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June 24, 2021 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Uganda
  • Uganda
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  • Ugandan Covid-19 Prayer Public Holiday June 25
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, has declared Friday, June 25, 2021, as a one-off public holiday in Uganda, "to enable the country to hold prayers to seek for God's intervention on the pandemic". (full story)    
  • Ugandan Covid-19 Prayer Public Holiday June 25
    Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala). The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, has declared Friday, June 25, 2021, as a one-off public holiday in Uganda, "to enable the country to hold prayers to seek for God's intervention on the pandemic".    

June 23, 2021

  • Spain
  • Spain
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  • Canaries 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Diario de Avisos (Santa Cruz De Tenerife). The Consejo de Gobierno of the regional government of Spain's autonomous region of las Islas Canarias, has announced the official list of 2022 Spanish regional non-working public holidays in the Canaries Islands ("calendario laboral al que a las cuatro fiestas de ámbito nacional se suman siete elegidas por la Comunidad Autónoma"). (full story)    
  • Canaries 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Diario de Avisos (Santa Cruz De Tenerife). The Consejo de Gobierno of the regional government of Spain's autonomous region of las Islas Canarias, has announced the official list of 2022 Spanish regional non-working public holidays in the Canaries Islands ("calendario laboral al que a las cuatro fiestas de ámbito nacional se suman siete elegidas por la Comunidad Autónoma").    
  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Chandigarh Declares June 24 Sant Kabir Jayanti Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has released the vide notification No.6/1/1-IH(I)-2021/8592, which declares Thursday, June 24, 2021, as a public holiday in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, on account of Sant Kabir Jayanti. (full story)    
  • Chandigarh Declares June 24 Sant Kabir Jayanti Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has released the vide notification No.6/1/1-IH(I)-2021/8592, which declares Thursday, June 24, 2021, as a public holiday in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, on account of Sant Kabir Jayanti.    
  • South Korea
  • South Korea
  • full story
  • South Korean Substitute Public Holidays Bill Forced Through Committee
    Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul). The ruling Democratic Party of Korea has unilaterally passed through the parliamentary public administration committee, the Transfer Holiday Expansion Law which had been blocked there for the past week. (full story)    
  • South Korean Substitute Public Holidays Bill Forced Through Committee
    Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul). The ruling Democratic Party of Korea has unilaterally passed through the parliamentary public administration committee, the Transfer Holiday Expansion Law which had been blocked there for the past week.    

June 22, 2021

  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Castilla La-Mancha 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha (DOCM). The Consejería de Economía, Empresas y Empleo de Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla La-Mancha, Patricia Franco Jiménez, has announced the annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Región of Castilla La-Mancha for the upcoming calendar year 2022 ("calendario laboral de las fiestas laborales de carácter retribuido y no recuperable en el año 2022, en Castilla-La Mancha"). (full story)    
  • Castilla La-Mancha 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha (DOCM). The Consejería de Economía, Empresas y Empleo de Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla La-Mancha, Patricia Franco Jiménez, has announced the annual list of regional non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Región of Castilla La-Mancha for the upcoming calendar year 2022 ("calendario laboral de las fiestas laborales de carácter retribuido y no recuperable en el año 2022, en Castilla-La Mancha").    
  • USA (United States)
  • USA (United States)
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  • USA Bank Holidays 2022-2025 Amended
    Source: The Federal Reserve System (Washington DC). The US Federal Reserve has released an updated list of bank holidays in the USA, when the US banks and financial markets will be closed, during the calendar years 2021-2025. (full story)    
  • USA Bank Holidays 2022-2025 Amended
    Source: The Federal Reserve System (Washington DC). The US Federal Reserve has released an updated list of bank holidays in the USA, when the US banks and financial markets will be closed, during the calendar years 2021-2025.    

June 21, 2021

  • USA (United States)
  • USA (United States)
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  • USA Amends 2021 Federal Public Sector Holidays
    Source: The White House (Washington DC). The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the chief human resources agency and personnel policy manager for the US Federal Government, has released a revised list of the federal public holidays in the USA for the calendar year 2021. (full story)    
  • USA Amends 2021 Federal Public Sector Holidays
    Source: The White House (Washington DC). The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the chief human resources agency and personnel policy manager for the US Federal Government, has released a revised list of the federal public holidays in the USA for the calendar year 2021.    

