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December 16, 2020 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Argentina
  • Argentina
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  • Argentina Extends 2020-2021 Year-End Public Holidays
    Source: Ministerio del Interior (República Argentina). Argentina's President, Alberto Fernández, has decreed, in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Argentina (DCTO-2020-1010-APN-PTE), year-end public holidays for Argentina's public sector, on December 24 and 31, 2020, in addition to the previously-announced 2020 official non-working public holidays in Argentina. (full story)    
  • Argentina Extends 2020-2021 Year-End Public Holidays
    Source: Ministerio del Interior (República Argentina). Argentina's President, Alberto Fernández, has decreed, in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Argentina (DCTO-2020-1010-APN-PTE), year-end public holidays for Argentina's public sector, on December 24 and 31, 2020, in addition to the previously-announced 2020 official non-working public holidays in Argentina.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Bihar 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Bihar (Patna). The Government of India's state of Bihar has released the Government Notification 3/H-02/2020/S.PR 12008 which specifies its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Bihar for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Bihar 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Bihar (Patna). The Government of India's state of Bihar has released the Government Notification 3/H-02/2020/S.PR 12008 which specifies its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Bihar for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    
  • Panama
  • Panama
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  • Panama December 20 Public Holiday Ruled-Out
    Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá (Panama City). Panama's Cabinet Council has passed a resolution declaring December 20 as a day of national mourning, marking the 31st anniversary of the US invasion of Panama, but not a public holiday ("The resolution orders the raising of the national flag at half mast without the mandatory closure of public or private offices"). (full story)    
  • Panama December 20 Public Holiday Ruled-Out
    Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá (Panama City). Panama's Cabinet Council has passed a resolution declaring December 20 as a day of national mourning, marking the 31st anniversary of the US invasion of Panama, but not a public holiday ("The resolution orders the raising of the national flag at half mast without the mandatory closure of public or private offices").    
  • Peru
  • Peru
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  • Peru Adds December 24 Public Holiday
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian Prime Minister, Violeta Bermudez, has announced that Thursday, December 24, 2020, would be a compensatory non-working public holiday in Peru ("there is no need to go to work and everyone can stay home waiting for Christmas"). (full story)    
  • Peru Adds December 24 Public Holiday
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian Prime Minister, Violeta Bermudez, has announced that Thursday, December 24, 2020, would be a compensatory non-working public holiday in Peru ("there is no need to go to work and everyone can stay home waiting for Christmas").    

December 15, 2020

  • India
  • India
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  • Andhra Pradesh 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Andhra Pradesh (Amaravati). The Government of India's state of Andhra Pradesh has published in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette an announcement of the days which shall be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2021 ("Holidays Under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 For The Year 2021, G.O.Rt.No.1964, General Administration (Poll.B), 15thDecember, 2020."). (full story)    
  • Andhra Pradesh 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Andhra Pradesh (Amaravati). The Government of India's state of Andhra Pradesh has published in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette an announcement of the days which shall be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2021 ("Holidays Under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 For The Year 2021, G.O.Rt.No.1964, General Administration (Poll.B), 15thDecember, 2020.").    
  • New Caledonia
  • New Caledonia
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  • New Caledonia 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Direction des Ressources Humaines et de la Fonction Publique de Nouvelle-Calédonie (Nouméa). The government of New Caledonia has released its annual official list of non-working public sector holidays in New Caledonia for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("arrêté n° 2020-19502/GNC-Pr du 8 décembre 2020 relatif aux jours chômés pour les services publics de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et aux jours de fermeture pour les services de l’Etat pour l’année 2021"). (full story)    
  • New Caledonia 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Direction des Ressources Humaines et de la Fonction Publique de Nouvelle-Calédonie (Nouméa). The government of New Caledonia has released its annual official list of non-working public sector holidays in New Caledonia for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("arrêté n° 2020-19502/GNC-Pr du 8 décembre 2020 relatif aux jours chômés pour les services publics de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et aux jours de fermeture pour les services de l’Etat pour l’année 2021").    
  • Tunisia
  • Tunisia
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  • Tunisia December 17 Public Holiday Still Missing
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). A year ago, Tunisian President, Kaïs Saïed, promised that December 17, the anniversary of the date when Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire, in 2010, would be an annual public holiday in Tunisia. But, as of today, the most recent gazetted text referring to annual public holidays is the one of March 26, 2011, which does not list December 17 as an annual public holiday in Tunisia. (full story)    
  • Tunisia December 17 Public Holiday Still Missing
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). A year ago, Tunisian President, Kaïs Saïed, promised that December 17, the anniversary of the date when Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire, in 2010, would be an annual public holiday in Tunisia. But, as of today, the most recent gazetted text referring to annual public holidays is the one of March 26, 2011, which does not list December 17 as an annual public holiday in Tunisia.    

December 14, 2020

  • Cuba
  • Cuba
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  • Cuban Bank Holidays December 30-31
    Source: Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma). The Minister-President of the Central Bank of Cuba (BCC), Marta Sabina Wilson González, has announced that Wednesday and Thursday, December 30 and 31, 2020, will be bank holidays, due to the upcoming changes in the monetary regulation of Cuba, beginning on January 1, 2021 ("el último día bancario del año será el 29 de diciembre y se dará servicio esa jornada hasta las 7:00 p.m."). (full story)    
  • Cuban Bank Holidays December 30-31
    Source: Órgano Oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (Granma). The Minister-President of the Central Bank of Cuba (BCC), Marta Sabina Wilson González, has announced that Wednesday and Thursday, December 30 and 31, 2020, will be bank holidays, due to the upcoming changes in the monetary regulation of Cuba, beginning on January 1, 2021 ("el último día bancario del año será el 29 de diciembre y se dará servicio esa jornada hasta las 7:00 p.m.").    
  • India
  • India
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  • Haryana Electoral Public Holiday December 27
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Haryana has issued the Notification No. Elec-2020/IR-II/PSCE/Hol declaring Sunday, December 27, 2020, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of that day's municipal council polls ("in exercise of the powers conferred by the second proviso of sub-section (I) of section 10 of the Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 (Punjab Act 15 of 1958) and all other powers enabling him in this behalf, the Governor of Haryana hereby fixes "Sunday" the 27.12.2020 to be close day (Holiday) for all Shops and Commercial Establishments falling in the above mentioned jurisdiction of President and Members of all the wards of Municipal Council, Rewari, Municipal Committee, Sampla (Rohtak), Dharuhera (Rewari) and Uklana (Hisar) and Bye-elction of W.No. 07 of Municipal Committee, lndri (Karna!), W.No. 13 of Bhuna (Fatehabad), W.No. 12 of Rajound (Kaithal), W. No. 14 of Municipal Council, Fatehabad and W.No. 29 of Municipal Council, Sirsa where the general election is going to be held on 27.12.2020 (Sunday) as per notification of State Election Commission as mentioned above."). (full story)    
  • Haryana Electoral Public Holiday December 27
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Haryana has issued the Notification No. Elec-2020/IR-II/PSCE/Hol declaring Sunday, December 27, 2020, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of that day's municipal council polls ("in exercise of the powers conferred by the second proviso of sub-section (I) of section 10 of the Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 (Punjab Act 15 of 1958) and all other powers enabling him in this behalf, the Governor of Haryana hereby fixes "Sunday" the 27.12.2020 to be close day (Holiday) for all Shops and Commercial Establishments falling in the above mentioned jurisdiction of President and Members of all the wards of Municipal Council, Rewari, Municipal Committee, Sampla (Rohtak), Dharuhera (Rewari) and Uklana (Hisar) and Bye-elction of W.No. 07 of Municipal Committee, lndri (Karna!), W.No. 13 of Bhuna (Fatehabad), W.No. 12 of Rajound (Kaithal), W. No. 14 of Municipal Council, Fatehabad and W.No. 29 of Municipal Council, Sirsa where the general election is going to be held on 27.12.2020 (Sunday) as per notification of State Election Commission as mentioned above.").    
  • Jordan
  • Jordan
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  • Jordanian Year-End 2020-2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordan's Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Bisher Al Khasawneh, has issued a circular decreeing non-working public holidays in Jordan on Thursday, December 24, 2020, and Thursday, December 31, 2020 ("December 24 and 31 will be observed as official holiday for Christian employees and students on the occasions of Christmas and the New Year"). (full story)    
  • Jordanian Year-End 2020-2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordan's Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Bisher Al Khasawneh, has issued a circular decreeing non-working public holidays in Jordan on Thursday, December 24, 2020, and Thursday, December 31, 2020 ("December 24 and 31 will be observed as official holiday for Christian employees and students on the occasions of Christmas and the New Year").    
  • Moldova
  • Moldova
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  • Moldova Mulls Shifting Date Of Europe Day Public Holiday
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). Seven Socialist deputies have submitted a legislative initiative to the Moldovan Parliament to amend the Hotărârii Parlamentului cu privire la zilele comemorative, zilele de sărbătoare și la zilele de odihnă în Republica Moldova by moving the Europe Day public holiday from its current date of May 9, to another date. (full story)    
  • Moldova Mulls Shifting Date Of Europe Day Public Holiday
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). Seven Socialist deputies have submitted a legislative initiative to the Moldovan Parliament to amend the Hotărârii Parlamentului cu privire la zilele comemorative, zilele de sărbătoare și la zilele de odihnă în Republica Moldova by moving the Europe Day public holiday from its current date of May 9, to another date.    
  • Qatar
  • Qatar
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  • Qatar Announces 2020 National Day Public Holidays
    Source: Qatari News Agency (QNA). The Qatari Amiri Diwan has announced that, on the occasion of the upcoming Qatar National Day, Thursday and Friday, December 17 and 18, 2020, would be the official 2019 National Day public holidays of Qatar. (full story)    
  • Qatar Announces 2020 National Day Public Holidays
    Source: Qatari News Agency (QNA). The Qatari Amiri Diwan has announced that, on the occasion of the upcoming Qatar National Day, Thursday and Friday, December 17 and 18, 2020, would be the official 2019 National Day public holidays of Qatar.    
  • South Sudan
  • South Sudan
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  • South Sudan Public Holidays December 24 and January 1
    Source: Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development (Juba). South Sudan’s ministry of labor and public service has announced that December 24, 2020, and January 1, 2021, would be public holidays in South Sudan, on account of Christmas and New Year ("The National Ministry of Labour hereby informs all the Civil Service Institutions, Commissions, Diplomatic Missions, UN Agencies, International and National Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the Public at large that Christmas Holiday shall commence on Thursday, 24th December 2020 until Sunday, 27th December 2020. Work resumes on Monday, 28th December 2020"). (full story)    
  • South Sudan Public Holidays December 24 and January 1
    Source: Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development (Juba). South Sudan’s ministry of labor and public service has announced that December 24, 2020, and January 1, 2021, would be public holidays in South Sudan, on account of Christmas and New Year ("The National Ministry of Labour hereby informs all the Civil Service Institutions, Commissions, Diplomatic Missions, UN Agencies, International and National Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the Public at large that Christmas Holiday shall commence on Thursday, 24th December 2020 until Sunday, 27th December 2020. Work resumes on Monday, 28th December 2020").    
  • India
  • India
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  • Telangana Extends 2021 Public Holidays In 16 Districts
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Telangana government has issued the government order Proc. No. F/730 /2020 declaring additional 2021 public holidays in 16 districts of Telangana ("Telangana Factories and Establishments (National Festival and Other Holidays) Act, 1974 -Notification of National/ Festival and Other Holidays for the year 2021 under the Act -National and Festival Holidays with wages to persons employed in Factories -Notification under Sec. 3(1) of the Act for the year, 2021 -Orders Issued -Reg."). (full story)    
  • Telangana Extends 2021 Public Holidays In 16 Districts
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Telangana government has issued the government order Proc. No. F/730 /2020 declaring additional 2021 public holidays in 16 districts of Telangana ("Telangana Factories and Establishments (National Festival and Other Holidays) Act, 1974 -Notification of National/ Festival and Other Holidays for the year 2021 under the Act -National and Festival Holidays with wages to persons employed in Factories -Notification under Sec. 3(1) of the Act for the year, 2021 -Orders Issued -Reg.").    

