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May 17, 2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Spain
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  • Spain 2020 Balears Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Dirección General de Trabajo Y Salud Laboral (Govern de les Illes Balears). The Consell de Govern of Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (ámbito autonómico de las Islas Baleares) has announced its official annual calendar of 2020 regional and national public holidays in Spain's autonomous region of the Balears (calendario laboral).    
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May 16, 2019

  • Peru
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  • Peru Juegos Panamericanos Public Holiday July 26
    Source: Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima). The Peruvian executive will soon issue a decree declaring Friday, July 26, 2019, as one-off non-working public holidays in Peru, on account of the upcoming Pan-American Games being held in Lima in 2019 ("Juegos Panamericanos").    
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May 15, 2019

  • Malawi
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  • Malawi Rules-Out May 21 Public Holiday
    Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe). Malawi's chief secretary to government, Lloyd Muhara, has issued a statement ruling out the declaration of Tuesday, May 21, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Malawi, on account of the Tripartite Elections being held on that day.    
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May 14, 2019

  • Thailand
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  • Thailand Adds June 3 Public Holiday
    Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok). Thailand's Government has announced that, with immediate effect, Queen Suthida’s birthday, on June 3, would become a new annual non-working public holiday in Thailand.    
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May 13, 2019

  • Kyrgyzstan
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  • Kyrgyzstan Rules-Out September 2 Public Holiday
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has announced that the subject of a day in lieu public holiday, on September 2, 2019, had not yet been raised.    
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  • Lebanon
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  • Lebanon Bank Holiday May 16
    Source: Banque du Liban (Beirut). The Association of Banks in Lebanon in conjunction with the Banque du Liban (Lebanon's Central Bank), has issued an amended version of the annual list of Lebanese non-working bank holidays in Lebanon for the calendar year 2019, by declaring an additional non-working bank holiday in Lebanon on Thursday, May 16, 2019.    
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May 12, 2019

  • Liberia
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  • Liberian Unification Day Public Holiday May 14
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia). The President of the Republic of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has issued a Proclamation declaring Tuesday, May 14, 2019, as the National Unification Day non-working public holiday to be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia as a national holiday.    
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May 11, 2019

  • Ukraine
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  • Ukraine June 2019 Public Holidays
    Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine (Kiev). The Ministry of Social Policy of the Ukraine has issued a communiqué confirming and detailing the official list of June 2019 non-working public holidays in the Ukraine, as had been announced earlier this year.    
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May 10, 2019

  • Latvia
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  • Latvian 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia (Riga). The government of Latvia has released the draft rules "On the transfer of working days in 2020" annual official list of official non-working national public holidays in Latvia, and bridge non-working public holidays in Latvia, for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    
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May 9, 2019

  • Indonesia
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  • Indonesian 2019 Ramadan Public Holidays Amended
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). The government of Indonesia has extended the period of consecutive non-working Ramadan public holidays to 11 days, from Thursday, May 30, until Sunday, June 9, 2019, inclusively, for the Indonesian public sector.    
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  • Spain
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  • Spain 2020 Galicia Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Diario Oficial de Galicia (DOG). The government of Spain's Autonomous Region of Galicia has published its annual official list of regional public holidays ("calendario laboral") in Galicia for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    
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May 8, 2019

  • Ghana
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  • Ghana Public Holidays Amendments Bill Gazetted
    Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra). Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has issued a statement that Ghana's President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, had assented to the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019, (Act 986).    
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May 7, 2019

  • Spain
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  • Spain 2020 Andalucia Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía (BOJA). The Consejo de Gobierno de la Junta de Andalucía has announced its list of annual non-working public holidays (calendario laboral) in Spain's Autonomous Region of Andalucia for the calendar year 2020 ("calendario de fiestas laborales en Andalucía para el año 2020").    
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May 6, 2019

  • Russia
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  • Russian 2020 Public Holidays Draft
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation has released its annual "Government Resolution On The Transfer Of Public Holidays in 2020", which, as usual, proposes, for online comments by the population, a draft list of official public holidays and bridge holidays in Russia for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    
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May 5, 2019

  • Hungary
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  • Hungary Mulls Europe Day Public Holiday
    Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (Budapest). A bill has been introduced to the Hungarian parliament, by the left Democratic Coalition (DK), proposing that May 9, Europe Day, be declared a public holiday in Hungary.    
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May 4, 2019

  • Ethiopia
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  • Ethiopian National Day of Mourning May 6
    Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa). The Ethiopian House of People's Representatives has declared a national day of mourning on Monday, May 6, 2019, to honor former president Negasso Gidada.    
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May 3, 2019

