Worldwide Public Holidays News and Updates January 2018


 
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This monthly recap of January 2018 worldwide public holidays news and updates, covering all the countries of the world, is based on our daily review of hundreds of on-line newspapers, government sites, and institutional sources, and over a decade of experience following worldwide public holidays, to place current events in context, and anticipate on possible future changes.

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Date

Country

News Item Summary

18-Jan-2018

Albania

Albanian Public Holidays Amendments (Source: Bank of Albania-Tirana) - Summary: The Council of Ministers of the government of Albania has approved an amendment to the law "On Official Holidays" which amends the previously declared list of public holidays in Albania for 2018, and future years, by replacing October19, the Day of Mother Teresa’s Beatification, by September 5, the day of her Canonization, as an annual non-working public holiday in Albania. Links: full story and other Albania news and updates.

17-Jan-2018

Bolivia

Bolivian Public Holidays January 22 Announced (Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communiqué announcing that Monday, January 22, 2018, would be observed as an official non-working public holiday ("feriado con suspensión de actividades públicas y privadas") throughout Bolivia to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the plurinational state of Bolivia ("Día de la Fundación del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia"). Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

16-Jan-2018

Saint Helena

Saint Helena 2018 Public Holidays Amended (Source: St Helena Government-Jamestown) - Summary: The Government of Saint Helena, at today's Executive Council Meeting, was advised by the Governor of Saint Helena that she had agreed to declare Friday, February 9, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Saint Helena, "to celebrate the occasion of the final scheduled voyage of the RMS St Helena from the Island". Links: full story and other Saint Helena news and updates.

15-Jan-2018

Moldova

Moldova 2018 Public Holidays Extension Draft (Source: Agentia Informationala de Stat-Moldpres) - Summary: The government of Moldova has posted an online draft version of the extension to the list of 2018 annual non-working public holidays in Moldova ("Proiect H.G. Cu privire la transferul unor zile de odihna în anul 2018"), which would add 4 one-off 2018 non-working public holidays in Moldova to the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Moldova for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Moldova news and updates.

14-Jan-2018

India

India 2018 Kerala Public Holidays Amended (Source: Government of Kerala-Thiruvananthapuram) - Summary: The Government of India's state of Kerala has amended its previously-released annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Kerala for the upcoming calendar year 2018, with the declaration of a regional public holiday on Monday, January 15, 2018. Links: full story and other India news and updates.

14-Jan-2018

South Africa

South African 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Source: South African Government Communication and Information System-GCIS) - Summary: 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 2019. Links: full story and other South Africa news and updates.

14-Jan-2018

Dominica

Dominica 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Office of the Prime Minister) - Summary: The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released its annual official list of the Dominica bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Dominica, for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Dominica news and updates.

13-Jan-2018

Australia

Australian Victoria 2019 Public Holidays (Source: State Government of Victoria-Melbourne) - Summary: The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the list of annual official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

13-Jan-2018

Macedonia

Macedonian 2018 Theophany Public Holiday (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Friday, January 19, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday for believers of the Orthodox religion in Macedonia on account of the upcoming Orthodox Epiphany (Theophany or Vodici) annual sectorial non-working public holiday of Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

13-Jan-2018

Netherlands

Netherlands 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Nieuwsoverzicht Rijksoverheid-Amsterdam) - Summary: The Dutch Government (the government of the Netherlands) has released its list of official non-working public holidays in the Netherlands for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Netherlands news and updates.

12-Jan-2018

Malaysia

Malaysia Amends 2018 Perlis Public Holidays (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kangar) - Summary: The Chief Minister’s Office of Malaysia's state of Perlis has announced that the state government of Perlis had decided to move the date of the annual public holiday in Malaysia's state of Perlis for the Birthday of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Perlis from May 17 to July 17, 2018. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

12-Jan-2018

Nepal

Nepal Could Cancel January 18 Public Holiday (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: The District Executive Committee Chairman of the Lamjung Tamang Ghedung Association, Ajay Tamang, has asked the Government of Nepal to cancel the upcoming, January 18, 2018, non-working public holiday of Nepal for the Sonam Lhosar Tamang New Year, as that date had been listed erroneously in the official Nepali Calendar. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

12-Jan-2018

San Marino

San Marino 2018 Public Holidays Released (Source: Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino-San Marino) - Summary: San Marino's Central Bank has published the San Marino Government's annual official list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in San Marino for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other San Marino news and updates.

11-Jan-2018

Ukraine

Ukraine 2018 Public Holidays Finalized (Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine-Kiev) - Summary: Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has formally approved the list of the official non-working public holidays in 2018 in the Ukraine, including the transfer of 5 bridge working days to a nearby weekend. Links: full story and other Ukraine news and updates.

