DIARY - World Market Holidays - to December 2012

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REUTERS DIARY OF WORLD HOLIDAYS

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2012 MARKET HOLIDAYS

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Chile - Independence Day of Chile

Israel - Jewish New Year II

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Chile - Day of the Glories of the Chilean Army

India - Ganesh Chaturthi

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Mauritius - Ganesh Chaturthi

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Ghana - Founders Day

Malta - Independence day

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Saudi Arabia - National Day

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Argentina - Bicentenary of Tucuman Battle

Dominican Republic - Lady of Mercedes Day

Namibia - Heritage Day

South Africa - Heritage Day

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Israel - Yom Kippur Eve

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Israel - Yom Kippur

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Czech Republic - Czech Statehood Day

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Israel - Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkoth) Eve

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1

Botswana - Botswana Day (Observed)

China - Mid-autumn Festival & National Day

Cyprus - Cyprus Indepence Day

Hong Kong - The Day Following The Chinese Mid-Autumn

Festival

Israel - Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkoth)

Nigeria - Independence Day

South Korea - Chusok, Full Moon Festival

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2

Botswana - Botswana Day (Observed)

China - Mid-autumn Festival & National Day

Hong Kong - The Day Following National Day

India - Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

China - Mid-autumn Festival & National Day

South Korea - National Foundation Day

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4

China - Mid-autumn Festival & National Day

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5

China - Mid-autumn Festival & National Day

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

Egypt - Armed Force Day

Syria - Tishreen Liberation War Day

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

Israel - Rejoicing of the Law (Simchat Tora) Eve

Laos - Bol Foundation Day

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

Argentina - Columbus Day

Canada - Thanksgiving Day

Croatia - Independence Day

Israel - Rejoicing of the Law (Simchat Tora)

Japan - Health and Sports Day

Peru - Angamos Battle

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10

Taiwan - National Day

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

Macedonia - Antifascist Struggle Day

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

Brazil - Our Lady of Aparecida Day

Costa Rica - Culture Day

Ecuador - Guayaquil Independence Day

Uruguay - Columbus Day

Venezuela - Columbus Day

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

Tanzania - Nyerere Day

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15

Chile - Columbus Day

Colombia - Columbus Day

Jamaica - National Heroes Day

Tunisia - Evacuation Day

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

Azerbaijan - Independence Day

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

Albania - Mother Teresa Beatification Day

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

Hungary - Public Holiday

New Zealand - Labour Day

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

Hong Kong - Chung Yeung Festival

Hungary - Public Holiday

Macedonia - Macedonian Revolutionary Day

Thailand - Chulalongkorn Day

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

Bangladesh - Durga Puja

India - Dussera - Vijaya Dashmi

Zambia - Independence Day

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

Albania - Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (Subject to Lunar

Sightings)

Algeria - Eid-Ul-Adha-Feast of the Sacrifice (Subject to

Lunar Sightings)

Bahrain - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) (BB/BFX)

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Religious Holiday (Sarajevo)

Egypt - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Jordan - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Kuwait - Arafat day

Libya - Eid El Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Oman - Eid Al adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Palestinian Territories - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar

Sightings)

Qatar - Eid-Al-Edha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Syria - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Turkey - Feast of Sacrifice

United Arab Emirates - Waqfat Arafah / Eid-Al-Adha (Nasdaq

Dubai/DFM/ADX/DGCX ) (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

Algeria - Eid-Ul-Adha-Feast of the Sacrifice (Subject to

Lunar Sightings)

Austria - National Holiday

Bahrain - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) (BB/BFX)

Bangladesh - Eid-Al-Azha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Egypt - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Ghana - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Indonesia - Celebration of Hajj

Iran - Eid ul-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Iraq - Eid al Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Jordan - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Kuwait - Eid AL-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Kyrgyzstan - Kurman Ait (Fest of Sacrifice)

Lebanon - Eid Al Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Libya - Eid El Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Malaysia - Hari Raya Haji (Eid-Ul-Adha)

Morocco - Eid Al Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Oman - Eid Al adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Palestinian Territories - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar

Sightings)

Qatar - Eid-Al-Edha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Singapore - Hari Raya Haji

Sri Lanka - Id -Ul- Alha (Hadji Festival Day)

Syria - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Tunisia - Eid al-Idha (Feast of the Sacrifice) (Subject to

Lunar Sightings)