June 20, 2021

  • Croatia
  • Croatia
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  • Croatian June 25 Independence Day Not A Public Holiday
    Source: Government of the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb). The Government of Croatia has confirmed that the upcoming Independence Day holiday, on June 25, was a working memorial day replacing the Statehood Day public holiday that had been observed for almost 20 years. (full story)    
  • Croatian June 25 Independence Day Not A Public Holiday
    Source: Government of the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb). The Government of Croatia has confirmed that the upcoming Independence Day holiday, on June 25, was a working memorial day replacing the Statehood Day public holiday that had been observed for almost 20 years.    

June 19, 2021

  • Canada
  • Canada
  • full story
  • Canada Bank Holidays Amended For 2021
    Source: Bank of Canada - Banque du Canada (Ottawa). The Bank of Canada, Canada's central bank, has released an amended version of its previously-released list of 2021 bank holidays in Canada. (full story)    
  • Canada Bank Holidays Amended For 2021
    Source: Bank of Canada - Banque du Canada (Ottawa). The Bank of Canada, Canada's central bank, has released an amended version of its previously-released list of 2021 bank holidays in Canada.    

June 18, 2021

  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • full story
  • Indonesia Might Cancel More Public Holidays In 2021
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesia's Manpower Minister, Ida Fauziyah, has announced that she would soon be issuing a circular letter containing a revised version of the 2021 public holidays in Indonesia ("The government has decided to revise two public holidays and suspend one collective leave"). (full story)    
  • Indonesia Might Cancel More Public Holidays In 2021
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesia's Manpower Minister, Ida Fauziyah, has announced that she would soon be issuing a circular letter containing a revised version of the 2021 public holidays in Indonesia ("The government has decided to revise two public holidays and suspend one collective leave").    

June 17, 2021

  • Bolivia
  • Bolivia
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  • Bolivian Public Holiday June 21
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz). The Bolivian Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Welfare has issued a communiqué which confirms that the upcoming Año Nuevo Andino Amazónico annual non-working public holiday of Bolivia would be observed on Monday, June 21, 2021, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy to mark the Andean Amazonian Chaco New Year 5529. (full story)    
  • Bolivian Public Holiday June 21
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (La Paz). The Bolivian Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Welfare has issued a communiqué which confirms that the upcoming Año Nuevo Andino Amazónico annual non-working public holiday of Bolivia would be observed on Monday, June 21, 2021, in all sectors of the Bolivian economy to mark the Andean Amazonian Chaco New Year 5529.    
  • Chile
  • Chile
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  • Chilean Indigenous Peoples Public Holiday Officialized
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso). Chile's Congress has approved the addition of the Indigenous Peoples Public Holiday on the date of the southern hemisphere's winter solstice, unanimously in the Senate, and by 120 for, 4 against and 2 abstentions, in the Chamber of Deputies. (full story)    
  • Chilean Indigenous Peoples Public Holiday Officialized
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso). Chile's Congress has approved the addition of the Indigenous Peoples Public Holiday on the date of the southern hemisphere's winter solstice, unanimously in the Senate, and by 120 for, 4 against and 2 abstentions, in the Chamber of Deputies.    

