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September 9, 2021 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
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  • Costa Rican Independence Day Public Holiday Moved To September 13
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). The Costa Rican Ministry of Labour and Social Security has announced that the upcoming Día de la Independecia public holiday of Costa Rica, would be observed on Monday, September 13, 2021, instead of its traditional date of September 15. (full story)    
  • Costa Rican Independence Day Public Holiday Moved To September 13
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). The Costa Rican Ministry of Labour and Social Security has announced that the upcoming Día de la Independecia public holiday of Costa Rica, would be observed on Monday, September 13, 2021, instead of its traditional date of September 15.    

September 8, 2021

  • Canada
  • Canada
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  • Ontario Will Not Observe Statutory Holiday On September 30
    Source: The Government of the Province of Ontario (Toronto). The Government of Canada's Province of Ontario has announced that it will not make the new federal public sector holiday of September 30, National Truth and Reconciliation Day, a provincial statutory holiday. (full story)    
  • Ontario Will Not Observe Statutory Holiday On September 30
    Source: The Government of the Province of Ontario (Toronto). The Government of Canada's Province of Ontario has announced that it will not make the new federal public sector holiday of September 30, National Truth and Reconciliation Day, a provincial statutory holiday.    

September 7, 2021

  • Fiji
  • Fiji
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  • Fiji Opposition Vows To Replace Constitution Day Public Holiday
    Source: Ministry of Information (Suva). The leader of Fiji's opposition National Federation Party (NFP), Biman Prasad, has pledged that, if elected in next year's general elections, an NFP government would abolish the Constitution Day public holiday and replace it with a Founders' Day annual public holiday, as well as reinstating Ratu Sukuna Day as a public holiday in Fiji. (full story)    
  • Fiji Opposition Vows To Replace Constitution Day Public Holiday
    Source: Ministry of Information (Suva). The leader of Fiji's opposition National Federation Party (NFP), Biman Prasad, has pledged that, if elected in next year's general elections, an NFP government would abolish the Constitution Day public holiday and replace it with a Founders' Day annual public holiday, as well as reinstating Ratu Sukuna Day as a public holiday in Fiji.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Telangana Rain Public Holidays September 8-9
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The government of the Indian State of Telangana has declared public holidays on September 8-9, 2021, in Greater Hyderabad, for all private institutions, offices and non-essential services within the Outer Ring Road, due to incessant rains and many parts of the city and suburbs still waterlogged and without electricity. (full story)    
  • Telangana Rain Public Holidays September 8-9
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The government of the Indian State of Telangana has declared public holidays on September 8-9, 2021, in Greater Hyderabad, for all private institutions, offices and non-essential services within the Outer Ring Road, due to incessant rains and many parts of the city and suburbs still waterlogged and without electricity.    

September 6, 2021

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Assam Tai-Khamti Chief Public Holiday September 7
    Source: Government of Assam (Dispur). The Government of India's state of Assam has declared Tuesday, September 7, 2021, as a local holiday in the Namsai district as a mark of respect to the Tai Khamti Chief, Chow Khanchiang Namchoom, who passed away, earlier today. (full story)    
  • Assam Tai-Khamti Chief Public Holiday September 7
    Source: Government of Assam (Dispur). The Government of India's state of Assam has declared Tuesday, September 7, 2021, as a local holiday in the Namsai district as a mark of respect to the Tai Khamti Chief, Chow Khanchiang Namchoom, who passed away, earlier today.    
  • Honduras
  • Honduras
  • full story
  • Honduras Announces Morazánica Week Private Sector Holidays For 2021
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (Cohep), has announced that it would grant public holidays for the private sector from "Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9" as per the Legislative Decree 78-2015 which unified the public holidays of October 3, 12 and 21. (full story)    
  • Honduras Announces Morazánica Week Private Sector Holidays For 2021
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (Cohep), has announced that it would grant public holidays for the private sector from "Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9" as per the Legislative Decree 78-2015 which unified the public holidays of October 3, 12 and 21.    
  • Paraguay
  • Paraguay
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  • Paraguay Census Public Holiday In 2022
    Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción). The head of the Paraguayan National Institute of Statistics, Iván Ojeda, has announced that the next National Population and Housing Census (Censo Nacional de Población y Viviendas) will be held on a Wednesday in 2022 and that date will be declared a public holiday in Paraguay. (full story)    
  • Paraguay Census Public Holiday In 2022
    Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción). The head of the Paraguayan National Institute of Statistics, Iván Ojeda, has announced that the next National Population and Housing Census (Censo Nacional de Población y Viviendas) will be held on a Wednesday in 2022 and that date will be declared a public holiday in Paraguay.    

