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July 11, 2024

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
  • Algeria Declares July 16 Achoura Public Holiday
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative et du ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Sécurité sociale has announced that the upcoming 10 Mouharam 1446 de l'Hégire (Achoura) would be a paid public holiday in Algeria. As per the aforementioned announcement, "A l'occasion de la Journée d'Achoura et conformément à la loi 63-278 du 26 juillet 1963 modifiée et complétée fixant la liste des fêtes légales, la journée du mardi 10 Mouharam 1446 de l'Hégire, correspondant au 16 juillet 2024, est chômée et payée pour l'ensemble des personnels des institutions et administrations publiques, des établissements et offices publics et privés, ainsi qu'aux personnels des entreprises publiques et privées, tous secteurs et statuts juridiques confondus, y compris les personnels payés à l'heure ou à la journée". Recall that, late last week, the Algerian ministère des Affaires religieuses et des Wakfs had announced that the upcoming Islamic New Year and Achoura would be observed on Sunday, July 7, and Tuesday, July 16, 2024, respectively.    
  • Algeria Declares July 16 Achoura Public Holiday
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative et du ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Sécurité sociale has announced that the upcoming 10 Mouharam 1446 de l'Hégire (Achoura) would be a paid public holiday in Algeria. As per the aforementioned announcement, "A l'occasion de la Journée d'Achoura et conformément à la loi 63-278 du 26 juillet 1963 modifiée et complétée fixant la liste des fêtes légales, la journée du mardi 10 Mouharam 1446 de l'Hégire, correspondant au 16 juillet 2024, est chômée et payée pour l'ensemble des personnels des institutions et administrations publiques, des établissements et offices publics et privés, ainsi qu'aux personnels des entreprises publiques et privées, tous secteurs et statuts juridiques confondus, y compris les personnels payés à l'heure ou à la journée". Recall that, late last week, the Algerian ministère des Affaires religieuses et des Wakfs had announced that the upcoming Islamic New Year and Achoura would be observed on Sunday, July 7, and Tuesday, July 16, 2024, respectively.    

July 10, 2024

  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain Ashura Bank Holidays July 16-17
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Central Bank has published a circular declaring the dates of the bank holidays in Bahrain for the upcoming Ashura. As per the aforementioned announcement, signed by the Director of the Banking Services Directorate, Hessa Saif Al Buflasa, "the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) will be closed during the Ashoora Holiday which will fall on Tuesday, 16th July and Wednesday, 17th July 2024" adding that it "will resume operations as normal on Thursday, 18th July 2024". The aforementioned announcement follows yesterday's announcement by Bahrain's Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, that "the Kingdom’s ministries and public institutions will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, corresponding to 16-17 July".    
  • Bahrain Ashura Bank Holidays July 16-17
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Central Bank has published a circular declaring the dates of the bank holidays in Bahrain for the upcoming Ashura. As per the aforementioned announcement, signed by the Director of the Banking Services Directorate, Hessa Saif Al Buflasa, "the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) will be closed during the Ashoora Holiday which will fall on Tuesday, 16th July and Wednesday, 17th July 2024" adding that it "will resume operations as normal on Thursday, 18th July 2024". The aforementioned announcement follows yesterday's announcement by Bahrain's Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, that "the Kingdom’s ministries and public institutions will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, corresponding to 16-17 July".    
  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rican Legislative Assembly Rejects Movable Public Holidays Bill
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). The Social Affairs Committee of Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly has unanimously rejected Bill 24.274 Feriados con propósito: Bienestar personal y familiar (Holidays with a purpose: Personal and family well-being) tabled by ruling party member Pilar Cisneros. The Legislative Assembly had been convened by President Rodrigo Chaves Robles, early last May, to consider the aforementioned Bill 24,274 which would have amended the first paragraph of article 148 of the Labor Code, which defines days of rest with mandatory and non-mandatory payment, by moving 5 annual public holidays from their fixed date to the subsequent Monday. To these 5 public holidays (April 11, July 25, August 2, August 31, and December 1) would be added August 15 which would be moved to the Monday of the third week of August. The creation of long weekend to promote tourism had been the crux of the Abel Pacheco's administration 2005 legislation, which specified that 4 public holidays would move from mid-week to the following Monday. But subsequent legislation was passed in 2007, 2009, and 2010 to remove all public holidays from the scope of the 2005 legislation, except for October 12. That last holiday was then replaced by a new annual public holiday on December 1st, to commemorate the Day of the Abolition of the Army. Thus, as 2019 ended, all of Costa Rica's public holidays had been made immovable again, as they had been before 2005. Then, in the summer of 2020, legislation was passed, making 5 of Costa Rica's public holidays movable until the end of 2024. And, once again, legislators chipped away at the 2020 expediente 21.941, adición de un transitorio al Artículo 148 de la Ley 2, Código de Trabajo, de 27 de agosto de 1943, para trasladar los feriados a los lunes, con el fin de promover la visita interna y el turismo durante los años 2020 al 2024, cancelling the October 12 public holiday and making the August 15 and then the July 25 public holidays fixed in late December and early January 2023-2024.    
  • Costa Rican Legislative Assembly Rejects Movable Public Holidays Bill
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). The Social Affairs Committee of Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly has unanimously rejected Bill 24.274 Feriados con propósito: Bienestar personal y familiar (Holidays with a purpose: Personal and family well-being) tabled by ruling party member Pilar Cisneros. The Legislative Assembly had been convened by President Rodrigo Chaves Robles, early last May, to consider the aforementioned Bill 24,274 which would have amended the first paragraph of article 148 of the Labor Code, which defines days of rest with mandatory and non-mandatory payment, by moving 5 annual public holidays from their fixed date to the subsequent Monday. To these 5 public holidays (April 11, July 25, August 2, August 31, and December 1) would be added August 15 which would be moved to the Monday of the third week of August. The creation of long weekend to promote tourism had been the crux of the Abel Pacheco's administration 2005 legislation, which specified that 4 public holidays would move from mid-week to the following Monday. But subsequent legislation was passed in 2007, 2009, and 2010 to remove all public holidays from the scope of the 2005 legislation, except for October 12. That last holiday was then replaced by a new annual public holiday on December 1st, to commemorate the Day of the Abolition of the Army. Thus, as 2019 ended, all of Costa Rica's public holidays had been made immovable again, as they had been before 2005. Then, in the summer of 2020, legislation was passed, making 5 of Costa Rica's public holidays movable until the end of 2024. And, once again, legislators chipped away at the 2020 expediente 21.941, adición de un transitorio al Artículo 148 de la Ley 2, Código de Trabajo, de 27 de agosto de 1943, para trasladar los feriados a los lunes, con el fin de promover la visita interna y el turismo durante los años 2020 al 2024, cancelling the October 12 public holiday and making the August 15 and then the July 25 public holidays fixed in late December and early January 2023-2024.    
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
  • Iraq Declares July 11 Public Holiday Due To Excessive Temperatures
    Source: Al Sumaria News (Baghdad). Many provinces of Iraq have declared tomorrow, Thursday, July 11, 2024, as a regional public holiday due to the current heat wave that is supposed to exceed 50 degrees Celsius in the central and southern provinces of Iraq.    
  • Iraq Declares July 11 Public Holiday Due To Excessive Temperatures
    Source: Al Sumaria News (Baghdad). Many provinces of Iraq have declared tomorrow, Thursday, July 11, 2024, as a regional public holiday due to the current heat wave that is supposed to exceed 50 degrees Celsius in the central and southern provinces of Iraq.    
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda Declares July 15-16 Electoral Public Holidays
    Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR). The government of Rwanda has declared Monday and Tuesday, July 15 and 16, 2024, as one-off public holidays "to enable Rwandans to participa.te in the presidential and parliamentary elections". As per the aforementioned announcement, "Le ministère de la Fonction publique et du Travail informe les employeurs et les salariés que les lundi 15 et mardi 16 juillet 2024 seront des jours fériés pour permettre aux Rwandais de participer aux élections présidentielles et parlementaires et d’accomplir leurs devoirs civiques". Rwandan voters are expected to vote from the village where he or she is registered. The government of Rwanda had similarly declared Monday, August 9, 2010, the date of the 2010 presidential election, a one-off non-working public holiday, as well as the day after, Tuesday, August 10, 2010, as the country waited for preliminary results from that presidential election. A similar electoral public holiday was declared in 2008, on the occasion of the 2008 parliamentary elections.    
  • Rwanda Declares July 15-16 Electoral Public Holidays
    Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR). The government of Rwanda has declared Monday and Tuesday, July 15 and 16, 2024, as one-off public holidays "to enable Rwandans to participa.te in the presidential and parliamentary elections". As per the aforementioned announcement, "Le ministère de la Fonction publique et du Travail informe les employeurs et les salariés que les lundi 15 et mardi 16 juillet 2024 seront des jours fériés pour permettre aux Rwandais de participer aux élections présidentielles et parlementaires et d’accomplir leurs devoirs civiques". Rwandan voters are expected to vote from the village where he or she is registered. The government of Rwanda had similarly declared Monday, August 9, 2010, the date of the 2010 presidential election, a one-off non-working public holiday, as well as the day after, Tuesday, August 10, 2010, as the country waited for preliminary results from that presidential election. A similar electoral public holiday was declared in 2008, on the occasion of the 2008 parliamentary elections.    

