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December 28, 2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH)
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  • Bosnian New Year 2020 Public Holidays January 1-2
    Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo). The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Policy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced that, as per the federal Law on Public Holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the annual, 2-day, New Year, non-working public holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will run from Wednesday, January 1, until Thursday, January 2, 2020 ("Employers, institutions, administrative bodies and other legal entities are not working during these holidays"). (full story)    
  • Bosnian New Year 2020 Public Holidays January 1-2
    Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo). The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Policy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced that, as per the federal Law on Public Holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the annual, 2-day, New Year, non-working public holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will run from Wednesday, January 1, until Thursday, January 2, 2020 ("Employers, institutions, administrative bodies and other legal entities are not working during these holidays").    
  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
  • full story
  • Costa Rican 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social - MTSS) has released the annual list of official non-working public holiday in Costa Rica for the upcoming calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Costa Rican 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). Costa Rica's Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social - MTSS) has released the annual list of official non-working public holiday in Costa Rica for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
  • full story
  • Ghana Declares January 7 Public Holiday
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Minister for Interior, Ambrose Dery, has declared Tuesday, January 7, 2020, as a non-working public holiday in Ghana ("The general is hereby informed that Tuesday, 7th January 2020 which marks Constitution Day, is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country"). (full story)    
  • Ghana Declares January 7 Public Holiday
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Minister for Interior, Ambrose Dery, has declared Tuesday, January 7, 2020, as a non-working public holiday in Ghana ("The general is hereby informed that Tuesday, 7th January 2020 which marks Constitution Day, is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country").    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India 2020 Jammu and Kashmir Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Srinigar). The Government of India's Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in Jammu and Kashmir for the upcoming calendar year 2020, with its release, yesterday, by the General Administration Department of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, of the "Holidays to be observed throughout the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir during the Calendar year 2020". (full story)    
  • India 2020 Jammu and Kashmir Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Srinigar). The Government of India's Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in Jammu and Kashmir for the upcoming calendar year 2020, with its release, yesterday, by the General Administration Department of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, of the "Holidays to be observed throughout the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir during the Calendar year 2020".    
  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan
  • full story
  • Taiwan Public Holiday January 11
    Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei). Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) has declared Saturday, January 11, 2020, as a one-off non-working Taiwanese public holiday, on account of Taiwan's presidential and legislative elections, being held on that date. (full story)    
  • Taiwan Public Holiday January 11
    Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei). Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) has declared Saturday, January 11, 2020, as a one-off non-working Taiwanese public holiday, on account of Taiwan's presidential and legislative elections, being held on that date.    

December 27, 2019

  • India
  • India
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  • India Madhya Pradesh Amends 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The Government of India's State of Madhya Pradesh has announced that, from 2020 onward, it would observe an annual non-working public holiday in Madhya Pradesh on August 9, on account of the annual World Tribal Day. (full story)    
  • India Madhya Pradesh Amends 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The Government of India's State of Madhya Pradesh has announced that, from 2020 onward, it would observe an annual non-working public holiday in Madhya Pradesh on August 9, on account of the annual World Tribal Day.    
  • Morocco
  • Morocco
  • full story
  • Morocco 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat). Morocco has released the annual list of non-working public holidays in Morocco for the upcoming calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Morocco 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat). Morocco has released the annual list of non-working public holidays in Morocco for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    

December 26, 2019

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
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  • Algerian Western New Year 2020 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 Wednesday, January 1, 2020, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Algeria ("journée chômée et payée") on account of the upcoming Western New Year of the upcoming calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Algerian Western New Year 2020 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 Wednesday, January 1, 2020, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Algeria ("journée chômée et payée") on account of the upcoming Western New Year of the upcoming calendar year 2020.    
  • Chile
  • Chile
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  • Chile Bank Holiday December 31
    Source: Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras (SBIF). Chile's Banking Association, the Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras (SBIF) has issued a communique declaring December 31, 2019, as a bank holiday in Chile ("de acuerdo a lo dispuesto en el artículo 38 de la Ley General de Bancos, el 31 de diciembre de cada año los bancos no atenderán al público"). (full story)    
  • Chile Bank Holiday December 31
    Source: Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras (SBIF). Chile's Banking Association, the Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras (SBIF) has issued a communique declaring December 31, 2019, as a bank holiday in Chile ("de acuerdo a lo dispuesto en el artículo 38 de la Ley General de Bancos, el 31 de diciembre de cada año los bancos no atenderán al público").    
  • Colombia
  • Colombia
  • full story
  • Colombian 2020 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 2020. (full story)    
  • Colombian 2020 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 2020.    

December 25, 2019

  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • full story
  • Nepal Rules-Out Eclipse December 26 Public Holiday
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) of the Government of Nepal has announced that it had decided not to declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal on Thursday, December 26, 2019, on account of that day's ring of fire annular solar eclipse which will be visible in Nepal on Thursday, December 26, 2019. (full story)    
  • Nepal Rules-Out Eclipse December 26 Public Holiday
    Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu). The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) of the Government of Nepal has announced that it had decided not to declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal on Thursday, December 26, 2019, on account of that day's ring of fire annular solar eclipse which will be visible in Nepal on Thursday, December 26, 2019.    
  • Transdniestria (PMR)
  • Transdniestria (PMR)
  • full story
  • Transdniestrian 2019 Public Holidays Extended
    Source: Interfax (Tiraspol). The Government of Transdniestria has announced that it had declared Tuesday, December 31, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Transdniestria (PMR), leading to a total of 8 consecutive days off for the new year 2020. (full story)    
  • Transdniestrian 2019 Public Holidays Extended
    Source: Interfax (Tiraspol). The Government of Transdniestria has announced that it had declared Tuesday, December 31, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Transdniestria (PMR), leading to a total of 8 consecutive days off for the new year 2020.    
  • Tunisia
  • Tunisia
  • full story
  • Tunisian 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). The government of Tunisia has released its official list of official annual non-working public holidays in Tunisia for the upcoming calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Tunisian 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). The government of Tunisia has released its official list of official annual non-working public holidays in Tunisia for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    

