• The sample calendar is limited to the past three months.

Public Holidays by Country

In addition to the public holidays listed under each country, many countries also celebrate New Year’s Day, Easter Monday, Christmas, and Boxing Day or St. Stephen’s Day on the day after Christmas. Many countries also have moveable religious holidays and festivals that are public holidays. Consult the subject index for dates. Most countries also have bank holidays that are public holidays. Please check with an authoritative source for dates when scheduling events.

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde, Republic of
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China, People’s Republic of
China, Republic of (Taiwan)
Colombia
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Republic of
Congo, Republic of
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Côte d’Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
Gambia, The
Gabon
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland, Republic of
Isle of Man
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, North
Korea, South
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Kuwait
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Barthélemy
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
São Tomé and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles, Republic of
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somali Republic
South Africa
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tibet
Tokelau
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Afghanistan

15 February, Liberation Day
28 April, Victory Day
19 August, Independence Day
Also, Now Rouz (New Year) and Islamic holidays and festivals.

Back to Top

Albania

14 March, Summer Day
22 March, Nevruz Day
1 May, May Day.
19 October, Beatification of Mother Teresa
28 November, Independence Day
29 November, Liberation Day (World War II)
8 December, National Youth Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter, Orthodox Easter,
Easter Monday,
Eid al- Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Algeria

1 May, Labor Day
19 June, Commemoration Day
5 July, Independence Day
1 November, Revolution Day
Also, Muharram (Islamic New Year), Ashura,
Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Andorra

6 January, Epiphany
14 March, Constitution Day
1 May, Labor Day
15 August, Assumption
8 September, National Day
1 November, All Saints Day
8 December, Immaculate Conception
26 December, St. Stephen’s Day
Also, Carnival, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Monday, and Whit Monday.

Back to Top

Angola

4 January, Colonial Repression Martyrs’ Day
4 February, Liberation Movement Day
8 March, International Women’s Day
4 April, Peace and Reconciliation Day
1 May, Labor Day
25 May, Africa Day
1 June, International Children’s Day
17 September, National Heroes Day
1 November, All Soul’s Day
11 November, Independence Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter, and Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Anguilla

2 March, James Ronald Webster’s Birthday
1 May, Labor Day
30 May, Anguilla Day
10 August, Constitution Day
19 December, National Heroes and Heroines Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Whit Monday.

Back to Top

Antigua and Barbuda

1 November, Independence Day
9 December, National Heroes’ Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday, and Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

Back to Top

Argentina

24 March, National Memorial Day for Truth and Justice
2 April, Malvinas Day
1 May, Labor Day
25 May, Anniversary of May Revolution
20 June, Anniversary of the Death of Manuel Delgrano/National Flag Day
9 July, Independence Day
3rd Monday in August, Anniversary of the Death of General José de San Martín observed
2nd Monday in October, Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity
4th Monday in November, Day of National Sovereignty
8 December, Immaculate Conception
Also, Carnival Monday and Tuesday, Holy Thursday, and Good Friday.

Back to Top

Armenia

6 January, Armenian Orthodox Christmas
28 January, National Army Day
24 April, Genocide Memorial Day
9 May, Victory and Peace Day
28 May, Restoration of Statehood Day
5 July, Constitution Day
21 September, Independence Day
Also, Easter, the Transfiguration, the Dormition, and the Exhaltation of the Cross.

Back to Top

Australia

26 January, Australia Day
25 April, Anzac Day
2nd Monday in June, Queen’s Birthday (except Western Australia)
Also, Good Friday through Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Austria

6 January, Epiphany
1 May, Labour Day
15 August, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
26 October, National Day
1 November, All Saints Day
8 December, Immaculate Conception
Also, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Pentecost (Whit Sunday), Whit Monday, and Corpus Christi.

Back to Top

Azerbaijan

20 January, National Day of Mourning
8 March, Women’s Day
20 March, Now Rouz (Persian New Year)
9 May, Victory Day
28 May, Republic Day
15 June, National Day of Salvation
26 June, Armed Forces Day
18 October, Independence Day
9 November, State Flag Day
31 December, Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis
Also, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Bahamas

10 January, Majority Rule Day
1st Friday in June, Labour Day
3–10 July, Independence Day celebrations
10 July, Independence Day
1st Monday in August, Emancipation Day
2nd Monday in October, National Heroes Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Whit Monday (the Monday after Pentecost).

