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April 11, 2021 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • full story
  • Bangladesh Considering April 14 Public Holiday Extension
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges, Obaidul Quader, has hinted that the upcoming Bangla New Year public holiday might be extended to last the entire week, in view of the current Covid-19 situation. (full story)    
  • Bangladesh Considering April 14 Public Holiday Extension
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges, Obaidul Quader, has hinted that the upcoming Bangla New Year public holiday might be extended to last the entire week, in view of the current Covid-19 situation.    

April 10, 2021

  • Georgia
  • Georgia
  • full story
  • Georgia Declares May 4-11 As Additional Public Holidays
    Source: The Administration of the President of Georgia (Tbilisi). An interagency commission led by Georgian Prime Minister, Irakli Garibashvili, has declared the period of May 4-11, 2021, inclusively, as additional non-working public holidays to curb the possible spread of Covid-19 (full story)    
  • Georgia Declares May 4-11 As Additional Public Holidays
    Source: The Administration of the President of Georgia (Tbilisi). An interagency commission led by Georgian Prime Minister, Irakli Garibashvili, has declared the period of May 4-11, 2021, inclusively, as additional non-working public holidays to curb the possible spread of Covid-19    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Meghalaya Rejects April 12 Bank Holiday
    Source: Government of Meghalaya (Shillong). The Deputy Secretary of the General Administration Department of the Indian state of Meghalaya has rejected the recent request by the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) of Meghalaya, that Monday, April 12, 2021, be declared a one-off bank holiday, on account of Shad Suk Mynsiem, under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. (full story)    
  • Meghalaya Rejects April 12 Bank Holiday
    Source: Government of Meghalaya (Shillong). The Deputy Secretary of the General Administration Department of the Indian state of Meghalaya has rejected the recent request by the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) of Meghalaya, that Monday, April 12, 2021, be declared a one-off bank holiday, on account of Shad Suk Mynsiem, under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.    

April 9, 2021

  • Honduras
  • Honduras
  • full story
  • Honduras Moves Day of the Americas Public Holiday To April 19
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Minister of the Interior of Honduras, Héctor Leonel Ayala, has announced that the Honduran Government had declared Monday, April 19, 2021, as this year's Day of the Americas public holiday, instead of its traditional set date of April 14. (full story)    
  • Honduras Moves Day of the Americas Public Holiday To April 19
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Minister of the Interior of Honduras, Héctor Leonel Ayala, has announced that the Honduran Government had declared Monday, April 19, 2021, as this year's Day of the Americas public holiday, instead of its traditional set date of April 14.    
  • Mauritius
  • Mauritius
  • full story
  • Mauritius Ougadi Half-Day Bank Holiday April 13
    Source: The Bank of Mauritius (Port-Louis). The Bank of Mauritius has issued a communiqué announcing that banks in Mauritius would be open from 9:30 to 12 noon, on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, the date of the annual Ugadi public holiday of Mauritius. (full story)    
  • Mauritius Ougadi Half-Day Bank Holiday April 13
    Source: The Bank of Mauritius (Port-Louis). The Bank of Mauritius has issued a communiqué announcing that banks in Mauritius would be open from 9:30 to 12 noon, on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, the date of the annual Ugadi public holiday of Mauritius.    
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
  • full story
  • Sri Lankan Day In Lieu Public Holiday April 15
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). The Sri Lankan Acting Director General of Government Information, Ruwan SathKumara, has issued the Release No:333/2021 declaring Monday, April 12, 2021, as a special government holiday, to link the weekend with the upcoming annual Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays of Sri Lanka. (full story)    
  • Sri Lankan Day In Lieu Public Holiday April 15
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). The Sri Lankan Acting Director General of Government Information, Ruwan SathKumara, has issued the Release No:333/2021 declaring Monday, April 12, 2021, as a special government holiday, to link the weekend with the upcoming annual Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays of Sri Lanka.    
  • UK (United Kingdom)
  • UK (United Kingdom)
  • full story
  • UK Rules-Out Prince Philip Tribute Public Holiday
    Source: YouGov (London). The UK government has announced the details of the national mourning protocol, following the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, which will include a period of national mourning, with flags lowered to half-mast across the country, but no bank holiday or public holiday. (full story)    
  • UK Rules-Out Prince Philip Tribute Public Holiday
    Source: YouGov (London). The UK government has announced the details of the national mourning protocol, following the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, which will include a period of national mourning, with flags lowered to half-mast across the country, but no bank holiday or public holiday.    