June 16, 2021

  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • full story
  • Indonesia Might Cancel More Public Holidays In 2021
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, has announced that the government was that the government was reviewing the remaining public holidays for the year 2021, and that it may cancel any necessary remaining public holidays to prevent another post-holiday COVID-19 surge ("We had a meeting yesterday with the president to discuss holidays, be it collective leave or individual leave, until December"). (full story)    
  • Indonesia Might Cancel More Public Holidays In 2021
    Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta). Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, has announced that the government was that the government was reviewing the remaining public holidays for the year 2021, and that it may cancel any necessary remaining public holidays to prevent another post-holiday COVID-19 surge ("We had a meeting yesterday with the president to discuss holidays, be it collective leave or individual leave, until December").    
  • Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico
  • full story
  • Puerto Rico Governor Officializes Return of 2 Public Holidays
    Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO). The Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Rafael Pierluisi Urrutia, has signed and thus enacted into law, the Senate Bill 86 which restores the Day of the Constitution of Puerto Rico and the Day of José Celso Barbosa as annual public holidays, on July 25 and 27, for public employees. (full story)    
  • Puerto Rico Governor Officializes Return of 2 Public Holidays
    Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO). The Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Rafael Pierluisi Urrutia, has signed and thus enacted into law, the Senate Bill 86 which restores the Day of the Constitution of Puerto Rico and the Day of José Celso Barbosa as annual public holidays, on July 25 and 27, for public employees.    
  • South Korea
  • South Korea
  • full story
  • South Korean Substitute Public Holidays Extension Bill Stalled
    Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul). The Public Administration and Security Committee of the South Korean National Assembly has postponed the consideration of the Transfer Holiday Expansion Law due to divergences on the inclusion of Saturdays as triggers for substitute public holidays, as well as the pressure from business lobbies which feel it would be better to "go in the direction of promoting the current 70% level of annual leave utilization". (full story)    
  • South Korean Substitute Public Holidays Extension Bill Stalled
    Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul). The Public Administration and Security Committee of the South Korean National Assembly has postponed the consideration of the Transfer Holiday Expansion Law due to divergences on the inclusion of Saturdays as triggers for substitute public holidays, as well as the pressure from business lobbies which feel it would be better to "go in the direction of promoting the current 70% level of annual leave utilization".    

June 15, 2021

  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • full story
  • Malaysian 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur). Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office have jointly issued the annual official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2022 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2022 containing the list of official national non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2022 as well as the state-specific regional non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2022. (full story)    
  • Malaysian 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur). Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office have jointly issued the annual official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2022 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2022 containing the list of official national non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2022 as well as the state-specific regional non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2022.    

June 14, 2021

  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • full story
  • South African 2023 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). The South African Government Communication and Information System has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in South Africa for the calendar year 2023. (full story)    
  • South African 2023 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). The South African Government Communication and Information System has announced the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in South Africa for the calendar year 2023.    

June 13, 2021

  • Iran
  • Iran
  • full story
  • Iranian 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis). The Iranian government has announced the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Iran for the year 2022. (full story)    
  • Iranian 2022 Public Holidays Announced
    Source: Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis). The Iranian government has announced the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Iran for the year 2022.    

June 12, 2021

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Chandigarh Declares June 14 Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has released the vide notification No.6/1/1-IH(I)-2021/8121, which declares Monday, June 14, 2021, as now a public holiday in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, on account of the Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji. (full story)    
  • Chandigarh Declares June 14 Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji Public Holiday
    Source: Government of Chandigarh (Chandigarh). The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has released the vide notification No.6/1/1-IH(I)-2021/8121, which declares Monday, June 14, 2021, as now a public holiday in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, on account of the Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji.    
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • full story
  • Russian Capital Declares June 15-19 Public Holidays
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). Due to the current record number of Covid-19 infections, Sergei Sobyanin, the mayor of Moscow, Russia's capital, has declared a non-working week, with non-essential workers told to stay home, from June 15-19, 2021 ("To stop the growth of infections and to save people's lives, today I signed a decree providing for non-working days between June 15-19"). (full story)    
  • Russian Capital Declares June 15-19 Public Holidays
    Source: ITAR-TASS (Moscow). Due to the current record number of Covid-19 infections, Sergei Sobyanin, the mayor of Moscow, Russia's capital, has declared a non-working week, with non-essential workers told to stay home, from June 15-19, 2021 ("To stop the growth of infections and to save people's lives, today I signed a decree providing for non-working days between June 15-19").    

June 11, 2021

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Himachal Pradesh Panchayat Public Holiday October 13
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has declared Maha Ashtami on October 13, 2021, as an additional restricted holiday. (full story)    
  • Himachal Pradesh Panchayat Public Holiday October 13
    Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla). The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has declared Maha Ashtami on October 13, 2021, as an additional restricted holiday.    

June 10, 2021

  • Spain
  • Spain
  • full story
  • Galicia 2022 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 2022. (full story)    
  • Galicia 2022 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 2022.    
  • Romania
  • Romania
  • full story
  • Romania Declares National Independence Day Holiday
    Source: Mediafax (Bucharest). The Romanian Chamber of Deputies has adopted a bill that declares May 10th as a new holiday in Romania for Romania's National Independence Day. (full story)    
  • Romania Declares National Independence Day Holiday
    Source: Mediafax (Bucharest). The Romanian Chamber of Deputies has adopted a bill that declares May 10th as a new holiday in Romania for Romania's National Independence Day.    