  • Romania
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  • Romania Add October National Holiday
    Source: Mediafax (Bucharest). The declaration of a new national holiday, the National Day Of Gastronomy And Romanian Wine was published as Law no. 79/2019 in yesterday's Official Gazette and will take effect on May 5, 2019.    
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  • Vietnam
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  • Vietnam 2020 Public Holiday Draft
    Source: Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hanoi). Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has submitted to the Vietnamese government a draft proposal to reduce the 2020 Tet Nguyên đán lunar new year of Vietnam public holidays, and declare July 27 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Vietnam.    
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May 2, 2019

  • Maldives
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  • Maldives Public Holiday May 5
    Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male). The Maldives' President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, has declared Sunday, May 5, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday ("to allow more time for people to undertake preparations for the month of Ramadan").    
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  • Trinidad and Tobago
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  • Trinidad and Tobago 2019 Eid Public Holiday June 5
    Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal (Port of Spain). The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that Wednesday, June 5, 2019, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual public holiday of Trinidad and Tobago in 2019.    
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May 1, 2019

  • India
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  • India 2019 Himachal Pradesh Public Holiday June 6
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has declared a non-working public holiday on Thursday, June 6, 2019, on account of the upcoming Maharana Pratap Jayanti.    
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  • Taiwan
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  • Taiwan 2020 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei). The Directorate General of Personnel Administration has released its official annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    
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April 30, 2019

  • Ghana
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  • Ghana Announces 2019 Labour Day Public Holiday
    Source: Ghana Government Portal (Accra). Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has issued a statement informing the public that Wednesday, May 1, 2019, had been declared as the annual non-working public holiday in Ghana, on account of the annual statutory public holiday for May Day in Ghana.    
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  • Puerto Rico
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  • Puerto Rico 2020 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Oficina de Administración y Transformación de los Recursos Humanos en el Gobierno de Puerto (OATRH). The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (OATRH) has released its annual "Memorando Especial", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2020.    
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April 29, 2019

  • Bahrain
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  • Bahrain Labour Day 2019 Public Holiday
    Source: Central Bank of Bahrain (Manama). Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Wednesday, May 1, 2019, as a non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual "International Workers' Day" public holiday of Bahrain.    
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  • Ecuador
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  • Ecuador Extends May 1st Public Holiday
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). Ecuador's government has extended its previous declaration of Wednesday, May 1, 2019, as a half-day additional one-off non-working public holiday in Ecuador, on account of the upcoming Labour Day public holiday of Ecuador, as a full-day non-working public holiday in Ecuador ("se derogó el Decreto Ejecutivo 726 de 25 de abril de 2019 de trabajar hasta las 12:30 el 1 de Mayo y se dispone la suspensión de la jornada de trabajo del día miércoles para todos los trabajadores del sector privado y servidores del sector público, por la conmemoración del Día Internacional del Trabajo").    
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April 28, 2019

  • Turkey
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  • Turkey Extends 2019 End of Ramadan Public Holidays
    Source: Hürriyet Daily News (Istanbul). The Turkish cabinet has decided to extend the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) 2019 public holidays of Turkey to last 9 days.    
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April 27, 2019

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH)
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  • Bosnian 2019 Labour Day Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo). The Ministry of Labour 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, May Day, non-working public holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will be observed on Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2, 2019.    
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April 26, 2019

  • Algeria
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  • Algeria 2019 Labour Day Public Holiday Announced
    Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers). The Algerian government, through its Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique has announced that Wednesday, May 1st, 2019, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Algeria, on account of the upcoming "fête du Travail".    
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  • Gambia
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  • Gambian Labour Day 2019 Public Holiday May 1
    Source: Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul). The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that Wednesday, May 1, 2019, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia "in observance of Workers’ Day".    
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  • Nicaragua
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  • Nicaraguan Labour Day 2016 Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo de Nicaragua (MITRAB). Nicaragua's Ministerio de Trabajo (Mitrab) has announced that Wednesday, May 1, 2018, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Nicaragua on account of the annual, "Día Internacional de los Trabajadores", non-working public holiday of Nicaragua.    
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  • Sierra Leone
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  • Sierra Leone Rules-Out April 29 Public Holiday
    Source: State House Press Secretariat (Freetown). The government of Sierra Leone has issued a public notice reminding the public that Monday, April 29, 2019, will not be a non-working public holiday in Sierra Leone, despite the Independence Day public holiday of Liberia falling on a Saturday in 2019.    
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April 25, 2019