July 9, 2024

  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain Declares July 16-17 Ashura Public Holidays
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, has issued a circular announcing the date of the upcoming Ashura public holidays. As per the aforementioned statement, "the Kingdom’s ministries and public institutions will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, corresponding to 16-17 July". Recall that weekends in Bahrain have been observed on Friday-Saturday, since September 2006.    
  • Bahrain Declares July 16-17 Ashura Public Holidays
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, has issued a circular announcing the date of the upcoming Ashura public holidays. As per the aforementioned statement, "the Kingdom’s ministries and public institutions will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, corresponding to 16-17 July". Recall that weekends in Bahrain have been observed on Friday-Saturday, since September 2006.    
  • India
  • India
  • India Releases 2025 Central Government Public Holidays
    Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (New Delhi). India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has released the Department of Personnel and Training’s Office Memorandum No. F.No.12/2/2023-JCA ("Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2025") containing its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the upcoming calendar year 2025. As per the aforementioned memorandum, "It has been decided that the holidays, as specified in the Annexure I to this O.M., will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2025. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays specified at Annexure II.". Contrary to what was the case 2 years ago, there do not appear to be any obvious errors in the dates listed in the aforementioned vide notification F.No.12/2/2023-JCA.    
  • India Releases 2025 Central Government Public Holidays
    Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (New Delhi). India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has released the Department of Personnel and Training’s Office Memorandum No. F.No.12/2/2023-JCA ("Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2025") containing its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the upcoming calendar year 2025. As per the aforementioned memorandum, "It has been decided that the holidays, as specified in the Annexure I to this O.M., will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2025. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays specified at Annexure II.". Contrary to what was the case 2 years ago, there do not appear to be any obvious errors in the dates listed in the aforementioned vide notification F.No.12/2/2023-JCA.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan Declares July 16-17 Ashura Public Holidays
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Federal government of Pakistan has announced a two-day public holiday on account of the upcoming Ashura. As per the notification, "the Prime Minister is pleased to declare 16th and 17th July, 2024 (Tuesday and Wednesday) as public holidays on the occasion of Ashura (9th and 10th Moharram 1446 AH)".    
  • Pakistan Declares July 16-17 Ashura Public Holidays
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Federal government of Pakistan has announced a two-day public holiday on account of the upcoming Ashura. As per the notification, "the Prime Minister is pleased to declare 16th and 17th July, 2024 (Tuesday and Wednesday) as public holidays on the occasion of Ashura (9th and 10th Moharram 1446 AH)".    

July 8, 2024

  • Aargau (AG)
  • Aargau (AG)
  • Aargau Rejects May 1st Public Holidays
    Source: Aargauische Gewerbeverband (AGV). The Regierungsrat of Switzerland's Canton of Aargau has rejected the call to make May 1st a new annual public holiday in Aargau. As per the announced decision, "If May 1st were to be declared an official holiday, another existing holiday would have to be abolished. This is because the cantons can only designate eight official holidays per year that are equal to Sunday. In addition, there is the federal holiday on August 1st. This already applies in all districts of Aargau . With nine official holidays (plus August 1st), the canton would be violating the federal law requirement.". Today's decision follows last April's call from the Aargau Trade Association (AGV) supporting the Social Democrats' parliamentary group's proposal in the Grand Council to set May 1st as an annual public holiday in Aargau. The Social Democrats had wanted to add May 1st as an additional public holiday, while the AGV wished for one of the existing public holidays to be canceled, possibly Berchtold's Day, to retain a constant number of public holidays in Aargau. In 2006, the Aargau government council had proposed standardizing public holidays throughout the canton, with Corpus Christi, All Saints' Day, Assumption and the Immaculate Conception public holidays being slated for cancellation beginning in 2008. However, due to strong opposition from its Catholic regions, the Aargau government reversed itself in February 2007.    
  • Aargau Rejects May 1st Public Holidays
    Source: Aargauische Gewerbeverband (AGV). The Regierungsrat of Switzerland's Canton of Aargau has rejected the call to make May 1st a new annual public holiday in Aargau. As per the announced decision, "If May 1st were to be declared an official holiday, another existing holiday would have to be abolished. This is because the cantons can only designate eight official holidays per year that are equal to Sunday. In addition, there is the federal holiday on August 1st. This already applies in all districts of Aargau . With nine official holidays (plus August 1st), the canton would be violating the federal law requirement.". Today's decision follows last April's call from the Aargau Trade Association (AGV) supporting the Social Democrats' parliamentary group's proposal in the Grand Council to set May 1st as an annual public holiday in Aargau. The Social Democrats had wanted to add May 1st as an additional public holiday, while the AGV wished for one of the existing public holidays to be canceled, possibly Berchtold's Day, to retain a constant number of public holidays in Aargau. In 2006, the Aargau government council had proposed standardizing public holidays throughout the canton, with Corpus Christi, All Saints' Day, Assumption and the Immaculate Conception public holidays being slated for cancellation beginning in 2008. However, due to strong opposition from its Catholic regions, the Aargau government reversed itself in February 2007.    
  • Galicia (GA)
  • Galicia (GA)
  • Galicia 2025 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Diario Oficial de Galicia (DOG). The government of Spain's Autonomous Region of Galicia has announced its annual official list of regional public holidays (calendario laboral) in Galicia for the upcoming calendar year 2025. As is often the case, the 2 regional public holidays chosen by the Consello da Xunta are May 17 (Galician Literature Day) and July 25 (Galicia Day). As per custom, a corresponding decree can be expected to be published within a few weeks in the Diario Oficial de Galicia.    
  • Galicia 2025 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Diario Oficial de Galicia (DOG). The government of Spain's Autonomous Region of Galicia has announced its annual official list of regional public holidays (calendario laboral) in Galicia for the upcoming calendar year 2025. As is often the case, the 2 regional public holidays chosen by the Consello da Xunta are May 17 (Galician Literature Day) and July 25 (Galicia Day). As per custom, a corresponding decree can be expected to be published within a few weeks in the Diario Oficial de Galicia.    
  • Montenegro
  • Montenegro
  • Montenegro National Day Public Holidays July 13-14-15
    Source: The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of Montenegro (Podgorica). Montenegro’s Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare has announced that the upcoming Statehood Day public holidays would be extended for a third day, Monday, July 15, 2024, based on the Law on State and Other Holidays and the fact that "the second holiday is Sunday".    
  • Montenegro National Day Public Holidays July 13-14-15
    Source: The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of Montenegro (Podgorica). Montenegro’s Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare has announced that the upcoming Statehood Day public holidays would be extended for a third day, Monday, July 15, 2024, based on the Law on State and Other Holidays and the fact that "the second holiday is Sunday".    
  • Myanmar
  • Myanmar
  • Myanmar To Add CNY Public Holiday From 2025 Onward
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The state-run media Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) has announced that the government of Myanmar will include Chinese New Year as a new annual public holiday beginning in 2025, "in order to strengthen its Paukphaw (fraternal) friendship with China". A separate announcement on the same topic by the State Administration Council (SAC) confirmed that International New Year Day, omitted from the list of 2024 public holidays in Myanmar, would be observed annually again beginning in 2025, "to align Myanmar with international practices". The list of 2024 public holidays in Myanmar was released in early January by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, taking into account the 2019 amendments to the rules governing the public holidays in Myanmar ("If the Public Holiday is on Saturday or Sunday, it will not replace to another working day").    
  • Myanmar To Add CNY Public Holiday From 2025 Onward
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The state-run media Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) has announced that the government of Myanmar will include Chinese New Year as a new annual public holiday beginning in 2025, "in order to strengthen its Paukphaw (fraternal) friendship with China". A separate announcement on the same topic by the State Administration Council (SAC) confirmed that International New Year Day, omitted from the list of 2024 public holidays in Myanmar, would be observed annually again beginning in 2025, "to align Myanmar with international practices". The list of 2024 public holidays in Myanmar was released in early January by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, taking into account the 2019 amendments to the rules governing the public holidays in Myanmar ("If the Public Holiday is on Saturday or Sunday, it will not replace to another working day").    

