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June 4, 2020 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Spain
  • Spain
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  • Spain 2021 Navarra Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Boletín Oficial de Navarra (BON). The Directora General de la Politica Económica y Empresarial y Trabajo de Navarra has gazetted the annual 2021 calendario laboral which lists the dates of the non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Navarra for the calendar year 2021 (BOLETÍN Nº 120 - 4 de junio de 2020). (full story)    
  • Spain 2021 Navarra Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Boletín Oficial de Navarra (BON). The Directora General de la Politica Económica y Empresarial y Trabajo de Navarra has gazetted the annual 2021 calendario laboral which lists the dates of the non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Navarra for the calendar year 2021 (BOLETÍN Nº 120 - 4 de junio de 2020).    

June 3, 2020

  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
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  • Malaysian Agong Public Holiday June 8
    Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur). Malaysia's Human Resources Ministry has issued a statement confirming that the Malaysian public holiday for the birthday of Malaysia's Agong (king), Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, would be observed on Monday, June 8, 2020 ("This public holiday is listed under gazetted compulsory public holidays for employees under Section 60D (1) (a) (ii) of the Employment Act 1955 (Act 265). It cannot be replaced with another day and employees who are instructed to work on this date will have to be paid a public holiday rate in line with provisions under Act 265").

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  • Malaysian Agong Public Holiday June 8
    Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur). Malaysia's Human Resources Ministry has issued a statement confirming that the Malaysian public holiday for the birthday of Malaysia's Agong (king), Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, would be observed on Monday, June 8, 2020 ("This public holiday is listed under gazetted compulsory public holidays for employees under Section 60D (1) (a) (ii) of the Employment Act 1955 (Act 265). It cannot be replaced with another day and employees who are instructed to work on this date will have to be paid a public holiday rate in line with provisions under Act 265").

       

June 2, 2020

  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
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  • Costa Rican Amended Public Holidays Bill Passes Commission
    Source: La Nación (San José). The economic affairs commission of the Costa Rican legislature has approved the Legislative File No. 2194, which would move the remainder of 2020 and 2021 Costa Rican public holidays to adjoin a nearby weekend. (full story)    
  • Costa Rican Amended Public Holidays Bill Passes Commission
    Source: La Nación (San José). The economic affairs commission of the Costa Rican legislature has approved the Legislative File No. 2194, which would move the remainder of 2020 and 2021 Costa Rican public holidays to adjoin a nearby weekend.    
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
  • full story
  • Sri Lanka Coronavirus Public Holidays March 21-22
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). The Sri Lankan government's public administration ministry has declared Thursday, June 4, 2020, the eve of the upcoming Poson Full Moon Poya day public holiday, as a government public holiday in Sri Lanka. (full story)    
  • Sri Lanka Coronavirus Public Holidays March 21-22
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). The Sri Lankan government's public administration ministry has declared Thursday, June 4, 2020, the eve of the upcoming Poson Full Moon Poya day public holiday, as a government public holiday in Sri Lanka.    
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
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  • Thailand Consders July 2020 Songkran Public Holidays
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Thailand’s Ministry of Culture has proposed to the Thai Government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), that the previously-postponed April 2020 Songkran Thai public holidays, be observed in July 2020, either from July 4-9, in conjunction with the Asarnha Bucha holidays, or later in the month, near the July 28 date for the public holiday marking the birthday of King Wachir Rongkorn. (full story)    
  • Thailand Consders July 2020 Songkran Public Holidays
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Thailand’s Ministry of Culture has proposed to the Thai Government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), that the previously-postponed April 2020 Songkran Thai public holidays, be observed in July 2020, either from July 4-9, in conjunction with the Asarnha Bucha holidays, or later in the month, near the July 28 date for the public holiday marking the birthday of King Wachir Rongkorn.    

June 1, 2020

  • Russia
  • Russia
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  • Russia Declares July 1st Constitutional Public Holiday
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has announced that July 1st, 2020, would be the date of the Russian vote on amendments to the Constitution, a date which will be another one-off public holiday in Russia. (full story)    
  • Russia Declares July 1st Constitutional Public Holiday
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has announced that July 1st, 2020, would be the date of the Russian vote on amendments to the Constitution, a date which will be another one-off public holiday in Russia.    

May 30, 2020

  • Togo
  • Togo
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  • Togolese Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: Primature du Togo (Lome). The Government of Togo has announced that Monday, June 1st, 2020, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Togo for the upcoming lundi de Pentecôte annual public holiday. (full story)    
  • Togolese Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: Primature du Togo (Lome). The Government of Togo has announced that Monday, June 1st, 2020, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Togo for the upcoming lundi de Pentecôte annual public holiday.    

May 29, 2020

  • Bénin
  • Bénin
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  • Benin Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). The government of Benin has released a communiqué, signed by Benin's Minister of Labour and of the Public Sector, Adidjatou Mathys, announcing that the government of Bénin had declared Monday, June 1st, 2020, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming "fête de la Pentecôte" annual non-working public holiday of Bénin ("fête chrétienne qui marque la descente de l’Esprit-Saint sur les apôtres"). (full story)    
  • Benin Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). The government of Benin has released a communiqué, signed by Benin's Minister of Labour and of the Public Sector, Adidjatou Mathys, announcing that the government of Bénin had declared Monday, June 1st, 2020, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming "fête de la Pentecôte" annual non-working public holiday of Bénin ("fête chrétienne qui marque la descente de l’Esprit-Saint sur les apôtres").    
  • British Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
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  • British Virgin Islands Queen's Birthday Public Holiday June 12
    Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The department of information and public relations of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) government has issued a communiqué, advising the public that "the Territory will observe the Sovereign’s Birthday on Friday, June 12 in accordance with Section 5 (b) of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199), as amended". (full story)    
  • British Virgin Islands Queen's Birthday Public Holiday June 12
    Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The department of information and public relations of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) government has issued a communiqué, advising the public that "the Territory will observe the Sovereign’s Birthday on Friday, June 12 in accordance with Section 5 (b) of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199), as amended".    
  • Cook Islands
  • Cook Islands
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  • Cook Islands Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: Office of Prime Minister Organization (Avarua). The government of the Cook Islands has announced that Monday, June 1, 2020, would be a non-working public holiday in the Cook Islands on account of the upcoming Cook Islands public holiday for the Queen's Birthday ("The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise the public that Monday 1st of June 2020 will be observed as a Public Holiday in respect of the Queen's Birthday as stipulated under the Public Holidays Act 1999"). (full story)    
  • Cook Islands Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: Office of Prime Minister Organization (Avarua). The government of the Cook Islands has announced that Monday, June 1, 2020, would be a non-working public holiday in the Cook Islands on account of the upcoming Cook Islands public holiday for the Queen's Birthday ("The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise the public that Monday 1st of June 2020 will be observed as a Public Holiday in respect of the Queen's Birthday as stipulated under the Public Holidays Act 1999").    
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • full story
  • Russia Declares June 24 Public Holiday
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has signed a decree declaring Wednesday, June 24, 2020, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Russia, on account of the victory parades and artillery salute to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory over Nazism. (full story)    
  • Russia Declares June 24 Public Holiday
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has signed a decree declaring Wednesday, June 24, 2020, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Russia, on account of the victory parades and artillery salute to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory over Nazism.    

May 28, 2020

  • Latvia
  • Latvia
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  • Latvian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia (Riga). The Ministry of Welfare of the government of Latvia has released the draft rules "On the transfer of working days in 2021" annual official list of official non-working national public holidays in Latvia, and bridge non-working public holidays in Latvia, for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Latvian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia (Riga). The Ministry of Welfare of the government of Latvia has released the draft rules "On the transfer of working days in 2021" annual official list of official non-working national public holidays in Latvia, and bridge non-working public holidays in Latvia, for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    
  • Moldova
  • Moldova
  • full story
  • Moldova Rules-Out June 1st Public Holiday This Year
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). The Moldovan Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection, has announced that Monday, June 1st, 2020, International Children's Day, would not be observed as a public holiday in Moldova, this year. (full story)    
  • Moldova Rules-Out June 1st Public Holiday This Year
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). The Moldovan Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection, has announced that Monday, June 1st, 2020, International Children's Day, would not be observed as a public holiday in Moldova, this year.    
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
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  • St. Kitts and Nevis June 6 Public Holiday Likely
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis (Basseterre). The leader of St. Kitts and Nevis' main opposition, the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, Denzil Douglas, has announced that he would declare a post-election public holiday on June 6, 2020, if he won next week's general elections ("June 6 will be a public holiday in celebration of their victory the previous day"). (full story)    
  • St. Kitts and Nevis June 6 Public Holiday Likely
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis (Basseterre). The leader of St. Kitts and Nevis' main opposition, the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, Denzil Douglas, has announced that he would declare a post-election public holiday on June 6, 2020, if he won next week's general elections ("June 6 will be a public holiday in celebration of their victory the previous day").    
  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan
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  • Taiwan 2021 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei). The General Administration of Personnel and Administration of Taiwan's Executive Yuan has released its official annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2021, in accordance with the "Implementation Measures for Memorial Days and Holidays" regulations (紀念日及節日實施辦法). (full story)    
  • Taiwan 2021 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei). The General Administration of Personnel and Administration of Taiwan's Executive Yuan has released its official annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2021, in accordance with the "Implementation Measures for Memorial Days and Holidays" regulations (紀念日及節日實施辦法).    