December 13, 2020

  • Nepal
  • Nepal
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  • Nepal Reconsiders 2-Day Weekends
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). A committee of the Nepalese Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, has recommended to the government that it implement a two-day weekly holiday for employees. (full story)    
  • Nepal Reconsiders 2-Day Weekends
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). A committee of the Nepalese Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, has recommended to the government that it implement a two-day weekly holiday for employees.    

December 12, 2020

  • USA (United States)
  • USA (United States)
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  • USA Federal Public Sector Holiday December 24
    Source: The White House (Washington DC). US President, Donald Trump, released an Executive Order declaring December 24, 2020, as a federal holiday "all executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Thursday, 24 December 2020, the day before Christmas Day", as he did in 2018 and 2019. (full story)    
  • USA Federal Public Sector Holiday December 24
    Source: The White House (Washington DC). US President, Donald Trump, released an Executive Order declaring December 24, 2020, as a federal holiday "all executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Thursday, 24 December 2020, the day before Christmas Day", as he did in 2018 and 2019.    

December 11, 2020

  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan
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  • Azerbaijan Victory Day Public Holiday Confirmed
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). The plenary session of Azerbaijan's parliament has voted its approval for the inclusion of November 8, Victory Day, into the list of holidays and non-working days in Azerbaijan, by amending the Labor Code. (full story)    
  • Azerbaijan Victory Day Public Holiday Confirmed
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). The plenary session of Azerbaijan's parliament has voted its approval for the inclusion of November 8, Victory Day, into the list of holidays and non-working days in Azerbaijan, by amending the Labor Code.    
  • Guinea
  • Guinea
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  • Guinea Conakry Public Holiday December 15
    Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée (Conakry). The Minister of Administration du territoire et de la Décentralisation of the Government of Guinea Conakry, General Bouréma Condé, has announced that Tuesday, December 15, 2020, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the upcoming inauguration of recently-re-elected Guinean president, Alpha Condé ("J’ai l’autorisation de mon collègue Ministre de la Fonction Publique de la Réforme de l’Etat et de la Modernisation de l’Administration pour déclarer la date du 15 Décembre, fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national."). (full story)    
  • Guinea Conakry Public Holiday December 15
    Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée (Conakry). The Minister of Administration du territoire et de la Décentralisation of the Government of Guinea Conakry, General Bouréma Condé, has announced that Tuesday, December 15, 2020, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the upcoming inauguration of recently-re-elected Guinean president, Alpha Condé ("J’ai l’autorisation de mon collègue Ministre de la Fonction Publique de la Réforme de l’Etat et de la Modernisation de l’Administration pour déclarer la date du 15 Décembre, fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national.").    
  • India
  • India
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  • Uttar Pradesh 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow). The Government of India's state of Uttar Pradesh has published the Government Order Notification No.19/2020/912/3-2020-39(2)/2016 which contains the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's state of Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Uttar Pradesh 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow). The Government of India's state of Uttar Pradesh has published the Government Order Notification No.19/2020/912/3-2020-39(2)/2016 which contains the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's state of Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    
  • Venezuela
  • Venezuela
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  • Venezuelan Bank Holiday December 14
    Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Monday, December 14, 2020, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "dia de La Inmaculada Concepción" bank holiday of Venezuela. (full story)    
  • Venezuelan Bank Holiday December 14
    Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Monday, December 14, 2020, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the annual "dia de La Inmaculada Concepción" bank holiday of Venezuela.    

December 10, 2020

  • India
  • India
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  • Goa Electoral Public Holiday December 12
    Source: Government of Goa (Panaji). The government of the Indian State of Goa has announced that Saturday, December 12, 2020, would be a one-off electoral public holiday on account of that date's Zilla Panchayat Elections. (full story)    
  • Goa Electoral Public Holiday December 12
    Source: Government of Goa (Panaji). The government of the Indian State of Goa has announced that Saturday, December 12, 2020, would be a one-off electoral public holiday on account of that date's Zilla Panchayat Elections.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
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  • Pakistan 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has issued a circular "Public and Optional Holidays for the calendar year, 2021", signed by the Deputy Secretary, Flak Sher Virk, which contains its annual list of the expected dates for non-working public holidays and optional holidays for the calendar year 2021 in Pakistan. (full story)    
  • Pakistan 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has issued a circular "Public and Optional Holidays for the calendar year, 2021", signed by the Deputy Secretary, Flak Sher Virk, which contains its annual list of the expected dates for non-working public holidays and optional holidays for the calendar year 2021 in Pakistan.    

December 9, 2020

  • Cyprus
  • Cyprus
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  • Cyprus 2022 Bank Holidays Released
    Source: Central Bank of Cyprus (Nicosia). The Central Bank of Cyprus has released its annual official list of bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus for the calendar year 2022, in line with the list of annual non-working public holidays in Cyprus for the calendar year 2022, and signed by its Head of Human Resources, Organisation and Planning, A. Mylona. (full story)    
  • Cyprus 2022 Bank Holidays Released
    Source: Central Bank of Cyprus (Nicosia). The Central Bank of Cyprus has released its annual official list of bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus for the calendar year 2022, in line with the list of annual non-working public holidays in Cyprus for the calendar year 2022, and signed by its Head of Human Resources, Organisation and Planning, A. Mylona.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Meghalaya 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Meghalaya (Shillong). The Government of India's state of Meghalaya has released the Government Order No.GAA.88/2020/48, signed by the Deputy Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, General Administration Department, listing the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Meghalaya for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("The Governor of Meghalaya is pleased to declare that the offices under the Government of Meghalaya and all Revenue and Magisterial Courts in Meghalaya shall remain closed on the following days of the year 2021."). (full story)    
  • Meghalaya 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Meghalaya (Shillong). The Government of India's state of Meghalaya has released the Government Order No.GAA.88/2020/48, signed by the Deputy Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, General Administration Department, listing the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Meghalaya for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("The Governor of Meghalaya is pleased to declare that the offices under the Government of Meghalaya and all Revenue and Magisterial Courts in Meghalaya shall remain closed on the following days of the year 2021.").    
  • Myanmar
  • Myanmar
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  • Myanmar Extends 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Myanmar has released an amended and expanded version of it previously-released list of Myanmar bank holidays and public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021, by reinstating the Peasant's Day public holiday. (full story)    
  • Myanmar Extends 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Myanmar has released an amended and expanded version of it previously-released list of Myanmar bank holidays and public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021, by reinstating the Peasant's Day public holiday.    
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Lucia
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  • Saint Lucia Public Holiday December 14
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister (Castries). The government of Saint Lucia has released a communique declaring that Monday, December 14, 2020, would be a public holiday in Saint Lucia ("Due to the large number of queries to the office of the prime minister regarding the upcoming holiday weekend, the public is reminded that Sunday 13th December, also known as national day or Saint Lucia day, is a bank holiday (public holiday). Pursuant to the bank holiday act (cap 17.01), when a bank holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday immediately next is deemed a holiday. Hence, Monday, December 14, 2020 is a bank holiday in Saint Lucia."). (full story)    
  • Saint Lucia Public Holiday December 14
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister (Castries). The government of Saint Lucia has released a communique declaring that Monday, December 14, 2020, would be a public holiday in Saint Lucia ("Due to the large number of queries to the office of the prime minister regarding the upcoming holiday weekend, the public is reminded that Sunday 13th December, also known as national day or Saint Lucia day, is a bank holiday (public holiday). Pursuant to the bank holiday act (cap 17.01), when a bank holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday immediately next is deemed a holiday. Hence, Monday, December 14, 2020 is a bank holiday in Saint Lucia.").    