July 7, 2024

  • Armenia
  • Armenia
  • Armenia Celebrates Vardavar On July 7
    Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS). Armenia is celebrating the Vardavar (Transfiguration) feast on Sunday, July 7, 2024 (14 weeks after Easter). From 2008 until 2015, the Government of Armenia was in the habit of declaring public holidays for each of the "Commemoration Days of All the Departed" feasts of the lord of Armenian Apostolic Church, including Vardavar, but the list of official public holidays in Armenia for the calendar year 2015 did not include any of these public holidays and after a year of hesitation, the government of Armenia announced that, beginning in 2016, it would no longer declare a non-working public holiday in Armenia for each of the "Commemoration Days of All the Departed" feasts of the lord of Armenian Apostolic Church.    
  • Armenia Celebrates Vardavar On July 7
    Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS). Armenia is celebrating the Vardavar (Transfiguration) feast on Sunday, July 7, 2024 (14 weeks after Easter). From 2008 until 2015, the Government of Armenia was in the habit of declaring public holidays for each of the "Commemoration Days of All the Departed" feasts of the lord of Armenian Apostolic Church, including Vardavar, but the list of official public holidays in Armenia for the calendar year 2015 did not include any of these public holidays and after a year of hesitation, the government of Armenia announced that, beginning in 2016, it would no longer declare a non-working public holiday in Armenia for each of the "Commemoration Days of All the Departed" feasts of the lord of Armenian Apostolic Church.    

July 6, 2024

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
  • Algeria Announces Dates Of Islamic New Year And Achoura Public Holidays
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian ministère des Affaires religieuses et des Wakfs has announced that the upcoming Islamic New Year and Achoura would be observed on Sunday, July 7, and Tuesday, July 16, 2024, respectively. As per the aforementioned communique, "le 1er jour du mois de Mouharam de l’année 1446 de l’hégire correspondra au dimanche 7 juillet 2024, alors que le mardi, 16 juillet 2024, coïncidera avec Achoura 10 moharam 1446 de l’hégire". Earlier this week, the Algerian Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative et du ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Sécurité sociale had announced that the upcoming 1er de Moharam (Islamic New Year) would be a paid public holiday in Algeria, while not specifying a date, though we did mention at the time that we expected Algeria to declare Sunday, July 7, 2024, as the date of the upcoming Islamic New Year. Finally, note that Algerian weekends have been observed on Friday/Saturday, as per the "décret n°09-244 du 22 Juillet 2009, modifiant le décret exécutif n°97-59 du 03 Mars 1997", which took effect on August 14, 2009, changing weekends in Algeria from Thursday/Friday to the mixed or semi-universal Friday/Saturday.    
  • Algeria Announces Dates Of Islamic New Year And Achoura Public Holidays
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian ministère des Affaires religieuses et des Wakfs has announced that the upcoming Islamic New Year and Achoura would be observed on Sunday, July 7, and Tuesday, July 16, 2024, respectively. As per the aforementioned communique, "le 1er jour du mois de Mouharam de l’année 1446 de l’hégire correspondra au dimanche 7 juillet 2024, alors que le mardi, 16 juillet 2024, coïncidera avec Achoura 10 moharam 1446 de l’hégire". Earlier this week, the Algerian Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative et du ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Sécurité sociale had announced that the upcoming 1er de Moharam (Islamic New Year) would be a paid public holiday in Algeria, while not specifying a date, though we did mention at the time that we expected Algeria to declare Sunday, July 7, 2024, as the date of the upcoming Islamic New Year. Finally, note that Algerian weekends have been observed on Friday/Saturday, as per the "décret n°09-244 du 22 Juillet 2009, modifiant le décret exécutif n°97-59 du 03 Mars 1997", which took effect on August 14, 2009, changing weekends in Algeria from Thursday/Friday to the mixed or semi-universal Friday/Saturday.    
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Ashura July 17
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's National Moon-Sighting Committee has announced that the Moon crescent had not been sighted tonight and therefore that the month of Muharram of 1446 Hijri would begin on Monday, July 8, 2024, meaning that the Ashura public holiday will be celebrated in Bangladesh on Wednesday, July 17, 2024.    
  • Bangladesh Ashura July 17
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's National Moon-Sighting Committee has announced that the Moon crescent had not been sighted tonight and therefore that the month of Muharram of 1446 Hijri would begin on Monday, July 8, 2024, meaning that the Ashura public holiday will be celebrated in Bangladesh on Wednesday, July 17, 2024.    
  • Morocco
  • Morocco
  • Morocco Declares Islamic New Year Public Holiday On July 7
    Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat). Earlier tonight, the ministère des Habous et des Affaires islamiques of the government of Morocco has announced that it had succeeded in observing the crescent Moon and therefore that Sunday, July 7, 2024, would be the first day of the month of Moharram and hence the date of the Islamic New Year ("le 1er Moharram de la nouvelle année de l’Hégire 1446 correspondra au dimanche 7 juillet 2024").    
  • Morocco Declares Islamic New Year Public Holiday On July 7
    Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat). Earlier tonight, the ministère des Habous et des Affaires islamiques of the government of Morocco has announced that it had succeeded in observing the crescent Moon and therefore that Sunday, July 7, 2024, would be the first day of the month of Moharram and hence the date of the Islamic New Year ("le 1er Moharram de la nouvelle année de l’Hégire 1446 correspondra au dimanche 7 juillet 2024").    
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Nigerian States Declare July 8 Public Holiday For Islamic New Year
    Source: The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). Eight states in northern Nigeria (Borno, Osun, Oyo, Kano, Katsine, Kwara, Kebbi, and Jigawa ) have declared Monday, July 8, 2024, as a state public holiday to mark the beginning of the Islamic New Year.    
  • Nigerian States Declare July 8 Public Holiday For Islamic New Year
    Source: The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). Eight states in northern Nigeria (Borno, Osun, Oyo, Kano, Katsine, Kwara, Kebbi, and Jigawa ) have declared Monday, July 8, 2024, as a state public holiday to mark the beginning of the Islamic New Year.    
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Russia To Declare December 31 Public Holiday Next Year
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). The Russian Ministry of Labor, Anton Kotyakov, has announced that December 31, 2025, would be a non-working public holiday in Russia. The Minister of Labor is quoted by RIA Novosti as stating that "Next year... December 31st will be a day off. This is taking into account the transfer of all holiday dates". December 31, 2024, had also been declared a public holiday last August by Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, in a decree gazetting the list of 2024 public holidays in Russia ("О переносе выходных дней в 2024 году").    
  • Russia To Declare December 31 Public Holiday Next Year
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). The Russian Ministry of Labor, Anton Kotyakov, has announced that December 31, 2025, would be a non-working public holiday in Russia. The Minister of Labor is quoted by RIA Novosti as stating that "Next year... December 31st will be a day off. This is taking into account the transfer of all holiday dates". December 31, 2024, had also been declared a public holiday last August by Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, in a decree gazetting the list of 2024 public holidays in Russia ("О переносе выходных дней в 2024 году").    