April 8, 2021

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Chandigarh Declares Ambedkar Public Holiday April 14
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has released the vide notification No.6/1/1-IH(I)-2021/5844, which declares Wednesday, April 14, 2021, as now a public holiday in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. (full story)    
  • Chandigarh Declares Ambedkar Public Holiday April 14
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has released the vide notification No.6/1/1-IH(I)-2021/5844, which declares Wednesday, April 14, 2021, as now a public holiday in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.    
  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
  • full story
  • Costa Rican Juan Santamaria Public Holiday Kept On April 11
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). Costa Rica's Minister of Labour and Social Security (MTSS) has confirmed that the upcoming Juan Santamaria Day annual non-working public holiday of Costa Rica, would be observed on on its set annual date of April 11, 2021, and would not be moved to the following Monday. (full story)    
  • Costa Rican Juan Santamaria Public Holiday Kept On April 11
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). Costa Rica's Minister of Labour and Social Security (MTSS) has confirmed that the upcoming Juan Santamaria Day annual non-working public holiday of Costa Rica, would be observed on on its set annual date of April 11, 2021, and would not be moved to the following Monday.    
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Helena
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  • Tristan da Cunha 2021 Ratting Day Public Holiday
    Source: Tristan Times (Tristan da Cunha). The Chief Islander of Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha has declared Friday, April 9, 2021, as the date for this year's annual Ratting Day public holiday in Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha. (full story)    
  • Tristan da Cunha 2021 Ratting Day Public Holiday
    Source: Tristan Times (Tristan da Cunha). The Chief Islander of Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha has declared Friday, April 9, 2021, as the date for this year's annual Ratting Day public holiday in Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha.    

April 7, 2021

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Meghalaya To Consider April 12 Bank Holiday
    Source: Government of Meghalaya (Shillong). The State Organizing Secretary of the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) of Meghalaya, David Lyngdoh, has written to the Deputy Secretary of the General Administration Department of the State of Meghalaya to request that a one-off bank holiday be declared on Monday, April 12, 2021, under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, on account of Shad Suk Mynsiem. (full story)    
  • Meghalaya To Consider April 12 Bank Holiday
    Source: Government of Meghalaya (Shillong). The State Organizing Secretary of the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) of Meghalaya, David Lyngdoh, has written to the Deputy Secretary of the General Administration Department of the State of Meghalaya to request that a one-off bank holiday be declared on Monday, April 12, 2021, under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, on account of Shad Suk Mynsiem.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Punjab Sri Guru Nabha Dass Ji Public Holiday April 8
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Government of Punjab has issued a vide notification declaring tomorrow, Thursday, April 8, 2021, as a gazetted public holiday on the occasion of Sri Guru Nabha Dass Ji's birth anniversary. (full story)    
  • Punjab Sri Guru Nabha Dass Ji Public Holiday April 8
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Government of Punjab has issued a vide notification declaring tomorrow, Thursday, April 8, 2021, as a gazetted public holiday on the occasion of Sri Guru Nabha Dass Ji's birth anniversary.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Telangana Declares April 17 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Governor of the Indian State of Telangana has instructed the Telangana Chief Secretary, I. Rani Kumudini, to issue the Government Order GO Rt 183 declaring Saturday, April 17, 2021, as a paid holiday on account of the by-election in the 87-Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly Constituency, Nalgonda District, Telangana. (full story)    
  • Telangana Declares April 17 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Governor of the Indian State of Telangana has instructed the Telangana Chief Secretary, I. Rani Kumudini, to issue the Government Order GO Rt 183 declaring Saturday, April 17, 2021, as a paid holiday on account of the by-election in the 87-Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly Constituency, Nalgonda District, Telangana.    

