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August 26, 2021 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Ukraine
  • Ukraine
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  • Ukraine 2022 Public Holidays Approved
    Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine (Kiev). At a cabinet meeting, earlier today, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine has given final approval to the recently released draft of the list of 2022 public holidays and postponed working days in the Ukraine (з метою створення сприятливих умов для раціонального використання робочого часу та відзначення святкових днів). (full story)    
  • Ukraine 2022 Public Holidays Approved
    Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine (Kiev). At a cabinet meeting, earlier today, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine has given final approval to the recently released draft of the list of 2022 public holidays and postponed working days in the Ukraine (з метою створення сприятливих умов для раціонального використання робочого часу та відзначення святкових днів).    

August 25, 2021

  • Chile
  • Chile
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  • Chile 5-Day September Public Holidays
    Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile). The government of Chile has confirmed that the upcoming celebración de las Fiestas Patrias 2022 will encompass 3 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Chile, from September 17 to September 19, 2021, inclusively. (full story)    
  • Chile 5-Day September Public Holidays
    Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile). The government of Chile has confirmed that the upcoming celebración de las Fiestas Patrias 2022 will encompass 3 consecutive days of non-working public holidays in Chile, from September 17 to September 19, 2021, inclusively.    
  • Swaziland (eSwatini)
  • Swaziland (eSwatini)
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  • Swaziland Moves Umhlanga/Reed Dance 2021 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane). Swaziland's Minister of Home Affairs, Princess Lindiwe, has announced that the upcoming non-working public holiday for the 2021 Umhlanga (Reed Dance) would be moved to Saturday, September 4, 2021. (full story)    
  • Swaziland Moves Umhlanga/Reed Dance 2021 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane). Swaziland's Minister of Home Affairs, Princess Lindiwe, has announced that the upcoming non-working public holiday for the 2021 Umhlanga (Reed Dance) would be moved to Saturday, September 4, 2021.    

August 24, 2021

  • Cambodia
  • Cambodia
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  • Cambodia 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia (Phnom Penh). Cambodia's Prime Minister, Samdeeh Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, has signed the Sub-decree on Holiday Calendar for Civil Servants, Workers/Employees for 2022 (Prakas No. 145 OrNKr.BK), establishing Cambodia's annual list of official non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2022. (full story)    
  • Cambodia 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia (Phnom Penh). Cambodia's Prime Minister, Samdeeh Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, has signed the Sub-decree on Holiday Calendar for Civil Servants, Workers/Employees for 2022 (Prakas No. 145 OrNKr.BK), establishing Cambodia's annual list of official non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2022.    
  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
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  • Costa Rica New August 31 Public Holiday Passes First Reading
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). The Costa Rican Legislative Assembly has passed in its first reading the Bill 20989 which would declare August 31, as an annual public holiday to to mark the Day of the Black Person and Afro-Costa Rican Culture (Día de la Persona Negra y la Cultura Afrocostarricense). (full story)    
  • Costa Rica New August 31 Public Holiday Passes First Reading
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). The Costa Rican Legislative Assembly has passed in its first reading the Bill 20989 which would declare August 31, as an annual public holiday to to mark the Day of the Black Person and Afro-Costa Rican Culture (Día de la Persona Negra y la Cultura Afrocostarricense).    

August 23, 2021

  • Liberia
  • Liberia
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  • Liberian National Flag Day Public Holiday August 24
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia). The President of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has issued a proclamation declaring Tuesday, August 24, 2021, as a non-working public holiday to be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia as national non-working public holidays on account of National Flag Day which falls on Saturday, August 24, 2019, this calendar year. (full story)    
  • Liberian National Flag Day Public Holiday August 24
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia). The President of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has issued a proclamation declaring Tuesday, August 24, 2021, as a non-working public holiday to be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia as national non-working public holidays on account of National Flag Day which falls on Saturday, August 24, 2019, this calendar year.    
  • Ukraine
  • Ukraine
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  • Ukraine 2022 Public Holidays Draft Posted Online
    Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine (Kiev). The previously-announced decree on the postponement of the 2022 rest days in the Ukraine (О переносе дней отдыха в 2022 году) has been published on the website of the the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Ukraine, for public discussion and feedback. (full story)    
  • Ukraine 2022 Public Holidays Draft Posted Online
    Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine (Kiev). The previously-announced decree on the postponement of the 2022 rest days in the Ukraine (О переносе дней отдыха в 2022 году) has been published on the website of the the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Ukraine, for public discussion and feedback.    

August 22, 2021

  • India
  • India
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  • Rajasthan Declares Kalyan Singh Mourning Public Holiday August 23
    Source: Government of Rajasthan (Jaipur). The Government of India's state of Rajasthan has declared a public holiday on Monday, August 23, 2021, on account of the death of Kalyan Singh, former Governor of Rajasthan and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. (full story)    
  • Rajasthan Declares Kalyan Singh Mourning Public Holiday August 23
    Source: Government of Rajasthan (Jaipur). The Government of India's state of Rajasthan has declared a public holiday on Monday, August 23, 2021, on account of the death of Kalyan Singh, former Governor of Rajasthan and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.    

August 21, 2021

  • India
  • India
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  • Uttar Pradesh Declares Kalyan Singh Public Holiday August 23
    Source: Government of Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow). The Chief Minister of India's state of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, has declared Monday, August 23, 2021, as a one-off public holiday in Uttar Pradesh on account of the death of the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and ex-Governor of Rajasthan, Kalyan Singh. (full story)    
  • Uttar Pradesh Declares Kalyan Singh Public Holiday August 23
    Source: Government of Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow). The Chief Minister of India's state of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, has declared Monday, August 23, 2021, as a one-off public holiday in Uttar Pradesh on account of the death of the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and ex-Governor of Rajasthan, Kalyan Singh.    

August 20, 2021

  • Myanmar
  • Myanmar
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  • Myanmar Extends Covid-19 Public Holidays Until August 31
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The State Administration Council of the government of Myanmar has once more extended the current running string of Covid-19 public holidays until the end of August. (full story)    
  • Myanmar Extends Covid-19 Public Holidays Until August 31
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The State Administration Council of the government of Myanmar has once more extended the current running string of Covid-19 public holidays until the end of August.    
  • Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua
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  • Nicaraguan Independence Bicentennial Public Holidays September 11-19
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaraguan Vice President, Rosario Murillo, has declared the period from September 11-19, 2021, as public holidays for Nicaragua's state workers ("In commemoration of the 2021 bicentennial national holidays, we go on vacation, decreeing a holiday with pay as of September 10, that is, Friday at the end of the work day, and we close the period on Sunday 19, for all State workers"). (full story)    
  • Nicaraguan Independence Bicentennial Public Holidays September 11-19
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaraguan Vice President, Rosario Murillo, has declared the period from September 11-19, 2021, as public holidays for Nicaragua's state workers ("In commemoration of the 2021 bicentennial national holidays, we go on vacation, decreeing a holiday with pay as of September 10, that is, Friday at the end of the work day, and we close the period on Sunday 19, for all State workers").    
  • Zambia
  • Zambia
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  • Zambian Inaugural Public Holidays August 24
    Source: The Lusaka Times (Lusaka). Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, has declared Tuesday, August 24, 2021, as a one-off public holiday to coincide with the inauguration of President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema, aka HH, as Zambia's 7th president. (full story)    
  • Zambian Inaugural Public Holidays August 24
    Source: The Lusaka Times (Lusaka). Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, has declared Tuesday, August 24, 2021, as a one-off public holiday to coincide with the inauguration of President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema, aka HH, as Zambia's 7th president.    

