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September 22, 2020 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Austria
  • Austria
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  • Austrian 2021 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Vienna). Austria's Central Bank (Oesterreichische Nationalbank - OeNB) has released the list of national bank holidays and public holidays to be observed in Austria during the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Austrian 2021 Bank Holidays and Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Vienna). Austria's Central Bank (Oesterreichische Nationalbank - OeNB) has released the list of national bank holidays and public holidays to be observed in Austria during the calendar year 2021.    
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
  • full story
  • Thailand Adds November-December 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Thailand’s government cabinet has approved additional public holidays in November and December 2020, at the suggestion of Thailand's Tourism and Sports Minister, Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, who stated, when presenting his proposal to members of the cabinet, that "he hoped the long holidays would help spur domestic tourism and the economy". (full story)    
  • Thailand Adds November-December 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Thailand’s government cabinet has approved additional public holidays in November and December 2020, at the suggestion of Thailand's Tourism and Sports Minister, Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, who stated, when presenting his proposal to members of the cabinet, that "he hoped the long holidays would help spur domestic tourism and the economy".    

September 21, 2020

  • Iran
  • Iran
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  • Iranian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis). The Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), has announced the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Iran for the year 2021. (full story)    
  • Iranian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis). The Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), has announced the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Iran for the year 2021.    

September 20, 2020

  • Namibia
  • Namibia
  • full story
  • Namibian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (Windhoek). The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Namibia, for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Namibian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (Windhoek). The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Namibia, for the calendar year 2021.    

September 19, 2020

  • Brazil
  • Brazil
  • full story
  • Brazil 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia). The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Desenvolvimento e Gestão, has announced the annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Brazil 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia). The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Desenvolvimento e Gestão, has announced the annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2021.    

September 18, 2020

  • Sénégal
  • Sénégal
  • full story
  • Senegal 2020 Magal Public Holiday October 6
    Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar). The Senegalese commission d’observation du croissant lunaire de Touba has announced that the first day of the month of Safar would be tomorrow and, therefore, that the 2020 Magal de Touba, and related public holiday, would take place on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. (full story)    
  • Senegal 2020 Magal Public Holiday October 6
    Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar). The Senegalese commission d’observation du croissant lunaire de Touba has announced that the first day of the month of Safar would be tomorrow and, therefore, that the 2020 Magal de Touba, and related public holiday, would take place on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.    

September 17, 2020

  • Honduras
  • Honduras
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  • Honduras Postpones 2020 Morazánica Public Holidays
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The National Congress of Honduras has approved a draft decree presented by the Ministry of Tourism to transfer the upcoming Morazánica public holidays from October 2020, to the first week of November 2020 ("los feriados del 3,12 y 21 de noviembre, como todos los años, se unificarán para gozarlos con fines turísticos en el denominado «Feriado Morazánico» el cual se comenzará a gozar a partir del primer miércoles de noviembre a las 12:00 del mediodía"). (full story)    
  • Honduras Postpones 2020 Morazánica Public Holidays
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The National Congress of Honduras has approved a draft decree presented by the Ministry of Tourism to transfer the upcoming Morazánica public holidays from October 2020, to the first week of November 2020 ("los feriados del 3,12 y 21 de noviembre, como todos los años, se unificarán para gozarlos con fines turísticos en el denominado «Feriado Morazánico» el cual se comenzará a gozar a partir del primer miércoles de noviembre a las 12:00 del mediodía").    

September 16, 2020

  • Ghana
  • Ghana
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  • Ghana Declares Public Holiday September 21
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Ministry of Interior has declared Monday, September 21, 2020, as a non-working public holiday to mark the Kwame Nkrumah Day annual public holiday of Ghana ("The general public is hereby reminded that Monday, September 21, 2020, which marks Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day is a statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country"). (full story)    
  • Ghana Declares Public Holiday September 21
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Ministry of Interior has declared Monday, September 21, 2020, as a non-working public holiday to mark the Kwame Nkrumah Day annual public holiday of Ghana ("The general public is hereby reminded that Monday, September 21, 2020, which marks Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day is a statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country").    