April 6, 2021

  • Congo (DRC)
  • Congo (DRC)
  • full story
  • DR Congo Mulls April 6 Kimbangu Public Holiday
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi, has announced that he would ask both chamber of parliament to enact legislation to make April 6 a new annual public holiday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to commemorate the founding of Simon Kimbangu's Kimanguiste church ("Je demande aux présidents de l’Assemblée nationale et du Sénat pour que la date du 06 avril soit retenue comme journée chômée et payée"). (full story)    
  • DR Congo Mulls April 6 Kimbangu Public Holiday
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi, has announced that he would ask both chamber of parliament to enact legislation to make April 6 a new annual public holiday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to commemorate the founding of Simon Kimbangu's Kimanguiste church ("Je demande aux présidents de l’Assemblée nationale et du Sénat pour que la date du 06 avril soit retenue comme journée chômée et payée").    
  • Singapore
  • Singapore
  • full story
  • Singapore 2022 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the official list of non-working Singapore public holidays and bank holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2022 which, for a eighth consecutive year, does not include any error in the date of the 2022 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore. (full story)    
  • Singapore 2022 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the official list of non-working Singapore public holidays and bank holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2022 which, for a eighth consecutive year, does not include any error in the date of the 2022 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore.    

April 5, 2021

  • Chile
  • Chile
  • full story
  • Chilean 2021 Public Holidays Further Amended
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso). The Government of Chile has released a further revised version of the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Chilean 2021 Public Holidays Further Amended
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso). The Government of Chile has released a further revised version of the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Chile for the calendar year 2021.    

April 4, 2021

  • Maldives
  • Maldives
  • full story
  • Maldives Declares April 11-12 Public Holidays
    Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male). The Maldives President’s Office has announced that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had declared Sunday and Monday, April 11 and 12, 2021, as government public holidays in the Maldives. (full story)    
  • Maldives Declares April 11-12 Public Holidays
    Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male). The Maldives President’s Office has announced that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had declared Sunday and Monday, April 11 and 12, 2021, as government public holidays in the Maldives.    

April 3, 2021

  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan
  • full story
  • Kazakhstan May 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Government of Kazakhstan has announced that May 1-3, 2021, as well as May 7-10, 2021, would be non-working public holidays in Kazakhstan, on account of the upcoming May Day, Defender of the Fatherland Day, and Victory Day annual non-working public holidays of Kazakhstan, and the corresponding transfer of ret days in 2021 in Kazakhstan. (full story)    
  • Kazakhstan May 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Government of Kazakhstan has announced that May 1-3, 2021, as well as May 7-10, 2021, would be non-working public holidays in Kazakhstan, on account of the upcoming May Day, Defender of the Fatherland Day, and Victory Day annual non-working public holidays of Kazakhstan, and the corresponding transfer of ret days in 2021 in Kazakhstan.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • full story
  • Pakistan Announces First of Ramadan for 2021
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). The Ministry of Science and Technology of Pakistan has announced the date for the beginning of the upcoming month of Ramazan, as Wednesday, April 14, 2021, commenting on Twitter that "The moon of Ramazan, 1442 AH will be sighted on the evening of April 13, 2021 and the first Ramazan will by on the 14th April, 2021 (InshaAllah). The moon will be clearly sighted in Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Karachi". (full story)    
  • Pakistan Announces First of Ramadan for 2021
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). The Ministry of Science and Technology of Pakistan has announced the date for the beginning of the upcoming month of Ramazan, as Wednesday, April 14, 2021, commenting on Twitter that "The moon of Ramazan, 1442 AH will be sighted on the evening of April 13, 2021 and the first Ramazan will by on the 14th April, 2021 (InshaAllah). The moon will be clearly sighted in Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Karachi".    

April 2, 2021

  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • full story
  • Nepalese 2021-2022 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs has announced the publication, by the government of Nepal, in the Section 70) No. 47 Nepal Gazette Part 5 Date March 22, 2021, of the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S. 2078 (April 2021-April 2022). (full story)    
  • Nepalese 2021-2022 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs has announced the publication, by the government of Nepal, in the Section 70) No. 47 Nepal Gazette Part 5 Date March 22, 2021, of the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S. 2078 (April 2021-April 2022).    