July 5, 2024

  • Tamil Nadu (TN)
  • Tamil Nadu (TN)
  • Tamil Nadu Declares July 10 Bye-Election Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai). The Government of India's State of Tamil Nadu has declared Wednesday, July 10, 2024, as a one-off local public holiday, in the Vikravandi Assembly constituency, on account of the bye-election being held on that date. As per the aforementioned notification, "The public holiday will be for the areas comprising the Vikravandi Assembly Constituency. All employees working in Villupuram district and neighbouring districts but registered as voters in Vikravandi Assembly Constituency, shall also be given a paid holiday on July 10". The aforementioned declaration of a one-off local public holiday on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Tamil Nadu as contained in the vide notification G.O.Ms.No. 692 of last November.    
  • Tamil Nadu Declares July 10 Bye-Election Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai). The Government of India's State of Tamil Nadu has declared Wednesday, July 10, 2024, as a one-off local public holiday, in the Vikravandi Assembly constituency, on account of the bye-election being held on that date. As per the aforementioned notification, "The public holiday will be for the areas comprising the Vikravandi Assembly Constituency. All employees working in Villupuram district and neighbouring districts but registered as voters in Vikravandi Assembly Constituency, shall also be given a paid holiday on July 10". The aforementioned declaration of a one-off local public holiday on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Tamil Nadu as contained in the vide notification G.O.Ms.No. 692 of last November.    
  • Tunisia
  • Tunisia
  • Tunisia Announces July 7 Islamic New Year Public Holiday
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). The présidence du gouvernement of Tunisia, based on the recommendation of the Mufti de la République, Hichem Ben Mahmoud, has issued a communique declaring Sunday, July 7, 2024, a paid non-working public holiday for state agents, local authorities and public administrative establishments, on account of the upcoming Nouvel an de l’Hégire (Islamic New Year). Recall that weekends in Tunisia are Friday/Saturday.    
  • Tunisia Announces July 7 Islamic New Year Public Holiday
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). The présidence du gouvernement of Tunisia, based on the recommendation of the Mufti de la République, Hichem Ben Mahmoud, has issued a communique declaring Sunday, July 7, 2024, a paid non-working public holiday for state agents, local authorities and public administrative establishments, on account of the upcoming Nouvel an de l’Hégire (Islamic New Year). Recall that weekends in Tunisia are Friday/Saturday.    

July 4, 2024

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
  • Algeria Declares Islamic New Year Public Holiday
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative et du ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Sécurité sociale has announced that the upcoming 1er de Moharam (Islamic New Year) would be a paid public holiday in Algeria. Although the aforementioned announcement does not specify a date, we expect Algeria to declare Sunday, July 7, 2024, as the date of the upcoming Islamic New Year. Recall that Algerian weekends have been observed on Friday/Saturday, as per the "décret n°09-244 du 22 Juillet 2009, modifiant le décret exécutif n°97-59 du 03 Mars 1997", which took effect on August 14, 2009, changing weekends in Algeria from Thursday/Friday to the mixed or semi-universal Friday/Saturday.    
  • Algeria Declares Islamic New Year Public Holiday
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative et du ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Sécurité sociale has announced that the upcoming 1er de Moharam (Islamic New Year) would be a paid public holiday in Algeria. Although the aforementioned announcement does not specify a date, we expect Algeria to declare Sunday, July 7, 2024, as the date of the upcoming Islamic New Year. Recall that Algerian weekends have been observed on Friday/Saturday, as per the "décret n°09-244 du 22 Juillet 2009, modifiant le décret exécutif n°97-59 du 03 Mars 1997", which took effect on August 14, 2009, changing weekends in Algeria from Thursday/Friday to the mixed or semi-universal Friday/Saturday.    
  • Manipur (MN)
  • Manipur (MN)
  • Manipur Extends Heavy Rains Public Holidays To July 5
    Source: Government of Manipur (Imphal). The Government of India's state of Manipur has extended the current series of one-off public holidays due to heavy rains to Friday, July 5, 2024, which will be "a public holiday for all government offices, including public sector undertakings, corporations, autonomous bodies, and societies under the jurisdiction of the Government of Manipur". Additionally, the holiday is also "applicable to all banks, financial institutions, and Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) offices within the state". Recall that, the Government of Manipur had already declared Wednesday and Thursday, July 3 an 4, 2024, one-off public sector and bank holidays, due to incessant rains over the last few days in Imphal West, Imphal East, Kangpokpi, Senapati, Thoubal and Bishnupur districts. These 3 public holiday declarations thus further amend the list of 2024 public holidays in Manipur as published in last December's vide notification No.LIB-101/1/2022-GAD-GAD.    
  • Manipur Extends Heavy Rains Public Holidays To July 5
    Source: Government of Manipur (Imphal). The Government of India's state of Manipur has extended the current series of one-off public holidays due to heavy rains to Friday, July 5, 2024, which will be "a public holiday for all government offices, including public sector undertakings, corporations, autonomous bodies, and societies under the jurisdiction of the Government of Manipur". Additionally, the holiday is also "applicable to all banks, financial institutions, and Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) offices within the state". Recall that, the Government of Manipur had already declared Wednesday and Thursday, July 3 an 4, 2024, one-off public sector and bank holidays, due to incessant rains over the last few days in Imphal West, Imphal East, Kangpokpi, Senapati, Thoubal and Bishnupur districts. These 3 public holiday declarations thus further amend the list of 2024 public holidays in Manipur as published in last December's vide notification No.LIB-101/1/2022-GAD-GAD.    
  • Telangana (TS)
  • Telangana (TS)
  • Telangana Announces July 16 And 17 Muharram Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Government of India's State of Telangana has announced that the public holidays for Muharram will be observed in on July 16 and 17, 2024. However, in line with last December's vide notification G.O.Rt. No.1633, listing the 2024 public holidays in Telangana, July 16, 2024, will remain an optional public holiday in Telangana.    
  • Telangana Announces July 16 And 17 Muharram Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Government of India's State of Telangana has announced that the public holidays for Muharram will be observed in on July 16 and 17, 2024. However, in line with last December's vide notification G.O.Rt. No.1633, listing the 2024 public holidays in Telangana, July 16, 2024, will remain an optional public holiday in Telangana.    

