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October 26, 2020 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
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  • Algerian Mawlid Ennabawi Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la réforme administrative has announced that Thursday, October 29, 2020, had been declared as a non-working public sector holiday in Algeria on account of the annual Mawlid Ennabawi (the Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday of Algeria. (full story)    
  • Algerian Mawlid Ennabawi Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la réforme administrative has announced that Thursday, October 29, 2020, had been declared as a non-working public sector holiday in Algeria on account of the annual Mawlid Ennabawi (the Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday of Algeria.    
  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain
  • full story
  • Bahrain Prophet Mohammed's Birthday Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Thursday, October 29, 2020, as the date of the upcoming annual non-working 2020 public holiday in Bahrain to mark the Anniversary of the Birthday of Prophet Mohammed. (full story)    
  • Bahrain Prophet Mohammed's Birthday Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Thursday, October 29, 2020, as the date of the upcoming annual non-working 2020 public holiday in Bahrain to mark the Anniversary of the Birthday of Prophet Mohammed.    
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burkina Faso
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  • Burkina Faso Maouloud Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale (Ouagadougou). Burkina Faso's Ministère de la fonction publique, du travail et de la protection sociale has issued the communiqué No.20.0825/MFPTPS/CAB announcing that the upcoming non-working public holiday in Burkina Faso for the Prophet's Birthday would be observed on Thursday, October 29, 2020 ("la nuit du mercredi 28 au jeudi 29 octobre 2020 est consacrée à la célébration de la fête du Mauouloud. Par conséquent, la journée du jeudi 29 octobre 2020 est déclarée chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national"). (full story)    
  • Burkina Faso Maouloud Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale (Ouagadougou). Burkina Faso's Ministère de la fonction publique, du travail et de la protection sociale has issued the communiqué No.20.0825/MFPTPS/CAB announcing that the upcoming non-working public holiday in Burkina Faso for the Prophet's Birthday would be observed on Thursday, October 29, 2020 ("la nuit du mercredi 28 au jeudi 29 octobre 2020 est consacrée à la célébration de la fête du Mauouloud. Par conséquent, la journée du jeudi 29 octobre 2020 est déclarée chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national").    
  • Cambodia
  • Cambodia
  • full story
  • Cambodia Khmer New Year Public Holidays August 17-21
    Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia (Phnom Penh). The Royal Government of Cambodia has declared Thursday, October 29, 2020, as a public holiday for all civil servants as well as employees and workers in the private sector to celebrate the 16th anniversary of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni’s coronation as the King of Cambodia. (full story)    
  • Cambodia Khmer New Year Public Holidays August 17-21
    Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia (Phnom Penh). The Royal Government of Cambodia has declared Thursday, October 29, 2020, as a public holiday for all civil servants as well as employees and workers in the private sector to celebrate the 16th anniversary of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni’s coronation as the King of Cambodia.    
  • Chile
  • Chile
  • full story
  • Chile Mulls Annual October 25 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso). Following this past weekend's resounding Constitutional Plebiscite approve victory, the Chilean parliamentarians, including Pablo Vidal (RD) and Vlado Mirosevic (Liberal Party), amongst others, have announced that they would introduce a bill to declare October 25, as a new annual public holiday in Chile ("Together with Vlado Mirosevic, and several others, we will present a Bill to declare every October 25 as National Day of Democracy"). (full story)    
  • Chile Mulls Annual October 25 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso). Following this past weekend's resounding Constitutional Plebiscite approve victory, the Chilean parliamentarians, including Pablo Vidal (RD) and Vlado Mirosevic (Liberal Party), amongst others, have announced that they would introduce a bill to declare October 25, as a new annual public holiday in Chile ("Together with Vlado Mirosevic, and several others, we will present a Bill to declare every October 25 as National Day of Democracy").    
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
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  • Egyptian Prophet Birthday Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egypt’s Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan, has announced that Thursday, October 29, 2020, as a public holiday for the private sector of Egypt, on account of the upcoming Moulid al-Nabi, Prophet Mohamed’s birthday ("Thursday 29 October will be a paid day off for workers in the private sector on the occasion of Moulid El-Nabi, or the Prophet Muhammad's birthday"). (full story)    
  • Egyptian Prophet Birthday Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egypt’s Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan, has announced that Thursday, October 29, 2020, as a public holiday for the private sector of Egypt, on account of the upcoming Moulid al-Nabi, Prophet Mohamed’s birthday ("Thursday 29 October will be a paid day off for workers in the private sector on the occasion of Moulid El-Nabi, or the Prophet Muhammad's birthday").    
  • Eritrea
  • Eritrea
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  • Eritrean Mawlid al-Nabi Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Ministry of Information of the State of Eritrea (Asmara). The Eritrean government has that the upcoming non-working public holidays in Eritrea for the Eid-Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday) would be Thursday, October 29, 2020. (full story)    
  • Eritrean Mawlid al-Nabi Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Ministry of Information of the State of Eritrea (Asmara). The Eritrean government has that the upcoming non-working public holidays in Eritrea for the Eid-Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday) would be Thursday, October 29, 2020.    
  • Fiji
  • Fiji
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  • Fiji 2021 Public Holidays Announced And Gazetted
    Source: Ministry of Information (Suva). The Fiji Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations has announced that the Governing Cabinet of Fiji had approved the annual list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2021, having "consulted stakeholders on the dates". (full story)    
  • Fiji 2021 Public Holidays Announced And Gazetted
    Source: Ministry of Information (Suva). The Fiji Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations has announced that the Governing Cabinet of Fiji had approved the annual list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2021, having "consulted stakeholders on the dates".    
  • Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua
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  • Nicaragua Declares 2020 All Souls Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Vice-President, Rosario Murillo, has announced that Nicaragua's Ministry of Labour (MITRAB) had declared a public holiday in Nicaragua on Monday, November 2, 2020 ("El comunicado propuesto por la Ministra del Trabajo y que el Comandante Daniel ha autorizado indica que todos los empleados públicos del país de conformidad a lo establecido en el artículo 66 del código del trabajo gocen de asueto a cuenta de vacaciones el día lunes 2 de noviembre de este año"). (full story)    
  • Nicaragua Declares 2020 All Souls Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Vice-President, Rosario Murillo, has announced that Nicaragua's Ministry of Labour (MITRAB) had declared a public holiday in Nicaragua on Monday, November 2, 2020 ("El comunicado propuesto por la Ministra del Trabajo y que el Comandante Daniel ha autorizado indica que todos los empleados públicos del país de conformidad a lo establecido en el artículo 66 del código del trabajo gocen de asueto a cuenta de vacaciones el día lunes 2 de noviembre de este año").    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
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  • Pakistan Confirms October 30 Eid Miladun Nabi Public Holiday
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). The federal government of Pakistan has announced that the upcoming Eid Milad-un-Nabi public holiday marking the Prophet's Birthday would be be observed as a nationwide public holiday on Friday, October 30, 2020 ("on October 30, 2020, Eid Milad-un-Nabi will be a public holiday across the country"). (full story)    
  • Pakistan Confirms October 30 Eid Miladun Nabi Public Holiday
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). The federal government of Pakistan has announced that the upcoming Eid Milad-un-Nabi public holiday marking the Prophet's Birthday would be be observed as a nationwide public holiday on Friday, October 30, 2020 ("on October 30, 2020, Eid Milad-un-Nabi will be a public holiday across the country").    

October 25, 2020

  • Jordan
  • Jordan
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  • Jordan Public Holidays Scope Clarification
    Source: Petra Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). The spokesperson for the Jordanian Ministry of Labour, Mohammad al-Zyoud, has announced that "all official and religious holidays in Jordan include both public and private sectors" and therefore that "the Mawlid al-Nabawi al-Sharif, Prophet Mohammad's birthday, which will fall on October 29, and will be an official holiday in Jordan, observed by all sectors across the Kingdom". (full story)    
  • Jordan Public Holidays Scope Clarification
    Source: Petra Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). The spokesperson for the Jordanian Ministry of Labour, Mohammad al-Zyoud, has announced that "all official and religious holidays in Jordan include both public and private sectors" and therefore that "the Mawlid al-Nabawi al-Sharif, Prophet Mohammad's birthday, which will fall on October 29, and will be an official holiday in Jordan, observed by all sectors across the Kingdom".    
  • Seychelles
  • Seychelles
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  • Seychelles Public Holiday October 26
    Source: State House Office of the President of the Seychelles (Victoria). The Office of the President of the Seychelleshas announced, in a terse statement, that Monday, October 26, 2020, had been declared as a one-off public holiday in the Seychelles ("In accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act, President Danny Faure has today declared that Monday 26th October 2020 shall be observed as a Public Holiday in Seychelles"). (full story)    
  • Seychelles Public Holiday October 26
    Source: State House Office of the President of the Seychelles (Victoria). The Office of the President of the Seychelleshas announced, in a terse statement, that Monday, October 26, 2020, had been declared as a one-off public holiday in the Seychelles ("In accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act, President Danny Faure has today declared that Monday 26th October 2020 shall be observed as a Public Holiday in Seychelles").    

