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An asterisk (*) denotes a movable holiday.
Note: The star marked dates may change subject to sighting of the moon.
2010 variable holidays:
2009 variable holidays:
2008 variable holidays:
Holidays in the People's Republic of China:
A more reliable, detailed, and up-to-date list of official non-working holidays, in Spanish, is to be found in Spanish-language Wikipedia Fiestas de Colombia.
In addition, the following holidays are reserved for observance by Copts, though are not national holidays:
The European Union does not have official holiday days. These are under the control of member states. Europe Day, however, is recognised as the shared holiday celebrating the European Union. Europe Day is celebrated by some states on 9 May.
All other holidays are regional. The following regional holidays affect more than half of the population of Germany:
In addition the local festivities are considered official holidays in the specific municipalities. Most holidays are patron saint's days.
Source, Guatemalan Labour Code, Guatemalan Official Holidays.
Folk religion holidays are available on the Vodou page.
The Union Government designates national holidays which are generally observed all over the country, although they are mandatory only for Union Government institutions. State governments generally specify additional holidays depending on their demographics. For example, Guru Nanak Jayanti is a holiday in the North Western states of Haryana and Punjab, and in Delhi, but it is not a holiday in other states and territories where there is no significant Sikh population.
Public holidays as specified by the Union Government (generally observed in the entire Union):
All for India .
India is a multicultural and multireligious society and celebrates holidays and festivals of various religions. In addition to national holidays, many states and regions have local festivals depending on religious and linguistic demographics.
If the Proposed Constitution is passed by referendum on 4 August 2010, the national holidays shall be (1) Madaraka Day on 1 June, (2) Mashujaa Day (in the sense of Veterans Day or Remembrance Day) on 20 October and (3) Jamhuri Day on 12 December. Parliament shall then enact legislation prescribing other public holidays.
When an official holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is an official holiday.
(All dates are for 2010)
^ Based on Burmese calendar
because Nepal officially follows a different luni-solar calendar system for some holidays and another lunar calendar for religious holidays, the dates mentioned above are just approximate dates in AD calendar and actual dates can vary each year.
public holidays given according to Gregorian Calendar
public holidays given according to Hijri Calendar
(Most holidays are subject to "Holiday Economics" program; the non-working holiday is moved to the nearest Monday before or after the actual day. Changes to declaration of holidays are subject to government discretion.)
"Drifting" Holidays (listed according to date as of 2008):
City Fiestas Cities and municipalities have City Fiestas in honor of the patron saint of the place and certain cities add the City Fiesta as one of their holidays in certain cities around the Philippines
(Note that there are also a number of days designated as national holidays, but which are not non-working days.)
All the same national holidays of the U.S.A., plus:
All full-moon days are Buddhist holidays referred to as Poya. The actual date on which a particular Poya day will fall changes every year.
1 January – Independence Day
Added by Jason en Wilfred 18-11-2010
References to lunar months below are to the Thai lunar calendar
Source: Turkmenistan to the Heights of the Golden Age, Ashgabat, 2005, p. 44.
Religious holidays are observed according to the Julian calendar, but the dates shown above are Gregorian.
When a public holiday falls on a day off (for example, Sunday), the following working day (often Monday) becomes a day off. For most Ukrainian employees, regular weekly days off are Saturday and Sunday.
If only one or only two working days are between a public holiday and another day off, then the Ukrainian Government may release a recommendation to avoid this gap by moving these working days onto a certain Saturday (that is to have uninterrupted vacations, but to compensate this by work on another day, which would be a day off otherwise). Such recommendations usually affect only those employees whose weekly days off are Saturday and Sunday.
In Scotland, the holidays listed above are official bank holidays and may not be public holidays. public holidays are set by local authorities and therefore vary from place to place, although Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and 2 January and May Day are observed throughout the country. And in fact, banks in Scotland actually observe the English bank holidays, so Scottish bank holidays which differ from the English ones are of little practical importance. In Northern Ireland Easter Tuesday is treated as a public holiday in lieu of Good Friday.
An additional public holiday will take place on 29 April 2011 to celebrate the wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton.
In 2012, as part of events intended to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the usual spring bank holiday on the last Monday of May is being moved to Monday 4th June and an extra bank holiday on Tuesday 5th June is being created. The government had agreed to grant an additional bank holiday to provide a focal point for the celebrations.
The United States federal government designates national holidays (see below) for federal employees only. State and local governments generally observe these holidays as well as many State Holidays.
A basic list of holidays as seen on a 2010 calendar:
The federal holidays (which are days off from work for federal employees) are New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. The official list can be found here (http://www.opm.gov/Operating_Status_Schedules/fedhol/index.asp). These holidays are not necessarily days off from work for private sector workers. Most private sector businesses close for only the "Big 6" holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Many also close on the Friday after Thanksgiving (aka Black Friday), which is not an official holiday, but is commonly granted to private sector workers. Some private businesses may also close for one or more other federal holidays (most commonly either Martin Luther King Day, or Presidents Day).
When a federal holiday falls on Sunday, most federal workers who work a Mon-Fri workweek will observe the holiday on Monday. When a federal holiday falls on Saturday, most federal workers who work a Mon-Fri workweek will observe the holiday on Friday. Workers who normally work on Saturday (such as mail carriers) will observe the holiday on Saturday; Friday will be a regular work day.
In state and local governments, and in the private sector, practices vary when a holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday. In general, most states and private sector workers will observe a holiday that falls on Sunday on Monday. However, that is not universal. Some states and private sector workers will observe a Saturday holiday on Friday, but that is less common than observing the Sunday holidays on Monday. Occasionally, a state or private sector worker will observe a Saturday holiday on Monday, but that is even less common than Friday. Many state workers and private sector workers (in particular, employees at a bank normally closed on Saturdays) do not get any day off when a holiday falls on Saturday, and are "cheated" out of the holiday. Occasionally, a floating holiday may be given in lieu of a Saturday holiday.
Information on this page provided by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_holidays_by_country