August 19, 2021

  • Nepal
  • Nepal
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  • Nepal Declares Gaijatra and Krishna Janmashtami Public Holidays
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepali Government Spokesperson and Law Minister, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, has announced that Nepal's cabinet had declared a public holiday throughout the country, on Monday, August 30, 2021, on account of the upcoming Krishna Janmashtami which celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna. (full story)    
  • Nepal Declares Gaijatra and Krishna Janmashtami Public Holidays
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepali Government Spokesperson and Law Minister, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, has announced that Nepal's cabinet had declared a public holiday throughout the country, on Monday, August 30, 2021, on account of the upcoming Krishna Janmashtami which celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna.    
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines
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  • St Vincent and the Grenadines Amends September 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (Saint Vincent). The government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has released another updated version of its previously-announced, and then amended, list of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines bank holidays and public holidays for the remainder of the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines Amends September 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (Saint Vincent). The government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has released another updated version of its previously-announced, and then amended, list of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines bank holidays and public holidays for the remainder of the calendar year 2021.    
  • East Timor
  • East Timor
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  • Timor Leste FALINTIL 2021 Public Holiday
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to declare an additional day-off public sector holiday in Timor Leste on Friday, August 20, 2021 ("Point tolerance on August 20, 2021 - FALINTIL Day"). (full story)    
  • Timor Leste FALINTIL 2021 Public Holiday
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to declare an additional day-off public sector holiday in Timor Leste on Friday, August 20, 2021 ("Point tolerance on August 20, 2021 - FALINTIL Day").    

August 18, 2021

  • India
  • India
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  • Andhra Pradesh Muharram Public Holiday Moved To August 20
    Source: Government of Andhra Pradesh (Amaravati). The Chief Secretary of the Government of India's state of Andhra Pradesh, Adityanath Das, has approved the change of the date of the upcoming Muharram public holiday from Thursday, August, 19, to Friday, August 20, 2021, in line with a similar announcement by the the Union government. (full story)    
  • Andhra Pradesh Muharram Public Holiday Moved To August 20
    Source: Government of Andhra Pradesh (Amaravati). The Chief Secretary of the Government of India's state of Andhra Pradesh, Adityanath Das, has approved the change of the date of the upcoming Muharram public holiday from Thursday, August, 19, to Friday, August 20, 2021, in line with a similar announcement by the the Union government.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Chandigarh Moves Muharram Public Holiday To August 20
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has issued a vide notification which declares Friday, August 20, 2021, as a restricted holiday in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, on account of Muharram. (full story)    
  • Chandigarh Moves Muharram Public Holiday To August 20
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has issued a vide notification which declares Friday, August 20, 2021, as a restricted holiday in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, on account of Muharram.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Delhi Moves NCT Muharram Public Holiday To August 20
    Source: Government of Delhi NCT (New Delhi). The general administration department of the Government of India's Delhi NCT (National Capital Territory) has announced that the date of the upcoming Muharram public holiday, which was previously set as Thursday, August 19, 2021, had now been changed to Friday, August 20, 2021. (full story)    
  • Delhi Moves NCT Muharram Public Holiday To August 20
    Source: Government of Delhi NCT (New Delhi). The general administration department of the Government of India's Delhi NCT (National Capital Territory) has announced that the date of the upcoming Muharram public holiday, which was previously set as Thursday, August 19, 2021, had now been changed to Friday, August 20, 2021.    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
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  • Kyrgyzstan August 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has confirmed the terms of the "On the transfer of the day off" decree of May 4, 2021, meaning that Kyrgyzstan will enjoy a 4-day period of public holidays, from August 28-31, 2021, inclusively. (full story)    
  • Kyrgyzstan August 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has confirmed the terms of the "On the transfer of the day off" decree of May 4, 2021, meaning that Kyrgyzstan will enjoy a 4-day period of public holidays, from August 28-31, 2021, inclusively.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Ladakh Moves Ashoora 2021 Public Holiday To August 20
    Source: Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh (Leh). The Commissioner/Secretary to the General Administration Department of the Union Territory of Ladakh, Ajeet Kumar Sahu, has released the Government Order F.No.LA/GAD(Holiday) UTL/2019(01), entitled "Postponement of Holiday on Account of Ashoora" and which moves the previously-declared Ashoora public holiday in the Union Territory of Ladakh from Thursday, August 19, to Friday, August 20, 2021. (full story)    
  • Ladakh Moves Ashoora 2021 Public Holiday To August 20
    Source: Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh (Leh). The Commissioner/Secretary to the General Administration Department of the Union Territory of Ladakh, Ajeet Kumar Sahu, has released the Government Order F.No.LA/GAD(Holiday) UTL/2019(01), entitled "Postponement of Holiday on Account of Ashoora" and which moves the previously-declared Ashoora public holiday in the Union Territory of Ladakh from Thursday, August 19, to Friday, August 20, 2021.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Madhya Pradesh Muharram Public Holiday August 20
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The government of the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh has canceled the previously-announced Muharram public holiday on Thursday, August 19, 2021, to be replaced by a public holidays on Friday, August 20, 2021, in line with the recent change announced by the Central Government Administration. (full story)    
  • Madhya Pradesh Muharram Public Holiday August 20
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The government of the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh has canceled the previously-announced Muharram public holiday on Thursday, August 19, 2021, to be replaced by a public holidays on Friday, August 20, 2021, in line with the recent change announced by the Central Government Administration.    