July 3, 2024

  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt Moves Islamic New Year 1446 Public Holiday To July 11
    Source: The Presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt (Cairo). The Presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt has published a revised list of Egyptian national public holidays for the calendar year 2024, with the date of the upcoming Islamic New Year public holidays being moved to Thursday, July 11, 2024. At the beginning of January, the Egyptian Presidency had published a list of Egyptian national public holidays for the calendar year 2024, with the Islamic New Year public holiday listed on Monday, July 8, 2024. But we stated at the time that we expected this list to be amended over the course of the year, with many mid-week public holidays being moved to a nearby Thursday, as has been the case since 2020. Indeed this has since been the case, most recently for the Labour Day and Sham El-Nessim public holidays.    
  • Egypt Moves Islamic New Year 1446 Public Holiday To July 11
    Source: The Presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt (Cairo). The Presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt has published a revised list of Egyptian national public holidays for the calendar year 2024, with the date of the upcoming Islamic New Year public holidays being moved to Thursday, July 11, 2024. At the beginning of January, the Egyptian Presidency had published a list of Egyptian national public holidays for the calendar year 2024, with the Islamic New Year public holiday listed on Monday, July 8, 2024. But we stated at the time that we expected this list to be amended over the course of the year, with many mid-week public holidays being moved to a nearby Thursday, as has been the case since 2020. Indeed this has since been the case, most recently for the Labour Day and Sham El-Nessim public holidays.    
  • Haryana (HR)
  • Haryana (HR)
  • Haryana Declares July 10 Electoral Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Haryana has released the vide notification No.Elec-2024/IR-II/PSCE/Hol/13874 declaring a paid public holiday on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, in constituencies affected by bye-elections in neighboring states. As per the aforementioned notification, "in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 28 of the Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 (Punjab Act 15 of 1958) and all other enabling powers, the Governor of Haryana hereby fixes Wednesday the 10.07.2024 to be the holiday with wages for all Shops and Commercial Establishments falling with the jurisdication area of the State of Haryana for only those employees who are enrolled as voters in Legislative Assembly Constituencies of 04-Badrinath and 33- Manglaur of Uttrakhand and 34-Jalandhar West (SC) of Punjab to enable them to cast their votes.". The declaration of a paid public holiday on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, thus further amends the terms of the General Administration Department vide Notification No. 28/67/2008-1HR-1 of last December containing the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's state of Haryana for the upcoming calendar year 2024.    
  • Haryana Declares July 10 Electoral Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Haryana has released the vide notification No.Elec-2024/IR-II/PSCE/Hol/13874 declaring a paid public holiday on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, in constituencies affected by bye-elections in neighboring states. As per the aforementioned notification, "in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 28 of the Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 (Punjab Act 15 of 1958) and all other enabling powers, the Governor of Haryana hereby fixes Wednesday the 10.07.2024 to be the holiday with wages for all Shops and Commercial Establishments falling with the jurisdication area of the State of Haryana for only those employees who are enrolled as voters in Legislative Assembly Constituencies of 04-Badrinath and 33- Manglaur of Uttrakhand and 34-Jalandhar West (SC) of Punjab to enable them to cast their votes.". The declaration of a paid public holiday on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, thus further amends the terms of the General Administration Department vide Notification No. 28/67/2008-1HR-1 of last December containing the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's state of Haryana for the upcoming calendar year 2024.    
  • Kuwait
  • Kuwait
  • Kuwait Declares July 7 Public Sector Holiday For Islamic New Year 1446
    Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City). The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced public sector holidays for all ministries, government and public institutions on Sunday, July 7, 2024, on account of the upcoming advent of the new Hijri Year 1446.    
  • Kuwait Declares July 7 Public Sector Holiday For Islamic New Year 1446
    Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City). The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced public sector holidays for all ministries, government and public institutions on Sunday, July 7, 2024, on account of the upcoming advent of the new Hijri Year 1446.    
  • Manipur (MN)
  • Manipur (MN)
  • Manipur Extends Heavy Rains Public Holidays To July 4
    Source: Government of Manipur (Imphal). The Government of India's state of Manipur has declared Thursday, July 4, 2024, as a public holiday "in continuation of the order served on Tuesday for all government offices including public sector undertakings, corporations, autonomous bodies, societies under the Government of Manipur and financial institutions" in the wake of the current flooding situation in the state. Recall that, yesterday, the Government of Manipur had already declared Wednesday, July 3, 2024, a one-off public sector and bank holiday, due to incessant rains over the last few days in Imphal West, Imphal East, Kangpokpi, Senapati, Thoubal and Bishnupur districts. These 2 aforementioned public holiday declarations thus further amend the list of 2024 public holidays in Manipur as published in last December's vide notification No.LIB-101/1/2022-GAD-GAD.    
  • Manipur Extends Heavy Rains Public Holidays To July 4
    Source: Government of Manipur (Imphal). The Government of India's state of Manipur has declared Thursday, July 4, 2024, as a public holiday "in continuation of the order served on Tuesday for all government offices including public sector undertakings, corporations, autonomous bodies, societies under the Government of Manipur and financial institutions" in the wake of the current flooding situation in the state. Recall that, yesterday, the Government of Manipur had already declared Wednesday, July 3, 2024, a one-off public sector and bank holiday, due to incessant rains over the last few days in Imphal West, Imphal East, Kangpokpi, Senapati, Thoubal and Bishnupur districts. These 2 aforementioned public holiday declarations thus further amend the list of 2024 public holidays in Manipur as published in last December's vide notification No.LIB-101/1/2022-GAD-GAD.    
  • Odisha (OR)
  • Odisha (OR)
  • Odisha Extends July 8 Ratha Jatra Public Holiday To Banks
    Source: Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). The Government of India's state of Odisha has issued the vide notification RDM-Reg-MISC-0014-2024-21166/RDM extending to banks the scope of the previously-announced declaration of an additional public holiday on Monday, July 8, 2024. As per the aforementioned notification, "The Government of Odisha have been pleased to declare, under the explanation to section-25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 (Central Act XXVI of 1881), read with the Notification of Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs No- 20-25-56-Public-l dated the 8th June, 1957, the Public Holidays, expressly defined in the said explanation, a holiday on 08.07.2024 (Monday) for the Banks and other Banking Institutions etc., in Odisha on occasion of Rath Yatra.". Yesterday, the Odisha's Chief Minister, Mohan Majhi, had already issued a notification declaring an additional public holiday for government establishments on Monday, July 8, 2024, due to both Ratha Jatra and Netra Utsav falling on the same day, July 7, in 2024. These 2 announcements thus amend the terms of last November's Government vide notification RDM-Reg-MISC-0014 -2023- 39304 which specified the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's state of Odisha for the calendar year 2024.    