Turkey - Feast of Sacrifice

United Arab Emirates - Eid-Al-Adha (Nasdaq

Dubai/DFM/ADX/DGCX) (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Uzbekistan - Qurban-Hait (Feast of the Sacrifice)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

Bahrain - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) (BB/BFX)

Bangladesh - Eid-Al-Azha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Egypt - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Iraq - Eid al Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Jordan - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Kuwait - Eid AL-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Lebanon - Eid Al Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Libya - Eid El Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Oman - Eid Al adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Pakistan - Eid-ul-Azha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Palestinian Territories - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar

Sightings)

Qatar - Eid-Al-Edha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Syria - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Tanzania - Eid el Haj (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Turkey - Feast of Sacrifice

United Arab Emirates - Eid-Al-Adha (Nasdaq Dubai/DFM/ADX)

(Subject to Lunar Sightings)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

Bangladesh - Eid-Al-Azha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Iraq - Eid al Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Jordan - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Kuwait - Eid AL-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Lebanon - Eid Al Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Oman - Eid Al adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Pakistan - Eid-ul-Azha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Palestinian Territories - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar

Sightings)

Qatar - Eid-Al-Edha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Syria - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Turkey - Feast of Sacrifice

United Arab Emirates - Eid-Al-Adha (Nasdaq Dubai/DFM/ADX)

(Subject to Lunar Sightings)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

Iraq - Eid al Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Jordan - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Kuwait - Eid AL-Adha (Observed)

Nigeria - Eidel Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Oman - Eid Al adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Palestinian Territories - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar

Sightings)

Qatar - Eid-Al-Edha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Sri Lanka - Vap Full Moon Poya Day

Turkey - Republic Day

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

Nigeria - Eidel Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

Slovenia - Reformation Day

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Algeria - Revolutional Day (National Day)

Austria - All Saint's Day

Chile - All Saints' Day

Croatia - All Saints'Day

Guatemala - All Saint's Day

Hungary - All Saints' Day

Ivory Coast - All Saints Day

Lithuania - All Saints' Day

Luxembourg - All Saints' Day

Peru - All Saint's Day

Philippines - All Saints'Day

Poland - All Saints' Day

Slovakia - All Saints' Day

Slovenia - All Saints' Day

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Bolivia - All Soul's Day

Brazil - All Souls' Day

Chile - Reformation Day

Ecuador - All Soul's Day

Hungary - Public Holiday

Mauritius - Arrival of Indentured Labourers

Mexico - All Souls' Day

Philippines - Special Non Working Holiday

Uruguay - All Saints Day

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Iran - Eid-ul-Ghadir (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Colombia - All Saints

Dominican Republic - Constitution Day

Panama - Patriotic Celebration in the City of Columbus

Russia - Public Holiday

Venezuela - All Saints Day

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Morocco - Green March Day

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Belarus - October Revolution Day

Kyrgyzstan - Great October Socialist Revolution Day

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Pakistan - Birthday of Muhammad Iqbal

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Azerbaijan - Constitution Day

Colombia - Independence of Cartagena

Serbia - 1st World War Armistice Day

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

India - Diwali - Amavasya (Laxmi Pujan - Muhurat Trading

Malaysia - Deepavali

Mauritius - Divali

Singapore - Deepavali

Sri Lanka - Deepavali Festival Day

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Bahrain - Al Hijra New Year (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

(BB)

India - Diwali - Balipratipada

Syria - Hijri New Year's Day (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Algeria - Eid-Ul-Adha-Feast of the Sacrifice (Subject to

Lunar Sightings)

Brazil - Proclamation of the Republic Day

Egypt - Muslim New Year (Hegria 1434) (Subject to Lunar

Sightings)

Indonesia - Moslem New Year

Iraq - Islamic New Year (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Ivory Coast - Fete de la Paix

Jordan - Hijra New Year (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Lebanon - Hegria New Year (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Libya - Muslim New Year (Hegria 1434) (Subject to Lunar

Sightings)

Malaysia - Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)

Morocco - Moharram 1st "New year Hegira" (Subject to Lunar

Sightings)

Oman - New Hijri Year (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Palestinian Territories - Independence Day

Tunisia - Hegire (Islamic New Year) (Subject to Lunar

Sightings)

United Arab Emirates - Hijri Day (Islamic New Year) (Nasdaq

Dubai/DFM/ADX/DGCX) (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Indonesia - National Leave

