Archive for May, 2010
List of 2011 Australia Public Holidays
Most of public holidays in Australia are declared on a state and territory basis, except for some holidays which are observed in all states and territories, and are therefore de facto national holidays.
Usually, public and private workers in Australia are entitled to take off on a public holiday with regular pay, while businesses that are normally open on a public holiday may require employees to work on the day. Traditionally, in this case, the workers were paid at a penalty rate – usually 1? (known as “time and a half”) or 2 times (known as “double time”) the regular pay. In recent years this tradition has changed somewhat. Most of the entitlement to penalty rates of pay has been reduced or entirely eliminated in many work places. More >
List of 2011 Philippines Holidays
In Philippines, aside from national holidays which are celebrated nationwide, there are local holidays depending on the demographics of the population. National holidays are further differentiated between Regular Holidays, Special (Non-Working) Days, and Special Holiday for schools. More >
2011 United Kingdom Bank Holidays / Public Holidays
In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, workers are not automatically entitled to time off on a public holiday. Time off can be provided for in an employment agreement or by expending annual leave.
Owing to the fact that England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are not formal subdivisions of the United Kingdom, each country have different set of public holidays (more commonly called as bank holidays in UK). More >
List of Public Holidays in Cambodia for Year 2011
As a predominantly Buddhist country, most of public holidays in Cambodia are Buddhist holidays which are based on lunar calendars. There are a number of traditional Cambodia festivals as well, which are also based on lunar calendars. Thus, holiday dates change from year to year.
Eventhough Cambodia share a number of common Buddhist holidays with other Buddhist countries such as Thailand or Vietnam, Cambodia people have their own calendar calculation, which celebrate the Buddhist holidays approximately one month earlier than Thailand. More >
Japan 2011 Public Holiday Dates
Japan have 15 official holidays in a year. However, due to their strong adherence to the tradition, there are many more traditional festive occasions celebrated throughout the country where businesses are closed.
Some Japanese festivals have their roots in Chinese festivals but have undergone dramatic changes as they mixed with local customs. Some Japanese festivals have deep roots in Nepal. The concept of these festivals transported to China from Nepal then from China to Japan. Nepal has some similar festival as in Japan till today like Machendra Jatra, Indra Jatra. More >
List of 2011 Vietnam Public Holidays
There are a total of 9 days of Vietnamese public holidays a year, making it the lowest in the region. Before that, there are even less Vietnamese public holidays, with workers observed just 8 days of public holiday a year. Starting from March 28, 2007 Vietnam government added the traditional holiday commemorating the mythical Hung Kings to its list of public holidays, increasing the number of days to 9. More >
Malaysia Public Holidays 2011
As a neighbouring country with many similarities, Malaysia share a number of 2011 public holidays with Singapore, albeit sometimes with different date for celebrating a same holiday. Malaysia also share a number of common holidays with Indonesia, specially Islamic holidays. More >
List of Official Hong Kong 2011 Public Holidays Dates
Eventhough Hong Kong is an integral part of People’s Republic of China, they have different holiday dates from China public holidays. This is due to Hong Kong special status as a Special Administrative Region (SAR).
There are 17 public holidays / general holidays / bank holidays in Hong Kong. Public holidays in Hong Kong are set by Hong Kong?s General Holidays Ordinance. They allow workers get rest from work, usually in conjunction with special occasions. More >
Dates of 2011 People’s Republic of China (PRC) National/Public Holidays
Here is the list of China public holidays. Do note that some of these public holidays falls on Saturday or Sunday, which is a norm in the seven working days China.
Most of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) public holidays are traditional holidays, with some holidays dating back to pre-Civil war era festivals. The only international holidays observed here are New Year’s Day on 1 January 2011 and May Day/Labour Day on 1 May 2011. More >
2010 Singapore Formula 1
Singtel Singapore Grandprix
Looking for the dates or schedules of Singapore F1 2010? Singapore 2010 Formula 1, with Singtel as major sponsor, will be held for 3 days, which is on 24 September 2010, 25 September 2010, and 26 September 2010. More >