  • Odisha Extends July 8 Ratha Jatra Public Holiday To Banks
    Source: Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). The Government of India's state of Odisha has issued the vide notification RDM-Reg-MISC-0014-2024-21166/RDM extending to banks the scope of the previously-announced declaration of an additional public holiday on Monday, July 8, 2024. As per the aforementioned notification, "The Government of Odisha have been pleased to declare, under the explanation to section-25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 (Central Act XXVI of 1881), read with the Notification of Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs No- 20-25-56-Public-l dated the 8th June, 1957, the Public Holidays, expressly defined in the said explanation, a holiday on 08.07.2024 (Monday) for the Banks and other Banking Institutions etc., in Odisha on occasion of Rath Yatra.". Yesterday, the Odisha's Chief Minister, Mohan Majhi, had already issued a notification declaring an additional public holiday for government establishments on Monday, July 8, 2024, due to both Ratha Jatra and Netra Utsav falling on the same day, July 7, in 2024. These 2 announcements thus amend the terms of last November's Government vide notification RDM-Reg-MISC-0014 -2023- 39304 which specified the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's state of Odisha for the calendar year 2024.    
  • Peru
  • Peru
  • Peru Extends 2024 Public Holidays Again
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian government has gazetted the Supreme Decree 066-2024-PCM which expands the recently-announced list of public holidays in Peru for the calendar year 2024 ("Decreto Supremo que declara día no laborable compensable para los trabajadores del sector público, durante el año 2024"), with the declaration of an additional public sector holiday on Saturday, July 27, 2024 ("Artículo 1.- Día no laborable en el sector público, 1.1 Declarar día no laborable, para los trabajadores del sector público, a nivel nacional, el sábado 27 de julio de 2024"). Recall that, earlier this year, the Peruvian government had gazetted the Decreto Supremo Nº 011-2024-PCM which expanded the recently-announced list of public holidays in Peru for the calendar year 2024.    
  • Peru Extends 2024 Public Holidays Again
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian government has gazetted the Supreme Decree 066-2024-PCM which expands the recently-announced list of public holidays in Peru for the calendar year 2024 ("Decreto Supremo que declara día no laborable compensable para los trabajadores del sector público, durante el año 2024"), with the declaration of an additional public sector holiday on Saturday, July 27, 2024 ("Artículo 1.- Día no laborable en el sector público, 1.1 Declarar día no laborable, para los trabajadores del sector público, a nivel nacional, el sábado 27 de julio de 2024"). Recall that, earlier this year, the Peruvian government had gazetted the Decreto Supremo Nº 011-2024-PCM which expanded the recently-announced list of public holidays in Peru for the calendar year 2024.    
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Castilla La-Mancha 2025 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha (DOCM). The annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Región of Castilla La-Mancha for the upcoming calendar year 2024 has been gazetted in the Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha by the Consejera de Economía, Empresas y Empleo, Patricia Franco Jiménez in the Decreto 30/2025, de 25 de junio, de la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla-La Mancha, por el que se fija el calendario laboral para el año 2024 en la comunidad autónoma de Castilla-La Mancha. (DOCM de 3 de julio de 2024). The aforementioned decree had been announced, late last month, by the Regional Government Spokesperson of Castilla-La Mancha, Esther Padilla, who then confirmed the details of the previous month's draft proposal of the 2025 public holidays in Castilla La-Mancha, in which the 2 regional public holidays selected were to be be Community Day on May 31, and Corpus Christi on June 19, 2025.    
  • Castilla La-Mancha 2025 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha (DOCM). The annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Región of Castilla La-Mancha for the upcoming calendar year 2024 has been gazetted in the Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha by the Consejera de Economía, Empresas y Empleo, Patricia Franco Jiménez in the Decreto 30/2025, de 25 de junio, de la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla-La Mancha, por el que se fija el calendario laboral para el año 2024 en la comunidad autónoma de Castilla-La Mancha. (DOCM de 3 de julio de 2024). The aforementioned decree had been announced, late last month, by the Regional Government Spokesperson of Castilla-La Mancha, Esther Padilla, who then confirmed the details of the previous month's draft proposal of the 2025 public holidays in Castilla La-Mancha, in which the 2 regional public holidays selected were to be be Community Day on May 31, and Corpus Christi on June 19, 2025.    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE Islamic New Year 1446 Public Sector Holiday July 7
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has declared Sunday, July 7, 2024, as a paid public holiday for public sector employees to observe the beginning of the New Islamic Year 1446 AH. Yesterday, the UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) had similarly announced that Sunday, July 7, 2024, would be an official paid public holiday for all private sector establishments in the UAE, in line with the practice, since 2019, of the UAE observing similar public holidays for both the private and public sectors.    
  • UAE Islamic New Year 1446 Public Sector Holiday July 7
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has declared Sunday, July 7, 2024, as a paid public holiday for public sector employees to observe the beginning of the New Islamic Year 1446 AH. Yesterday, the UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) had similarly announced that Sunday, July 7, 2024, would be an official paid public holiday for all private sector establishments in the UAE, in line with the practice, since 2019, of the UAE observing similar public holidays for both the private and public sectors.    
  • Yemen
  • Yemen
  • Yemen Declares July 7 Public Holiday For Islamic New Year
    Source: Yemen News Agency (SABA). Yemen's Ministry of Civil Service and Insurance has announced that Sunday, July 7, 2024, would be an official public holiday for "all employees of the public service units of the state administrative apparatus and the public and mixed sectors", on the occasion of the anniversary of the noble Prophet’s migration (Muharram 1, 1446 AH).    
  • Yemen Declares July 7 Public Holiday For Islamic New Year
    Source: Yemen News Agency (SABA). Yemen's Ministry of Civil Service and Insurance has announced that Sunday, July 7, 2024, would be an official public holiday for "all employees of the public service units of the state administrative apparatus and the public and mixed sectors", on the occasion of the anniversary of the noble Prophet’s migration (Muharram 1, 1446 AH).    

