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January 30, 2021 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Finland
  • Finland
  • full story
  • Finland 2023 Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: Suomen Pankki - Finlands Bank (Helsinki). Finland's Central Bank (Suomen Pankki) has released its annual list of official bank holidays (Pankkivapaapäivät), as well as a related list of non-working public holidays in Finland for the calendar year 2023 ("National holidays when banks are closed"). (full story)    
  • Finland 2023 Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: Suomen Pankki - Finlands Bank (Helsinki). Finland's Central Bank (Suomen Pankki) has released its annual list of official bank holidays (Pankkivapaapäivät), as well as a related list of non-working public holidays in Finland for the calendar year 2023 ("National holidays when banks are closed").    
  • Panama
  • Panama
  • full story
  • Panama Cancels 2021 Carnival Public Holidays
    Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá (Panama City). The Panamanian Ministry of Health (Minsa) has announced that there would be no Carnival in 2021 in panama due to Covid-19 and that the only upcoming public holiday will be Tuesday, February 16, 2021, with Carnival Monday and Ash Wednesday being normal working days in 2021 ("el lunes 15 será un día normal de trabajo y y el miércoles 17 de Cenizas será un día con jornada laboral regular"). (full story)    
  • Panama Cancels 2021 Carnival Public Holidays
    Source: Presidencia de la República de Panamá (Panama City). The Panamanian Ministry of Health (Minsa) has announced that there would be no Carnival in 2021 in panama due to Covid-19 and that the only upcoming public holiday will be Tuesday, February 16, 2021, with Carnival Monday and Ash Wednesday being normal working days in 2021 ("el lunes 15 será un día normal de trabajo y y el miércoles 17 de Cenizas será un día con jornada laboral regular").    
  • Ukraine
  • Ukraine
  • full story
  • Ukraine 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Kiev). The list of 2022 public holidays in the Ukraine has been posted on the official web-portal of the Parliament of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada, under the heading Calendar of official holidays in Ukraine 2022 (Календар офіційних свят в Україні 2022). (full story)    
  • Ukraine 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Kiev). The list of 2022 public holidays in the Ukraine has been posted on the official web-portal of the Parliament of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada, under the heading Calendar of official holidays in Ukraine 2022 (Календар офіційних свят в Україні 2022).    

January 29, 2021

  • Seychelles
  • Seychelles
  • full story
  • Seychelles 2021 Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: The Central Bank of Seychelles (Victoria). The Central Bank of the Seychelles has released its annual list of the official bank holidays in the Seychelles for the calendar year 2021, based on and expanding upon, the list of official 2021 Seychelles public holidays. (full story)    
  • Seychelles 2021 Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: The Central Bank of Seychelles (Victoria). The Central Bank of the Seychelles has released its annual list of the official bank holidays in the Seychelles for the calendar year 2021, based on and expanding upon, the list of official 2021 Seychelles public holidays.    
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • full story
  • Western Australia 2023 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth). The Government of the State of Western Australia has released its annual initial list of the official non-working public holidays in the State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2023. (full story)    
  • Western Australia 2023 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth). The Government of the State of Western Australia has released its annual initial list of the official non-working public holidays in the State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2023.    

January 28, 2021

  • Lesotho
  • Lesotho
  • full story
  • Lesotho 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Lesotho (Maseru). The Government of Lesotho has published its annual official list of bank holidays and public holidays in Lesotho for the current calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Lesotho 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Lesotho (Maseru). The Government of Lesotho has published its annual official list of bank holidays and public holidays in Lesotho for the current calendar year 2021.    

January 27, 2021

  • Malta
  • Malta
  • full story
  • Malta Day In Lieu Public Holidays Update
    Source: Malta Department of Information (Government of Malta). Details are starting to emerge, as to the manner in which public holidays falling on a weekend will be handled in Malta, following the upcoming amendments to the National Holidays and Other Public Holidays Act (Chapter 252 of the Laws of Malta). Apparently, though amendments to the act are yet to be published, it appears that the current addition of eight hours of vacation leave per year will be replaced by a system where paid vacation leave entitlement would fluctuate each calendar year according to the number of lost public holidays falling on weekends. (full story)    
  • Malta Day In Lieu Public Holidays Update
    Source: Malta Department of Information (Government of Malta). Details are starting to emerge, as to the manner in which public holidays falling on a weekend will be handled in Malta, following the upcoming amendments to the National Holidays and Other Public Holidays Act (Chapter 252 of the Laws of Malta). Apparently, though amendments to the act are yet to be published, it appears that the current addition of eight hours of vacation leave per year will be replaced by a system where paid vacation leave entitlement would fluctuate each calendar year according to the number of lost public holidays falling on weekends.    

January 26, 2021

  • San Marino
  • San Marino
  • full story
  • San Marino 2021 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino (San Marino). San Marino's Central Bank has published the San Marino Government's annual official list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • San Marino 2021 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino (San Marino). San Marino's Central Bank has published the San Marino Government's annual official list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2021.    

January 25, 2021

  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • full story
  • Bangladesh January 27 Electoral Public Holiday Ruled-Out
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's Election Commission has announced that January 27, 2021, the date of the upcoming Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) election, would not be declared a one-off public holiday. (full story)    
  • Bangladesh January 27 Electoral Public Holiday Ruled-Out
    Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). Bangladesh's Election Commission has announced that January 27, 2021, the date of the upcoming Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) election, would not be declared a one-off public holiday.    
  • Malta
  • Malta
  • full story
  • Malta 2021 Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: Malta Bankers Association (Valetta). The Malta Bankers' Association has released its annual list of bank holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2021, dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the 2021 general non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Malta 2021 Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: Malta Bankers Association (Valetta). The Malta Bankers' Association has released its annual list of bank holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2021, dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the 2021 general non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2021.    
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • full story
  • Tasmania 2023 Public Holidays
    Source: Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart). The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released its annual list of official 2023 non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Tasmania for the calendar year 2023. (full story)    
  • Tasmania 2023 Public Holidays
    Source: Tasmanian Government Media Releases (Hobart). The Workplace Standards Tasmania of Australia's State of Tasmania, has released its annual list of official 2023 non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Tasmania for the calendar year 2023.    

