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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.
Thailand 13 to 16 Apr 14 Disruption of Postal Services in Thailand due to Songkran Festival. Mail Processing and delivery is expected to resume by April 17th.
Cambodia 12 to 16 Apr 14 Disruption of Postal Services in Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos due to Songkran Festival. Operations are suspended throughout the New Year period.
Chile 14 Apr Fire in Chilean Port City of Valparaiso caused major disruptions of public life. Delays in mail delivery and processing might be expected.
Australia 14 Apr Severe Floods in Queensland/Australia affect mail delivery and major delays might be expected.
Israel 15 Apr First Day of Pessah (Passover) - Public Holiday
Cambodia 15 Apr Cambodian New Year Holiday - Public Holiday
Thailand 15 Apr Songkran Holiday - Public Holiday
Thailand 16 Apr Songkran Holiday - Public Holiday
Colombia 17 Apr Maundy Thursday - Public Holiday
Costa Rica 17 Apr Maundy Thursday - Public Holiday
Denmark 17 Apr Maundy Thursday - Public Holiday
Ecuador 17 Apr Maundy Thursday - Public Holiday
El Salvador 17 Apr Maundy Thursday - Public Holiday
Iceland 17 Apr Maundy Thursday - Public Holiday
Norway 17 Apr Maundy Thursday - Public Holiday
Paraguay 17 Apr Maundy Thursday - Public Holiday
Peru 17 Apr Maundy Thursday - Public Holiday
Philippines 17 Apr Maundy Thursday - Public Holiday
Spain 17 Apr Maundy Thursday - Public Holiday
Uruguay 17 Apr Maundy Thursday - Public Holiday
Venezuela 17 Apr Maundy Thursday - Public Holiday
Most European Countries, Australia, Latin America and many Countries Worldwide 18 Apr Good Friday - Public Holiday
Zimbabwe 18 Apr Independence Day - Public Holiday
Australia 19 Apr Holy Saturday - Public Holiday
Bulgaria 19 Apr Holy Saturday - Public Holiday
Chile 19 Apr Holy Saturday - Public Holiday
Hong Kong 19 Apr Holy Saturday - Public Holiday
El Salvador 19 Apr Holy Saturday - Public Holiday
Venezuela 19 Apr Independence Declaration Day - Public Holiday
Most European Countries, Australia, Latin America and many Countries Worldwide 20 Apr Easter Sunday - Public Holiday
Most European Countries, Australia and many Countries Worldwide 21 Apr Easter Monday - Public Holiday
Israel 21 Apr Last Day of Pessah (Passover) - Public Holiday
Japan 21 Apr Vernal Equinox - Public Holiday
Turkey 23 Apr National Sovereignty and Children's Day - Public Holiday
Iceland 23 Apr Strike Announcements at Keflavik Airport in Iceland. Flight delays and cancellations might be possible.
Iceland 24 Apr First Day of Summer - Public Holiday
Iceland 25 Apr Strike Announcements at Keflavik Airport in Iceland. Flight delays and cancellations might be possible.
Australia 25 Apr ANZAC Day - Public Holiday
New Zealand 25 Apr ANZAC Day - Public Holiday
Egypt 25 Apr Sinai Liberation Day - Public Holiday
Italy 25 Apr Liberation Day - Public Holiday
Portugal 25 Apr Liberation Day - Public Holiday
Netherlands 26 Apr King's Birthday Holiday - Public Holiday
Netherlands 27 Apr King's Birthday Holiday - Public Holiday
Slovenia 27 Apr Resistance Day - Public Holiday
South Africa 27 Apr Freedom Day - Public Holiday
Israel 28 Apr Holocaust Memorial Day - Public Holiday
South Africa 28 Apr Freedom Day Public Holiday - Public Holiday
Ukraine / Crimea 01 Apr Due to the current situation in Ukraine and in particular on the Crimean peninsula, Ukrposhta reports that there are difficulties in delivering all kinds of postal items to addressees residing in the Crimea and Sevastopol (postal codes in the range 95000-99999). According to Deutsche Post (DE) there is no service interruption of transparcel delivery into Crimea as Deutsche Post uses a private parcel delivery company, who confirmed that they can continue to deliver also to Crimea for the time being. Letter mail service is presently interrupted. Date of resumption as yet uncertain.
United States 01 Apr Severe weather conditions caused disruptions in flight activity at New York Airports (LaGuardia, JFK). Delays and cancellations might be possible.
Hong Kong 01 Apr Severe weather might cause traffic disruptions and flight delays and cancellations.
Lebanon 01 Apr Strike Announcemnet by Beirut Air Traffic Controllers. Flight delays and cancellations might be possible.
Argentina 02 Apr Day of the Veterans and Fallen of the Malvinas War - Public Holiday
Germany 02 to 04 Apr Strike Announcement by Lufthansa pilots. Lufthansa air traffic will come almost to a standstill during the strike period. 3,800 flights have already been cancelled. Delays in handling of letter mail, parcel mail and EMS mail during that strike period are expected.
Iran 02 Apr Nature Day - Public Holiday
China 04 Apr Tomb Sweeping Day Holiday - Public Holiday
Iran 04 Apr Martyrdom of Hazart Fatemesh - Public Holiday
Taiwan 04 Apr Children's Day - Public Holiday
China 05 Apr Tomb Sweeping Day - Public Holiday
Hong Kong 05 Apr Tomb Sweeping Day - Public Holiday
Taiwan 05 Apr Tomb Sweeping Day - Public Holiday
Macau 05 Apr Suspension of Mail Delivery Services in Macau due to Ching Ming Festival Holidays
Macau 06 Apr Suspension of Mail Delivery Services in Macau due to Ching Ming Festival Holidays
Macau 07 Apr Suspension of Mail Delivery Services in Macau due to Ching Ming Festival Holidays
Thailand 07 Apr Chakri Day Holiday - Public Holiday
Philippines 09 Apr Day of Valor - Public Holiday
Tunisia 09 Apr Martyr's Day - Public Holiday
Vietnam 09 Apr Vietnamese Kings' Commemoration Day - Public Holiday
Costa Rica 11 Apr Juan Santamaria Day - Public Holiday
Italy 11 Apr Strike Announcement by Meridiana airline staff. Flight cancellations and delays might be possible.
Colombia 13 Apr Palm Sunday - Public Holiday
Norway 13 Apr Palm Sunday - Public Holiday
Cambodia 13 Apr Cambodian New Year - Public Holiday
Sri Lanka 13 Apr Sinhala & Tamil New Year's Eve - Public Holiday
Thailand 13 Apr Songkran (Thai New Year) - Public Holiday
Cambodia 14 Apr Cambodian New Year Holiday
Sri Lanka 14 Apr Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day (Aluth Avurudda)
Thailand 14 Apr Songkran Holiday