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Azerbaijan - National Rebirth Day

Kuwait - Hijri Islamic New Year (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Oman - National Day

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Latvia - Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia (Observed)

Mexico - Revolution Day

Oman - National Day

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Brazil - Black Consciousness Day

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Date when Dayton Peace Agreement

was Signed (Banja Luka)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Bahrain - Ashoora (Subject to Lunar Sightings) (BB)

Lebanon - Independence Day

United States - Thanksgiving Day

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Bahrain - Ashoora (Subject to Lunar Sightings) (BB)

Iran - Tassua (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Japan - Labour Thanksgiving Day

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Algeria - Islamic New Year (El am Hejir New Year) (Subject

to Lunar Sightings)

Iran - Ashoora (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Iraq - Moharam

Lebanon - Achoura (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Bangladesh - Muharram (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Argentina - Day of the National Sovereignty

Bosnia and Herzegovina - State Holiday (Sarajevo)

Pakistan - Ashura (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Saudi Arabia - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Oman - National Day & New Hijri Year

Pakistan - Ashura (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Saudi Arabia - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Sri Lanka - Ill Full Moon Poya Day

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Albania - Flag and Independence Day

India - Gurunanak Jayanti

Oman - National Day & New Hijri Year

Panama - Panama's Independence from Spain

Saudi Arabia - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Albania - Liberation Day

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Philippines - Bonifacio Day

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2

Laos - Lao National Day

United Arab Emirates - National Day (Nasdaq Dubai/DFM/ADX)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3

United Arab Emirates - National Day (Nasdaq Dubai/DFM/ADX)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5

Thailand - H.M. the King's Birthday

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6

Finland - Independence Day

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

Ghana - Farmers Day

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Uzbekistan - Constitution Day

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

Tanzania - Independence Day

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10

Albania - National Youth Day (Observed)

Thailand - Constitution Day

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

Kenya - Jamhuri Day(Independence)

Mexico - Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

Malta - Republic Day

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

Bahrain - National Day (BB/BFX)

Bangladesh - Victory Day

Kazakhstan - Independence Day

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17

Bahrain - National Day (BB/BFX)

Kazakhstan - Independence Day

Namibia - Day of Reconciliation (Observed)

South Africa - Day of Reconciliation (Observed)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

Qatar - National Day

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24

Argentina - Christmas

Austria - Christmas Eve

Brazil - Christmas Eve

Bulgaria - Christmas Eve

Cyprus - Chritmas Eve

Czech Republic - Christmas Eve

Denmark - Christmas Eve

Estonia - Christmas Eve

Finland - Christmas Eve

Germany - Christmas Eve

Greece - Christmas Eve

Guatemala - Christmas

Hungary - Christmas Eve

Iceland - Christmas Eve

Indonesia - National Leave

Italy - Christmas Eve

Japan - Emperor's Birthday (Observed)

Latvia - Christmas Eve

Lithuania - Christmas Eve

Malta - Christmas Eve

Mauritius - Christmas Eve (Subject to Confirmation)

Norway - Christmas Eve

Philippines - Special Non Working Holiday

Poland - Christmas Eve

Slovakia - Christmas Eve

Slovenia - Christmas Eve

Sweden - Christmas Eve

Switzerland - Christmas Eve

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25

Albania - Christmas Day

Argentina - Christmas

Australia - Christmas Day

Austria - St. Stephen's Day

Bahrain - Christmas (BFX)

Bangladesh - Christmas Day

Belarus - Christmas Day

Belgium - Christmas Day

Bolivia - Christmas

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Religious Holiday (Sarajevo)

