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May 2, 2020 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • full story
  • Bangladesh Extends Coronavirus Public Holidays Until May 16
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh' state minister for public administration, Farhad Hossain, has announced that the government of Bangladesh would in all likelihood extend the current coronavirus public holidays until May 16, 2020, for both the public and private sectors ("We have proposed further extension of the holiday for another 10 days as the COVID-19 infection keeps rising"). (full story)    
  • Bangladesh Extends Coronavirus Public Holidays Until May 16
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh' state minister for public administration, Farhad Hossain, has announced that the government of Bangladesh would in all likelihood extend the current coronavirus public holidays until May 16, 2020, for both the public and private sectors ("We have proposed further extension of the holiday for another 10 days as the COVID-19 infection keeps rising").    

May 1, 2020

  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • full story
  • Malaysian PHG State May 22 Public Holiday
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Kuantan). The government of Malaysia's Pahang State has announced that Friday, May 22, 2020, would be a public holiday, simply named "Hari Hol" on the official government website. (full story)    
  • Malaysian PHG State May 22 Public Holiday
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Kuantan). The government of Malaysia's Pahang State has announced that Friday, May 22, 2020, would be a public holiday, simply named "Hari Hol" on the official government website.    

April 30, 2020

  • Bénin
  • Bénin
  • full story
  • Benin Declares Public Holiday On May 1st
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). The Cabinet Chief of Staff of Benin's Minister of Labour and Social Security, Dieudonné Assogba, has issued a communique announcing that the government of Bénin had declared Friday, May 1st, 2020, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming Labour Day public holiday in the Bénin ("déclare la journée du vendredi 1er mai 2020, fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national, en raison de la fête du travail"). (full story)    
  • Benin Declares Public Holiday On May 1st
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). The Cabinet Chief of Staff of Benin's Minister of Labour and Social Security, Dieudonné Assogba, has issued a communique announcing that the government of Bénin had declared Friday, May 1st, 2020, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming Labour Day public holiday in the Bénin ("déclare la journée du vendredi 1er mai 2020, fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national, en raison de la fête du travail").    
  • Congo (DRC)
  • Congo (DRC)
  • full story
  • DR Congo Declares May 1st Public Holiday
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The Ministre d’Etat, Ministre du Travail, Emploi et Prévoyance Sociale of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Néné Nkulu, has declared Friday, May 1st, 2020, as a non-working public holiday in the RDC ("déclaré la journée du 1er mai 2020 chômée et payée à travers toute la République démocratique du Congo"). (full story)    
  • DR Congo Declares May 1st Public Holiday
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The Ministre d’Etat, Ministre du Travail, Emploi et Prévoyance Sociale of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Néné Nkulu, has declared Friday, May 1st, 2020, as a non-working public holiday in the RDC ("déclaré la journée du 1er mai 2020 chômée et payée à travers toute la République démocratique du Congo").    
  • Gambia
  • Gambia
  • full story
  • Gambia Declares Labour Day 2020 Public Holiday
    Source: Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul). The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared that Friday, May 1, 2020, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia ("The Public is hereby informed that the President of the Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Adama Barrow, acting under section 76 of the 1997 Constitution of Republic of The Gambia, is pleased to declare Friday 1st May, 2020, a Public Holiday throughout The Gambia, in observance of International Workers’ Day"). (full story)    
  • Gambia Declares Labour Day 2020 Public Holiday
    Source: Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul). The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared that Friday, May 1, 2020, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia ("The Public is hereby informed that the President of the Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Adama Barrow, acting under section 76 of the 1997 Constitution of Republic of The Gambia, is pleased to declare Friday 1st May, 2020, a Public Holiday throughout The Gambia, in observance of International Workers’ Day").    
  • Maldives
  • Maldives
  • full story
  • Maldives Covid19 Public Holidays Extended Until May 14
    Source: Maldives Department of Information (Male). Maldives President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, has announced that it had extended the current April 16-30, 2020, non-working public sector holidays in the Maldives, for another 14 days, until May 14, 2020, on account of the current Covid-19 Pandemic. (full story)    
  • Maldives Covid19 Public Holidays Extended Until May 14
    Source: Maldives Department of Information (Male). Maldives President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, has announced that it had extended the current April 16-30, 2020, non-working public sector holidays in the Maldives, for another 14 days, until May 14, 2020, on account of the current Covid-19 Pandemic.    
  • Palau
  • Palau
  • full story
  • Palau Public Holiday May 5
    Source: Palau Government (Koror). The government of Palau has announced that Tuesday, May 5, 2020, would be the date of the upcoming Senior Citizens' Day annual non-working public holiday in Palau. (full story)    
  • Palau Public Holiday May 5
    Source: Palau Government (Koror). The government of Palau has announced that Tuesday, May 5, 2020, would be the date of the upcoming Senior Citizens' Day annual non-working public holiday in Palau.    

