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March 3, 2024

  • Maldives
  • Maldives
  • Maldives Parliamentary Elections Set For April 21
    Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male). Following the postponement of the upcoming Parliamentary Elections from March 17 to April 21, the Maldives Elections Commission (EC) has announced that it would urge the government to declare Sunday, April 21, 2024, as a public holiday, as it had done in late January, requesting that March 17 be declared a public holiday. In 2019, then President Solih declared the day after that year's Parliamentary Elections as a one-off non-working public holiday, as the 2019 elections were held on a Saturday, which is part of the weekend in the Maldives. And, indeed, shortly after the announcement of the new April 21 date, President Muizzu announced that April 21 would be declared a public holiday ("I learned about the parliamentary election falling on a Sunday from the news. I also wondered why Sunday was scheduled as the voting day. When I asked, [they] explained that new amendments to the law stipulate that the date for the election must fall earliest on that day, he said. They scheduled the election on a Sunday because the law stipulates it, not after consulting me. However, I have decided that the day would be declared a public holiday").    
  • Maldives Parliamentary Elections Set For April 21
    Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male). Following the postponement of the upcoming Parliamentary Elections from March 17 to April 21, the Maldives Elections Commission (EC) has announced that it would urge the government to declare Sunday, April 21, 2024, as a public holiday, as it had done in late January, requesting that March 17 be declared a public holiday. In 2019, then President Solih declared the day after that year's Parliamentary Elections as a one-off non-working public holiday, as the 2019 elections were held on a Saturday, which is part of the weekend in the Maldives. And, indeed, shortly after the announcement of the new April 21 date, President Muizzu announced that April 21 would be declared a public holiday ("I learned about the parliamentary election falling on a Sunday from the news. I also wondered why Sunday was scheduled as the voting day. When I asked, [they] explained that new amendments to the law stipulate that the date for the election must fall earliest on that day, he said. They scheduled the election on a Sunday because the law stipulates it, not after consulting me. However, I have decided that the day would be declared a public holiday").    
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam Clarifies Extent Of 2024 Hung King Public Holiday
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), has confirmed that, in 2024, on account of the upcoming 3 public holidays for the Hung King's Death Anniversary, Victory Day, and International Labor Day, all falling on a weekday, employees will not be entitled to compensated leave. Recall that, in early December, the Vietnamese Government Office approved the MOLISA plan for the 2024 public holiday calendar.    
  • Vietnam Clarifies Extent Of 2024 Hung King Public Holiday
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), has confirmed that, in 2024, on account of the upcoming 3 public holidays for the Hung King's Death Anniversary, Victory Day, and International Labor Day, all falling on a weekday, employees will not be entitled to compensated leave. Recall that, in early December, the Vietnamese Government Office approved the MOLISA plan for the 2024 public holiday calendar.    
  • Tripura (TR)
  • Tripura (TR)
  • Tripura Declares March 4 Public Holiday In Tribal Areas Autonomous District
    Source: Government of Tripura (Agartala). The Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) has declared tomorrow, Monday, March 4, 2024, as a public holiday to celebrate the signing of the tripartite agreement between the Centre, the Tripura government and the Tipra Motha Party (TMP). The regional public holiday of March 4 in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District thus partially amends the 2024 list of public holiday in Tripura as set out in last autumn's Government vide Notification No.F.17(1)-GA(SA)/2023/8423-31.    
  • Tripura Declares March 4 Public Holiday In Tribal Areas Autonomous District
    Source: Government of Tripura (Agartala). The Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) has declared tomorrow, Monday, March 4, 2024, as a public holiday to celebrate the signing of the tripartite agreement between the Centre, the Tripura government and the Tipra Motha Party (TMP). The regional public holiday of March 4 in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District thus partially amends the 2024 list of public holiday in Tripura as set out in last autumn's Government vide Notification No.F.17(1)-GA(SA)/2023/8423-31.    

March 2, 2024

  • Ecuador
  • Ecuador
  • Ecuador Declares Ambato FFF Public Holiday On March 11
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). Ecuador's President, Daniel Noboa Azín, has signed the Executive Decree 188 declaring Monday, March 11, 2024, as a one-off recoverable non-working public holiday in Ambato on account of the upcoming Fruit and Flower Festival (FFF) for both the private and public sectors. This one-off public holiday will be recovered in the public sector, by an additional hour of work during the following eight working days, and in the private sector by mutual agreement between employers and workers. Recall that, early last week, the Ambato Municipal Council had requested that the Government of Ecuador declare Monday, March 11, 2024, as a non-working public holiday, to mark the Fiesta de la Fruta y de las Flores that had been postponed due to Ecuador's state of emergency, declared in early January.    
  • Ecuador Declares Ambato FFF Public Holiday On March 11
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). Ecuador's President, Daniel Noboa Azín, has signed the Executive Decree 188 declaring Monday, March 11, 2024, as a one-off recoverable non-working public holiday in Ambato on account of the upcoming Fruit and Flower Festival (FFF) for both the private and public sectors. This one-off public holiday will be recovered in the public sector, by an additional hour of work during the following eight working days, and in the private sector by mutual agreement between employers and workers. Recall that, early last week, the Ambato Municipal Council had requested that the Government of Ecuador declare Monday, March 11, 2024, as a non-working public holiday, to mark the Fiesta de la Fruta y de las Flores that had been postponed due to Ecuador's state of emergency, declared in early January.    
  • Morocco
  • Morocco
  • Morocco Could Cancel Eid Al Adha Sacrifices In 2024
    Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat). As Morocco enters its seventh year of drought, prices for animals to be sacrificed on the occasion of the Eid al Adha public holiday are soaring, leading to speculation that the Moroccan State might cancel the sacrificing of live animals from the 2024 Eid al Adha public holiday celebrations. Such cancellations have happened in the past. In 1996, the late King Hassan II canceled the Eid al Adha sacrifices due to years of drought. Likewise, in 1981, due to a drought aggravated by the program of structural adjustment of the government of Maati Bouabid, Eid al Adha sacrifices were also canceled, as they were in 1963, in the context of an economic crisis due to the war of sands with Algeria.    
  • Morocco Could Cancel Eid Al Adha Sacrifices In 2024
    Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat). As Morocco enters its seventh year of drought, prices for animals to be sacrificed on the occasion of the Eid al Adha public holiday are soaring, leading to speculation that the Moroccan State might cancel the sacrificing of live animals from the 2024 Eid al Adha public holiday celebrations. Such cancellations have happened in the past. In 1996, the late King Hassan II canceled the Eid al Adha sacrifices due to years of drought. Likewise, in 1981, due to a drought aggravated by the program of structural adjustment of the government of Maati Bouabid, Eid al Adha sacrifices were also canceled, as they were in 1963, in the context of an economic crisis due to the war of sands with Algeria.    