Botswana - Christmas Day

Brazil - Christmas Day

Bulgaria - Christmas Eve

Canada - Christmas Day

Chile - Christmas Day

Colombia - Christmas Day

Costa Rica - Christmas

Croatia - Christmas Day

Cyprus - Chritmas Day

Czech Republic - Christmas Day

Denmark - Christmas Day

Dominican Republic - Christmas Day

Ecuador - Christmas

Estonia - Christmas Day

Finland - Christmas Day

France - Christmas Day

Germany - Christmas Day

Ghana - Christmas Day

Greece - Christmas Day

Guatemala - Christmas

Hong Kong - Christmas Day

Hungary - Christmas Day

Iceland - Christmas Day

Indonesia - Christmas Day

India - Christmas Day

Ireland - Christmas Day

Italy - Christmas Day

Ivory Coast - Christmas Day

Jamaica - Christmas Day

Jordan - Christmas Day

Kenya - Christmas Day

Latvia - Christmas Day

Lebanon - Christmas Day

Lithuania - Christmas Day

Luxembourg - Christmas Day

Malaysia - Christmas Day

Malta - Christmas day

Mauritius - Christmas

Mexico - Christmas Day

Namibia - Christmas Day

Netherlands - Christmas Day

New Zealand - Christmas Day

Nigeria - Christmas Day

Norway - Christmas Day

Pakistan - Quaid-e-Azam Day / Christmas

Palestinian Territories - Christmas

Panama - Christmas

Paraguay - Christmas

Peru - Christmas

Philippines - Christmas Day

Poland - Christmas Day

Portugal - Christmas Day

Romania - Christmas Day

Singapore - Christmas Day

Slovakia - Christmas Eve

Slovenia - Christmas Day

South Africa - Christmas Day

South Korea - Christmas Day

Spain - Christmas Day

Sri Lanka - Christmas Day

Sweden - Christmas Day

Switzerland - Christmas Day

Syria - Christmas Day

Tanzania - Christmas Day

United Arab Emirates - Christmas Day (DGCX)

United Kingdom - Christmas Day

United States - Christmas Day

Uruguay - Christmas

Venezuela - Christmas

Zambia - Christmas Day

Zimbabwe - Christmas Day

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26

Australia - Boxing Day

Austria - Boxing Day

Belgium - Boxing Day

Botswana - Boxing Day

Bulgaria - Christmas Eve

Canada - Boxing Day

Chile - New Year's Eve

Croatia - St. Stephen's Day

Cyprus - Boxing Day

Czech Republic - Christmas Eve

Denmark - Boxing Day

Estonia - Boxing Day

Finland - Boxing Day

France - Boxing Day

Ghana - Boxing Day

Greece - Second day of Christmas

Hong Kong - The First Weekday after Christmas Day

Hungary - Christmas Day

Iceland - Boxing Day

Ireland - St. Stephen's Day

Italy - Market Holiday

Jamaica - Boxing Day

Kenya - Boxing Day

Latvia - Boxing Day

Lithuania - Boxing Day

Luxembourg - Boxing Day

Malta - Christmas Day

Namibia - Day of Goodwill

Netherlands - Boxing Day

New Zealand - Boxing Day

Nigeria - Boxing Day

Norway - Boxing Day

Poland - Christmas Day

Portugal - Boxing Day

Romania - Second day of Christmas

Slovakia - Christmas Eve

Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day

South Africa - Day of Goodwill

Spain - Market Holiday

Sweden - Boxing Day

Switzerland - St Stephen's Day

Tanzania - Boxing Day

United Kingdom - Boxing Day

Zimbabwe - Public Holiday

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27

Sri Lanka - Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28

Laos - Exchange Holiday

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29

Laos - Exchange Holiday

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30

Laos - Exchange Holiday

Philippines - Rizal Day

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31

Austria - Exchange Holiday

Azerbaijan - International Solidarity Day

Bangladesh - Exchange Holiday

Brazil - New Year's Eve

Bulgaria - Non-working Day

Denmark - New Year's Eve

Estonia - Non-trading Day (NASDAQ OMX Tallin)

Finland - New Year's Eve

Guatemala - Last Working Day of the Year

Hungary - New Year's Eve

Iceland - New Year's Eve

Indonesia - Exchange Holiday (EQ,OPT,FUT)

Italy - New Year's Eve

Japan - Exchange Holiday

Jordan - No Trading

Latvia - New Year's Eve

Lithuania - Non-trading Day (NASDAQ OMX Vilnius)

Macedonia - New Year's Eve

Malta - New Year's Eve

Mauritius - New Year's Eve (Subject to Confirmation)

Norway - New Year's Eve

Philippines - Last Day of the Year

Poland - New Year's Eve

Russia - Public Holiday

Slovenia - New Year's Eve

South Korea - Stock Market (Kosdaq Market, Futures Market,

Forex, Kse Bond Market)

Sweden - New Year's Eve

Switzerland - New Year's Eve

Taiwan - Memorial Day in honor of Founding of the Republic

of China (Observed)

Thailand - New Year's Eve

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