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November 4, 2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jordan
  • Jordan
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  • Jordan 2019 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday November 9
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Earlier today, Jordanian Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, issued a circular decreeing a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Saturday, November 2, 2019, to commemorate the upcoming annual Jordanian non-working public holiday for the Prophet Mohammad's birthday. (full story)    
  • Jordan 2019 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday November 9
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Earlier today, Jordanian Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, issued a circular decreeing a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Saturday, November 2, 2019, to commemorate the upcoming annual Jordanian non-working public holiday for the Prophet Mohammad's birthday.    
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
  • full story
  • Sri Lanka Rules-Out November 15 Public Holiday
    Source: The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo). Sri Lanka's Government has ruled-out the declaration of Friday, November 15, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka, on account of the upcoming Sri Lankan Presidential Election on November 16. (full story)    
  • Sri Lanka Rules-Out November 15 Public Holiday
    Source: The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo). Sri Lanka's Government has ruled-out the declaration of Friday, November 15, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka, on account of the upcoming Sri Lankan Presidential Election on November 16.    

November 3, 2019

  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain
  • full story
  • Bahrain Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday November 9-10
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Saturday, November 9, 2019, as the date of the upcoming annual non-working 2019 public holiday in Bahrain to mark the Anniversary of the Birthday of Prophet Mohammed. (full story)    
  • Bahrain Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday November 9-10
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Saturday, November 9, 2019, as the date of the upcoming annual non-working 2019 public holiday in Bahrain to mark the Anniversary of the Birthday of Prophet Mohammed.    

November 2, 2019

  • Venezuela
  • Venezuela
  • full story
  • Venezuelan Bank Holiday November 4
    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, November 4, 2019, would be another bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Día de Todos Los Santos") annual bank holiday of Venezuela. (full story)    
  • Venezuelan Bank Holiday November 4
    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, November 4, 2019, would be another bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "Día de Todos Los Santos") annual bank holiday of Venezuela.    

November 1, 2019

  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • full story
  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday Moved To November 4
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has, once again, issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Monday, November 4, 2019, would be the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Constitución non-working public holiday of the Dominican Republic ("el miércoles 06 de noviembre Día de la Constitución, se trabaja y se cambia el feriado para el lunes 04 del mismo mes"). (full story)    
  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday Moved To November 4
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has, once again, issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Monday, November 4, 2019, would be the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Constitución non-working public holiday of the Dominican Republic ("el miércoles 06 de noviembre Día de la Constitución, se trabaja y se cambia el feriado para el lunes 04 del mismo mes").    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India Uttarakhand Chhath Puja Public Holiday November 2
    Source: Government of Uttarakhand (Dehradun). The Government of India's state of Uttarakhand, on the instructions of Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat, has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Saturday, November 2, 2019, on the occasion of Chhath Puja. (full story)    
  • India Uttarakhand Chhath Puja Public Holiday November 2
    Source: Government of Uttarakhand (Dehradun). The Government of India's state of Uttarakhand, on the instructions of Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat, has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Saturday, November 2, 2019, on the occasion of Chhath Puja.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Indian Delhi Declares Chhath Puja Public Holiday November 2
    Source: Government of Delhi NCT (New Delhi). The general administration department of the Government of India's Delhi NCT (National Capital Territory), via its Labour Minister, Gopal Rai, has announced that the Delhi Government had declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Delhi on Saturday, November 2, 2019, on account of Chhath Puja, a festival predominantly observed in the Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. (full story)    
  • Indian Delhi Declares Chhath Puja Public Holiday November 2
    Source: Government of Delhi NCT (New Delhi). The general administration department of the Government of India's Delhi NCT (National Capital Territory), via its Labour Minister, Gopal Rai, has announced that the Delhi Government had declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Delhi on Saturday, November 2, 2019, on account of Chhath Puja, a festival predominantly observed in the Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.    

October 31, 2019

  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan
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  • Taiwan Confirms 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei). The General Administration of Personnel Administration of Taiwan has promulgated the list of 2020 public holidays in Taiwan, as had been initially released last spring. (full story)    
  • Taiwan Confirms 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei). The General Administration of Personnel Administration of Taiwan has promulgated the list of 2020 public holidays in Taiwan, as had been initially released last spring.    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • full story
  • UAE 2019 Public Holidays Further Amended
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE Goverment has tweeted an updated list of approved public holidays in the UAE for the remainder of 2019 and all of the upcoming calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • UAE 2019 Public Holidays Further Amended
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE Goverment has tweeted an updated list of approved public holidays in the UAE for the remainder of 2019 and all of the upcoming calendar year 2020.    

