International Holidays Could Cause Global Screening Delays


It’s that time of year, when it seems there’s a holiday every time you turn around. If you do a lot of global screening, some of those many holidays could cause delays in reporting. Here’s a list that will give you an idea of what’s happening around the world.

October 1st through 7th:

  • China: Chung Yeung Festival

October 8th:

  • Croatia: Independence Day
  • India: Maharishi Valmilzis Birthday
  • Peru: National Day

October 9th:

  • Israel: Sukkot
  • South Korea: Hangeal Day
  • Spain: Valencian Community Day

October 13th:

  • Argentian: Day of Respect
  • Canada: Thanksgiving
  • Japan: Health Sports Day

October 15th:

  • Cambodia: Commemoration Day of the Kings father

October 16th:

  • Israel: Simchat Torah

October 20th:

  • Kenya: Mashujaa Day

October 22nd:

  • India; Diwali
  • Malaysia: Deepavali
  • Singapore: Deepavali

October 23rd:

  • Cambodia: Paris Peace Agreement
  • Hungary: Republic Day
  • India: Diwali
  • India: Kali Puja
  • Thailand: Chulalongkorn Day

October 24th:

  • India: Balipadyami Deepavali
  • Malaysia: Birthday of the Sultan of Panhang
  • New Zealand: Hawkes Bay Anniversary

October: 24th:

  • Muslim countries will celebrate Awal Muharram

October 27th:

  • Ireland: October Holiday
  • New Zealand: Labour Day

October 28th:

  • Cyprus: Greek National Day
  • Czech Republic: Foundation of the Independence
  • Greece: The Ochi Day

October 29th:

  • Cambodia: Kings Coronation Day
  • Turkey: Republic Day

October 31st:

  • Germany: Day of Reformation
  • Chile: Day of Reformation
  • Slovenia: Day of Reformation

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