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
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
22 May 2016 Mauritius Mauritius announces public holidays for 2017
13 May 2016 Indonesia Indonesia announces public holidays for 2017
26 Nov 2015 Belarus Belarus announces public holidays for 2016
12 Nov 2015 Dominican republic Dominican Republic announces public holidays for 2016
31 Oct 2015 Argentina Argentina will have 17 public holidays and 9 long weekends in 2016
13 May 2015 China China announces 3 September as a public holiday for Victory Day
14 Feb 2015 Singapore Thaipusam as public holiday

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
20 Apr 2018 Bangladesh Govt officials to get seven holidays in nine days
19 Apr 2018 Ebonyi, Nigeria Ebonyi declares April 20 as public holiday for voter's card registration
18 Apr 2018 British Columbia, Canada B.C.s Family Day officially moved to the third Monday in February
17 Apr 2018 Bhutan National holiday on April 20th Poll day
17 Apr 2018 Bangladesh Bangladesh to celebrate Shab-e-Barat on May 1 night
12 Apr 2018 Rajasthan, India Rajasthan declares Parshuram Jayanti a public holiday
12 Apr 2018 Sarawak, Malaysia Sarawak government declares May 9 as public holiday
12 Apr 2018 Sri Lanka No Holiday on 1 May
12 Apr 2018 Sabah, Malaysia Sabah government announces May 9 as public holiday
12 Apr 2018 Osun, Nigeria Voter Registration: Osun declares next Monday public holiday

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