March 1, 2024

  • Extremadura (EX)
  • Extremadura (EX)
  • Extremadura 2025 Public Holidays Draft
    Source: Diario Oficial de Extremadura (DOE). The Ministry of Economy, Employment and Digital Transformation of Spain's Autonomous Region of Extremadura has issued a draft decree of it list of regional public holidays for the calendar year 2025 (Calendario Laboral 2025). As per the aforementioned draft decree, the Autonomous Region of Extremadura will not declare Shrove Tuesday a regional public holiday in 2025, preferring to declare the Monday after the October 12 National Day holiday as a day in lieu public holiday in 2025 ("In use of the power established in article 37.2 of the Workers' Statute to transfer national holidays that coincide on a Sunday to Monday, the work break corresponding to October 12, 2025, a National Holiday of Spain, will be enjoyed on Monday, October 13, 2025, because said holiday falls on a Sunday"). Recall that, in 2023, rather than declaring a day in lieu public holiday on Monday, January 2, 2023, the Junta of Extremadura chose to declare Shrove/Carnival Tuesday a public holiday on February 21. And, in 2024, Shrove/Carnival Tuesday was once again declared a public holiday on February 13, rather than declaring a day in lieu public holiday on Monday, September 9, 2024.    
  • Extremadura 2025 Public Holidays Draft
    Source: Diario Oficial de Extremadura (DOE). The Ministry of Economy, Employment and Digital Transformation of Spain's Autonomous Region of Extremadura has issued a draft decree of it list of regional public holidays for the calendar year 2025 (Calendario Laboral 2025). As per the aforementioned draft decree, the Autonomous Region of Extremadura will not declare Shrove Tuesday a regional public holiday in 2025, preferring to declare the Monday after the October 12 National Day holiday as a day in lieu public holiday in 2025 ("In use of the power established in article 37.2 of the Workers' Statute to transfer national holidays that coincide on a Sunday to Monday, the work break corresponding to October 12, 2025, a National Holiday of Spain, will be enjoyed on Monday, October 13, 2025, because said holiday falls on a Sunday"). Recall that, in 2023, rather than declaring a day in lieu public holiday on Monday, January 2, 2023, the Junta of Extremadura chose to declare Shrove/Carnival Tuesday a public holiday on February 21. And, in 2024, Shrove/Carnival Tuesday was once again declared a public holiday on February 13, rather than declaring a day in lieu public holiday on Monday, September 9, 2024.    
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
  • Ghana Declares March 6 Public Holiday
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Minister for the Interior, Henry Quartey, has issued a press release announcing that Wednesday, March 6, 2024, had been declared a public holiday ("The general public is hereby informed that Wednesday, 6th March 2024 which marks Independence Day, is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.").    
  • Ghana Declares March 6 Public Holiday
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Minister for the Interior, Henry Quartey, has issued a press release announcing that Wednesday, March 6, 2024, had been declared a public holiday ("The general public is hereby informed that Wednesday, 6th March 2024 which marks Independence Day, is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.").    
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
  • Thailand Declares Additional Songkran Bank Holiday
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). The Governor of the Bank of Thailand, Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput, has announced that it had agreed to follow the lead of the Thai government and to declare Friday, April 12, 2024, as an additional one-off bank holiday to be observed by Thailand’s banking and financial sector. Recall that, on February 13, Thailand's Cabinet approved the declaration of Friday, April 12, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to extend the upcoming Songkran public holidays for 5 days, from Friday, April 12, until Tuesday, April 16, 2024, inclusively, as it had done in 2021. However, as always, the additional public holidays declared by the Thai government do not automatically apply to the banking and financial sectors, whose holidays are regulated by the Bank of Thailand.    
  • Thailand Declares Additional Songkran Bank Holiday
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). The Governor of the Bank of Thailand, Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput, has announced that it had agreed to follow the lead of the Thai government and to declare Friday, April 12, 2024, as an additional one-off bank holiday to be observed by Thailand’s banking and financial sector. Recall that, on February 13, Thailand's Cabinet approved the declaration of Friday, April 12, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to extend the upcoming Songkran public holidays for 5 days, from Friday, April 12, until Tuesday, April 16, 2024, inclusively, as it had done in 2021. However, as always, the additional public holidays declared by the Thai government do not automatically apply to the banking and financial sectors, whose holidays are regulated by the Bank of Thailand.    
  • Sarawak (SRW)
  • Sarawak (SRW)
  • Sarawak Calls For Federal Public Holiday On May 31 and June 1st
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Malacca). Sarawak Member of Parliament for Serian since October 1990, Dato Sri Richard Riot Jaem, has called on the federal government of Malaysia to declare Sarawak and Sabah harvest festivals, of Gawai Dayak and Pesta Kaamatan, as annual national public holidays ("It is a two-day (holiday) which is 31 (May) for the Kaamatan Festival for the Kadazan Dusun people in Sabah while June 1 is for Hari Gawai for the Dayak people in Sarawak").    
  • Sarawak Calls For Federal Public Holiday On May 31 and June 1st
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Malacca). Sarawak Member of Parliament for Serian since October 1990, Dato Sri Richard Riot Jaem, has called on the federal government of Malaysia to declare Sarawak and Sabah harvest festivals, of Gawai Dayak and Pesta Kaamatan, as annual national public holidays ("It is a two-day (holiday) which is 31 (May) for the Kaamatan Festival for the Kadazan Dusun people in Sabah while June 1 is for Hari Gawai for the Dayak people in Sarawak").    

February 29, 2024

  • Assam (AS)
  • Assam (AS)
  • Assam Refutes Ali-Aye-Ligang Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Assam (Guwahati). The Directorate of Information and Public Relations of India's state of Assam has issued a warning about fake social media posts outlining the details of recent Cabinet meetings and decisions taken at these meetings, such as the granting of tribal status to Kukis and Meiteis, and the declaration of a state holiday in 10 districts of Assam for Aliyai Ligang, a festival celebrated annually on the first Wednesday of the month of Fagun.    
  • Assam Refutes Ali-Aye-Ligang Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Assam (Guwahati). The Directorate of Information and Public Relations of India's state of Assam has issued a warning about fake social media posts outlining the details of recent Cabinet meetings and decisions taken at these meetings, such as the granting of tribal status to Kukis and Meiteis, and the declaration of a state holiday in 10 districts of Assam for Aliyai Ligang, a festival celebrated annually on the first Wednesday of the month of Fagun.    
  • Maldives
  • Maldives
  • Maldives Postpones Parliamentary Elections
    Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male). On the advice of Attorney General, Ahmed Usham, the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Muizzu, has ratified the bill of amendments to the General Elections Act which prohibit elections from being held during the month of Ramadan. This means that the upcoming Parliamentary Elections can no longer be scheduled on March 17, 2024, as currently scheduled, and that the March 17 public holiday declared last month at the request of the Vice President of the Maldives Elections Commission (EC), Ismail Habeeb, will soon be canceled. As per the aforementioned amendments, parliamentary elections can be held ten days after the end of the month of Ramadan. No new date has yet been set for the upcoming parliamentary elections.    
  • Maldives Postpones Parliamentary Elections
    Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male). On the advice of Attorney General, Ahmed Usham, the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Muizzu, has ratified the bill of amendments to the General Elections Act which prohibit elections from being held during the month of Ramadan. This means that the upcoming Parliamentary Elections can no longer be scheduled on March 17, 2024, as currently scheduled, and that the March 17 public holiday declared last month at the request of the Vice President of the Maldives Elections Commission (EC), Ismail Habeeb, will soon be canceled. As per the aforementioned amendments, parliamentary elections can be held ten days after the end of the month of Ramadan. No new date has yet been set for the upcoming parliamentary elections.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • Karachi Half-Day Weather Public Holiday March 1st
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has declared a half-day public holiday in Karachi, its provincial capital, due to a forecast of heavy rains and windstorms, and the possibility of isolated hailstorms.    
  • Karachi Half-Day Weather Public Holiday March 1st
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has declared a half-day public holiday in Karachi, its provincial capital, due to a forecast of heavy rains and windstorms, and the possibility of isolated hailstorms.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • Lahore Public Holiday March 2 For Urs Mubarak of Hazrat Madhu Lal Hussain
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Government of Pakistan's Province of Punjab has declared a public holiday in Lahore, its provincial capital, on Saturday, March 2, 2024, on account of that day's celebration of the annual Urs celebrations of Hazrat Shah Hussain, also known as Madhu Lal Hussain.    
  • Lahore Public Holiday March 2 For Urs Mubarak of Hazrat Madhu Lal Hussain
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Government of Pakistan's Province of Punjab has declared a public holiday in Lahore, its provincial capital, on Saturday, March 2, 2024, on account of that day's celebration of the annual Urs celebrations of Hazrat Shah Hussain, also known as Madhu Lal Hussain.    
  • Philippines
  • Philippines
  • Philippines Clamps Down On Last-Minute Declaration Of Regional Public Holidays
    Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila). Philippines Presidential Executive Secretary, Lucas Bersamin, has signed and released the Memorandum Order (MO) 20 in reaction to a spate of regional and municipal public holidays declared at the last minute (such as the one for Muntinlupa Charter Day declared yesterday for March 1st). As per section 1 of the aforementioned Memeorandum Order, which takes effect immediately today, "All requests for the issuance of Presidential Proclamations declaring special non-working days or holidays must be filed with and received by the Office of the President no less than thirty (30) days before the special day, holiday or event sought to be covered by the proclamation. Subject to the discretion and power of the President to issue proclamations, any request not filed within the prescribed period shall be received without any action or the same shall be a ground for the denial of the request".    
  • Philippines Clamps Down On Last-Minute Declaration Of Regional Public Holidays
    Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila). Philippines Presidential Executive Secretary, Lucas Bersamin, has signed and released the Memorandum Order (MO) 20 in reaction to a spate of regional and municipal public holidays declared at the last minute (such as the one for Muntinlupa Charter Day declared yesterday for March 1st). As per section 1 of the aforementioned Memeorandum Order, which takes effect immediately today, "All requests for the issuance of Presidential Proclamations declaring special non-working days or holidays must be filed with and received by the Office of the President no less than thirty (30) days before the special day, holiday or event sought to be covered by the proclamation. Subject to the discretion and power of the President to issue proclamations, any request not filed within the prescribed period shall be received without any action or the same shall be a ground for the denial of the request".    
  • Qatar
  • Qatar
  • Qatar Declares March 3rd Bank Holiday
    Source: Qatar Central Bank (QCB). Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has declared a bank holiday for Sunday, March 3, 2024. As per the official announcement, "Sunday, 3rd March 2024, is designated as an official holiday for all financial institutions in the State of Qatar". The first Sunday of March was approved as a new bank holiday by Qatar's cabinet decision No.33 of 2009, in April 2009, and it was endorsed by Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, in September 2009, effective in 2010. This bank holiday applies to the Qatar Central Bank (QCB), as well as all banks and financial institutions operating under the control of the QCB, Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) and Qatar securities company (QSC). Note that, since 2000, the weekends in Qatar are Fridays and Saturdays.    
  • Qatar Declares March 3rd Bank Holiday
    Source: Qatar Central Bank (QCB). Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has declared a bank holiday for Sunday, March 3, 2024. As per the official announcement, "Sunday, 3rd March 2024, is designated as an official holiday for all financial institutions in the State of Qatar". The first Sunday of March was approved as a new bank holiday by Qatar's cabinet decision No.33 of 2009, in April 2009, and it was endorsed by Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, in September 2009, effective in 2010. This bank holiday applies to the Qatar Central Bank (QCB), as well as all banks and financial institutions operating under the control of the QCB, Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) and Qatar securities company (QSC). Note that, since 2000, the weekends in Qatar are Fridays and Saturdays.    
  • South Australia (SA)
  • South Australia (SA)
  • South Australia Amends 2024 and 2025 Public Holidays Again
    Source: Government of South Australia SafeWork SA (Adelaide). The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released an further amended version of its list of 2024 and 2025 public holidays, taking into account recent changes to the South Australian public holidays legislation (the Public Holidays Bill 2023), this time as regards the conjoined name of Boxing Day and Proclamation Day on December 26 as Proclamation Day holiday and Boxing Day. Recall that, in early December, the Malinauskas government of South Australia passed the Public Holidays Bill 2023 which increased the number of annual full-day public holidays in South Australia from 11 to 12, with the addition of Easter Sunday as a public holiday, as well as removing the names of most public holidays in favor of simply listing their date. Following the furor over the change, the Malinauskas government amended the Public Holidays Bill 2023 so that public holiday names were re-instated, and the Bill finally received Royal Assent on December 7, 2023, replacing the previous Holidays Act 1910.    
  • South Australia Amends 2024 and 2025 Public Holidays Again
    Source: Government of South Australia SafeWork SA (Adelaide). The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released an further amended version of its list of 2024 and 2025 public holidays, taking into account recent changes to the South Australian public holidays legislation (the Public Holidays Bill 2023), this time as regards the conjoined name of Boxing Day and Proclamation Day on December 26 as Proclamation Day holiday and Boxing Day. Recall that, in early December, the Malinauskas government of South Australia passed the Public Holidays Bill 2023 which increased the number of annual full-day public holidays in South Australia from 11 to 12, with the addition of Easter Sunday as a public holiday, as well as removing the names of most public holidays in favor of simply listing their date. Following the furor over the change, the Malinauskas government amended the Public Holidays Bill 2023 so that public holiday names were re-instated, and the Bill finally received Royal Assent on December 7, 2023, replacing the previous Holidays Act 1910.    

