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April 21, 2024

  • Manipur (MN)
  • Manipur (MN)
  • Manipur Declares April 22 Re-Poll Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Manipur (Imphal). The Government of India's state of Manipur has declared a paid public holiday for tomorrow Monday, April 22, 2024, due to yesterday's Notice No.123/RO/1-IMPC/RE-POLL/LSE/2024 issued by the Returning Officer of the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency, declaring the poll held on April 19 at 11 polling stations to be void and requiring a re-vote on April 22. As per the aforementioned notice, the paid public holiday has been declared "for all public offices, educational institutions, autonomous bodies, etc. and a paid holiday for commercial/private undertakings in the state located within the 11 polling stations of the 1 Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constitutions where fresh polls are slated to take place". Recall that, earlier this month, the General Administration Department of the Government of India's state of Manipur had declared April 19 and 26, 2024, the dates of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Manipur as public holidays. Today's declaration of April 22, 2024, as a paid public holiday thus further amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Manipur as published in last December's vide notification No.LIB-101/1/2022-GAD-GAD.    
  • Manipur Declares April 22 Re-Poll Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Manipur (Imphal). The Government of India's state of Manipur has declared a paid public holiday for tomorrow Monday, April 22, 2024, due to yesterday's Notice No.123/RO/1-IMPC/RE-POLL/LSE/2024 issued by the Returning Officer of the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency, declaring the poll held on April 19 at 11 polling stations to be void and requiring a re-vote on April 22. As per the aforementioned notice, the paid public holiday has been declared "for all public offices, educational institutions, autonomous bodies, etc. and a paid holiday for commercial/private undertakings in the state located within the 11 polling stations of the 1 Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constitutions where fresh polls are slated to take place". Recall that, earlier this month, the General Administration Department of the Government of India's state of Manipur had declared April 19 and 26, 2024, the dates of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Manipur as public holidays. Today's declaration of April 22, 2024, as a paid public holiday thus further amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Manipur as published in last December's vide notification No.LIB-101/1/2022-GAD-GAD.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • Karachi Declares April 23 Public Holiday
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Government of the Pakistani Province of Sindh and Karachi Commissioner, Syed Hassan Naqvi, have announced the declaration of a public holiday in Karachi on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, to "avoid inconvenience to the general public". The aforementioned announcement refers to next Tuesday's visit by the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi.    
  • Karachi Declares April 23 Public Holiday
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Government of the Pakistani Province of Sindh and Karachi Commissioner, Syed Hassan Naqvi, have announced the declaration of a public holiday in Karachi on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, to "avoid inconvenience to the general public". The aforementioned announcement refers to next Tuesday's visit by the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi.    

April 20, 2024

  • Guyana
  • Guyana
  • Guyana Gazettes 2024 Labour Day Public Holiday
    Source: Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA). Earlier today, the Government of Guyana published the Gazette Notification 96/2024/947 (Notification made under the Public Holidays Act CAP 19:07), signed by Guyana's Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn, and declaring Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, as a public holiday in Guyana, on account of Labour Day("Pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 (1) Of The Public Holidays Act, Chapter 19:07, Of The Laws Of Guyana, Wednesday May 1, 2024 is hereby declared a public holiday").    
  • Guyana Gazettes 2024 Labour Day Public Holiday
    Source: Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA). Earlier today, the Government of Guyana published the Gazette Notification 96/2024/947 (Notification made under the Public Holidays Act CAP 19:07), signed by Guyana's Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn, and declaring Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, as a public holiday in Guyana, on account of Labour Day("Pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 (1) Of The Public Holidays Act, Chapter 19:07, Of The Laws Of Guyana, Wednesday May 1, 2024 is hereby declared a public holiday").    
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
  • Iraqi Calls For Eid al-Ghadir Public Holiday
    Source: Al Sumaria News (Baghdad). The leader of the Shiite National Movement has called on the Iraqi parliament to declare Eid al-Ghadir an annual official public holiday in Iraq. As per the aforementioned statement, "At the behest of the Iraqi people and the moderate national majority in all its sects: the Iraqi House of Representatives must legislate a law making the eighteenth of Dhu al-Hijjah Eid al-Ghadir an official public holiday for all Iraqis, regardless of their affiliation or beliefs". Currently the Shiite Eid al-Ghadir is a public holiday in Iran only.    
  • Iraqi Calls For Eid al-Ghadir Public Holiday
    Source: Al Sumaria News (Baghdad). The leader of the Shiite National Movement has called on the Iraqi parliament to declare Eid al-Ghadir an annual official public holiday in Iraq. As per the aforementioned statement, "At the behest of the Iraqi people and the moderate national majority in all its sects: the Iraqi House of Representatives must legislate a law making the eighteenth of Dhu al-Hijjah Eid al-Ghadir an official public holiday for all Iraqis, regardless of their affiliation or beliefs". Currently the Shiite Eid al-Ghadir is a public holiday in Iran only.    

April 19, 2024

  • Brazil
  • Brazil
  • Paraíba Court Overturns Declaration Of Six Public Holidays
    Source: Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia). The Full Court of Justice of the Brazilian State of Paraíba has declared unconstitutional sections of a municipal law in Itaporanga that created six religious holidays in the city, namely; Saint Peter (June 29), tribute to Monsignor José Sifrônio de Assis Filho (September 19), Our Lady of Conception Day (December 8), as well as the Easter-related holidays of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Corpus Christi. The legal suit had been filed by the Federation of Chambers of Store Managers of the State of Paraíba (FCDL/PB).    
  • Paraíba Court Overturns Declaration Of Six Public Holidays
    Source: Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia). The Full Court of Justice of the Brazilian State of Paraíba has declared unconstitutional sections of a municipal law in Itaporanga that created six religious holidays in the city, namely; Saint Peter (June 29), tribute to Monsignor José Sifrônio de Assis Filho (September 19), Our Lady of Conception Day (December 8), as well as the Easter-related holidays of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Corpus Christi. The legal suit had been filed by the Federation of Chambers of Store Managers of the State of Paraíba (FCDL/PB).    
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand Deputy PM: Matariki Public Holiday Here To Stay
    Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Wellington). New Zealand's deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, Winston Raymond Peters has announced that as far as he's concerned, the Matariki public holiday is staying, despite his coalition partner the ACT having been against the declaration of an additional public holiday in midwinter, and Workplace Relations Minister, Brooke van Velden, currently reviewing the Holidays Act. Recall that the passage of the Te Pire mō te Hararei Tūmatanui o te Kāhui o Matariki/Te Kāhui o Matariki Public Holiday Bill in 2022 established a new annual public holiday in New Zealand for the Matariki Maori New Year.    
  • New Zealand Deputy PM: Matariki Public Holiday Here To Stay
    Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Wellington). New Zealand's deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, Winston Raymond Peters has announced that as far as he's concerned, the Matariki public holiday is staying, despite his coalition partner the ACT having been against the declaration of an additional public holiday in midwinter, and Workplace Relations Minister, Brooke van Velden, currently reviewing the Holidays Act. Recall that the passage of the Te Pire mō te Hararei Tūmatanui o te Kāhui o Matariki/Te Kāhui o Matariki Public Holiday Bill in 2022 established a new annual public holiday in New Zealand for the Matariki Maori New Year.    
  • North Korea
  • North Korea
  • North Korea Media Renames Day of the Sun Public Holiday
    Source: The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). It would appear that the April 15th Day of the Sun public holiday celebrating the birthday of North Korea's founder, Kim Il Sung, is slowly being renamed in all media channels. In the run up to last Monday's public holiday, the main North Korean state media outlets (Korean Central News Agency, Rodong Sinmun, Korean Central Television, and Korean Central Broadcasting Station) have been referring to that public holiday using the more generic April Holiday.    
  • North Korea Media Renames Day of the Sun Public Holiday
    Source: The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). It would appear that the April 15th Day of the Sun public holiday celebrating the birthday of North Korea's founder, Kim Il Sung, is slowly being renamed in all media channels. In the run up to last Monday's public holiday, the main North Korean state media outlets (Korean Central News Agency, Rodong Sinmun, Korean Central Television, and Korean Central Broadcasting Station) have been referring to that public holiday using the more generic April Holiday.    

April 18, 2024

  • Brazil
  • Brazil
  • Brazil G20 Public Holidays November 18-19
    Source: Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia). The Rio de Janeiro City Council has approved the executive's proposal PL 2857/2024 which declares November 18 and 19, 2024, as municipal public holidays in the city of Rio de Janeiro, on account of the G20 Meeting being held on those dates. As per the president of the Rio de Janeiro City Council, Carlo Caiado, "This is a very important event, which places Rio as a global protagonist. The holiday is essential to ensure success. We managed to strike a balance with the productive sector, with dialogue, creating exceptions so as not to harm important sectors of the economy". The project now goes to final drafting before being sent for sanction or veto by Rio's Mayor, Eduardo Paes.    
  • Brazil G20 Public Holidays November 18-19
    Source: Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia). The Rio de Janeiro City Council has approved the executive's proposal PL 2857/2024 which declares November 18 and 19, 2024, as municipal public holidays in the city of Rio de Janeiro, on account of the G20 Meeting being held on those dates. As per the president of the Rio de Janeiro City Council, Carlo Caiado, "This is a very important event, which places Rio as a global protagonist. The holiday is essential to ensure success. We managed to strike a balance with the productive sector, with dialogue, creating exceptions so as not to harm important sectors of the economy". The project now goes to final drafting before being sent for sanction or veto by Rio's Mayor, Eduardo Paes.    
  • Colombia
  • Colombia
  • Colombia Confusion About Status Of Civic Day Holiday
    Source: Presidencia de la República (Bogota). Earlier today, Colombian President, Gustavo Petro, issued a decree establishing the Civic Day of Peace with Nature and specifying that, from now on, "the third Friday of the month of April of each year is considered a Non-Business day, for work purposes". In announcing the aforementioned decree, President Petro expounded that "Tomorrow, we want to decree a Civic Day in Colombia, so that people do not use electricity as much as possible, we can save energy that we need in the coming days, and above all so that people reduce, as much as possible, the consumption of drinking water in these large cities, not so that we do not drink water because we would die, but so that we drink it in a place other than where there is water stress". This decree, in effect declaring tomorrow a non-working day, has immediately been criticized as business days in Colombia are "those that run from Monday to Friday, except for certain holidays that are established by law" and as reiterated by the president of the National Federation of Merchants (Fenalco), Jaime Alberto Cabal, "The President of the Republic does not have the power to establish holidays. Holidays are provided for in Law 51 of 1983 and this law has not been modified so that April 19, 2024 becomes a holiday".    
  • Colombia Confusion About Status Of Civic Day Holiday
    Source: Presidencia de la República (Bogota). Earlier today, Colombian President, Gustavo Petro, issued a decree establishing the Civic Day of Peace with Nature and specifying that, from now on, "the third Friday of the month of April of each year is considered a Non-Business day, for work purposes". In announcing the aforementioned decree, President Petro expounded that "Tomorrow, we want to decree a Civic Day in Colombia, so that people do not use electricity as much as possible, we can save energy that we need in the coming days, and above all so that people reduce, as much as possible, the consumption of drinking water in these large cities, not so that we do not drink water because we would die, but so that we drink it in a place other than where there is water stress". This decree, in effect declaring tomorrow a non-working day, has immediately been criticized as business days in Colombia are "those that run from Monday to Friday, except for certain holidays that are established by law" and as reiterated by the president of the National Federation of Merchants (Fenalco), Jaime Alberto Cabal, "The President of the Republic does not have the power to establish holidays. Holidays are provided for in Law 51 of 1983 and this law has not been modified so that April 19, 2024 becomes a holiday".    
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt Announces Sinai Liberation Public Holiday For Private Sector
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egyptian Minister of Labour, Hassan Shehata, has announced that the Egyptian private sector will observe a public holiday on Thursday, April 25, 2024, on the occasion of Sinai Liberation Day and that "if employers decide not to give that day off to employees, the employees should be paid twice their daily wages". Today's announcement follows on the heels of yesterday's declaration by Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, that Thursday, April 25, 2024, would be a paid public sector holiday to celebrate the anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day. Recall that, since 2020, the Egyptian government moves most mid-week public holidays to Thursday (except for Eid Al-Fitr, Eid Al-Adha, and Coptic Christmas). But, in the present case, this was not necessary, as April 25, 2024, falls on a Thursday.    
  • Egypt Announces Sinai Liberation Public Holiday For Private Sector
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egyptian Minister of Labour, Hassan Shehata, has announced that the Egyptian private sector will observe a public holiday on Thursday, April 25, 2024, on the occasion of Sinai Liberation Day and that "if employers decide not to give that day off to employees, the employees should be paid twice their daily wages". Today's announcement follows on the heels of yesterday's declaration by Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, that Thursday, April 25, 2024, would be a paid public sector holiday to celebrate the anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day. Recall that, since 2020, the Egyptian government moves most mid-week public holidays to Thursday (except for Eid Al-Fitr, Eid Al-Adha, and Coptic Christmas). But, in the present case, this was not necessary, as April 25, 2024, falls on a Thursday.    
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan Publishes May 2024 Public Holidays Extension
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan has announced that it had finalized and approved last week's draft decree On the postponement of the day of rest in 2024 (О переносе дня отдыха в 2024 году) which proposed to declare Wednesday, May 8, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to bridge the gap between the May 7 Homeland Defender Day and the May 9 Victory Day public holidays, to be compensated by Saturday, May 4, 2024, being declared a regular working day (Перенести день отдыха с субботы 4 мая 2024 года на среду 8 мая 2024 года). Usually, the Government of Kazakhstan announces the list of one-off bridge public holidays and compensatory working Saturdays in December for the following year, but no such announcement was made in December 2023.    
  • Kazakhstan Publishes May 2024 Public Holidays Extension
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan has announced that it had finalized and approved last week's draft decree On the postponement of the day of rest in 2024 (О переносе дня отдыха в 2024 году) which proposed to declare Wednesday, May 8, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to bridge the gap between the May 7 Homeland Defender Day and the May 9 Victory Day public holidays, to be compensated by Saturday, May 4, 2024, being declared a regular working day (Перенести день отдыха с субботы 4 мая 2024 года на среду 8 мая 2024 года). Usually, the Government of Kazakhstan announces the list of one-off bridge public holidays and compensatory working Saturdays in December for the following year, but no such announcement was made in December 2023.    
  • Macau
  • Macau
  • Macau 2025 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 non-working annual public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2025 (二零二五年度公眾假期、公共行政工作人員獲豁免上班及補假日的日期表), which, once again, also contains the list of one-off public holidays for public servants in Macau for 2025 by the Chief Executive (行政長官批示公共行政工作人員獲准豁免上班日期) as well as per the General Rules for Macao Public Administration Staff (按《澳門公共行政工作人員通則》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). In past years, the announcement of the full list of public holidays for the upcoming calendar year was preceded by the announcement of a list of one-off additional non-working public holidays ("Exemption from work granted to public employees by the Chief Executive" and Compensatory rest days for public employees set forth in No. 4 of Article 79 of the ETAPM). But since the 2022 announcement of 2023 public holidays in Macau, all annual lists of public holidays in Macau have been announced at once.    
  • Macau 2025 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 non-working annual public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2025 (二零二五年度公眾假期、公共行政工作人員獲豁免上班及補假日的日期表), which, once again, also contains the list of one-off public holidays for public servants in Macau for 2025 by the Chief Executive (行政長官批示公共行政工作人員獲准豁免上班日期) as well as per the General Rules for Macao Public Administration Staff (按《澳門公共行政工作人員通則》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). In past years, the announcement of the full list of public holidays for the upcoming calendar year was preceded by the announcement of a list of one-off additional non-working public holidays ("Exemption from work granted to public employees by the Chief Executive" and Compensatory rest days for public employees set forth in No. 4 of Article 79 of the ETAPM). But since the 2022 announcement of 2023 public holidays in Macau, all annual lists of public holidays in Macau have been announced at once.    
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Trinidad and Tobago Renames August 1st Public Holiday
    Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal (Port of Spain). At today’s Post Cabinet Media Briefing, hosted at Whitehall, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley, has announced that the annual Emancipation Day public holiday, observed on August 1st, since 1985, would be renamed as African Emancipation Day from this year onward. As per the aforementioned announcement, "The time has come for us to make it quite clear what Emancipation means, and who’s being emancipated and from what.".    
  • Trinidad and Tobago Renames August 1st Public Holiday
    Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal (Port of Spain). At today’s Post Cabinet Media Briefing, hosted at Whitehall, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley, has announced that the annual Emancipation Day public holiday, observed on August 1st, since 1985, would be renamed as African Emancipation Day from this year onward. As per the aforementioned announcement, "The time has come for us to make it quite clear what Emancipation means, and who’s being emancipated and from what.".    

