DIARY - MidEast/African holidays to December 2012

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REUTERS DIARY OF MIDDLE EAST/AFRICAN HOLIDAYS	
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                         2012 MARKET HOLIDAYS	
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    TUESDAY, MARCH 20 	
    Tunisia - Independence Day 	
    	
    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 	
    Iran - Noruz 	
    South Africa - Human Rights Day 	
    Syria - Mothers' Day 	
    	
    THURSDAY, MARCH 22 	
    Iran - Noruz 	
    	
    FRIDAY, MARCH 23 	
    Iran - Noruz 	
    Mauritius - Ougadi 	
    	
    SATURDAY, MARCH 24 	
    Iran - Noruz	
    	
    SUNDAY, MARCH 25	
    Lebanon - Feast of Annunciation 	
    	
    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 	
    Libya - British Evacuation Day 	
    	
    SUNDAY, APRIL 1 	
    Iran - Islamic Republic of Iran Day 	
    	
    MONDAY, APRIL 2 	
    Iran - Nature Day 	
    	
    FRIDAY, APRIL 6 	
    Botswana - Good Friday 	
    Israel - Passover I Eve (No trading but clearing is carried
out) 	
    Kenya - Good Friday 	
    Lebanon - Good Friday western	
    Nigeria - Good Friday 	
    South Africa - Good Friday 	
    Tanzania - Good Friday 	
    United Arab Emirates - Good Friday (DGCX) 	
    Zambia - Good Friday 	
    Zimbabwe - Good Friday 	
    	
    SATURDAY, APRIL 7	
    Tanzania - Karume Day	
    	
    SUNDAY, APRIL 8 	
    Nigeria - Easter Sunday (Subject to Confirmation)	
    Syria - Easter 	
    Tanzania - Easter Sunday	
     	
    MONDAY, APRIL 9 	
    Botswana - Easter Monday 	
    Kenya - Easter Monday 	
    Lebanon - Easter western 	
    Nigeria - Easter Monday 	
    South Africa - Family Day 	
    Tanzania - Easter Monday 	
    Tunisia - Martyrs' Day 	
    Zambia - Easter Monday 	
    Zimbabwe - Easter Monday 	
    	
    THURSDAY, APRIL 12 	
    Israel - Passover II Eve (No trading but clearing is carried
out) 	
    	
    FRIDAY, APRIL 13 	
    Israel - Passover II 	
    Lebanon - Good Friday eastern	
    	
    SUNDAY, APRIL 15 	
    Egypt - Easter	
    	
    MONDAY, APRIL 16 	
    Egypt - Sham El Nessim	
    Lebanon - Easter eastern	
    	
    TUESDAY, APRIL 17 	
    Syria - Independence Day 	
    	
    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 	
    Zimbabwe - Independence Day	
    	
    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 	
    Iran - Matrydom of Fatima (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Israel - Memorial Day (No trading but clearing is carried
out) 	
    	
    THURSDAY, APRIL 26 	
    Israel - Independence Day 	
    Tanzania - Union Day	
     	
    FRIDAY, APRIL 27 	
    South Africa - Freedom Day 	
        	
    TUESDAY, MAY 1 	
    Algeria - Labour Day 	
    Bahrain - Labour Day 	
    Botswana - Labour Day 	
    Egypt - Labour Day	
    Jordan - Labour Day 	
    Kenya - Labour Day 	
    Lebanon - Labour Day	
    Mauritius - Labour Day	
    Nigeria - Labour Day 	
    Palestinian Territories - Labor day	
    South Africa - Labour Day 	
    Syria - Labour Day 	
    Tanzania - Labour Day 	
    Tunisia - Labour Day 	
    Zambia - Labour Day 	
    Zimbabwe - Labour Day 	
    	
    SUNDAY, MAY 6 	
    Syria - Martyrs' Day 	
    	
    THURSDAY, MAY 17 	
    Botswana - Ascension Day 	
    	
    FRIDAY, MAY 25 	
    Jordan - Independence Day 	
    Lebanon - Resistance and Liberation Day	
    Zambia - Afric Freedom Day 	
    Zimbabwe - Africa Day 	
    	
    SUNDAY, MAY 27 	
    Israel - Pentecost (Shavuot) 	
    	
    TUESDAY, MAY 29	
    Nigeria - Democracy Day	
     	
    FRIDAY, JUNE 1 	
    Kenya - Madaraka Day (Self Governance) 	
    	
    SUNDAY, JUNE 3 	
    Iran - Birthday of Imam Ali (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    MONDAY, JUNE 4 	
    Iran - Death of Imam Khomeini (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    TUESDAY, JUNE 5 	
    Iran - Bloody Revolt of 15th Khordad 	
    	
