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Covance Central Laboratory Holiday Calendar 2014/2015

Local courier service (pickup and delivery) may be limited prior to, during and following observed holidays in a country to which you are shipping specimens.  It is imperative that you check local service schedules in advance of the holiday. 

Please consider the following upcoming Covance observed holidays for your region when scheduling patient visits:

2014 Europe Holidays for sample shipments to Covance in Geneva, Switzerland

  • Christmas Eve – December 24
  • Christmas Day – December 25
  • New Year’s Eve – December 31

2015 Europe Holidays for sample shipments to Covance in Geneva, Switzerland

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Good Friday – April 3
  • Easter Sunday – April 5
  • Easter Monday – April 6
  • Ascension Day – May 14
  • Whit Monday – May 25
  • Swiss National Day – August 1
  • Jeûne Genevois – Sept 10
  • Christmas Eve – December 24
  • Christmas Day – December 25
  • New Year’s Eve – December 31

2014 US Holidays for sample shipments to Covance in Indianapolis, IN, USA

  • Christmas Day – December 25

2015 US Holidays for sample shipments to Covance in Indianapolis, IN, USA

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Memorial Day – May 25
  • Independence Day – July 4
  • Labor Day – September 1
  • Thanksgiving – November 26, 27
  • Christmas Day – December 25

2014 Asia-Pacific Holidays for sample shipments to Covance in Singapore

  • Christmas Day – December 25

2015 Asia-Pacific Holidays for sample shipments to Covance in Singapore

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Chinese New Year – To Be Determined (TBD)
  • Good Friday – TBD
  • Labour Day – TBD
  • Vesak Day – TBD
  • Hari Raya Puasa – TBD
  • National Day – TBD
  • Hari Raya Haji – TBD
  • Deepavali – TBD
  • Christmas Day – December 25

2015 China Holidays for sample shipments to Covance in Shanghai

  • New Year’s Day – January
  • Chinese New Year / Spring Festival – TBD
  • Tomb Sweeping Day – TBD
  • Labor Day – TBD
  • Dragon Boat Festival – TBD
  • Mid-Autumn Festival - TBD
  • National Days - TBD

2014 Japan Holidays for sample shipments to Covance BML Lab in Japan

  • Birthday of the Emperor – December 23

2015 Japan Holidays for sample shipments to Covance BML Lab in Japan

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Coming of age Day – January 12
  • National Foundation Day – February 11
  • Vernal Equinox – March 21
  • Showa Day – April 29
  • Constitution Memorial Day – May 3
  • Greenery Day – May 4
  • Children’s Day – May 5
  • Marine Day – July 20
  • Respect of the Aged Day – September 21, 22
  • Autumnal Equinox – September 23
  • Sports Day – October 12
  • Culture Day – November 3
  • Labor Thanksgiving Day – November 23
  • Birthday of the Emperor – December 23