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March 19, 2021 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

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

March 17, 2021

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

March 16, 2021

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

March 15, 2021

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

March 14, 2021

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

March 13, 2021

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

March 12, 2021

  • Palau
  • Palau
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  • Palau Public Holiday Monday March 15
    Source: Palau Government (Koror). The government of Palau has announced that Monday, March 15, 2021, would be the date of the annual non-working public holiday in Palau on account of the upcoming Youth Day non-working public holiday in Palau. (full story)    
  • Palau Public Holiday Monday March 15
    Source: Palau Government (Koror). The government of Palau has announced that Monday, March 15, 2021, would be the date of the annual non-working public holiday in Palau on account of the upcoming Youth Day non-working public holiday in Palau.    
  • Uzbekistan
  • Uzbekistan
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  • Uzbekistan 2021 Public Holidays Extended
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has signed an extended version of the earlier decree "On the establishment of additional non-working days during the celebration of official dates and the transfer of days off in 2021", which further extends the list of 2021 public holidays in Uzbekistan. (full story)    
  • Uzbekistan 2021 Public Holidays Extended
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has signed an extended version of the earlier decree "On the establishment of additional non-working days during the celebration of official dates and the transfer of days off in 2021", which further extends the list of 2021 public holidays in Uzbekistan.    

March 11, 2021

  • Thailand
  • Thailand
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  • Thailand Songkran Public Holidays Extended To 6 Days
    Source: The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok). Thailand's Culture Minister, Itthiphol Kunplome, has announced that the Thai Cabinet, at its last meeting, had approved the declaration of Monday, April 12, 2021, as a special public holiday, to extend the upcoming Songkran for 6 consecutive days. (full story)    
  • Thailand Songkran Public Holidays Extended To 6 Days
    Source: The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok). Thailand's Culture Minister, Itthiphol Kunplome, has announced that the Thai Cabinet, at its last meeting, had approved the declaration of Monday, April 12, 2021, as a special public holiday, to extend the upcoming Songkran for 6 consecutive days.    

March 10, 2021

  • Spain
  • Spain
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  • Balears 2022 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Dirección General de Trabajo Y Salud Laboral (Govern de les Illes Balears). The Consell de Govern of Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (ámbito autonómico de las Islas Baleares) has announced and gazetted the calendar of 2022 regional and national public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of the Balears ("Acuerdo de 8 de marzo de 2021, de la Comunidad Autónoma de las liles Balears, del Consejo de Gobierno, por el que se aprueba el calendario de fiestas para el año 2022 en el ámbito de las liles Balears."). (full story)    
  • Balears 2022 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Dirección General de Trabajo Y Salud Laboral (Govern de les Illes Balears). The Consell de Govern of Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (ámbito autonómico de las Islas Baleares) has announced and gazetted the calendar of 2022 regional and national public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of the Balears ("Acuerdo de 8 de marzo de 2021, de la Comunidad Autónoma de las liles Balears, del Consejo de Gobierno, por el que se aprueba el calendario de fiestas para el año 2022 en el ámbito de las liles Balears.").    

March 9, 2021

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Assam Declares General Election Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Assam (Dispur). The Government of India's state of Assam has declared the poll days for the General Election of Assam Legislative Assembly 2021, specifically March 27, April 1st and April 6 "as paid holidays to enable the workers/employees to cast their votes". (full story)    
  • Assam Declares General Election Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Assam (Dispur). The Government of India's state of Assam has declared the poll days for the General Election of Assam Legislative Assembly 2021, specifically March 27, April 1st and April 6 "as paid holidays to enable the workers/employees to cast their votes".    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • full story
  • Kyrgyzstan Confirms March 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has confirmed that Monday, March 22, 2021, would be an additional, day in lieu, public holiday due to the annual Nooruz public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2021. (full story)    
  • Kyrgyzstan Confirms March 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has confirmed that Monday, March 22, 2021, would be an additional, day in lieu, public holiday due to the annual Nooruz public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2021.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Odisha Declares Maha Shivaratri and Ashokastami Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). The Revenue and Disaster Management Department of the Indian State of Odisha has declared a local public holiday on March 12, 2021, the day after Maha Shivaratri, in the district of Balasore, as well as April 20, 2021, for Ashokastami in the Khurda district. (full story)    
  • Odisha Declares Maha Shivaratri and Ashokastami Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). The Revenue and Disaster Management Department of the Indian State of Odisha has declared a local public holiday on March 12, 2021, the day after Maha Shivaratri, in the district of Balasore, as well as April 20, 2021, for Ashokastami in the Khurda district.    

