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Global Mail Observer

The Global Mail Observer e-newsletter provides you bi-weekly with current and upcoming events that may affect the delivery of your mail and parcels around the world.
Italy 14 to 15 Mar Rail Traffic Related Strike Announcement in Italy: Italian government has announced the following strike: Rail personnel: March 14, 21:00 - March 15, 21:00 Rail traffic disruptions possible.
Canada 16 Mar Service Disruptions in Parts of Canada: Canada Post informs about service disruptions due to severe weather conditions: RED ALERT (mail delivery suspended): Amherst, North Sydney, Glace Bay, New Waterford and Sydney, Prince Edward Island, Moncton, St. John’s and Gander YELLOW ALERT (weather may impede mail delivery): Antigonish, Truro, New Glasgow and Bedford/Sackville, Saint John, Fredericton, Oromocto and St. Stephen Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
New Zealand 16 Mar Delivery Disruptions in New Zealand due to Bad Weather: New Zealand Post informs that there will be no mail deliveries in areas of Hawke's Bay and Gisborne today due to bad weather. Deliveries have been canceled today to Tolaga Bay, Ruatoria, Tokomaru Bay, Tikitiki, RD 3 Gisborne and RD 2 & 4 Te Karaka. Delays are also to be expected in the East Coast area.
Ireland 17 Mar St. Patrick's Day - National Holiday
United Kingdom 17 Mar Northern Ireland: St. Patrick's Day - Regional Holiday
United States 17 Mar Massachusetts: Evacuation Day - Regional Holiday
Germany 18 Mar Lufthansa Pilots will be on Strike: The pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit has announced strike action, affecting short and medium haul flights operated by Lufthansa and Germanwings. Flights that are not affected include those operated by Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Swiss, Austrian. Lufthansa Cityline will also remain largely unaffected by the industrial action. Flight cancellations and delays possible.
Austria 19 Mar Carinthia, Styria, Tyrol, Vorarlberg: St. Joseph's Day - Regional Holiday
Liechtenstein, Malta 19 Mar St. Joseph's Day - National Holiday
Switzerland 19 Mar Graubünden, Luzern, Nidwalden, Solothurn, Schwyz, Ticino, Uri, Valais: St. Joseph's Day - Regional Holiday
Spain 19 Mar Aragón, Basque Country, Castile-La Mancha, Castile-León, Extremadura, Madrid, Melilla, Murcia, Navarre, Valencia: St. Joseph's Day - Regional Holiday
Azerbaijan 20 Mar Persian New Year's Day - National Holiday
Iran 20 Mar Oil Nationalization Day - National Holiday
Italy 20 Mar Air Traffic Related Strike Announcements in Italy: Italian government has announced the following strikes: ENAV / TECHNO SKY air traffic controllers: 10:00 - 18:00 Alitalia flight crews: 10:00 - 18:00 Ground handling at Milan Linate/Malpensa and Venice: 10:00 - 14:00 Air traffic disruptions possible.
Spain 20 Mar Galicia: St. Joseph's Day - Regional Holiday
Tunisia 20 Mar Independence Day - National Holiday
Azerbaijan 21 Mar Persian New Year's Day Holiday - National Holiday
India 21 Mar Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh: Gudi Padva / Ugadi / Cheti Chand - Regional Holiday
India 21 Mar Puducherry, Tamil Nadu: Telugu New Year's Day - Regional Holiday
Indonesia 21 Mar Hindu New Year - National Holiday
Iran 21 Mar Norooz (Persian New Year) - National Holiday
Japan 21 Mar Vernal Equinox - National Holiday
Mexico 21 Mar Benito Juárez Day - National Holiday
Namibia 21 Mar Independence Day - National Holiday
South Africa 21 Mar Human Rights Day - National Holiday
Azerbaijan 22 Mar Persian New Year's Day Holiday - National Holiday
Iran 22 Mar Norooz Holiday - National Holiday
Argentina 23 Mar Bridge Public Holiday - National Holiday
Azerbaijan 23 Mar Persian New Year's Day Holiday - National Holiday
Colombia 23 Mar St. Joseph's Day - National Holiday
Iran 23 Mar Nooroz Holiday - National Holiday
New Zealand 23 Mar Otago: Provincial Anniversary Day - Regional Holiday
Pakistan 23 Mar Pakistan Day - National Holiday
Argentina 24 Mar Truth and Justice Day - National Holiday
Azerbaijan 24 Mar Persian New Year's Day Holiday - National Holiday
Iran 24 Mar Martyrdom of Hazart Fatemesh / Nooroz Holiday - National Holiday
Cyprus 25 Mar Greek Independence Day - National Holiday
Greece 25 Mar Independence Day - National Holiday
United States 26 Mar Hawaii: Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day - Regional Holiday
India 27 Mar Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana: Ram Navami (Smarta) - Regional Holiday
India 28 Mar Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh: Ram Navami (Vaishnava) - Regional Holiday
Trinidad and Tobago 30 Mar Spiritual Baptist Day - National Holiday
United States 30 Mar Alaska: Seward's Day - Regional Holiday
France 27 Feb to 01 Mar Strike Announcement at Corsair International Airline: A 72-hour strike has been announced at Corsair International airline, based in Paris-Orly Airport. Corsair International flies to Tahiti, Israel, Africa, Europe, Canada, Caribbean. However, minimal service will be in effect by law. Flight cancellations and flight delays possible.