April 29, 2020

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH)
  • full story
  • Bosnian Public Holidays May 1-2
    Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo). The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Policy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced that Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, 2020, would be public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on account of the upcoming International Labor Day public holiday of Bosnia and Herzegovina. (full story)    
  • Bosnian Public Holidays May 1-2
    Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo). The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Policy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced that Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, 2020, would be public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on account of the upcoming International Labor Day public holiday of Bosnia and Herzegovina.    
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • full story
  • Egyptian Labour Day Public Holiday May 2
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egypt’s Cabinet has announced that Saturday, May 2, 2020, would be a paid public holiday for both the public and private sector employees of Egypt, to mark the annual Labour Day holiday ("Saturday will be a paid holiday instead of Friday for employees of ministries, government offices and public institutions as well all public and private sector workers"). (full story)    
  • Egyptian Labour Day Public Holiday May 2
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egypt’s Cabinet has announced that Saturday, May 2, 2020, would be a paid public holiday for both the public and private sector employees of Egypt, to mark the annual Labour Day holiday ("Saturday will be a paid holiday instead of Friday for employees of ministries, government offices and public institutions as well all public and private sector workers").    
  • Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua
  • full story
  • Nicaraguan Labour Day 2020 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Alba Luz Torres Briones, has announced that Friday, May 1, 2020, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Nicaragua on account of the annual, "Día Internacional de los Trabajadores", non-working public holiday of Nicaragua. (full story)    
  • Nicaraguan Labour Day 2020 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Alba Luz Torres Briones, has announced that Friday, May 1, 2020, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Nicaragua on account of the annual, "Día Internacional de los Trabajadores", non-working public holiday of Nicaragua.    

April 28, 2020

  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain
  • full story
  • Bahrain Labour Day 2020 Public Holidays May 1-3
    Source: Central Bank of Bahrain (Manama). Bahrain's Prime Minister has issued a circular declaring Friday, May 1, 2020, as a non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual "International Labour Day" public holiday of Bahrain. (full story)    
  • Bahrain Labour Day 2020 Public Holidays May 1-3
    Source: Central Bank of Bahrain (Manama). Bahrain's Prime Minister has issued a circular declaring Friday, May 1, 2020, as a non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual "International Labour Day" public holiday of Bahrain.    
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • full story
  • Nigerian 2020 Labour Day Public Holiday
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, has announced that the Federal Government of Nigeria had declared Friday, May 1, 2020 as a public holiday in Nigeria to mark this year’s International Workers’ Day. (full story)    
  • Nigerian 2020 Labour Day Public Holiday
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, has announced that the Federal Government of Nigeria had declared Friday, May 1, 2020 as a public holiday in Nigeria to mark this year’s International Workers’ Day.    
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • full story
  • Russia Extends Coronavirus Public Holidays Until May 11
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has announced that the current Covid19 public holidays would be extended until May 11, 2020, inclusively ("even in an ordinary situation many would prefer to stay off work [on May 6, 7 and 8], to take paid leaves, and now there are still fewer reasons to take risks"). (full story)    
  • Russia Extends Coronavirus Public Holidays Until May 11
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has announced that the current Covid19 public holidays would be extended until May 11, 2020, inclusively ("even in an ordinary situation many would prefer to stay off work [on May 6, 7 and 8], to take paid leaves, and now there are still fewer reasons to take risks").    
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
  • full story
  • Thailand Maintains May 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Thailand's Cabinet has rejected the proposal by the Thai Government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) that it postpone the upcoming May 2020 Thai public holidays, as was done for last month's April 13-15 Songkran public holidays. (full story)    
  • Thailand Maintains May 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Thailand's Cabinet has rejected the proposal by the Thai Government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) that it postpone the upcoming May 2020 Thai public holidays, as was done for last month's April 13-15 Songkran public holidays.    

April 27, 2020

  • Thailand
  • Thailand
  • full story
  • Thailand Could Postpone May 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Thailand's Government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has made recommendations to the Thai Cabinet that it postpone the upcoming May 2020 Thai public holidays, a recommendation that will be considered at tomorrow's Cabinet meeting. (full story)    
  • Thailand Could Postpone May 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Thailand's Government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has made recommendations to the Thai Cabinet that it postpone the upcoming May 2020 Thai public holidays, a recommendation that will be considered at tomorrow's Cabinet meeting.    