June 9, 2021

  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan
  • full story
  • Kazakhstan July 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Government of Kazakhstan has announced that July 4-6, 2021, would be non-working public holidays in Kazakhstan, on account of the upcoming Day of the Capital annual non-working public holiday of Kazakhstan, and the corresponding transfer of rest days in 2021 in Kazakhstan. (full story)    
  • Kazakhstan July 2021 Public Holidays
    Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana). The Government of Kazakhstan has announced that July 4-6, 2021, would be non-working public holidays in Kazakhstan, on account of the upcoming Day of the Capital annual non-working public holiday of Kazakhstan, and the corresponding transfer of rest days in 2021 in Kazakhstan.    
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
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  • Nigerian Public Holiday June 14
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). Nigerian Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement issued and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Shuaib Belgore, has announced that the Federal Government had declared Monday, June 14, 2021, as a public holiday in Nigeria, due to June 12 falling on a Saturday in 2021 ("the day is set aside to celebrate this year’s Democracy Day"). (full story)    
  • Nigerian Public Holiday June 14
    Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja). Nigerian Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement issued and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Shuaib Belgore, has announced that the Federal Government had declared Monday, June 14, 2021, as a public holiday in Nigeria, due to June 12 falling on a Saturday in 2021 ("the day is set aside to celebrate this year’s Democracy Day").    

June 8, 2021

  • India
  • India
  • full story
  • Indian Central Government 2022 Public Holidays Released
    Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (New Delhi). India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has released the F.No.12/3/2021-JCA-2 ("Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2022") containing its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the upcoming calendar year 2022. (full story)    
  • Indian Central Government 2022 Public Holidays Released
    Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (New Delhi). India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has released the F.No.12/3/2021-JCA-2 ("Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2022") containing its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the upcoming calendar year 2022.    

June 7, 2021

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
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  • Algerian Electoral Public Holiday June 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 Saturday, June 12, 2021, 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 June 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 Saturday, June 12, 2021, 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.    
  • Belarus
  • Belarus
  • full story
  • Belarus Adds Day of People's Unity Holiday
    Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk). Belarus President, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has signed Decree No.206 which amends the Decree No.157 of 26 March 1998, "On national holidays, public holidays, and commemorative dates in the Republic of Belarus", by establishing a new annual holiday, the Day of People's Unity, on September 17. (full story)    
  • Belarus Adds Day of People's Unity Holiday
    Source: The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk). Belarus President, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has signed Decree No.206 which amends the Decree No.157 of 26 March 1998, "On national holidays, public holidays, and commemorative dates in the Republic of Belarus", by establishing a new annual holiday, the Day of People's Unity, on September 17.    
  • Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica
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  • Costa Rica Mulls June 21 Fathers Day Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). Costa Rican president, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, has announced that his government would no longer pursue the legislative plan to move this year's Father's Day to Monday, June 21, 2021, and declare that date as a non-mandatory pay holiday in order to create a new long weekend to reactivate tourism. (full story)    
  • Costa Rica Mulls June 21 Fathers Day Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de Costa Rica (San José). Costa Rican president, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, has announced that his government would no longer pursue the legislative plan to move this year's Father's Day to Monday, June 21, 2021, and declare that date as a non-mandatory pay holiday in order to create a new long weekend to reactivate tourism.    