May 27, 2020

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • full story
  • Bangladesh Will Not Extend Coronavirus Public Holidays
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's State Minister for Public Administration, Farhad Hossain, has announced that the current run of Covid19 public holidays would not be extended ("The government will not extend the ongoing general holidays, aimed at curbing the transmission of coronavirus, beyond May 30"). (full story)    
  • Bangladesh Will Not Extend Coronavirus Public Holidays
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's State Minister for Public Administration, Farhad Hossain, has announced that the current run of Covid19 public holidays would not be extended ("The government will not extend the ongoing general holidays, aimed at curbing the transmission of coronavirus, beyond May 30").    
  • British Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • full story
  • British Virgin Islands Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The department of information and public relations of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) government has issued a communiqué, advising the public that "the Territory will observe Whit Monday on Monday, June 1 in accordance with Section 5 (b) of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199), as amended". (full story)    
  • British Virgin Islands Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The department of information and public relations of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) government has issued a communiqué, advising the public that "the Territory will observe Whit Monday on Monday, June 1 in accordance with Section 5 (b) of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199), as amended".    
  • Gabon
  • Gabon
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  • Gabonese Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's ministre de la Fonction publique et du Travail, Madeleine Edmée Berre, has announced that Sunday, May 31, 2020, and Monday, June 1st, 2020, would be a non-working public holidays throughout the territory of the Gabon, on account of the annual Whitmonday public holiday of the Gabon ("conformément aux dispositions du décret numéro 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, les journées du dimanche 31 mai et lundi 1er juin 2020 marquant la Fête de la Pentecôte, sont déclarées fériées, chômées et payées, sur toute l‘étendue du territoire national"). (full story)    
  • Gabonese Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's ministre de la Fonction publique et du Travail, Madeleine Edmée Berre, has announced that Sunday, May 31, 2020, and Monday, June 1st, 2020, would be a non-working public holidays throughout the territory of the Gabon, on account of the annual Whitmonday public holiday of the Gabon ("conformément aux dispositions du décret numéro 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, les journées du dimanche 31 mai et lundi 1er juin 2020 marquant la Fête de la Pentecôte, sont déclarées fériées, chômées et payées, sur toute l‘étendue du territoire national").    
  • Japan
  • Japan
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  • Japan 2021 Olympics Public Holidays August 8-9
    Source: The Bank of Japan (Tokyo). The General Assembly of the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party, has approved the suggestion by the Japanese Government, that next year's Mountain Day public holiday be moved from August 11, 2021, to August 8, 2021, the date of the closing ceremony of the postponed 2021 Tokyo Olympics. (full story)    
  • Japan 2021 Olympics Public Holidays August 8-9
    Source: The Bank of Japan (Tokyo). The General Assembly of the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party, has approved the suggestion by the Japanese Government, that next year's Mountain Day public holiday be moved from August 11, 2021, to August 8, 2021, the date of the closing ceremony of the postponed 2021 Tokyo Olympics.    
  • Palau
  • Palau
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  • Palau Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: Palau Government (Koror). The government of Palau has announced that Monday, June 1, 2020, would be the date of the upcoming President's Day annual non-working public holiday in Palau. (full story)    
  • Palau Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: Palau Government (Koror). The government of Palau has announced that Monday, June 1, 2020, would be the date of the upcoming President's Day annual non-working public holiday in Palau.    

May 26, 2020

  • Mongolia
  • Mongolia
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  • Mongolia Public Holidays June 1, 5 and 24
    Source: Montsame Agency (Ulaanbaatar). The Mongolian government has confirmed the 3 public holidays that will be observed in Mongolia in June 2020. (full story)    
  • Mongolia Public Holidays June 1, 5 and 24
    Source: Montsame Agency (Ulaanbaatar). The Mongolian government has confirmed the 3 public holidays that will be observed in Mongolia in June 2020.    

May 25, 2020

  • Cayman Islands
  • Cayman Islands
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  • Cayman Islands Electoral Public Holiday
    Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman). The Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has confirmed that the next general elections would be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (full story)    
  • Cayman Islands Electoral Public Holiday
    Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman). The Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has confirmed that the next general elections would be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.    
  • South Korea
  • South Korea
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  • South Korea Mulls August 14 Public Holiday
    Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul). The South Korean government is considering the declaration of Friday, August 14, 2020, the day before the National Liberation Day public holiday, which falls on a Saturday, in 2020, "to boost consumer spending in the times of the Covid19". (full story)    
  • South Korea Mulls August 14 Public Holiday
    Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul). The South Korean government is considering the declaration of Friday, August 14, 2020, the day before the National Liberation Day public holiday, which falls on a Saturday, in 2020, "to boost consumer spending in the times of the Covid19".    

May 24, 2020

  • Mayotte
  • Mayotte
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  • Mayotte 2020 Aid El-Fitr Public Holiday May 25
    Source: Conseil départemental de Mayotte (Mamoudzou). The French department of Mayotte has announced that Monday, May 25, 2020, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Mayotte on the occasion of the upcoming Aid El-Fitr (End of Ramadan). (full story)    
  • Mayotte 2020 Aid El-Fitr Public Holiday May 25
    Source: Conseil départemental de Mayotte (Mamoudzou). The French department of Mayotte has announced that Monday, May 25, 2020, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Mayotte on the occasion of the upcoming Aid El-Fitr (End of Ramadan).    
  • North Korea
  • North Korea
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  • North Korea Restores KPRA Public Holiday
    Source: The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The North Korean government has issued a decree re-establishing April 25, the anniversary date of the founding of the North Korean People's Revolutionary Army (KPRA) as an annual non-working public holiday in north Korea. (full story)    
  • North Korea Restores KPRA Public Holiday
    Source: The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The North Korean government has issued a decree re-establishing April 25, the anniversary date of the founding of the North Korean People's Revolutionary Army (KPRA) as an annual non-working public holiday in north Korea.    