April 1, 2021

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Indian Central Government 2021 Public Holidays Extended
    Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (New Delhi). The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions of India's Central Government has announced that April 14, 2021, would be a public holiday for all central government offices including industrial establishments. (full story)    
  • Indian Central Government 2021 Public Holidays Extended
    Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (New Delhi). The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions of India's Central Government has announced that April 14, 2021, would be a public holiday for all central government offices including industrial establishments.    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • full story
  • Kyrgyzstan Rules-Out May 3 Public Holiday
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has confirmed that Monday, May 3, 2021, would not be a public holiday in in Kyrgyzstan, as the May 1st public holiday of 2021, was already moved to January 8th. (full story)    
  • Kyrgyzstan Rules-Out May 3 Public Holiday
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has confirmed that Monday, May 3, 2021, would not be a public holiday in in Kyrgyzstan, as the May 1st public holiday of 2021, was already moved to January 8th.    

March 31, 2021

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Kerala Electoral Public Holiday April 6
    Source: Government of Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram). The Government of India's state of Kerala has issued the Government vide Order no EN(2) 5224/2021, dated Thiruvananthapuram, 30.03.2021, which declares Tuesday, April 6, 2021, as a one-off public holiday in Kerala on account of the upcoming general election to the Kerala Legislative Assembly 2021 and Bye-Election in Malappuram Parliamentary Constituency. (full story)    
  • Kerala Electoral Public Holiday April 6
    Source: Government of Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram). The Government of India's state of Kerala has issued the Government vide Order no EN(2) 5224/2021, dated Thiruvananthapuram, 30.03.2021, which declares Tuesday, April 6, 2021, as a one-off public holiday in Kerala on account of the upcoming general election to the Kerala Legislative Assembly 2021 and Bye-Election in Malappuram Parliamentary Constituency.    
  • Mozambique
  • Mozambique
  • full story
  • Mozambique Good Friday Public Holiday April 2
    Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique (Maputo). Mozambique's Minister of Labour, Margarida Talapa, has announced a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Mozambique, on Friday, April 2, 2021, on account of Good Friday. (full story)    
  • Mozambique Good Friday Public Holiday April 2
    Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique (Maputo). Mozambique's Minister of Labour, Margarida Talapa, has announced a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Mozambique, on Friday, April 2, 2021, on account of Good Friday.    
  • East Timor
  • East Timor
  • full story
  • Timor Leste Maundy Thursday Public Holiday April 1
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to extend the annual Easter non-working public holidays in Timor Leste, this year by declaring an additional day-off public sector holiday for Maundy Thursday, on April 1, 2021 ("Tolerância de ponto no dia 1 de abril de 2021 a partir das 12:30 horas"). (full story)    
  • Timor Leste Maundy Thursday Public Holiday April 1
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to extend the annual Easter non-working public holidays in Timor Leste, this year by declaring an additional day-off public sector holiday for Maundy Thursday, on April 1, 2021 ("Tolerância de ponto no dia 1 de abril de 2021 a partir das 12:30 horas").    

March 30, 2021

  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • full story
  • Dominican Republic Easter 2021 Public Holidays Dates
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing that, for the private sector, Good Friday, on April 2, 2021, is the only day off during the 2021 holy week. (full story)    
  • Dominican Republic Easter 2021 Public Holidays Dates
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing that, for the private sector, Good Friday, on April 2, 2021, is the only day off during the 2021 holy week.    
  • Gambia
  • Gambia
  • full story
  • Gambian Easter 2021 Public Holidays April 2 and 5
    Source: Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul). The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared Friday and Monday, April 2 and 5, 2021, as non-working public holidays throughout the Republic of The Gambia, on account of the upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday. (full story)    
  • Gambian Easter 2021 Public Holidays April 2 and 5
    Source: Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul). The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared Friday and Monday, April 2 and 5, 2021, as non-working public holidays throughout the Republic of The Gambia, on account of the upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday.    
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • full story
  • Nigerian Easter 2021 Public Holidays April 2 and 5
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, April 2, and Monday, April 5, 2021, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays in Nigeria, respectively. (full story)    
  • Nigerian Easter 2021 Public Holidays April 2 and 5
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, April 2, and Monday, April 5, 2021, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays in Nigeria, respectively.    

