Global Holiday Data
We produced monthly time series of public and school holidays for countries or territories across the world from 2010 to 2019, based on the datasets of public holidays in 2010-2019 and school holidays in 2009-2019 that we collated. We include half- and full-day official public/bank/federal/national holidays, special holidays and replaced working days at weekend announced in each country or territory, but local holidays and observance were excluded. We also include school holidays of long breaks between academic years or school terms for primary/secondary schools in each country. The dataset is available to download in csv format.
Lai S. , Sorichetta A. and WorldPop (2020). Global Public and School Holidays 2010-2019. Mapping seasonal denominator dynamics in low- and middle-income settings, and Exploring the seasonality of COVID-19, funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.