August 17, 2021

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
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  • Algerian 2021 Ashura Public Holiday August 19
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian public sector ministry has announced that Thursday, August 19, 2021, had been declared as a public holiday in Algeria on account of the upcoming Achoura. (full story)    
  • Algerian 2021 Ashura Public Holiday August 19
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian public sector ministry has announced that Thursday, August 19, 2021, had been declared as a public holiday in Algeria on account of the upcoming Achoura.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Lakshadweep Muharram Public Holiday August 20
    Source: Lakshadweep Administration (Kavaratti). The Administration of India's Union Territory of Lakshadweep has released the Government Notification F.No.35/02/2018-Genl./1552 which moves the date of the upcoming Muharram from Wednesday, August 18, to Friday, August 20, 2021 ("issued with the approval of the Hon'ble Administrator vide Diary No. 1855 dated 14.07.2021"). (full story)    
  • Lakshadweep Muharram Public Holiday August 20
    Source: Lakshadweep Administration (Kavaratti). The Administration of India's Union Territory of Lakshadweep has released the Government Notification F.No.35/02/2018-Genl./1552 which moves the date of the upcoming Muharram from Wednesday, August 18, to Friday, August 20, 2021 ("issued with the approval of the Hon'ble Administrator vide Diary No. 1855 dated 14.07.2021").    
  • Mali
  • Mali
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  • Mali Achoura 2021 Public Holiday August 19
    Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali (Bamako). Mali's Ministère en charge du Travail, de la Fonction publique et du Dialogue social has announced that Thursday, August 19, 2021, would be the date of the upcoming non-working Achoura public holiday in Mali. (full story)    
  • Mali Achoura 2021 Public Holiday August 19
    Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali (Bamako). Mali's Ministère en charge du Travail, de la Fonction publique et du Dialogue social has announced that Thursday, August 19, 2021, would be the date of the upcoming non-working Achoura public holiday in Mali.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Puducherry Moves Muharram Public Holidays To August 19-20
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). Earlier today, the Government of the Union Territory of Puducherry has issued a vide notification which moves the upcoming Muharram public holidays from August 18-19, 2021, to August 19-20, 2021. (full story)    
  • Puducherry Moves Muharram Public Holidays To August 19-20
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). Earlier today, the Government of the Union Territory of Puducherry has issued a vide notification which moves the upcoming Muharram public holidays from August 18-19, 2021, to August 19-20, 2021.    
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
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  • Sri Lankan 2022 Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo). Sri Lanka's State Minister of Home Affairs, Chamal Rajapaksa, has published the extraordinary gazette notification 2241/2 declaring 3 additional 2022 bank holidays in Sri Lanka. (full story)    
  • Sri Lankan 2022 Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo). Sri Lanka's State Minister of Home Affairs, Chamal Rajapaksa, has published the extraordinary gazette notification 2241/2 declaring 3 additional 2022 bank holidays in Sri Lanka.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Telangana Moves Muharram Public Holidays To August 19-20
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The chief executive officer of the government of the Indian State of Telangana has declared Friday, August 20, 2021, as the general public holiday on account of Muharram, and has also declared Thursday, August 19, 2021, as an optional holiday. (full story)    
  • Telangana Moves Muharram Public Holidays To August 19-20
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The chief executive officer of the government of the Indian State of Telangana has declared Friday, August 20, 2021, as the general public holiday on account of Muharram, and has also declared Thursday, August 19, 2021, as an optional holiday.    

August 16, 2021

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
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  • Bangladesh Ashura Bank Holiday Moved To August 20
    Source: The Central Bank of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka). Bangladesh's Central Bank (Bangladesh Bank) has amended its previously-released list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2021, by also moving the upcoming Ashura bank holidays of Bangladesh from Thursday, August 19, to Friday, August 20, 2021. (full story)    
  • Bangladesh Ashura Bank Holiday Moved To August 20
    Source: The Central Bank of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka). Bangladesh's Central Bank (Bangladesh Bank) has amended its previously-released list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2021, by also moving the upcoming Ashura bank holidays of Bangladesh from Thursday, August 19, to Friday, August 20, 2021.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Chhattisgarh Muharram Public Holiday Moved To August 20
    Source: Government of Chhattisgarh (Raipur). The Government of India's state of Chhattisgarh has declared Friday, August 20, 2021, as a public holiday on account of the upcoming Muharram, instead of the previously-announced date of Thursday, August 19, 2021, as had been listed in last autumn's Government Order No. F-1-1/2020/1/5. (full story)    
  • Chhattisgarh Muharram Public Holiday Moved To August 20
    Source: Government of Chhattisgarh (Raipur). The Government of India's state of Chhattisgarh has declared Friday, August 20, 2021, as a public holiday on account of the upcoming Muharram, instead of the previously-announced date of Thursday, August 19, 2021, as had been listed in last autumn's Government Order No. F-1-1/2020/1/5.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Himachal Pradesh Moves Muharram Public Holiday To August 20
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has declared Friday, August 20, 2021, as a gazetted public holiday on account of Muharram, and in the stead of the previously-announced date of Thursday, August 19, 2021. (full story)    
  • Himachal Pradesh Moves Muharram Public Holiday To August 20
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has declared Friday, August 20, 2021, as a gazetted public holiday on account of Muharram, and in the stead of the previously-announced date of Thursday, August 19, 2021.    
  • Honduras
  • Honduras
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  • Honduras Mulls Extended Bicentennial Public Holidays
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Minister of Tourism of Honduras, Nicole Marrder, has announced that the government of Honduras was considering a request by the Honduran private sector that Thursday and Friday, September 16-17, 2021, be declared as bicentennial public holidays and create a 5-day Independence bicentennial public holiday. (full story)    
  • Honduras Mulls Extended Bicentennial Public Holidays
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Minister of Tourism of Honduras, Nicole Marrder, has announced that the government of Honduras was considering a request by the Honduran private sector that Thursday and Friday, September 16-17, 2021, be declared as bicentennial public holidays and create a 5-day Independence bicentennial public holiday.    
  • Australia
  • Australia
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  • Queensland 2021 Ekka Public Holiday Officially Repealed
    Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland). The Premier of Australia's state of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has announced that Friday, October 29, 2021, would be a one-off public holiday in Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Scenic Rim, to compensate the recent cancellation of the Ekka public holiday. (full story)    
  • Queensland 2021 Ekka Public Holiday Officially Repealed
    Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland). The Premier of Australia's state of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has announced that Friday, October 29, 2021, would be a one-off public holiday in Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Scenic Rim, to compensate the recent cancellation of the Ekka public holiday.    

August 15, 2021

  • Uzbekistan
  • Uzbekistan
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  • Uzbekistan 30th Independence Day Public Holidays September 1-5
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The Government of Uzbekistan has confirmed that the upcoming public holidays for the 30th anniversary of the independence of Uzbekistan would run from September 1st to September 5th, 2021, inclusively. (full story)    
  • Uzbekistan 30th Independence Day Public Holidays September 1-5
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The Government of Uzbekistan has confirmed that the upcoming public holidays for the 30th anniversary of the independence of Uzbekistan would run from September 1st to September 5th, 2021, inclusively.    

August 14, 2021

  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
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  • Pakistan Ashura Bank Holidays August 18-19
    Source: The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi). The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced bank holidays throughout Pakistan on August 18 and 19, 2021, on the occasion of the annual Ashura bank holiday. (full story)    
  • Pakistan Ashura Bank Holidays August 18-19
    Source: The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi). The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced bank holidays throughout Pakistan on August 18 and 19, 2021, on the occasion of the annual Ashura bank holiday.    

