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World holidays
--- TODAY ---
3 May 2016

The list of public holidays observed throughout the world today, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, is brought to you by Q++ Studio, the professional source of worldwide public holidays.


Abkhazia  Public Holiday
Bosnia and Herzegovina  Labour Day Holiday
Cyprus  Orthodox Easter Tuesday [Banks]
Greece  May Day (in lieu of May 1st)
Japan  Constitution Day
Kyrgyzstan  Public Holiday (workday moved to Sat. April 30)
Lebanon  Labour Day (day in lieu)
Montenegro  May Day Holiday
Poland  Constitution Day
Russia  Public Holiday
Serbia  May Day Holiday
Sint Maarten  Carnival Day
Transdniestria  Labor Day Holiday
Ukraine  Labor Day Holiday
Vietnam  International Labour Day Holiday

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--- THIS WEEK ---
This news feed of worldwide public holidays for week 18 comes from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of worldwide public holidays. To see the public holidays names, place your mouse over the name of a country.
 

Monday

May 2

Abkhazia  Albania  Albania  Angola  Anguilla  Antigua and Barbuda  AustraliaBarbados  Belize  Bhutan  Bolivia  Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba  Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia and HerzegovinaBotswana  Bulgaria  Burkina Faso  Burundi  Cambodia  Cameroon  Chad  China  Côte d'Ivoire  Cuba  Cyprus  Dominica  Dominican Republic  Egypt  England  Equatorial Guinea  Georgia  Ghana  Gibraltar  Greece  Grenada  GuatemalaGuernsey and Alderney  Guyana  Hong Kong  Ireland  Isle of Man  Jersey  JordanKazakhstan  Kenya  Kosovo  Kosovo  Kyrgyzstan  Laos  LebanonLesotho  MacauMacauMacedonia  Macedonia  Malawi  Malaysia  MalaysiaMali  Marshall Islands  Moldova  Monaco  Montenegro  Montenegro  Montserrat  Mozambique  Namibia  Nicaragua  Nigeria  Northern Ireland  Panama  Romania  Russia  Rwanda  Saint Kitts and Nevis  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Scotland  Serbia  Serbia  Seychelles  Singapore  Sint Maarten  Slovenia  South Africa  SpainSpainSri LankaSudan  Swaziland  Tajikistan  ThailandTransdniestria  Transdniestria  Ukraine  Ukraine  United Kingdom  Vanuatu  Vietnam  Wales  Zambia  Zimbabwe     

Tuesday

May 3

Abkhazia  Bosnia and Herzegovina  CyprusGreece  Japan  Kyrgyzstan  Lebanon  Montenegro  Poland  Russia  Serbia  Sint Maarten  Transdniestria  Ukraine  Vietnam   

Wednesday

May 4

AustriaComoros  Djibouti  Japan  Kyrgyzstan  Latvia  MayotteNamibia  PhilippinesVenezuelaWest Bank and Gaza   

Thursday

May 5

Åland  Aruba  Austria  Belgium  Bénin  Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba  Botswana  Brunei  Burkina Faso  Burundi  Cameroon  Central African Republic  Congo  Côte d'Ivoire  Curaçao  Denmark  Ethiopia  Faroe Islands  Finland  France  French Guiana  French Polynesia  Gabon  Germany  Greenland  Guadeloupe  Guyana  Iceland  IndiaIndonesia  Iran  Japan  Kuwait  Kyrgyzstan  Lesotho  Liechtenstein  Luxembourg  Madagascar  MalaysiaMartinique  Mayotte  MexicoMonaco  Namibia  Netherlands  NetherlandsNew Caledonia  Norway  Oman  Palau  Réunion  Saint Barthélemy  Saint HelenaSaint Martin  Saint Pierre et Miquelon  Sénégal  Sint Maarten  SomaliaSouth Korea  Svalbard and Jan Mayen  Swaziland  Sweden  Switzerland  Thailand  Togo  UAE  Vanuatu  VenezuelaWallis and Futuna   

Friday

May 6

BelgiumBulgaria  DenmarkIndonesia  MonacoNew CaledoniaNew CaledoniaSouth Korea  Syria  Thailand  Venezuela*   

Saturday

May 7

Bangladesh  IndiaKazakhstan  MalaysiaNew Caledonia*   

Sunday

May 8

BelgiumCzech Republic  France  French Guiana  French Polynesia  Guadeloupe  IndiaIndiaLebanon  Lithuania  Martinique  Mayotte  New Caledonia  Puerto Rico  Réunion  Saint Barthélemy  Saint Martin  Saint Pierre et Miquelon  Slovakia  Wallis and Futuna 
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--- Worldwide Public Holidays News ---
Fiji November 11 Public Holiday Ruled-Out
Posted on 1 May 2016
Sources: Fiji Ministry of Information (Suva) and Fiji bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Fiji's Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, has announced that there would be no one-off, or otherwise, non-working public holiday in Fiji, on Friday, November 11, 2016, to commemorate the centennial of the end of the arrival of Indian indentured laborers to Fiji. [full story]