October 24, 2020

  • Guyana
  • Guyana
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  • Guyana Youmun Nabi Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA). Earlier this morning, the government of Guyana has published its Gazette Extraordinary 187/2020 1343, which declares the date of the upcoming Youmun Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday in Guyana, on Thursday, October 29, 2020. (full story)    
  • Guyana Youmun Nabi Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA). Earlier this morning, the government of Guyana has published its Gazette Extraordinary 187/2020 1343, which declares the date of the upcoming Youmun Nabi, birth anniversary of the Prophet, public holiday in Guyana, on Thursday, October 29, 2020.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India Madhya Pradesh Vijayadashami Public Holiday Extended
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The Chief Minister of India's State of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has announced that the official public holiday in Madhya Pradesh for the 2020 Vijayadashami (aka. Dussehra) would include Sunday, October 25, 2020, as well as Monday, October 26, 2020. (full story)    
  • India Madhya Pradesh Vijayadashami Public Holiday Extended
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The Chief Minister of India's State of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has announced that the official public holiday in Madhya Pradesh for the 2020 Vijayadashami (aka. Dussehra) would include Sunday, October 25, 2020, as well as Monday, October 26, 2020.    
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
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  • South African 2021 Public Holidays Amended
    Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). The South African Government Communication and Information System has released an amended version of its previously-released list of the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in South Africa for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • South African 2021 Public Holidays Amended
    Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). The South African Government Communication and Information System has released an amended version of its previously-released list of the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in South Africa for the calendar year 2021.    
  • Spain
  • Spain
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  • Spain 2021 Valencia Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana (Valencia). The Plenary Session of the Consell of the Generalitat Valenciana has approved a decree announcing the annual calendar of non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia for the upcoming calendar 2021 ("decreto por el que se establece el calendario laboral de aplicación en el ámbito de la Comunitat Valenciana para el año 2021"). (full story)    
  • Spain 2021 Valencia Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana (Valencia). The Plenary Session of the Consell of the Generalitat Valenciana has approved a decree announcing the annual calendar of non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Valencia for the upcoming calendar 2021 ("decreto por el que se establece el calendario laboral de aplicación en el ámbito de la Comunitat Valenciana para el año 2021").    

October 23, 2020

  • Egypt
  • Egypt
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  • Egyptian Prophet Birthday Public Sector Holiday October 29
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouli, has issued a decree declaring Thursday, October 29, 2020, as an official public holiday in Egypt, on account of the upcoming Moulid al-Nabi (Prophet Mohamed’s birthday), for civil servants and workers in all state-run companies and the public business sector. (full story)    
  • Egyptian Prophet Birthday Public Sector Holiday October 29
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouli, has issued a decree declaring Thursday, October 29, 2020, as an official public holiday in Egypt, on account of the upcoming Moulid al-Nabi (Prophet Mohamed’s birthday), for civil servants and workers in all state-run companies and the public business sector.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India Madhya Pradesh Amends 2020 Public Holidays Again
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The Chief Minister of India's State of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has announced that the official public holiday in Madhya Pradesh for the 2020 Dussehra would be Monday, October 26, instead of the previously announced date of Sunday, October 25, 2020. (full story)    
  • India Madhya Pradesh Amends 2020 Public Holidays Again
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The Chief Minister of India's State of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has announced that the official public holiday in Madhya Pradesh for the 2020 Dussehra would be Monday, October 26, instead of the previously announced date of Sunday, October 25, 2020.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Indian Telangana Dasara Public Holiday Moved to October 26
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Government of India's State of Telangana has issued the G.O.Rt.No.1609, signed by Somesh Kumar, the Chief Secretary to Government, which declares Monday, October 26, 2020, as the date of the upcoming Vijay Dasami public holiday in Telangana, instead of the previously-declared date of October 25 ("After careful consideration of the matter, have decided to change the General Holiday for ‘Vijay Dasami’ festival to 26 October 2020 (Monday) instead of 25 October 2020 (Sunday). Accordingly, the following notification is issued and shall be published in the extraordinary Gazette of Telangana State"). (full story)    
  • Indian Telangana Dasara Public Holiday Moved to October 26
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Government of India's State of Telangana has issued the G.O.Rt.No.1609, signed by Somesh Kumar, the Chief Secretary to Government, which declares Monday, October 26, 2020, as the date of the upcoming Vijay Dasami public holiday in Telangana, instead of the previously-declared date of October 25 ("After careful consideration of the matter, have decided to change the General Holiday for ‘Vijay Dasami’ festival to 26 October 2020 (Monday) instead of 25 October 2020 (Sunday). Accordingly, the following notification is issued and shall be published in the extraordinary Gazette of Telangana State").    
  • Singapore
  • Singapore
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  • Singapore 2021 Islamic Calendar Released
    Source: Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS). The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Majilis Ugama Islam Singapura) has released its annual official Islamic Calendar to be used in Singapore for the calendar year 2021, in particular for the determination of the dates of Singapore's 2 annual non-working public holidays based on the Hijra calendar. (full story)    
  • Singapore 2021 Islamic Calendar Released
    Source: Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS). The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Majilis Ugama Islam Singapura) has released its annual official Islamic Calendar to be used in Singapore for the calendar year 2021, in particular for the determination of the dates of Singapore's 2 annual non-working public holidays based on the Hijra calendar.    
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
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  • Sri Lankan 2021 Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo). Sri Lanka Banks' Association, via the Sri Lankan Minister of Home Affairs, Wajira Abeywardena, has released its annual list of the official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2021, in line with, but, as always expanding upon the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021, as published this past summer. (full story)    
  • Sri Lankan 2021 Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo). Sri Lanka Banks' Association, via the Sri Lankan Minister of Home Affairs, Wajira Abeywardena, has released its annual list of the official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2021, in line with, but, as always expanding upon the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021, as published this past summer.    

October 22, 2020

  • India
  • India
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  • India 2021 Mizoram Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Mizoram General Administration Department (Aizawl). The Governor of India's State of Mizoram has released the Notification No.3855/2020-2021, containing the list of 2021 public holidays, government holidays, and restricted holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("The Competent Authority is pleased to declare the following days as public holidays for the Calendar Year 2021."). (full story)    
  • India 2021 Mizoram Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Mizoram General Administration Department (Aizawl). The Governor of India's State of Mizoram has released the Notification No.3855/2020-2021, containing the list of 2021 public holidays, government holidays, and restricted holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("The Competent Authority is pleased to declare the following days as public holidays for the Calendar Year 2021.").    
  • India
  • India
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  • India 2021 Odisha Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). The Odisha Revenue and Disaster Management Department of the Government of India's state of Odisha has announced the annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Odisha for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("The Government of Odisha have been pleased to declare that the State Government Offices as well as the Revenue and Magisterial Courts (Executive) will remain closed on the festive/commemorative occasion, listed at Annexure-1 during the Calendar Year 2021, Saka-Era 1942-43."). (full story)    
  • India 2021 Odisha Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). The Odisha Revenue and Disaster Management Department of the Government of India's state of Odisha has announced the annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Odisha for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("The Government of Odisha have been pleased to declare that the State Government Offices as well as the Revenue and Magisterial Courts (Executive) will remain closed on the festive/commemorative occasion, listed at Annexure-1 during the Calendar Year 2021, Saka-Era 1942-43.").    
  • Jordan
  • Jordan
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  • Jordan Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordan's Prime Minister, Bisher Khasawneh, has issued a circular decreeing a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Thursday, October 29, 2020, to commemorate the upcoming annual Jordanian non-working public holiday for Mawlid al-Nabawi al-Sharif (Prophet Mohammad's birthday). (full story)    
  • Jordan Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordan's Prime Minister, Bisher Khasawneh, has issued a circular decreeing a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Thursday, October 29, 2020, to commemorate the upcoming annual Jordanian non-working public holiday for Mawlid al-Nabawi al-Sharif (Prophet Mohammad's birthday).    
  • Liberia
  • Liberia
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  • Liberian United Nations Day Holiday October 23-24
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia). The President of the Republic of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, October 24, 2020, as United Nations Day, to mark the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations ("Additionally, in 1971, the United Nations General Assembly further adopted Resolution No. 2782 declaring the United Nations Day to be observed as a public holiday by member states"). (full story)    
  • Liberian United Nations Day Holiday October 23-24
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia). The President of the Republic of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, October 24, 2020, as United Nations Day, to mark the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations ("Additionally, in 1971, the United Nations General Assembly further adopted Resolution No. 2782 declaring the United Nations Day to be observed as a public holiday by member states").    
  • Oman
  • Oman
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  • Oman 2020 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). The Ministry of Information of the Sultanate of Oman has announced the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday for the Prophet's birthday annual public holiday, as Thursday, October 29, 2020, for both the public sector and the private sector of Oman, as announced earlier by the Omani Minister of Labor, Mahad bin Saeed bin Ali Ba'awin ("On the occasion of the imminent arrival of the anniversary of the Prophet’s birthday, upon its owner the best of prayer and the most gracious peace, it was decided that Thursday 12 of Rabi` al-Awal 1442 AH corresponding to October 29, 2020 CE, shall be an official holiday for employees in the units of the state’s administrative apparatus and other legal persons and for workers in facilities private sector."). (full story)    
  • Oman 2020 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). The Ministry of Information of the Sultanate of Oman has announced the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday for the Prophet's birthday annual public holiday, as Thursday, October 29, 2020, for both the public sector and the private sector of Oman, as announced earlier by the Omani Minister of Labor, Mahad bin Saeed bin Ali Ba'awin ("On the occasion of the imminent arrival of the anniversary of the Prophet’s birthday, upon its owner the best of prayer and the most gracious peace, it was decided that Thursday 12 of Rabi` al-Awal 1442 AH corresponding to October 29, 2020 CE, shall be an official holiday for employees in the units of the state’s administrative apparatus and other legal persons and for workers in facilities private sector.").    