February 28, 2024

  • Himachal Pradesh (HP)
  • Himachal Pradesh (HP)
  • Himachal Pradesh Declares Local Public Holidays On October 11 and November 2
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has issued a continuation notification to the vide notification No.GAD-A-F/10-7/2023 declaring Friday, October 11, 2024, and Saturday, November 2, 2024, as public holidays within the municipal limits of Shimla, on account of Maha Ashtami and Goverdhan Pooja, respectively. The aforementioned notification applies to "employees working in all Govt Offices/ Boards/ Corporations and Educational Institutions in Shimla" but does specify that "The above holidays will not be applicable to the daily wage employees and also not be the holidays within the meaning of Section-25 of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881", and partially amends the list of 2024 public holidays in the state of Himachal Pradesh as published last November in the Government Order No. GAD-A(F)10-7/2023.    
  • Himachal Pradesh Declares Local Public Holidays On October 11 and November 2
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has issued a continuation notification to the vide notification No.GAD-A-F/10-7/2023 declaring Friday, October 11, 2024, and Saturday, November 2, 2024, as public holidays within the municipal limits of Shimla, on account of Maha Ashtami and Goverdhan Pooja, respectively. The aforementioned notification applies to "employees working in all Govt Offices/ Boards/ Corporations and Educational Institutions in Shimla" but does specify that "The above holidays will not be applicable to the daily wage employees and also not be the holidays within the meaning of Section-25 of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881", and partially amends the list of 2024 public holidays in the state of Himachal Pradesh as published last November in the Government Order No. GAD-A(F)10-7/2023.    
  • Argentina
  • Argentina
  • Provincial Autonomy Day Public Holiday Frday In La Rioja
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires). The government of Argentina's Province of La Rioja has announced that Friday, March 1, 2024, would be a provincial public holiday as per the Provincial Law No. 10,242, enacted in December 2019, to commemorate the 1820 proclamation of the separation of La Rioja from the province of Córdoba by General Ortiz de Ocampo. On Friday, March 1, 2024, in the Province of La Rioja, both private and public banks will be closed, as will the public administration and schools of all areas and levels.    
  • Provincial Autonomy Day Public Holiday Frday In La Rioja
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires). The government of Argentina's Province of La Rioja has announced that Friday, March 1, 2024, would be a provincial public holiday as per the Provincial Law No. 10,242, enacted in December 2019, to commemorate the 1820 proclamation of the separation of La Rioja from the province of Córdoba by General Ortiz de Ocampo. On Friday, March 1, 2024, in the Province of La Rioja, both private and public banks will be closed, as will the public administration and schools of all areas and levels.    
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Government Announces Ramadan Working Hours
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The Cabinet Secretary of the government of Bangladesh, Mahbub Hossain, has announced a decision taken at today's Cabinet Meeting, whereby all offices of the government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies in Bangladesh will work from 9:00 to 15:30 during the upcoming month of Ramadan.    
  • Bangladesh Government Announces Ramadan Working Hours
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The Cabinet Secretary of the government of Bangladesh, Mahbub Hossain, has announced a decision taken at today's Cabinet Meeting, whereby all offices of the government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies in Bangladesh will work from 9:00 to 15:30 during the upcoming month of Ramadan.    
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
  • Kenya To Hold 2025 Mashujaa Day Public Holiday Celebrations In Homa Bay
    Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi). Kenyan President, William Ruto, has announced that the 2025 Mashujaa Day Public Holiday Celebrations would be held in Homa Bay County, as per a system implemented a few years ago whereby national holidays celebrations take place in different counties on a rotating basis. Following the 2010 constitutional referendum, three constitutional national holidays were kept; Madaraka Day (June 1), Mashujaa Day (previously called Kenyatta Day) on October 20, and Jamhuri Day (December 12).    
  • Kenya To Hold 2025 Mashujaa Day Public Holiday Celebrations In Homa Bay
    Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi). Kenyan President, William Ruto, has announced that the 2025 Mashujaa Day Public Holiday Celebrations would be held in Homa Bay County, as per a system implemented a few years ago whereby national holidays celebrations take place in different counties on a rotating basis. Following the 2010 constitutional referendum, three constitutional national holidays were kept; Madaraka Day (June 1), Mashujaa Day (previously called Kenyatta Day) on October 20, and Jamhuri Day (December 12).    
  • Libya
  • Libya
  • Misrata Declares February 29 Public Holiday
    Source: Libyan News Agency (LANA). The Libyan municipality of Misrata has announced that Mayor Mahmoud Al-Soktari and members of the municipal council had decided to declare Thursday, February 29, 2024, as an official public holiday in all institutions and sectors within the municipality, to commemorate the Libyan Al-Sweihli club winning the Arab Club Volleyball Championship.    
  • Misrata Declares February 29 Public Holiday
    Source: Libyan News Agency (LANA). The Libyan municipality of Misrata has announced that Mayor Mahmoud Al-Soktari and members of the municipal council had decided to declare Thursday, February 29, 2024, as an official public holiday in all institutions and sectors within the municipality, to commemorate the Libyan Al-Sweihli club winning the Arab Club Volleyball Championship.    
  • Philippines
  • Philippines
  • Muntinlupa Charter Day Public Holiday March 1
    Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila). Muntinlupa will celebrate its 29th Charter Day on Friday, March 1, 2024, and that date has been declared as a special non-working public holiday in the city based on Republic Act No. 9191, approved on Feb. 21, 2003, which declared "the First Day of March of every year as a Special Non-Working Day in the City of Muntinlupa to be known as the Muntinlupa City Charter Day".    
  • Muntinlupa Charter Day Public Holiday March 1
    Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila). Muntinlupa will celebrate its 29th Charter Day on Friday, March 1, 2024, and that date has been declared as a special non-working public holiday in the city based on Republic Act No. 9191, approved on Feb. 21, 2003, which declared "the First Day of March of every year as a Special Non-Working Day in the City of Muntinlupa to be known as the Muntinlupa City Charter Day".    
  • Timor-Leste
  • Timor-Leste
  • Timor Leste National Veterans Day March 1-3
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has announced that from March 1 to 3, 2024, inclusively, it would observe National Veterans Day (Loron Nasionál Veteranus) "in order to honor the contribution made by the martyrs, combatants and veterans who fought for the independence of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste". The aforementioned National Veterans Day will be treated as regular working days and will not amend the list of 2024 public holidays in Timor Leste, as announced late last month in a press communiqué containing both the fixed-date and variable-date public holidays of Timor Leste for the calendar year 2024 ("Os feriados de data fixa e de data variável determinados pela Lei n.º 10/2005, de 10 de agosto, para 2024 são os seguintes" as well as "Feriadu sira ho data fiksu no data variavel nian determina husi Lei n.10/2005, loron 10 fulan-agostu, ba tinan 2024 maka hanesan tuir mai ne’e").    
  • Timor Leste National Veterans Day March 1-3
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has announced that from March 1 to 3, 2024, inclusively, it would observe National Veterans Day (Loron Nasionál Veteranus) "in order to honor the contribution made by the martyrs, combatants and veterans who fought for the independence of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste". The aforementioned National Veterans Day will be treated as regular working days and will not amend the list of 2024 public holidays in Timor Leste, as announced late last month in a press communiqué containing both the fixed-date and variable-date public holidays of Timor Leste for the calendar year 2024 ("Os feriados de data fixa e de data variável determinados pela Lei n.º 10/2005, de 10 de agosto, para 2024 são os seguintes" as well as "Feriadu sira ho data fiksu no data variavel nian determina husi Lei n.10/2005, loron 10 fulan-agostu, ba tinan 2024 maka hanesan tuir mai ne’e").    

