Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates August 2018


 
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This monthly recap of August 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-Aug-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Extremadura Public Holidays (Source: Diario Oficial de Extremadura-DOE) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Extremadura of Spain's Autonomous Region of Extremadura has published its annual list of regional public holidays (Calendario Laboral) for the calendar year 2019 in Extremadura. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

30-Aug-2018

Liberia

Liberia Mulls Presidential Public Holidays Changes (Source: Legislature of Liberia Senate-Monrovia) - Summary: A bill introduced by former Bong County Senator, now Vice President, Jewel Howard-Taylor, has been resubmitted by Senator Paye, with a view to cancel the non-working public holidays marking the birthdays of presidents Joseph Jenkins Robert and William V. S. Tubman. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

29-Aug-2018

Guernsey and Alderney

Guernsey 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: States of Guernsey-St. Peter Port) - Summary: The States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) has published its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Guernsey, for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Guernsey and Alderney news and updates.

28-Aug-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Ceuta Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta-BOCCE) - Summary: The recently-announced annual list of 2019 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta, as announced by the legislative assembly of Spain's autonomous region of Ceuta (Ilustre Pleno de !a Asamblea de Ceuta), has been officially gazetted in the BOCCE (Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta, "Resolución de 9 de agosto de la Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta, por el que se aprueba el calendario laboral para el año 2019.", BOCCE de 21 de agosto de 2018). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

27-Aug-2018

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan 2019 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka Banks' Association, via the Sri Lankan Minister of Home Affairs, Wajira Abeywardena, has released its annual list of the official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2019, in line with, but expanding upon, the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2019, as published earlier this summer. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.

26-Aug-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Murcia Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia-Murcia) - Summary: Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia through the Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia has gazetted the calendar of official Spanish public holidays in Murcia (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2018, which it had unofficially announced, late last spring. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

25-Aug-2018

Macedonia

Macedonian 2018 Assumption Public Holiday (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, August 28, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday for Orthodox faithful in Macedonia on account of the upcoming Assumption of the Mother of God annual sectorial non-working public holiday of Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

24-Aug-2018

Hungary

Hungary 2019 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium-Budapest) - Summary: The annual list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2019, as announced by the Government of Hungary, upon the recommendation of the Hungarian National Economy Minister, has been officially gazetted. Links: full story and other Hungary news and updates.

23-Aug-2018

Liberia

Liberian Public Holidays August 23 (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Monrovia) - Summary: The President of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has issued a proclamation declaring Friday, August 24, 2018, as non-working public holidays to be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia as national non-working public holidays on account of National Holiday. Links: full story and other Liberia news and updates.

22-Aug-2018

Peru

Peruvian Public Holidays August 30-31 (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The Peruvian government has announced that Thursday and Friday, August 30-31 2018, would be non-working public sector holidays in Peru. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

21-Aug-2018

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan Public Holidays August 22-24 (Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency-Ashgabad) - Summary: Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Wednesday to Friday, August 22-24, 2018, as non-working public holidays on account of the Eid al-Adha festival. Links: full story and other Turkmenistan news and updates.

21-Aug-2018

Nepal

Nepalese Mulls August 30-31 Public Holidays (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The government of Nepal has announced that it was considering the declaration of Thursday and Friday, August 30-31, 2018, as non-working public holidays in Nepal on account of the upcoming BIMSTEC Summit. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

20-Aug-2018

The Gambia

Gambia 2018 Eid al-Adha Public Holiday Announced (Source: The Point Newspaper-Banjul) - Summary: The government of the Gambia has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia for the Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) would be "Tuesday, 21st August, and Wednesday 22nd August, 2018". Links: full story and other The Gambia news and updates.

