Data Book

Annex C

National Holidays

Date of national holidays are defined in two methods

a. Fixed recurring date every year (in modern calendar) e.g. Independence day, Christmas day etc.,.
b. By other method, Flexible calendar dates such as to follow a traditional calendar (mostly Lunar calendar).
Religious and/or traditional festival day based national holidays are sometimes in this method.
The date for national holiday is announced in modern calendar in corresponding dates for the " real " calendar (Thus, the date varies every year in modern calendar). e.g. Chinese New Year

China CNA New Years Day Jan. 01
Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st month in Lunar calendar
Women Day Mar. 08
Planting Trees Day Mar. 12
Ching Ming Festival 5th day of 4th month in Lunar calendar
May Day (labour day) May 01
Youth Day May 04
Children Day Jun. 01
Birthday of the Communist Party of China Jul. 01
Birthday of People's Liberation Army of China Aug. 01
Chinese Mid-Autumn 15th day of 8th month in Lunar calendar
Teacher Day Sep. 10
National Day Oct. 01
Hong Kong HKG New Years Day Jan.1
Lunar New Year Day 1st day of 1st month in Lunar calendar
Second day of Lunar New Year (by Lunar Calendar)
Ching Ming Festival 4th or 5th day of 3rd month in Lunar calendar
Good Friday
The day following Good Friday
Easter Monday
Tuen Ng Festival
The Birthday of Her majesty the Queen Saturday of 2nd week in June
The Monday following the Queen's Birthday
Saturday before Liberation Day
Liberation Day Last Monday in Aug.
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 15th day of 8th month in Lunar calendar
The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
Chung Yeng Festival 9th day of 9th month in Lunar calendar
The day following Chung Yeung Festival
Christmas Dec. 25
The first week-day after Christmas day
India IND Holidays in other method are for various religious festivals and are determined by on the bases of Lunar Calendar. This Lunar calendar is known as religious calendar (Saka calendar) which is based on the new moonending and full moon ending. The date of this religious calendar are then converted to the corresponding dates of Saka Calendar and Western Calendar for use and reference of general public. The date for year 1996 are:
Republic Day Jan. 26
Idu'l Fitr Feb. 21
Holi Mar. 05
Ram Navmi Mar. 28
Mahavir Jayanthi Apr. 01
Good Friday Apr. 05
Idu'l Zuha Apr. 29
Budha Pumima May. 03
Muharram May. 29
Milad-un-Nabi or id-e-Milad
(Birthday of Prophet Mohammed)
Independence Day Aug. 15
Janmashtami Sep. 05
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday Oct. 02
Dussehra (Vijaya Dashmi) Oct. 21
Diwali (Deepavali) Nov. 10
Guru Nanak's Birthday Nov. 25
Christmas Day Dec. 25
In addition to the above closed holidays, each employee may also parmitted to avail him/herself of any two holidays to be choosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays given below:
New Year's day Jan. 01
Makarasankaranti/Pongal Jan. 15
Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami Jan. 24
Gru Ravidas's birthday Feb, 04
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswathi Jayanti Feb. 14
Jamat-UI-Vide Feb. 16
Mahashivratri Feb. 17
Holi (Holiladahan) Mar. 04
Chaitra Sukladi/Ugedi Mar. 20
Vaisakhi/Mesadi Apr. 13
Vish/Vaisakhadi/Bahag Bihu Apr. 14
Rath Yatra Jul. 17
Parsai New Year Aug. 22
Onam Aug. 27
Raksha Bandhan Aug. 28
Ganesh Chaturthi/ Vinayaka Chyaturthi Sep. 16
Dussehra (Maha Saptami) Oct. 19
Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) Oct. 20
Dussehra (Maha Navami) Oct. 21