April 17, 2024

  • Ecuador
  • Ecuador
  • Ecuador Banks To Remain Open During Load Shedding Public Holidays
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). Ecuador's Superintendencia de Bancos has issued the Circular No. SB-IG-2024-0026 which instructs the private banking sector to guarantee the continuous provision of banking services on the upcoming load shedding public holidays of Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, 2024. Earlier today, Ecuador's President, Daniel Noboa Azín, declared Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, 2024, as one-off non-working public holidays in Ecuador to ration electricity and upgrade the country's electrical installations.    
  • Ecuador Banks To Remain Open During Load Shedding Public Holidays
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). Ecuador's Superintendencia de Bancos has issued the Circular No. SB-IG-2024-0026 which instructs the private banking sector to guarantee the continuous provision of banking services on the upcoming load shedding public holidays of Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, 2024. Earlier today, Ecuador's President, Daniel Noboa Azín, declared Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, 2024, as one-off non-working public holidays in Ecuador to ration electricity and upgrade the country's electrical installations.    
  • Ecuador
  • Ecuador
  • Ecuador Declares April 18-19 Load Shedding Public Holidays
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). Ecuador's President, Daniel Noboa Azín, has signed an Executive Decree declaring Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, 2024, as one-off non-working public holidays in Ecuador to ration electricity and upgrade the country's electrical installations.    
  • Ecuador Declares April 18-19 Load Shedding Public Holidays
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). Ecuador's President, Daniel Noboa Azín, has signed an Executive Decree declaring Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, 2024, as one-off non-working public holidays in Ecuador to ration electricity and upgrade the country's electrical installations.    
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt Maintains Sinai Liberation Public Sector Holiday On April 25
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has declared Thursday, April 25, 2024, as a paid public holiday for State Employees to celebrate the anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day. As per the aforementioned announcement, this decision applies to "ministries, governmental bodies, public authorities, municipalities, public enterprises, and public and private companies". Recall that, since 2020, the Egyptian government moves most mid-week public holidays to Thursday (except for Eid Al-Fitr, Eid Al-Adha, and Coptic Christmas). But, in the present case, this was not necessary, as April 25, 2024, falls on a Thursday.    
  • Egypt Maintains Sinai Liberation Public Sector Holiday On April 25
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has declared Thursday, April 25, 2024, as a paid public holiday for State Employees to celebrate the anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day. As per the aforementioned announcement, this decision applies to "ministries, governmental bodies, public authorities, municipalities, public enterprises, and public and private companies". Recall that, since 2020, the Egyptian government moves most mid-week public holidays to Thursday (except for Eid Al-Fitr, Eid Al-Adha, and Coptic Christmas). But, in the present case, this was not necessary, as April 25, 2024, falls on a Thursday.    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan Reveals Changes To Public Holidays Legislation
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Migration of Kyrgyzstan has announced the details of the changes to the annual public holidays in Kyrgyzstan, as they were approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, late last week. The salient points of the aforementioned draft changes are the abolition of the practice of declaring bridge public holiday compensated by working Saturdays, an annual 7-day period of public holidays in January and an 8-day period of public holidays in May, and the cancellation of 4 annual public holidays dates (whose status changes to holidays but working days). These draft changes will now be submitted to the Parliament and, if approved, to the President of Kyrgyzstan for ratification.    
  • Kyrgyzstan Reveals Changes To Public Holidays Legislation
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Migration of Kyrgyzstan has announced the details of the changes to the annual public holidays in Kyrgyzstan, as they were approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, late last week. The salient points of the aforementioned draft changes are the abolition of the practice of declaring bridge public holiday compensated by working Saturdays, an annual 7-day period of public holidays in January and an 8-day period of public holidays in May, and the cancellation of 4 annual public holidays dates (whose status changes to holidays but working days). These draft changes will now be submitted to the Parliament and, if approved, to the President of Kyrgyzstan for ratification.    
  • Uruguay
  • Uruguay
  • Uruguay Orientales Public Holiday Moved To April 22
    Source: Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay). The upcoming Landing of the Thirty-Three Orientals public holiday of Uruguay will be moved from Friday, April 19, to Monday, April 22, 2024, as per Law 16,805, enacted on December 24, 1996 ("Holidays declared by law, without prejudice to the commemoration of they will follow the following regime: A) If they coincide on Saturday, Sunday or Monday, they will be observed in those days. B) If they occur on Tuesday or Wednesday, they will be observed on the immediate Monday previous.) If they occur on Thursday or Friday, they will be observed on the immediate Monday following."), and its modification, Law 17,414 of November 8, 2001, which permanently froze the dates of the observance of the June 19 and November 2 public holidays, leaving only 3 movable public holidays in Uruguay: April 19 (Desembarco de los 33 Orientales), May 18 (Batalla de las Piedras), and October 12 (Descubrimiento de América).    
  • Uruguay Orientales Public Holiday Moved To April 22
    Source: Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay). The upcoming Landing of the Thirty-Three Orientals public holiday of Uruguay will be moved from Friday, April 19, to Monday, April 22, 2024, as per Law 16,805, enacted on December 24, 1996 ("Holidays declared by law, without prejudice to the commemoration of they will follow the following regime: A) If they coincide on Saturday, Sunday or Monday, they will be observed in those days. B) If they occur on Tuesday or Wednesday, they will be observed on the immediate Monday previous.) If they occur on Thursday or Friday, they will be observed on the immediate Monday following."), and its modification, Law 17,414 of November 8, 2001, which permanently froze the dates of the observance of the June 19 and November 2 public holidays, leaving only 3 movable public holidays in Uruguay: April 19 (Desembarco de los 33 Orientales), May 18 (Batalla de las Piedras), and October 12 (Descubrimiento de América).    

April 16, 2024

  • Armenia
  • Armenia
  • Armenian Yazidi Genocide Bill Passes Second Reading
    Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS). The Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs of Armenia's Parliament has passed in its second reading the draft law on Making Addendum to the Law on Holidays and Memorial Days of the Republic of Armenia which would amend the Law on RA Holidays and Memorial Days with the inclusion of August 3 as the date to commemorate the 2014 Sinjar Yazidi genocide by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.    
  • Armenian Yazidi Genocide Bill Passes Second Reading
    Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS). The Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs of Armenia's Parliament has passed in its second reading the draft law on Making Addendum to the Law on Holidays and Memorial Days of the Republic of Armenia which would amend the Law on RA Holidays and Memorial Days with the inclusion of August 3 as the date to commemorate the 2014 Sinjar Yazidi genocide by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan May 2024 Additional Public Holidays
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Migration of Kyrgyzstan has reminded the population of the additional days off and public holidays for May 2024. As per the December 26, 2023, resolution (для рационального использования выходных и нерабочих праздничных) signed by the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, Akylbek Zhaparov, in addition to the annual public holidays on May 1st, May 5 and May 9, the expected non-working days of Monday, May 6, and Saturday, May 11, will be regular working days so that Thursday and Friday, May 2-3, 2024, can be declared as bridge public holidays.    
  • Kyrgyzstan May 2024 Additional Public Holidays
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Migration of Kyrgyzstan has reminded the population of the additional days off and public holidays for May 2024. As per the December 26, 2023, resolution (для рационального использования выходных и нерабочих праздничных) signed by the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, Akylbek Zhaparov, in addition to the annual public holidays on May 1st, May 5 and May 9, the expected non-working days of Monday, May 6, and Saturday, May 11, will be regular working days so that Thursday and Friday, May 2-3, 2024, can be declared as bridge public holidays.    
  • Macedonia
  • Macedonia
  • Macedonia Declares April 24 and May 8 Electoral Public Holidays
    Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia (Skopje). Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia has decided that Wednesday, April 24, and Wednesday, May 8, 2024, would be non-working public holidays for "all citizens of the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia" on account of the upcoming elections for the President of the Republic of North Macedonia and the elections for deputies in the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia, respectively.    
  • Macedonia Declares April 24 and May 8 Electoral Public Holidays
    Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia (Skopje). Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia has decided that Wednesday, April 24, and Wednesday, May 8, 2024, would be non-working public holidays for "all citizens of the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia" on account of the upcoming elections for the President of the Republic of North Macedonia and the elections for deputies in the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia, respectively.    
  • Timor-Leste
  • Timor-Leste
  • Timor Leste Could Declare September Papal Visit Public Holiday
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has announced the dates of the visit of Pope Francis to Timor Leste, as Monday to Wednesday, September 9-11, 2024 (Visita Apostólica de Sua Santidade, o Papa Francisco, a Timor-Leste). We expect that at least one of these 3 days will be declared a public holiday in Timor Leste.    
  • Timor Leste Could Declare September Papal Visit Public Holiday
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has announced the dates of the visit of Pope Francis to Timor Leste, as Monday to Wednesday, September 9-11, 2024 (Visita Apostólica de Sua Santidade, o Papa Francisco, a Timor-Leste). We expect that at least one of these 3 days will be declared a public holiday in Timor Leste.    