Back to Top

Bangladesh

21 February, Martyrs’ Day/International Mother Language Day
26 March, National Day
14 April, Bangla New Year

1st Monday in July, Bank Holiday
15 August, National Mourning Day
7 November, National Revolution and Solidarity Day
16 December, Victory Day
Also, Buddha Purnima (Visakaha Day), Durga Puja, and Islamic holidays and festivals.

Back to Top

Barbados

21 January, Errol Barrow Day
28 April, Heroes’ Day
1 August, Emancipation Day
1st Monday in August, Kadooment Day
30 November, Independence Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Whit Monday (the Monday after Pentecost).

Back to Top

Belarus

7 January, Orthodox Christmas
8 March, Women’s Day
1 May, Labor Day
9 May, Victory Day
3 July, Independence Day
2 November, Remembrance Day
7 November, October Revolution Day
Also, Ancestors Veneration Day (Radunitsa) on the ninth day after Eastern Orthodox Easter.

Back to Top

Belgium

1 May, Labor Day
11 July, Flemish Community Holiday
21 July, National Holiday
15 August, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
27 September, French Community Holiday
1 November, All Saints Day
11 November, Armistice Day
15 November, German Community Holiday
Also, Easter, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Pentecost (Whit Sunday), and Whit Monday
(the Monday after Pentecost).

Back to Top

Belize

9 March, National Heroes and Benefactors Day (formerly Baron Bliss Day)**
24 May, Commonwealth Day (Sovereign’s Day)**
10 September, National Day (St. George’s Caye Day) (1798)*
21 September, Independence Day (1981)*
12 October, Day of the Americas (Pan American Day)**
19 November, Garifuna Settlement Day (1823)*
26 December, Boxing Day*
* Observed on Monday if holiday falls on Sunday.
** If the holiday falls on a Sunday or a Friday, the following Monday is observed as the bank and public holiday; if the holiday falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, the preceding Monday is observed as the bank and public holiday.
Also, Semana Santa (Holy Week), especially Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Benin

10 January, Traditional Religions Day (Vodoun Day)
1 May, Labor Day
1 August, Independence Day
15 August, Assumption
1 November, All Saints Day
Also, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, Maulid an-Nabi, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Bermuda

24 May, Bermuda Day
3rd Monday in June, Heroes’ Day
1 August, Emancipation Day
2 August, Somers Day
1st Monday in September, Labor Day
11 November, Remembrance Day
Also, Good Friday.

Back to Top

Bhutan

21 February, Anniversary of His Majesty the King, the 5th Druk Gyalpo
2 May, Anniversary of the Birth of the 3rd Druk Gyalpo
2 June, Coronation of the 4th Druk Gyalpo
18 June, Birth of Guru Rinpoche
1 November, Coronation of the 5th Druk Gyalpo
11 November, Anniversary of the Birth of the 4th Druk Gyalpo / Constitution Day
17 December, National Day

Also, Traditional Day of Offering, Losar, Shabdrung Kurchoe, Blessed Rainy Day (Thrue Bab), Lhabab Duchen, and Winter Solstice, which are moveable holidays according to the Tibetan calendar; Buddha’s Parinirvana and First Sermon of Lord Buddha, which are moveable holidays according to the Buddhist calendar; and Dashain, which is a moveable holiday according to the Hindu calendar.

Back to Top

Bolivia

22 January, Pluri-national State Foundation Day
1 May, Labour Day
6 August, Independence Day
1 November, All Saints Day
Also, Carnival (the week before Ash Wednesday), Good Friday, and Corpus Christi.

Back to Top

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1 Jan New Year’s Day.
6 Jan – 7 Jan Orthodox Christmas.
15 Jan Orthodox New Year.
27 Jan St Sava’s Day.
1 Mar Independence Day.
1 May Labor Day.
1 Nov All Saints’ Day.
25 Nov National Statehood Day (regional)
25 Dec Christmas.
(Also, Christian Easter, Assumption Day.)