March 8, 2021

  • Liberia
  • Liberia
  • full story
  • Liberian Decoration Day Public Holiday March 10
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia). The President of the Republic of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has issued a Proclamation declaring Wednesday, March 10, 2021, as a public holiday in Liberia to mark Decoration Day, and "to be observed as a National Holiday throughout the Republic". (full story)    
  • Liberian Decoration Day Public Holiday March 10
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia). The President of the Republic of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has issued a Proclamation declaring Wednesday, March 10, 2021, as a public holiday in Liberia to mark Decoration Day, and "to be observed as a National Holiday throughout the Republic".    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Rajasthan Declares March 8 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Rajasthan (Jaipur). The Governor of India's state of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, has declared Monday, March 8, 2021, as a state public holiday on account of the death, earlier this morning, of former Rajasthan governor Anshuman Singh. (full story)    
  • Rajasthan Declares March 8 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Rajasthan (Jaipur). The Governor of India's state of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, has declared Monday, March 8, 2021, as a state public holiday on account of the death, earlier this morning, of former Rajasthan governor Anshuman Singh.    
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • full story
  • Vietnam Public Holidays April 30 to May 3
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), has confirmed that, in 2021, on account of the upcoming Liberation and Reunification Day public holiday and the International Labour Day holiday, there would be public holidays in Vietnam from April 30th to May 3rd, 2021. (full story)    
  • Vietnam Public Holidays April 30 to May 3
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), has confirmed that, in 2021, on account of the upcoming Liberation and Reunification Day public holiday and the International Labour Day holiday, there would be public holidays in Vietnam from April 30th to May 3rd, 2021.    

March 7, 2021

  • Iraq
  • Iraq
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  • Iraqi Adds March 6 Public Holiday
    Source: Al Sumaria News (Baghdad). In the wake of Pope Francis' visit to Iraq, Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, has declared March 6 as a new annual public holiday in Iraq ("from now on, the National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence will be celebrated annually on 6 March, a holiday on which everyone is free"). (full story)    
  • Iraqi Adds March 6 Public Holiday
    Source: Al Sumaria News (Baghdad). In the wake of Pope Francis' visit to Iraq, Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, has declared March 6 as a new annual public holiday in Iraq ("from now on, the National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence will be celebrated annually on 6 March, a holiday on which everyone is free").    

March 6, 2021

  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Asturias 2022 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Boletín Oficial del Principado de Asturias (BOPA). The Principado de Asturias autonomous region of Spain has gazetted the recently-announced list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of the Asturias, for the upcoming calendar year 2022 (calendario laboral en el ambito del Principado de Asturias). (full story)    
  • Asturias 2022 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Boletín Oficial del Principado de Asturias (BOPA). The Principado de Asturias autonomous region of Spain has gazetted the recently-announced list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of the Asturias, for the upcoming calendar year 2022 (calendario laboral en el ambito del Principado de Asturias).    
  • Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong
  • full story
  • Hong Kong Bill To Add 5 Public Holidays By 2030
    Source: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSAR). The government of Hong Kong has gazetted the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 which increases the number of statutory holidays in Hong Kong, from 12 days to 17, over the 9-year period from 2022 to 2030. (full story)    
  • Hong Kong Bill To Add 5 Public Holidays By 2030
    Source: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSAR). The government of Hong Kong has gazetted the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 which increases the number of statutory holidays in Hong Kong, from 12 days to 17, over the 9-year period from 2022 to 2030.    

