Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates October 2018


 
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This monthly recap of October 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

21-Oct-2018

Taiwan

Taiwan Mulls November 24 Public Holiday (Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration-Taipei) - Summary: Taiwan's government is working on legislation which would make the dates of referenda non-working public holidays in Taiwan, as already are the dates of local government elections. Links: full story and other Taiwan news and updates.

20-Oct-2018

India

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

19-Oct-2018

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office-BVI) - Summary: The Cabinet of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has approved and announced the annual list of, and dates of, official non-working public holidays for 2019 in the British Virgin Islands, in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199), as amended. Links: full story and other British Virgin Islands news and updates.

18-Oct-2018

Jordan

Jordanian 2019 Bank and Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) - Summary: The Central Bank of Jordan has announced its annual list of religious and national non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Jordan for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Jordan news and updates.

17-Oct-2018

Ecuador

Ecuador Public Holidays November 1-4 (Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica-ANDES) - Summary: Ecuador's Minister of Tourism (Ministro de Turismo), has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming Día de los Difuntos and Día de la Independencia de Cuenca annual public holiday of Ecuador would run this year from November 1 to November 4, 2018, inclusively. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.

16-Oct-2018

India

India 2018 Haryana Bank Holidays Amended Again (Source: Government of Haryana-Chandigarh) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Haryana has amended its previously-released list of 2018 bank holidays in Haryana State by moving the upcoming Dussehra bank holiday in the Indian State of Haryana from October 18 to Friday, October 19, 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

16-Oct-2018

Jersey

Jersey 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: States of Jersey-Saint Helier) - Summary: The States of Jersey (the government of Jersey) have released the annual list of official Jersey non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Jersey for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Jersey news and updates.

15-Oct-2018

India

India 2018 Haryana Public Holidays Amended Again (Source: Government of Haryana-Chandigarh) - Summary: The government of the Indian State of Haryana has amended its previously-released list of 2018 public holidays in Haryana State by moving the upcoming Dussehra public holiday in the Indian State of Haryana from October 18 to Friday, October 19, 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

15-Oct-2018

Bhutan

Bhutanese 2019-2020 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released its annual official list of national and regional non-working public holidays in Bhutan for the upcoming calendar year 2019, and for 2020 until the Losar Lunar New Year public holiday of Bhutan, comprising the entire Year of the Earth Female Pig. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

14-Oct-2018

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan November 2018 Public Holidays (Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency-Bishkek) - Summary: The Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that Kyrgyzstanis will be on public holidays for 5 consecutive days of public holidays in November 2018, namely from November 7-11, inclusively. Links: full story and other Kyrgyzstan news and updates.

13-Oct-2018

Suriname

Suriname 165th Chinese Arrival Public Holiday (Source: Dagblad Suriname-Paramarimbo) - Summary: The Minister of the Interior of Suriname, Mike Noersalim, has announced that the Suriname government had decided to declare Saturday, October 20, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday ("consider the day of Saturday 20 October 2018 as a one-off, Sunday-like day") throughout Suriname to commemorate the 165th anniversary of the arrival of indentured Chinese workers. Links: full story and other Suriname news and updates.

13-Oct-2018

Japan

Japan Clarifies Additional 2019 Public Holidays (Source: The Bank of Japan-Tokyo) - Summary: Speaking yesterday in front of a special committee established to prepare for next year's imperial succession, Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, announced that his government planned to declare both May 1st, 2019, and October 22, 2019, as a one-off national holidays in Japan. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

12-Oct-2018

Bhutan

Bhutan DNT Vows Public Holidays Review (Source: Kuensel-Thimphu) - Summary: In the run-up to the October 18 vote, the president of the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), Lotay Tshering, has promised to review the list of annual public holidays in Bhutan, as "some of the holidays are not universal occasions". Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.

12-Oct-2018

Guatemala

Guatemalan Public Holiday October 22 (Source: Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) - Summary: The Guatemalan Government has confirmed that the Law of Internal Tourism, gazetted on Wednesday, takes effect immediately, and not on January 1, 2019, and therefore that the upcoming October 20 annual public holiday of Guatemala will be moved to Monday, October 22, 2018. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

11-Oct-2018

The Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government-Grand Cayman) - Summary: The Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has released its listing of the 2019 annual non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands, including an "unconfirmed" date for the public holiday for Her Majesty the Queen's birthday in 2019. Links: full story and other The Cayman Islands news and updates.

11-Oct-2018

Guatemala

Guatemalan Public Holidays Revision Gazetted (Source: Diario de Centro América-Diario público de Guatemala) - Summary: The recently-voted Law of Internal Tourism which mandates that that the May 1st, June 30th and October 20th, annual public holidays, when falling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays, should be moved to the working day immediately before or after the weekend, has been gazetted as the Decreto 19-2018. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

11-Oct-2018

Honduras

Honduras Could Reconsider Morazánica Public Holidays (Source: El Heraldo-Tegucigalpa) - Summary: The executive director of the Tegucigalpa Chamber of Commerce (Cámara de Comercio e Industrias de Tegucigalpa - CCIT), Rafael Medina, has asked the Honduran government to reconsider the grouping of the 3 October public holidays into the so-called "Morazánica Public Holidays", due to the prevailing weather conditions in October in Honduras. Links: full story and other Honduras news and updates.