April 26, 2020

  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • full story
  • Nepal Covid19 Public Holidays Until May 7
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Earlier today, the Nepalese government cabinet of ministers has accepted the recommendation of Nepal's Coronavirus Control and Prevention High-level Committee, that the current Covid19 Nepalese public holidays be extended until May 7, 2020. (full story)    
  • Nepal Covid19 Public Holidays Until May 7
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Earlier today, the Nepalese government cabinet of ministers has accepted the recommendation of Nepal's Coronavirus Control and Prevention High-level Committee, that the current Covid19 Nepalese public holidays be extended until May 7, 2020.    

April 25, 2020

  • Moldova
  • Moldova
  • full story
  • Moldova Covid19 Public Holidays Extended To May 3
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). Moldovan Prime Minister, Ion Chicu, has announced that Moldova's Cabinet had decided to extend the current public sector holidays in Moldova until Friday, May 1, 2020, inclusively, due to the current coronavirus pandemic ("We are extending the non-working period until April 30 for employees in the budget sector, while maintaining salaries. Next week will be non-working, the public servants will start going to work on May 4"). (full story)    
  • Moldova Covid19 Public Holidays Extended To May 3
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). Moldovan Prime Minister, Ion Chicu, has announced that Moldova's Cabinet had decided to extend the current public sector holidays in Moldova until Friday, May 1, 2020, inclusively, due to the current coronavirus pandemic ("We are extending the non-working period until April 30 for employees in the budget sector, while maintaining salaries. Next week will be non-working, the public servants will start going to work on May 4").    
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Helena
  • full story
  • Saint Helena 2020 Tristan Ratting Day Public Holiday
    Source: Tristan Times (Tristan da Cunha). The Chief Islander of Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha has declared Saturday, April 25, 2020, as the date for this year's annual Ratting Day public holiday in Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha. (full story)    
  • Saint Helena 2020 Tristan Ratting Day Public Holiday
    Source: Tristan Times (Tristan da Cunha). The Chief Islander of Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha has declared Saturday, April 25, 2020, as the date for this year's annual Ratting Day public holiday in Saint Helena's region of Tristan da Cunha.    

April 24, 2020

  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • full story
  • Pakistan Ramadan Bank Holiday April 27
    Source: The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi). The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Monday, April 27, 2020, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the annual first day of Ramadan Bank Holiday. (full story)    
  • Pakistan Ramadan Bank Holiday April 27
    Source: The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi). The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Monday, April 27, 2020, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the annual first day of Ramadan Bank Holiday.    

April 23, 2020

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • full story
  • Bangladesh Extends Coronavirus Public Holidays Until May 6
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh' state minister for public administration, Farhad Hossain, has announced that the Ministry of Public Administration of the government of Bangladesh had once again extended the current coronavirus public holidays until May 5, 2020, for both the public and private sectors ("The government has decided to extend the general holiday till May 5th from April 25th"). (full story)    
  • Bangladesh Extends Coronavirus Public Holidays Until May 6
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh' state minister for public administration, Farhad Hossain, has announced that the Ministry of Public Administration of the government of Bangladesh had once again extended the current coronavirus public holidays until May 5, 2020, for both the public and private sectors ("The government has decided to extend the general holiday till May 5th from April 25th").    

April 22, 2020

  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
  • full story
  • Costa Rican Bill To Move Public Holidays To Fridays
    Source: La Nación (San José). A deputy of the National Liberation Party (PLN), Roberto Thompson, has introduced legislation in the Costa Rican legislature, which would transfer the Costa Rican public holidays of 2020 and 2021 to Fridays, in order to promote internal tourism ("One way to generate this reactivation is to make it easier for nationals to do tourism in our country, transferring the enjoyment of the holidays that are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday to the previous or subsequent immediate Fridays, which means that tourists can vacation at least three consecutive days and stay two nights at different hotels and tourism service providers"). (full story)    
  • Costa Rican Bill To Move Public Holidays To Fridays
    Source: La Nación (San José). A deputy of the National Liberation Party (PLN), Roberto Thompson, has introduced legislation in the Costa Rican legislature, which would transfer the Costa Rican public holidays of 2020 and 2021 to Fridays, in order to promote internal tourism ("One way to generate this reactivation is to make it easier for nationals to do tourism in our country, transferring the enjoyment of the holidays that are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday to the previous or subsequent immediate Fridays, which means that tourists can vacation at least three consecutive days and stay two nights at different hotels and tourism service providers").    