March 5, 2021

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Andhra Pradesh Polling Public Holiday March 10
    Source: Government of Andhra Pradesh (Amaravati). The Chief Inspector and Special Commissioner of Labour of the Government of India's state of Andhra Pradesh has released the Procd.No.O/2907/2021 which declares Wednesday, March 10, 2021, as a public holiday on account of the local bodies' elections on that date ("declaration of paid holiday on the day of poll to all the employee and workers employed in shops and establishments situated in areas of urban local bodies under the Andhra Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1988"). (full story)    
  • Andhra Pradesh Polling Public Holiday March 10
    Source: Government of Andhra Pradesh (Amaravati). The Chief Inspector and Special Commissioner of Labour of the Government of India's state of Andhra Pradesh has released the Procd.No.O/2907/2021 which declares Wednesday, March 10, 2021, as a public holiday on account of the local bodies' elections on that date ("declaration of paid holiday on the day of poll to all the employee and workers employed in shops and establishments situated in areas of urban local bodies under the Andhra Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1988").    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Telangana Declares March 8 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Chief Minister of the Indian State of Telangana, K Chandrasekhar Rao, has instructed the Telangana Chief Secretary, Somesh Kumar, to issue an official order declaring Monday, March 8, 2021, as a public holiday for all women employees on account of International Women's Day. (full story)    
  • Telangana Declares March 8 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Chief Minister of the Indian State of Telangana, K Chandrasekhar Rao, has instructed the Telangana Chief Secretary, Somesh Kumar, to issue an official order declaring Monday, March 8, 2021, as a public holiday for all women employees on account of International Women's Day.    

March 4, 2021

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Jammu and Kashmir Shab-i-Miraj Public Holiday Moved to March 12
    Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Srinigar). The Government of India's state of Jammu and Kashmir has released the Government Order No.204-JK(GAD) of 2021 ("Postponement of holiday on account of Shab-i-Miraj") which moves the date of the upcoming Shab-i-Miraj public holiday in Jammu and Kashmir from its initially set date of Thursday, March 11, 2021, to Friday, March 12, 2021. (full story)    
  • Jammu and Kashmir Shab-i-Miraj Public Holiday Moved to March 12
    Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Srinigar). The Government of India's state of Jammu and Kashmir has released the Government Order No.204-JK(GAD) of 2021 ("Postponement of holiday on account of Shab-i-Miraj") which moves the date of the upcoming Shab-i-Miraj public holiday in Jammu and Kashmir from its initially set date of Thursday, March 11, 2021, to Friday, March 12, 2021.    

March 3, 2021

  • Cayman Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • full story
  • Cayman Islands Could Cancel May 26 Public Holiday
    Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman). The Cayman Islands' Elections Supervisor, Wesley Howell, has confirmed that the date of the next general elections, on April 14, 2021, would be a public holiday in the Cayman Islands, but that the previously-declared public holiday on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, would need to be canceled specifically ("I think Cabinet has to make a decision as to whether or not they make an express provision that it will be a public holiday or rescind the public holiday and replace it with April 14th"). (full story)    
  • Cayman Islands Could Cancel May 26 Public Holiday
    Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman). The Cayman Islands' Elections Supervisor, Wesley Howell, has confirmed that the date of the next general elections, on April 14, 2021, would be a public holiday in the Cayman Islands, but that the previously-declared public holiday on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, would need to be canceled specifically ("I think Cabinet has to make a decision as to whether or not they make an express provision that it will be a public holiday or rescind the public holiday and replace it with April 14th").    