September 5, 2021

  • Chile
  • Chile
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  • Chilean Government Will Not Support Inalienable September 17 Public Holiday
    Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile). The Chilean Minister of Labor, Patricio Melero, speaking at a meeting of the National Confederation of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises of Chile (Conapyme), announced that the Government would not support the recent Chilean Chamber of Deputies project that seeks to declare the holiday of September 17 as inalienable ("I want to raise a contingent issue, we have discussed it with the Minister of Economy. The Government is not going to support an inalienable holiday on September 17"). (full story)    
  • Chilean Government Will Not Support Inalienable September 17 Public Holiday
    Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile). The Chilean Minister of Labor, Patricio Melero, speaking at a meeting of the National Confederation of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises of Chile (Conapyme), announced that the Government would not support the recent Chilean Chamber of Deputies project that seeks to declare the holiday of September 17 as inalienable ("I want to raise a contingent issue, we have discussed it with the Minister of Economy. The Government is not going to support an inalienable holiday on September 17").    

September 4, 2021

  • Iceland
  • Iceland
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  • Icelandic 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Central Bank of Iceland (Seðlabanki Íslands). The government of Iceland has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Iceland for the upcoming year 2021. (full story)    
  • Icelandic 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Central Bank of Iceland (Seðlabanki Íslands). The government of Iceland has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Iceland for the upcoming year 2021.    

September 3, 2021

  • American Samoa
  • American Samoa
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  • American Samoa Senate Considering Constitution Day Public Holiday
    Source: Office Of The Governor Press Release (Utulei). The American Samoa Senate will be considering an administration bill which seeks to establish October 17th as a public holiday in honor of the effective date of the First Constitution of American Samoa. (full story)    
  • American Samoa Senate Considering Constitution Day Public Holiday
    Source: Office Of The Governor Press Release (Utulei). The American Samoa Senate will be considering an administration bill which seeks to establish October 17th as a public holiday in honor of the effective date of the First Constitution of American Samoa.    
  • Palau
  • Palau
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  • Palau Labor Day Public Holiday September 6
    Source: Palau Government (Koror). The government of Palau has announced that Monday, September 6, 2021, would be a non-working public holiday in Palau on account of the upcoming annual Labor Day holiday. (full story)    
  • Palau Labor Day Public Holiday September 6
    Source: Palau Government (Koror). The government of Palau has announced that Monday, September 6, 2021, would be a non-working public holiday in Palau on account of the upcoming annual Labor Day holiday.    

September 2, 2021

  • Chile
  • Chile
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  • Chilean Chamber of Deputies Accepts Inalienable September 17 Public Holiday
    Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile). The Chilean Chamber of Deputies has declared admissible, by a vote of 59 votes for, 38 against and 7 abstentions, a bill presented by the president of the House Labor Commission, Gabriel Silber (DC), that seeks to declare as an inalienable holiday on Friday, September 17, 2021. (full story)    
  • Chilean Chamber of Deputies Accepts Inalienable September 17 Public Holiday
    Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile). The Chilean Chamber of Deputies has declared admissible, by a vote of 59 votes for, 38 against and 7 abstentions, a bill presented by the president of the House Labor Commission, Gabriel Silber (DC), that seeks to declare as an inalienable holiday on Friday, September 17, 2021.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Haryana Electoral Public Holiday September 12
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Haryana has issued the Notification No.28/01/2006-3GSII declaring Sunday, September 12, 2021, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of that day's multiple by-elections. (full story)    
  • Haryana Electoral Public Holiday September 12
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Haryana has issued the Notification No.28/01/2006-3GSII declaring Sunday, September 12, 2021, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of that day's multiple by-elections.    

September 1, 2021

  • Uruguay
  • Uruguay
  • full story
  • Uruguay Bill To Cancel All Movable Public Holidays
    Source: Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay). As announced, last spring, Uruguay's Executive Branch has sent a bill to Parliament which would eliminate the moving of mid-week public holidays to the nearest weekend. (full story)    
  • Uruguay Bill To Cancel All Movable Public Holidays
    Source: Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay). As announced, last spring, Uruguay's Executive Branch has sent a bill to Parliament which would eliminate the moving of mid-week public holidays to the nearest weekend.    

August 31, 2021

  • Venezuela
  • Venezuela
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  • Venezuelan Reconversión Monetaria Bank Holiday October 1st
    Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Friday, October 1, 2021, would be a one-off bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the upcoming monetary reconversion, whereby 6 zeros will be removed from all currency. (full story)    
  • Venezuelan Reconversión Monetaria Bank Holiday October 1st
    Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Friday, October 1, 2021, would be a one-off bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the upcoming monetary reconversion, whereby 6 zeros will be removed from all currency.    