December 8, 2020

  • India
  • India
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  • Madhya Pradesh 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The Government of India's State of Madhya Pradesh has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's State of Madhya Pradesh for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("The Government of Madhya Pradesh vide notification No. F.3.1.2020 has released the Public Holidays list for the year 2021"). (full story)    
  • Madhya Pradesh 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The Government of India's State of Madhya Pradesh has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's State of Madhya Pradesh for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("The Government of Madhya Pradesh vide notification No. F.3.1.2020 has released the Public Holidays list for the year 2021").    
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
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  • Sri Lankan 2021 Bank Holidays Amended
    Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo). Sri Lanka Banks' Association, via the Sri Lankan Minister of Home Affairs, Wajira Abeywardena, has released its annual list of the official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2021, in line with, but, as always expanding upon the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021, as published this past summer. (full story)    
  • Sri Lankan 2021 Bank Holidays Amended
    Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo). Sri Lanka Banks' Association, via the Sri Lankan Minister of Home Affairs, Wajira Abeywardena, has released its annual list of the official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2021, in line with, but, as always expanding upon the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021, as published this past summer.    
  • USA (United States)
  • USA (United States)
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  • USA Federal Public Sector Holidays 2025-2030
    Source: The White House (Washington DC). The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the chief human resources agency and personnel policy manager for the US Federal Government, has released a list of the federal public holidays in the USA for the period from 2025 to 2030, inclusively. (full story)    
  • USA Federal Public Sector Holidays 2025-2030
    Source: The White House (Washington DC). The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the chief human resources agency and personnel policy manager for the US Federal Government, has released a list of the federal public holidays in the USA for the period from 2025 to 2030, inclusively.    

December 7, 2020

  • Albania
  • Albania
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  • Albanian 2021 Public Holidays Amended
    Source: Bank of Albania (Tirana). The Bank of Albania, Albania's central bank, has released an amended version of its previously-released list of official Albanian bank holidays and non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Albanian 2021 Public Holidays Amended
    Source: Bank of Albania (Tirana). The Bank of Albania, Albania's central bank, has released an amended version of its previously-released list of official Albanian bank holidays and non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Assam Electoral Public Holiday December 17
    Source: Government of Assam (Dispur). The General Administration Department of the State Government of India's state of Assam, via the Notification No.GAGA).139/2015/230, has declared a one-off public holiday on Thursday, December 17, 2020, as an electoral public holiday on account of the election to the General Council of Tiwa Autonomous Council, 2020 ("In the interest of public services, the Governor of Assam is pleased to declare Public Holiday on 17th December,2020 (day of poll) under Section 25 of N.I. Act, 1881 (XXIV 0(1881) read with the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs Notification No.20/25/Pub-l dated 8h June 1957 within the jurisdiction· of Tiwa Autonomous Council Area Districts on account of the election to the General Council of Tiwa Autonomous Council,2020. All the Govt./ Non Govt. Offices, PRls, Urban Local Bodies, Educational Institutions, and Business Establishments including Banks, Tea Garde and Industries etc. within the specified jurisdiction will remain closed on the day of poll accordingly."). (full story)    
  • Assam Electoral Public Holiday December 17
    Source: Government of Assam (Dispur). The General Administration Department of the State Government of India's state of Assam, via the Notification No.GAGA).139/2015/230, has declared a one-off public holiday on Thursday, December 17, 2020, as an electoral public holiday on account of the election to the General Council of Tiwa Autonomous Council, 2020 ("In the interest of public services, the Governor of Assam is pleased to declare Public Holiday on 17th December,2020 (day of poll) under Section 25 of N.I. Act, 1881 (XXIV 0(1881) read with the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs Notification No.20/25/Pub-l dated 8h June 1957 within the jurisdiction· of Tiwa Autonomous Council Area Districts on account of the election to the General Council of Tiwa Autonomous Council,2020. All the Govt./ Non Govt. Offices, PRls, Urban Local Bodies, Educational Institutions, and Business Establishments including Banks, Tea Garde and Industries etc. within the specified jurisdiction will remain closed on the day of poll accordingly.").    
  • Liberia
  • Liberia
  • full story
  • Liberian Elections Day Public Holiday December 8
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia). The President of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has issued a proclamation declaring Tuesday, December 8, 2020, as a non-working public holiday, "Elections Day", to be observed as public holiday throughout Liberia, on account of that date's three categories of elections: the National Referendum, the Senatorial Elections, as well as two by-elections. (full story)    
  • Liberian Elections Day Public Holiday December 8
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia). The President of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has issued a proclamation declaring Tuesday, December 8, 2020, as a non-working public holiday, "Elections Day", to be observed as public holiday throughout Liberia, on account of that date's three categories of elections: the National Referendum, the Senatorial Elections, as well as two by-elections.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Odisha Bharat Bandh Public Holidays December 8
    Source: Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). The IPR Department of the Government of India's state of Odisha has declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, due to the call for Bharat Bandh of the state's farmer organizations ("As the public transport in Odisha is yet to be resumed in a full-fledged manner due to the prevailing coronavirus pandemic, the bandh will further aggravate dependence on public transport. As there will be a rush of government employees to avail the passenger transport, the strike is likely to affect the measures being taken by the government to prevent the spread of Covid-19 as there are chances of further contamination of the disease. Keeping this in view, all government offices will remain closed"). (full story)    
  • Odisha Bharat Bandh Public Holidays December 8
    Source: Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). The IPR Department of the Government of India's state of Odisha has declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, due to the call for Bharat Bandh of the state's farmer organizations ("As the public transport in Odisha is yet to be resumed in a full-fledged manner due to the prevailing coronavirus pandemic, the bandh will further aggravate dependence on public transport. As there will be a rush of government employees to avail the passenger transport, the strike is likely to affect the measures being taken by the government to prevent the spread of Covid-19 as there are chances of further contamination of the disease. Keeping this in view, all government offices will remain closed").    

December 6, 2020

  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain
  • full story
  • Bahrain Mid-Week Public Holidays Move Update
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Shura Council has rejected the legislation passed last month and which would shift public holidays that fall two days before or after a weekend. (full story)    
  • Bahrain Mid-Week Public Holidays Move Update
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Shura Council has rejected the legislation passed last month and which would shift public holidays that fall two days before or after a weekend.    

December 5, 2020

  • Canada
  • Canada
  • full story
  • Canada 2021 Bank holidays Announced
    Source: Bank of Canada - Banque du Canada (Ottawa). The Bank of Canada, Canada's central bank, has released its annual list of 2021 bank holidays in Canada. (full story)    
  • Canada 2021 Bank holidays Announced
    Source: Bank of Canada - Banque du Canada (Ottawa). The Bank of Canada, Canada's central bank, has released its annual list of 2021 bank holidays in Canada.    
  • Lebanon
  • Lebanon
  • full story
  • Lebanon 2021 Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: Banque du Liban (Beirut). The Association of Banks in Lebanon (ABL) has announced its annual list of non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Lebanon 2021 Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: Banque du Liban (Beirut). The Association of Banks in Lebanon (ABL) has announced its annual list of non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2021.    

December 4, 2020

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Haryana Electoral Public Holiday December 15
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Haryana has issued the Notification No. 28/01/2006-3GSII declaring Tuesday, December 15, 2020, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of that day's Panchayat by-elections ("It is hereby informed that Tuesday, the 15th of December, 2020 has been fixed by the State Election Commission Haryana as day of Poll for Bye-elections of Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat, Nissing (Gramin), Block Nissing, District Kamal. Therefore, it has been decided by the Government that Tuesday, the 15th of December, 2020, shall be observed as a public holiday in the offices of all Departments / Boards / Corporations / Educational Institutions under the Haryana Government and in all the factories, commercial establishments, shops etc. falling within the jurisdiction of the Gram Panchayat Nissing (Gramin) Block Nissing, District Kamal to enable the employees of Government offices and various factories, commercial establishments etc. to cast their vote."). (full story)    
  • Haryana Electoral Public Holiday December 15
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Haryana has issued the Notification No. 28/01/2006-3GSII declaring Tuesday, December 15, 2020, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of that day's Panchayat by-elections ("It is hereby informed that Tuesday, the 15th of December, 2020 has been fixed by the State Election Commission Haryana as day of Poll for Bye-elections of Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat, Nissing (Gramin), Block Nissing, District Kamal. Therefore, it has been decided by the Government that Tuesday, the 15th of December, 2020, shall be observed as a public holiday in the offices of all Departments / Boards / Corporations / Educational Institutions under the Haryana Government and in all the factories, commercial establishments, shops etc. falling within the jurisdiction of the Gram Panchayat Nissing (Gramin) Block Nissing, District Kamal to enable the employees of Government offices and various factories, commercial establishments etc. to cast their vote.").    
  • Isle of Man
  • Isle of Man
  • full story
  • Isle of Man 2021 Public Holidays Officialized
    Source: Isle of Man Public Services (Tynwald). The Isle of Man Government has released the official dates of the Isle of Man bank holidays and non-working public holidays in the Isle of Man for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Isle of Man 2021 Public Holidays Officialized
    Source: Isle of Man Public Services (Tynwald). The Isle of Man Government has released the official dates of the Isle of Man bank holidays and non-working public holidays in the Isle of Man for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • full story
  • Japanese 2021 Bank Holidays Amended
    Source: The Bank of Japan (Tokyo). The Bank of Japan (Japan's central bank) has released an amended version of its previously-released annual list of official national holidays, public holidays and bank holidays in Japan for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Japanese 2021 Bank Holidays Amended
    Source: The Bank of Japan (Tokyo). The Bank of Japan (Japan's central bank) has released an amended version of its previously-released annual list of official national holidays, public holidays and bank holidays in Japan for the calendar year 2021.    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • full story
  • Kyrgyzstan 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has announced the list of non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan for the calendar year 2021, this year excluding the declaration of bridge public holidays compensated by a nearby weekend working days ("В этом году новогодние праздники решено отметить без переноса выходных и праздничных дней."). (full story)    
  • Kyrgyzstan 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has announced the list of non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan for the calendar year 2021, this year excluding the declaration of bridge public holidays compensated by a nearby weekend working days ("В этом году новогодние праздники решено отметить без переноса выходных и праздничных дней.").    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Manipur 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Manipur (Imphal). The Government of India's state of Manipur has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Manipur for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("List Of Public Holidays For 2021 (Saka) 1942/1943 For Government Of Manipur"). (full story)    
  • Manipur 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Manipur (Imphal). The Government of India's state of Manipur has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Manipur for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("List Of Public Holidays For 2021 (Saka) 1942/1943 For Government Of Manipur").    

