Public Holiday News

This page lists news items related to public holidays around the world.

Keeping up to date with changes to holidays can be more difficult than you might think with events that essentially happen each year. To help keep everyone updated on public holidays news, we issue news releases in English that are not covered by other news agencies.

News Releases from

Date Country/Region News Item
27 Sep 2018 Nigeria FG declare Monday 1 October as public holiday
20 Sep 2018 Trinidad and Tobago Divali holiday to be held on 6 November 2018
14 Sep 2018 Pakistan Pakistan Government announces public holidays on 9th, 10th Muharram
17 Aug 2018 Philippines Philippines public holidays for 2019 announced
02 Jul 2018 Taiwan Taiwan public holidays for 2019 announced
06 Jun 2018 Nigeria Democracy Day moved to 12th June from 2019
11 May 2018 Hong Kong Hong Kong public holidays for 2019 announced
10 May 2018 Malaysia 10 and 11 May 2018 announced as public holidays in Malaysia
24 Apr 2018 United Arab Emirates Resolution pertaining to public holidays in Dubai
11 Apr 2018 Malaysia Malaysia declares May 9 election day a national holiday
11 Apr 2018 United Arab Emirates UAE confirms Isra'a Wal Mi'raj holiday date for public and private sectors
04 Apr 2018 Singapore Singapore public holidays for 2019 announced
29 Dec 2017 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates public holidays for 2018 announced
02 Aug 2016 La Rioja, Spain La Rioja public holidays for 2017 approved
09 Jun 2016 Russia Russia announces proposals for public holidays for 2017

We also monitor news agencies and government websites to track changes and news affecting any public holidays around the world. Below we list the latest news items from these sources.

Latest News

Date Country/Region News Item
16 Oct 2018 Haryana, India Dussehra holiday on October 19
12 Oct 2018 Chhattisgarh, India Nov 12 and Nov 20, Polling day is public holiday
12 Oct 2018 Japan Japan mulls 10-day holidays around 2019 imperial succession
10 Oct 2018 Mongolia November 8 and 26 to be public holidays
09 Oct 2018 Punjab, India Punjab govt declares holiday on October 10 for Agarsen Jayanti
08 Oct 2018 Kenya Government confirms October 10 as a public holiday to mark Moi Day
08 Oct 2018 Kenya Fred Matiang’i declares 10th October a national holiday!
06 Oct 2018 Kedah, Malaysia Kedah declares Oct 22 as occasional public holiday
05 Oct 2018 Egypt Egypt's PM declares Oct 7 as day off for gov't employees
26 Sep 2018 Osun, Nigeria Osun rerun poll: Government declares Thursday public holiday

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