20-Aug-2018

Moldova

Moldovan 9-Day Public Holidays (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: Moldova's Cabinet has decided to declare Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, August 28-29-30, 2018, as a one-off bridge public sector holidays in Moldova to link one weekend and the annual August 27 public holiday and the next weekend and the annual August 31 public holiday of Moldova. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

20-Aug-2018

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday August 22 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to extend the list of 2018 public holidays in Timor Leste by declaring an additional public holiday on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 ("Declares a national holiday on 22 August, the day of commemoration of the ldul Adha, a holiday of the Muslim religion"). Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

20-Aug-2018

Lebanon

Lebanon August 2018 Bank Holidays Amended (Source: Banque du Liban-Beirut) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon in conjunction with the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank), has issued yet an amended version of the annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2018, by declaring an additional non-working bank holiday in Lebanon on Thursday, august 23, 2018. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

19-Aug-2018

Australia

Western Australia Mulls New Easter Public Holiday (Source: Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce-Perth) - Summary: The McGowan Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has announced that, as early as next year, Easter Sunday could be recognized as a public holiday in the Australian State of Western Australia. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

18-Aug-2018

Pakistan

Pakistan 2018 Refuses Eid-ul Azha Public Holidays Extension (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has confirmed the recently-announced dates for the upcoming Eid-ulAzha (Feast of sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2018, refusing to extend them any further. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

17-Aug-2018

Kenya

Kenya 2018 Idd-ul-Adha Public Holiday (Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation-Nairobi) - Summary: Kenya's Interior Minister, Fred Matiang’i, has released a special Gazette Notice declaring next Tuesday, August 21, 2018, a public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Azha. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

17-Aug-2018

Uganda

Ugandan 2018 Eid Adhuha Public Holiday (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: The permanent secretary in Uganda's Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire, has announced that the government of Uganda had declared Tuesday, August 21, 2018, as the date of the upcoming Eid Adhuha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Uganda. Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

17-Aug-2018

Philippines

Philippines 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines-Manila) - Summary: Earlier today, Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, signed Proclamation No. 555, s. 2018, which lists the annual special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

16-Aug-2018

Qatar

Qatar 2018 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Qatar's Emiri Diwan has once again extended the Eid al-Adha public sector holidays, for ministries, government departments, general authorities and institutions, for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

16-Aug-2018

India

India 2018 Uttarakhand Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government of Uttarakhand-Dehradun) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Uttarakhand has declared a one-off non-working public holiday tomorrow, Friday, August 17, 2018, following the death of former PM and BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

16-Aug-2018

Philippines

Philippines Eid'l Adha Public Holiday August 21 (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: Philippines Special Assistant to the President, Christopher Go, has announced that Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had signed Proclamation No.556, declaring Friday, September 1, 2017, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

16-Aug-2018

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan 2018 Eid al Adha Public Holidays (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has signed a decree "On celebrating Kurban-hait (Eid al-Adha)" which declares that "Taking into account the request of the Muslim Board of Uzbekistan, August 21-23 are announced as public holiday". Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

15-Aug-2018

Pakistan

Pakistan 2018 Eid-ulAzha Public Holidays (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ulAzha (Feast of sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2018, extending the upcoming Eid-ulAzha non-working public holidays period to 3 consecutive days. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

15-Aug-2018

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan 2018 Kurman Ait Public Holidays Extended (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic has released the resolution "On postponing the weekend", which moves the non-working day of September 22 to Monday, August 20, 2018. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

14-Aug-2018

India

Indian Punjab Public Holiday August 16 (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 Thursday, August 16, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in India's state of Punjab, on account of the death of Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

14-Aug-2018

Venezuela

Venezuela Public Holiday August 20 (Source: Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación e Información-Caracas) - Summary: Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued a decree declaring Monday, August 20, 2018, as one-off non-working public holiday in Venezuela to ease the transition to the new currency named the “Sovereign Bolivar”. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

14-Aug-2018

India

Indian 2018 Central Public Holidays Amended Again (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 once again 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 moving the Bakra Eid, Bakrid or Eid-ul-Adha public holiday for 2018, from Wednesday, August 22, 2018 to Thursday, August 23, 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

14-Aug-2018

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan 2018 Eid al Adha Public Holiday (Source: Uzbek National News Agency-Tashkent) - Summary: The Mufti of Uzbekistan, Usmankhon Alimov, has announced that, this year, prayer on the holiday of Kurban Bairam would be performed on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, and that he had "informed Tashkent that the holiday on Kurban Bairam will be celebrated on August 21". Links: full story and other Uzbekistan news and updates.