April 21, 2020

  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • full story
  • Malaysia Mulls Hari Raya Aidilfitri Public Holidays Postponement
    Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur). Malaysia's Senior Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, has announced that the government of Malaysia would be looking into the postponement of the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri public holidays observed at the end of the month of Ramadan in Malaysia, to address the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. (full story)    
  • Malaysia Mulls Hari Raya Aidilfitri Public Holidays Postponement
    Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur). Malaysia's Senior Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, has announced that the government of Malaysia would be looking into the postponement of the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri public holidays observed at the end of the month of Ramadan in Malaysia, to address the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.    

April 20, 2020

  • Transdniestria (PMR)
  • Transdniestria (PMR)
  • full story
  • Transdniestria Declares April 21-24 Additional Public Holidays
    Source: Interfax (Tiraspol). Transdniestria's Prime Minister, Alexander Martynov, has signed the Government Decision No. 122 which extends the current Easter weekend public holidays for the remainder of the week, Tuesday-Friday, April 21-24, 2020. (full story)    
  • Transdniestria Declares April 21-24 Additional Public Holidays
    Source: Interfax (Tiraspol). Transdniestria's Prime Minister, Alexander Martynov, has signed the Government Decision No. 122 which extends the current Easter weekend public holidays for the remainder of the week, Tuesday-Friday, April 21-24, 2020.    

April 19, 2020

  • Kuwait
  • Kuwait
  • full story
  • Kuwait Extends Covid19 Public Holidays Until May 30
    Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City). Kuwait has extended its current Covid19 public holidays, for another 5 weeks, until May 30, 2020, inclusively ("work will resume on Sunday, May 31"). (full story)    
  • Kuwait Extends Covid19 Public Holidays Until May 30
    Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City). Kuwait has extended its current Covid19 public holidays, for another 5 weeks, until May 30, 2020, inclusively ("work will resume on Sunday, May 31").    

April 18, 2020

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India Uttarakhand Public Holidays Until May 3
    Source: Government of Uttarakhand (Dehradun). The State Chief Secretary of India's state of Uttarakhand, Utpal Kumar Singh, has announced public sector holidays at all government offices in Uttarakhand until Sunday, May 3, 2020, inclusively ("Government offices to remain closed in Uttarakhand till May 3 in view of coronavirus lockdown"). (full story)    
  • India Uttarakhand Public Holidays Until May 3
    Source: Government of Uttarakhand (Dehradun). The State Chief Secretary of India's state of Uttarakhand, Utpal Kumar Singh, has announced public sector holidays at all government offices in Uttarakhand until Sunday, May 3, 2020, inclusively ("Government offices to remain closed in Uttarakhand till May 3 in view of coronavirus lockdown").    

April 17, 2020

  • Macau
  • Macau
  • full story
  • Macau 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau). The government of the Macau SAR has announced its annual full list of official Macau non-working annual public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021 (二零二一年度公众假期、公共行政工作人员获豁免上班及补假日的日期表), thus completing the recently-released list of one-off public holidays in Macau for 2021 (行政长官于二零二零年四月二日批示公共行政工作人员获准豁免上班日期). (full story)    
  • Macau 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau). The government of the Macau SAR has announced its annual full list of official Macau non-working annual public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021 (二零二一年度公众假期、公共行政工作人员获豁免上班及补假日的日期表), thus completing the recently-released list of one-off public holidays in Macau for 2021 (行政长官于二零二零年四月二日批示公共行政工作人员获准豁免上班日期).    

April 16, 2020

  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • full story
  • Guatemala Constitutional Court Cancels 2 Tourism Public Holidays
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). Guatemala's Constitutional Court has issued a ruling removing the May 1st and October 20 public holidays from the scope of the 2018 Law of Internal Tourism which mandated that public holidays falling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays, should be moved to the working day immediately before or after the weekend. (full story)    
  • Guatemala Constitutional Court Cancels 2 Tourism Public Holidays
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). Guatemala's Constitutional Court has issued a ruling removing the May 1st and October 20 public holidays from the scope of the 2018 Law of Internal Tourism which mandated that public holidays falling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays, should be moved to the working day immediately before or after the weekend.    

