Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates July 2018


 
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This monthly recap of July 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

16-Jul-2018

Germany

Germany Narrowing Down New Public Holiday Date (Source: Berliner Morgenpost-Berlin) - Summary: The Governing Mayor of Germany's city-state of Berlin, Michael Müller, has finally announced his preferred date, as March 18, for the new annual public holiday to be declared in Germany's city-state of Berlin. Links: full story and other Germany news and updates.

16-Jul-2018

Egypt

Egyptian Bank Holiday July 23 (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Monday, July 23, 2018, a date which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming anniversary of the 1952 revolution public holiday. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

15-Jul-2018

Guyana

Guyana Public Holiday August 1 (Source: Guyana Government Information Agency-GINA) - Summary: The Ministry of Public Security of the government of Guyana has released the Extraordinary Gazette 107/2018 1461 declaring Wednesday, August, 2018, as the 2018 date for the Emancipation Day annual public holiday of Guyana. Links: full story and other Guyana news and updates.

15-Jul-2018

Oman

Omani 2018 Renaissance Public Holiday July 23 (Source: Oman News Agency-Muscat) - Summary: Omani authorities have announced similar dates for the upcoming 2018 Blessed Renaissance Day non-working public holidays in Oman, for both the public sector and the private sector of Oman. Links: full story and other Oman news and updates.

14-Jul-2018

Barbados

Barbados 2019 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 2019. Links: full story and other Barbados news and updates.

14-Jul-2018

Mali

Mali Public Holiday July 20 and 23 (Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali-Bamako) - Summary: The Government of Mali has declared Friday, July 20, 2018, and Monday, July 23, 2018, as one-off non-working public holidays in Mali to enable the population to go and get their electoral registration cards for the upcoming, July 29, first round of the presidential election. Links: full story and other Mali news and updates.

13-Jul-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Castilla La-Mancha Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha-DOCM) - Summary: The annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Región of Castilla La-Mancha for the upcoming calendar year 2019 ("calendario laboral de las fiestas laborales de carácter retribuido y no recuperable en el año 2019, en Castilla-La Mancha") has been gazetted in the Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha (DOCM). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

13-Jul-2018

Swaziland

Swaziland Public Holidays July 22-23 (Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs-Mbabane) - Summary: Swaziland's Home Affairs Principal Secretary, Anthony Masilela, has announced that Monday, July 23, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming birth anniversary of King Sobhuza II, who was born on July 22, 1899. Links: full story and other Swaziland (eSwatini) news and updates.

12-Jul-2018

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Cocos (Keeling) Islands 2019 Public Holidays (Source: Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) - Summary: The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Natasha Griggs, has signed the "Community Bulletin A38/2018 for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands" which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Cocos (Keeling) Islands news and updates.

12-Jul-2018

Christmas Island

Christmas Island 2019 Public Holidays (Source: Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) - Summary: The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Natasha Griggs, has signed the "Community Bulletin A37/2018 for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands" which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays on Christmas Island for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Christmas Island news and updates.

12-Jul-2018

Vietnam

Vietnam 2019 Public Holidays Officialized (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Hanoi) - Summary: The Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, after consultation with its key ministers, has officially approved in the Letter No. 65-19 / VPCP-KGVX to the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the Vietnamese public holidays 2019 calendar which had previously been submitted by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA). Links: full story and other Vietnam news and updates.

12-Jul-2018

Pakistan

Pakistan Public Holiday July 25 (Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior-Islamabad) - Summary: The Federal Government of Pakistan via its Chief election commissioner, Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, has declared Wednesday, July 25, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Pakistan on account of the general elections happening on that date. Links: full story and other Pakistan news and updates.

11-Jul-2018

India

Indian 2019 Central Public Holidays Released (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 released the DOPT Order F.No.12/2/2018-JCA-2 containing its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

10-Jul-2018

Swaziland

Swaziland Umhlanga/Reed Dance 2018 Public Holiday (Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs-Mbabane) - Summary: Swaziland's government has announced the date when the upcoming non-working public holiday in Swaziland for the 2018 Umhlanga (aka. Reed Dance) would be observed. Links: full story and other Swaziland (eSwatini) news and updates.

