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September 16, 2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Dominica
  • Dominica
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  • Dominica Public Holiday September 19
    Source: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (Office of the Prime Minister). The Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, has declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Dominica, on Thursday, Septemeber, 19, 2019, to commemorate the second anniversary of the passage of Hurricane Maria. (full story)    
  • Dominica Public Holiday September 19
    Source: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (Office of the Prime Minister). The Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, has declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Dominica, on Thursday, Septemeber, 19, 2019, to commemorate the second anniversary of the passage of Hurricane Maria.    
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
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  • Ghana Declares September 21 and 23 Public Holidays
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has declared Monday, September 23, 2019, as a non-working public holiday, as the annual, September 21, Kwame Nkrumah Day public holiday of Ghana, falls on a Saturday in 2019 ("The general public is hereby reminded that Saturday, September 21, 2019, which marks the day to observe the birthday of Ghana's first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, is a statutory public holiday"). (full story)    
  • Ghana Declares September 21 and 23 Public Holidays
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has declared Monday, September 23, 2019, as a non-working public holiday, as the annual, September 21, Kwame Nkrumah Day public holiday of Ghana, falls on a Saturday in 2019 ("The general public is hereby reminded that Saturday, September 21, 2019, which marks the day to observe the birthday of Ghana's first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, is a statutory public holiday").    
  • Philippines
  • Philippines
  • full story
  • Philippines 2020 SK Public Holiday Postponed Until 2023
    Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila). Three panels of the Philippines Senate panels have approved moving the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, and traditional one-off non-working public holidays, from May 2020 to May 2023. (full story)    
  • Philippines 2020 SK Public Holiday Postponed Until 2023
    Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila). Three panels of the Philippines Senate panels have approved moving the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, and traditional one-off non-working public holidays, from May 2020 to May 2023.    
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Spain 2019 Castilla La-Mancha 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 2020 ("calendario laboral de las fiestas laborales de carácter retribuido y no recuperable en el año 2020, en Castilla-La Mancha") has been gazetted in the Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha. (full story)    
  • Spain 2019 Castilla La-Mancha 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 2020 ("calendario laboral de las fiestas laborales de carácter retribuido y no recuperable en el año 2020, en Castilla-La Mancha") has been gazetted in the Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha.    
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Spain Castilla y León 2020 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Castilla y León (Valladolid). The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Castilla y León has gazetted the previously-announced decree containing the list of official regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León (calendario de fiestas laborales en el ámbito de la Comunidad de Castilla y León) for the calendar year 2020 in the form of the "Decreto 36/2019, de 12 de septiembre, de la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León , por el que se fija el calendario laboral para el año 2020 en la comunidad autónoma de Castilla y León " (BOCL de 16 de septiembre de 2019). (full story)    
  • Spain Castilla y León 2020 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Castilla y León (Valladolid). The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Castilla y León has gazetted the previously-announced decree containing the list of official regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León (calendario de fiestas laborales en el ámbito de la Comunidad de Castilla y León) for the calendar year 2020 in the form of the "Decreto 36/2019, de 12 de septiembre, de la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León , por el que se fija el calendario laboral para el año 2020 en la comunidad autónoma de Castilla y León " (BOCL de 16 de septiembre de 2019).    

September 15, 2019

  • Australia
  • Australia
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  • Australian 2020 Public Holidays In Tasmania Amended
    Source: Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart). The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has issued an amended version of its previously-released list of official 2020 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania and bank holidays in Tasmania for the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Australian 2020 Public Holidays In Tasmania Amended
    Source: Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart). The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has issued an amended version of its previously-released list of official 2020 non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania and bank holidays in Tasmania for the calendar year 2020.    
  • Tonga
  • Tonga
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  • Tongan Public Holiday September 19
    Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications (Nuku'alofa). The government of Tonga has issued a communiqué declaring a non-working public holiday in Tonga, on Thursday, September 19, 2019, on the date of the funeral of the late Prime Minister of Tonga, Akilisi Pohiva. (full story)    
  • Tongan Public Holiday September 19
    Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications (Nuku'alofa). The government of Tonga has issued a communiqué declaring a non-working public holiday in Tonga, on Thursday, September 19, 2019, on the date of the funeral of the late Prime Minister of Tonga, Akilisi Pohiva.    

September 14, 2019

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Antigua and Barbuda
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  • Antigua and Barbuda To Amend Sunday Public Holidays
    Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's). The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced plans to submit a bill to parliament to remove Sundays from the definition of the list of public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda and, according to Antigua and Barbuda Information Minister, Melford Nicholas, "to make it clear that Sundays are not to be treated like a holiday, thereby removing any uncertainty among employees and employers". (full story)    
  • Antigua and Barbuda To Amend Sunday Public Holidays
    Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's). The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced plans to submit a bill to parliament to remove Sundays from the definition of the list of public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda and, according to Antigua and Barbuda Information Minister, Melford Nicholas, "to make it clear that Sundays are not to be treated like a holiday, thereby removing any uncertainty among employees and employers".    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
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  • Nepalese Constitution Day Public Holiday September 20
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepal's government has announced that Friday, September 20, 2019, had been declared a non-working public holiday to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the promulgation of the constitution of a Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. (full story)    
  • Nepalese Constitution Day Public Holiday September 20
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepal's government has announced that Friday, September 20, 2019, had been declared a non-working public holiday to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the promulgation of the constitution of a Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.    
  • Spain
  • Spain
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  • Spain Ceuta Additional Muslim Public Holiday Update
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta (BOCCE). The Government of the Autonomous City of Ceuta has indicated that the list of non-working public holidays for the Spanish autonomous region of Ceuta in 2020, would not include a second Muslim public holiday in Ceuta for the Eid al Fitr, or End of Ramadan. (full story)    
  • Spain Ceuta Additional Muslim Public Holiday Update
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta (BOCCE). The Government of the Autonomous City of Ceuta has indicated that the list of non-working public holidays for the Spanish autonomous region of Ceuta in 2020, would not include a second Muslim public holiday in Ceuta for the Eid al Fitr, or End of Ramadan.    
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
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  • Vietnam 2020 Public Holidays Update
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has proposed that there be no swapping of public holidays in 2020 around the Tet Vietnamese New Year annual public holidays of Vietnam. MOLISA has also rejected the proposal by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor to add one more annual non-working public holiday in Vietnam, around the Westen New Year public holiday. (full story)    
  • Vietnam 2020 Public Holidays Update
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has proposed that there be no swapping of public holidays in 2020 around the Tet Vietnamese New Year annual public holidays of Vietnam. MOLISA has also rejected the proposal by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor to add one more annual non-working public holiday in Vietnam, around the Westen New Year public holiday.    

