2019 Holiday Schedule



Below is the list of recognized holidays where GIA locations will be closed.

 
LOCATION DATE HOLIDAY
Belgium Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Year's Day
  Monday, April 22, 2019 2nd Easter Holiday
  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Labour Day
 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ascension Day
 
Friday, May 31, 2019
National Holiday Observed
  Monday, June 10, 2019 Whit Monday
  Thursday, August 15, 2019 Mother's Day
  Friday, November 1, 2019 All Saints Day
  Monday, November 11, 2019 Armistice Day
  Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Closed
  Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas Day
  Thursday, December 26, 2019 Closed
  Friday, December 27, 2019 Closed
  Monday, December 30, 2019 Closed
  Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Closed
     
Botswana Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Year's Day
  Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Public Holiday
  Friday, April 19, 2019 Good Friday
  Monday, April 22, 2019 Easter Monday
  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Labour Day
  Thursday, May 30, 2019 Ascension Day
  Monday, July 1, 2019 Sir Seretse Khama Day
  Monday, July 15, 2019 President Holiday - 1st Day
  Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Public Holiday
  Monday, September 30, 2019 Botswana Day
  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Public Holiday
  Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas Day
  Thursday, December 26, 2019 Boxing Day
     
Dubai Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Calendar New Year
  Monday, June 3, 2019 29 and 30 Ramadan
  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Eid Al Fitr
  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Eid Al Fitr
  Thursday, June 6, 2019 Eid Al Fitr
  Saturday, August 10, 2019 Arafat (Haj) Day
  Sunday, August 11, 2019 Eid Al Adha
  Monday, August 12, 2019 Eid Al Adha
  Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Eid Al Adha
  Saturday, August 31, 2019 Al Hijra (Islamic New Year)
  Sunday, December 1, 2019 Martyr's Day (Commemoration Day)
  Monday, December 2, 2019 National Day
  Tuesday, December 3, 2019 National Day
     
Hong Kong Tuesday, January 1, 2019 The first day of January
  Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Lunar New Year's Day
  Wednesday, February 6, 2019
The second day of Lunar New Year
  Thursday, February 7, 2019 The third day of the Lunar New Year
  Friday, April 5, 2019
Ching Ming Festival
  Friday, April 19, 2019 Good Friday
  Monday, April 22, 2019
Easter Monday
  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Labour Day 
  Monday, May 13, 2019 The day following the Birthday of the Buddha
  Friday, June 7, 2019 Tuen Ng Festival
  Monday, July 1, 2019 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (HKSAR Establishment Day)
  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 National Day
  Monday, October 7, 2019 Chung Yeung Festival
  Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas Day
  Thursday, December 26, 2019
The first weekday after Christmas Day 
     
India - Mumbai Tuesday, January 1, 2019
New Year
  Saturday, January 26, 2019 Republic Day
  Thursday, March 21, 2019
Holi
  Monday, April 29, 2019 Election Day in Mumbai
  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Maharashtra Day
  Thursday, August 15, 2019 Independence Day
  Monday, September 2, 2019 Ganesh Chaturthi
  Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
  Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Dassera
  Monday, October 28, 2019 New Year (Govardhan Puja)
  Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Bhai Duj
  Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas Day
     
India - Surat Monday, January 14, 2019 Makar Sankranti
  Saturday, January 26, 2019 Republic Day
  Thursday, March 21, 2019 Holi
  Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Election Day in Surat
  Thursday, August 15, 2019 Independence Day
  Monday, September 2, 2019 Ganesh Chaturthi
  Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
  Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Dassera
  Monday, October 28, 2019 New Year (Govardhan Puja)
  Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Bhai Duj
     
Israel Thursday, March 21, 2019
Purim (half day)
  Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Election Day
  Thursday, April 25, 2019 Passover Second Holiday Eve
  Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Memorial Day (half day)
  Thursday, May 9, 2019 Independence Day
  Sunday, June 9, 2019 Shavuot
  Sunday, September 29, 2019 New Year's Eve
  Monday, September 30, 2019 New Year's Day
  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 New Year's Day
  Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Yom Kippur
  Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Yom Kippur
  Sunday,  October 13, 2019 Sukkot Eve (half day)
  Monday, October 14, 2019 Sukkot
  Sunday, October 20, 2019 2nd Sukkot Eve (half day)
  Monday, October 21, 2019 2nd Sukkot
     