Back to Top

Botswana

1 May, Labor Day
1 July, Sir Seretse Khama Day
3rd Monday & Tuesday in July, President’s Day
30 September, Botswana Day (Independence Day)
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Ascension.

Back to Top

Brazil

21 April, Tiradentes Day
1 May, Labor Day
7 September, Independence Day
12 October, Our Lady Aparecida
1 November, All Saints Day*
2 November, All Souls Day
15 November, Republic Day
8 December, Immaculate Conception
* All Saints Day is not an official holiday but may be taken, especially
in villages.
Although Carnival is only 5 days long officially, it may be
difficult to do business during the whole of Lent due to
the combination of Carnival and school holidays. Also, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and Corpus Christi.

Back to Top

Brunei

23 February, National Day
31 May, Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day
15 July, His Majesty the Sultan’s Birthday
Also, Chinese New Year, Muharram, Maulid an-Nabi, Isra Mikraj, Ramadan, Laylat al-Qadr, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Bulgaria

1 Jan New Year’s Day.
3 Mar National Day (Day of Liberation).
1 May Labor Day.
6 May St George’s Day (Day of Bulgarian Army).
24 May St Cyril and Methodius Day (Day of Culture and Literacy).
6 Sep The Unification of Bulgaria.
22 Sep Independence Day.
1 Nov Day of the Bulgarian Revival Leaders.
24 Dec -25 Dec Christmas.
31 Dec New Year’s Eve.
(Also, Orthodox Christian Easter) Consult subject index for dates of these moveable holidays.)

Back to Top

Bulgaria

1 Jan New Year’s Day.
3 Mar National Day (Day of Liberation).
1 May Labor Day.
6 May St George’s Day (Day of Bulgarian Army).
24 May St Cyril and Methodius Day (Day of Culture and Literacy).
6 Sep The Unification of Bulgaria.
22 Sep Independence Day.
1 Nov Day of the Bulgarian Revival Leaders.
24 Dec -25 Dec Christmas.
31 Dec New Year’s Eve.
(Also, Orthodox Christian Easter) Consult subject index for dates of these moveable holidays.)

Back to Top

Burkina Faso

3 January, Anniversary of the 1966 Coup d’état
8 March, Women’s Day
1 May, Labor Day
5 August, Independence Day (1960)
15 August, Assumption
1 November, All Saints Day
11 December, Proclamation of the Republic (1958)
Also, Easter Monday, Ascension, Maulid an-Nabi, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Burundi

5 February, Unity Day
6 April, President Ntaryamira Day
1 July, Independence Day
15 August, Assumption
13 October, Prince Rwagasore Day
21 October, President Ndadaye Day
1 November, All Saints’ Day
Also, Ascension, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Cambodia

7 January, Victory over the Genocidal Regime Day
8 March, International Women’s Day
13-15/14-16 April, Cambodian New Year
1 May, Labor Day
14-15 May, King Norodom Sihamoni’s Birthday
1 June, International and Cambodian Children’s Day
18 June, Former Queen Norodom Monineath’s Birthday
24 September, Constitution Day (Recoronation of King Norodom Sihanouk)
15 October, Homage to the Late King Father (King Norodom Sihanouk)
23 October, Commemoration of the Paris Peace Agreements of 1991
29 October, King Norodom Sihamoni’s Coronation Day
9 November, Independence Day
10 December, International Human Rights Day
Also, Meaka Bochea Day, Visakh Bochea Day, Royal Ploughing Day Ceremony, Bonn Phchum Ben Day (Ancestors Day), and Bonn Om Touk (Water Festival).

Back to Top

Cameroon

11 February, Youth Day
1 May, Labor Day
20 May, National Day
15 August, Assumption
25 December, Christmas
Also, Good Friday, Ascension, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Canada

1 January, New Year’s Day*
3rd Monday in February, Family Day/Louis Riel Day (Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan)
24 May, Victoria Day (Monday on or preceding)
1 July, Canada Day**
1st Monday in August, Civic or Provincial
Holidays
1st Monday in September, Labour Day
2nd Monday in October, Thanksgiving Day
11 November, Remembrance Day (Government offices and banks only)
25 December, Christmas
Also, Good Friday.