December 24, 2019

  • Gabon
  • Gabon
  • full story
  • Gabonese Public Holiday December 25
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's ministre de l’Emploi, de la Fonction publique, du Travail et de la Formation professionnelle, chargé du Dialogue social, has announced that Wednesday, December 25, 2019, Christmas Day, would be a non-working public holiday throughout the territory of the Gabon. (full story)    
  • Gabonese Public Holiday December 25
    Source: Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise (Libreville). Gabon's ministre de l’Emploi, de la Fonction publique, du Travail et de la Formation professionnelle, chargé du Dialogue social, has announced that Wednesday, December 25, 2019, Christmas Day, would be a non-working public holiday throughout the territory of the Gabon.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India 2019 Odisha Public Holidays Amended
    Source: Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). The Government of the Government of India's state of Odisha has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Thursday, December 26, 2019, on account of the upcoming Ring Of Fire Solar Eclipse which is expected to be well visible from Odisha state on that day. (full story)    
  • India 2019 Odisha Public Holidays Amended
    Source: Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar). The Government of the Government of India's state of Odisha has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Thursday, December 26, 2019, on account of the upcoming Ring Of Fire Solar Eclipse which is expected to be well visible from Odisha state on that day.    
  • Sudan
  • Sudan
  • full story
  • Sudan Declares Decemer 25 Public Holiday
    Source: The Secretariat General of the Sudanese Council of Ministers of the Republic of Sudan (Khartoum). Sudan's Religion Affairs and Endowments Minister, Nasraddeen Mufreh, has announced that the cabinet of ministers, of the Sudanese transitional government, had approved the declaration of Christmas Day, on December 25, as an official public holiday in the Sudan. (full story)    
  • Sudan Declares Decemer 25 Public Holiday
    Source: The Secretariat General of the Sudanese Council of Ministers of the Republic of Sudan (Khartoum). Sudan's Religion Affairs and Endowments Minister, Nasraddeen Mufreh, has announced that the cabinet of ministers, of the Sudanese transitional government, had approved the declaration of Christmas Day, on December 25, as an official public holiday in the Sudan.    

December 23, 2019

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India 2020 Punjab Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Punjab has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the upcoming calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • India 2020 Punjab Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Punjab has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    
  • Libya
  • Libya
  • full story
  • Libyan Public Holiday December 24
    Source: The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli). The presidential council of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has announced that Tuesday, December 24, 2019, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya to mark Libya's 68th Independence Day. (full story)    
  • Libyan Public Holiday December 24
    Source: The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli). The presidential council of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has announced that Tuesday, December 24, 2019, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya to mark Libya's 68th Independence Day.    

December 22, 2019

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India 2020 Jharkhand Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Jharkhand (Ranchi). The Government of India's state of Jharkhand has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays and restricted holidays in India's state of Jharkhand for the upcoming calendar year 2020 ("As per notification No-15/03-03/2019 -8737 the Government of Jharkhand has declared the List of General Holidays in the State of Jharkhand for the calendar year 2020"). (full story)    
  • India 2020 Jharkhand Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Jharkhand (Ranchi). The Government of India's state of Jharkhand has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays and restricted holidays in India's state of Jharkhand for the upcoming calendar year 2020 ("As per notification No-15/03-03/2019 -8737 the Government of Jharkhand has declared the List of General Holidays in the State of Jharkhand for the calendar year 2020").    
  • Mongolia
  • Mongolia
  • full story
  • Mongolia Adds Buddha Day As Public Holiday
    Source: Montsame Agency (Ulaanbaatar). The Mongolian Parliament has approved amendments to the law on public holidays of Mongolia, whereby Buddha Day, celebrating the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha, will be a new annual public holiday in Mongolia, beginning on June 5, 2020. (full story)    
  • Mongolia Adds Buddha Day As Public Holiday
    Source: Montsame Agency (Ulaanbaatar). The Mongolian Parliament has approved amendments to the law on public holidays of Mongolia, whereby Buddha Day, celebrating the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha, will be a new annual public holiday in Mongolia, beginning on June 5, 2020.    
  • North Korea
  • North Korea
  • full story
  • North Korean 2020 Public Holidays Released
    Source: The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The North Korean government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in North Korea for the upcoming calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • North Korean 2020 Public Holidays Released
    Source: The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The North Korean government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in North Korea for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    
  • Solomon Islands
  • Solomon Islands
  • full story
  • Solomon Islands Public Holiday December 27
    Source: Solomon Times (Honiara). The Solomon Islands Minister for Home Affairs has announced that Friday, December 27, 2019, had been declared a national non-working public holiday in the Solomon Islands, to link the Christmas Day public holiday on December 25, and the National Day of Thanksgiving public holiday on December 26, with the subsequent weekend. (full story)    
  • Solomon Islands Public Holiday December 27
    Source: Solomon Times (Honiara). The Solomon Islands Minister for Home Affairs has announced that Friday, December 27, 2019, had been declared a national non-working public holiday in the Solomon Islands, to link the Christmas Day public holiday on December 25, and the National Day of Thanksgiving public holiday on December 26, with the subsequent weekend.    

December 21, 2019

  • Malawi
  • Malawi
  • full story
  • Malawi 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe). Malawi's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Malawi for the upcoming calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Malawi 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe). Malawi's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Malawi for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    
  • Peru
  • Peru
  • full story
  • Peruvian 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian government has gazetted the Decreto Supremo Nº 197-2019-PCM which expands the list of the official non-working public holidays in Peru for the upcoming calendar year 2020 ("Artículo 1.- Días no laborables en el sector público, 1.1 Declárase días no laborables, para los trabajadores del sector público, a nivel nacional, los siguientes: Lunes 27 de julio de 2020, Viernes 9 de octubre de 2020, y Jueves 31 de diciembre de 2020."). (full story)    
  • Peruvian 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian government has gazetted the Decreto Supremo Nº 197-2019-PCM which expands the list of the official non-working public holidays in Peru for the upcoming calendar year 2020 ("Artículo 1.- Días no laborables en el sector público, 1.1 Declárase días no laborables, para los trabajadores del sector público, a nivel nacional, los siguientes: Lunes 27 de julio de 2020, Viernes 9 de octubre de 2020, y Jueves 31 de diciembre de 2020.").    
  • East Timor
  • East Timor
  • full story
  • Timor Leste 2020 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 2020 (Feriadu sira iha tinan 2020). (full story)    
  • Timor Leste 2020 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 2020 (Feriadu sira iha tinan 2020).    

