Venezuelan 2017-2018 Year-End Public Holidays Extended
Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued a decree declaring afternoon, half-day public sector holidays in Venezuela, from December 20, 2017, until Sunday, January 7, 2018, inclusively.
Japan Mulls Cancellation of December 23 Public Holiday
The Japanese government is still deciding whether to keep December 23 as a national public holiday in Japan, beginning in 2019, after the abdication of Emperor Akihito on April 30, 2019, and Prince Naruhito's enthronement ceremony the following day.
Azerbaijani 2018 Public Holidays Completed
The Labor and Social Protection Ministry of Azerbaijan has approved the industry calendar and norms of working time in 2018, which finalizes the previously partially-released list of non-working public holidays in Azerbaijan, including Muslim Azeri public holidays, and "day in lieu" public holidays due to some of Azerbaijan's 2018 annual non-working public holidays falling on a weekend or on the same date as another of Azerbaijan's public holidays.
Nicaragua 2017-2018 Year-End Public Holidays
Nicaragua's Vicepresidenta de la República, Rosario Murillo, has announced that MITRAB ("Ministerio del Trabajo") had once again declared extended public sector non-working public holidays in Nicaragua centered around the Nicaraguan public holidays for Christmas 2017 and New Year's Day 2018.
Nigerian 2017-2018 Year-End Public Holidays
The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, via his Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Monday, December 25, 2017, Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Monday, January 1, 2018, as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria "for the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations".
Timor Leste Public Holiday December 26
The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to declare an additional year-end public sector holiday, on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.
Romania Rules-Out Extended Christmas Public Holidays
The Labor Minister of the Romanian Government, Lia Olguţa Vasilescu, has issues a statement, on the facebook page of her ministry, ruling-out any extension of the upcoming December 25 and 26 public holidays in Romania ("27, 28 and 29 December will not be free days").
Jordanian Year-End 2017-2018 Public Holidays Announced
Jordanian Prime Minister, Hani Al-Mulki, has issued a circular decreeing non-working public holidays in Jordan on Monday, December 25, 2017, and Monday, January 1, 2018.
Transdniestrian 2018 Public Holidays Extended
The President of Transdniestria, Vadim Krasnoselsky, has announced that he had instructed the Chairman of the PMR Government, Alexander Martynov, to extend the upcoming January 2018 public holidays in Transdniestria, to last a total of 9 consecutive days.
Ghana Public Holidays December 25-26
Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has announced that Monday and Tuesday, December 25 and 26, 2017, had been declared as statutory non-working public holidays in Ghana on account of the upcoming December 25 (Christmas Day) and December 26 (Boxing Day) annual public holidays in Ghana.
St. Kitts and Nevis Public Holiday December 19
The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Timothy Harris, after consultations with the Governor-General of St. Kitts and Nevis, S. W. Tapley Seaton, has declared a post-election public holiday in Nevis, tomorrow, Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
Philippines December 8 Public Holiday Sent To President
The House Bill 5241 declaring December 8 of every year a special national non-working public holiday in the Philippines, and which was recently adopted by the Philippines Senate as Senate Bill 1430, has now been forwarded to President Duterte for his signature into law.
Qatar Adds December 17 Public Holiday
After days of uncertainty as to whether anything would be done, this year, to compensate the fact that there is a single day gap between the 2017 annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, and the preceding Qatari weekend, the Qatari Government finally announced, earlier tonight, that it had declared Sunday, December 17, 2017, as a one-off public holiday in Qatar to link the annual National Day public holiday in Qatar, with the Qatari weekend.
India 2018 Uttarakhand Public Holidays Announced
The General Administration Principal Secretary of the Government of India's state of Uttarakhand, Radha Raturi, has announced the list of the days which will be non-working public holidays, government holidays and bank holidays, in India's state of Uttarakhand for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
Australian 2019 Queensland Public Holidays Announced
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 2019 in Australia's State of Queensland, taking into account all the changes to the annual non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Queensland of the past few years, including the relatively recent one concerning Easter Sunday.
Laos 2018 Public Holidays Announced
The Prime Minister’s Office of the government of Laos has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in Laos for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
Guyana 2017-2018 Year-End Public Holidays
The government of Guyana has announced, in the "Official Gazette Of Guyana" (271/2017 2783), the dates of the upcoming non-working public holidays in Guyana for the end of 2017 and the beginning of the calendar year 2018.
Vietnam 2018 Public Holidays Officialized
The Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, after consultation with its key ministers, has officially approved the Vietnamese public holidays 2018 calendar which had previously been submitted by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).
Portugal Public Holiday December 26
The government of Portugal, in a decree signed by the Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Prime Minister, António Costa, has declared a national public sector holiday ("tolerância de ponto") on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.
Andorra 2018 Public Holidays Announced
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 2018.
India 2018 Jammu and Kashmir Public Holidays Announced
The Government of India's state of Jammu and Kashmir has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Jammu and Kashmir for the upcoming calendar year 2018, with its release, yesterday, by the General Administration Department of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, of the "List of holidays for the calendar year-2018 under the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881" and the "List of holidays for the calendar year-2018".
Armenia Cuts New Year Public Holidays
As expected, at today's cabinet meeting, the Government of Armenia approved, by a unanimous vote, amendments to the law on holidays and memorable days which will reduce the number of non-working public holidays in Armenia around the "New Year" and "Armenian Christmas" annual public holidays of Armenia.
Latvian 2018 Public Holidays Confirmed
The government of Latvia's Ministry of Welfare has confirmed the 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 2018.
Philippines Amends 2017 and 2018 Public Holidays
Philippines Presidential Executive Secretary, Salvador Medialdea, has announced that, on authority of President Duterte, he had signed "Memorandum Circular no. 37" (MC 37), declaring Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Tuesday, January 2, 2018, as non-working public sector holidays in the Philippines, in addition to the previously released lists of official public holidays in the Philippines for the year 2017 and for the year 2018.
UAE New Year 2018 Public Holidays Finalized
The UAE's Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Nasser Bin Thani Al Hameli, has issued a circular stating that the upcoming private sector annual public holiday in the UAE for the upcoming Western New Year 2018 non-working public holidays in the UAE would be limited to one day, Monday, January 1, 2018.
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