April 15, 2024

  • Armenia
  • Armenia
  • Armenian Bill To Commemorate Yazidi Genocide On August 3
    Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS). The Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs of Armenia's Parliament, Rustam Bakoyan, has announced that the committee has debated a draft law on Making Addendum to the Law on Holidays and Memorial Days of the Republic of Armenia which would amend the Law on RA Holidays and Memorial Days with the inclusion of August 3 as the date to commemorate the 2014 Sinjar Yazidi genocide by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The Committee endorsed the draft law in its first reading.    
  • Armenian Bill To Commemorate Yazidi Genocide On August 3
    Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS). The Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs of Armenia's Parliament, Rustam Bakoyan, has announced that the committee has debated a draft law on Making Addendum to the Law on Holidays and Memorial Days of the Republic of Armenia which would amend the Law on RA Holidays and Memorial Days with the inclusion of August 3 as the date to commemorate the 2014 Sinjar Yazidi genocide by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The Committee endorsed the draft law in its first reading.    
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia Extends Eid Al-Fitr Public Sector Holidays With April 16-17 WFH
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesia's Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform (MoABR/PAN-RB), Abdullah Azwar Anas, has issued the Circular Letter of the Minister of PANRB No. 1 of 2024 declaring the implementation of official duties from home (work from home/WFH) for a maximum of 50 percent of state civil servants on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16-17, 2024, "to strengthen the management of Eid backflow".    
  • Indonesia Extends Eid Al-Fitr Public Sector Holidays With April 16-17 WFH
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesia's Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform (MoABR/PAN-RB), Abdullah Azwar Anas, has issued the Circular Letter of the Minister of PANRB No. 1 of 2024 declaring the implementation of official duties from home (work from home/WFH) for a maximum of 50 percent of state civil servants on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16-17, 2024, "to strengthen the management of Eid backflow".    
  • Jordan
  • Jordan
  • Jordan Moves 2024 Labor Day Public Holiday
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordanian Prime Minister, Bisher Al-Khasawneh, has issued an official statement announcing that the public holiday for the upcoming International Labor Day would be observed by all ministries, official departments, public institutions, universities, municipalities, joint service councils, the Greater Amman Municipality, and government-owned companies, on Thursday, May 2, rather than Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Some annual fixed-date Jordanian public holidays are often moved to adjoin a weekend, when they occur in mid-week.    
  • Jordan Moves 2024 Labor Day Public Holiday
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordanian Prime Minister, Bisher Al-Khasawneh, has issued an official statement announcing that the public holiday for the upcoming International Labor Day would be observed by all ministries, official departments, public institutions, universities, municipalities, joint service councils, the Greater Amman Municipality, and government-owned companies, on Thursday, May 2, rather than Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Some annual fixed-date Jordanian public holidays are often moved to adjoin a weekend, when they occur in mid-week.    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • Gandaki Province Declares April 16 Public Holiday
    Source: The Office of the Chief Minister of Gandaki Province (Kaski). The Office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers of Nepal's Gandaki Province has declared a regional public holiday on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, to mark of Chaitra Shukla Ashtami (also known as Chaite Dasain). As per the notice published in the provincial gazette, all government offices, educational institutions, and public institutions throughout the province will remain closed on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Recall that in early March 2023, the Nepalese federal government cabinet decided that provincial governments could add up to six public holidays a year to the national list of Nepalese public holidays released by the federal government, with the Federal Ministry of Home Affairs deciding the regional public holidays to be observed in the Kathmandu valley.    
  • Gandaki Province Declares April 16 Public Holiday
    Source: The Office of the Chief Minister of Gandaki Province (Kaski). The Office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers of Nepal's Gandaki Province has declared a regional public holiday on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, to mark of Chaitra Shukla Ashtami (also known as Chaite Dasain). As per the notice published in the provincial gazette, all government offices, educational institutions, and public institutions throughout the province will remain closed on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Recall that in early March 2023, the Nepalese federal government cabinet decided that provincial governments could add up to six public holidays a year to the national list of Nepalese public holidays released by the federal government, with the Federal Ministry of Home Affairs deciding the regional public holidays to be observed in the Kathmandu valley.    

April 14, 2024

  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand 2025 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Wellington). The New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released the list of non-working public holidays in New Zealand for the calendar year 2025. The previous list of New Zealand 2023-2024 public holidays had been released almost 3 years ago, but it was amended in 2022, following the passage of the Te Pire mō te Hararei Tūmatanui o te Kāhui o Matariki/Te Kāhui o Matariki Public Holiday Bill which established a new annual public holiday in New Zealand for the Matariki Maori New Year.    
  • New Zealand 2025 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Wellington). The New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released the list of non-working public holidays in New Zealand for the calendar year 2025. The previous list of New Zealand 2023-2024 public holidays had been released almost 3 years ago, but it was amended in 2022, following the passage of the Te Pire mō te Hararei Tūmatanui o te Kāhui o Matariki/Te Kāhui o Matariki Public Holiday Bill which established a new annual public holiday in New Zealand for the Matariki Maori New Year.    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE Media Claim Declaration of June 16-19 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). Over the weekend, many UAE online sites have carried a story claiming that "The UAE Cabinet has already approved a four-day public holiday from June 16 to June 19 to mark Arafa Day and Eid Al Adha, collectively known as the Feast of Sacrifice", which differs from our forecast that the upcoming Arafat Day would occur on Saturday, June 15, and Eid Al Adha from June 16-18, 2024. Currently, the only official announcement is that of last January announcing a 1-day public holiday on Arafah Day (Dhul Hijjah 9, 1445 H) and 3-day public holidays for Eid Al Adha (Dhul Hijjah 10-12, 1445 H). These media reports all quote the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Astronomical Society, Ibrahim Al Jarwan, stating "that astronomical calculations indicate that Eid Al Adha will likely fall on June 17 preceded by Arafa Day on June 16". This is correct astronomically, as the new Moon will be less than 4 hours at the time of moonset on June 6, making its sighting almost impossible. However, until now, the UAE has always followed Saudi Arabia's declaration of the beginning of the Hijri months and while the beginning of each Muslim month in Saudi Arabia is supposed to be based on human sightings, in practice these sightings follow the calculated Umm al-Qura Islamic calendar, which only require the new Moon to be 5 minutes old at the time of moonset on the 29th day of the month.    
  • UAE Media Claim Declaration of June 16-19 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). Over the weekend, many UAE online sites have carried a story claiming that "The UAE Cabinet has already approved a four-day public holiday from June 16 to June 19 to mark Arafa Day and Eid Al Adha, collectively known as the Feast of Sacrifice", which differs from our forecast that the upcoming Arafat Day would occur on Saturday, June 15, and Eid Al Adha from June 16-18, 2024. Currently, the only official announcement is that of last January announcing a 1-day public holiday on Arafah Day (Dhul Hijjah 9, 1445 H) and 3-day public holidays for Eid Al Adha (Dhul Hijjah 10-12, 1445 H). These media reports all quote the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Astronomical Society, Ibrahim Al Jarwan, stating "that astronomical calculations indicate that Eid Al Adha will likely fall on June 17 preceded by Arafa Day on June 16". This is correct astronomically, as the new Moon will be less than 4 hours at the time of moonset on June 6, making its sighting almost impossible. However, until now, the UAE has always followed Saudi Arabia's declaration of the beginning of the Hijri months and while the beginning of each Muslim month in Saudi Arabia is supposed to be based on human sightings, in practice these sightings follow the calculated Umm al-Qura Islamic calendar, which only require the new Moon to be 5 minutes old at the time of moonset on the 29th day of the month.    

April 13, 2024

  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic's Democratic Option Proposes Friday-Saturday-Sunday Public Holidays
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Dominican Republic's Democratic Option (OD) party has submitted to the Central Electoral Board its government plan for the years 2024-2028. This plan proposes to progressively reduce the working week in the Dominican Republi until it reaches 32 hours. As per the submitted plan, it is the OD's intention to "establish a policy to progressively reduce the working day to four days in a staggered manner by sectors, with a maximum of 32 hours per week, from Monday to Thursday and convert Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays into holidays".    
  • Dominican Republic's Democratic Option Proposes Friday-Saturday-Sunday Public Holidays
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Dominican Republic's Democratic Option (OD) party has submitted to the Central Electoral Board its government plan for the years 2024-2028. This plan proposes to progressively reduce the working week in the Dominican Republi until it reaches 32 hours. As per the submitted plan, it is the OD's intention to "establish a policy to progressively reduce the working day to four days in a staggered manner by sectors, with a maximum of 32 hours per week, from Monday to Thursday and convert Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays into holidays".    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • Madhes Province Declares April 14 Judsheetal Public Holiday
    Source: The Government of Madhes Province (Godar). The Government of Nepal's Madhes Province has declared a public holiday on Sunday, April 14, 2024, to mark the Judsheetal festival, being observed in Tarai-Madhes and the Mithila region. Recall that in early March 2023, the Nepalese federal government cabinet decided that provincial governments could add up to six public holidays a year to the national list of Nepalese public holidays released by the federal government, with the Federal Ministry of Home Affairs deciding the regional public holidays to be observed in the Kathmandu valley.    
  • Madhes Province Declares April 14 Judsheetal Public Holiday
    Source: The Government of Madhes Province (Godar). The Government of Nepal's Madhes Province has declared a public holiday on Sunday, April 14, 2024, to mark the Judsheetal festival, being observed in Tarai-Madhes and the Mithila region. Recall that in early March 2023, the Nepalese federal government cabinet decided that provincial governments could add up to six public holidays a year to the national list of Nepalese public holidays released by the federal government, with the Federal Ministry of Home Affairs deciding the regional public holidays to be observed in the Kathmandu valley.    
  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan Unlikely To Extend May 1st Public Holiday In Time For 2024
    Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei). Taiwanese Government departments are discussing the possibility of extending the scope of the May 1st public holiday, and also consulting representatives of various social groups for their feedback, but officials have expressed doubts as to whether Taiwan will declare May 1st, 2024, as a national public holiday. Currently, May 1st is observed as the Labor Day public holiday, but only by the private sector. Early last month, Taiwanese Premier, Chen Chien-jen, had announced that she was open to making Labor Day a public holiday that is uniformly observed nationwide, but that some compensatory adjustment would be needed and the proposal has received support from the All-China Federation of Teachers Unions and legislators from both the ruling and opposition parties, although Taiwan's Interior Minister Lin Yu-chang remarked that currently, the total number of national holidays in Taiwan is fixed and regulated by legislative resolution.    
  • Taiwan Unlikely To Extend May 1st Public Holiday In Time For 2024
    Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei). Taiwanese Government departments are discussing the possibility of extending the scope of the May 1st public holiday, and also consulting representatives of various social groups for their feedback, but officials have expressed doubts as to whether Taiwan will declare May 1st, 2024, as a national public holiday. Currently, May 1st is observed as the Labor Day public holiday, but only by the private sector. Early last month, Taiwanese Premier, Chen Chien-jen, had announced that she was open to making Labor Day a public holiday that is uniformly observed nationwide, but that some compensatory adjustment would be needed and the proposal has received support from the All-China Federation of Teachers Unions and legislators from both the ruling and opposition parties, although Taiwan's Interior Minister Lin Yu-chang remarked that currently, the total number of national holidays in Taiwan is fixed and regulated by legislative resolution.    

