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April 16, 2022 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
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  • Guatemala Maintains 2022 Labor Day Public Holiday On Sunday
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). Guatemala's Government has confirmed that there were no plans to move the date of the upcoming Sunday, May 1st, 2022, public holiday of Guatemala to the following Monday ("no se correrá el asueto y la jornada será normal"). (full story)    
  • Guatemala Maintains 2022 Labor Day Public Holiday On Sunday
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). Guatemala's Government has confirmed that there were no plans to move the date of the upcoming Sunday, May 1st, 2022, public holiday of Guatemala to the following Monday ("no se correrá el asueto y la jornada será normal").    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • full story
  • Nepal Rules-Out Immediate Change To 2-Day Weekends
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The Secretary at the Nepalese Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, Suresh Adhikari, has announced that though the passage to 2-day weekends was discussed at the April 7 Council of Ministers meeting, no final decision has been made, and therefore Sunday, April 17, 2022, remains a working day throughout Nepal. (full story)    
  • Nepal Rules-Out Immediate Change To 2-Day Weekends
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The Secretary at the Nepalese Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, Suresh Adhikari, has announced that though the passage to 2-day weekends was discussed at the April 7 Council of Ministers meeting, no final decision has been made, and therefore Sunday, April 17, 2022, remains a working day throughout Nepal.    

April 15, 2022

  • Cuba
  • Cuba
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  • Cuba Declares May 2 Substitute Public Holiday
    Source: Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma). Cuba's Ministry of Labor and Social Security has announced the declaration of Monday, May 2, 2022, as a substitute public holiday in Cuba "since the rest corresponding to Workers' Day is transferred". (full story)    
  • Cuba Declares May 2 Substitute Public Holiday
    Source: Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma). Cuba's Ministry of Labor and Social Security has announced the declaration of Monday, May 2, 2022, as a substitute public holiday in Cuba "since the rest corresponding to Workers' Day is transferred".    
  • Gabon
  • Gabon
  • full story
  • Gabonese Easter and Women's Day Public Holidays April 17-18
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's Ministry of Labour has issued a communique declaring Sunday and Monday, April 17-18, 2022, as public holidays in the Gabon, on the account of the upcoming Easter Sunday and Gabonese Women's Day public holidays which both fall on Sunday, April 17, in 2022 ("En raison de la journée nationale de la Femme célébrée ce 17 avril, ce dimanche est donc déclaré « férié, chômé et récupérable » sur l’ensemble du territoire nationale"). (full story)    
  • Gabonese Easter and Women's Day Public Holidays April 17-18
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's Ministry of Labour has issued a communique declaring Sunday and Monday, April 17-18, 2022, as public holidays in the Gabon, on the account of the upcoming Easter Sunday and Gabonese Women's Day public holidays which both fall on Sunday, April 17, in 2022 ("En raison de la journée nationale de la Femme célébrée ce 17 avril, ce dimanche est donc déclaré « férié, chômé et récupérable » sur l’ensemble du territoire nationale").    
  • Kuwait
  • Kuwait
  • full story
  • Kuwaiti 2022 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays Will Last 9 Days
    Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City). The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that in observance of the 2022 non-working public holidays in Kuwait for the upcoming annual Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays, "Eid Al Fitr holiday will be on Sunday (May 1) and ending on Thursday (May 5). All government and state authorities would resume work on Sunday (May 8),” Kuwait's national news agency". (full story)    
  • Kuwaiti 2022 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays Will Last 9 Days
    Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City). The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that in observance of the 2022 non-working public holidays in Kuwait for the upcoming annual Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays, "Eid Al Fitr holiday will be on Sunday (May 1) and ending on Thursday (May 5). All government and state authorities would resume work on Sunday (May 8),” Kuwait's national news agency".    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
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  • Kyrgyzstan Approves The May 2022 Public Holidays Extension
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The head of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, Akylbek Japarov, has announced that, at the regular meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, the draft proposal to extend the upcoming May public holidays from May 1-9, 2022, has been approved. (full story)    
  • Kyrgyzstan Approves The May 2022 Public Holidays Extension
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The head of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, Akylbek Japarov, has announced that, at the regular meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, the draft proposal to extend the upcoming May public holidays from May 1-9, 2022, has been approved.    
  • Ukraine
  • Ukraine
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  • Ukraine Cancels Upcoming May 2 and 9 Public Holidays
    Source: Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Kiev). The State Labor Service of Ukraine has announced that May 2 and May 9, 2022, would be regular working days, as per the recently enacted Law of Ukraine "On the Organization of Labor Relations in Martial Law" № 2136-IX. (full story)    
  • Ukraine Cancels Upcoming May 2 and 9 Public Holidays
    Source: Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Kiev). The State Labor Service of Ukraine has announced that May 2 and May 9, 2022, would be regular working days, as per the recently enacted Law of Ukraine "On the Organization of Labor Relations in Martial Law" № 2136-IX.    

April 14, 2022

  • Ghana
  • Ghana
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  • Ghana Declares April 15 and 18 Public Holidays
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, announced that Ghana's Government had declared Friday and Monday, April 15 and 18, 2022, as public holidays, to commemorate Good Friday and Easter Monday, respectively. (full story)    
  • Ghana Declares April 15 and 18 Public Holidays
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, announced that Ghana's Government had declared Friday and Monday, April 15 and 18, 2022, as public holidays, to commemorate Good Friday and Easter Monday, respectively.    
  • Jordan
  • Jordan
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  • Jordanian Public Holidays April 17, 24 and 25
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordanian Prime Minister, Bisher Al-Khasawneh, has announced 3 upcoming official public holidays for Christians who work for the public sector and public universities on the occasion of Palm Sunday and Easter. (full story)    
  • Jordanian Public Holidays April 17, 24 and 25
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordanian Prime Minister, Bisher Al-Khasawneh, has announced 3 upcoming official public holidays for Christians who work for the public sector and public universities on the occasion of Palm Sunday and Easter.    