  • Dominican Republic
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  • Dominican Labour Day Republic Public Holiday April 29
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Monday, April 29, 2019, would be the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día del Trabajo non-working public holiday of the Dominican Republic.    
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  • Ecuador
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  • Ecuador Declares May 1st Public Holiday
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). Ecuador's government has declared Wednesday, May 1, 2019, as a half-day additional one-off non-working public holiday in Ecuador, on account of the upcoming Labour Day public holiday of Ecuador.    
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  • Jordan
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  • Jordan Declares Bank Holiday May 2
    Source: The Central Bank of Jordan (Amman). The Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan has issued a Memorandum which announces a bank holiday on Thursday, May 2, 2019, on account of the annual International Labor Day non-working Jordanian public holiday and bank holiday.    
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  • Spain
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  • Spain 2020 Cataluña Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (DOGC). The Consell Català de Relacions Laborals has released its annual list of the 2020 non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña (calendario oficial de fiestas laborales para el año 2020), including both the nationwide public holidays in Spain, as well as the Catalonia-specific public holidays in 2020.    
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April 24, 2019

  • Jordan
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  • Jordan 2019 Labour Day Public Holiday May 2
    Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman). The Jordanian Cabinet has announced that this year's annual International Labor Day non-working public holiday of Jordan would be observed on May 2, 2019.    
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April 23, 2019

  • Afghanistan
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  • Afghanistan Public Holidays April 29-May 3
    Source: Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul). The government of Afghanistan has declared a five day period of public holidays in Kabul from April 29-May 3, on account of the upcoming Loya Jirga tribal conference.    
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  • Paraguay
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  • Paraguay Confirms May 2019 Public Holidays
    Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción). The Paraguayan head of presidential decrees has released a communique confirming that all 3 of Paraguay's May 2019 public holidays would be observed on their set date ("Los tres siguientes feriados -el 1, 14 y 15 de mayo- no se moverán de sus días, como ocurrió en otros casos").    
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April 22, 2019

  • India
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  • India 2019 Haryana Public Holidays Amended
    Source: Government of Haryana (Chandigarh). The government of the Indian State of Haryana has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Sunday, May 12, 2019, on account of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.    
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April 21, 2019

  • Ecuador
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  • Ecuador Labour Day Public Holiday May 3
    Source: Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica (ANDES). Ecuador's Ministerio de Turismo has confirmed that the 2019 public holiday in Ecuador for Labour Day would be observed on Friday, May 3, 2019.    
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April 20, 2019

  • France
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  • France Mulls Cancelling Another Public Holiday
    Source: LCI (Paris). The French government is reportedly, once again, considering the conversion of another public holiday into a working public holiday to finance long-term dependency of the elderly population.    
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April 19, 2019

  • Mauritius
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  • Mauritius Mulls September 9 Papal Public Holiday
    Source: Mauritius News Information Portal (Port-Louis). Mauritius' government has been under pressure to declare Monday, September 9, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius, on account of the visit of Pope Francis to the island.    
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April 18, 2019

  • Armenia
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  • Armenia Rules-Out April 22 Public Holiday
    Source: Armenian News Agency (ARMENPRESS). The Government of Armenia has announced that, contrary to past years, Monday, April 22, 2019, would not be a non-working public holiday in Armenia, on account of the upcoming "Day after the Holy Resurrection of Christ" (Merelotz).    
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  • Kyrgyzstan
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  • Kyrgyzstan May 2019 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Kabar Kyrgyz National News Agency (Bishkek). The Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan has announced that Kyrgyzstanis will be on public holidays from May 9-12, 2019, inclusively.    
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  • Mozambique
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  • Mozambique Declares Public Holiday For April 19
    Source: Agencia de Informção de Moçambique (Maputo). Mozambique's Minister of Labour (Ministra do Trabalho, Emprego e Segurança Social - MITESS), Vitória Dias Diogo, has announced a one-off non-working public sector holidays in Mozambique, on April 19, 2019, on account of Good Friday.    
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  • Spain
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  • Spain 2020 La Rioja Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Boletin Oficial De La Rioja (La Rioja). The Consejo de Gobierno of Spain's Autonomous Region of La Rioja, has announced its annual list of regional public holidays in La Rioja for the upcoming calendar year 2020 ("Consejo de Gobierno ha aprobado hoy las 12 fiestas laborales para todo el territorio de la Comunidad de La Rioja para el año 2020").    
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