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April 11, 2024

  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand Members' Bill To Liberalize Easter Holidays Trading
    Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Wellington). New Zealand's Parliamentary ballot system, to choose around 50 Members' Bills every year, has brought to the fore the Repeal of Good Friday and Easter Sunday as Restricted Trading Days (Shop Trading and Sale of Alcohol) Amendment Bill of ACT MP Cameron Luxton. As per the Explanatory Note that prefaces the aforementioned bill, "This Bill seeks to remove an extra burden on businesses by removing the restriction on trading and selling alcohol on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.". Recall that the ACT (Association of Consumers and Taxpayers) is part of the current ruling Sixth National government coalition of New Zealand. In its pre-election manifesto, the ACT had pledged to cancel the annual January 2 public holiday to compensate the addition of the Matariki public holiday in 2022, but the removal of one of New Zealand's annual public holidays did not make it into the 3 parties' coalition agreement, although New Zealand's Workplace Relations and Safety Minister, Brooke van Velden, has recently reiterated that the current ruling coalition wanted to make changes to the Holiday Act. Although very few members’ bills become law, with most not passing the first reading stage, there have been notable exceptions. The 2013 Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and Anzac Day) Amendment Bill which makes the Monday after weekend occurrence of Waitangi Day and Anzac Day a public holiday, had been drawn from the member's bill ballot and introduced to New Zealand's Parliament in February 2012.    
  • New Zealand Members' Bill To Liberalize Easter Holidays Trading
    Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Wellington). New Zealand's Parliamentary ballot system, to choose around 50 Members' Bills every year, has brought to the fore the Repeal of Good Friday and Easter Sunday as Restricted Trading Days (Shop Trading and Sale of Alcohol) Amendment Bill of ACT MP Cameron Luxton. As per the Explanatory Note that prefaces the aforementioned bill, "This Bill seeks to remove an extra burden on businesses by removing the restriction on trading and selling alcohol on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.". Recall that the ACT (Association of Consumers and Taxpayers) is part of the current ruling Sixth National government coalition of New Zealand. In its pre-election manifesto, the ACT had pledged to cancel the annual January 2 public holiday to compensate the addition of the Matariki public holiday in 2022, but the removal of one of New Zealand's annual public holidays did not make it into the 3 parties' coalition agreement, although New Zealand's Workplace Relations and Safety Minister, Brooke van Velden, has recently reiterated that the current ruling coalition wanted to make changes to the Holiday Act. Although very few members’ bills become law, with most not passing the first reading stage, there have been notable exceptions. The 2013 Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and Anzac Day) Amendment Bill which makes the Monday after weekend occurrence of Waitangi Day and Anzac Day a public holiday, had been drawn from the member's bill ballot and introduced to New Zealand's Parliament in February 2012.    
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam Clarifies Possible Extension Of April-May Public Holidays
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has submitted to the Prime Minister its proposal of last week for the extension of the upcoming Liberation Day and Labour Day public holidays by declaring Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off bridge public holiday, to be compensated by the declaration of Saturday, May 4, 2024, as a regular working day. MOLISA's official dispatch No. 1385/BLDTBXH-CATLD of last week had been submitted to 15 agencies and ministries with 13 of these 15 ministries and branches having approved the proposal.    
  • Vietnam Clarifies Possible Extension Of April-May Public Holidays
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has submitted to the Prime Minister its proposal of last week for the extension of the upcoming Liberation Day and Labour Day public holidays by declaring Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off bridge public holiday, to be compensated by the declaration of Saturday, May 4, 2024, as a regular working day. MOLISA's official dispatch No. 1385/BLDTBXH-CATLD of last week had been submitted to 15 agencies and ministries with 13 of these 15 ministries and branches having approved the proposal.    

April 10, 2024

  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan Extends Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays To 4 Days
    Source: Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul). Following last night's announcement by the Supreme Court of the Taliban administration that April 9th had been the last day of the month of Ramadan, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Taliban government of Afghanistan declared Saturday, April 13, 2024, as an additional public holiday to mark the Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), in addition to the usual 3 days (April 10-12).    
  • Afghanistan Extends Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays To 4 Days
    Source: Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul). Following last night's announcement by the Supreme Court of the Taliban administration that April 9th had been the last day of the month of Ramadan, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Taliban government of Afghanistan declared Saturday, April 13, 2024, as an additional public holiday to mark the Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), in addition to the usual 3 days (April 10-12).    
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Eid-ul-Fitr April 11
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's National Moon-Sighting Committee has announced that the Shawwal moon had not been sighted in Bangladesh, last night, and therefore that the Eid-ul-Fitr religious festivals marking the end of Ramadan would be celebrated in Bangladesh on Thursday, April 11, 2024.    
  • Bangladesh Eid-ul-Fitr April 11
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's National Moon-Sighting Committee has announced that the Shawwal moon had not been sighted in Bangladesh, last night, and therefore that the Eid-ul-Fitr religious festivals marking the end of Ramadan would be celebrated in Bangladesh on Thursday, April 11, 2024.    
  • Chandigarh (CH)
  • Chandigarh (CH)
  • Chandigarh Declares April 11 Public Holiday For Id-ul-Fitr
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has declared a public holiday on Thursday, April 11, 2024, on account of the upcoming Id-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan). The aforementioned announcement, made under the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, is in line with the list of 2024 public holidays in India's Union Territory of Chandigarh as contained in last December's vide notification No.6/1/1-IH(I)-2023/17123.    
  • Chandigarh Declares April 11 Public Holiday For Id-ul-Fitr
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has declared a public holiday on Thursday, April 11, 2024, on account of the upcoming Id-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan). The aforementioned announcement, made under the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, is in line with the list of 2024 public holidays in India's Union Territory of Chandigarh as contained in last December's vide notification No.6/1/1-IH(I)-2023/17123.    
  • Chile
  • Chile
  • Chile Considers Extending October Elections Over 2 Days
    Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile). The Chilean Government of Gabriel Boric has introduced legislation to have next October's municipal and regional elections occur on two days rather than on one day as has always been the case. According to the Minister Secretary General of the Presidency, Álvaro Elizalde, the proposition was presented via the Senate in order to give urgency to its processing. As per the executive's aforementioned proposal, the currently-scheduled election day of October 27 would remain irrenunciable, while the additional election day on Saturday, October 26, would be declared a regular public holiday. In Chile, the concept of a public holiday being irrenunciable (which the employee cannot renounce, presumably under pressure from his/her employer) is extremely important with many day laborers working on public holidays, unless these have been declared irrenunciable.    
  • Chile Considers Extending October Elections Over 2 Days
    Source: Tramitación de proyectos (Congreso Nacional de Chile). The Chilean Government of Gabriel Boric has introduced legislation to have next October's municipal and regional elections occur on two days rather than on one day as has always been the case. According to the Minister Secretary General of the Presidency, Álvaro Elizalde, the proposition was presented via the Senate in order to give urgency to its processing. As per the executive's aforementioned proposal, the currently-scheduled election day of October 27 would remain irrenunciable, while the additional election day on Saturday, October 26, would be declared a regular public holiday. In Chile, the concept of a public holiday being irrenunciable (which the employee cannot renounce, presumably under pressure from his/her employer) is extremely important with many day laborers working on public holidays, unless these have been declared irrenunciable.    
  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica Confirms Battle of Rivas Public Holiday Change
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). Costa Rica's Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS) has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming Battle of Rivas/Juan Santamaria public holiday would be moved from its official date of April 11 to Monday, April 15, in 2024, as per the Law No. 9875 of 2020 which moved 2020-2024 mid-week public holidays to adjoin a nearby weekend. Initially, as per paragraph 185 of Law No. 9875 gazetted in La Gaceta number 175, in July 2020, three of the 2024 Costa Rican public holidays were meant to move to a nearby weekend. But, last December, Law 10396 was passed cancelling any move of the date of the August 15 Mother's Day annual public holiday. Then, in early January, Bill 23.559 was passed, moving back the Anexión de Nicoya public holiday from Monday, July 29, 2024, to Thursday, July 25, 2024.    
  • Costa Rica Confirms Battle of Rivas Public Holiday Change
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). Costa Rica's Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS) has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming Battle of Rivas/Juan Santamaria public holiday would be moved from its official date of April 11 to Monday, April 15, in 2024, as per the Law No. 9875 of 2020 which moved 2020-2024 mid-week public holidays to adjoin a nearby weekend. Initially, as per paragraph 185 of Law No. 9875 gazetted in La Gaceta number 175, in July 2020, three of the 2024 Costa Rican public holidays were meant to move to a nearby weekend. But, last December, Law 10396 was passed cancelling any move of the date of the August 15 Mother's Day annual public holiday. Then, in early January, Bill 23.559 was passed, moving back the Anexión de Nicoya public holiday from Monday, July 29, 2024, to Thursday, July 25, 2024.    
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia Confirms No April 12 Public Holiday Extension
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Putrajaya). The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, has confirmed his announcement of late last month that there would be no extension to the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri public holidays to include Friday, April 12, 2024, as was done last year when additional public holidays were added on Friday and Monday, April 21 and 24, 2023.    
  • Malaysia Confirms No April 12 Public Holiday Extension
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Putrajaya). The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, has confirmed his announcement of late last month that there would be no extension to the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri public holidays to include Friday, April 12, 2024, as was done last year when additional public holidays were added on Friday and Monday, April 21 and 24, 2023.    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • Nepal Declares Public Holiday On April 11 For Eid-al-Fitr
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The joint secretary of Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs, Rudra Prasad Pandit, has announced that the government of Nepal, on the recommendation of Nepal's Muslim Commission, had decided to extend the upcoming's Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) holiday's observance from being limited to Muslims to a full public holiday. Recall that, in last February's list of official public holidays for the Nepalese year B.S. 2081 (mid-April 2024 to mid-April 2025), the 2024 Eid-ul-Fitr which was listed a a public holiday for Muslims only. This last-minute extension of the scope of Eid-ul-Fitr has happened often in the past, most recently in 2022, 2020, and 2019.    
  • Nepal Declares Public Holiday On April 11 For Eid-al-Fitr
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The joint secretary of Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs, Rudra Prasad Pandit, has announced that the government of Nepal, on the recommendation of Nepal's Muslim Commission, had decided to extend the upcoming's Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) holiday's observance from being limited to Muslims to a full public holiday. Recall that, in last February's list of official public holidays for the Nepalese year B.S. 2081 (mid-April 2024 to mid-April 2025), the 2024 Eid-ul-Fitr which was listed a a public holiday for Muslims only. This last-minute extension of the scope of Eid-ul-Fitr has happened often in the past, most recently in 2022, 2020, and 2019.    
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka Declares Additional Public Holiday For Sinhala and Tamil New Year
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). Sri Lanka's Home Affairs State Minister, Ashoka Priyantha, has announced that the Sri Lankan government had finally decided to declare Monday, April 15, 2024, as a one-off public holiday due to the overlap of the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays with the weekend, as well as the related and auspicious National Oil Anointing Ceremony (Hisa Thel Gama) scheduled to take place on April 15 at 10:17am. The declaration of one-off public holidays to adjoin the Sinhala and Tamil New Year annual public holidays, is quite frequent. In 2022, Monday and Tuesday, April 11 and 12, were declared as one-off as public holidays to link the weekend with the subsequent annual Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays. And, over the years, April 15 has often been declared a one-off public holiday in Sri Lanka. Most recently, this was the case in 2019, 2016, 2014, 2013, and 2011. While, in 2008, April 14 was declared a one-off public holiday as Sinhala and Tamil New Year fell on Sunday, April 13th, that year.    
  • Sri Lanka Declares Additional Public Holiday For Sinhala and Tamil New Year
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). Sri Lanka's Home Affairs State Minister, Ashoka Priyantha, has announced that the Sri Lankan government had finally decided to declare Monday, April 15, 2024, as a one-off public holiday due to the overlap of the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays with the weekend, as well as the related and auspicious National Oil Anointing Ceremony (Hisa Thel Gama) scheduled to take place on April 15 at 10:17am. The declaration of one-off public holidays to adjoin the Sinhala and Tamil New Year annual public holidays, is quite frequent. In 2022, Monday and Tuesday, April 11 and 12, were declared as one-off as public holidays to link the weekend with the subsequent annual Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays. And, over the years, April 15 has often been declared a one-off public holiday in Sri Lanka. Most recently, this was the case in 2019, 2016, 2014, 2013, and 2011. While, in 2008, April 14 was declared a one-off public holiday as Sinhala and Tamil New Year fell on Sunday, April 13th, that year.    
  • Telangana (TS)
  • Telangana (TS)
  • Telangana Declares April 11-12 Eid-Ul-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Government of India's State of Telangana has announced that the state's official Moon sighting body, the Markazi Ruet e Hilal Committee, had not been able to observe the crescent of the Shawwal Moon last night. Therefore the public holidays for Eid-ul-Fitr and the Following Day of Ramzan will be observed in Telangana on Thursday and Friday, April 11 and 12, 2024, in line with last December's vide notification G.O.Rt. No.1633, listing the 2024 public holidays in Telangana.    
  • Telangana Declares April 11-12 Eid-Ul-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Government of India's State of Telangana has announced that the state's official Moon sighting body, the Markazi Ruet e Hilal Committee, had not been able to observe the crescent of the Shawwal Moon last night. Therefore the public holidays for Eid-ul-Fitr and the Following Day of Ramzan will be observed in Telangana on Thursday and Friday, April 11 and 12, 2024, in line with last December's vide notification G.O.Rt. No.1633, listing the 2024 public holidays in Telangana.    