September 13, 2019

  • Armenia
  • Armenia
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  • Armenian Parliament Adds December 7 Holiday
    Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS). The Armenian Parliament has unanimously passed a bill in its first reading, amending to Article 15 of the law “On Holidays and Remembrance Days”, with the declaration of a new holiday, the Day of Remembrance for Earthquake Victims and Disaster Resistance on December 7. (full story)    
  • Armenian Parliament Adds December 7 Holiday
    Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS). The Armenian Parliament has unanimously passed a bill in its first reading, amending to Article 15 of the law “On Holidays and Remembrance Days”, with the declaration of a new holiday, the Day of Remembrance for Earthquake Victims and Disaster Resistance on December 7.    
  • Botswana
  • Botswana
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  • Botswana October 24 Public Holiday Gazetted
    Source: Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone). The Government of Botswana has published a tweet declaring Wednesday to Friday, October 23-25, 2019, as non-working public holidays in Botswana, on account of the upcoming presidential and legislative elections of Botswana ("President Dr. Mokgweetsi says October 23rd, 24th and 25th will be declared paid public holidays"). (full story)    
  • Botswana October 24 Public Holiday Gazetted
    Source: Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone). The Government of Botswana has published a tweet declaring Wednesday to Friday, October 23-25, 2019, as non-working public holidays in Botswana, on account of the upcoming presidential and legislative elections of Botswana ("President Dr. Mokgweetsi says October 23rd, 24th and 25th will be declared paid public holidays").    
  • Venezuela
  • Venezuela
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  • Venezuelan Bank Holiday September 16
    Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Monday, September 16, 2019, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Día de la Virgen de Coromoto, Patrona de Venezuela") annual bank holiday of Venezuela. (full story)    
  • Venezuelan Bank Holiday September 16
    Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Monday, September 16, 2019, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Día de la Virgen de Coromoto, Patrona de Venezuela") annual bank holiday of Venezuela.    

September 12, 2019

  • India
  • India
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  • Indian West Bengal Declares Viswakarma Puja Public Holiday
    Source: Government of West Bengal (Kolkata). The State Government of India's state of West Bengal has issued the government order No. 5266 - F(P2)/FA/0/2M/130/14(NB) [Pt] declaring a half-day non-working public holiday on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, on the occasion of Viswakarma Puja. (full story)    
  • Indian West Bengal Declares Viswakarma Puja Public Holiday
    Source: Government of West Bengal (Kolkata). The State Government of India's state of West Bengal has issued the government order No. 5266 - F(P2)/FA/0/2M/130/14(NB) [Pt] declaring a half-day non-working public holiday on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, on the occasion of Viswakarma Puja.    
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
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  • Mexico Bank Holiday September 16
    Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación (Ciudad de México). Mexico's Asociación de Bancos de México (ABM) and Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNVB) have jointly issued a communiqué announcing that Monday, September 16, 2019, would be a bank holiday throughout Mexico, on account of the upcoming Independence Day annual non-working public holiday in Mexico. (full story)    
  • Mexico Bank Holiday September 16
    Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación (Ciudad de México). Mexico's Asociación de Bancos de México (ABM) and Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNVB) have jointly issued a communiqué announcing that Monday, September 16, 2019, would be a bank holiday throughout Mexico, on account of the upcoming Independence Day annual non-working public holiday in Mexico.    
  • Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua
  • full story
  • Nicaragua Confirms September 14-17 Public Holidays
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Ministry of Labor has confirmed that Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, 2019, as well as Monday and Tuesday, September 16 and 17, 2019, would be non-working public holidays (feriados nacionales obligatorios) in Nicaragua to mark the annual non-working public holidays commemorating the Battle of San Jacinto and Nicaragua's Independence Day public holiday ("se mantienen los cuatro días de feriados por motivo de fiestas patrias desde el sábado 14 hasta el martes 17 de septiembre, como inicialmente se anunció"). (full story)    
  • Nicaragua Confirms September 14-17 Public Holidays
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Ministry of Labor has confirmed that Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, 2019, as well as Monday and Tuesday, September 16 and 17, 2019, would be non-working public holidays (feriados nacionales obligatorios) in Nicaragua to mark the annual non-working public holidays commemorating the Battle of San Jacinto and Nicaragua's Independence Day public holiday ("se mantienen los cuatro días de feriados por motivo de fiestas patrias desde el sábado 14 hasta el martes 17 de septiembre, como inicialmente se anunció").    
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Spain Castilla y León Approves 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Castilla y León (Valladolid). The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Castilla y León has formally the previously drafted decree containing the list of official regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León (calendario de fiestas laborales en el ámbito de la Comunidad de Castilla y León) for the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Spain Castilla y León Approves 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Castilla y León (Valladolid). The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Castilla y León has formally the previously drafted decree containing the list of official regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León (calendario de fiestas laborales en el ámbito de la Comunidad de Castilla y León) for the calendar year 2020.    