May 23, 2020

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
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  • Algerian 2020 End of Ramadan Public Holiday May 24
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Commission nationale de l'observation du croissant lunaire, has announced that Sunday, May 24, 2020, would be the first day of the month of Choual de l'année 1441 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. (full story)    
  • Algerian 2020 End of Ramadan Public Holiday May 24
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Commission nationale de l'observation du croissant lunaire, has announced that Sunday, May 24, 2020, would be the first day of the month of Choual de l'année 1441 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.    
  • Australia
  • Australia
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  • Australian Victoria Officially Moves AFL Public Holiday
    Source: State Government of Victoria (Melbourne). The Government of Australia's State of Victoria has issued an official modified list of 2020 public holidays, with the previously-announced date for the 2020 Friday before the AFL Grand Final public holiday being replaced by the mention TBD and a footnote confirming earlier media reports ("The Friday before Grand Final public holiday is based on the AFL playing schedule which may be altered due to the response to COVID-19"). (full story)    
  • Australian Victoria Officially Moves AFL Public Holiday
    Source: State Government of Victoria (Melbourne). The Government of Australia's State of Victoria has issued an official modified list of 2020 public holidays, with the previously-announced date for the 2020 Friday before the AFL Grand Final public holiday being replaced by the mention TBD and a footnote confirming earlier media reports ("The Friday before Grand Final public holiday is based on the AFL playing schedule which may be altered due to the response to COVID-19").    
  • Cameroon
  • Cameroon
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  • Cameroon Confirms May 25 Public Holiday
    Source: Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé). Cameroon's President, Paul Biya, has issued a decree declaring Monday, May 25, 2020, as a day in lieu public holiday in Cameroon ("le Président de la République a décrété le lundi 25 mai 2020, jour férié et chômé sur l’étendue du territoire"). (full story)    
  • Cameroon Confirms May 25 Public Holiday
    Source: Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé). Cameroon's President, Paul Biya, has issued a decree declaring Monday, May 25, 2020, as a day in lieu public holiday in Cameroon ("le Président de la République a décrété le lundi 25 mai 2020, jour férié et chômé sur l’étendue du territoire").    
  • Chad
  • Chad
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  • Chad Aïd El-Fitr Public Holidays May 24 Only
    Source: Agence Tchadienne de Presse (N’Djamena). Chad's ministre de la Fonction publique, du Travail et du Dialogue social, Ali Mbodou Mbodoumi, has issued a communiqué declaring Sunday, May 24, 2020, as the date of the upcoming Aïd El-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Chad ("porte à la connaissance des travailleuses et travailleurs des secteurs public et privé qu'à l'occasion de la célébration de la fête de l'Aïd El-Fitr, la journée du 24 mai est déclarée fériée et chômée"). (full story)    
  • Chad Aïd El-Fitr Public Holidays May 24 Only
    Source: Agence Tchadienne de Presse (N’Djamena). Chad's ministre de la Fonction publique, du Travail et du Dialogue social, Ali Mbodou Mbodoumi, has issued a communiqué declaring Sunday, May 24, 2020, as the date of the upcoming Aïd El-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Chad ("porte à la connaissance des travailleuses et travailleurs des secteurs public et privé qu'à l'occasion de la célébration de la fête de l'Aïd El-Fitr, la journée du 24 mai est déclarée fériée et chômée").    
  • Gabon
  • Gabon
  • full story
  • Gabonese Eid al Fitr Public Holiday May 24
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's ministre de la Fonction publique et du travail, Madeleine Edmée Berre, has released a communique declaring Sunday, May 24, 2020, as the date of the annual non-working public holiday for the Aïd el Fitr (End of Ramadan) in the Gabon, as per the terms of the "décret 00727/PR /MTEFP du 29 juin 1998 réglementant le régime des jours fériés en République Gabonaise". (full story)    
  • Gabonese Eid al Fitr Public Holiday May 24
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's ministre de la Fonction publique et du travail, Madeleine Edmée Berre, has released a communique declaring Sunday, May 24, 2020, as the date of the annual non-working public holiday for the Aïd el Fitr (End of Ramadan) in the Gabon, as per the terms of the "décret 00727/PR /MTEFP du 29 juin 1998 réglementant le régime des jours fériés en République Gabonaise".    
  • Maldives
  • Maldives
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  • Maldives 2020 Eid al-Fitr Public Holiday May 24
    Source: Maldives Department of Information (Male). The government of the Maldives' Ministry of Islamic Affairs has declared Sunday, May 24, 2020, as Eid al-Fitr (the End of Ramadan), as no reliable moon sightings were confirmed across the country, last night ("The Maldives will observe the last day of Ramadan on May 23, with Eid-al-Fitr commencing the day after, on May 24"). (full story)    
  • Maldives 2020 Eid al-Fitr Public Holiday May 24
    Source: Maldives Department of Information (Male). The government of the Maldives' Ministry of Islamic Affairs has declared Sunday, May 24, 2020, as Eid al-Fitr (the End of Ramadan), as no reliable moon sightings were confirmed across the country, last night ("The Maldives will observe the last day of Ramadan on May 23, with Eid-al-Fitr commencing the day after, on May 24").    
  • Morocco
  • Morocco
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  • Morocco 2020 End of Ramadan Public Holidays
    Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat). The ministère des Habous et des Affaires islamiques of the government of Morocco has announced that the upcoming Aïd Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays of Morocco would begin on Sunday, May 24, 2020. (full story)    
  • Morocco 2020 End of Ramadan Public Holidays
    Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat). The ministère des Habous et des Affaires islamiques of the government of Morocco has announced that the upcoming Aïd Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays of Morocco would begin on Sunday, May 24, 2020.    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
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  • Nepalese 2020 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday May 25
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The Nepalese Muslim Community has announced that the Moon of Shawwal had not been sighted in Kathmandu, nor in any part of the country, and therefore that the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday would be observed on Monday, May 25, 2020. (full story)    
  • Nepalese 2020 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday May 25
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The Nepalese Muslim Community has announced that the Moon of Shawwal had not been sighted in Kathmandu, nor in any part of the country, and therefore that the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday would be observed on Monday, May 25, 2020.    
  • Oman
  • Oman
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  • Oman 2020 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays May 23-26
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Earlier tonight, Oman’s Moon-Sighting Committee announced that the Dhul Hijja Moon had been sighted, meaning that the current Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays of Oman, which began today, May 23, would run until May 26, 2020 ("Work will resume on Wednesday May 27"). (full story)    
  • Oman 2020 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays May 23-26
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Earlier tonight, Oman’s Moon-Sighting Committee announced that the Dhul Hijja Moon had been sighted, meaning that the current Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays of Oman, which began today, May 23, would run until May 26, 2020 ("Work will resume on Wednesday May 27").    
  • Samoa
  • Samoa
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  • Samoan Independence Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa). The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (Matagaluega о Pisinisi, Alamanuia ma Leipa - MCIL), in a public notice signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Putlotu Lупdоп Chu Liпg, has announced that "the public, government agencies, and the private sector are hereby advised that Monday, 1st of June 2019 [sic] is to be treated as a Public Holiday in commemoration of our 58th year of Independence.". (full story)    
  • Samoan Independence Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa). The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (Matagaluega о Pisinisi, Alamanuia ma Leipa - MCIL), in a public notice signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Putlotu Lупdоп Chu Liпg, has announced that "the public, government agencies, and the private sector are hereby advised that Monday, 1st of June 2019 [sic] is to be treated as a Public Holiday in commemoration of our 58th year of Independence.".    
  • Suriname
  • Suriname
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  • Suriname Declares Ied-Ul-Fitr Public Holiday June 5
    Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname (Paramarimbo). The government of Suriname announced that the upcoming "Ied-Ul-Fitr" (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday in Suriname would be observed on Monday, May 25, 2020, as the actual Id-Ul-Fitre (also called Bodo by local Muslims) falls on a Sunday, in 2020. (full story)    
  • Suriname Declares Ied-Ul-Fitr Public Holiday June 5
    Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname (Paramarimbo). The government of Suriname announced that the upcoming "Ied-Ul-Fitr" (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday in Suriname would be observed on Monday, May 25, 2020, as the actual Id-Ul-Fitre (also called Bodo by local Muslims) falls on a Sunday, in 2020.    
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turkmenistan
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  • Turkmenistan Public Holidays May 24-25
    Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad). Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Monday, May 25, 2020, as a non-working public holiday in Turkmenistan on account of the upcoming Oraza Bayram (End of Ramadan) public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2020. (full story)    
  • Turkmenistan Public Holidays May 24-25
    Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad). Turkmenistan's President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has signed a decree declaring Monday, May 25, 2020, as a non-working public holiday in Turkmenistan on account of the upcoming Oraza Bayram (End of Ramadan) public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2020.    

May 22, 2020

  • Cameroon
  • Cameroon
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  • Cameroon 2020 End of Ramadan Public Holidays May 24-25
    Source: Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé). The Cameroon Commission Nationale du Croissant Lunaire has announced that, earlier tonight, the Moon of the month of Shawwal had not been sighted and, therefore, that Sunday, May 24, 2020, would be the date of the upcoming End of Ramadan public holiday of Cameroon ("Par conséquent, le mois de Ramadan sera complété à 30 jours et la fête aura lieu dimanche 24 mai 2020"). (full story)    
  • Cameroon 2020 End of Ramadan Public Holidays May 24-25
    Source: Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé). The Cameroon Commission Nationale du Croissant Lunaire has announced that, earlier tonight, the Moon of the month of Shawwal had not been sighted and, therefore, that Sunday, May 24, 2020, would be the date of the upcoming End of Ramadan public holiday of Cameroon ("Par conséquent, le mois de Ramadan sera complété à 30 jours et la fête aura lieu dimanche 24 mai 2020").    
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
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  • Egyptian Bank Holidays May 24-28
    Source: The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo). The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has declared May 24-28, 2020, inclusively, as bank holidays for the upcoming Eid El Fitr (End of Ramadan). (full story)    
  • Egyptian Bank Holidays May 24-28
    Source: The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo). The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has declared May 24-28, 2020, inclusively, as bank holidays for the upcoming Eid El Fitr (End of Ramadan).    
  • Gambia
  • Gambia
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  • Gambia Extends 2020 Eid ul-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: The Point Newspaper (Banjul). The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has once again announced that he would extend the upcoming public holiday in the Gambia for the Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan), to run from Saturday, May 23, to Monday, May 25, 2020, inclusively. (full story)    
  • Gambia Extends 2020 Eid ul-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: The Point Newspaper (Banjul). The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has once again announced that he would extend the upcoming public holiday in the Gambia for the Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan), to run from Saturday, May 23, to Monday, May 25, 2020, inclusively.    
  • Mali
  • Mali
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  • Mali Declares Aïd al-Fitr Public Holiday May 23
    Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali (Bamako). Earlier tonight, Mali's Minister of Religious Affairs, after consultations with Mali's Commission nationale d’observation de la lune, has announced that Saturday, May 23, 2020, would be the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Mali for the Aïd al-Fitr Public Holiday (End of Ramadan, aka. Seli N'Jitini Kalo in Mali). (full story)    
  • Mali Declares Aïd al-Fitr Public Holiday May 23
    Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali (Bamako). Earlier tonight, Mali's Minister of Religious Affairs, after consultations with Mali's Commission nationale d’observation de la lune, has announced that Saturday, May 23, 2020, would be the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Mali for the Aïd al-Fitr Public Holiday (End of Ramadan, aka. Seli N'Jitini Kalo in Mali).    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
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  • Nepalese 2020 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepalese Government Spokesperson, Yubaraj Khatiwada, has announced that, at today's Cabinet meeting, the Government of Nepal decided to grant a non-working public holiday in Nepal, on the occasion of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan), but that the date of said public holiday had not yet been set ("the decision was taken to grant the holiday on the day to be fixed by Muslim clerics"). (full story)    
  • Nepalese 2020 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepalese Government Spokesperson, Yubaraj Khatiwada, has announced that, at today's Cabinet meeting, the Government of Nepal decided to grant a non-working public holiday in Nepal, on the occasion of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan), but that the date of said public holiday had not yet been set ("the decision was taken to grant the holiday on the day to be fixed by Muslim clerics").    
  • Sénégal
  • Sénégal
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  • Senegal 2020 Aid El Fitr Public Holidays May 24-25
    Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar). Senegal's ministre du Travail, du Dialogue social et des Organisations professionnelles, Samba Sy, has announced that the upcoming Korité (End of Ramadan) public holiday of Senegal would be observed on Sunday, May 24, 2020, with a day in lieu public holiday having been declared by the government of Senegal, on Monday, May 25, 2020 ("Si une fête religieuse coïncide avec un dimanche, le lundi suivant est, de par la loi, déclaré jour férié"). (full story)    
  • Senegal 2020 Aid El Fitr Public Holidays May 24-25
    Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar). Senegal's ministre du Travail, du Dialogue social et des Organisations professionnelles, Samba Sy, has announced that the upcoming Korité (End of Ramadan) public holiday of Senegal would be observed on Sunday, May 24, 2020, with a day in lieu public holiday having been declared by the government of Senegal, on Monday, May 25, 2020 ("Si une fête religieuse coïncide avec un dimanche, le lundi suivant est, de par la loi, déclaré jour férié").    
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
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  • Sierra Leone Public Holidays May 24-25
    Source: State House Press Secretariat (Freetown). A public notice from the Office of the President, State House in Freetown, announced the declaration of Sunday and Monday, May 24-25, 2020, as public holidays in Sierra Leone, in observance of the upcoming Eid ul-Fitri (End of Ramadan). (full story)    
  • Sierra Leone Public Holidays May 24-25
    Source: State House Press Secretariat (Freetown). A public notice from the Office of the President, State House in Freetown, announced the declaration of Sunday and Monday, May 24-25, 2020, as public holidays in Sierra Leone, in observance of the upcoming Eid ul-Fitri (End of Ramadan).    
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
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  • Sri Lanka Eid Public Holiday May 25
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). The Sri Lankan government declared Monday, May 25, 2020, as a public holiday, mercantile holiday and bank holiday, throughout Sri Lanka, on account of the upcoming End of Ramadan annual public holiday of Sri Lanka. (full story)    
  • Sri Lanka Eid Public Holiday May 25
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). The Sri Lankan government declared Monday, May 25, 2020, as a public holiday, mercantile holiday and bank holiday, throughout Sri Lanka, on account of the upcoming End of Ramadan annual public holiday of Sri Lanka.    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
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  • UAE 2020 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays Until May 26
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's moon-sighting committee, in a meeting headed by Minister of Justice, Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi, has announced that the New Moon of Shawwal could not be seen tonight, and therefore that "Saturday 23 May is the last day of Ramadan, and Sunday 24 May will be the first day of Shawwal". (full story)    
  • UAE 2020 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays Until May 26
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's moon-sighting committee, in a meeting headed by Minister of Justice, Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi, has announced that the New Moon of Shawwal could not be seen tonight, and therefore that "Saturday 23 May is the last day of Ramadan, and Sunday 24 May will be the first day of Shawwal".    
  • Uganda
  • Uganda
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  • Ugandan 2020 Eid Al Fitr Public Holiday May 24
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). The Government of Uganda had declared Sunday, May 24, 2020, as the date of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday in Uganda. (full story)    
  • Ugandan 2020 Eid Al Fitr Public Holiday May 24
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). The Government of Uganda had declared Sunday, May 24, 2020, as the date of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday in Uganda.    
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
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  • Zimbabwe Public Holiday May 25
    Source: The Herald (Harare). Zimbabwe's Government has declared Monday, May 25, 2020, as a public holiday in Zimbabwe, on account of the upcoming annual public holiday for Africa Day. (full story)    
  • Zimbabwe Public Holiday May 25
    Source: The Herald (Harare). Zimbabwe's Government has declared Monday, May 25, 2020, as a public holiday in Zimbabwe, on account of the upcoming annual public holiday for Africa Day.    