October 30, 2019

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Antigua and Barbuda
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  • Antigua and Barbuda Votes Public Holidays Legislation
    Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's). The "Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill 2019" was passed in the Lower House of Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda, yesterday, with some surprise last-minute amendments which in fact turn Sundays into "Antigua and Barbuda's 12th public holiday", contrary to the initial aim of the legislation when it was introduced, earlier this year. (full story)    
  • Antigua and Barbuda Votes Public Holidays Legislation
    Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's). The "Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill 2019" was passed in the Lower House of Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda, yesterday, with some surprise last-minute amendments which in fact turn Sundays into "Antigua and Barbuda's 12th public holiday", contrary to the initial aim of the legislation when it was introduced, earlier this year.    
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • full story
  • Egyptian Prophet Birthday Public Holiday November 9
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). The Egyptian Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan, has issued a decree declaring Saturday, November 9, 2019, as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming Moulid al-Nabi (Prophet Mohamed’s birthday) annual non-working public holiday of Egypt ("Next Saturday will be a day off for the private sector in Egypt to mark the Moulid El-Nabi celebration as well as for the governmental sector"). (full story)    
  • Egyptian Prophet Birthday Public Holiday November 9
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). The Egyptian Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan, has issued a decree declaring Saturday, November 9, 2019, as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming Moulid al-Nabi (Prophet Mohamed’s birthday) annual non-working public holiday of Egypt ("Next Saturday will be a day off for the private sector in Egypt to mark the Moulid El-Nabi celebration as well as for the governmental sector").    
  • Gabon
  • Gabon
  • full story
  • Gabonese Public Holiday November 1st
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's ministre de l’Emploi, de la Fonction publique, du Travail et de la Formation professionnelle, chargé du Dialogue social, has announced that Friday, November 1, 2019, would be a non-working public holiday throughout the territory of the Gabon, on account of the upcoming annual Toussaint public holiday of the Gabon. (full story)    
  • Gabonese Public Holiday November 1st
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's ministre de l’Emploi, de la Fonction publique, du Travail et de la Formation professionnelle, chargé du Dialogue social, has announced that Friday, November 1, 2019, would be a non-working public holiday throughout the territory of the Gabon, on account of the upcoming annual Toussaint public holiday of the Gabon.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • full story
  • Pakistan Eid Miladun Nabi Public Holiday November 10
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). The Chairman of Pakistan's Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, has announced that the Rabi-ul-Awwal Moon had been sighted yesterday, and therefore that the upcoming Eid Miladun Nabi annual public holiday of Pakistan, commemorating the Prophet's Birthday, would be celebrated on Sunday, November 10, 2019. (full story)    
  • Pakistan Eid Miladun Nabi Public Holiday November 10
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). The Chairman of Pakistan's Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, has announced that the Rabi-ul-Awwal Moon had been sighted yesterday, and therefore that the upcoming Eid Miladun Nabi annual public holiday of Pakistan, commemorating the Prophet's Birthday, would be celebrated on Sunday, November 10, 2019.    
  • Paraguay
  • Paraguay
  • full story
  • Paraguay Mulls November 8 Football Public Holiday
    Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción). Earlier today, the Chamber of Deputies of Paraguay approved a draft declaration calling on the President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, to decree a one-off non-working public holiday in Paraguay, on Friday, November 8, 2019, one day before the upcoming end of the South American football Cup. (full story)    
  • Paraguay Mulls November 8 Football Public Holiday
    Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción). Earlier today, the Chamber of Deputies of Paraguay approved a draft declaration calling on the President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, to decree a one-off non-working public holiday in Paraguay, on Friday, November 8, 2019, one day before the upcoming end of the South American football Cup.    
  • Philippines
  • Philippines
  • full story
  • Philippines Public Sector Holiday October 31
    Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila). The Executive Secretary to the Office of the President of the Philippines has announced that Malacañang had declared a one-off afternoon non-working public sector holiday, on Thursday, October 31, 2019, beginning at 12:00 noon, "to provide government employees full opportunity to properly observe All Saints Day, and to allow them to travel to and from the different regions in the country", before the upcoming November 1 and 2, 2019, public holidays of the Philippines. (full story)    
  • Philippines Public Sector Holiday October 31
    Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila). The Executive Secretary to the Office of the President of the Philippines has announced that Malacañang had declared a one-off afternoon non-working public sector holiday, on Thursday, October 31, 2019, beginning at 12:00 noon, "to provide government employees full opportunity to properly observe All Saints Day, and to allow them to travel to and from the different regions in the country", before the upcoming November 1 and 2, 2019, public holidays of the Philippines.    

October 29, 2019

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
  • full story
  • Algerian Revolution Day Public Holiday 2019
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative has announced that Friday, November 1st, 2019, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Algeria on account of the "65e anniversaire du déclenchement de la Glorieuse révolution du 1er Novembre 1954 en Algérie" corresponding to the upcoming annual non-working public holiday of Algeria. (full story)    
  • Algerian Revolution Day Public Holiday 2019
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative has announced that Friday, November 1st, 2019, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Algeria on account of the "65e anniversaire du déclenchement de la Glorieuse révolution du 1er Novembre 1954 en Algérie" corresponding to the upcoming annual non-working public holiday of Algeria.    
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • full story
  • Bangladesh 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka). Following yesterday's Bangladesh Cabinet meeting, the Cabinet Secretary, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, announced that during the said Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2020, had been approved, including ordinary public holidays in Bangladesh and Bangladesh public holidays under executive order. (full story)    
  • Bangladesh 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka). Following yesterday's Bangladesh Cabinet meeting, the Cabinet Secretary, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, announced that during the said Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2020, had been approved, including ordinary public holidays in Bangladesh and Bangladesh public holidays under executive order.    
  • Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua
  • full story
  • Nicaraguan 2019 All Souls Public Holiday November 1
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Secretario General del Ministerio del Trabajo, José León Argüello, has announced that Nicaragua's Ministry of Labour (MITRAB) had declared a half-day non-working public holiday in Nicaragua on Friday, November 1, 2019, would be a full-day paid public sector holiday in Nicaragua ("se concede asueto a cuenta de vacaciones a partir de las doce meridianas del día viernes primero de noviembre del 2019, a todos los trabajadores y empleadores del sector público, entes descentralizados y empresas adscritas al mismo con el fin de que las familias nicaragüenses puedan trasladarse a sus lugares de origen a visitar en los diferentes Campos Santos a sus fieles difuntos"). (full story)    
  • Nicaraguan 2019 All Souls Public Holiday November 1
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Secretario General del Ministerio del Trabajo, José León Argüello, has announced that Nicaragua's Ministry of Labour (MITRAB) had declared a half-day non-working public holiday in Nicaragua on Friday, November 1, 2019, would be a full-day paid public sector holiday in Nicaragua ("se concede asueto a cuenta de vacaciones a partir de las doce meridianas del día viernes primero de noviembre del 2019, a todos los trabajadores y empleadores del sector público, entes descentralizados y empresas adscritas al mismo con el fin de que las familias nicaragüenses puedan trasladarse a sus lugares de origen a visitar en los diferentes Campos Santos a sus fieles difuntos").    
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
  • full story
  • Thailand Declares Additional December 30 Public Holiday
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Following today's Tahi Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister’s Office announced that Thailand's Cabinet had declared Monday, December 30, 2019, as a one-off additional public holiday in Thailand, to link the preceding weekend with the annual December 31 and January 1 public holidays of Thailand. (full story)    
  • Thailand Declares Additional December 30 Public Holiday
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Following today's Tahi Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister’s Office announced that Thailand's Cabinet had declared Monday, December 30, 2019, as a one-off additional public holiday in Thailand, to link the preceding weekend with the annual December 31 and January 1 public holidays of Thailand.    