September 11, 2019

  • Fiji
  • Fiji
  • full story
  • Fiji 2020 Public Holidays Announced And Gazetted
    Source: Ministry of Information (Suva). The Fiji Ministry of Information has announced that the Governing Cabinet of Fiji had approved, through the "Gazette Notice 78 dated Friday 6th September, 2019", its annual list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Fiji 2020 Public Holidays Announced And Gazetted
    Source: Ministry of Information (Suva). The Fiji Ministry of Information has announced that the Governing Cabinet of Fiji had approved, through the "Gazette Notice 78 dated Friday 6th September, 2019", its annual list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • full story
  • Nepalese Indra Jatra Public Holiday September 13
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The Ministry of Home Affairs of Nepal has announced that Friday, September 13, 2019, had been declared as the date of this year's Indra Jatra non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, namely the three districts of Kathmandu Federal Capital, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. (full story)    
  • Nepalese Indra Jatra Public Holiday September 13
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The Ministry of Home Affairs of Nepal has announced that Friday, September 13, 2019, had been declared as the date of this year's Indra Jatra non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, namely the three districts of Kathmandu Federal Capital, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.    

September 10, 2019

  • Guernsey and Alderney
  • Guernsey and Alderney
  • full story
  • Guernsey 2020 Public Holidays Amendments Gazetted
    Source: States of Guernsey (St. Peter Port). The States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) has submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur, for advice on any legal or constitutional implications, the Ordinance entitled "The Public Holidays Ordinance, 2019", which "provides for Monday 4th May not to be a public holiday, and for Friday 8th May to be a public holiday". (full story)    
  • Guernsey 2020 Public Holidays Amendments Gazetted
    Source: States of Guernsey (St. Peter Port). The States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) has submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur, for advice on any legal or constitutional implications, the Ordinance entitled "The Public Holidays Ordinance, 2019", which "provides for Monday 4th May not to be a public holiday, and for Friday 8th May to be a public holiday".    
  • Honduras
  • Honduras
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  • Honduras Announces 2019 Morazánica Public Holidays
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Consejo Hondureño de la Empresa Privada (COHEP) of Honduras has announced that the upcoming 2019 "Semana Morazánica", annual October public holidays of Honduras, would once again start at noon on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, and run until Sunday night, October 6, 2019, to compensate the fact that the Honduras private sector usually works a half day on Saturdays. (full story)    
  • Honduras Announces 2019 Morazánica Public Holidays
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Consejo Hondureño de la Empresa Privada (COHEP) of Honduras has announced that the upcoming 2019 "Semana Morazánica", annual October public holidays of Honduras, would once again start at noon on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, and run until Sunday night, October 6, 2019, to compensate the fact that the Honduras private sector usually works a half day on Saturdays.    
  • Philippines
  • Philippines
  • full story
  • Philippines Mulls 2020 SK Public Holiday Postponement
    Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila). The Philippines Commission on Elections (Comelec) has confirmed that the May 11, 2020, Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, and traditionally expected public holiday in the Philippines, might be postponed. (full story)    
  • Philippines Mulls 2020 SK Public Holiday Postponement
    Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila). The Philippines Commission on Elections (Comelec) has confirmed that the May 11, 2020, Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, and traditionally expected public holiday in the Philippines, might be postponed.    

September 9, 2019

  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
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  • Guatemala Rules-Out September 16 Public Holiday
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). Guatemala Minister of Labor, Gabriel Aguilera, has announced that Monday, September 16, 2019, is not a non-working public holiday in Guatemala, on account of the annual September 15 public holiday of Guatemala falling on a Sunday in 2019, and that the government of Guatemala had no plans to declare a day in lieu non-working public holiday on that date in Guatemala. (full story)    
  • Guatemala Rules-Out September 16 Public Holiday
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). Guatemala Minister of Labor, Gabriel Aguilera, has announced that Monday, September 16, 2019, is not a non-working public holiday in Guatemala, on account of the annual September 15 public holiday of Guatemala falling on a Sunday in 2019, and that the government of Guatemala had no plans to declare a day in lieu non-working public holiday on that date in Guatemala.    
  • Vanuatu
  • Vanuatu
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  • Vanuatu Public Holiday September 17
    Source: Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila). Vanuatu's President, Obed Moses Tallis, has declared Tuesday, September 17, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, "for all registered voters who are eligible to vote in the Luganville Municipality election". (full story)    
  • Vanuatu Public Holiday September 17
    Source: Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila). Vanuatu's President, Obed Moses Tallis, has declared Tuesday, September 17, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, "for all registered voters who are eligible to vote in the Luganville Municipality election".    

