Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates June 2018


 
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This monthly recap of June 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-Jun-2018

Mexico

Mexico Electoral Public Holiday July 1 (Source: Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social-Ciudad de México) - Summary: The Mexican Ministry of Labour (Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social) has announced that Sunday, July 1, 2012, would be a nationwide non-working public holiday (día no laborable en todo el territorio nacional) on account of the upcoming Presidential Election. Links: full story and other Mexico news and updates.

29-Jun-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 La Rioja Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletin Oficial De La Rioja-La Rioja) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno of Spain's Autonomous Region of La Rioja, has announced its annual list of regional public holidays in La Rioja for the upcoming calendar year 2019 ("aprobado las 12 fiestas laborales en todo el territorio de la Comunidad Autónoma de La Rioja para 2019"). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

29-Jun-2018

Ghana

Ghana Republic Public Holiday July 2 (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has declared Monday, July 2, 2018, as a one-off statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana on account of the upcoming Republic Day annual public holiday, which falls on a Sunday this year, and should be observed as a non-working public holiday throughout Ghana. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

28-Jun-2018

India

Indian Punjab Public Holiday June 29 (Source: Government of Punjab-Chandigarh) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Punjab, has once again amended the list of of the days which are non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the calendar year 2018, this time by declaring Friday, June 29, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in India's state of Punjab, on account of the death of former finance minister Surinder Singla. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

27-Jun-2018

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday July 2 (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, July 2, 2018, would be another bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Día de San Pedro y San Pablo" bank holiday of Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

27-Jun-2018

Guatemala

Guatemalan Bank Holidays June 29 and July 2 (Source: Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala-Guatemala City) - Summary: The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that a day in lieu bank holiday would be observed in Guatemala on Friday, June 29, 2018, in conjunction with the annual, Día del Empleado Bancario bank holiday of Guatemala, as well as of the annual Día del Ejército non-working public holiday in Guatemala. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

26-Jun-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Cantabria Public Holidays Announced (Source: Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria -Santander) - Summary: The Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria has gazetted its annual list of 2019 annual non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cantabria. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

26-Jun-2018

Egypt

Egyptian Public Holiday July 1st (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has issued a decision declaring Sunday, July 1, 2018, as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector to commemorate the anniversary of the June 30th revolution. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

25-Jun-2018

Indonesia

Indonesian 2018 Public Holiday June 27 (Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat-Jakarta) - Summary: Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto has announced that the government of Indonesia had agreed to declare Wednesday, June 27, 2018, the date of the upcoming nationwide regional elections a one-off public holiday in Indonesia ("It has been approved, it is a national holiday of all regions"). Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

23-Jun-2018

Latvia

Latvian 2018 Public Holiday September 24 (Source: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia-Riga) - Summary: The 100-member Latvian parliament has passed in its final reading, by a vote of 68-5, using a fast-track procedure, a bill declaring a one-off non-working public holiday in Latvia on September 24, 2018, on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis. Links: full story and other Latvia news and updates.

22-Jun-2018

Angola

Angola Public Holidays Legislation Amendments Update (Source: Jornal de Angola-Luanda) - Summary: The Angolan National Assembly has approved, without consensus, by a vote of 116 votes in favour, 43 votes against and 14 abstentions, the Lei de Alteração à Lei dos Feriados Nacionais, Locais e Datas de Celebração Nacional, which would amend the current public holidays legislation of Angola by adding some bridge holiday provisions for fixed-date Angolan public holidays falling on a Tuesday or Thursday. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

22-Jun-2018

Indonesia

Indonesian 2018 Public Holidays Amended Again (Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat-Jakarta) - Summary: Indonesia's Head of Information Center of the Ministry of Home Affairs (Kemendagri) Bahtiar has announced that President Joko Widodo would soon declare a one-off public holiday in Indonesia on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, on the date of the upcoming nationwide regional elections. Links: full story and other Indonesia news and updates.

