTSS) has announced that the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Costa Rica to commemorate Juan Santamaría, as per Article 148 of Costa Rica's Labor Code, would be Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

7-Apr-2018

Japan

Japan 2020 Tokyo Olympics Public Holidays Update (Source: The Asahi Simbun-Tokyo) - Summary: Japanese lawmakers are finalizing details of draft legislation which would declare 3 one-off non-working public holidays in Japan on account of the upcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

6-Apr-2018

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Public Holiday April 9 (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour, Migration and Youth of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that Monday, April 9, 2018, would be an official non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan, on account of the upcoming, April 7, National April Revolution Day, annual non-working public holiday of the Kyrgyz Republic. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

5-Apr-2018

Singapore

Singapore 2019 Public Holidays Released (Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) - Summary: Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the official list of non-working Singapore public holidays and bank holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2019 which, for a fifth consecutive year, does not include any error in the date of the 2019 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore. Links: full story and other Singapore news and updates.

4-Apr-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Basque Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial del País Vasco-BOPV) - Summary: The executive of Spain's Basque autonomous region (País Vasco) has released a draft of its annual calendar of official regional public holidays and bank holidays ("proyecto de decreto de calendario laboral") for the upcoming calendar year 2019 in Spain's Basque region. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

4-Apr-2018

Samoa

Samoan Public Holiday April 13 (Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour-Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - Summary: The Samoan Government has announced that it had declared a non-working public holiday in Samoa, on Friday, April 13, 2018, "to mark the state funeral for former member of parliament, Tuiloma Pule Lameko". Links: full story and other Samoa news and updates.

3-Apr-2018

Egypt

Egyptian Bank Holidays April 8-9 (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on April 8 and 9, 2018, dates which have been declared bank holidays in Egypt on account of the upcoming Easter and Sham El-Nessim annual Egyptian bank and public holidays. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

2-Apr-2018

India

Indian 2018 Central Public Holidays Amended (Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) - Summary: India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has amended the previously-released list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the calendar year 2018, by declaring Saturday, April 14, 2018, as a public holiday "on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishtments throughout India". Links: full story and other India news and updates.

2-Apr-2018

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Senate Votes Public Holidays Reversal (Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) - Summary: Puerto Rico's Senate has approved, and sent to the Lower House (Cámara de Representantes), the "Proyecto del Senado 460" which reverses the cancellation of the annual public holiday of Puerto Rico on July 25 (Día de la Constitución del Estado Libre Asociado) and its replacement with a new annual non-working public holiday, the "Día de la Ciudadanía Americana". Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

1-Apr-2018

India

Indian West Bengal Public Holiday May 2 (Source: Government of West Bengal-Kolkata) - Summary: The State Government of India's state of West Bengal has issued a notification declaring a public holiday in India's state of West Bengal on account of three-phase panchayat polls, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.


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