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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.
United States 26 Sep to 13 Oct Flight Operations at Chicago Airports Seriously Affected: A fire set by an employee at the air traffic control center in Aurora (Illinois) led to the cancellation of thousands of flights at Chicago's two major airports, disrupting air traffic across the United States. Flight cancellations and flight delays as well as for delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
France 30 Sep Severe Weather in Southern France: The Montpellier region was hit by severe weather again. Delays in mail processing and delivery in the affected areas possible.
Germany 30 Sep Lufthansa Pilots' Strike – Details on Flight Cancellations: 25 long-haul flights from Frankfurt for Tuesday, 30 September. Among others, flights to Singapore, Bangkok and Chicago have been canceled. Following types of aircraft are affected: Airbus A380, Boeing B747, Airbus A330, and Airbus A340. Air traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Saudi Arabia 30 Sep Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
South Africa 30 Sep Postal Strike in South Africa - Current Information: The strike is still affecting postal services, but operations at some mail centers are back to normal.
China 1 Oct National Day (Guoqing Jie) - Public Holiday
Cyprus 1 Oct Cyprus Independence Day - Public Holiday
Hong Kong 1 Oct People’s Republic of China National Day - Public Holiday
Nigeria 1 Oct Independence Day - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 1 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
China 2 Oct National Day Holiday - Public Holiday
Germany 2 Oct German Train Drivers Call for Strike Vote: According to information provided by GDL, the train drivers have called for a strike vote.
Hong Kong 2 Oct Chung Yeung Festival - Public Holiday
India 2 Oct Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 2 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
China 3 Oct National Day Holiday - Public Holiday
Germany 3 Oct German Unification Day - Public Holiday
India 3 Oct Dussehra - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 3 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
South Korea 3 Oct Foundation Day - Public Holiday
United Arab Emirates 3 Oct Day of Arafat - Public Holiday
Azerbaijan 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Bahrain 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
China 4 Oct National Day Holiday - Public Holiday
Egypt 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Ghana 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Greece 4 to 5 Oct Strike Announcement by Air Traffic Controllers in Greece: Greek air traffic controllers are set to go on strike. Flight cancellations and flight delays possible.
Indonesia 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Iran 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Israel 4 Oct Yom Kippur (Day of Atonment) - Public Holiday
Jordan 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Kenya 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Malaysia 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Morocco 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Nigeria 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Pakistan 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Qatar 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Singapore 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Sri Lanka 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Tunisia 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Turkey 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
United Arab Emirates 4 Oct Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Public Holiday
Azerbaijan 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Bahrain 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
China 5 Oct National Day Holiday - Public Holiday
Egypt 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Iran 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Jordan 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Morocco 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Pakistan 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Qatar 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Tunisia 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Turkey 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
United Arab Emirates 5 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Bahrain 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
China 6 Oct National Day Holiday - Public Holiday
Egypt 6 Oct Armed Forces Day - Public Holiday
Egypt 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
India 6 Oct Id-ul-Zuha - Public Holiday
Iran 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Jordan 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Malaysia 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Qatar 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Turkey 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
United Arab Emirates 6 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Bahrain 7 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
China 7 Oct National Day Holiday - Public Holiday
Egypt 7 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Jordan 7 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Qatar 7 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 7 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Turkey 7 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
United Arab Emirates 7 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Croatia 8 Oct Independence Day - Public Holiday
Italy 8 Oct Air Traffic related Strike Announcements in Italy: - EasyJet cabin crews, 24 hours - Airline and air travel sector (CUB union), 24 hours - Alitalia information scientists, 12:00 - 16:00 Flight disruptions as well as possible delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Peru 8 Oct Battle of Angamos Day - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 8 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Sri Lanka 8 Oct Vap Full Moon Poya Day - Public Holiday
Israel 9 Oct Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 9 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
South Korea 9 Oct Hangeul Proclamation Day - Public Holiday
Ecuador 10 Oct Independence Day - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 10 Oct Eid-al-Adha Holiday - Public Holiday
Taiwan 10 Oct National Day (Double Tenth Day) - Public Holiday
Macedonia 11 Oct Uprising Against Facism Day - Public Holiday
Bolivia 12 Oct Día de la Resistencia Indígena - Public Holiday
Bolivia 12 Oct Travel Limitations in Bolivia: Due to the presidential and parliamentary elections, the entry and exit of vehicles to/from Bolivia will be limited at the country borders. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Brazil 12 Oct Lady of Aparecida Day/Children's Day - Public Holiday
Chile 12 Oct Encuentro de Dos Mundos - Public Holiday
Spain 12 Oct Hispanic Day - Public Holiday
Venezuela 12 Oct Indigenous Resistance´s Day - Public Holiday
Argentina 13 Oct Columbus Day - Public Holiday
Argentina 13 Oct Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity - Public Holiday
The Bahamas 13 Oct Columbus Day/Discovery Day - Public Holiday
Canada 13 Oct Thanksgiving - Public Holiday
Colombia 13 Oct Columbus Day - Public Holiday
Iran 13 Oct Eid-al-Ghadeer - Public Holiday
Japan 13 Oct Fitness Day - Public Holiday
United States 13 Oct Columbus Day - Public Holiday
United States 13 Oct California: Indigenous People's Day - Regional Holiday
United States 13 Oct South Dakota: Native Americans' Day - Regional Holiday
France 15 Sep to 22 Sep Air France Pilots' Strike: Around half of all flights will be canceled due to the strike action. Air traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Mexico 15 Sep Baja California peninsula: Hurricane "Odile" Hit Mexico. Traffic disruptions and possible delays in mail processing and delivery.
United States 15 Sep California: Evacuations Due To California Wildfires. Interstate 5, the main freeway between California and Oregon, was closed in the affected area. Traffic disruptions and possible delays in mail processing and delivery.
China, Hong Kong 16 Sep Typhoon Causes Flight Disruptions: More than 500 flights were delayed as the storm passed by on its way to China's Hainan Island. Flight cancellations and flight delays as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia 16 Sep Floods in Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia: Possible delays in mail processing and delivery in the affected areas.
Malaysia 16 Sep Malaysia Day - Public Holiday
Mexico 16 Sep Independence Day - Public Holiday
Italy 17 Sep to 18 Sep Transportation Strikes – Current Announcements: September 17, 2014: New Livingston pilots, noon - 4 p.m. September 18, 2014: Freight transport, 24 hours starting at 9 p.m.
Chile 18 Sep Independence Day - Public Holiday
Chile 19 Sep Army Day - Public Holiday
Ghana 21 Sep Founders' Day - Public Holiday
Malta 21 Sep Independence Day - Public Holiday
Bulgaria 22 Sep Independence Day - Public Holiday
Japan 23 Sep Autumnal Equinox - Public Holiday
Saudi Arabia 23 Sep National Day (Unification of the Kingdom) - Public Holiday
Cambodia 24 Sep Constitution Day - Public Holiday
South Africa 24 Sep Heritage Day - Public Holiday
Trinidad and Tobago 24 Sep Republic Day - Public Holiday
Israel 25 Sep Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) - Public Holiday
Israel 26 Sep Rosh Hashana Holiday - Public Holiday
Czech Republic 28 Sep Independence Day - Public Holiday
Paraguay 29 Sep Boqueron Battle Victory Day - Public Holiday