21-Jun-2018

Vietnam

Vietnam 2019 Public Holiday Submitted (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has submitted to the Vietnamese government a formal proposal for the list of 2019 public holidays in Vietnam in which the annual Tet Nguyên dán lunar new year of Vietnam would last 9 days. Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

20-Jun-2018

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Holidays June 21 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communiqué which confirms that the upcoming Año Nuevo Aimara annual non-working public holiday of Bolivia would be observed on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

19-Jun-2018

Uganda

Uganda Mulls July 10 Public Holiday (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: The Electoral Commission of Uganda has announced that it would request that the government of Uganda declare Tuesday, July 10, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Uganda, "to enable the successful organisation of the Local Council one elections". Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

19-Jun-2018

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday July 2 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The Ministry of Internal Affairs (BIS) of the government of Suriname has announced that Monday, July 2, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday in Suriname on account of the annual "Dag der Vrijheden" (Emancipation Day) public holidays of Suriname, for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

18-Jun-2018

Canada

Canada Day In Lieu Public Holidays Clarification (Source: Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail-CNESST) - Summary: The Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) of Canada's Province of Quebec has issued a communique reminding the population that whenever June 24 and July 1 fall on a Sunday, as is the case this year, both give rise to a day in lieu public holiday on the following Mondays, June 25 and July 2, respectively. Links: full story and other Canada news and updates.

17-Jun-2018

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Mulls APEC Public Holiday (Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea-Port Moresby) - Summary: The Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce is expecting the government of Papua New Guinea, to declare Friday, November 16, 2018, the day when most APEC leaders will be flying in, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Papua New Guinea. Links: full story and other Papua New Guinea news and updates.

16-Jun-2018

India

India 2018 Punjab Public Holidays Amended Again (Source: Government of Punjab-Chandigarh) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Punjab, has once again amended the list of of the days which are non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the calendar year 2018, this time by moving the Kabir Jayanti from the list of restricted holidays in India's state of Punjab to the list of gazetted public holidays in India's state of Punjab. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

15-Jun-2018

Transdniestria

Transdniestrian 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Interfax-Tiraspol) - Summary: Transdniestria's government has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic (TMR, aka Transdniestria or also the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic) for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Transdniestria news and updates.

15-Jun-2018

Nigeria

Nigeria Begins Public Holidays Act Amendments Process (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: Nigeria's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has announced that the Federal Government of Nigeria had begun the process of amending the Public Holidays Act 1990 to implement the recent announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari that, effective from next year, Nigerian Democracy Day would be marked every June 12. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

14-Jun-2018

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan June 2018 Public Holidays (Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers-Baku) - Summary: Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has issued a decree declaring June 15-19, 2018, inclusively, as non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan on account of this year's annual National Salvation Day and the Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr) annual public holidays of Azerbaijan. Links: full story and other Azerbaijan news and updates.

14-Jun-2018

Ghana

Ghana 2018 Ramadan Public Holiday (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has announced that Friday, June 15, 2018, had been declared as the date of the upcoming 2018 annual Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Ghana. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

14-Jun-2018

Mozambique

Mozambique Public Holiday June 15 (Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) - Summary: Mozambique's Minister of Labour (Ministra do Trabalho, Emprego e Segurança Social - MITESS), Vitória Dias Diogo, has announced a one-off non-working public sector holiday (tolerância de ponto) in Mozambique, on Friday, June 15, 2018, on account of Ide-Ul-Fitre (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Mozambique news and updates.

14-Jun-2018

Saudi Arabia

Saudi 2018 End of Ramadan Tomorrow (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: Earlier tonight, Saudi authorities announced that the Moon of the month of Shawwal had been sighted and therefore that tomorrow, Friday, June 15, 2018, would be the date of the 2018 Eid-ul-Fitr in Saudi Arabia. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

14-Jun-2018

Nepal

Nepalese 2018 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: Nepal Ministry of Home Affairs has finally announced that, as per a notice published in the Nepal gazette, Friday, June 15, 2018, had been declared as the annual non-working public holiday in Nepal on account of the upcoming annual Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Nepal. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

14-Jun-2018

India

India 2018 Jammu and Kashmir Public Holidays June 15-16 (Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir-Srinigar) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Jammu and Kashmir has issued a Government Order which further amends 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, this time as it pertains to the upcoming Jumat-ul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr 2018 public holidays in Jammu and Kashmir. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

14-Jun-2018

Togo

Togolese 2018 Aïd al-Fitr Public Holiday (Source: Primature du Togo-Lome) - Summary: The ministre de la Fonction publique, du Travail et de la Réforme administrative of Togo, Gilbert Bawara, has announced that Friday, June 15, 2018, had been declared as the date of the annual non-working public holiday throughout Togo for the upcoming Aïd al-Fitr (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Togo news and updates.