October 28, 2019

  • Mauritius
  • Mauritius
  • full story
  • Mauritius Public Holidays October 27 and November 7
    Source: The Bank of Mauritius (Port-Louis). The Bank of Mauritius has issued a communiqué announcing that Friday, November 1, 2019, and Thursday, November 7, 2019, would be bank holidays in Mauritius, on account of the public holidays for All Saints' Day and the General Election Day, respectively. (full story)    
  • Mauritius Public Holidays October 27 and November 7
    Source: The Bank of Mauritius (Port-Louis). The Bank of Mauritius has issued a communiqué announcing that Friday, November 1, 2019, and Thursday, November 7, 2019, would be bank holidays in Mauritius, on account of the public holidays for All Saints' Day and the General Election Day, respectively.    
  • Morocco
  • Morocco
  • full story
  • Morocco 2019 Prophet's Birthday Public Holidays
    Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat). The Government of Morocco, through its "ministère des Habous et des affaires islamiques", has confirmed its previously-announced date for the upcoming 2019 Aid Al Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday of Morocco. (full story)    
  • Morocco 2019 Prophet's Birthday Public Holidays
    Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat). The Government of Morocco, through its "ministère des Habous et des affaires islamiques", has confirmed its previously-announced date for the upcoming 2019 Aid Al Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday of Morocco.    
  • Paraguay
  • Paraguay
  • full story
  • Paraguay 2020 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción). The President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, has signed the "Decreto número 2757" which lists the annual official non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the upcoming calendar year 2020, including 2 of the annual non-working public holidays of Paraguay, which in 2020 will be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend. (full story)    
  • Paraguay 2020 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción). The President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, has signed the "Decreto número 2757" which lists the annual official non-working public holidays in Paraguay for the upcoming calendar year 2020, including 2 of the annual non-working public holidays of Paraguay, which in 2020 will be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend.    
  • Slovakia
  • Slovakia
  • full story
  • Slovakian President Calls For October 28 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerstvo zahranicných vecí Slovenskej republiky (Bratislava). During his laying wreaths on Tomas Garrigue Masaryk and Miroslav Rastislav Stefanik Squares, in Bratislava, on the occasion of the 101st anniversary of the setting up of Czechoslovakia, Slovak President Zuzana Caputova called for October 28 to be declared a new annual non-working public holiday in Slovakia ("This is worth considering, and it’s a legitimate consideration. Without this date, we would probably not have formed an independent state formation today, so it’s one of the most important days to remember and perhaps commemorate in this way"). (full story)    
  • Slovakian President Calls For October 28 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerstvo zahranicných vecí Slovenskej republiky (Bratislava). During his laying wreaths on Tomas Garrigue Masaryk and Miroslav Rastislav Stefanik Squares, in Bratislava, on the occasion of the 101st anniversary of the setting up of Czechoslovakia, Slovak President Zuzana Caputova called for October 28 to be declared a new annual non-working public holiday in Slovakia ("This is worth considering, and it’s a legitimate consideration. Without this date, we would probably not have formed an independent state formation today, so it’s one of the most important days to remember and perhaps commemorate in this way").    

October 27, 2019

  • Argentina
  • Argentina
  • full story
  • Argentina Rules-Out October 28 Bank Holiday
    Source: Asociación Bancaria (AB). Argentina's Central Bank has announced that there would be no bank holiday on Monday, October 28, 2019, following the electoral loss of President Mauricio Macri to Alberto Fernández. (full story)    
  • Argentina Rules-Out October 28 Bank Holiday
    Source: Asociación Bancaria (AB). Argentina's Central Bank has announced that there would be no bank holiday on Monday, October 28, 2019, following the electoral loss of President Mauricio Macri to Alberto Fernández.    
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
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  • Malaysian Sarawak Deepavali Public Holiday Ruled-Out Again
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Kuching). The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg, has announced that Sarawak State would not follow the rest of Malaysia in observing Deepavali as a non-working public holiday ("the implementation of a public holiday for the Deepavali celebration could still not be done in Sarawak"). (full story)    
  • Malaysian Sarawak Deepavali Public Holiday Ruled-Out Again
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Kuching). The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg, has announced that Sarawak State would not follow the rest of Malaysia in observing Deepavali as a non-working public holiday ("the implementation of a public holiday for the Deepavali celebration could still not be done in Sarawak").    
  • Zambia
  • Zambia
  • full story
  • Zambia Rules-Out October 28 Public Holiday
    Source: The Lusaka Times (Lusaka). Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of Monday, October 28, 2019, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Zambia ("the abuse of Social Media by some Zambians if left unchecked might plunge the nation into chaos"). (full story)    
  • Zambia Rules-Out October 28 Public Holiday
    Source: The Lusaka Times (Lusaka). Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of Monday, October 28, 2019, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Zambia ("the abuse of Social Media by some Zambians if left unchecked might plunge the nation into chaos").    