April 9, 2024

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
  • Algerian 2024 End of Ramadan Public Holidays To Start April 10
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Commission nationale de l'observation du croissant lunaire, has announced that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, would be the first day of the month of Choual de l'année 1445 de l'Hégire, and therefore that that would be the date of the upcoming non-working public sector holiday in Algeria on account of the annual "Aïd el-Fitr" (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holidays of Algeria.    
  • Algerian 2024 End of Ramadan Public Holidays To Start April 10
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Commission nationale de l'observation du croissant lunaire, has announced that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, would be the first day of the month of Choual de l'année 1445 de l'Hégire, and therefore that that would be the date of the upcoming non-working public sector holiday in Algeria on account of the annual "Aïd el-Fitr" (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holidays of Algeria.    
  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan Announces End of Ramadan 2024 Bank Holidays Scope
    Source: Central Bank of Azerbaijan (Baku). The Central Bank of Azerbaijan announced that certain branches and offices of banks, Azerpost, as well as currency exchange offices, will work during the upcoming April 10-12, 2024, Ramazan Bayram (End of Ramadan) public holidays, and provided a list of the "work schedule of branches and outlets of banks, Azerpost outlets and currency exchange points, which will work on holidays".    
  • Azerbaijan Announces End of Ramadan 2024 Bank Holidays Scope
    Source: Central Bank of Azerbaijan (Baku). The Central Bank of Azerbaijan announced that certain branches and offices of banks, Azerpost, as well as currency exchange offices, will work during the upcoming April 10-12, 2024, Ramazan Bayram (End of Ramadan) public holidays, and provided a list of the "work schedule of branches and outlets of banks, Azerpost outlets and currency exchange points, which will work on holidays".    
  • Brunei
  • Brunei
  • Brunei Darussalam Hari Raya 2024 Public Holidays To Begin On April 11
    Source: Brunei Information Department (Prime Minister's Office). The Information Department of Brunei Darussalam's Prime Minister's Office has announced that, as the crescent of the Syawal 1445 Moon had not been sighted, the public holiday for Hari Raya Aidilfitri (End of Ramadan) in Brunei Darussalam would begin on Thursday, April 11, 2024. The aforementioned announcement, made with the consent of the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Brunei Darussalam, as it was announced last September in the Surat Keliling Jabatan Perdana Menteri Bil 4/2023 Negara Brunei Darussalam Hari-Hari Kelepasan Awam Tahun 2024 and, once again, it deviates from the 2022 agreement between the Ministers of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, to "adopt revised criteria of the astronomical calculation for the determination of the Islamic calendar from year 2022 onwards".    
  • Brunei Darussalam Hari Raya 2024 Public Holidays To Begin On April 11
    Source: Brunei Information Department (Prime Minister's Office). The Information Department of Brunei Darussalam's Prime Minister's Office has announced that, as the crescent of the Syawal 1445 Moon had not been sighted, the public holiday for Hari Raya Aidilfitri (End of Ramadan) in Brunei Darussalam would begin on Thursday, April 11, 2024. The aforementioned announcement, made with the consent of the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Brunei Darussalam, as it was announced last September in the Surat Keliling Jabatan Perdana Menteri Bil 4/2023 Negara Brunei Darussalam Hari-Hari Kelepasan Awam Tahun 2024 and, once again, it deviates from the 2022 agreement between the Ministers of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, to "adopt revised criteria of the astronomical calculation for the determination of the Islamic calendar from year 2022 onwards".    
  • Chad
  • Chad
  • Chad Aid El Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Agence Tchadienne de Presse (N’Djamena). Chad's ministre de l’Administration de la Fonction publique et du Dialogue social has issued a communiqué declaring Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a as public holiday in the Chad, on account of the upcoming End of Ramadan public holiday ("porte à la connaissance des travailleuses et travailleurs des secteurs public et privé que la journée du mercredi du 10 avril 2024 est déclarée fériée et chômée, sur l’ensemble du territoire national"). The aforementioned announcement was made "conformément à l’article 1 du Décret N413/PR/MFPTEM/97 du 30 septembre 1997, portant révision de la liste du régime des jours fériés et chômés".    
  • Chad Aid El Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Agence Tchadienne de Presse (N’Djamena). Chad's ministre de l’Administration de la Fonction publique et du Dialogue social has issued a communiqué declaring Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a as public holiday in the Chad, on account of the upcoming End of Ramadan public holiday ("porte à la connaissance des travailleuses et travailleurs des secteurs public et privé que la journée du mercredi du 10 avril 2024 est déclarée fériée et chômée, sur l’ensemble du territoire national"). The aforementioned announcement was made "conformément à l’article 1 du Décret N413/PR/MFPTEM/97 du 30 septembre 1997, portant révision de la liste du régime des jours fériés et chômés".    
  • Gambia
  • Gambia
  • Gambia Declares Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul). The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared Wednesday and Thursday, April 10 and 11, 2024, as a non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned announcement, "The Office of the President informs the public that His Excellency Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, is pleased to declare Wednesday, 10th, and Thursday, 11th April 2024, as public holidays throughout The Gambia in observance of the Muslim feast of Eid-ul-Fitr locally called Koriteh".    
  • Gambia Declares Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul). The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared Wednesday and Thursday, April 10 and 11, 2024, as a non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned announcement, "The Office of the President informs the public that His Excellency Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, is pleased to declare Wednesday, 10th, and Thursday, 11th April 2024, as public holidays throughout The Gambia in observance of the Muslim feast of Eid-ul-Fitr locally called Koriteh".    
  • Guinea
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Conakry Declares Aïd El Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée (Conakry). Guinea Conakry's Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique, Faya François Bourouno, has issued a communique declaring Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the Aïd El Fitr (End of Ramadan). The salient part of the aforementioned communique reads as follows, "Conformément aux dispositions du Décret D/2022/ 0526/PRG/ CNRD/ SGG du 02 novembre 2022, modifiant le Décret D/250/ PRG/SGG du 1er août 1995 concernant les fêtes légales en République de Guinée, le Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique porte à la connaissance des Travailleuses, Travailleurs et Agents des secteurs mixte et privé, que la journée du mercredi 10 avril 2024, L’AID EL FITR, jour de la fête religieuse marquant la fin du ramadan, est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du Territoire National.".    
  • Guinea Conakry Declares Aïd El Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée (Conakry). Guinea Conakry's Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique, Faya François Bourouno, has issued a communique declaring Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a public holiday in Guinea Conakry on account of the Aïd El Fitr (End of Ramadan). The salient part of the aforementioned communique reads as follows, "Conformément aux dispositions du Décret D/2022/ 0526/PRG/ CNRD/ SGG du 02 novembre 2022, modifiant le Décret D/250/ PRG/SGG du 1er août 1995 concernant les fêtes légales en République de Guinée, le Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique porte à la connaissance des Travailleuses, Travailleurs et Agents des secteurs mixte et privé, que la journée du mercredi 10 avril 2024, L’AID EL FITR, jour de la fête religieuse marquant la fin du ramadan, est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du Territoire National.".    
  • Hungary
  • Hungary
  • Hungary 2025 Public Holidays Officialized
    Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (Budapest). Hungary's Minister of National Economy, Márton Nagy, has published a decree in the Magyar Közlöny (Hungarian Official Gazette) which officializes the list of public holidays of Hungary in 2025, as well as the usual Monday and Friday one-off bridge public holidays that are compensated by declaring a compensatory Saturday as a regular working day (A 2025. évi munkaszüneti napok körüli munkarendről szóló miniszteri rendelet). Today's official decree confirms the terms of last month's draft proposal for the official public holidays of Hungary in 2025, which was open for public comments until March 20, 2024. Usually the official list of public holidays is gazetted much later, sometime from mid-summer to mid-autumn (2024 public holidays were gazetted in July 2023, but 2023 public holidays were gazetted in October 2022).    
  • Hungary 2025 Public Holidays Officialized
    Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (Budapest). Hungary's Minister of National Economy, Márton Nagy, has published a decree in the Magyar Közlöny (Hungarian Official Gazette) which officializes the list of public holidays of Hungary in 2025, as well as the usual Monday and Friday one-off bridge public holidays that are compensated by declaring a compensatory Saturday as a regular working day (A 2025. évi munkaszüneti napok körüli munkarendről szóló miniszteri rendelet). Today's official decree confirms the terms of last month's draft proposal for the official public holidays of Hungary in 2025, which was open for public comments until March 20, 2024. Usually the official list of public holidays is gazetted much later, sometime from mid-summer to mid-autumn (2024 public holidays were gazetted in July 2023, but 2023 public holidays were gazetted in October 2022).    
  • Jammu and Kashmir (JK)
  • Jammu and Kashmir (JK)
  • Jammu and Kashmir Changes Date Of Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday To April 10
    Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Srinigar). The Government of India's Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has announced that the date of the public holiday for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been changed from Thursday, April 11, to Wednesday, April 10, 2024, thus amending the list of 2024 public holidays initially released in the Government of Jammu and Kashmir Government Order No. 1582-JK(GAD) of 2023, last December.    
  • Jammu and Kashmir Changes Date Of Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday To April 10
    Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Srinigar). The Government of India's Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has announced that the date of the public holiday for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been changed from Thursday, April 11, to Wednesday, April 10, 2024, thus amending the list of 2024 public holidays initially released in the Government of Jammu and Kashmir Government Order No. 1582-JK(GAD) of 2023, last December.    
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
  • Kenyan Declares April 10 Idd-ul-Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi). Kenya's Interior Cabinet Secretary, Kithure Kindiki, has issued a special gazette notice announcing that the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday for Idd-Ul-Fitr (the End of Ramadan) in Kenya would be Wednesday, April 10, 2024. As pre the aforementioned gazette notification, "It is notified for the general information of the public that, in the exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(1) of the Public Holidays Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration declares that Wednesday, the 10th April 2024 shall be a Public Holiday to mark Idd-ul-Fitr". Note that, the date of the 2024 End of Ramadan public holiday had initially listed by the Kenyan Government as Thursday, April 11, 2024, due to a specific clause of the Kenyan Public Holidays Act, which specifies a mathematical rule for the date of the Idd-Ul-Fitr public holiday in Kenya.    
  • Kenyan Declares April 10 Idd-ul-Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi). Kenya's Interior Cabinet Secretary, Kithure Kindiki, has issued a special gazette notice announcing that the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday for Idd-Ul-Fitr (the End of Ramadan) in Kenya would be Wednesday, April 10, 2024. As pre the aforementioned gazette notification, "It is notified for the general information of the public that, in the exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(1) of the Public Holidays Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration declares that Wednesday, the 10th April 2024 shall be a Public Holiday to mark Idd-ul-Fitr". Note that, the date of the 2024 End of Ramadan public holiday had initially listed by the Kenyan Government as Thursday, April 11, 2024, due to a specific clause of the Kenyan Public Holidays Act, which specifies a mathematical rule for the date of the Idd-Ul-Fitr public holiday in Kenya.    
  • Ladakh (LA)
  • Ladakh (LA)
  • Ladakh Changes Date Of Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday To April 10
    Source: Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh (Leh). The Commissioner of the Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh has announced that the date of the public holiday for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been changed from Thursday, April 11, to Wednesday, April 10, 2024, thus amending the list of 2024 public holidays initially released in the Government vide order F.No: A/15/2020-O/o Un Secy - GAD of 2023, last November.    
  • Ladakh Changes Date Of Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday To April 10
    Source: Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh (Leh). The Commissioner of the Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh has announced that the date of the public holiday for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been changed from Thursday, April 11, to Wednesday, April 10, 2024, thus amending the list of 2024 public holidays initially released in the Government vide order F.No: A/15/2020-O/o Un Secy - GAD of 2023, last November.    
  • Lebanon
  • Lebanon
  • Lebanon Extends Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays Until April 13
    Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon). The Caretaker Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, has issued an administrative memorandum extending the duration of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays. As per the aforementioned memorandum, "all public administrations and institutions, as well as municipalities, will be closed from Wednesday, April 10, 2024, until April 13, 2024".    
  • Lebanon Extends Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays Until April 13
    Source: Government Portal for Information and Forms (Republic of Lebanon). The Caretaker Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, has issued an administrative memorandum extending the duration of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays. As per the aforementioned memorandum, "all public administrations and institutions, as well as municipalities, will be closed from Wednesday, April 10, 2024, until April 13, 2024".    
  • Macedonia
  • Macedonia
  • Macedonian Ramazan Bajram Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia (Skopje). Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that, based on the Law on Holidays of the Republic of Macedonia ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia" No. 21/98 and 18/07), Wednesday, April 10, 2024, is a non-working public holiday for all citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia on account of Ramazan Bajram (End of Ramadan). The aforementioned announcement is in line with the dates contained in last October's list of official non-working public holidays in Macedonia and Macedonian bank holidays for the calendar year 2024 (Programa na nerabotni denovi za 2024 godina - Програма на неработни денови за 2024 година),    
  • Macedonian Ramazan Bajram Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia (Skopje). Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that, based on the Law on Holidays of the Republic of Macedonia ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia" No. 21/98 and 18/07), Wednesday, April 10, 2024, is a non-working public holiday for all citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia on account of Ramazan Bajram (End of Ramadan). The aforementioned announcement is in line with the dates contained in last October's list of official non-working public holidays in Macedonia and Macedonian bank holidays for the calendar year 2024 (Programa na nerabotni denovi za 2024 godina - Програма на неработни денови за 2024 година),    
  • Madagascar
  • Madagascar
  • Madagascar 2024 Eid Al Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo). Madagascar's Minister of Labor has announced that the government of Madagascar, on the recommendation of the Fikambanana silamo malagasy association, had decided to declare the date of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Madagascar as Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in line with the list of 2024 public holidays dates adopted in February's first Conseil Du Gouvernement of Madagascar, in the Décret fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2024 which had been announced earlier in January by the Ministere Du Travail, De L'emploi Et De La Fonction Publique.    
  • Madagascar 2024 Eid Al Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Filankevitry ny Governemanta (Mahazoarivo). Madagascar's Minister of Labor has announced that the government of Madagascar, on the recommendation of the Fikambanana silamo malagasy association, had decided to declare the date of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Madagascar as Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in line with the list of 2024 public holidays dates adopted in February's first Conseil Du Gouvernement of Madagascar, in the Décret fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2024 which had been announced earlier in January by the Ministere Du Travail, De L'emploi Et De La Fonction Publique.    
  • Mali
  • Mali
  • Mali Declares Public Holiday On Day After The Aïd el-Fitr
    Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali (Bamako). Mali's Government has declared Wednesday, April 10, 2024, the day after the Aïd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan) as an additional public holiday. As per the Communique No. 2024-100009/MTFPDS-SG DU, "En application des dispositions de la loi n°05-040 du 22 juillet 2005 relative aux fêtes légales en Republique du Mali, la journée du Mercredi 10 avril 2024, lendemain de la Fête de Ramadan, est chôme et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national.". As usual, Mali announces the earliest dates for most Muslim holidays, sometimes on dates that precede the new Moon, as was the case in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018.    
  • Mali Declares Public Holiday On Day After The Aïd el-Fitr
    Source: Primature Portail Officiel du Gouvernement du Mali (Bamako). Mali's Government has declared Wednesday, April 10, 2024, the day after the Aïd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan) as an additional public holiday. As per the Communique No. 2024-100009/MTFPDS-SG DU, "En application des dispositions de la loi n°05-040 du 22 juillet 2005 relative aux fêtes légales en Republique du Mali, la journée du Mercredi 10 avril 2024, lendemain de la Fête de Ramadan, est chôme et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national.". As usual, Mali announces the earliest dates for most Muslim holidays, sometimes on dates that precede the new Moon, as was the case in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018.    
  • Mozambique
  • Mozambique
  • Mozambique End of Ramadan Public Sector Holiday April 10
    Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique (Maputo). Mozambique's Minister of Labor and Social Security, Margarida Talapa, has announced a one-off sectorial non-working public sector holiday in Mozambique, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a point of tolerance to all workers and public servants who profess the Muslim religion, on the occasion of the celebration of Eid-Ul-Fitre, in line with paragraph 2 of article 5 of Decree nº 7/2015, of June 3rd. Mozambique's Labour Code gives the Minister of Labour the authority to declare one-off public holidays in Mozambique.    
  • Mozambique End of Ramadan Public Sector Holiday April 10
    Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique (Maputo). Mozambique's Minister of Labor and Social Security, Margarida Talapa, has announced a one-off sectorial non-working public sector holiday in Mozambique, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a point of tolerance to all workers and public servants who profess the Muslim religion, on the occasion of the celebration of Eid-Ul-Fitre, in line with paragraph 2 of article 5 of Decree nº 7/2015, of June 3rd. Mozambique's Labour Code gives the Minister of Labour the authority to declare one-off public holidays in Mozambique.    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • Nepal Mulls Extending Scope Of April 11 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that, at the request of Muslim Commission Chairman Samim Miya Ansari, it will submit a proposal to the Council of Ministers for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) to be declared a public holiday in Nepal on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Muslim public holidays were added to the official list of Nepalese public holidays for 2008, and they have been maintained maintained since then, though they were often limited to the Muslim population, as was the case for the 2024 Eid-ul-Fitr which was listed a a public holiday for Muslims only in last February's list of official public holidays for the Nepalese year B.S. 2081, which runs from mid-April 2024 until mid-April 2025.    
  • Nepal Mulls Extending Scope Of April 11 Eid-al-Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that, at the request of Muslim Commission Chairman Samim Miya Ansari, it will submit a proposal to the Council of Ministers for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) to be declared a public holiday in Nepal on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Muslim public holidays were added to the official list of Nepalese public holidays for 2008, and they have been maintained maintained since then, though they were often limited to the Muslim population, as was the case for the 2024 Eid-ul-Fitr which was listed a a public holiday for Muslims only in last February's list of official public holidays for the Nepalese year B.S. 2081, which runs from mid-April 2024 until mid-April 2025.    
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria Extends 2024 Eid-il-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). Earlier this morning, the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Interior of Nigeria, Aishetu Gogo Ndayako, issued a statement announcing that the Federal Government of Nigeria had extended the public holidays for the Eid-el-Fitr to include Thursday, April 11, 2024. As per the aforementioned statement, "The federal government has approved Thursday 11th April, 2024 as an additional public holiday to celebrate this year's Eid-El-Fitr.". Recall that, this past weekend, the Minister of Interior of Nigeria, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, had already issued a communique announcing that the Nigerian Government had declared Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9 and 10, 2024, as the dates for the upcoming Eid-el-Fitr public holidays in Nigeria.    
  • Nigeria Extends 2024 Eid-il-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). Earlier this morning, the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Interior of Nigeria, Aishetu Gogo Ndayako, issued a statement announcing that the Federal Government of Nigeria had extended the public holidays for the Eid-el-Fitr to include Thursday, April 11, 2024. As per the aforementioned statement, "The federal government has approved Thursday 11th April, 2024 as an additional public holiday to celebrate this year's Eid-El-Fitr.". Recall that, this past weekend, the Minister of Interior of Nigeria, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, had already issued a communique announcing that the Nigerian Government had declared Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9 and 10, 2024, as the dates for the upcoming Eid-el-Fitr public holidays in Nigeria.    
  • Puducherry (PY)
  • Puducherry (PY)
  • Puducherry Changes Date Of Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday To April 11
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The government of India's Union Territory of Puducherry has announced that the date of the public holiday for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been changed from Wednesday, April 10, to Thursday, April 11, 2024, thus amending the list of 2024 public holidays initially released in the Government Order vide notification vide notification G.O. Ms. No. 59 published last November. A revisionary notification from the Home Department clarified that the aforementioned change in the date of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr public holiday did not apply to the Mahe region which observes the Muslim calendar of neighboring Kerala, and which retains April 10 as the date of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.    
  • Puducherry Changes Date Of Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday To April 11
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The government of India's Union Territory of Puducherry has announced that the date of the public holiday for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been changed from Wednesday, April 10, to Thursday, April 11, 2024, thus amending the list of 2024 public holidays initially released in the Government Order vide notification vide notification G.O. Ms. No. 59 published last November. A revisionary notification from the Home Department clarified that the aforementioned change in the date of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr public holiday did not apply to the Mahe region which observes the Muslim calendar of neighboring Kerala, and which retains April 10 as the date of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.    
  • Qatar
  • Qatar
  • Qatar Declares 3-Day Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays For Private Sector
    Source: Qatari News Agency (QNA). Qatar's Ministry of Labour has declared 3 days of public holidays, April 10-12, for the Qatari private sector on account of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned announcement, "employees in private sector enterprises governed by the Labour Law will receive their full wages". Earlier this month, Qatar's Amiri Diwan declared 9 consecutive days of public sector holidays, from April 7-15, 2024, and Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) announced the bank holidays on account of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr for all financial institutions in Qatar, from Tuesday to Saturday, April 9 to 13, 2024.    
  • Qatar Declares 3-Day Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays For Private Sector
    Source: Qatari News Agency (QNA). Qatar's Ministry of Labour has declared 3 days of public holidays, April 10-12, for the Qatari private sector on account of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned announcement, "employees in private sector enterprises governed by the Labour Law will receive their full wages". Earlier this month, Qatar's Amiri Diwan declared 9 consecutive days of public sector holidays, from April 7-15, 2024, and Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) announced the bank holidays on account of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr for all financial institutions in Qatar, from Tuesday to Saturday, April 9 to 13, 2024.    
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda Eid Al-Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR). Rwanda's Ministry of Public Service and Labour has issued an announcement that the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday would be observed on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. As per the Arrêté Presidentiel N°06/01 Du 16/02/2011 Determinant Les Jours Feries Officiels and the Presidential Order N°42/03 Of 30/06/2015 Determining Official Holidays, the date of the annual Eid el-Fitr public holiday is set by the Moslems' Association of Rwanda ("Itariki itangazwa buri mwaka na Rwanda Moslems' Association").    
  • Rwanda Eid Al-Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR). Rwanda's Ministry of Public Service and Labour has issued an announcement that the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday would be observed on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. As per the Arrêté Presidentiel N°06/01 Du 16/02/2011 Determinant Les Jours Feries Officiels and the Presidential Order N°42/03 Of 30/06/2015 Determining Official Holidays, the date of the annual Eid el-Fitr public holiday is set by the Moslems' Association of Rwanda ("Itariki itangazwa buri mwaka na Rwanda Moslems' Association").    
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone Declares April 10 Eid Al Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: State House Press Secretariat (Freetown). The Office of the President of Sierra Leone, State House, announced that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, had been declared as a public holiday in Sierra Leone to mark Eid Al Fitr (the End of Ramadan).    
  • Sierra Leone Declares April 10 Eid Al Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: State House Press Secretariat (Freetown). The Office of the President of Sierra Leone, State House, announced that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, had been declared as a public holiday in Sierra Leone to mark Eid Al Fitr (the End of Ramadan).    
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turkmenistan Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays April 10
    Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad). Turkmenistan's President, Serdar Berdimuhamedov, has signed a decree On the Celebration of Oraza Bayram, declaring Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as a non-working public holiday in Turkmenistan on account of the upcoming Oraza Bayram (End of Ramadan), in line with Article 81 of the Labor Code of Turkmenistan.    
  • Turkmenistan Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays April 10
    Source: Turkmenistan Government Information Agency (Ashgabad). Turkmenistan's President, Serdar Berdimuhamedov, has signed a decree On the Celebration of Oraza Bayram, declaring Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as a non-working public holiday in Turkmenistan on account of the upcoming Oraza Bayram (End of Ramadan), in line with Article 81 of the Labor Code of Turkmenistan.    
  • Uganda
  • Uganda
  • Uganda Declares April 10 End Of Ramadan Public Holiday
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service of the Government of Uganda, Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire, has published an official announcement that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, had been declared a public holiday in Uganda on account of the Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned announcements, "The Honorable Minister of Public Service informs the general public that tomorrow 10th April 2024 is Eid el Fitr and will be observed as a Public Holiday throughout Uganda pursuant to the Public Holidays Act, 1965".    
  • Uganda Declares April 10 End Of Ramadan Public Holiday
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service of the Government of Uganda, Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire, has published an official announcement that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, had been declared a public holiday in Uganda on account of the Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned announcements, "The Honorable Minister of Public Service informs the general public that tomorrow 10th April 2024 is Eid el Fitr and will be observed as a Public Holiday throughout Uganda pursuant to the Public Holidays Act, 1965".    
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnamese General Confederation of Labor Also Approves Extended April-May Public Holidays
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's General Confederation of Labor has issued the official dispatch No. 1032/TLD-CSPL in response to, and in favor of, last week's proposal by the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to declare Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to be compensated at a later date, to create a 5-day period of public holidays from April 27 to May 1, 2024. The MOLISA proposal, contained in the official dispatch No. 1385/BLDTBXH-CATLD, has already received approval by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of Information and Communications. Opinions from all 16 ministries and branches had been sought initially by MOLISA.    
  • Vietnamese General Confederation of Labor Also Approves Extended April-May Public Holidays
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's General Confederation of Labor has issued the official dispatch No. 1032/TLD-CSPL in response to, and in favor of, last week's proposal by the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to declare Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to be compensated at a later date, to create a 5-day period of public holidays from April 27 to May 1, 2024. The MOLISA proposal, contained in the official dispatch No. 1385/BLDTBXH-CATLD, has already received approval by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of Information and Communications. Opinions from all 16 ministries and branches had been sought initially by MOLISA.    