14-Jun-2018

Guinea

Guinea Conakry Public Holiday June 15 (Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry, through its Ministers of Labour and of the Public Sector ("les Ministres en charge de la Fonction Publique et du Travail"), has announced that Friday, June 15, 2018, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the upcoming End of Ramadan annual public holiday in Guinea Conakry. Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

14-Jun-2018

Algeria

Algerian 2018 Aïd el-Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique), upon the advice of the Algerian Commission nationale de l'observation du croissant lunaire, has announced that tomorrow, Friday, June 15, 2018, would be the first day of the non-working public sector holiday in Algeria on account of the annual "Aïd el-Fitr" (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holidays of Algeria. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

14-Jun-2018

India

Indian Eid-ul-Fitr 2018 Public Holidays Update (Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) - Summary: Earlier tonight, the Moon sighting/Hilal committees of a majority of Indian Sates announced that there were no reported sightings of the Shawwal Moon, and therefore that the Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) would be celebrated on Saturday, June 16, 2018, with the exception of the coastal Indian states of Gujarat and Kerala. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

14-Jun-2018

Mali

Mali Changes End of Ramadan Public Holiday Date (Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali-Bamako) - Summary: Late last night, after reports of sightings on the Shawwal Moon in many parts of Mali, such as Sokolo, the government of Mali has decided to move the date of the 2018 "Eid ul Fitr" (End of Ramadan) public holiday of Mali from June 15 to June 14, 2018. Links: full story and other Mali news and updates.

14-Jun-2018

Germany

Germany Adds Bremen Reformation Public Holiday (Source: Radio Bremen-Bremen) - Summary: By a large majority, the Government of Germany's State of Bremen has approved the CDU proposal to declare Reformation Day in Bremen as a new public holiday on October 31, henceforth. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

13-Jun-2018

Bahrain

Bahrain 2018 Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular stipulating as official non-working public holidays in Bahrain for the upcoming 2018 Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), the date of the Eid Al-Fitr as well as that of the 2 days that follow, as non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the Eid Al Fitr public holidays in Bahrain for the Islamic year 1439. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

13-Jun-2018

Australia

Australia NSW Aboriginal Public Holiday Update (Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation-ABC) - Summary: The Labor Party Opposition Leader of Australia's State of New South Wales, Luke Foley, has confirmed that, in the event of a victory by the Labor Party in the 2019 NSW state elections, the government of New South Wales would declare a new non-working public holiday to celebrate the culture, people and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, as "another step in the process of reconciliation". Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

13-Jun-2018

Sénégal

Senegal 2018 Aid El Fitr Public Holiday (Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) - Summary: The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire - CNOCL) has announced that the upcoming Aid El Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday of Senegal would be on Friday, June 15, 2018. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

13-Jun-2018

Japan

Japan 2020 Tokyo Olympics Public Holidays Enacted (Source: The Asahi Simbun-Tokyo) - Summary: Japan's Parliament has enacted legislation to declare 3 one-off national non-working public holidays in Japan on account of the upcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, to alleviate traffic congestion in the metropolitan area. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

13-Jun-2018

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast 2018 Aïd el Fitr Public Holiday June 14 (Source: Gouvernement de Côte d'Ivoire-Abijan) - Summary: Following sightings of the Shawwal Moon in 3 localities of the Ivory Coast, the government of the Ivory Coast has has declared Thursday, June 14, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in Niger on account of the upcoming Aïd El-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual public holiday in the Ivory Coast. Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

13-Jun-2018

Niger

Niger Public Holiday June 14 (Source: Ministère de la Fonction Publique et du Travail du Niger-Niamey) - Summary: After reports of sightings of the Shawwal Moon in the regions of Zinder and Diffa, the Prime Minister of the government of Niger, Brigi Rafini, has declared Thursday, June 14, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in Niger on account of the upcoming Aïd El-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual public holiday of Niger. Links: full story and other Niger news and updates.

13-Jun-2018

Germany

Germany Adds Reformation Public Holiday In Lower Saxony (Source: Norddeutscher Rundfunk-Hannover) - Summary: The regional parliament of Germany's state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) has approved the bill from the Ministry of the Interior to declare October 31 as a new annual non-working public holiday in the German State of Lower Saxony. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

12-Jun-2018

Qatar

Qatar 2018 Eid Public Holidays (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that the period of annual non-working Qatar public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had once again been extended to 11 consecutive days of public sector holidays. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

12-Jun-2018

UAE

UAE 2018 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Government's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has approved the dates of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays for the UAE's Ministries and Federal entities (the public sector), beginning on Ramadan 29, 1439 AH. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

12-Jun-2018

Kenya

Kenyan 2018 Idd Ul Fitr Public Holiday (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: In a gazette notice the Kenyan Government's Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiangi, has signed a notice announcing that, pursuant to section 3 of the Public Holidays Act of Kenya, the date of the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming Idd-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) in Kenya would be Friday, June 15, 2018. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

12-Jun-2018

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast 2018 Aïd el Fitr Public Holiday (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, June 15, 2018, as the date of the annual national non-working public holiday in the Ivory Coast ("jour férié, chômé et payé sur toute l'étendue du territoire national") on account of the upcoming Aïd el Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday of the Ivory Coast. Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

12-Jun-2018

Mali

Mali Public Holiday June 15 (Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali-Bamako) - Summary: Mali's Labour Minister (Ministre du travail de la fonction publique de la reforme de l’état chargé des relations avec les institutions), Diarra Raky Tala, has announced that Friday, June 15, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday in Mali. Links: full story and other Mali news and updates.