August 30, 2021

  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
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  • Guatemala Maintains Independence Day 2021 Public Holiday
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). The Government of Guatemala has confirmed that the upcoming Independence Day public holiday would be observed on its historical date, namely Wednesday, September 15, 2021, and would not be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend. (full story)    
  • Guatemala Maintains Independence Day 2021 Public Holiday
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). The Government of Guatemala has confirmed that the upcoming Independence Day public holiday would be observed on its historical date, namely Wednesday, September 15, 2021, and would not be moved to adjoin a nearby weekend.    
  • Myanmar
  • Myanmar
  • full story
  • Myanmar Extends Covid-19 Public Holidays Until September 12
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The State Administration Council of the government of Myanmar has once more extended the current running string of Covid-19 public holidays, this time for 10 additional days, until Friday, September 10, 2021, and the ensuing weekend. (full story)    
  • Myanmar Extends Covid-19 Public Holidays Until September 12
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). The State Administration Council of the government of Myanmar has once more extended the current running string of Covid-19 public holidays, this time for 10 additional days, until Friday, September 10, 2021, and the ensuing weekend.    

August 29, 2021

  • American Samoa
  • American Samoa
  • full story
  • American Samoa Senate Rejects Samoan Heritage Day Public Holiday
    Source: Office Of The Governor Press Release (Utulei). The American Samoa Senate has rejected in second reading a House bill, that designates the first Monday of October as Samoan Heritage Day and creates an official holiday for the territorial government. (full story)    
  • American Samoa Senate Rejects Samoan Heritage Day Public Holiday
    Source: Office Of The Governor Press Release (Utulei). The American Samoa Senate has rejected in second reading a House bill, that designates the first Monday of October as Samoan Heritage Day and creates an official holiday for the territorial government.    
  • Honduras
  • Honduras
  • full story
  • Honduras Announces Morazánica Week Public Sector Holidays For 2021
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Minister of Tourism of Honduras, Nicol Marder, has announced that the 2021 Semana Morazánica public sector holidays would run from October 6 to October 10, 2021, inclusively, for the public sector of Honduras, while the Honduran private sector's public holidays is expected to soon be announced as running from October 6-7-8, 2021. (full story)    
  • Honduras Announces Morazánica Week Public Sector Holidays For 2021
    Source: El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa). The Minister of Tourism of Honduras, Nicol Marder, has announced that the 2021 Semana Morazánica public sector holidays would run from October 6 to October 10, 2021, inclusively, for the public sector of Honduras, while the Honduran private sector's public holidays is expected to soon be announced as running from October 6-7-8, 2021.    

August 28, 2021

  • Guernsey and Alderney
  • Guernsey and Alderney
  • full story
  • Guernsey 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: States of Guernsey (St. Peter Port). The States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) has published its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Guernsey, for the calendar year 2022. (full story)    
  • Guernsey 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: States of Guernsey (St. Peter Port). The States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) has published its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Guernsey, for the calendar year 2022.    

August 27, 2021

  • Argentina
  • Argentina
  • full story
  • Argentina Adds 2022 Census Public Holiday
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires). The face-to-face part of the upcoming 2022 Population Census in Argentina will occur on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, a date which will be declared a non-working public holiday in Argentina, as was done on past occasions. (full story)    
  • Argentina Adds 2022 Census Public Holiday
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Buenos Aires). The face-to-face part of the upcoming 2022 Population Census in Argentina will occur on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, a date which will be declared a non-working public holiday in Argentina, as was done on past occasions.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Odisha Declares Janmastami Bank Holiday
    Source: Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). The Revenue and Disaster Management Department of the Government of the Indian State of Odisha has declared a bank holiday on account of Sri Krishna Janmastami, on Monday, August 30, 2021 ("Banks and other Banking Institutions etc. in Odisha, will remain closed on 30th August 2021 (Monday) on the occasion of Janmastami"). (full story)    
  • Odisha Declares Janmastami Bank Holiday
    Source: Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). The Revenue and Disaster Management Department of the Government of the Indian State of Odisha has declared a bank holiday on account of Sri Krishna Janmastami, on Monday, August 30, 2021 ("Banks and other Banking Institutions etc. in Odisha, will remain closed on 30th August 2021 (Monday) on the occasion of Janmastami").    

August 26, 2021

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

August 25, 2021

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

August 24, 2021

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

August 23, 2021

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

August 22, 2021

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