June 6, 2021

  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
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  • Guatemala Army Day Public Holiday June 28
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). Guatemala's Ministry of Labour and Social Security (Mintrab) has announced that the upcoming Día del Ejército annual, June 30, public holiday of Guatemala, would next be observed on Monday, June 28, 2021 ("Informó a los trabajadores y empleadores que el descanso corresponde al lunes 30 de junio, de acuerdo con lo establecido en el decreto legislativo 42-2010 y sus reformas"). (full story)    
  • Guatemala Army Day Public Holiday June 28
    Source: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala). Guatemala's Ministry of Labour and Social Security (Mintrab) has announced that the upcoming Día del Ejército annual, June 30, public holiday of Guatemala, would next be observed on Monday, June 28, 2021 ("Informó a los trabajadores y empleadores que el descanso corresponde al lunes 30 de junio, de acuerdo con lo establecido en el decreto legislativo 42-2010 y sus reformas").    
  • South Korea
  • South Korea
  • full story
  • South Korea Mulls Substitute Public Holidays Extension
    Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul). The South Korean National Assembly, with bipartisan support from the ruling Democratic Party of Korea and the opposition People Power Party, is accelerating the pace in considering a bill which would expand the current substitute holiday system, so that substitute public holidays are declared when more of the annual South Korean public holidays fall on a Sunday or a weekend. (full story)    
  • South Korea Mulls Substitute Public Holidays Extension
    Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul). The South Korean National Assembly, with bipartisan support from the ruling Democratic Party of Korea and the opposition People Power Party, is accelerating the pace in considering a bill which would expand the current substitute holiday system, so that substitute public holidays are declared when more of the annual South Korean public holidays fall on a Sunday or a weekend.    

June 5, 2021

  • Tonga
  • Tonga
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  • Tongan Emancipation Public Holiday June 7
    Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications (Nuku'alofa). Tonga's Prime Minister's Office has issued a communiqué confirming that the upcoming Emancipation Day annual non-working public holiday of Tonga, would be observed on Monday, June 7, 2021, as per the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2010" (Act No. 10 of 2010). (full story)    
  • Tongan Emancipation Public Holiday June 7
    Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications (Nuku'alofa). Tonga's Prime Minister's Office has issued a communiqué confirming that the upcoming Emancipation Day annual non-working public holiday of Tonga, would be observed on Monday, June 7, 2021, as per the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2010" (Act No. 10 of 2010).    

June 4, 2021

  • Russia
  • Russia
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  • Russian 2022 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 2022", 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 2022. (full story)    
  • Russian 2022 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 2022", 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 2022.    

June 2, 2021

  • Hungary
  • Hungary
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  • Hungary 2022 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (Budapest). The annual list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2022, as announced by the Government of Hungary, upon the recommendation of the Hungarian National Economy Minister, has been officially gazetted in the Hungarian Gazette (Magyar Közlöny 2021. évi 100. szám), and signed by László Palkovics, the Hungarian Minister for Innovation and Technology. (full story)    
  • Hungary 2022 Public Holidays Gazetted
    Source: Kormányzat Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (Budapest). The annual list of official non-working public holidays in Hungary for the calendar year 2022, as announced by the Government of Hungary, upon the recommendation of the Hungarian National Economy Minister, has been officially gazetted in the Hungarian Gazette (Magyar Közlöny 2021. évi 100. szám), and signed by László Palkovics, the Hungarian Minister for Innovation and Technology.    
  • Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico
  • full story
  • Puerto Rico House of Representatives Approves Return of 2 Public Holidays
    Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO). The House of Representatives of Puerto Rico has approved a house version of Senate Bill 86, whose aim is to restore the Day of the Constitution of Puerto Rico and the Day of José Celso Barbosa as annual public holidays, respectively on July 25 and 27, for public employees. (full story)    
  • Puerto Rico House of Representatives Approves Return of 2 Public Holidays
    Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO). The House of Representatives of Puerto Rico has approved a house version of Senate Bill 86, whose aim is to restore the Day of the Constitution of Puerto Rico and the Day of José Celso Barbosa as annual public holidays, respectively on July 25 and 27, for public employees.    

June 1, 2021

  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
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  • Dominican Republic Corpus Christi Public Holiday June 3
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current public holidays legislation of the Dominican Republic, Thursday, June 3, 2021, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día Corpus Christi annual immovable non-working public holiday ("La fecha en la que se celebra la festividad religiosa, este jueves 3, no se cambia atendiendo al cumplimiento de la Ley 139-97 que establece la aplicación de los días feriados"). (full story)    
  • Dominican Republic Corpus Christi Public Holiday June 3
    Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo). The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current public holidays legislation of the Dominican Republic, Thursday, June 3, 2021, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día Corpus Christi annual immovable non-working public holiday ("La fecha en la que se celebra la festividad religiosa, este jueves 3, no se cambia atendiendo al cumplimiento de la Ley 139-97 que establece la aplicación de los días feriados").    

