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
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
31 Dec 2017 Maldives 31st December will be a bank holiday!
16 Dec 2017 Vietnam Tet holiday begins on February 14: PM
16 Dec 2017 Qatar Sunday (December 17) declared as national holiday ahead of Qatar National Day
15 Dec 2017 Jammu and Kashmir, India 2018 State calendar out; no holiday on Maharaja’s birth anniversary
14 Dec 2017 United Arab Emirates UAE announces private sector New Year holiday
14 Dec 2017 Philippines Palace: Gov't work suspended on December 26, January 2
12 Dec 2017 United Arab Emirates New Year holiday for UAE public sector announced
10 Dec 2017 Bahrain HRH Premier issues National Day holiday circular
09 Dec 2017 Iraq Iraq declares final victory over Islamic State
07 Dec 2017 Tamil Nadu, India Public holiday in poll-bound RK Nagar on 21 Dec

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