February 27, 2024

  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan Marks Water Tuesday of Novruz Public Holidays
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). Today, Azerbaijan is marking the first of four Tuesdays leading to the annual Novruz public holidays of Azerbaijan. Recall that, as per a decision by the Board of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Azerbaijan, earlier this month, March 20-26, 2024, inclusively, will be public holidays for Novruz. The four Tuesdays leading to Novruz are Su Chershenbesi (Water Tuesday), Od Chershenbesi (Fire Tuesday), Torpag Chershenbesi (Earth Tuesday), and Hava Chershenbe/Akhir Chershenbe (Wind Tuesday/Last Tuesday).    
  • Azerbaijan Marks Water Tuesday of Novruz Public Holidays
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). Today, Azerbaijan is marking the first of four Tuesdays leading to the annual Novruz public holidays of Azerbaijan. Recall that, as per a decision by the Board of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Azerbaijan, earlier this month, March 20-26, 2024, inclusively, will be public holidays for Novruz. The four Tuesdays leading to Novruz are Su Chershenbesi (Water Tuesday), Od Chershenbesi (Fire Tuesday), Torpag Chershenbesi (Earth Tuesday), and Hava Chershenbe/Akhir Chershenbe (Wind Tuesday/Last Tuesday).    
  • Maldives
  • Maldives
  • Maldives Announces Ramadan Working Hours
    Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male). The Maldives President’s Office has announced the official working hours for state institutions and government offices during the upcoming month of Ramadan as being from 9am to 1pm, a schedule which will extend for the first seven days of the following month, the month of Shawwal. Additionally, recall that in late December 2023, Maldives' President, Mohamed Muizzu, had made good on his electoral promise to declare the last 10 days of the month of Ramadan as public holidays, beginning in 2024. Earlier this month the beginning of that 10-day period was clarified as corresponding to the 20th day of Ramadan, regardless of Ramadan having 29 or 30 days.    
  • Maldives Announces Ramadan Working Hours
    Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male). The Maldives President’s Office has announced the official working hours for state institutions and government offices during the upcoming month of Ramadan as being from 9am to 1pm, a schedule which will extend for the first seven days of the following month, the month of Shawwal. Additionally, recall that in late December 2023, Maldives' President, Mohamed Muizzu, had made good on his electoral promise to declare the last 10 days of the month of Ramadan as public holidays, beginning in 2024. Earlier this month the beginning of that 10-day period was clarified as corresponding to the 20th day of Ramadan, regardless of Ramadan having 29 or 30 days.    
  • Vanuatu
  • Vanuatu
  • Vanuatu 2024 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila). The government of Vanuatu has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the upcoming calendar year 2024. The aforementioned announced list of the official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the calendar year 2024, could be supplemented, later in the year, by one-off public holidays. For example, in past years, many elections and other events, were declared one-off public holidays.    
  • Vanuatu 2024 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila). The government of Vanuatu has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the upcoming calendar year 2024. The aforementioned announced list of the official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the calendar year 2024, could be supplemented, later in the year, by one-off public holidays. For example, in past years, many elections and other events, were declared one-off public holidays.    

February 26, 2024

  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Greece Moves Labour Day Public Holiday To Easter Tuesday
    Source: The Bank of Greece (Athens). Greece's Ministry of Labour has announced its decision to move the bank holiday and public holiday of Labour Day from May 1st to May 7th, 2024 (Easter Tuesday), in line with the provisions of Article 14 of Law 4468/2017, which states that "the May 1 holiday shall be transferred to another business day if it falls on a Sunday, a Holy Week day or Easter Monday". When May 1st falls on a Sunday (apart from Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday), then it is usually moved to May 2nd, as was done in 2022. But, when it falls during the Holy Week or on Palm Sunday or on Easter Monday, then it is usually moved to Easter Tuesday as was done in 2021, 2016, and 2013 when May Day was similarly moved to May 7th.    
  • Greece Moves Labour Day Public Holiday To Easter Tuesday
    Source: The Bank of Greece (Athens). Greece's Ministry of Labour has announced its decision to move the bank holiday and public holiday of Labour Day from May 1st to May 7th, 2024 (Easter Tuesday), in line with the provisions of Article 14 of Law 4468/2017, which states that "the May 1 holiday shall be transferred to another business day if it falls on a Sunday, a Holy Week day or Easter Monday". When May 1st falls on a Sunday (apart from Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday), then it is usually moved to May 2nd, as was done in 2022. But, when it falls during the Holy Week or on Palm Sunday or on Easter Monday, then it is usually moved to Easter Tuesday as was done in 2021, 2016, and 2013 when May Day was similarly moved to May 7th.    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan Confirms March 2 Compensation For January 4 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Migration of Kyrgyzstan has reminded the population that next Saturday, March 2, 2024, will be a regular working day in Kyrgyzstan to compensate January 4, 2024, having been declared a non-working day as per the December 26, 2023, resolution (для рационального использования выходных и нерабочих праздничных) signed by the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, Akylbek Zhaparov, which created a period of continuous public holidays in Kyrgyzstan from December 30, 2023, to January 7, 2024, inclusively. Note that the same Cabinet of Ministers resolution also created an extended period of public holidays from March 21 to 24, 2024, inclusively, along with a postponed working day from March 22 to April 8.    
  • Kyrgyzstan Confirms March 2 Compensation For January 4 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Migration of Kyrgyzstan has reminded the population that next Saturday, March 2, 2024, will be a regular working day in Kyrgyzstan to compensate January 4, 2024, having been declared a non-working day as per the December 26, 2023, resolution (для рационального использования выходных и нерабочих праздничных) signed by the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, Akylbek Zhaparov, which created a period of continuous public holidays in Kyrgyzstan from December 30, 2023, to January 7, 2024, inclusively. Note that the same Cabinet of Ministers resolution also created an extended period of public holidays from March 21 to 24, 2024, inclusively, along with a postponed working day from March 22 to April 8.    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • Nawalpur District Declares Public Holiday For Magar Unity Day
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Tomorrow, Nepal is celebrating the 42nd Magar National Unity Day which is observed annually on Falgun 15. This year, all eight local levels in the Nawalpur District of Nepal's Gandaki Province have declared a public holiday for Magar Unity Day on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Recall that, earlier this month, the Chief Minister of Nepal's Gandaki Province had declared a regional public holiday on Friday, February 16, 2024, to mark the Gandaki Province Government Establishment Day.    
  • Nawalpur District Declares Public Holiday For Magar Unity Day
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Tomorrow, Nepal is celebrating the 42nd Magar National Unity Day which is observed annually on Falgun 15. This year, all eight local levels in the Nawalpur District of Nepal's Gandaki Province have declared a public holiday for Magar Unity Day on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Recall that, earlier this month, the Chief Minister of Nepal's Gandaki Province had declared a regional public holiday on Friday, February 16, 2024, to mark the Gandaki Province Government Establishment Day.    
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Russian Duma Rejects Compulsory Easter Monday Public Holiday
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). The Duma (the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia) has rejected, in its first reading, a bill to amend Article 112 of the Labor Code so that of all the annually transferred public holidays of the Russian calendar, one would automatically be used to declare the Monday after Orthodox Easter as a public holiday in Russia. Interestingly, the rejected bill had included a listing of the date of Orthodox Easter for all the years from 2024 to 2050, inclusively. The argument leading to the rejection of the aforementioned bill was that according to Article 112 of the Labor Code for the rational use by employees of weekends and non-working holidays, the government can postpone the day off to any day and therefore, no additional legislative regulation was required to declare the Monday after Orthodox Easter as a public holiday in Russia. Recall that, last summer, Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, signed a decree gazetting the list of 2024 public holidays in Russia ("О переносе выходных дней в 2024 году"), which postponed the following dates; January 6 and 7, April 27, November 2, and December 28.    
  • Russian Duma Rejects Compulsory Easter Monday Public Holiday
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). The Duma (the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia) has rejected, in its first reading, a bill to amend Article 112 of the Labor Code so that of all the annually transferred public holidays of the Russian calendar, one would automatically be used to declare the Monday after Orthodox Easter as a public holiday in Russia. Interestingly, the rejected bill had included a listing of the date of Orthodox Easter for all the years from 2024 to 2050, inclusively. The argument leading to the rejection of the aforementioned bill was that according to Article 112 of the Labor Code for the rational use by employees of weekends and non-working holidays, the government can postpone the day off to any day and therefore, no additional legislative regulation was required to declare the Monday after Orthodox Easter as a public holiday in Russia. Recall that, last summer, Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, signed a decree gazetting the list of 2024 public holidays in Russia ("О переносе выходных дней в 2024 году"), which postponed the following dates; January 6 and 7, April 27, November 2, and December 28.    