December 3, 2020

  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan
  • full story
  • Azerbaijan Victory Day Public Holiday Moved To November 8
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, has amended yesterday's decree declaring November 10 as a new annual public holiday, Victory Day, due to the fact that November 10 is already an annual public holiday, Ataturk Memorial Day, in Turkey, Azerbaijan's military ally. (full story)    
  • Azerbaijan Victory Day Public Holiday Moved To November 8
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, has amended yesterday's decree declaring November 10 as a new annual public holiday, Victory Day, due to the fact that November 10 is already an annual public holiday, Ataturk Memorial Day, in Turkey, Azerbaijan's military ally.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Haryana 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Haryana has published the General Administration Department Notification No. 28/67 /2018-3GSII containing the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's state of Haryana for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("It Is hereby notified that the holidays enumerated In the schedule below shall be observed as public holidays In the public offices under the Haryana Government during the Calendar Year 2021."). (full story)    
  • Haryana 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Haryana has published the General Administration Department Notification No. 28/67 /2018-3GSII containing the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's state of Haryana for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("It Is hereby notified that the holidays enumerated In the schedule below shall be observed as public holidays In the public offices under the Haryana Government during the Calendar Year 2021.").    
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • full story
  • South African 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). The South African Government Communication and Information System has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in South Africa for the calendar year 2022. (full story)    
  • South African 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). The South African Government Communication and Information System has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in South Africa for the calendar year 2022.    
  • Uzbekistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • full story
  • Uzbekistan 2021 Public Holidays Finalized
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has signed the decree "On the establishment of additional non-working days during the celebration of official dates and the transfer of days off in 2021" ("Об установлении дополнительных нерабочих дней в период празднования официальных дат и переносе выходных дней в 2021 году") which confirms the list of 2021 public holidays in Uzbekistan, including day in lieu public holidays, bridge public holidays, and working weekend days. (full story)    
  • Uzbekistan 2021 Public Holidays Finalized
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has signed the decree "On the establishment of additional non-working days during the celebration of official dates and the transfer of days off in 2021" ("Об установлении дополнительных нерабочих дней в период празднования официальных дат и переносе выходных дней в 2021 году") which confirms the list of 2021 public holidays in Uzbekistan, including day in lieu public holidays, bridge public holidays, and working weekend days.    

December 2, 2020

  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan
  • full story
  • Azerbaijan Adds November 10 Annual Public Holiday
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, has issued a decree declaring November 10 as a new annual public holiday, Victory Day, to mark the date when the trilateral agreement to end the recent war in Karabakh was signed. (full story)    
  • Azerbaijan Adds November 10 Annual Public Holiday
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, has issued a decree declaring November 10 as a new annual public holiday, Victory Day, to mark the date when the trilateral agreement to end the recent war in Karabakh was signed.    
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
  • full story
  • Ghana Electoral Public Holiday Moved To December 7
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Director of Communications of the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, has signed and issued a statement announcing that the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, had issued an executive instrument declaring Monday, December 7, 2020, as a one-off electoral public holiday in Ghana ("to facilitate the conduct of the election in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, help ensure strict observance of COVID-19 safety protocols on election day, and enable registered voters exercise their franchise in safety and with minimal inconvenience"). (full story)    
  • Ghana Electoral Public Holiday Moved To December 7
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Director of Communications of the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, has signed and issued a statement announcing that the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, had issued an executive instrument declaring Monday, December 7, 2020, as a one-off electoral public holiday in Ghana ("to facilitate the conduct of the election in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, help ensure strict observance of COVID-19 safety protocols on election day, and enable registered voters exercise their franchise in safety and with minimal inconvenience").    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Maharashtra 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Maharashtra (Mumbai). The General Administration Department of the Government of India's state of Maharashtra has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Maharashtra for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("In exercise of the powers entrusted to it by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs vide its Notification No.39/I/68/JUDl-3, dated the 8th May 1968, the Government of Maharashtra hereby declares the following days as Public Holidays in the State of Maharashtra during the calendar year 2021"). (full story)    
  • Maharashtra 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Maharashtra (Mumbai). The General Administration Department of the Government of India's state of Maharashtra has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Maharashtra for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("In exercise of the powers entrusted to it by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs vide its Notification No.39/I/68/JUDl-3, dated the 8th May 1968, the Government of Maharashtra hereby declares the following days as Public Holidays in the State of Maharashtra during the calendar year 2021").    
  • Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua
  • full story
  • Nicaragua Public Holidays December 7-8
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Alba Luz Torres, has announced that Tuesday, December 8, 2020, would be a public holiday in Nicaragua, for both the public and private sectors, on account of the annual, Inmaculada Concepción de María public holiday of Nicaragua ("de conformidad a lo establecido en el artículo 66 del Código del Trabajo de la República de Nicaragua ,se declara el día martes ocho de diciembre del año en curso, día Feriado Nacional para tod@s l@s trabajador@s del sector público y privado, para que las familias nicaragüense en gozo y comunidad disfruten de las celebraciones Marianas en ocasión del día de la Inmaculada Concepción de María."). (full story)    
  • Nicaragua Public Holidays December 7-8
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Alba Luz Torres, has announced that Tuesday, December 8, 2020, would be a public holiday in Nicaragua, for both the public and private sectors, on account of the annual, Inmaculada Concepción de María public holiday of Nicaragua ("de conformidad a lo establecido en el artículo 66 del Código del Trabajo de la República de Nicaragua ,se declara el día martes ocho de diciembre del año en curso, día Feriado Nacional para tod@s l@s trabajador@s del sector público y privado, para que las familias nicaragüense en gozo y comunidad disfruten de las celebraciones Marianas en ocasión del día de la Inmaculada Concepción de María.").    
  • Tonga
  • Tonga
  • full story
  • Tongan Public Holiday December 7
    Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications (Nuku'alofa). Tonga's Prime Minister's Office has issued a communiqué confirming that the upcoming King Tupou I annual non-working public holiday of Tonga, would be observed on Monday, December 7, 2020, as per the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2010" (Act No. 10 of 2010). (full story)    
  • Tongan Public Holiday December 7
    Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications (Nuku'alofa). Tonga's Prime Minister's Office has issued a communiqué confirming that the upcoming King Tupou I annual non-working public holiday of Tonga, would be observed on Monday, December 7, 2020, as per the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2010" (Act No. 10 of 2010).    

December 1, 2020

  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • full story
  • Indonesia Cancels 3 Public Holidays In December 2020
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesia's Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister, Muhadjir Effendy, has finally announced the reduction in the number of December 2020 public holidays in Indonesia, as decided by the government of Indonesia ("there is a reduction in holidays and collective leave by three days, namely 28, 29, 30"). (full story)    
  • Indonesia Cancels 3 Public Holidays In December 2020
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesia's Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister, Muhadjir Effendy, has finally announced the reduction in the number of December 2020 public holidays in Indonesia, as decided by the government of Indonesia ("there is a reduction in holidays and collective leave by three days, namely 28, 29, 30").    
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan
  • full story
  • Kazakhstan Releases Official 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of Kazakhstan has approved the previously-announced draft amendment to the annual list of 2021 public holidays in Kazakhstan, "for the rational use of working time in 2021, in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 85 of the Labor Code". (full story)    
  • Kazakhstan Releases Official 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of Kazakhstan has approved the previously-announced draft amendment to the annual list of 2021 public holidays in Kazakhstan, "for the rational use of working time in 2021, in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 85 of the Labor Code".    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Kerala Public Holidays December 8, 10 and 14
    Source: Government of Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram). The Government of India's state of Kerala has issued the Government Order G.O(MS) No.230/2020/GAD, dated Thiruvananthapuram, 01.12.2020, which declares December 8, December 10, and December 14 as public holidays in Kerala on account of the upcoming General Election to Local Self Government Institution 2020. (full story)    
  • Kerala Public Holidays December 8, 10 and 14
    Source: Government of Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram). The Government of India's state of Kerala has issued the Government Order G.O(MS) No.230/2020/GAD, dated Thiruvananthapuram, 01.12.2020, which declares December 8, December 10, and December 14 as public holidays in Kerala on account of the upcoming General Election to Local Self Government Institution 2020.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • West Bengal Amends List Of 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Government of West Bengal (Kolkata). The State Government of India's state of West Bengal has issued the Government Order No. 3361- F(P2) which amends the list of 2021 public holidays in West Bengal published in the Department Notification No. 3100 -F(P2), signed by order of the Governor, by D. K. Mahapatra, OSD and E.O. Special Secretary to the Government of West Bengal. (full story)    
  • West Bengal Amends List Of 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Government of West Bengal (Kolkata). The State Government of India's state of West Bengal has issued the Government Order No. 3361- F(P2) which amends the list of 2021 public holidays in West Bengal published in the Department Notification No. 3100 -F(P2), signed by order of the Governor, by D. K. Mahapatra, OSD and E.O. Special Secretary to the Government of West Bengal.    