December 20, 2019

  • Curaçao
  • Curaçao
  • full story
  • Curacao Public Holidays December 24 and 31
    Source: Eilandgebied Curaçao (Willemstad). The Ministry of Planning and Administration of the government of Curaçao has announced that it had declared Tuesday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 31, 2019, as one-off public sector holidays in Curaçao. (full story)    
  • Curacao Public Holidays December 24 and 31
    Source: Eilandgebied Curaçao (Willemstad). The Ministry of Planning and Administration of the government of Curaçao has announced that it had declared Tuesday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 31, 2019, as one-off public sector holidays in Curaçao.    
  • Honduras
  • Honduras
  • full story
  • Honduras Extends 2019-2020 Year-End Public Sector Holidays
    Source: La Prensa Libre (Tegucigalpa). Honduras' Secretaría de Gobernación, Justicia y Descentralización has issued a communique declaring as public sector holidays in Honduras, the period from Saturday, December 21, 2019, until Sunday, January 5, 2020, inclusively. (full story)    
  • Honduras Extends 2019-2020 Year-End Public Sector Holidays
    Source: La Prensa Libre (Tegucigalpa). Honduras' Secretaría de Gobernación, Justicia y Descentralización has issued a communique declaring as public sector holidays in Honduras, the period from Saturday, December 21, 2019, until Sunday, January 5, 2020, inclusively.    
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • full story
  • Mexico 2020 Bank Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación (Ciudad de México). The Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores of Mexico has gazetted in the Diario Oficial de la Federación its annual official list of the dates of Mexican 2020 bank holidays and public holidays. (full story)    
  • Mexico 2020 Bank Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación (Ciudad de México). The Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores of Mexico has gazetted in the Diario Oficial de la Federación its annual official list of the dates of Mexican 2020 bank holidays and public holidays.    
  • Romania
  • Romania
  • full story
  • Romanian Public Holidays December 27 and January 3
    Source: Mediafax (Bucharest). The Romanian Government of Ludovic Orban has announced that both upcoming Fridays, December 27, 2019, and January 3, 2020, had been declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday throughout Romania to link the Christmas and New Year public holidays of Romania with the preceding weekend. (full story)    
  • Romanian Public Holidays December 27 and January 3
    Source: Mediafax (Bucharest). The Romanian Government of Ludovic Orban has announced that both upcoming Fridays, December 27, 2019, and January 3, 2020, had been declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday throughout Romania to link the Christmas and New Year public holidays of Romania with the preceding weekend.    
  • US Virgin Islands
  • US Virgin Islands
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  • US Virgin Islands 2019-2020 Year-End Public Holidays
    Source: The Governor's Office (Charlotte Amalie). The Governor of the US Virgin Islands, Albert Bryan Jr., has declared one-off additional public sector holidays in the US Virgin Islands to be observed as public sector holidays in the US Virgin Islands on the occasion of Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020. (full story)    
  • US Virgin Islands 2019-2020 Year-End Public Holidays
    Source: The Governor's Office (Charlotte Amalie). The Governor of the US Virgin Islands, Albert Bryan Jr., has declared one-off additional public sector holidays in the US Virgin Islands to be observed as public sector holidays in the US Virgin Islands on the occasion of Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020.    
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
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  • Zimbabwe Public Holiday December 23
    Source: The Herald (Harare). Zimbabwe's Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Aaron Nhepera, has announced that the Government of Zimbabwe had declared Monday, December 23, 2019, as a public holiday in Zimbabwe, "as it comes after the celebration of National Unity Day on Sunday, December 22". (full story)    
  • Zimbabwe Public Holiday December 23
    Source: The Herald (Harare). Zimbabwe's Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Aaron Nhepera, has announced that the Government of Zimbabwe had declared Monday, December 23, 2019, as a public holiday in Zimbabwe, "as it comes after the celebration of National Unity Day on Sunday, December 22".    

December 19, 2019

  • Argentina
  • Argentina
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  • Argentina Extends 2019-2020 Year-End Public Holidays
    Source: Ministerio del Interior (República Argentina). Argentina's President, Alberto Fernández, has decreed, in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Argentina, year-end public holidays for Argentina's public sector, on December 24 and 31, 2019, in addition to the previously-announced 2019 official non-working public holidays in Argentina. (full story)    
  • Argentina Extends 2019-2020 Year-End Public Holidays
    Source: Ministerio del Interior (República Argentina). Argentina's President, Alberto Fernández, has decreed, in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Argentina, year-end public holidays for Argentina's public sector, on December 24 and 31, 2019, in addition to the previously-announced 2019 official non-working public holidays in Argentina.    
  • Belarus
  • Belarus
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  • Belarus Amends 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk). Following the recent Presidential Decree No.464, which amended the list of annual public holidays in Belarus,by declaring January 2nd as a new annual non-working public holiday in Belarus, the Council of Ministers of Belarus has issued the "Decree of the Council of Ministers dated 18.12.2019 No. 872" (Постановлением Совмина от 18.12.2019 № 872 утверждены новые переносы рабочих дней в январе 2020 г), which amends the list of compensatory working weekend days in Belarus in the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Belarus Amends 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk). Following the recent Presidential Decree No.464, which amended the list of annual public holidays in Belarus,by declaring January 2nd as a new annual non-working public holiday in Belarus, the Council of Ministers of Belarus has issued the "Decree of the Council of Ministers dated 18.12.2019 No. 872" (Постановлением Совмина от 18.12.2019 № 872 утверждены новые переносы рабочих дней в январе 2020 г), which amends the list of compensatory working weekend days in Belarus in the calendar year 2020.    
  • Cameroon
  • Cameroon
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  • Cameroon Rules-Out December 26 Public Holiday
    Source: Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé). The Government of Cameroon has ruled-out the declaration of Thursday, December 26, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun). (full story)    
  • Cameroon Rules-Out December 26 Public Holiday
    Source: Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé). The Government of Cameroon has ruled-out the declaration of Thursday, December 26, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun).    
  • Guam
  • Guam
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  • Guam Public Holiday December 24
    Source: The Government of Guam (Chamorro). The Governor of Guam, Lou Leon Guerrero, has declared Tuesday, December 24, 2019, Christmas Eve, as a one-off GovGuam public sector holiday in Guam. (full story)    
  • Guam Public Holiday December 24
    Source: The Government of Guam (Chamorro). The Governor of Guam, Lou Leon Guerrero, has declared Tuesday, December 24, 2019, Christmas Eve, as a one-off GovGuam public sector holiday in Guam.    
  • Jordan
  • Jordan
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  • Jordanian Year-End 2019-2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordan's Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, has issued a circular decreeing non-working public holidays in Jordan on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, Thursday, December 26, 2019, and Wednesday, January 1, 2020. (full story)    
  • Jordanian Year-End 2019-2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). Jordan's Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, has issued a circular decreeing non-working public holidays in Jordan on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, Thursday, December 26, 2019, and Wednesday, January 1, 2020.    
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
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  • Kenya Amends 2 Annual Public Holidays
    Source: The Nation (Nairobi). The cabinet of the government of Nigeria, at its last meeting, chaired by Nigerian President, Uhuru Kenyatta, approved changes to the public holidays legislation of Nigeria, whereby Moi Day would be renamed as Huduma Day, while Boxing Day would henceforth be renamed to Utamaduni Day. (full story)    
  • Kenya Amends 2 Annual Public Holidays
    Source: The Nation (Nairobi). The cabinet of the government of Nigeria, at its last meeting, chaired by Nigerian President, Uhuru Kenyatta, approved changes to the public holidays legislation of Nigeria, whereby Moi Day would be renamed as Huduma Day, while Boxing Day would henceforth be renamed to Utamaduni Day.    
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
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  • Nigerian 2019-2020 Year-End Public Holidays
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Wednesday, December 25, 2019, Thursday, December 26, 2019, and Wednesday, January 1, 2020, as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria "for the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations". (full story)    
  • Nigerian 2019-2020 Year-End Public Holidays
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Wednesday, December 25, 2019, Thursday, December 26, 2019, and Wednesday, January 1, 2020, as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria "for the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations".    

