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.

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)


July 2019

1st – Chile (Saint Peter and Saint Paul Day Holiday), Canada (Canada Day)

4th – USA (Independence Day)

5th – Czech Republic (St Cyril and Methodius Day)

8th – Argentina (Public Holiday)

9th – Argentina (Independence Day)

15th – Japan (Marine Day), Turkey (Democracy and National Solidarity Day)

16th – Thailand (Asahna Bucha Day), Sri Lanka (Esala Full Moon Poya)

18th – Uruguay (Constitution Day)

25th – Tunisia (Republic Day), Costa Rica (Guanacaste Day)

26th – Maldives (Independence Day)

29th – Peru (National Day Holiday)


August 2019

1st – Barbados (Emancipation Day), Switzerland (National Day)

5th – Barbados (Kadooment Day), Croatia (Victory & Homeland Thanksgiving Day), Iceland (Commerce Day), (Ireland August Holiday)

6th – Bolivia (Independence Day)

7th – Ivory Coast (Independence Day)

9th – Ecuador (Independence Day Holiday), Singapore (National Day), South Africa (National Women’s Day)

12th – Thailand (H.M. Queens Birthday Holiday)

13th – Tunisia (Women’s Day), Zimbabwe (Defence Forces Day)

14th – Morocco (Oued Ed-Dahab Day), Pakistan (Independence Day), Sri Lanka (Nikini Full Moon Poya)

15th – Bangladesh (National Mourning Day), India (Independence Day), Italy (Ferragosto), South Korea (Liberation Day)

19th – Argentina (St Martins Day), Hungary (Public Holiday)

20th – Hungary (Saint Stephens Day), Morocco (Revolution Day)

21st – Philippines (Ninoy Aquino Day)

26th – Philippines (National Heroes Day), Ukraine (Independence Day Holiday), United Kingdom (regional – August Bank Holiday) 

30th – Turkey (Victory Day)

September 2019

2nd – Canada (Labour Day), USA (Labor Day)

3rd – Mauritius (Ganesh Chaturthi)

5th – Albania (Mother Teresa Day)

6th – Bulgaria (Unification Day)

9th – Malaysia (Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong), Tajikistan (Independence Day), Gibraltar (National Day)

12th – South Korea (Harvest Festival)

13th – China (Mid Autumn Festival), Sri Lanka (Binara Full Moon Poya)

16th – Japan (Respect for the Aged Day), Mexico (Independence Day), Malaysia (Malaysia Day)

18th – Chile (Independence Day of Chile)

23rd – Bulgaria (Independence Day Holiday), Japan (Autumnal Equinox Day), Saudi Arabia (National Day)

24th – Trinidad and Tobago (Republic Day), South Africa (Heritage Day)

26th – Yemen (September Revolution Day)

30th – Israel (Rosh Hashana)

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