September 15, 2020

  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
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  • Vietnam 2021 Public Holidays Draft
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). The director of Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has submitted to the Prime Minister two plans for the Lunar New Year public holidays of Vietnam in 2021. (full story)    
  • Vietnam 2021 Public Holidays Draft
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). The director of Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has submitted to the Prime Minister two plans for the Lunar New Year public holidays of Vietnam in 2021.    

September 14, 2020

  • Spain
  • Spain
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  • Spain 2021 Murcia Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia (Murcia). Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia through the Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia has gazetted the calendar of official Spanish public holidays in Murcia (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2020, which it had unofficially announced, late last spring. (full story)    
  • Spain 2021 Murcia Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia (Murcia). Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia through the Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia has gazetted the calendar of official Spanish public holidays in Murcia (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2020, which it had unofficially announced, late last spring.    

September 12, 2020

  • Honduras
  • Honduras
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  • Honduras Public Holiday September 15
    Source: La Prensa Libre (Tegucigalpa). The Ministry of the Interior, Justice and Decentralization of the Honduran government has announced that Tuesday, Spetember 15, 2020, would be a public holiday, for all decentralized, central government dependencies, as well as the private companies and the general public, to celebrate the 199th anniversary of homeland independence of Honduras. (full story)    
  • Honduras Public Holiday September 15
    Source: La Prensa Libre (Tegucigalpa). The Ministry of the Interior, Justice and Decentralization of the Honduran government has announced that Tuesday, Spetember 15, 2020, would be a public holiday, for all decentralized, central government dependencies, as well as the private companies and the general public, to celebrate the 199th anniversary of homeland independence of Honduras.    
  • Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico
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  • Puerto Rico 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Oficina de Administración y Transformación de los Recursos Humanos en el Gobierno de Puerto (OATRH). The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (OATRH - Oficina de Administración y Transformación de los Recursos Humanos) has released its annual "Memorando Especial", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Puerto Rico 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Oficina de Administración y Transformación de los Recursos Humanos en el Gobierno de Puerto (OATRH). The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (OATRH - Oficina de Administración y Transformación de los Recursos Humanos) has released its annual "Memorando Especial", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    

September 11, 2020

  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
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  • Indonesian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The government of Indonesia has issued a Joint Decree (SKB) on National Holidays and Joint Leave in 2021 which was signed by three ministers namely the Minister of Religion, the Minister of Manpower and the MenPAN, and which announces the list of Indonesian public holidays and collective leave days ("cuti bersama") for the calendar year 2021, for both the private and public sectors. (full story)    
  • Indonesian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The government of Indonesia has issued a Joint Decree (SKB) on National Holidays and Joint Leave in 2021 which was signed by three ministers namely the Minister of Religion, the Minister of Manpower and the MenPAN, and which announces the list of Indonesian public holidays and collective leave days ("cuti bersama") for the calendar year 2021, for both the private and public sectors.    