December 18, 2019

  • Belarus
  • Belarus
  • full story
  • Belarus Amends Public Holidays Legislation
    Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk). The government of Belarus has released the Presidential Decree No.464, which amends the Presidential Decree No.157 of March 26, 1998, "On state holidays, public holidays and memorable dates in the Republic of Belarus" (О государственных праздниках, праздничных днях и памятных датах в Республике Беларусь) by declaring January 2nd as a new annual non-working public holiday in Belarus, effective in the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Belarus Amends Public Holidays Legislation
    Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk). The government of Belarus has released the Presidential Decree No.464, which amends the Presidential Decree No.157 of March 26, 1998, "On state holidays, public holidays and memorable dates in the Republic of Belarus" (О государственных праздниках, праздничных днях и памятных датах в Республике Беларусь) by declaring January 2nd as a new annual non-working public holiday in Belarus, effective in the calendar year 2020.    
  • Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua
  • full story
  • Nicaragua 2019-2020 Year-End Public Holidays
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Alba Luz Torres, has announced that her ministry (MITRAB - Ministerio del Trabajo) had declared extended public sector non-working public holidays in Nicaragua centered around the Nicaraguan public holidays for Christmas 2019 and New Year's Day 2020. (full story)    
  • Nicaragua 2019-2020 Year-End Public Holidays
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Minister of Labour, Alba Luz Torres, has announced that her ministry (MITRAB - Ministerio del Trabajo) had declared extended public sector non-working public holidays in Nicaragua centered around the Nicaraguan public holidays for Christmas 2019 and New Year's Day 2020.    
  • East Timor
  • East Timor
  • full story
  • Timor Leste 2019-2020 Year-End Public Holidays
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has issued an announcement of the declaration of 4 additional year-end public sector holidays, on December 24, 26 and 30, 2019, as well as January 2, 2020. (full story)    
  • Timor Leste 2019-2020 Year-End Public Holidays
    Source: Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste (Dili). The government of Timor Leste has issued an announcement of the declaration of 4 additional year-end public sector holidays, on December 24, 26 and 30, 2019, as well as January 2, 2020.    
  • Tunisia
  • Tunisia
  • full story
  • Tunisia December 17 Public Holiday Update
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). Tunisia's president, Kais Saied, has announced his decision to declare December 17, the anniversary date of the 2011 events that led to a regime change in Tunisia, as an official non-working public holiday (the fête nationale de la révolution), from the calendar year 2020 onward. (full story)    
  • Tunisia December 17 Public Holiday Update
    Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). Tunisia's president, Kais Saied, has announced his decision to declare December 17, the anniversary date of the 2011 events that led to a regime change in Tunisia, as an official non-working public holiday (the fête nationale de la révolution), from the calendar year 2020 onward.    

December 17, 2019

  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan
  • full story
  • Azerbaijan 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Azerbaijan has released the list of non-working 2020 public holidays in Azerbaijan, including Muslim Azeri public holidays, and day in lieu public holidays due to some of Azerbaijan's 2020 annual non-working public holidays falling on a weekend. (full story)    
  • Azerbaijan 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Azerbaijan has released the list of non-working 2020 public holidays in Azerbaijan, including Muslim Azeri public holidays, and day in lieu public holidays due to some of Azerbaijan's 2020 annual non-working public holidays falling on a weekend.    
  • Ecuador
  • Ecuador
  • full story
  • Ecuador Clarifies December 30-31 Public Holidays
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism has issued a statement confirming the previously-announced December 30 and 31, 2019, public sector holidays in Ecuador, and finally specifying which dates would be compensatory working Saturdays in the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Ecuador Clarifies December 30-31 Public Holidays
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism has issued a statement confirming the previously-announced December 30 and 31, 2019, public sector holidays in Ecuador, and finally specifying which dates would be compensatory working Saturdays in the calendar year 2020.    
  • Moldova
  • Moldova
  • full story
  • Moldova 2020 Public Holidays Officialized
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). The government of Moldova, following the last meeting of Cabinet of Ministers, has confirmed the earlier draft of the list of non-working public holidays, and bridge public sector holidays, in Moldova for the upcoming calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Moldova 2020 Public Holidays Officialized
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). The government of Moldova, following the last meeting of Cabinet of Ministers, has confirmed the earlier draft of the list of non-working public holidays, and bridge public sector holidays, in Moldova for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    

December 16, 2019

  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • full story
  • Kyrgyzstan 2020 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Muhammedkaly Abylgaziev, has signed a decree officializing the previously-announced list of non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan for the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Kyrgyzstan 2020 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Ministry of Labor Employment and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek). The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Muhammedkaly Abylgaziev, has signed a decree officializing the previously-announced list of non-working public holidays in Kyrgyzstan for the calendar year 2020.    
  • Monaco
  • Monaco
  • full story
  • Monaco 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté (Monaco). Monaco's State Ministry has published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Monaco (liste des jours chômés et payés) and Monaco bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Monaco 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté (Monaco). Monaco's State Ministry has published its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Monaco (liste des jours chômés et payés) and Monaco bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    
  • Qatar
  • Qatar
  • full story
  • Qatar Announces 2019 National Day Public Holidays
    Source: Qatari News Agency (QNA). The Qatari Amiri Diwan has announced that, on the occasion of Qatar's National Day, Wednesday and Thursday, December 18 and 19, 2019, would be the official 2019 National Day public holidays of Qatar. (full story)    
  • Qatar Announces 2019 National Day Public Holidays
    Source: Qatari News Agency (QNA). The Qatari Amiri Diwan has announced that, on the occasion of Qatar's National Day, Wednesday and Thursday, December 18 and 19, 2019, would be the official 2019 National Day public holidays of Qatar.    