October 21, 2020

  • Brazil
  • Brazil
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  • Brazil Carnival Public Holidays Legislation
    Source: Agência Câmara de Notícias (Brasilia). The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies is studying the Bill 1222/20 which would amend the Law 662/49, which regulates Brazilian public holidays, by adding Carnival Tuesday as an annual public holiday in Brazil, although "On these dates, only private and administrative activities that are absolutely essential will be allowed". (full story)    
  • Brazil Carnival Public Holidays Legislation
    Source: Agência Câmara de Notícias (Brasilia). The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies is studying the Bill 1222/20 which would amend the Law 662/49, which regulates Brazilian public holidays, by adding Carnival Tuesday as an annual public holiday in Brazil, although "On these dates, only private and administrative activities that are absolutely essential will be allowed".    
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
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  • New Zealand Matariki Public Holiday Decision Postponed
    Source: Radio New Zealand News (Wellington). A spokesperson for the Office of the Prime Minister of New Zealand has announced that the declaration of a new annual Matariki public holiday was not on the short-term government agenda, and could not give more details as to when work would begin to create the holiday ("At the moment we are focused on forming the next government, but Labour is committed to making Matariki a public holiday from 2022 to give businesses time to prepare and recover from Covid"). (full story)    
  • New Zealand Matariki Public Holiday Decision Postponed
    Source: Radio New Zealand News (Wellington). A spokesperson for the Office of the Prime Minister of New Zealand has announced that the declaration of a new annual Matariki public holiday was not on the short-term government agenda, and could not give more details as to when work would begin to create the holiday ("At the moment we are focused on forming the next government, but Labour is committed to making Matariki a public holiday from 2022 to give businesses time to prepare and recover from Covid").    
  • Palau
  • Palau
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  • Palau United Nations Day 2020 Public Holiday
    Source: Palau Government (Koror). The government of Palau has announced that Saturday, October 24, 2020, would be the date of the annual non-working public holiday in Palau on account of the upcoming United Nations Day non-working public holiday in Palau. (full story)    
  • Palau United Nations Day 2020 Public Holiday
    Source: Palau Government (Koror). The government of Palau has announced that Saturday, October 24, 2020, would be the date of the annual non-working public holiday in Palau on account of the upcoming United Nations Day non-working public holiday in Palau.    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
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  • UAE 2020 Prophet’s Birthday Public Sector Holidays
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources has issued a circular stating that the upcoming annual public sector holiday in the UAE for the Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) had been declared for Thursday, October 29, 2020 ("Thursday, 29th October, will be a public holiday for federal government employees to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed"). (full story)    
  • UAE 2020 Prophet’s Birthday Public Sector Holidays
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's Federal Authority for Human Resources has issued a circular stating that the upcoming annual public sector holiday in the UAE for the Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) had been declared for Thursday, October 29, 2020 ("Thursday, 29th October, will be a public holiday for federal government employees to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed").    

October 20, 2020

  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
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  • Kyrgyzstan Announces November 2020 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, in November 2020, namely from Saturday, November 7, until Tuesday, November 10, 2020, inclusively, on account of the annual, November 7 and 8, Days of the history of memory and ancestors public holidays of Kyrgyzstan (Дни истории и памяти предков). (full story)    
  • Kyrgyzstan Announces November 2020 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, in November 2020, namely from Saturday, November 7, until Tuesday, November 10, 2020, inclusively, on account of the annual, November 7 and 8, Days of the history of memory and ancestors public holidays of Kyrgyzstan (Дни истории и памяти предков).    
  • Sénégal
  • Sénégal
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  • Senegal 2020 Maouloud Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar). The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire - CNOCL) has announced that the upcoming Maouloud (Gamou, aka. Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday of Senegal would be on Thursday, October 29, 2020. (full story)    
  • Senegal 2020 Maouloud Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar). The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire - CNOCL) has announced that the upcoming Maouloud (Gamou, aka. Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday of Senegal would be on Thursday, October 29, 2020.    
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • full story
  • Trinidad and Tobago Divali 2020 Public Holiday November 14
    Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal (Port of Spain). The communications division of the Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that President Paula Mae-Weekes had declared Saturday, November 14, 2020, as a non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, on account of the upcoming 2020 Divali annual public holiday of Trinidad and Tobago. (full story)    
  • Trinidad and Tobago Divali 2020 Public Holiday November 14
    Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal (Port of Spain). The communications division of the Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that President Paula Mae-Weekes had declared Saturday, November 14, 2020, as a non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, on account of the upcoming 2020 Divali annual public holiday of Trinidad and Tobago.    
  • Uruguay
  • Uruguay
  • full story
  • Uruguayan 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay). The government of Uruguay has released its annual list of official 2021 Uruguayan bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Uruguay for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Uruguayan 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay). The government of Uruguay has released its annual list of official 2021 Uruguayan bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Uruguay for the calendar year 2021.    

October 19, 2020

  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • full story
  • Indonesian October 2020 Public Holidays Will Not Be Changed
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The Indonesian government's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture (PMK), Muhadjir Effendy, has announced that the upcoming Maulid Nabi public holidays of October 28-30, 2020, would remain as previously-announced, despite the current coronavirus restrictions ("The Limited Meeting according to the President's direction stipulates that leave and holidays in connection with the Prophet's Birthday commemoration will still be carried out, there is no change"). (full story)    
  • Indonesian October 2020 Public Holidays Will Not Be Changed
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The Indonesian government's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture (PMK), Muhadjir Effendy, has announced that the upcoming Maulid Nabi public holidays of October 28-30, 2020, would remain as previously-announced, despite the current coronavirus restrictions ("The Limited Meeting according to the President's direction stipulates that leave and holidays in connection with the Prophet's Birthday commemoration will still be carried out, there is no change").    
  • Kuwait
  • Kuwait
  • full story
  • Kuwait Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City). The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that the date of the upcoming annual non-working 2020 Kuwaiti public holiday for the Prophet's Birthday would be Thursday, October 29, 2020. (full story)    
  • Kuwait Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City). The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission has announced that the date of the upcoming annual non-working 2020 Kuwaiti public holiday for the Prophet's Birthday would be Thursday, October 29, 2020.    
  • Uzbekistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • full story
  • Uzbekistan 2021 Public Holidays Draft Released
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The recently-announced draft resolution "On the establishment of additional non-working days during the celebration of official dates and the transfer of days off in 2021" (Об установлении дополнительных нерабочих дней в период празднования официальных дат и переносе выходных дней в 2021 году), listing official public holidays in Uzbekistan for the upcoming calendar year 2021, has been published for public discussion. (full story)    
  • Uzbekistan 2021 Public Holidays Draft Released
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The recently-announced draft resolution "On the establishment of additional non-working days during the celebration of official dates and the transfer of days off in 2021" (Об установлении дополнительных нерабочих дней в период празднования официальных дат и переносе выходных дней в 2021 году), listing official public holidays in Uzbekistan for the upcoming calendar year 2021, has been published for public discussion.    

October 18, 2020

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • full story
  • Bangladesh Eid-e-Miladunnabi Public Holiday October 30
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that the the date of the upcoming Eid-e-Miladunnabi (the Prophet's Birthday), and related public holiday of Bangladesh, had been set as Friday, October 30, 2020 ("the moon of Rabiul Awal of 1442 Hijri was not sighted in Bangladesh sky on Saturday, and due to that reason, the holy month of Rabiul Awal will be counted from Monday, October 19. Accordingly, Eid-e-Miladunnabi will fall on October 30"). (full story)    
  • Bangladesh Eid-e-Miladunnabi Public Holiday October 30
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that the the date of the upcoming Eid-e-Miladunnabi (the Prophet's Birthday), and related public holiday of Bangladesh, had been set as Friday, October 30, 2020 ("the moon of Rabiul Awal of 1442 Hijri was not sighted in Bangladesh sky on Saturday, and due to that reason, the holy month of Rabiul Awal will be counted from Monday, October 19. Accordingly, Eid-e-Miladunnabi will fall on October 30").    
  • Morocco
  • Morocco
  • full story
  • Morocco 2020 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 2020 Aid Al Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday of Morocco, as beginning on Thursday, October 29, 2020 ("Le mois de Rabie-I de l’an 1442 de l’hégire débutera le dimanche 18 octobre, et Aïd Al Mawlid Annabawi sera célébré jeudi 29 octobre 2020"). (full story)    
  • Morocco 2020 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 2020 Aid Al Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday of Morocco, as beginning on Thursday, October 29, 2020 ("Le mois de Rabie-I de l’an 1442 de l’hégire débutera le dimanche 18 octobre, et Aïd Al Mawlid Annabawi sera célébré jeudi 29 octobre 2020").    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • full story
  • Pakistan 2020 Eid Miladun Nabi Public Holiday Date
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). The Chairman of Pakistan's Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneebur Rehman, has announced that the Rabi-ul-Awwal Moon had not 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 Friday, October 30, 2020. (full story)    
  • Pakistan 2020 Eid Miladun Nabi Public Holiday Date
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). The Chairman of Pakistan's Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneebur Rehman, has announced that the Rabi-ul-Awwal Moon had not 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 Friday, October 30, 2020.    