September 10, 2020

  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • full story
  • Guatemala Rules-Out September 14 Public Holiday
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). The Secretary of Social Communication of the Guatemalan Presidency, Francis Masek, has announced that President, Alejandro Giammattei, had rejected the requested move of the upcoming Independence Day public holiday from Tuesday, September 15, to Monday, September 14, 2020. (full story)    
  • Guatemala Rules-Out September 14 Public Holiday
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). The Secretary of Social Communication of the Guatemalan Presidency, Francis Masek, has announced that President, Alejandro Giammattei, had rejected the requested move of the upcoming Independence Day public holiday from Tuesday, September 15, to Monday, September 14, 2020.    
  • Honduras
  • Honduras
  • full story
  • Honduras Announces 2020 Morazánica Public Holidays
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Consejo Hondureño de la Empresa Privada (COHEP) of Honduras has announced that the upcoming 2020 "Semana Morazánica", annual October public holidays of Honduras, would once again start at noon on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, and run until Sunday night, October 11, 2020, to compensate the fact that the Honduras private sector usually works a half day on Saturdays. (full story)    
  • Honduras Announces 2020 Morazánica Public Holidays
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Consejo Hondureño de la Empresa Privada (COHEP) of Honduras has announced that the upcoming 2020 "Semana Morazánica", annual October public holidays of Honduras, would once again start at noon on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, and run until Sunday night, October 11, 2020, to compensate the fact that the Honduras private sector usually works a half day on Saturdays.    
  • Nauru
  • Nauru
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  • Nauru Adds September 25 Annual Public Holiday
    Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru (Yaren). Nauru's President, Lionel Rouwen Aingimea, has declared September 25 as a new annual public holiday in Nauru ("Pursuant to the powers vested in me under Section 81(1)(k) of the Public Service Act 2016, I, Hon. Lionel Rouwen Aingimea, MP, President of the Republic of Nauru, do hereby declare that commencing from Friday, 25th September 2020, each successive year on the 25th day of September, is to be a public holiday."). (full story)    
  • Nauru Adds September 25 Annual Public Holiday
    Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru (Yaren). Nauru's President, Lionel Rouwen Aingimea, has declared September 25 as a new annual public holiday in Nauru ("Pursuant to the powers vested in me under Section 81(1)(k) of the Public Service Act 2016, I, Hon. Lionel Rouwen Aingimea, MP, President of the Republic of Nauru, do hereby declare that commencing from Friday, 25th September 2020, each successive year on the 25th day of September, is to be a public holiday.").    
  • Paraguay
  • Paraguay
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  • Paraguay 2020 Public Holidays Reversed
    Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción). The President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, has signed the Decreto número 4040 which reverses the remaining terms of the Decreto número 2757 and keeps the upcoming Paz del Chaco and Victoria de Boquerón public holiday of Paraguay on its set date of September 29, 2020, rather than moving it to a adjoin a nearby weekend. (full story)    
  • Paraguay 2020 Public Holidays Reversed
    Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción). The President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, has signed the Decreto número 4040 which reverses the remaining terms of the Decreto número 2757 and keeps the upcoming Paz del Chaco and Victoria de Boquerón public holiday of Paraguay on its set date of September 29, 2020, rather than moving it to a adjoin a nearby weekend.    
  • Russia
  • Russia
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  • Russian 2021 Public Holidays Draft
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has released its annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2021", which, as usual, proposes, for online comments by the population, a draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Russian 2021 Public Holidays Draft
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has released its annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2021", which, as usual, proposes, for online comments by the population, a draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Spain 2021 Galicia Public Holidays Approved
    Source: Diario Oficial de Galicia (DOG). The government of Spain's Autonomous Region of Galicia (Consejo de la Xunta de Galicia) has officially approved its recently-released annual official list of regional public holidays (calendario laboral) in Galicia for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Spain 2021 Galicia Public Holidays Approved
    Source: Diario Oficial de Galicia (DOG). The government of Spain's Autonomous Region of Galicia (Consejo de la Xunta de Galicia) has officially approved its recently-released annual official list of regional public holidays (calendario laboral) in Galicia for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    

September 9, 2020

  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
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  • Costa Rican Public Holiday Moved To September 14
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). Costa Rica's Minister of Labour and Social Security (MTSS) has issue the "Comunicado: Disfrute del Feriado del 15 de Setiembre se Adelanta al Lunes 14 de Setiembre", confirming that the upcoming Indepenence Day annual non-working public holiday in Costa Rica, would be observed on September 14, 2020, instead of September 15, 2020. (full story)    
  • Costa Rican Public Holiday Moved To September 14
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). Costa Rica's Minister of Labour and Social Security (MTSS) has issue the "Comunicado: Disfrute del Feriado del 15 de Setiembre se Adelanta al Lunes 14 de Setiembre", confirming that the upcoming Indepenence Day annual non-working public holiday in Costa Rica, would be observed on September 14, 2020, instead of September 15, 2020.    