    MONDAY, JUNE 11 	
    Libya - Evacuation Day 	
    	
    SUNDAY, JUNE 17 	
    Iran - Eid-Mabaath (Ascension) (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Kuwait - Alesra and Al-Mehraj 	
    Oman - El Issra' Wall-Mi'raj 	
    Palestinian Territories - Ascent of the Prophet day	
    United Arab Emirates - Eid-Al-Isra Wal Miraj (Nasdaq
Dubai/DFM/ADX) (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28 	
    Libya - Ascension of the Prophet (Subject to Lunar
Sightings) 	
    	
    SUNDAY, JULY 1	
    Egypt - Banks Holiday	
    	
    MONDAY, JULY 2 	
    Botswana - Sir Seretse Khama Day (Observed) 	
    Zambia - Heroes' Day 	
    	
    TUESDAY, JULY 3 	
    Zambia - Unity Day 	
    	
    THURSDAY, JULY 5 	
    Algeria - Independence Day 	
    Iran - Birthday of Imam Mahdi (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    SATURDAY, JULY 7  	
    Tanzania - Saba Saba Day	
    	
    MONDAY, JULY 16 	
    Botswana - President's Day 	
    	
    TUESDAY, JULY 17 	
    Botswana - Public Holiday 	
    	
    MONDAY, JULY 23	
    Egypt - Revolution Day 	
    Libya - Revolution Day 	
    Oman - Renaissance Day 	
    	
    WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 	
    Tunisia - Republic Day 	
    	
    SUNDAY, JULY 29 	
    Israel - Fast Day 	
    	
    MONDAY, AUGUST 6 	
    Zambia - Farmers' Day 	
    	
    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8	
    Tanzania - Farmers/Peasants Day	
    	
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 	
    South Africa - National Women's Day 	
    	
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 	
    Iran - Martyrdom of Imam Ali (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    MONDAY, AUGUST 13 	
    Tunisia - Women's Day 	
    Zimbabwe - Heroes' Day 	
    	
    TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 	
    Zimbabwe - Defence Forces Day 	
    	
    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15	
    Lebanon - Assumption of the Virgin Mary	
    Mauritius - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary	
    	
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 	
    Algeria - End of Ramadan (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Bahrain - Eid Al Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Jordan - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Palestinian Territories - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar
Sightings)	
    Syria - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 	
    Algeria - End of Ramadan (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Bahrain - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Egypt - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)	
    Jordan - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Kuwait - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)	
    Lebanon - Eid Al Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Oman - Eid Al Fiter (Subject to Lunar Sightings)	
    Palestinian Territories - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar
Sightings) 	
    Saudi Arabia - Eid Al-fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Syria - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Tanzania - Eid El Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Tunisia - Eid El Fitr (End of Ramadan) (Subject to Lunar
Sightings) 	
    United Arab Emirates - Eid-Al-Fitr (Nasdaq Dubai/DFM/ADX)

    MONDAY, AUGUST 20 	
    Bahrain - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Egypt - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Iran - Eid-e-Fetr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Jordan - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Kuwait - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)	
    Lebanon - Eid Al Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Nigeria - Eid-ul Fitri (Subject to Lunar Sightings)  	
    Oman - Eid Al Fiter (Subject to Lunar Sightings)	
    Palestinian Territories - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar
Sightings) 	
    Saudi Arabia - Eid Al-fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Syria - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Tanzania - Eid El Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
     United Arab Emirates - Eid-Al-Fitr (Nasdaq
Dubai/DFM/ADX/DGCX) (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 	
    Jordan - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Kuwait - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings)	
    Lebanon - Eid Al Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Nigeria - Eid-ul Fitri (Subject to Lunar Sightings)  	
    Oman - Eid Al Fiter (Subject to Lunar Sightings)	
    Palestinian Territories - Eid Al-Fitr (Subject to Lunar
Sightings) 	
    Saudi Arabia - Eid Al-fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    United Arab Emirates - Eid-Al-Fitr (Nasdaq Dubai/DFM/ADX)

    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22	
    Oman - Eid Al Fiter (Subject to Lunar Sightings)	
    	
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 23	
    Oman - Eid Al Fiter (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 	
    Libya - Eid El Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 	
    Libya - Eid El Fitr (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 	
    Libya - National Day 	
    	
    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 	
    Iran - Martyrdom of Jaffar Sadegh (Subject to Lunar
Sightings) 	
    	
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 	
    Israel - Jewish New Year Eve (No trading but clearing is
carried out)	
    	
    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 	
    Israel - Jewish New Year I 	
    	
    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 	
    Israel - Jewish New Year II 	
    	
    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20	
    Mauritius - Ganesh Chaturthi 	
    	
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 	
    Saudi Arabia - National Day 	
    	
    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 	
    South Africa - Heritage Day	
    	
    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 	
    Israel - Yom Kippur Eve 	
    	
    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 	
    Israel - Yom Kippur 	
    	
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 	
    Israel - Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkoth) Eve (No trading but
clearing is carried out) 	
    	
    MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 	
    Botswana - Botswana Day (Observed) 	
    Israel - Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkoth) 	
    Nigeria - Independence Day	
     	