September 8, 2019

  • Austria
  • Austria
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  • Austrian 2020 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Vienna). Austria's Central Bank (Oesterreichische Nationalbank - OeNB) has released the list of national bank holidays and public holidays to be observed in Austria during the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Austrian 2020 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Vienna). Austria's Central Bank (Oesterreichische Nationalbank - OeNB) has released the list of national bank holidays and public holidays to be observed in Austria during the calendar year 2020.    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
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  • UAE 2019 Public Holidays Amended and Extended
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's Federal Authority For Government Human Resources has announced a revision to its annual list of expected non-working public holidays in the UAE for the calendar years 2019 and 2020, as announced earlier this year. (full story)    
  • UAE 2019 Public Holidays Amended and Extended
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's Federal Authority For Government Human Resources has announced a revision to its annual list of expected non-working public holidays in the UAE for the calendar years 2019 and 2020, as announced earlier this year.    
  • Venezuela
  • Venezuela
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  • Venezuelan 2020 Bank Holidays And Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector (La Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has released the official list of the dates of the non-working public holidays in Venezuela in 2020 as well as of the bank holidays in Venezuela for the upcoming calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Venezuelan 2020 Bank Holidays And Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector (La Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has released the official list of the dates of the non-working public holidays in Venezuela in 2020 as well as of the bank holidays in Venezuela for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    

September 7, 2019

  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain
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  • Bahrain 2019 Ashura Bank Holidays
    Source: Central Bank of Bahrain (Manama). The Director of the Banking Services Directorate of the Central Bank of Bahrain has announced that the Central Bank of Bahrain had declared bank holidays in Bahrain on Monday and Tuesday, September 9 and 10, 2019, to mark the upcoming Ashoora 1441 bank holidays. (full story)    
  • Bahrain 2019 Ashura Bank Holidays
    Source: Central Bank of Bahrain (Manama). The Director of the Banking Services Directorate of the Central Bank of Bahrain has announced that the Central Bank of Bahrain had declared bank holidays in Bahrain on Monday and Tuesday, September 9 and 10, 2019, to mark the upcoming Ashoora 1441 bank holidays.    
  • India
  • India
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  • India Himachal Pradesh Adds Navami Public Holiday In October
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has declared an additional non-working public holiday on Monday, October 7, 2019, on account of the upcoming Navami. (full story)    
  • India Himachal Pradesh Adds Navami Public Holiday In October
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has declared an additional non-working public holiday on Monday, October 7, 2019, on account of the upcoming Navami.    
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
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  • Zimbabwe Rules-Out Weeklong Public Holidays
    Source: The Herald (Harare). Zimbabwe's Ministry of Information has issued a tweet ruling-out the declaration of a weeklong period of non-working public holidays in Zimbabwe following the death of Robert Mugabe in Singapore. (full story)    
  • Zimbabwe Rules-Out Weeklong Public Holidays
    Source: The Herald (Harare). Zimbabwe's Ministry of Information has issued a tweet ruling-out the declaration of a weeklong period of non-working public holidays in Zimbabwe following the death of Robert Mugabe in Singapore.    

September 6, 2019

  • India
  • India
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  • India 2019 Puducherry Amends Muharram Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The Chief Minister of India's state of Puducherry, V. Narayanasamy, has informed the Puducherry Assembly of a change in the date of the upcoming Muharram annual non-working public holiday, in Puducherry, from Tuesday, September 10, 2019, to Wednesday, September 11, 2019. (full story)    
  • India 2019 Puducherry Amends Muharram Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The Chief Minister of India's state of Puducherry, V. Narayanasamy, has informed the Puducherry Assembly of a change in the date of the upcoming Muharram annual non-working public holiday, in Puducherry, from Tuesday, September 10, 2019, to Wednesday, September 11, 2019.    
  • Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua
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  • Nicaragua Public Holidays September 14-15-16-17
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Vice-President, Rosario Murillo has announced that Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, 2019, would be non-working public holiday (feriados nacionales obligatorios) in Nicaragua to mark the annual non-working public holidays commemorating the Battle of San Jacinto and Nicaragua's Independence Day public holiday. (full story)    
  • Nicaragua Public Holidays September 14-15-16-17
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Vice-President, Rosario Murillo has announced that Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, 2019, would be non-working public holiday (feriados nacionales obligatorios) in Nicaragua to mark the annual non-working public holidays commemorating the Battle of San Jacinto and Nicaragua's Independence Day public holiday.    

September 5, 2019

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
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  • Algerian 2018 Ashura Public Holiday September 10
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian ministère du travail et de la direction générale de la fonction publique et de la réforme administrative has announced that the non-working public holiday in Algeria on account of the upcoming Ashura public holiday of algeria would be observed on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. (full story)    
  • Algerian 2018 Ashura Public Holiday September 10
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian ministère du travail et de la direction générale de la fonction publique et de la réforme administrative has announced that the non-working public holiday in Algeria on account of the upcoming Ashura public holiday of algeria would be observed on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Indian 2019 Tamil Nadu Muharram Public Holiday Amended
    Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai). The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has issued the Government Order G.O Ms.No. 603 Dt declaring a change in the date of the upcoming Muharram annual non-working public holiday, in India's state of Tamil Nadu, from Tuesday, September 10, 2019, to Wednesday, September 11, 2019 ("since the Moon was not sighted, Muharram would be observed on September 11"). (full story)    
  • Indian 2019 Tamil Nadu Muharram Public Holiday Amended
    Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai). The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has issued the Government Order G.O Ms.No. 603 Dt declaring a change in the date of the upcoming Muharram annual non-working public holiday, in India's state of Tamil Nadu, from Tuesday, September 10, 2019, to Wednesday, September 11, 2019 ("since the Moon was not sighted, Muharram would be observed on September 11").    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • full story
  • Pakistan 2019 Ashura Bank Holidays
    Source: The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi). The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that it would "remain closed on 9th and 10th September, 2019 (Monday and Tuesday) being 9th and 10th Moharram-ul-Haram, 1441 A.H. on the occasion of Ashura", on the occasion of the upcoming annual Ashura bank holiday of Pakistan and of the upcoming Ashura annual non-working public holiday of Pakistan. (full story)    
  • Pakistan 2019 Ashura Bank Holidays
    Source: The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi). The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that it would "remain closed on 9th and 10th September, 2019 (Monday and Tuesday) being 9th and 10th Moharram-ul-Haram, 1441 A.H. on the occasion of Ashura", on the occasion of the upcoming annual Ashura bank holiday of Pakistan and of the upcoming Ashura annual non-working public holiday of Pakistan.    
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabia
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  • Saudi 2019 National Day Public Holidays September 20-23
    Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA). A spokesman for Saudi Arabia's Civil Service Ministry has announced that Saudi Arabia’s upcoming National Day annual non-working public holidays of September 23, would be extended to run from Friday, September 20, 2019, to Monday, September 23, 2019, inclusively ("The holidays will be from September 20 to 23, with work resuming on Tuesday, September 24"). (full story)    
  • Saudi 2019 National Day Public Holidays September 20-23
    Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA). A spokesman for Saudi Arabia's Civil Service Ministry has announced that Saudi Arabia’s upcoming National Day annual non-working public holidays of September 23, would be extended to run from Friday, September 20, 2019, to Monday, September 23, 2019, inclusively ("The holidays will be from September 20 to 23, with work resuming on Tuesday, September 24").    