April 8, 2024

  • Benin
  • Benin
  • Benin Declares April 10 As 2024 Aïd el-Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). Benin's Minister of Labour and Social Security, Adidjatou A. Mathys, has issued a communique announcing that the government of Bénin had declared Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the Aïd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned communique, signed by her Cabinet Director, Victorin Honvoh, "Le Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique rappelle que conformément aux dispositions de la loi n° 90-019 du 27 juillet 1990 fixant les fêtes légales en République du Bénin, la journée du mercredi 10 avril 2024, jour du Ramadan, est fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national.".    
  • Benin Declares April 10 As 2024 Aïd el-Fitr Public Holiday
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). Benin's Minister of Labour and Social Security, Adidjatou A. Mathys, has issued a communique announcing that the government of Bénin had declared Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the Aïd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned communique, signed by her Cabinet Director, Victorin Honvoh, "Le Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique rappelle que conformément aux dispositions de la loi n° 90-019 du 27 juillet 1990 fixant les fêtes légales en République du Bénin, la journée du mercredi 10 avril 2024, jour du Ramadan, est fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national.".    
  • British Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands Confirms 2024 King's Birthday Public Holiday
    Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The Communications Officer of the Deputy Governor's Office of the Government of the British Virgin Islands, Nia Douglas-Wheatley, has announced that the Governor of the Virgin Islands, Daniel Pruce, had proclaimed Friday, June 14, 2024, as the date to "be kept as the Sovereign’s Birthday in 2024", in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (CAP. 199). Today's proclamation is a confirmation of last month's gazette entry by the then Acting Governor's of the British Virgin Islands, David D. Archer Jr., of the Statutory Instrument 2024 No. 19 (Appointing The Day To Be Kept As The Sovereigns Birthday In The Year 2024) which specified the date of the 2024 Sovereign's Birthday public holiday in the British Virgin Islands as Friday, June 14, 2024.    
  • British Virgin Islands Confirms 2024 King's Birthday Public Holiday
    Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The Communications Officer of the Deputy Governor's Office of the Government of the British Virgin Islands, Nia Douglas-Wheatley, has announced that the Governor of the Virgin Islands, Daniel Pruce, had proclaimed Friday, June 14, 2024, as the date to "be kept as the Sovereign’s Birthday in 2024", in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (CAP. 199). Today's proclamation is a confirmation of last month's gazette entry by the then Acting Governor's of the British Virgin Islands, David D. Archer Jr., of the Statutory Instrument 2024 No. 19 (Appointing The Day To Be Kept As The Sovereigns Birthday In The Year 2024) which specified the date of the 2024 Sovereign's Birthday public holiday in the British Virgin Islands as Friday, June 14, 2024.    
  • Gabon
  • Gabon
  • Gabon Declares 2024 Aïd el-Fitr Public Holiday On April 10
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's ministre de l’Emploi, de la Fonction publique et du Travail has issued a communique declaring Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as a public holiday in the Gabon, on the account of the upcoming Aïd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday. The aforementioned communique states that "la journée du 10 avril, marquant la fin du Ramadan est fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national" in line with the décret n° 00727/PR/MTEFP du 29 juin 1998, réglementant le régime des jours fériés en République gabonaise et modifié en son article 2 par le décret N° 000484/PR/MTE du 26 mai 2004.    
  • Gabon Declares 2024 Aïd el-Fitr Public Holiday On April 10
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's ministre de l’Emploi, de la Fonction publique et du Travail has issued a communique declaring Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as a public holiday in the Gabon, on the account of the upcoming Aïd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday. The aforementioned communique states that "la journée du 10 avril, marquant la fin du Ramadan est fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du territoire national" in line with the décret n° 00727/PR/MTEFP du 29 juin 1998, réglementant le régime des jours fériés en République gabonaise et modifié en son article 2 par le décret N° 000484/PR/MTE du 26 mai 2004.    
  • Manipur (MN)
  • Manipur (MN)
  • Manipur Declares Lok Sabha Public Holidays April 19 and 26
    Source: Government of Manipur (Imphal). The General Administration Department of the Government of India's state of Manipur has announced that it would declare April 19 and 26, 2024, the dates of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as public holidays "for all public offices, educational institutions, autonomous bodies, etc., and a paid holiday for commercial and private undertakings in the state located within the area of 47 (forty-seven) Assembly segments under one phase of polling in connection with the general elections to the 18th Lok Sabha, 2024, as per Section 135B of the Representations of the People Act, 1951". The declaration of April 19 and 26, 2024, as public holidays thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Manipur as published in last December's vide notification No.LIB-101/1/2022-GAD-GAD.    
  • Manipur Declares Lok Sabha Public Holidays April 19 and 26
    Source: Government of Manipur (Imphal). The General Administration Department of the Government of India's state of Manipur has announced that it would declare April 19 and 26, 2024, the dates of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as public holidays "for all public offices, educational institutions, autonomous bodies, etc., and a paid holiday for commercial and private undertakings in the state located within the area of 47 (forty-seven) Assembly segments under one phase of polling in connection with the general elections to the 18th Lok Sabha, 2024, as per Section 135B of the Representations of the People Act, 1951". The declaration of April 19 and 26, 2024, as public holidays thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Manipur as published in last December's vide notification No.LIB-101/1/2022-GAD-GAD.    
  • Solomon Islands
  • Solomon Islands
  • Solomon Islands Electoral Public Holiday April 17
    Source: Solomon Times (Honiara). The Government of the Solomon Islands has announced that Wednesday, April 17, 2024, would be a one-off public holiday in the Solomon Islands on account of the upcoming National, Provincial and Honiara City Council elections. As per today's publication in the Extra Ordinary Gazette made by the caretaker Minister of Home Affairs, Christopher Laore, "Under section 2 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap. 151), the public is informed that the polling day for the general election, the Provincial Assemblies election and the Honiara City Council election on 17 April 2024 is a public holiday". The date of past national elections was usually also declared as a public holiday in the Solomon Islands, most recently in 2010, 2014, and 2019, as were the dates of most regional by-elections. The aforementioned declaration of Wednesday, April 17, 2024, as a public holiday thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in the Solomon Islands, as released by the government of the Solomon Islands, earlier this year.    
  • Solomon Islands Electoral Public Holiday April 17
    Source: Solomon Times (Honiara). The Government of the Solomon Islands has announced that Wednesday, April 17, 2024, would be a one-off public holiday in the Solomon Islands on account of the upcoming National, Provincial and Honiara City Council elections. As per today's publication in the Extra Ordinary Gazette made by the caretaker Minister of Home Affairs, Christopher Laore, "Under section 2 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap. 151), the public is informed that the polling day for the general election, the Provincial Assemblies election and the Honiara City Council election on 17 April 2024 is a public holiday". The date of past national elections was usually also declared as a public holiday in the Solomon Islands, most recently in 2010, 2014, and 2019, as were the dates of most regional by-elections. The aforementioned declaration of Wednesday, April 17, 2024, as a public holiday thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in the Solomon Islands, as released by the government of the Solomon Islands, earlier this year.    
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lankan Stock Market Half-Day Holiday April 10
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has announced that it would close at 12:00 noon, local time, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, "in view of the additional half-holiday on account of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year falling on Saturday (April 13)". Note, however, that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, has not been declared a bank holiday by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.    
  • Sri Lankan Stock Market Half-Day Holiday April 10
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has announced that it would close at 12:00 noon, local time, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, "in view of the additional half-holiday on account of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year falling on Saturday (April 13)". Note, however, that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, has not been declared a bank holiday by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.    
  • Togo
  • Togo
  • Togolese 2024 Aïd al-Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Primature du Togo (Lome). The Union musulmane du Togo (UMT) has announced that the upcoming Aïd al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) would be observed on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, thus fixing the date of the corresponding annual non-working public holiday throughout Togo ("La journée du mercredi 10 avril 2024, est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée au Togo en raison de la célébration de la fête de l’Aïd El Fitr").    
  • Togolese 2024 Aïd al-Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Primature du Togo (Lome). The Union musulmane du Togo (UMT) has announced that the upcoming Aïd al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) would be observed on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, thus fixing the date of the corresponding annual non-working public holiday throughout Togo ("La journée du mercredi 10 avril 2024, est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée au Togo en raison de la célébration de la fête de l’Aïd El Fitr").    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE April 12 Eid Al Fitr Private Sector Holiday Confirmed
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). Earlier tonight, the UAE's moon sighting committee confirmed that the Shawwal Moon had not been sighted, therefore making tomorrow Ramadan 30. Earlier this month, the UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) had announced Eid al-Fitr private sector public holidays beginning on Ramadan 29 (April 8) and lasting until the 3rd day of Shawwal, which has now been confirmed as Friday, April 12, 2024. Therefore, those in the UAE's private sector that get Saturday and Sunday off, will have had the same 9-day period of Eid Al Fitr public holidays as the public sector, namely April 6 to 14, inclusively. Recall that, since January 1, 2022, the UAE observes a Saturday-Sunday weekend "to better align its economy with global markets".    
  • UAE April 12 Eid Al Fitr Private Sector Holiday Confirmed
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). Earlier tonight, the UAE's moon sighting committee confirmed that the Shawwal Moon had not been sighted, therefore making tomorrow Ramadan 30. Earlier this month, the UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) had announced Eid al-Fitr private sector public holidays beginning on Ramadan 29 (April 8) and lasting until the 3rd day of Shawwal, which has now been confirmed as Friday, April 12, 2024. Therefore, those in the UAE's private sector that get Saturday and Sunday off, will have had the same 9-day period of Eid Al Fitr public holidays as the public sector, namely April 6 to 14, inclusively. Recall that, since January 1, 2022, the UAE observes a Saturday-Sunday weekend "to better align its economy with global markets".    
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam Extended April-May Public Holidays Approved By Two More Ministries
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Transport and its Ministry of Information and Communications have sent letter to the dispatch to the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), supporting its recent proposal to declare Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to be compensated at a later date, to create a 5-day period of public holidays from April 27 to May 1, 2024. On Saturday, the Ministry of Home Affairs had already indicated its support for MOLISA's proposal but, the opinions from all 16 ministries and branches had been sought initially.    
  • Vietnam Extended April-May Public Holidays Approved By Two More Ministries
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Transport and its Ministry of Information and Communications have sent letter to the dispatch to the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), supporting its recent proposal to declare Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to be compensated at a later date, to create a 5-day period of public holidays from April 27 to May 1, 2024. On Saturday, the Ministry of Home Affairs had already indicated its support for MOLISA's proposal but, the opinions from all 16 ministries and branches had been sought initially.    
  • Yemen
  • Yemen
  • Yemeni Eid al-Fitr April 10
    Source: Yemen News Agency (SABA). The Sanaa-based Dar Al-Iftaa has announced that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, would be the first day of Eid Al Fitr in Yemen, as the crescent Moon was not spotted earlier tonight. As per the aforementioned announcement by the committee in charge of investigating the sighting of the Shawwal crescent, the month of Ramadan will therefore last 30 days.    
  • Yemeni Eid al-Fitr April 10
    Source: Yemen News Agency (SABA). The Sanaa-based Dar Al-Iftaa has announced that Wednesday, April 10, 2024, would be the first day of Eid Al Fitr in Yemen, as the crescent Moon was not spotted earlier tonight. As per the aforementioned announcement by the committee in charge of investigating the sighting of the Shawwal crescent, the month of Ramadan will therefore last 30 days.    

April 7, 2024

  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain Announces Eid Al Fitr 2024 Public Holidays
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, has issued a circular announcing the dates of the upcoming public holidays in Bahrain on account of the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr public holidays. As per the aforementioned statement, "the Kingdom's ministries and public institutions will close on the day of Eid Al-Fitr and the two days that follow" going on to specify that "If any of the Eid days coincides with an official holiday, an extra day will be given in lieu". Our forecast is that the day of Eid Al-Fitr will be Wednesday, April 10, 2024, meaning that the second of the 2 following days will be a Friday, leading to a day in lieu public sector holiday on Sunday, April 14, 2024. Recall that, since September 2006, the weekend in Bahrain is Friday-Saturday.    
  • Bahrain Announces Eid Al Fitr 2024 Public Holidays
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, has issued a circular announcing the dates of the upcoming public holidays in Bahrain on account of the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr public holidays. As per the aforementioned statement, "the Kingdom's ministries and public institutions will close on the day of Eid Al-Fitr and the two days that follow" going on to specify that "If any of the Eid days coincides with an official holiday, an extra day will be given in lieu". Our forecast is that the day of Eid Al-Fitr will be Wednesday, April 10, 2024, meaning that the second of the 2 following days will be a Friday, leading to a day in lieu public sector holiday on Sunday, April 14, 2024. Recall that, since September 2006, the weekend in Bahrain is Friday-Saturday.    
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Canada 2025 Bank Holidays Updated
    Source: Bank of Canada - Banque du Canada (Ottawa). The Bank of Canada, Canada's central bank, has released an updated version of its previously-released list of 2024-2025 bank holidays in Canada, including later dates in 2025.    
  • Canada 2025 Bank Holidays Updated
    Source: Bank of Canada - Banque du Canada (Ottawa). The Bank of Canada, Canada's central bank, has released an updated version of its previously-released list of 2024-2025 bank holidays in Canada, including later dates in 2025.    
  • Guinea
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Conakry Declares Additional Laylat Al Qadr Public Holiday
    Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée (Conakry). Guinea Conakry's Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique, Faya François Bourouno, has issued a communique declaring an exceptional public holiday in Guinea Conakry tomorrow on account of the Laylat Al Qadr falling on a Sunday in 2024. The salient part of the aforementioned communique reads as follows, "A l’occasion de la commémoration de Laylat Al Qadr, le Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique porte à la connaissance des Travailleuses, Travailleurs et Agents des secteurs public, mixte et privé, que la journée du Lundi 8 avril 2024, est exceptionnellement déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du Territoire National.".    
  • Guinea Conakry Declares Additional Laylat Al Qadr Public Holiday
    Source: Portail Officiel du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée (Conakry). Guinea Conakry's Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique, Faya François Bourouno, has issued a communique declaring an exceptional public holiday in Guinea Conakry tomorrow on account of the Laylat Al Qadr falling on a Sunday in 2024. The salient part of the aforementioned communique reads as follows, "A l’occasion de la commémoration de Laylat Al Qadr, le Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique porte à la connaissance des Travailleuses, Travailleurs et Agents des secteurs public, mixte et privé, que la journée du Lundi 8 avril 2024, est exceptionnellement déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du Territoire National.".    
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
  • Iraq Declares Extended 2024 Eid Al-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Al Sumaria News (Baghdad). The Iraqi Government has announced that its Cabinet had declared a period of 6 days of official public holidays for the Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), beginning on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.    
  • Iraq Declares Extended 2024 Eid Al-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Al Sumaria News (Baghdad). The Iraqi Government has announced that its Cabinet had declared a period of 6 days of official public holidays for the Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), beginning on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.    
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria Announces 2024 Eid-il-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). Earlier tonight, the Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, issued a communique, signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Aishetu Gogo Ndayako, announcing that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9 and 10, 2024, as non-working public holidays "to mark the Islamic festival [of] Eid-el-Fitr".    
  • Nigeria Announces 2024 Eid-il-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). Earlier tonight, the Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, issued a communique, signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Aishetu Gogo Ndayako, announcing that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9 and 10, 2024, as non-working public holidays "to mark the Islamic festival [of] Eid-el-Fitr".    
  • Qatar
  • Qatar
  • Qatar's Central Bank Announces 2024 Eid Al Fitr Bank Holidays
    Source: Qatar Central Bank (QCB). Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has announced the bank holidays to be observed on account of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) for all financial institutions in Qatar. As per the official announcement, Qatari financial institutions will be on holidays from Tuesday to Saturday, April 9 to 13, 2024, inclusively, with the added specification that "all financial institutions will resume operations on Sunday, April 14, 2024". As usual, these bank holidays apply 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's Central Bank Announces 2024 Eid Al Fitr Bank Holidays
    Source: Qatar Central Bank (QCB). Qatar's Central Bank (QCB) has announced the bank holidays to be observed on account of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) for all financial institutions in Qatar. As per the official announcement, Qatari financial institutions will be on holidays from Tuesday to Saturday, April 9 to 13, 2024, inclusively, with the added specification that "all financial institutions will resume operations on Sunday, April 14, 2024". As usual, these bank holidays apply 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.    
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lankan April 15 Additional Public Holiday Not Decided Yet
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). Sri Lanka's Home Affairs State Minister, Ashoka Priyantha, has declared that no decision had yet been taken as regards the possible declaration of Monday, April 15, 2024, as an additional public holiday, on account of the overlap of the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holiday with the weekend. As per Minister Minister's statement, he "will discuss the matter with the ministers and President at the [next] Cabinet meeting". Recall that, in 2022, Monday and Tuesday, April 11 and 12, were declared as one-off as public holidays to link the weekend with the subsequent annual Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays. And, over the years, April 15 has often been declared a one-off public holiday in Sri Lanka. Most recently, this was the case in 2019, 2016, 2014, 2013, and 2011. And in 2008, April 14 was declared a one-off public holiday as Sinhala and Tamil New Year fell on Sunday, April 13th, that year.    
  • Sri Lankan April 15 Additional Public Holiday Not Decided Yet
    Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo). Sri Lanka's Home Affairs State Minister, Ashoka Priyantha, has declared that no decision had yet been taken as regards the possible declaration of Monday, April 15, 2024, as an additional public holiday, on account of the overlap of the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holiday with the weekend. As per Minister Minister's statement, he "will discuss the matter with the ministers and President at the [next] Cabinet meeting". Recall that, in 2022, Monday and Tuesday, April 11 and 12, were declared as one-off as public holidays to link the weekend with the subsequent annual Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays. And, over the years, April 15 has often been declared a one-off public holiday in Sri Lanka. Most recently, this was the case in 2019, 2016, 2014, 2013, and 2011. And in 2008, April 14 was declared a one-off public holiday as Sinhala and Tamil New Year fell on Sunday, April 13th, that year.    