February 25, 2024

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Confirms Shab-e-Barat Public Holiday Tomorrow
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The government of Bangladesh has announced that the public sector and bank holiday for Shab-e-Barat would be observed tomorrow, Monday, February 26, 2024, in line with the February 11 announcement by the National Moon-Sighting Committee of Bangladesh that the Moon for the month of Shaban had been sighted and that Shab-e-Barat would be celebrated the evening of Sunday, February 25, 2024, with the related public holiday being observed on Monday, February 26, 2024.    
  • Bangladesh Confirms Shab-e-Barat Public Holiday Tomorrow
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The government of Bangladesh has announced that the public sector and bank holiday for Shab-e-Barat would be observed tomorrow, Monday, February 26, 2024, in line with the February 11 announcement by the National Moon-Sighting Committee of Bangladesh that the Moon for the month of Shaban had been sighted and that Shab-e-Barat would be celebrated the evening of Sunday, February 25, 2024, with the related public holiday being observed on Monday, February 26, 2024.    

February 24, 2024

  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan Extends End of Ramadan 2024 Public Holidays
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). The Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan has announced its decision İş və istirahət günlərinin yerlərinin dəyişdirilməsi haqqında (On changing the sequence of working and rest days). As per that decision, to ensure the sequence of working and rest days, the rest day of Saturday, April 6, 2024, has been moved to Friday, April 12, 2024, meaning that the upcoming Ramazan bayramı (End of Ramadan) public holidays of Azerbaijan will last for 5 consecutive days, from Wednesday, April 10, until Sunday, April 14, 2024, inclusively.    
  • Azerbaijan Extends End of Ramadan 2024 Public Holidays
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). The Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan has announced its decision İş və istirahət günlərinin yerlərinin dəyişdirilməsi haqqında (On changing the sequence of working and rest days). As per that decision, to ensure the sequence of working and rest days, the rest day of Saturday, April 6, 2024, has been moved to Friday, April 12, 2024, meaning that the upcoming Ramazan bayramı (End of Ramadan) public holidays of Azerbaijan will last for 5 consecutive days, from Wednesday, April 10, until Sunday, April 14, 2024, inclusively.    
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Iran Declares March 1st Majlis Public Holiday
    Source: Islamic Republic News Agency (Tehran). The Iranian government has declared Friday, March 1st, 2024, as a public holiday on account of the 12th Islamic Consultative Assembly elections being held on that date.    
  • Iran Declares March 1st Majlis Public Holiday
    Source: Islamic Republic News Agency (Tehran). The Iranian government has declared Friday, March 1st, 2024, as a public holiday on account of the 12th Islamic Consultative Assembly elections being held on that date.    
  • Telangana (TS)
  • Telangana (TS)
  • Telangana Maintains February 26 Shab-e-Barat As Optional Holiday
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Government of India's State of Telangana has confirmed that, contrary to what was done for the Shab-e-Meraj, the date of the upcoming Shab-e-Barat, on February 26, would remain an optional holiday in Telangana in 2024, as per the vide notification G.O.Rt. No.1633, listing the 2024 public holidays in Telangana, released last December. Recall that, earlier this month, the Government of Telangana had declared Thursday, February 8, 2024, as a public holiday on the occasion of Shab-e-Meraj, meaning that all Telangana government offices and schools would be closed on that date.    
  • Telangana Maintains February 26 Shab-e-Barat As Optional Holiday
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Government of India's State of Telangana has confirmed that, contrary to what was done for the Shab-e-Meraj, the date of the upcoming Shab-e-Barat, on February 26, would remain an optional holiday in Telangana in 2024, as per the vide notification G.O.Rt. No.1633, listing the 2024 public holidays in Telangana, released last December. Recall that, earlier this month, the Government of Telangana had declared Thursday, February 8, 2024, as a public holiday on the occasion of Shab-e-Meraj, meaning that all Telangana government offices and schools would be closed on that date.    