October 17, 2020

  • Czech Republic
  • Czech Republic
  • full story
  • Czech Republic 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Czech National Bank (Prag). The central bank of the Czech Republic, the Czech National Bank, has announced its annual list of the annual Czech bank holidays and Czech public holidays for calendar year 2021 in the Czech Republic, based on the recently-amended legislation regulating non-working public holidays in the Czech Republic. (full story)    
  • Czech Republic 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Czech National Bank (Prag). The central bank of the Czech Republic, the Czech National Bank, has announced its annual list of the annual Czech bank holidays and Czech public holidays for calendar year 2021 in the Czech Republic, based on the recently-amended legislation regulating non-working public holidays in the Czech Republic.    
  • Maldives
  • Maldives
  • full story
  • Maldives October 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Maldives Department of Information (Male). Earlier tonight, the government of the Maldives' Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced that the Moon of Rabi al-Awwal had been sighted and therefore that the month of Rabi al-Awwal would begin tonight, and that the Maldives' National Day would be held tomorrow, and the Prophet's Birthday public holiday on Thursday, October 29, 2020. (full story)    
  • Maldives October 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Maldives Department of Information (Male). Earlier tonight, the government of the Maldives' Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced that the Moon of Rabi al-Awwal had been sighted and therefore that the month of Rabi al-Awwal would begin tonight, and that the Maldives' National Day would be held tomorrow, and the Prophet's Birthday public holiday on Thursday, October 29, 2020.    
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
  • full story
  • New Zealand Matariki Public Holiday Likely After Labour Landslide
    Source: Radio New Zealand News (Wellington). New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has won a landslide re-election, with her center-left Labour Party projected to win an outright parliamentary majority, quite rare in New Zealand, increasing the likelihood that Matariki, Maori New Year, will soon become New Zealand's 12th annual public holiday, the first new public holiday since 1973. (full story)    
  • New Zealand Matariki Public Holiday Likely After Labour Landslide
    Source: Radio New Zealand News (Wellington). New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has won a landslide re-election, with her center-left Labour Party projected to win an outright parliamentary majority, quite rare in New Zealand, increasing the likelihood that Matariki, Maori New Year, will soon become New Zealand's 12th annual public holiday, the first new public holiday since 1973.    
  • Tunisia
  • Tunisia
  • full story
  • Tunisian 2020 Mouled Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). Tunisia's Greaft Mufti has announced that the upcoming fête du Mouled (the Prophet's Birthday), and related annual non-working public holiday of Tunisia would be observed on Thursday, October 29, 2020 ("le samedi 17 octobre 2020 correspond au 30e jour du mois de Safar 1442 de l’hégire. Par conséquent, le premier jour du mois de Rabii al-Awal coïncide avec le dimanche 18 octobre"). (full story)    
  • Tunisian 2020 Mouled Public Holiday October 29
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). Tunisia's Greaft Mufti has announced that the upcoming fête du Mouled (the Prophet's Birthday), and related annual non-working public holiday of Tunisia would be observed on Thursday, October 29, 2020 ("le samedi 17 octobre 2020 correspond au 30e jour du mois de Safar 1442 de l’hégire. Par conséquent, le premier jour du mois de Rabii al-Awal coïncide avec le dimanche 18 octobre").    

October 16, 2020

  • Russia
  • Russia
  • full story
  • Russian 2021 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). The Prime Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Mishustin, has signed the decree 1648 which approves and officializes last spring's draft list of postponed days and public holidays in Russia in 2021 (О переносе выходных дней в 2021 году). (full story)    
  • Russian 2021 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). The Prime Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Mishustin, has signed the decree 1648 which approves and officializes last spring's draft list of postponed days and public holidays in Russia in 2021 (О переносе выходных дней в 2021 году).    
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • full story
  • South African 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). The South African Government Communication and Information System has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in South Africa for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • South African 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). The South African Government Communication and Information System has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in South Africa for the calendar year 2021.    
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Spain 2021 Balears 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 gazetted its previously-announced annual calendar of 2021 regional and national public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of the Balears ("Resolución de 9 de octubre de 2020 de la Comunidad Autónoma de las Illes Balears, del consejero de Modelo Económico, Turismo y Trabajo, por la que se hace público el calendario laboral general y local para el año 2021 en el ámbito de las Illes Balears"). (full story)    
  • Spain 2021 Balears 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 gazetted its previously-announced annual calendar of 2021 regional and national public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of the Balears ("Resolución de 9 de octubre de 2020 de la Comunidad Autónoma de las Illes Balears, del consejero de Modelo Económico, Turismo y Trabajo, por la que se hace público el calendario laboral general y local para el año 2021 en el ámbito de las Illes Balears").    

October 15, 2020

  • Albania
  • Albania
  • full story
  • Albanian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Bank of Albania (Tirana). The government of Albania, via its central bank, the Bank of Albania, has announced its annual list of the official Albanian bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Albania for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Albanian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Bank of Albania (Tirana). The government of Albania, via its central bank, the Bank of Albania, has announced its annual list of the official Albanian bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Albania for the calendar year 2021.    
  • British Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • full story
  • British Virgin Islands Public Holiday Moved To October 23
    Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The department of information and public relations of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) government has issued a communiqué, advising the public that "St. Ursula public holiday will be observed on Friday, October 23, in lieu of Wednesday, October 21", in accordance with Section 5 (b) of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199), as amended. (full story)    
  • British Virgin Islands Public Holiday Moved To October 23
    Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The department of information and public relations of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) government has issued a communiqué, advising the public that "St. Ursula public holiday will be observed on Friday, October 23, in lieu of Wednesday, October 21", in accordance with Section 5 (b) of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199), as amended.    
  • Venezuela
  • Venezuela
  • full story
  • Venezuelan 2021 Bank Holidays And Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector (La Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has released the official list of the dates of the non-working public holidays in Venezuela in 2021 as well as of the bank holidays in Venezuela for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Venezuelan 2021 Bank Holidays And Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector (La Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has released the official list of the dates of the non-working public holidays in Venezuela in 2021 as well as of the bank holidays in Venezuela for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    

October 14, 2020

  • Bolivia
  • Bolivia
  • full story
  • Bolivia Adds Annual October 17 Public Holiday
    Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz). The Bolivian Senate has passed a bill that declares October 17 as a new annual public holiday, National Dignity Day, with the suspension of public and private activities "in memory and recognition of those who lost their lives in the Gas War whose strength and sacrifice allowed the recovery of natural resources and the consolidation of the Plurinational State of Bolivia". (full story)    
  • Bolivia Adds Annual October 17 Public Holiday
    Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz). The Bolivian Senate has passed a bill that declares October 17 as a new annual public holiday, National Dignity Day, with the suspension of public and private activities "in memory and recognition of those who lost their lives in the Gas War whose strength and sacrifice allowed the recovery of natural resources and the consolidation of the Plurinational State of Bolivia".    
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • full story
  • Cayman Islands 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman). The office of the Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has released the list of 2021 annual non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands, including, as per custom, an unconfirmed date for the public holiday for Her Majesty the Queen's birthday, on Monday, June 14, 2021. (full story)    
  • Cayman Islands 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman). The office of the Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands has released the list of 2021 annual non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands, including, as per custom, an unconfirmed date for the public holiday for Her Majesty the Queen's birthday, on Monday, June 14, 2021.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Indian Telangana Rain Public Holidays October 14-15
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). Earlier this morning, the Government of India's State of Telangana issued the G.O.Rt.No. 1539, which declares Wednesday and Thursday, October 14-15, 2020, as public holidays in Telangana "due to unprecedented incessant rains for the last 12 hours and imminent forecast of heavy rains in Telangana State". (full story)    
  • Indian Telangana Rain Public Holidays October 14-15
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). Earlier this morning, the Government of India's State of Telangana issued the G.O.Rt.No. 1539, which declares Wednesday and Thursday, October 14-15, 2020, as public holidays in Telangana "due to unprecedented incessant rains for the last 12 hours and imminent forecast of heavy rains in Telangana State".    
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan
  • full story
  • Kazakhstan 2021 Public Holidays Draft
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Kazakhstan has issued a draft amendment to the annual list of 2021 public holidays in Kazakhstan, "for the rational use of working time in 2021, in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 85 of the Labor Code", and stating that "the advance postponement of the weekend will make it possible to effectively plan recreation, cultural and corporate events, as well as related costs". (full story)    
  • Kazakhstan 2021 Public Holidays Draft
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Kazakhstan has issued a draft amendment to the annual list of 2021 public holidays in Kazakhstan, "for the rational use of working time in 2021, in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 85 of the Labor Code", and stating that "the advance postponement of the weekend will make it possible to effectively plan recreation, cultural and corporate events, as well as related costs".    