26 December, Boxing Day
* New Year’s Day is observed on the Monday following if it falls
on a Sunday.
** Canada Day is observed on the Monday following if it falls on a Saturday
or Sunday.

Back to Top

Cape Verde, Republic of

13 January, Freedom and Democracy Day
20 January, Heroes’ Day
1 June, Youth Day
5 July, Independence Day
15 August, Assumption
1 November, All Saints’ Day
Also, Carnival, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday.

Back to Top

Central African Republic

29 March, Barthelemy Boganda Day
1 May, Labor Day
30 June, Prayer Day
13 August, Independence Day
15 August, Assumption
1 November, All Saints Day
1 December, Proclamation of the Republic (National Day)
Also, Easter Monday, Ascension, Whit Monday, and, in some regions, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Chad

1 May, Labor Day
11 August, Independence Day
1 November, All Saints Day
28 November, Republic Day
1 December, Freedom and Democracy Day
Also, Easter Monday, Maulid an-Nabi, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Chile

1 May, Labor Day
21 May, Battle of Iquique
15 August, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
18 September, Independence Day
19 September, Armed Forces Day
12 October, Día de la Raza
1 November, All Saints Day
8 December, Immaculate Conception
31 December, Bank Holiday
Also, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Corpus Christi.

Back to Top

China, People’s Republic of

1 January, New Year’s Day
1 May, May Day
1–3 October, National Day
Also, Spring Festival (Chinese New Year), Tomb Sweeping Day (Qing Ming), Dragon Boat Festival, and Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.

Back to Top

China, Republic of (Taiwan)

1 January, Republic Day/New Year’s Day
3 January, Bank Holiday*
28 February, Peace Memorial Day
4 April, Children’s Day
1 July, Bank Holiday*
10 October, National Day (Double Tenth Day)
* Check for actual date of observance.
Also, Chinese New Year, Tomb Sweeping Day (Qing Ming), Dragon Boat Festival, and Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.

Back to Top

Colombia

6 January, Epiphany*
19 March, San José Day*
1 May, Labour Day
29 June, St. Peter & St. Paul Day*
20 July, Independence Day
7 August, Battle of Boyacá
15 August, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary*
12 October, Día de la Raza*
1 November, All Saints*
11 November, Independence of Cartagena*
8 December, Immaculate Conception
*If date does not fall on a Monday, observed on following Monday.
Also, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Ascension Day, Corpus Christi, and Sagrado Corazon,
the last three of which are observed as public holidays in Colombia on the Monday
following their actual dates, if they do not fall on a Monday.

Back to Top

Comoros

18 March, Anniversary of the Death of Said Mohammad Cheikh Al Maarouf
6 July, National Day
12 November, Journée Nationale Maoré (Day of Admission to the United Nations)
Also, Muharram, Maulid an-Nabi, Leilat al-Meiraj, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Congo, Democratic Republic of

4 January, Martyrs’ Day
16–17 January, Heroes’ Day
1 May, Labor Day
17 May, Liberation Day
30 June, Independence Day
1 August, Parents’ Day
17 November, Army Day
25 December, Christmas Day

Back to Top

Congo, Republic of

1 Jan New Year’s Day.
8 Mar Congolese Women’s Day.
1 May Labor Day.
10 Jun Commemoration of the National Sovereign Conference.
15 Aug National Day.
1 Nov All Saints’ Day.
28 November, Republic Day
25 Dec Christmas.
Also, Easter Monday, Ascension, and Whit Monday.

Back to Top

Cook Islands

25 April, ANZAC Day
4 June, The Sovereign’s Birthday
6 July, Ra o te Ui Ariki
4 August, Constitution Day
26 October, National Gospel Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Costa Rica

19 March, Feast of Saint Joseph
11 April, Anniversary of the Battle of Rivas (Juan Santamaría Day) (not banks)*
1 May, Labor Day
29 June, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Day
25 July, Anniversary of the Annexation of Guanacaste Province*
2 August, Our Lady of the Angels (not banks)
15 August, Assumption/Mother’s Day*
15 September, Independence Day
12 October, Day of the Meeting of Cultures
8 December, Immaculate Conception (not banks)
* Observed on the Monday following if holiday falls on a Tuesday through Friday. If
holiday falls on a weekend, it is not moved.
Also, Semana Santa (Holy Week) from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, especially Holy
Thursday through Easter Sunday, and the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Back to Top

Côte d’Ivoire

1 May, Labor Day
7 August, Independence Day
15 August, Assumption
1 November, All Saints Day
15 November, Peace Day
7 December, Félix Houphouët-Boigny Remembrance Day
Also, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, the day after Maulid an-Nabi, the day after Laylat al-Qadr, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.
Holidays that fall on a Sunday are often observed on the Monday following.