October 26, 2019

  • Lebanon
  • Lebanon
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  • Lebanon Additional Bank Holiday October 28
    Source: Banque du Liban (Beirut). The Association of Banks in Lebanon in conjunction with the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank), have issued a communique announcing that the current weeklong sequence of bank holidays would be extended with the declaration of another bank holiday on Monday, October 28, 2019, "awaiting a return to stability in light of continuing protests across the country". (full story)    
  • Lebanon Additional Bank Holiday October 28
    Source: Banque du Liban (Beirut). The Association of Banks in Lebanon in conjunction with the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank), have issued a communique announcing that the current weeklong sequence of bank holidays would be extended with the declaration of another bank holiday on Monday, October 28, 2019, "awaiting a return to stability in light of continuing protests across the country".    

October 25, 2019

  • Kenya
  • Kenya
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  • Kenya Rules-Out October 28 Public Holiday
    Source: The Nation (Nairobi). Kenya's Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang'i, has issued a statement dismissing as fake the news circulating on social media that Monday, October 29, 2019, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Kenya, on account of the Hindu holiday of Diwali ("Kindly ignore a gazette notice circulating on social media claiming Monday 28th October 2019 to be a public holiday"). (full story)    
  • Kenya Rules-Out October 28 Public Holiday
    Source: The Nation (Nairobi). Kenya's Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang'i, has issued a statement dismissing as fake the news circulating on social media that Monday, October 29, 2019, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Kenya, on account of the Hindu holiday of Diwali ("Kindly ignore a gazette notice circulating on social media claiming Monday 28th October 2019 to be a public holiday").    
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
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  • Vietnam 2020 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Earlier today, the Vietnamese Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Dao Ngoc Dung, signed the Official Letter No. 4544 / TB-LDTBXH which officially announces the dates of the 2020 Lunar New Year (Tet) public holidays in Vietnam "for officials, civil servants, officials and employees of administrative, non-business agencies, political organizations, socio-political organizations", as running from Thursday, January 23, 2020 to Wednesday, January 29, 2020, inclusively. (full story)    
  • Vietnam 2020 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Earlier today, the Vietnamese Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Dao Ngoc Dung, signed the Official Letter No. 4544 / TB-LDTBXH which officially announces the dates of the 2020 Lunar New Year (Tet) public holidays in Vietnam "for officials, civil servants, officials and employees of administrative, non-business agencies, political organizations, socio-political organizations", as running from Thursday, January 23, 2020 to Wednesday, January 29, 2020, inclusively.    

October 24, 2019

  • Nepal
  • Nepal
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  • Nepales Declares October 30 Public Holiday for Kija Pooja
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepalese Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Prem Kumar Rai, has announced that government cabinet of Nepal had declared Wednesday, October 30, 2019, the day following the upcoming Bhai Tika, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal. (full story)    
  • Nepales Declares October 30 Public Holiday for Kija Pooja
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepalese Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Prem Kumar Rai, has announced that government cabinet of Nepal had declared Wednesday, October 30, 2019, the day following the upcoming Bhai Tika, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal.    
  • Switzerland
  • Switzerland
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  • Switzerland Mulls December 8 Neuchâtel Public Holiday
    Source: Cantonal Council of Schwyz (Berne). A member of the legislative assembly of the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel, Cédric Dupraz, has proposed declaring December 8 as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel, to coincide with the annual World Climate Day. (full story)    
  • Switzerland Mulls December 8 Neuchâtel Public Holiday
    Source: Cantonal Council of Schwyz (Berne). A member of the legislative assembly of the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel, Cédric Dupraz, has proposed declaring December 8 as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel, to coincide with the annual World Climate Day.    

October 23, 2019

  • India
  • India
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  • Indian 2020 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Released
    Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai). The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Tamil Nadu for the upcoming calendar year 2020 in the G.O.Ms.No.762 ("The Government of Tamil Nadu pass the following orders in regard to the observance of Holidays in the State of Tamil Nadu for the year 2020"). (full story)    
  • Indian 2020 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Released
    Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai). The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Tamil Nadu for the upcoming calendar year 2020 in the G.O.Ms.No.762 ("The Government of Tamil Nadu pass the following orders in regard to the observance of Holidays in the State of Tamil Nadu for the year 2020").    
  • Mongolia
  • Mongolia
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  • Mongolia Considering Buddha Day Public Holiday
    Source: Montsame Agency (Ulaanbaatar). The Mongolian Parliamentary State Structure Standing Committee has backed a draft bill, presented by MP D.Oyunkhorol, that would declare Buddha Day (Vesak) as a new annual non-working public holiday in Mongolia. (full story)    
  • Mongolia Considering Buddha Day Public Holiday
    Source: Montsame Agency (Ulaanbaatar). The Mongolian Parliamentary State Structure Standing Committee has backed a draft bill, presented by MP D.Oyunkhorol, that would declare Buddha Day (Vesak) as a new annual non-working public holiday in Mongolia.    
  • Ukraine
  • Ukraine
  • full story
  • Ukraine 2020 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine (Kiev). The Government of the Ukraine has gazetted the full list of public holidays in the Ukraine, in the calendar year 2020, including transfer weekdays, in the Cabinet of the Ministers of the Ukraine Order О переносе рабочих дней в 2020 году КМ Украины Распоряжение КМ от 23.10.2019 № 995-рдействует с 23.10.2019, signed by Ukrainian Prime Minister O. Goncharuk. (full story)    
  • Ukraine 2020 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine (Kiev). The Government of the Ukraine has gazetted the full list of public holidays in the Ukraine, in the calendar year 2020, including transfer weekdays, in the Cabinet of the Ministers of the Ukraine Order О переносе рабочих дней в 2020 году КМ Украины Распоряжение КМ от 23.10.2019 № 995-рдействует с 23.10.2019, signed by Ukrainian Prime Minister O. Goncharuk.    
  • Zambia
  • Zambia
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  • Zambian Public Holidays October 24-25
    Source: The Lusaka Times (Lusaka). Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, has declared Friday, October 25, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Zambia, to link the upcoming annual Independence Day public holiday with the subsequent weekend ("Citizens who will be traveling will also use Friday and the whole weekend to return to their homes."). (full story)    
  • Zambian Public Holidays October 24-25
    Source: The Lusaka Times (Lusaka). Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, has declared Friday, October 25, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Zambia, to link the upcoming annual Independence Day public holiday with the subsequent weekend ("Citizens who will be traveling will also use Friday and the whole weekend to return to their homes.").    

