+A django app that contains tools and models for working with Public Holidays.
+ # add 'public_holidays' to your settings.INSTALLED_APPS
+ # update the database tables for public_holidays:
+ ``$ python manage.py syncdb``
+ ``$ django-admin.py syncdb``
+ # A new item will be created in your admin, which allows you to view
+ and update public holidays.
+ # (Coming soon) Update the public holidays list in your database:
+ ``$ django-admin.py fetch_public_holidays [country]``
+A PublicHoliday object has a name, a date and a country. All of these are
+required, which does mean for something like Christmas Day, you may have
+many holidays on the same day, but this seemed like the best way to handle
+A PublicHoliday may also have a list of provinces/states/districts (the
+name will depend upon the country selected), which are where the holiday
+is in effect. If no values exist in this list, that means the holiday
+applies to the whole country. The list of possible provinces is gleaned
+from django.contrib.localflavor, but if the country is not found in that
+app, you can enter your own values. This should be a python/json list of
+This app was written to allow one of my projects to determine if a given
+date was a public holiday for wage purposes. The employer/workplace also
+has an attribute which is a province, and this is used to see if a holiday
+in a certain country is active for this workplace.