April 13, 2022

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
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  • Bangladesh Declares April 17 Mujibnagar Public Holiday
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The Public Administration Ministry of the government of Bangladesh has announced that Sunday, April 17, 2022, had been declared a public holiday at Mujibnagar, in Meherpur district, to commemorate the historic Mujibnagar Day. (full story)    
  • Bangladesh Declares April 17 Mujibnagar Public Holiday
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The Public Administration Ministry of the government of Bangladesh has announced that Sunday, April 17, 2022, had been declared a public holiday at Mujibnagar, in Meherpur district, to commemorate the historic Mujibnagar Day.    
  • Bénin
  • Bénin
  • full story
  • Benin Easter Public Holiday April 18
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). The Minister of Labour and of the Public Service of the government of Benin, Alayi Adidjatou Mathys, has released a communiqué announcing that Monday, April 18, 2022, had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout the Bénin on account of the Easter holidays. (full story)    
  • Benin Easter Public Holiday April 18
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). The Minister of Labour and of the Public Service of the government of Benin, Alayi Adidjatou Mathys, has released a communiqué announcing that Monday, April 18, 2022, had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout the Bénin on account of the Easter holidays.    
  • Bolivia
  • Bolivia
  • full story
  • Bolivia Confirms Easter 2022 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz). Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that Friday, April 15, 2022, would be a national public holiday due to the religious celebration of Holy Week. (full story)    
  • Bolivia Confirms Easter 2022 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz). Bolivia's Ministry of Labour has announced that Friday, April 15, 2022, would be a national public holiday due to the religious celebration of Holy Week.    
  • Gambia
  • Gambia
  • full story
  • Gambian Easter 2022 Public Holidays April 15 and 18
    Source: Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul). The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared Friday and Monday, April 15 and 18, 2022, as non-working public holidays throughout the Republic of The Gambia, on account of the upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday festivals. (full story)    
  • Gambian Easter 2022 Public Holidays April 15 and 18
    Source: Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul). The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared Friday and Monday, April 15 and 18, 2022, as non-working public holidays throughout the Republic of The Gambia, on account of the upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday festivals.    
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • full story
  • Greece Bank Holiday May 2nd
    Source: The Bank of Greece (Athens). The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has issued a communiqué amending the previously-released list of 2022 bank holidays in Greece, by moving this year's annual May 1st bank holiday to Monday, May 2, 2022. (full story)    
  • Greece Bank Holiday May 2nd
    Source: The Bank of Greece (Athens). The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has issued a communiqué amending the previously-released list of 2022 bank holidays in Greece, by moving this year's annual May 1st bank holiday to Monday, May 2, 2022.    
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • full story
  • Mexico Easter 2022 Bank Holiday April 14-15
    Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación (Ciudad de México). Mexico's Asociación de Bancos de México (ABM) has issued a communiqué announcing that Thursday and Friday, April 14-15, 2022, would be bank holidays throughout Mexico, on account of the upcoming Easter week public holidays in Mexico ("las instituciones bancarias permanecerán cerradas al ser días feriados por la Semana Santa"). (full story)    
  • Mexico Easter 2022 Bank Holiday April 14-15
    Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación (Ciudad de México). Mexico's Asociación de Bancos de México (ABM) has issued a communiqué announcing that Thursday and Friday, April 14-15, 2022, would be bank holidays throughout Mexico, on account of the upcoming Easter week public holidays in Mexico ("las instituciones bancarias permanecerán cerradas al ser días feriados por la Semana Santa").    
  • Mozambique
  • Mozambique
  • full story
  • Mozambique Declares April 15 Public Holiday
    Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique (Maputo). Mozambique's Minister of Labor and Social Security, Margarida Adamugy Talapa, has announced that Friday, April 15, 2022, would be a full-day non-working public sector holiday in Mozambique, "for all workers and civil servants who profess the Christian religion, on the occasion of Easter Week". (full story)    
  • Mozambique Declares April 15 Public Holiday
    Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique (Maputo). Mozambique's Minister of Labor and Social Security, Margarida Adamugy Talapa, has announced that Friday, April 15, 2022, would be a full-day non-working public sector holiday in Mozambique, "for all workers and civil servants who profess the Christian religion, on the occasion of Easter Week".    
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea
  • full story
  • Papua New Guinea Easter 2022 Public Sector Holidays
    Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby). The Department of Personnel Management of Papua New Guinea Secretary, Taies Sansan, has announced the dates of the upcoming Easter public holidays in Papua New Guinea. (full story)    
  • Papua New Guinea Easter 2022 Public Sector Holidays
    Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby). The Department of Personnel Management of Papua New Guinea Secretary, Taies Sansan, has announced the dates of the upcoming Easter public holidays in Papua New Guinea.    

April 12, 2022

  • India
  • India
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  • Andaman and Nicobar April 14 Public Holiday For Ambedkar Birthday
    Source: Office of the Labour Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory (Port Blair). The Assistant Secretary GA of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory, has released the Government Notfication No.22-35/2021-GA, which declares "Thursday, the 14th April, 2022, as a Closed Holiday for all Government Offices including industrial establishments throughout Andaman and Nicobar Islands, on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar". (full story)    
  • Andaman and Nicobar April 14 Public Holiday For Ambedkar Birthday
    Source: Office of the Labour Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory (Port Blair). The Assistant Secretary GA of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory, has released the Government Notfication No.22-35/2021-GA, which declares "Thursday, the 14th April, 2022, as a Closed Holiday for all Government Offices including industrial establishments throughout Andaman and Nicobar Islands, on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar".    
  • Congo (DRC)
  • Congo (DRC)
  • full story
  • DR Congo April 6 Kimbangu Public Holiday Almost There
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The President of the Senate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Modeste Bahati Lukwebo, has informed the plenary assembly that only a few formalities remained before the signing into law of a new April 6 annual public holiday marking the founding of Simon Kimbangu's Kimanguiste church. (full story)    
  • DR Congo April 6 Kimbangu Public Holiday Almost There
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The President of the Senate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Modeste Bahati Lukwebo, has informed the plenary assembly that only a few formalities remained before the signing into law of a new April 6 annual public holiday marking the founding of Simon Kimbangu's Kimanguiste church.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Lakshadweep Declares April 14 Ambedkar Public Holiday
    Source: Lakshadweep Administration (Kavaratti). The Administration of India's Union Territory of Lakshadweep has released the Government Notification F.No.35/02/2018-Genl./78 which declares a "closed holiday on 14th April 2022 on account of the birthday of the Dr. B.R.Ambedkar". (full story)    
  • Lakshadweep Declares April 14 Ambedkar Public Holiday
    Source: Lakshadweep Administration (Kavaratti). The Administration of India's Union Territory of Lakshadweep has released the Government Notification F.No.35/02/2018-Genl./78 which declares a "closed holiday on 14th April 2022 on account of the birthday of the Dr. B.R.Ambedkar".    
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • full story
  • Nigerian Easter 2022 Public Holidays April 15 and 18
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, April 15, and Monday, April 18, 2022, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays in Nigeria, respectively. (full story)    
  • Nigerian Easter 2022 Public Holidays April 15 and 18
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, April 15, and Monday, April 18, 2022, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays in Nigeria, respectively.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Punjab Declares April 14 Triple Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Government of the Indian State of Punjab has declared that April 14, 2022, marking the 3 separate holidays of Mahavir Jayanti, Baisakhi and the Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, had been declared a holiday under the interpretation of the Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act-1881. (full story)    
  • Punjab Declares April 14 Triple Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Government of the Indian State of Punjab has declared that April 14, 2022, marking the 3 separate holidays of Mahavir Jayanti, Baisakhi and the Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, had been declared a holiday under the interpretation of the Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act-1881.    
  • South Sudan
  • South Sudan
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  • South Sudan Easter 2022 Public Holidays April 15-18
    Source: Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development (Juba). The Undersecretary of South Sudan’s National Ministry of Labour, Mary Hilary Wani, has released an order declaring the period from Friday, April 15 until Monday, April 18, 2022, as public holidays in South Sudan on account of the upcoming Easter celebrations. (full story)    
  • South Sudan Easter 2022 Public Holidays April 15-18
    Source: Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development (Juba). The Undersecretary of South Sudan’s National Ministry of Labour, Mary Hilary Wani, has released an order declaring the period from Friday, April 15 until Monday, April 18, 2022, as public holidays in South Sudan on account of the upcoming Easter celebrations.    