March 2, 2021

  • Jersey
  • Jersey
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  • Jersey Cancels May 9 Public Holiday
    Source: States of Jersey (Saint Helier). The States of Jersey (the government of Jersey) have released a further amended list of 2021 Jersey non-working public holidays and bank holidays, which, this time, specifies that ("Liberation Day is on Sunday 9 May. As it falls on a Sunday in 2021, no public holiday will be observed."). (full story)    
  • Jersey Cancels May 9 Public Holiday
    Source: States of Jersey (Saint Helier). The States of Jersey (the government of Jersey) have released a further amended list of 2021 Jersey non-working public holidays and bank holidays, which, this time, specifies that ("Liberation Day is on Sunday 9 May. As it falls on a Sunday in 2021, no public holiday will be observed.").    

March 1, 2021

  • Ghana
  • Ghana
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  • Ghana March 8 Independence Day Public Holiday
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). A statement signed by Ghana's Minister-designate for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, announces that Ghana's President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, had declared Monday, March 8, 2021, as an additional public holiday in Ghana, due to the annual March 6, Independence Day public holiday falling on a weekend in 2021, in accordance with section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days, 2001 (Act 601). (full story)    
  • Ghana March 8 Independence Day Public Holiday
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). A statement signed by Ghana's Minister-designate for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, announces that Ghana's President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, had declared Monday, March 8, 2021, as an additional public holiday in Ghana, due to the annual March 6, Independence Day public holiday falling on a weekend in 2021, in accordance with section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days, 2001 (Act 601).    

February 28, 2021

  • Sint Maarten
  • Sint Maarten
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  • Sint Maarten 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Sint Maarten (Great Bay). The Sint Maarten Labour Department has released the official annual list of non-working public holidays in Sint Maarten for the calendar years 2022, based on the "National Ordinance regulating Work, Working Hours and Overtime” (Arbeidsregeling). (full story)    
  • Sint Maarten 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Sint Maarten (Great Bay). The Sint Maarten Labour Department has released the official annual list of non-working public holidays in Sint Maarten for the calendar years 2022, based on the "National Ordinance regulating Work, Working Hours and Overtime” (Arbeidsregeling).    

February 27, 2021

  • Spain
  • Spain
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  • Asturias 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Boletín Oficial del Principado de Asturias (BOPA). The Principado de Asturias autonomous region of Spain has announced its annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous regions of the Asturias (calendario laboral en el ambito del Principado de Asturias), for the upcoming calendar year 2022. (full story)    
  • Asturias 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Boletín Oficial del Principado de Asturias (BOPA). The Principado de Asturias autonomous region of Spain has announced its annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous regions of the Asturias (calendario laboral en el ambito del Principado de Asturias), for the upcoming calendar year 2022.    

February 26, 2021

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea
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  • Papua New Guinea Declares Public Holidays On March 1 and 12
    Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby). The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, James Marape, has declared Monday, March 1st, and Friday, March 12, 2021, as public holidays in Papua New Guinea, to mark the beginning and end of the upcoming two-week period of mourning declared following the death of PNG's first Prime Minister, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare. (full story)    
  • Papua New Guinea Declares Public Holidays On March 1 and 12
    Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby). The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, James Marape, has declared Monday, March 1st, and Friday, March 12, 2021, as public holidays in Papua New Guinea, to mark the beginning and end of the upcoming two-week period of mourning declared following the death of PNG's first Prime Minister, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare.    
  • Philippines
  • Philippines
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  • Philippines Cancels 3 Public Holidays in 2021
    Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila). Earlier today Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No.1107, s.2021, which removes 3 dates from the previously-announced lists of special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2021, namely All Soul’s Day, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. (full story)    
  • Philippines Cancels 3 Public Holidays in 2021
    Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila). Earlier today Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No.1107, s.2021, which removes 3 dates from the previously-announced lists of special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2021, namely All Soul’s Day, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.    

February 25, 2021

  • India
  • India
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  • Chandigarh Declares February 27 Guru Ravidas Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has declared an additional public holiday on Saturday, February 27, 2021, for all government offices, boards, corporations and institutions, including industrial establishments, on account of the upcoming celebration of the birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas. (full story)    
  • Chandigarh Declares February 27 Guru Ravidas Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has declared an additional public holiday on Saturday, February 27, 2021, for all government offices, boards, corporations and institutions, including industrial establishments, on account of the upcoming celebration of the birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas.    