September 8, 2020

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabia
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  • Saudi 2020 National Day Public Holidays September 20-23
    Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development of Saudi Arabia has announced that Saudi Arabia’s upcoming National Day annual non-working public holiday would be extended to run from Wednesday, September 23, to Sunday, September 26, 2020, inclusively, for public sector employees ("for the private sector it will be on the Wednesday"). (full story)    
  • Saudi 2020 National Day Public Holidays September 20-23
    Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development of Saudi Arabia has announced that Saudi Arabia’s upcoming National Day annual non-working public holiday would be extended to run from Wednesday, September 23, to Sunday, September 26, 2020, inclusively, for public sector employees ("for the private sector it will be on the Wednesday").    
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Spain Castilla y León 2021 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Castilla y León (Valladolid). The previously-announced decree containing the list of official regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León (calendario de fiestas laborales en el ámbito de la Comunidad de Castilla y León) for the calendar year 2021 was published as a gazette notification in the "Decreto 9/2020, de 3 de septiembre, de la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León, por el que se establece el calendario des fiestas laborables en el ámbito de la Comunidad de Castilla y León para el año 2021 en la comunidad autónoma de Castilla y León " (BOCL de 7 de septiembre de 2020). (full story)    
  • Spain Castilla y León 2021 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Castilla y León (Valladolid). The previously-announced decree containing the list of official regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León (calendario de fiestas laborales en el ámbito de la Comunidad de Castilla y León) for the calendar year 2021 was published as a gazette notification in the "Decreto 9/2020, de 3 de septiembre, de la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León, por el que se establece el calendario des fiestas laborables en el ámbito de la Comunidad de Castilla y León para el año 2021 en la comunidad autónoma de Castilla y León " (BOCL de 7 de septiembre de 2020).    

September 7, 2020

  • Vanuatu
  • Vanuatu
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  • Vanuatu Public Holiday September 17
    Source: Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila). Acting on the advice of the Prime Minister, the President of Vanuatu, Obed Moses Tallis, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 2 of the Public Holidays Act (CAP 114), has declared Thursday, September 17, 2020, as a one-off public holiday in Vanuatu, on account of the Luganville Municipality election scheduled for that day. (full story)    
  • Vanuatu Public Holiday September 17
    Source: Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila). Acting on the advice of the Prime Minister, the President of Vanuatu, Obed Moses Tallis, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 2 of the Public Holidays Act (CAP 114), has declared Thursday, September 17, 2020, as a one-off public holiday in Vanuatu, on account of the Luganville Municipality election scheduled for that day.    

September 6, 2020

  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
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  • New Zealand PM Promises Matariki Public Holiday
    Source: Radio New Zealand News (Wellington). New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced that, if her Labour Party is re-elected, her party would make Matariki, Maori New Year, New Zealand's 12th annual public holiday ("Matariki will be a distinctly New Zealand holiday and a time for reflection, celebration and to look to the future as we take increasing pride in our unique national identity"). (full story)    
  • New Zealand PM Promises Matariki Public Holiday
    Source: Radio New Zealand News (Wellington). New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced that, if her Labour Party is re-elected, her party would make Matariki, Maori New Year, New Zealand's 12th annual public holiday ("Matariki will be a distinctly New Zealand holiday and a time for reflection, celebration and to look to the future as we take increasing pride in our unique national identity").    

September 4, 2020

  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
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  • Guatemala Mulls September 14 Public Holiday
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). The executive director of the Guatemalan Chamber of Tourism, Nancy Mejía, has announced that she plans to asks the Guatemalan executive to move the upcoming, September 15, public holiday to Monday, September 14, 2020, to extend the previous weekend. (full story)    
  • Guatemala Mulls September 14 Public Holiday
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). The executive director of the Guatemalan Chamber of Tourism, Nancy Mejía, has announced that she plans to asks the Guatemalan executive to move the upcoming, September 15, public holiday to Monday, September 14, 2020, to extend the previous weekend.    

September 3, 2020

  • Spain
  • Spain
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  • Spain Castilla y León 2021 Public Holidays Approved
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Castilla y León (Valladolid). The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Castilla y León has approved the previously-announced decree containing the list of official regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León (calendario de fiestas laborales en el ámbito de la Comunidad de Castilla y León) for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Spain Castilla y León 2021 Public Holidays Approved
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Castilla y León (Valladolid). The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Castilla y León has approved the previously-announced decree containing the list of official regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León (calendario de fiestas laborales en el ámbito de la Comunidad de Castilla y León) for the calendar year 2021.    