August 13, 2021

  • Gambia
  • Gambia
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  • Gambia Declares Public Holidays For Assumption and Ashura
    Source: The Point Newspaper (Banjul). The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared 2 public holidays; on Monday, August 16, 2021, on account of the Assumption of Mary (Sang Marie), and on Thursday, August 19, 2021, on account of the upcoming Muslim feast of Yawmal Ashura (Tamharit). (full story)    
  • Gambia Declares Public Holidays For Assumption and Ashura
    Source: The Point Newspaper (Banjul). The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared 2 public holidays; on Monday, August 16, 2021, on account of the Assumption of Mary (Sang Marie), and on Thursday, August 19, 2021, on account of the upcoming Muslim feast of Yawmal Ashura (Tamharit).    
  • Guinea
  • Guinea
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  • Guinea Conakry Assumption Public Holidays August 15-16
    Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée (Conakry). The Ministre de la Fonction Publique et du Travail of the government of Guinea Conakry, Mamadou Ballo, has announced that Monday, August 16, 2021, had been declared as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry to compensate the annual Assumption public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2021. (full story)    
  • Guinea Conakry Assumption Public Holidays August 15-16
    Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée (Conakry). The Ministre de la Fonction Publique et du Travail of the government of Guinea Conakry, Mamadou Ballo, has announced that Monday, August 16, 2021, had been declared as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry to compensate the annual Assumption public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2021.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
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  • Pakistan 2021 Ashura Public Holidays August 18-19
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). Pakistan's Federal Interior Ministry has announced that a second day of public holiday had been declared in Pakistan on account of the upcoming Ashura, so that the 9th and 10th of Muharram will be public holidays, corresponding to Wednesday and Thursday, August 18-19, 2021. (full story)    
  • Pakistan 2021 Ashura Public Holidays August 18-19
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). Pakistan's Federal Interior Ministry has announced that a second day of public holiday had been declared in Pakistan on account of the upcoming Ashura, so that the 9th and 10th of Muharram will be public holidays, corresponding to Wednesday and Thursday, August 18-19, 2021.    
  • Sénégal
  • Sénégal
  • full story
  • Senegal Rules-Out August 16 Public Holiday
    Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar). Senegal's ministre du Travail, du Dialogue social et des Relations avec les institutions, Samba Sy, has announced that Monday, August 16, 2021, the day after the upcoming Assumption public holiday of Sénégal, would not be a day in lieu public holiday ("Le lundi 16 août suivant la fête légale du 15 août n’est pas jour férié"). (full story)    
  • Senegal Rules-Out August 16 Public Holiday
    Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar). Senegal's ministre du Travail, du Dialogue social et des Relations avec les institutions, Samba Sy, has announced that Monday, August 16, 2021, the day after the upcoming Assumption public holiday of Sénégal, would not be a day in lieu public holiday ("Le lundi 16 août suivant la fête légale du 15 août n’est pas jour férié").    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • West Bengal Muharram 2021 Public Holiday Moved To August 20
    Source: Government of West Bengal (Kolkata). The State Government of India's state of West Bengal has issued the Government Order No. 2365- F(P2) which amends the list of 2021 public holidays in West Bengal published in the Department Notification No. 3100 -F(P2) by moving the upcoming Muharram public holiday from Thursday, August 19, to Friday, August 20, 2021. (full story)    
  • West Bengal Muharram 2021 Public Holiday Moved To August 20
    Source: Government of West Bengal (Kolkata). The State Government of India's state of West Bengal has issued the Government Order No. 2365- F(P2) which amends the list of 2021 public holidays in West Bengal published in the Department Notification No. 3100 -F(P2) by moving the upcoming Muharram public holiday from Thursday, August 19, to Friday, August 20, 2021.    

August 12, 2021

  • Cameroon
  • Cameroon
  • full story
  • Cameroon Declares August 16 Public Holiday
    Source: Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé). Cameroon's President, Paul Biya, has issued a decree declaring Monday, August 16, 2021, as a public holiday in the Cameroon on account of the upcoming August 15 annual public holiday for the Assumption falling on a Sunday. (full story)    
  • Cameroon Declares August 16 Public Holiday
    Source: Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé). Cameroon's President, Paul Biya, has issued a decree declaring Monday, August 16, 2021, as a public holiday in the Cameroon on account of the upcoming August 15 annual public holiday for the Assumption falling on a Sunday.    
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • full story
  • Dominican Republic Declares August 16 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Monday, August 16, 2021, would be a non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración. (full story)    
  • Dominican Republic Declares August 16 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Monday, August 16, 2021, would be a non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración.    
  • Gabon
  • Gabon
  • full story
  • Gabonese Assumption and Independence Day Public Holidays August 14-17
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's Ministry of Labour has issued a communique declaring Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, August 15-16-17, 2021, as public holidays in the Gabon, on the account of the upcoming Assumption and 61st Independence Day Gabonese public holidays. (full story)    
  • Gabonese Assumption and Independence Day Public Holidays August 14-17
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's Ministry of Labour has issued a communique declaring Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, August 15-16-17, 2021, as public holidays in the Gabon, on the account of the upcoming Assumption and 61st Independence Day Gabonese public holidays.    
  • Myanmar
  • Myanmar
  • full story
  • Myanmar Extends Covid-19 Public Holidays Until August 22
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The State Administration Council of the government of Myanmar has extended the current string of Covid-19 public holidays by declaring an additional seven-day period of public holidays, to run from Monday, August 16, until Sunday, August 22, 2021, "for further prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19 infection". (full story)    
  • Myanmar Extends Covid-19 Public Holidays Until August 22
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The State Administration Council of the government of Myanmar has extended the current string of Covid-19 public holidays by declaring an additional seven-day period of public holidays, to run from Monday, August 16, until Sunday, August 22, 2021, "for further prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19 infection".    
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • full story
  • Yakutia Declares August 13 Fire Public Holiday
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). The Governor of the Russian region of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolayev, has declared Friday, August 13, 2021, as a non-working day and has urged residents to stay at home to avoid smoke from the current forest fires. (full story)    
  • Yakutia Declares August 13 Fire Public Holiday
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). The Governor of the Russian region of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolayev, has declared Friday, August 13, 2021, as a non-working day and has urged residents to stay at home to avoid smoke from the current forest fires.    

August 11, 2021

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • full story
  • Antigua and Barbuda Lester Bird Funeral Public Holiday August 26
    Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's). The Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Lionel Hurst, has confirmed rumours that the state funeral for former Prime Minister, Lester Bryant Bird, would take place on Thursday, August 26, 2021, and that that date would be declared as a national public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda. (full story)    
  • Antigua and Barbuda Lester Bird Funeral Public Holiday August 26
    Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's). The Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Lionel Hurst, has confirmed rumours that the state funeral for former Prime Minister, Lester Bryant Bird, would take place on Thursday, August 26, 2021, and that that date would be declared as a national public holiday in Antigua and Barbuda.    
  • Bolivia
  • Bolivia
  • full story
  • Bolivia Adds August 12 Tarijeño Chaco Public Holiday
    Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz). Bolivia's President, Luis Arce Catacora, has announced that he had approved a decree declaring August 12 as a new annual public holiday for the anniversary of the Tarijeño Chaco, for both the private and public sectors. (full story)    
  • Bolivia Adds August 12 Tarijeño Chaco Public Holiday
    Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz). Bolivia's President, Luis Arce Catacora, has announced that he had approved a decree declaring August 12 as a new annual public holiday for the anniversary of the Tarijeño Chaco, for both the private and public sectors.    
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • full story
  • Guatemalan Bank Holiday August 16
    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, August 16, 2021, had been allowed as a bank holiday in Guatemala, on account of the annual Assumption public holiday of Guatemala falling on a Sunday in 2021. (full story)    
  • Guatemalan Bank Holiday August 16
    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, August 16, 2021, had been allowed as a bank holiday in Guatemala, on account of the annual Assumption public holiday of Guatemala falling on a Sunday in 2021.    