February 23, 2024

  • Jammu and Kashmir (JK)
  • Jammu and Kashmir (JK)
  • Jammu and Kashmir Establishes Moon-Sighting Committee Ahead Of Ramadan Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Srinigar). The Grand Mufti of India's Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Nasir-ul-Islam, has established a Moon-sighting committee for the Union Territory, for the first time. The aforementioned Moon-sighting committee was established to avoid last year's controversy over the date of the beginning of the month of Ramadan in Jammu and Kashmir, leading to some Muslims observing the beginning of Ramadan on a different date than that listed as an optional holiday in the in the government vide notifications No. 1596-JK(GAD) and No. 1597-JK(GAD) of 2022. As per Mufti Islam, "We have nominated members in every district. Any decision about the moon sighting will be taken with the consensus of all these members. This will help to avoid any controversy".    
  • Jammu and Kashmir Establishes Moon-Sighting Committee Ahead Of Ramadan Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Srinigar). The Grand Mufti of India's Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Nasir-ul-Islam, has established a Moon-sighting committee for the Union Territory, for the first time. The aforementioned Moon-sighting committee was established to avoid last year's controversy over the date of the beginning of the month of Ramadan in Jammu and Kashmir, leading to some Muslims observing the beginning of Ramadan on a different date than that listed as an optional holiday in the in the government vide notifications No. 1596-JK(GAD) and No. 1597-JK(GAD) of 2022. As per Mufti Islam, "We have nominated members in every district. Any decision about the moon sighting will be taken with the consensus of all these members. This will help to avoid any controversy".    
  • Colombia
  • Colombia
  • Colombian 2026 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Banco de la República (Bogota). The Central Bank of Colombia (Banco de la República) has announced the list of non-working public holidays and bank holidays to be observed in Colombia during the calendar year 2026. Recall that Colombian public holidays follow the Ley 51 de 1983 (Diciembre 6), "Por la cual se traslada el descanso remunerado de algunos días festivos"), whereby most (but not all) public holidays in Colombia move to the next Monday whenever the official date occurs on a day other than a Monday, so as not to break the work weeks in half. Law 51 of 1983, is also named Ley Emiliani, after its architect, who died in 2005.    
  • Colombian 2026 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Banco de la República (Bogota). The Central Bank of Colombia (Banco de la República) has announced the list of non-working public holidays and bank holidays to be observed in Colombia during the calendar year 2026. Recall that Colombian public holidays follow the Ley 51 de 1983 (Diciembre 6), "Por la cual se traslada el descanso remunerado de algunos días festivos"), whereby most (but not all) public holidays in Colombia move to the next Monday whenever the official date occurs on a day other than a Monday, so as not to break the work weeks in half. Law 51 of 1983, is also named Ley Emiliani, after its architect, who died in 2005.    
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic Independence Day Public Holiday Fixed On February 27
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that, as per the current legislation on public holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming Día de la Independencia (Independence Day) annual non-working public holiday would be observed, on its traditional date, namely Tuesday, February 27, 2024. The aforementioned announcement is in line with the 1997 "Ley No. 139-97 mediante la cual los días feriados del calendario que coincidan con los días martes y miércoles, jueves o viernes serán trasladados de fecha" which excludes January 1st, January 21, February 27, August 16, September 24, and December 25, from its scope.    
  • Dominican Republic Independence Day Public Holiday Fixed On February 27
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that, as per the current legislation on public holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming Día de la Independencia (Independence Day) annual non-working public holiday would be observed, on its traditional date, namely Tuesday, February 27, 2024. The aforementioned announcement is in line with the 1997 "Ley No. 139-97 mediante la cual los días feriados del calendario que coincidan con los días martes y miércoles, jueves o viernes serán trasladados de fecha" which excludes January 1st, January 21, February 27, August 16, September 24, and December 25, from its scope.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • Sindh Declares February 26 Shab-e-Barat Holiday
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has announced that all public and private educational institutions under the authority of Sindh’s schools and college departments will be closed on Monday, February 26, 2024, in observance of Shab-e-Barat (the 15th day of the month of Shaban).    
  • Sindh Declares February 26 Shab-e-Barat Holiday
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has announced that all public and private educational institutions under the authority of Sindh’s schools and college departments will be closed on Monday, February 26, 2024, in observance of Shab-e-Barat (the 15th day of the month of Shaban).    
  • Philippines
  • Philippines
  • Zamboanga Charter Anniversary Public Holiday February 26
    Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila). Philippines' President, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., has issued the Proclamation No. 483 s. 2024, declaring Monday, February 26, 2024, as a (non-working) public holiday in the City of Zamboanga. As per Proclamation No. 483, signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin, "Whereas, on 26 February 2024, Monday, the City of Zamboanga will mark the celebration of its 87th Charter Anniversary; and whereas, it is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Zamboanga be given full opportunity to participate in the occasion and enjoy the celebration; Now, therefore, I, Lucas P. Bersamin, Executive Secretary, by authority of the President, Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., do hereby declare Monday, 26 February 2024, a special (non-working) day in the City of Zamboanga.".    
  • Zamboanga Charter Anniversary Public Holiday February 26
    Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila). Philippines' President, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., has issued the Proclamation No. 483 s. 2024, declaring Monday, February 26, 2024, as a (non-working) public holiday in the City of Zamboanga. As per Proclamation No. 483, signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin, "Whereas, on 26 February 2024, Monday, the City of Zamboanga will mark the celebration of its 87th Charter Anniversary; and whereas, it is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Zamboanga be given full opportunity to participate in the occasion and enjoy the celebration; Now, therefore, I, Lucas P. Bersamin, Executive Secretary, by authority of the President, Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., do hereby declare Monday, 26 February 2024, a special (non-working) day in the City of Zamboanga.".    
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • South Africa Declares May 29 Electoral Public Holiday
    Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, in a government notice, has formally declared Wednesday, May 29, 2024, the date of the upcoming National and Provincial Elections, as a one-off public holiday throughout South Africa. Earlier this week, President Ramaphosa, had announced May 29 as the date of the 2024 National and Provincial Elections and that date had been expected to be declared a public holiday, as was done for national elections in 1999 (June 2), 2004 (April 14), 2009 (April 22), 2014 (May 7), and 2019 (May 8), and for local government elections in 2011 (May 18), 2016 (August 3), and 2021 (November 1).    
  • South Africa Declares May 29 Electoral Public Holiday
    Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, in a government notice, has formally declared Wednesday, May 29, 2024, the date of the upcoming National and Provincial Elections, as a one-off public holiday throughout South Africa. Earlier this week, President Ramaphosa, had announced May 29 as the date of the 2024 National and Provincial Elections and that date had been expected to be declared a public holiday, as was done for national elections in 1999 (June 2), 2004 (April 14), 2009 (April 22), 2014 (May 7), and 2019 (May 8), and for local government elections in 2011 (May 18), 2016 (August 3), and 2021 (November 1).    

February 22, 2024

  • Himachal Pradesh (HP)
  • Himachal Pradesh (HP)
  • Himachal Pradesh Declares February 25 Gram Panchayat Public Holiday
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has issued the vide notification No.GAD-A-F/1/2024-GAD-A declaring Sunday, February 25, 2024, as a one-off paid public holiday on the occasion of that day's bye-elections in areas of Panchayat Raj Institutions of Himachal Pradesh. The February 25 public holiday thus partially amends the list of 2024 public holidays in the state of Himachal Pradesh as published last November in the Government Order No. GAD-A(F)10-7/2023. As per today's notification, February 25 will be a paid holiday to daily wages employees and also within the meaning of under Section 25 of Negotiable Instrument Act 1881, and all government offices, Board, Corporations, Educational Institutions, Banks, Post Office and Industries registered under Industrial Dispute Act along with shops registered in the polling areas will also remain closed on that day.
       
  • Himachal Pradesh Declares February 25 Gram Panchayat Public Holiday
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has issued the vide notification No.GAD-A-F/1/2024-GAD-A declaring Sunday, February 25, 2024, as a one-off paid public holiday on the occasion of that day's bye-elections in areas of Panchayat Raj Institutions of Himachal Pradesh. The February 25 public holiday thus partially amends the list of 2024 public holidays in the state of Himachal Pradesh as published last November in the Government Order No. GAD-A(F)10-7/2023. As per today's notification, February 25 will be a paid holiday to daily wages employees and also within the meaning of under Section 25 of Negotiable Instrument Act 1881, and all government offices, Board, Corporations, Educational Institutions, Banks, Post Office and Industries registered under Industrial Dispute Act along with shops registered in the polling areas will also remain closed on that day.
       
  • Philippines
  • Philippines
  • Davao de Oro Founding Anniversary Public Holiday March 8
    Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila). Philippines' President, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., has issued the Proclamation No. 481 s. 2024, declaring Friday, March 8, 2024, as a (non-working) public holiday in the Province of Davao de Oro. As per Proclamation No. 483, signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin, "Whereas, on 08 March 2024, Friday, the Province of Davao de Or will mark the celebration of its 26th Founding Anniversary; Whereas, it is but fitting and proper that the people of the Province of Davao de Or be given full opportunity to participate in the occasion and enjoy the celebration; Now, therefore, I, Lucas P. Bersami, Executive Secretary, by authority of the President, Ferdinand R. Marcos, JR., do hereby declare Friday. 08 March 2024, a special (non-working) day in the Province of Davao de Oro".    
  • Davao de Oro Founding Anniversary Public Holiday March 8
    Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila). Philippines' President, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., has issued the Proclamation No. 481 s. 2024, declaring Friday, March 8, 2024, as a (non-working) public holiday in the Province of Davao de Oro. As per Proclamation No. 483, signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin, "Whereas, on 08 March 2024, Friday, the Province of Davao de Or will mark the celebration of its 26th Founding Anniversary; Whereas, it is but fitting and proper that the people of the Province of Davao de Or be given full opportunity to participate in the occasion and enjoy the celebration; Now, therefore, I, Lucas P. Bersami, Executive Secretary, by authority of the President, Ferdinand R. Marcos, JR., do hereby declare Friday. 08 March 2024, a special (non-working) day in the Province of Davao de Oro".    
  • Uzbekistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Uzbekistan Announces March 2024 Public Holidays
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The Government of Uzbekistan has announced the dates of the March 2024 public holidays in Uzbekistan, in line with last December's decree by the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, declaring additional public holidays in Uzbekistan during the calendar year 2024 (Об установлении дополнительных нерабочих дней в период празднования официальных дат и переносе выходных дней в 2024 году).    
  • Uzbekistan Announces March 2024 Public Holidays
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The Government of Uzbekistan has announced the dates of the March 2024 public holidays in Uzbekistan, in line with last December's decree by the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, declaring additional public holidays in Uzbekistan during the calendar year 2024 (Об установлении дополнительных нерабочих дней в период празднования официальных дат и переносе выходных дней в 2024 году).    
  • Zambia
  • Zambia
  • Zambia Declares February 24-25 National Mourning Days For Hage Geingob
    Source: Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (Lusaka). Zambian president, Hakainde Hichilema, has declared two days of national mourning in Zambia to honor the late Namibian president Hage Geingob. Recall that, in 2021, then Namibian president Geingob had declared seven days of national mourning in Namibia on account of the death of Zambia's first president, Kenneth David Kaunda. For its part, early last week, Namibia announced that the burial of the late president Hage Geingob would be on Sunday, February 25, 2024, a date which would be declared as a public holiday throughout Namibia, as will Monday, February 26, 2024, in line with the terms of the Public Holidays Act of 1990 (Act 26 of 1990).    
  • Zambia Declares February 24-25 National Mourning Days For Hage Geingob
    Source: Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (Lusaka). Zambian president, Hakainde Hichilema, has declared two days of national mourning in Zambia to honor the late Namibian president Hage Geingob. Recall that, in 2021, then Namibian president Geingob had declared seven days of national mourning in Namibia on account of the death of Zambia's first president, Kenneth David Kaunda. For its part, early last week, Namibia announced that the burial of the late president Hage Geingob would be on Sunday, February 25, 2024, a date which would be declared as a public holiday throughout Namibia, as will Monday, February 26, 2024, in line with the terms of the Public Holidays Act of 1990 (Act 26 of 1990).    