Japan Tuesday, January 1, 2019
New Year's Day
  Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Closed
  Thursday, January 3, 2019 Closed
  Monday, January 14, 2019 Coming-of-age Day
  Monday, February 11, 2019 National Foundation Day
  Thursday, March 21, 2019
Vernal Equinox Day
  Monday, April 29, 2019 Showa day
  Tuesday, April 30, 2019 National Holiday
  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 National Holiday
  Thursday, May 2, 2019 National Holiday
  Friday, May 3, 2019 Constitution Memorial Day
  Monday, May 6, 2019 Children's Day
  Monday, July 15, 2019 Marine Day
  Monday, August 12, 2019
Mountain Day
  Monday, September 16, 2019 Respect for the Aged Day
  Monday, September 23, 2019 Autumnal Equinox Day
  Monday, October 14, 2019 Health-Sports Day
  Tuesday, October 22, 2019 New Emperor's Enthronement Ceremony
  Monday, November 4, 2019 Culture Day
  Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Closed
     
South Africa Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Year's Day
  Thursday, March 21, 2019 Human Rights Day
  Friday, April 19, 2019 Good Friday
  Monday, April 22, 2019 Family Day
  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Workers Day
  Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Voting Day
  Monday, June 17, 2019 Public Holiday
  Friday, August 9, 2019 National Women's Day
  Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Heritage Day
  Monday, December 16, 2019 Day of Reconciliation
  Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Closed
  Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas Day
  Thursday, December 26, 2019 Day of Goodwill
  Friday, December 27, 2019 Closed
  Monday, December 30, 2019 Closed
  Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Closed
     
Taiwan Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Founding Day of the Republic of China
  Monday, February 4, 2019 Chinese New Year Eve
  Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Chinese New Year
  Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Chinese New Year
  Thursday, February 7, 2019 Chinese New Year
  Friday, February 8, 2019 Chinese New Year
  Thursday, February 28, 2019 Peace Memorial Day
  Friday, March 1, 2019 Peace Memorial Day
  Thursday, April 4, 2019 Children's Day
  Friday, April 5, 2019 Tomb Sweeping Day
  Friday, June 7, 2019 Dragon Boat Festival
  Friday, September 13, 2019
Mid-Autumn Festival
  Thursday, October 10, 2019 National Day
  Friday, October 11, 2019 National Day
     
Thailand Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Year's Day
  Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Makha Bucha Day
  Monday, April 8, 2019 Chakri Memorial Day observed
  Monday, April 15, 2019 Songkran Festival
  Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Songkran Festival observed
  Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Songkran Festival observed
  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 National Labour Day
  Monday, May 6, 2019 Royal Coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn
  Monday, May 20, 2019 Visakha Bucha Day observed
  Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Asarnha Bucha Day
  Monday, July 29, 2019 H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn's Birthday observed
  Monday, August 12, 2019 H.M. Queen Sirikit's Birthday
  Monday, October 14, 2019 H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day observed
  Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Chulalongkorn Day
  Thursday, December 5, 2019 National Father's Day
  Tuesday, December 31, 2019 New Year's Eve
     
United Kingdom Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Year's Day
  Friday, April 19, 2019 Good Friday
  Monday, April 22, 2019 Easter Monday
  Monday, May 6, 2019
Early May Bank Holiday
  Monday, May 27, 2019 Spring Bank Holiday
  Monday, August 26, 2019
Summer Bank Holiday
  Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas Day
  Thursday, December 26, 2019 Boxing Day
  Friday, December 27, 2019
Closed
  Monday, December 30, 2019
Closed
  Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Closed
     
United States Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Year's Day
  Monday, February 18, 2019 President's Day
  Monday, May 27, 2019 Memorial Day
  Thursday, July 4, 2019 Independence Day
  Monday, September 2, 2019 Labor Day
  Thursday, November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Day
  Friday, November 29, 2019 Day After Thanksgiving
  Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas Day