April 12, 2024

  • Bolivia
  • Bolivia
  • Bolivia Confirms Rules For Day In Lieu Public Holidays
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz). Bolivia's Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security has re-iterated that, according the the Ley General del Trabajo (Labour Code of Bolivia), if a public holiday falls on a Sunday, then it is extended to the following Monday. But, the Ministry emphasized that, because Saturdays are considered working days, public holidays falling on a Saturday are maintained and are not extended.    
  • Bolivia Confirms Rules For Day In Lieu Public Holidays
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz). Bolivia's Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security has re-iterated that, according the the Ley General del Trabajo (Labour Code of Bolivia), if a public holiday falls on a Sunday, then it is extended to the following Monday. But, the Ministry emphasized that, because Saturdays are considered working days, public holidays falling on a Saturday are maintained and are not extended.    
  • Chandigarh (CH)
  • Chandigarh (CH)
  • Chandigarh Extends Scope Of April 14 Ambedkar Jayanti Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has extended the scope of the public holiday on Sunday, April 14, 2024, marking the anniversary of the birth of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. As per today's Home Department Notification No. 6/1/1-1H(I)-2024/4846, signed by the Home Secretary, Nitin Kumar Yadav, "In partial modification of this Administration's Notification No. 6/1/1-IH(I)-2023/17123-17130, dated 15.12.2023 regarding declaring of Public Holidays in the Union Territory of Chandigarh during the calendar year 2024, the 14th April, 2024 (Sunday) will now be observed as Public Holiday in all the Government Offices/ Boards/ Corporations/ Institutions including Industrial Establishments under the Chandigarh Administration on account of birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar".    
  • Chandigarh Extends Scope Of April 14 Ambedkar Jayanti Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has extended the scope of the public holiday on Sunday, April 14, 2024, marking the anniversary of the birth of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. As per today's Home Department Notification No. 6/1/1-1H(I)-2024/4846, signed by the Home Secretary, Nitin Kumar Yadav, "In partial modification of this Administration's Notification No. 6/1/1-IH(I)-2023/17123-17130, dated 15.12.2023 regarding declaring of Public Holidays in the Union Territory of Chandigarh during the calendar year 2024, the 14th April, 2024 (Sunday) will now be observed as Public Holiday in all the Government Offices/ Boards/ Corporations/ Institutions including Industrial Establishments under the Chandigarh Administration on account of birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar".    
  • Honduras
  • Honduras
  • Honduras' Cohep Clarifies Status Of April 14 Public Holiday
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Legal Advisory officer of the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (Cohep), Alejandra Banegas, has clarified the consequences of the upcoming Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) public holiday falling on a Sunday. As per Officer Banegas'statement, "The national holiday of April 14, already established, falls on a Sunday and this is very particular, since the law instructs us that the holidays will be taken on the corresponding day", meaning that "for companies that work from Monday to Friday this holiday is lost". In the case of shops, restaurants and tourism venues that open on Sundays, then "the law stipulates double payment for the day being worked".    
  • Honduras' Cohep Clarifies Status Of April 14 Public Holiday
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Legal Advisory officer of the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (Cohep), Alejandra Banegas, has clarified the consequences of the upcoming Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) public holiday falling on a Sunday. As per Officer Banegas'statement, "The national holiday of April 14, already established, falls on a Sunday and this is very particular, since the law instructs us that the holidays will be taken on the corresponding day", meaning that "for companies that work from Monday to Friday this holiday is lost". In the case of shops, restaurants and tourism venues that open on Sundays, then "the law stipulates double payment for the day being worked".    
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan Publishes May 2024 Public Holidays Extension Draft
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan has published the draft decree On the postponement of the day of rest in 2024 (О переносе дня отдыха в 2024 году) which proposes to declare Wednesday, May 8, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to bridge the gap between the May 7 Homeland Defender Day and the May 9 Victory Day public holidays. As compensation, Saturday, May 4, 2024, would be declared a regular working day (Перенести день отдыха с субботы 4 мая 2024 года на среду 8 мая 2024 года). The aforementioned draft has been posted on the eGov website of the Government of Kazakhstan (Открытые НПА), for comments until April 25. Many initial comments are unfavorable; some due to the last-minute nature of the announcement, but many because Sunday, May 5, 2024, is Orthodox Easter Sunday. so, the bridge public holiday will probably be confirmed, but the compensatory working Saturday might be moved to another date, such as May 11. Usually, the Government of Kazakhstan announces the list of one-off bridge public holidays and compensatory working Saturdays in December for the following year, but no such announcement was made in December 2023, leading the media to keep pressing the press service of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population who, earlier this month, stated that no decision had been made as to the possible transfer of one or more May 2024 workdays to a nearby Saturday.    
  • Kazakhstan Publishes May 2024 Public Holidays Extension Draft
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan has published the draft decree On the postponement of the day of rest in 2024 (О переносе дня отдыха в 2024 году) which proposes to declare Wednesday, May 8, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to bridge the gap between the May 7 Homeland Defender Day and the May 9 Victory Day public holidays. As compensation, Saturday, May 4, 2024, would be declared a regular working day (Перенести день отдыха с субботы 4 мая 2024 года на среду 8 мая 2024 года). The aforementioned draft has been posted on the eGov website of the Government of Kazakhstan (Открытые НПА), for comments until April 25. Many initial comments are unfavorable; some due to the last-minute nature of the announcement, but many because Sunday, May 5, 2024, is Orthodox Easter Sunday. so, the bridge public holiday will probably be confirmed, but the compensatory working Saturday might be moved to another date, such as May 11. Usually, the Government of Kazakhstan announces the list of one-off bridge public holidays and compensatory working Saturdays in December for the following year, but no such announcement was made in December 2023, leading the media to keep pressing the press service of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population who, earlier this month, stated that no decision had been made as to the possible transfer of one or more May 2024 workdays to a nearby Saturday.    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan Cabinet Approves Changes To Public Holidays Legislation
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan has approved changes to the Labor Code which overhaul the list of annual public holidays in Kyrgyzstan "with the aim of achieving a balance of interests of workers and employers, and due to the fact that the current Labor Code was adopted in 2004 and does not meet the realities of the time". Details of the aforementioned changes are expected in the next few days.    
  • Kyrgyzstan Cabinet Approves Changes To Public Holidays Legislation
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan has approved changes to the Labor Code which overhaul the list of annual public holidays in Kyrgyzstan "with the aim of achieving a balance of interests of workers and employers, and due to the fact that the current Labor Code was adopted in 2004 and does not meet the realities of the time". Details of the aforementioned changes are expected in the next few days.    
  • Monaco
  • Monaco
  • Monaco Public Holiday May 9
    Source: Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté (Monaco). Monaco's State Ministry has gazetted the Circulaire n° 2024‑3 du 4 avril 2024 relative au jeudi 9 mai 2024 (Jour de l'Ascension), jour férié légal, in today's Journal Officiel Numéro 8690, confirming that Thursday, May 9, 2024, would be a public holiday in Monaco for all employees ("Aux termes de la loi n° 798 du 18 février 1966 portant fixation des jours fériés légaux et de la loi n° 800 du 18 février 1966, modifiée, régissant la rémunération et les conditions de travail relatives aux jours fériés légaux, le jeudi 9 mai 2024 est un jour férié, chômé et payé pour l'ensemble des salariés quel que soit leur mode de rémunération"). The aforementioned circulaire supplements the previously-announced annual list of official non-working public holidays in Monaco and Monaco bank holidays for the calendar year 2024, as released last October.    
  • Monaco Public Holiday May 9
    Source: Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté (Monaco). Monaco's State Ministry has gazetted the Circulaire n° 2024‑3 du 4 avril 2024 relative au jeudi 9 mai 2024 (Jour de l'Ascension), jour férié légal, in today's Journal Officiel Numéro 8690, confirming that Thursday, May 9, 2024, would be a public holiday in Monaco for all employees ("Aux termes de la loi n° 798 du 18 février 1966 portant fixation des jours fériés légaux et de la loi n° 800 du 18 février 1966, modifiée, régissant la rémunération et les conditions de travail relatives aux jours fériés légaux, le jeudi 9 mai 2024 est un jour férié, chômé et payé pour l'ensemble des salariés quel que soit leur mode de rémunération"). The aforementioned circulaire supplements the previously-announced annual list of official non-working public holidays in Monaco and Monaco bank holidays for the calendar year 2024, as released last October.    
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lankan April 15 Bank Holiday Not Clear
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). Earlier this week, Sri Lanka's Home Affairs State Minister, Ashoka Priyantha, announced that Monday, April 15, 2024, would be a one-off public holiday due to the overlap of the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays with the weekend, as well as the Hisa Thel Gama scheduled to take place on April 15. But the Home Affairs Ministry's gazette notification only mentioned a public holiday without specifying if April 15 would also be a banking and mercantile holiday. Contacted by the media on the question, the Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs and Provincial Affair, Pradeep Yasarathne, responded that "we have declared a public holiday. It is up to the relevant institutions to decide".    
  • Sri Lankan April 15 Bank Holiday Not Clear
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). Earlier this week, Sri Lanka's Home Affairs State Minister, Ashoka Priyantha, announced that Monday, April 15, 2024, would be a one-off public holiday due to the overlap of the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays with the weekend, as well as the Hisa Thel Gama scheduled to take place on April 15. But the Home Affairs Ministry's gazette notification only mentioned a public holiday without specifying if April 15 would also be a banking and mercantile holiday. Contacted by the media on the question, the Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs and Provincial Affair, Pradeep Yasarathne, responded that "we have declared a public holiday. It is up to the relevant institutions to decide".    
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam's PM Approves Extended April 27-May 1 Public Holidays
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Government Office has issued the official dispatch No. 2450/VPCP-KGVX announcing that the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Pham Minh Chinh, had approved the proposal of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) for the extension of the upcoming Liberation Day and Labour Day public holidays by declaring Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off bridge public holiday, to be compensated by the declaration of Saturday, May 4, 2024, as a regular working day. MOLISA's official dispatch No. 1385/BLDTBXH-CATLD, issued at the beginning of the month, had been submitted to 15 agencies and ministries with 13 of these 15 ministries and branches having approved the proposal.    
  • Vietnam's PM Approves Extended April 27-May 1 Public Holidays
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Government Office has issued the official dispatch No. 2450/VPCP-KGVX announcing that the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Pham Minh Chinh, had approved the proposal of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) for the extension of the upcoming Liberation Day and Labour Day public holidays by declaring Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off bridge public holiday, to be compensated by the declaration of Saturday, May 4, 2024, as a regular working day. MOLISA's official dispatch No. 1385/BLDTBXH-CATLD, issued at the beginning of the month, had been submitted to 15 agencies and ministries with 13 of these 15 ministries and branches having approved the proposal.    

April 11, 2024

  • Gabon
  • Gabon
  • Gabon Declares April 17 Public Holiday
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's ministre du Travail et de la lutte contre le chômage, Adrien Nguema Mba, has issued a communique declaring Wednesday, April 17, 2024, as a public holiday in the Gabon, on account of the upcoming journée nationale de la femme. The aforementioned communique states that "Mercredi 17 avril 2024, est déclarée fériée, chômée et récupérable sur toute l’étendue du territoire national" in line with the décret n° 00727/PR/MTEFP du 29 juin 1998, réglementant le régime des jours fériés en République gabonaise et modifié en son article 2 par le décret N° 000484/PR/MTE du 26 mai 2004.    
  • Gabon Declares April 17 Public Holiday
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's ministre du Travail et de la lutte contre le chômage, Adrien Nguema Mba, has issued a communique declaring Wednesday, April 17, 2024, as a public holiday in the Gabon, on account of the upcoming journée nationale de la femme. The aforementioned communique states that "Mercredi 17 avril 2024, est déclarée fériée, chômée et récupérable sur toute l’étendue du territoire national" in line with the décret n° 00727/PR/MTEFP du 29 juin 1998, réglementant le régime des jours fériés en République gabonaise et modifié en son article 2 par le décret N° 000484/PR/MTE du 26 mai 2004.    
  • Liberia
  • Liberia
  • Liberia Declares April 12 National Fast and Prayer Day Public Holiday
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia). The President of the Republic of Liberia, Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Sr., has issued a Proclamation declaring Friday, April 12, 2024, as National Fast and Prayer Day, a public holiday to be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia. The National Fast and Prayer Day was set aside as an annual non-working public holiday by an Act of the National Legislature in 1883, "as a National Holiday for supplication, fasting and meditation to the Almighty God so that our efforts as people, may be crowned with great achievements to the common cause of the nation, the state and our common humanity", but such last-minute re-confirmation of annual public holidays are a staple of the Liberian public holidays calendar.    
  • Liberia Declares April 12 National Fast and Prayer Day Public Holiday
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia). The President of the Republic of Liberia, Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Sr., has issued a Proclamation declaring Friday, April 12, 2024, as National Fast and Prayer Day, a public holiday to be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia. The National Fast and Prayer Day was set aside as an annual non-working public holiday by an Act of the National Legislature in 1883, "as a National Holiday for supplication, fasting and meditation to the Almighty God so that our efforts as people, may be crowned with great achievements to the common cause of the nation, the state and our common humanity", but such last-minute re-confirmation of annual public holidays are a staple of the Liberian public holidays calendar.    
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand Members' Bill To Liberalize Easter Holidays Trading
    Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Wellington). New Zealand's Parliamentary ballot system, to choose around 50 Members' Bills every year, has brought to the fore the Repeal of Good Friday and Easter Sunday as Restricted Trading Days (Shop Trading and Sale of Alcohol) Amendment Bill of ACT MP Cameron Luxton. As per the Explanatory Note that prefaces the aforementioned bill, "This Bill seeks to remove an extra burden on businesses by removing the restriction on trading and selling alcohol on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.". Recall that the ACT (Association of Consumers and Taxpayers) is part of the current ruling Sixth National government coalition of New Zealand. In its pre-election manifesto, the ACT had pledged to cancel the annual January 2 public holiday to compensate the addition of the Matariki public holiday in 2022, but the removal of one of New Zealand's annual public holidays did not make it into the 3 parties' coalition agreement, although New Zealand's Workplace Relations and Safety Minister, Brooke van Velden, has recently reiterated that the current ruling coalition wanted to make changes to the Holiday Act. Although very few members’ bills become law, with most not passing the first reading stage, there have been notable exceptions. The 2013 Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and Anzac Day) Amendment Bill which makes the Monday after weekend occurrence of Waitangi Day and Anzac Day a public holiday, had been drawn from the member's bill ballot and introduced to New Zealand's Parliament in February 2012.    
  • New Zealand Members' Bill To Liberalize Easter Holidays Trading
    Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Wellington). New Zealand's Parliamentary ballot system, to choose around 50 Members' Bills every year, has brought to the fore the Repeal of Good Friday and Easter Sunday as Restricted Trading Days (Shop Trading and Sale of Alcohol) Amendment Bill of ACT MP Cameron Luxton. As per the Explanatory Note that prefaces the aforementioned bill, "This Bill seeks to remove an extra burden on businesses by removing the restriction on trading and selling alcohol on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.". Recall that the ACT (Association of Consumers and Taxpayers) is part of the current ruling Sixth National government coalition of New Zealand. In its pre-election manifesto, the ACT had pledged to cancel the annual January 2 public holiday to compensate the addition of the Matariki public holiday in 2022, but the removal of one of New Zealand's annual public holidays did not make it into the 3 parties' coalition agreement, although New Zealand's Workplace Relations and Safety Minister, Brooke van Velden, has recently reiterated that the current ruling coalition wanted to make changes to the Holiday Act. Although very few members’ bills become law, with most not passing the first reading stage, there have been notable exceptions. The 2013 Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and Anzac Day) Amendment Bill which makes the Monday after weekend occurrence of Waitangi Day and Anzac Day a public holiday, had been drawn from the member's bill ballot and introduced to New Zealand's Parliament in February 2012.    
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam Clarifies Possible Extension Of April-May Public Holidays
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has submitted to the Prime Minister its proposal of last week for the extension of the upcoming Liberation Day and Labour Day public holidays by declaring Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off bridge public holiday, to be compensated by the declaration of Saturday, May 4, 2024, as a regular working day. MOLISA's official dispatch No. 1385/BLDTBXH-CATLD of last week had been submitted to 15 agencies and ministries with 13 of these 15 ministries and branches having approved the proposal.    
  • Vietnam Clarifies Possible Extension Of April-May Public Holidays
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has submitted to the Prime Minister its proposal of last week for the extension of the upcoming Liberation Day and Labour Day public holidays by declaring Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off bridge public holiday, to be compensated by the declaration of Saturday, May 4, 2024, as a regular working day. MOLISA's official dispatch No. 1385/BLDTBXH-CATLD of last week had been submitted to 15 agencies and ministries with 13 of these 15 ministries and branches having approved the proposal.    

