2020’s Public Holidays in REMITR’s Global Network

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Forgetting about public holidays is a pretty solid way to ensure that a payment gets delayed. But, it can be quite tricky to keep track of them all – especially when you’re sending payments overseas.

Here’s a list of 2020’s public holidays for some of the most popular payment destinations in REMITR’s Global Network.

*With the exception of Canada, all dates provided are for national holidays and accurate as of the day of publication. Have we missed a date? Let us know!

 

CANADA – Public Holidays 2020
January 1 New Year’s Day 
February 17 Family Day (AB, BC, NB, ON, SK)
April 10   Good Friday (except QC)
April 13  Easter Monday (QC only)
April 23  St. George’s Day (NL)
May 18 Victoria Day (except NB, Nl, NS, PE)
May 18 National Patriotes Day (QC only) 
June 21  National Aboriginal Day (NT only)
June 24  Féte Nationale/St. Jean Baptiste Day (QC only)
June 24  Discovery Day (NL only)
July 1 Canada Day
July 1 Memorial Day (NFL only) 
July 9  Nunavut Day (NT only)
August 3  Civic Holiday (AB, BC, NB, NU, ON, SK)
September 7 Labour Day 
October 12  Thanksgiving (except NB, NL, NS, PE)
November 11  Remembrance Day (except NL, NS, ON, QC)
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day (ON only)

BANGLADESH – Public Holidays 2020
February 21 Language Martyrs’ Day
March 17 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Birthday 
March 26 Independence Day
April 9 Shab e-Barat
April 14 Bengali New Year
May 1 Labour Day
May 7 Buddha Purnima
May 20 Night of Destiny 
May 22 Jumatul Bidah
May 25 & 26 Eid al-Fitr
August 11 Janmashtami 
October 29 Maulud Nabi
December 16 Victory Day
December 25  Christmas Day 

CHINA – Public Holidays 2020

January 1 New Year’s Day 
Jan 24 – Feb 2 Spring Festival (Golden Week Holiday)
January 25 Chinese New Year
April 6 Ching Ming Festival
May 1-5 Labour Day Holiday
June 25 & 26 Dragon Boat Festival
October 1 Mid-Autumn Festival
October 1-8 National Day Holiday

FRANCE
– Public Holidays 2020
January 1 New Year’s Day 
April 10 Good Friday
April 13 Easter Monday
May 1 Labour Day 
May 8 Victory in Europe Day 
May 21 Ascension Day
June 1 Whit Monday
July 14 Bastille Day
November 11 Veterans/Armistice Day
December 25 Christmas Day 
December 26 Boxing Day 

INDIA – Public Holidays 2020
January 26 Republic Day
March 10 Holi
April 10 Good Friday
May 1 Labour Day
May 7 Buddha Purnima
May 25 Eid-ul-Fitr
August 1 Bakri Id/Eid ul-Adha
August 15 Independence Day
October 2 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
October 25 Dussehra/Dasara 
November 14  Diwali/Deepavali
November 30  Guru Nanak’s Birthday
December 25 Christmas Day

INDONESIA – Public Holidays 2020
January 1 New Year’s Day
March 25 Bali’s Day of Silence/Hindu New Year
April 10 Good Friday
May 1 International Labor Day
May 7 Waisak Day
May 21 Ascension Day
May 22  Cuti Bersama
May 25 Idul Fitri Day
May 26 & 27 Cuti Bersama
June 1 Pancasila Day 
July 31 Eid al-Adha
August 17 Indonesian Independence Day
August 20 Muharram/Islamic New Year
October 29 The Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday 
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 25 Christmas Day

NIGERIA – Public Holidays 2020
January 1 New Year’s Day
April 10 Good Friday 
April 13 Easter Monday
May 1 Workers’ Day
May 25 Eid ul Fitr 
June 12 Democracy Day
July 31 Id el Kabir
October 1 National Day
October 29 Id el Maulud
December 25 Christmas Day

PAKISTAN – Public Holidays 2020
January 1 New Year’s Day 
February 5 Kashmir Day
March 23 Pakistan Day
April 24 Ramazan
May 1 Labour Day 
May 25-27 Eid-ul-Fitr
July 1 Bank Holiday
July 31-August 2 Eid al-Adha
August 14 Independence Day
August 29 & 30 Ashura Public Holiday
October 30 Eid Milad un-Nabi
December 25 Christmas Day
December 25 Quaid-e-Azam Day

SINGAPORE
– Public Holidays 2020
January 1 New Year’s Day 
January 27 Chinese New Year in lieu
April 10 Good Friday
May 1 Labour Day
May 7 Vesak Day 
May 25 Hari Raya Puasa in lieu
July 31 Hari Raya Haji 
August 10 National Day in lieu
November 14 Deepavali
December 25  Christmas Day

TURKEY – Public Holidays 2020
January 1 New Year’s Day
April 23 National Sovereignty/Children’s Day
May 1 Labor/Solidarity
May 19 Commemoration of Atatürk/Youth & Sports Day
May 23-26 Ramadan
July 15 Democracy/National Unity Day
Jul 31-3 Aug Sacrifice Feast
August 30 Victory Day
October 29 Republic Day

UNITED KINGDOM – Public Holidays 2020

January 1 New Year’s Day
January 2  New Year’s Holiday (Scotland only)
March 17  St. Patrick’s Day (Northern Ireland only)
April 10 Good Friday
April 13  Easter Monday (England, Wales & NI)
May 8 Early May Bank Holiday
May 25 Spring Bank Holiday 
July 13  Battle of the Boyne in lieu (Northern Ireland)
August 3  Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)
August 31  Summer Bank Holiday (England, Wales & NI)
November 30 St. Andrew’s Day (Scotland)
December 25 Christmas Day
December 28 Boxing Day in lieu

UNITED STATES – Public Holidays 2020

January 1 New Year’s Day
January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 17 President’s Day
May 25 Memorial Day 
July 3 Independence Day in lieu
September 7 Labor Day 
November 26 Thanksgiving
December 25 Christmas Day 

 


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