July 2, 2024

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
  • Algeria Declares July 5 Independence Day Public Holiday
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative et du ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Sécurité sociale has announced that the upcoming Independence Day public holiday would be observed on Friday, July 5, 2024. As per the aforementioned communique, "A l’occasion de la fête de l’indépendance, et conformément à la loi 63-278 du 26 juillet 1963 modifiée et complétée fixant la liste des fêtes légales, la journée du vendredi 5 juillet 2024 est chômée et payée pour l’ensemble des personnels des institutions et administrations publiques, des établissements et offices publics et privés, ainsi qu’aux personnels des entreprises publiques et privées, tous secteurs et statuts juridiques confondus, y compris les personnels payés à l’heure ou à la journée.". Recall that Algerian weekends have been observed on Friday/Saturday, as per the "décret n°09-244 du 22 Juillet 2009, modifiant le décret exécutif n°97-59 du 03 Mars 1997", which took effect on August 14, 2009, changing weekends in Algeria from Thursday/Friday to the mixed or semi-universal Friday/Saturday.    
  • Algeria Declares July 5 Independence Day Public Holiday
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative et du ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Sécurité sociale has announced that the upcoming Independence Day public holiday would be observed on Friday, July 5, 2024. As per the aforementioned communique, "A l’occasion de la fête de l’indépendance, et conformément à la loi 63-278 du 26 juillet 1963 modifiée et complétée fixant la liste des fêtes légales, la journée du vendredi 5 juillet 2024 est chômée et payée pour l’ensemble des personnels des institutions et administrations publiques, des établissements et offices publics et privés, ainsi qu’aux personnels des entreprises publiques et privées, tous secteurs et statuts juridiques confondus, y compris les personnels payés à l’heure ou à la journée.". Recall that Algerian weekends have been observed on Friday/Saturday, as per the "décret n°09-244 du 22 Juillet 2009, modifiant le décret exécutif n°97-59 du 03 Mars 1997", which took effect on August 14, 2009, changing weekends in Algeria from Thursday/Friday to the mixed or semi-universal Friday/Saturday.    
  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain Declares July 7 Public Holiday For Islamic New Year 1446
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, has issued a circular announcing the date of the upcoming 1446 AH Hijri New Year public holiday. As per the aforementioned statement, "the Kingdom's ministries and public institutions will be closed on the 1st of Muharram, corresponding to Sunday, 7 July 2024". Recall that weekends in Bahrain have been observed on Friday-Saturday, since September 2006.    
  • Bahrain Declares July 7 Public Holiday For Islamic New Year 1446
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, has issued a circular announcing the date of the upcoming 1446 AH Hijri New Year public holiday. As per the aforementioned statement, "the Kingdom's ministries and public institutions will be closed on the 1st of Muharram, corresponding to Sunday, 7 July 2024". Recall that weekends in Bahrain have been observed on Friday-Saturday, since September 2006.    
  • Himachal Pradesh (HP)
  • Himachal Pradesh (HP)
  • Himachal Pradesh Extends July 10 Bye-Election Public Holiday
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has issued the vide notification No. 1-18/85(Fac) Lab-Vol-I extending the scope of the Wednesday, July 10, 2024, gazetted public holiday to include voters registered in other constituencies. As per the aforementioned vide notification, "there shall be a special paid holiday on 10th July 2024, which is poll day for the registered voters of Punjab State working in the border areas of Una, Kangra, Chamba and Solan, Districts of Himachal Pradesh, on account of bye-election to Assembly Constituency (34-Jalandhar West-SC) Punjab" and "there shall be a special paid holiday on 10th July, 2024, which is poll day for the registered voters of Uttrakhand State working in the border areas of Sirmour and Shimla Districts of Himachal Pradesh, on account of bye-election to Assembly Constituency (04-Badrinath and Manglaur) Uttrakhand". Last month, the government of Himachal Pradesh had already issued the vide notification No. GAD-A(B)8-1/2024 declaring Wednesday, July 10, 2024, as a gazetted public holiday in the Dehra, Hamirpur, and Nalagarh Assembly constituencies to facilitate voting in the upcoming bye-elections. Today's extension of the partial public holiday on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, thus further amends the list of 2024 public holidays in the state of Himachal Pradesh as published last November in the Government Order No. GAD-A(F)10-7/2023.    
  • Himachal Pradesh Extends July 10 Bye-Election Public Holiday
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has issued the vide notification No. 1-18/85(Fac) Lab-Vol-I extending the scope of the Wednesday, July 10, 2024, gazetted public holiday to include voters registered in other constituencies. As per the aforementioned vide notification, "there shall be a special paid holiday on 10th July 2024, which is poll day for the registered voters of Punjab State working in the border areas of Una, Kangra, Chamba and Solan, Districts of Himachal Pradesh, on account of bye-election to Assembly Constituency (34-Jalandhar West-SC) Punjab" and "there shall be a special paid holiday on 10th July, 2024, which is poll day for the registered voters of Uttrakhand State working in the border areas of Sirmour and Shimla Districts of Himachal Pradesh, on account of bye-election to Assembly Constituency (04-Badrinath and Manglaur) Uttrakhand". Last month, the government of Himachal Pradesh had already issued the vide notification No. GAD-A(B)8-1/2024 declaring Wednesday, July 10, 2024, as a gazetted public holiday in the Dehra, Hamirpur, and Nalagarh Assembly constituencies to facilitate voting in the upcoming bye-elections. Today's extension of the partial public holiday on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, thus further amends the list of 2024 public holidays in the state of Himachal Pradesh as published last November in the Government Order No. GAD-A(F)10-7/2023.    
  • Manipur (MN)
  • Manipur (MN)
  • Manipur Declares July 3 Public Holidays Due To Heavy Rains
    Source: Government of Manipur (Imphal). The Government of India's state of Manipur has declared Wednesday, July 3, 2024, a one-off public holiday for all government offices including public sector undertakings, corporations, autonomous bodies, societies under the Manipur government, banks and other financial institutions, due to incessant rains over the last few days in Imphal West, Imphal East, Kangpokpi, Senapati, Thoubal and Bishnupur districts. The aforementioned declaration of Wednesday, July 3, 2024, as a public holiday further amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Manipur as published in last December's vide notification No.LIB-101/1/2022-GAD-GAD.    
  • Manipur Declares July 3 Public Holidays Due To Heavy Rains
    Source: Government of Manipur (Imphal). The Government of India's state of Manipur has declared Wednesday, July 3, 2024, a one-off public holiday for all government offices including public sector undertakings, corporations, autonomous bodies, societies under the Manipur government, banks and other financial institutions, due to incessant rains over the last few days in Imphal West, Imphal East, Kangpokpi, Senapati, Thoubal and Bishnupur districts. The aforementioned declaration of Wednesday, July 3, 2024, as a public holiday further amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Manipur as published in last December's vide notification No.LIB-101/1/2022-GAD-GAD.    
  • Odisha (OR)
  • Odisha (OR)
  • Odisha Declares Additional July 8 Public Holiday For Ratha Jatra
    Source: Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). The Chief Minister of the Government of India's state of Odisha, Mohan Majhi, has issued an official notification declaring an additional public holiday for government establishments on Monday, July 8, 2024, due to both Ratha Jatra and Netra Utsav falling on the same day, July 7, in 2024. The aforementioned announcement thus amends the terms of last November's Government vide notification RDM-Reg-MISC-0014 -2023- 39304 which specified the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's state of Odisha for the calendar year 2024.    
  • Odisha Declares Additional July 8 Public Holiday For Ratha Jatra
    Source: Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). The Chief Minister of the Government of India's state of Odisha, Mohan Majhi, has issued an official notification declaring an additional public holiday for government establishments on Monday, July 8, 2024, due to both Ratha Jatra and Netra Utsav falling on the same day, July 7, in 2024. The aforementioned announcement thus amends the terms of last November's Government vide notification RDM-Reg-MISC-0014 -2023- 39304 which specified the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's state of Odisha for the calendar year 2024.    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE Declares July 7 Private Sector Holiday For Islamic New Year 1446
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced that Sunday, July 7, 2024, would be an official paid public holiday for all private sector establishments in the UAE on the occasion of the new Hijri year 1446 AH. Recall that, since 2019, the UAE observes similar public holidays for both the private and public sectors and that, since January 1, 2022, the UAE observes a Saturday-Sunday weekend "to better align its economy with global markets".    
  • UAE Declares July 7 Private Sector Holiday For Islamic New Year 1446
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced that Sunday, July 7, 2024, would be an official paid public holiday for all private sector establishments in the UAE on the occasion of the new Hijri year 1446 AH. Recall that, since 2019, the UAE observes similar public holidays for both the private and public sectors and that, since January 1, 2022, the UAE observes a Saturday-Sunday weekend "to better align its economy with global markets".    