April 10, 2024

  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan Extends Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays To 4 Days
    Source: Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul). Following last night's announcement by the Supreme Court of the Taliban administration that April 9th had been the last day of the month of Ramadan, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Taliban government of Afghanistan declared Saturday, April 13, 2024, as an additional public holiday to mark the Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), in addition to the usual 3 days (April 10-12).    
  • Afghanistan Extends Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays To 4 Days
    Source: Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul). Following last night's announcement by the Supreme Court of the Taliban administration that April 9th had been the last day of the month of Ramadan, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Taliban government of Afghanistan declared Saturday, April 13, 2024, as an additional public holiday to mark the Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), in addition to the usual 3 days (April 10-12).    
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Eid-ul-Fitr April 11
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's National Moon-Sighting Committee has announced that the Shawwal moon had not been sighted in Bangladesh, last night, and therefore that the Eid-ul-Fitr religious festivals marking the end of Ramadan would be celebrated in Bangladesh on Thursday, April 11, 2024.    
  • Bangladesh Eid-ul-Fitr April 11
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's National Moon-Sighting Committee has announced that the Shawwal moon had not been sighted in Bangladesh, last night, and therefore that the Eid-ul-Fitr religious festivals marking the end of Ramadan would be celebrated in Bangladesh on Thursday, April 11, 2024.    
  • Chandigarh (CH)
  • Chandigarh (CH)
  • Chandigarh Declares April 11 Public Holiday For Id-ul-Fitr
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has declared a public holiday on Thursday, April 11, 2024, on account of the upcoming Id-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan). The aforementioned announcement, made under the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, is in line with the list of 2024 public holidays in India's Union Territory of Chandigarh as contained in last December's vide notification No.6/1/1-IH(I)-2023/17123.    
  • Chandigarh Declares April 11 Public Holiday For Id-ul-Fitr
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has declared a public holiday on Thursday, April 11, 2024, on account of the upcoming Id-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan). The aforementioned announcement, made under the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, is in line with the list of 2024 public holidays in India's Union Territory of Chandigarh as contained in last December's vide notification No.6/1/1-IH(I)-2023/17123.    
  • Chile
  • Chile
  • Chile Considers Extending October Elections Over 2 Days
    Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile). The Chilean Government of Gabriel Boric has introduced legislation to have next October's municipal and regional elections occur on two days rather than on one day as has always been the case. According to the Minister Secretary General of the Presidency, Álvaro Elizalde, the proposition was presented via the Senate in order to give urgency to its processing. As per the executive's aforementioned proposal, the currently-scheduled election day of October 27 would remain irrenunciable, while the additional election day on Saturday, October 26, would be declared a regular public holiday. In Chile, the concept of a public holiday being irrenunciable (which the employee cannot renounce, presumably under pressure from his/her employer) is extremely important with many day laborers working on public holidays, unless these have been declared irrenunciable.    
  • Chile Considers Extending October Elections Over 2 Days
    Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile). The Chilean Government of Gabriel Boric has introduced legislation to have next October's municipal and regional elections occur on two days rather than on one day as has always been the case. According to the Minister Secretary General of the Presidency, Álvaro Elizalde, the proposition was presented via the Senate in order to give urgency to its processing. As per the executive's aforementioned proposal, the currently-scheduled election day of October 27 would remain irrenunciable, while the additional election day on Saturday, October 26, would be declared a regular public holiday. In Chile, the concept of a public holiday being irrenunciable (which the employee cannot renounce, presumably under pressure from his/her employer) is extremely important with many day laborers working on public holidays, unless these have been declared irrenunciable.    
  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica Confirms Battle of Rivas Public Holiday Change
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). Costa Rica's Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS) has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming Battle of Rivas/Juan Santamaria public holiday would be moved from its official date of April 11 to Monday, April 15, in 2024, as per the Law No. 9875 of 2020 which moved 2020-2024 mid-week public holidays to adjoin a nearby weekend. Initially, as per paragraph 185 of Law No. 9875 gazetted in La Gaceta number 175, in July 2020, three of the 2024 Costa Rican public holidays were meant to move to a nearby weekend. But, last December, Law 10396 was passed cancelling any move of the date of the August 15 Mother's Day annual public holiday. Then, in early January, Bill 23.559 was passed, moving back the Anexión de Nicoya public holiday from Monday, July 29, 2024, to Thursday, July 25, 2024.    
  • Costa Rica Confirms Battle of Rivas Public Holiday Change
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). Costa Rica's Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS) has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming Battle of Rivas/Juan Santamaria public holiday would be moved from its official date of April 11 to Monday, April 15, in 2024, as per the Law No. 9875 of 2020 which moved 2020-2024 mid-week public holidays to adjoin a nearby weekend. Initially, as per paragraph 185 of Law No. 9875 gazetted in La Gaceta number 175, in July 2020, three of the 2024 Costa Rican public holidays were meant to move to a nearby weekend. But, last December, Law 10396 was passed cancelling any move of the date of the August 15 Mother's Day annual public holiday. Then, in early January, Bill 23.559 was passed, moving back the Anexión de Nicoya public holiday from Monday, July 29, 2024, to Thursday, July 25, 2024.    
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan To Add 8 Annual Holidays
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan has announced on the Open Regulatory Acts portal that it plans to add 8 new annual professional holidays, namely; Workers' Day in the field of public services (April 7), Housing and Utilities Workers' Day (April 16), Metrology Worker's Day (May 20), Veterinarian's Day (10 July), Hunting Farm Worker's Day (the first Saturday of September), Day of Higher Education Workers of the Republic of Kazakhstan (October 1), Standardization Worker's Day (14 October), Anti-Corruption Service Day (November 18). As per the announcement, "Proposals for the introduction of new professional holidays were initiated by the authorized state bodies of the relevant spheres of activity".    
  • Kazakhstan To Add 8 Annual Holidays
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan has announced on the Open Regulatory Acts portal that it plans to add 8 new annual professional holidays, namely; Workers' Day in the field of public services (April 7), Housing and Utilities Workers' Day (April 16), Metrology Worker's Day (May 20), Veterinarian's Day (10 July), Hunting Farm Worker's Day (the first Saturday of September), Day of Higher Education Workers of the Republic of Kazakhstan (October 1), Standardization Worker's Day (14 October), Anti-Corruption Service Day (November 18). As per the announcement, "Proposals for the introduction of new professional holidays were initiated by the authorized state bodies of the relevant spheres of activity".    
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia Confirms No April 12 Public Holiday Extension
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Putrajaya). The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, has confirmed his announcement of late last month that there would be no extension to the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri public holidays to include Friday, April 12, 2024, as was done last year when additional public holidays were added on Friday and Monday, April 21 and 24, 2023.    
  • Malaysia Confirms No April 12 Public Holiday Extension
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Putrajaya). The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, has confirmed his announcement of late last month that there would be no extension to the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri public holidays to include Friday, April 12, 2024, as was done last year when additional public holidays were added on Friday and Monday, April 21 and 24, 2023.    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • Nepal Declares Public Holiday On April 11 For Eid-al-Fitr
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The joint secretary of Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs, Rudra Prasad Pandit, has announced that the government of Nepal, on the recommendation of Nepal's Muslim Commission, had decided to extend the upcoming's Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) holiday's observance from being limited to Muslims to a full public holiday. Recall that, in last February's list of official public holidays for the Nepalese year B.S. 2081 (mid-April 2024 to mid-April 2025), the 2024 Eid-ul-Fitr which was listed a a public holiday for Muslims only. This last-minute extension of the scope of Eid-ul-Fitr has happened often in the past, most recently in 2022, 2020, and 2019.    
  • Nepal Declares Public Holiday On April 11 For Eid-al-Fitr
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The joint secretary of Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs, Rudra Prasad Pandit, has announced that the government of Nepal, on the recommendation of Nepal's Muslim Commission, had decided to extend the upcoming's Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) holiday's observance from being limited to Muslims to a full public holiday. Recall that, in last February's list of official public holidays for the Nepalese year B.S. 2081 (mid-April 2024 to mid-April 2025), the 2024 Eid-ul-Fitr which was listed a a public holiday for Muslims only. This last-minute extension of the scope of Eid-ul-Fitr has happened often in the past, most recently in 2022, 2020, and 2019.    
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka Declares Additional Public Holiday For Sinhala and Tamil New Year
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). Sri Lanka's Home Affairs State Minister, Ashoka Priyantha, has announced that the Sri Lankan government had finally decided to declare Monday, April 15, 2024, as a one-off public holiday due to the overlap of the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays with the weekend, as well as the related and auspicious National Oil Anointing Ceremony (Hisa Thel Gama) scheduled to take place on April 15 at 10:17am. The declaration of one-off public holidays to adjoin the Sinhala and Tamil New Year annual public holidays, is quite frequent. In 2022, Monday and Tuesday, April 11 and 12, were declared as one-off as public holidays to link the weekend with the subsequent annual Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays. And, over the years, April 15 has often been declared a one-off public holiday in Sri Lanka. Most recently, this was the case in 2019, 2016, 2014, 2013, and 2011. While, in 2008, April 14 was declared a one-off public holiday as Sinhala and Tamil New Year fell on Sunday, April 13th, that year.    
  • Sri Lanka Declares Additional Public Holiday For Sinhala and Tamil New Year
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). Sri Lanka's Home Affairs State Minister, Ashoka Priyantha, has announced that the Sri Lankan government had finally decided to declare Monday, April 15, 2024, as a one-off public holiday due to the overlap of the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays with the weekend, as well as the related and auspicious National Oil Anointing Ceremony (Hisa Thel Gama) scheduled to take place on April 15 at 10:17am. The declaration of one-off public holidays to adjoin the Sinhala and Tamil New Year annual public holidays, is quite frequent. In 2022, Monday and Tuesday, April 11 and 12, were declared as one-off as public holidays to link the weekend with the subsequent annual Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays. And, over the years, April 15 has often been declared a one-off public holiday in Sri Lanka. Most recently, this was the case in 2019, 2016, 2014, 2013, and 2011. While, in 2008, April 14 was declared a one-off public holiday as Sinhala and Tamil New Year fell on Sunday, April 13th, that year.    
  • Telangana (TS)
  • Telangana (TS)
  • Telangana Declares April 11-12 Eid-Ul-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Government of India's State of Telangana has announced that the state's official Moon sighting body, the Markazi Ruet e Hilal Committee, had not been able to observe the crescent of the Shawwal Moon last night. Therefore the public holidays for Eid-ul-Fitr and the Following Day of Ramzan will be observed in Telangana on Thursday and Friday, April 11 and 12, 2024, in line with last December's vide notification G.O.Rt. No.1633, listing the 2024 public holidays in Telangana.    
  • Telangana Declares April 11-12 Eid-Ul-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Government of India's State of Telangana has announced that the state's official Moon sighting body, the Markazi Ruet e Hilal Committee, had not been able to observe the crescent of the Shawwal Moon last night. Therefore the public holidays for Eid-ul-Fitr and the Following Day of Ramzan will be observed in Telangana on Thursday and Friday, April 11 and 12, 2024, in line with last December's vide notification G.O.Rt. No.1633, listing the 2024 public holidays in Telangana.    
  • Tripura (TR)
  • Tripura (TR)
  • Tripura Declares Declares Lok Sabha Public Holidays April 19 and 26
    Source: Government of Tripura (Agartala). The Government of India's State of Tripura has issued the vide notification No.F.17(4)-GA(SA)/2019/307-26 which declares April 19 and 26, 2024, the dates of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Tripura as public holidays for "all Government Offices, Magisterial Courts, Financial Institutions and all other Establishments falling within the jurisdiction of 1-Tripura West Parliamentary Constituency along with 7-Ramnagar Assembly Constituency and 2-East Tripura (ST) Parliamentary Constituency shall remain closed on 19-04-2024 (Friday) and 26-04-2024 (Friday) respectively to enable the voters to exercise their right to franchise during the ensuing General Election to the Lok Sabha 2024 and Assembly Bye-Election 2024". The aforementioned notification, signed by Tripura's Deputy Secretary to the Government of Tripura, Asim Saha, goes on to state that "It will also be a paid holiday for all the employees of all industrial undertakings, all other Establishments of the Government Tripura coming under the purview of the Factories Act, 1948 and Daily Rated/Contingent Employees under the Government of Tripura and Workers/Employees in any business/trade in Tripura to exercise their right to franchise on the poll day Le. on 19-04-2024 (Friday) and 26-04-2024 (Friday) for 1-Tripura West Parliamentary Constituency along with 7-Ramnagar Assembly Constituency and for 2-East Tripura (ST) Parliamentary Constituency respectively". The declaration of April 19 and 26, 2024, as public holidays thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Tripura as set out in last autumn's Government vide Notification No.F.17(1)-GA(SA)/2023/8423-31.    
  • Tripura Declares Declares Lok Sabha Public Holidays April 19 and 26
    Source: Government of Tripura (Agartala). The Government of India's State of Tripura has issued the vide notification No.F.17(4)-GA(SA)/2019/307-26 which declares April 19 and 26, 2024, the dates of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Tripura as public holidays for "all Government Offices, Magisterial Courts, Financial Institutions and all other Establishments falling within the jurisdiction of 1-Tripura West Parliamentary Constituency along with 7-Ramnagar Assembly Constituency and 2-East Tripura (ST) Parliamentary Constituency shall remain closed on 19-04-2024 (Friday) and 26-04-2024 (Friday) respectively to enable the voters to exercise their right to franchise during the ensuing General Election to the Lok Sabha 2024 and Assembly Bye-Election 2024". The aforementioned notification, signed by Tripura's Deputy Secretary to the Government of Tripura, Asim Saha, goes on to state that "It will also be a paid holiday for all the employees of all industrial undertakings, all other Establishments of the Government Tripura coming under the purview of the Factories Act, 1948 and Daily Rated/Contingent Employees under the Government of Tripura and Workers/Employees in any business/trade in Tripura to exercise their right to franchise on the poll day Le. on 19-04-2024 (Friday) and 26-04-2024 (Friday) for 1-Tripura West Parliamentary Constituency along with 7-Ramnagar Assembly Constituency and for 2-East Tripura (ST) Parliamentary Constituency respectively". The declaration of April 19 and 26, 2024, as public holidays thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Tripura as set out in last autumn's Government vide Notification No.F.17(1)-GA(SA)/2023/8423-31.    