    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 	
    Botswana - Botswana Day (Observed) 	
    	
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 	
    Egypt - Armed Force Day	
    Syria - Tishreen Liberation War Day 	
    	
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 	
    Israel - Rejoicing of the Law (Simchat Tora) Eve (No trading
but clearing is carried out)	
    	
    MONDAY, OCTOBER 8 	
    Israel - Rejoicing of the Law (Simchat Tora) 	
    	
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14	
    Tanzania - Nyerere Day 	
    	
    MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 	
    Tunisia - Evacuation Day 	
     	
    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 	
    Zambia - Independence Day 	
        	
    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 	
    Algeria - Eid-Ul-Adha-Feast of the Sacrifice (Subject to
Lunar Sightings) 	
    Bahrain - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Egypt - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)	
    Jordan - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Kuwait - Arafat day	
    Oman - Eid Al adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)	
     Palestinian Territories - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar
Sightings)	
    Syria - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    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) 	
    Bahrain - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Egypt - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Iran - Eid ul-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)	
    Palestinian Territories - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar
Sightings)	
    Syria - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Tanzania - Eid el Haj (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Tunisia - Eid al-Idha (Feast of the Sacrifice) (Subject to
Lunar Sightings) 	
    United Arab Emirates - Eid-Al-Adha (Nasdaq
Dubai/DFM/ADX/DGCX) (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 	
    Bahrain - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Egypt - 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)	
     Palestinian Territories - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar
Sightings)	
    Syria - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    United Arab Emirates - Eid-Al-Adha (Nasdaq Dubai/DFM/ADX)

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 	
    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)	
     Palestinian Territories - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar
Sightings)	
    Syria - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)     	
    United Arab Emirates - Eid-Al-Adha (Nasdaq Dubai/DFM/ADX)

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 	
    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)	
    	
    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30	
    Nigeria - Eidel Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 	
    Algeria - Revolutional Day (National Day) 	
     	
    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2	
    Mauritius - Arrival of Indentured Labourers 	
    	
    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 	
    Iran - Eid-ul-Ghadir (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 	
    Libya - Eid al Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 	
    Libya - Eid al Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 	
    Mauritius - Divali	
    	
    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 	
    Bahrain - Al Hijra New Year (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    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) 	
    Egypt - Muslim New Year (Hegria 1434) (Subject to Lunar
Sightings)	
    Jordan - Hijra New Year (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Lebanon - Hegria New Year (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) 	
    	
    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 	
    Kuwait - Hijri Islamic New Year (Subject to Lunar Sightings)	
    	
    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18	
    Oman - National Day	
	
    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19	
    Oman - National Day	
      	
    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 	
    Bahrain - Ashoora (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Lebanon - Independence Day 	
    	
    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 	
    Bahrain - Ashoora (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Iran - Tassua (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 	
    Algeria - Islamic New Year (El am Hejir New Year) (Subject
to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Iran - Ashoora (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Lebanon - Achoura (Subject to Lunar Sightings)	
    	
    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26 	
    Saudi Arabia - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 	
    Libya - Islamic New Year (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    Oman - National Day & New Hijri Year 	
    Saudi Arabia - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 	
    Oman - National Day & New Hijri Year	
    Saudi Arabia - Eid Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 	
    United Arab Emirates - National Day (Nasdaq Dubai/DFM/ADX) 	
    	
    MONDAY, DECEMBER 3 	
    United Arab Emirates - National Day (Nasdaq Dubai/DFM/ADX) 	
    	
    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 	
    Libya - Ashura (Subject to Lunar Sightings) 	
    	
    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9	
    Tanzania - Independence Day    	
    	
    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 	
    Kenya - Jamhuri Day(Independence) 	
    	
    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 	
    Bahrain - National Day 	
    	
    MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 	
    Bahrain - National Day 	
    South Africa - Day of Reconciliation (Observed) 	
    	
    MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 	
    Mauritius - Christmas Eve (Subject to Confirmation)	
    	
    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25 	
    Botswana - Christmas Day 	
    Jordan - Christmas Day 	
    Kenya - Christmas Day   	
    Lebanon - Christmas Day	
    Mauritius - Christmas	
    Nigeria - Christmas Day 	
    Palestinian Territories - Christmas	
    South Africa - Christmas Day 	
    Syria - Christmas Day 	
    Tanzania - Christmas Day 	
    United Arab Emirates - Christmas (DGCX) 	
    Zambia - Christmas Day 	
    Zimbabwe - Christmas Day 	
    	
    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26 	
    Botswana - Boxing Day 	
    Kenya - Boxing Day 	
    Nigeria - Boxing Day 	
    South Africa - Day of Goodwill 	
    Tanzania - Boxing Day 	
    Zimbabwe - Public Holiday 	
    	
    MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 	
    Jordan - No Trading 	
    Mauritius - New Year's Eve (Subject to Confirmation)	
         	
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