November 30, 2020

  • Chad
  • Chad
  • full story
  • Chad Public Holiday December 1st
    Source: Agence Tchadienne de Presse (N’Djamena). Chad's Ministre de la Fonction publique, du Dialogue social et du Travail, Ali Mbodou Mbodoumi, has issued a communiqué declaring Tuesday, December 1st, 2020, a as public holiday in the Chad, on account of the upcoming Freedom and Deocracy Day public holiday of the Chad ("Le mardi 1er décembre 2020 est férié, chômé et payé sur l'ensemble du territoire national"). (full story)    
  • Chad Public Holiday December 1st
    Source: Agence Tchadienne de Presse (N’Djamena). Chad's Ministre de la Fonction publique, du Dialogue social et du Travail, Ali Mbodou Mbodoumi, has issued a communiqué declaring Tuesday, December 1st, 2020, a as public holiday in the Chad, on account of the upcoming Freedom and Deocracy Day public holiday of the Chad ("Le mardi 1er décembre 2020 est férié, chômé et payé sur l'ensemble du territoire national").    

November 29, 2020

  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • full story
  • Turks and Caicos 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management (Providenciales). The Office Of Public Service Management of the Turks and Caicos Islands has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Turks and Caicos Islands, for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Turks and Caicos 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Turks and Caicos Office Of Public Service Management (Providenciales). The Office Of Public Service Management of the Turks and Caicos Islands has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Turks and Caicos Islands, for the calendar year 2021.    

November 28, 2020

  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • full story
  • Indonesian President Jokowi Officializes December 9 Public Holiday
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesian President Joko Widodo has signed the Presidential Decree number 22 of 2020, dated November 27, 2020, which officially declares Wednesday, December 9, 2020, as a national public holiday throughout Indonesia ("Establishing Wednesday 9 December 2O2O as a national holiday in the context of the election for the Governor and Deputy Governor, the Regent and Deputy Regent, as well as the Mayor and Deputy Mayor simultaneously"). (full story)    
  • Indonesian President Jokowi Officializes December 9 Public Holiday
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesian President Joko Widodo has signed the Presidential Decree number 22 of 2020, dated November 27, 2020, which officially declares Wednesday, December 9, 2020, as a national public holiday throughout Indonesia ("Establishing Wednesday 9 December 2O2O as a national holiday in the context of the election for the Governor and Deputy Governor, the Regent and Deputy Regent, as well as the Mayor and Deputy Mayor simultaneously").    

November 27, 2020

  • Argentina
  • Argentina
  • full story
  • Argentina's 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires). The Ministerio de Interior y el de Turismo y Deportes of the government of Argentina has published Decreto 947 -Establécense días feriados con fines turísticos, signed by Argentina's President, Alberto Fernández, which declares 3 bridge public holidays in 2021 (días no laborables con fines turísticos), on May 24, October 8, November 22, 2021, in addition to the list of annual public holidays of Argentina. (full story)    
  • Argentina's 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires). The Ministerio de Interior y el de Turismo y Deportes of the government of Argentina has published Decreto 947 -Establécense días feriados con fines turísticos, signed by Argentina's President, Alberto Fernández, which declares 3 bridge public holidays in 2021 (días no laborables con fines turísticos), on May 24, October 8, November 22, 2021, in addition to the list of annual public holidays of Argentina.    
  • Chad
  • Chad
  • full story
  • Chad Public Holiday November 28 Only
    Source: Agence Tchadienne de Presse (N’Djamena). Chad's Ministre de la Fonction Publique, du Travail et du Dialogue Social, Ali Mbodou Mbodoumi, has issued a communiqué declaring Saturday, November 28, 2020, a as public holiday in the Chad, on account of the upcoming Republic Day public holiday of the Chad ("la journée de samedi 28 novembre 2020 est déclaré fériée et chômée sur tout le territoire"). (full story)    
  • Chad Public Holiday November 28 Only
    Source: Agence Tchadienne de Presse (N’Djamena). Chad's Ministre de la Fonction Publique, du Travail et du Dialogue Social, Ali Mbodou Mbodoumi, has issued a communiqué declaring Saturday, November 28, 2020, a as public holiday in the Chad, on account of the upcoming Republic Day public holiday of the Chad ("la journée de samedi 28 novembre 2020 est déclaré fériée et chômée sur tout le territoire").    
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
  • full story
  • Ghana Public Holiday December 4
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has issued a press release announcing that Friday, December 4, 2020, would be a public holiday in Ghana ("The general public is hereby reminded that Friday, 4th December, 2020 which marks Farmer’s Day is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country."). (full story)    
  • Ghana Public Holiday December 4
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has issued a press release announcing that Friday, December 4, 2020, would be a public holiday in Ghana ("The general public is hereby reminded that Friday, 4th December, 2020 which marks Farmer’s Day is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.").    
  • Isle of Man
  • Isle of Man
  • full story
  • Isle of Man 2022 Public Holidays To Be Discussed in House of Keys
    Source: Isle of Man Public Services (Tynwald). The agenda of next Tuesday's House of Keys of the Isle of Man contains a question from the MHK, Jason Moorhouse, to the Treasury Minister, Alf Cannan, as to the number of public holidays planned in the Isle of Man for the calendar year 2022. (full story)    
  • Isle of Man 2022 Public Holidays To Be Discussed in House of Keys
    Source: Isle of Man Public Services (Tynwald). The agenda of next Tuesday's House of Keys of the Isle of Man contains a question from the MHK, Jason Moorhouse, to the Treasury Minister, Alf Cannan, as to the number of public holidays planned in the Isle of Man for the calendar year 2022.    
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • full story
  • Japan 2021 Olympics Public Holidays Officialized
    Source: The Bank of Japan (Tokyo). The Japanese Government Cabinet Office has confirmed the previously-announced changes to the list of 2021 public holidays due to the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 4 related public holidays (令和三年東京オリンピック競技大会・東京パラリンピック競技大会特別措置法). (full story)    
  • Japan 2021 Olympics Public Holidays Officialized
    Source: The Bank of Japan (Tokyo). The Japanese Government Cabinet Office has confirmed the previously-announced changes to the list of 2021 public holidays due to the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 4 related public holidays (令和三年東京オリンピック競技大会・東京パラリンピック競技大会特別措置法).    
  • Liberia
  • Liberia
  • full story
  • Liberian V.S. Tubman Public Holidays November 29-30
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia). The President of the Republic of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has issued a Proclamation declaring Sunday, November 29, 2020, as a public holiday in Liberia to mark the 125th Birth Anniversary of William V. S. Tubman, and to be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia as a national holiday. (full story)    
  • Liberian V.S. Tubman Public Holidays November 29-30
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia). The President of the Republic of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has issued a Proclamation declaring Sunday, November 29, 2020, as a public holiday in Liberia to mark the 125th Birth Anniversary of William V. S. Tubman, and to be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia as a national holiday.    
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • full story
  • Northern Territory Adds December 26 Public Holiday
    Source: NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (Darwin). The Chief Minister of the Government of Australia's Northern Territory has announced that Saturday, December 26, 2020, would be declared as a public holiday in Australia's Northern Territory, while Monday, December 28, 2020 will remain a public holiday as already gazetted ("The Government will enact a legislative instrument to declare December 26 a public holiday."). (full story)    
  • Northern Territory Adds December 26 Public Holiday
    Source: NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (Darwin). The Chief Minister of the Government of Australia's Northern Territory has announced that Saturday, December 26, 2020, would be declared as a public holiday in Australia's Northern Territory, while Monday, December 28, 2020 will remain a public holiday as already gazetted ("The Government will enact a legislative instrument to declare December 26 a public holiday.").    
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • full story
  • Vietnam 2021 Public Holidays Approved
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has approved the plan proposed by Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), for the official list of Vietnamese public holiday in the calendar year 2021, whereby there would be 7 consecutive days of public holidays in Vietnam for the Lunar New Year (Tet) and 5 consecutive days of public holidays in Vietnam for the National Day holidays (). (full story)    
  • Vietnam 2021 Public Holidays Approved
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has approved the plan proposed by Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), for the official list of Vietnamese public holiday in the calendar year 2021, whereby there would be 7 consecutive days of public holidays in Vietnam for the Lunar New Year (Tet) and 5 consecutive days of public holidays in Vietnam for the National Day holidays ().    

November 26, 2020

  • Abkhazia
  • Abkhazia
  • full story
  • Abkhazia 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Administration of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia (Sukhumi). The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Abkhazia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Abkhazia, as approved, yesterday, for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Abkhazia 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Administration of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia (Sukhumi). The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Abkhazia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Abkhazia, as approved, yesterday, for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: U.T. Administration of Dadra/Nagar Haveli And Daman/Diu (Silvassa). The Government of India's Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu has published the Government Order No. 11/01/96-06/GA/Holiday/IIl/2020-21/3930 containing its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's Union Territory of Dadra/Nagar Haveli And Daman/Diu for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("In exercise of the Powers conferred under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881 (26 of 1881), the Administrator of Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu is pleased to declare the holidays as specified in the Part-I, II and III appended to this Notification for the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu."). (full story)    
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: U.T. Administration of Dadra/Nagar Haveli And Daman/Diu (Silvassa). The Government of India's Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu has published the Government Order No. 11/01/96-06/GA/Holiday/IIl/2020-21/3930 containing its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's Union Territory of Dadra/Nagar Haveli And Daman/Diu for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("In exercise of the Powers conferred under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881 (26 of 1881), the Administrator of Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu is pleased to declare the holidays as specified in the Part-I, II and III appended to this Notification for the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.").    
  • Jersey
  • Jersey
  • full story
  • Jersey Corn Riots Public Holiday September 27
    Source: States of Jersey (Saint Helier). The States of Jersey (the government of Jersey) have released an amended list of 2021 Jersey non-working public holidays and bank holidays, which, this time, does include the September 27, 2020, Corn Riots Anniversary public holiday. (full story)    
  • Jersey Corn Riots Public Holiday September 27
    Source: States of Jersey (Saint Helier). The States of Jersey (the government of Jersey) have released an amended list of 2021 Jersey non-working public holidays and bank holidays, which, this time, does include the September 27, 2020, Corn Riots Anniversary public holiday.    
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
  • full story
  • New Zealand Crown Speech Announces Matariki Public Holiday
    Source: Radio New Zealand News (Wellington). In the Crown Speech read on behalf of the new government of New Zealand, by New Zealand's Governor General, the declaration of a new NZ public holiday for Matariki (Maori New Year) was stated as part of the government's plans for the current parliamentary session ("Te Ao Māori plays a large part not just in defining who we are as a nation, but in setting us apart from the rest of the world. As such the Government will make Matariki a public holiday, creating a holiday that distinctly recognises and celebrates Te Ao Māori."). (full story)    
  • New Zealand Crown Speech Announces Matariki Public Holiday
    Source: Radio New Zealand News (Wellington). In the Crown Speech read on behalf of the new government of New Zealand, by New Zealand's Governor General, the declaration of a new NZ public holiday for Matariki (Maori New Year) was stated as part of the government's plans for the current parliamentary session ("Te Ao Māori plays a large part not just in defining who we are as a nation, but in setting us apart from the rest of the world. As such the Government will make Matariki a public holiday, creating a holiday that distinctly recognises and celebrates Te Ao Māori.").    
  • UK (United Kingdom)
  • UK (United Kingdom)
  • full story
  • Scotland 2021-2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Devolved Government for Scotland (Edinburgh). The devolved government for Scotland has released a list of the 2021 and 2022 bank holidays (aka public holidays) in Scotland for the calendar years 2021 and 2022. (full story)    
  • Scotland 2021-2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Devolved Government for Scotland (Edinburgh). The devolved government for Scotland has released a list of the 2021 and 2022 bank holidays (aka public holidays) in Scotland for the calendar years 2021 and 2022.    