October 13, 2020

  • Nauru
  • Nauru
  • full story
  • Nauru Clarifies New September 25 Public Holiday
    Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru (Yaren). In its Nauru Bulletin 17, released to the media this morning, the government of Nauru has clarified the recently-declared new annual public holiday of September 25, stating that "The date is commonly recognised and celebrated as national youth day commemorating the birthdate of the late president but this year the government approved to officially recognise and honour the date annually as Sir Hammer DeRoburt day" and that "Activities for the youth will continue to be organised each year as part of the annual celebration". (full story)    
  • Nauru Clarifies New September 25 Public Holiday
    Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru (Yaren). In its Nauru Bulletin 17, released to the media this morning, the government of Nauru has clarified the recently-declared new annual public holiday of September 25, stating that "The date is commonly recognised and celebrated as national youth day commemorating the birthdate of the late president but this year the government approved to officially recognise and honour the date annually as Sir Hammer DeRoburt day" and that "Activities for the youth will continue to be organised each year as part of the annual celebration".    
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Spain 2021 Canaries Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Diario de Avisos (Santa Cruz De Tenerife). The Consejo de Gobierno of the regional government of Spain's autonomous region of las Islas Canarias, has announced its official annual list of 2021 Spanish regional non-working public holidays in the Canaries Islands ("calendario laboral al que a las cuatro fiestas de ámbito nacional se suman siete elegidas por la Comunidad Autónoma"). (full story)    
  • Spain 2021 Canaries Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Diario de Avisos (Santa Cruz De Tenerife). The Consejo de Gobierno of the regional government of Spain's autonomous region of las Islas Canarias, has announced its official annual list of 2021 Spanish regional non-working public holidays in the Canaries Islands ("calendario laboral al que a las cuatro fiestas de ámbito nacional se suman siete elegidas por la Comunidad Autónoma").    
  • Uzbekistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • full story
  • Uzbekistan 2021 Public Holidays Draft Announced
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations of Uzbekistan has announced a draft resolution "On the establishment of additional non-working days during the celebration of official dates and the transfer of days off in 2021" (Об установлении дополнительных нерабочих дней в период празднования официальных дат и переносе выходных дней в 2021 году), signed by the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, and which lists all official public holidays in Uzbekistan for the upcoming calendar year 2021, both the annual public holidays of Uzbekistan and the one-off public holidays for 2021. (full story)    
  • Uzbekistan 2021 Public Holidays Draft Announced
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations of Uzbekistan has announced a draft resolution "On the establishment of additional non-working days during the celebration of official dates and the transfer of days off in 2021" (Об установлении дополнительных нерабочих дней в период празднования официальных дат и переносе выходных дней в 2021 году), signed by the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, and which lists all official public holidays in Uzbekistan for the upcoming calendar year 2021, both the annual public holidays of Uzbekistan and the one-off public holidays for 2021.    

October 12, 2020

  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • full story
  • Guatemala Maintains Public Holiday On October 20
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). Guatemala's Ministry of Labour and Social Security (Mintrab) has announced that the upcoming annual, October 20, public holiday of Guatemala, would be observed on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, and not be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend ("este año el 20 de octubre será martes y no podrá moverse a otro día"). (full story)    
  • Guatemala Maintains Public Holiday On October 20
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). Guatemala's Ministry of Labour and Social Security (Mintrab) has announced that the upcoming annual, October 20, public holiday of Guatemala, would be observed on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, and not be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend ("este año el 20 de octubre será martes y no podrá moverse a otro día").    
  • Transdniestria (PMR)
  • Transdniestria (PMR)
  • full story
  • Transdniestria Clarifies Effects of April Public Holidays
    Source: Interfax (Tiraspol). Transdniestria's government has issued a clarification notice on the consequences, on the October-November-December 2020 non-working days, of last spring's Government Decision No. 122 which extended the 2020 Easter weekend public holidays for the remainder of the week, Tuesday-Friday, April 21-24, 2020 ("Разъяснение об отработке перенесенных с 21 по 24 апреля 2020 года выходных дней"). (full story)    
  • Transdniestria Clarifies Effects of April Public Holidays
    Source: Interfax (Tiraspol). Transdniestria's government has issued a clarification notice on the consequences, on the October-November-December 2020 non-working days, of last spring's Government Decision No. 122 which extended the 2020 Easter weekend public holidays for the remainder of the week, Tuesday-Friday, April 21-24, 2020 ("Разъяснение об отработке перенесенных с 21 по 24 апреля 2020 года выходных дней").    

October 11, 2020

  • Belize
  • Belize
  • full story
  • Belize Public Holiday November 11
    Source: Government of Belize Press Office (Belmopan). Belize's Prime Minister, Dean Barrow, has rejected the proposal by the president of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Marissa Longsworth, that the upcoming general elections be held on a Sunday, rather than on Wednesday, Nоvеmbеr 11, 2020 ("I cannot get Cabinet’s approval for holding this year’s general elections on a Sunday"). (full story)    
  • Belize Public Holiday November 11
    Source: Government of Belize Press Office (Belmopan). Belize's Prime Minister, Dean Barrow, has rejected the proposal by the president of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Marissa Longsworth, that the upcoming general elections be held on a Sunday, rather than on Wednesday, Nоvеmbеr 11, 2020 ("I cannot get Cabinet’s approval for holding this year’s general elections on a Sunday").    
  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
  • full story
  • Costa Rican Confirms October 12 Public Holiday Cancellation
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). Costa Rica's Minister of Labour and Social Security (MTSS) has confirmed that Monday, October 12, 2020, would not be a public holiday, as it was canceled last year as a result of the passage of the law 9803 ("que reformó el Código de Trabajo para incluir el 1 de diciembre como feriado de pago no obligatorio"). (full story)    
  • Costa Rican Confirms October 12 Public Holiday Cancellation
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). Costa Rica's Minister of Labour and Social Security (MTSS) has confirmed that Monday, October 12, 2020, would not be a public holiday, as it was canceled last year as a result of the passage of the law 9803 ("que reformó el Código de Trabajo para incluir el 1 de diciembre como feriado de pago no obligatorio").    

October 10, 2020

  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • full story
  • Guatemalan Bank Holiday October 12
    Source: Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City). The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that Monday, October 12, 2020, had been declared as a bank holiday in Guatemala, on account of the annual Columbus Day bank holiday (Día en que se conmemora el descubrimiento de América por el navegante Cristóbal Colón). (full story)    
  • Guatemalan Bank Holiday October 12
    Source: Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala (Guatemala City). The supervisory body in charge of the banking sector in Guatemala (the Superintendencia de Bancos de Guatemala) has announced that Monday, October 12, 2020, had been declared as a bank holiday in Guatemala, on account of the annual Columbus Day bank holiday (Día en que se conmemora el descubrimiento de América por el navegante Cristóbal Colón).    
  • Macedonia
  • Macedonia
  • full story
  • Macedonian 2021 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 2021 ("Programa na nerabotni denovi za 2021 godina" - Програма на неработни денови за 2021 година). (full story)    
  • Macedonian 2021 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 2021 ("Programa na nerabotni denovi za 2021 godina" - Програма на неработни денови за 2021 година).    

October 9, 2020

  • Germany
  • Germany
  • full story
  • Germany 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Deutsche Bundesbank (Frankfurt). The German Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) has published its annual list of the 2021 federal and regional non-working public holidays in Germany as well as the list of 2021 bank holidays in Germany. (full story)    
  • Germany 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Deutsche Bundesbank (Frankfurt). The German Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) has published its annual list of the 2021 federal and regional non-working public holidays in Germany as well as the list of 2021 bank holidays in Germany.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India 2021 Puducherry Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The government of India's State of Puducherry has announced the list of official state non-working public holidays in India's State of Puducherry for the upcoming calendar year 2021, in the ("The Hon’ble Lieutenant-Governor, Puducherry, is pleased to declare that all Government Offices/Government Undertakings, Boards and other Institutions under the control of Government of Puducherry and all Banking Institutions including Co-operative Banks in the Union territory of Puducherry shall be closed on the days specified in the notification in Appendix-I and Appendix-II respectively during the Calendar Year 2021."). (full story)    
  • India 2021 Puducherry Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The government of India's State of Puducherry has announced the list of official state non-working public holidays in India's State of Puducherry for the upcoming calendar year 2021, in the ("The Hon’ble Lieutenant-Governor, Puducherry, is pleased to declare that all Government Offices/Government Undertakings, Boards and other Institutions under the control of Government of Puducherry and all Banking Institutions including Co-operative Banks in the Union territory of Puducherry shall be closed on the days specified in the notification in Appendix-I and Appendix-II respectively during the Calendar Year 2021.").    
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
  • full story
  • Kenya Further Amends Moi Public Holiday
    Source: The Nation (Nairobi). Kenyan Interior Minister, Fred Matiangi, has announced that tomorrow, Saturday, October 10, 2020, would be a public holiday in Kenya, named Huduma Day ("In line with the provisions of the Public Holidays Act, it is hereby confirmed that October 10th October 2020 will be a public holiday named Huduma Day"). (full story)    
  • Kenya Further Amends Moi Public Holiday
    Source: The Nation (Nairobi). Kenyan Interior Minister, Fred Matiangi, has announced that tomorrow, Saturday, October 10, 2020, would be a public holiday in Kenya, named Huduma Day ("In line with the provisions of the Public Holidays Act, it is hereby confirmed that October 10th October 2020 will be a public holiday named Huduma Day").    

