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Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates March 2019

This monthly recap of March 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

31-Mar-2019

Monaco

Monaco 2019 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté-Monaco) - Summary: Monaco's State Ministry has gazetted a circular on the upcoming December 8 public holiday in Monaco. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

30-Mar-2019

Samoa

Samoan Easter 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour-Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - Summary: The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL), in a public notice signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Pulotu Lyndon Chu Ling, has announced that the upcoming Easter public holidays in Samoa "are Friday April 19, Saturday 20 and Monday 22 April". Links: full story and other Samoa news and updates.

29-Mar-2019

India

India 2019 Telangana Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Telangana has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, April 11, 2019, on account of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

29-Mar-2019

Romania

Romanian Public Holiday April 26-May 1st (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: Following today's Cabinet meeting, the Romanian Government announced that it had declared Tuesday, April 30, 2019, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday throughout Romania to link the May 1st public holiday of Romania with the preceding 4-day Easter weekend. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

28-Mar-2019

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Queen's Birthday 2019 Public Holiday (Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office-BVI) - Summary: The department of information and public relations of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) government has issued a communiqué, advising the public "that Friday, June 7 is a Public Holiday; and the annual birthday celebration for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled for that date". Links: full story and other British Virgin Islands news and updates.

28-Mar-2019

India

India 2019 Puducherry Public Holidays Amended Again (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, April 18, 2019, on account of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

27-Mar-2019

India

Indian 2019 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Amended Again (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, April 18, 2019, on account of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

26-Mar-2019

Oman

Omani 2019 Prophet's Ascension Public Holidays (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming 2019 annual non-working public holiday in Oman for the Prophet's Ascension (Al Isra'a Wal Miraj) for both the private sector and the public sector of Oman, as April 3 and 4, 2019. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

25-Mar-2019

Laos

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

24-Mar-2019

Cambodia

Cambodia Confims Reduction In Public Holidays (Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) - Summary: After a few weeks of contradictory remarks by various Cambodian ministries, stating, then infirming, that the government of Cambodia was about to slash the number of annual non-working public holidays in Cambodia, by seven days, Prime Minister Hun Sen has finally confirmed that public holidays in Cambodia could be reduced in revisions made to the working calendar as a part of huge reforms to be announced at the end of next week. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

23-Mar-2019

Kuwait

Kuwaiti Public Holiday April 4 (Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission-Kuwait City) - Summary: Sources at the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) have announced that Thursday, April 4, 2019, would be an official non-working public holiday in Kuwait on account of the upcoming annual Kuwaiti public holiday for the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad Israa wal Meraj. Links: full story and other Kuwait news and updates.

22-Mar-2019

China

China 2019 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China-Beijing) - Summary: The Chancellery of the State Council of the People's Republic of China has issued a notice amending the 2019 non-working public holidays and postponement of working days in 2019 in China. Links: full story and other China news and updates.

21-Mar-2019

Armenia

Armenia Approves New April Holiday (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Armenian government has approved a bill amending the law on holidays and commemoration days, with the declaration of a new holiday, the Day of the Citizen of the Republic of Armenia. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

20-Mar-2019

Spain

Spain 2020 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 2020 in the Spanish region of Murcia. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

20-Mar-2019

India

India Uttarakhand Public Holiday April 11 (Source: Government of Uttarakhand-Dehradun) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Uttarakhand has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Thursday, April 11, 2019, on account of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

19-Mar-2019

Luxembourg

Luxemburg May 9 Public Holiday From This Year (Source: Luxemburger Bankenvereinigung-Luxemburg) - Summary: Luxemburg's State Council has validated last January's decision by the Concil of Governement of Luxemburg to declare a new annual public holiday in Luxemburg on May 9, for Europe Day. Links: full story and other Luxembourg news and updates.

18-Mar-2019

India

India Delhi NCT Public Holiday April 14 (Source: Government of Delhi NCT-New Delhi) - Summary: The Government of India's Delhi NCT (National Capital Territory) has announced that the Delhi Government had declared a public holiday on Sunday, April 14, 2019, on account of the Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

17-Mar-2019

India

Indian Goa Public Holiday March 18 (Source: Government of Goa-Panaji) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Goa has announced that Monday, March 18, 2019, would be a one-off statewide non-working public holiday on account of the death, earlier today, of Goa Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

16-Mar-2019

Romania

Romanian Senate Votes Public Holidays Amendments (Source: Senatului României-Bucharest) - Summary: Romania's Senate has approved a bill which would oblige the Romanian Government to announce, no later than January 15, all the one-off public holidays it intended to declare for the year. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

15-Mar-2019

Cambodia

Cambodia Mulls Reduction In Public Holidays (Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) - Summary: In the past week, various Cambodian ministries have stated that the government of Cambodia was about to slash the number of annual non-working public holidays in Cambodia, by seven days. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

15-Mar-2019

Venezuela

Venezuelan Bank Holiday March 19 (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, March 19, 2019, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Día de San José") annual bank holiday of Venezuela. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

15-Mar-2019

Nepal

Nepalese 2019-2020 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that the government of Nepal had gazetted its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S. 2076 (April 2019-April 2020). Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

14-Mar-2019

Mayotte

Mayotte Miradji Public Holiday April 4 (Source: Conseil départemental de Mayotte-Mamoudzou) - Summary: The French department of Mayotte has announced that Thursday, April 4, 2019, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Mayotte on the occasion of the upcoming Miradji. Links: full story and other Mayotte news and updates.