March 29, 2021

  • Cape Verde
  • Cape Verde
  • full story
  • Cape Verde Public Sector Holiday April 1st
    Source: Ministro da Administração Interna (República de Cabo Verde). The government of Cape Verde has declared a one-off public sector holiday (tolerância de ponto) for the afternoon of Thursday, April 1st, 2021, on account of Maundy Thursday ("a tolerância de ponto abrange os agentes do Estado, dos Institutos Públicos e das Autarquias Locais, em todo território nacional, no período de tarde na Quinta-feira Santa, 1 de Abril"). (full story)    
  • Cape Verde Public Sector Holiday April 1st
    Source: Ministro da Administração Interna (República de Cabo Verde). The government of Cape Verde has declared a one-off public sector holiday (tolerância de ponto) for the afternoon of Thursday, April 1st, 2021, on account of Maundy Thursday ("a tolerância de ponto abrange os agentes do Estado, dos Institutos Públicos e das Autarquias Locais, em todo território nacional, no período de tarde na Quinta-feira Santa, 1 de Abril").    
  • Jordan
  • Jordan
  • full story
  • Jordan Confirms April 11 Centennial Public Holiday
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). The Government of Jordan has officially confirmed that Sunday, April 11, 2021, would be a one-off public holiday in Jordan, to coincide with the centennial celebration of the founding of the Jordanian state ("to allow families the opportunity to enjoy the spring and quality time together, especially after they extended COVID-19 restrictions"). (full story)    
  • Jordan Confirms April 11 Centennial Public Holiday
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). The Government of Jordan has officially confirmed that Sunday, April 11, 2021, would be a one-off public holiday in Jordan, to coincide with the centennial celebration of the founding of the Jordanian state ("to allow families the opportunity to enjoy the spring and quality time together, especially after they extended COVID-19 restrictions").    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • full story
  • Kyrgyzstan April 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has confirmed that Wednesday, April 7, 2021, would be the only public holiday in April 2021 in Kyrgyzstan. (full story)    
  • Kyrgyzstan April 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has confirmed that Wednesday, April 7, 2021, would be the only public holiday in April 2021 in Kyrgyzstan.    

March 28, 2021

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Assam Holi Public Holiday March 29
    Source: Government of Assam (Dispur). The Government of India's state of Assam, via the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup , has declared Monday, March 29, 2021, as a local holiday on account of Holi festival, as per the Government Order KPE 18/2003/188. (full story)    
  • Assam Holi Public Holiday March 29
    Source: Government of Assam (Dispur). The Government of India's state of Assam, via the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup , has declared Monday, March 29, 2021, as a local holiday on account of Holi festival, as per the Government Order KPE 18/2003/188.    
  • Central African Republic
  • Central African Republic
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  • Central African Republic Additional 2016-2017 Public Holidays Ruled-Out
    Source: Primature Gouvernement de la Centrafrique RCA (Bangui). In a radio announcement, earlier tonight, the Ministre du Travail et de la sécurité sociale of the Central African Republic announced the declaration of Tuesday, March 30, 2021, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Central African Republic on account of the inauguration of the recently-re-elected Président Faustin Archange Touadera. (full story)    
  • Central African Republic Additional 2016-2017 Public Holidays Ruled-Out
    Source: Primature Gouvernement de la Centrafrique RCA (Bangui). In a radio announcement, earlier tonight, the Ministre du Travail et de la sécurité sociale of the Central African Republic announced the declaration of Tuesday, March 30, 2021, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Central African Republic on account of the inauguration of the recently-re-elected Président Faustin Archange Touadera.    

