Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates December 2018


 
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This monthly recap of December 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

19-Dec-2018

East Timor

Timor Leste 2018-2019 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has issued an announcement of the declaration of 3 additional year-end public sector holidays, on December 24 and 26, 2018, as well as January 2, 2019. Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

19-Dec-2018

Nigeria

Nigerian 2018-2019 Year-End Public Holidays (Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) - Summary: The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Tuesday, December 25, 2018, Wednesday, December 26, 2018, and Tuesday, January 1, 2019, as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria "for the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations". Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

18-Dec-2018

Romania

Romanian Public Holidays December 24 and 31 (Source: Mediafax-Bucharest) - Summary: The Romanian Government has announced that both Mondays, December 24 and 31, 2018, had been declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday throughout Romania to link the Christmas and New Year public holidays of Romania with the preceding weekend. Links: full story and other Romania news and updates.

18-Dec-2018

Togo

Togolese Public Holiday December 20 (Source: Primature du Togo-Lome) - Summary: The government of Togo has issued a communiqué announcing that Thursday, December 20, 2018, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Togo ("chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national"). Links: full story and other Togo news and updates.

18-Dec-2018

Belarus

Belarus 2019 Public Holidays Finalized (Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus-Minsk) - Summary: The government of Belarus has issued the "Decree of the Council of Ministers No. 906 of December 15, 2018" which completes and expands the previously-released draft proposal for the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Belarus in the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.

17-Dec-2018

Latvia

Latvian 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia-Riga) - Summary: The government of Latvia has released the annual official list of official non-working national public holidays in Latvia, and bridge non-working public holidays in Latvia, for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Latvia news and updates.

17-Dec-2018

Honduras

Honduras Public Sector Holidays December 24 and 31 (Source: La Prensa Libre-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: Honduras' Secretaria de Gobernación, Justicia y Descentralización has issued a communique declaring Monday, December 24, and Monday, December 31, 2018, as one-off bridge public sector holidays in Honduras. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

16-Dec-2018

Moldova

Moldova Gazettes Europe Day Public Holiday (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: The legislative amendment making May 9, Europe Day, an annual public holiday in Moldova was published earlier this week in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Moldova. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

16-Dec-2018

Qatar

Qatar Announces 2018 National Day Public Holiday (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: The Qatari Amiri Diwan has announced that Tuesday, December 18, 2018, would be the date of the the annual National Day public holiday in Qatar. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

15-Dec-2018

South Africa

South African 2020 Public Holidays Announced (Source: South African Government Communication and Information System-GCIS) - Summary: The South African Government Communication and Information System has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in South Africa for the calendar year 2020. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

14-Dec-2018

Ghana

Ghana Bill To Amend Public Holidays (Source: Ghana News Agency-Accra) - Summary: The NPP government of Ghana has tabled an amendment to the Public Holidays Act to cancel the Republic Day and African Union Day public holidays on Ghana, marked annually on July 1 and May 25 respectively. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

14-Dec-2018

Peru

Peruvian Public Holiday December 24 (Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano-Lima) - Summary: The Peruvian government has announced that Monday, December 24 2018, would be a non-working public sector holidays in Peru. Links: full story and other Peru news and updates.

14-Dec-2018

India

Indian 2019 Delhi NCT Public Holidays Released (Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) - Summary: India's Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi General Administration Department, has released the DOPT Order F.No.53/211/GAD/CN/2018/4397-4445 containing its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed as holidays in all Government offices under Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi during the year 2019 (Saka Era 1940-41). Links: full story and other India news and updates.

13-Dec-2018

Madagascar

Madagascar Public Holiday December 19 (Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) - Summary: Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has declared Wednesday, December 19, 2018, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar on account of the second round of the upcoming Madagascar presidential election. Links: full story and other Madagascar news and updates.

13-Dec-2018

Ukraine

Ukraine 2019 Public Holidays Draft (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: Ukraine's Ministry of Social Policy has prepared a draft resolution for the Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine specifying the annual official list of 2019 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine, which, as in previous years, except last year, includes a decision to postpone working days in 2019, in order to create favorable conditions for the rational use of working time. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

13-Dec-2018

India

India 2019 Jammu and Kashmir Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir-Srinigar) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Jammu and Kashmir has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Jammu and Kashmir for the upcoming calendar year 2019, with its release, yesterday, by the General Administration Department of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, of the "List of holidays for the calendar year-2019 under the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881" and the "List of holidays for the calendar year-2019". Links: full story and other India news and updates.

13-Dec-2018

Angola

Angolan 2018 Year-end Public Holidays (Source: Jornal de Angola-Luanda) - Summary: Angola's government has issued a statement declaring 2 additional year-end non-working public holiday in Angola, on Monday, December 24, and on Monday, December 31, 2018. Links: full story and other Angola news and updates.

12-Dec-2018

Malawi

Malawi Public Holidays December 22 to January 6 (Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) - Summary: Malawian President, Peter Mutharika, has once again announced that the public sector holidays for the end of the year 2018, would be extended by declaring December 27-28-31, 2018, and January 2-3-4, 2019, as non-working public holidays in Malawi for Malawi's civil servants. Links: full story and other Malawi news and updates.

12-Dec-2018

Luxembourg

Luxemburg Amends 2019 Public Holidays (Source: Luxemburger Bankenvereinigung-Luxemburg) - Summary: Luxemburg's prime minister, Xavier Bettel, has presented his government's program for the next five years to parliament, in which a new annual public holiday in Luxemburg is added on May 9, for Europe Day. Links: full story and other Luxembourg news and updates.