September 4, 2019

  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain
  • full story
  • Bahrain 2019 Ashura Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Monday and Tuesday, September 9 and 10, 2019, as this year's non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming anniversary of Ashura for the Hijri year 1441 ("The Kingdom's ministries, directorates and public institutions will be closed on Monday September 9 and Tuesday September 10"). (full story)    
  • Bahrain 2019 Ashura Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Monday and Tuesday, September 9 and 10, 2019, as this year's non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming anniversary of Ashura for the Hijri year 1441 ("The Kingdom's ministries, directorates and public institutions will be closed on Monday September 9 and Tuesday September 10").    
  • Chile
  • Chile
  • full story
  • Chile Mulls Indigenous Peoples Public Holiday
    Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile). The Chilean members of parliament Cristina Girardi (PPD), Emilia Nuyado (PS), Andrea Parra (PPD) and Marcela Hernando (PR), have introduced a bill which would declare June 21 as a new annual non-working public holiday celebrating Chile's native people ("proyecto de ley para declarar feriado el 21 de junio de cada año como el Día Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas"). (full story)    
  • Chile Mulls Indigenous Peoples Public Holiday
    Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile). The Chilean members of parliament Cristina Girardi (PPD), Emilia Nuyado (PS), Andrea Parra (PPD) and Marcela Hernando (PR), have introduced a bill which would declare June 21 as a new annual non-working public holiday celebrating Chile's native people ("proyecto de ley para declarar feriado el 21 de junio de cada año como el Día Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas").    

September 3, 2019

  • Mozambique
  • Mozambique
  • full story
  • Mozambique Confirms September 6 Papal Public Holiday
    Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique (Maputo). Mozambique's Minister of Labour (Ministra do Trabalho, Emprego e Segurança Social - MITESS), has announced that it had declared a one-off non-working public sector holidays in Mozambique, on Friday, September 6, 2019, on account of that day's visit to Mozambique by Pope Francis, in Maputo City and Province. (full story)    
  • Mozambique Confirms September 6 Papal Public Holiday
    Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique (Maputo). Mozambique's Minister of Labour (Ministra do Trabalho, Emprego e Segurança Social - MITESS), has announced that it had declared a one-off non-working public sector holidays in Mozambique, on Friday, September 6, 2019, on account of that day's visit to Mozambique by Pope Francis, in Maputo City and Province.    

September 2, 2019

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Indian West Bengal Declares Karam Puja Public Holiday
    Source: Government of West Bengal (Kolkata). The State Government of India's state of West Bengal has declared a sectional non-working public holiday on Monday, September 9, 2019, on the occasion of "Karam Puja for the employees belonging to Tribal Communities employed in State Government offices, Local Bodies, Statutory Bodies, Boards, Corporations and Undertakings controlled or owned by the State Government". (full story)    
  • Indian West Bengal Declares Karam Puja Public Holiday
    Source: Government of West Bengal (Kolkata). The State Government of India's state of West Bengal has declared a sectional non-working public holiday on Monday, September 9, 2019, on the occasion of "Karam Puja for the employees belonging to Tribal Communities employed in State Government offices, Local Bodies, Statutory Bodies, Boards, Corporations and Undertakings controlled or owned by the State Government".    

September 1, 2019

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • full story
  • Bangladesh 2019 Ashura Public Holiday September 10
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee, after its meeting chaired by State Minister for Religious Affairs, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, has announced that it had sighted the Muharram New Moon crescent, last night, and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura (commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain), and related annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh, would be observed across the country on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, which corresponds to the previously-announced date for Ashura, and related public holiday in Bangladesh. (full story)    
  • Bangladesh 2019 Ashura Public Holiday September 10
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee, after its meeting chaired by State Minister for Religious Affairs, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, has announced that it had sighted the Muharram New Moon crescent, last night, and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura (commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain), and related annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh, would be observed across the country on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, which corresponds to the previously-announced date for Ashura, and related public holiday in Bangladesh.    

August 31, 2019

  • Myanmar
  • Myanmar
  • full story
  • Myanmar Extends 2019 Public Holidays
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The government of Myanmar has released an extension to its previously-released list of the dates of the official Myanmar bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the calendar year 2019, compensating weekends dates for the upcoming Thadingyut and Tazaungdaing public holidays. (full story)    
  • Myanmar Extends 2019 Public Holidays
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The government of Myanmar has released an extension to its previously-released list of the dates of the official Myanmar bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Myanmar for the calendar year 2019, compensating weekends dates for the upcoming Thadingyut and Tazaungdaing public holidays.    
  • Oman
  • Oman
  • full story
  • Omani Hijri New Year 1441 Public Holiday Date Announced
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Earlier tonight, Oman's Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs (MERA) announced that the Moon of Muharram had been sighted and therefore that the first day of Muharram will be on Sunday, September 1, 2019, "which will also be an official holiday for employees in ministries and public bodies and other units of the administrative apparatus of the state and the private sector employees". (full story)    
  • Omani Hijri New Year 1441 Public Holiday Date Announced
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Earlier tonight, Oman's Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs (MERA) announced that the Moon of Muharram had been sighted and therefore that the first day of Muharram will be on Sunday, September 1, 2019, "which will also be an official holiday for employees in ministries and public bodies and other units of the administrative apparatus of the state and the private sector employees".    