March 26, 2021

  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • full story
  • Dominican Republic Public Sector Holiday April 1st
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current legislation on public sector holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming Easter Dominican Republic public sector holidays would begin at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (full story)    
  • Dominican Republic Public Sector Holiday April 1st
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current legislation on public sector holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming Easter Dominican Republic public sector holidays would begin at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.    
  • Honduras
  • Honduras
  • full story
  • Honduras Maintains Easter 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The secretaría de Derechos Humanos, Justicia, Gobernación y Descentralización of Honduras, has once again approved the declaration of the entire upcoming Holy Week (March 27-April 5, 2021) as additional non-working public holidays for Honduras' public sector employees ("el Gobierno otorgó asueto durante toda la próxima semana a los funcionarios públicos, por lo que pueden organizar bien sus vacaciones"). (full story)    
  • Honduras Maintains Easter 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The secretaría de Derechos Humanos, Justicia, Gobernación y Descentralización of Honduras, has once again approved the declaration of the entire upcoming Holy Week (March 27-April 5, 2021) as additional non-working public holidays for Honduras' public sector employees ("el Gobierno otorgó asueto durante toda la próxima semana a los funcionarios públicos, por lo que pueden organizar bien sus vacaciones").    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • full story
  • Sindh Shab-e-Barat Public Holiday March 30
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has declared Tuesday, March 30, 2021, as a public holiday. (full story)    
  • Sindh Shab-e-Barat Public Holiday March 30
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has declared Tuesday, March 30, 2021, as a public holiday.    

March 24, 2021

  • Turkey
  • Turkey
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  • Turkey Amends 2026 Public Holidays
    Source: Din Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü - Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı Müdürlükler (Istanbul). Turkey's General Directorate of Religious Services, in conjunction with the Presidency of Religious Affairs of Turkey, have announced amendments to the previously-released list of public holidays in Turkey for the year 2026. (full story)    
  • Turkey Amends 2026 Public Holidays
    Source: Din Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü - Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı Müdürlükler (Istanbul). Turkey's General Directorate of Religious Services, in conjunction with the Presidency of Religious Affairs of Turkey, have announced amendments to the previously-released list of public holidays in Turkey for the year 2026.    

March 23, 2021

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
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  • Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat Moved To March 30
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's Public Administration Ministry has announced that the upcoming Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) public holiday had been moved to March 30, due to the National Moon Sighting Committee deciding to observe the Shab-e-Barat on the night of March 29, as the Moon of Shaban had not been sighted on March 14, 2021. (full story)    
  • Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat Moved To March 30
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's Public Administration Ministry has announced that the upcoming Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) public holiday had been moved to March 30, due to the National Moon Sighting Committee deciding to observe the Shab-e-Barat on the night of March 29, as the Moon of Shaban had not been sighted on March 14, 2021.    
  • Maldives
  • Maldives
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  • Maldives Announces Ramadan 2021 Working Hours
    Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male). The Maldives President’s Office has announced the government's official working hours during the month of Ramadan 1442 and the first 7 days of Shawwal 1442. (full story)    
  • Maldives Announces Ramadan 2021 Working Hours
    Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male). The Maldives President’s Office has announced the government's official working hours during the month of Ramadan 1442 and the first 7 days of Shawwal 1442.    
  • Samoa
  • Samoa
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  • Samoa Easter Public Holidays
    Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa). The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has issued a communique confirming that, in accordance with Section 2 of the Public Holidays Act 2008, Friday, Saturday and Monday, April 2, 3, 5, 2021, would be the following dates to be treated as public holidays for Easter ("o Aso Malolo nei o le a fa'amamaluina mo tagata uma mo le fa'amanatuina o le Eseta"). (full story)    
  • Samoa Easter Public Holidays
    Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa). The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has issued a communique confirming that, in accordance with Section 2 of the Public Holidays Act 2008, Friday, Saturday and Monday, April 2, 3, 5, 2021, would be the following dates to be treated as public holidays for Easter ("o Aso Malolo nei o le a fa'amamaluina mo tagata uma mo le fa'amanatuina o le Eseta").    

March 22, 2021

  • Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua
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  • Nicaraguan Easter 2021 Public Sector Holidays Extended
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Ministerio del Trabajo (Mitrab) has announced that Nicaragua's public sector workers and government services would, this year, close down for 10 consecutive days of public sector holidays in Nicaragua on account of the upcoming Holy Week 2021. (full story)    
  • Nicaraguan Easter 2021 Public Sector Holidays Extended
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Ministerio del Trabajo (Mitrab) has announced that Nicaragua's public sector workers and government services would, this year, close down for 10 consecutive days of public sector holidays in Nicaragua on account of the upcoming Holy Week 2021.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
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  • Pakistan Day Public Holiday Extended To March 25
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). The Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Muhammad, Hamza Shafqaat, has announced that the government has declared Thursday, March 25, 2021, as a public holiday for the citizens of Islamabad and Rawalpindi on the occasion of Pakistan Day Parade. (full story)    
  • Pakistan Day Public Holiday Extended To March 25
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). The Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Muhammad, Hamza Shafqaat, has announced that the government has declared Thursday, March 25, 2021, as a public holiday for the citizens of Islamabad and Rawalpindi on the occasion of Pakistan Day Parade.    