November 25, 2020

  • Abkhazia
  • Abkhazia
  • full story
  • Abkhazia Public Holiday November 27
    Source: Administration of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia (Sukhumi). The Cabinet of Ministers of Abkhazia has announced President Aslan Bzhania had declared Friday, November 27, 2020, as an additional public holiday in Abkhazia (РАСПОРЯЖЕНИЕ Кабинета Министров Республики Абхазия от 25.11.2020 №193 "Об объявлении 27 ноября (пятница) 2020 года дополнительным выходным нерабочим днем"). (full story)    
  • Abkhazia Public Holiday November 27
    Source: Administration of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia (Sukhumi). The Cabinet of Ministers of Abkhazia has announced President Aslan Bzhania had declared Friday, November 27, 2020, as an additional public holiday in Abkhazia (РАСПОРЯЖЕНИЕ Кабинета Министров Республики Абхазия от 25.11.2020 №193 "Об объявлении 27 ноября (пятница) 2020 года дополнительным выходным нерабочим днем").    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Assam Public Holiday November 26
    Source: Government of Assam (Dispur). The General Administration Department of the State Government of India's state of Assam has declared a half-day public holiday on Thursday, November 26, 2020, as a mark of respect for the former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who died earlier this week ("As a mark of respect to the departed soul, the Govt. of Assam has declared half holiday at 1 pm on the day of cremation on 26th November 2020"). (full story)    
  • Assam Public Holiday November 26
    Source: Government of Assam (Dispur). The General Administration Department of the State Government of India's state of Assam has declared a half-day public holiday on Thursday, November 26, 2020, as a mark of respect for the former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who died earlier this week ("As a mark of respect to the departed soul, the Govt. of Assam has declared half holiday at 1 pm on the day of cremation on 26th November 2020").    
  • China
  • China
  • full story
  • China 2021 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China (Beijing). The General Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China has issued a notice on the 2021 non-working public holidays and postponement of working days in 2021 in China (国务院办公厅关于2021年部分节假日安排的通知). (full story)    
  • China 2021 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China (Beijing). The General Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China has issued a notice on the 2021 non-working public holidays and postponement of working days in 2021 in China (国务院办公厅关于2021年部分节假日安排的通知).    
  • Maldives
  • Maldives
  • full story
  • Maldives Releases 2021 Islamic Calendar
    Source: Maldives Ministry of Islamic Affairs (Male). The Maldives Ministry of Islamic Affairs has released its calendar of Hijri dates and public holidays as well as prayer times, for the upcoming calendar year 2021 (ވަނަ އަހަރުގެ ކަލަންޑަރު ނެރެފި). (full story)    
  • Maldives Releases 2021 Islamic Calendar
    Source: Maldives Ministry of Islamic Affairs (Male). The Maldives Ministry of Islamic Affairs has released its calendar of Hijri dates and public holidays as well as prayer times, for the upcoming calendar year 2021 (ވަނަ އަހަރުގެ ކަލަންޑަރު ނެރެފި).    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Puducherry Public Holiday November 26
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The Union Territory of Puducherry has issued the notification Order G.O.Ms. No. 92 declaring tomorrow, Thursday, November 26, 2020, as another one-off public holiday in Puducherry on account of Cyclone Nivar ("Home Order - Declaration of Holiday on 26th November, 2020 on account of Nivar Cyclone"). (full story)    
  • Puducherry Public Holiday November 26
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The Union Territory of Puducherry has issued the notification Order G.O.Ms. No. 92 declaring tomorrow, Thursday, November 26, 2020, as another one-off public holiday in Puducherry on account of Cyclone Nivar ("Home Order - Declaration of Holiday on 26th November, 2020 on account of Nivar Cyclone").    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Tamil Nadu Cyclone Nivar Public Holiday November 26
    Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai). The Chief Minister of the Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami, has declared a de facto second day of statewide public holiday, on Thursday, November 26, 2020, once again on account of cyclone Nivar ("after inspecting Chembarambakkam lake, Tamil Nadu CM declared public holiday tomorrow in 13 districts where cyclone Nivar is expected to have an impact"). (full story)    
  • Tamil Nadu Cyclone Nivar Public Holiday November 26
    Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai). The Chief Minister of the Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami, has declared a de facto second day of statewide public holiday, on Thursday, November 26, 2020, once again on account of cyclone Nivar ("after inspecting Chembarambakkam lake, Tamil Nadu CM declared public holiday tomorrow in 13 districts where cyclone Nivar is expected to have an impact").    

November 24, 2020

  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • full story
  • Indonesian December 2020 Public Holidays Update
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesia's Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform (MenPAN RB), Tjahjo Kumolo, has announced that the Indonesian government would immediately revise the Joint Decree of 2020 public holidays in Indonesia, to cut the 11-day public holidays at the end of December 2020, after evaluating the health impact of the last long public holidays in October ("In the next few days the Coordinating Minister for PMK will be meeting to revise the decision for year-end holidays"). (full story)    
  • Indonesian December 2020 Public Holidays Update
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesia's Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform (MenPAN RB), Tjahjo Kumolo, has announced that the Indonesian government would immediately revise the Joint Decree of 2020 public holidays in Indonesia, to cut the 11-day public holidays at the end of December 2020, after evaluating the health impact of the last long public holidays in October ("In the next few days the Coordinating Minister for PMK will be meeting to revise the decision for year-end holidays").    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Puducherry Public Holiday November 25
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The Union Territory of Puducherry has issued the notification Order G.O.Ms. No. 91 declaring tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25, 2020, as a one-off public holiday on account of the Cyclone Nivar ("Home Order - Declaration of Holiday on 25th November, 2020 on account of Nivar Cyclone"). (full story)    
  • Puducherry Public Holiday November 25
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The Union Territory of Puducherry has issued the notification Order G.O.Ms. No. 91 declaring tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25, 2020, as a one-off public holiday on account of the Cyclone Nivar ("Home Order - Declaration of Holiday on 25th November, 2020 on account of Nivar Cyclone").    
  • Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico
  • full story
  • Puerto Rico Adds November and December Public Holidays
    Source: Oficina de Administración y Transformación de los Recursos Humanos en el Gobierno de Puerto (OATRH). The governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vázquez Garced, has declared the Friday after the upcoming Thanksgiving public holiday of Puerto Rico, November 27, 2020, as well as Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, as a one-off non-working public sector holidays ("Firmé la Orden Ejecutiva 2020-084 con relación a la concesión sin cargo a licencia alguna del próximo viernes, 27 de noviembre de 2020, el jueves, 24 de diciembre de 2020 y el jueves, 31 de diciembre de 2020."). (full story)    
  • Puerto Rico Adds November and December Public Holidays
    Source: Oficina de Administración y Transformación de los Recursos Humanos en el Gobierno de Puerto (OATRH). The governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vázquez Garced, has declared the Friday after the upcoming Thanksgiving public holiday of Puerto Rico, November 27, 2020, as well as Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, as a one-off non-working public sector holidays ("Firmé la Orden Ejecutiva 2020-084 con relación a la concesión sin cargo a licencia alguna del próximo viernes, 27 de noviembre de 2020, el jueves, 24 de diciembre de 2020 y el jueves, 31 de diciembre de 2020.").    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Tamil Nadu Cyclone Nivar Public Holiday November 25
    Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai). The Chief Minister of the Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami, has declared a statewide public holiday, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, on account of cyclone Nivar. (full story)    
  • Tamil Nadu Cyclone Nivar Public Holiday November 25
    Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai). The Chief Minister of the Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami, has declared a statewide public holiday, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, on account of cyclone Nivar.    