Back to Top

Croatia

1 May, May Day
22 June, Antifascist Struggle Day
25 June, Croatian National Day (Statehood Day)
5 August, National Thanksgiving Day/Victory Day
15 August, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
8 October, Independence Day
1 November, All Saints Day
26 December, St. Stephen’s Day
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Christian holidays, such as Easter Monday and the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Back to Top

Cuba

1 Jan Liberation Day.
2 Jan Victory of Armed Forces.
1 May Labor Day.
20 May Independence Day.
25 Jul -27 Days of Rebelliousness.
10 Oct Anniversary of the beginning of the War of Independence in 1868.
25 Dec Christmas Day.

Back to Top

Cyprus

6 January, Epiphany
25 March, Greek Independence Day
1 April, EOKA Day
1 May, May Day
20 July, Peace and Freedom Day (North Cyprus)

15 August, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1 October, Cyprus Independence Day
28 October, Ochi Day
15 November, Republic Day of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (North Cyprus)
26 December, 2nd day of Christmas
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Eastern Orthodox Christian holidays, including Green Monday (beginning of Great Lent), Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday, and Holy Ghost (the Monday after Pentecost). Also, many businesses are closed for summer vacation in July and August.

Back to Top

Czech Republic

1 January, Independence Day (1993)
1 May, Labor Day
8 May, Liberation Day
5 July, Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius Day
6 July, Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Jan Hus
28 September, Czech Statehood Day
28 October, Foundation of the Republic
17 November, Freedom and Democracy Day
26 Dec, St. Stephen’s Day
Also, Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Denmark

4th Friday after Easter, General Prayer Day (Store Bededag)
5 June, Constitution Day
Also, Carnival, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension
Day, and Whit Monday.

Back to Top

Djibouti

1 January, New Year’s Day
1 May, Labor Day
27 June, National Day
Also, Maulid an-Nabi, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, and Al Hijrah.

Back to Top

Dominica

1st Monday in May, Labor Day
6 August, Emancipation Day
3 November, Independence Day
4 November, Community Service Day
Also, Carnival, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Whit Monday.

Back to Top

Dominican Republic

6 January, Three Kings Day (Epiphany)
21 January, Our Lady of Altagracia
26 January, Juan Pablo Duarte’s Birthday
27 February, Independence Day
1 May, Labour Day
16 August, Restoration Day
24 September, Our Lady of Las Mercedes
6 November, Constitution Day
The Merengue Festival is held every year during the last week of July or the first week of
August.
Also, Carnival, Good Friday, and Corpus Christi.

Back to Top

East Timor

1 May, Labor Day
20 May, Independence Restoration Day
30 August, Popular Consultation Day
1 November, All Saints Day
2 November, All Souls Day
12 November, National Youth Day
28 November, Proclamation of Independence
7 December, National Heroes’ Day
8 December, Immaculate Conception Day
Also, Good Friday, Corpus Christi, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Ecuador

1 May, Labour Day
24 May, Anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha
Last Friday in June, Bank Holiday
24 July, Simón Bolívar Day
10 August, Independence Day
9 October, Guayaquil Independence Day
12 October, Día de la Raza
2 November, Memorial Day/All Souls Day
3 November, Independence of Cuenca Day
6 December, Independence of Quito Day
Also, Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

Back to Top

Egypt

7 January, Christmas (Coptic Orthodox Christian)*
25 January, Revolution Day (2011)
22 February, Union Day
25 April, Sinai Liberation Day
1 May, Labour Day
18 June, Evacuation Day
1 July, Bank Holiday**
23 July, Revolution Day
11 September, New Year (Coptic Orthodox Christian)***
6 October, Armed Forces Day
24 October, Suez Victory Day
23 December, Victory Day
Also, Sham el Nessim (Spring Festival)

* Falls one day later in Gregorian leap years.
** Check for actual date of observance.
*** Falls one day later in the year before a Gregorian leap year.
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Coptic Orthodox Christian and Islamic holidays.

