Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates January 2019


 
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This monthly recap of January 2019 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-Jan-2019

Malaysia

Malaysian PHG State Public Holiday January 31 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kuantan) - Summary: The Chief Minister of the government of Malaysia's State of Pahang, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail, has announced that the Pahang state executive council had declared a one-off occasional non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Pahang on Thursday, January 31, 2019, in conjunction with the swearing-in of the Sultan of Pahang, king of Malaysia. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

30-Jan-2019

Thailand

Thailand 2019 Public Holiday May 6 (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's interim cabinet, has declared that Monday, May 6, 2019, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand to coincide with the final day of His Majesty the King’s three-day coronation ceremony. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

28-Jan-2019

Kuwait

Kuwait Public Holidays February 24-25-26 (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that it had declared Sunday, February 24, 2019, as non-working public holidays for the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day annual public holidays, as "February 24 falls between two holidays". Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

27-Jan-2019

Barbados

Barbados 2020 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 2020. Links: full story and other Barbados news and updates.

26-Jan-2019

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten 2020 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Sint Maarten-Great Bay) - Summary: The Sint Maarten Labour Department has released the official annual list of non-working public holidays in Sint Maarten for the calendar years 2020, based on the "National Ordinance regulating Work, Working Hours and Overtime” (Arbeidsregeling). Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

26-Jan-2019

El Salvador

El Salvador 2019 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador-San Salvador) - Summary: El Salvador's Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador has released the list of annual non-working bank holidays in el Salvador for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other El Salvador news and updates.

25-Jan-2019

Lesotho

Lesotho 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Central Bank of Lesotho-Maseru) - Summary: The Central Bank of Lesotho has published its annual official list of bank holidays and public holidays in Lesotho for the current calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Lesotho news and updates.

24-Jan-2019

Anguilla

Anguilla 2019 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of Anguilla-The Valley) - Summary: The government of Anguilla has released its annual list of the official Anguilla bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Anguilla for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Anguilla news and updates.

23-Jan-2019

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

St Vincent and the Grenadines 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines-Saint Vincent) - Summary: The government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has released its annual list of the official St Vincent and the Grenadines bank holidays and non-working public holidays in St Vincent and the Grenadines for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Saint Vincent and the Grenadines news and updates.

22-Jan-2019

El Salvador

El Salvador 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Previsión Social de El Salvador-San Salvador) - Summary: El Salvador's Ministerio de Trabajo y Previsión Social has released the list of annual non-working public holidays in el Salvador for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other El Salvador news and updates.

21-Jan-2019

India

India Karnataka Public Holiday January 22 (Source: Government of Karnataka-Bengaluru) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Karnataka has declared tomorrow, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Indian State of Karnataka, following the death of Siddaganga Mutt seer Shivakumara Swamy. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

21-Jan-2019

Maldives

Maldives February 7 Public Holiday (Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release-Male) - Summary: The Maldives Chief Communications Strategist at the President’s Office and the President’s Spokesperson, Ibrahim Hoodh, have announced this Monday that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared Thursday, February 7, 2019, a one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives, on account of the day of the formal inauguration of the Parliament for the year 2019. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

21-Jan-2019

Pakistan

Pakistan Public Holiday February 5 (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Tuesday, February 5, 2019, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the Kashmir Solidarity Day non-working public holiday of Pakistan. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

21-Jan-2019

Bolivia

Bolivian January 22 Public Holiday Confirmed (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communiqué announcing that Tuesday, January 22, 2019, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday ("mañana, 22 de enero, será feriado por el Día del Estado Plurinacional, por lo que se instruye la suspensión de las actividades públicas y privadas en todo el territorio nacional") throughout Bolivia to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the plurinational state of Bolivia ("Día de la Fundación del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia"). Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

21-Jan-2019

Egypt

Egyptian Bank Holiday January 24 (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Thursday, January 24, 2019, a date which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the anniversary of the January 25 Revolution in Egypt. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

20-Jan-2019

New Caledonia

New Caledonia 2019 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Medef Nouvelle-Calédonie-Nouméa) - Summary: The government of New Caledonia, following its earlier release of the list of non-working public holidays in New Caledonia in 2019, has released its annual expanded list of bank holidays for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

20-Jan-2019

Malta

Malta 2019 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Malta Bankers Association-Valetta) - Summary: The Malta Bankers' Association has released its annual list of bank holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2019; dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the 2019 general non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

19-Jan-2019

Vanuatu

Vanuatu 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) - Summary: The government of Vanuatu has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Vanuatu news and updates.

19-Jan-2019

Japan

Japanese 2019 Bank Holidays Amended Again (Source: The Bank of Japan-Tokyo) - Summary: The Bank of Japan (Japan's central bank) has released another amended version of its previously-released annual list of official national holidays, public holidays and bank holidays in Japan for the calendar year 2019, in which the April-May coronation holidays are confirmed. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

18-Jan-2019

New Caledonia

New Caledonia 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Direction des Ressources Humaines et de la Fonction Publique de Nouvelle-Calédonie-Nouméa) - Summary: The government of New Caledonia has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in New Caledonia (jours fériés chômés) for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

18-Jan-2019

Mexico

Mexico 2019 Bank Holidays Gazetted (Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación-Ciudad de México) - Summary: The Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores of Mexico has gazetted in the Diario Oficial de la Federación its annual official list of the dates of Mexican 2019 bank holidays and public holidays. Links: full story and other Mexico news and updates.