January 24, 2021

  • Australia
  • Australia
  • full story
  • Australia Day Public Holiday Alternatives Being Considered
    Source: ABC (Canberra). As we near another Australia Day public holiday, the recurring debate on the possible cancellation and/or moving of the date of this public holiday, is back in the news. (full story)    
  • Australia Day Public Holiday Alternatives Being Considered
    Source: ABC (Canberra). As we near another Australia Day public holiday, the recurring debate on the possible cancellation and/or moving of the date of this public holiday, is back in the news.    

January 23, 2021

  • Aruba
  • Aruba
  • full story
  • Aruba 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Office of the Governor of Aruba (Oranjestad). The government of Aruba has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Aruba for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Aruba 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Office of the Governor of Aruba (Oranjestad). The government of Aruba has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Aruba for the calendar year 2021.    
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • full story
  • NSW 2023 Public Holidays Released
    Source: NSW Government (Sydney). The Government of Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) has released its annually expanded list of official New South Wales non-working public holidays, now including public holidays for the calendar year 2023. (full story)    
  • NSW 2023 Public Holidays Released
    Source: NSW Government (Sydney). The Government of Australia's State of New South Wales (NSW) has released its annually expanded list of official New South Wales non-working public holidays, now including public holidays for the calendar year 2023.    

January 22, 2021

  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • full story
  • Afghanistan 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul). The Afghan government has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Afghanistan for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Afghanistan 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul). The Afghan government has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Afghanistan for the calendar year 2021.    
  • Guernsey and Alderney
  • Guernsey and Alderney
  • full story
  • Guernsey 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: States of Guernsey (St. Peter Port). The States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) has published its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Guernsey, for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Guernsey 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: States of Guernsey (St. Peter Port). The States of Guernsey (the Guernsey Government) has published its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Guernsey, for the calendar year 2021.    
  • Ireland (Eire)
  • Ireland (Eire)
  • full story
  • Ireland Mulls New February 1st Public Holiday
    Source: Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin). The Irish Minister of State, Martin Heydon, has submitted a proposal to the Irish Government that St. Brigid’s Day, on February 1st, be declared as a new annual public holiday in Ireland ("this would also be a very fitting way to recognise the sacrifices of the Irish people during the Covid pandemic and highlight the hope ahead made more significant by confirming a new annual public holiday on February 1st to mark St. Brigid’s day but also the first day of Spring and hope for the coming year"). (full story)    
  • Ireland Mulls New February 1st Public Holiday
    Source: Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin). The Irish Minister of State, Martin Heydon, has submitted a proposal to the Irish Government that St. Brigid’s Day, on February 1st, be declared as a new annual public holiday in Ireland ("this would also be a very fitting way to recognise the sacrifices of the Irish people during the Covid pandemic and highlight the hope ahead made more significant by confirming a new annual public holiday on February 1st to mark St. Brigid’s day but also the first day of Spring and hope for the coming year").    
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands
  • full story
  • Netherlands 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Nieuwsoverzicht Rijksoverheid (Amsterdam). The Government of the Netherlands has released its list of official non-working public holidays in the Netherlands for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Netherlands 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Nieuwsoverzicht Rijksoverheid (Amsterdam). The Government of the Netherlands has released its list of official non-working public holidays in the Netherlands for the calendar year 2021.    

January 21, 2021

  • Armenia
  • Armenia
  • full story
  • Armenia Mulls New Year Public Holidays Reduction
    Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS). The Government of Armenia has announced that it had introduced a bill to reduce the annual New Year and Armenian Christmas extended 7-day period of public holidays, and keep only January 1, 2 and 6 as annual public holidays in Armenia. (full story)    
  • Armenia Mulls New Year Public Holidays Reduction
    Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS). The Government of Armenia has announced that it had introduced a bill to reduce the annual New Year and Armenian Christmas extended 7-day period of public holidays, and keep only January 1, 2 and 6 as annual public holidays in Armenia.    
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • full story
  • Egyptian Bank Holiday January 28
    Source: The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo). The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has announced that the upcoming, January 25, annual Revolution and Police Day bank holiday of Egypt would be observed on Thursday, January 28, 2021, instead of the annual set date of January 26 ("the closure comes in accordance with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly’s decision to declare Thursday, January 28 the official holiday, instead of Monday, January 25"). (full story)    
  • Egyptian Bank Holiday January 28
    Source: The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo). The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has announced that the upcoming, January 25, annual Revolution and Police Day bank holiday of Egypt would be observed on Thursday, January 28, 2021, instead of the annual set date of January 26 ("the closure comes in accordance with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly’s decision to declare Thursday, January 28 the official holiday, instead of Monday, January 25").    
  • Jamaica
  • Jamaica
  • full story
  • Jamaican Bank Holiday 2026
    Source: Bank of Jamaica (BOJ). The Bank of Jamaica, Jamaica's Central Bank, has released the official list of bank holidays in Jamaica for the calendar year 2026. (full story)    
  • Jamaican Bank Holiday 2026
    Source: Bank of Jamaica (BOJ). The Bank of Jamaica, Jamaica's Central Bank, has released the official list of bank holidays in Jamaica for the calendar year 2026.    
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • full story
  • Kedah Rules-Out January 28 Thaipusam Public Holiday
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Alor Setar). The decision, by Kedah's Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, not to declare a one-off public holiday for Thaipusam, on Thursday, January 28, 2021, has drawn criticism from state officials as well as leaders of other states, such as Kedah's Human Resources Minister, M Saravanan, and Penang State Deputy Chief Minister, P Ramasamy. (full story)    
  • Kedah Rules-Out January 28 Thaipusam Public Holiday
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Alor Setar). The decision, by Kedah's Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, not to declare a one-off public holiday for Thaipusam, on Thursday, January 28, 2021, has drawn criticism from state officials as well as leaders of other states, such as Kedah's Human Resources Minister, M Saravanan, and Penang State Deputy Chief Minister, P Ramasamy.    