October 8, 2020

  • Australia
  • Australia
  • full story
  • Australian Tasmania Rules-Out Further Amendments To 2020-2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart). The Office of the Premier of the Australia's State of Tasmania, has issued its government's definite decision on the ongoing Review of statutory holidays in Tasmania, and ruled-out any change for 2020 and 2021, apart from the 2021 Flinders Island Show ("after completing a review, and after careful consideration our Government has decided not to make any significant changes to state-wide or local public holidays at this time, including local show day holidays"). (full story)    
  • Australian Tasmania Rules-Out Further Amendments To 2020-2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart). The Office of the Premier of the Australia's State of Tasmania, has issued its government's definite decision on the ongoing Review of statutory holidays in Tasmania, and ruled-out any change for 2020 and 2021, apart from the 2021 Flinders Island Show ("after completing a review, and after careful consideration our Government has decided not to make any significant changes to state-wide or local public holidays at this time, including local show day holidays").    
  • Jordan
  • Jordan
  • full story
  • Jordanian 2021 Bank and Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Central Bank of Jordan (Amman). The Central Bank of Jordan has announced its annual list of religious and national non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Jordan for the upcoming calendar year 2021 (List of National and Religious Holidays to be observed in Jordan in the Year 2021). (full story)    
  • Jordanian 2021 Bank and Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Central Bank of Jordan (Amman). The Central Bank of Jordan has announced its annual list of religious and national non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Jordan for the upcoming calendar year 2021 (List of National and Religious Holidays to be observed in Jordan in the Year 2021).    

October 7, 2020

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • full story
  • Bangladesh Adds March 7 Holiday
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's Cabinet has decided to declare March 7 as a Historic Day holiday, to mark the historic speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. (full story)    
  • Bangladesh Adds March 7 Holiday
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's Cabinet has decided to declare March 7 as a Historic Day holiday, to mark the historic speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India Punjab Baba Banda Singh Bhadhur Public Holiday October 16
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Punjab has declared a one-off public holiday for the 350th birth anniversary of Baba Banda Singh Bhadhur, on Friday, October 16, 2020 ("All the offices of board, corporation, educational institutes etc will be closed on October 16, 2020"). (full story)    
  • India Punjab Baba Banda Singh Bhadhur Public Holiday October 16
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Punjab has declared a one-off public holiday for the 350th birth anniversary of Baba Banda Singh Bhadhur, on Friday, October 16, 2020 ("All the offices of board, corporation, educational institutes etc will be closed on October 16, 2020").    
  • Ireland (Eire)
  • Ireland (Eire)
  • full story
  • Ireland Taoiseach On Additional Public Holiday
    Source: Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin). The Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Micheál Martin, has announced that there had been no discussions about a possible bank holiday in Ireland, at the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021, at the recent cabinet meeting ("There was no bank holiday date in my mind yesterday. I don’t know where that came from. There was a lot more in my mind yesterday than the awarding of the bank holiday, I can tell you that."). (full story)    
  • Ireland Taoiseach On Additional Public Holiday
    Source: Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin). The Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Micheál Martin, has announced that there had been no discussions about a possible bank holiday in Ireland, at the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021, at the recent cabinet meeting ("There was no bank holiday date in my mind yesterday. I don’t know where that came from. There was a lot more in my mind yesterday than the awarding of the bank holiday, I can tell you that.").    

October 6, 2020

  • Belize
  • Belize
  • full story
  • Belize Public Holiday November 11
    Source: Government of Belize Press Office (Belmopan). Belize's Міnіѕtеr оf Nаtіоnаl Ѕесurіtу, Місhаеl Реуrеfіttе, whose portfolio includes the setting and announcement of public holidays in Belize, has announced that Belize's major раrtіеѕ have agreed to make Wednesday, Nоvеmbеr 11, 2020, the date of the upcoming elections, а рublіс аnd bank holiday, as had been suggested by the Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño, at the last sitting of the House of Representatives. (full story)    
  • Belize Public Holiday November 11
    Source: Government of Belize Press Office (Belmopan). Belize's Міnіѕtеr оf Nаtіоnаl Ѕесurіtу, Місhаеl Реуrеfіttе, whose portfolio includes the setting and announcement of public holidays in Belize, has announced that Belize's major раrtіеѕ have agreed to make Wednesday, Nоvеmbеr 11, 2020, the date of the upcoming elections, а рublіс аnd bank holiday, as had been suggested by the Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño, at the last sitting of the House of Representatives.    
  • Honduras
  • Honduras
  • full story
  • Honduras Gazettes Amended 2020 Morazánica Public Holidays
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Government of Honduras has gazetted the Decreto No.126-2020, which transfers the upcoming Morazánica public holidays from October 2020, to the first week of November 2020 ("Con fines turísticos y únicamente durante el año 2020, los feriados correspondientes a las festividades cívicas de los días 3, 12 y 21 de Octubre, se trasladan a partir del primer Miércoles del mes de Noviembre del año 2020, para los empleados públicos; y, para los empleados del sector privado dichos feriados iniciarán desde el primer Miércoles de Noviembre a las doce meridiano (12:00 M.), hasta el Sábado a las doce meridiano (12:00 M.)."). (full story)    
  • Honduras Gazettes Amended 2020 Morazánica Public Holidays
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Government of Honduras has gazetted the Decreto No.126-2020, which transfers the upcoming Morazánica public holidays from October 2020, to the first week of November 2020 ("Con fines turísticos y únicamente durante el año 2020, los feriados correspondientes a las festividades cívicas de los días 3, 12 y 21 de Octubre, se trasladan a partir del primer Miércoles del mes de Noviembre del año 2020, para los empleados públicos; y, para los empleados del sector privado dichos feriados iniciarán desde el primer Miércoles de Noviembre a las doce meridiano (12:00 M.), hasta el Sábado a las doce meridiano (12:00 M.).").    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Indian Telangana Public Holiday October 9
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Election Commission of India has issued orders that the collector has the power to declare a holiday in the Indian state of Telangana, on Friday, October 9, 2020, the date of the upcoming MLC election day. (full story)    
  • Indian Telangana Public Holiday October 9
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Election Commission of India has issued orders that the collector has the power to declare a holiday in the Indian state of Telangana, on Friday, October 9, 2020, the date of the upcoming MLC election day.    
  • Isle of Man
  • Isle of Man
  • full story
  • Isle of Man 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Isle of Man Public Services (Tynwald). The Isle of Man Treasury Finance has officially announced the actual dates of the official annual Isle of Man bank holidays and of the non-working public holidays in the Isle of Man for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Isle of Man 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Isle of Man Public Services (Tynwald). The Isle of Man Treasury Finance has officially announced the actual dates of the official annual Isle of Man bank holidays and of the non-working public holidays in the Isle of Man for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    

October 5, 2020

  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • full story
  • Egyptian Bank Holiday October 8
    Source: The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo). The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has announced that the upcoming, October 6, annual Armed Force Day bank holiday of Egypt would be observed on Thursday, October 8, 2020, instead. (full story)    
  • Egyptian Bank Holiday October 8
    Source: The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo). The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has announced that the upcoming, October 6, annual Armed Force Day bank holiday of Egypt would be observed on Thursday, October 8, 2020, instead.    
  • Ireland (Eire)
  • Ireland (Eire)
  • full story
  • Ireland Mulls Additional December Public Holiday
    Source: Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin). The Irish Government has announced that Cabinet was considering plans for an extra bank holiday (aka. public holiday) this Christmas, possibly on Monday, December 21, 2020, or early in 2021, "depending on the virus levels at the time". (full story)    
  • Ireland Mulls Additional December Public Holiday
    Source: Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin). The Irish Government has announced that Cabinet was considering plans for an extra bank holiday (aka. public holiday) this Christmas, possibly on Monday, December 21, 2020, or early in 2021, "depending on the virus levels at the time".    
  • Samoa
  • Samoa
  • full story
  • Samoan Independence Public Holiday October 12
    Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa). The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (Matagaluega о Pisinisi, Alamanuia ma Leipa - MCIL), in a public notice signed by the Acting Chief Executive Officer, Leulua'iali'i Ioane Okesene, has announced that "the public, government agencies, and the private sector are hereby advised that Monday, 12th October 2020 is to be treated as a Public Holiday for White Sunday". (full story)    
  • Samoan Independence Public Holiday October 12
    Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa). The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (Matagaluega о Pisinisi, Alamanuia ma Leipa - MCIL), in a public notice signed by the Acting Chief Executive Officer, Leulua'iali'i Ioane Okesene, has announced that "the public, government agencies, and the private sector are hereby advised that Monday, 12th October 2020 is to be treated as a Public Holiday for White Sunday".    