February 21, 2024

  • Chile
  • Chile
  • Chile Confirms Additional September 20 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso). Chile's Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social, has confirmed that Friday, September 20, 2024, would be a one-off bridge public holiday in Chile, as per the Law 20.215, signed into law in September 2007 by then President Bachelet. As per Law 20.215 the Labour code of Chile was amended by the addition of a 3rd sub-paragraph to Article 35, automatically making September 17 a public holiday when it falls on a Monday, and automatically making September 20 a public holiday when it falls on a Friday.    
  • Chile Confirms Additional September 20 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso). Chile's Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social, has confirmed that Friday, September 20, 2024, would be a one-off bridge public holiday in Chile, as per the Law 20.215, signed into law in September 2007 by then President Bachelet. As per Law 20.215 the Labour code of Chile was amended by the addition of a 3rd sub-paragraph to Article 35, automatically making September 17 a public holiday when it falls on a Monday, and automatically making September 20 a public holiday when it falls on a Friday.    
  • Ecuador
  • Ecuador
  • Ambato Council Calls For March 11 Public Holiday
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). The Ambato Municipal Council, by a unanimous decision, has requested that the Government of Ecuador declare Monday, March 11, 2024, as a non-working public holiday, to mark the Fiesta de la Fruta y de las Flores (Fruit and Flower Festival) that was postponed due to Ecuador's state of emergency, declared in early January by Ecuador's President, Daniel Noboa. That decree declared a state of emergency in Ecuador for 60 days, but that later in the month restrictions were lifted in 160 cantons, including Ambato, Guaranda, Latacunga, and Rumiñahui.    
  • Ambato Council Calls For March 11 Public Holiday
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). The Ambato Municipal Council, by a unanimous decision, has requested that the Government of Ecuador declare Monday, March 11, 2024, as a non-working public holiday, to mark the Fiesta de la Fruta y de las Flores (Fruit and Flower Festival) that was postponed due to Ecuador's state of emergency, declared in early January by Ecuador's President, Daniel Noboa. That decree declared a state of emergency in Ecuador for 60 days, but that later in the month restrictions were lifted in 160 cantons, including Ambato, Guaranda, Latacunga, and Rumiñahui.    
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Ondo Declares Akeredolu February 22-23 Public Holidays
    Source: Ondo State Government (Akure). The governor of Nigeria's Ondo state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has declared Thursday and Friday, February 22 and 23, 2024, as state public holidays in honour of the late former governor of Ondo, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. As per the statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ebenezer Adeniyan, "the two work-free days will allow the people of the state to participate in the burial activities of the former governor".    
  • Ondo Declares Akeredolu February 22-23 Public Holidays
    Source: Ondo State Government (Akure). The governor of Nigeria's Ondo state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has declared Thursday and Friday, February 22 and 23, 2024, as state public holidays in honour of the late former governor of Ondo, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. As per the statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ebenezer Adeniyan, "the two work-free days will allow the people of the state to participate in the burial activities of the former governor".    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • Sindh Declares February 29 Public Holiday For Urs of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Caretaker Minister for Law and Auqaf of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Umer Soomro, has announced that district authorities had declared Thursday, February 29, 2024, a public holiday in the District of Jamshoro in relation with the annual 772nd Urs of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.    
  • Sindh Declares February 29 Public Holiday For Urs of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Caretaker Minister for Law and Auqaf of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Umer Soomro, has announced that district authorities had declared Thursday, February 29, 2024, a public holiday in the District of Jamshoro in relation with the annual 772nd Urs of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.    
  • South Korea
  • South Korea
  • South Korea Considers July 14 Public Holiday For North Korean Refugees
    Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul). Following last month's directive by President Yoon Suk Yeol that a national day be established aimed at assisting North Korean escapees adapt to their new environment, South Korea's Unification Minister, Kim Yung-ho, has announced that the South Korean government wants to designate July 14 as a new annual national holiday in honor of North Korean refugees. The Unification Ministry hopes to complete the necessary administrative work to designate the national holiday in the coming months, get the National Assembly’s approval, and then hold public events for its inaugural celebration this summer. The date of July 14 was chosen to commemorate the day when South Korea’s first law designed to protect and support North Korean escapees came into force in 1997. Other dates that had been suggested include February 5 (the date 2/5 representing the 25 million people living in the North) and February 1st (symbolizing the unification of two distinct entities into a single country).    
  • South Korea Considers July 14 Public Holiday For North Korean Refugees
    Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul). Following last month's directive by President Yoon Suk Yeol that a national day be established aimed at assisting North Korean escapees adapt to their new environment, South Korea's Unification Minister, Kim Yung-ho, has announced that the South Korean government wants to designate July 14 as a new annual national holiday in honor of North Korean refugees. The Unification Ministry hopes to complete the necessary administrative work to designate the national holiday in the coming months, get the National Assembly’s approval, and then hold public events for its inaugural celebration this summer. The date of July 14 was chosen to commemorate the day when South Korea’s first law designed to protect and support North Korean escapees came into force in 1997. Other dates that had been suggested include February 5 (the date 2/5 representing the 25 million people living in the North) and February 1st (symbolizing the unification of two distinct entities into a single country).    