January 20, 2021

  • Bolivia
  • Bolivia
  • full story
  • Bolivia Ratifies January 22 Public Holiday
    Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz). Bolivia's Ministry of Labor has ratified the public holiday status of the upcoming January 22 commemoration of Evo Morales' second inauguration as President of Bolivia in the Communicado 002/21, signed by Arturo Alessandri Severichz ("En cumplimiento a lo dispuesto por el Decreto Supremo N°405 de 20 de enero de 2010 y el Decreto Supremo N° 2750 de 1° de mayo de 2016, se comunica a la población en general que el día viernes 22 de enero de la presente gestión se conmemora el Día de la Fundación del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, declarándose feriado nacional con suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas a nivel nacional"). (full story)    
  • Bolivia Ratifies January 22 Public Holiday
    Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz). Bolivia's Ministry of Labor has ratified the public holiday status of the upcoming January 22 commemoration of Evo Morales' second inauguration as President of Bolivia in the Communicado 002/21, signed by Arturo Alessandri Severichz ("En cumplimiento a lo dispuesto por el Decreto Supremo N°405 de 20 de enero de 2010 y el Decreto Supremo N° 2750 de 1° de mayo de 2016, se comunica a la población en general que el día viernes 22 de enero de la presente gestión se conmemora el Día de la Fundación del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, declarándose feriado nacional con suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas a nivel nacional").    
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • full story
  • Dominican Duarte Public Holiday Moved To January 25
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that, as per the current legislation on public holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming "Juan Pablo Duarte" public holiday would be celebrated on Monday, January 25, 2021, instead of Tuesday, January 26, 2021. (full story)    
  • Dominican Duarte Public Holiday Moved To January 25
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that, as per the current legislation on public holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming "Juan Pablo Duarte" public holiday would be celebrated on Monday, January 25, 2021, instead of Tuesday, January 26, 2021.    
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • full story
  • Egyptian Public Holiday Moved To January 28
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egypt's Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has announced that the Egyptian Cabinet had declared Thursday, January 28, 2021, as a public holiday in Egypt on account of the annual, January 25, January Revolution and National Police Day. (full story)    
  • Egyptian Public Holiday Moved To January 28
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egypt's Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has announced that the Egyptian Cabinet had declared Thursday, January 28, 2021, as a public holiday in Egypt on account of the annual, January 25, January Revolution and National Police Day.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • full story
  • Pakistan Kashmir Solidarity Public Holiday February 5
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Friday, February 5, 2021, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the annual Kashmir Solidarity Day non-working public holiday. (full story)    
  • Pakistan Kashmir Solidarity Public Holiday February 5
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Friday, February 5, 2021, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the annual Kashmir Solidarity Day non-working public holiday.    

January 19, 2021

  • Bermuda
  • Bermuda
  • full story
  • Bermuda Gazettes 2021-2022-2023 Public Holidays
    Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton). The government of Bermuda, has published the Public Notification GN0049/2021 serving notice of the Bermuda public holidays in 2021, as well as the Public Notification GN0050/2021 serving notice of the Bermuda public holidays for the calendar years 2022 and 2023. (full story)    
  • Bermuda Gazettes 2021-2022-2023 Public Holidays
    Source: Bermuda Department of Communication and Information (Hamilton). The government of Bermuda, has published the Public Notification GN0049/2021 serving notice of the Bermuda public holidays in 2021, as well as the Public Notification GN0050/2021 serving notice of the Bermuda public holidays for the calendar years 2022 and 2023.    
  • Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong
  • full story
  • Hong Kong Statutory Holidays To Increase From 12 to 17
    Source: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSAR). Hong Kong's Secretary of Labour and Welfare, Law Chi-Kwong, is now on record as stating that the increase of annual statutory holidays in Hong Kong, from 12 to 17, by 2030, "is the most acceptable proposal for employers and workers". (full story)    
  • Hong Kong Statutory Holidays To Increase From 12 to 17
    Source: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSAR). Hong Kong's Secretary of Labour and Welfare, Law Chi-Kwong, is now on record as stating that the increase of annual statutory holidays in Hong Kong, from 12 to 17, by 2030, "is the most acceptable proposal for employers and workers".    
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  • full story
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines Declare January 22 and 25 Public Holidays
    Source: Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (Saint Vincent). The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, while rejecting Covid-19 curfews, lockdown measures, or the declaration of a state of emergency, has declared Friday and Monday, January 22 and 25, 2021, as public health public holidays in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. (full story)    
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines Declare January 22 and 25 Public Holidays
    Source: Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (Saint Vincent). The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, while rejecting Covid-19 curfews, lockdown measures, or the declaration of a state of emergency, has declared Friday and Monday, January 22 and 25, 2021, as public health public holidays in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.    

January 18, 2021

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • full story
  • Antigua and Barbuda 2021 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's). The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Antigua and Barbuda 2021 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's). The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda has released the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    
  • British Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • full story
  • British Virgin Islands Government Re-Issues 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Dept. of Information and Public Relations, British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The Office of the Deputy Governor of the British Virgin Islands has re-issued an amended listing the 2021 public holidays in the British Virgin Islands ("Acting in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199), as amended, Cabinet has approved the following public holidays for 2021"), following the recent passage of amendments to the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199). (full story)    
  • British Virgin Islands Government Re-Issues 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Dept. of Information and Public Relations, British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The Office of the Deputy Governor of the British Virgin Islands has re-issued an amended listing the 2021 public holidays in the British Virgin Islands ("Acting in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199), as amended, Cabinet has approved the following public holidays for 2021"), following the recent passage of amendments to the Public Holidays Act (Cap 199).    
  • Malta
  • Malta
  • full story
  • Malta 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Malta Department of Information (Government of Malta). Malta's Government has published its annual official list of Malta national holidays and non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Malta 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Malta Department of Information (Government of Malta). Malta's Government has published its annual official list of Malta national holidays and non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2021.    
  • Uganda
  • Uganda
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  • Uganda January 20 Electoral Public Holiday Ruled-Out
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). Ugandan Electoral Commission acting spokesperson, Paul Bukenya, has confirmed that, contrary to the recent General Election, January 20, 2021, the date of the upcoming election of city mayors and district chairpersons, would not be declared a one-off public holiday in Uganda. (full story)    
  • Uganda January 20 Electoral Public Holiday Ruled-Out
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). Ugandan Electoral Commission acting spokesperson, Paul Bukenya, has confirmed that, contrary to the recent General Election, January 20, 2021, the date of the upcoming election of city mayors and district chairpersons, would not be declared a one-off public holiday in Uganda.    
  • Ukraine
  • Ukraine
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  • Ukrainian Bill To Abolish Bridge Public Holidays And Working Saturdays
    Source: Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Kiev). The Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's Parliament) has received and forwarded to the Committee on Ukraine's Integration with the European Union, the bill No. 4597, which aims to stop the Ukrainian practice of declaring bridge public holidays that are compensated by a working Saturday ("Excessive number of working day transfers has a negative impact on productivity, minimizes opportunities to work with investors and donors and generally creates a negative reputation of Ukraine's business potential in the world"). (full story)    
  • Ukrainian Bill To Abolish Bridge Public Holidays And Working Saturdays
    Source: Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Kiev). The Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's Parliament) has received and forwarded to the Committee on Ukraine's Integration with the European Union, the bill No. 4597, which aims to stop the Ukrainian practice of declaring bridge public holidays that are compensated by a working Saturday ("Excessive number of working day transfers has a negative impact on productivity, minimizes opportunities to work with investors and donors and generally creates a negative reputation of Ukraine's business potential in the world").    