December 15, 2019

  • Andorra
  • Andorra
  • full story
  • Andorra 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Département de statistique du Ministère des Finances et de la Fonction Publique (Andorre). Andorra's "Ministère des Finances et de la Fonction Publique" in conjunction with the "Associació de Bancs Andorrans" has released its annual list of the official bank holidays and public holidays in Andorrra, for the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Andorra 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Département de statistique du Ministère des Finances et de la Fonction Publique (Andorre). Andorra's "Ministère des Finances et de la Fonction Publique" in conjunction with the "Associació de Bancs Andorrans" has released its annual list of the official bank holidays and public holidays in Andorrra, for the calendar year 2020.    
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • full story
  • Malaysia Sarawak Considering December 24 Public Holiday
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Kuching). Reacting to the recent addition of December 24 to the list of the public holidays of Malaysia's state of Sabah, the Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg, has stated that Sarawak might observe December 24 as a new state public holiday, under certain circumstances ("the state government may consider declaring an additional day as a public holiday to celebrate Christmas provided there is a vacancy for another public holiday in the gazette"). (full story)    
  • Malaysia Sarawak Considering December 24 Public Holiday
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Kuching). Reacting to the recent addition of December 24 to the list of the public holidays of Malaysia's state of Sabah, the Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg, has stated that Sarawak might observe December 24 as a new state public holiday, under certain circumstances ("the state government may consider declaring an additional day as a public holiday to celebrate Christmas provided there is a vacancy for another public holiday in the gazette").    
  • Yemen
  • Yemen
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  • Yemeni Public Holiday February 11
    Source: Yemen News Agency (SABA). The internationally recognized Yemeni government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, has declared February 11, 2020, as a public holiday in Yemen "to mark the sixth anniversary of the start of an uprising that ended three decades of rule by President Ali Abdullah Saleh". (full story)    
  • Yemeni Public Holiday February 11
    Source: Yemen News Agency (SABA). The internationally recognized Yemeni government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, has declared February 11, 2020, as a public holiday in Yemen "to mark the sixth anniversary of the start of an uprising that ended three decades of rule by President Ali Abdullah Saleh".    

December 14, 2019

  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan
  • full story
  • Azerbaijani Electoral Public Holidays December 23
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). The Labor and Social Protection Ministry of Azerbaijan has announced that the government of Azerbaijan had declared Monday, December 23, 2019, as a one-off public holiday in Azerbaijan, to coincide with the municipal elections being held on that day in Azerbaijan. (full story)    
  • Azerbaijani Electoral Public Holidays December 23
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). The Labor and Social Protection Ministry of Azerbaijan has announced that the government of Azerbaijan had declared Monday, December 23, 2019, as a one-off public holiday in Azerbaijan, to coincide with the municipal elections being held on that day in Azerbaijan.    

December 13, 2019

  • India
  • India
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  • India 2020 Chhattisgarh Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Chhattisgarh (Raipur). The Government of India's state of Chhattisgarh has released a Government Order containing its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Chhattisgarh for the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • India 2020 Chhattisgarh Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Chhattisgarh (Raipur). The Government of India's state of Chhattisgarh has released a Government Order containing its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Chhattisgarh for the calendar year 2020.    
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • full story
  • Malaysia Sabah Adds December 24 Public Holiday
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Kota Kinabalu). The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Sabah, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, has announced that Sabah would observe December 24 as a state public holiday in the Malaysian State of Sabah, from this year onward. (full story)    
  • Malaysia Sabah Adds December 24 Public Holiday
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Kota Kinabalu). The Chief Minister of Malaysia's State of Sabah, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, has announced that Sabah would observe December 24 as a state public holiday in the Malaysian State of Sabah, from this year onward.    
  • Swaziland (eSwatini)
  • Swaziland (eSwatini)
  • full story
  • Swaziland Incwala Public Holiday December 16
    Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane). Swaziland's Home Affairs Minister, Princess Lindiwe, has announced that the upcoming Incwala annual non-working public holiday in Swaziland would occur on Monday, December 16, 2019. (full story)    
  • Swaziland Incwala Public Holiday December 16
    Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane). Swaziland's Home Affairs Minister, Princess Lindiwe, has announced that the upcoming Incwala annual non-working public holiday in Swaziland would occur on Monday, December 16, 2019.    

December 12, 2019

  • Cape Verde
  • Cape Verde
  • full story
  • Cape Verde 2019 Year-End Public Holidays
    Source: Boletim Oficial (República de Cabo Verde). The government of Cape Verde has declared public sector holidays in Cape Verde (tolerância de ponto) on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, and Tuesday, December 31, 2019, to extend the upcoming Christmas public holidays of Cape Verde ("O Governo concede tolerância de pontos nos dias 24 e 31 de Dezembro aos trabalhadores e agentes das instituições públicas e autarquias, de acordo com a resolução assinada pelo primeiro-ministro"). (full story)    
  • Cape Verde 2019 Year-End Public Holidays
    Source: Boletim Oficial (República de Cabo Verde). The government of Cape Verde has declared public sector holidays in Cape Verde (tolerância de ponto) on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, and Tuesday, December 31, 2019, to extend the upcoming Christmas public holidays of Cape Verde ("O Governo concede tolerância de pontos nos dias 24 e 31 de Dezembro aos trabalhadores e agentes das instituições públicas e autarquias, de acordo com a resolução assinada pelo primeiro-ministro").    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India 2020 Madhya Pradesh Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The Government of India's State of Madhya Pradesh has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's State of Madhya Pradesh for the upcoming calendar year 2020, in the gazette notification number 465. (full story)    
  • India 2020 Madhya Pradesh Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal). The Government of India's State of Madhya Pradesh has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's State of Madhya Pradesh for the upcoming calendar year 2020, in the gazette notification number 465.    
  • Maldives
  • Maldives
  • full story
  • Maldives 2020 Public Holidays Announced and Extended
    Source: Maldives Department of Information (Male). The government of the Maldives' President Office's Spokesperson, Ibrahim Hood, has released an extended list of the official public holidays in the Maldives for the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Maldives 2020 Public Holidays Announced and Extended
    Source: Maldives Department of Information (Male). The government of the Maldives' President Office's Spokesperson, Ibrahim Hood, has released an extended list of the official public holidays in the Maldives for the calendar year 2020.    

