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  • Malta gives extra annual leave to compensate for lost public holidays in 2020 October 17, 2019
    In Malta’s Budget on October 15th 2019, it was announced that one additional day of vocational leave will be granted to all workers in 2020 in order to compensate for the number of public holidays falling on a weekend. The same happened last year, which was understandable (but probably unnecessary) as in 2019, six of […]
  • Halloween Quiz October 16, 2019
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  • Where next for Columbus Day? October 7, 2019
    Is Columbus finally sailing off the edge of the world? Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937 and has been observed on the second Monday in October since 1971. The holiday that marks Europe’s discovery of the new world has run into uncharted waters and feels as though it could sink without a […]
  • Spain feels the holiday pain in October October 1, 2019
    As we move into the last quarter of the year and Autumn takes a stronger grip on the weather, Spaniards can lament the loss of a national holiday to a weekend as Spain’s National Day, Hispanic Day, falls on Saturday October 12th this year, with not even a single autonomous community offering a day in […]
  • October 2019 Cultural Diversity Review September 30, 2019
    October is a month full of holidays, though it arguably doesn’t have any blockbuster holidays. Chinese National Day is probably the most notable event as one-fifth of the world’s population will have a week off this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic. The main U.S. holiday in October is Columbus Day. While […]

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