April 6, 2024

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Announces Extended NOAB Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Earlier today, at the request of the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and the Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ), the Newspaper Owners’ Association of Bangladesh (NOAB) announced that it had decided to declare a special holiday on April 13, a day before Pahela Baishakh, meaning that journalists and officials working in newspapers in Bangladesh have now been granted a six-day holiday on the occasion of this year's Eid-ul-Fitr. As per the aforementioned announcement, members of the printed news media will be on public holidays from April 9 to 14, 2024, inclusively, meaning that no newspapers will be published from April 10-15, 2024, inclusively.    
  • Bangladesh Announces Extended NOAB Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Earlier today, at the request of the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and the Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ), the Newspaper Owners’ Association of Bangladesh (NOAB) announced that it had decided to declare a special holiday on April 13, a day before Pahela Baishakh, meaning that journalists and officials working in newspapers in Bangladesh have now been granted a six-day holiday on the occasion of this year's Eid-ul-Fitr. As per the aforementioned announcement, members of the printed news media will be on public holidays from April 9 to 14, 2024, inclusively, meaning that no newspapers will be published from April 10-15, 2024, inclusively.    
  • Goa (GA)
  • Goa (GA)
  • Goa Declares May 7 Lok Sabha Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Goa (Panaji). The government of the Indian State of Goa has issued a vide notification declaring Tuesday, May 7, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Goa, as a public holiday "applicable to industry employees, daily wage workers, corporate staff, private establishment workers, and casual workers", adding that "The public holiday shall be applicable to the registered voters of the poll-bound areas even if they are working outside the territorial limits of such areas". The aforementioned notification thus partially amends the list of 2024 public holidays in the state of Goa as published last October in the vide notification No. 37/1/2023-GAD-III/3993.    
  • Goa Declares May 7 Lok Sabha Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Goa (Panaji). The government of the Indian State of Goa has issued a vide notification declaring Tuesday, May 7, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Goa, as a public holiday "applicable to industry employees, daily wage workers, corporate staff, private establishment workers, and casual workers", adding that "The public holiday shall be applicable to the registered voters of the poll-bound areas even if they are working outside the territorial limits of such areas". The aforementioned notification thus partially amends the list of 2024 public holidays in the state of Goa as published last October in the vide notification No. 37/1/2023-GAD-III/3993.    
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan May 2024 Public Holidays Still Uncertain
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). Reponding to question from the media, the press service of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population has stated that no decision had been made as to the possible transfer of one or more May 2024 workdays to a nearby Saturday ("So far there have been no instructions on the transfer"). Currently, the initial list of 2024 public holidays in Kazakhstan released by the Government of Kazakhstan does not include the declaration of any bridge holidays and compensatory working Saturdays, as is customary "in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 85 of the Labor Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan and for the rational use of working time", and has is widely expected as the Homeland Defender Day and Victory Day public holidays fall on a Tuesday and a Thursday of the same week, respectively, in 2024.    
  • Kazakhstan May 2024 Public Holidays Still Uncertain
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). Reponding to question from the media, the press service of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population has stated that no decision had been made as to the possible transfer of one or more May 2024 workdays to a nearby Saturday ("So far there have been no instructions on the transfer"). Currently, the initial list of 2024 public holidays in Kazakhstan released by the Government of Kazakhstan does not include the declaration of any bridge holidays and compensatory working Saturdays, as is customary "in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 85 of the Labor Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan and for the rational use of working time", and has is widely expected as the Homeland Defender Day and Victory Day public holidays fall on a Tuesday and a Thursday of the same week, respectively, in 2024.    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • Nepal Declares Ghode Jatra Public Holiday On April 8
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that the government of Nepal had declared Monday, April 8, 2024, as a public holiday in the Kathmandu Valley, namely the three districts of Kathmandu Federal Capital, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur, on account of Ghode Jatra, also known as the Horse Racing Day, and observed annually on the day of Chaitra Krishna Aunsi. Today's declaration of Monday, April 8, 2024, as a regional public holiday is in line with the gazetted list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year 2081 (April 2024-April 2025), in which the Ghode Jatra public holiday was limited to Kathmandu Valley.    
  • Nepal Declares Ghode Jatra Public Holiday On April 8
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that the government of Nepal had declared Monday, April 8, 2024, as a public holiday in the Kathmandu Valley, namely the three districts of Kathmandu Federal Capital, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur, on account of Ghode Jatra, also known as the Horse Racing Day, and observed annually on the day of Chaitra Krishna Aunsi. Today's declaration of Monday, April 8, 2024, as a regional public holiday is in line with the gazetted list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year 2081 (April 2024-April 2025), in which the Ghode Jatra public holiday was limited to Kathmandu Valley.    
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam MOHA Approves Extending Upcoming Public Holidays
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Home Affairs has given its approval to the suggestion of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to declare Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to be compensated at a later date, to create a 5-day period of public holidays from April 27 to May 1, 2024. In its written response, the Ministry of Home Affairs laid out the next steps, "We request the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to complete the document and soon submit it to the Prime Minister for consideration and decision, ensuring proactiveness in organizing and arranging the work of the political system, relevant agencies and organizations and people. people.". Note that, in addition to consulting with the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs had also asked for opinions from 14 other ministries and branches.    
  • Vietnam MOHA Approves Extending Upcoming Public Holidays
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Home Affairs has given its approval to the suggestion of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to declare Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to be compensated at a later date, to create a 5-day period of public holidays from April 27 to May 1, 2024. In its written response, the Ministry of Home Affairs laid out the next steps, "We request the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to complete the document and soon submit it to the Prime Minister for consideration and decision, ensuring proactiveness in organizing and arranging the work of the political system, relevant agencies and organizations and people. people.". Note that, in addition to consulting with the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs had also asked for opinions from 14 other ministries and branches.    

April 5, 2024

  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan Announces May 2024 Public Holidays
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Azerbaijan has reminded the population of the non-working public holidays in May 2024. These will be Victory Day over Fascism on May 9 and Independence Day on May 28. Recall that, at a plenary session in October 2021, the Azerbaijani Parliament (Milli Majlis) approved the Law On Independence Day, whereby the May 28, Republic Day public holiday, would henceforth be renamed as Independence Day.    
  • Azerbaijan Announces May 2024 Public Holidays
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Azerbaijan has reminded the population of the non-working public holidays in May 2024. These will be Victory Day over Fascism on May 9 and Independence Day on May 28. Recall that, at a plenary session in October 2021, the Azerbaijani Parliament (Milli Majlis) approved the Law On Independence Day, whereby the May 28, Republic Day public holiday, would henceforth be renamed as Independence Day.    
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Lailatul Qadr April 7
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The government of Bangladesh has announced that the upcoming Lailatul Qadr or Shab-e-Qadr (night of destiny) in Bangladesh would be observed on the evening of Saturday, April 6, 2024, to be followed on the next day by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh. The aforementioned announcement is in line with the official list of 2024 non-working public holidays in Bangladesh, as announced last autumn. Note that that list of 2024 public holidays also listed the Jumatul Bidah public holiday today.    
  • Bangladesh Lailatul Qadr April 7
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The government of Bangladesh has announced that the upcoming Lailatul Qadr or Shab-e-Qadr (night of destiny) in Bangladesh would be observed on the evening of Saturday, April 6, 2024, to be followed on the next day by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh. The aforementioned announcement is in line with the official list of 2024 non-working public holidays in Bangladesh, as announced last autumn. Note that that list of 2024 public holidays also listed the Jumatul Bidah public holiday today.    
  • Congo (DRC)
  • Congo (DRC)
  • DR Congo Declares Kimbangu Public Holiday
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The ministre de l’emploi, travail et prévoyance sociale of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Claudine Ndusi M’Kembe, has issued a press communique reminding the public that tomorrow, April 6, 2024, was a public holiday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as per the decree of March 30, 2023, signed by President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo. As per the aforementioned communique, "Il est porté à la connaissance du public en général, des employeurs et des travailleurs en particulier, qu’en exécution de l’ordonnance n°23/042 du 30 mars 2023 fixant la liste de jours fériés légaux en république démocratique du congo, la journée de samedi 06 avril 2024 dédiée au combat de Simon Kimbangu et à la conscience africaine, est chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du Territoire National.". Recall that, in April 2021, President Tshisekedi Tshilombo had announced that he would ask both chambers of parliament to enact legislation to make April 6 a new annual public holiday to commemorate the founding of Simon Kimbangu's Kimanguiste church. But April 6 was not listed as a public holiday in the subsequent list of 2022 DRC public holidays, though it was, in extremis, in 2023.    
  • DR Congo Declares Kimbangu Public Holiday
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The ministre de l’emploi, travail et prévoyance sociale of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Claudine Ndusi M’Kembe, has issued a press communique reminding the public that tomorrow, April 6, 2024, was a public holiday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as per the decree of March 30, 2023, signed by President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo. As per the aforementioned communique, "Il est porté à la connaissance du public en général, des employeurs et des travailleurs en particulier, qu’en exécution de l’ordonnance n°23/042 du 30 mars 2023 fixant la liste de jours fériés légaux en république démocratique du congo, la journée de samedi 06 avril 2024 dédiée au combat de Simon Kimbangu et à la conscience africaine, est chômée et payée sur toute l’étendue du Territoire National.". Recall that, in April 2021, President Tshisekedi Tshilombo had announced that he would ask both chambers of parliament to enact legislation to make April 6 a new annual public holiday to commemorate the founding of Simon Kimbangu's Kimanguiste church. But April 6 was not listed as a public holiday in the subsequent list of 2022 DRC public holidays, though it was, in extremis, in 2023.    
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egyptian Eid Al-Fitr Bank Holidays April 9-14
    Source: The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo). The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has announced that the upcoming Egyptian bank holidays for the Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) would run from Tuesday to Sunday, April 9-14, 2024, inclusively, adding that "banks will resume operation on Monday 15 April". The aforementioned period of bank holidays matches the range of dates announced by the Egyptian cabinet, earlier this week, for employees in both the private and public sectors.    
  • Egyptian Eid Al-Fitr Bank Holidays April 9-14
    Source: The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo). The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has announced that the upcoming Egyptian bank holidays for the Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) would run from Tuesday to Sunday, April 9-14, 2024, inclusively, adding that "banks will resume operation on Monday 15 April". The aforementioned period of bank holidays matches the range of dates announced by the Egyptian cabinet, earlier this week, for employees in both the private and public sectors.    
  • Gujarat (GJ)
  • Gujarat (GJ)
  • Gujarat Declares May 7 Lok Sabha Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Gujarat (Gandhinagar). The government of the Indian State of Gujarat has issued the vide notification No. GS/06/2024/JSR/2024/334/GH declaring Tuesday, May 7, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Gujarat, as a public holiday. The salient parts of the notification read as follows, "In pursuance of the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881) read with the Notification of Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, No. 39/1/68-Judl.III dated the 8th May, 1968 the Government of Gujarat is pleased to declare Tuesday, 07th May, 2024 to be Public Holiday in the State of Gujarat on account of General Election to Lok Sabha and bye election of five Assembly Constituencies.". The aforementioned notification thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in the state of Gujarat as published last November in the vide notification No. GS/27/2023 /JSR/102023 /930/GH.    
  • Gujarat Declares May 7 Lok Sabha Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Gujarat (Gandhinagar). The government of the Indian State of Gujarat has issued the vide notification No. GS/06/2024/JSR/2024/334/GH declaring Tuesday, May 7, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Gujarat, as a public holiday. The salient parts of the notification read as follows, "In pursuance of the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881) read with the Notification of Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, No. 39/1/68-Judl.III dated the 8th May, 1968 the Government of Gujarat is pleased to declare Tuesday, 07th May, 2024 to be Public Holiday in the State of Gujarat on account of General Election to Lok Sabha and bye election of five Assembly Constituencies.". The aforementioned notification thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in the state of Gujarat as published last November in the vide notification No. GS/27/2023 /JSR/102023 /930/GH.    
  • India
  • India
  • Indian Central Government Declares Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (New Delhi). India's Central Government's has issued the DoPT Order F. No.12/1/2022-JCA declaring public holidays for its employees "in connection with the General Elections to the Lok Sabha 2024 and General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim and Bye - elections to fill the clear vacancies in Assembly Constituencies of various States scheduled to be held during April-June, 2024". Recall that, last month, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the dates of the upcoming 18th Lok Sabha elections, in which the 543 members of the Indian lower house of parliament will be elected. These upcoming general elections will follow a seven-phase schedule from April 19 to June 1, 2024, covering 970 million voters, in 28 states and eight union territories, with voting in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal, occurring on all 7 phases. Today's order, signed by the Deputy Secretary to Govt. of India, Parveen Jargar, further amends the Department of Personnel and Training’s Office Memorandum No. F.No.12 /2 /2023-JCA (Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2024), published last July by India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.    
  • Indian Central Government Declares Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (New Delhi). India's Central Government's has issued the DoPT Order F. No.12/1/2022-JCA declaring public holidays for its employees "in connection with the General Elections to the Lok Sabha 2024 and General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim and Bye - elections to fill the clear vacancies in Assembly Constituencies of various States scheduled to be held during April-June, 2024". Recall that, last month, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the dates of the upcoming 18th Lok Sabha elections, in which the 543 members of the Indian lower house of parliament will be elected. These upcoming general elections will follow a seven-phase schedule from April 19 to June 1, 2024, covering 970 million voters, in 28 states and eight union territories, with voting in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal, occurring on all 7 phases. Today's order, signed by the Deputy Secretary to Govt. of India, Parveen Jargar, further amends the Department of Personnel and Training’s Office Memorandum No. F.No.12 /2 /2023-JCA (Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2024), published last July by India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan Reminder That April 8 Is Not A 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, despite the April 7 April Revolution public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2024, Monday, April 8, 2024, will be a regular working day in Kyrgyzstan ("For employees working on a five-day workweek schedule, April 8 (Monday) is a working day instead of the established day off March 22 (Friday)"). This is to compensate the extension of the 2024 Nooruz public holiday to include Friday, March 22, 2024, 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 March 21 to 24, 2024, inclusively. The Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Migration added that the upcoming Orozo Ait (End of Ramadan) public holiday would be observed on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as announced earlier this month.    
  • Kyrgyzstan Reminder That April 8 Is Not A 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, despite the April 7 April Revolution public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2024, Monday, April 8, 2024, will be a regular working day in Kyrgyzstan ("For employees working on a five-day workweek schedule, April 8 (Monday) is a working day instead of the established day off March 22 (Friday)"). This is to compensate the extension of the 2024 Nooruz public holiday to include Friday, March 22, 2024, 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 March 21 to 24, 2024, inclusively. The Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Migration added that the upcoming Orozo Ait (End of Ramadan) public holiday would be observed on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as announced earlier this month.    
  • Montserrat
  • Montserrat
  • Montserrat Completes 2024 Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Montserrat (Brades). The Government of Montserrat has gazetted the Montserrat statutory Rules And Orders S.R.O. 18 of 2024 (Proclamation Appointing Monday 17 June 2024 A Public Holiday) which announces that the Governor has appointed "Monday 17 June 2024 a public holiday throughout Montserrat for the purpose of celebrating the anniversary of the birth of His Majesty". Recall that, earlier this year, when Montserrat's Office of the Deputy Governor published the list of 2024 public holidays in Montserrat, it left as To Be Determined the date of the King's Birthday.    
  • Montserrat Completes 2024 Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Montserrat (Brades). The Government of Montserrat has gazetted the Montserrat statutory Rules And Orders S.R.O. 18 of 2024 (Proclamation Appointing Monday 17 June 2024 A Public Holiday) which announces that the Governor has appointed "Monday 17 June 2024 a public holiday throughout Montserrat for the purpose of celebrating the anniversary of the birth of His Majesty". Recall that, earlier this year, when Montserrat's Office of the Deputy Governor published the list of 2024 public holidays in Montserrat, it left as To Be Determined the date of the King's Birthday.    
  • Morocco
  • Morocco
  • Morocco's CGEM Invites Private Sector To Declare April 12 Public Holiday
    Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat). The Confédération générale des entreprises du Maroc (CGEM) has called on the Moroccan private sector to treat Friday, April 12, 2024, as a public holiday ("considérer la possibilité d'accorder, dans la mesure du possible, à leurs salariés, la journée du 12 avril 2024"). The call from the CGEM comes after the Moroccan government decided to extend the upcoming public holidays for its public sector with the addition of Friday, April 12, 2024, as an additional public sector holiday, should the 1st of Shawwal occur on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as is expected, followed by the Groupement Professionnel des Banques du Maroc (GPBM) which announced that Friday, April 12, 2024, would be a bank holiday in Morocco, also in the event that the first day of Shawwal in Morocco is Wednesday, April 10.    
  • Morocco's CGEM Invites Private Sector To Declare April 12 Public Holiday
    Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat). The Confédération générale des entreprises du Maroc (CGEM) has called on the Moroccan private sector to treat Friday, April 12, 2024, as a public holiday ("considérer la possibilité d'accorder, dans la mesure du possible, à leurs salariés, la journée du 12 avril 2024"). The call from the CGEM comes after the Moroccan government decided to extend the upcoming public holidays for its public sector with the addition of Friday, April 12, 2024, as an additional public sector holiday, should the 1st of Shawwal occur on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as is expected, followed by the Groupement Professionnel des Banques du Maroc (GPBM) which announced that Friday, April 12, 2024, would be a bank holiday in Morocco, also in the event that the first day of Shawwal in Morocco is Wednesday, April 10.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • Balochistan and Punjab Declare Eid Public Holidays
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Services and General Administration Department (SGAD) of Pakistan's Province of Punjab has declared 3 days of public holidays on account of the upcoming EidulFitr (End of Ramadan), from April 10-12, 2024, to which is added the subsequent Saturday-Sunday weekend. For its part, the provincial authorities of Pakistan's Province of Balochistan have declared that the upcoming public holidays for Eidul Fitr would run from April 10-13, 2024. Recall that, earlier this week, the Federal government of Pakistan announced a four day public holidays on account of the upcoming Eidul Fitr, from April 10-13, 2024.    
  • Balochistan and Punjab Declare Eid Public Holidays
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Services and General Administration Department (SGAD) of Pakistan's Province of Punjab has declared 3 days of public holidays on account of the upcoming EidulFitr (End of Ramadan), from April 10-12, 2024, to which is added the subsequent Saturday-Sunday weekend. For its part, the provincial authorities of Pakistan's Province of Balochistan have declared that the upcoming public holidays for Eidul Fitr would run from April 10-13, 2024. Recall that, earlier this week, the Federal government of Pakistan announced a four day public holidays on account of the upcoming Eidul Fitr, from April 10-13, 2024.    
  • South Korea
  • South Korea
  • South Korean Parliamentary Elections April 10
    Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul). South Korea will be holding its 22nd parliamentary elections on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a date that will be a legal holiday. Recall that, since the 2022 revision to the Labor Standards Act, companies with a payroll of five or more employees must grant their employees legal holidays as paid public holidays.    
  • South Korean Parliamentary Elections April 10
    Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul). South Korea will be holding its 22nd parliamentary elections on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a date that will be a legal holiday. Recall that, since the 2022 revision to the Labor Standards Act, companies with a payroll of five or more employees must grant their employees legal holidays as paid public holidays.    
  • Uruguay
  • Uruguay
  • Uruguay Could Declare May 20 Memorial Day Public Holiday
    Source: Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay). Ahead of the upcoming election in Uruguay, the Frente Amplio (FA) who was the ruling party of Uruguay from 2005 to 2020 has published its government program for the period 2025-2030, in which a new annual public holiday would be observed on May 20, to mark the date in 1976 when Zelmar Michelini, senator of the FA, and Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz, deputy of the National Party, were murdered in Buenos Aires. This new Memorial Day public holiday would be observed by both the public and private sectors.    
  • Uruguay Could Declare May 20 Memorial Day Public Holiday
    Source: Presidencia de la República (República Oriental del Uruguay). Ahead of the upcoming election in Uruguay, the Frente Amplio (FA) who was the ruling party of Uruguay from 2005 to 2020 has published its government program for the period 2025-2030, in which a new annual public holiday would be observed on May 20, to mark the date in 1976 when Zelmar Michelini, senator of the FA, and Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz, deputy of the National Party, were murdered in Buenos Aires. This new Memorial Day public holiday would be observed by both the public and private sectors.    

