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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.
Argentina, Bolivia, Panama, Venezuela 17 Feb Carnival / Shrove Tuesday - National Holiday
United States 17 Feb Alabama, Louisiana: Carnival / Shrove Tuesday - Regional Holiday
India 17 Feb Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu/Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh: Maha Shivaratri - Regional Holiday
Serbia 17 Feb National Day Holiday - National Holiday
Sri Lanka 17 Feb Mahasivarathri Day - National Holiday
Vietnam 17 Feb Tet Holiday - National Holiday
Italy 17 Feb Strike Announcement by Air Traffic Controllers in Italy: The Italian government has announced an ENAV air traffic controllers strike between 1 – 5 p.m.. Disruptions in flights operating to, from, and within Italy possible.
China 18 Feb Spring Festival Eve - National Holiday
Jamaica 18 Feb Ash Wednesday - National Holiday
South Korea, Taiwan 18 Feb Chinese Lunar New Year's Eve - National Holiday
Vietnam 18 Feb Tet Eve - National Holiday
China 19 Feb Spring Festival - National Holiday
Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan 19 Feb Chinese Lunar New Year - National Holiday
Thailand 19 Feb Narathiwat, Pattani, Satun, Yala: Chinese Lunar New Year - Regional Holiday
India 19 Feb Maharashtra: Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti - Regional Holiday
Vietnam 19 Feb Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnamese New Year) - National Holiday
France as of 19 Feb Paris airports: Strike Announcement of Paris Airport Workers: Aeroports de Paris workers announced a strike for Thursday, February 19. The Aeroports de Paris group manages three airports serving the French capital: Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Le Bourget. Flight cancellations and flight delays possible.
China 20 Feb Spring Festival Holiday - National Holiday
Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan 20 Feb Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday - National Holiday
Vietnam 20 Feb Tet Holiday - National Holiday
China 21 Feb Spring Festival Holiday - National Holiday
Hong Kong, Taiwan 21 Feb Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday - National Holiday
Vietnam 21 Feb Tet Holiday - National Holiday
China 22 Feb Spring Festival Holiday - National Holiday
Taiwan 22 Feb Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday - National Holiday
Vietnam 22 Feb Tet Holiday - National Holiday
China 23 Feb Spring Festival Holiday - National Holiday
Cyprus, Greece 23 Feb Ash Monday / Clean Monday - National Holiday
Russia 23 Feb Defender oh the Fatherland Day - National Holiday
Taiwan 23 Feb Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday - National Holiday
Vietnam 23 Feb Tet Holiday - National Holiday
China 24 Feb Spring Festival Holiday - National Holiday
Estonia 24 Feb Independence Day - National Holiday
Taiwan 27 Feb Peace Memorial Day Holiday - National Holiday
Spain 28 Feb Andalusia: Day of Andalusia - Regional Holiday
Taiwan 28 Feb Peace Memorial Day - National Holiday
Bosnia Herzegovina 01 Mar Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovia: Independence Day - Regional Holiday
Paraguay 01 Mar National Heroes Day - National Holiday
South Korea 01 Mar Independence Movement Day - National Holiday
Spain 01 Mar Balearic Islands: Day of the Balearic Islands - Regional Holiday
Switzerland 01 Mar Neuchâtel: Republic Day - Regional Holiday
Uruguay 01 Mar Presindential Inauguration Day - National Holiday
Australia 02 Mar Western Australia: Labor Day - Regional Holiday
United States 02 Mar Texas: Texas Independence Day - Regional Holiday
United States 02 Mar Illinois: Casimir Pulaski Day - Regional Holiday
United States 01 Feb Central US: Severe Winter Storm in the US Disrupts Air Travel: A severe winter storm put the metropolitan Chicago area’s people under a blizzard warning on Sunday, and another 65 million people under a winter storm warning across 18 states. More than 4,560 flights had been cancelled through Monday. More than 1,200 flights for Sunday and Monday were already cancelled by Saturday evening. Chicago’s O’Hare airport reported 1,375 cancellations. More than 110 cancellations were counted at Newark and nearly as many at New York’s JFK and LaGuardia. The storm will move east and affect major metropolitan areas such as New York City and Boston this Monday. Traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Germany 02 Feb Snow Causes Traffic Disruptions in Germany: The ongoing winter with snow and ice has caused traffic disruptions in parts of Germany. The snow chaos had also impact on the airports at Munich and Dusseldorf. Numerous flights were delayed, a few were cancelled. Delays in mail processing and delivery in the affected areas possible.
United States 02 Feb East Coast, Midwest: Severe Winter Storm Continues to Impact US Air Travel: Winter storm Linus has provided for massive disruptions in air traffic also on Monday. More than 2,000 flights were cancelled. With more than 700 flight cancellations the airport Chicago O'Hare was particularly affected. Numerous flights were also cancelled at the three airports in New York and in Boston, Washington and Toronto, Canada. Air traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
India 03 Feb Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab: Guru Ravidas Jayanti - Regional Holiday
Malaysia 03 Feb Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Pulau Pinang, Putrajaya, Selangor: Thaipusam - Regional Holiday
Sri Lanka 03 Feb Navam Full Moon Poya Day - National Holiday
Cambodia 04 Feb Meaka Bochea Day - National Holiday
Sri Lanka 04 Feb Independence Day - National Holiday
Mexico 05 Feb Constitution Day - National Holiday
Pakistan 05 Feb Kashmir Solidarity Day - National Holiday
New Zealand 06 Feb Waitangi Day - National Holiday
Slovenia 08 Feb Day of Slovenian Culture - National Holiday
Canada 09 Feb British Columbia: Family Day - Regional Holiday
Malta 10 Feb St. Paul's Shipwreck - National Holiday
Qatar 10 Feb Sports Day - National Holiday
Iran 11 Feb Revolution Day - National Holiday
Japan 11 Feb Foundation Day - National Holiday
Spain 11 Feb to 31 Aug Details about Strike Plans for Spanish Airports: In the context of large-scale airport strike action, the unions CCOO and USO have released first details of their strike plan. Up to now the strike action will take place as follows: February: 11; March: 19/22 - 24 hours; April: 1 - 15 to 24 hours, 2/5/6 - 24 hours, 30 - 15 to 24 hours; May: 14/17 - 24 hours, Madrid only; June: 3 - 15 to 24 hours, 4/7/30 - 24 hours; July: 1/2/3/4/5/15/31 - 24 hours; August: 1/2/14/30/31 - 24 hours
United States 12 Feb Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New York: Lincoln's Birthday - Regional Holiday
Serbia 15 Feb National Day - National Holiday
Vietnam 15 Feb Tet Holiday - National Holiday
Argentina 16 Feb Carnival - National Holiday
Bolivia 16 Feb Carnival - National Holiday
Canada 16 Feb Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan: Family Day - Regional Holiday
Canada 16 Feb Manitoba: Louis Riel Day - Regional Holiday
Canada 16 Feb Nova Scotia: Heritage Day - Regional Holiday
Canada 16 Feb Prince Edward Island: Islander Day - Regional Holiday
Lithuania 16 Feb Independence Day - National Holiday
Serbia 16 Feb National Day Holiday - National Holiday
United States 16 Feb Arkansas: Daisy Gatson Bates Day - Regional Holiday
Venezuela 16 Feb Carnival - National Holiday
Vietnam 16 Feb Tet Holiday - National Holiday