14-Aug-2018

UAE

UAE 2018 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Government has announced the dates of the annual upcoming 2018 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays for the private sector of the UAE. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

13-Aug-2018

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan 2018 Kurman 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 Tuesday, August 21, 2018, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Kyrgyzstan on account of the Kurman Ait (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holiday of Kyrgyzstan. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

13-Aug-2018

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Public Holiday August 16 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana-Santo Domingo) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has once again issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Thursday, August 16, 2018, would be the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday of the Dominican Republic. Links: full story and other Dominican Republic news and updates.

13-Aug-2018

Oman

Oman 2018 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays for the private sector and the public sector, for the calendar year 2018, as running from Thursday, August 19 to 25, 2018, for both public and private sector workers. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

13-Aug-2018

Greece

Greece 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Bank of Greece-Athens) - Summary: The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Greece news and updates.

12-Aug-2018

Maldives

Maldives Public Holiday September 23 (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: Maldives President, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has declared Sunday, September 23, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives, on account of the Presidential Elections 2018. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

12-Aug-2018

Bahrain

Bahrain 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Bahrain News Agency-BNA) - Summary: Bahrain's Central Bank has published its annual list of expected bank holidays and public holidays in Bahrain for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Bahrain news and updates.

12-Aug-2018

Algeria

Algerian 2018 Aïd El Adha Public Holidays (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique) has announced that Monday and Tuesday, August 21 and 22, 2018, had been declared as the dates of the upcoming Aïd El Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays in Algeria. Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

11-Aug-2018

Isle of Man

Isle of Man 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Isle of Man Public Services-Tynwald) - Summary: The Isle of Man Treasury Finance has officially announced the actual dates of the official annual Isle of Man bank holidays and of the non-working public holidays in the Isle of Man for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Isle of Man news and updates.

11-Aug-2018

UAE

UAE 2018 Eid Al Adha Public Sector Holidays (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE Federal Government has announced the dates of the annual upcoming 2018 Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays for the public sector of the UAE. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

10-Aug-2018

Maldives

Maldives Supreme Court Rejects September 23 Public Holiday (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The Supreme Court of the Maldives has thrown out a case filed by a former Attorney General of the Maldives, Husnu Al Suood, petitioning the court to declare the day of the upcoming Presidential Election, September 23, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

9-Aug-2018

Angola

Angola Public Holidays Legislation Amendments Voted (Source: Jornal de Angola-Luanda) - Summary: The Angolan National Assembly has passed the "Law of Amendment to the Law of National Holidays, Locations and Dates of National Celebration" thus adding March 23 to the list of annual non-working public holidays in Angola. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

9-Aug-2018

Bénin

Benin Public Holiday August 15 (Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin-Cotonou) - Summary: The government of Benin has released a communiqué, signed by Benin's Minister of Labour and Social Security, announcing that the government of Bénin had declared Wednesday, August 15, 2018, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming "fête de l'Assomption" annual non-working public holidays in the Bénin. Links: full story and other Bénin news and updates.