April 15, 2020

  • Egypt
  • Egypt
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  • Egyptian Bank Holidays April 19-20
    Source: The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo). The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has declared Sunday and Monday, April 19-20, 2020, as bank holidays in Egypt to mark Coptic Easter and Sham El-Nessim ("Egypt’s banks will resume operations on Tuesday"). (full story)    
  • Egyptian Bank Holidays April 19-20
    Source: The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo). The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has declared Sunday and Monday, April 19-20, 2020, as bank holidays in Egypt to mark Coptic Easter and Sham El-Nessim ("Egypt’s banks will resume operations on Tuesday").    
  • Maldives
  • Maldives
  • full story
  • Maldives Covid19 Public Holidays April 16-30
    Source: Maldives Department of Information (Male). Maldives President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, has announced that it had declared April 16-30, 2020, as non-working public sector holidays in the Maldives, on account of the current Covid-19 Pandemic. (full story)    
  • Maldives Covid19 Public Holidays April 16-30
    Source: Maldives Department of Information (Male). Maldives President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, has announced that it had declared April 16-30, 2020, as non-working public sector holidays in the Maldives, on account of the current Covid-19 Pandemic.    

April 14, 2020

  • Moldova
  • Moldova
  • full story
  • Moldova Covid19 Public Holidays Extended To April 24
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). Moldova's Cabinet has decided to extend the current public sector holidays in Moldova until Friday, April 24, 2020, inclusively, due to the current coronavirus pandemic. (full story)    
  • Moldova Covid19 Public Holidays Extended To April 24
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). Moldova's Cabinet has decided to extend the current public sector holidays in Moldova until Friday, April 24, 2020, inclusively, due to the current coronavirus pandemic.    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • full story
  • Nepal Covid19 Public Holidays Until April 27
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). At a cabinet meeting, attended by Nepal's Prime Minister, KP Sharma Oli, it was decided that the current Covid19 Nepalese public holidays would be extended until April 27, 2020. (full story)    
  • Nepal Covid19 Public Holidays Until April 27
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). At a cabinet meeting, attended by Nepal's Prime Minister, KP Sharma Oli, it was decided that the current Covid19 Nepalese public holidays would be extended until April 27, 2020.    

April 13, 2020

  • Moldova
  • Moldova
  • full story
  • Moldova Postpones Easter 2020 Public Holiday
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). Moldova's Cabinet has decided to postpone the upcoming April 27, 2020, Easter Monday public holiday of Moldova, to Monday, June 8, 2020, the date of the Blajinilor Passover, due to the current coronavirus pandemic ("Easter religious services will be held without parishioners"). (full story)    
  • Moldova Postpones Easter 2020 Public Holiday
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). Moldova's Cabinet has decided to postpone the upcoming April 27, 2020, Easter Monday public holiday of Moldova, to Monday, June 8, 2020, the date of the Blajinilor Passover, due to the current coronavirus pandemic ("Easter religious services will be held without parishioners").    

April 12, 2020

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India 2020 Punjab Public Holidays Amended Again
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Punjab has declared that the upcoming gazetted public holiday of Baisakhi on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, would be moves instead to the eve of the Baisakhi, on Tuesday, April 13, 2020, instead. (full story)    
  • India 2020 Punjab Public Holidays Amended Again
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Punjab has declared that the upcoming gazetted public holiday of Baisakhi on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, would be moves instead to the eve of the Baisakhi, on Tuesday, April 13, 2020, instead.    

April 11, 2020

  • Barbados
  • Barbados
  • full story
  • Barbados 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour (Bridgetown). The government of Barbados has finally published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Barbados 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour (Bridgetown). The government of Barbados has finally published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Barbados for the calendar year 2021.    

April 10, 2020

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • full story
  • Bangladesh Extends Coronavirus Public Holidays Until April 25
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The Ministry of Public Administration of the government of Bangladesh has once again extended the current coronavirus public holidays until April 25, 2020, for both the public and private sectors ("The general holiday is extended to April 23th, which means, with the weekend, it will continue till April 25th"). (full story)    
  • Bangladesh Extends Coronavirus Public Holidays Until April 25
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The Ministry of Public Administration of the government of Bangladesh has once again extended the current coronavirus public holidays until April 25, 2020, for both the public and private sectors ("The general holiday is extended to April 23th, which means, with the weekend, it will continue till April 25th").    