May 31, 2021

  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan
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  • Taiwan 2022 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei). The General Administration of Personnel and Administration of Taiwan's Executive Yuan has released its official annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2022, in accordance with the "Implementation Measures for Memorial Days and Holidays" regulations (紀念日及節日實施辦法). (full story)    
  • Taiwan 2022 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei). The General Administration of Personnel and Administration of Taiwan's Executive Yuan has released its official annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2022, in accordance with the "Implementation Measures for Memorial Days and Holidays" regulations (紀念日及節日實施辦法).    

May 29, 2021

  • Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong
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  • Hong Kong 2022 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSAR). The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has released its annual official list of the gazetted 2022 public holidays to be observed in Hong Kong ("General holidays for 2022" - 2022年公眾假期), in accordance with the Employment Ordinance and General Holidays Ordinance as well as amendments thereto, and in addition to the Statutory Holidays for 2022 as announced by the HKSAR Labour Department. (full story)    
  • Hong Kong 2022 Public Holidays Released
    Source: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSAR). The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has released its annual official list of the gazetted 2022 public holidays to be observed in Hong Kong ("General holidays for 2022" - 2022年公眾假期), in accordance with the Employment Ordinance and General Holidays Ordinance as well as amendments thereto, and in addition to the Statutory Holidays for 2022 as announced by the HKSAR Labour Department.    

May 28, 2021

  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
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  • Malaysia Maintains Agong Public Holiday On June 7
    Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur). Despite the announcement by the Istana Negara Comptroller of the Royal Household, Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, that all events in conjunction with the official birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, scheduled to take place in June, would be postponed, Istana Negara clearly spelled out that the associated public holiday would be maintained ("it has been decided that June 7 will still be declared as a public holiday in conjunction with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's birthday"). (full story)    
  • Malaysia Maintains Agong Public Holiday On June 7
    Source: Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Kuala Lumpur). Despite the announcement by the Istana Negara Comptroller of the Royal Household, Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, that all events in conjunction with the official birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, scheduled to take place in June, would be postponed, Istana Negara clearly spelled out that the associated public holiday would be maintained ("it has been decided that June 7 will still be declared as a public holiday in conjunction with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's birthday").    

May 27, 2021

  • Romania
  • Romania
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  • Romanian May 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out
    Source: Mediafax (Bucharest). The Romanian Minister of Labor, Raluca Turcan, has finally announced that the Romanian government had decided not to declare a one-off non-working public sector holiday on Monday, May 31, 2021, to link the upcoming June 1st, Children's Day public holiday of Romania with the preceding weekend. (full story)    
  • Romanian May 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out
    Source: Mediafax (Bucharest). The Romanian Minister of Labor, Raluca Turcan, has finally announced that the Romanian government had decided not to declare a one-off non-working public sector holiday on Monday, May 31, 2021, to link the upcoming June 1st, Children's Day public holiday of Romania with the preceding weekend.    

May 26, 2021

  • Chile
  • Chile
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  • Chilean Lower House Approves Indigenous Peoples Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso). Chile's Chamber of Deputies has approved the bill that would declare a new annual public holiday in Chile, to commemorate the National Day of Indigenous Peoples, on the Monday closest to June 24. (full story)    
  • Chilean Lower House Approves Indigenous Peoples Public Holiday
    Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso). Chile's Chamber of Deputies has approved the bill that would declare a new annual public holiday in Chile, to commemorate the National Day of Indigenous Peoples, on the Monday closest to June 24.    
  • Liberia
  • Liberia
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  • Liberian Religious Public Holidays Debate Postponed
    Source: Legislature of Liberia Senate (Monrovia). The Liberian Senate has postponed consideration of the religious public holidays legislation from Senator Edwin Snowe, which would allot public holidays for Muslims and Christians, due to the Senator needing to leave the chamber to catch a flight, and the legislative practice of requiring the legislation's initiator to be present at a bill's first reading. (full story)    
  • Liberian Religious Public Holidays Debate Postponed
    Source: Legislature of Liberia Senate (Monrovia). The Liberian Senate has postponed consideration of the religious public holidays legislation from Senator Edwin Snowe, which would allot public holidays for Muslims and Christians, due to the Senator needing to leave the chamber to catch a flight, and the legislative practice of requiring the legislation's initiator to be present at a bill's first reading.