October 4, 2020

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India 2021 Andaman and Nicobar Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Office of the Labour Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory (Port Blair). The Additional Secretary cum-Labour Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory, Madhu Sudham Baidya, has released the Notfication 186 F No.24(1)/2019-20/LC-DET, containing the list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • India 2021 Andaman and Nicobar Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Office of the Labour Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory (Port Blair). The Additional Secretary cum-Labour Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory, Madhu Sudham Baidya, has released the Notfication 186 F No.24(1)/2019-20/LC-DET, containing the list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India Jharkhand Public Holiday October 5
    Source: Government of Jharkhand (Ranchi). The Personnel Department of the Government of India's state of Jharkhand, has declared a one-off non-working public holiday tomorrow, Monday, October 5, 2020, as a public holiday due to the death of cabinet minister Haji Hussain Ansari. (full story)    
  • India Jharkhand Public Holiday October 5
    Source: Government of Jharkhand (Ranchi). The Personnel Department of the Government of India's state of Jharkhand, has declared a one-off non-working public holiday tomorrow, Monday, October 5, 2020, as a public holiday due to the death of cabinet minister Haji Hussain Ansari.    
  • Madagascar
  • Madagascar
  • full story
  • Madagascar Rules-Out October 14 Public Holiday
    Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo). Madagascar's President, Andry Rajoelina, has announced that contrary to what had been hinted at, last June, when the Independence Day celebrations were canceled, there will not be any compensatory celebration ("Le 14 Octobre sera une journée ordinaire, cette année, elle ne sera dons pas chômée, et il n’y aura pas de fête"). (full story)    
  • Madagascar Rules-Out October 14 Public Holiday
    Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo). Madagascar's President, Andry Rajoelina, has announced that contrary to what had been hinted at, last June, when the Independence Day celebrations were canceled, there will not be any compensatory celebration ("Le 14 Octobre sera une journée ordinaire, cette année, elle ne sera dons pas chômée, et il n’y aura pas de fête").    

October 3, 2020

  • Peru
  • Peru
  • full story
  • Peru Promises No Further 2020 Public Holidays Changes
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian Defense Minister, Jorge Chávez Cresta, has announced that the recent cancellation of the October 8 and 9, 2020, public holidays, would be the last one this year ("Será la última modificación que se hará en el año en cuanto a los feriados. En adelante, los feriados serán respetados como tal."). (full story)    
  • Peru Promises No Further 2020 Public Holidays Changes
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian Defense Minister, Jorge Chávez Cresta, has announced that the recent cancellation of the October 8 and 9, 2020, public holidays, would be the last one this year ("Será la última modificación que se hará en el año en cuanto a los feriados. En adelante, los feriados serán respetados como tal.").    
  • Switzerland
  • Switzerland
  • full story
  • Switzerland 2021 Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: Association suisse des banquiers (Geneva). The Association suisse des banquiers has published the list of bank holidays, most of which are also non-working public holidays, for the calendar year 2021 in Switzerland. (full story)    
  • Switzerland 2021 Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: Association suisse des banquiers (Geneva). The Association suisse des banquiers has published the list of bank holidays, most of which are also non-working public holidays, for the calendar year 2021 in Switzerland.    
  • Uzbekistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • full story
  • Uzbekistan Purges Public Holidays Legislation
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has signed a decree ("О мерах по улучшению деловой среды в стране путем внедрения системы пересмотра утративших свою актуальность актов законодательства") which set as no longer valid any past legislation declaring one-off public holidays, as well as making self-expiring the annual declaration of additional non-working days transferred days off. (full story)    
  • Uzbekistan Purges Public Holidays Legislation
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has signed a decree ("О мерах по улучшению деловой среды в стране путем внедрения системы пересмотра утративших свою актуальность актов законодательства") which set as no longer valid any past legislation declaring one-off public holidays, as well as making self-expiring the annual declaration of additional non-working days transferred days off.    
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
  • full story
  • Zimbabwe 2021 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: The Herald (Harare). Zimbabwe's Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Kazembe Kazembe, has gazetted the annual announcement of the dates for the 2021 non-working public holidays in Zimbabwe in the General Notice 2554 of 2020 ("It is hereby notified, that the Minister has, in terms of section 2(1) of the Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act [Chapter 10:21], declared that the days listed in the Schedule shall be public holidays in 2021"). (full story)    
  • Zimbabwe 2021 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: The Herald (Harare). Zimbabwe's Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Kazembe Kazembe, has gazetted the annual announcement of the dates for the 2021 non-working public holidays in Zimbabwe in the General Notice 2554 of 2020 ("It is hereby notified, that the Minister has, in terms of section 2(1) of the Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act [Chapter 10:21], declared that the days listed in the Schedule shall be public holidays in 2021").    

October 2, 2020

  • Monaco
  • Monaco
  • full story
  • Monaco 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté (Monaco). Monaco's State Ministry has published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Monaco (liste des jours chômés et payés) and Monaco bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Monaco 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté (Monaco). Monaco's State Ministry has published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Monaco (liste des jours chômés et payés) and Monaco bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    
  • Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan)
  • Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan)
  • full story
  • Saipan 2021 Public Holidays Released
    Source: The CNMI Civil Service Commission and Office of Personnel Management (CNMIOPM). The Governor of Saipan (CNMI), Ralph DLG Torres, has released the list of official annual non-working public holidays in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (aka. CNMI or Saipan), for the upcoming calendar year 2021 (Public Law 21-35, the FY 2021 Appropriations Act). (full story)    
  • Saipan 2021 Public Holidays Released
    Source: The CNMI Civil Service Commission and Office of Personnel Management (CNMIOPM). The Governor of Saipan (CNMI), Ralph DLG Torres, has released the list of official annual non-working public holidays in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (aka. CNMI or Saipan), for the upcoming calendar year 2021 (Public Law 21-35, the FY 2021 Appropriations Act).    
  • Slovenia
  • Slovenia
  • full story
  • Slovenian Public Holidays Restrictions
    Source: Slovenska tiskovna agencija (Ljubljana). The Slovenian Parliament has approved, by a vote of 72 to 13, legislation which will prevent shops from opening on Sundays and public holidays, with the stated aim of "protecting the rights of workers and in particular – to give them more family time on the weekends". (full story)    
  • Slovenian Public Holidays Restrictions
    Source: Slovenska tiskovna agencija (Ljubljana). The Slovenian Parliament has approved, by a vote of 72 to 13, legislation which will prevent shops from opening on Sundays and public holidays, with the stated aim of "protecting the rights of workers and in particular – to give them more family time on the weekends".    
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Spain 2021 Melilla Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Boletín Oficial del Estado (BOE). The Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla has released and gazetted its calendario laboral, the annual official list of 2021 non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Melilla, in the Boletín Oficial de Melilla (BOME). (full story)    
  • Spain 2021 Melilla Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Boletín Oficial del Estado (BOE). The Consejo de Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla has released and gazetted its calendario laboral, the annual official list of 2021 non-working public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of Melilla, in the Boletín Oficial de Melilla (BOME).    

October 1, 2020

  • Belgium
  • Belgium
  • full story
  • Belgium Considering 2 Additional Public Holidays
    Source: De Standaard (Antwerp). The newly formed Belgian government has given impetus to the Consultation Committee on Institutional Reform whose proposals include the change of each federal state (community) government public holiday into full public holidays for both the private and public sectors. (full story)    
  • Belgium Considering 2 Additional Public Holidays
    Source: De Standaard (Antwerp). The newly formed Belgian government has given impetus to the Consultation Committee on Institutional Reform whose proposals include the change of each federal state (community) government public holiday into full public holidays for both the private and public sectors.    
  • British Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • full story
  • British Virgin Islands Public Holidays Review Draft
    Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The British Virgin Islands Public Holidays Review Committee has issued a draft series of recommendations on "the continued future of holidays, in particular Commonwealth Day and St. Ursula’s Day" and has now asked for public feedback ("The Virgin Islands Public Holidays Committee has completed its report with recommendations for the future of public holiday celebrations in the Territory and is now seeking feedback from the public") in the coming week ("Kindly submit all comments by October 7"). (full story)    
  • British Virgin Islands Public Holidays Review Draft
    Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The British Virgin Islands Public Holidays Review Committee has issued a draft series of recommendations on "the continued future of holidays, in particular Commonwealth Day and St. Ursula’s Day" and has now asked for public feedback ("The Virgin Islands Public Holidays Committee has completed its report with recommendations for the future of public holiday celebrations in the Territory and is now seeking feedback from the public") in the coming week ("Kindly submit all comments by October 7").    
  • Chile
  • Chile
  • full story
  • Chile Confirms October 25 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso). The government of Chile has confirmed that October 25, 2020, would be a public holiday and that, in addition, those who work on that day are entitled to 2 hours to go vote in the Constitutional Referendum ("Los empleadores deberán conceder los permisos necesarios, sin descuento de remuneraciones, a los trabajadores que voten y también"). (full story)    
  • Chile Confirms October 25 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso). The government of Chile has confirmed that October 25, 2020, would be a public holiday and that, in addition, those who work on that day are entitled to 2 hours to go vote in the Constitutional Referendum ("Los empleadores deberán conceder los permisos necesarios, sin descuento de remuneraciones, a los trabajadores que voten y también").    
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • full story
  • Egypt Moves October War Public Holiday To October 8
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has announced that Thursday, October 8, 2020, would be a paid public holiday for both the public and private sector employees of Egypt "in commemoration of the 6 October War victory". (full story)    
  • Egypt Moves October War Public Holiday To October 8
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has announced that Thursday, October 8, 2020, would be a paid public holiday for both the public and private sector employees of Egypt "in commemoration of the 6 October War victory".    
  • Panama
  • Panama
  • full story
  • Panama 2020 Public Holidays Update
    Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá (Panama City). The Vice Minister of Labor and Labor Development of Panama, Roger Tejada, has announced that, despite the fact that, due to the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic, the upcoming holidays of Panama on November 3, 5, 10 and 28, and those in December, will remain non-working public holidays in Panama ("los días 3, 5, 10 y 28 de noviembre; y los otros días nacionales que vienen, aunque no se puedan celebrar por las restricciones de la pandemia del covid-19, se mantendrán como nacionales"). (full story)    
  • Panama 2020 Public Holidays Update
    Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá (Panama City). The Vice Minister of Labor and Labor Development of Panama, Roger Tejada, has announced that, despite the fact that, due to the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic, the upcoming holidays of Panama on November 3, 5, 10 and 28, and those in December, will remain non-working public holidays in Panama ("los días 3, 5, 10 y 28 de noviembre; y los otros días nacionales que vienen, aunque no se puedan celebrar por las restricciones de la pandemia del covid-19, se mantendrán como nacionales").    
  • Peru
  • Peru
  • full story
  • Peruvian 2020 Public Holidays Amendments Gazetted
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian government has published the Decreto Supremo 161-2020-PCM que modifica el artículo 1 del Decreto Supremo N° 197-2019-PCM in the official gazette of Peru (El Peruano), officializing the recent announcement by Peruvian president, Martín Vizcarra, that the upcoming October 8 public holiday and October 9 public sector holiday, would be canceled for the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Peruvian 2020 Public Holidays Amendments Gazetted
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian government has published the Decreto Supremo 161-2020-PCM que modifica el artículo 1 del Decreto Supremo N° 197-2019-PCM in the official gazette of Peru (El Peruano), officializing the recent announcement by Peruvian president, Martín Vizcarra, that the upcoming October 8 public holiday and October 9 public sector holiday, would be canceled for the calendar year 2020.    
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Spain 2021 Canaries Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Diario de Avisos (Santa Cruz De Tenerife). The Consejo de Gobierno of the regional government of Spain's autonomous region of las Islas Canarias, has announced its official annual list of 2021 Spanish regional non-working public holidays in the Canaries Islands ("calendario laboral al que a las cuatro fiestas de ámbito nacional se suman siete elegidas por la Comunidad Autónoma"). (full story)    
  • Spain 2021 Canaries Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Diario de Avisos (Santa Cruz De Tenerife). The Consejo de Gobierno of the regional government of Spain's autonomous region of las Islas Canarias, has announced its official annual list of 2021 Spanish regional non-working public holidays in the Canaries Islands ("calendario laboral al que a las cuatro fiestas de ámbito nacional se suman siete elegidas por la Comunidad Autónoma").    
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Spain 2021 Galicia Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Diario Oficial de Galicia (DOG). The government of Spain's Autonomous Region of Galicia has published, the "Decreto 166/2020, de 10 de septiembre, por el que se determinan las fiestas de la Comunidad Autónoma de Galicia del calendario laboral para el año 2021", which officially gazettes its recently-released annual official list of regional public holidays in Galicia for the upcoming calendar year 2021 (Diario Oficial de Galicia de 30-09-2020). (full story)    
  • Spain 2021 Galicia Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Diario Oficial de Galicia (DOG). The government of Spain's Autonomous Region of Galicia has published, the "Decreto 166/2020, de 10 de septiembre, por el que se determinan las fiestas de la Comunidad Autónoma de Galicia del calendario laboral para el año 2021", which officially gazettes its recently-released annual official list of regional public holidays in Galicia for the upcoming calendar year 2021 (Diario Oficial de Galicia de 30-09-2020).    