May 21, 2020

  • Australia
  • Australia
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  • Australian 2020 Queensland Public Holidays Amended
    Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland). Speaking in the State Parliament, earlier today, Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced that the 2020 Ekka People's Day public holiday would be moved from Wednesday, August 12, 2020, to Friday, August 14, 2020, to help the tourism industry ("People's Day will become People's Long Weekend and we do this with the support of the Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland"). (full story)    
  • Australian 2020 Queensland Public Holidays Amended
    Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland). Speaking in the State Parliament, earlier today, Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced that the 2020 Ekka People's Day public holiday would be moved from Wednesday, August 12, 2020, to Friday, August 14, 2020, to help the tourism industry ("People's Day will become People's Long Weekend and we do this with the support of the Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland").    
  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain
  • full story
  • Bahrain Announces 2020 Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular stipulating as official non-working public holidays in Bahrain for the upcoming 2020 Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), the date of the Eid Al-Fitr (Shawwal 1st) as well as that of the 2 days that follow. (full story)    
  • Bahrain Announces 2020 Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular stipulating as official non-working public holidays in Bahrain for the upcoming 2020 Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), the date of the Eid Al-Fitr (Shawwal 1st) as well as that of the 2 days that follow.    
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
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  • Indonesian 2020 Idul Fitri Bank Holidays Maintained
    Source: Central Bank of Republic of Indonesia (Jakarta). Indonesia's Central Bank, has announced that, despite yesterday's third change to the list of 2020 public holidays, by the government of Indnesia, upcoming bank holidays in Indonesia would remain unchanged, and run from May 21-25, 2020, inclusively. (full story)    
  • Indonesian 2020 Idul Fitri Bank Holidays Maintained
    Source: Central Bank of Republic of Indonesia (Jakarta). Indonesia's Central Bank, has announced that, despite yesterday's third change to the list of 2020 public holidays, by the government of Indnesia, upcoming bank holidays in Indonesia would remain unchanged, and run from May 21-25, 2020, inclusively.    
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Côte d'Ivoire
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  • Ivory Coast Denies May 25 End of Ramadan Public Holiday
    Source: Gouvernement de Côte d'Ivoire (Abijan). The Minister of Labour of the Ivory Coast has issued a communique denying that his ministry had declared Monday, May 25, 2020, as the date of the annual national non-working public holiday in the Ivory Coast on account of the upcoming Aïd el Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday ("Le ministère de l’Emploi et de la Protection Sociale porte à la connaissance de toute la population ivoirienne que le lundi 25 mai 2020, n’est pas un jour férié. Toute information contraire est fausse. Le ministère en appelle à la vigilance de tous."). (full story)    
  • Ivory Coast Denies May 25 End of Ramadan Public Holiday
    Source: Gouvernement de Côte d'Ivoire (Abijan). The Minister of Labour of the Ivory Coast has issued a communique denying that his ministry had declared Monday, May 25, 2020, as the date of the annual national non-working public holiday in the Ivory Coast on account of the upcoming Aïd el Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday ("Le ministère de l’Emploi et de la Protection Sociale porte à la connaissance de toute la population ivoirienne que le lundi 25 mai 2020, n’est pas un jour férié. Toute information contraire est fausse. Le ministère en appelle à la vigilance de tous.").    
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
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  • New Zealand Matariki Public Holiday Confusion
    Source: Radio New Zealand News (Wellington). With the recent mention of the possible addition of an annual public holiday in New Zealand for Matariki (Maori New Year), confusion has arisen as to how that new public holiday's date would be set, as there seems to be many calculation methods for Matariki, giving results often a month apart. (full story)    
  • New Zealand Matariki Public Holiday Confusion
    Source: Radio New Zealand News (Wellington). With the recent mention of the possible addition of an annual public holiday in New Zealand for Matariki (Maori New Year), confusion has arisen as to how that new public holiday's date would be set, as there seems to be many calculation methods for Matariki, giving results often a month apart.    
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
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  • Nigerian 2020 Eid Public Holidays May 25-26
    Source: The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). The Nigerian Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, has declared Monday and Tuesday, May 25-26, 2020, as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria, on account of the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) annual public holidays of Nigeria, for the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Nigerian 2020 Eid Public Holidays May 25-26
    Source: The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). The Nigerian Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, has declared Monday and Tuesday, May 25-26, 2020, as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria, on account of the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) annual public holidays of Nigeria, for the calendar year 2020.    
  • Tunisia
  • Tunisia
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  • Tunisian 2020 Aïd El Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). The government of Tunisia has announced that the upcoming Aïd El-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays throughout Tunisia would be observed from May 23-25, 2020 ("Les agents de l’Etat, des collectivités publiques, et des établissements publics à caractère administratif bénéficient de trois jours de congé, à l’occasion de l’Aïd el-Fitr, les samedi, dimanche, et lundi, 23, 24 et 25 mai 2020"). (full story)    
  • Tunisian 2020 Aïd El Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). The government of Tunisia has announced that the upcoming Aïd El-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays throughout Tunisia would be observed from May 23-25, 2020 ("Les agents de l’Etat, des collectivités publiques, et des établissements publics à caractère administratif bénéficient de trois jours de congé, à l’occasion de l’Aïd el-Fitr, les samedi, dimanche, et lundi, 23, 24 et 25 mai 2020").    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • full story
  • UAE 2020 Eid-al-Fitr Bank Holidays
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The Central Bank of the UAE has, in turn, announced the dates of the upcoming 2020 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working bank holidays in the UAE for all banks in the UAE, as "starting from Friday, 29 Ramadan corresponding 22 May, to 3 Shawwal 1441H". (full story)    
  • UAE 2020 Eid-al-Fitr Bank Holidays
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The Central Bank of the UAE has, in turn, announced the dates of the upcoming 2020 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working bank holidays in the UAE for all banks in the UAE, as "starting from Friday, 29 Ramadan corresponding 22 May, to 3 Shawwal 1441H".    