November 23, 2020

  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
  • full story
  • Costa Rica Confirms November 30 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). A spokesperson for Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MTSS), Geovani Díaz, has announced that Monday, November 30, 2020, would not be the date of the upcoming Día de la Abolición del Ejercito public holiday of December 1st ("de acuerdo a una modificación al artículo 148, del Código de Trabajo, se cambió uno de los días feriados de pago no obligatorio, pasando el feriado del 12 de octubre, Día de las Culturas; al 1 de diciembre, como Día de la Abolición del Ejercito"). (full story)    
  • Costa Rica Confirms November 30 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). A spokesperson for Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MTSS), Geovani Díaz, has announced that Monday, November 30, 2020, would not be the date of the upcoming Día de la Abolición del Ejercito public holiday of December 1st ("de acuerdo a una modificación al artículo 148, del Código de Trabajo, se cambió uno de los días feriados de pago no obligatorio, pasando el feriado del 12 de octubre, Día de las Culturas; al 1 de diciembre, como Día de la Abolición del Ejercito").    
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • full story
  • Indonesia Could Shorten December 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesia's Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister, Muhadjir Effendy, has announced that Indonesia's President, Joko Widodo, could soon decide to reduce the number of Indonesian public holidays at the end of December 2020, to avoid year-end health protocol violations ("In regards to the holiday, the collective leave days at the end of the year, the president has instructed that it be shortened"). (full story)    
  • Indonesia Could Shorten December 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesia's Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister, Muhadjir Effendy, has announced that Indonesia's President, Joko Widodo, could soon decide to reduce the number of Indonesian public holidays at the end of December 2020, to avoid year-end health protocol violations ("In regards to the holiday, the collective leave days at the end of the year, the president has instructed that it be shortened").    
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • full story
  • Northern Territory 2021-2022-2023 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (Darwin). The Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet of the Government of Australia's Northern Territory has gazetted, the list of 2021-2022-2023 public holidays in Australia's Northern Territory. (full story)    
  • Northern Territory 2021-2022-2023 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: NT Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (Darwin). The Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet of the Government of Australia's Northern Territory has gazetted, the list of 2021-2022-2023 public holidays in Australia's Northern Territory.    
  • Romania
  • Romania
  • full story
  • Romanian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Mediafax (Bucharest). The Government of Romania has released its annual official list of 2021 non-working public holidays in Romania (zile libere si sarbatorile oficiale). (full story)    
  • Romanian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Mediafax (Bucharest). The Government of Romania has released its annual official list of 2021 non-working public holidays in Romania (zile libere si sarbatorile oficiale).    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • full story
  • UAE National Day 2020 Bank Holidays
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The Central Bank of the UAE has, in turn, announced the dates of the upcoming UAE bank holidays for Commemoration Day and the UAE's 49th National Day, as "confirmed to be from Tuesday 1 December 2020, to Thursday 3 December 2020". (full story)    
  • UAE National Day 2020 Bank Holidays
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The Central Bank of the UAE has, in turn, announced the dates of the upcoming UAE bank holidays for Commemoration Day and the UAE's 49th National Day, as "confirmed to be from Tuesday 1 December 2020, to Thursday 3 December 2020".    

November 22, 2020

  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • full story
  • UAE Public Holidays December 1-3
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation of the UAE has announced a three-day period of public holidays in the UAE on account of the upcoming UAE Commemoration Day and the 49th UAE National Day public holidays, from Tuesday to Thursday, December 1-3, 2020. (full story)    
  • UAE Public Holidays December 1-3
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation of the UAE has announced a three-day period of public holidays in the UAE on account of the upcoming UAE Commemoration Day and the 49th UAE National Day public holidays, from Tuesday to Thursday, December 1-3, 2020.    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • full story
  • UAE Public Sector Holidays December 1-5
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced that the upcoming annual public sector holidays in the UAE for the Commemoration Day and National Day would run from Tuesday to Thursday, December 1-3, 2020. (full story)    
  • UAE Public Sector Holidays December 1-5
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced that the upcoming annual public sector holidays in the UAE for the Commemoration Day and National Day would run from Tuesday to Thursday, December 1-3, 2020.    

November 21, 2020

  • Argentina
  • Argentina
  • full story
  • Argentina's 2021 Public Holidays Announcement Deadline Passes
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires). The deadline for the government of Argentina to publish a list of bridge public holidays during the calendar year 2021 has come and gone, meaning that there might not be any additional one-off bridge public holidays in Argentina in 2021 (días no laborables con fines turísticos). (full story)    
  • Argentina's 2021 Public Holidays Announcement Deadline Passes
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires). The deadline for the government of Argentina to publish a list of bridge public holidays during the calendar year 2021 has come and gone, meaning that there might not be any additional one-off bridge public holidays in Argentina in 2021 (días no laborables con fines turísticos).    
  • Honduras
  • Honduras
  • full story
  • Honduras Morazánica Public Holidays Could Move To December 24, 30 and 31
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The representative of the National Association of Public Employees of Honduras (ANDEPH), at a recent multi sectorial labour conference, César Chirinos, has suggested that the postponed 2020 Morazánica public holidays be observed on December 24, 30 and 31, 2020 ("En esos días baja el nivel de productividad y el trabajo donde aumenta es en los comercios y de esa manera no se estaría deduciendo a cuenta de vacaciones esos días entonces se pueden utilizar esos tres días que han quedado como remanentes del Feriado Morazánico"). (full story)    
  • Honduras Morazánica Public Holidays Could Move To December 24, 30 and 31
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The representative of the National Association of Public Employees of Honduras (ANDEPH), at a recent multi sectorial labour conference, César Chirinos, has suggested that the postponed 2020 Morazánica public holidays be observed on December 24, 30 and 31, 2020 ("En esos días baja el nivel de productividad y el trabajo donde aumenta es en los comercios y de esa manera no se estaría deduciendo a cuenta de vacaciones esos días entonces se pueden utilizar esos tres días que han quedado como remanentes del Feriado Morazánico").    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Telangana GHMC Electoral Public Holiday December 1st
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Telangana government has issued the government order G.O.Rt.No. 393 to the effect that Tuesday, December 1st, 2020, would be a public holiday due to the the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Election scheduled for that date ("A public holiday has been declared to all the employees/workers serving in the factories, shops, and establishments and industrial undertaking located in the Greater Hyderabad. The holiday has been declared with an aim to encourage voters to exercise their electoral right"). (full story)    
  • Telangana GHMC Electoral Public Holiday December 1st
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Telangana government has issued the government order G.O.Rt.No. 393 to the effect that Tuesday, December 1st, 2020, would be a public holiday due to the the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Election scheduled for that date ("A public holiday has been declared to all the employees/workers serving in the factories, shops, and establishments and industrial undertaking located in the Greater Hyderabad. The holiday has been declared with an aim to encourage voters to exercise their electoral right").    

November 20, 2020

  • Germany
  • Germany
  • full story
  • Berlin 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Berlin.de - The Official Website of Berlin (Berlin). The German City State of Berlin has released its list of 2022 public holidays (Feiertage und Termine der Schulferien in Berlin). (full story)    
  • Berlin 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Berlin.de - The Official Website of Berlin (Berlin). The German City State of Berlin has released its list of 2022 public holidays (Feiertage und Termine der Schulferien in Berlin).    
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • full story
  • Dominican Republic 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced its annual list of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2021, based on the law 139-97 ("El Ministerio de Trabajo anuncia las fechas en que serán celebrados los días feriados durante el año 2021, dando cumplimiento a la Ley 139-97, la cual establece el traslado de los días feriados."). (full story)    
  • Dominican Republic 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced its annual list of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2021, based on the law 139-97 ("El Ministerio de Trabajo anuncia las fechas en que serán celebrados los días feriados durante el año 2021, dando cumplimiento a la Ley 139-97, la cual establece el traslado de los días feriados.").    
  • India
  • India
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  • Karnataka 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Karnataka (Bengaluru). At its last cabinet meeting, the State Government of India's state of Karnataka has approved and announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Karnataka for the upcoming calendar year 2021 (ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, ನ 5: 2021ರ ಸಾಲಿನ ಹಬ್ಬ, ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ರಜಾದಿನ, ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಹಬ್ಬಗಳ ಪಟ್ಟಿಯನ್ನು ರಾಜ್ಯ ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕ ಇಲಾಖೆ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಮಾಡಿದೆ. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಇಂಡಸ್ಟ್ರಿಯಲ್ ಎಸ್ಟಾಬ್ಲಿಷ್ಮೆಂಟ್ ಆಕ್ಟ್ 1963ರ ಪ್ರಕಾರ, ವಾರ್ಷಿಕ ಕನಿಷ್ಠ ಹತ್ತುದಿನ ರಜೆಯನ್ನು ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳು ನೀಡಬೇಕಿದೆ.). (full story)    
  • Karnataka 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Karnataka (Bengaluru). At its last cabinet meeting, the State Government of India's state of Karnataka has approved and announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Karnataka for the upcoming calendar year 2021 (ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, ನ 5: 2021ರ ಸಾಲಿನ ಹಬ್ಬ, ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ರಜಾದಿನ, ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಹಬ್ಬಗಳ ಪಟ್ಟಿಯನ್ನು ರಾಜ್ಯ ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕ ಇಲಾಖೆ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಮಾಡಿದೆ. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಇಂಡಸ್ಟ್ರಿಯಲ್ ಎಸ್ಟಾಬ್ಲಿಷ್ಮೆಂಟ್ ಆಕ್ಟ್ 1963ರ ಪ್ರಕಾರ, ವಾರ್ಷಿಕ ಕನಿಷ್ಠ ಹತ್ತುದಿನ ರಜೆಯನ್ನು ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳು ನೀಡಬೇಕಿದೆ.).    
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
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  • Mexico Adds October 12 Pluricultural Holiday
    Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación (Ciudad de México). Mexico's Senate has unanimously approved the declaration of October 12 as the new Day of the Pluricultural Nation holiday in Mexico to recognize "the multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual wealth that characterizes Mexico". (full story)    
  • Mexico Adds October 12 Pluricultural Holiday
    Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación (Ciudad de México). Mexico's Senate has unanimously approved the declaration of October 12 as the new Day of the Pluricultural Nation holiday in Mexico to recognize "the multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual wealth that characterizes Mexico".    
  • Namibia
  • Namibia
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  • Namibia Declares November 25 Electoral Public Holiday
    Source: The Namibian (Windhoek). Namibian President, Hage Geingob, has declared Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the date of the upcoming regional council and local authority elections in Namibia, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Namibia ("Under the powers vested in the President by section 1(3) of the Public Holidays Act, 1990 (Act No. 26 of 1990, the President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob has declared 25 November 2020 as a public holiday for the purposes of the general election of members of regional councils and of members of local authority councils under the Electoral Act, 2014 (Act No 5 of 2014)"). (full story)    
  • Namibia Declares November 25 Electoral Public Holiday
    Source: The Namibian (Windhoek). Namibian President, Hage Geingob, has declared Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the date of the upcoming regional council and local authority elections in Namibia, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Namibia ("Under the powers vested in the President by section 1(3) of the Public Holidays Act, 1990 (Act No. 26 of 1990, the President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob has declared 25 November 2020 as a public holiday for the purposes of the general election of members of regional councils and of members of local authority councils under the Electoral Act, 2014 (Act No 5 of 2014)").    

