Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates July 2018


 
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This monthly recap of July 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

31-Jul-2018

Malaysia

Malaysian 2020 Islamic Public Holidays Announced (Source: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia-Jakim) - Summary: Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its annual Islamic calendar of public holidays in Malaysia for the western year 2020 (corresponding to 1441-1442 AH). Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

31-Jul-2018

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan August 2018 Public Holidays (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Vice-President, Rosario Murillo, has issued a communiqué announcing Wednesday, August 1, and Friday, August 10, 2018, as the dates of the upcoming annual fully-paid non-working public holidays in Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua ("declarar feriado en Managua, para los trabajadores el día 1 de agosto y más adelante va a mandar el relativo al 10 de agosto") for the upcoming annual Managua non-working public holidays of Nicaragua. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

30-Jul-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Ceuta Public Holidays Approved (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta-BOCCE) - Summary: The recently-announced draft of the annual official list of 2019 non-working Ceuta public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta has been approved in plenary session. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

29-Jul-2018

Liberia

Liberian Public Holiday July 31 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, George Weah, has issued a proclamation declaring Tuesday, July 31, 2018, as a non-working public holiday to be observed in Bong and Montserrado counties on account of the by-elections being held in those counties on that date. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

28-Jul-2018

Maldives

Maldives Declares Public Holiday July 29 (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has declared an additional one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives, "due to the Independence Day festivities being postponed to Saturday evening, 28th July". Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

27-Jul-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Aragon Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Gobierno de Aragón-Zaragoza) - Summary: The government of Spain's autonomous region of Aragon has gazetted (BOA de 24 de julio de 2018) its previously-announced annual list of regional non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

27-Jul-2018

Argentina

Argentina Mulls November 30 Public Holiday (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's Executive has submitted to Argentina's Lower House (Cámara de Diputados), a bill which would declare Friday, November 30, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina's capital, on account of the G20 summit being held in Buenos Aires' region. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

26-Jul-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Cataluña Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya-DOGC) - Summary: The Consell Català de Relacions Laborals has released its annual list of the 2019 non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña (calendario oficial de fiestas laborales para el año 2019), including both the nationwide public holidays in Spain, as well as the Catalonia-specific public holidays in 2019. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

25-Jul-2018

Russia

Russian 2019 Public Holidays Closure August 3 (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has announced that the public debate on its recently-released "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2019", draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2019, would end on August 3, 2018. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

24-Jul-2018

Bénin

Benin Public Holiday August 1 (Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin-Cotonou) - Summary: The government of Benin has released a communiqué signed by Benin's Minister of Labour, Mathys Adidjatou, announcing that Wednesday, August 1, 2018, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin. Links: full story and other Bénin news and updates.

23-Jul-2018

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday July 24 (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 Tuesday, July 24, 2018, would be another bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Natalicio del Libertador" public holiday of Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

22-Jul-2018

Honduras

Honduras Public Sector Holiday July 23 (Source: La Prensa Libre-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Honduras' Secretaria de Gobernación, Justicia y Descentralización has issued a communique declaring tomorrow, Monday, July 23, 2018, as another one-off non-working public holiday for the Honduran public sector, due to the escalation of the current transportation strike in Honduras. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

22-Jul-2018

Israel

Israel 2019 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Bank of Israel-BOI) - Summary: The Bank of Israel has released the official list of the days in 2019 which will be observed as bank and public holidays in Israel, as part of its annual announcement of the "List of days in 2019 apart from Saturdays, which will be observed as Bank and Public Holidays in Israel". Links: full story and other Israel news and updates.

21-Jul-2018

Angola

Angola Public Holidays Legislation Amendments Postponed (Source: Jornal de Angola-Luanda) - Summary: The Angolan National Assembly has postponed the scheduled final vote on the "Law of Amendment to the Law of National Holidays, Locations and Dates of National Celebration" due to a persisting lack of consensus among political parties. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

21-Jul-2018

Chile

Chile 5-Day September Public Holidays (Source: Tramitación de proyectos-Congreso Nacional de Chile) - Summary: The government of Chile has confirmed that the upcoming celebración de las Fiestas Patrias 2018 will encompass 5 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Chile, from September 15 to September 19, 2018, inclusively. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

21-Jul-2018

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Rules-Out July 25 and 27 Public Holidays (Source: Oficina de Administración y Transformación de los Recursos Humanos en el Gobierno de Puerto-OATRH) - Summary: The director of the Office of Administration and Transformation of Human Resources of the Government of Puerto Rico (OATRH), Nydza Irizarry Algarín, has released a statement ruling-out the rumoured upcoming declaration of July 25 and 27, 2018, as one-off government public sector holidays in Puerto Rico. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

21-Jul-2018

Russia

Russian 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: ITAR-TASS-Moscow) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has released its annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2019", which, as usual, proposes, for online comments by the population, a draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Russia news and updates.