May 20, 2020

  • Ecuador
  • Ecuador
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  • Ecuador Confirmns Public Holiday On May 25
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). The Minister of Tourism of Ecuador, Rosi Prado de Holguín, has confirmed to the media that the previously-announced public holiday of May 25, corresponding the commemoration of the Battle of Pichincha, would remain unchanged, despite the current Covid19 pandemic. (full story)    
  • Ecuador Confirmns Public Holiday On May 25
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). The Minister of Tourism of Ecuador, Rosi Prado de Holguín, has confirmed to the media that the previously-announced public holiday of May 25, corresponding the commemoration of the Battle of Pichincha, would remain unchanged, despite the current Covid19 pandemic.    
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
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  • Ghana 2020 End of Ramadan Public Holidays May 24-25
    Source: Ghana Government Portal (Accra). Ghana's Government has announced that Sunday, May 24, 2020, had been declared as the date of the upcoming 2020 annual Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Ghana. (full story)    
  • Ghana 2020 End of Ramadan Public Holidays May 24-25
    Source: Ghana Government Portal (Accra). Ghana's Government has announced that Sunday, May 24, 2020, had been declared as the date of the upcoming 2020 annual Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Ghana.    
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
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  • Indonesian 2020 Idul Fitri Public Holidays Changed Again
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The Indonesian government has announced that this coming Friday, May 22, 2020, would no longer be a day off, as per the third amendment to Decree No. 728 of 2019, Number 213 of 2019, "Concerning National Holidays and Joint Leave in 2020". (full story)    
  • Indonesian 2020 Idul Fitri Public Holidays Changed Again
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The Indonesian government has announced that this coming Friday, May 22, 2020, would no longer be a day off, as per the third amendment to Decree No. 728 of 2019, Number 213 of 2019, "Concerning National Holidays and Joint Leave in 2020".    
  • Japan
  • Japan
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  • Japan Considers 2021 Olympics Public Holidays
    Source: The Bank of Japan (Tokyo). The Japanese government's plan to shift the date of the 2021 Mountain Day public holiday, to August 9, the day after the closing ceremony of the next year's Tokyo Olympics, as was done this year, has been blocked at the Liberal Democratic Party's political council, spearheaded by Tsutomu Tomioka, which refused to accept the declaration of a holiday on the anniversary date of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. (full story)    
  • Japan Considers 2021 Olympics Public Holidays
    Source: The Bank of Japan (Tokyo). The Japanese government's plan to shift the date of the 2021 Mountain Day public holiday, to August 9, the day after the closing ceremony of the next year's Tokyo Olympics, as was done this year, has been blocked at the Liberal Democratic Party's political council, spearheaded by Tsutomu Tomioka, which refused to accept the declaration of a holiday on the anniversary date of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.    
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
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  • Kenyan 2020 Idd Ul Fitr Public Holiday May 25
    Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi). Kenya's Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiangi, has issued a Special Gazette Notice announcing that, pursuant to the Public Holidays Act of Kenya, the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday for Idd-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) in Kenya would be Monday, May 25, 2020 ("It is notified for the general information of the public that the cabinet secretary for Interior and co-ordination of national government in exercise of the powers conferred in section 2(1) of the Public Holidays Act, declares that Monday, 25 th May, 2020, shall be declared a public holiday to mark Idd-ul Fitr"). (full story)    
  • Kenyan 2020 Idd Ul Fitr Public Holiday May 25
    Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi). Kenya's Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiangi, has issued a Special Gazette Notice announcing that, pursuant to the Public Holidays Act of Kenya, the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday for Idd-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) in Kenya would be Monday, May 25, 2020 ("It is notified for the general information of the public that the cabinet secretary for Interior and co-ordination of national government in exercise of the powers conferred in section 2(1) of the Public Holidays Act, declares that Monday, 25 th May, 2020, shall be declared a public holiday to mark Idd-ul Fitr").    
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
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  • Mexico To Maintain Movable Public Holidays
    Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación (Ciudad de México). The Mexican Minister of Tourism, Miguel Torruco, has announced that, despite recent government statements to the contrary, the 2006 decree modifying article 74 of Mexico's Labour Code would not be abrogated, and that the Mexican public holidays of February 5, March 21, and November 20, would continue to be moved to a nearby weekend ("This afternoon, I spoke with the President of the Republic, and he authorized me to make it known that, to resume internal tourism, which is essential, he would maintain long weekends"). (full story)    
  • Mexico To Maintain Movable Public Holidays
    Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación (Ciudad de México). The Mexican Minister of Tourism, Miguel Torruco, has announced that, despite recent government statements to the contrary, the 2006 decree modifying article 74 of Mexico's Labour Code would not be abrogated, and that the Mexican public holidays of February 5, March 21, and November 20, would continue to be moved to a nearby weekend ("This afternoon, I spoke with the President of the Republic, and he authorized me to make it known that, to resume internal tourism, which is essential, he would maintain long weekends").    
  • Oman
  • Oman
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  • Oman 2020 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Omani authorities have announced dates for the upcoming 2020 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Oman, for both the Omani public sector and the private sector of Oman. (full story)    
  • Oman 2020 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Omani authorities have announced dates for the upcoming 2020 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Oman, for both the Omani public sector and the private sector of Oman.    
  • Philippines
  • Philippines
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  • Philippines End of Ramadan Public Holiday May 25
    Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila). Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had issued Proclamation 944 declaring Monday, May 25, 2020, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177 ("In order to bring the religious and cultural significance of Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Monday, May 25th 2020, a regular holiday throughout the country"). (full story)    
  • Philippines End of Ramadan Public Holiday May 25
    Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila). Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had issued Proclamation 944 declaring Monday, May 25, 2020, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177 ("In order to bring the religious and cultural significance of Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Monday, May 25th 2020, a regular holiday throughout the country").    
  • Russia
  • Russia
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  • Russia Mulls June 24 Constitutional Referendum Public Holiday
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). Sources close to the Kremlin have told the media that the April 22 constitutional referendum, and related public holiday, which were postponed due to the current Covid19 pandemic, look likely to be held on June 24, 2020, in conjunction with the upcoming the Victory Day parade. (full story)    
  • Russia Mulls June 24 Constitutional Referendum Public Holiday
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). Sources close to the Kremlin have told the media that the April 22 constitutional referendum, and related public holiday, which were postponed due to the current Covid19 pandemic, look likely to be held on June 24, 2020, in conjunction with the upcoming the Victory Day parade.    
  • UK (United Kingdom)
  • UK (United Kingdom)
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  • UK Mulls Additional October 2020 Public Holiday
    Source: BBC (London). A spokesperson for Downing Street has announced that the UK government was considering the declaration of a one-off UK public holiday in October 2020, as suggested by the acting head of Visit Britain, the UK's tourism agency, Patricia Yates, while stressing that it was "worth acknowledging that extra bank holidays do come with economic costs". (full story)    
  • UK Mulls Additional October 2020 Public Holiday
    Source: BBC (London). A spokesperson for Downing Street has announced that the UK government was considering the declaration of a one-off UK public holiday in October 2020, as suggested by the acting head of Visit Britain, the UK's tourism agency, Patricia Yates, while stressing that it was "worth acknowledging that extra bank holidays do come with economic costs".    
  • Ukraine
  • Ukraine
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  • Ukraine June 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine (Kiev). The Ministry of Social Policy of the Ukraine has issued a communiqué confirming and detailing the official list of June 2020 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine, as had been announced earlier this year. (full story)    
  • Ukraine June 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine (Kiev). The Ministry of Social Policy of the Ukraine has issued a communiqué confirming and detailing the official list of June 2020 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine, as had been announced earlier this year.    