9-Aug-2018

Venezuela

Venezuelan 2019 Bank Holidays And Public Holidays (Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario-Sudeban) - Summary: The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector (La Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has released the official list of the dates of the non-working public holidays in Venezuela in 2019 as well as of the bank holidays in Venezuela for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

9-Aug-2018

Guatemala

Guatemalan Mulls Public Holidays Revision (Source: Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) - Summary: The Guatemalan Government has submitted for accelerated consideration a Law of Internal Tourism which mandates that that public holidays falling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays, should be moved to the working day immediately before or after the weekend. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

8-Aug-2018

Pakistan

Pakistan Ramadan Bank Holiday August 14 (Source: The State Bank of Pakistan-Karachi) - Summary: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Tuesday, August 14, 2018, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Independence Day Bank Holiday. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

8-Aug-2018

Maldives

Maldives 2018 Mulls Eid-al-Adha Public Holidays Extension (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has confirmed that the upcoming Eid-al-Adha annual public holidays of the Maldives, would be extended by a day. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

7-Aug-2018

India

India 2018 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, following the death of DMK patriarch, M Karunanidhi. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

7-Aug-2018

India

India 2018 Puducherry Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government of Puducherry-Saram) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Puducherry has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, following the death of DMK patriarch, M Karunanidhi. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

6-Aug-2018

Kuwait

Kuwaiti 2018 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that the dates of the upcoming 2018 Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Kuwait would run, this year again, for 5 days. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

5-Aug-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Valencia Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana-Valencia) - Summary: The Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana has confirmed and gazetted the previously announced and amended official calendar of 2019 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

5-Aug-2018

Chile

Chilean 2020 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social-Valparaiso) - Summary: Chile's Ministro Secretario General de Gobierno, jointly with Chile's Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social, has announced the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile ("Feriados de carácter general" and "Irrenunciable") for the calendar year 2020. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

4-Aug-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Cataluña Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya-DOGC) - Summary: The Conselleria de Treball de la Generalitat de Catalunya has gazetted, in the DOGC de 2 de agosto de 2018, the previously-announced annual list of the 2019 non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

4-Aug-2018

Ecuador

Ecuador Public Holidays August 10-12 (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: Ecuador's Minister of Tourism (Ministro de Turismo), has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming August 10, Primer Grito de la Independencia, annual public holiday of Ecuador is a compulsory annual non-working public holiday in Ecuador which will be observed, this year, on Friday, August 10, 2018. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

3-Aug-2018

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan August 2018 Public Holidays (Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Astana) - Summary: The Government of Kazakhstan has announced that August 21 as well as August 30 and 31, 2018, would be non-working public holidays in Kazakhstan. Links: full story and other Kazakhstan news and updates.

2-Aug-2018

Romania

Romanian Public Holidays August 15-19 (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Government has announced that Thursday and Friday, August 16 and 17, 2018, had been declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday throughout Romania to link the August 15 public holiday with the subsequent weekend. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

2-Aug-2018

Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast Public Holiday August 6 (Source: Gouvernement de Côte d'Ivoire-Abijan) - Summary: The government of the Ivory Coast, through its Minister of Labour ("Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Protection Sociale"), has announced that it had declared Monday, August 6, 2018, the day before the upcoming National Day public holiday, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday (la veille de la fête de l'indépendance est déclaré jour férié et chômé). Links: full story and other Côte d'Ivoire news and updates.

2-Aug-2018

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea APEC Public Holidays November 15-16 (Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea-Port Moresby) - Summary: Papua New Guinea's APEC Coordinating Authority chief executive, Chris Hawkins, has announced that 2 non-working public holidays, on November 15 and 16, 2018, were planned for November 2018 ("the two public holidays had been confirmed and awaiting the endorsement of Cabinet and Government House before they were gazetted"). Links: full story and other Papua New Guinea news and updates.

1-Aug-2018

Maldives

Maldives 2018 Mulls Eid-al-Adha 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 Eid-al-Adha annual public holidays of the Maldives, by a day, should the 1st of Zul-Hijja falls on August 12, 2018. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

1-Aug-2018

Costa Rica

Costa Rican Public Holiday August 2 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica-San José) - Summary: Costa Rica's Minister of Labour and Social Security (MTSS) has confirmed that the upcoming "Día de la Virgen de los Ángeles" annual non-working public holiday in Costa Rica would be observed on its set date of August 2, and not moved to another weekday, as per the amended public holidays legislation of Costa Rica. Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.


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