August 30, 2019

  • Australia
  • Australia
  • full story
  • Australian Victoria Mulls AFL Public Holiday Move To Monday
    Source: State Government of Victoria (Melbourne). The leader of the Reason Party, Fiona Patten, has unsuccessfully introduced a bill, in the legislature of Australia's state of Victoria, to shift the AFL grand final holiday from the Friday before the game to the Monday after, citing a cost of 35 million Australian dollars per hour to the state's business community. (full story)    
  • Australian Victoria Mulls AFL Public Holiday Move To Monday
    Source: State Government of Victoria (Melbourne). The leader of the Reason Party, Fiona Patten, has unsuccessfully introduced a bill, in the legislature of Australia's state of Victoria, to shift the AFL grand final holiday from the Friday before the game to the Monday after, citing a cost of 35 million Australian dollars per hour to the state's business community.    
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • full story
  • Egyptian Hijri 1441 Public Holiday Announced
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). The Egyptian Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan, has issued a decree declaring Saturday, August 31, 2019, as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming Hijri 1441 Islamic New Year annual non-working public holiday of Egypt. (full story)    
  • Egyptian Hijri 1441 Public Holiday Announced
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). The Egyptian Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan, has issued a decree declaring Saturday, August 31, 2019, as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming Hijri 1441 Islamic New Year annual non-working public holiday of Egypt.    
  • Tunisia
  • Tunisia
  • full story
  • Tunisian Islamic New Year 1441 Public Holiday August 31
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). The government of Tunisia (Présidence du Gouvernement) has announced that the upcoming Nouvel an de l’Hégire (Islamic New Year 1441) annual non-working public holiday throughout Tunisia would be observed on Saturday, August 31, 2019. (full story)    
  • Tunisian Islamic New Year 1441 Public Holiday August 31
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). The government of Tunisia (Présidence du Gouvernement) has announced that the upcoming Nouvel an de l’Hégire (Islamic New Year 1441) annual non-working public holiday throughout Tunisia would be observed on Saturday, August 31, 2019.    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • full story
  • UAE Hijri New Year 1441 Public Holiday Date Announced
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's human resources authority has announced that both public and private sector employees of the UAE would get a non-working public holiday on Saturday, August 31, 2019, corresponding to the date of Muharram 1, Hijri 1441, for the upcoming annual Islamic New Year public holiday in the UAE. (full story)    
  • UAE Hijri New Year 1441 Public Holiday Date Announced
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's human resources authority has announced that both public and private sector employees of the UAE would get a non-working public holiday on Saturday, August 31, 2019, corresponding to the date of Muharram 1, Hijri 1441, for the upcoming annual Islamic New Year public holiday in the UAE.    

August 29, 2019

  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain
  • full story
  • Bahrain Hijri 1441 Islamic New Year Public Holiday
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Saturday, August 31, 2019, as a non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual Islamic New Year 1441 public holiday of Bahrain. (full story)    
  • Bahrain Hijri 1441 Islamic New Year Public Holiday
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Saturday, August 31, 2019, as a non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual Islamic New Year 1441 public holiday of Bahrain.    
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan
  • full story
  • Kazakhstan 2020 Public Holidays Draft
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Kazakhstan has issued a draft amendment to the annual list of 2020 public holidays in Kazakhstan, "with a view to rational use of working time in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 85 of the Labor Code", in accordance with the labor legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan. (full story)    
  • Kazakhstan 2020 Public Holidays Draft
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Kazakhstan has issued a draft amendment to the annual list of 2020 public holidays in Kazakhstan, "with a view to rational use of working time in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 85 of the Labor Code", in accordance with the labor legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.    

August 28, 2019

  • Mongolia
  • Mongolia
  • full story
  • Mongolian Public Holiday September 3
    Source: Montsame Agency (Ulaanbaatar). The Mongolian government has announced that, at today's Cabinet meeting, it was decided to declare Tuesday, September 3, 2019, as a non-working public holiday in Mongolia, on account of the upcoming commemoration of "the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Khalkhiin Gol Battle". (full story)    
  • Mongolian Public Holiday September 3
    Source: Montsame Agency (Ulaanbaatar). The Mongolian government has announced that, at today's Cabinet meeting, it was decided to declare Tuesday, September 3, 2019, as a non-working public holiday in Mongolia, on account of the upcoming commemoration of "the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Khalkhiin Gol Battle".    
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Spain 2020 Cantabria Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria (Santander). The Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria has gazetted its annual list of 2020 annual non-working regional public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cantabria. (full story)    
  • Spain 2020 Cantabria Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria (Santander). The Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria has gazetted its annual list of 2020 annual non-working regional public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cantabria.    
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • full story
  • Vietnam 2020 Public Holidays Draft Released
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). At a recent session of the Vietnamese People 's Committee, the director of Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Ha Tat Thang, shared his views as to the 2020 Tet Nguyên dán lunar new year of Vietnam public holidays, and his inclination to based the 2020 Tet public holidays of Vietnam "on the common spirit of the Labor Law". (full story)    
  • Vietnam 2020 Public Holidays Draft Released
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). At a recent session of the Vietnamese People 's Committee, the director of Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Ha Tat Thang, shared his views as to the 2020 Tet Nguyên dán lunar new year of Vietnam public holidays, and his inclination to based the 2020 Tet public holidays of Vietnam "on the common spirit of the Labor Law".    