May 19, 2020

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
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  • Bangladesh Lailatul Qadr Public Holiday May 21
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The government of Bangladesh has announced that the upcoming Lailatul Qadr or Shab-e-Qadr (night of destiny) in Bangladesh would be observed on the evening of Wednesday, May 20, 2020, to be followed on the next day by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh. (full story)    
  • Bangladesh Lailatul Qadr Public Holiday May 21
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The government of Bangladesh has announced that the upcoming Lailatul Qadr or Shab-e-Qadr (night of destiny) in Bangladesh would be observed on the evening of Wednesday, May 20, 2020, to be followed on the next day by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh.    
  • Bénin
  • Bénin
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  • Benin Public Holiday May 21
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). Benin's Minister of Labour and the Public Sector, Adidjatou Mathys, has released a communique announcing that the government of Bénin had declared Thursday, May 21, 2020, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming "fête de l’ascension, qui marque la montée de Jésus-Christ vers son Père" annual non-working public holiday in the Bénin. (full story)    
  • Benin Public Holiday May 21
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). Benin's Minister of Labour and the Public Sector, Adidjatou Mathys, has released a communique announcing that the government of Bénin had declared Thursday, May 21, 2020, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming "fête de l’ascension, qui marque la montée de Jésus-Christ vers son Père" annual non-working public holiday in the Bénin.    
  • Burundi
  • Burundi
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  • Burundi Public Holiday May 20
    Source: Le Portail des Institutions (Bujumbura). Earlier today, Burundi's President, Pierre Nkurunziza, signed a decree declaring Wednesday, May 20, 2020, as a one-off public holiday ("jour férié, chômé et payé") in Burundi, on account of the upcoming presidential, legislative and communal elections being held on that date. (full story)    
  • Burundi Public Holiday May 20
    Source: Le Portail des Institutions (Bujumbura). Earlier today, Burundi's President, Pierre Nkurunziza, signed a decree declaring Wednesday, May 20, 2020, as a one-off public holiday ("jour férié, chômé et payé") in Burundi, on account of the upcoming presidential, legislative and communal elections being held on that date.    
  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
  • full story
  • Costa Rica December 1st Public Holiday Finally Law
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). The President of the Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, has finally signed into law Bill 21.137, which replaces the annual October 12 public holiday of Costa Rica, and with a new annual public holiday on December 1st, to commemorate the Day of the Abolition of the Army (conmemoración de la abolición del ejército en 1948). (full story)    
  • Costa Rica December 1st Public Holiday Finally Law
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). The President of the Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, has finally signed into law Bill 21.137, which replaces the annual October 12 public holiday of Costa Rica, and with a new annual public holiday on December 1st, to commemorate the Day of the Abolition of the Army (conmemoración de la abolición del ejército en 1948).    
  • Gabon
  • Gabon
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  • Gabonese Public Holiday May 21
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's Ministère du Travail has released a communique announcing that Thursday, May 21, 2020, would be a non-working public holiday throughout the territory of the Gabon, on account of the annual Ascension public holiday of the Gabon. (full story)    
  • Gabonese Public Holiday May 21
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's Ministère du Travail has released a communique announcing that Thursday, May 21, 2020, would be a non-working public holiday throughout the territory of the Gabon, on account of the annual Ascension public holiday of the Gabon.    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • full story
  • Kyrgyzstan Orozo Ait 2020 Public Holidays Extended
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has announced the upcoming Orozo Ait (End of Ramadan) public holiday of Kyrgyzstan would be Sunday, May 24, 2020, and therefore that the following workday, Monday, May 25, 2020, had been declared a day in lieu public holiday in Kyrgyzstan ("Если мусульманские праздники Орозо айт и Курман айт, которые определяются по лунному календарю, выпадают на выходные, то следующий за ними рабочий день согласно Трудовому кодексу становится выходным"). (full story)    
  • Kyrgyzstan Orozo Ait 2020 Public Holidays Extended
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has announced the upcoming Orozo Ait (End of Ramadan) public holiday of Kyrgyzstan would be Sunday, May 24, 2020, and therefore that the following workday, Monday, May 25, 2020, had been declared a day in lieu public holiday in Kyrgyzstan ("Если мусульманские праздники Орозо айт и Курман айт, которые определяются по лунному календарю, выпадают на выходные, то следующий за ними рабочий день согласно Трудовому кодексу становится выходным").    
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
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  • New Zealand Mulls Matariki Public Holiday Again
    Source: Radio New Zealand News (Wellington). New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced that the government of New Zealand was actively considering measures to encourage domestic tourism, including amending the Holidays Act 2003 and declare additional public holidays "for Kiwis to come and experience their own backyard". (full story)    
  • New Zealand Mulls Matariki Public Holiday Again
    Source: Radio New Zealand News (Wellington). New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced that the government of New Zealand was actively considering measures to encourage domestic tourism, including amending the Holidays Act 2003 and declare additional public holidays "for Kiwis to come and experience their own backyard".    
  • Qatar
  • Qatar
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  • Qatar 2020 Eid Al Fitr Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: Qatar Central Bank (QCB). Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has announced the dates of the upcoming Qatar bank holidays for the Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays of Qatar, following last weekend's announcement of the public sector holidays for the same 2020 Eid al-Fitr public holidays of Qatar. (full story)    
  • Qatar 2020 Eid Al Fitr Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: Qatar Central Bank (QCB). Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has announced the dates of the upcoming Qatar bank holidays for the Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays of Qatar, following last weekend's announcement of the public sector holidays for the same 2020 Eid al-Fitr public holidays of Qatar.    

May 18, 2020

  • Egypt
  • Egypt
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  • Egypt Extends 2020 End of Ramadan Public Holidays
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). The Egyptian minister of manpower, Mohamed Saafan, has announced that the upcoming Eid El-Fitr public holidays marking the end of Ramadan, would be extended to 5 days, from May 24-28, 2020, inclusively. (full story)    
  • Egypt Extends 2020 End of Ramadan Public Holidays
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). The Egyptian minister of manpower, Mohamed Saafan, has announced that the upcoming Eid El-Fitr public holidays marking the end of Ramadan, would be extended to 5 days, from May 24-28, 2020, inclusively.    
  • Guinea
  • Guinea
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  • Guinea Conakry Public Holiday May 20
    Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée (Conakry). The Ministry of information and communication of the government of Guinea Conakry, has relayed the decision of the Ministers of Labour and of the Public Sector ("ministres en charge du Travail et de la Fonction Publique"), announcing that Wednesday, May 20, 2020, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the upcoming "Laylatoul Ghadr" (Night of Destiny). (full story)    
  • Guinea Conakry Public Holiday May 20
    Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée (Conakry). The Ministry of information and communication of the government of Guinea Conakry, has relayed the decision of the Ministers of Labour and of the Public Sector ("ministres en charge du Travail et de la Fonction Publique"), announcing that Wednesday, May 20, 2020, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the upcoming "Laylatoul Ghadr" (Night of Destiny).    
  • Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong
  • full story
  • Hong Kong 2021 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSAR). The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has released its annual official list of the gazetted 2021 public holidays to be observed in Hong Kong ("General holidays for 2021" - 2021年公眾假期), in accordance with the Employment Ordinance and General Holidays Ordinance as well as amendments thereto, and in addition to the Statutory Holidays for 2021 as announced by the HKSAR Labour Department. (full story)    
  • Hong Kong 2021 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSAR). The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has released its annual official list of the gazetted 2021 public holidays to be observed in Hong Kong ("General holidays for 2021" - 2021年公眾假期), in accordance with the Employment Ordinance and General Holidays Ordinance as well as amendments thereto, and in addition to the Statutory Holidays for 2021 as announced by the HKSAR Labour Department.    
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
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  • Indonesian 2020 Bank Holidays Amended
    Source: Central Bank of Republic of Indonesia (Jakarta). Indonesia's Central Bank, has released an amended version of its previously-released list of 2020 bank holidays in Indonesia, whereby the upcoming Lebaran, End of Ramadan, Indonesian bank holidays would run from May 21-25, 2020, inclusively. (full story)    
  • Indonesian 2020 Bank Holidays Amended
    Source: Central Bank of Republic of Indonesia (Jakarta). Indonesia's Central Bank, has released an amended version of its previously-released list of 2020 bank holidays in Indonesia, whereby the upcoming Lebaran, End of Ramadan, Indonesian bank holidays would run from May 21-25, 2020, inclusively.    
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Côte d'Ivoire
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  • Ivory Coast Public Holidays May 20-21
    Source: Gouvernement de Côte d'Ivoire (Abijan). The government of the Ivory Coast, has announced that Wednesday, May 20, 2020, had been declared a nationwide non-working public holiday in the Ivory Coast ("jour férié et chômé sur toute l'étendue du territoire national"), on account of the upcoming "Nuit du destin" (Laylat al-Qadr) annual non-working public holiday of the Ivory Coast. (full story)    
  • Ivory Coast Public Holidays May 20-21
    Source: Gouvernement de Côte d'Ivoire (Abijan). The government of the Ivory Coast, has announced that Wednesday, May 20, 2020, had been declared a nationwide non-working public holiday in the Ivory Coast ("jour férié et chômé sur toute l'étendue du territoire national"), on account of the upcoming "Nuit du destin" (Laylat al-Qadr) annual non-working public holiday of the Ivory Coast.    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
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  • Kyrgyzstan Orozo Ait 2020 On May 24
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Muslim Spiritual Administration of Kyrgyzstan has announced that the date of the upcoming Orozo Ait (End of Ramadan) in Kyrgyzstan would be Sunday, May 24, 2020. (full story)    
  • Kyrgyzstan Orozo Ait 2020 On May 24
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Muslim Spiritual Administration of Kyrgyzstan has announced that the date of the upcoming Orozo Ait (End of Ramadan) in Kyrgyzstan would be Sunday, May 24, 2020.    
  • Vanuatu
  • Vanuatu
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  • Vanuatu 2020 Public Holidays Amended
    Source: Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila). The government of Vanuatu has issued an amended list of its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the current calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Vanuatu 2020 Public Holidays Amended
    Source: Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila). The government of Vanuatu has issued an amended list of its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the current calendar year 2020.    
  • Yemen
  • Yemen
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  • Yemeni End of Ramadan Public Holidays May 23-27
    Source: Yemen News Agency (SABA). The Yemeni Ministry of Civil Service has declared May 23-27, 2020, as the dates of the upcoming Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays in Yemen. (full story)    
  • Yemeni End of Ramadan Public Holidays May 23-27
    Source: Yemen News Agency (SABA). The Yemeni Ministry of Civil Service has declared May 23-27, 2020, as the dates of the upcoming Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays in Yemen.    