10-Oct-2018

Bolivia

Bolivian Afternoon Public Holiday October 11 (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique announcing that Thursday, October 11, 2017, beginning at 12:30pm, would be a non-working public holiday in Bolivia for Bolivian Women's Day Día de la Mujer Boliviana as a compulsory non-working public holiday in Bolivia for both the private and public sectors. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

10-Oct-2018

Sénégal

Senegal 2018 Magal Public Holiday Date Announced (Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) - Summary: The Senegalese commission d’observation du croissant lunaire de Touba has announced that the first day of the month of Safar would be tomorrow and, therefore, that the 2018 Magal de Touba would take place on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Links: full story and other Sénégal news and updates.

10-Oct-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Galicia Public Holidays Announced (Source: Diario Oficial de Galicia-DOG) - Summary: The government of Spain's Autonomous Region of Galicia (Consejo de la Xunta de Galicia) has published its annual official list of regional public holidays ("calendario laboral") in Galicia for the upcoming calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

10-Oct-2018

Armenia

Armenia October 11-12 Public Holidays Update (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: The Armenian government has announced that the recently-declared one-off public holidays on Thursday and Friday, October 11 and 12, 2018, on account of the upcoming Francophonie Summit would be compensated by declaring, as regular working days, Saturday, October 27, and Saturday, November 3, 2018. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

10-Oct-2018

Guatemala

Guatemalan Bank Holidays October 12 and 19 (Source: Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala-Guatemala City) - Summary: The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that bank holidays would be observed in Guatemala on Wednesday, October 12 and Wednesday, October 19, 2018, in conjunction with the annual, Día de la Unidad Nacional and Día de la Revolución non-working public holidays of Guatemala. Links: full story and other Guatemala news and updates.

9-Oct-2018

Argentina

Argentina Decrees November 30 Public Sector Holiday (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: The government of Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires, have issued a decree declaring Friday, November 30, 2018, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday within the Capital Territory, on account of the upcoming G20 summit. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

9-Oct-2018

Mozambique

Mozambique Public Holiday October 10 (Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) - Summary: Mozambique's Minister of Labour (Ministra do Trabalho, Emprego e Segurança Social - MITESS), Vitória Dias Diogo, has announced a one-off non-working public sector holiday (tolerância de ponto) in Mozambique, on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, on account of the upcoming fifth municipal elections. Links: full story and other Mozambique news and updates.

8-Oct-2018

India

Indian Punjab Public Holiday October 10 (Source: Government of Punjab-Chandigarh) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Punjab, has once again amended the list of of the days which are non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the calendar year 2018, this time by declaring, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in India's state of Punjab, on account of Agarsen Jayanti. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

8-Oct-2018

Kenya

Kenya Declares October 10 Public Holiday (Source: The Nation-Nairobi) - Summary: Kenya's Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang'i, has announced that the government of Kenya had declared Wednesday, October 10, 2018, as a public holiday, even as his Interior ministry was in the process of making proposals to Parliament for a comprehensive review of the Public Holidays Act, Cap 110. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.

7-Oct-2018

Spain

Spain 2019 Balears Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Dirección General de Trabajo Y Salud Laboral-Govern de les Illes Balears) - Summary: The Consell de Govern of Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (ámbito autonómico de las Islas Baleares) has gazetted its previously-announced annual calendar of 2019 regional and national public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (calendario laboral). Links: full story and other Spain news and updates.

7-Oct-2018

Haiti

Haiti Rules-Out October 8 Public Holiday (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 ("Ministère de la Communication, au nom du Gouvernement de la République") has denied rumours that Monday, October 8, 2018, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Haiti. Links: full story and other Haiti news and updates.

6-Oct-2018

Monaco

Monaco 2018 Public Holidays Amended (Source: Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté-Monaco) - Summary: Monaco's State Ministry has gazetted a circular on the upcoming November 1st non-working public holiday of Monaco ("Circulaire n° 2018-11 du 24 septembre 2018 relative au jeudi 1er novembre 2018 (jour de la Toussaint), jour férié légal"). Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.

5-Oct-2018

Armenia

Armenia Public Holidays October 11-12 (Source: Armenian News Agency-ARMENPRESS) - Summary: Earlier today, at an extraordinary sitting, the Armenian National Assembly approved, by a vote of 62-0 and one abstention, amendments to the Law on Holidays and Memory Days, declaring Thursday and Friday, October 11 and 12, 2018, as one-off non-working public holidays in Armenia on account of the upcoming Francophonie Summit. Links: full story and other Armenia news and updates.

4-Oct-2018

Malaysia

Malaysia Kedah Public Holiday October 22 (Source: Bernama News Agency-Alor Setar) - Summary: The Government of the Malaysian state of Kedah has announced that October 22 had been declared as an occasional (one-off) state public holiday in conjunction with the Installation of the 29th Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

3-Oct-2018

Gabon

Gabonese Public Holiday October 6 (Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) - Summary: The government of Gabon has announced that Saturday, October 6, 2018, would be a one-off non-working public holiday to coincide with the upcoming legislative and regional elections. Links: full story and other Gabon news and updates.

2-Oct-2018

Argentina

Argentina November 30 Public Holiday Update (Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina-Buenos Aires) - Summary: Argentina's Executive has renewed pressure on Argentina's Lower House (Cámara de Diputados), to expedite a bill sent last summer, which would declare Friday, November 30, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Argentina's capital, on account of the G20 summit being held in Buenos Aires' region. Links: full story and other Argentina news and updates.

1-Oct-2018

Kenya

Kenya October 10 Moi Public Holiday Uncertain (Source: The Nation-Nairobi) - Summary: Uncertainty abounds in Kenya about the status of the upcoming Moi Day, as Kenya's Interior Minister, Fred Matiang’i, has not yet announced whether October 10, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday, or not, in Kenya. Links: full story and other Kenya news and updates.


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