August 27, 2019

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
  • full story
  • Algerian Hijri 1441 Public Holidays
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Ministère Du Travail Et De La Sécurité Sociale has announced that a non-working public holiday would be declared in Algeria on account of the upcoming Hijri 1441 Islamic New Year annual non-working public holiday of Algeria. (full story)    
  • Algerian Hijri 1441 Public Holidays
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Ministère Du Travail Et De La Sécurité Sociale has announced that a non-working public holiday would be declared in Algeria on account of the upcoming Hijri 1441 Islamic New Year annual non-working public holiday of Algeria.    
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • full story
  • Indonesian 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The government of Indonesia, via the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Puan Maharani, has issued its annual decree ("Surat Keputusan Bersama (SKB) Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama Tahun 2020") designating the list of Indonesian public holidays and collective leave days ("cuti bersama") for the calendar year 2020, for both the private and public sectors. (full story)    
  • Indonesian 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The government of Indonesia, via the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Puan Maharani, has issued its annual decree ("Surat Keputusan Bersama (SKB) Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama Tahun 2020") designating the list of Indonesian public holidays and collective leave days ("cuti bersama") for the calendar year 2020, for both the private and public sectors.    
  • Kuwait
  • Kuwait
  • full story
  • Kuwait Islamic New Year 1441 Public Holiday Confirmed
    Source: Kuwait Al Youm (Kuwait Gazette). The Kuwaiti cabinet has confirmed that the date of the upcoming Kuwaiti non-working public holiday for the Islamic New Year AH 1441, would be Saturday, August 31, 2019, a date that would not be moved. (full story)    
  • Kuwait Islamic New Year 1441 Public Holiday Confirmed
    Source: Kuwait Al Youm (Kuwait Gazette). The Kuwaiti cabinet has confirmed that the date of the upcoming Kuwaiti non-working public holiday for the Islamic New Year AH 1441, would be Saturday, August 31, 2019, a date that would not be moved.    

August 26, 2019

  • Jordan
  • Jordan
  • full story
  • Jordanian Hijri 1441 Public Holiday Announced
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordanian Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, has issued a circular decreeing a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Saturday, August 31, 2019, to commemorate the upcoming annual Jordanian non-working public holiday for the Hijri New Year 1441 (Islamic New Year Holiday in 2019). (full story)    
  • Jordanian Hijri 1441 Public Holiday Announced
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordanian Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, has issued a circular decreeing a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Saturday, August 31, 2019, to commemorate the upcoming annual Jordanian non-working public holiday for the Hijri New Year 1441 (Islamic New Year Holiday in 2019).    
  • Lebanon
  • Lebanon
  • full story
  • Lebanon 2019 Hijri New Year 1441 Bank Holidays
    Source: Banque du Liban (Beirut). The Association of Banks in Lebanon (ABL) has issued another amended version of its previously-announced, and already amended, list of non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2019, with modified dates for the 2019 Hijri New Year (Islamic New Year) bank holidays dates in Lebanon. (full story)    
  • Lebanon 2019 Hijri New Year 1441 Bank Holidays
    Source: Banque du Liban (Beirut). The Association of Banks in Lebanon (ABL) has issued another amended version of its previously-announced, and already amended, list of non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2019, with modified dates for the 2019 Hijri New Year (Islamic New Year) bank holidays dates in Lebanon.    
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  • full story
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines Public Holiday August 27
    Source: Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (Saint Vincent). The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has announced that Tuesday, August 27, 2019, had been declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday in St Vincent and the Grenadines on account of "the Tropical Storm warning for St. Vincent and the Grenadines". (full story)    
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines Public Holiday August 27
    Source: Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (Saint Vincent). The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has announced that Tuesday, August 27, 2019, had been declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday in St Vincent and the Grenadines on account of "the Tropical Storm warning for St. Vincent and the Grenadines".    

August 25, 2019

  • Oman
  • Oman
  • full story
  • Omani Hijri New Year 1441 Public Holiday
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Oman's Minister of Manpower has announced that the non-working public holiday in Oman on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1441 (Islamic New Year in the calendar year 2019), would be an official non-working public holiday "for employees of private and public sector companies, institutions and establishments under the provisions of the Labour Law". (full story)    
  • Omani Hijri New Year 1441 Public Holiday
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Oman's Minister of Manpower has announced that the non-working public holiday in Oman on the occasion of the upcoming annual Hijri New Year 1441 (Islamic New Year in the calendar year 2019), would be an official non-working public holiday "for employees of private and public sector companies, institutions and establishments under the provisions of the Labour Law".    

August 24, 2019

  • Vanuatu
  • Vanuatu
  • full story
  • Vanuatu Public Holiday September 2
    Source: Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila). Vanuatu's Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, upon conferring with the speaker of parliament, has declared Monday, September 2, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, for the purpose of preparations for the "Efate rural Constituency by-election". (full story)    
  • Vanuatu Public Holiday September 2
    Source: Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila). Vanuatu's Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, upon conferring with the speaker of parliament, has declared Monday, September 2, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, for the purpose of preparations for the "Efate rural Constituency by-election".    