September 30, 2020

  • Canada
  • Canada
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  • Canada September 29 Public Holiday Bill
    Source: The House of Commons of Canada (Ottawa). The Minister of Canadian Heritage, Steven Guilbeault, has tabled Bill C-5 which would declare September 29, a new annual non-working public holiday in Canada to be named National Truth and Reconciliation Day. (full story)    
  • Canada September 29 Public Holiday Bill
    Source: The House of Commons of Canada (Ottawa). The Minister of Canadian Heritage, Steven Guilbeault, has tabled Bill C-5 which would declare September 29, a new annual non-working public holiday in Canada to be named National Truth and Reconciliation Day.    
  • Peru
  • Peru
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  • Peruvian 2020 Public Holidays Reduced Again
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian president, Martín Vizcarra, has once again canceled 2 upcoming Peruvian public holidays, this time cancelling the October 8 annual public holiday commemorating the battle of Angamos, as well as the one-off public sector holiday on October 9, 2020 ("Consequently, the 8th, which is a national holiday, and the 9th (October), which had been declared a conditional holiday, will be work"). (full story)    
  • Peruvian 2020 Public Holidays Reduced Again
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian president, Martín Vizcarra, has once again canceled 2 upcoming Peruvian public holidays, this time cancelling the October 8 annual public holiday commemorating the battle of Angamos, as well as the one-off public sector holiday on October 9, 2020 ("Consequently, the 8th, which is a national holiday, and the 9th (October), which had been declared a conditional holiday, will be work").    
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Trinidad and Tobago
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  • Trinidad and Tobago 2021 Carnival Public Holidays Update
    Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal (Port of Spain). The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Trinidad and Tobago, Randall Mitchell, has announced that he expected employees to come to work on the dates of the recently-canceled Carnival celebrations, Monday and Tuesday, February 15 and 16, 2021. (full story)    
  • Trinidad and Tobago 2021 Carnival Public Holidays Update
    Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal (Port of Spain). The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Trinidad and Tobago, Randall Mitchell, has announced that he expected employees to come to work on the dates of the recently-canceled Carnival celebrations, Monday and Tuesday, February 15 and 16, 2021.    
  • Ukraine
  • Ukraine
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  • Ukraine 2021 Public Holidays Approved
    Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine (Kiev). The Cabinet of Ministers of the Government of the Ukraine has approved the previously-released draft list of public holidays in the Ukraine, for the calendar year 2021, including transfer weekdays ("Таким перенесением прогнозируется создание благоприятных условий для отмечания праздников и отдыха на протяжении четырех дней подряд"). (full story)    
  • Ukraine 2021 Public Holidays Approved
    Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine (Kiev). The Cabinet of Ministers of the Government of the Ukraine has approved the previously-released draft list of public holidays in the Ukraine, for the calendar year 2021, including transfer weekdays ("Таким перенесением прогнозируется создание благоприятных условий для отмечания праздников и отдыха на протяжении четырех дней подряд").    

September 29, 2020

  • Kuwait
  • Kuwait
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  • Kuwaiti Public Sector Holidays September 29 to October 3
    Source: Kuwait Al Youm (Kuwait Gazette). Kuwait's Council of Ministers headed by Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Anas Al-Saleh, has decided to declare 3 days of public sector holidays to mark the passing of the late Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad AlJaber Al-Sabah ("official mourning period of 40 days, with the suspension of official departments for three days starting today"). (full story)    
  • Kuwaiti Public Sector Holidays September 29 to October 3
    Source: Kuwait Al Youm (Kuwait Gazette). Kuwait's Council of Ministers headed by Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Anas Al-Saleh, has decided to declare 3 days of public sector holidays to mark the passing of the late Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad AlJaber Al-Sabah ("official mourning period of 40 days, with the suspension of official departments for three days starting today").    
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
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  • Nigerian 60th Independence Anniversary Public Holiday
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). The Minister of Interior of Nigeria, Rauf Aregbesola, has announced the declaration of Thursday, October 1, 2020, as a public holiday to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary. (full story)    
  • Nigerian 60th Independence Anniversary Public Holiday
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). The Minister of Interior of Nigeria, Rauf Aregbesola, has announced the declaration of Thursday, October 1, 2020, as a public holiday to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary.    
  • Oman
  • Oman
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  • Omani Public Holidays September 29 to October 1
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Following the death of Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Oman's Sultan, Haitham Bin Tarik, has declared a state of mourning and 3 days of non-working public holidays in both the public and private sectors, from Tuesday to Thursday, September 29 to October 1, 2020, with all sector's of Oman's economy returning after the Omani weekend ("Work will resume from Sunday 04 October 2020"). (full story)    
  • Omani Public Holidays September 29 to October 1
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Following the death of Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Oman's Sultan, Haitham Bin Tarik, has declared a state of mourning and 3 days of non-working public holidays in both the public and private sectors, from Tuesday to Thursday, September 29 to October 1, 2020, with all sector's of Oman's economy returning after the Omani weekend ("Work will resume from Sunday 04 October 2020").    

September 28, 2020

  • Fiji
  • Fiji
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  • Fiji October 12 Public Holiday Ruled-Out
    Source: Ministry of Information (Suva). The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Youth and Sports, of the Government of Fiji, Parveen Kumar, has issued a reminder that the upcoming "Fiji Day public holiday was gazetted for Saturday, 10th October, 2020 as provided for under the Employment Relations (Administration) Regulations 2008". (full story)    
  • Fiji October 12 Public Holiday Ruled-Out
    Source: Ministry of Information (Suva). The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Youth and Sports, of the Government of Fiji, Parveen Kumar, has issued a reminder that the upcoming "Fiji Day public holiday was gazetted for Saturday, 10th October, 2020 as provided for under the Employment Relations (Administration) Regulations 2008".    

September 27, 2020

  • Belgium
  • Belgium
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  • Belgium 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Conseil National Belge Du Travail (Brussels). The Belgian government has released its list of 2021 public holidays in Belgium, including additional Community holidays and public holidays for civil servants only. (full story)    
  • Belgium 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Conseil National Belge Du Travail (Brussels). The Belgian government has released its list of 2021 public holidays in Belgium, including additional Community holidays and public holidays for civil servants only.