October 22, 2019

  • Bénin
  • Bénin
  • full story
  • Benin Declares November 1 Public Holiday
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). Benin's Minister of Labour and Social Security, Adidjatou Mathys, has issued a communique announcing that the government of Bénin had declared Friday, November 1, 2019, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming "célébration de la fête du Toussaint" annual non-working public holiday in the Bénin. (full story)    
  • Benin Declares November 1 Public Holiday
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). Benin's Minister of Labour and Social Security, Adidjatou Mathys, has issued a communique announcing that the government of Bénin had declared Friday, November 1, 2019, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming "célébration de la fête du Toussaint" annual non-working public holiday in the Bénin.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Indian 2019 Gujarat Public Holidays Amended Again
    Source: Government of Gujarat (Gandhinagar). The Government of India's state of Gujarat has declared Wednesday, October 30, 2019, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Gujarat, to link the annual public holidays for Diwali, Gujarati New Year and Bhai Beej, on October 27-28-29, with the annual Gujarati public holiday of Sardar Patel Jayanti on October 31, 2019. (full story)    
  • Indian 2019 Gujarat Public Holidays Amended Again
    Source: Government of Gujarat (Gandhinagar). The Government of India's state of Gujarat has declared Wednesday, October 30, 2019, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Gujarat, to link the annual public holidays for Diwali, Gujarati New Year and Bhai Beej, on October 27-28-29, with the annual Gujarati public holiday of Sardar Patel Jayanti on October 31, 2019.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Indian Puducherry Extends 2019 Diwali Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The Chief Minister of India's state of Puducherry, V. Narayanasamy, has announced that the government of Puducherry had declared Monday, October 28, 2019, the day after the upcoming Diwali public holiday, as a one-off non-working public holiday to be observed in India's state of Puducherry. (full story)    
  • Indian Puducherry Extends 2019 Diwali Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The Chief Minister of India's state of Puducherry, V. Narayanasamy, has announced that the government of Puducherry had declared Monday, October 28, 2019, the day after the upcoming Diwali public holiday, as a one-off non-working public holiday to be observed in India's state of Puducherry.    

October 21, 2019

  • India
  • India
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  • Indian Tamil Nadu Extends Diwali Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai). The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced a one-off non-working public holiday in Tamil Nadu, on Monday, October 28, 2019, the day after the annual Diwali public holiday of Tamil Nadu. (full story)    
  • Indian Tamil Nadu Extends Diwali Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai). The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced a one-off non-working public holiday in Tamil Nadu, on Monday, October 28, 2019, the day after the annual Diwali public holiday of Tamil Nadu.    
  • Peru
  • Peru
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  • Peruvian 2019 Public Holidays Amended Again
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian government has announced that the one-off public holiday on October 31, 2019, gazetted the Decreto Supremo Nº 002-2019-PCM, for civil servants, would be observed by both public and private sector workers, thus amending and expanding the list of the official non-working public holidays in Peru for the calendar year 2019. (full story)    
  • Peruvian 2019 Public Holidays Amended Again
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian government has announced that the one-off public holiday on October 31, 2019, gazetted the Decreto Supremo Nº 002-2019-PCM, for civil servants, would be observed by both public and private sector workers, thus amending and expanding the list of the official non-working public holidays in Peru for the calendar year 2019.    
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
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  • Zimbabwe Declares October 25 Sanctions Public Holiday
    Source: The Herald (Harare). Earlier tonight, Zimbabwe's Ministry of Information issued a communique announcing that the Government of Zimbabwe had declared Friday, October 25, 2019, as a public holiday in Zimbabwe to allow people to attend the day of solidarity against sanctions on Zimbabwe. (full story)    
  • Zimbabwe Declares October 25 Sanctions Public Holiday
    Source: The Herald (Harare). Earlier tonight, Zimbabwe's Ministry of Information issued a communique announcing that the Government of Zimbabwe had declared Friday, October 25, 2019, as a public holiday in Zimbabwe to allow people to attend the day of solidarity against sanctions on Zimbabwe.    