12-Dec-2018

Belarus

Belarus 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus-Minsk) - Summary: The Minister of the Economy of Belarus, Dmitry Krutoy, has announced the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Belarus for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Belarus news and updates.

12-Dec-2018

India

India 2019 Jharkhand Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Jharkhand-Ranchi) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Jharkhand has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays and restricted holidays in India's state of Jharkhand for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

11-Dec-2018

Germany

Germany Amends 2019 and 2020 Berlin Public Holidays (Source: Berliner Morgenpost-Berlin) - Summary: The Governing "Die Linke/Die Grünen" coalition of Germany's city-state of Berlin, has begun the legislative process which, barring any surprises, will make Women's Day on March 8 a new annual non-working public holiday in Germany's city-state of Berlin. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

11-Dec-2018

Paraguay

Paraguay Public Holidays December 24 and 31 (Source: Portal Paraguayo de Noticias-PPN) - Summary: Paraguay's president, Mario Abdo Benítez, has released the executive decree No.848 making Monday, December 24, and Monday, December 31, 2018, one-off public sector holidays in Paraguay. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

11-Dec-2018

India

India 2019 Bihar Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Bihar-Patna) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Bihar has released the Government Notification 15543 which specifies its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Bihar for the upcoming calendar year 20198. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

10-Dec-2018

India

India 2019 Himachal Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government-Shimla) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has announced the public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in the State of Himachal Pradesh as gazetted holidays during the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

10-Dec-2018

India

India 2019 Maharashtra Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Maharashtra-Mumbai) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Maharashtra has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Maharashtra for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

10-Dec-2018

India

India 2019 Madhya Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh-Bhopal) - Summary: The Government of India's State of Madhya Pradesh has finally announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's State of Madhya Pradesh for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

10-Dec-2018

India

India 2019 Chandigarh Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Chandigarh-Chandigarh) - Summary: The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's Union Territory of Chandigarh for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

9-Dec-2018

Czech Republic

Czech Republic 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Czech National Bank-Prag) - Summary: The central bank of the Czech Republic, the Czech National Bank, has announced its annual list of the annual Czech bank holidays and Czech public holidays for calendar year 2019 in the Czech Republic, based on the recently-amended legislation regulating non-working public holidays in the Czech Republic. Links: full story and other Czech Republic news and updates.

8-Dec-2018

Costa Rica

Costa Rica December 1st Public Holiday Reloaded (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica-San José) - Summary: The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, has expressed his support for a bill being studied by Congress which would declare a new annual public holiday in Costa Rica on December 1, as the Day of the Abolition of the Army (Día de la Abolición del Ejército). Links: full story and other Costa Rica news and updates.

7-Dec-2018

Jordan

Jordanian Year-End 2018-2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) - Summary: Jordan's Prime Minister has issued a circular decreeing non-working public holidays in Jordan on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, and Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

6-Dec-2018

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Additional January 2019 Public Holidays (Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic-Bishkek) - Summary: The press service of the Ministry of Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has issued a draft resolution "On the transfer of the weekend in 2019" which will create a 7-day period of non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan around the upcoming New Year 2019 public holiday of Kyrgyzstan and a 4-day period of non-working public holidays in May 2019. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

5-Dec-2018

Malaysia

Malaysian KTN Public Holiday December 9 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Pengkalan Kubor) - Summary: Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yaakob, has declared Sunday, December 9, 2018, as another one-off state public holiday in Malaysia's State of Kelantan to allow Kelantanese to participate in the Anti-ICERD rally, which will take place on that date in Kuala Lumpur. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

4-Dec-2018

Armenia

Armenian Year-End 2018-2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Government of Armenia has announced the dates of the official public holidays in Armenia for the end of the calendar year 2018 and beginning of the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

3-Dec-2018

Australia

Australian Victoria 2019 AFL Public Holiday Date Announced (Source: State Government of Victoria-Melbourne) - Summary: The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the 2019 date for the still controversial "Friday before the AFL Grand Final" recently-added annual non-working public holiday observed in Australia's State of Victoria. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

2-Dec-2018

Paraguay

Paraguay Public Sector Holiday December 7 (Source: Portal Paraguayo de Noticias-PPN) - Summary: Paraguay's president, Mario Abdo Benítez, has released the executive decree No.740 making Friday, December 7, 2018, a one-off public sector holiday in Paraguay, beginning at 10:00 am local time. Links: full story and other Paraguay news and updates.

2-Dec-2018

Kosovo

Kosovo 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Office of the Prime Minister-Republic of Kosovo) - Summary: The government cabinet of Kosovo has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Kosovo for the calendar year 2019 ("Official holidays in accordance with Article 2 of Law no. 03 / L-064, for the official holidays in the Republic of Kosovo "). Links: full story and other Kosovo news and updates.

1-Dec-2018

USA

USA Bank and Financial and Public Sector Holiday December 5 (Source: The White House-Washington DC) - Summary: President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation declaring a federal holiday on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, to honor of the death of America’s 41st President, George H. W. Bush. Links: full story and other USA (United States) news and updates.

1-Dec-2018

India

India 2019 Haryana Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Haryana-Chandigarh) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Haryana has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Haryana for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

1-Dec-2018

India

India 2019 Uttar Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (Source: Government of Uttar Pradesh-Lucknow) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Uttar Pradesh has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other India news and updates.


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