April 4, 2024

  • Chandigarh (CH)
  • Chandigarh (CH)
  • Chandigarh Extends Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Adviser to the Administrator of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has published in the Chandigarh Administration Gazette number 058, the Notification No. 12/7/30-HII(2)-2024/5591 which "fixes the 1st June, 2024 (Saturday) as a Close day for all Shops and Commercial Establishments throughout the Union Territory, Chandigarh", under sub-section (1) of Section 10 of the Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishment Act, 1958 (Punjab Act No. 15 of 1958) as applicable to the Union Territory, Chandigarh. Today's Notification extends the scope of last month's vide notification No.6/1/1-IH(I)-2024/4367 which declared Saturday, June 1, 2024, as a public holiday "in all Offices/ Boards/ Corporations/ Institutions under the Chandigarh Administration".    
  • Chandigarh Extends Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Adviser to the Administrator of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has published in the Chandigarh Administration Gazette number 058, the Notification No. 12/7/30-HII(2)-2024/5591 which "fixes the 1st June, 2024 (Saturday) as a Close day for all Shops and Commercial Establishments throughout the Union Territory, Chandigarh", under sub-section (1) of Section 10 of the Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishment Act, 1958 (Punjab Act No. 15 of 1958) as applicable to the Union Territory, Chandigarh. Today's Notification extends the scope of last month's vide notification No.6/1/1-IH(I)-2024/4367 which declared Saturday, June 1, 2024, as a public holiday "in all Offices/ Boards/ Corporations/ Institutions under the Chandigarh Administration".    
  • Himachal Pradesh (HP)
  • Himachal Pradesh (HP)
  • Himachal Pradesh Extends Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    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(B) 8-1/2024 declaring a public holiday on Saturday, June 1, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections Himachal Pradesh ("The Governor, Himachal Pradesh is pleased to declare 01 June, 2024 (Saturday) as a Gazetted Holiday in Himachal Pradesh on account of Himachal Pradesh General Election to Lok Sabha-2024 and Bye-elections to Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh to enable the employees working in all Government Offices/Boards/Corporations/Educational Institutions and Industrial Establishments situated in Himachal Pradesh to exercise their right to franchise. This will also be a paid holiday to daily wages employees and also within the meaning of Section 25 of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881."). The aforementioned notification goes on to declare special paid holidays on the "poll day for the registered voters working in the border areas" on April 19 (Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttrakhand), May 20 (Ladakh), and May 25 (Haryana). A special paid holiday is also declared, somewhat redundantly, on June 1st "for the registered voters of Punjab State working in the border areas of Una, Kangra, Chamba and Solan Districts of Himachal Pradesh, on account of Punjab General Election to Lok Sabha-2024". Today's notification thus further amend 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 Extends Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    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(B) 8-1/2024 declaring a public holiday on Saturday, June 1, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections Himachal Pradesh ("The Governor, Himachal Pradesh is pleased to declare 01 June, 2024 (Saturday) as a Gazetted Holiday in Himachal Pradesh on account of Himachal Pradesh General Election to Lok Sabha-2024 and Bye-elections to Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh to enable the employees working in all Government Offices/Boards/Corporations/Educational Institutions and Industrial Establishments situated in Himachal Pradesh to exercise their right to franchise. This will also be a paid holiday to daily wages employees and also within the meaning of Section 25 of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881."). The aforementioned notification goes on to declare special paid holidays on the "poll day for the registered voters working in the border areas" on April 19 (Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttrakhand), May 20 (Ladakh), and May 25 (Haryana). A special paid holiday is also declared, somewhat redundantly, on June 1st "for the registered voters of Punjab State working in the border areas of Una, Kangra, Chamba and Solan Districts of Himachal Pradesh, on account of Punjab General Election to Lok Sabha-2024". Today's notification thus further amend 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.    
  • Morocco
  • Morocco
  • Morocco April 12 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Extension
    Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat). The Moroccan government has decided to extend the upcoming public holidays for its public sector with the addition of Friday, April 12, 2024, as an additional public sector holiday, should the 1st of Shawwal occur on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as is expected. The salient portion of the aforementioned communique reads as follows, "A l’occasion de l’Aïd Al-Fitr, il a été décidé de suspendre le travail dans les administrations de l’Etat et les collectivités territoriales, de manière exceptionnelle, le vendredi 12 avril 2024, au cas où le 1er Chaoual 1445 correspondrait au mercredi 10 avril 2024, et ce, en application des dispositions de l’article 3 du décret n ° 2-05-916 du 13 Joumada II 1426 (20 juillet 2005), tel que modifié et complété". Today's communique follows yesterday's recommendation by Morocco's ministre déléguée chargée de la réforme de l’administration et de la transition numérique, Ghita Mezzour, that the upcoming Aïd Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays be extended by a third day in 2024. Our forecast is that the month of Ramadan in Morocco will last 29 days in 2024. In 2023 and in 2019, the government of Morocco had extended the Aïd Al Fitr public holidays by a third day for Government workers and the public sector of Morocco, on Monday, April 24, 2023, and Friday, June 7, 2019, respectively. In related news, the Groupement Professionnel des Banques du Maroc (GPBM) has announced that Friday, April 12, 2024, would be a bank holiday in Morocco, also in the event that the first day of Shawwal in Morocco is Wednesday, April 10 ("Le Groupement professionnel des banques du Maroc (GPBM) porte à la connaissance du public que le vendredi 12 avril 2024 sera, à titre exceptionnel, un jour férié dans le secteur bancaire, à condition que l’Aïd el-Fitr tombe le mercredi 10 avril 2024."). Finally, Morocco's ministère de l'Éducation nationale, du Préscolaire et des Sports has announced that Saturday, April 13, 2024, would be a one-off school holiday in Morocco ("Le samedi 13 avril sera un jour de congé exceptionnel pour les établissements d'enseignement publics et privés, à l’occasion de l’Aid Al Fitr.").    
  • Morocco April 12 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Extension
    Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat). The Moroccan government has decided to extend the upcoming public holidays for its public sector with the addition of Friday, April 12, 2024, as an additional public sector holiday, should the 1st of Shawwal occur on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as is expected. The salient portion of the aforementioned communique reads as follows, "A l’occasion de l’Aïd Al-Fitr, il a été décidé de suspendre le travail dans les administrations de l’Etat et les collectivités territoriales, de manière exceptionnelle, le vendredi 12 avril 2024, au cas où le 1er Chaoual 1445 correspondrait au mercredi 10 avril 2024, et ce, en application des dispositions de l’article 3 du décret n ° 2-05-916 du 13 Joumada II 1426 (20 juillet 2005), tel que modifié et complété". Today's communique follows yesterday's recommendation by Morocco's ministre déléguée chargée de la réforme de l’administration et de la transition numérique, Ghita Mezzour, that the upcoming Aïd Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays be extended by a third day in 2024. Our forecast is that the month of Ramadan in Morocco will last 29 days in 2024. In 2023 and in 2019, the government of Morocco had extended the Aïd Al Fitr public holidays by a third day for Government workers and the public sector of Morocco, on Monday, April 24, 2023, and Friday, June 7, 2019, respectively. In related news, the Groupement Professionnel des Banques du Maroc (GPBM) has announced that Friday, April 12, 2024, would be a bank holiday in Morocco, also in the event that the first day of Shawwal in Morocco is Wednesday, April 10 ("Le Groupement professionnel des banques du Maroc (GPBM) porte à la connaissance du public que le vendredi 12 avril 2024 sera, à titre exceptionnel, un jour férié dans le secteur bancaire, à condition que l’Aïd el-Fitr tombe le mercredi 10 avril 2024."). Finally, Morocco's ministère de l'Éducation nationale, du Préscolaire et des Sports has announced that Saturday, April 13, 2024, would be a one-off school holiday in Morocco ("Le samedi 13 avril sera un jour de congé exceptionnel pour les établissements d'enseignement publics et privés, à l’occasion de l’Aid Al Fitr.").    
  • Murcia (MC)
  • Murcia (MC)
  • Murcia 2025 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia (Murcia). Murcia's Minister of the Presidency, Tourism, Culture, Youth, Sports and Spokesperson, Marcos Ortuño, has announced that the Governing Council of Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia had approved the annual calendar of official non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2024, on the recommendation of its Consejería de Empresa, Empleo, Universidades y Portavocía. To these region-wide public holidays, each of the 45 municipalities of Murcia will add 2 municipal public holidays.    
  • Murcia 2025 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Dirección General de Trabajode la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia (Murcia). Murcia's Minister of the Presidency, Tourism, Culture, Youth, Sports and Spokesperson, Marcos Ortuño, has announced that the Governing Council of Spain's autonomous region of La Murcia had approved the annual calendar of official non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) for the upcoming calendar year 2024, on the recommendation of its Consejería de Empresa, Empleo, Universidades y Portavocía. To these region-wide public holidays, each of the 45 municipalities of Murcia will add 2 municipal public holidays.    
  • Niger
  • Niger
  • Niger Declares April 6 Lailatoul Qadr Public Holiday
    Source: Ministère de la Fonction Publique et du Travail du Niger (Niamey). Niger's ministre de la Fonction Publique, du Travail et de l'Emploi, Aissatou Abdoulaye Tondi, has issued 2 communiqués announcing upcoming public holidays. In the first communique, Saturday, April 6, 2024, is declared a public holiday in Niger on account of the Lailatoul Qadr, the Night of Destiny ("La ministre de la Fonction Publique, du Travail et de l'Emploi a l'honneur de rappeler aux employeurs et employés des secteurs public, parapublic et privé que conformément aux dispositions de la loi n°97-20 du 20 juin 1997, instituant les fêtes légales et les textes modificatifs subséquents, la journée du samedi 06 avril 2024 correspondant au lendemain de la nuit de Lailatoul Qadr (nuit du destin) est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national."). A second communique announces that the day of the upcoming Aïd El Fitr (End of Ramadan) would also be a public holiday, but the exact date for that second public holiday is left to be determined ("Un communiqué du Conseil Islamique du Niger interviendra pour préciser le jour exact").    
  • Niger Declares April 6 Lailatoul Qadr Public Holiday
    Source: Ministère de la Fonction Publique et du Travail du Niger (Niamey). Niger's ministre de la Fonction Publique, du Travail et de l'Emploi, Aissatou Abdoulaye Tondi, has issued 2 communiqués announcing upcoming public holidays. In the first communique, Saturday, April 6, 2024, is declared a public holiday in Niger on account of the Lailatoul Qadr, the Night of Destiny ("La ministre de la Fonction Publique, du Travail et de l'Emploi a l'honneur de rappeler aux employeurs et employés des secteurs public, parapublic et privé que conformément aux dispositions de la loi n°97-20 du 20 juin 1997, instituant les fêtes légales et les textes modificatifs subséquents, la journée du samedi 06 avril 2024 correspondant au lendemain de la nuit de Lailatoul Qadr (nuit du destin) est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national."). A second communique announces that the day of the upcoming Aïd El Fitr (End of Ramadan) would also be a public holiday, but the exact date for that second public holiday is left to be determined ("Un communiqué du Conseil Islamique du Niger interviendra pour préciser le jour exact").    
  • Odisha (OR)
  • Odisha (OR)
  • Odisha Declares Four Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). The Government of India's state of Odisha has issued an official notification declaring public holidays on the dates on which the constituencies of Odisha will vote in the upcoming 2024 General Election to Lok Sabha. As per the aforementioned notification, "The government of Odisha has been pleased to declare holiday for the employees of the state government offices and magisterial courts (executive) on May 13 (Monday), May 20 (Monday), May 25 (Saturday) and June1 (Saturday) for the offices located within the parliamentary constituencies and assembly segments coming within those parliamentary constituencies in order to enable the employees to exercise their franchise". These 4 public holidays thus amend the terms of last November's Government vide notification RDM-Reg-MISC-0014 -2023- 39304 which specified the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's state of Odisha for the calendar year 2024.    
  • Odisha Declares Four Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). The Government of India's state of Odisha has issued an official notification declaring public holidays on the dates on which the constituencies of Odisha will vote in the upcoming 2024 General Election to Lok Sabha. As per the aforementioned notification, "The government of Odisha has been pleased to declare holiday for the employees of the state government offices and magisterial courts (executive) on May 13 (Monday), May 20 (Monday), May 25 (Saturday) and June1 (Saturday) for the offices located within the parliamentary constituencies and assembly segments coming within those parliamentary constituencies in order to enable the employees to exercise their franchise". These 4 public holidays thus amend the terms of last November's Government vide notification RDM-Reg-MISC-0014 -2023- 39304 which specified the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's state of Odisha for the calendar year 2024.    
  • Oman
  • Oman
  • Oman Announces 2024 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Oman's Ministry of Labour has announced that the dates of the upcoming 2024 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays, for both the public sector and the private sector of Oman, would be from Tuesday, April 9, to Saturday, April 13, 2024, inclusively. For the past decade, contrary to most other Gulf States, Oman has been observing the same Eid public holidays for both the private and public sectors.    
  • Oman Announces 2024 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays
    Source: Oman News Agency (Muscat). Oman's Ministry of Labour has announced that the dates of the upcoming 2024 Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays, for both the public sector and the private sector of Oman, would be from Tuesday, April 9, to Saturday, April 13, 2024, inclusively. For the past decade, contrary to most other Gulf States, Oman has been observing the same Eid public holidays for both the private and public sectors.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan Announces Eidul Fitr Bank Holidays
    Source: The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi). The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has issued the BPRD Circular Letter No. 08 of 2024, signed by Additional Director Syed Imran Ali, and announcing that "The State Bank of Pakistan will remain closed from 10th to 12th April, 2024 (Wednesday to Friday) being public holidays on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr", adding that "all the banks, micro finance banks and other financial institutions will also observe Eid holidays during the period". Today's announcement by the State Bank of Pakistan is in line with yesterday's announcement by the federal government of Pakistan that "the offices where employees get Saturday and Sunday off will observe three public holidays from April 10 to 12".    
  • Pakistan Announces Eidul Fitr Bank Holidays
    Source: The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi). The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has issued the BPRD Circular Letter No. 08 of 2024, signed by Additional Director Syed Imran Ali, and announcing that "The State Bank of Pakistan will remain closed from 10th to 12th April, 2024 (Wednesday to Friday) being public holidays on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr", adding that "all the banks, micro finance banks and other financial institutions will also observe Eid holidays during the period". Today's announcement by the State Bank of Pakistan is in line with yesterday's announcement by the federal government of Pakistan that "the offices where employees get Saturday and Sunday off will observe three public holidays from April 10 to 12".    
  • Philippines
  • Philippines
  • Philippines Declares End of Ramadan Public Holiday On April 10
    Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila). Malacañang's Presidential Communications Office has issued Proclamation No.514 announcing a regular public holiday throughout the Philippines on account of the upcoming Islamic holiday of Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned proclamation, "Whereas, in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the EidT Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, and to allow the entire Filipino nation to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid Fitr, it is necessary to declare Wednesday, 10 April 2024, a regular holiday throughout the country". Last autumn President, Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. signed Proclamation No. 368 listing the annual special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the upcoming calendar year 2024, which as usual left the dates of the 2024 Muslim public holidays in the Philippines unspecified ("The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos shall recommend to the Office of the President the actual dates on which these holidays shall respectively fall."). The Eid'l Fitr non-working public holiday was added to the list of Philippines public holidays in 2002 as per Republic Act 9177.    
  • Philippines Declares End of Ramadan Public Holiday On April 10
    Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila). Malacañang's Presidential Communications Office has issued Proclamation No.514 announcing a regular public holiday throughout the Philippines on account of the upcoming Islamic holiday of Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the aforementioned proclamation, "Whereas, in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the EidT Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, and to allow the entire Filipino nation to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid Fitr, it is necessary to declare Wednesday, 10 April 2024, a regular holiday throughout the country". Last autumn President, Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. signed Proclamation No. 368 listing the annual special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the upcoming calendar year 2024, which as usual left the dates of the 2024 Muslim public holidays in the Philippines unspecified ("The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos shall recommend to the Office of the President the actual dates on which these holidays shall respectively fall."). The Eid'l Fitr non-working public holiday was added to the list of Philippines public holidays in 2002 as per Republic Act 9177.    
  • Tunisia
  • Tunisia
  • Tunisia Declares 3-Day Aïd El Fitr Public Holidays For 2024
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). The government of Tunisia has announced that the upcoming Aïd El-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays throughout Tunisia would be observed from April 9-11, 2024 ("à l’occasion de l’Aïd el-Fitr, les agents de l’Etat, des collectivités locales, et des entreprises publiques à caractère administratif bénéficient de trois jours de vacances, les 9, 10 et 11 avril 2024"). Note that April 9 is in fact a fixed-date public holiday in Tunisia to mark Martyrs' Day and it is not clear from the aforementioned announcement if the End of Ramadan public holidays have been set as April 9-11 or April 10-12, as we have been forecasting.    
  • Tunisia Declares 3-Day Aïd El Fitr Public Holidays For 2024
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). The government of Tunisia has announced that the upcoming Aïd El-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays throughout Tunisia would be observed from April 9-11, 2024 ("à l’occasion de l’Aïd el-Fitr, les agents de l’Etat, des collectivités locales, et des entreprises publiques à caractère administratif bénéficient de trois jours de vacances, les 9, 10 et 11 avril 2024"). Note that April 9 is in fact a fixed-date public holiday in Tunisia to mark Martyrs' Day and it is not clear from the aforementioned announcement if the End of Ramadan public holidays have been set as April 9-11 or April 10-12, as we have been forecasting.    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE Eid Al Fitr 2024 Financial Sector Holidays
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has announced that the Eid al-Fitr public holidays for the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and Dubai Financial Market (DFM) will begin on Monday, April 8, 2024, and run until the 3rd day of the month of Shawwal. As per the aforementioned announcement, "trading and regular working hours will resume in the markets on Friday (April 12) if Eid Al Fitr falls on Tuesday (April 9), or on Monday (April 15) if Eid falls on Wednesday (April 10)".    
  • UAE Eid Al Fitr 2024 Financial Sector Holidays
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has announced that the Eid al-Fitr public holidays for the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and Dubai Financial Market (DFM) will begin on Monday, April 8, 2024, and run until the 3rd day of the month of Shawwal. As per the aforementioned announcement, "trading and regular working hours will resume in the markets on Friday (April 12) if Eid Al Fitr falls on Tuesday (April 9), or on Monday (April 15) if Eid falls on Wednesday (April 10)".    
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam Mulls Extending Upcoming Public Holidays
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has recommended to the Vietnamese Government that it declare Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to be compensated at a later date, to create a 5-day period of public holidays from April 27 to May 1, 2024. This last-minute change to the list of public holidays for the current year is quite rare in Vietnam and the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs was asked why it did not make the above proposal at the end of 2023, when the list of 2024 public holidays was established. In his response, Ha Tat Thang, the Director of the Department of Labor Safety of MOLISA, stated that "Regulation Clause 3, Article 112 of the 2019 Labor Code assigns the Prime Minister to decide specifically on the Lunar New Year and National Day holidays, and does not assign the Prime Minister to decide on other holidays and New Year. However, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs received many comments proposing to exchange the normal working day (April 29) and make up for another day to take advantage of the holidays on Victory Day, April 30, and International Labor Day, May 1. Ministries, civil servants, public employees and workers are entitled to 5 consecutive days off".    
  • Vietnam Mulls Extending Upcoming Public Holidays
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has recommended to the Vietnamese Government that it declare Monday, April 29, 2024, as a one-off public holiday to be compensated at a later date, to create a 5-day period of public holidays from April 27 to May 1, 2024. This last-minute change to the list of public holidays for the current year is quite rare in Vietnam and the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs was asked why it did not make the above proposal at the end of 2023, when the list of 2024 public holidays was established. In his response, Ha Tat Thang, the Director of the Department of Labor Safety of MOLISA, stated that "Regulation Clause 3, Article 112 of the 2019 Labor Code assigns the Prime Minister to decide specifically on the Lunar New Year and National Day holidays, and does not assign the Prime Minister to decide on other holidays and New Year. However, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs received many comments proposing to exchange the normal working day (April 29) and make up for another day to take advantage of the holidays on Victory Day, April 30, and International Labor Day, May 1. Ministries, civil servants, public employees and workers are entitled to 5 consecutive days off".    