March 21, 2021

  • Cambodia
  • Cambodia
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  • Cambodia Maintains Khmer New Year 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia (Phnom Penh). Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, has decided that the 2021 Khmer New Year public holidays would be observed on April 14-16, 2021, as initially announced last autumn. (full story)    
  • Cambodia Maintains Khmer New Year 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia (Phnom Penh). Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, has decided that the 2021 Khmer New Year public holidays would be observed on April 14-16, 2021, as initially announced last autumn.    
  • Tanzania
  • Tanzania
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  • Tanzanian Magufuli Burial Public Holiday Moved To March 26
    Source: Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania (Dar es Salaam). The Government of Tanzania, has moved the date of the burial of former President John Magufuli, from March 25 to March 26, a date which is also a public holiday. (full story)    
  • Tanzanian Magufuli Burial Public Holiday Moved To March 26
    Source: Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania (Dar es Salaam). The Government of Tanzania, has moved the date of the burial of former President John Magufuli, from March 25 to March 26, a date which is also a public holiday.    
  • India
  • India
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  • West Bengal Legislative Assembly Election 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Government of West Bengal (Kolkata). The State Government of India's state of West Bengal has issued the Government Order No. Labr/714.(20)/(LC-IR)/IR/7S-06/17 (General Elections to West Bengal Legislative Assembly, 2021) which declares a string of public holidays from March 27 to April 29, 2021, to coincide with the upcoming West Bengal Legislative Assembly Election 2021. (full story)    
  • West Bengal Legislative Assembly Election 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Government of West Bengal (Kolkata). The State Government of India's state of West Bengal has issued the Government Order No. Labr/714.(20)/(LC-IR)/IR/7S-06/17 (General Elections to West Bengal Legislative Assembly, 2021) which declares a string of public holidays from March 27 to April 29, 2021, to coincide with the upcoming West Bengal Legislative Assembly Election 2021.    

March 20, 2021

  • Samoa
  • Samoa
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  • Samoan Electoral Public Holidays April 8-9
    Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa). The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has issued a communique confirming that Thursday and Friday, April 8-9, 2021, would be public holidays declared for the purposes of the 2021 General Elections ("ia Aso Malolo mo tagata uma mo le Faiga Palota Aoao 2021"). (full story)    
  • Samoan Electoral Public Holidays April 8-9
    Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa). The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has issued a communique confirming that Thursday and Friday, April 8-9, 2021, would be public holidays declared for the purposes of the 2021 General Elections ("ia Aso Malolo mo tagata uma mo le Faiga Palota Aoao 2021").    

March 19, 2021

  • Tanzania
  • Tanzania
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  • Tanzanian Magufuli Public Holidays March 22 and 25
    Source: Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania (Dar es Salaam). In her first public address as president, the former Vice President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has announced that Monday, March 22, 2021, and Thursday, March 25, 2021, would be public holidays in Tanzania, to mourn the death of President John Magufuli, and then on the day of President Magufuli's funeral. (full story)    
  • Tanzanian Magufuli Public Holidays March 22 and 25
    Source: Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania (Dar es Salaam). In her first public address as president, the former Vice President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has announced that Monday, March 22, 2021, and Thursday, March 25, 2021, would be public holidays in Tanzania, to mourn the death of President John Magufuli, and then on the day of President Magufuli's funeral.    
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turkmenistan
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  • Turkmenistan Adds March 23 Novruz Public Holiday
    Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad). At today's meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, noted that this year's National Spring Day coincided with Sunday and therefore signed a decree on the transfer of the weekend of March 21 to Tuesday, March 23 (21-nji martdaky dynç gününi 23-nji martdaky sişenbe gününe geçirmek baradaky Permana). (full story)    
  • Turkmenistan Adds March 23 Novruz Public Holiday
    Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad). At today's meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, noted that this year's National Spring Day coincided with Sunday and therefore signed a decree on the transfer of the weekend of March 21 to Tuesday, March 23 (21-nji martdaky dynç gününi 23-nji martdaky sişenbe gününe geçirmek baradaky Permana).    