September 2, 2020

  • Australia
  • Australia
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  • Australian Victoria AFL Public Holiday Moved And Renamed
    Source: State Government of Victoria (Melbourne). The Government of Australia's State of Victoria has announced that the public holiday for the Friday before the AFL Grand Final, originally scheduled for September 25, 2020, had now been officially moved to Friday, October 23, 2020, as well as being renamed Thank You Day in 2020 ("Confirmation of the Grand Final date also means that the Government can lock in the popular AFL Grand Final eve public holiday for Friday, 23 October"). (full story)    
  • Australian Victoria AFL Public Holiday Moved And Renamed
    Source: State Government of Victoria (Melbourne). The Government of Australia's State of Victoria has announced that the public holiday for the Friday before the AFL Grand Final, originally scheduled for September 25, 2020, had now been officially moved to Friday, October 23, 2020, as well as being renamed Thank You Day in 2020 ("Confirmation of the Grand Final date also means that the Government can lock in the popular AFL Grand Final eve public holiday for Friday, 23 October").    

September 1, 2020

  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Helena
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  • Saint Helena 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: St Helena Government (Jamestown). The Chief Secretary to the Government of Saint Helena, Susan O'Bey, has released its list of official non-working public holidays in Saint Helena, for the calendar year 2021 ("The following are the Public and Government Holidays in 2021. On these days Government Offices will be closed"). (full story)    
  • Saint Helena 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: St Helena Government (Jamestown). The Chief Secretary to the Government of Saint Helena, Susan O'Bey, has released its list of official non-working public holidays in Saint Helena, for the calendar year 2021 ("The following are the Public and Government Holidays in 2021. On these days Government Offices will be closed").    
  • Spain
  • Spain
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  • Spain 2021 Extremadura Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Diario Oficial de Extremadura (DOE). Spain's Autonomous Region of Extremadura has published its annual list of regional public holidays (Calendario Laboral) for the calendar year 2021 in Extremadura, in the Diario Oficial de Extremadura (DOE Número 170-30178). (full story)    
  • Spain 2021 Extremadura Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Diario Oficial de Extremadura (DOE). Spain's Autonomous Region of Extremadura has published its annual list of regional public holidays (Calendario Laboral) for the calendar year 2021 in Extremadura, in the Diario Oficial de Extremadura (DOE Número 170-30178).    

August 31, 2020

  • Christmas Island
  • Christmas Island
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  • Christmas Island 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Office of the Administrator (Indian Ocean Territories). The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Natasha Griggs, has signed the "Notice - Proclamation - Special Public and Bank Holidays 2021 Territory of Christmas Island No 01/2020, Monday, 27 August 2020, Christmas Island Act 1958" which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays on Christmas Island for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Christmas Island 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Office of the Administrator (Indian Ocean Territories). The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Natasha Griggs, has signed the "Notice - Proclamation - Special Public and Bank Holidays 2021 Territory of Christmas Island No 01/2020, Monday, 27 August 2020, Christmas Island Act 1958" which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays on Christmas Island for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
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  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Office of the Administrator (Indian Ocean Territories). The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Natasha Griggs, has signed the "Notice - Proclamation - Special Public and Bank Holidays 2021 Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands No 02/2020, Monday, 27 August 2020 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955 " which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Office of the Administrator (Indian Ocean Territories). The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Natasha Griggs, has signed the "Notice - Proclamation - Special Public and Bank Holidays 2021 Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands No 02/2020, Monday, 27 August 2020 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955 " which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    

August 30, 2020

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea
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  • Papua New Guinea August 31 Public Holiday In Bougainville
    Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby). The Bougainville Government of Papua New Guinea has declared tomorrow, Monday, August 31, 2020, as a public holiday in Bougainville to mark the 19th anniversary of the signing of the 2001 Peace Agreement, which paved the way for the establishment of the first autonomous government in 2005 and the independence referendum in November 2019. (full story)    
  • Papua New Guinea August 31 Public Holiday In Bougainville
    Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby). The Bougainville Government of Papua New Guinea has declared tomorrow, Monday, August 31, 2020, as a public holiday in Bougainville to mark the 19th anniversary of the signing of the 2001 Peace Agreement, which paved the way for the establishment of the first autonomous government in 2005 and the independence referendum in November 2019.    
  • Sénégal
  • Sénégal
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  • Senegal Rules-Out August 31 Public Holiday
    Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar). Senegal's ministre du Travail, du Dialogue social et des Organisations professionnelles, Samba Sy, has announced that Monday, August 31, 2020, the day after the upcoming Tamkharite/Achoura public holiday of Sénégal, would not be a day in lieu public holiday ("La croyance populaire selon laquelle une fête religieuse qui tombe un dimanche rend le lundi suivant férié ne s’applique pas à toutes les fêtes religieuses"). (full story)    
  • Senegal Rules-Out August 31 Public Holiday
    Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar). Senegal's ministre du Travail, du Dialogue social et des Organisations professionnelles, Samba Sy, has announced that Monday, August 31, 2020, the day after the upcoming Tamkharite/Achoura public holiday of Sénégal, would not be a day in lieu public holiday ("La croyance populaire selon laquelle une fête religieuse qui tombe un dimanche rend le lundi suivant férié ne s’applique pas à toutes les fêtes religieuses").    