17-Jan-2019

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has released its official list of Trinidad and Tobago bank holidays and of non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

17-Jan-2019

Egypt

Egyptian Public Holiday January 24 (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has announced that Thursday, January 24, 2019, had been declared as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for employees of the country’s private and public sectors, to mark both the eighth anniversary of the 2011 revolution and Egypt's Police Day. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

16-Jan-2019

Jordan

Jordanian Public Holidays January 17 (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordan's Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, has issued a circular decreeing a non-working public holidays in Jordan for all ministries and official government departments, institutions and public bodies, on Thursday, January 17, 2019, due to "prevailing snowy conditions". Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

16-Jan-2019

Malaysia

Malaysian January 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri-Kuala Lumpur) - Summary: Malaysia Government Call Centre (MyGCC) has announced that Thursday, January 31, 2019, the date of the upcoming swearing-in ceremony of the newly-elected Agong, would not be a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

16-Jan-2019

Egypt

Egyptian 2019 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Central Bank has released its annual list of 2019 bank holidays in Egypt, dates when all Egyptian banks will be closed in the calendar year 2019, corresponding generally to the list of official non-working public holidays in Egypt in 2019. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

15-Jan-2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) - Summary: The governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that is to say, those of the Bosnian Federation (FBiH) and of the Republic of Srpska (RS), have announced the dates of the 2019 non-working public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Links: full story and other Bosnia and Herzegovina news and updates.

15-Jan-2019

Mali

Mali 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali-Bamako) - Summary: Mali's Government has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Mali for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Mali news and updates.

14-Jan-2019

Suriname

Suriname 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname has released its annual list of expected bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Suriname dates for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

14-Jan-2019

Afghanistan

Afghanistan 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Afghanistan for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

14-Jan-2019

Malta

Malta 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Malta Department of Information-Government of Malta) - Summary: Malta's Government has published its annual official list of Malta national holidays and non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

14-Jan-2019

Dominica

Dominica 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Office of the Prime Minister) - Summary: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released its annual official list of the Dominica bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Dominica, for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

14-Jan-2019

Grenada

Grenada 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Grenada-St George's) - Summary: The government of Grenada has released its annual official list of Grenada bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Grenada, for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Grenada news and updates.

13-Jan-2019

San Marino

San Marino 2019 Public Holidays Released (Source: Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino-San Marino) - Summary: San Marino's Central Bank has published the San Marino Government's annual official list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in San Marino for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other San Marino news and updates.

13-Jan-2019

Armenia

Armenian 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia has announced the annual list of official public holidays in Armenia for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

12-Jan-2019

Kosovo

Kosovo 2019 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Kosovo Banking Association-Shoqata e Bankave të Kosovës) - Summary: The Kosovo Banking Association (Shoqata e Bankave të Kosovës) has, in turn, announced its annual list of bank holidays in Kosovo for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Kosovo news and updates.

12-Jan-2019

USA

USA Bank Holidays 2023 Announced (Source: The Federal Reserve System-Washington DC) - Summary: The US Federal Reserve has announced the list of USA bank holidays when the US banks and financial markets will be closed for the calendar year 2023. Links: full story and other USA (United States) news and updates.

12-Jan-2019

Australia

Western Australia 2021 Public Holidays Released (Source: Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce-Perth) - Summary: The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has released it annual list of the official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2021. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

11-Jan-2019

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Sint Maarten-Great Bay) - Summary: The Sint Maarten Labour Department has released the official annual list of non-working public holidays in Sint Maarten for the calendar years 2019, based on the "National Ordinance regulating Work, Working Hours and Overtime” (Arbeidsregeling). Links: full story and other Sint Maarten news and updates.

11-Jan-2019

Luxembourg

Luxemburg Public Holidays Amendments Approved (Source: Luxemburger Bankenvereinigung-Luxemburg) - Summary: Luxemburg's Council of Governement has officially approved a new annual public holiday in Luxemburg on May 9, for Europe Day. Links: full story and other Luxembourg news and updates.

10-Jan-2019

Ukraine

Ukraine 2019 Public Holidays Approved (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Ukrainian Cabinet has approved the draft order of the Cabinet of Ministers specifying the annual official list of 2019 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine as announced last autumn by the Minsotspolitiki. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

10-Jan-2019

Denmark

Denmark 2020 Bank Holidays Released (Source: Danmarks Nationalbanken-Copenhagen) - Summary: Denmark's Central Bank (Danmarks Nationalbanken) has released its annual list of bank holidays in Denmark, as well as non-working public holidays in Denmark, for the calendar year 2020. Links: full story and other Denmark news and updates.