Back to Top

El Salvador

1 May, Labor Day
10 May, Mother’s Day
17 June, Father’s Day
1st week of August, Fiestas Patronales
15 September, Independence Day
2 November, All Souls Day
Also, Holy Week, especially Holy Wednesday to Easter Sunday.

Back to Top

Equatorial Guinea

1 May, Labor Day
25 May, Africa Day
5 June, President’s Day
3 August, Freedom Day / Armed Forces Day
15 August, Constitution Day
12 October, Independence Day
8 December, Immaculate Conception
Also, Good Friday and Corpus Christi.

Back to Top

Eritrea

19 January, Timket (Feast of Epiphany)
8 March, Women’s Day
1 May, May Day
24 May, Independence Day
20 June, Martyrs’ Day
1 September, Revolution Day
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Coptic Orthodox Christian and Islamic holidays and festivals.

Back to Top

Estonia

24 February, Independence Day (1918)
1 May, Spring Day
23 June, Victory Day
24 June, St. John’s Day
20 August, Restoration of Independence (1991)
26 December, 2nd Day of Christmas
Holidays falling on a weekend are not moved.
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by
Christian holidays.

Back to Top

Ethiopia

7 January, Christmas Day (Genna)*
19 January, Epiphany (Timket)*
2 March, Victory of Adwa Day
11 September, Ethiopian New Year (Enqutatash)**
27 September, Feast of the True Cross (Meskel)**
* Falls one day later in Gregorian leap years.
** Falls one day later in the year before a Gregorian leap year.
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Coptic Orthodox Christian and Islamic holidays.

Back to Top

Falkland Islands

14 June, Liberation Day
1st Monday in October, Peat Cutting Day
8 December, Battle Day

Back to Top

Fiji

10 October, Fiji Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Monday, Diwali, and Maulid an-Nabi.

Back to Top

Finland

6 January, Epiphany
1 May, May Day (Vappul)
2nd Sunday in May, Mother’s Day
23 June, Midsummer’s Eve
24 June, Midsummer’s Day
1 November, All Saints Day
2nd Sunday in November, Father’s Day
6 December, Independence Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, and Pentecost.
Consult subject index for exact dates of these moveable Christian holidays.

Back to Top

France

1 May, Labour Day
8 May, Fête de la Victoire 1945 (WWII Victory Day)
14 July, Bastille Day
15 August, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1 November, All Saints Day
11 November, Armistice Day

Back to Top

French Guiana

8 May, Victory Day
10 June, Abolition Day
14 July, National Day
15 August, Assumption
1 November, All Saints’ Day
11 November, Armistice Day
Also, Carnaval, Ash Wednesday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, and Whit Monday.

Back to Top

Gabon

17 April, Women’s Day
1 May, Labor Day
15 August, Assumption
17 August, Independence Day
1 November, All Saints Day
Also, Easter Monday, Ascension, Whit Monday, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Gabon

17 April, Women’s Day
1 May, Labor Day
15 August, Assumption
17 August, Independence Day
1 November, All Saints Day
Also, Easter Monday, Ascension, Whit Monday, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Gambia, The

18 February, Independence Day
1 May, May Day
25 May, African Liberation Day
22 July, Revolution Day
15 August, Assumption
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ashura, Maulid an-Nabi, Laylat al-Qadr, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Georgia

7 January, Orthodox Christmas
19 January, Orthodox Epiphany
3 March, Mother’s Day
8 March, International Women’s Day
20/21 March, Now Ruz
9 April, Independence Restoration Day (1991)
9 May, Victory Day
12 May, St. Andrew’s Feast Day
26 May, Independence Day (1918)
28 August, Virgin’s Assumption
14 October, Day of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
23 November, St. George’s Day
Also, Orthodox Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter, and Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Germany

6 January, Epiphany (regional)
1 May, May Day
15 August, Assumption of the Virgin Mary (in predominantly Catholic
areas)
3 October, Day of German Unity
31 October, Reformation Day (predominantly Evangelical areas only)
1 November, All Saints Day (predominantly Catholic areas only)
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, and Corpus Christi (in predominantly Catholic areas).