August 10, 2021

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • full story
  • Bangladesh Ashura 2021 Public Holiday August 20
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had not been able to sight the Muharram New Moon crescent, last night, and, therefore, that the month of Muharram would begin on August 11, 2021. (full story)    
  • Bangladesh Ashura 2021 Public Holiday August 20
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had not been able to sight the Muharram New Moon crescent, last night, and, therefore, that the month of Muharram would begin on August 11, 2021.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • full story
  • Pakistan Independence Day Bank Holidays August 14
    Source: The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi). The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on Saturday, August 14, 2021, on the occasion of the upcoming annual Independence Day public holiday of Pakistan. (full story)    
  • Pakistan Independence Day Bank Holidays August 14
    Source: The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi). The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on Saturday, August 14, 2021, on the occasion of the upcoming annual Independence Day public holiday of Pakistan.    
  • Sénégal
  • Sénégal
  • full story
  • Senegal 2021 Achoura Public Holiday August 18
    Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar). The government of Sénégal has declared Thursday, August 18, 2021, as the date of the upcoming Achoura (Ashura) public holiday, following the announcement by the CONACOC that the first crescent of the Moon of Muharram had been sighted last night in Sénégal. (full story)    
  • Senegal 2021 Achoura Public Holiday August 18
    Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar). The government of Sénégal has declared Thursday, August 18, 2021, as the date of the upcoming Achoura (Ashura) public holiday, following the announcement by the CONACOC that the first crescent of the Moon of Muharram had been sighted last night in Sénégal.    

August 9, 2021

  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Balears 2022 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Dirección General de Trabajo Y Salud Laboral (Govern de les Illes Balears). The directora general de Trabajo y Salud Laboral of Spain's autonomous region of the Balears, Virginia Abraham Orte, has signed the gazetted calendar of 2022 regional and national public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (BOIB de 7 de agosto de 2021). (full story)    
  • Balears 2022 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Dirección General de Trabajo Y Salud Laboral (Govern de les Illes Balears). The directora general de Trabajo y Salud Laboral of Spain's autonomous region of the Balears, Virginia Abraham Orte, has signed the gazetted calendar of 2022 regional and national public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (BOIB de 7 de agosto de 2021).    
  • Belarus
  • Belarus
  • full story
  • Belarus Rules-Out September 17 Public Holiday
    Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk). The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has issued a justification for his recent decision not to make the new National Unity Day, on September 17, a non-working public holiday in Belarus ("I've traveled to many countries. There are not so many days off anywhere"). (full story)    
  • Belarus Rules-Out September 17 Public Holiday
    Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk). The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has issued a justification for his recent decision not to make the new National Unity Day, on September 17, a non-working public holiday in Belarus ("I've traveled to many countries. There are not so many days off anywhere").    
  • Niger
  • Niger
  • full story
  • Niger Islamic New Year 1443 Public Holiday August 10
    Source: Ministère de la Fonction Publique et du Travail du Niger (Niamey). Niger's Ministre en charge de l’emploi has declared Tuesday, August 10, 2021, as a nationwide public holiday in Niger, on account of the upcoming Islamic New Year 1443 ("la journée du 10 Août est chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national conformément à la loi instituant les fêtes légales au Niger"). (full story)    
  • Niger Islamic New Year 1443 Public Holiday August 10
    Source: Ministère de la Fonction Publique et du Travail du Niger (Niamey). Niger's Ministre en charge de l’emploi has declared Tuesday, August 10, 2021, as a nationwide public holiday in Niger, on account of the upcoming Islamic New Year 1443 ("la journée du 10 Août est chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national conformément à la loi instituant les fêtes légales au Niger").    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • full story
  • Pakistan 2021 Ashura On August 19
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). Following tonight's meeting of the moon sighting committee, presided over by Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman, Moulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad, the chairman of the moon sighting committee announced that "The Muharram-ul-Haram crescent has been sighted the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Thursday. Youm-e-Ashur (10th day of Muharram) will be on August 19 (Thursday)". (full story)    
  • Pakistan 2021 Ashura On August 19
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). Following tonight's meeting of the moon sighting committee, presided over by Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman, Moulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad, the chairman of the moon sighting committee announced that "The Muharram-ul-Haram crescent has been sighted the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Thursday. Youm-e-Ashur (10th day of Muharram) will be on August 19 (Thursday)".    

August 8, 2021

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
  • full story
  • Algerian Islamic New Year Hijri 1443 Public Holiday August 10
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). Earlier tonight, the Algerian Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique et de la Réforme Administrative has announced that a non-working public holiday would be declared in Algeria on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, on account of the upcoming Hijri 1443 Islamic New Year ("à l’occasion de la journée du 1er Moharam annonçant le Nouvel An de l’Hégire 1443 correspondant au mardi 10 août 2021 sera chômée et payée"). (full story)    
  • Algerian Islamic New Year Hijri 1443 Public Holiday August 10
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). Earlier tonight, the Algerian Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique et de la Réforme Administrative has announced that a non-working public holiday would be declared in Algeria on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, on account of the upcoming Hijri 1443 Islamic New Year ("à l’occasion de la journée du 1er Moharam annonçant le Nouvel An de l’Hégire 1443 correspondant au mardi 10 août 2021 sera chômée et payée").    
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • full story
  • Egyptian Islamic New Year Public and Bank Holiday August 12
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan, has announced that the Egyptian private sector would get a public holiday on Thursday, August 12, 2021, on account of the upcoming Islamic New Year Hijri 1443. (full story)    
  • Egyptian Islamic New Year Public and Bank Holiday August 12
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan, has announced that the Egyptian private sector would get a public holiday on Thursday, August 12, 2021, on account of the upcoming Islamic New Year Hijri 1443.    
  • Myanmar
  • Myanmar
  • full story
  • Myanmar Extends Covid-19 Public Holidays Until August 15
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The State Administration Council of the government of Myanmar has extended the current string of Covid-19 public holidays by declaring an additional seven-day period of public holidays, to run from Monday, August 9, until Sunday, August 15, 2021. (full story)    
  • Myanmar Extends Covid-19 Public Holidays Until August 15
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The State Administration Council of the government of Myanmar has extended the current string of Covid-19 public holidays by declaring an additional seven-day period of public holidays, to run from Monday, August 9, until Sunday, August 15, 2021.    
  • Oman
  • Oman
  • full story
  • Oman Islamic New Year 1443 Public Holiday August 10
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Oman's Religious Affairs has announced that the start of the Hijra year 1443 in Oman would be on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, as the New Moon of Muharram had not been sighted, earlier tonight. (full story)    
  • Oman Islamic New Year 1443 Public Holiday August 10
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Oman's Religious Affairs has announced that the start of the Hijra year 1443 in Oman would be on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, as the New Moon of Muharram had not been sighted, earlier tonight.    
  • Tunisia
  • Tunisia
  • full story
  • Tunisian Islamic New Year 1443 Public Holiday August 10
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). Earlier tonight, the Great Mufti of the Tunisian Republic, the Diwan Al-lfta, has announced that the upcoming Islamic New Year 1443 throughout Tunisia would be observed on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, as the New Moon of the month of Muharram had not yet been sighted. (full story)    
  • Tunisian Islamic New Year 1443 Public Holiday August 10
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). Earlier tonight, the Great Mufti of the Tunisian Republic, the Diwan Al-lfta, has announced that the upcoming Islamic New Year 1443 throughout Tunisia would be observed on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, as the New Moon of the month of Muharram had not yet been sighted.    