November 19, 2020

  • India
  • India
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  • Madhya Pradesh Pressured On Chhath Puja Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The State President of the Purvottar Sanskritik Sansthan community, Thakur Jagdish Singh, has called on the government of India's State of Madhya Pradesh to declare a public holiday on account of the Chhath festival ("Chhath Mahaparva is now not just a festival of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. This festival has taken a national form and even now the popularity of Chhath festival has spread throughout the world"). (full story)    
  • Madhya Pradesh Pressured On Chhath Puja Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The State President of the Purvottar Sanskritik Sansthan community, Thakur Jagdish Singh, has called on the government of India's State of Madhya Pradesh to declare a public holiday on account of the Chhath festival ("Chhath Mahaparva is now not just a festival of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. This festival has taken a national form and even now the popularity of Chhath festival has spread throughout the world").    
  • Namibia
  • Namibia
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  • Namibian ECN Clarifies November 25 Electoral Public Holiday Status
    Source: The Namibian (Windhoek). The chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Namibia, Notemba Tjipueja, has refuted reports that Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the date of the upcoming regional council and local authority elections in Namibia, would not be a public holiday ("the ECN is not empowered by the Electoral Act to make such a decision, and only President Hage Geingob has such powers"). (full story)    
  • Namibian ECN Clarifies November 25 Electoral Public Holiday Status
    Source: The Namibian (Windhoek). The chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Namibia, Notemba Tjipueja, has refuted reports that Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the date of the upcoming regional council and local authority elections in Namibia, would not be a public holiday ("the ECN is not empowered by the Electoral Act to make such a decision, and only President Hage Geingob has such powers").    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
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  • Nepalese 2-Day Chhath Public Holidays In Province 2
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The Chief Minister of the government of Nepal's Province-2, Lalbabu Raut, has announced that it had declared Saturday, November 21, 2020, as a second Chhath public holiday ("Friday and Saturday have been declared public holidays this year for Chhath celebrations"). (full story)    
  • Nepalese 2-Day Chhath Public Holidays In Province 2
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The Chief Minister of the government of Nepal's Province-2, Lalbabu Raut, has announced that it had declared Saturday, November 21, 2020, as a second Chhath public holiday ("Friday and Saturday have been declared public holidays this year for Chhath celebrations").    
  • Sint Maarten
  • Sint Maarten
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  • Sint Maarten Calls For Diwali Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Sint Maarten (Great Bay). Speaking from his base in Nevada, the President of Universal Society of Hinduism, Rajan Zed, has called on Sint Maarten Prime Minister, Silveria E. Jacobs, and Sint Maarten Governor, Eugene Bernard Holiday (yes, that's his name), to revisit the list of annual public holidays in Sint Maarten and replace one of the existing public holidays with Diwali ("it is not fair with the SXM Hindu community as they had to be at work/school on their most popular festival while there were public holidays on other religious days"). (full story)    
  • Sint Maarten Calls For Diwali Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Sint Maarten (Great Bay). Speaking from his base in Nevada, the President of Universal Society of Hinduism, Rajan Zed, has called on Sint Maarten Prime Minister, Silveria E. Jacobs, and Sint Maarten Governor, Eugene Bernard Holiday (yes, that's his name), to revisit the list of annual public holidays in Sint Maarten and replace one of the existing public holidays with Diwali ("it is not fair with the SXM Hindu community as they had to be at work/school on their most popular festival while there were public holidays on other religious days").    

November 18, 2020

  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
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  • Afghanistan Public Holiday November 19
    Source: Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul). The Ministry of Labor and Public Affairs of the government of Afghanistan has declared Thursday, November 19, 2020, as a non-working public holiday to coincide with the upcoming visit of Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, and "to ease congestion". (full story)    
  • Afghanistan Public Holiday November 19
    Source: Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul). The Ministry of Labor and Public Affairs of the government of Afghanistan has declared Thursday, November 19, 2020, as a non-working public holiday to coincide with the upcoming visit of Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, and "to ease congestion".    
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
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  • Indonesian Electoral Public Holiday December 9
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The Commissioner of the General Election Commission of Indonesia (KPU), Hasyim Ashari, has announced that Wednesday, December 9, 2020, had been declared a one-off national public holiday in Indonesia on account of the simultaneous regional elections being held on that date ("Pada hari pemungutan suara sebagaimana diamanahkan di UU dilaksanakan pada hari libur atau diliburkan, sebagaimana yang sudah-sudah dalam pilkada 2015, 2017, 2018"). (full story)    
  • Indonesian Electoral Public Holiday December 9
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The Commissioner of the General Election Commission of Indonesia (KPU), Hasyim Ashari, has announced that Wednesday, December 9, 2020, had been declared a one-off national public holiday in Indonesia on account of the simultaneous regional elections being held on that date ("Pada hari pemungutan suara sebagaimana diamanahkan di UU dilaksanakan pada hari libur atau diliburkan, sebagaimana yang sudah-sudah dalam pilkada 2015, 2017, 2018").    
  • India
  • India
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  • Jharkhand Chhath Public Holidays November 20-21
    Source: Government of Jharkhand (Ranchi). The Government of India's state of Jharkhand, has declared Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21, 2020, as public holidays in Jharkhand, on account of the Chhath Puja festival. (full story)    
  • Jharkhand Chhath Public Holidays November 20-21
    Source: Government of Jharkhand (Ranchi). The Government of India's state of Jharkhand, has declared Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21, 2020, as public holidays in Jharkhand, on account of the Chhath Puja festival.    
  • Namibia
  • Namibia
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  • Namibian ECN Rules-Out November 25 Electoral Public Holiday
    Source: The Namibian (Windhoek). The chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Namibia, Notemba Tjipueja, has announced the ECN had not recommended that Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the date of the upcoming regional council and local authority elections, be declared as a one-off electoral public holiday in Namibia, "because the commission did not feel there was a need to do so". (full story)    
  • Namibian ECN Rules-Out November 25 Electoral Public Holiday
    Source: The Namibian (Windhoek). The chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Namibia, Notemba Tjipueja, has announced the ECN had not recommended that Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the date of the upcoming regional council and local authority elections, be declared as a one-off electoral public holiday in Namibia, "because the commission did not feel there was a need to do so".    
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
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  • New Zealand 2021 Public Holidays Updated
    Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Wellington). The New Zealand Government has released an updated list of non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2021 (Public holidays and anniversary dates 2020-2021). (full story)    
  • New Zealand 2021 Public Holidays Updated
    Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Wellington). The New Zealand Government has released an updated list of non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2021 (Public holidays and anniversary dates 2020-2021).    

November 17, 2020

  • Croatia
  • Croatia
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  • Croatian Public Holidays November 18
    Source: Government of the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb). The Government of Croatia has confirmed the observance of Vukovar Remembrance Day, a new annual public holiday, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. (full story)    
  • Croatian Public Holidays November 18
    Source: Government of the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb). The Government of Croatia has confirmed the observance of Vukovar Remembrance Day, a new annual public holiday, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Delhi Chhath Puja Public Holiday November 20
    Source: Government of Delhi NCT (New Delhi). The general administration department of the Government of India's Delhi NCT (National Capital Territory) has declared a one-off non-working public holiday in the Delhi NCT on Friday, November 20, 2020, on the occasion of the upcoming Chhath Puja festival. (full story)    
  • Delhi Chhath Puja Public Holiday November 20
    Source: Government of Delhi NCT (New Delhi). The general administration department of the Government of India's Delhi NCT (National Capital Territory) has declared a one-off non-working public holiday in the Delhi NCT on Friday, November 20, 2020, on the occasion of the upcoming Chhath Puja festival.    
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guinea-Bissau
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  • Guinea-Bissau President Calls For Fewer Public Holidays
    Source: Assembleia Nacional Popular da República da Guiné-Bissau (Bissau). The President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, has announced that he would soon propose a reduction in the number of annual public holidays in Guinea-Bissau ("As President of the Republic, I have already spoken to the Government to propose the reduction of many holidays, because we need to work"). (full story)    
  • Guinea-Bissau President Calls For Fewer Public Holidays
    Source: Assembleia Nacional Popular da República da Guiné-Bissau (Bissau). The President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, has announced that he would soon propose a reduction in the number of annual public holidays in Guinea-Bissau ("As President of the Republic, I have already spoken to the Government to propose the reduction of many holidays, because we need to work").    
  • India
  • India
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  • Punjab Public Holiday November 17
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). Following the death, earlier today, of senior Congress leader and former state agriculture minister, Mohinder Singh Gill, the Chief Minister of Punjab, Amarinder Singh, declared the remainder of today, Tuesday, November 7, 2020, as a one-off public holiday in India's state of Punjab ("As a mark of respect to the departed leader, the Punjab government declared holiday in its offices, boards, corporations and educational institutions for the remaining part of the day on Tuesday"). (full story)    
  • Punjab Public Holiday November 17
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). Following the death, earlier today, of senior Congress leader and former state agriculture minister, Mohinder Singh Gill, the Chief Minister of Punjab, Amarinder Singh, declared the remainder of today, Tuesday, November 7, 2020, as a one-off public holiday in India's state of Punjab ("As a mark of respect to the departed leader, the Punjab government declared holiday in its offices, boards, corporations and educational institutions for the remaining part of the day on Tuesday").