January 17, 2021

  • Nepal
  • Nepal
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  • Nepal Pradesh-2 Public Holiday January 18
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The government of Nepal's Pradesh 2 Province has announced that it had declared Monday, January 18, 2021, as a public holiday in commemoration of those who died in the course of the Madhesh movement. (full story)    
  • Nepal Pradesh-2 Public Holiday January 18
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The government of Nepal's Pradesh 2 Province has announced that it had declared Monday, January 18, 2021, as a public holiday in commemoration of those who died in the course of the Madhesh movement.    

January 16, 2021

  • Dominica
  • Dominica
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  • Dominica 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (Office of the Prime Minister). The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released its annual official list of the Dominica bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Dominica, for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Dominica 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (Office of the Prime Minister). The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released its annual official list of the Dominica bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Dominica, for the calendar year 2021.    
  • India
  • India
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  • Lakshadweep 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Lakshadweep Administration (Kavaratti). The Administration of India's Union Territory of Lakshadweep has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in Lakshadweep for the upcoming calendar year 2021, in the Government Notification F.No.35/02/2019-Genl./125. (full story)    
  • Lakshadweep 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Lakshadweep Administration (Kavaratti). The Administration of India's Union Territory of Lakshadweep has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in Lakshadweep for the upcoming calendar year 2021, in the Government Notification F.No.35/02/2019-Genl./125.    
  • Australia
  • Australia
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  • Queensland 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland). The Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays for 2022 in Australia's State of Queensland. (full story)    
  • Queensland 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland). The Department of Justice and Attorney-General of Australia's State of Queensland has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays for 2022 in Australia's State of Queensland.    
  • USA (United States)
  • USA (United States)
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  • USA Amends 2023 Federal Public Sector Holidays
    Source: The White House (Washington DC). The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the chief human resources agency and personnel policy manager for the US Federal Government, has released a revised list of the federal public holidays in the USA for the calendar year 2023. (full story)    
  • USA Amends 2023 Federal Public Sector Holidays
    Source: The White House (Washington DC). The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the chief human resources agency and personnel policy manager for the US Federal Government, has released a revised list of the federal public holidays in the USA for the calendar year 2023.    

January 15, 2021

  • Kosovo
  • Kosovo
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  • Kosovo 2021 Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: The Kosovo Banking Association (Shoqata e Bankave të Kosovës). The Kosovo Banking Association (Shoqata e Bankave të Kosovës) has announced its annual list of bank holidays in Kosovo for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Kosovo 2021 Bank Holidays Announced
    Source: The Kosovo Banking Association (Shoqata e Bankave të Kosovës). The Kosovo Banking Association (Shoqata e Bankave të Kosovës) has announced its annual list of bank holidays in Kosovo for the calendar year 2021.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Nagaland 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Nagaland (Dimapur). The Government of India's state of Nagaland has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in Nagaland for the calendar year 2021 ("List Of Public Holidays For the Calendar Year 2021, government of Nagaland"). (full story)    
  • Nagaland 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Nagaland (Dimapur). The Government of India's state of Nagaland has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in Nagaland for the calendar year 2021 ("List Of Public Holidays For the Calendar Year 2021, government of Nagaland").    
  • East Timor
  • East Timor
  • full story
  • Timor Leste 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Komunikadu Imprensa Sekretaria Estadu Konsellu Ministru Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has issued a press communiqué containing its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Timor Leste for the calendar year 2021 (Os feriados de data fixa e de data variável determinados pela Lei n.º 10/2005, de 10 de agosto, para 2021 são os seguintes). (full story)    
  • Timor Leste 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Komunikadu Imprensa Sekretaria Estadu Konsellu Ministru Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has issued a press communiqué containing its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Timor Leste for the calendar year 2021 (Os feriados de data fixa e de data variável determinados pela Lei n.º 10/2005, de 10 de agosto, para 2021 são os seguintes).    
  • Venezuela
  • Venezuela
  • full story
  • Venezuelan Bank Holiday January 18
    Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Monday, January 18, 2021, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the upcoming Day of the Divine Shepherdess bank holiday that fell on January 14, in 2021. (full story)    
  • Venezuelan Bank Holiday January 18
    Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Monday, January 18, 2021, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela, on account of the upcoming Day of the Divine Shepherdess bank holiday that fell on January 14, in 2021.    

January 14, 2021

  • Malawi
  • Malawi
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  • Malawi Confirms January 15 Chilembwe Public Holiday
    Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe). The Cabinet Secretary of the Office of President of Malawi, Zangazanga Chikhosi, has announced that, despite the government cancelling this year’s John Chilembwe Memorial Service, January 15 would remain a public holiday in Malawi ("This notwithstanding, Friday 15th January 2021 remains a public holiday in Malawi"). (full story)    
  • Malawi Confirms January 15 Chilembwe Public Holiday
    Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe). The Cabinet Secretary of the Office of President of Malawi, Zangazanga Chikhosi, has announced that, despite the government cancelling this year’s John Chilembwe Memorial Service, January 15 would remain a public holiday in Malawi ("This notwithstanding, Friday 15th January 2021 remains a public holiday in Malawi").    
  • Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
  • Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
  • full story
  • St. Eustatius Trades Carnival Monday For New Emancipation Public Holiday
    Source: Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire (Kralendijk). During an extraordinary meeting, yesterday, the Island Council of St. Eustatius voted to cancel the annual Carnival Monday public holiday, traditionally held in St. Eustatius, and in its stead declare a new annual, July 1st, Emancipation Day, public holiday. (full story)    
  • St. Eustatius Trades Carnival Monday For New Emancipation Public Holiday
    Source: Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire (Kralendijk). During an extraordinary meeting, yesterday, the Island Council of St. Eustatius voted to cancel the annual Carnival Monday public holiday, traditionally held in St. Eustatius, and in its stead declare a new annual, July 1st, Emancipation Day, public holiday.    