August 29, 2020

  • Ukraine
  • Ukraine
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  • Ukraine 2021 Public Holidays Clarified
    Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine (Kiev). Ukraine's Ministry of the Economy has issued a communiqué containing an explanation on the norms of working hours for 2021, based on the recently drafted list of 2021 public holidays in the Ukraine. (full story)    
  • Ukraine 2021 Public Holidays Clarified
    Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine (Kiev). Ukraine's Ministry of the Economy has issued a communiqué containing an explanation on the norms of working hours for 2021, based on the recently drafted list of 2021 public holidays in the Ukraine.    

August 28, 2020

  • Spain
  • Spain
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  • Spain 2021 Cantabria Public Holidays Gazette Correction
    Source: Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria (Santander). The Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria has issued a revised version of its its previously-gazetted annual list of 2021 annual non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cantabria ("corrección de errores de 28 de agosto"). (full story)    
  • Spain 2021 Cantabria Public Holidays Gazette Correction
    Source: Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria (Santander). The Consejería de Economía y Hacienda del Gobierno de Cantabria has issued a revised version of its its previously-gazetted annual list of 2021 annual non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cantabria ("corrección de errores de 28 de agosto").    
  • East Timor
  • East Timor
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  • Timor Leste Popular Consultation Public Holidays August 30-31
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to declare a day-off public sector holiday in Timor Leste on Monday, August 31, 2020 ("To celebrate the 30th of August, the Popular Consultation Day, which this year is celebrated on a Sunday, the Government decided to grant a day-off on Monday, August, 31st, for all employees and agents of the Ministries and their dependent services, as well as the institutes and bodies integrated in the State indirect administration"). (full story)    
  • Timor Leste Popular Consultation Public Holidays August 30-31
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to declare a day-off public sector holiday in Timor Leste on Monday, August 31, 2020 ("To celebrate the 30th of August, the Popular Consultation Day, which this year is celebrated on a Sunday, the Government decided to grant a day-off on Monday, August, 31st, for all employees and agents of the Ministries and their dependent services, as well as the institutes and bodies integrated in the State indirect administration").    

August 27, 2020

  • Uganda
  • Uganda
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  • Ugandan Public Holiday August 28
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, has declared Saturday, August 29, 2020, as a one-off public holiday in Uganda, to be used as a national day of prayer. (full story)    
  • Ugandan Public Holiday August 28
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, has declared Saturday, August 29, 2020, as a one-off public holiday in Uganda, to be used as a national day of prayer.    

August 26, 2020

  • Gambia
  • Gambia
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  • Gambia 2020 Yawmul Ashura Public Holiday
    Source: The Point Newspaper (Banjul). The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared a public holiday in the Gambia on Saturday, August 29, 2020, on account of the upcoming Yawmul Ashura. (full story)    
  • Gambia 2020 Yawmul Ashura Public Holiday
    Source: The Point Newspaper (Banjul). The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared a public holiday in the Gambia on Saturday, August 29, 2020, on account of the upcoming Yawmul Ashura.    

August 25, 2020

  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
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  • Pakistan 2020 Ashura Public Holidays
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). The federal government of Pakistan has announced that the public holiday for the upcoming Ashura holiday of Pakistan, would be extended for a second day. (full story)    
  • Pakistan 2020 Ashura Public Holidays
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). The federal government of Pakistan has announced that the public holiday for the upcoming Ashura holiday of Pakistan, would be extended for a second day.