August 7, 2021

  • Australia
  • Australia
  • full story
  • Queensland 2021 Ekka Public Holiday Officially Repealed
    Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland). Australia's state of Queensland has officially canceled the Royal Queensland Show public holiday, which had been gazetted for next Wednesday, August 11, 2021, due to a worsening Covid-19 outbreak in the State of Queensland ("The day previously appointed has been repealed"). (full story)    
  • Queensland 2021 Ekka Public Holiday Officially Repealed
    Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland). Australia's state of Queensland has officially canceled the Royal Queensland Show public holiday, which had been gazetted for next Wednesday, August 11, 2021, due to a worsening Covid-19 outbreak in the State of Queensland ("The day previously appointed has been repealed").    

August 6, 2021

  • Jersey
  • Jersey
  • full story
  • Jersey Releases 2022 Public Holidays
    Source: States of Jersey (Saint Helier). The States of Jersey (the government of Jersey) have released the annual list of official Jersey non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Jersey for the calendar year 2022. (full story)    
  • Jersey Releases 2022 Public Holidays
    Source: States of Jersey (Saint Helier). The States of Jersey (the government of Jersey) have released the annual list of official Jersey non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Jersey for the calendar year 2022.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Madhya Pradesh Amends 2021 Public Holidays Again
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The Government of India's State of Madhya Pradesh has announced that the upcoming, August 9, World Tribal Day would no longer be a gazetted public holiday, but rather an optional holiday. (full story)    
  • Madhya Pradesh Amends 2021 Public Holidays Again
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The Government of India's State of Madhya Pradesh has announced that the upcoming, August 9, World Tribal Day would no longer be a gazetted public holiday, but rather an optional holiday.    
  • Singapore
  • Singapore
  • full story
  • Singapore Amends List Of 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Following the announcement that Singapore's National Day Parade would be postponed from August 9 to August 21, 2021, Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) released an amended official list of non-working Singapore public holidays and bank holidays in the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Singapore Amends List Of 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Following the announcement that Singapore's National Day Parade would be postponed from August 9 to August 21, 2021, Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) released an amended official list of non-working Singapore public holidays and bank holidays in the calendar year 2021.    
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
  • full story
  • Thailand 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok). The official list and dates of the annual bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Thailand, for the upcoming calendar year 2022, has been released. (full story)    
  • Thailand 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok). The official list and dates of the annual bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Thailand, for the upcoming calendar year 2022, has been released.    

August 5, 2021

  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Cantabria 2021 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria (Santander). The consejera de Empleo y Políticas Sociales of Spains region of Cantabria, Ana Belén Álvarez Fernández, has signed the gazetted entry CVE-2021-6847 which officializes its previously-released annual list of 2022 annual non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cantabria. (full story)    
  • Cantabria 2021 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria (Santander). The consejera de Empleo y Políticas Sociales of Spains region of Cantabria, Ana Belén Álvarez Fernández, has signed the gazetted entry CVE-2021-6847 which officializes its previously-released annual list of 2022 annual non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cantabria.    
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • full story
  • Egyptian Islamic New Year 1443 Public Sector Holiday August 12
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has announced that Thursday, August 12, 2021, would be a paid public holiday on account of the upcoming Islamic New Year Hijri 1443, for "ministries, governmental bodies, general authorities, local administration units, public enterprises and public business sector companies". (full story)    
  • Egyptian Islamic New Year 1443 Public Sector Holiday August 12
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has announced that Thursday, August 12, 2021, would be a paid public holiday on account of the upcoming Islamic New Year Hijri 1443, for "ministries, governmental bodies, general authorities, local administration units, public enterprises and public business sector companies".    
  • Zambia
  • Zambia
  • full story
  • Zambian Electoral Public Holidays August 12-13
    Source: The Lusaka Times (Lusaka). The Zambian Secretary to Cabinet, Simon Miti, has announced that President Edgar Lungu had declared Thursday and Friday, August 12-13, 2021, as one-off public holidays in Zambia on account of the upcoming elections "to allow a smooth completion of the electoral process". (full story)    
  • Zambian Electoral Public Holidays August 12-13
    Source: The Lusaka Times (Lusaka). The Zambian Secretary to Cabinet, Simon Miti, has announced that President Edgar Lungu had declared Thursday and Friday, August 12-13, 2021, as one-off public holidays in Zambia on account of the upcoming elections "to allow a smooth completion of the electoral process".    