January 13, 2021

  • Abkhazia
  • Abkhazia
  • full story
  • Abkhazia Public Holidays January 15 and 16
    Source: Administration of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia (Sukhumi). The Acting Prime Minister of Abkhazia, Vladimir Delba, has signed an order of the Cabinet of Ministers , declaring Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, 2021, as public holidays (Распоряжение Кабинета Министров Республики Абхазия от 13.01.2021 № 1 "О выходных нерабочих днях 15 и 16 января (пятница и субота) 2021 года"). (full story)    
  • Abkhazia Public Holidays January 15 and 16
    Source: Administration of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia (Sukhumi). The Acting Prime Minister of Abkhazia, Vladimir Delba, has signed an order of the Cabinet of Ministers , declaring Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, 2021, as public holidays (Распоряжение Кабинета Министров Республики Абхазия от 13.01.2021 № 1 "О выходных нерабочих днях 15 и 16 января (пятница и субота) 2021 года").    
  • Cambodia
  • Cambodia
  • full story
  • Cambodia Decrees Five Pardon Public Holidays
    Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia (Phnom Penh). Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni has issued a royal decree which specifies five of Cambodia's annual public holidays on which King Norodom Sihamoni will grant pardons and sentence reductions for inmates whose petition has been made through official channels. (full story)    
  • Cambodia Decrees Five Pardon Public Holidays
    Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia (Phnom Penh). Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni has issued a royal decree which specifies five of Cambodia's annual public holidays on which King Norodom Sihamoni will grant pardons and sentence reductions for inmates whose petition has been made through official channels.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Kerala Cancels Saturday Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram). The Government of India's state of Kerala has announced that last year's decision to declare all Saturdays as public holidays in Keral government offices, had been rescinded and that, beginning on January 16, 2021, all Saturdays, except the second Saturday of the month, would be working days for Kerala government offices. (full story)    
  • Kerala Cancels Saturday Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram). The Government of India's state of Kerala has announced that last year's decision to declare all Saturdays as public holidays in Keral government offices, had been rescinded and that, beginning on January 16, 2021, all Saturdays, except the second Saturday of the month, would be working days for Kerala government offices.    
  • Uganda
  • Uganda
  • full story
  • Uganda Extends Electoral Public Holiday Until January 15
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). The Minister of Public Service of Uganda, Catherine Birakwate, has announced that the government of Uganda extended the upcoming electoral public holiday to also include the day after the election, namely Friday, January 15, 2021 ("The Hon Minister for Public Service informs the general public that Thursday 14th January and Friday 15th January 2021 will be observed as public holidays throughout Uganda to enable citizens to participate in the elections of the president and members of parliament."). (full story)    
  • Uganda Extends Electoral Public Holiday Until January 15
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). The Minister of Public Service of Uganda, Catherine Birakwate, has announced that the government of Uganda extended the upcoming electoral public holiday to also include the day after the election, namely Friday, January 15, 2021 ("The Hon Minister for Public Service informs the general public that Thursday 14th January and Friday 15th January 2021 will be observed as public holidays throughout Uganda to enable citizens to participate in the elections of the president and members of parliament.").    

January 12, 2021

  • Lithuania
  • Lithuania
  • full story
  • Lithuanian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Lietuvos Respublikos Uzsienio Reikalu Ministerija (Vilnius). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Lithuania has announced the annual dates of official non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Lithuania for the upcoming calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Lithuanian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Lietuvos Respublikos Uzsienio Reikalu Ministerija (Vilnius). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Lithuania has announced the annual dates of official non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Lithuania for the upcoming calendar year 2021.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Madhya Pradesh Adds 2021 Regional Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The State Government of Madhya Pradesh has declared 3 regional public holiday in Bhopal for the 2021 calendar year, for all government offices and institutions located in Bhopal. (full story)    
  • Madhya Pradesh Adds 2021 Regional Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The State Government of Madhya Pradesh has declared 3 regional public holiday in Bhopal for the 2021 calendar year, for all government offices and institutions located in Bhopal.    
  • Suriname
  • Suriname
  • full story
  • Suriname Mulls February 25 Public Holiday Cancellation
    Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname (Paramarimbo). The new Minister of the Interior of Suriname, Bronto Somohardjo, has been quoted as stating that it wouldn't be a bad idea to cancel the February 25, annual public holiday observed in Suriname ("We should not be able to celebrate this"). (full story)    
  • Suriname Mulls February 25 Public Holiday Cancellation
    Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname (Paramarimbo). The new Minister of the Interior of Suriname, Bronto Somohardjo, has been quoted as stating that it wouldn't be a bad idea to cancel the February 25, annual public holiday observed in Suriname ("We should not be able to celebrate this").    

January 11, 2021

  • Angola
  • Angola
  • full story
  • Angola 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Rádio Nacional de Angola (Luanda). Angola's Ministry of Public Service and Social Security (MAPESS) has announced the list of non-working public holidays in Angola for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Angola 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Rádio Nacional de Angola (Luanda). Angola's Ministry of Public Service and Social Security (MAPESS) has announced the list of non-working public holidays in Angola for the calendar year 2021.    
  • Armenia
  • Armenia
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  • Armenian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS). The Government of Armenia has announced the annual list of official public holidays in Armenia for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Armenian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS). The Government of Armenia has announced the annual list of official public holidays in Armenia for the calendar year 2021.    
  • Belize
  • Belize
  • full story
  • Belize 2021 Public Holidays Amendments Officialized
    Source: Belize Ministry of National Security (Belmopan). Full details have now been released about the Belize Holidays Act Amendments that was passed at a special sitting of the Belize House of Representatives. In particular, the previously-announced cancellation of Pan American Day was removed from the final version of the Belize Holidays Act Amendments. (full story)    
  • Belize 2021 Public Holidays Amendments Officialized
    Source: Belize Ministry of National Security (Belmopan). Full details have now been released about the Belize Holidays Act Amendments that was passed at a special sitting of the Belize House of Representatives. In particular, the previously-announced cancellation of Pan American Day was removed from the final version of the Belize Holidays Act Amendments.    
  • Congo (DRC)
  • Congo (DRC)
  • full story
  • DR Congo Public Holidays January 16-17-18
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The ministre du travail, emploi et prévoyance sociale of the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Néné Nkulu, has released a communiqué announcing that Saturday and Sunday, January 16-17, 2021, would be non-working public holidays in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (full story)    
  • DR Congo Public Holidays January 16-17-18
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The ministre du travail, emploi et prévoyance sociale of the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Néné Nkulu, has released a communiqué announcing that Saturday and Sunday, January 16-17, 2021, would be non-working public holidays in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.    
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  • full story
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (Saint Vincent). The government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has released its annual list of the official St Vincent and the Grenadines bank holidays and non-working public holidays in St Vincent and the Grenadines for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (Saint Vincent). The government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has released its annual list of the official St Vincent and the Grenadines bank holidays and non-working public holidays in St Vincent and the Grenadines for the calendar year 2021.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Telangana Corrects 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Telangana government has issued a revised list of 2021 public holidays in India's State of Telangana, on the Telangana State Portal. (full story)    
  • Telangana Corrects 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Telangana (Hyderabad). The Telangana government has issued a revised list of 2021 public holidays in India's State of Telangana, on the Telangana State Portal.    

