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Read the latest government announcements and press releases of holidays from 200 countries around the world.
On Thursday, February 6th, the Virginia House passed a bill with a vote of 55 to 42, according to the Virginia Legislative Information System. The bill would eliminate a holiday celebrating two Confederate leaders and instead make Election Day a state holiday. Lee-Jackson Day honored Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson and was […]Continue Reading
Tuesday, February 11th, 2020, has been declared a public holiday of general observance to enable Kenyans to pay their last respects to the late H.E. Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, C.G.H., Second President of the Republic of Kenya. Joseph Kinyua, Head of Public Service, on Thursday, announced that Tuesday, February 11, 2020, has been declared a […]Continue Reading
The Chinese government has ordered the extension of a public holiday in an effort to contain an epidemic that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000 worldwide, state-run media reported. A working group chaired by Premier Li Keqiang to tackle the outbreak decided on Sunday “to reduce population flows” by extending the Spring Festival […]Continue Reading