April 11, 2022

  • American Samoa
  • American Samoa
  • full story
  • American Samoa Declares April 15 and 18 Public Holidays
    Source: Office Of The Governor Press Release (Utulei). The Governor of American Samoa, Lemanu P. S. Mauga, has issued the General Memorandum 042-22 and 043-22, which respectively declare Friday and Monday, April 15 and 18, 2022, as public sector holidays in American Samoa, on account of the Good Friday and Flag Day public holidays. (full story)    
  • American Samoa Declares April 15 and 18 Public Holidays
    Source: Office Of The Governor Press Release (Utulei). The Governor of American Samoa, Lemanu P. S. Mauga, has issued the General Memorandum 042-22 and 043-22, which respectively declare Friday and Monday, April 15 and 18, 2022, as public sector holidays in American Samoa, on account of the Good Friday and Flag Day public holidays.    
  • Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
  • Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
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  • Bonaire Public Holidays May 2
    Source: Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire (Kralendijk). The government of Bonaire has announced that Monday, May 2, 2022, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, as Labor Day falls on a Sunday this year. (full story)    
  • Bonaire Public Holidays May 2
    Source: Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire (Kralendijk). The government of Bonaire has announced that Monday, May 2, 2022, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, as Labor Day falls on a Sunday this year.    
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • full story
  • Victoria Rules-Out Replacing AFL Public Holiday With Formula 1 Public Holiday
    Source: State Government of Victoria (Melbourne). The Deputy Premier of Australia's State of Victoria, James Merlino, has ruled-out shifting the contentious AFL grand final eve public holiday to the Friday before the Australian Formula One Grand Prix ("We’ve got no plans to change our suite of public holidays. We think it serves Melbourne and Victoria well"). (full story)    
  • Victoria Rules-Out Replacing AFL Public Holiday With Formula 1 Public Holiday
    Source: State Government of Victoria (Melbourne). The Deputy Premier of Australia's State of Victoria, James Merlino, has ruled-out shifting the contentious AFL grand final eve public holiday to the Friday before the Australian Formula One Grand Prix ("We’ve got no plans to change our suite of public holidays. We think it serves Melbourne and Victoria well").    

April 10, 2022

  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • full story
  • Rwanda 2022 Public Holidays Updated
    Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR). The Government of Rwanda has released an updated and corrected version of its previously-released list of official public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2022. (full story)    
  • Rwanda 2022 Public Holidays Updated
    Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR). The Government of Rwanda has released an updated and corrected version of its previously-released list of official public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2022.    

April 9, 2022

  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
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  • Dominican Republic Public Sector Holiday April 13
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current legislation on public sector holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming Easter Dominican Republic public sector holidays would begin at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. (full story)    
  • Dominican Republic Public Sector Holiday April 13
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current legislation on public sector holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming Easter Dominican Republic public sector holidays would begin at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
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  • Nepal Declares April 10 Ram Nawami Public Holiday
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The spokesperson at Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs, Phanindra Mani Pokhrel, has announced that, at Thursday's Cabinet meeting, the government of Nepal had decided to declare a public holiday throughout Nepal on Sunday, April 10, 2022, on the occasion of Ram Nawami, Chaitra Shukla Nawami. (full story)    
  • Nepal Declares April 10 Ram Nawami Public Holiday
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The spokesperson at Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs, Phanindra Mani Pokhrel, has announced that, at Thursday's Cabinet meeting, the government of Nepal had decided to declare a public holiday throughout Nepal on Sunday, April 10, 2022, on the occasion of Ram Nawami, Chaitra Shukla Nawami.    
  • Samoa
  • Samoa
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  • Samoa Announces Easter 2022 Public Holidays
    Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa). The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour, in a public notice signed by the Acting Chief Executive Officer, Fepuleai Roger Toleafoa, has released the "Public Notice Public Holidays For Easter 2022". (full story)    
  • Samoa Announces Easter 2022 Public Holidays
    Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa). The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour, in a public notice signed by the Acting Chief Executive Officer, Fepuleai Roger Toleafoa, has released the "Public Notice Public Holidays For Easter 2022".    
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
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  • Sri Lanka Rules-Out Bank Holidays On April 11-12
    Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo). The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has announced that the recently-announced April 11-12 additional public holidays would not be bank holidays in Sri Lanka ("all licensed banks will be opened for normal banking business on 11th and 12th of April 2022"). (full story)    
  • Sri Lanka Rules-Out Bank Holidays On April 11-12
    Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo). The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has announced that the recently-announced April 11-12 additional public holidays would not be bank holidays in Sri Lanka ("all licensed banks will be opened for normal banking business on 11th and 12th of April 2022").    