April 9, 2020

  • Honduras
  • Honduras
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  • Honduras Declares April 13-19 Public Holidays
    Source: La Prensa Libre (Tegucigalpa). The Government of Honduras has declared Monday to Sunday, April 13-19, 2020, as non-working public sector holidays in Honduras on account of the current Covid19 pandemic. (full story)    
  • Honduras Declares April 13-19 Public Holidays
    Source: La Prensa Libre (Tegucigalpa). The Government of Honduras has declared Monday to Sunday, April 13-19, 2020, as non-working public sector holidays in Honduras on account of the current Covid19 pandemic.    
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • full story
  • Indonesian 2020 Idul Fitri Public Holidays Moved To December
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effend, has announced that the upcoming Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan) joint leave holidays, currently scheduled for May 26-29, had been moved to December 28-31, 2020 ("That's right, December 28-31 December 2020"). (full story)    
  • Indonesian 2020 Idul Fitri Public Holidays Moved To December
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effend, has announced that the upcoming Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan) joint leave holidays, currently scheduled for May 26-29, had been moved to December 28-31, 2020 ("That's right, December 28-31 December 2020").    
  • Mozambique
  • Mozambique
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  • Mozambique Declares April 10 Public Holiday
    Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique (Maputo). Mozambique's Minister of Labour, Margarida Talapa, has announced a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Mozambique, on April 10, 2020, on account of Good Friday. (full story)    
  • Mozambique Declares April 10 Public Holiday
    Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique (Maputo). Mozambique's Minister of Labour, Margarida Talapa, has announced a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Mozambique, on April 10, 2020, on account of Good Friday.    
  • Oman
  • Oman
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  • Oman Denies 2-Week Covid19 Public Holidays
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). The Omani Government Communication Centre has issued an online statement denying any truth in the social media reports that a 2-week Covid19 public holidays had been declared in Oman for both the private and public sectors. (full story)    
  • Oman Denies 2-Week Covid19 Public Holidays
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). The Omani Government Communication Centre has issued an online statement denying any truth in the social media reports that a 2-week Covid19 public holidays had been declared in Oman for both the private and public sectors.    
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
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  • Sierra Leone Public Holidays April 10 and 13
    Source: State House Press Secretariat (Freetown). A public notice from the Office of the President, State House in Freetown, announced the declaration of Friday and Monday, April 10 and 13, 2020, as public holidays in Sierra Leone, in observance of Good Friday and Easter Monday. (full story)    
  • Sierra Leone Public Holidays April 10 and 13
    Source: State House Press Secretariat (Freetown). A public notice from the Office of the President, State House in Freetown, announced the declaration of Friday and Monday, April 10 and 13, 2020, as public holidays in Sierra Leone, in observance of Good Friday and Easter Monday.    

April 8, 2020

  • Brazil
  • Brazil
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  • Brazil Covid19 Public Holidays Legislation
    Source: Agência Senado Federal (Brasilia). Brazilian Congressman, Gilson Marques, has introduced bill (986/20) which would authorize the moving or cancellation of Brazilian public holidays during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the exception of Christmas and the New Year public holidays. (full story)    
  • Brazil Covid19 Public Holidays Legislation
    Source: Agência Senado Federal (Brasilia). Brazilian Congressman, Gilson Marques, has introduced bill (986/20) which would authorize the moving or cancellation of Brazilian public holidays during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the exception of Christmas and the New Year public holidays.    
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
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  • Mexico Bank Holiday April 8-9
    Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación (Ciudad de México). Mexico's Asociación de Bancos de México (ABM) has issued a communiqué announcing that Thursday and Friday, April 8-9, 2020, would be bank holidays throughout Mexico, on account of the upcoming Easter week public holidays in Mexico ("sucursales bancarias no abrirán 9 y 10 de abril, al tratarse de un día feriado por ser Semana Santa"). (full story)    
  • Mexico Bank Holiday April 8-9
    Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación (Ciudad de México). Mexico's Asociación de Bancos de México (ABM) has issued a communiqué announcing that Thursday and Friday, April 8-9, 2020, would be bank holidays throughout Mexico, on account of the upcoming Easter week public holidays in Mexico ("sucursales bancarias no abrirán 9 y 10 de abril, al tratarse de un día feriado por ser Semana Santa").    
  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan
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  • Taiwan Could Cancel May Day 2020 Public Holiday
    Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei). Yesterday, questioned in the Legislative Yuan as to whether he had considered suspending the next Labor Day holiday, Taiwanese Prime Minister, Su Tseng-Chang, stated that this possibility has not yet been considered, but that it would depend on the changes observed in the pattern of infections by COVID-19. (full story)    
  • Taiwan Could Cancel May Day 2020 Public Holiday
    Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei). Yesterday, questioned in the Legislative Yuan as to whether he had considered suspending the next Labor Day holiday, Taiwanese Prime Minister, Su Tseng-Chang, stated that this possibility has not yet been considered, but that it would depend on the changes observed in the pattern of infections by COVID-19.    
  • East Timor
  • East Timor
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  • Timor Leste Public Holidays April 9 and 13
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to extend the annual Easter non-working public holidays in Timor Leste by declaring additional day-off public sector holidays (toleránsia pontu) for Maundy Thursday, on April 9, 2020, and Easter Monday, on April 13, 2020. (full story)    
  • Timor Leste Public Holidays April 9 and 13
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to extend the annual Easter non-working public holidays in Timor Leste by declaring additional day-off public sector holidays (toleránsia pontu) for Maundy Thursday, on April 9, 2020, and Easter Monday, on April 13, 2020.    
  • Tunisia
  • Tunisia
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  • Tunisia Declares April 10 Public Holiday
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). The Tunisian head of government, Elyes Fakhfakh, has announced that, following today's cabinet meeting, Friday, April 10, 2020, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Tunisia ("Un jour férié exceptionnel a été en effet décrété afin de limiter la circulation automobile et les déplacements"). (full story)    
  • Tunisia Declares April 10 Public Holiday
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). The Tunisian head of government, Elyes Fakhfakh, has announced that, following today's cabinet meeting, Friday, April 10, 2020, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Tunisia ("Un jour férié exceptionnel a été en effet décrété afin de limiter la circulation automobile et les déplacements").    