October 20, 2019

  • India
  • India
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  • Indian 2020 Gujarat Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Gujarat (Gandhinagar). The Government of India's state of Gujarat has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Gujarat for the upcoming calendar year 2020 in the Government of Gujarat Government Order No. GS/30/2019/PHD/l 02019/1111/GH ("The Government of Gujarat is pleased to declare the following days to be Public Holidays for State Government Offices during the year 2020"). (full story)    
  • Indian 2020 Gujarat Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Gujarat (Gandhinagar). The Government of India's state of Gujarat has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Gujarat for the upcoming calendar year 2020 in the Government of Gujarat Government Order No. GS/30/2019/PHD/l 02019/1111/GH ("The Government of Gujarat is pleased to declare the following days to be Public Holidays for State Government Offices during the year 2020").    
  • Lebanon
  • Lebanon
  • full story
  • Lebanon Bank Holiday October 21
    Source: Banque du Liban (Beirut). The Association of Banks in Lebanon in conjunction with the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank), has issued a communique announcing a banking holiday for tomorrow, Monday, October 21, 2019, "due to nationwide protests". (full story)    
  • Lebanon Bank Holiday October 21
    Source: Banque du Liban (Beirut). The Association of Banks in Lebanon in conjunction with the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank), has issued a communique announcing a banking holiday for tomorrow, Monday, October 21, 2019, "due to nationwide protests".    
  • Myanmar
  • Myanmar
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  • Myanmar Extends 2019 Public Holidays Again
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The government of Myanmar has released an additional 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, by declaring a compensatory public holiday on Monday, October 28, 2019, as the annual Deepavali public holiday of Myanmar falls on a Sunday in 2019.. (full story)    
  • Myanmar Extends 2019 Public Holidays Again
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The government of Myanmar has released an additional 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, by declaring a compensatory public holiday on Monday, October 28, 2019, as the annual Deepavali public holiday of Myanmar falls on a Sunday in 2019..    
  • Poland
  • Poland
  • full story
  • Poland Votes New October 19 Holiday
    Source: Polskie Radio (Warsaw). Poland's Sejm (lower house), has passed a bill instating a new state holiday, the National Day of Remembrance for Unswerving Clergymen, in relation to the anniversary of the abduction of the priest Jerzy Popiełuszko, on October 19, 1984. (full story)    
  • Poland Votes New October 19 Holiday
    Source: Polskie Radio (Warsaw). Poland's Sejm (lower house), has passed a bill instating a new state holiday, the National Day of Remembrance for Unswerving Clergymen, in relation to the anniversary of the abduction of the priest Jerzy Popiełuszko, on October 19, 1984.    

October 19, 2019

  • Botswana
  • Botswana
  • full story
  • Botswana Bank Holidays October 23-24-25
    Source: Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone). The Central Bank of Botswana has announced that October 23-24-25 would be one-off bank holidays on account of the upcoming presidential and legislative elections of Botswana, and in line with the similar declaration of public holidays in Botswana by the government last month. (full story)    
  • Botswana Bank Holidays October 23-24-25
    Source: Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone). The Central Bank of Botswana has announced that October 23-24-25 would be one-off bank holidays on account of the upcoming presidential and legislative elections of Botswana, and in line with the similar declaration of public holidays in Botswana by the government last month.    
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • full story
  • Guatemalan Bank Holidays October 21
    Source: Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City). The Monetary Board of the Guatemalan Superintendency of Banks, the supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala, has announced that it had authorized banks, branches, banking agencies, financial companies, storage companies and exchange houses to close on Monday, October 21, 2019, on the occasion of the Anniversary of the Revolution annual bank holiday and public holiday of Guatemala. (full story)    
  • Guatemalan Bank Holidays October 21
    Source: Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City). The Monetary Board of the Guatemalan Superintendency of Banks, the supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala, has announced that it had authorized banks, branches, banking agencies, financial companies, storage companies and exchange houses to close on Monday, October 21, 2019, on the occasion of the Anniversary of the Revolution annual bank holiday and public holiday of Guatemala.    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
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  • Kyrgyzstan Confirms November 2019 Public Holidays
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that Kyrgyzstanis will be on public holidays for 4 consecutive days of public holidays in November 2019, namely from November 7-10, inclusively, with November 7 and 8 being the annual public holidays of Kyrgyzstan for the Days of the history of memory and ancestors. (full story)    
  • Kyrgyzstan Confirms November 2019 Public Holidays
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that Kyrgyzstanis will be on public holidays for 4 consecutive days of public holidays in November 2019, namely from November 7-10, inclusively, with November 7 and 8 being the annual public holidays of Kyrgyzstan for the Days of the history of memory and ancestors.    
  • Macedonia
  • Macedonia
  • full story
  • Macedonian 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia (Skopje). Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Macedonia and Macedonian bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2020 ("Programa na nerabotni denovi za 2020 godina" - Програма на неработни денови за 2020 година). (full story)    
  • Macedonian 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia (Skopje). Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Macedonia and Macedonian bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2020 ("Programa na nerabotni denovi za 2020 godina" - Програма на неработни денови за 2020 година).    

October 18, 2019

  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
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  • Guatemalan Government Announces October 21 Public Holiday
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). The Guatemalan Government has once again confirmed that the Decreto 19-2018, gazetted last October, means that the upcoming October 20, Revolution Anniversary, annual public holiday of Guatemala, will be moved to Monday, October 21, 2019 ("El Gobierno de Guatemala confía que el descanso incentive el turismo interno, como concibe el decreto aludido"). (full story)    
  • Guatemalan Government Announces October 21 Public Holiday
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). The Guatemalan Government has once again confirmed that the Decreto 19-2018, gazetted last October, means that the upcoming October 20, Revolution Anniversary, annual public holiday of Guatemala, will be moved to Monday, October 21, 2019 ("El Gobierno de Guatemala confía que el descanso incentive el turismo interno, como concibe el decreto aludido").    
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands
  • full story
  • Netherlands May 5 Public Holiday Update
    Source: Netherlands Info Services (Amsterdam). Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, speaking in the lower house of Parliament of the Netherlands, has indicated that the Dutch Cabinet and the House of Representatives want as many Dutch employees as possible to be released on the Liberation Day public holiday, and that Social Affairs Minister, Wouter Koolmees, would be in discussions with employers and employees about this May 5 public holiday in the Netherlands. (full story)    
  • Netherlands May 5 Public Holiday Update
    Source: Netherlands Info Services (Amsterdam). Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, speaking in the lower house of Parliament of the Netherlands, has indicated that the Dutch Cabinet and the House of Representatives want as many Dutch employees as possible to be released on the Liberation Day public holiday, and that Social Affairs Minister, Wouter Koolmees, would be in discussions with employers and employees about this May 5 public holiday in the Netherlands.    