January 10, 2021

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
  • full story
  • Algeria Amazigh New Year 2021 Public Holiday
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative et du ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Sécurité sociale has announced that Tuesday, January 12, 2021, had once again been declared as a non-working public holiday in Algeria to mark Amazigh New Year (Amenzu n Yenayer). (full story)    
  • Algeria Amazigh New Year 2021 Public Holiday
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative et du ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Sécurité sociale has announced that Tuesday, January 12, 2021, had once again been declared as a non-working public holiday in Algeria to mark Amazigh New Year (Amenzu n Yenayer).    
  • Bolivia
  • Bolivia
  • full story
  • Bolivian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz). Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique confirming the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in Bolivia for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Bolivian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz). Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique confirming the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in Bolivia for the calendar year 2021.    
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • full story
  • Nepalese Extends Scope Of Maghe Sankranti Public Holiday
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). A spokesperson of Nepal's Home Ministry has announced that, at today's meeting of the Council of Ministers, it was decided to declare Thursday, January 14, 2021, as a full public holiday in Nepal on the occasion of Maghe or Makar Sankranti. (full story)    
  • Nepalese Extends Scope Of Maghe Sankranti Public Holiday
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). A spokesperson of Nepal's Home Ministry has announced that, at today's meeting of the Council of Ministers, it was decided to declare Thursday, January 14, 2021, as a full public holiday in Nepal on the occasion of Maghe or Makar Sankranti.    

January 9, 2021

  • Belize
  • Belize
  • full story
  • Belize 2021 Public Holidays Amendments Update
    Source: Belize Ministry of National Security (Belmopan). At yesterday's special sitting of the Belize House of Representatives, the Designate New Holidays and Special Days Motion, 2021, introduced late last year by the newly-elected People's United Party, was adopted. (full story)    
  • Belize 2021 Public Holidays Amendments Update
    Source: Belize Ministry of National Security (Belmopan). At yesterday's special sitting of the Belize House of Representatives, the Designate New Holidays and Special Days Motion, 2021, introduced late last year by the newly-elected People's United Party, was adopted.    
  • Jordan
  • Jordan
  • full story
  • Jordanian Centennial Public Holiday April 11
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). The Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs, Ali Al-Ayed, and the Jordanian Minister of Culture, Bassem Al-Towaisi, have jointly announced that Sunday, April 11, 2021, would be declared a one-off public holiday in Jordan, to coincide with the centennial celebration of the founding of the Jordanian state. (full story)    
  • Jordanian Centennial Public Holiday April 11
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). The Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs, Ali Al-Ayed, and the Jordanian Minister of Culture, Bassem Al-Towaisi, have jointly announced that Sunday, April 11, 2021, would be declared a one-off public holiday in Jordan, to coincide with the centennial celebration of the founding of the Jordanian state.    
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan
  • full story
  • Kazakhstan Adopts 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The previously-announced list of 2021 public holidays in Kazakhstan was adopted by the Kazakhstan cabinet. (full story)    
  • Kazakhstan Adopts 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The previously-announced list of 2021 public holidays in Kazakhstan was adopted by the Kazakhstan cabinet.    

January 8, 2021

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Assam Declares January 13 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Assam (Dispur). The Government of India's state of Assam has issued the Government Order GAG(A).206/2013/129 declaring a restricted public holiday on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, on the occasion of Uruka, the feasting day which precedes the previously-gazetted public holiday of Magh Bihu on Thursday, January 14, 2021. (full story)    
  • Assam Declares January 13 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Assam (Dispur). The Government of India's state of Assam has issued the Government Order GAG(A).206/2013/129 declaring a restricted public holiday on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, on the occasion of Uruka, the feasting day which precedes the previously-gazetted public holiday of Magh Bihu on Thursday, January 14, 2021.    
  • Guam
  • Guam
  • full story
  • Guam 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Government of Guam (Chamorro). The Government of Guam has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in Guam and public sector holidays in Guam (GovGuam holidays) for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Guam 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Government of Guam (Chamorro). The Government of Guam has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in Guam and public sector holidays in Guam (GovGuam holidays) for the calendar year 2021.    