August 23, 2019

  • East Timor
  • East Timor
  • full story
  • Timor Leste Popular Consultation 20th Anniversary Public Holidays
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to declare an extended period of additional day-off public sector holidays in Timor Leste "between the afternoon of August 26 and August 29, 2019, on the occasion of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Popular Consultation and INTERFET mission". (full story)    
  • Timor Leste Popular Consultation 20th Anniversary Public Holidays
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to declare an extended period of additional day-off public sector holidays in Timor Leste "between the afternoon of August 26 and August 29, 2019, on the occasion of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Popular Consultation and INTERFET mission".    

August 22, 2019

  • Madagascar
  • Madagascar
  • full story
  • Madagascar 2019 Public Holidays Amended Again
    Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo). Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement, has issued the "Décret n° 2019-1617 du 21 août 2019 portant additif du décret 2019-191 du 22 février 2019 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2019", which once again modifies the previously-released list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2019. (full story)    
  • Madagascar 2019 Public Holidays Amended Again
    Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo). Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement, has issued the "Décret n° 2019-1617 du 21 août 2019 portant additif du décret 2019-191 du 22 février 2019 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2019", which once again modifies the previously-released list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2019.    

August 21, 2019

  • Liberia
  • Liberia
  • full story
  • Liberian Public Holidays August 24 and 26
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia). The President of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has issued a proclamation declaring Monday, August 26, 2019, as non-working public holidays to be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia as national non-working public holidays on account of National Holiday which falls on Saturday, August 24, 2019, this calendar year. (full story)    
  • Liberian Public Holidays August 24 and 26
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia). The President of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has issued a proclamation declaring Monday, August 26, 2019, as non-working public holidays to be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia as national non-working public holidays on account of National Holiday which falls on Saturday, August 24, 2019, this calendar year.    
  • Mauritius
  • Mauritius
  • full story
  • Mauritius Confirms Papal Public Holiday September 9
    Source: Mauritius News Information Portal (Port-Louis). Mauritius' government has confirmed its earlier announcement that Monday, September 9, 2019, would be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius, on account of the visit of Pope Francis to the island. (full story)    
  • Mauritius Confirms Papal Public Holiday September 9
    Source: Mauritius News Information Portal (Port-Louis). Mauritius' government has confirmed its earlier announcement that Monday, September 9, 2019, would be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius, on account of the visit of Pope Francis to the island.    
  • Ukraine
  • Ukraine
  • full story
  • Ukraine Announces August 2019 Bank Holidays
    Source: National Bank of Ukraine (Kiev). Ukraine's Central Bank, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), has issued a schedule of the official bank holidays in the Ukraine in August 2019, detailing the August 24-26, 2019, Ukrainian bank holidays. (full story)    
  • Ukraine Announces August 2019 Bank Holidays
    Source: National Bank of Ukraine (Kiev). Ukraine's Central Bank, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), has issued a schedule of the official bank holidays in the Ukraine in August 2019, detailing the August 24-26, 2019, Ukrainian bank holidays.    

August 20, 2019

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India Haryana Public Holidays August 23
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The government of the Indian State of Haryana has announced that it had decided to move the upcoming Janmashtami non-working public holiday, in the Indian State of Haryana, from Saturday, August 24, 2019, to Friday, August 23, 2019. (full story)    
  • India Haryana Public Holidays August 23
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The government of the Indian State of Haryana has announced that it had decided to move the upcoming Janmashtami non-working public holiday, in the Indian State of Haryana, from Saturday, August 24, 2019, to Friday, August 23, 2019.    

August 19, 2019

  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Spain 2020 Castilla y León Public Holidays Draft
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Castilla y León (Valladolid). The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Castilla y León has released a draft of its annual list of official regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León (calendario de fiestas laborales en el ámbito de la Comunidad de Castilla y León) for the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Spain 2020 Castilla y León Public Holidays Draft
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Castilla y León (Valladolid). The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Castilla y León has released a draft of its annual list of official regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León (calendario de fiestas laborales en el ámbito de la Comunidad de Castilla y León) for the calendar year 2020.    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • full story
  • UAE Hijri New Year 1441 Public Holiday
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's human resources authority has announced that both public and private sector employees of the UAE would get a non-working public holiday on Muharram 1, Hijri 1441, whose date remains to be announced. (full story)    
  • UAE Hijri New Year 1441 Public Holiday
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's human resources authority has announced that both public and private sector employees of the UAE would get a non-working public holiday on Muharram 1, Hijri 1441, whose date remains to be announced.    

August 18, 2019

  • Kenya
  • Kenya
  • full story
  • Kenya Rules-Out August 26 Census Public Holiday
    Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi). The President’s Strategic Communications Unit, PSCU, of Kenya, has announced that, contrary to earlier reports, Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, did in fact not announce that August 26th, 2019, would be a public holiday in Kenya to facilitate the upcoming census process. (full story)    
  • Kenya Rules-Out August 26 Census Public Holiday
    Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi). The President’s Strategic Communications Unit, PSCU, of Kenya, has announced that, contrary to earlier reports, Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, did in fact not announce that August 26th, 2019, would be a public holiday in Kenya to facilitate the upcoming census process.    
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  • Uzbekistan 2019 Public Holidays August 31 to September 3
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The Government of Uzbekistan has announced that, as per the presidential decree "On the establishment of additional days off during the celebration of official dates and the postponement of days off in 2019", the people of Uzbekistan would enjoy consecutive non-working public holidays from Saturday, August 31, to Tuesday, September 3, 2019, inclusively. (full story)    
  • Uzbekistan 2019 Public Holidays August 31 to September 3
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The Government of Uzbekistan has announced that, as per the presidential decree "On the establishment of additional days off during the celebration of official dates and the postponement of days off in 2019", the people of Uzbekistan would enjoy consecutive non-working public holidays from Saturday, August 31, to Tuesday, September 3, 2019, inclusively.