11-Jan-2018

Panama

Panama 2018 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Banco Nacional de Panamá-Panama City) - Summary: The Banco Nacional de Panamá ("Entidad regulada y supervisada por la Superintendencia de Bancos de Panamá") has released its annual list of bank holidays and public holidays in Panama for the calendar year 2018 ("Días feriados no laborables de la red ACH"). Links: full story and other Panama news and updates.

10-Jan-2018

Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island 2018 Public Holidays Gazetted (Source: Norfolk Island Government Gazette-Kingston) - Summary: The Administrator of the Australian Territory of Norfolk Island has released the official annual list of non-working public holidays in Norfolk Island for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Norfolk Island news and updates.

10-Jan-2018

Algeria

Algeria Amazigh New Year Public Holiday Amendment (Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique-Algiers) - Summary: The Algerian Government has announced that it had approved, in Cabinet, amendments to the Algerian public holidays legislation, which would make permanent the recent declaration of Amazigh (aka. Berber) New Year as a new public holiday in Algeria ("Lors de sa réunion du mercredi 10 janvier, le Gouvernement a endossé un amendement à la loi fixant la liste des fêtes légales qui inclura ainsi le jour de l’An Amazigh correspondant au 12 janvier. Cet amendement poursuivra son parcours à travers le Conseil des ministres pour aboutir bientôt au Parlement"). Links: full story and other Algeria news and updates.

9-Jan-2018

East Timor

Timor Leste 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Komunikadu Imprensa Sekretaria Estadu Konsellu Ministru Timor-Leste-Dili) - Summary: 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 2018 (Feriadu sira iha tinan 2017). Links: full story and other East Timor news and updates.

9-Jan-2018

Kiribati

Kiribati 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Kiribati Public Service Office-Bairiki) - Summary: The government of Kiribati has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays for the 2018 calendar year. Links: full story and other Kiribati news and updates.

9-Jan-2018

Malaysia

Malaysian 2019 Islamic Public Holidays Announced (Source: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia-Jakim) - Summary: Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its annual Islamic calendar of public holidays in Malaysia for the western year 2019 (corresponding to 1440-1441 AH). Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.

9-Jan-2018

Malta

Malta 2018 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Malta Bankers Association-Valetta) - Summary: The Malta Bankers' Association has released its annual list of bank holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2018; dates when banks in Malta will be closed in addition to the previously-announced 2018 general non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

8-Jan-2018

Nepal

Nepalese Prithvi Public Holiday January 11 (Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs-Kathmandu) - Summary: A spokesperson for the Ministry of General Administration of the government of Nepal has announced that the government of Nepal had declared Thursday, January 11, 2018, as a non-working public holidays on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the unifier of modern Nepal, Prithvi Narayan Shah. Links: full story and other Nepal news and updates.

8-Jan-2018

Botswana

Botswana 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Botswana Press Agency-Gaborone) - Summary: The government of Botswana has released its annual list of official non-working bank holidays and public holidays in Botswana for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Botswana news and updates.

8-Jan-2018

Seychelles

Seychelles 2018 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Seychelles-Victoria) - Summary: The Central Bank of the Seychelles has released its annual list of the official bank holidays in the Seychelles for the calendar year 2018 as related to the list of official public holidays in the Seychelles. Links: full story and other Seychelles news and updates.

7-Jan-2018

Australia

South Australian 2020 Public Holidays Released (Source: Government of South Australia SafeWork SA-Adelaide) - Summary: The Government of the Australian State of South Australia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of South Australia for the calendar year 2020, including the current status of Adelaide Cup public holiday. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

7-Jan-2018

New Caledonia

New Caledonia 2018 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: Medef Nouvelle-Calédonie-Nouméa) - Summary: The government of New Caledonia, following its earlier release of the list of non-working public holidays in New Caledonia in 2018, has released its annual expanded list of bank holidays for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other New Caledonia news and updates.

7-Jan-2018

Bénin

Benin Vaudoun Public Holiday January 10 (Source: Site officiel du gouvernement du Bénin-Cotonou) - Summary: Late Friday night, the Ministry of Labour of the government of Benin released a communiqué announcing that Wednesday, January 10, 2018, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Bénin on account of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Bénin for the "célébration des cultes endogènes" (traditional religions day). Links: full story and other Bénin news and updates.

6-Jan-2018

Japan

Japanese 2019 Bank and Public Holidays Announced (Source: The Bank of Japan-Tokyo) - Summary: The Bank of Japan (Japan's central bank) has released its annual list of official national holidays, public holidays and bank holidays in Japan for the calendar year 2019. Links: full story and other Japan news and updates.

6-Jan-2018

Cambodia

Cambodia 2018 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: National Bank of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) - Summary: The National Bank of Cambodia (Cambodia's Central Bank) has released a communiqué establishing Cambodia's annual list of bank holidays for the calendar year 2018, in line with the previously-announced list of official non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Cambodia news and updates.