April 8, 2022

  • Congo (DRC)
  • Congo (DRC)
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  • DR Congo Revives April 6 Kimbangu Public Holiday Project
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The directeur de cabinet adjoint du Président de la République of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, André Wameso, has issued a communique reassuring the population on the intention of the President's intention to declare April 6 as a new annual public holiday honoring Simon Kimbangu ("consacrer la date du 06 avril, jour férié, chômé et payé sur toute l’étendue du territoire national, en mémoire du prophète Simon Kimbangu"). (full story)    
  • DR Congo Revives April 6 Kimbangu Public Holiday Project
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The directeur de cabinet adjoint du Président de la République of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, André Wameso, has issued a communique reassuring the population on the intention of the President's intention to declare April 6 as a new annual public holiday honoring Simon Kimbangu ("consacrer la date du 06 avril, jour férié, chômé et payé sur toute l’étendue du territoire national, en mémoire du prophète Simon Kimbangu").    
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
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  • Kurdistan Public Holiday For 19th Anniversary of Sadam's Fall
    Source: Kurdistan 24 (Erbil). The Regional Government of the Kurdistan province of Iraq (KRG) has announced that it had declared Saturday, April 9, 2022, as a public holiday to mark the 19th anniversary of Ba'ath regime's fall. (full story)    
  • Kurdistan Public Holiday For 19th Anniversary of Sadam's Fall
    Source: Kurdistan 24 (Erbil). The Regional Government of the Kurdistan province of Iraq (KRG) has announced that it had declared Saturday, April 9, 2022, as a public holiday to mark the 19th anniversary of Ba'ath regime's fall.    
  • Macau
  • Macau
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  • Macau 2023 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau). The government of the Macau SAR has announced its annual full list of official Macau non-working annual public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2023 (二零二三年度公眾假期及公共行政工作人員補假日的日期表), which, once again, also contains the list of one-off public holidays for public servants in Macau for 2023 (第七十九條第四款規定所訂定的公共行政工作人員補假日) as per the General Rules for Macao Public Administration Staff (澳門公共行政工作人員通則). (full story)    
  • Macau 2023 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau). The government of the Macau SAR has announced its annual full list of official Macau non-working annual public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2023 (二零二三年度公眾假期及公共行政工作人員補假日的日期表), which, once again, also contains the list of one-off public holidays for public servants in Macau for 2023 (第七十九條第四款規定所訂定的公共行政工作人員補假日) as per the General Rules for Macao Public Administration Staff (澳門公共行政工作人員通則).    
  • Singapore
  • Singapore
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  • Singapore 2023 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the official list of non-working Singapore public holidays and bank holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2023 which, for a ninth consecutive year, does not include any error in the date of the 2023 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore, although we believe that the announced date for the Vesak Day public holiday is incorrect. (full story)    
  • Singapore 2023 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the official list of non-working Singapore public holidays and bank holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2023 which, for a ninth consecutive year, does not include any error in the date of the 2023 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore, although we believe that the announced date for the Vesak Day public holiday is incorrect.    
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
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  • Sri Lanka Declares April 11-12 Additional Public Holidays
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). The Secretary to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government, has issued a circular declaring Monday and Tuesday, April 11 and 12, 2022, as public holidays to link the upcoming weekend with the subsequent annual Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays of Sri Lanka. (full story)    
  • Sri Lanka Declares April 11-12 Additional Public Holidays
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). The Secretary to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government, has issued a circular declaring Monday and Tuesday, April 11 and 12, 2022, as public holidays to link the upcoming weekend with the subsequent annual Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays of Sri Lanka.    
  • East Timor
  • East Timor
  • full story
  • Timor Leste Easter and Electoral Public Holidays April 14, 18, 19 and 20
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to grant 2 full-day and 2 half day public sector holidays in Timor Leste on April 14, 18, 19 and 20, "on the occasion of Holy Thursday and the second vote for the election of the President of the Republic". (full story)    
  • Timor Leste Easter and Electoral Public Holidays April 14, 18, 19 and 20
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to grant 2 full-day and 2 half day public sector holidays in Timor Leste on April 14, 18, 19 and 20, "on the occasion of Holy Thursday and the second vote for the election of the President of the Republic".    

April 7, 2022

  • India
  • India
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  • Assam Declares April 22 Public Holiday For Guwahati Elections
    Source: Government of Assam (Dispur). The government of India's state of Assam has declared a public holiday on Friday, April 22, 2022, on account of the upcoming Guwahati Municipal Corporation Elections. (full story)    
  • Assam Declares April 22 Public Holiday For Guwahati Elections
    Source: Government of Assam (Dispur). The government of India's state of Assam has declared a public holiday on Friday, April 22, 2022, on account of the upcoming Guwahati Municipal Corporation Elections.    
  • Greece
  • Greece
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  • Greece Adds Public Holiday On May 2nd
    Source: The Bank of Greece (Athens). Greece's Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Kostis Hatzidakis, has announced that the Greek government had decided to move the upcoming Labour Day public holiday, from Sunday, May 1st, 2022, to Tuesday, May 2, 2022. (full story)    
  • Greece Adds Public Holiday On May 2nd
    Source: The Bank of Greece (Athens). Greece's Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Kostis Hatzidakis, has announced that the Greek government had decided to move the upcoming Labour Day public holiday, from Sunday, May 1st, 2022, to Tuesday, May 2, 2022.    
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • full story
  • Indonesia Publishes Lebaran 2022 Joint Decree
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The Indonesian government has issued the expected Joint Decree (SKB) of the Minister of Religion No.375 of 2022, the Minister of Manpower No.1 of 2022, and the Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform No.1 of 2022, approving joint leave public holidays (cuti bersama) for the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr 1443 AH. (full story)    
  • Indonesia Publishes Lebaran 2022 Joint Decree
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The Indonesian government has issued the expected Joint Decree (SKB) of the Minister of Religion No.375 of 2022, the Minister of Manpower No.1 of 2022, and the Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform No.1 of 2022, approving joint leave public holidays (cuti bersama) for the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr 1443 AH.    
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Murcia 2023 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia (Murcia). The Governing Council of Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia has approved the annual calendar of official non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2023, on the recommendation of its Consejería de Empresa, Empleo, Universidades y Portavocía. (full story)    
  • Murcia 2023 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia (Murcia). The Governing Council of Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia has approved the annual calendar of official non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2023, on the recommendation of its Consejería de Empresa, Empleo, Universidades y Portavocía.    
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
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  • New Zealand Matariki Public Holiday Bill Passes Into Law
    Source: Radio New Zealand News (Wellington). The Te Pire mō te Hararei Tūmatanui o te Kāhui o Matariki/Te Kāhui o Matariki Public Holiday Bill which establishes a new annual public holiday in New Zealand for the Matariki Maori New Year, has passed in New Zealand's Parliament. (full story)    
  • New Zealand Matariki Public Holiday Bill Passes Into Law
    Source: Radio New Zealand News (Wellington). The Te Pire mō te Hararei Tūmatanui o te Kāhui o Matariki/Te Kāhui o Matariki Public Holiday Bill which establishes a new annual public holiday in New Zealand for the Matariki Maori New Year, has passed in New Zealand's Parliament.    
  • Paraguay
  • Paraguay
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  • Paraguay Public Sector Holiday April 13
    Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción). Paraguay's President, Mario Abdo Benítez, has released the Decree No. 6917 which once again decrees a non-working public sector holiday for Ash Wednesday, on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, to let Paraguayan civil servants begin their Holy Week non-working public holidays a day earlier than the general population. (full story)    
  • Paraguay Public Sector Holiday April 13
    Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción). Paraguay's President, Mario Abdo Benítez, has released the Decree No. 6917 which once again decrees a non-working public sector holiday for Ash Wednesday, on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, to let Paraguayan civil servants begin their Holy Week non-working public holidays a day earlier than the general population.    

