DIARY – MidEast/African holidays to December 2010

REUTERS DIARY OF MIDDLE EAST/AFRICAN HOLIDAYS

Double-click in brackets for Americas holidays [HOL1/DIARY],
Asian holidays [HOL2/DIARY] and European holidays [HOL3/DIARY]

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country.

** Details below represent the latest information available and
will be supplemented later, particularly with updated entries
for Muslim holidays.

Market holiday – Markets and exchanges closed.

(Note: Dates for Eid al-Fitr, Eid el-Adha, Muslim New Year
and Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday may differ slightly depending on
the sighting of the moon)

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2010 MARKET HOLIDAYS

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**** More countries will be added as and when available ****

TUESDAY, MARCH 16

Mauritius – Ougadi

SUNDAY, MARCH 21

Namibia – Independence Day

South Africa – Human Rights Day

Syria – Mother’s Day

MONDAY, MARCH 22

Namibia – Independence Day (Observed)

South Africa – Human Rights Day (Observed)

SUNDAY, MARCH 28

Libya – British Evacuation Day

MONDAY, MARCH 29

Israel – Passover I Eve

TUESDAY, MARCH 30

Israel – Passover I

FRIDAY, APRIL 2

Botswana – Good Friday

Ghana – Good Friday

Kenya – Good Friday

Lebanon – Good Friday

Malawi – Good Friday

Namibia – Good Friday

Nigeria – Good Friday

South Africa – Good Friday

United Arab Emirates – Good Friday (DGCX)

SUNDAY, APRIL 4

Egypt – Easter

Israel – Passover II Eve

Syria – Easter

MONDAY, APRIL 5

Botswana – Easter Monday

Egypt – Sham El Nessim

Ghana – Easter Monday

Israel – Passover II

Ivory Coast – Easter

Kenya – Easter Monday

Lebanon – Easter

Malawi – Easter Monday

Namibia – Easter Monday

Nigeria – Easter Monday

South Africa – Family Day

Syria – Orthodox Easter

FRIDAY, APRIL 9

Iraq – Baghdad Liberation Day

SATURDAY, APRIL 17

Iraq – FAO Day

Syria – Independence Day

MONDAY, APRIL 19

Israel – Memorial Day

TUESDAY, APRIL 20

Israel – Independence Day

SUNDAY, APRIL 25

Egypt – Sinai Liberation Day

TUESDAY, APRIL 27

South Africa – Freedom Day

SATURDAY, MAY 1

Algeria – Labor Day

Botswana – Labour Day

Ethiopia – Labour Day

Ghana – Labour Day

Iraq – Labour Day

Malawi – Labour Day

Mauritius – Labour Day

Morocco – Labour Day

Namibia – Workers Day

South Africa – Workers Day

Syria – Labour Day

TUESDAY, MAY 4

Namibia – Cassinga Day

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5

Ethiopia – Ethiopian Patriot’s Day

THURSDAY, MAY 6

Syria – Martyrs’ Day

THURSDAY, MAY 13

Botswana – Ascension Day

Ivory Coast – Ascension Day

Namibia – Ascension Day

TUESDAY, MAY 18

Israel – Pentecost (Shavuot) Eve

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19

Israel – Pentecost (Shavuot)

MONDAY, MAY 24

Ivory Coast – Pentecost

TUESDAY, MAY 25

Ghana – Africa Day

Jordan – Independence Day

Namibia – Africa Day

FRIDAY, MAY 28

Ethiopia – Downfall of the Dergue regime

TUESDAY, JUNE 1

Kenya – Madaraka Day

FRIDAY, JUNE 11

Libya – Evacuation Day

MONDAY, JUNE 14

Malawi – Freedom Day

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16

South Africa – Youth Day

SATURDAY, JUNE 19

Algeria – Revolutionary Readjustment

THURSDAY, JULY 1

Botswana – Sir Seretse Khama Day

Egypt – Banks Holiday

Ghana – Republic Day

MONDAY, JULY 5

Algeria – Independence Day

TUESDAY, JULY 6

Malawi – Republic Day

FRIDAY, JULY 9

Libya – Ascension of the Prophet

United Arab Emirates – The Prophet’s Ascension (DGCX)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14

Iraq – Republic Day

MONDAY, JULY 19

Botswana – President’s Day

TUESDAY, JULY 20

Botswana – President’s Day (Observed)

Israel – Fast Day

FRIDAY, JULY 23

Libya – Revolution Day

FRIDAY, JULY 30

Morocco – Celebration of His Majesty’s Accession to The
Throne

SUNDAY, AUG 8

Iraq – Ceasefire Day

MONDAY, AUG 9

South Africa – National Women’s Day

SATURDAY, AUG 14

Morocco – Celebration of the Allegiance of Oued Eddahab

SUNDAY, AUG 15

Mauritius – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

FRIDAY, AUG 20

Morocco – Celebration of the Revolution of the King and the
People

THURSDAY, AUG 26

Namibia – Heroes Day

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 1

Libya – National Day

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 8

Israel – Jewish New Year Eve

THURSDAY, SEPT 9

Bahrain – Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Israel – Jewish New Year I

Jordan – Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Nigeria – Eid-ul Fitri (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Qatar – Eid Al Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

United Arab Emirates – Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (DGCX)

FRIDAY, SEPT 10

Iraq – Eid El Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Jordan – Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Lebanon – Id Al Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Mauritius – Eid-Ul-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Morocco – Aid EL Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Nigeria – Eid-ul Fitri (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Qatar – Eid Al Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

SATURDAY, SEPT 11

Algeria – Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (Subject to Lunar
Sightings)

Ethiopia – Ethiopian New Year/Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

Iraq – Eid El Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Jordan – Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Lebanon – Id Al Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Libya – Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (Subject to Lunar
Sightings)

Morocco – Aid EL Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Qatar – Eid Al Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Saudi Arabia – Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Syria – Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (Subject to Lunar
Sightings)

SUNDAY, SEPT 12

Iraq – Eid El Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Jordan – Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Oman – Eid Al Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Mauritius – Ganesh Chaturthi

Qatar – Eid Al Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

Saudi Arabia – Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)

United Arab Emirates – Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar
Sightings) (DFM/ADX/Nasdaq Dubai)

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DIARY – MidEast/African holidays to December 2010