May 17, 2020

  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • full story
  • Egypt 2020 End of Ramadan Public Sector Holidays
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). The Egyptian government has declared an extended 5-day period as public sector holidays for Egyptian government workers, for the upcoming Eid El-Fitr public holidays, from May 24-28, 2020, inclusively. (full story)    
  • Egypt 2020 End of Ramadan Public Sector Holidays
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). The Egyptian government has declared an extended 5-day period as public sector holidays for Egyptian government workers, for the upcoming Eid El-Fitr public holidays, from May 24-28, 2020, inclusively.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
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  • Pakistan Extends 2020 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). The Federal Government of Pakistan has amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2020, by expanding these annual Pakistani public holidays to last 6 days ("there will be public holidays in the country from May 22 to May 27 on account of Eidul Fitr"). (full story)    
  • Pakistan Extends 2020 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). The Federal Government of Pakistan has amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2020, by expanding these annual Pakistani public holidays to last 6 days ("there will be public holidays in the country from May 22 to May 27 on account of Eidul Fitr").    
  • Qatar
  • Qatar
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  • Qatar Extends 2020 Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Qatari News Agency (QNA). Qatar's Amiri Diwan has announced that the period of annual non-working Qatar public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had once again been extended, this year for 12 consecutive days of public sector holidays. (full story)    
  • Qatar Extends 2020 Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Qatari News Agency (QNA). Qatar's Amiri Diwan has announced that the period of annual non-working Qatar public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), had once again been extended, this year for 12 consecutive days of public sector holidays.    

May 16, 2020

  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan
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  • Azerbaijan Public Holidays May 23-30
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). Azerbaijan's Prime Minister, Ali Asadov, has signed an order implementing the decision of the Cabinet Ministers of Azerbaijan declaring the period of May 23-30, 2020, as public holidays in Azerbaijan ("27 may iş günü 31 may istirahət gününə keçirilir, 29 may qeyri-iş günü elan edilir"), on account of the upcoming Ramadan Bayram public holidays. (full story)    
  • Azerbaijan Public Holidays May 23-30
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). Azerbaijan's Prime Minister, Ali Asadov, has signed an order implementing the decision of the Cabinet Ministers of Azerbaijan declaring the period of May 23-30, 2020, as public holidays in Azerbaijan ("27 may iş günü 31 may istirahət gününə keçirilir, 29 may qeyri-iş günü elan edilir"), on account of the upcoming Ramadan Bayram public holidays.    
  • India
  • India
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  • India 2020 Telangana Public Holidays Amended Again
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Government of India's State of Telangana has issued the Circular F.No.11. CGEWCC/ Income Tax/ Holiday-2020/2020-21, which repeals the terms of the Circular F.No.11.CGEWCC/Income Tax/Holiday-2020/2019-20, related to the promotion of the Dussera restricted holiday to the status of a general public holiday in the Indian State of Telangana in 2020. (full story)    
  • India 2020 Telangana Public Holidays Amended Again
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Government of India's State of Telangana has issued the Circular F.No.11. CGEWCC/ Income Tax/ Holiday-2020/2020-21, which repeals the terms of the Circular F.No.11.CGEWCC/Income Tax/Holiday-2020/2019-20, related to the promotion of the Dussera restricted holiday to the status of a general public holiday in the Indian State of Telangana in 2020.    
  • Jordan
  • Jordan
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  • Jordanian 2020 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Petra Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordan's Cabinet has decided to end the current run of Covid19 public holidays at the conclusion of the upcoming Eid al Fitr public holidays, on Monday, May 26, 2020. (full story)    
  • Jordanian 2020 Eid al Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Petra Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordan's Cabinet has decided to end the current run of Covid19 public holidays at the conclusion of the upcoming Eid al Fitr public holidays, on Monday, May 26, 2020.    
  • Moldova
  • Moldova
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  • Moldova Covid19 Public Holidays Compensated By 12 Working Saturdays
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). The Moldovan Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection, has submitted a proposal to the government of Moldova, whereby the recent month long period of Covid19-related public sector holidays in Moldova, would be compensated by the public sector of Moldova working 12 Saturdays, spread-out over the next 6 months ("23 mai, 13 iunie, 20 iunie, 4 iulie, 18 iulie, 1 august, 22 august, 5 septembrie, 19 septembrie, 3 octombrie, 17 octombrie și 31 octombrie anul curent"). (full story)    
  • Moldova Covid19 Public Holidays Compensated By 12 Working Saturdays
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). The Moldovan Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection, has submitted a proposal to the government of Moldova, whereby the recent month long period of Covid19-related public sector holidays in Moldova, would be compensated by the public sector of Moldova working 12 Saturdays, spread-out over the next 6 months ("23 mai, 13 iunie, 20 iunie, 4 iulie, 18 iulie, 1 august, 22 august, 5 septembrie, 19 septembrie, 3 octombrie, 17 octombrie și 31 octombrie anul curent").    

May 15, 2020

  • Australia
  • Australia
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  • Australian Victoria AFL Public Holiday To Be Moved
    Source: State Government of Victoria (Melbourne). The Government of Australia's State of Victoria has corrected an earlier announcement, by its Treasurer, Tim Pallas, that the 2020 Friday before the AFL Grand Final Victorian public holiday would remain on September 25 despite the grand final likely taking place in October ("I imagine the Premier’s already spoken to this and I believe he mentioned that it’s going to stay on the date that has already been set. We determine it will simply be too complicated for individuals, we don’t even know what the revised grand remaining date is perhaps. Folks most likely do must have some readability and certainty about when that’s coming. It’ll stay on the date that’s has at all times been set."). (full story)    
  • Australian Victoria AFL Public Holiday To Be Moved
    Source: State Government of Victoria (Melbourne). The Government of Australia's State of Victoria has corrected an earlier announcement, by its Treasurer, Tim Pallas, that the 2020 Friday before the AFL Grand Final Victorian public holiday would remain on September 25 despite the grand final likely taking place in October ("I imagine the Premier’s already spoken to this and I believe he mentioned that it’s going to stay on the date that has already been set. We determine it will simply be too complicated for individuals, we don’t even know what the revised grand remaining date is perhaps. Folks most likely do must have some readability and certainty about when that’s coming. It’ll stay on the date that’s has at all times been set.").    
  • Maldives
  • Maldives
  • full story
  • Maldives Covid19 Public Holidays Extended Until May 28
    Source: Maldives Department of Information (Male). Maldives President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, has announced that it had extended the current April 16-May 14, 2020, non-working public sector holidays in the Maldives, for another 14 days, until May 28, 2020, on account of the current Covid-19 Pandemic. (full story)    
  • Maldives Covid19 Public Holidays Extended Until May 28
    Source: Maldives Department of Information (Male). Maldives President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, has announced that it had extended the current April 16-May 14, 2020, non-working public sector holidays in the Maldives, for another 14 days, until May 28, 2020, on account of the current Covid-19 Pandemic.    

May 14, 2020

  • Croatia
  • Croatia
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  • Croatia To Add June or July 2020 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb). The Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenkovic, has announced that Croatia's Parliament would be dissolved on May 18, with a parliamentary election on June 21, June 28, July 5 or July 12, a date that will be a one-off non-working public holiday in Croatia ("After the cabinet meeting and the meeting of the parliamentary majority, I can inform the Croatian public that all components of the parliamentary majority have decided to propose to parliament to dissolve on Monday, May 18"). (full story)    
  • Croatia To Add June or July 2020 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb). The Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenkovic, has announced that Croatia's Parliament would be dissolved on May 18, with a parliamentary election on June 21, June 28, July 5 or July 12, a date that will be a one-off non-working public holiday in Croatia ("After the cabinet meeting and the meeting of the parliamentary majority, I can inform the Croatian public that all components of the parliamentary majority have decided to propose to parliament to dissolve on Monday, May 18").    
  • Congo (DRC)
  • Congo (DRC)
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  • DR Congo May 16-17 Public Holidays
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The ministre de l'emploi, travail et prévoyance sociale of the DRC (République Démocratique du Congo), Néné Nkulu, has declared Saturday, May 16, 2020, as a non-working public holiday in the DRC ("la journée de samedi 16 mai est déclarée chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national"), in a communique signed by the DRC's ministre de la fonction publique, Yollande Ebongo. (full story)    
  • DR Congo May 16-17 Public Holidays
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The ministre de l'emploi, travail et prévoyance sociale of the DRC (République Démocratique du Congo), Néné Nkulu, has declared Saturday, May 16, 2020, as a non-working public holiday in the DRC ("la journée de samedi 16 mai est déclarée chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national"), in a communique signed by the DRC's ministre de la fonction publique, Yollande Ebongo.    
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • full story
  • Saudi 2020 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that the Saudi public holidays for the upcoming Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan), for the general public, would run for 4 days, beginning on the day after Ramadan 29, whether it turns out to be Ramadan 30, or Shawwal 1. (full story)    
  • Saudi 2020 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that the Saudi public holidays for the upcoming Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan), for the general public, would run for 4 days, beginning on the day after Ramadan 29, whether it turns out to be Ramadan 30, or Shawwal 1.    
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines
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  • St Vincent and the Grenadines Declares August Public Holidays
    Source: Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (Saint Vincent). The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, has announced that Monday and Tuesday, August 3rd and 4th, 2020, had been declared as public holidays in St Vincent and the Grenadines "following the cancellation of Vincy Mas 2020, on the recommendations of the Carnival Development Corporation". (full story)    
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines Declares August Public Holidays
    Source: Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (Saint Vincent). The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, has announced that Monday and Tuesday, August 3rd and 4th, 2020, had been declared as public holidays in St Vincent and the Grenadines "following the cancellation of Vincy Mas 2020, on the recommendations of the Carnival Development Corporation".    
  • Transdniestria (PMR)
  • Transdniestria (PMR)
  • full story
  • Transdniestria 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Interfax (Tiraspol). Transdniestria's government has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic (Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika) for the upcoming calendar year 2021, in accordance with article 112 of the Labor Code of the Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika. (full story)    
  • Transdniestria 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Interfax (Tiraspol). Transdniestria's government has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic (Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika) for the upcoming calendar year 2021, in accordance with article 112 of the Labor Code of the Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika.    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • full story
  • UAE 2020 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources has announced the dates of the 2020 End of Ramadan (Eid Al Fitr) general public holidays of the UAE, as being from Ramadan 29 (May 22) until the 3rd day of the month of Shawwal, expected to be Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (full story)    
  • UAE 2020 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources has announced the dates of the 2020 End of Ramadan (Eid Al Fitr) general public holidays of the UAE, as being from Ramadan 29 (May 22) until the 3rd day of the month of Shawwal, expected to be Tuesday, May 26, 2020.    