April 6, 2022

  • Cape Verde
  • Cape Verde
  • full story
  • Cape Verde Public Sector Holiday April 14
    Source: Ministro da Administração Interna (República de Cabo Verde). The government of Cape Verde has declared a one-off public sector holiday (tolerância de ponto) for the afternoon of Thursday, April 14, 2022, on account of Maundy Thursday ("o Governo vai conceder tolerância de ponto no período da tarde de Quinta-Feira Santa, dia 14 de Abril, em todo o território nacional, abrangendo os funcionários e agentes do Estado, dos institutos públicos e das autarquias locais"). (full story)    
  • Cape Verde Public Sector Holiday April 14
    Source: Ministro da Administração Interna (República de Cabo Verde). The government of Cape Verde has declared a one-off public sector holiday (tolerância de ponto) for the afternoon of Thursday, April 14, 2022, on account of Maundy Thursday ("o Governo vai conceder tolerância de ponto no período da tarde de Quinta-Feira Santa, dia 14 de Abril, em todo o território nacional, abrangendo os funcionários e agentes do Estado, dos institutos públicos e das autarquias locais").    
  • Curaçao
  • Curaçao
  • full story
  • Curacao Public Holiday May 2
    Source: Eilandgebied Curaçao (Willemstad). The government of Curaçao has announced that it had declared Monday, May 2, 2022, as a public holiday in Curaçao ("because Labor Day falls on a Sunday this year, employees will have the following day off"). (full story)    
  • Curacao Public Holiday May 2
    Source: Eilandgebied Curaçao (Willemstad). The government of Curaçao has announced that it had declared Monday, May 2, 2022, as a public holiday in Curaçao ("because Labor Day falls on a Sunday this year, employees will have the following day off").    
  • Gambia
  • Gambia
  • full story
  • Gambian Electoral Public Holiday April 9
    Source: Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul). The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has approved the Gambian Independent Electoral Commission’s request to declare Saturday, April 9, 2022, a one-off public holiday, on account of the upcoming National Assembly Election and "to allow all registered voters to vote in their respective constituencies". (full story)    
  • Gambian Electoral Public Holiday April 9
    Source: Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul). The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has approved the Gambian Independent Electoral Commission’s request to declare Saturday, April 9, 2022, a one-off public holiday, on account of the upcoming National Assembly Election and "to allow all registered voters to vote in their respective constituencies".    
  • Honduras
  • Honduras
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  • Honduras Maintains Easter 2022 Public Holidays
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Government of Honduras has approved the declaration of the entire upcoming Holy Week (April 11-17) as non-working public holidays for Honduras' public sector employees ("las vacaciones de Semana Santa en el gobierno comenzarán desde el próximo lunes"). (full story)    
  • Honduras Maintains Easter 2022 Public Holidays
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Government of Honduras has approved the declaration of the entire upcoming Holy Week (April 11-17) as non-working public holidays for Honduras' public sector employees ("las vacaciones de Semana Santa en el gobierno comenzarán desde el próximo lunes").    
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • full story
  • Indonesia Extends End Of Ramadan Public Holidays To 10 Days
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The Indonesian government has finally approved an extended period of joint leave (cuti bersama) for the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr 1443 AH, in a joint decree that is expected to be released soon by the Minister of Religion, the Minister of Manpower, and the Minister of Administrative Reform and Bureaucratic Reform. (full story)    
  • Indonesia Extends End Of Ramadan Public Holidays To 10 Days
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The Indonesian government has finally approved an extended period of joint leave (cuti bersama) for the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr 1443 AH, in a joint decree that is expected to be released soon by the Minister of Religion, the Minister of Manpower, and the Minister of Administrative Reform and Bureaucratic Reform.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Punjab Declares April 8 Nabha Dass Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Indian State of Punjab has declared a state public holiday for Friday, April 8, 2022, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Nabha Dass. (full story)    
  • Punjab Declares April 8 Nabha Dass Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Indian State of Punjab has declared a state public holiday for Friday, April 8, 2022, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Nabha Dass.    

April 5, 2022

  • Honduras
  • Honduras
  • full story
  • Honduras Day of the Americas Public Holiday Remains On April 14
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (Cohep), has announced that the upcoming Day of the Americas public holiday, would remain on its traditional set date of April 14, in 2022, and not be moved to Monday, April 18, as many had expected. (full story)    
  • Honduras Day of the Americas Public Holiday Remains On April 14
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (Cohep), has announced that the upcoming Day of the Americas public holiday, would remain on its traditional set date of April 14, in 2022, and not be moved to Monday, April 18, as many had expected.    
  • Sudan
  • Sudan
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  • Sudan Declares April 6 Public Holiday
    Source: Sudan News Agency (Khartoum). The Sudanese Secretariat General of the Council of Ministries has declared Wednesday, April 6, 2022, as a national public holiday throughout Sudan, in anticipation of the upcoming demonstrations planned for that date. (full story)    
  • Sudan Declares April 6 Public Holiday
    Source: Sudan News Agency (Khartoum). The Sudanese Secretariat General of the Council of Ministries has declared Wednesday, April 6, 2022, as a national public holiday throughout Sudan, in anticipation of the upcoming demonstrations planned for that date.    

April 4, 2022

  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
  • full story
  • Costa Rican Easter 2022 Public Sector Holidays April 9-17
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). The Government of Costa Rica, based on the guideline No. 132-MIDEPLAN-MTSS, has declared public sector holidays in Costa Rica for the entire upcoming holy week. (full story)    
  • Costa Rican Easter 2022 Public Sector Holidays April 9-17
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). The Government of Costa Rica, based on the guideline No. 132-MIDEPLAN-MTSS, has declared public sector holidays in Costa Rica for the entire upcoming holy week.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Indian Central Government Declares Ambedkar Public Holiday On April 14
    Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (New Delhi). India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has released the vide notification F.No.12/4/2020-JCA ("Declaration Of Closed Holiday On 14th April 2022") declaring a public holiday on Thursday, April 14, 2022, on account of the upcoming birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. (full story)    
  • Indian Central Government Declares Ambedkar Public Holiday On April 14
    Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (New Delhi). India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has released the vide notification F.No.12/4/2020-JCA ("Declaration Of Closed Holiday On 14th April 2022") declaring a public holiday on Thursday, April 14, 2022, on account of the upcoming birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.    
  • Ukraine
  • Ukraine
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  • Ukraine Confirms Orthodox Easter Monday 2022 Public Holiday Cancellation
    Source: Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Kiev). The State Labor Service of Ukraine has confirmed that the date of the upcoming Orthodox Easter Monday, on April 25, 2022, would be a regular working day, as per the recently enacted Law of Ukraine "On the Organization of Labor Relations in Martial Law" № 2136-IX. (full story)    
  • Ukraine Confirms Orthodox Easter Monday 2022 Public Holiday Cancellation
    Source: Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Kiev). The State Labor Service of Ukraine has confirmed that the date of the upcoming Orthodox Easter Monday, on April 25, 2022, would be a regular working day, as per the recently enacted Law of Ukraine "On the Organization of Labor Relations in Martial Law" № 2136-IX.    