12-Jun-2018

Bénin

Benin Public Holiday June 15 (Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin-Cotonou) - Summary: The government of Benin has released a communiqué signed by Benin's Ministry of Labour's, on behalf of the Ministre Du Travail et de La Fonction Publique, Mathys Adidjatou, announcing that Friday, June 15, 2018, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming End of Ramadan (Aïd El-Fitr) annual non-working public holidays in the Bénin. Links: full story and other Bénin news and updates.

11-Jun-2018

Egypt

Egyptian Bank Holidays June 17-18 (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on June 17 and 18, 2018, dates which have been declared bank holidays in Egypt on account of the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual Egyptian bank and public holidays. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

11-Jun-2018

Nigeria

Nigerian Eid Public Holidays June 15-18 (Source: The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Nigerian Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, has announced that Friday and Monday, June 15 and 18, 2018, had been declared as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria on account of the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) annual public holidays of Nigeria. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

11-Jun-2018

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan 2018 Orozo Ait Public Holiday (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that Friday, June 15, 2018, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan on account of the Orozo Ait (End of Ramadan) annual public holiday of Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

10-Jun-2018

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan 2018 Ramadan Public Holidays (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyayev, has issued his annual resolution "On celebration of Ramadan Hayit" which declares 3 days of non-working public holidays in Uzbekistan for the upcoming Ramazan Hayit (End of Ramadan). Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

10-Jun-2018

Guinea

Guinea Conakry Public Holiday June 12 (Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée-Conakry) - Summary: The government of Guinea Conakry, through its Ministers of Labour and of the Public Sector ("les Ministres en charge de la Fonction Publique et du Travail"), has announced that Tuesday, June 12, 2018, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the upcoming "Laylatoul Khadri". Links: full story and other Guinea news and updates.

10-Jun-2018

Kuwait

Kuwaiti 2018 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Head of Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that the extent of the 2018 annual non-working public holidays in Kuwait for the upcoming annual Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays will be four days, "Sunday and Monday, June 17 and 18, will be included in the Eid holiday whether it falls on Friday, June 15 or Saturday, June 16". Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

10-Jun-2018

Tunisia

Tunisian 2018 Aïd El Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) - Summary: The government of Tunisia (Présidence du Gouvernement), in conjunction with the "Institut national de météorologie" (INM), has announced that the upcoming Aïd El-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays throughout Tunisia would be observed from Friday to Sunday, June 15 to 17, 2018. Links: full story and other Tunisia news and updates.

10-Jun-2018

Mali

Mali Public Holiday June 11 (Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali-Bamako) - Summary: Mali's Labour Minister (Ministre du travail de la fonction publique de la reforme de l’état chargé des relations avec les institutions), Diarra Raky Tala, has announced that tomorrow, Monday, June 11, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday in Mali. Links: full story and other Mali news and updates.

9-Jun-2018

Angola

Angola Mulls Public Holidays Legislation Amendments (Source: Jornal de Angola-Luanda) - Summary: Angolan MEPs are working on a draft bill, the Lei de Alteração à Lei dos Feriados Nacionais, Locais e Datas de Celebração Nacional, which would amend the current public holidays legislation of Angola by adding 2 new annual non-working public holidays in Angola and adding some bridge holiday provisions for fixed-date Angolan public holidays falling on a Tuesday or Thursday. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

9-Jun-2018

Niger

Niger Public Holiday June 11 (Source: Ministère de la Fonction Publique et du Travail du Niger-Niamey) - Summary: The Ministère de l’Emploi, du Travail et de la Protection Sociale of the government of Niger has declared Monday, June 11, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in Niger on account of the upcoming lendemain de la nuit de Lailatoul Qadr (Nuit du Destin) annual public holiday of Niger. Links: full story and other Niger news and updates.