April 3, 2024

  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt Announces Extended End of Ramadan Public Holidays
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). The Egyptian cabinet has announced that employees in both the private and public sectors would observe paid public holidays from Tuesday to Sunday, April 9 to 14, 2024, on account of the upcoming End of Ramadan. As per the aforementioned statement issued by Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, "employees in ministries, government agencies, public authorities, local administration units, public sector companies, and public business sector companies will receive paid leave during this period".    
  • Egypt Announces Extended End of Ramadan Public Holidays
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). The Egyptian cabinet has announced that employees in both the private and public sectors would observe paid public holidays from Tuesday to Sunday, April 9 to 14, 2024, on account of the upcoming End of Ramadan. As per the aforementioned statement issued by Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, "employees in ministries, government agencies, public authorities, local administration units, public sector companies, and public business sector companies will receive paid leave during this period".    
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
  • Ghana Declares April 11 End of Ramadan Public Holiday
    Source: Ghana Government Portal (Accra). Ghana's Minister for the Interior, Henry Quartey, has issued a press statement announcing that the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday of Ghana would be observed on Thursday, April 11, 2024 ("The general public is hereby informed that Thursday, 11th April, 2024 which marks Eidul-Fitr, is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.").    
  • Ghana Declares April 11 End of Ramadan Public Holiday
    Source: Ghana Government Portal (Accra). Ghana's Minister for the Interior, Henry Quartey, has issued a press statement announcing that the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday of Ghana would be observed on Thursday, April 11, 2024 ("The general public is hereby informed that Thursday, 11th April, 2024 which marks Eidul-Fitr, is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.").    
  • Haryana (HR)
  • Haryana (HR)
  • Haryana Extends Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Haryana has released the vide notification No. Elec-2024/FW/Hol-868 which extends the scope of last month's vide notification No.Elec-2024/IR-II/PSCE/Hol/9282 declaring a public holiday on each of the upcoming seven phases of the Lok Sabha elections, to cover the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Haryana, as well as in all neighboring states and union territories (Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Rajasthan, NCT Delhi, Punjab, and Chandigarh). Today's notification extends these 7 partial public holidays to factories ("in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of Section 65 of the Factories Act, 1948 (Central Act 63 of 1948) and all other powers enabling him in this behalf, the Governor of Haryana is pleased to exempt all the adult workers working in the factories situated in the State of Haryana who are the voters of the State as mentioned below in the table and are entitled to vote at an election to Lok-Sabha or the Legislative Assembly of the State, on the day of polling of respective State from the operations of provision of sub-section (1) of section 52 of the said Act").    
  • Haryana Extends Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Haryana has released the vide notification No. Elec-2024/FW/Hol-868 which extends the scope of last month's vide notification No.Elec-2024/IR-II/PSCE/Hol/9282 declaring a public holiday on each of the upcoming seven phases of the Lok Sabha elections, to cover the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Haryana, as well as in all neighboring states and union territories (Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Rajasthan, NCT Delhi, Punjab, and Chandigarh). Today's notification extends these 7 partial public holidays to factories ("in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of Section 65 of the Factories Act, 1948 (Central Act 63 of 1948) and all other powers enabling him in this behalf, the Governor of Haryana is pleased to exempt all the adult workers working in the factories situated in the State of Haryana who are the voters of the State as mentioned below in the table and are entitled to vote at an election to Lok-Sabha or the Legislative Assembly of the State, on the day of polling of respective State from the operations of provision of sub-section (1) of section 52 of the said Act").    
  • Himachal Pradesh (HP)
  • Himachal Pradesh (HP)
  • Himachal Pradesh Declares Lok Sabha Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The Governor of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh, Shiv Pratap Shukla, has issued a vide notification declaring Saturday, June 1, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Himachal Pradesh, as a public holiday "to enable the employees working in all government offices, boards, corporations, educational institutions and industrial establishments situated in Himachal Pradesh to exercise their right to franchise". The aforementioned notification 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.    
  • Himachal Pradesh Declares Lok Sabha Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The Governor of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh, Shiv Pratap Shukla, has issued a vide notification declaring Saturday, June 1, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Himachal Pradesh, as a public holiday "to enable the employees working in all government offices, boards, corporations, educational institutions and industrial establishments situated in Himachal Pradesh to exercise their right to franchise". The aforementioned notification 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.    
  • Kelantan (KTN)
  • Kelantan (KTN)
  • Kelantan Declares April 9 Additional Aidilfitri Public Holiday
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Pengkalan Kubor). Kelantan Menteri Besar, Nassuruddin Daud, has declared Tuesday, April 9, 2024, as a special state public holiday in Malaysia's State of Kelantan on account of the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri public holidays and to ease traffic congestion. As per the aforementioned announcement, "We expect traffic congestion to occur as soon as people from across the country return to Kelantan to celebrate Aidilfitri".    
  • Kelantan Declares April 9 Additional Aidilfitri Public Holiday
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Pengkalan Kubor). Kelantan Menteri Besar, Nassuruddin Daud, has declared Tuesday, April 9, 2024, as a special state public holiday in Malaysia's State of Kelantan on account of the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri public holidays and to ease traffic congestion. As per the aforementioned announcement, "We expect traffic congestion to occur as soon as people from across the country return to Kelantan to celebrate Aidilfitri".    
  • Kuwait
  • Kuwait
  • Kuwaiti Bank Holiday April 4th
    Source: The Central Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait City). The Kuwait Banking Association (KBA), in coordination with the Central Bank of Kuwait, has declared Thursday, April 4, 2024, as a bank holiday in Kuwait with the closure of local banks on Thursday, as a day off in observance of the 2024 National Assembly elections. The aforementioned announcement, which follows yesterday's declaration by the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers of Thursday, April 4, 2024, as a public sector holiday , goes on to clarify that "Normal operations will resume on Sunday, April 7th.", as Kuwait's weekends were changed to Friday-Saturday in the summer of 2007.    
  • Kuwaiti Bank Holiday April 4th
    Source: The Central Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait City). The Kuwait Banking Association (KBA), in coordination with the Central Bank of Kuwait, has declared Thursday, April 4, 2024, as a bank holiday in Kuwait with the closure of local banks on Thursday, as a day off in observance of the 2024 National Assembly elections. The aforementioned announcement, which follows yesterday's declaration by the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers of Thursday, April 4, 2024, as a public sector holiday , goes on to clarify that "Normal operations will resume on Sunday, April 7th.", as Kuwait's weekends were changed to Friday-Saturday in the summer of 2007.    
  • Lakshadweep (LD)
  • Lakshadweep (LD)
  • Lakshadweep Declares Lok Sabha Public Holiday April 19
    Source: Lakshadweep Administration (Kavaratti). The Administration of India's Union Territory of Lakshadweep has issued the vide notification F.No.35/02/20218-Gcnl (General Election to Lok Sabha 2024-Day of Poll- Declaration of public holiday on the day of poll to the Public Offices and other institutions - Orders issued) which declares a public holiday in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep on Friday, April 19, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Lakshadweep. As per the aforementioned notification, "The Administrator, Union Territory of Lakshadweep is pleased to declare 19th April, 2024 as a public holiday for all Public Offices and Educational institutions and paid holiday for Commercial undertaking in Lakshadweep in connection with the General Election to the Lok Sabha 2024 as per section 135B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.". The aforementioned declaration of a one-off public holiday on Friday, April 19, 2024, thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Lakshadweep as announced, last November, in the Government Notification F.No.35/02/2018-Genl./9076.    
  • Lakshadweep Declares Lok Sabha Public Holiday April 19
    Source: Lakshadweep Administration (Kavaratti). The Administration of India's Union Territory of Lakshadweep has issued the vide notification F.No.35/02/20218-Gcnl (General Election to Lok Sabha 2024-Day of Poll- Declaration of public holiday on the day of poll to the Public Offices and other institutions - Orders issued) which declares a public holiday in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep on Friday, April 19, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Lakshadweep. As per the aforementioned notification, "The Administrator, Union Territory of Lakshadweep is pleased to declare 19th April, 2024 as a public holiday for all Public Offices and Educational institutions and paid holiday for Commercial undertaking in Lakshadweep in connection with the General Election to the Lok Sabha 2024 as per section 135B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.". The aforementioned declaration of a one-off public holiday on Friday, April 19, 2024, thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Lakshadweep as announced, last November, in the Government Notification F.No.35/02/2018-Genl./9076.    
  • Maharashtra (MH)
  • Maharashtra (MH)
  • Maharashtra Extends Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Maharashtra (Mumbai). The Government of India's state of Maharashtra has published the vide notification No.PHD-1024/C.R.33/JAPUK(XXIX) which extends the scope of last month's Government Circular No. Losani-2024/P.No.26/Industry-6 which declared 5 regional public holidays in the State of Maharashtra corresponding to the various dates on which the constituencies of Maharashtra will vote in the upcoming 2024 General Election to Lok Sabha.    
  • Maharashtra Extends Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Maharashtra (Mumbai). The Government of India's state of Maharashtra has published the vide notification No.PHD-1024/C.R.33/JAPUK(XXIX) which extends the scope of last month's Government Circular No. Losani-2024/P.No.26/Industry-6 which declared 5 regional public holidays in the State of Maharashtra corresponding to the various dates on which the constituencies of Maharashtra will vote in the upcoming 2024 General Election to Lok Sabha.    
  • Morocco
  • Morocco
  • Morocco Could Extend Upcoming End of Ramadan Public Holidays
    Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat). Morocco's ministre déléguée chargée de la réforme de l’administration et de la transition numérique, Ghita Mezzour, has written to the Moroccan Prime Minister, Aziz Akhannouch, recommending that the upcoming Aïd Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays be extended by a third day in 2024 ("pour alléger la pression sur le réseau routier national et permettre aux citoyens de passer leur congé dans les meilleures des conditions"). As per the minister's proposal, Wednesday, April 10, would be declared an additional public holiday for the Moroccan public sector if the month of Ramadan lasts 30 days, but on the other hand if the month of Ramadan only lasts 29 days, the Friday, April 12, 2024, would be declared an additional public holiday for the Moroccan public sector ("nous vous proposons, à moins d’objections, de prolonger le congé de l’Aïd al-Fitr de cette année de trois jours au lieu de deux, en accordant un congé exceptionnel soit le mercredi 10 avril s’il s’avère être le dernier jour du Ramadan et le vendredi 12 avril s’il s’avère être le troisième jour de Chawal"). Our forecast is that the month of Ramadan in Morocco will last 29 days in 2024. In 2023 and in 2019, the government of Morocco had extended the Aïd Al Fitr public holidays by a third day for Government workers and the public sector of Morocco, on Monday, April 24, 2023, and Friday, June 7, 2019, respectively.    
  • Morocco Could Extend Upcoming End of Ramadan Public Holidays
    Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat). Morocco's ministre déléguée chargée de la réforme de l’administration et de la transition numérique, Ghita Mezzour, has written to the Moroccan Prime Minister, Aziz Akhannouch, recommending that the upcoming Aïd Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays be extended by a third day in 2024 ("pour alléger la pression sur le réseau routier national et permettre aux citoyens de passer leur congé dans les meilleures des conditions"). As per the minister's proposal, Wednesday, April 10, would be declared an additional public holiday for the Moroccan public sector if the month of Ramadan lasts 30 days, but on the other hand if the month of Ramadan only lasts 29 days, the Friday, April 12, 2024, would be declared an additional public holiday for the Moroccan public sector ("nous vous proposons, à moins d’objections, de prolonger le congé de l’Aïd al-Fitr de cette année de trois jours au lieu de deux, en accordant un congé exceptionnel soit le mercredi 10 avril s’il s’avère être le dernier jour du Ramadan et le vendredi 12 avril s’il s’avère être le troisième jour de Chawal"). Our forecast is that the month of Ramadan in Morocco will last 29 days in 2024. In 2023 and in 2019, the government of Morocco had extended the Aïd Al Fitr public holidays by a third day for Government workers and the public sector of Morocco, on Monday, April 24, 2023, and Friday, June 7, 2019, respectively.    
  • Nagaland (NL)
  • Nagaland (NL)
  • Nagaland Declares Lok Sabha Public Holiday April 19
    Source: Government of Nagaland (Dimapur). The Government of India's state of Nagaland has declared Friday, April 19, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Nagaland, as a public holiday. As per the aforementioned vide notification, issued in accordance with Section 135B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, April 19 will be "a paid holiday for all the employees of government/private and business establishments to enable them to participate and exercise their franchise" with the additional mention that "the day of polling is also declared a paid holiday for all the employees of banks and financial institutions in Nagaland under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Act, XXVI) to enable them to exercise their franchise". The aforementioned declaration of a one-off public holiday on Friday, April 19, 2024, thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Nagaland contained in the vide notification of last November.    
  • Nagaland Declares Lok Sabha Public Holiday April 19
    Source: Government of Nagaland (Dimapur). The Government of India's state of Nagaland has declared Friday, April 19, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Nagaland, as a public holiday. As per the aforementioned vide notification, issued in accordance with Section 135B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, April 19 will be "a paid holiday for all the employees of government/private and business establishments to enable them to participate and exercise their franchise" with the additional mention that "the day of polling is also declared a paid holiday for all the employees of banks and financial institutions in Nagaland under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Act, XXVI) to enable them to exercise their franchise". The aforementioned declaration of a one-off public holiday on Friday, April 19, 2024, thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Nagaland contained in the vide notification of last November.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan Announces 4-Day Public Holidays For Eidul Fitr
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Federal government of Pakistan has announced a four day public holidays on account of the upcoming Eidul Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the notification, signed by Press Information Department (PID) Principal Information Officer, Muhammad Aqib Gulzar, and released by the Cabinet Division, "the offices where employees get Saturday and Sunday off will observe three public holidays from April 10 to 12, while workplaces where Sunday is the only day off will observe four public holidays from April 10 to 13". The date of the actual 1st of Shawwal, corresponding to Eidul Fitr is estimated to be Wednesday, April 10, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department as well as the Chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad.    
  • Pakistan Announces 4-Day Public Holidays For Eidul Fitr
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Federal government of Pakistan has announced a four day public holidays on account of the upcoming Eidul Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the notification, signed by Press Information Department (PID) Principal Information Officer, Muhammad Aqib Gulzar, and released by the Cabinet Division, "the offices where employees get Saturday and Sunday off will observe three public holidays from April 10 to 12, while workplaces where Sunday is the only day off will observe four public holidays from April 10 to 13". The date of the actual 1st of Shawwal, corresponding to Eidul Fitr is estimated to be Wednesday, April 10, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department as well as the Chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad.    
  • Puducherry (PY)
  • Puducherry (PY)
  • Puducherry Declares Lok Sabha Public Holiday April 19
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The Administrator of India's Union Territory of Puducherry has issued the vide notification No. 2127/L.D/G/2024 which declares a public holiday in the Union Territory of Puducherry on Friday, April 19, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Puducherry. The aforementioned declaration of a one-off public holiday on Friday, April 19, 2024, thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Puducherry as announced, last November, in the Government Order vide notification vide notification G.O. Ms. No. 59 published in the Gazette de L' État de Poudouchéry/The Gazette of Puducherry.    
  • Puducherry Declares Lok Sabha Public Holiday April 19
    Source: Government of Puducherry (Saram). The Administrator of India's Union Territory of Puducherry has issued the vide notification No. 2127/L.D/G/2024 which declares a public holiday in the Union Territory of Puducherry on Friday, April 19, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Puducherry. The aforementioned declaration of a one-off public holiday on Friday, April 19, 2024, thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Puducherry as announced, last November, in the Government Order vide notification vide notification G.O. Ms. No. 59 published in the Gazette de L' État de Poudouchéry/The Gazette of Puducherry.    
  • Qatar
  • Qatar
  • Qatar 2024 Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays April 7-15
    Source: Qatari News Agency (QNA). Qatar's Amiri Diwan has announced that the period of annual non-working Qatar public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been extended to run for for 9 consecutive days of public sector holidays, from April 7-15, 2024 ("Employees are to resume work on Tuesday, April 16, 2024"). Recall that, since 1999, Qatari weekends are Friday-Saturday. As usual, the Qatar Central Bank (QCB), banks, and financial institutions working under the supervision of QCB and Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA), will observe bank holidays dates as specified independently by the Governor of Qatar's Central Bank.    
  • Qatar 2024 Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays April 7-15
    Source: Qatari News Agency (QNA). Qatar's Amiri Diwan has announced that the period of annual non-working Qatar public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been extended to run for for 9 consecutive days of public sector holidays, from April 7-15, 2024 ("Employees are to resume work on Tuesday, April 16, 2024"). Recall that, since 1999, Qatari weekends are Friday-Saturday. As usual, the Qatar Central Bank (QCB), banks, and financial institutions working under the supervision of QCB and Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA), will observe bank holidays dates as specified independently by the Governor of Qatar's Central Bank.    
  • Suriname
  • Suriname
  • Suriname Ied-Ul-Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname (Paramarimbo). The Minister of the Interior of the Government of Suriname, Bronto Somohardjo, has issued an announcement that the upcoming Ied-Ul-Fitr annual non-working public holiday would be observed in Suriname on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a date that is equated with Sunday ("Aan te tekenen dat deze dag met de zondag is gelijkgesteld").    
  • Suriname Ied-Ul-Fitr Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname (Paramarimbo). The Minister of the Interior of the Government of Suriname, Bronto Somohardjo, has issued an announcement that the upcoming Ied-Ul-Fitr annual non-working public holiday would be observed in Suriname on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, a date that is equated with Sunday ("Aan te tekenen dat deze dag met de zondag is gelijkgesteld").    