December 11, 2019

  • Guam
  • Guam
  • full story
  • Guam 2020 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 2020. (full story)    
  • Guam 2020 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 2020.    
  • Nauru
  • Nauru
  • full story
  • Nauru 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru (Yaren). The Government of Nauru has released its annual list of non-working public holidays in Nauru for the calendar year 2020 in the Government Gazette No.253 of December 11, 2019. (full story)    
  • Nauru 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru (Yaren). The Government of Nauru has released its annual list of non-working public holidays in Nauru for the calendar year 2020 in the Government Gazette No.253 of December 11, 2019.    

December 10, 2019

  • British Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • full story
  • British Virgin Islands Calls For O’Neal Public Holiday
    Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). In the run-up to tomorrow's one-off public holiday, in the British Virgin Islands, in honour of former Premier Ralph T O’Neal, there have been calls for a new annual public holiday to be declared in the British Virgin Islands after him. (full story)    
  • British Virgin Islands Calls For O’Neal Public Holiday
    Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). In the run-up to tomorrow's one-off public holiday, in the British Virgin Islands, in honour of former Premier Ralph T O’Neal, there have been calls for a new annual public holiday to be declared in the British Virgin Islands after him.    
  • Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg
  • full story
  • Luxemburg Rules-Out December 6 Public Holiday
    Source: Luxemburger Bankenvereinigung (Luxemburg). Luxemburg's Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, has ruled-out declaring another new annual non-working public holiday in Luxemburg, on December 6 (Saint-Nicolas). (full story)    
  • Luxemburg Rules-Out December 6 Public Holiday
    Source: Luxemburger Bankenvereinigung (Luxemburg). Luxemburg's Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, has ruled-out declaring another new annual non-working public holiday in Luxemburg, on December 6 (Saint-Nicolas).    
  • Paraguay
  • Paraguay
  • full story
  • Paraguay Gazettes 2019 Year-End Public Holidays
    Source: Portal Paraguayo de Noticias (PPN). Paraguay's president, Mario Abdo Benítez, has signed the executive decree No.3.018 which declares Tuesday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 31, 2019, a one-off public sector holidays in Paraguay ("declaró asueto el martes 24 y el martes 31 de diciembre de 2019 para los empleados de la administración pública y entidades descentralizadas"). (full story)    
  • Paraguay Gazettes 2019 Year-End Public Holidays
    Source: Portal Paraguayo de Noticias (PPN). Paraguay's president, Mario Abdo Benítez, has signed the executive decree No.3.018 which declares Tuesday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 31, 2019, a one-off public sector holidays in Paraguay ("declaró asueto el martes 24 y el martes 31 de diciembre de 2019 para los empleados de la administración pública y entidades descentralizadas").    

December 9, 2019

  • Belarus
  • Belarus
  • full story
  • Belarus Mulls Amending January 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk). Belarus Prime Minister, Sergei Rumas, has responded to the online petition to have December 31 and January 2, 2020, declared as public holidays with no compensation, by ruling-out the declaration of December 31, 2019, as a public holiday, but leaving open the possibility that the one-off January 2, 2020, public holiday would not need to be compensated on January 4th ("Что касается 2 января, здесь ситуация другая: мы все равно отдыхаем, как правило, только потом придется отработать этот день. Поэтому вчера правительство внесло в Администрацию президента проект указа по этому вопросу"). (full story)    
  • Belarus Mulls Amending January 2020 Public Holidays
    Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk). Belarus Prime Minister, Sergei Rumas, has responded to the online petition to have December 31 and January 2, 2020, declared as public holidays with no compensation, by ruling-out the declaration of December 31, 2019, as a public holiday, but leaving open the possibility that the one-off January 2, 2020, public holiday would not need to be compensated on January 4th ("Что касается 2 января, здесь ситуация другая: мы все равно отдыхаем, как правило, только потом придется отработать этот день. Поэтому вчера правительство внесло в Администрацию президента проект указа по этому вопросу").    
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • full story
  • Cayman Islands 2019 Public Holidays Updated
    Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman). The Government of the Cayman Islands has released an updated listing of the 2019 annual non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands, including an updated public holiday for the Cruise Pier Referendum, now marked as "Thursday, 19 December, Public Holiday (No Referendum)". (full story)    
  • Cayman Islands 2019 Public Holidays Updated
    Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman). The Government of the Cayman Islands has released an updated listing of the 2019 annual non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands, including an updated public holiday for the Cruise Pier Referendum, now marked as "Thursday, 19 December, Public Holiday (No Referendum)".    
  • Congo (DRC)
  • Congo (DRC)
  • full story
  • DR Congo Rules-Out New January 24 Public Holiday
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has passed the resolution institutionalizing January 24 as the "journée historique de l’alternance politique pacifique en République Démocratique du Congo", but not having amended the "ordonnance n° 14/010 du 14 mai 2014 fixant la liste des jours fériés légaux en République démocratique du Congo", that date, for the moment, is not a legal public holiday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (full story)    
  • DR Congo Rules-Out New January 24 Public Holiday
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has passed the resolution institutionalizing January 24 as the "journée historique de l’alternance politique pacifique en République Démocratique du Congo", but not having amended the "ordonnance n° 14/010 du 14 mai 2014 fixant la liste des jours fériés légaux en République démocratique du Congo", that date, for the moment, is not a legal public holiday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India 2020 Maharashtra Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Maharashtra (Mumbai). The Government of India's state of Maharashtra has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Maharashtra for the upcoming calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • India 2020 Maharashtra Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Maharashtra (Mumbai). The Government of India's state of Maharashtra has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Maharashtra for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    