February 20, 2024

  • New South Wales (NSW)
  • New South Wales (NSW)
  • NSW Rejects Newcastle Show Day Public Holiday
    Source: NSW Government (Sydney). The Industrial Relations Minister of Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) has rejected the Newcastle city council's request to declare Newcastle Show Day as a local public holiday. The Newcastle city council had made the request last November, hoping to create an extra long weekend at the beginning of March 2024.    
  • NSW Rejects Newcastle Show Day Public Holiday
    Source: NSW Government (Sydney). The Industrial Relations Minister of Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) has rejected the Newcastle city council's request to declare Newcastle Show Day as a local public holiday. The Newcastle city council had made the request last November, hoping to create an extra long weekend at the beginning of March 2024.    
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia To Observe Public Holidays On the Beginning Of Ramadan
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). As per Indonesia's Director of Islamic Religious Affairs, the upcoming start of the month of Ramadan is estimated to fall on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, based on the MABIMS (Minister of Religion of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore) criteria that were revised in 2022 to require the Moon to be at an altitude of at least 3 degrees and an elongation angle of 6.4 degrees, at the time of sunset on the 29th day of Shaban, for the following day to be the first day of Ramadan. For its part, the PP Muhammadiyah Decree Number 1 of 2024, sets the first of Ramadan 1445 on Monday,March 11, 2024. In 2024, both days will be public holidays in Indonesia. Though the first day of the month of Ramadan is not usually a public holiday in Indonesia, in 2024, as per the Joint Decree (SKB) of the Minister of Religion, Minister of Manpower, Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform Number 855 of 2023, Number 3 of 2023, Number 4 of 2023 concerning National Holidays and Collective Leave in 2024 of last September, March 11 will be a public holiday for Nyepi (Saka New Year 1946) while the same Joint Decree declared March 12, 2024, as a collective leave day.    
  • Indonesia To Observe Public Holidays On the Beginning Of Ramadan
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). As per Indonesia's Director of Islamic Religious Affairs, the upcoming start of the month of Ramadan is estimated to fall on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, based on the MABIMS (Minister of Religion of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore) criteria that were revised in 2022 to require the Moon to be at an altitude of at least 3 degrees and an elongation angle of 6.4 degrees, at the time of sunset on the 29th day of Shaban, for the following day to be the first day of Ramadan. For its part, the PP Muhammadiyah Decree Number 1 of 2024, sets the first of Ramadan 1445 on Monday,March 11, 2024. In 2024, both days will be public holidays in Indonesia. Though the first day of the month of Ramadan is not usually a public holiday in Indonesia, in 2024, as per the Joint Decree (SKB) of the Minister of Religion, Minister of Manpower, Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform Number 855 of 2023, Number 3 of 2023, Number 4 of 2023 concerning National Holidays and Collective Leave in 2024 of last September, March 11 will be a public holiday for Nyepi (Saka New Year 1946) while the same Joint Decree declared March 12, 2024, as a collective leave day.    
  • Moldova
  • Moldova
  • Moldova Considers 2 New Annual Holidays
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). Deputies of the ruling Action and Solidarity Party (PAS) submitted a legislative initiative to the Moldovan Parliament to amend point 1 of the Parliamentary Decision no. 433/1990 regarding Commemorative days, holidays and rest days in the Republic of Moldova with the declaration of 2 new annual commemorative holidays, on March 14 (the Day of Commemoration of those who fell in the armed conflict of 1992 for the defense of the integrity and independence of the Republic of Moldova, on the battlefield of Coșnița) and June 19 (the Day of Commemoration of those who fell in the armed conflict of 1992 for the defense of integrity and independence of the Republic of Moldova, on the Varnița-Tighina battlefield).    
  • Moldova Considers 2 New Annual Holidays
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). Deputies of the ruling Action and Solidarity Party (PAS) submitted a legislative initiative to the Moldovan Parliament to amend point 1 of the Parliamentary Decision no. 433/1990 regarding Commemorative days, holidays and rest days in the Republic of Moldova with the declaration of 2 new annual commemorative holidays, on March 14 (the Day of Commemoration of those who fell in the armed conflict of 1992 for the defense of the integrity and independence of the Republic of Moldova, on the battlefield of Coșnița) and June 19 (the Day of Commemoration of those who fell in the armed conflict of 1992 for the defense of integrity and independence of the Republic of Moldova, on the Varnița-Tighina battlefield).    
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • South African 2024 National and Provincial Elections On May 29
    Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has announced that the upcoming 2024 National and Provincial Election will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, a date which is expected to be declared as a one-off public holiday in South Africa. The date of previous national elections were declared as public holidays in 1999 (June 2), 2004 (April 14), 2009 (April 22), 2014 (May 7), and 2019 (May 8), as were the dates of local government elections in 2011 (May 18), 2016 (August 3), and 2021 (November 1).    
  • South African 2024 National and Provincial Elections On May 29
    Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has announced that the upcoming 2024 National and Provincial Election will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, a date which is expected to be declared as a one-off public holiday in South Africa. The date of previous national elections were declared as public holidays in 1999 (June 2), 2004 (April 14), 2009 (April 22), 2014 (May 7), and 2019 (May 8), as were the dates of local government elections in 2011 (May 18), 2016 (August 3), and 2021 (November 1).    

February 19, 2024

  • Nagaland (NL)
  • Nagaland (NL)
  • Nagaland Declares February 24 Special Working Day In Kohima
    Source: Government of Nagaland (Dimapur). The Governor of India's state of Nagaland has announced that the upcoming 4th Saturday public holiday on February 24, 2024, would be a working day for State Government offices located in Kohima in preparation for the upcoming 4th Session of the Fourteenth Nagaland Legislative Assembly, scheduled to begin on February 26, 2024. Normally, Nagaland government offices are closed on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.    
  • Nagaland Declares February 24 Special Working Day In Kohima
    Source: Government of Nagaland (Dimapur). The Governor of India's state of Nagaland has announced that the upcoming 4th Saturday public holiday on February 24, 2024, would be a working day for State Government offices located in Kohima in preparation for the upcoming 4th Session of the Fourteenth Nagaland Legislative Assembly, scheduled to begin on February 26, 2024. Normally, Nagaland government offices are closed on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.    
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
  • Ghana EC Confirms General Election Date Change But Likely Not In 2024
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Electoral Commission Deputy Chairman in charge of Corporate Services, Eric Asare Bossman, has announced that the plans to move the General Elections from December 7 to November, as announced last month, would go ahead, but probably not in time for the 2024 General Elections. Additionally, the Deputy Chairman pointed out that the new date would be in November but likely not on the set date of November 7, as had been widely reported ("This must be clear, we were not talking about November 7. At the IPAC meeting, the decision was a day in November. So it can be the first Monday, a second Monday, a third Monday or Tuesday or Friday or Thursday"). Recall that the first Friday of December is usually the date of Farmers' Day and its related public holiday, except on election years, when Farmers' Day is observed on the first Friday of November, while its related public holiday remains on the first Friday of December.    
  • Ghana EC Confirms General Election Date Change But Likely Not In 2024
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Electoral Commission Deputy Chairman in charge of Corporate Services, Eric Asare Bossman, has announced that the plans to move the General Elections from December 7 to November, as announced last month, would go ahead, but probably not in time for the 2024 General Elections. Additionally, the Deputy Chairman pointed out that the new date would be in November but likely not on the set date of November 7, as had been widely reported ("This must be clear, we were not talking about November 7. At the IPAC meeting, the decision was a day in November. So it can be the first Monday, a second Monday, a third Monday or Tuesday or Friday or Thursday"). Recall that the first Friday of December is usually the date of Farmers' Day and its related public holiday, except on election years, when Farmers' Day is observed on the first Friday of November, while its related public holiday remains on the first Friday of December.    
  • Tasmania (TAS)
  • Tasmania (TAS)
  • Tasmania Releases 2026 Public Holidays
    Source: Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart). The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released its annual list of official 2026 non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Tasmania for the calendar year 2026, in line with the 2011 Clarification on Tasmanian Public Holidays press release, which re-stated the terms of the Statutory Holidays Act 2000, as amended by the Statutory Holidays Amendment Bill 2010. The aforementioned list of public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania also contains a listing of all the regional public holidays within Tasmania, namely: Devonport Cup, Royal Hobart Regatta, Launceston Cup, King Island Show, AGFEST, Burnie Show, Royal Launceston Show, Flinders Island Show, Royal Hobart Show, Recreation Day, and Devonport Show Day. Finally, the following footnotes clarify the observance of day in lieu public holidays in Tasmania; "if 25 December is a on a Saturday, then both the Saturday and the Monday following are holidays", "if 25 December falls on a Sunday, then both the Sunday and the Tuesday following are holidays", "if Boxing Day falls on a Saturday, then Monday is the public holiday", "if Boxing Day falls on a Sunday, then Tuesday is the public holiday", and "When Anzac Day falls on Saturday or Sunday, no substitute or additional holiday is observed".    
  • Tasmania Releases 2026 Public Holidays
    Source: Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart). The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released its annual list of official 2026 non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Tasmania for the calendar year 2026, in line with the 2011 Clarification on Tasmanian Public Holidays press release, which re-stated the terms of the Statutory Holidays Act 2000, as amended by the Statutory Holidays Amendment Bill 2010. The aforementioned list of public holidays in the Australian State of Tasmania also contains a listing of all the regional public holidays within Tasmania, namely: Devonport Cup, Royal Hobart Regatta, Launceston Cup, King Island Show, AGFEST, Burnie Show, Royal Launceston Show, Flinders Island Show, Royal Hobart Show, Recreation Day, and Devonport Show Day. Finally, the following footnotes clarify the observance of day in lieu public holidays in Tasmania; "if 25 December is a on a Saturday, then both the Saturday and the Monday following are holidays", "if 25 December falls on a Sunday, then both the Sunday and the Tuesday following are holidays", "if Boxing Day falls on a Saturday, then Monday is the public holiday", "if Boxing Day falls on a Sunday, then Tuesday is the public holiday", and "When Anzac Day falls on Saturday or Sunday, no substitute or additional holiday is observed".    

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