Global Public Holiday Dates

Our month by month summary of public holiday dates around the world that may have impact on your business. We have not included every country, but have highlighted major trading nations holidays that fall between Monday and Friday.

October 2018

2nd – 5th – China (National Day Holiday)

2nd – India (Mahatma Gandhi Birthday)

3rd – Germany (German Unity Day),  South Korea (National Foundation Day)

5th – Portugal (Republic Day)

8th – Croatia (Independence Day), Japan (Health-Sports Day)

9th – South Korea (Hangeul Day)

10th -Taiwan (National Day)

12th – Spain (Hispanic Day), Various South America (Columbus Day)

15th – Thailand (The passing of King Bhumibol), Ukraine (Day of the Defender of Ukraine)

22nd – Hungary (Public Holiday), New Zealand (Labour Day)

23rd – Hungary (Republic Day), Thailand (Chulalongkorn Day)

26th – Austria (National Day)

29th – Ireland (October Holiday), Turkey (Republic Day)

November 2018

2nd – Philippines (Public Holiday), Mexico (Day of the Dead)

7thVarious South Asia and India (Diwali)

12th – USA (Veterans Day)

19th – Mexico: (Revolution Day)

22nd – USA (Thanksgiving)

23rd – Japan (Labour Thanksgiving Day), USA (Thanksgiving Day)

30th -Philippines (Bonifacio Day), Romania (Feast of St Andrew), Scotland (Bank Holiday)

December 2018

5th – Thailand (King Bhumibol’s Birthday)

6th – Finland (Independence day), Spain (Constitution Day)

10th – Thailand (Constitution Day)

12th – Mexico (The Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe)

13th – Malta (Republic day)

24th – Indonesia (Cuti Bersama), Japan (The Emperors Birthday), Portugal (Christmas Eve)

25th – Various Worldwide (Christmas Day)

26thVarious Worldwide (Day after Christmas/Boxing Day)

31st – Various Worldwide (New Year’s Eve)


January 2019

1st – Various Worldwide (New Year’s Day)

3rd – Russia (Bank Holiday)

11th – Morocco (Proclamation of Independence)

14th – Japan (Coming-of-age Day), Tunisia (Revolution and Youth Day)

15th – Sri Lanka (Tamil Thai Pongal Day)

21st – USA (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), Mauritius (Thaipoosam Cavadee), Dominican Republic (Lady of Altagracia), Barbados (Errol Barrow Day)

24th – Romania (Unification Day)

28th – Australia (Australia Day), Cayman Islands (National Heroes Day)


February 2019

4th – Mexico (Constitution Day), Sri Lanka (National Day)

5th – Pakistan (Kashmir Day), South Korea (Korean New Year)

6th – China (Chinese New Year), South Korea (Korean New Year Holiday), New Zealand (Waitangi Day)

11th – Japan (National Foundation Day)

15th – Serbia (Sovereignty Day of Serbia)

18th – Gambia (Independence Day), Kosovo: Independence Day Holiday

19th – Sri Lanka (Navam Full Moon Poya), Thailand (Makha Bucha Day)

28th – Taiwan (Peace Memorial Day)


March 2019

1st – South Korea (March 1st Movement), Taiwan (Peace Memorial Day Holiday), Paraguay (Day of Heroes)

4th – Argentina (Lunes de Carnival), Bulgaria (Liberation Day Holiday), Mauritius (Maha Shivaratree)

6th – Ghana (Independence Day)

7th – Indonesia (Hari Raya Nyepi)

15th – Hungary (National Day)

18th – Ireland (St Patrick’s Day)

19th – Spain (St. Joseph’s Day)

20th – Tunisia (Independence Day)

21st – Japan (Vernal Equinox Day), South Africa (Human Rights Day), Israel (Purim)

26th – Bangladesh (Independence Day)


April 2019

1st –  India (Bank Holiday)

2nd – Argentina (Malvinas Day)

4th – Taiwan (Children’s Day), Senegal (Independence Day)

9th – Philippines (The Day of Valor)

15th – Thailand (Songkran Festival), Vietnam (Hung Kings Temple Festival)

19th – Sri Lanka (Bak Full Moon Poya)

22nd – South Africa (Family Day)

23rd – Turkey (National Sovereignty and Children’s Day)

25th – Australia (Anzac Day), Iceland (First Day of Summer), Egypt (Sinai Liberation Day),  Italy (Liberation Day), Portugal (Freedom Day)

26th – Japan (Showa Day)


May 2019

3rd –  Japan (Constitution Memorial Day), Poland (Constitution Day)

6th – Bulgaria (St Georges Day), Japan (Children’s Day)

8th – Czech Republic (Liberation Day), France (V-E Day), Paraguay (Independence Day), Paraguay (Independence Day)

9th – Israel (Independence Day)

13th – Hong Kong (The Day after Buddhas Birthday)

17th -Denmark (General Prayer Day), Norway (Constitution Day)

20th – Singapore (Vesak Day Holiday)

22nd – Yemen (Unification Day)

23rd – Jamaica (Labour Day)

24th – Ecuador (Battle of Pichincha)

27th – USA (Memorial Day)


June 2019

3rd –  Ireland (June Holiday), New Zealand (Queen’s Birthday)

4th – Tonga (Emancipation Day), Iran (Demise of Imam Khomeini)

5th – Iran (Khordad National Uprising)

6th – South Korea (Memorial Day), Sweden (National Day), Malaysia (Hari Raya Puasa Holiday)

10th – French Guiana (Abolition Day), Israel (Pentecost), Portugal (Portugal Day)

12th – Nigeria (Democracy Day), Philippines (Independence Day), Russia (National Day)

17th – Iceland (Independence Day), Argentina (Martin Miguel de Guemes Day)

20th – Argentina (National Flag Day)

21st – Finland and Sweden (Midsummer Eve)

24th – Colombia (Corpus Christi)

25th – Croatia (Statehood Day)


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