December 8, 2019

  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain
  • full story
  • Bahrain Cup Public Holiday December 9
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has ordered a one-off public holiday on Monday, December 9, 2019, in Bahrain to celebrate the Bahrain national team winning the Arabian Gulf Cup title for the first time ever. (full story)    
  • Bahrain Cup Public Holiday December 9
    Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has ordered a one-off public holiday on Monday, December 9, 2019, in Bahrain to celebrate the Bahrain national team winning the Arabian Gulf Cup title for the first time ever.    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India 2020 Andhra Pradesh Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad). The Government of India's state of Andhra Pradesh has published in its extra-ordinary Gazette (G.O.RT.No. 2745) an announcement of the days which shall be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2020 ("General Administration Department (Poll.B), General Holidays And Optional Holidays For The Year 2020. [G.O.Rt.No.2745, General Administration (Poll.B), 5th December, 2019.]"). (full story)    
  • India 2020 Andhra Pradesh Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad). The Government of India's state of Andhra Pradesh has published in its extra-ordinary Gazette (G.O.RT.No. 2745) an announcement of the days which shall be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2020 ("General Administration Department (Poll.B), General Holidays And Optional Holidays For The Year 2020. [G.O.Rt.No.2745, General Administration (Poll.B), 5th December, 2019.]").    
  • Liechtenstein
  • Liechtenstein
  • full story
  • Liechtenstein 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Liechtensteinischer Bankenverband (Bankenplatz Liechtenstein). The government of Liechtenstein has released its annual official list of Liechtenstein bank holidays and public holidays in Liechtenstein for the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Liechtenstein 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Liechtensteinischer Bankenverband (Bankenplatz Liechtenstein). The government of Liechtenstein has released its annual official list of Liechtenstein bank holidays and public holidays in Liechtenstein for the calendar year 2020.    

December 7, 2019

  • Australia
  • Australia
  • full story
  • Australia 2022 ACT Public Holidays Announced
    Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra). The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has released the list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, during the calendar year 2022. (full story)    
  • Australia 2022 ACT Public Holidays Announced
    Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra). The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has released the list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, during the calendar year 2022.    
  • Congo (DRC)
  • Congo (DRC)
  • full story
  • DR Congo Mulls New January Public Holiday
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has passed a bill that would institutionalize the date of January 24, to commemorate the peaceful passation of power on January 24, 2019. (full story)    
  • DR Congo Mulls New January Public Holiday
    Source: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa). The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has passed a bill that would institutionalize the date of January 24, to commemorate the peaceful passation of power on January 24, 2019.    
  • Kuwait
  • Kuwait
  • full story
  • Kuwait Public Holidays January 1-4
    Source: Kuwait Al Youm (Kuwait Gazette). The Kuwaiti government has declared Thursday, January 2, 2020, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kuwait, as it falls between 2 public holidays. (full story)    
  • Kuwait Public Holidays January 1-4
    Source: Kuwait Al Youm (Kuwait Gazette). The Kuwaiti government has declared Thursday, January 2, 2020, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kuwait, as it falls between 2 public holidays.    

December 6, 2019

  • Czech Republic
  • Czech Republic
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  • Czech Republic Adds August 21 Holiday
    Source: Czech National Bank (Prag). The Czech Senate has approved the declaration of August 21 as a new state holiday, the Day of Memory of the Victims of the 1968 Invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops. (full story)    
  • Czech Republic Adds August 21 Holiday
    Source: Czech National Bank (Prag). The Czech Senate has approved the declaration of August 21 as a new state holiday, the Day of Memory of the Victims of the 1968 Invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops.    
  • El Salvador
  • El Salvador
  • full story
  • El Salvador December 23 and January 3 Public Holidays Blocked
    Source: Presidencia de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador). A motion by MP Julio Fabián, of ARENA, that would have declared December 23, 2019, and January 3, 2020, as one-off public sector holidays in el Salvador, only obtained 37 of the 43 required votes. (full story)    
  • El Salvador December 23 and January 3 Public Holidays Blocked
    Source: Presidencia de la República de El Salvador (San Salvador). A motion by MP Julio Fabián, of ARENA, that would have declared December 23, 2019, and January 3, 2020, as one-off public sector holidays in el Salvador, only obtained 37 of the 43 required votes.    
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • full story
  • Pakistan 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has issued a circular "Public and Optional Holidays for the calendar year, 2020", signed by the section officer, Hafiz M. Shams-Ur-Rasool Qazi, which contains its annual list of the expected dates for non-working public holidays and optional holidays for the calendar year 2020 in Pakistan. (full story)    
  • Pakistan 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad). Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has issued a circular "Public and Optional Holidays for the calendar year, 2020", signed by the section officer, Hafiz M. Shams-Ur-Rasool Qazi, which contains its annual list of the expected dates for non-working public holidays and optional holidays for the calendar year 2020 in Pakistan.    

December 5, 2019

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • India 2020 Haryana Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Haryana has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Haryana for the upcoming calendar year 2020 in the GAPD No.28/67 /2018-3GSII. (full story)    
  • India 2020 Haryana Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The Government of India's state of Haryana has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Haryana for the upcoming calendar year 2020 in the GAPD No.28/67 /2018-3GSII.    
  • Malawi
  • Malawi
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  • Malawi Public Holidays December 21 to January 5
    Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe). Malawi's Chief Secretary to the Government and the Office of the President and Cabinet, Lloyd Muhara, has signed a letter granting 2 weeks of public sector holidays, from Saturday, December 21, 2019, until Sunday, January 5, 2020, inclusively. (full story)    
  • Malawi Public Holidays December 21 to January 5
    Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe). Malawi's Chief Secretary to the Government and the Office of the President and Cabinet, Lloyd Muhara, has signed a letter granting 2 weeks of public sector holidays, from Saturday, December 21, 2019, until Sunday, January 5, 2020, inclusively.    

December 4, 2019

  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
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  • Malaysia Kedah State Public Holiday Moved To June
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Alor Setar). The Government of the Malaysian state of Kedah has announced the new date for the birthday celebration of the Sultan of Kedah, Al Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Sultan Badlishah, and annual public holiday in Kedah state, to be the third Sunday of June. (full story)    
  • Malaysia Kedah State Public Holiday Moved To June
    Source: Bernama News Agency (Alor Setar). The Government of the Malaysian state of Kedah has announced the new date for the birthday celebration of the Sultan of Kedah, Al Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Sultan Badlishah, and annual public holiday in Kedah state, to be the third Sunday of June.    
  • Australia
  • Australia
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  • Western Australia 2021 Public Holidays Completed
    Source: Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth). The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has completed its previously-released of the official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2021, with the announcement of the date of the Queen's Birthday public holiday in 2021 in the Australian State of Western Australia. (full story)    
  • Western Australia 2021 Public Holidays Completed
    Source: Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce (Perth). The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has completed its previously-released of the official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2021, with the announcement of the date of the Queen's Birthday public holiday in 2021 in the Australian State of Western Australia.    