October 17, 2019

  • Argentina
  • Argentina
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  • Argentina's 2020 Complete Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires). The government of Argentina has published the DECTO-2019-717-APN-PTE – Establécense días feriados con fines turísticos which declares 3 bridge public holidays in 2020 ("días no laborables con fines turísticos"), on March 23, July 10 and December 7, 2020, in addition to the list of annual public holidays of Argentina. (full story)    
  • Argentina's 2020 Complete Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires). The government of Argentina has published the DECTO-2019-717-APN-PTE – Establécense días feriados con fines turísticos which declares 3 bridge public holidays in 2020 ("días no laborables con fines turísticos"), on March 23, July 10 and December 7, 2020, in addition to the list of annual public holidays of Argentina.    
  • Ecuador
  • Ecuador
  • full story
  • Ecuador Confirmns November 2019 Public Holidays
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). Ecuador's Minister of Tourism, Rosi Prado, has issued a statement confirming that the previously-announced public holidays in Ecuador in November 2019 would remain unchanged, despite demonstrations that rocked Ecuador since last October 5th ("It is by law, so we cannot change it and we will defend so that this holiday is maintained and that will help us all"). (full story)    
  • Ecuador Confirmns November 2019 Public Holidays
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). Ecuador's Minister of Tourism, Rosi Prado, has issued a statement confirming that the previously-announced public holidays in Ecuador in November 2019 would remain unchanged, despite demonstrations that rocked Ecuador since last October 5th ("It is by law, so we cannot change it and we will defend so that this holiday is maintained and that will help us all").    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Indian West Bengal Declares Additional Chhat 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. 5766 /1(300) - F(P2) declaring Monday, November 4, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in West Bengal, on account of the annual Chhat Puja public holidays of West Bengal falling on a weekend in 2020. (full story)    
  • Indian West Bengal Declares Additional Chhat 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. 5766 /1(300) - F(P2) declaring Monday, November 4, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in West Bengal, on account of the annual Chhat Puja public holidays of West Bengal falling on a weekend in 2020.    

October 16, 2019

  • Canada
  • Canada
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  • Canada Mulls Nunavut Public Holiday Extension
    Source: The Government of Yukon (Whitehorse). The legislature of the Canadian territory of Nunavut has announced that, in its upcoming fall sitting, it would discuss Bill 29, an Act to Amend the Labour Standards Act, which received second reading on September 17, and which would make Nunavut Day, observed annually on July 9, a statutory public holiday in the territory, for everyone, not just for public service employees, as is currently the case. (full story)    
  • Canada Mulls Nunavut Public Holiday Extension
    Source: The Government of Yukon (Whitehorse). The legislature of the Canadian territory of Nunavut has announced that, in its upcoming fall sitting, it would discuss Bill 29, an Act to Amend the Labour Standards Act, which received second reading on September 17, and which would make Nunavut Day, observed annually on July 9, a statutory public holiday in the territory, for everyone, not just for public service employees, as is currently the case.    
  • Seychelles
  • Seychelles
  • full story
  • Seychelles Extend 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: State House Office of the President of the Seychelles (Victoria). Seychelles President, Danny Faure, has declared Friday, January 3, 2020, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Seychelles. (full story)    
  • Seychelles Extend 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: State House Office of the President of the Seychelles (Victoria). Seychelles President, Danny Faure, has declared Friday, January 3, 2020, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Seychelles.    

October 15, 2019

  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • full story
  • Kyrgyzstan 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic has approved the list of non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan for the calendar year 2020, including the declaration of bridge public holidays compensated by a nearby weekend working days ("In order to rationally use the days off and non-working holidays, the government has the right to postpone the days off to other days"). (full story)    
  • Kyrgyzstan 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic has approved the list of non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan for the calendar year 2020, including the declaration of bridge public holidays compensated by a nearby weekend working days ("In order to rationally use the days off and non-working holidays, the government has the right to postpone the days off to other days").    
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
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  • Thailand Declares November 4-5 ASEAN Public Holidays
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Thai Deputy Government Spokesperson, Traisuree Taisaranakul, has announced that Thailand's Cabinet had declared Monday and Tuesday, November 4 and 5, 2019, as one-off non-working public holidays in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, and neighboring province of Nonthaburi, on account of the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit ("in an effort to reduce traffic congestion in Bangkok and Nonthaburi"). (full story)    
  • Thailand Declares November 4-5 ASEAN Public Holidays
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Thai Deputy Government Spokesperson, Traisuree Taisaranakul, has announced that Thailand's Cabinet had declared Monday and Tuesday, November 4 and 5, 2019, as one-off non-working public holidays in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, and neighboring province of Nonthaburi, on account of the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit ("in an effort to reduce traffic congestion in Bangkok and Nonthaburi").    

October 14, 2019

  • Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
  • Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
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  • Saba 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire (Kralendijk). The Executive Council of the Public Entity Saba (the regional government of Saba) has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Saba, which should also apply as non-working public holidays to all of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, for the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Saba 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire (Kralendijk). The Executive Council of the Public Entity Saba (the regional government of Saba) has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Saba, which should also apply as non-working public holidays to all of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, for the calendar year 2020.    

October 13, 2019

  • Panama
  • Panama
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  • Panama Mulls December 20 Public Holiday
    Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá (Panama City). Panama's Committee on Labor, Health and Social Development of the National Assembly, has introduced the draft bill No. 261, which would declare December 20 of each year, from 2020, as a National Day of Mourning throughout Panama. (full story)    
  • Panama Mulls December 20 Public Holiday
    Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá (Panama City). Panama's Committee on Labor, Health and Social Development of the National Assembly, has introduced the draft bill No. 261, which would declare December 20 of each year, from 2020, as a National Day of Mourning throughout Panama.    