August 4, 2021

  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain
  • full story
  • Bahrain Al Hijra New Year Bank Holiday August 9
    Source: Central Bank of Bahrain (Manama). The Director of the Banking Services Directorate of the Central Bank of Bahrain, Hesa Saif Al Buflasa, has announced that the Central Bank of Bahrain had declared a bank holiday on Monday, August 9, 2021, to mark the upcoming Al Hijra Islamic New Year bank holiday. (full story)    
  • Bahrain Al Hijra New Year Bank Holiday August 9
    Source: Central Bank of Bahrain (Manama). The Director of the Banking Services Directorate of the Central Bank of Bahrain, Hesa Saif Al Buflasa, has announced that the Central Bank of Bahrain had declared a bank holiday on Monday, August 9, 2021, to mark the upcoming Al Hijra Islamic New Year bank holiday.    
  • Bolivia
  • Bolivia
  • full story
  • Bolivian Independence Public Holiday August 6
    Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz). Bolivia's General Director of Labor at the Ministry of Labour, Arturo Alessandri, has issued the communiqué 028/21 announcing that Friday, August 6, 2021, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday to commemorate the 196 years of Bolivian independence, with suspension of activities in public and private institutions, in line with article 2-h of the Supreme Decree No. 2750 of May 1, 2016, as well as with paragraph 1 of article 48 of the Political Constitution of the State. (full story)    
  • Bolivian Independence Public Holiday August 6
    Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz). Bolivia's General Director of Labor at the Ministry of Labour, Arturo Alessandri, has issued the communiqué 028/21 announcing that Friday, August 6, 2021, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday to commemorate the 196 years of Bolivian independence, with suspension of activities in public and private institutions, in line with article 2-h of the Supreme Decree No. 2750 of May 1, 2016, as well as with paragraph 1 of article 48 of the Political Constitution of the State.    
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Extremadura 2022 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Diario Oficial de Extremadura (DOE). Spain's Autonomous Region of Extremadura has published its annual list of regional public holidays (Calendario Laboral) for the calendar year 2022 in Extremadura, in the Diario Oficial de Extremadura (DOE de 3 de agosto de 2021). (full story)    
  • Extremadura 2022 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Diario Oficial de Extremadura (DOE). Spain's Autonomous Region of Extremadura has published its annual list of regional public holidays (Calendario Laboral) for the calendar year 2022 in Extremadura, in the Diario Oficial de Extremadura (DOE de 3 de agosto de 2021).    
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • full story
  • Indonesia Confirms August 11 Islamic New Year Public Holiday
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The Director General of Islamic Affairs of Indonesia's Religious Affairs Ministry, Kamaruddin Amin, has announced that the Indonesian government had moved the public holiday for the upcoming Islamic New Year 1443 Hijri, from August 10 to August 11, 2021 ("The Islamic New Year will remain on August 10. The holiday is moved to August 11"). (full story)    
  • Indonesia Confirms August 11 Islamic New Year Public Holiday
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The Director General of Islamic Affairs of Indonesia's Religious Affairs Ministry, Kamaruddin Amin, has announced that the Indonesian government had moved the public holiday for the upcoming Islamic New Year 1443 Hijri, from August 10 to August 11, 2021 ("The Islamic New Year will remain on August 10. The holiday is moved to August 11").    
  • Jordan
  • Jordan
  • full story
  • Jordanian Islamic New Year 1443 Public Holiday August 10
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordanian Prime Minister, Bisher Al-Khasawneh, has issued a communiqué declaring a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, to observe the upcoming Islamic New Year (Hijri New Year 1443). (full story)    
  • Jordanian Islamic New Year 1443 Public Holiday August 10
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordanian Prime Minister, Bisher Al-Khasawneh, has issued a communiqué declaring a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, to observe the upcoming Islamic New Year (Hijri New Year 1443).    
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • full story
  • Queensland 2021 Ekka Public Holiday Canceled
    Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland). The Deputy Premier of Australia's state of Queensland, Steven Miles, has announced that the Royal Queensland Show public holiday, which had been gazetted for next Wednesday, August 11, 2021, has been canceled due to a worsening Covid-19 outbreak in the State of Queensland ("It will be rescheduled to some time later in the year"). (full story)    
  • Queensland 2021 Ekka Public Holiday Canceled
    Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland). The Deputy Premier of Australia's state of Queensland, Steven Miles, has announced that the Royal Queensland Show public holiday, which had been gazetted for next Wednesday, August 11, 2021, has been canceled due to a worsening Covid-19 outbreak in the State of Queensland ("It will be rescheduled to some time later in the year").    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • full story
  • UAE Hijri New Year 1443 Public Holiday August 12
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) of the UAE has issued a circular, based on the Cabinet Resolution on public holidays in the UAE, which declares Thursday, August 12, 2021, as a public holiday for the federal government to mark the Hijri new year (1443). (full story)    
  • UAE Hijri New Year 1443 Public Holiday August 12
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) of the UAE has issued a circular, based on the Cabinet Resolution on public holidays in the UAE, which declares Thursday, August 12, 2021, as a public holiday for the federal government to mark the Hijri new year (1443).    

August 3, 2021

  • Kuwait
  • Kuwait
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  • Kuwait Islamic New Year 1443 Public Holidays August 6-9
    Source: Kuwait Al Youm (Kuwait Gazette). The Kuwaiti cabinet, based on a proposal by the Civil Service Commission, has declared public holidays on Sunday and Monday, August 8-9, 2021, for the the upcoming Kuwaiti Islamic New Year AH 1443, "for all government agencies, institutions and bodies". (full story)    
  • Kuwait Islamic New Year 1443 Public Holidays August 6-9
    Source: Kuwait Al Youm (Kuwait Gazette). The Kuwaiti cabinet, based on a proposal by the Civil Service Commission, has declared public holidays on Sunday and Monday, August 8-9, 2021, for the the upcoming Kuwaiti Islamic New Year AH 1443, "for all government agencies, institutions and bodies".    
  • South Korea
  • South Korea
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  • South Korean Cabinet Approves Substitute Public Holidays Decree
    Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul). Earlier today, the South Korean Cabinet approved a revised presidential decree extending the scope of substitute public holidays to compensate South Korean public holidays falling on a weekend. (full story)    
  • South Korean Cabinet Approves Substitute Public Holidays Decree
    Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul). Earlier today, the South Korean Cabinet approved a revised presidential decree extending the scope of substitute public holidays to compensate South Korean public holidays falling on a weekend.    

August 2, 2021

  • Ecuador
  • Ecuador
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  • Ecuador National Day Public Holidays August 7-8-9
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). The Government of Ecuador has confirmed that the upcoming August 10 National Day public holiday, the Primer Grito de Independencia, would be observed on Monday, August 9, 2021 ("Este 10 de agosto no es recuperable y el feriado se pasa a lunes"). (full story)    
  • Ecuador National Day Public Holidays August 7-8-9
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). The Government of Ecuador has confirmed that the upcoming August 10 National Day public holiday, the Primer Grito de Independencia, would be observed on Monday, August 9, 2021 ("Este 10 de agosto no es recuperable y el feriado se pasa a lunes").    
  • Oman
  • Oman
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  • Omani Hijri New Year 1443 To Be Public Holiday
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Oman's Ministry of Labour has announced that the first day of the upcoming month of Muharram 1443 AH will be an official public holiday in Oman "for the employees of the ministries, public authorities, other departments of the State’s Administrative Apparatus, as well as employees at the private sector". (full story)    
  • Omani Hijri New Year 1443 To Be Public Holiday
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Oman's Ministry of Labour has announced that the first day of the upcoming month of Muharram 1443 AH will be an official public holiday in Oman "for the employees of the ministries, public authorities, other departments of the State’s Administrative Apparatus, as well as employees at the private sector".    
  • Philippines
  • Philippines
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  • Philippines Amun Jadid Public Holiday August 10
    Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila). The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) has announced that the upcoming Amun Jadid or Islamic New Year 1443 would be observed as an official public holiday on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga del Norte and Sur, and in the cities of Cotabato, Iligan, Marawi , Pagadian, and Zamboanga. (full story)    
  • Philippines Amun Jadid Public Holiday August 10
    Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila). The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) has announced that the upcoming Amun Jadid or Islamic New Year 1443 would be observed as an official public holiday on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga del Norte and Sur, and in the cities of Cotabato, Iligan, Marawi , Pagadian, and Zamboanga.    