December 3, 2019

  • Moldova
  • Moldova
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  • Moldova 2020 Public Holidays Preview
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). The Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection of the government of Moldova has released a draft of its annual official list of non-working public holidays, and bridge public sector holidays, in Moldova for the upcoming calendar year 2020, which is set to be considered at the next meeting of Cabinet of Ministers of Moldova. (full story)    
  • Moldova 2020 Public Holidays Preview
    Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat (Moldpres). The Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection of the government of Moldova has released a draft of its annual official list of non-working public holidays, and bridge public sector holidays, in Moldova for the upcoming calendar year 2020, which is set to be considered at the next meeting of Cabinet of Ministers of Moldova.    

December 2, 2019

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
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  • Algerian Electoral Public Holiday December 12
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). In a communiqué released earlier this morning, the Algerian government's Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative has announced that Thursday, December 12, 2019, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday, for both the private and public sectors, on account of the upcoming legislative elections in Algeria. (full story)    
  • Algerian Electoral Public Holiday December 12
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). In a communiqué released earlier this morning, the Algerian government's Direction générale de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative has announced that Thursday, December 12, 2019, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday, for both the private and public sectors, on account of the upcoming legislative elections in Algeria.    
  • Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan
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  • Azerbaijan New Year 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has made its annual year-end public holidays announcement (О переносе рабочих и выходных дней), whereby the period of Tuesday, December 31, 2019, to Monday, January 6, 2020, inclusively, had been declared as official non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan on account of the upcoming annual "Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis" and "Western New Year" public holidays. (full story)    
  • Azerbaijan New Year 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers (Baku). Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has made its annual year-end public holidays announcement (О переносе рабочих и выходных дней), whereby the period of Tuesday, December 31, 2019, to Monday, January 6, 2020, inclusively, had been declared as official non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan on account of the upcoming annual "Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis" and "Western New Year" public holidays.    
  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
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  • Costa Rica December 1st Public Holiday Passes First Reading
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). The Plenary of the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly approved, on first reading, the bill 21.137, which replaces the annual October 12 public holiday, and replaces it with a new annual public holiday on December 1st, to commemorate the Day of the Abolition of the Army. (full story)    
  • Costa Rica December 1st Public Holiday Passes First Reading
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). The Plenary of the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly approved, on first reading, the bill 21.137, which replaces the annual October 12 public holiday, and replaces it with a new annual public holiday on December 1st, to commemorate the Day of the Abolition of the Army.    

December 1, 2019

  • Australia
  • Australia
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  • Australia 2020 ACT Public Holidays Amended
    Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra). The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has released an amended list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, during the calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • Australia 2020 ACT Public Holidays Amended
    Source: ACT Government Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate (Canberra). The Chief Minister's Office of Australia's Capital Territory (ACT) has released an amended list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, during the calendar year 2020.    

November 30, 2019

  • Australia
  • Australia
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  • Australian 2021 Queensland 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 2021 in Australia's State of Queensland, as well as the modified list of public holidays for the years 2019 and 2020, following the recent declaration of Christmas Eve as a new annual public holiday in the Australia's State of Queensland ("From 2019, the Holidays Act 1983 provides for a part-day public holiday from 6pm to midnight on Christmas Eve (24 December)"). (full story)    
  • Australian 2021 Queensland 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 2021 in Australia's State of Queensland, as well as the modified list of public holidays for the years 2019 and 2020, following the recent declaration of Christmas Eve as a new annual public holiday in the Australia's State of Queensland ("From 2019, the Holidays Act 1983 provides for a part-day public holiday from 6pm to midnight on Christmas Eve (24 December)").    
  • India
  • India
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  • India 2020 Uttar Pradesh Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow). The Government of India's state of Uttar Pradesh has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming calendar year 2020. (full story)    
  • India 2020 Uttar Pradesh Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Government of Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow). The Government of India's state of Uttar Pradesh has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    
  • Samoa
  • Samoa
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  • Samoan 2020-2023 Public Holidays Announced
    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 quadrennial list of the official non-working public holidays in Samoa for the calendar years 2015-2019, with the addition of the public holidays dates in Samoa for the calendar years 2020-2021-2022-2023 ("Public Holidays Calendar: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023"). (full story)    
  • Samoan 2020-2023 Public Holidays Announced
    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 quadrennial list of the official non-working public holidays in Samoa for the calendar years 2015-2019, with the addition of the public holidays dates in Samoa for the calendar years 2020-2021-2022-2023 ("Public Holidays Calendar: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023").    

November 29, 2019

  • British Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
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  • British Virgin Islands Public Holiday December 11
    Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The department of information and public relations of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) government has issued a press release, advising the public that "Wednesday, December 11 has been designated as a public holiday in the Virgin Islands in observance of the State Funeral and burial for the late Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE Member Emeritus". (full story)    
  • British Virgin Islands Public Holiday December 11
    Source: British Virgin Islands Cabinet Office (BVI). The department of information and public relations of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) government has issued a press release, advising the public that "Wednesday, December 11 has been designated as a public holiday in the Virgin Islands in observance of the State Funeral and burial for the late Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE Member Emeritus".    
  • Chad
  • Chad
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  • Chad Public Holidays December 1-2
    Source: Agence Tchadienne de Presse (N’Djamena). Chad's ministre de la fonction publique, du travail et du dialogue social, Ali Mboudou Mboudoumi, has issued a communiqué declaring Sunday and Monday, December 1 and 2, 2019, as public holidays in the Chad, on account of the upcoming Freedom and Democracy Day public holiday of the Chad falling on a Sunday in 2019 ("les journées du 1er et 2 décembre sont déclarées fériées, chômées et payées"). (full story)    
  • Chad Public Holidays December 1-2
    Source: Agence Tchadienne de Presse (N’Djamena). Chad's ministre de la fonction publique, du travail et du dialogue social, Ali Mboudou Mboudoumi, has issued a communiqué declaring Sunday and Monday, December 1 and 2, 2019, as public holidays in the Chad, on account of the upcoming Freedom and Democracy Day public holiday of the Chad falling on a Sunday in 2019 ("les journées du 1er et 2 décembre sont déclarées fériées, chômées et payées").    
  • Serbia
  • Serbia
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  • Serbian 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Serbian Government Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (Belgrade). The Serbian government has released its annual list of official 2020 non-working public holidays in Serbia and Serbian bank holidays for the calendar year 2020 (Нерадни дани у 2020 години). (full story)    
  • Serbian 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Serbian Government Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (Belgrade). The Serbian government has released its annual list of official 2020 non-working public holidays in Serbia and Serbian bank holidays for the calendar year 2020 (Нерадни дани у 2020 години).