February 24, 2021

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH)
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  • Bosnian Public Holiday March 1
    Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo). The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Policy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced that, in accordance with the Law on Proclamation of March 1 as the Independence Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette of RBiH, No. 9/95), Monday, March 1st, 2021, would be observed as a public holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (full story)    
  • Bosnian Public Holiday March 1
    Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo). The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Policy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced that, in accordance with the Law on Proclamation of March 1 as the Independence Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette of RBiH, No. 9/95), Monday, March 1st, 2021, would be observed as a public holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina.    
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cayman Islands
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  • Cayman Islands Electoral Public Holiday April 14
    Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman). The Government of the Cayman Islands has gazetted the Public Holidays Order, 2021 (Made in Cabinet the 23rd day of February, 2021) which declares Wednesday, April 14, 2021, as a public holiday due to the Cayman Islands Election Day having been moved from May 26 to April 14, 2021. (full story)    
  • Cayman Islands Electoral Public Holiday April 14
    Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman). The Government of the Cayman Islands has gazetted the Public Holidays Order, 2021 (Made in Cabinet the 23rd day of February, 2021) which declares Wednesday, April 14, 2021, as a public holiday due to the Cayman Islands Election Day having been moved from May 26 to April 14, 2021.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
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  • Sindh Electoral Public Holiday March 20
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has declared Saturday, March 20, 2021, as a public holiday in the Thar District, on account of Nowruz. (full story)    
  • Sindh Electoral Public Holiday March 20
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has declared Saturday, March 20, 2021, as a public holiday in the Thar District, on account of Nowruz.    

February 23, 2021

  • Australia
  • Australia
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  • ACT 2023 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra). The Chief Minister's Office of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has released the list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the ACT during the calendar year 2023. (full story)    
  • ACT 2023 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra). The Chief Minister's Office of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has released the list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the ACT during the calendar year 2023.    

February 22, 2021

  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
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  • Indonesia Cancels 5 Public Holidays In 2021
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, has announced that the list of 2021 national public holidays and joint leave days in Indonesia would be reduced by 5 days ("Previously, there were seven collective leave days. After careful review, the collective leave days schedule has been shortened from seven days to just two days"). (full story)    
  • Indonesia Cancels 5 Public Holidays In 2021
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, has announced that the list of 2021 national public holidays and joint leave days in Indonesia would be reduced by 5 days ("Previously, there were seven collective leave days. After careful review, the collective leave days schedule has been shortened from seven days to just two days").    
  • Laos
  • Laos
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  • Laos 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Ventiane). The Prime Minister’s Office of the government of Laos has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in Laos for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Laos 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Ventiane). The Prime Minister’s Office of the government of Laos has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in Laos for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Helena
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  • Tristan da Cunha Queens Day Public Holiday February 26
    Source: Tristan Times (Tristan da Cunha). The Chief Islander of Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha has declared Friday, February 26, 2021, as the date for this year's annual Queen's Day public holiday in Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha. (full story)    
  • Tristan da Cunha Queens Day Public Holiday February 26
    Source: Tristan Times (Tristan da Cunha). The Chief Islander of Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha has declared Friday, February 26, 2021, as the date for this year's annual Queen's Day public holiday in Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha.    

February 21, 2021

  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
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  • Rwanda 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR). The Government of Rwanda has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Rwanda 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR). The Government of Rwanda has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2021.    
  • Suriname
  • Suriname
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  • Suriname February 25 Public Holiday Officially Cancelled
    Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname (Paramarimbo). Suriname's Minister of the Interior, Bronto Somohardjo, has announced that he had signed a decree, published in the Official Gazette no. 26, which mandates that effective from 2021, the February 25, Dag van Bevrijding en Vernieuwing, will no longer be a public holiday in Suriname ("Celebrating a day when democratic principles have been shattered should never be celebrated by a society in which there are different opinions about these events"). (full story)    
  • Suriname February 25 Public Holiday Officially Cancelled
    Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname (Paramarimbo). Suriname's Minister of the Interior, Bronto Somohardjo, has announced that he had signed a decree, published in the Official Gazette no. 26, which mandates that effective from 2021, the February 25, Dag van Bevrijding en Vernieuwing, will no longer be a public holiday in Suriname ("Celebrating a day when democratic principles have been shattered should never be celebrated by a society in which there are different opinions about these events").    