Maharishi Valmikis Birthday Oct. 26
Marka Chaturdesi Nov. 10
Govardhan Puja Nov. 11
Bhai Duj Nov. 12
Hazrat Ali 's Birthday Nov. 25
Guru Teg Bahadur Martyrdom Day Dec. 07
Indonesia INA New Years Day Jan. 01
Easter Day Apr. 14
Ascension Day May. 20
Independence Day Aug. 17
Christmas Day Dec. 25
The Seclution Day
Following list is National Holidays with Islamic calendar.
The data of those days are always change one year to another.
Islamic New Year Muharam 01
The Birth Day of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. Rabiul Awal 12
Isra Mi'raj Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. Rajab 27
Idul Fithri Syawal 01
Idul Adha Dzulhijjah 10
Following list is National Holiday in other calendar
Saka New Year 1st day of 1st month in Saka calendar
Birthday Anniversary of Buddha 8th day of 4th month in Lunar calendar
Japan JPN New Years Day Jan. 01
Coming of Age Day Jan. 15
National Founding Day Feb. 11
Vernal Equinox Day Mar. 21
Greenery Day Apr. 29
May Day (labor day) May. 01
Constitution Memorial Day May. 03
Citizen's Day May. 04
Children's Day May. 05
Maritime Day Jul. 20
Obon Aug. 15 note-1
Respect for the Age Day Sep. 15
Autumnal Equinox Day Sep. 23
Health Sports Day Oct. 10
Culture Day Nov. 03
Labor Thanksgiving Day Nov. 23
Emperor's Birth Day Dec. 23
rem-1: If holiday is Sunday, following Monday is complement day-off
note-1: Not national holoday, but most of offices (include. gov.-ofice) are closed
Korea KOR New Years Day Jan. 01,02
Lunar New Year Jan. 01 in Lunar Calendar
Independence Movement Day Mar. 01
Labor day May. 01
Children's Day May. 05
Buddha's Birthday Apr. 08 in Lunar Calendar
Memorial Day Jun. 06
Constitution Day Jul. 17
Liberation Day Aug. 15
Harvest Festival Day Aug. 15 in Lunar Calendar
National Foundation Day Oct. 03
Christmas Day Dec. 25
Malaysia MAS Thaipusam by Indian Saka calendar
Chinese New Year by Lunar calendar
Hari Raya Puasa by Muslim Hijrah calendar
May Day (labor day) May. 01
Hari Raya Haji by Muslim Hijrah calendar
Birthday of HM the Yang Di Perluan Agong Jun. 05
Prophet Muhammad's Birthday by Muslim Hijrah calendar
Merdeka Aug. 31
Deepavali by Indian Saka calendar
Christmas Dec. 25
Philippines PHI New Years Day Jan. 01
Araw Ng Kagitingan Apr. 09
Maunday Thursday varies every year depending on the liturgical calendar
Good Friday same as Maunday Thursday
May Day (Labor day) May. 01
Independence Day Jun. 12
National Heroes Day Aug. 27
All Saints Day Nov. 01
Bonifacio Day Nov. 30
Christmas Day Dec. 25
Rizal Day Dec. 31
Singapore SIN New Years Day Jan. 01
Chinese New Year By Lunar calendar
Hari Raya Puasa Syawal (Moslem calendar)
Good Friday
May Day (labour day) May. 01
Hari Raya Haji Zulhijah (Muslim calendar)
Vesak Day
National Day Aug. 09
Christmas Dec. 25
Thailand THI New Year Day Jan. 01
Makha Bucha Day Feb. date depends on each Era calendar year.
Chakri Memorial Day Apr. 06
Songkran Festival Day Apr. 12-14 ( Thai New Year days)
National Labour Day (May day) May. 01
Coronation Day May 05
Ploughing Ceremony Day May, date depends on each Era calendar year.
Visakha Bucha Day May, date depends on each Era calendar year.
Asanha Bhucha Day Jul. date depends on each Era calendar year.
Khaophansa Day Jul. day after Asa Ihabhucha Day
Buddhist Lent Day Jul. a day after Asanha Bucha Day.
Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday Aug. 12
King Rama V Memorial Day Oct. 23
His Majesty the King's Birthday Dec. 05
Thai Constitution Day Dec. 11
New Year's Eve Dec. 31

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