April 7, 2020

  • Cambodia
  • Cambodia
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  • Cambodia Khmer New Year 2020 Public Holidays Postponed
    Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia (Phnom Penh). Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, has postponed the Khmer New Year annual public holidays of Cambodia, scheduled for April 13-16, 2020, to halt Covid-19 infections ("I’ve chosen to suspend the Khmer New Year holidays. Those in the public and private sectors are required to work as usual."). (full story)    
  • Cambodia Khmer New Year 2020 Public Holidays Postponed
    Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia (Phnom Penh). Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, has postponed the Khmer New Year annual public holidays of Cambodia, scheduled for April 13-16, 2020, to halt Covid-19 infections ("I’ve chosen to suspend the Khmer New Year holidays. Those in the public and private sectors are required to work as usual.").    
  • India
  • India
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  • India 2020 Punjab Public Holidays Amended
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Punjab has announced an additional gazetted public holiday on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, on the occasion of birthday of Sri Guru Nabha Das, instead of the restricted holidays that had previously been announced. (full story)    
  • India 2020 Punjab Public Holidays Amended
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Punjab has announced an additional gazetted public holiday on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, on the occasion of birthday of Sri Guru Nabha Das, instead of the restricted holidays that had previously been announced.    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
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  • Kyrgyzstan Confirms May 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan, through its Minister, Ulugbek Kochkorov, has confirmed that it does not plan to revise the list of 2020 public holidays, as announced in a government decision in December 2019, and therefore that the upcoming expected public holiday on May 11 would be moved to May 4, instead. (full story)    
  • Kyrgyzstan Confirms May 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan, through its Minister, Ulugbek Kochkorov, has confirmed that it does not plan to revise the list of 2020 public holidays, as announced in a government decision in December 2019, and therefore that the upcoming expected public holiday on May 11 would be moved to May 4, instead.    
  • Malta
  • Malta
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  • Malta Bank Holidays April 10-13
    Source: Malta Bankers Association (Valetta). Malta Bankers' Association has issued a communique reminding the public that Monday, April 13, 2020, had been declared a bank holiday in Malta (though not a general public holiday). (full story)    
  • Malta Bank Holidays April 10-13
    Source: Malta Bankers Association (Valetta). Malta Bankers' Association has issued a communique reminding the public that Monday, April 13, 2020, had been declared a bank holiday in Malta (though not a general public holiday).    