May 13, 2020

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
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  • Bangladesh Extends Coronavirus Public Holidays Until May 30
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh' Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has decided to extend the current coronavirus public holidays until May 30, 2020, for both the public and private sectors. (full story)    
  • Bangladesh Extends Coronavirus Public Holidays Until May 30
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh' Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has decided to extend the current coronavirus public holidays until May 30, 2020, for both the public and private sectors.    
  • Hungary
  • Hungary
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  • Hungary 2021 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (Budapest). The annual list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2021, as announced by the Government of Hungary, upon the recommendation of the Hungarian National Economy Minister, has been officially gazetted in the Hungarian Gazette No. 14 of 2020 (V. 13). (full story)    
  • Hungary 2021 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (Budapest). The annual list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2021, as announced by the Government of Hungary, upon the recommendation of the Hungarian National Economy Minister, has been officially gazetted in the Hungarian Gazette No. 14 of 2020 (V. 13).    

May 12, 2020

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • full story
  • Saudi 2020 End of Ramadan Government Public Holidays Extended
    Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The Ministry of Civil Services of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that the Saudi public or government sector would begin its upcoming Eid al Fitr public holidays on Ramadan 22 and return to work on Shawwal 8, corresponding to May 15 and May 31, respectively. (full story)    
  • Saudi 2020 End of Ramadan Government Public Holidays Extended
    Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The Ministry of Civil Services of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that the Saudi public or government sector would begin its upcoming Eid al Fitr public holidays on Ramadan 22 and return to work on Shawwal 8, corresponding to May 15 and May 31, respectively.    
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
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  • Thailand Adds December 4 National Unity Day
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Thailand's government spokesperson, Traisulee Traisoranakul, has announced that the Thai government had voted to celebrate December 4, the day before the annual public holiday for King Bhumibol’s birthday, as National Unity Day, to commemorate a speech by King Bhumibol, on December 4, 1991. (full story)    
  • Thailand Adds December 4 National Unity Day
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Thailand's government spokesperson, Traisulee Traisoranakul, has announced that the Thai government had voted to celebrate December 4, the day before the annual public holiday for King Bhumibol’s birthday, as National Unity Day, to commemorate a speech by King Bhumibol, on December 4, 1991.    

May 11, 2020

  • Isle of Man
  • Isle of Man
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  • Isle of Man Declares August 28 Public Holiday
    Source: Isle of Man Public Services (Tynwald). As expected, the Isle of Man Council of Ministers has approved the declaration of a one-off bank holiday on the Isle of Man on Friday, August 28, 2020, in replacement for the recently-canceled, June 12, Senior Race Day public holiday. (full story)    
  • Isle of Man Declares August 28 Public Holiday
    Source: Isle of Man Public Services (Tynwald). As expected, the Isle of Man Council of Ministers has approved the declaration of a one-off bank holiday on the Isle of Man on Friday, August 28, 2020, in replacement for the recently-canceled, June 12, Senior Race Day public holiday.    
  • Russia
  • Russia
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  • Russia Coronavirus Public Holidays Not Extended
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has announced that the current run of Covid19 public holidays would not be extended past May 11, 2020. (full story)    
  • Russia Coronavirus Public Holidays Not Extended
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has announced that the current run of Covid19 public holidays would not be extended past May 11, 2020.    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
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  • UAE 2020 Eid-al-Fitr Government Holidays Announced
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced that the 2020 End of Ramadan (Eid Al Fitr) public sector holidays of the UAE, would run from Ramadan 29 (May 22) until the 3rd day of the month of Shawwal, for federal entities in the UAE. (full story)    
  • UAE 2020 Eid-al-Fitr Government Holidays Announced
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced that the 2020 End of Ramadan (Eid Al Fitr) public sector holidays of the UAE, would run from Ramadan 29 (May 22) until the 3rd day of the month of Shawwal, for federal entities in the UAE.    

May 9, 2020

  • Spain
  • Spain
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  • Spain 2021 Basque Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Boletín Oficial del País Vasco (BOPV). The executive of Spain's Basque autonomous region (País Vasco) has gazetted its recently-announced annual calendar of official regional public holidays and bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021 in Spain's Basque region. (full story)    
  • Spain 2021 Basque Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Boletín Oficial del País Vasco (BOPV). The executive of Spain's Basque autonomous region (País Vasco) has gazetted its recently-announced annual calendar of official regional public holidays and bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021 in Spain's Basque region.    

May 8, 2020

  • Isle of Man
  • Isle of Man
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  • Isle of Man Cancels Senior Race Day Public Holiday
    Source: Isle of Man Public Services (Tynwald). The Isle of Man Council of Ministers has announced that the upcoming, June 12, Senior Race Day public holiday, had been canceled, due to the cancellation of the T.T. Race in 2020 ("given that the primary purpose of the Bank Holiday - TT racing - is no longer relevant, it is considered appropriate to remove any confusion and cancel this event"). (full story)    
  • Isle of Man Cancels Senior Race Day Public Holiday
    Source: Isle of Man Public Services (Tynwald). The Isle of Man Council of Ministers has announced that the upcoming, June 12, Senior Race Day public holiday, had been canceled, due to the cancellation of the T.T. Race in 2020 ("given that the primary purpose of the Bank Holiday - TT racing - is no longer relevant, it is considered appropriate to remove any confusion and cancel this event").    
  • Uruguay
  • Uruguay
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  • Uruguay Plans To Start Moving Public Holidays Again
    Source: Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay). Uruguay's Tourism Minister, Germán Cardoso, and its general director, Ignacio Curbelo, are promoting an economic stimulus package which would promote national tourism by moving all upcoming public holidays in Uruguay to either a Monday or a Friday, so that there is one long weekend per month in Uruguay. (full story)    
  • Uruguay Plans To Start Moving Public Holidays Again
    Source: Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay). Uruguay's Tourism Minister, Germán Cardoso, and its general director, Ignacio Curbelo, are promoting an economic stimulus package which would promote national tourism by moving all upcoming public holidays in Uruguay to either a Monday or a Friday, so that there is one long weekend per month in Uruguay.    

May 7, 2020

  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
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  • Costa Rican Bill To Move Public Holidays To Fridays Progresses
    Source: La Nación (San José). The legislative proposal by Roberto Thompson to move the remainder of 2020 and 2021 public holidays to a nearby Friday, and create tourist long weekends, has been tabled as Legislative File No. 2194 and, more importantly, has been included in amendments to article 148 of the Labor Code included in the government roadmap presented by the Minister of Tourism of Costa Rica, María Amalia Revelo. (full story)    
  • Costa Rican Bill To Move Public Holidays To Fridays Progresses
    Source: La Nación (San José). The legislative proposal by Roberto Thompson to move the remainder of 2020 and 2021 public holidays to a nearby Friday, and create tourist long weekends, has been tabled as Legislative File No. 2194 and, more importantly, has been included in amendments to article 148 of the Labor Code included in the government roadmap presented by the Minister of Tourism of Costa Rica, María Amalia Revelo.    
  • Ireland (Eire)
  • Ireland (Eire)
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  • Ireland Mulls Post-Lockdown Public Holiday
    Source: Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin). The Irish Minister for Tourism, Brendan Griffin, speaking during an emergency of the Dáil (Ireland’s parliament), announced that the Irish government was considering declaring a one-off special bank and public holiday in Ireland, "when lockdown restrictions are finally lifted". (full story)    
  • Ireland Mulls Post-Lockdown Public Holiday
    Source: Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin). The Irish Minister for Tourism, Brendan Griffin, speaking during an emergency of the Dáil (Ireland’s parliament), announced that the Irish government was considering declaring a one-off special bank and public holiday in Ireland, "when lockdown restrictions are finally lifted".    

May 6, 2020

  • Samoa
  • Samoa
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  • Samoa Maintains May 11 Public Holiday
    Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa). The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (Matagaluega о Pisinisi, Alamanuia ma Leipa - MCIL), in a public notice signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Pttlotu Lупdоп Chu Liпg, has confirmed that "next Monday is a public holiday to mark Mother’s Day". (full story)    
  • Samoa Maintains May 11 Public Holiday
    Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa). The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (Matagaluega о Pisinisi, Alamanuia ma Leipa - MCIL), in a public notice signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Pttlotu Lупdоп Chu Liпg, has confirmed that "next Monday is a public holiday to mark Mother’s Day".