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Mission Holidays 2014


2014 Mission Holidays

Date

Event

Country

Wednesday, January 01 New Year's Day U.S.A/Uganda
Monday, January 20 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday U.S.A
Monday, February 17 Washington's Birthday*/Presidents' Day USA
Friday, April 18 Good Friday Uganda
Monday, April 21 Easter Monday Uganda
Thursday, May 01 Labor Day Uganda
Monday, May 26 Memorial Day Uganda
Tuesday, June 03  Martyrs' Day Uganda
Monday, June 09 National Heroes Day Uganda
Friday, July 4 Independence Day U.S.A
July ** Eid al-Fitr Uganda
Monday, Sept 01 Labor Day USA
Thursday, October 09 Independence Day Uganda
Monday, October 13 Columbus Day USA
October *** Eid al-Adhuha Uganda
Tuesday, November 11 Veteran's Day U.S.A
Thursday, November 27 Thanksgiving Day U.S.A
Thursday, December 25 Christmas Day USA/Uganda
Friday, December 26 Boxing Day Uganda

All local holidays are subject to confirmation by the Ugandan Government. If any local holiday is not officially declared or observed by the GOU, it will be a regular workday at the Embassy. If the date for any local holiday differs from that listed above, an announcement will be made.

*This holiday is designated as "Washington's Birthday" in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, OPM's policy is to refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.

** Eid-al Fitr is based on the lunar calendar and the precise date will be determined later based on the sighting of the moon.

***Eid al-Adhuha is a festival that celebrates the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca and the precise date of the holiday will be determined later.