Norway 28 Feb to 01 Mar & 04 Mar Norwegian Air Pilot Strike: A strike by pilots at Norwegian Air, which started on Saturday after wage talks with the airline broke down, involves 70 pilots. The number of those striking could go up to 650 from Wednesday if there is no agreement, the Norwegian pilot union has warned. Flight cancellations and flight delays possible.
Oman 01 Mar Oman Post Staff Strike: A strike at Oman Post entered its second day on Monday. Over 600 employees across 95 Oman Post offices in the country went on a strike on Sunday as a mark of protest against its proposed privatization. Counters at the Ruwi head office remained unmanned on Monday too. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
United States 02 Mar Weather-Related Flight Cancellations in US at the Weekend: 1,050 flights have been canceled Saturday at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. American Airlines, which uses Dallas-Fort Worth airport as its main hub, canceled 887 flights, system-wide, on Saturday. On Sunday, 499 flights have been canceled at the airport. Other airports in the US hardest hit by flight cancellations Sunday are: Philadelphia International Airport (389 cancellations), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (265 cancellations), New York’s LaGuardia Airport (393 cancellations), Newark (311 cancellations, JFK (173 cancellations), Baltimore (215 cancellations), Chicago O'Hare (154 cancellations), Charlotte (115 cancellations), Boston (92 cancellations). Flight cancellations and flight delays possible.
Australia 02 Mar Delays to Queensland Express Post Deliveries: Due to limited delivery access in the region, Australia Post has suspended the Express Post next day guarantee for Queensland intrastate Express Post items into the following postcodes: Rockhampton/Yeppoon 4700-4703. Delivery of Parcel Post items and letters has also been affected.
Bulgaria 3 Mar Liberation Day - National Holiday
United States 3 Mar Vermont: Town Meeting Day - Regional Holiday
Malaysia 4 Mar Terengganu: State Public Holiday - Regional Holiday
Thailand 4 Mar Makha Bucha Day - National Holiday
India 5 Mar Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal: Doljatra/Holika Dahan - Regional Holiday
Israel 5 Mar Tel Aviv: Purim - Local Holiday
Sri Lanka 5 Mar Madin Full Moon Poya Day - National Holiday
Ghana 6 Mar Independence Day - National Holiday
India 6 Mar Andaman/Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarth, Dadra/Nagar Havali, Daman/Diu, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu/Kashmir, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Orissa, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh: Holi - Regional Holiday
Israel 6 Mar Jerusalem: Shushan Purim - Local Holiday
Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Russia, Ukraine 8 Mar Women's Day - National Holiday
Australia 9 Mar Australian Capital Territory: Canberra Day - Regional Holiday
Australia 9 Mar South Australia: Adelaide Cup Day - Regional Holiday
Australia 9 Mar Tasmania: Eight Hours Day - Regional Holiday
Australia 9 Mar Victoria: Labor Day - Regional Holiday
Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Russia, Ukraine 9 Mar Women's Day Holiday - National Holiday
New Zealand 9 Mar Taranaki: Provincial Anniversary Day - Regional Holiday
Lithuania 11 Mar Independence Restoration Day - National Holiday
Israel 12 Mar Israeli Labour Union Threatens Major Strike: Tens of thousands of workers from government offices and private sector business would stay home if the strike goes into effect on March 12 as planned, the Histadrut said. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Hungary 15 Mar 1848 Revolution Memorial Day - National Holiday
India 15 Mar Uttar Pradesh: Kashiramji Jayanti - Regional Holiday
Canada 16 Mar Newfoundland, Labrador (optional): St. Patrick's Day - Regional Holiday
Mexico 16 Mar Benito Juárez Day Holiday - National Holiday