July 1, 2024

  • Jordan
  • Jordan
  • Jordan Declares July 7 Public Holiday For Islamic New Year 1446
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordanian Prime Minister, Bisher Al-Khasawneh, has announced that the upcoming Islamic New Year public holiday in Jordan would be observed on Sunday, July 7, 2024, and that this suspension of work would apply to ministries, official departments, public institutions and bodies, public universities, municipalities, joint service councils, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), and government-owned companies. As usual, the above may seem to indicate that the announcement does not apply to the private sector. However, recall that, back in October 2020, the then spokesperson for the Jordanian Ministry of Labour, Mohammad al-Zyoud, had clarified that "all official and religious holidays in Jordan include both public and private sectors" adding that "According to article 59 of the Labour Law, which clarifies the mechanism for making the employer work on his weekly, religious or public holidays, official communications issued for this purpose include private sector institutions without mentioning them in the communications.". This clarification was reiterated by the Jordanian Ministry of Labour many times, since then, most recently in late May and early June 2024.    
  • Jordan Declares July 7 Public Holiday For Islamic New Year 1446
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordanian Prime Minister, Bisher Al-Khasawneh, has announced that the upcoming Islamic New Year public holiday in Jordan would be observed on Sunday, July 7, 2024, and that this suspension of work would apply to ministries, official departments, public institutions and bodies, public universities, municipalities, joint service councils, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), and government-owned companies. As usual, the above may seem to indicate that the announcement does not apply to the private sector. However, recall that, back in October 2020, the then spokesperson for the Jordanian Ministry of Labour, Mohammad al-Zyoud, had clarified that "all official and religious holidays in Jordan include both public and private sectors" adding that "According to article 59 of the Labour Law, which clarifies the mechanism for making the employer work on his weekly, religious or public holidays, official communications issued for this purpose include private sector institutions without mentioning them in the communications.". This clarification was reiterated by the Jordanian Ministry of Labour many times, since then, most recently in late May and early June 2024.    
  • Mongolia
  • Mongolia
  • Mongolia Extends Naadam Public Holidays From July 10
    Source: Montsame Agency (Ulaanbaatar). The Cabinet of the Government of Mongolia announced that the upcoming Naadam 2024 non-working public holidays in Mongolia would begin on Monday, July 10, 2024, instead of July 11. The Naadam non-working public holidays in Mongolia, originally lasting 3 days, were first extended by 2 days as a one-off event by the declaration of Thursday and Friday, July 14 and 15, 2011, as one-off non-working public holidays in Mongolia, to link the Naadam annual public holidays with the subsequent weekend. The extension of the annual Naadam non-working public holidays in Mongolia from 3 to 5 days was then made permanent, a few years later, when the Parliament of Mongolia approved amendments to the Law on Celebrating Public Festivals and Memorable Days which added July 14 and 15 as additional annual non-working public holidays in Mongolia.    
  • Mongolia Extends Naadam Public Holidays From July 10
    Source: Montsame Agency (Ulaanbaatar). The Cabinet of the Government of Mongolia announced that the upcoming Naadam 2024 non-working public holidays in Mongolia would begin on Monday, July 10, 2024, instead of July 11. The Naadam non-working public holidays in Mongolia, originally lasting 3 days, were first extended by 2 days as a one-off event by the declaration of Thursday and Friday, July 14 and 15, 2011, as one-off non-working public holidays in Mongolia, to link the Naadam annual public holidays with the subsequent weekend. The extension of the annual Naadam non-working public holidays in Mongolia from 3 to 5 days was then made permanent, a few years later, when the Parliament of Mongolia approved amendments to the Law on Celebrating Public Festivals and Memorable Days which added July 14 and 15 as additional annual non-working public holidays in Mongolia.    
  • Oman
  • Oman
  • Oman Declares July 7 Public Holiday For Islamic New Year 1446
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Oman's Ministry of Labour has announced that the the upcoming Islamic New Year public holiday, for both the public sector and the private sector of Oman, would be on Sunday, July 7, 2024, leading to a 3-day weekend, as weekends in Oman were changed to Friday/Saturday in 2013. For the past decade, contrary to most other Gulf States, Oman has been observing the same Eid public holidays for both the private and public sectors.    
  • Oman Declares July 7 Public Holiday For Islamic New Year 1446
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Oman's Ministry of Labour has announced that the the upcoming Islamic New Year public holiday, for both the public sector and the private sector of Oman, would be on Sunday, July 7, 2024, leading to a 3-day weekend, as weekends in Oman were changed to Friday/Saturday in 2013. For the past decade, contrary to most other Gulf States, Oman has been observing the same Eid public holidays for both the private and public sectors.    

June 29, 2024

  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan Day In Lieu Public Holiday July 8
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan has issued a reminder that Monday, July 8, 2024, will be a day in lieu public holiday due to the annual, July 6, Day of the Capital, falling on a weekend in 2024. Usually, the Government of Kazakhstan announces the list of one-off bridge public holidays and compensatory working Saturdays in December for the following year, but no such announcement was made in December 2023, and the draft decree On the postponement of the day of rest in 2024 (О переносе дня отдыха в 2024 году) was only posted on the eGov website of the Government of Kazakhstan on April 12 and officialized on April 18, 2024.    
  • Kazakhstan Day In Lieu Public Holiday July 8
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan has issued a reminder that Monday, July 8, 2024, will be a day in lieu public holiday due to the annual, July 6, Day of the Capital, falling on a weekend in 2024. Usually, the Government of Kazakhstan announces the list of one-off bridge public holidays and compensatory working Saturdays in December for the following year, but no such announcement was made in December 2023, and the draft decree On the postponement of the day of rest in 2024 (О переносе дня отдыха в 2024 году) was only posted on the eGov website of the Government of Kazakhstan on April 12 and officialized on April 18, 2024.    

June 28, 2024

  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan Announces July 1st Bank Holiday
    Source: The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi). The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has issued a BPRD Circular Letter announcing that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), allied offices and public and private sector financial institutions "will remain closed for public dealing on July 1st 2024 (Monday), which shall be observed as Bank Holiday. All banks / DFIs / MFBs shall, therefore, remain closed for public dealing on the aforementioned date". Today's announcement by the State Bank of Pakistan, of a bank holiday on July 1st, is in line with the list of 2024 public holidays in Pakistan, as announced in the Public and Optional Holidays for the calendar year 2024 published by the Government of Pakistan late last year.    
  • Pakistan Announces July 1st Bank Holiday
    Source: The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi). The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has issued a BPRD Circular Letter announcing that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), allied offices and public and private sector financial institutions "will remain closed for public dealing on July 1st 2024 (Monday), which shall be observed as Bank Holiday. All banks / DFIs / MFBs shall, therefore, remain closed for public dealing on the aforementioned date". Today's announcement by the State Bank of Pakistan, of a bank holiday on July 1st, is in line with the list of 2024 public holidays in Pakistan, as announced in the Public and Optional Holidays for the calendar year 2024 published by the Government of Pakistan late last year.    

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