April 9, 2024

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
  • Algerian 2024 End of Ramadan Public Holidays To Start April 10
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Commission nationale de l'observation du croissant lunaire, has announced that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, would be the first day of the month of Choual de l'année 1445 de l'Hégire, and therefore that that would be the date of the upcoming non-working public sector holiday in Algeria on account of the annual "Aïd el-Fitr" (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holidays of Algeria.    
  • Algerian 2024 End of Ramadan Public Holidays To Start April 10
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Commission nationale de l'observation du croissant lunaire, has announced that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, would be the first day of the month of Choual de l'année 1445 de l'Hégire, and therefore that that would be the date of the upcoming non-working public sector holiday in Algeria on account of the annual "Aïd el-Fitr" (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holidays of Algeria.    
  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan Announces End of Ramadan 2024 Bank Holidays Scope
    Source: Central Bank of Azerbaijan (Baku). The Central Bank of Azerbaijan announced that certain branches and offices of banks, Azerpost, as well as currency exchange offices, will work during the upcoming April 10-12, 2024, Ramazan Bayram (End of Ramadan) public holidays, and provided a list of the "work schedule of branches and outlets of banks, Azerpost outlets and currency exchange points, which will work on holidays".    
  • Azerbaijan Announces End of Ramadan 2024 Bank Holidays Scope
    Source: Central Bank of Azerbaijan (Baku). The Central Bank of Azerbaijan announced that certain branches and offices of banks, Azerpost, as well as currency exchange offices, will work during the upcoming April 10-12, 2024, Ramazan Bayram (End of Ramadan) public holidays, and provided a list of the "work schedule of branches and outlets of banks, Azerpost outlets and currency exchange points, which will work on holidays".    
  • Brunei
  • Brunei
  • Brunei Darussalam Hari Raya 2024 Public Holidays To Begin On April 11
    Source: Brunei Information Department (Prime Minister's Office). The Information Department of Brunei Darussalam's Prime Minister's Office has announced that, as the crescent of the Syawal 1445 Moon had not been sighted, the public holiday for Hari Raya Aidilfitri (End of Ramadan) in Brunei Darussalam would begin on Thursday, April 11, 2024. The aforementioned announcement, made with the consent of the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Brunei Darussalam, as it was announced last September in the Surat Keliling Jabatan Perdana Menteri Bil 4/2023 Negara Brunei Darussalam Hari-Hari Kelepasan Awam Tahun 2024 and, once again, it deviates from the 2022 agreement between the Ministers of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, to "adopt revised criteria of the astronomical calculation for the determination of the Islamic calendar from year 2022 onwards".    
  • Brunei Darussalam Hari Raya 2024 Public Holidays To Begin On April 11
    Source: Brunei Information Department (Prime Minister's Office). The Information Department of Brunei Darussalam's Prime Minister's Office has announced that, as the crescent of the Syawal 1445 Moon had not been sighted, the public holiday for Hari Raya Aidilfitri (End of Ramadan) in Brunei Darussalam would begin on Thursday, April 11, 2024. The aforementioned announcement, made with the consent of the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Brunei Darussalam, as it was announced last September in the Surat Keliling Jabatan Perdana Menteri Bil 4/2023 Negara Brunei Darussalam Hari-Hari Kelepasan Awam Tahun 2024 and, once again, it deviates from the 2022 agreement between the Ministers of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, to "adopt revised criteria of the astronomical calculation for the determination of the Islamic calendar from year 2022 onwards".    
  • Chad
  • Chad
  • Chad Aid El Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Agence Tchadienne de Presse (N’Djamena). Chad's ministre de l’Administration de la Fonction publique et du Dialogue social has issued a communiqué declaring Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a as public holiday in the Chad, on account of the upcoming End of Ramadan public holiday ("porte à la connaissance des travailleuses et travailleurs des secteurs public et privé que la journée du mercredi du 10 avril 2024 est déclarée fériée et chômée, sur l’ensemble du territoire national"). The aforementioned announcement was made "conformément à l’article 1 du Décret N413/PR/MFPTEM/97 du 30 septembre 1997, portant révision de la liste du régime des jours fériés et chômés".    
  • Chad Aid El Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Agence Tchadienne de Presse (N’Djamena). Chad's ministre de l’Administration de la Fonction publique et du Dialogue social has issued a communiqué declaring Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a as public holiday in the Chad, on account of the upcoming End of Ramadan public holiday ("porte à la connaissance des travailleuses et travailleurs des secteurs public et privé que la journée du mercredi du 10 avril 2024 est déclarée fériée et chômée, sur l’ensemble du territoire national"). The aforementioned announcement was made "conformément à l’article 1 du Décret N413/PR/MFPTEM/97 du 30 septembre 1997, portant révision de la liste du régime des jours fériés et chômés".    
  • Gambia
  • Gambia
  • Gambia Declares Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul). The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared Wednesday and Thursday, April 10 and 11, 2024, as a non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned announcement, "The Office of the President informs the public that His Excellency Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, is pleased to declare Wednesday, 10th, and Thursday, 11th April 2024, as public holidays throughout The Gambia in observance of the Muslim feast of Eid-ul-Fitr locally called Koriteh".    
  • Gambia Declares Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul). The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared Wednesday and Thursday, April 10 and 11, 2024, as a non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned announcement, "The Office of the President informs the public that His Excellency Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, is pleased to declare Wednesday, 10th, and Thursday, 11th April 2024, as public holidays throughout The Gambia in observance of the Muslim feast of Eid-ul-Fitr locally called Koriteh".    
  • Guinea
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Conakry Declares Aïd El Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée (Conakry). Guinea Conakry's Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique, Faya François Bourouno, has issued a communique declaring Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the Aïd El Fitr (End of Ramadan). The salient part of the aforementioned communique reads as follows, "Conformément aux dispositions du Décret D/2022/ 0526/PRG/ CNRD/ SGG du 02 novembre 2022, modifiant le Décret D/250/ PRG/SGG du 1er août 1995 concernant les fêtes légales en République de Guinée, le Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique porte à la connaissance des Travailleuses, Travailleurs et Agents des secteurs mixte et privé, que la journée du mercredi 10 avril 2024, L’AID EL FITR, jour de la fête religieuse marquant la fin du ramadan, est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du Territoire National.".    
  • Guinea Conakry Declares Aïd El Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée (Conakry). Guinea Conakry's Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique, Faya François Bourouno, has issued a communique declaring Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the Aïd El Fitr (End of Ramadan). The salient part of the aforementioned communique reads as follows, "Conformément aux dispositions du Décret D/2022/ 0526/PRG/ CNRD/ SGG du 02 novembre 2022, modifiant le Décret D/250/ PRG/SGG du 1er août 1995 concernant les fêtes légales en République de Guinée, le Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique porte à la connaissance des Travailleuses, Travailleurs et Agents des secteurs mixte et privé, que la journée du mercredi 10 avril 2024, L’AID EL FITR, jour de la fête religieuse marquant la fin du ramadan, est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du Territoire National.".    
  • Hungary
  • Hungary
  • Hungary 2025 Public Holidays Officialized
    Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (Budapest). Hungary's Minister of National Economy, Márton Nagy, has published a decree in the Magyar Közlöny (Hungarian Official Gazette) which officializes the list of public holidays of Hungary in 2025, as well as the usual Monday and Friday one-off bridge public holidays that are compensated by declaring a compensatory Saturday as a regular working day (A 2025. évi munkaszüneti napok körüli munkarendről szóló miniszteri rendelet). Today's official decree confirms the terms of last month's draft proposal for the official public holidays of Hungary in 2025, which was open for public comments until March 20, 2024. Usually the official list of public holidays is gazetted much later, sometime from mid-summer to mid-autumn (2024 public holidays were gazetted in July 2023, but 2023 public holidays were gazetted in October 2022).    
  • Hungary 2025 Public Holidays Officialized
    Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (Budapest). Hungary's Minister of National Economy, Márton Nagy, has published a decree in the Magyar Közlöny (Hungarian Official Gazette) which officializes the list of public holidays of Hungary in 2025, as well as the usual Monday and Friday one-off bridge public holidays that are compensated by declaring a compensatory Saturday as a regular working day (A 2025. évi munkaszüneti napok körüli munkarendről szóló miniszteri rendelet). Today's official decree confirms the terms of last month's draft proposal for the official public holidays of Hungary in 2025, which was open for public comments until March 20, 2024. Usually the official list of public holidays is gazetted much later, sometime from mid-summer to mid-autumn (2024 public holidays were gazetted in July 2023, but 2023 public holidays were gazetted in October 2022).    
  • Jammu and Kashmir (JK)
  • Jammu and Kashmir (JK)
  • Jammu and Kashmir Changes Date Of Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday To April 10
    Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Srinigar). The Government of India's Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has announced that the date of the public holiday for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been changed from Thursday, April 11, to Wednesday, April 10, 2024, thus amending the list of 2024 public holidays initially released in the Government of Jammu and Kashmir Government Order No. 1582-JK(GAD) of 2023, last December.    
  • Jammu and Kashmir Changes Date Of Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday To April 10
    Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Srinigar). The Government of India's Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has announced that the date of the public holiday for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been changed from Thursday, April 11, to Wednesday, April 10, 2024, thus amending the list of 2024 public holidays initially released in the Government of Jammu and Kashmir Government Order No. 1582-JK(GAD) of 2023, last December.    
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
  • Kenyan Declares April 10 Idd-ul-Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi). Kenya's Interior Cabinet Secretary, Kithure Kindiki, has issued a special gazette notice announcing that the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday for Idd-Ul-Fitr (the End of Ramadan) in Kenya would be Wednesday, April 10, 2024. As pre the aforementioned gazette notification, "It is notified for the general information of the public that, in the exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(1) of the Public Holidays Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration declares that Wednesday, the 10th April 2024 shall be a Public Holiday to mark Idd-ul-Fitr". Note that, the date of the 2024 End of Ramadan public holiday had initially listed by the Kenyan Government as Thursday, April 11, 2024, due to a specific clause of the Kenyan Public Holidays Act, which specifies a mathematical rule for the date of the Idd-Ul-Fitr public holiday in Kenya.    
  • Kenyan Declares April 10 Idd-ul-Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi). Kenya's Interior Cabinet Secretary, Kithure Kindiki, has issued a special gazette notice announcing that the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday for Idd-Ul-Fitr (the End of Ramadan) in Kenya would be Wednesday, April 10, 2024. As pre the aforementioned gazette notification, "It is notified for the general information of the public that, in the exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(1) of the Public Holidays Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration declares that Wednesday, the 10th April 2024 shall be a Public Holiday to mark Idd-ul-Fitr". Note that, the date of the 2024 End of Ramadan public holiday had initially listed by the Kenyan Government as Thursday, April 11, 2024, due to a specific clause of the Kenyan Public Holidays Act, which specifies a mathematical rule for the date of the Idd-Ul-Fitr public holiday in Kenya.    
  • Ladakh (LA)
  • Ladakh (LA)
  • Ladakh Changes Date Of Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday To April 10
    Source: Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh (Leh). The Commissioner of the Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh has announced that the date of the public holiday for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been changed from Thursday, April 11, to Wednesday, April 10, 2024, thus amending the list of 2024 public holidays initially released in the Government vide order F.No: A/15/2020-O/o Un Secy - GAD of 2023, last November.    
  • Ladakh Changes Date Of Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday To April 10
    Source: Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh (Leh). The Commissioner of the Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh has announced that the date of the public holiday for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been changed from Thursday, April 11, to Wednesday, April 10, 2024, thus amending the list of 2024 public holidays initially released in the Government vide order F.No: A/15/2020-O/o Un Secy - GAD of 2023, last November.    
  • Lebanon
  • Lebanon
  • Lebanon Extends Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays Until April 13
    Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon). The Caretaker Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, has issued an administrative memorandum extending the duration of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays. As per the aforementioned memorandum, "all public administrations and institutions, as well as municipalities, will be closed from Wednesday, April 10, 2024, until April 13, 2024".    
  • Lebanon Extends Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays Until April 13
    Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon). The Caretaker Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, has issued an administrative memorandum extending the duration of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays. As per the aforementioned memorandum, "all public administrations and institutions, as well as municipalities, will be closed from Wednesday, April 10, 2024, until April 13, 2024".    
  • Macedonia
  • Macedonia
  • Macedonian Ramazan Bajram Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia (Skopje). Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that, based on the Law on Holidays of the Republic of Macedonia ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia" No. 21/98 and 18/07), Wednesday, April 10, 2024, is a non-working public holiday for all citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia on account of Ramazan Bajram (End of Ramadan). The aforementioned announcement is in line with the dates contained in last October's list of official non-working public holidays in Macedonia and Macedonian bank holidays for the calendar year 2024 (Programa na nerabotni denovi za 2024 godina - Програма на неработни денови за 2024 година),    
  • Macedonian Ramazan Bajram Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia (Skopje). Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that, based on the Law on Holidays of the Republic of Macedonia ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia" No. 21/98 and 18/07), Wednesday, April 10, 2024, is a non-working public holiday for all citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia on account of Ramazan Bajram (End of Ramadan). The aforementioned announcement is in line with the dates contained in last October's list of official non-working public holidays in Macedonia and Macedonian bank holidays for the calendar year 2024 (Programa na nerabotni denovi za 2024 godina - Програма на неработни денови за 2024 година),    