April 6, 2020

  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
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  • Costa Rican Public Holidays April 9-10-11
    Source: La Nación (San José). Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social - MTSS) has announced that Thursday to Saturday, April 9-11, 2020, would be non-working public holidays in Costa Rica to commemorate Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, as well as Juan Santamaría Day. (full story)    
  • Costa Rican Public Holidays April 9-10-11
    Source: La Nación (San José). Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social - MTSS) has announced that Thursday to Saturday, April 9-11, 2020, would be non-working public holidays in Costa Rica to commemorate Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, as well as Juan Santamaría Day.    
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
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  • Ghana 2020 Easter Public Holidays
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Minister of the Interior, via Ambrose Derry, has announced that Friday and Monday, April 10 and 13, 2020, had once again been declared non-working public holidays in Ghana on account of the upcoming annual Good Friday and Easter Monday public holidays of Ghana ("The General Public is hereby reminded that Friday, 10th April, 2020 and Monday, 13th April, 2020 which mark Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively, are Statutory Public Holidays and should be observed as such throughout the country"). (full story)    
  • Ghana 2020 Easter Public Holidays
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Minister of the Interior, via Ambrose Derry, has announced that Friday and Monday, April 10 and 13, 2020, had once again been declared non-working public holidays in Ghana on account of the upcoming annual Good Friday and Easter Monday public holidays of Ghana ("The General Public is hereby reminded that Friday, 10th April, 2020 and Monday, 13th April, 2020 which mark Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively, are Statutory Public Holidays and should be observed as such throughout the country").    
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
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  • Guatemalan Easter 2020 Public Holidays Maintained
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). Guatemala's Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (Mintrab) has announced that, despite the current Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Easter public holidays of Guatemala must be observed as usual ("The Easter holiday remains in effect during the emergency by Covid-19, as established by the Labor Code"). (full story)    
  • Guatemalan Easter 2020 Public Holidays Maintained
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). Guatemala's Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (Mintrab) has announced that, despite the current Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Easter public holidays of Guatemala must be observed as usual ("The Easter holiday remains in effect during the emergency by Covid-19, as established by the Labor Code").    
  • Moldova
  • Moldova
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  • Moldova Public Holidays April 7-17
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). Moldova's Cabinet has decided to declare April 7-17, 2020, as a one-off public sector sector holidays in Moldova due to the current coronavirus pandemic. (full story)    
  • Moldova Public Holidays April 7-17
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). Moldova's Cabinet has decided to declare April 7-17, 2020, as a one-off public sector sector holidays in Moldova due to the current coronavirus pandemic.    
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
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  • Nigerian Easter 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, April 10, and Monday, April 13, 2020, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays in Nigeria, respectively. (full story)    
  • Nigerian Easter 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Friday, April 10, and Monday, April 13, 2020, as non-working public holidays to commemorate this year's upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays in Nigeria, respectively.    

April 5, 2020

  • Kuwait
  • Kuwait
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  • Kuwait Extends Covid19 Public Holidays Until April 25
    Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City). Kuwait has extended its current Covid19 public holidays, for another 2 weeks, until April 25, 2020, inclusively. (full story)    
  • Kuwait Extends Covid19 Public Holidays Until April 25
    Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City). Kuwait has extended its current Covid19 public holidays, for another 2 weeks, until April 25, 2020, inclusively.    

April 4, 2020

  • Australia
  • Australia
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  • Australia 2020 ACT Public Holidays Amended Further
    Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra). The Fair Work Ombudsman of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has amended its list of 2020 public holidays, by renaming as "Additional public holiday for Anzac Day" the recently-declared, April 27, 2020, one-off public holiday in Australia's ACT. (full story)    
  • Australia 2020 ACT Public Holidays Amended Further
    Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra). The Fair Work Ombudsman of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has amended its list of 2020 public holidays, by renaming as "Additional public holiday for Anzac Day" the recently-declared, April 27, 2020, one-off public holiday in Australia's ACT.    
  • Honduras
  • Honduras
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  • Honduras Public Sector Holiday April 20
    Source: La Prensa Libre (Tegucigalpa). The Government of Honduras, in a communiqué of the Secretaría de Derechos Humanos, Justicia, Gobernación y Descentralización, has announced that it would move the date of the upcoming annual Americas' Day Honduras non-working public holiday, from its annual date of April 14, to Monday, April 20, 2020. (full story)    
  • Honduras Public Sector Holiday April 20
    Source: La Prensa Libre (Tegucigalpa). The Government of Honduras, in a communiqué of the Secretaría de Derechos Humanos, Justicia, Gobernación y Descentralización, has announced that it would move the date of the upcoming annual Americas' Day Honduras non-working public holiday, from its annual date of April 14, to Monday, April 20, 2020.    

April 3, 2020

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
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  • Bangladesh Extends Coronavirus Public Holidays Until April 14
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The government of Bangladesh has extended the current coronavirus public holidays until April 14, 2020, for both the public and private sectors. (full story)    
  • Bangladesh Extends Coronavirus Public Holidays Until April 14
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The government of Bangladesh has extended the current coronavirus public holidays until April 14, 2020, for both the public and private sectors.    
  • Paraguay
  • Paraguay
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  • Paraguay Public Sector Holiday April 8
    Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción). Paraguay's President, Mario Abdo Benítez, has once again decreed a non-working public sector holiday for Ash Wednesday, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, to let Paraguayan civil servants begin their Holy Week non-working public holidays earlier. (full story)    
  • Paraguay Public Sector Holiday April 8
    Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción). Paraguay's President, Mario Abdo Benítez, has once again decreed a non-working public sector holiday for Ash Wednesday, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, to let Paraguayan civil servants begin their Holy Week non-working public holidays earlier.