January 7, 2021

  • Bénin
  • Bénin
  • full story
  • Benin Vaudoun Public Holiday January
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). The Ministry of Labour of the government of Benin released a communiqué announcing that Sunday, January 10, 2021, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Bénin for the traditional religions day ("La journée du dimanche 10 janvier 2021 est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée en raison de la célébration de la fête annuelle des religions traditionnelles"). (full story)    
  • Benin Vaudoun Public Holiday January
    Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin (Cotonou). The Ministry of Labour of the government of Benin released a communiqué announcing that Sunday, January 10, 2021, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Bénin for the traditional religions day ("La journée du dimanche 10 janvier 2021 est déclarée fériée, chômée et payée en raison de la célébration de la fête annuelle des religions traditionnelles").    
  • Denmark
  • Denmark
  • full story
  • Denmark 2022 Bank Holidays Released
    Source: Danmarks Nationalbanken (Copenhagen). Denmark's Central Bank (Danmarks Nationalbanken) has released its annual list of bank holidays in Denmark, as well as non-working public holidays in Denmark, for the calendar year 2022. (full story)    
  • Denmark 2022 Bank Holidays Released
    Source: Danmarks Nationalbanken (Copenhagen). Denmark's Central Bank (Danmarks Nationalbanken) has released its annual list of bank holidays in Denmark, as well as non-working public holidays in Denmark, for the calendar year 2022.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Himachal Pradesh Panchayat Public Holidays January 17, 19 and 21
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has declared regional non-working public holidays on January 17, 19 and 21, 2021, on account of the general elections to Panchayat Raj Institutions, in the concerned areas. (full story)    
  • Himachal Pradesh Panchayat Public Holidays January 17, 19 and 21
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has declared regional non-working public holidays on January 17, 19 and 21, 2021, on account of the general elections to Panchayat Raj Institutions, in the concerned areas.    
  • Paraguay
  • Paraguay
  • full story
  • Paraguay 2021 Public Holidays Extension Still Uncertain
    Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción). Paraguay's legal advisor to the Presidency, Hernán Hutteman, has announced that the list of 2021 public holidays in Paraguay affords only one possibility of moving a 2021 public holiday from mid-week to adjoin a nearby weekend, namely the Battle of Boquerón on September 29, but that this decision will come later, based on the Covid-19 situation. (full story)    
  • Paraguay 2021 Public Holidays Extension Still Uncertain
    Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción). Paraguay's legal advisor to the Presidency, Hernán Hutteman, has announced that the list of 2021 public holidays in Paraguay affords only one possibility of moving a 2021 public holiday from mid-week to adjoin a nearby weekend, namely the Battle of Boquerón on September 29, but that this decision will come later, based on the Covid-19 situation.    
  • Venezuela
  • Venezuela
  • full story
  • Venezuelan Bank Holiday January 11
    Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Monday, January 11, 2021, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela. (full story)    
  • Venezuelan Bank Holiday January 11
    Source: Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario (Sudeban). The Venezuelan regulatory body for the banking sector, Sudeban (Superintendencia de Instituciones del Sector Bancario) has announced that Monday, January 11, 2021, would be a bank holiday in Venezuela.    

January 6, 2021

  • Colombia
  • Colombia
  • full story
  • Colombian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Presidencia de la República (Bogota). The government of Colombia has confirmed the list of non-working public holidays to be observed in Colombia during the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Colombian 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Presidencia de la República (Bogota). The government of Colombia has confirmed the list of non-working public holidays to be observed in Colombia during the calendar year 2021.    
  • Congo (DRC)
  • Congo (DRC)
  • full story
  • DR Congo 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has announced its annual list of the non-working public holidays in the DRC for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • DR Congo 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has announced its annual list of the non-working public holidays in the DRC for the calendar year 2021.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Himachal Pradesh Local Polls Public Holiday January 10
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has declared a regional non-working public holiday on Sunday, January 10, 2021, on account of the upcoming general election of Nagar Panchayats, in the concerned areas. (full story)    
  • Himachal Pradesh Local Polls Public Holiday January 10
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has declared a regional non-working public holiday on Sunday, January 10, 2021, on account of the upcoming general election of Nagar Panchayats, in the concerned areas.    
  • Kiribati
  • Kiribati
  • full story
  • Kiribati 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Kiribati Public Service Office (Bairiki). The government of Kiribati has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays for the 2021 calendar year, including many amendments to the usual manner in which the dates of Kiribati public holidays dates are calculated. (full story)    
  • Kiribati 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Kiribati Public Service Office (Bairiki). The government of Kiribati has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays for the 2021 calendar year, including many amendments to the usual manner in which the dates of Kiribati public holidays dates are calculated.    

January 5, 2021

  • Maldives
  • Maldives
  • full story
  • Maldives 2021 Majlis Presidential Address Public Holiday February 4
    Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male). The Maldives President’s Office has announced that President Ibrahim Mohamed Salih had declared Thursday, February 4, 2021, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives, on account of the opening ceremony of parliament's new term for the calendar year 2021, at which President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is scheduled to deliver an address. (full story)    
  • Maldives 2021 Majlis Presidential Address Public Holiday February 4
    Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male). The Maldives President’s Office has announced that President Ibrahim Mohamed Salih had declared Thursday, February 4, 2021, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives, on account of the opening ceremony of parliament's new term for the calendar year 2021, at which President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is scheduled to deliver an address.    
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea
  • full story
  • Papua New Guinea Public Holiday January 8
    Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby). The Minister of Sports of Papua New Guinea, Justin Tkatchenko, has announced that Friday, January 8, 2021, had been declared a one-off public holiday to honour Sir Mekere Morauta ("On behalf of Prime Minister James Marape, I would like to announce that this Friday, January 8, will be a nationwide public holiday"). (full story)    
  • Papua New Guinea Public Holiday January 8
    Source: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby). The Minister of Sports of Papua New Guinea, Justin Tkatchenko, has announced that Friday, January 8, 2021, had been declared a one-off public holiday to honour Sir Mekere Morauta ("On behalf of Prime Minister James Marape, I would like to announce that this Friday, January 8, will be a nationwide public holiday").    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Tamil Nadu Thaipoosam Public Holiday January 28 and Beyond
    Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai). The Chief Minister of the Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami, has issued a statement announcing that he had declared a government public holiday on Thursday, January 28, 2021, in Tamil Nadu on account of the upcoming Thaipoosam festival celebrated in the honour of Lord Murugan ("In view of Thai Poosam on January 28 this year, I have ordered the announcing of a public holiday."). (full story)    
  • Tamil Nadu Thaipoosam Public Holiday January 28 and Beyond
    Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai). The Chief Minister of the Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami, has issued a statement announcing that he had declared a government public holiday on Thursday, January 28, 2021, in Tamil Nadu on account of the upcoming Thaipoosam festival celebrated in the honour of Lord Murugan ("In view of Thai Poosam on January 28 this year, I have ordered the announcing of a public holiday.").    