20-Jul-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Valencia Public Holidays To Be Amended (Source: Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana-Valencia) - Summary: The "president" of the Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, has announced that the previously-announced list of 2019 public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia would be amended to include Monday, June 24, 2019 as a public holiday in Valencia, even if no agreement is found ("también le digo que, si finalmente no es un acuerdo por unanimidad, que a mi me gustaría, en cualquier caso el 24 será fiesta"). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

20-Jul-2018

Zambia

Zambian Public Holiday July 26 (Source: The Lusaka Times-Lusaka) - Summary: Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, has declared Thursday, July 26, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Zambia on account of the upcoming elections. Links: full story and other Zambia news and updates.

19-Jul-2018

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Public Holiday July 30 (Source: Government of Zimbabwe-Harare) - Summary: The government of Zimbabwe has declared Monday, July 30, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Zimbabwe on account of the upcoming elections "to enable the electorate to vote without hassles from work-related commitments". Links: full story and other Zimbabwe news and updates.

19-Jul-2018

Honduras

Honduras Public Sector Holiday July 20 (Source: La Prensa Libre-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Honduras' Secretaria de Gobernación, Justicia y Descentralización has issued a communique declaring tomorrow, Friday, July 20, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday for the Honduran public sector, due to the second day of the current transportation strike. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

19-Jul-2018

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oficina de Administración y Transformación de los Recursos Humanos en el Gobierno de Puerto-OATRH) - Summary: The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (OATRH) has released its annual "Memorando Especial 21-2018", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.

18-Jul-2018

Nigeria

Nigeria Public Holidays Act Amendments Pass First Reading (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The bill for an Act to Amend the Public Holiday Act which would legislate the recent declaration by Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, of June 12 as Nigerian Democracy Day, passed its first reading on the floor of the Nigerian House of Representatives, earlier today. Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

18-Jul-2018

Belize

Belize 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Belize Ministry of National Security-Belmopan) - Summary: The press office of the Government of Belize has sent out a press release announcing the official list of annual non-working public holidays in Belize for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Belize news and updates.

18-Jul-2018

Egypt

Egyptian Public Holiday July 23 (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouli, has announced that Monday, July 23, 2018, had been declared as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for all ministries, government bodies and the public sector companies, to mark the 66th anniversary of the July 23 Revolution. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

17-Jul-2018

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Public Holiday July 19 (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua-MITRAB) - Summary: Nicaragua's Ministry of Labour (MITRAB), through its coordinator for the council of communications and Vice-President of Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo, has announced that Thursday, July 19, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday in Nicaragua to mark the 39th anniversary of the Sandanista revolution. Links: full story and other Nicaragua news and updates.

16-Jul-2018

Egypt

Egyptian Bank Holiday July 23 (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Monday, July 23, 2018, a date which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming anniversary of the 1952 revolution public holiday. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

16-Jul-2018

Germany

Germany Narrowing Down Berlin New Public Holiday Date (Source: Berliner Morgenpost-Berlin) - Summary: The Governing Mayor of Germany's city-state of Berlin, Michael Müller, has finally announced his preferred date, as March 18, for the new annual public holiday to be declared in Germany's city-state of Berlin. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

15-Jul-2018

Guyana

Guyana Public Holiday August 1 (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The Ministry of Public Security of the government of Guyana has released the Extraordinary Gazette 107/2018 1461 declaring Wednesday, August, 2018, as the 2018 date for the Emancipation Day annual public holiday of Guyana. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

15-Jul-2018

Oman

Omani 2018 Renaissance Public Holiday July 23 (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced similar dates for the upcoming 2018 Blessed Renaissance Day non-working public holidays in Oman, for both the public sector and the private sector of Oman. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

14-Jul-2018

Mali

Mali Public Holiday July 20 and 23 (Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali-Bamako) - Summary: The Government of Mali has declared Friday, July 20, 2018, and Monday, July 23, 2018, as one-off non-working public holidays in Mali to enable the population to go and get their electoral registration cards for the upcoming, July 29, first round of the presidential election. Links: full story and other Mali news and updates.

14-Jul-2018

Barbados

Barbados 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour-Bridgetown) - Summary: The government of Barbados has finally published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Barbados news and updates.

13-Jul-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Castilla La-Mancha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha-DOCM) - Summary: The annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Región of Castilla La-Mancha for the upcoming calendar year 2019 ("calendario laboral de las fiestas laborales de carácter retribuido y no recuperable en el año 2019, en Castilla-La Mancha") has been gazetted in the Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha (DOCM). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

13-Jul-2018

Swaziland

Swaziland Public Holidays July 22-23 (Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs-Mbabane) - Summary: Swaziland's Home Affairs Principal Secretary, Anthony Masilela, has announced that Monday, July 23, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming birth anniversary of King Sobhuza II, who was born on July 22, 1899. Links: full story and other Swaziland (eSwatini) news and updates.