  • Madagascar
  • Madagascar
  • Madagascar 2024 Eid Al Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo). Madagascar's Minister of Labor has announced that the government of Madagascar, on the recommendation of the Fikambanana silamo malagasy association, had decided to declare the date of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Madagascar as Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in line with the list of 2024 public holidays dates adopted in February's first Conseil Du Gouvernement of Madagascar, in the Décret fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2024 which had been announced earlier in January by the Ministere Du Travail, De L'emploi Et De La Fonction Publique.    
  • Madagascar 2024 Eid Al Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo). Madagascar's Minister of Labor has announced that the government of Madagascar, on the recommendation of the Fikambanana silamo malagasy association, had decided to declare the date of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Madagascar as Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in line with the list of 2024 public holidays dates adopted in February's first Conseil Du Gouvernement of Madagascar, in the Décret fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2024 which had been announced earlier in January by the Ministere Du Travail, De L'emploi Et De La Fonction Publique.    
  • Mali
  • Mali
  • Mali Declares Public Holiday On Day After The Aïd el-Fitr
    Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali (Bamako). Mali's Government has declared Wednesday, April 10, 2024, the day after the Aïd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan) as an additional public holiday. As per the Communique No. 2024-100009/MTFPDS-SG DU, "En application des dispositions de la loi n°05-040 du 22 juillet 2005 relative aux fêtes légales en Republique du Mali, la journée du Mercredi 10 avril 2024, lendemain de la Fête de Ramadan, est chôme et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national.". As usual, Mali announces the earliest dates for most Muslim holidays, sometimes on dates that precede the new Moon, as was the case in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018.    
  • Mali Declares Public Holiday On Day After The Aïd el-Fitr
    Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali (Bamako). Mali's Government has declared Wednesday, April 10, 2024, the day after the Aïd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan) as an additional public holiday. As per the Communique No. 2024-100009/MTFPDS-SG DU, "En application des dispositions de la loi n°05-040 du 22 juillet 2005 relative aux fêtes légales en Republique du Mali, la journée du Mercredi 10 avril 2024, lendemain de la Fête de Ramadan, est chôme et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national.". As usual, Mali announces the earliest dates for most Muslim holidays, sometimes on dates that precede the new Moon, as was the case in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018.    
  • Mozambique
  • Mozambique
  • Mozambique End of Ramadan Public Sector Holiday April 10
    Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique (Maputo). Mozambique's Minister of Labor and Social Security, Margarida Talapa, has announced a one-off sectorial non-working public sector holiday in Mozambique, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a point of tolerance to all workers and public servants who profess the Muslim religion, on the occasion of the celebration of Eid-Ul-Fitre, in line with paragraph 2 of article 5 of Decree nº 7/2015, of June 3rd. Mozambique's Labour Code gives the Minister of Labour the authority to declare one-off public holidays in Mozambique.    
  • Mozambique End of Ramadan Public Sector Holiday April 10
    Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique (Maputo). Mozambique's Minister of Labor and Social Security, Margarida Talapa, has announced a one-off sectorial non-working public sector holiday in Mozambique, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a point of tolerance to all workers and public servants who profess the Muslim religion, on the occasion of the celebration of Eid-Ul-Fitre, in line with paragraph 2 of article 5 of Decree nº 7/2015, of June 3rd. Mozambique's Labour Code gives the Minister of Labour the authority to declare one-off public holidays in Mozambique.    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • Nepal Mulls Extending Scope Of April 11 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that, at the request of Muslim Commission Chairman Samim Miya Ansari, it will submit a proposal to the Council of Ministers for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) to be declared a public holiday in Nepal on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Muslim public holidays were added to the official list of Nepalese public holidays for 2008, and they have been maintained maintained since then, though they were often limited to the Muslim population, as was the case for the 2024 Eid-ul-Fitr which was listed a a public holiday for Muslims only in last February's list of official public holidays for the Nepalese year B.S. 2081, which runs from mid-April 2024 until mid-April 2025.    
  • Nepal Mulls Extending Scope Of April 11 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that, at the request of Muslim Commission Chairman Samim Miya Ansari, it will submit a proposal to the Council of Ministers for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) to be declared a public holiday in Nepal on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Muslim public holidays were added to the official list of Nepalese public holidays for 2008, and they have been maintained maintained since then, though they were often limited to the Muslim population, as was the case for the 2024 Eid-ul-Fitr which was listed a a public holiday for Muslims only in last February's list of official public holidays for the Nepalese year B.S. 2081, which runs from mid-April 2024 until mid-April 2025.    
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria Extends 2024 Eid-il-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). Earlier this morning, the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Interior of Nigeria, Aishetu Gogo Ndayako, issued a statement announcing that the Federal Government of Nigeria had extended the public holidays for the Eid-el-Fitr to include Thursday, April 11, 2024. As per the aforementioned statement, "The federal government has approved Thursday 11th April, 2024 as an additional public holiday to celebrate this year's Eid-El-Fitr.". Recall that, this past weekend, the Minister of Interior of Nigeria, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, had already issued a communique announcing that the Nigerian Government had declared Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9 and 10, 2024, as the dates for the upcoming Eid-el-Fitr public holidays in Nigeria.    
  • Nigeria Extends 2024 Eid-il-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). Earlier this morning, the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Interior of Nigeria, Aishetu Gogo Ndayako, issued a statement announcing that the Federal Government of Nigeria had extended the public holidays for the Eid-el-Fitr to include Thursday, April 11, 2024. As per the aforementioned statement, "The federal government has approved Thursday 11th April, 2024 as an additional public holiday to celebrate this year's Eid-El-Fitr.". Recall that, this past weekend, the Minister of Interior of Nigeria, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, had already issued a communique announcing that the Nigerian Government had declared Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9 and 10, 2024, as the dates for the upcoming Eid-el-Fitr public holidays in Nigeria.    
  • Puducherry (PY)
  • Puducherry (PY)
  • Puducherry Changes Date Of Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday To April 11
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The government of India's Union Territory of Puducherry has announced that the date of the public holiday for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been changed from Wednesday, April 10, to Thursday, April 11, 2024, thus amending the list of 2024 public holidays initially released in the Government Order vide notification vide notification G.O. Ms. No. 59 published last November. A revisionary notification from the Home Department clarified that the aforementioned change in the date of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr public holiday did not apply to the Mahe region which observes the Muslim calendar of neighboring Kerala, and which retains April 10 as the date of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.    
  • Puducherry Changes Date Of Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday To April 11
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The government of India's Union Territory of Puducherry has announced that the date of the public holiday for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been changed from Wednesday, April 10, to Thursday, April 11, 2024, thus amending the list of 2024 public holidays initially released in the Government Order vide notification vide notification G.O. Ms. No. 59 published last November. A revisionary notification from the Home Department clarified that the aforementioned change in the date of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr public holiday did not apply to the Mahe region which observes the Muslim calendar of neighboring Kerala, and which retains April 10 as the date of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.    
  • Qatar
  • Qatar
  • Qatar Declares 3-Day Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays For Private Sector
    Source: Qatari News Agency (QNA). Qatar's Ministry of Labour has declared 3 days of public holidays, April 10-12, for the Qatari private sector on account of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned announcement, "employees in private sector enterprises governed by the Labour Law will receive their full wages". Earlier this month, Qatar's Amiri Diwan declared 9 consecutive days of public sector holidays, from April 7-15, 2024, and Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) announced the bank holidays on account of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr for all financial institutions in Qatar, from Tuesday to Saturday, April 9 to 13, 2024.    
  • Qatar Declares 3-Day Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays For Private Sector
    Source: Qatari News Agency (QNA). Qatar's Ministry of Labour has declared 3 days of public holidays, April 10-12, for the Qatari private sector on account of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned announcement, "employees in private sector enterprises governed by the Labour Law will receive their full wages". Earlier this month, Qatar's Amiri Diwan declared 9 consecutive days of public sector holidays, from April 7-15, 2024, and Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) announced the bank holidays on account of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr for all financial institutions in Qatar, from Tuesday to Saturday, April 9 to 13, 2024.    
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda Eid Al-Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR). Rwanda's Ministry of Public Service and Labour has issued an announcement that the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday would be observed on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. As per the Arrêté Presidentiel N°06/01 Du 16/02/2011 Determinant Les Jours Feries Officiels and the Presidential Order N°42/03 Of 30/06/2015 Determining Official Holidays, the date of the annual Eid el-Fitr public holiday is set by the Moslems' Association of Rwanda ("Itariki itangazwa buri mwaka na Rwanda Moslems' Association").    
  • Rwanda Eid Al-Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR). Rwanda's Ministry of Public Service and Labour has issued an announcement that the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday would be observed on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. As per the Arrêté Presidentiel N°06/01 Du 16/02/2011 Determinant Les Jours Feries Officiels and the Presidential Order N°42/03 Of 30/06/2015 Determining Official Holidays, the date of the annual Eid el-Fitr public holiday is set by the Moslems' Association of Rwanda ("Itariki itangazwa buri mwaka na Rwanda Moslems' Association").    
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone Declares April 10 Eid Al Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: State House Press Secretariat (Freetown). The Office of the President of Sierra Leone, State House, announced that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, had been declared as a public holiday in Sierra Leone to mark Eid Al Fitr (the End of Ramadan).    
  • Sierra Leone Declares April 10 Eid Al Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: State House Press Secretariat (Freetown). The Office of the President of Sierra Leone, State House, announced that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, had been declared as a public holiday in Sierra Leone to mark Eid Al Fitr (the End of Ramadan).    
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turkmenistan Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays April 10
    Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad). Turkmenistan's President, Serdar Berdimuhamedov, has signed a decree On the Celebration of Oraza Bayram, declaring Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as a non-working public holiday in Turkmenistan on account of the upcoming Oraza Bayram (End of Ramadan), in line with Article 81 of the Labor Code of Turkmenistan.    
  • Turkmenistan Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays April 10
    Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad). Turkmenistan's President, Serdar Berdimuhamedov, has signed a decree On the Celebration of Oraza Bayram, declaring Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as a non-working public holiday in Turkmenistan on account of the upcoming Oraza Bayram (End of Ramadan), in line with Article 81 of the Labor Code of Turkmenistan.    
  • Uganda
  • Uganda
  • Uganda Declares April 10 End Of Ramadan Public Holiday
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service of the Government of Uganda, Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire, has published an official announcement that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, had been declared a public holiday in Uganda on account of the Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned announcements, "The Honorable Minister of Public Service informs the general public that tomorrow 10th April 2024 is Eid el Fitr and will be observed as a Public Holiday throughout Uganda pursuant to the Public Holidays Act, 1965".    
  • Uganda Declares April 10 End Of Ramadan Public Holiday
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service of the Government of Uganda, Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire, has published an official announcement that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, had been declared a public holiday in Uganda on account of the Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned announcements, "The Honorable Minister of Public Service informs the general public that tomorrow 10th April 2024 is Eid el Fitr and will be observed as a Public Holiday throughout Uganda pursuant to the Public Holidays Act, 1965".    
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnamese General Confederation of Labor Also Approves Extended April-May Public Holidays
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's General Confederation of Labor has issued the official dispatch No. 1032/TLD-CSPL in response to, and in favor of, last week's proposal by the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to declare Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to be compensated at a later date, to create a 5-day period of public holidays from April 27 to May 1, 2024. The MOLISA proposal, contained in the official dispatch No. 1385/BLDTBXH-CATLD, has already received approval by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of Information and Communications. Opinions from all 16 ministries and branches had been sought initially by MOLISA.    
  • Vietnamese General Confederation of Labor Also Approves Extended April-May Public Holidays
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's General Confederation of Labor has issued the official dispatch No. 1032/TLD-CSPL in response to, and in favor of, last week's proposal by the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to declare Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to be compensated at a later date, to create a 5-day period of public holidays from April 27 to May 1, 2024. The MOLISA proposal, contained in the official dispatch No. 1385/BLDTBXH-CATLD, has already received approval by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of Information and Communications. Opinions from all 16 ministries and branches had been sought initially by MOLISA.    