August 1, 2021

  • Myanmar
  • Myanmar
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  • Myanmar Extends Covid-19 Public Holidays Until August 8
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The State Administration Council of the government of Myanmar has extended the current string of Covid-19 public holidays by declaring an additional seven-day period of public holidays, to run from Monday, August 2, until Sunday, August 8, 2021. (full story)    
  • Myanmar Extends Covid-19 Public Holidays Until August 8
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The State Administration Council of the government of Myanmar has extended the current string of Covid-19 public holidays by declaring an additional seven-day period of public holidays, to run from Monday, August 2, until Sunday, August 8, 2021.    
  • Samoa
  • Samoa
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  • Samoan Father's Day Public Holiday August 9
    Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa). The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour, in a public notice signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Pttlotu Lупdоп Chu Liпg, has announced that Monday, August 9, 2021 would be a public holiday in Samoa on account of Father's Day ("o le a fa’amamaluina le Aso Gafua, 9 Aukuso 2021 e avea ma Aso Malolo mo tagata uma mo le fa’amanatuina o le Aso Sa o Tama"). (full story)    
  • Samoan Father's Day Public Holiday August 9
    Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa). The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour, in a public notice signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Pttlotu Lупdоп Chu Liпg, has announced that Monday, August 9, 2021 would be a public holiday in Samoa on account of Father's Day ("o le a fa’amamaluina le Aso Gafua, 9 Aukuso 2021 e avea ma Aso Malolo mo tagata uma mo le fa’amanatuina o le Aso Sa o Tama").    

July 31, 2021

  • Switzerland
  • Switzerland
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  • Neuchâtel Amends 2022 Public Holidays
    Source: République et canton de Neuchâtel (Neuchâtel). The Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel has updated its list of 2022 public holidays ("jours de repos assimilés au dimanche selon la loi sur le dimanche et les jours fériés du 30 septembre 1991"). (full story)    
  • Neuchâtel Amends 2022 Public Holidays
    Source: République et canton de Neuchâtel (Neuchâtel). The Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel has updated its list of 2022 public holidays ("jours de repos assimilés au dimanche selon la loi sur le dimanche et les jours fériés du 30 septembre 1991").    

July 30, 2021

  • Bénin
  • Bénin
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  • Benin Independence Public Holiday August 1st
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). Benin's Minister of Labour and of the Public Sector, Mathys Adidjatou, has announced that the government of Bénin had declared Sunday, August 1st, 2021, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming Bénin National Day public holiday. (full story)    
  • Benin Independence Public Holiday August 1st
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). Benin's Minister of Labour and of the Public Sector, Mathys Adidjatou, has announced that the government of Bénin had declared Sunday, August 1st, 2021, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming Bénin National Day public holiday.    
  • Spain
  • Spain
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  • Cantabria 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria (Santander). The Consejería de Empleo y Política Social del Gobierno de Cantabria has announced, in the Orden EPS/32/2021, de 29 de julio, the annual list of 2022 non-working regional public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cantabria. (full story)    
  • Cantabria 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria (Santander). The Consejería de Empleo y Política Social del Gobierno de Cantabria has announced, in the Orden EPS/32/2021, de 29 de julio, the annual list of 2022 non-working regional public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cantabria.    
  • Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua
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  • Nicaraguan August 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's vice president, Rosario Murillo, has issued a communiqué announcing August 1 and August 10, 2021, as public holidays with pay in Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua. (full story)    
  • Nicaraguan August 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's vice president, Rosario Murillo, has issued a communiqué announcing August 1 and August 10, 2021, as public holidays with pay in Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua.    
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Lucia
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  • Saint Lucia Public Holiday August 1-2
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister (Castries). The government of Saint Lucia has released a communique confirming that Monday, August 2, 2021, would be a public holiday in Saint Lucia, due to the annual Emancipation Day public holiday of St Lucia falling on a Sunday in 2021. (full story)    
  • Saint Lucia Public Holiday August 1-2
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister (Castries). The government of Saint Lucia has released a communique confirming that Monday, August 2, 2021, would be a public holiday in Saint Lucia, due to the annual Emancipation Day public holiday of St Lucia falling on a Sunday in 2021.    

July 29, 2021

  • Congo (DRC)
  • Congo (DRC)
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  • DR Congo Public Holidays July 31-August 1
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The ministre du Travail, Emploi et Prévoyance sociale of the RDC (République Démocratique du Congo), Claudine Ndusi M'Kembe, has declared Saturday, July 31, 2021, as a non-working public holiday in the RDC on account of the upcoming, August 1st, annual Parents' Day public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2021. (full story)    
  • DR Congo Public Holidays July 31-August 1
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The ministre du Travail, Emploi et Prévoyance sociale of the RDC (République Démocratique du Congo), Claudine Ndusi M'Kembe, has declared Saturday, July 31, 2021, as a non-working public holiday in the RDC on account of the upcoming, August 1st, annual Parents' Day public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2021.    
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
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  • Ghana Founders Day Public Holiday August 4
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). The Minister of Interior of Ghana, Ambrose Dery, has released the Press Release TA32/172/01 declaring Wednesday, August 4, 2021, as a non-working public holiday in Ghana, on account of the annual, August 4, Founders' Day public holiday of Ghana ("The general public is hereby informed that Wednesday, August 4, 2021 which marks Founders’ Day, is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country"). (full story)    
  • Ghana Founders Day Public Holiday August 4
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). The Minister of Interior of Ghana, Ambrose Dery, has released the Press Release TA32/172/01 declaring Wednesday, August 4, 2021, as a non-working public holiday in Ghana, on account of the annual, August 4, Founders' Day public holiday of Ghana ("The general public is hereby informed that Wednesday, August 4, 2021 which marks Founders’ Day, is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country").    

July 28, 2021

  • Bermuda
  • Bermuda
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  • Bermuda Mulls Flora Duffy Olympic Public Holiday
    Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton). The government of Bermuda, has announced that it is considering how to commemorate Bermudan Flora Duffy’s recent gold medal at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. (full story)    
  • Bermuda Mulls Flora Duffy Olympic Public Holiday
    Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton). The government of Bermuda, has announced that it is considering how to commemorate Bermudan Flora Duffy’s recent gold medal at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics.    
  • Lebanon
  • Lebanon
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  • Lebanon Declares August 4th Anniversary Public Sector Holiday
    Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon). The Presidency of the Lebanese Council of Ministers has announced a public sector holiday, in Lebanon, on August 4, 2021, to mark the first anniversary of the 2020 Beirut Port explosion. (full story)    
  • Lebanon Declares August 4th Anniversary Public Sector Holiday
    Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon). The Presidency of the Lebanese Council of Ministers has announced a public sector holiday, in Lebanon, on August 4, 2021, to mark the first anniversary of the 2020 Beirut Port explosion.