9-Jan-2019

Pakistan

Pakistan 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has issued a circular "Public and Optional Holidays for the calendar year-2019" which contains its annual list of the expected dates for non-working public holidays and optional holidays for the calendar year 2019 in Pakistan. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

9-Jan-2019

India

India 2019 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 Monday, January 14, 2019, for Bhogi Day, thus extending the upcoming Pongal non-working public holidays of the Indian state of Puducherry to five consecutive days. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

9-Jan-2019

Maldives

Maldives 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Maldives Department of Information-Male) - Summary: The government of the Maldives has released its annual list of official public holidays in the Maldives for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Maldives news and updates.

8-Jan-2019

Philippines

Philippines January 9 Public Holiday Bill (Source: Philippine Information Agency-Manila) - Summary: The House Bill 8812, filed by Quezon City Representative Alfred Vargas, has been filed in the Philippines House of Representatives, which would declare January 9 as an annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines, to celebrate Feast of Black Nazarene. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.

8-Jan-2019

India

Indian 2019 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 Monday, January 14, 2019, thus extending the upcoming Pongal non-working public holidays of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu to six consecutive days. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

8-Jan-2019

Laos

Laos 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic-Ventiane) - Summary: The Prime Minister’s Office of the government of Laos has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in Laos for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Laos news and updates.

7-Jan-2019

Mauritania

Mauritania Public Holiday January 9 (Source: Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie-Noakchott) - Summary: Earlier today, the President of Maurtitania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, issued a communique declaring Wednesday, January 9, 2019, as a non-working public holiday in Mauritania, on account of the "marche citoyenne contre le discours de la haine et l’extrémisme" being held on that day. Links: full story and other Mauritania news and updates.

7-Jan-2019

Bénin

Benin Vaudoun Public Holiday January 10 (Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin-Cotonou) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour of the government of Benin released the communiqué N°001MTFP/DC/SGM/DGT/DRP/SRI announcing that Thursday, January 10, 2019, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Bénin for the "fête annuelle des religions traditionnelles" (traditional religions day). Links: full story and other Bénin news and updates.

6-Jan-2019

Australia

South Australian 2021 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of South Australia SafeWork SA-Adelaide) - Summary: The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of South Australia for the calendar year 2021, including the current status of Adelaide Cup public holiday. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

6-Jan-2019

Jamaica

Jamaican Bank Holiday 2024 (Source: Bank of Jamaica-BOJ) - Summary: The Bank of Jamaica, Jamaica's Central Bank, has released the official list of bank holidays in Jamaica for the calendar year 2024. Links: full story and other Jamaica news and updates.

5-Jan-2019

Ukraine

Ukraine Expected to Approve 2019 Public Holidays (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: The Ukrainian Cabinet is expected to approve, in the coming days, the draft order of the Cabinet of Ministers specifying the annual official list of 2019 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine as announced last autumn by the Minsotspolitiki. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

5-Jan-2019

Uruguay

Uruguayan 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Presidencia de la República-República Oriental del Uruguay) - Summary: The government of Uruguay has released its annual list of official 2019 Uruguayan bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Uruguay for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Uruguay news and updates.

4-Jan-2019

Egypt

Egyptian Public Holiday January 7 (Source: Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has announced that Monday, January 7, 2019, had been declared as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for employees of the country’s private and public sectors, to mark Coptic Orthodox Christmas. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

4-Jan-2019

Rwanda

Rwanda 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting-ORINFOR) - Summary: The Government of Rwanda has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Rwanda news and updates.

4-Jan-2019

Panama

Panama January Public Holiday Change Ruled-Out (Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá-Panama City) - Summary: The government of Panama has ruled-out, moving the date of upcoming, Día de la Soberanía, non-working public holiday of Panama. Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

4-Jan-2019

Peru

Peruvian 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The Peruvian government has gazetted the Decreto Supremo Nº 002-2019-PCM which amends and expands the list of the official non-working public holidays in Peru for the upcoming calendar year 2019 ("Declárese días no laborables, para los trabajadores del sector público, a nivel nacional, los siguientes"). Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

3-Jan-2019

India

India 2018 Chhattisgarh Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Chhattisgarh-Raipur) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Chhattisgarh has released a Government Order containing its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Chhattisgarh for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

3-Jan-2019

Argentina

Argentina Confirms 2019 Public Holidays (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of Argentina has announced the list of annual non-working public holidays in Argentina for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

2-Jan-2019

Cambodia

Cambodia 2019 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: National Bank of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) - Summary: The National Bank of Cambodia (Cambodia's Central Bank) has released a communiqué establishing Cambodia's annual list of bank holidays for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

2-Jan-2019

Morocco

Morocco 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) - Summary: Morocco has released its annual list of non-working public holidays in Morocco for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Morocco news and updates.

1-Jan-2019

Lebanon

Lebanon 2019 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Banque du Liban-Beirut) - Summary: The Association of Banks in Lebanon (ABL) has announced its annual list of non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Lebanon news and updates.

1-Jan-2019

Kuwait

Kuwait Mulls Additional Public Holidays Extension (Source: Kuwait Al Youm-Kuwait Gazette) - Summary: Kuwait is considering extending the public holidays entitlement of private sector employees to also include the official holidays adopted by the Civil Service Commission, usually on the occasion of the 2 Eid holidays to link those with a neighboring weekend . Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.


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