April 2, 2024

  • Chandigarh (CH)
  • Chandigarh (CH)
  • Chandigarh Declares Lok Sabha Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Home Secretary for the Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh, Nitin Yadav, has issued the vide notification No.6/1/1-IH(I)-2024/4367 which declares Saturday, June 1, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Chandigarh as a public holiday "in all Offices/ Boards/ Corporations/ Institutions under the Chandigarh Administration and also within the meaning of Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, under the Chandigarh Administration on account of Lok Sabha Poll on that day", as well as being "a paid holiday in Industrial Shops and Commercial Establishment and for daily wages employees". The aforementioned declaration of a one-off public holiday on Saturday, June 1, 2024, thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in India's Union Territory of Chandigarh as contained in last December's vide notification No.6/1/1-IH(I)-2023/17123.    
  • Chandigarh Declares Lok Sabha Public Holiday June 1st
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Home Secretary for the Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh, Nitin Yadav, has issued the vide notification No.6/1/1-IH(I)-2024/4367 which declares Saturday, June 1, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Chandigarh as a public holiday "in all Offices/ Boards/ Corporations/ Institutions under the Chandigarh Administration and also within the meaning of Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, under the Chandigarh Administration on account of Lok Sabha Poll on that day", as well as being "a paid holiday in Industrial Shops and Commercial Establishment and for daily wages employees". The aforementioned declaration of a one-off public holiday on Saturday, June 1, 2024, thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in India's Union Territory of Chandigarh as contained in last December's vide notification No.6/1/1-IH(I)-2023/17123.    
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt Announces Early May Public Holidays
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egypt's National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) has announced the date of the upcoming Sham al-Nessim public holiday as Monday, May 6, 2024, while the Egyptian Cabinet has decided to move the upcoming Labor Day public holiday from Wednesday, May 1st, to Thursday, May 2, 2024. However, as we announced in early January, Coptic Easter, on May 5th will be limited to banks and some administrations only, beginning in 2024.    
  • Egypt Announces Early May Public Holidays
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egypt's National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) has announced the date of the upcoming Sham al-Nessim public holiday as Monday, May 6, 2024, while the Egyptian Cabinet has decided to move the upcoming Labor Day public holiday from Wednesday, May 1st, to Thursday, May 2, 2024. However, as we announced in early January, Coptic Easter, on May 5th will be limited to banks and some administrations only, beginning in 2024.    
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
  • Ghana Could Add Another Muslim Public Holiday If NDC Wins Presidency
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's former President, and NDC candidate to the 2025 Presidency, John Dramani Mahama, has promised that the declaration of an additional public holiday at the end of the month of Ramadan would be included in the NDC's manifesto for the 2024 elections and would be passed into law if he becomes President in 2025. As per Mr. Mahama's statement, "Ramadan takes a toll on Muslims and the additional holiday will give them a rest and enable them to regain their strength and contribute productively to the development of the country". At the end of last year, John Dramani Mahama, has already promised an additional Muslim public holiday if the National Democratic Congress (NDC) won the next elections ("If Insha-Allah we are voted into office, we will add an additional holiday to the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration. And we are going to do this by reconfiguring the Public Holiday Act so that Ghana maintains the same number of public holidays per year so that we do not affect productivity"). Currently, the first day of the month of Shawwal is a public holiday in Ghana on account of the End of Ramadan.    
  • Ghana Could Add Another Muslim Public Holiday If NDC Wins Presidency
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's former President, and NDC candidate to the 2025 Presidency, John Dramani Mahama, has promised that the declaration of an additional public holiday at the end of the month of Ramadan would be included in the NDC's manifesto for the 2024 elections and would be passed into law if he becomes President in 2025. As per Mr. Mahama's statement, "Ramadan takes a toll on Muslims and the additional holiday will give them a rest and enable them to regain their strength and contribute productively to the development of the country". At the end of last year, John Dramani Mahama, has already promised an additional Muslim public holiday if the National Democratic Congress (NDC) won the next elections ("If Insha-Allah we are voted into office, we will add an additional holiday to the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration. And we are going to do this by reconfiguring the Public Holiday Act so that Ghana maintains the same number of public holidays per year so that we do not affect productivity"). Currently, the first day of the month of Shawwal is a public holiday in Ghana on account of the End of Ramadan.    
  • Kuwait
  • Kuwait
  • Kuwait Declares April 4th Public Holiday For National Assembly Elections
    Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City). The Kuwaiti Council of Ministers has declared a public holiday on Thursday, April 4, 2024, on account of the upcoming National Assembly elections. As per Decree 29/2024, all ministries, government and public authorities and institutions will be shut down on April 4 which will be a day of rest for the Kuwaiti public sector. Recall that, since the summer of 2007, Kuwait's weekends are Friday-Saturday.    
  • Kuwait Declares April 4th Public Holiday For National Assembly Elections
    Source: Kuwait Civil Service Commission (Kuwait City). The Kuwaiti Council of Ministers has declared a public holiday on Thursday, April 4, 2024, on account of the upcoming National Assembly elections. As per Decree 29/2024, all ministries, government and public authorities and institutions will be shut down on April 4 which will be a day of rest for the Kuwaiti public sector. Recall that, since the summer of 2007, Kuwait's weekends are Friday-Saturday.    
  • Timor-Leste
  • Timor-Leste
  • Timor Leste Idul Fitri Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has declared April 10, 2024, as the date of the upcoming Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan) national public holiday in Timor Leste, in line with the list of 2024 public holidays announced by the government of Timor Leste this past January.    
  • Timor Leste Idul Fitri Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has declared April 10, 2024, as the date of the upcoming Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan) national public holiday in Timor Leste, in line with the list of 2024 public holidays announced by the government of Timor Leste this past January.    
  • Uttarakhand (UK)
  • Uttarakhand (UK)
  • Uttarakhand Declares Lok Sabha Public Holiday April 19
    Source: Government of Uttarakhand (Dehradun). The General Administration Department of India's State Uttarakhand has issued a vide notification which declares Friday, April 19, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Uttarakhand, as a public holiday. As per the aforementioned vide notification, "all the educational institutes, banks, all the government and private offices, and all industrial and manufacturing units, will stay closed on April 19". The aforementioned declaration of a one-off public holiday on Friday, April 19, 2024, thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Uttarakhand as contained in the vide notification No. 1881/xxxi(15)G/23-74/2016 of last December.    
  • Uttarakhand Declares Lok Sabha Public Holiday April 19
    Source: Government of Uttarakhand (Dehradun). The General Administration Department of India's State Uttarakhand has issued a vide notification which declares Friday, April 19, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Uttarakhand, as a public holiday. As per the aforementioned vide notification, "all the educational institutes, banks, all the government and private offices, and all industrial and manufacturing units, will stay closed on April 19". The aforementioned declaration of a one-off public holiday on Friday, April 19, 2024, thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Uttarakhand as contained in the vide notification No. 1881/xxxi(15)G/23-74/2016 of last December.    