April 2, 2022

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • full story
  • Bangladesh Lailatul Qadr April 28
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The government of Bangladesh has announced that the upcoming Lailatul Qadr or Shab-e-Qadr (night of destiny) in Bangladesh would be observed on the evening of Thursday, April 28, 2022, to be followed on the next day by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh. (full story)    
  • Bangladesh Lailatul Qadr April 28
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The government of Bangladesh has announced that the upcoming Lailatul Qadr or Shab-e-Qadr (night of destiny) in Bangladesh would be observed on the evening of Thursday, April 28, 2022, to be followed on the next day by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh.    
  • Guyana
  • Guyana
  • full story
  • Guyana Easter 2022 Public Holidays April 15 and 18
    Source: Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA). Guyana's Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn, has signed the Gazette Notification 89/2022/717 (Notification made under the Public Holidays Act CAP 19:07) declaring Friday and Monday, April 15 and 18, 2022, as public holidays in Guyana, on account of Good Friday and Easter Monday. (full story)    
  • Guyana Easter 2022 Public Holidays April 15 and 18
    Source: Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA). Guyana's Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn, has signed the Gazette Notification 89/2022/717 (Notification made under the Public Holidays Act CAP 19:07) declaring Friday and Monday, April 15 and 18, 2022, as public holidays in Guyana, on account of Good Friday and Easter Monday.    

April 1, 2022

  • France
  • France
  • full story
  • France Presidential Candidate Proposes Declaring Another Annual Public Holiday
    Source: LCI (Paris). The French far left presidential candidate, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, has proposed adding a new annual public holiday in France, if he is elected, and subsequently gets a majority in the parliamentary elections. (full story)    
  • France Presidential Candidate Proposes Declaring Another Annual Public Holiday
    Source: LCI (Paris). The French far left presidential candidate, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, has proposed adding a new annual public holiday in France, if he is elected, and subsequently gets a majority in the parliamentary elections.    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • full story
  • Kyrgyzstan Releases May 2022 Public Holidays Extension Draft
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Migration of Kyrgyzstan has finally submitted for public discussion the draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers "On the postponement of holidays in May 2022" (О переносе выходных дней в мае 2022 года). (full story)    
  • Kyrgyzstan Releases May 2022 Public Holidays Extension Draft
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Migration of Kyrgyzstan has finally submitted for public discussion the draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers "On the postponement of holidays in May 2022" (О переносе выходных дней в мае 2022 года).    
  • Peru
  • Peru
  • full story
  • Peru 2022 Public Holidays Extended
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian government has gazetted the Decreto Supremo Nº 033-2022-PCM which expands the list of the official non-working public holidays in Peru for the calendar year 2022 ("Declaran días no laborables para los trabajadores del sector público a nivel nacional"). (full story)    
  • Peru 2022 Public Holidays Extended
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian government has gazetted the Decreto Supremo Nº 033-2022-PCM which expands the list of the official non-working public holidays in Peru for the calendar year 2022 ("Declaran días no laborables para los trabajadores del sector público a nivel nacional").    

March 31, 2022

  • Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua
  • full story
  • Nicaraguan Easter 2022 Public Sector Holidays Extended
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Ministerio del Trabajo (Mitrab) has announced that Nicaragua's public sector workers and government services would, this year again, close down for 10 consecutive days of public sector holidays in Nicaragua on account of the upcoming Holy Week 2022. (full story)    
  • Nicaraguan Easter 2022 Public Sector Holidays Extended
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Ministerio del Trabajo (Mitrab) has announced that Nicaragua's public sector workers and government services would, this year again, close down for 10 consecutive days of public sector holidays in Nicaragua on account of the upcoming Holy Week 2022.    
  • Panama
  • Panama
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  • Panama Adds December 20 Public Holiday
    Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá (Panama City). The President of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, has signed into law the recently-voted House Bill 157 which declares December 20 as a new annual public holiday to commemorate Panamanians who died during the 1989 U.S. invasion of the country. (full story)    
  • Panama Adds December 20 Public Holiday
    Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá (Panama City). The President of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, has signed into law the recently-voted House Bill 157 which declares December 20 as a new annual public holiday to commemorate Panamanians who died during the 1989 U.S. invasion of the country.    

March 30, 2022

  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Cataluña 2023 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (DOGC). The Department of Business and Labor of the Consell Català de Relacions Laborals has agreed on the annual list of 2023 non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña, including both the nationwide public holidays in Spain, as well as the Catalonia-specific public holidays (calendario oficial de fiestas laborales para el año 2023). (full story)    
  • Cataluña 2023 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (DOGC). The Department of Business and Labor of the Consell Català de Relacions Laborals has agreed on the annual list of 2023 non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña, including both the nationwide public holidays in Spain, as well as the Catalonia-specific public holidays (calendario oficial de fiestas laborales para el año 2023).    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • full story
  • Nepal Declares Ghode Jatra Public Holiday On April 1st
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that the government of Nepal had declared Friday, April 1st, 2022, as a public holiday in the Kathmandu Valley on account of Ghode Jatra, also known as the Horse Racing Day. (full story)    
  • Nepal Declares Ghode Jatra Public Holiday On April 1st
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that the government of Nepal had declared Friday, April 1st, 2022, as a public holiday in the Kathmandu Valley on account of Ghode Jatra, also known as the Horse Racing Day.    

March 29, 2022

  • Nepal
  • Nepal
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  • Nepal Oil Corporation Recommends Return To 2-Day Weekends
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has proposed to the Nepalese Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies that a public holiday be observed on Sunday along with Saturday to reduce fuel consumption, thus extending Nepal's weekend from 1 to 2 days. (full story)    
  • Nepal Oil Corporation Recommends Return To 2-Day Weekends
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has proposed to the Nepalese Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies that a public holiday be observed on Sunday along with Saturday to reduce fuel consumption, thus extending Nepal's weekend from 1 to 2 days.    
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • full story
  • Nunavut Moves Forward With September 30 Statutory Holiday
    Source: The Government of Nunavut (Iqaluit). The Justice Department of the Canadian territory of Nunavut has begun consulting businesses as to the implementation of the September 30th, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, as a statutory holiday throughout Nunavut. (full story)    
  • Nunavut Moves Forward With September 30 Statutory Holiday
    Source: The Government of Nunavut (Iqaluit). The Justice Department of the Canadian territory of Nunavut has begun consulting businesses as to the implementation of the September 30th, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, as a statutory holiday throughout Nunavut.    
  • Uganda
  • Uganda
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  • Ugandan Public Holiday For Speaker Oulanyah On April 8
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). The Minister for Presidency of Uganda, Milly Babalanda, has announced that former speaker of parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, would be buried on Friday, April 8, 2022, and confirmed that that date would will be observed as a public holiday in Uganda. (full story)    
  • Ugandan Public Holiday For Speaker Oulanyah On April 8
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). The Minister for Presidency of Uganda, Milly Babalanda, has announced that former speaker of parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, would be buried on Friday, April 8, 2022, and confirmed that that date would will be observed as a public holiday in Uganda.    