12-Jul-2018

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Cocos (Keeling) Islands 2019 Public Holidays (Source: Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) - Summary: The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Natasha Griggs, has signed the "Community Bulletin A38/2018 for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands" which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Cocos (Keeling) Islands news and updates.

12-Jul-2018

Christmas Island

Christmas Island 2019 Public Holidays (Source: Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) - Summary: The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Natasha Griggs, has signed the "Community Bulletin A37/2018 for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands" which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays on Christmas Island for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Christmas Island news and updates.

12-Jul-2018

Pakistan

Pakistan Public Holiday July 25 (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Federal Government of Pakistan via its Chief election commissioner, Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, has declared Wednesday, July 25, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Pakistan on account of the general elections happening on that date. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

12-Jul-2018

Vietnam

Vietnam 2019 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 in the Letter No. 65-19 / VPCP-KGVX to the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the Vietnamese public holidays 2019 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.

11-Jul-2018

India

Indian 2019 Central Public Holidays Released (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 released the DOPT Order F.No.12/2/2018-JCA-2 containing its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

10-Jul-2018

Swaziland

Swaziland Umhlanga/Reed Dance 2018 Public Holiday (Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs-Mbabane) - Summary: Swaziland's government has announced the date when the upcoming non-working public holiday in Swaziland for the 2018 Umhlanga (aka. Reed Dance) would be observed. Links: full story and other Swaziland (eSwatini) news and updates.

10-Jul-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Aragon Public Holidays Announced (Source: Gobierno de Aragón-Zaragoza) - Summary: The government of Spain's autonomous region of Aragon has announced the annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Aragon ("fiestas laborales, de carácter retribuido y no recuperables e inhábiles, para el año 2019 en la comunidad") for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

9-Jul-2018

New Zealand

New Zealand Mulls Matariki Public Holiday Again (Source: Radio New Zealand News-Wellington) - Summary: A proposal to make Matariki an annual non-working public holiday in New Zealand has gone to Labour’s Maori Caucus and then, if approved, to Labour’s wider caucus, at which point the proposal could become a bill and eventually law. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

8-Jul-2018

Australia

Australian Queensland Mulls Further Public Holidays Amendments (Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) - Summary: LNP member for Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie, who as Queensland attorney-general moved Labour Day to October, announced at the LNP state convention that he would support the winning motion to switch back the Labour Day and Queen's Birthday non-working public holidays of Queensland. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

7-Jul-2018

Cambodia

Cambodia 2018 Public Holidays Amended Again (Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) - Summary: Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen has released another Cambodian Royal Government's Sub-Decree modifying the previously-released list of 2018 public holidays in Cambobia, with the addition of 2 one-off non-working public holidays in Cambodia on account of the upcoming 6th mandate National Assembly elections. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

7-Jul-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 La Rioja Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Boletin Oficial De La Rioja-La Rioja) - Summary: The recently released annual list of regional public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of La Rioja for the upcoming calendar year 2019 ("días inhábiles a efectos laborales, de carácter retribuido y no recuperable, del calendario del próximo año") has been gazetted. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

6-Jul-2018

Latvia

Latvian Bank Holiday September 24 (Source: Latvijas Banka-Riga) - Summary: The Bank of Latvia has in turn declared a one-off bank 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.

5-Jul-2018

Uganda

Ugandan Public Holiday July 10 (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: The Minister of Public Service of Uganda has announced that the government of Uganda had declared Tuesday, July 10, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Uganda ("The Honourable Minister of the Public Service informs the general public that Tuesday 10th July 2018 will be observed as public holiday throughout Uganda to enable all Ugandans to participate in the local council 1 elections to be conducted by Electoral Commission’’"). Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

4-Jul-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Ceuta Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta-BOCCE) - Summary: The Consejera de Economía y Hacienda of Spain's autonomous region of Ceuta, Kissy Chandiramani has announced the annual official list of 2019 non-working Ceuta public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

3-Jul-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Canaries Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Diario de Avisos-Santa Cruz De Tenerife) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno of the regional government of Spain's autonomous region of las Islas Canarias, has announced its official annual list of 2019 Spanish regional non-working public holidays in the Canaries Islands ("El Consejo de Gobierno de Canarias aprobó ayer el calendario laboral al que a las cuatro fiestas de ámbito nacional se suman siete elegidas por la Comunidad Autónoma"). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

3-Jul-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Navarra Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Boletín Oficial de Navarra-BON) - Summary: The Directora General de la Politica Económica y Empresarial y Trabajo de Navarra has gazetted its previously-announced annual "calendario laboral" which lists the dates of the non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Navarra for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

2-Jul-2018

Taiwan

Taiwan 2019 Public Holidays Released (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: The Directorate General of Personnel Administration has released its official annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

1-Jul-2018

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka's Minister of Home Affairs, Wajira Abewardena, has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" (No. 2077/32), the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.


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