9-Jun-2018

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Eid Public Holiday June 15 (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that Friday, June 15, 2018, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual public holiday of Trinidad and Tobago in 2018. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

9-Jun-2018

Pakistan

Pakistan 2018 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays Extended (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Federal Government of Pakistan has once again amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2018, by expanding these annual Pakistani public holidays to last 4 days. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

9-Jun-2018

Oman

Oman 2018 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced dates for the upcoming 2018 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Oman, which are the same for the public sector and the private sector of Oman. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

9-Jun-2018

Suriname

Suriname Ied-Ul-Fitr Public Holiday June 15 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname announced that the upcoming "Ied-Ul-Fitr" (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday in Suriname would be observed on Friday, June 15, 2018, a date which has been declared a non-working public holiday in Suriname. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

8-Jun-2018

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Public Holiday June 11 (Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea-Port Moresby) - Summary: The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, Sir Bob Dadae, declared Monday, June 11, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in Papua New Guinea, on account of the Queen's official birthday on the second Saturday in June. Links: full story and other Papua New Guinea news and updates.

8-Jun-2018

Nigeria

Nigeria Rules-Out June 12 Public Holiday (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has announced that Nigerian Democracy Day, to be marked every June 12, would not be a non-working public holiday in Nigeria, in 2018, as Democracy Day was already celebrated last month as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria ("The investiture will take place on Tuesday June 12th, 2018, a date which in future years will replace May 29th as a National Public Holiday in celebration of Nigeria Democracy Day"). Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

8-Jun-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Murcia Public Holidays Announced (Source: Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia-Murcia) - Summary: The executive of Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia has released its annual calendar of official non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2019 in the Spanish region of Murcia. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

7-Jun-2018

Philippines

Philippines End of Ramadan Public Holiday June 15 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had issued Proclamation 514 declaring Friday, June 15, 2018, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

7-Jun-2018

Saudi Arabia

Saudi 2018 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Extended (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, has announced that the upcoming 2018 End of Ramadan (Eid al Fitr) non-working public sector holidays in Saudi Arabia would be extended by to last until June 23, 2018, inclusively. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

6-Jun-2018

Nigeria

Nigerian 2019 Democracy Day Public Holiday Amended (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has announced that, effective from next year, Nigerian Democracy Day would be marked every June 12 in honor of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, late Chief Moshood Abiola. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

6-Jun-2018

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Lailatul Qadr June 13 (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: The government of Bangladesh has announced that, upon the recommendation of Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee, the upcoming Lailatul Qadr or Shab-e-Qadr (night of destiny) in Bangladesh would be observed on the evening of Tuesday, June 12, 2018, to be followed on the next day by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

5-Jun-2018

India

India 2018 Jammu and Kashmir Public Holidays Amended Again (Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir-Srinigar) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Jammu and Kashmir has issued a Government Order which further amends 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. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

4-Jun-2018

Myanmar

Myanmar Rules-Out Additional Public Holidays (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar-Yangoon) - Summary: Last week in Myanmar's Lower House, responding to a question by Myebon Township MP, U Pe Than, the Myanmar Union Ethnic Affairs Minister, Nai Thet Lwin, replied that the Union government of Myanmar had no plan to designate days that are of significance to ethnicities as public holidays in Myanmar. Links: full story and other Myanmar news and updates.

3-Jun-2018

Honduras

Honduras Rules-Out June 22 Football Public Holiday (Source: La Tribuna-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Costa Rica's President, Carlos Alvarado, has announced that no one-off non-working public holiday would be declared in Costa Rica on account of the upcoming World Cup game against Brazil. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

2-Jun-2018

Saint Helena

Saint Helena 2018 Ratting Day Public Holiday (Source: Tristan Times-Tristan da Cunha) - Summary: The Chief Islander of Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha has declared Saturday, June 2, 2018, as the date for this year's annual Ratting Day public holiday in Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha. Links: full story and other Saint Helena news and updates.

2-Jun-2018

Kenya

Kenya Reiterates Idd Ul Fitr Date Rules (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: The head of media at Jamia Mosque, Nairobi, Abu Ayman Abusufian, has confirmed that the hands of the Chief Kadhi are tied as pertains to the annual date of the Idd Ul Fitr non-working public holiday of Kenya, whose calculation is clearly spelled-out in the Kenyan Public Holidays Act. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

1-Jun-2018

Bermuda

Bermuda Amends 2018 Public Holidays (Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information-Hamilton) - Summary: Bermuda's Premier, David Burt, has announced that Monday, November 4, 2019, “will be declared a public holiday to mark the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the first Portuguese immigrants in Bermuda". Links: full story and other Bermuda news and updates.


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