March 28, 2022

  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • full story
  • Kyrgyzstan Maintains April 7 Public Holiday For Now
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Migration of Kyrgyzstan has announced that, for this year at least, April 7 would remain a non-working public holiday ("According to article 113 of the Labor Code, April 7 - the Day of the People's April Revolution - is a non-working holiday in Kyrgyzstan"). (full story)    
  • Kyrgyzstan Maintains April 7 Public Holiday For Now
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Migration of Kyrgyzstan has announced that, for this year at least, April 7 would remain a non-working public holiday ("According to article 113 of the Labor Code, April 7 - the Day of the People's April Revolution - is a non-working holiday in Kyrgyzstan").    
  • Laos
  • Laos
  • full story
  • Laos Pi Mai Lao 2022 Public Holidays April 13-16
    Source: The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Ventiane). Laos' Prime Minister’s Office has announced that the upcoming 2565 Pi Mai Lao, Lao New Year, public holidays would run from April 13 to April 16, 2022, inclusively, with a public holiday being added on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, to compensate for April 16 falling on a Sunday in 2022. (full story)    
  • Laos Pi Mai Lao 2022 Public Holidays April 13-16
    Source: The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Ventiane). Laos' Prime Minister’s Office has announced that the upcoming 2565 Pi Mai Lao, Lao New Year, public holidays would run from April 13 to April 16, 2022, inclusively, with a public holiday being added on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, to compensate for April 16 falling on a Sunday in 2022.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • full story
  • Pakistan First of Ramadan Bank Holiday On April 4
    Source: The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi). The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that all banks would remain closed for public dealings on April 4, 2002, corresponding to the annual Pakistani bank holiday for the first day of Ramadan. (full story)    
  • Pakistan First of Ramadan Bank Holiday On April 4
    Source: The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi). The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that all banks would remain closed for public dealings on April 4, 2002, corresponding to the annual Pakistani bank holiday for the first day of Ramadan.    

March 27, 2022

  • Belarus
  • Belarus
  • full story
  • Belarus Adds June 22 Holiday
    Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk). The Official Internet Portal of the President of the Republic of Belarus has updated its list of National and Public Holidays and Commemorative Dates based on the Decree No.157 of 26 March 1998, by establishing a new annual holiday, on June 22. (full story)    
  • Belarus Adds June 22 Holiday
    Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk). The Official Internet Portal of the President of the Republic of Belarus has updated its list of National and Public Holidays and Commemorative Dates based on the Decree No.157 of 26 March 1998, by establishing a new annual holiday, on June 22.    

March 26, 2022

  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
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  • Malaysian 2023-2024 Islamic Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim). Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its annual Islamic calendar of public holidays in Malaysia for the western years 2023 and 2024 corresponding to 1444-1446 AH (Tarikh Penting Dalam Islam Tahun 2023 and Tarikh Penting Dalam Islam Tahun 2024). (full story)    
  • Malaysian 2023-2024 Islamic Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim). Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its annual Islamic calendar of public holidays in Malaysia for the western years 2023 and 2024 corresponding to 1444-1446 AH (Tarikh Penting Dalam Islam Tahun 2023 and Tarikh Penting Dalam Islam Tahun 2024).    
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • full story
  • South African 2024 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). 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 2024. (full story)    
  • South African 2024 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). 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 2024.    

March 25, 2022

  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
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  • Punjab Declares Lahore Public Holiday March 26
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Government of Pakistan's Province of Punjab has declared Saturday, March 26, 2022, as a local public holiday in the Lahore district on account of the Annual Urs Mubarak of Hazara Madhu Lal Hussain. (full story)    
  • Punjab Declares Lahore Public Holiday March 26
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Government of Pakistan's Province of Punjab has declared Saturday, March 26, 2022, as a local public holiday in the Lahore district on account of the Annual Urs Mubarak of Hazara Madhu Lal Hussain.    
  • India
  • India
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  • West Bengal Moves Harichand Thakur Public Holiday To March 30
    Source: Government of West Bengal (Kolkata). The government of India's State of West Bengal has issued the Corrigendum No. 1230/1 (400)-F(P2) changing the previously-announced date for the upcoming Birth Day of Shri Shri Harichand Thakur from April 10, 2022, to March 30, 2022. (full story)    
  • West Bengal Moves Harichand Thakur Public Holiday To March 30
    Source: Government of West Bengal (Kolkata). The government of India's State of West Bengal has issued the Corrigendum No. 1230/1 (400)-F(P2) changing the previously-announced date for the upcoming Birth Day of Shri Shri Harichand Thakur from April 10, 2022, to March 30, 2022.    

March 24, 2022

  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Trinidad and Tobago
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  • Trinidad and Tobago 2022 Eid Public Holiday May 2nd
    Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal (Port of Spain). The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has issued a press release announcing that Monday, May 2, 2022, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual public holiday of Trinidad and Tobago. (full story)    
  • Trinidad and Tobago 2022 Eid Public Holiday May 2nd
    Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal (Port of Spain). The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has issued a press release announcing that Monday, May 2, 2022, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual public holiday of Trinidad and Tobago.    
  • India
  • India
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  • West Bengal Ballygunge Assembly Public Holiday April 12
    Source: Government of West Bengal (Kolkata). The government of India's State of West Bengal has issued the Memorandum No. 1208--F(P2) declaring "a public holiday under section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 for the Government offices, Organizations, Undertakings, Corporations, Boards, Statutory and Local Bodies, Educational institutions situated within the extent of 40-Asansol Parliamentary Constituency and 161-Ballygunge Assembly Constituency". (full story)    
  • West Bengal Ballygunge Assembly Public Holiday April 12
    Source: Government of West Bengal (Kolkata). The government of India's State of West Bengal has issued the Memorandum No. 1208--F(P2) declaring "a public holiday under section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 for the Government offices, Organizations, Undertakings, Corporations, Boards, Statutory and Local Bodies, Educational institutions situated within the extent of 40-Asansol Parliamentary Constituency and 161-Ballygunge Assembly Constituency".    