April 8, 2024

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands (AN)
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands (AN)
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands Extend Scope Of Lok Sabha Public Holiday
    Source: Office of the Labour Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory (Port Blair). The Secretary of Labour and Employment of India's Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has issued the Order No.156 which extends last week's vide notification No.32/2024/F.No.E-231/25/2024-Accts.Sect.-Election/AN/397, signed by the Lieutenant Governor and Administrator of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, declaring a public holiday in the Union Territory the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday, April 19, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the Union Territory ("Public Holiday on the day of Poll i.e. 19.04.2024 (Friday) for all Public Offices, Local Bodies and Educational Institutions and a paid holiday for all Commercial Establishments / Undertakings in the UT of A and N Islands"). Today's Order No.156 extends the vide notification of April 1st by specifying the businesses that are to close on that date and by declaring the day of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections a paid holiday ("in pursuance of Section 135 B of the Representation of People Act, 1951 read with Notification No. E-231/25/2024-Accts.Sect-Election/AN/397 dated 01.04.2024, issued by the A and N Admn, it is hereby directed that all Business Establishments including Shops, Hotels, Restaurants, Resorts etc., Trade, Industrial Undertakings or any other Establishments which fall under the A and N Islands Shops and Establishments Regulation, 2004 and all Factories covered under the Factories Act, 1948 shall observe the day of poll i.e. the 19th April 2024 (Friday) as a paid holiday for their employees so as to enable them to exercise their franchise"), thus further amending the list of 2024 public holidays in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as announced, last October, in the Government Order vide notification No.97/2023/F. No.M-13/18/2022-GA-Section-Sectt.    
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands Extend Scope Of Lok Sabha Public Holiday
    Source: Office of the Labour Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory (Port Blair). The Secretary of Labour and Employment of India's Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has issued the Order No.156 which extends last week's vide notification No.32/2024/F.No.E-231/25/2024-Accts.Sect.-Election/AN/397, signed by the Lieutenant Governor and Administrator of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, declaring a public holiday in the Union Territory the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday, April 19, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the Union Territory ("Public Holiday on the day of Poll i.e. 19.04.2024 (Friday) for all Public Offices, Local Bodies and Educational Institutions and a paid holiday for all Commercial Establishments / Undertakings in the UT of A and N Islands"). Today's Order No.156 extends the vide notification of April 1st by specifying the businesses that are to close on that date and by declaring the day of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections a paid holiday ("in pursuance of Section 135 B of the Representation of People Act, 1951 read with Notification No. E-231/25/2024-Accts.Sect-Election/AN/397 dated 01.04.2024, issued by the A and N Admn, it is hereby directed that all Business Establishments including Shops, Hotels, Restaurants, Resorts etc., Trade, Industrial Undertakings or any other Establishments which fall under the A and N Islands Shops and Establishments Regulation, 2004 and all Factories covered under the Factories Act, 1948 shall observe the day of poll i.e. the 19th April 2024 (Friday) as a paid holiday for their employees so as to enable them to exercise their franchise"), thus further amending the list of 2024 public holidays in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as announced, last October, in the Government Order vide notification No.97/2023/F. No.M-13/18/2022-GA-Section-Sectt.    
  • Benin
  • Benin
  • Benin Declares April 10 As 2024 Aïd el-Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). Benin's Minister of Labour and Social Security, Adidjatou A. Mathys, has issued a communique announcing that the government of Bénin had declared Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the Aïd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned communique, signed by her Cabinet Director, Victorin Honvoh, "Le Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique rappelle que conformément aux dispositions de la loi n° 90-019 du 27 juillet 1990 fixant les fêtes légales en République du Bénin, la journée du mercredi 10 avril 2024, jour du Ramadan, est fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national.".    
  • Benin Declares April 10 As 2024 Aïd el-Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). Benin's Minister of Labour and Social Security, Adidjatou A. Mathys, has issued a communique announcing that the government of Bénin had declared Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the Aïd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned communique, signed by her Cabinet Director, Victorin Honvoh, "Le Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique rappelle que conformément aux dispositions de la loi n° 90-019 du 27 juillet 1990 fixant les fêtes légales en République du Bénin, la journée du mercredi 10 avril 2024, jour du Ramadan, est fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national.".    
  • British Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands Confirms 2024 King's Birthday Public Holiday
    Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The Communications Officer of the Deputy Governor's Office of the Government of the British Virgin Islands, Nia Douglas-Wheatley, has announced that the Governor of the Virgin Islands, Daniel Pruce, had proclaimed Friday, June 14, 2024, as the date to "be kept as the Sovereign’s Birthday in 2024", in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (CAP. 199). Today's proclamation is a confirmation of last month's gazette entry by the then Acting Governor's of the British Virgin Islands, David D. Archer Jr., of the Statutory Instrument 2024 No. 19 (Appointing The Day To Be Kept As The Sovereigns Birthday In The Year 2024) which specified the date of the 2024 Sovereign's Birthday public holiday in the British Virgin Islands as Friday, June 14, 2024.    
  • British Virgin Islands Confirms 2024 King's Birthday Public Holiday
    Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The Communications Officer of the Deputy Governor's Office of the Government of the British Virgin Islands, Nia Douglas-Wheatley, has announced that the Governor of the Virgin Islands, Daniel Pruce, had proclaimed Friday, June 14, 2024, as the date to "be kept as the Sovereign’s Birthday in 2024", in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (CAP. 199). Today's proclamation is a confirmation of last month's gazette entry by the then Acting Governor's of the British Virgin Islands, David D. Archer Jr., of the Statutory Instrument 2024 No. 19 (Appointing The Day To Be Kept As The Sovereigns Birthday In The Year 2024) which specified the date of the 2024 Sovereign's Birthday public holiday in the British Virgin Islands as Friday, June 14, 2024.    
  • Gabon
  • Gabon
  • Gabon Declares 2024 Aïd el-Fitr Public Holiday On April 10
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's ministre de l’Emploi, de la Fonction publique et du Travail has issued a communique declaring Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as a public holiday in the Gabon, on the account of the upcoming Aïd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday. The aforementioned communique states that "la journée du 10 avril, marquant la fin du Ramadan est fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national" in line with the décret n° 00727/PR/MTEFP du 29 juin 1998, réglementant le régime des jours fériés en République gabonaise et modifié en son article 2 par le décret N° 000484/PR/MTE du 26 mai 2004.    
  • Gabon Declares 2024 Aïd el-Fitr Public Holiday On April 10
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's ministre de l’Emploi, de la Fonction publique et du Travail has issued a communique declaring Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as a public holiday in the Gabon, on the account of the upcoming Aïd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday. The aforementioned communique states that "la journée du 10 avril, marquant la fin du Ramadan est fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national" in line with the décret n° 00727/PR/MTEFP du 29 juin 1998, réglementant le régime des jours fériés en République gabonaise et modifié en son article 2 par le décret N° 000484/PR/MTE du 26 mai 2004.    
  • Manipur (MN)
  • Manipur (MN)
  • Manipur Declares Lok Sabha Public Holidays April 19 and 26
    Source: Government of Manipur (Imphal). The General Administration Department of the Government of India's state of Manipur has announced that it would declare April 19 and 26, 2024, the dates of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as public holidays "for all public offices, educational institutions, autonomous bodies, etc., and a paid holiday for commercial and private undertakings in the state located within the area of 47 (forty-seven) Assembly segments under one phase of polling in connection with the general elections to the 18th Lok Sabha, 2024, as per Section 135B of the Representations of the People Act, 1951". The declaration of April 19 and 26, 2024, as public holidays thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Manipur as published in last December's vide notification No.LIB-101/1/2022-GAD-GAD.    
  • Manipur Declares Lok Sabha Public Holidays April 19 and 26
    Source: Government of Manipur (Imphal). The General Administration Department of the Government of India's state of Manipur has announced that it would declare April 19 and 26, 2024, the dates of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as public holidays "for all public offices, educational institutions, autonomous bodies, etc., and a paid holiday for commercial and private undertakings in the state located within the area of 47 (forty-seven) Assembly segments under one phase of polling in connection with the general elections to the 18th Lok Sabha, 2024, as per Section 135B of the Representations of the People Act, 1951". The declaration of April 19 and 26, 2024, as public holidays thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Manipur as published in last December's vide notification No.LIB-101/1/2022-GAD-GAD.    
  • Solomon Islands
  • Solomon Islands
  • Solomon Islands Electoral Public Holiday April 17
    Source: Solomon Times (Honiara). The Government of the Solomon Islands has announced that Wednesday, April 17, 2024, would be a one-off public holiday in the Solomon Islands on account of the upcoming National, Provincial and Honiara City Council elections. As per today's publication in the Extra Ordinary Gazette made by the caretaker Minister of Home Affairs, Christopher Laore, "Under section 2 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap. 151), the public is informed that the polling day for the general election, the Provincial Assemblies election and the Honiara City Council election on 17 April 2024 is a public holiday". The date of past national elections was usually also declared as a public holiday in the Solomon Islands, most recently in 2010, 2014, and 2019, as were the dates of most regional by-elections. The aforementioned declaration of Wednesday, April 17, 2024, as a public holiday thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in the Solomon Islands, as released by the government of the Solomon Islands, earlier this year.    
  • Solomon Islands Electoral Public Holiday April 17
    Source: Solomon Times (Honiara). The Government of the Solomon Islands has announced that Wednesday, April 17, 2024, would be a one-off public holiday in the Solomon Islands on account of the upcoming National, Provincial and Honiara City Council elections. As per today's publication in the Extra Ordinary Gazette made by the caretaker Minister of Home Affairs, Christopher Laore, "Under section 2 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap. 151), the public is informed that the polling day for the general election, the Provincial Assemblies election and the Honiara City Council election on 17 April 2024 is a public holiday". The date of past national elections was usually also declared as a public holiday in the Solomon Islands, most recently in 2010, 2014, and 2019, as were the dates of most regional by-elections. The aforementioned declaration of Wednesday, April 17, 2024, as a public holiday thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in the Solomon Islands, as released by the government of the Solomon Islands, earlier this year.    
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lankan Stock Market Half-Day Holiday April 10
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has announced that it would close at 12:00 noon, local time, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, "in view of the additional half-holiday on account of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year falling on Saturday (April 13)". Note, however, that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, has not been declared a bank holiday by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.    
  • Sri Lankan Stock Market Half-Day Holiday April 10
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has announced that it would close at 12:00 noon, local time, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, "in view of the additional half-holiday on account of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year falling on Saturday (April 13)". Note, however, that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, has not been declared a bank holiday by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.    
  • Togo
  • Togo
  • Togolese 2024 Aïd al-Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Primature du Togo (Lome). The Union musulmane du Togo (UMT) has announced that the upcoming Aïd al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) would be observed on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, thus fixing the date of the corresponding annual non-working public holiday throughout Togo ("La journée du mercredi 10 avril 2024, est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée au Togo en raison de la célébration de la fête de l’Aïd El Fitr").    
  • Togolese 2024 Aïd al-Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Primature du Togo (Lome). The Union musulmane du Togo (UMT) has announced that the upcoming Aïd al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) would be observed on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, thus fixing the date of the corresponding annual non-working public holiday throughout Togo ("La journée du mercredi 10 avril 2024, est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée au Togo en raison de la célébration de la fête de l’Aïd El Fitr").    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE April 12 Eid Al Fitr Private Sector Holiday Confirmed
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). Earlier tonight, the UAE's moon sighting committee confirmed that the Shawwal Moon had not been sighted, therefore making tomorrow Ramadan 30. Earlier this month, the UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) had announced Eid al-Fitr private sector public holidays beginning on Ramadan 29 (April 8) and lasting until the 3rd day of Shawwal, which has now been confirmed as Friday, April 12, 2024. Therefore, those in the UAE's private sector that get Saturday and Sunday off, will have had the same 9-day period of Eid Al Fitr public holidays as the public sector, namely April 6 to 14, inclusively. Recall that, since January 1, 2022, the UAE observes a Saturday-Sunday weekend "to better align its economy with global markets".    
  • UAE April 12 Eid Al Fitr Private Sector Holiday Confirmed
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). Earlier tonight, the UAE's moon sighting committee confirmed that the Shawwal Moon had not been sighted, therefore making tomorrow Ramadan 30. Earlier this month, the UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) had announced Eid al-Fitr private sector public holidays beginning on Ramadan 29 (April 8) and lasting until the 3rd day of Shawwal, which has now been confirmed as Friday, April 12, 2024. Therefore, those in the UAE's private sector that get Saturday and Sunday off, will have had the same 9-day period of Eid Al Fitr public holidays as the public sector, namely April 6 to 14, inclusively. Recall that, since January 1, 2022, the UAE observes a Saturday-Sunday weekend "to better align its economy with global markets".    
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam Extended April-May Public Holidays Approved By Two More Ministries
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Transport and its Ministry of Information and Communications have sent letter to the dispatch to the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), supporting its recent proposal to declare Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to be compensated at a later date, to create a 5-day period of public holidays from April 27 to May 1, 2024. On Saturday, the Ministry of Home Affairs had already indicated its support for MOLISA's proposal but, the opinions from all 16 ministries and branches had been sought initially.    
  • Vietnam Extended April-May Public Holidays Approved By Two More Ministries
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Transport and its Ministry of Information and Communications have sent letter to the dispatch to the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), supporting its recent proposal to declare Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to be compensated at a later date, to create a 5-day period of public holidays from April 27 to May 1, 2024. On Saturday, the Ministry of Home Affairs had already indicated its support for MOLISA's proposal but, the opinions from all 16 ministries and branches had been sought initially.    
  • Yemen
  • Yemen
  • Yemeni Eid al-Fitr April 10
    Source: Yemen News Agency (SABA). The Sanaa-based Dar Al-Iftaa has announced that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, would be the first day of Eid Al Fitr in Yemen, as the crescent Moon was not spotted earlier tonight. As per the aforementioned announcement by the committee in charge of investigating the sighting of the Shawwal crescent, the month of Ramadan will therefore last 30 days.    
  • Yemeni Eid al-Fitr April 10
    Source: Yemen News Agency (SABA). The Sanaa-based Dar Al-Iftaa has announced that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, would be the first day of Eid Al Fitr in Yemen, as the crescent Moon was not spotted earlier tonight. As per the aforementioned announcement by the committee in charge of investigating the sighting of the Shawwal crescent, the month of Ramadan will therefore last 30 days.    

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