13-Mar-2019

Barbados

Barbados 2019 Public Holidays Clarified (Source: Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour-Bridgetown) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations of the Government of Barbados has issued a statement advising that Monday, April 29, would be observed as a non-working public holiday in Barbados on account of National Heroes Day. Links: full story and other Barbados news and updates.

13-Mar-2019

Malawi

Malawi 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) - Summary: Malawi's Government has announced the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Malawi for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Malawi news and updates.

12-Mar-2019

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Clarifies Eid Public Holidays (Source: Saudi Press Agency-SPA) - Summary: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued a statement clarifying the rights of private sector employees with regard to the 2 Eid annual non-working public holidays in Saudi Arabia. Links: full story and other Saudi Arabia news and updates.

11-Mar-2019

Venezuela

Venezuela Public Holidays Extended Until March 13 (Source: Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación e Información-Caracas) - Summary: Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued a decree extending the current blackout public holidays by declaring Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12 and 13, 2019, as one-off additional non-working public holidays in Venezuela on account of the current failure of the Venezuelan power grid. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

10-Mar-2019

Spain

Spain 2020 Asturias Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Boletín Oficial del Principado de Asturias-BOPA) - Summary: The Principado de Asturias autonomous region of Spain has gazetted its annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous regions of the Asturias (calendario laboral en el ambito del Principado de Asturias), for the upcoming calendar year 2020. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

9-Mar-2019

Madagascar

Madagascar 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement, on the recommendation of the "Conseil National du Travail", has taken into advisement the "Projet de décret fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l’année 2019", which declares the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

8-Mar-2019

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday March 2 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: Suriname's Ministry of the Interior has announced that the upcoming Holi (Holi Phagwa) annual non-working public holiday in Suriname would be observed on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

8-Mar-2019

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Shab-e-Meraj April 3 (Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) - Summary: Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee has announced that the moon of the month of Rajab had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky yesterday and therefore that the Lailatul Meraj would be observed on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

7-Mar-2019

Chad

Chad Gazettes March 8 Public Holiday (Source: Agence Tchadienne de Presse-N’Djamena) - Summary: Chad's President, Idriss Déby, had finally signed a decree implementing his earlier promise that International Women's Day, on March 8, would henceforth be an annual non-working public holiday in Chad. Links: full story and other Chad news and updates.

6-Mar-2019

Nauru

Nauru Public Holiday March 8 (Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru-Yaren) - Summary: The president of Nauru has once again declared Friday, March 8, 2019, as a non-working public holiday in Nauru on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day public holiday of Nauru. Links: full story and other Nauru news and updates.

6-Mar-2019

South Korea

South Korea Rules-Out April 11 Public Holiday (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: The Cheong Wa Dae (the Korean presidential residence) has indicated that it was abandoning the idea of declaring Thursday, April 11, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in South Korea to commemorate the centennial of the government in exile in Shanghai. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.

5-Mar-2019

UAE

UAE 2019-2020 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM) - Summary: The UAE government has announced its annual list of expected non-working public holidays in the UAE for the calendar years 2019 and 2020. Links: full story and other UAE (United Arab Emirates) news and updates.

4-Mar-2019

East Timor

Timor Leste Public Holiday March 6 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste announced that it had once again decided to grant an additional day-off public sector holiday in Timor Leste ("Toleránsia pontu iha loron 6 fulan-marsu tinan 2019") for Ash Wednesday, on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, to to all employees and agents of the ministries or their dependent services, as well as the institutes and integrated indirect State administration bodies. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

3-Mar-2019

Ghana

Ghana Passes Bill To Amend Public Holidays (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: The Parliament of Ghana has approved the "Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill" despite a walkout by the opposition. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

2-Mar-2019

Haiti

Haiti 2019 Carnival Public Holidays Extended (Source: Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) - Summary: The Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti announced that Haiti's President had issued a decree (arrêté publié dans le journal officiel Le Moniteur) declaring Monday afternoon, March 4, and Wednesday, Maqrch 5, 2019, as non-working public holidays in Haiti to coincide with the 2019 Carnival public holidays in Haiti, and most particularly Ash Wednesday. Links: full story and other Haiti news and updates.

1-Mar-2019

Thailand

Thailand 2019 Royal Ploughing Ceremony Public Holiday (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: The government of Thailand has announced the date of the 2019 Royal Ploughing Ceremony annual non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

1-Mar-2019

Germany

Germany Adds September 20 Public Holiday (Source: Thüringer Allgemeine-Erfurt) - Summary: The Parliament of Germany's state of Thuringia has approved a bill to make World Children's Day, on September 20, a new annual non-working public holiday in Germany's state of Thuringia, beginning in 2019. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.


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