March 23, 2022

  • India
  • India
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  • Punjab Makes March 23 Bhagat Singh Public Holiday Permanent
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Government of the Indian State of Punjab has issued a follow-up notification on today's one-off public holiday commemorating the Martyrdom Day of Bhagat Singh, making the said public holiday an annual occurrence. (full story)    
  • Punjab Makes March 23 Bhagat Singh Public Holiday Permanent
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Government of the Indian State of Punjab has issued a follow-up notification on today's one-off public holiday commemorating the Martyrdom Day of Bhagat Singh, making the said public holiday an annual occurrence.    

March 22, 2022

  • India
  • India
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  • Chandigarh Declares Martyrdom Day of Bhagat Singh Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has declared Wednesday, March 23, 2022, as a public holiday in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, on account of the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. (full story)    
  • Chandigarh Declares Martyrdom Day of Bhagat Singh Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has declared Wednesday, March 23, 2022, as a public holiday in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, on account of the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.    
  • Montserrat
  • Montserrat
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  • Montserrat Declares Additional June 2 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Montserrat (Brades). The Acting Governor of Montserrat, Lyndell Simpson, upon the advice of Cabinet, has signed another proclamation, the proclamation SRO-No.-15-of-2022 declaring this time Thursday, June 2, 2022, as another public holiday throughout Montserrat. (full story)    
  • Montserrat Declares Additional June 2 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Montserrat (Brades). The Acting Governor of Montserrat, Lyndell Simpson, upon the advice of Cabinet, has signed another proclamation, the proclamation SRO-No.-15-of-2022 declaring this time Thursday, June 2, 2022, as another public holiday throughout Montserrat.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Punjab Declares March 23 Bhagat Singh Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Chief Minister of the Indian State of Punjab, Bhagwant Mann, has declared a state public holiday for Wednesday, March 23, 2022, to commemorate the death anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh. (full story)    
  • Punjab Declares March 23 Bhagat Singh Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Chief Minister of the Indian State of Punjab, Bhagwant Mann, has declared a state public holiday for Wednesday, March 23, 2022, to commemorate the death anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh.    
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
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  • Thailand Songkran Public Holidays April 13-17
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Thailand's government spokesman, Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, has announced that, at today's meeting, the Thai Cabinet decided not to extend the upcoming Songkran public holidays. (full story)    
  • Thailand Songkran Public Holidays April 13-17
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Thailand's government spokesman, Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, has announced that, at today's meeting, the Thai Cabinet decided not to extend the upcoming Songkran public holidays.    

March 21, 2022

  • Montserrat
  • Montserrat
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  • Montserrat Declares June 3 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Montserrat (Brades). The Acting Governor of Montserrat, Lyndell Simpson, upon the advice of Cabinet, has signed a proclamation SRO-No.-14-of-2022 declaring Friday, June 3, 2022, as a public holiday throughout Montserrat. (full story)    
  • Montserrat Declares June 3 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Montserrat (Brades). The Acting Governor of Montserrat, Lyndell Simpson, upon the advice of Cabinet, has signed a proclamation SRO-No.-14-of-2022 declaring Friday, June 3, 2022, as a public holiday throughout Montserrat.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Tripura Declares Maha Buisu Public Holiday On April 14
    Source: Government of Tripura (Agartala). The Government of India's State of Tripura has declared Thursday, April 14, 2022, as a public holiday to mark the Maha Buisu Festival, which marks the New Year of the Tripuri community. (full story)    
  • Tripura Declares Maha Buisu Public Holiday On April 14
    Source: Government of Tripura (Agartala). The Government of India's State of Tripura has declared Thursday, April 14, 2022, as a public holiday to mark the Maha Buisu Festival, which marks the New Year of the Tripuri community.    
  • Uganda
  • Uganda
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  • Uganda Will Declare A Public Holiday For Speaker Oulanyah
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). The Government of Uganda, has confirmed that the date of the upcoming funeral of Speaker Jacob Oulanyah will be designated as a one-off public holiday in Uganda, as per the terms of the Parliamentary Pensions Act. (full story)    
  • Uganda Will Declare A Public Holiday For Speaker Oulanyah
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). The Government of Uganda, has confirmed that the date of the upcoming funeral of Speaker Jacob Oulanyah will be designated as a one-off public holiday in Uganda, as per the terms of the Parliamentary Pensions Act.    

March 20, 2022

  • Jordan
  • Jordan
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  • Jordan Clarifies Scope Of March 22 Electoral Public Holiday
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). The spokesperson for the Jordanian Ministry of Education, Ahmed Al-Masaafa, has issued a circular confirming that the decision to close schools on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, included all public and private schools. (full story)    
  • Jordan Clarifies Scope Of March 22 Electoral Public Holiday
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). The spokesperson for the Jordanian Ministry of Education, Ahmed Al-Masaafa, has issued a circular confirming that the decision to close schools on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, included all public and private schools.    

March 19, 2022

  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
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  • Afghanistan Cancels Nowruz Public Holiday
    Source: Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul). The spokesman for the labour ministry of the Afghan Taliban government, Mohammad Yunus Sidiqi, has announced that the Persian New Year Nowruz would no longer be observed as a public holiday in Afghanistan, beginning immediately. (full story)    
  • Afghanistan Cancels Nowruz Public Holiday
    Source: Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul). The spokesman for the labour ministry of the Afghan Taliban government, Mohammad Yunus Sidiqi, has announced that the Persian New Year Nowruz would no longer be observed as a public holiday in Afghanistan, beginning immediately.    

March 18, 2022

  • Albania
  • Albania
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  • Albanian 2022 Public Holidays Extended
    Source: Bank of Albania (Tirana). The Bank of Albania, has released an extended version of its previously-announced, and later updated, list of 2022 Albanian bank holidays, with the declaration of a bridge public holiday to link the upcoming Nevruz Day public holiday with the preceding Albanian weekend. (full story)    
  • Albanian 2022 Public Holidays Extended
    Source: Bank of Albania (Tirana). The Bank of Albania, has released an extended version of its previously-announced, and later updated, list of 2022 Albanian bank holidays, with the declaration of a bridge public holiday to link the upcoming Nevruz Day public holiday with the preceding Albanian weekend.    
  • Vanuatu
  • Vanuatu
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  • Vanuatu Cancels April and May 2022 Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila). The President of Vanuatu, Moses Obed Tallis, has signed a revocation order cancelling the upcoming public holidays of April 12, April 22, and May 24, 2022, which had initially been declared for the Malekula Parliamentary by-election, Maleuka Provincial Council by-election, and Port Vila Municipality ordinary election. (full story)    
  • Vanuatu Cancels April and May 2022 Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila). The President of Vanuatu, Moses Obed Tallis, has signed a revocation order cancelling the upcoming public holidays of April 12, April 22, and May 24, 2022, which had initially been declared for the Malekula Parliamentary by-election, Maleuka Provincial Council by-election, and Port Vila Municipality ordinary election.