Spain 2017 Cataluña Public Holidays Announced
Posted on 1 May 2016
Sources: Diario Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (DOGC) and Spain bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Consell Català de Relacions Laborals has released its annual list of the 2017 non-working public holidays in Spain's Autonomous Region of Cataluña (calendario oficial de fiestas laborales para el año 2017), including both the nationwide public holidays in Spain, as well as the Catalonia-specific public holidays in 2017. [full story]


Hong Kong 2017 Public Holidays Released
Posted on 1 May 2016
Sources: 香港政府一站通 (HKSAR) and Hong Kong bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has released its annual official list of the gazetted 2017 public holidays to be observed in Hong Kong ("General holidays for 2017"), in accordance with the Employment Ordinance and General Holidays Ordinance as well as amendments thereto. [full story]


Paraguay New July 4 Public Holiday Vetoed
Posted on 30 Apr 2016
Sources: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción) and Paraguay bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Paraguayan President, Horacio Cartes, has vetoed the recently-passed bill declaring a new July 4 non-working public holiday in Paraguay, marking the battle of Nanawa, permanently, and not just a one-off public holiday in Paraguay. [full story]


Saint Helena Day 2016 Public Holiday Date Announced
Posted on 30 Apr 2016
Sources: St Helena Government (Jamestown) and Saint Helena bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Government of Saint Helena, has issued a communiqué confirming that the day in lieu non-working public holiday in Saint-Helena, for St Helena’s Day 2016, will remain on Friday, May 20, 2016. [full story]


Peruvian May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out
Posted on 29 Apr 2016
Sources: Ministerio del Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo del Perú (MTPE) and Peru bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Peru's Minister of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo-MTPE), Daniel Maurate, has issued another communique squashing the social media rumours about the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Peru on Monday, May 2, 2016, on account of the annual, May 1st, non-working public holiday in Peru, falling on a Sunday. [full story]


Kuwaiti Public Holiday May 5
Posted on 29 Apr 2016
Sources: الكويت جنة الخدمة المدنية (Kuwait City) and Kuwaiti bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The head of the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC), Abdulaziz Al-Zebin, has declared that Thursday, May 5, 2016, would be an official non-working public holiday in Kuwait on account of the upcoming annual Kuwaiti public holiday for the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad Israa wal Meraj. [full story]


Venezuelan April-May 2016 Public Holidays Gazetted
Posted on 29 Apr 2016
Sources: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias (Caracas) and Venezuela bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued another decree extending the recently-implemented Fridays-Saturday-Sunday non-working public holidays weekends had been extended to run from Wednesdays to Sundays, for the Venezuelan public sector ("Miércoles, jueves y viernes no se laborará en el sector público a excepción de aquellas tareas que son fundamentales, que son necesarias"). [full story]


Nigerian Public Holiday May 2
Posted on 29 Apr 2016
Sources: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja) and Nigerian bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government had declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria on account of the annual May 1st public holiday of Nigeria falling on a Sunday. [full story]


Ghana Public Holidays May 1-2
Posted on 29 Apr 2016
Sources: Ghana News Agency (Accra) and Ghana bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Ghana's Minister of the Interior, Prosper Bani, has issued a statement informing the public that President Mahama had declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Ghana, on account of the annual May Day public holiday of Ghana falling on a Sunday. [full story]


Guatemalan May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out
Posted on 29 Apr 2016
Sources: Diario de Centro América (Diario público de Guatemala) and Guatemala bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, has announced that Monday, May 2, 2016, would not be declared as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Guatemala on account of the upcoming "Día de los Trabajadores" annual non-working public holiday in Guatemala, falling on a Sunday in 2016. [full story]


Honduras May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out
Posted on 29 Apr 2016
Sources: La Prensa (Tegucigalpa) and Honduras bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). Honduras' Minister of the Interior (ministro de Gobernación y Descentralización), Leonel Ayala, has announced that the upcoming annual, Día del Trabajo, non-working public holiday of Honduras would not be moved to Monday, May 2, 2016, on account of the said non-working public holiday of Honduras falling on a Sunday in 2016. [full story]


Kenyan Public Holiday May 2
Posted on 29 Apr 2016
Sources: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi) and Kenya bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Interior Cabinet Secretary of the Kenyan government, Joseph Nkaissery, has announced that the Kenyan government had declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Kenya for the upcoming Labour Day annual public holiday of Kenya which falls on a Sunday in 2016. [full story]


Cameroon Public Holiday May 2
Posted on 29 Apr 2016
Sources: Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé) and Cameroon bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a day in lieu bridge non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l’étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun) due to the annual, May 1st, public holiday in Cameroon falling on a Sunday in 2016. [full story]


DR Congo Public Holiday April 30
Posted on 28 Apr 2016
Sources: Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa) and DR Congo bank holidays and public holidays (qppstudio.net). The Vice-Prime Minister of the RDC (République Démocratique du Congo), Willy Makiashi, has declared Saturday, April 30, 2016, as a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday to compensate the annual, May 1st, RDC public holiday falling on a Sunday in 2016. [full story]




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