6-Jan-2018

USA

USA Bank Holidays 2022 Announced (Source: The Federal Reserve System-Washington DC) - Summary: The US Federal Reserve has announced the list of USA bank holidays when the US banks and financial markets will be closed for the calendar year 2022. Links: full story and other USA (United States) news and updates.

6-Jan-2018

Egypt

Egyptian 2018 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) - Summary: Egypt's Central Bank has released its annual list of 2018 bank holidays in Egypt, dates when all Egyptian banks will be closed in the calendar year 2018, corresponding generally to the list of official non-working public holidays in Egypt in 2018. Links: full story and other Egypt news and updates.

6-Jan-2018

Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands 2018 Public Holidays Released (Source: Office of the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands-Majuro) - Summary: The government of the Marshall Islands has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in the Marshall Islands for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Marshall Islands news and updates.

6-Jan-2018

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) - Summary: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has released its official list of Trinidad and Tobago bank holidays and of non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Trinidad and Tobago news and updates.

6-Jan-2018

Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2018 Bank Holidays Announced (Source: The Central Bank of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) - Summary: Bangladesh's Central Bank (Bangladesh Bank) has released its annual list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Bangladesh news and updates.

5-Jan-2018

Malta

Malta 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Malta Department of Information-Government of Malta) - Summary: Malta's Government has published its annual official list of Malta national holidays and non-working public holidays in Malta for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Malta news and updates.

5-Jan-2018

Morocco

Morocco Mulls Amazigh Public Holiday (Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) - Summary: The spokesperson for the Government of Morocco, El Othmani Mustapha Khalfi, has announced that the Government of Morocco was considering the declaration of January 13 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Morocco on the occasion of the Amazigh New Year. Links: full story and other Morocco news and updates.

5-Jan-2018

Tonga

Tongan 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications-Nuku'alofa) - Summary: Tonga's Ministry of Information and Communications in conjunction with the Prime Minister's Office of the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, has issued a communiqué announcing its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Tonga for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Tonga news and updates.

5-Jan-2018

Latvia

Latvian 2018 Public Holidays Amended Again (Source: The Welfare Ministry of the Government of Latvia-Riga) - Summary: The government of Latvia has released another amended version of its previously-released list of 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. Links: full story and other Latvia news and updates.

5-Jan-2018

Bolivia

Bolivian 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social-La Paz) - Summary: Bolivia's Minister of Labour has issued a communique confirming the dates of the annual non-working public holidays in Bolivia for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Bolivia news and updates.

4-Jan-2018

Bulgaria

Bulgarian 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria-Sofia) - Summary: The Bulgarian Government has released its annual list of regular non-working public holidays and day in lieu public holidays in Bulgaria for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Bulgaria news and updates.

4-Jan-2018

Chile

Chile Votes January 16 Public Holiday (Source: Senado-Valparaiso) - Summary: Chile's Senate has voted the Boletín 11544-06 which declares Tuesday, January 16, 2018, as an additional non-working public holiday in Chile to coincide with Pope Francis' visit to Santiago, in line with what was done for the following days' visits of Pope Francis to the regions of La Araucanía and Tarapacá. Links: full story and other Chile news and updates.

4-Jan-2018

Macedonia

Macedonian Christmas 2018 Public Holidays (Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) - Summary: Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Sunday, January 7th, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Macedonia "for all citizens of the Republic of Macedonia" on account of the upcoming annual "first day of Christmas by the Orthodox calendar" annual non-working public holiday of Macedonia. Links: full story and other Macedonia news and updates.

3-Jan-2018

Saint Helena

Saint Helena 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: St Helena Government-Jamestown) - Summary: The Government of Saint Helena, has released its list of official non-working public holidays in Saint Helena, for the calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Saint Helena news and updates.

3-Jan-2018

Australia

Western Australia 2020 Public Holidays Released (Source: Western Australia Department of Labour Relations and Commerce-Perth) - Summary: The Government of the Australian State of Western Australia has released it annual list of the official non-working public holidays in the Australian State of Western Australia for the calendar year 2020. Links: full story and other Australia news and updates.

2-Jan-2018

Swaziland

Swaziland Incwala Public Holiday January 5 (Source: Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs-Mbabane) - Summary: Swaziland's Home Affairs Minister, Princess Tsandzile, has announced that the upcoming Incwala annual non-working public holiday in Swaziland would occur on Friday, January 5, 2018. Links: full story and other Swaziland news and updates.

2-Jan-2018

Morocco

Morocco 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) - Summary: Morocco has released its annual list of non-working public holidays in Morocco for the upcoming calendar year 2018. Links: full story and other Morocco news and updates.

1-Jan-2018

Bhutan

Bhutanese Public Holiday January 2 (Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan-Thimphu) - Summary: The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Tuesday, January 2, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming Nyilo (Winter Solstice), annual Bhutanese non-working public holiday. Links: full story and other Bhutan news and updates.


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