Back to Top

Ghana

6 March, Independence Day
1 May, Labour Day
25 May, Africa Unity Day
1 July, Republic Day
21 September, Founder’s Day
1st Friday in December, Farmers’ Day
31 December, Revolution Day
Also, Good Friday to Easter Monday, Eid al-Adha, and Eid al-Fitr.

Back to Top

Greece

6 January, Epiphany
25 March, Independence Day
1 May, May Day
15 August, Assumption of the Virgin Mary
28 October, Ochi Day
Also, Eastern Orthodox Christian holidays.

Back to Top

Greenland

21 June, National Day
Work schedules may be significantly affected by Christian holidays.

Back to Top

Grenada

7 February, Independence Day
1st Monday in August, Emancipation Day
25 October, Thanksgiving Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday, Corpus Christi, and Carnival Monday and Tuesday in August (Spicemas).

Back to Top

Guam

5 March, Guam Discovery Day*
4 July, Independence Day
21 July, Liberation Day*
2 November, All Souls Day
11 November, Veterans Day
8 December, Our Lady of Camarin Day
Also, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday*, Presidents’ Day*, Good Friday*, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day*, and Thanksgiving Day.
* Government only

Back to Top

Guatemala

1 May, Labor Day
30 June, Army Day
1 July, Banker’s Day (bank holiday)
15 August, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (in Guatemala City
only)
15 September, Independence Day
20 October, Revolution Day
1 November, All Saints Day
24 December, Christmas Eve (afternoon only)
31 December, New Year’s Eve (afternoon only)
Also, Semana Santa (Holy Week) from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.

Back to Top

Guinea

3 April, Second Republic Day
1 May, Labor Day
25 May, Africa Day
15 August, Assumption
2 October, Independence Day
1 November, All Saints Day
Also, Easter Monday, Maulid an-Nabi, Laylat al-Qadr, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Guinea-Bissau

20 January, Heroes’ Day
8 March, International Women’s Day
3 August, Pidjiguiti Day
24 September, National Day
14 November, Readjustment Movement Day
Also, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Guyana

23 February, Republic Day
1 May, Labor Day
5 May, Arrival Day
26 May, Independence Day
1st Monday in July, CARICOM Day
1st Monday in August, Emancipation Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Holi, Deepavali (Diwali), Maulid an-Nabi, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Haiti

1 January, Independence Day
2 January, Ancestors’ Day
14 April, Pan-American Day
18 May, Flag and University Day
15 August, Assumption
17 October, Anniversary of the Death of Jean Jacques Dessalines
24 October, United Nations Day
18 November, Vertières Battle Day
5 December, Discovery Day
Also, Carnival, Good Friday, Ascension Day, and Corpus Christi. C

Back to Top

Honduras

14 April, Pan-American Day
1 May, Labor Day
15 September, Independence Day
3 October, Francisco Morazan Holiday
12 October, Día de la Raza
21 October, Army Day
Also, Semana Santa (Holy Week) from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, especially Holy
Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday.

Back to Top

Hong Kong

1 January, New Year’s Day
1 May, Labor Day
1 July, SAR Establishment Day
1 October, National Day
25 December, Christmas
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Chinese New Year (3 days), Tomb Sweeping Day (Qing Ming), Dragon Boat Festival, the day after Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, Chung Yeung Festival, the day after Chung Yeung Festival, and Buddha’s Birthday according to the Chinese lunar calendar. Also, Good Friday through Easter Monday.  

Back to Top

Hungary

15 March, National Day
1 May, Labour Day (not a bank holiday)
15 August, Assumption
20 August, Constitution Day
23 October, Republic Day
Also, Easter Monday and Whit Monday. Consult subject index for dates of these
moveable Christian holidays.

Back to Top

Iceland

Thursday on or after 19 April, First Day of Summer
1 May, Labour Day
17 June, Independence Day (Proclamation of the Republic)
1st Monday after 1st weekend in August, Commerce Day (Verslunarmannagelgi) (bank holiday)
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected
by Christian holidays.