April 1, 2024

  • Arunachal Pradesh (AR)
  • Arunachal Pradesh (AR)
  • Arunachal Pradesh Declares Lok Sabha Public Holiday April 19
    Source: Government of Arunachal Pradesh (Itanagar). The Chief Electoral Officer of India's state of Arunachal Pradesh, Pawan Kumar Sain, has announced that Friday, April 19, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Arunachal Pradesh, had been declared a one-off public holiday ("We have announced April 19 as a dry day and also as a public holiday"). The aforementioned declaration of a one-off public holiday on Friday, April 19, 2024, thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Arunachal Pradesh as contained in last September's vide notification GA-10/2015.    
  • Arunachal Pradesh Declares Lok Sabha Public Holiday April 19
    Source: Government of Arunachal Pradesh (Itanagar). The Chief Electoral Officer of India's state of Arunachal Pradesh, Pawan Kumar Sain, has announced that Friday, April 19, 2024, the date of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Arunachal Pradesh, had been declared a one-off public holiday ("We have announced April 19 as a dry day and also as a public holiday"). The aforementioned declaration of a one-off public holiday on Friday, April 19, 2024, thus amends the list of 2024 public holidays in Arunachal Pradesh as contained in last September's vide notification GA-10/2015.    
  • Assam (AS)
  • Assam (AS)
  • Assam Declares Three Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Assam (Guwahati). The Department of General Administration of the Government of India's state of Assam has issued an official notification declaring public holidays on April 19, April 26 and May 7, 2024, corresponding to the various dates on which the constituencies of Assam will vote in the upcoming 2024 General Election to Lok Sabha. These 3 public holidays thus further amend the terms of last November's Government vide notification No.221561/11 which specified the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's state of Assam for the calendar year 2024.    
  • Assam Declares Three Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Assam (Guwahati). The Department of General Administration of the Government of India's state of Assam has issued an official notification declaring public holidays on April 19, April 26 and May 7, 2024, corresponding to the various dates on which the constituencies of Assam will vote in the upcoming 2024 General Election to Lok Sabha. These 3 public holidays thus further amend the terms of last November's Government vide notification No.221561/11 which specified the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's state of Assam for the calendar year 2024.    
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Cabinet Rejects Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays Extension
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). At this morning's Bangladesh Government Cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister's Office, the Cabinet rejected the recommendation to start the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr public holidays on Tuesday, April 9, rather then on April 10, as per the list of 2024 public holidays announced by the Government of Bangladesh, last autumn. As per the announcement, made by Liberation War Affairs Minister, AKM Mozammel Huq, "Today, the Cabinet did not approve the recommendation made by our committee. The Cabinet believes there is already an extended break this time and it will only be longer if a holiday is declared on Apr 9. This could lead to stagnation at work. In light of that, the Cabinet has not approved the recommended holiday on Apr 9.". The aforementioned recommendation to extend the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr public sector holidays in Bangladesh by one day, Tuesday, April 9, 2024, was made yesterday by the Cabinet Committee on law and order of Bangladesh.    
  • Bangladesh Cabinet Rejects Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays Extension
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). At this morning's Bangladesh Government Cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister's Office, the Cabinet rejected the recommendation to start the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr public holidays on Tuesday, April 9, rather then on April 10, as per the list of 2024 public holidays announced by the Government of Bangladesh, last autumn. As per the announcement, made by Liberation War Affairs Minister, AKM Mozammel Huq, "Today, the Cabinet did not approve the recommendation made by our committee. The Cabinet believes there is already an extended break this time and it will only be longer if a holiday is declared on Apr 9. This could lead to stagnation at work. In light of that, the Cabinet has not approved the recommended holiday on Apr 9.". The aforementioned recommendation to extend the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr public sector holidays in Bangladesh by one day, Tuesday, April 9, 2024, was made yesterday by the Cabinet Committee on law and order of Bangladesh.    
  • Bermuda
  • Bermuda
  • Bermuda Gazettes 2026-2027 Public Holidays
    Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton). The government of Bermuda has published the public notification Notice ID GN0334/2024 serving notice of the Bermuda public holidays in 2026 and 2027. The list of 2026 public holidays in Bermuda comes with the following footnote, "As Boxing Day, 26th December 2026 falls on a Saturday, by virtue of the Public Holidays Act 1947, Monday, 28th December 2026 will be kept as a public holiday according to the Schedule to that Act.", while the list of 2027 public holidays in Bermuda comes with the footnote, "As Christmas Day, 25th December 2027 and Boxing Day, 26th December 2027 fall, respectively, on a Saturday and a Sunday, by virtue of the Public Holidays Act 1947, Monday, 27th December 2027 and Tuesday, 28th December 2027 will be kept as public holidays according to the Schedule to that Act.".    
  • Bermuda Gazettes 2026-2027 Public Holidays
    Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton). The government of Bermuda has published the public notification Notice ID GN0334/2024 serving notice of the Bermuda public holidays in 2026 and 2027. The list of 2026 public holidays in Bermuda comes with the following footnote, "As Boxing Day, 26th December 2026 falls on a Saturday, by virtue of the Public Holidays Act 1947, Monday, 28th December 2026 will be kept as a public holiday according to the Schedule to that Act.", while the list of 2027 public holidays in Bermuda comes with the footnote, "As Christmas Day, 25th December 2027 and Boxing Day, 26th December 2027 fall, respectively, on a Saturday and a Sunday, by virtue of the Public Holidays Act 1947, Monday, 27th December 2027 and Tuesday, 28th December 2027 will be kept as public holidays according to the Schedule to that Act.".    
  • Chhattisgarh (CG)
  • Chhattisgarh (CG)
  • Chhattisgarh Declares Three Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Chhattisgarh (Raipur). The Government of India's state of Chhattisgarh has issued the vide notification No.F 1-2/2024/A-5 declaring April 19, April 26, and May 7, 2024, as public holidays on account of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. These 3 public holidays thus further amend the terms of last December's Government vide notification No. F-1-1/2023/1/5 which specified the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's state of Chhattisgarh for the calendar year 2024.    
  • Chhattisgarh Declares Three Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Chhattisgarh (Raipur). The Government of India's state of Chhattisgarh has issued the vide notification No.F 1-2/2024/A-5 declaring April 19, April 26, and May 7, 2024, as public holidays on account of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. These 3 public holidays thus further amend the terms of last December's Government vide notification No. F-1-1/2023/1/5 which specified the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's state of Chhattisgarh for the calendar year 2024.    
  • Fiji
  • Fiji
  • Fiji Reminder On Easter Public Holidays
    Source: Ministry of Information (Suva). Fiji's Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Minister, Agni Deo Singh, has issued a communique clarifying the wage rules related to the ongoing Easter public holidays, under the terms of the Employment Relations Act 2007. As per the Minister, "If a worker was employed on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and this Easter Monday, then a worker is entitled to double pay. If a worker does not work during the public holiday and has worked the normal working day before and after the public holiday, then the worker is entitled to a single public holiday pay”. If a worker is unable to work on the normal working day before and after the public holiday, then they must provide a valid reason or a medical certificate to be entitled to a public holiday pay.".    
  • Fiji Reminder On Easter Public Holidays
    Source: Ministry of Information (Suva). Fiji's Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Minister, Agni Deo Singh, has issued a communique clarifying the wage rules related to the ongoing Easter public holidays, under the terms of the Employment Relations Act 2007. As per the Minister, "If a worker was employed on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and this Easter Monday, then a worker is entitled to double pay. If a worker does not work during the public holiday and has worked the normal working day before and after the public holiday, then the worker is entitled to a single public holiday pay”. If a worker is unable to work on the normal working day before and after the public holiday, then they must provide a valid reason or a medical certificate to be entitled to a public holiday pay.".    
  • Jammu and Kashmir (JK)
  • Jammu and Kashmir (JK)
  • Jammu and Kashmir Declares Five Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Srinigar). The Government of India's Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has issued the vide notification No. 914-JK(GAD) of 2024, signed by Sanjeev Verma, the Commissioner and Secretary to the Government, and declaring 5 public holidays on the dates on which the constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir will vote in the upcoming 2024 General Election to Lok Sabha, under section 135 B of the Representation of the People Act 1951. These 5 public holidays thus further amend the terms of last December's Government vide notification No. 1582-JK(GAD) of 2023 which specified the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for the calendar year 2024.    
  • Jammu and Kashmir Declares Five Lok Sabha Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Srinigar). The Government of India's Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has issued the vide notification No. 914-JK(GAD) of 2024, signed by Sanjeev Verma, the Commissioner and Secretary to the Government, and declaring 5 public holidays on the dates on which the constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir will vote in the upcoming 2024 General Election to Lok Sabha, under section 135 B of the Representation of the People Act 1951. These 5 public holidays thus further amend the terms of last December's Government vide notification No. 1582-JK(GAD) of 2023 which specified the annual list of non-working public holidays in India's Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for the calendar year 2024.    
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan Orozo Ait 2024 Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of Kyrgyzstan (SDMK) has announced that the upcoming Orozo Ait (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Kyrgyzstan would be observed on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 ("The holy month of Ramadan will end on April 9, and April 10 will be the first day of Orozo Ait"). Today's announcement by the SDMK is in line with last December's announcement by the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, Akylbek Zhaparov, that the dates of the 2024 Muslim public holidays in Kyrgyzstan had been set as April 10 (Orozo Ait) and June 17 (Kurman Ait- the Feast of Sacrifice).    
  • Kyrgyzstan Orozo Ait 2024 Public Holiday April 10
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of Kyrgyzstan (SDMK) has announced that the upcoming Orozo Ait (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Kyrgyzstan would be observed on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 ("The holy month of Ramadan will end on April 9, and April 10 will be the first day of Orozo Ait"). Today's announcement by the SDMK is in line with last December's announcement by the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, Akylbek Zhaparov, that the dates of the 2024 Muslim public holidays in Kyrgyzstan had been set as April 10 (Orozo Ait) and June 17 (Kurman Ait- the Feast of Sacrifice).    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • Balochistan April 4th ZAB Public Holiday Resolution
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Assembly of Pakistan's Province of Balochistan has adopted a resolution declaring a public holiday on April 4, 2024, to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB). The resolution was presented by the Deputy Speaker of the Balochistan Assembly, Ghazala Gola, on behalf of Balochistan Chief Minister, Sarfraz Bugti. Recall that, last week, the Provinces of Punjab and Sindh had also declared April 4th a provincial public holiday.    
  • Balochistan April 4th ZAB Public Holiday Resolution
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Assembly of Pakistan's Province of Balochistan has adopted a resolution declaring a public holiday on April 4, 2024, to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB). The resolution was presented by the Deputy Speaker of the Balochistan Assembly, Ghazala Gola, on behalf of Balochistan Chief Minister, Sarfraz Bugti. Recall that, last week, the Provinces of Punjab and Sindh had also declared April 4th a provincial public holiday.    
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea Denies April 2nd Public Holiday
    Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby). The Chief Secretary to the National Government of Papua New Guinea, Ivan Pomaleu, has denied rumours of a public holiday tomorrow, April 2, in Papua New Guinea. As per Chief Secretary Pomaleu, "As far as official records go, Tuesday 02 April 2024 is a normal working day", adding that "We must be responsible for the information we release even on Fools Day. Any day lost for work represents costs to businesses and government. Those who are responsible for putting out this fake gazette must take responsibility for causing any confusion".    
  • Papua New Guinea Denies April 2nd Public Holiday
    Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby). The Chief Secretary to the National Government of Papua New Guinea, Ivan Pomaleu, has denied rumours of a public holiday tomorrow, April 2, in Papua New Guinea. As per Chief Secretary Pomaleu, "As far as official records go, Tuesday 02 April 2024 is a normal working day", adding that "We must be responsible for the information we release even on Fools Day. Any day lost for work represents costs to businesses and government. Those who are responsible for putting out this fake gazette must take responsibility for causing any confusion".    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE Eid Al Fitr 2024 Private Sector Holidays
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced Eid al-Fitr public holidays for all employees in the private sector across the UAE beginning on Ramadan 29 (April 8). The last day of the upcoming private sector public holidays will be Shawwal 3 which would be April 11, if the month of Ramadan has 29 days, or April 12, if the month of Ramadan has 30 days (which is our forecast). In the latter case, the UAE private sector would get the same number of Eid al-Fitr public holidays as the public sector.    
  • UAE Eid Al Fitr 2024 Private Sector Holidays
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced Eid al-Fitr public holidays for all employees in the private sector across the UAE beginning on Ramadan 29 (April 8). The last day of the upcoming private sector public holidays will be Shawwal 3 which would be April 11, if the month of Ramadan has 29 days, or April 12, if the month of Ramadan has 30 days (which is our forecast). In the latter case, the UAE private sector would get the same number of Eid al-Fitr public holidays as the public sector.    
  • Uzbekistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Uzbekistan Announces Three Public Holidays For Eid al-Fitr
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The Government of Uzbekistan has announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr public holidays as April 10-12, 2024, 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 Three Public Holidays For Eid al-Fitr
    Source: Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent). The Government of Uzbekistan has announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr public holidays as April 10-12, 2024, 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).    

March 31, 2024

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Cabinet Committee Recommends Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays Extension
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The Cabinet Committee on law and order of Bangladesh has recommended extending the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public sector holidays in Bangladesh by one day, Tuesday, April 9, 2024. As per the the committee chief and Liberation War Affairs Minister, AKM Mozammel Haque, the Government of Bangladesh will consider the aforementioned proposal tomorrow, as well as a separate proposal to exchange the non-working day of Saturday, April 6, for Tuesday, April 9, 2024 ("A recommendation will be sent to the cabinet tomorrow [1 April] regarding the recommendation of extending the holidays by one day, aiming to facilitate smooth travel for the holidaymakers").    
  • Bangladesh Cabinet Committee Recommends Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays Extension
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The Cabinet Committee on law and order of Bangladesh has recommended extending the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public sector holidays in Bangladesh by one day, Tuesday, April 9, 2024. As per the the committee chief and Liberation War Affairs Minister, AKM Mozammel Haque, the Government of Bangladesh will consider the aforementioned proposal tomorrow, as well as a separate proposal to exchange the non-working day of Saturday, April 6, for Tuesday, April 9, 2024 ("A recommendation will be sent to the cabinet tomorrow [1 April] regarding the recommendation of extending the holidays by one day, aiming to facilitate smooth travel for the holidaymakers").    
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia Rules-Out April 12 Public Holiday Extension
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Putrajaya). The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, has apparently ruled-out the extension of the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri public holidays to include Friday, April 12, 2024, as was done last year when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced that there would be additional public holidays on Friday and Monday, April 21 and 24, 2023, in celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, in accordance with Section 8 of the Holidays Act 1951 for Peninsular Malaysia and Labuan. The states of Sabah and Sarawak, which declare their public holidays separately, followed the Federal Government within days in declaring Friday and Monday, April 21 and 24, 2023, as public holidays.
       
  • Malaysia Rules-Out April 12 Public Holiday Extension
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Putrajaya). The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, has apparently ruled-out the extension of the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri public holidays to include Friday, April 12, 2024, as was done last year when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced that there would be additional public holidays on Friday and Monday, April 21 and 24, 2023, in celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, in accordance with Section 8 of the Holidays Act 1951 for Peninsular Malaysia and Labuan. The states of Sabah and Sarawak, which declare their public holidays separately, followed the Federal Government within days in declaring Friday and Monday, April 21 and 24, 2023, as public holidays.
       
  • Myanmar
  • Myanmar
  • Myanmar Amends 2024 Public Holidays Again
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). For the second time in less than a month, the Government of Republic of the Union of Myanmar has published an amended list of public holidays for the remainder of the calendar year 2024, this time with most of the public holidays for April to December 2024 having an additional day added to them. Recall that the same changes were posted on the website of the Government of Republic of the Union of Myanmar in early March, to be canceled a week later. At the time we surmised that this was due to a one hour time difference causing their SQL database to generate dates for public holidays straddling 2 days by an hour. As this latest change occurs on the day of summertime change in Europe, we assume that this is another error that will be corrected in the next few days.    
  • Myanmar Amends 2024 Public Holidays Again
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon). For the second time in less than a month, the Government of Republic of the Union of Myanmar has published an amended list of public holidays for the remainder of the calendar year 2024, this time with most of the public holidays for April to December 2024 having an additional day added to them. Recall that the same changes were posted on the website of the Government of Republic of the Union of Myanmar in early March, to be canceled a week later. At the time we surmised that this was due to a one hour time difference causing their SQL database to generate dates for public holidays straddling 2 days by an hour. As this latest change occurs on the day of summertime change in Europe, we assume that this is another error that will be corrected in the next few days.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistani Announcement Of April 9 Public Holiday A Fake
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has issued a communique stating that earlier social media announcements of an additional April 9 public holiday for the upcoming Eidul Fitr (End of Ramadan) were a fake, adding that "the government has so far made no decision related to Eid holidays" and that "the government would issue a notification and make an announcement related to the Eid holidays".    
  • Pakistani Announcement Of April 9 Public Holiday A Fake
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has issued a communique stating that earlier social media announcements of an additional April 9 public holiday for the upcoming Eidul Fitr (End of Ramadan) were a fake, adding that "the government has so far made no decision related to Eid holidays" and that "the government would issue a notification and make an announcement related to the Eid holidays".    
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • UAE Announces Eid Al Fitr 2024 Public Sector Holidays
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The Government of the United Arab Emirates has announced a weeklong public sector holiday in the UAE on account of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the post on the X's page of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, "UAE Cabinet has mandated one-week Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal government Starts on Monday April 8, 2024 Until Sunday April 14, 2024 Work will resume on Monday, April 15, 2024". Concretely, this means a 9-day period of public sector holidays in the UAE as the UAE observes a Saturday-Sunday weekend since January 1, 2022, "to better align its economy with global markets".    
  • UAE Announces Eid Al Fitr 2024 Public Sector Holidays
    Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM). The Government of the United Arab Emirates has announced a weeklong public sector holiday in the UAE on account of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan). As per the post on the X's page of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, "UAE Cabinet has mandated one-week Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal government Starts on Monday April 8, 2024 Until Sunday April 14, 2024 Work will resume on Monday, April 15, 2024". Concretely, this means a 9-day period of public sector holidays in the UAE as the UAE observes a Saturday-Sunday weekend since January 1, 2022, "to better align its economy with global markets".    

March 30, 2024

  • Punjab (PB)
  • Punjab (PB)
  • Punjab Declares April 1st and 4th Public Holidays
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Punjab, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, has issued a notification declaring a public holiday Monday, April 1, 2024, for the Christian community ("It is notified for general information that a Public Holiday shall be observed on 15 April 2024 (Monday) on account of the “Day after Easter” only for Christian Community throughout the province"). In a separate notification, the Government of Punjab had also declared a public holiday on Thursday, April 4, 2024, to mark the 45th anniversary of the death of the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. A couple of days ago, the Pakistani Province of Sindh had similarly declared the same 2 public holidays in the notification NO.CTC(SGA and CD)3(65)/09 and the notification NO.So(CTC)SGA and CD/27-2/2010.    
  • Punjab Declares April 1st and 4th Public Holidays
    Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad). The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Punjab, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, has issued a notification declaring a public holiday Monday, April 1, 2024, for the Christian community ("It is notified for general information that a Public Holiday shall be observed on 15 April 2024 (Monday) on account of the “Day after Easter” only for Christian Community throughout the province"). In a separate notification, the Government of Punjab had also declared a public holiday on Thursday, April 4, 2024, to mark the 45th anniversary of the death of the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. A couple of days ago, the Pakistani Province of Sindh had similarly declared the same 2 public holidays in the notification NO.CTC(SGA and CD)3(65)/09 and the notification NO.So(CTC)SGA and CD/27-2/2010.    
  • Telangana (TS)
  • Telangana (TS)
  • Telangana Moves Shahadat Hazrat Ali Public Holiday To April 1st
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Government of India's State of Telangana has announced a change in the date of the upcoming public holiday commemorating Shahadat Hazrat Ali. The announcement reads as follows, "In partial modification of the orders issued in G.O.Rt No 1633, GA (SPL.E) Dept. dated 12.12.2023, notifying the General Holidays and Optional Holidays, Government hereby declares 1.04.2024 as optional holiday on the occasion of Shahadat Hazrat Ali.". Though the upcoming Shahadat Hazrat Ali public holiday changes date, it remains an optional holiday, as per last December's vide notification G.O.Rt. No.1633, listing the 2024 public holidays in Telangana.    
  • Telangana Moves Shahadat Hazrat Ali Public Holiday To April 1st
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Government of India's State of Telangana has announced a change in the date of the upcoming public holiday commemorating Shahadat Hazrat Ali. The announcement reads as follows, "In partial modification of the orders issued in G.O.Rt No 1633, GA (SPL.E) Dept. dated 12.12.2023, notifying the General Holidays and Optional Holidays, Government hereby declares 1.04.2024 as optional holiday on the occasion of Shahadat Hazrat Ali.". Though the upcoming Shahadat Hazrat Ali public holiday changes date, it remains an optional holiday, as per last December's vide notification G.O.Rt. No.1633, listing the 2024 public holidays in Telangana.    

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