February 20, 2021

  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan
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  • Taiwan Clarifies 228 Public Holiday Calculation Rules
    Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei). Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior has announced that, in accordance with the "Implementation Measures for Memorial Days and Holidays" regulations (紀念日及節日實施辦法), March 1st, 2021, would be a public holiday in Taiwan, as the annual 228 public holiday falls on a Sunday, in 2021 (因為228剛好是周日,所以順延一日在3月1日補假). (full story)    
  • Taiwan Clarifies 228 Public Holiday Calculation Rules
    Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei). Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior has announced that, in accordance with the "Implementation Measures for Memorial Days and Holidays" regulations (紀念日及節日實施辦法), March 1st, 2021, would be a public holiday in Taiwan, as the annual 228 public holiday falls on a Sunday, in 2021 (因為228剛好是周日,所以順延一日在3月1日補假).    

February 19, 2021

  • British Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
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  • British Virgin Islands Amends 2021 Public Holidays Again
    Source: Dept. of Information and Public Relations, British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The Information and Education Manager of the Department of Disaster Management of the Office of the Deputy Governor of the British Virgin Islands, Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel, has released a further amended list of the 2021 public holidays in the British Virgin Islands ("Acting in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199), as amended, Cabinet has approved the following public holidays for 2021"). (full story)    
  • British Virgin Islands Amends 2021 Public Holidays Again
    Source: Dept. of Information and Public Relations, British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The Information and Education Manager of the Department of Disaster Management of the Office of the Deputy Governor of the British Virgin Islands, Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel, has released a further amended list of the 2021 public holidays in the British Virgin Islands ("Acting in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199), as amended, Cabinet has approved the following public holidays for 2021").    
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
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  • Zimbabwe National Youth Day Public Holidays February 21-22
    Source: The Herald (Harare). Zimbabwe's Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Ministry has announced that Sunday, February 21, 2021, would be the date of the upcoming National Youth Day public holiday in Zimbabwe ("the public should take note that Monday has been made a public holiday"). (full story)    
  • Zimbabwe National Youth Day Public Holidays February 21-22
    Source: The Herald (Harare). Zimbabwe's Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Ministry has announced that Sunday, February 21, 2021, would be the date of the upcoming National Youth Day public holiday in Zimbabwe ("the public should take note that Monday has been made a public holiday").    

February 18, 2021

  • Honduras
  • Honduras
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  • Honduras Easter 2021 Public Holidays Move Update
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The representative of the National Association of Public Employees of Honduras (Andeph), César Chirinos, has come out against the recent proposal to postpone the upcoming Easter public holidays of Honduras to the last quarter of 2021 ("we consider that it is not opportune because they are cyclonic months and there is the Morazan Holiday for that date"). (full story)    
  • Honduras Easter 2021 Public Holidays Move Update
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The representative of the National Association of Public Employees of Honduras (Andeph), César Chirinos, has come out against the recent proposal to postpone the upcoming Easter public holidays of Honduras to the last quarter of 2021 ("we consider that it is not opportune because they are cyclonic months and there is the Morazan Holiday for that date").    
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • full story
  • Indonesia Will Amend 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, has confirmed, in a letter dated last night, that the Indonesian government would re-evaluate the list of national public holidays and joint leave days ("God willing, we will evaluate next week, it is likely that we will reduce leave days"). (full story)    
  • Indonesia Will Amend 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, has confirmed, in a letter dated last night, that the Indonesian government would re-evaluate the list of national public holidays and joint leave days ("God willing, we will evaluate next week, it is likely that we will reduce leave days").