Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates February 2019


 
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This monthly recap of February 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

22-Feb-2019

UK

UK Considering 2020 Public Holidays Changes (Source: YouGov-London) - Summary: The UK Prime Minister's official spokesman has announced that it was considering moving the 2020 early May bank holiday from Monday, May 4, 2020, to Friday, May 8, 2020, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2 in Europe. Links: full story and other UK news and updates.

21-Feb-2019

Venezuela

Venezuela Public Holidays February 28-March 5 (Source: Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación e Información-Caracas) - Summary: Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued a decree declaring Thursday February 28, and Friday, March 1, 2019, as one-off additional non-working public holidays in Venezuela on account of the upcoming Carnival. Links: full story and other Venezuela news and updates.

21-Feb-2019

The Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Public Holiday March 28 (Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government-Grand Cayman) - Summary: Cayman Islands Premier, Alden McLaughlin, has announced that Thursday, March 28, 2019, would be a one-off public holiday in the Cayman Islands to mark the visit of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Links: full story and other The Cayman Islands news and updates.

20-Feb-2019

Nigeria

Nigerian Public Holiday February 22 (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 Friday, February 22, 2019, as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria "in preparation for the Saturday, February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections". Links: full story and other Nigeria news and updates.

19-Feb-2019

Bolivia

Bolivian January 22 Public Holiday Could Move to February 21 (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia presidential candidate, Oscar Ortiz, has announced that, if elected, he would move to cancel the January 22, annual public holiday, celebrating Evo Morales' second inauguration as President of Bolivia, with one on February 21, commemorating the victory of the "No" in the constitutional referendum. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

18-Feb-2019

Thailand

Thailand Rules-Out April 12 Bank Holiday (Source: The Bank of Thailand-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Central Bank has announced that it had decided that Friday, April 12, 2019, would remain a regular workday for banks and financial institutions in Thailand. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

17-Feb-2019

South Korea

South Korea Mulls April 11 Public Holiday (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: Sources at the Cheong Wa Dae (the Korean presidential residence) indicate that they will seek cabinet approval to declare 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.

16-Feb-2019

Pakistan

Pakistan Public Holiday February 18 (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Monday, February 18, 2019, would be a public holiday in Islamabad on account of the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

14-Feb-2019

India

Indian Goa Public Holiday February 15 (Source: Government of Goa-Panaji) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Goa has announced that Friday, February 15, 2019, would be a one-off statewide non-working public holiday on account of the death of Goa Deputy Chief Minister, Francis Dsouza. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

13-Feb-2019

Thailand

Thailand 2019 Public Holiday April 12 (Source: Thai News Agency-Bangkok) - Summary: Thailand's Assistant to Spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister, Colonel Athisit Chainuwat, has announced that Friday, April 12, 2019, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand to coincide with the Songkran festival of 2019. Links: full story and other Thailand news and updates.

12-Feb-2019

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Public Holiday February 13 (Source: Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) - Summary: The government of Afghanistan has declared Wednesday, February 13, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Afghanistan to commemorate the the death of former president Sibghatullah Mujaddedi. Links: full story and other Afghanistan news and updates.

10-Feb-2019

Qatar

Qatar Public Holiday February 12 (Source: Qatari News Agency-QNA) - Summary: Qatar's Emiri Diwan has announced that Tuesday, February 12, 2019, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Qatar on account of the upcoming 2019 National Sport Day non-working public holiday of Qatar. Links: full story and other Qatar news and updates.

9-Feb-2019

Lebanon

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

8-Feb-2019

East Timor

Timor Leste 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Komunikadu Imprensa Sekretaria Estadu Konsellu Ministru Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor Leste has issued a press communiqué containing its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Timor Leste for the calendar year 2019 (Feriadu sira iha tinan 2019). Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

7-Feb-2019

South Africa

South African Public Holiday May 8 (Source: BuaNews-Pretoria) - Summary: South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has announced that Wednesday, May 8, 2019, would be the date of the next general elections in South Africa, and would be declared a public holiday to allow South Africans once more to exercise their democratic right to vote. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

6-Feb-2019

Ghana

Ghana 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ghana Government Portal-Accra) - Summary: Ghana's government has released its annual list of official non-working lay and religious non-working public holidays in Ghana for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Ghana news and updates.

5-Feb-2019

India

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

4-Feb-2019

Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island 2019 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Norfolk Island Government Gazette-Kingston) - Summary: The Administrator of the Australian Territory of Norfolk Island has released the official annual list of non-working public holidays in Norfolk Island for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Norfolk Island news and updates.

3-Feb-2019

East Timor

Timor Leste CNY Public Holiday February 5 (Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: The government of Timor-Leste has announced that it had decided to amend the list of 2019 public holidays in Timor Lest by declaring a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Timor Leste for the 2019 Chinese New Year ("Konsidera toleránsia pontu iha loron 5 fulan-fevereiru tinan 2019, durante loron tomak"). Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

2-Feb-2019

Nepal

Nepalese Public Holiday May 11 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The provincial government of Nepal's Province No. 3 has announced that Tuesday, February 5, 2019, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Nepal's Province No. 3, on the occasion of Sonam Lhosar. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

1-Feb-2019

Suriname

Suriname Public Holiday February 5 (Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The government of Suriname announced that the upcoming "Chinees Nieuwjaar" (Chinese New Year) annual non-working public holiday in Suriname would be observed on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, a date which has been declared a non-working public holiday in Suriname. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

1-Feb-2019

Japan

Japanese 2020 Bank and Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Bank of Japan-Tokyo) - Summary: The Bank of Japan (Japan's central bank) and the Government of Japan have released the annual list of official national holidays, public holidays and bank holidays in Japan for the calendar year 2020. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.


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