10-Jul-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Aragon Public Holidays Announced (Source: Gobierno de Aragón-Zaragoza) - Summary: The government of Spain's autonomous region of Aragon has announced the annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Aragon ("fiestas laborales, de carácter retribuido y no recuperables e inhábiles, para el año 2019 en la comunidad") for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

9-Jul-2018

New Zealand

New Zealand Mulls Matariki Public Holiday Again (Source: Radio New Zealand News-Wellington) - Summary: A proposal to make Matariki an annual non-working public holiday in New Zealand has gone to Labour’s Maori Caucus and then, if approved, to Labour’s wider caucus, at which point the proposal could become a bill and eventually law. Links: full story and other New Zealand news and updates.

8-Jul-2018

Australia

Australian Queensland Mulls Further Public Holidays Amendments (Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General-State of Queensland) - Summary: LNP member for Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie, who as Queensland attorney-general moved Labour Day to October, announced at the LNP state convention that he would support the winning motion to switch back the Labour Day and Queen's Birthday non-working public holidays of Queensland. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

7-Jul-2018

Cambodia

Cambodia 2018 Public Holidays Amended Again (Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) - Summary: Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen has released another Cambodian Royal Government's Sub-Decree modifying the previously-released list of 2018 public holidays in Cambobia, with the addition of 2 one-off non-working public holidays in Cambodia on account of the upcoming 6th mandate National Assembly elections. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

7-Jul-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 La Rioja Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Boletin Oficial De La Rioja-La Rioja) - Summary: The recently released annual list of regional public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of La Rioja for the upcoming calendar year 2019 ("días inhábiles a efectos laborales, de carácter retribuido y no recuperable, del calendario del próximo año") has been gazetted. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

6-Jul-2018

Latvia

Latvian Bank Holiday September 24 (Source: Latvijas Banka-Riga) - Summary: The Bank of Latvia has in turn declared a one-off bank holiday in Latvia on September 24, 2018, on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis. Links: full story and other Latvia news and updates.

5-Jul-2018

Uganda

Ugandan Public Holiday July 10 (Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) - Summary: The Minister of Public Service of Uganda has announced that the government of Uganda had declared Tuesday, July 10, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Uganda ("The Honourable Minister of the Public Service informs the general public that Tuesday 10th July 2018 will be observed as public holiday throughout Uganda to enable all Ugandans to participate in the local council 1 elections to be conducted by Electoral Commission’’"). Links: full story and other Uganda news and updates.

4-Jul-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Ceuta Public Holidays Announced (Source: Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta-BOCCE) - Summary: The Consejera de Economía y Hacienda of Spain's autonomous region of Ceuta, Kissy Chandiramani has announced the annual official list of 2019 non-working Ceuta public holidays (calendario laboral) in the Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

3-Jul-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Canaries Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Diario de Avisos-Santa Cruz De Tenerife) - Summary: The Consejo de Gobierno of the regional government of Spain's autonomous region of las Islas Canarias, has announced its official annual list of 2019 Spanish regional non-working public holidays in the Canaries Islands ("El Consejo de Gobierno de Canarias aprobó ayer el calendario laboral al que a las cuatro fiestas de ámbito nacional se suman siete elegidas por la Comunidad Autónoma"). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

3-Jul-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Navarra Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Boletín Oficial de Navarra-BON) - Summary: The Directora General de la Politica Económica y Empresarial y Trabajo de Navarra has gazetted its previously-announced annual "calendario laboral" which lists the dates of the non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Navarra for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

2-Jul-2018

Taiwan

Taiwan 2019 Public Holidays Released (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: The Directorate General of Personnel Administration has released its official annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

1-Jul-2018

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka-Colombo) - Summary: Sri Lanka's Minister of Home Affairs, Wajira Abewardena, has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" (No. 2077/32), the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Sri Lanka news and updates.


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