January 4, 2021

  • Brazil
  • Brazil
  • full story
  • Brazil 2021 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia). The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Desenvolvimento e Gestão, has gazetted the annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2021 (Portaria Nº 430, de 30 de Dezembro de 2020, Edição 250, Seção, 1, Página 39). (full story)    
  • Brazil 2021 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Ministério do Planejamento Orçamento e Gestão (Brasilia). The Federal Government of Brazil, through its Ministério do Planejamento, Desenvolvimento e Gestão, has gazetted the annual list of the official Brazilian non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2021 (Portaria Nº 430, de 30 de Dezembro de 2020, Edição 250, Seção, 1, Página 39).    
  • British Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
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  • British Virgin Islands Government Explains Public Holidays Amendments
    Source: Dept. of Information and Public Relations, British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The Deputy Premier of the British Virgin Islands, Natalio D. Wheatley, has discussed with the media, the recently-announced list of 2021 public holidays in the British Virgin Islands, and the major changes to the list of ongoing public holidays. (full story)    
  • British Virgin Islands Government Explains Public Holidays Amendments
    Source: Dept. of Information and Public Relations, British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The Deputy Premier of the British Virgin Islands, Natalio D. Wheatley, has discussed with the media, the recently-announced list of 2021 public holidays in the British Virgin Islands, and the major changes to the list of ongoing public holidays.    
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
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  • Egyptian Coptic Christmas Public Holiday January 7
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has announced that Thursday, January 7, 2021, had been declared a public sector holiday "for the Coptic Orthodox celebration of Christmas ... for public employees includes employees at ministries, governmental agencies, public authorities, local administration units, public sector companies, and public business sector companies". (full story)    
  • Egyptian Coptic Christmas Public Holiday January 7
    Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo). Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has announced that Thursday, January 7, 2021, had been declared a public sector holiday "for the Coptic Orthodox celebration of Christmas ... for public employees includes employees at ministries, governmental agencies, public authorities, local administration units, public sector companies, and public business sector companies".    
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
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  • Ghana 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ghana Government Portal (Accra). The Ministry of Interior of Ghana's government has published the list of official non-working lay and religious non-working public holidays in Ghana for the calendar year 2021 ("Statutory Public Holidays And Commemorative Days In The Republic Of Ghana For The Year 2021"). (full story)    
  • Ghana 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ghana Government Portal (Accra). The Ministry of Interior of Ghana's government has published the list of official non-working lay and religious non-working public holidays in Ghana for the calendar year 2021 ("Statutory Public Holidays And Commemorative Days In The Republic Of Ghana For The Year 2021").    
  • Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico
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  • Puerto Rico Public Holidays January 5-6
    Source: Oficina de Administración y Transformación de los Recursos Humanos en el Gobierno de Puerto (OATRH). A couple of days after taking office, the Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi, has declared the afternoon of Tuesday, January 5, 2021, as a government public holiday in Puerto Rico on account of the upcoming Epiphany annual public holiday on Wednesday, January 6 ("a partir del mediodía será considerado día feriado debido a la festividad de los Reyes Magos que se conmemora este miércoles"). (full story)    
  • Puerto Rico Public Holidays January 5-6
    Source: Oficina de Administración y Transformación de los Recursos Humanos en el Gobierno de Puerto (OATRH). A couple of days after taking office, the Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi, has declared the afternoon of Tuesday, January 5, 2021, as a government public holiday in Puerto Rico on account of the upcoming Epiphany annual public holiday on Wednesday, January 6 ("a partir del mediodía será considerado día feriado debido a la festividad de los Reyes Magos que se conmemora este miércoles").    
  • Samoa
  • Samoa
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  • Samoan 2021-2023 Public Holidays Updated
    Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa). The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has updated its previously-released list of the official non-working public holidays in Samoa for the calendar years 2020-2023, with the addition of 2 one-off public holidays dates in Samoa for the upcoming elections. (full story)    
  • Samoan 2021-2023 Public Holidays Updated
    Source: Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa). The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has updated its previously-released list of the official non-working public holidays in Samoa for the calendar years 2020-2023, with the addition of 2 one-off public holidays dates in Samoa for the upcoming elections.    
  • Australia
  • Australia
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  • South Australian 2023 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Government of South Australia SafeWork SA (Adelaide). The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of South Australia, for the calendar year 2023, including the current status of Adelaide Cup public holiday, and the continuation of the Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve public holidays. (full story)    
  • South Australian 2023 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Government of South Australia SafeWork SA (Adelaide). The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of South Australia, for the calendar year 2023, including the current status of Adelaide Cup public holiday, and the continuation of the Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve public holidays.    
  • USA (United States)
  • USA (United States)
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  • USA Bank Holidays 2025 Announced
    Source: The Federal Reserve System (Washington DC). The US Federal Reserve has announced the list of bank holidays in the USA, when the US banks and financial markets will be closed, during the calendar year 2025. (full story)    
  • USA Bank Holidays 2025 Announced
    Source: The Federal Reserve System (Washington DC). The US Federal Reserve has announced the list of bank holidays in the USA, when the US banks and financial markets will be closed, during the calendar year 2025.    

January 3, 2021

  • Canada
  • Canada
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  • British Columbia 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Government of the Province of British Columbia (Victoria). The Government of Canada's Province of British Columbia has updated its official multi-year list of public holidays in British Columbia by announcing the non-working public holidays in BC for the calendar year 2022. (full story)    
  • British Columbia 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Government of the Province of British Columbia (Victoria). The Government of Canada's Province of British Columbia has updated its official multi-year list of public holidays in British Columbia by announcing the non-working public holidays in BC for the calendar year 2022.    

January 2, 2021

  • Barbados
  • Barbados
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  • Barbados Public Holidays January 4-5
    Source: Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour (Bridgetown). The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, has declared Monday and Tuesday, January 4 and 5, 2021, as one-off public holidays in Barbados ("Monday and Tuesday will be closed to businesses"). (full story)    
  • Barbados Public Holidays January 4-5
    Source: Government of Barbados Ministry of Labour (Bridgetown). The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, has declared Monday and Tuesday, January 4 and 5, 2021, as one-off public holidays in Barbados ("Monday and Tuesday will be closed to businesses").    
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday January 4
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Monday, January 4, 2021, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de Santos Reyes annual public holiday of the Dominican Republic which will be moved from January 6, this year ("el miércoles 06 se trabajá"). (full story)    
  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday January 4
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Monday, January 4, 2021, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de Santos Reyes annual public holiday of the Dominican Republic which will be moved from January 6, this year ("el miércoles 06 se trabajá").    

January 1, 2021

  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Trinidad and Tobago
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  • Trinidad and Tobago 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal (Port of Spain). The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has released the official list of bank holidays and of non-working public holidays that will be observed in Trinidad and Tobago during the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • Trinidad and Tobago 2021 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal (Port of Spain). The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has released the official list of bank holidays and of non-working public holidays that will be observed in Trinidad and Tobago during the calendar year 2021.