October 12, 2019

  • Spain
  • Spain
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  • Spain 2020 National Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Boletín Oficial del Estado (BOE). Following the gazetting of the 2020 public holidays in the last of Spain's autonomous regions, Ceuta and Mellila, the national government of Spain has gazetted its annual list of official national non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain for the upcoming calendar year 2020 in the Boletín Oficial del Estado Núm. 245/14552. (full story)    
  • Spain 2020 National Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Boletín Oficial del Estado (BOE). Following the gazetting of the 2020 public holidays in the last of Spain's autonomous regions, Ceuta and Mellila, the national government of Spain has gazetted its annual list of official national non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain for the upcoming calendar year 2020 in the Boletín Oficial del Estado Núm. 245/14552.    

October 11, 2019

  • India
  • India
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  • India Haryana Electoral Public Holiday October 21
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The government of the Indian State of Haryana has announced that it had decided to declare Monday, October 21, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday, in the Indian State of Haryana, on account of the upcoming state election day. (full story)    
  • India Haryana Electoral Public Holiday October 21
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The government of the Indian State of Haryana has announced that it had decided to declare Monday, October 21, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday, in the Indian State of Haryana, on account of the upcoming state election day.    
  • Mauritius
  • Mauritius
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  • Mauritius Public Holidays October 27 and November 7
    Source: Mauritius News Information Portal (Port-Louis). Mauritius' government has confirmed its earlier announcement that Sunday, October 27, 2019, would be the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Mauritius for Divali, and that Thursday, November 7, 2019, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius on account of the upcoming legislative elections in Mauritius. (full story)    
  • Mauritius Public Holidays October 27 and November 7
    Source: Mauritius News Information Portal (Port-Louis). Mauritius' government has confirmed its earlier announcement that Sunday, October 27, 2019, would be the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Mauritius for Divali, and that Thursday, November 7, 2019, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius on account of the upcoming legislative elections in Mauritius.    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
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  • Nepal Declares Chinese President Visit Public Holiday October 13
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The Nepalese Government has declared Sunday, October 13, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal to coincide with the second day of the two-day state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. (full story)    
  • Nepal Declares Chinese President Visit Public Holiday October 13
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The Nepalese Government has declared Sunday, October 13, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal to coincide with the second day of the two-day state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping.    

October 10, 2019

  • Bolivia
  • Bolivia
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  • Bolivian October Women Day Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz). Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique announcing that Friday, October 11, 2019, beginning at 12:30pm, would be a non-working public holiday in Bolivia for Bolivian Women's Day Día de la Mujer Boliviana as a compulsory non-working public holiday in Bolivia for both the private and public sectors. (full story)    
  • Bolivian October Women Day Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz). Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique announcing that Friday, October 11, 2019, beginning at 12:30pm, would be a non-working public holiday in Bolivia for Bolivian Women's Day Día de la Mujer Boliviana as a compulsory non-working public holiday in Bolivia for both the private and public sectors.    
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cayman Islands
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  • Cayman Islands Gazettes December 19 Referendum Public Holiday
    Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman). Cayman Islands Governor, Martyn Roper, has issued an order to proclaim an official non-working public holiday in the Cayman Islands, on Thursday, December 19, 2019, under the Public Holidays Law (2007 Revision), for the upcoming cruise pier project referendum ("for the purposes of holding a referendum on the matter of whether the Islands should continue to move forward with the building of the cruise berthing and enhanced cargo port facility, 19th December shall be a Public General Holiday"). (full story)    
  • Cayman Islands Gazettes December 19 Referendum Public Holiday
    Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman). Cayman Islands Governor, Martyn Roper, has issued an order to proclaim an official non-working public holiday in the Cayman Islands, on Thursday, December 19, 2019, under the Public Holidays Law (2007 Revision), for the upcoming cruise pier project referendum ("for the purposes of holding a referendum on the matter of whether the Islands should continue to move forward with the building of the cruise berthing and enhanced cargo port facility, 19th December shall be a Public General Holiday").    
  • Croatia
  • Croatia
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  • Croatia Public Holidays Amendments Announced
    Source: Government of the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb). The Croatian government has announced the details of its plans to amend the Croatan law on public holidays to declare a new Vukovar Remembrance Day national non-working public holiday in Croatia, and shift the dates of the Independence Day and Statehood Day holidays of Croatia. (full story)    
  • Croatia Public Holidays Amendments Announced
    Source: Government of the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb). The Croatian government has announced the details of its plans to amend the Croatan law on public holidays to declare a new Vukovar Remembrance Day national non-working public holiday in Croatia, and shift the dates of the Independence Day and Statehood Day holidays of Croatia.    
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
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  • Vietnam 2020 Public Holidays Officialized
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan HookTet, has approved the plan proposed by Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), for the official list of Vietnamese public holiday in the calendar year 2020, whereby there would be 7 consecutive days of public holidays in Vietnam for the Lunar New Year (Tet). (full story)    
  • Vietnam 2020 Public Holidays Officialized
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan HookTet, has approved the plan proposed by Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), for the official list of Vietnamese public holiday in the calendar year 2020, whereby there would be 7 consecutive days of public holidays in Vietnam for the Lunar New Year (Tet).    

October 9, 2019

  • Belarus
  • Belarus
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  • Belarus 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk). The government of Belarus has issued the "Decree of the Council of Ministers No. 688 of October 9, 2019" which expands and formalizes the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Belarus in the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Belarus 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk). The government of Belarus has issued the "Decree of the Council of Ministers No. 688 of October 9, 2019" which expands and formalizes the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Belarus in the calendar year 2020.