March 17, 2021

  • Cayman Islands
  • Cayman Islands
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  • Cayman Islands Swaps May 26 And April 14 Public Holidays
    Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman). The Cayman Islands' Government Information Services has published a revised list of 2021 public holidays in the Cayman Islands, in which the previously declared electoral public holiday on May 26, 2021, has been replaced by a public holiday on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, the date of the new snap General Election. (full story)    
  • Cayman Islands Swaps May 26 And April 14 Public Holidays
    Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman). The Cayman Islands' Government Information Services has published a revised list of 2021 public holidays in the Cayman Islands, in which the previously declared electoral public holiday on May 26, 2021, has been replaced by a public holiday on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, the date of the new snap General Election.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Puducherry General Election Public Holiday April 6
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The Union Territory of Puducherry has issued the vide notification number 1691/AIL/Lab/G/2021 which declares Tuesday, April 6, 2021, as a public holiday in Puducherry on account of the General Election to Puducherry Legislative Assembly, 2021, being held on that day. (full story)    
  • Puducherry General Election Public Holiday April 6
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The Union Territory of Puducherry has issued the vide notification number 1691/AIL/Lab/G/2021 which declares Tuesday, April 6, 2021, as a public holiday in Puducherry on account of the General Election to Puducherry Legislative Assembly, 2021, being held on that day.    

March 16, 2021

  • India
  • India
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  • Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha Public Holiday April 6
    Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai). The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has released the Government Order Ms.No.160 declaring an electoral public holiday on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 ("Holidays - Public Holiday - General Elections to Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly 2021 and Bye-Election to Lok Sabha from 39 Kanniyakumari Parliamentary Constituency-Declaration of the poll day 06.04.2021 as Public Holiday - Notified"). (full story)    
  • Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha Public Holiday April 6
    Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai). The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has released the Government Order Ms.No.160 declaring an electoral public holiday on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 ("Holidays - Public Holiday - General Elections to Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly 2021 and Bye-Election to Lok Sabha from 39 Kanniyakumari Parliamentary Constituency-Declaration of the poll day 06.04.2021 as Public Holiday - Notified").    

March 15, 2021

  • Venezuela
  • Venezuela
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  • Venezuelan Bank Holiday Friday March 19
    Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Friday, March 19, 2021, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Día de San José") annual bank holiday of Venezuela. (full story)    
  • Venezuelan Bank Holiday Friday March 19
    Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Friday, March 19, 2021, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Día de San José") annual bank holiday of Venezuela.    

March 14, 2021

  • Australia
  • Australia
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  • ACT 2021 Public Holidays Amended
    Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra). The Chief Minister Treasury and Economic Development Directorate of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has posted an amended version of the list of ACT 2021 public holidays, due to ANZAC Day falling on a Sunday, in 2021. (full story)    
  • ACT 2021 Public Holidays Amended
    Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra). The Chief Minister Treasury and Economic Development Directorate of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has posted an amended version of the list of ACT 2021 public holidays, due to ANZAC Day falling on a Sunday, in 2021.    

March 13, 2021

  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
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  • Costa Rican Public Sector Holidays March 27 To April 4
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). The Governing Council of Costa Rica, on the recommendation of the Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Segura, has declared extended public sector holidays in Costa Rica for the entire upcoming holy week ("public sector offices will close at the end of the afternoon of Friday, March 26, and will reopen on Monday, April 5"). (full story)    
  • Costa Rican Public Sector Holidays March 27 To April 4
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). The Governing Council of Costa Rica, on the recommendation of the Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Segura, has declared extended public sector holidays in Costa Rica for the entire upcoming holy week ("public sector offices will close at the end of the afternoon of Friday, March 26, and will reopen on Monday, April 5").