Back to Top

India

26 January, Republic Day
15 August, Independence Day
2 October, Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
Also, business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected
by Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jain, and Sikh holidays and
festivals.

Back to Top

Indonesia

17 August, Independence Day
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Waisak Day (Visakaha Day), Chinese New Year, and Christian and Islamic holidays and festivals.

Back to Top

Iran

11 February, Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution
19/20 March, Oil Nationalization Day
20/21 March, Now Rouz (New Year)
1 April, Islamic Republic Day
1/2 April, Nature Day (Sizde-Behar)
3 June, Anniversary of the Death of Imam Khomeini
5-6 June, 15th Khordad National Uprising (1963)
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Islamic holidays and festivals.

Back to Top

Iraq

1 Jan New Year’s Day.
6 Jan Army Day.
9 Apr Baghdad Liberation Day.
17 Apr FAO Day.
1 May Labor Day.
14 Jul Republic Day.
8 Aug Ceasefire Day (End of Iran-Iraq War).
3 Oct Iraqi Independence Day (National Day).
(Also, Maulid an-Nabi,Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Al Hijrah, Ashura)

Back to Top

Ireland, Republic of

17 March, St. Patrick’s Day*
1st Monday in May, Bank Holiday
1st Monday in June, Bank Holiday
1st Monday in August, Bank Holiday
Last Monday in October, Summer Bank Holiday
26 December, St. Stephen’s Day
*St. Patrick’s Day is moved to the Monday following if it falls on a
Sunday.
Bank holidays in Ireland are public holidays.
Also, Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Isle of Man

5 July, Tynwald Day (Manx National Day)
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Israel

All moveable holidays; check subject index for exact
dates:
Hanukkah (Festival of Lights)
Lag B’Omer
Passover (Pesach)*
Purim (Feast of Lots)
Rosh Hashanah (New Year)
Shavuot (Giving of the Torah)*
Sh’mini Atzeret
Simchat Torah**
Sukkoth (Feast of Tabernacles)
Tisha B’Av (Fast of 9 Av)
T’u B’Shvat (New Year of the Trees)
Yom Ha’atzma’ut (Independence Day)
Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)
Yom Hazikaron (Soldiers Memorial Day)
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
Yom Verushalayim (Jerusalem Day)***
* The 1st and last days of Passover and Shavuot are national holidays;
many people do not work the full eight days of Passover as well as
the period from Rosh Hashanah to Sukkoth.
** Observed on the same day as Sh’mini Atzeret.
*** Falls ten days after Lag B’Omer.
Also, most businesses are closed from sundown on Friday to sundown
on Saturday. Sunday is a working day.

Back to Top

Italy

6 January, Epiphany
25 April, Liberation Day
1 May, May Day
Sunday nearest 2 June, Republic Day
15 August, Assumption of the Virgin Mary
1 November, All Saints Day
Sunday nearest 4 November, WWI Victory
8 December, Immaculate Conception
26 December, St. Stephen’s Day
Also, Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Jamaica

23 May, Labor Day*
1 August, Emancipation Day**
6 August, Independence Day**
3rd Monday in October, National Heroes’ Day
26 December, Boxing Day
* Observed on the following Monday if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday.
** Observed on the following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Also, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter, and Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Japan

2–3 January, Bank Holiday
2nd Monday in January, Coming of Age Day
11 February, National Foundation Day
20/21 March, Vernal Equinox Day
29 April–May 5, Golden Week
29 April, Showa Day
3 May, Constitution Memorial Day
4 May, Greenery Day
5 May, Children’s Day
3rd Monday in July, Marine Day
3rd Monday in September, Respect for the Aged Day
23 September, Autumnal Equinox Day
2nd Monday in October, Health and Sports Day
3 November, National Culture Day
23 November, Labor Thanksgiving Day
23 December, Emperor’s Birthday
31 December, Bank Holiday
Holidays falling on Sunday are observed on the Monday following, except
for the Bank Holidays associated with the New Year.
Also, Buddhist holidays using the Japanese calendar.

Back to Top

Jordan

30 January, Birthday of H.M. King Abdullah
1 May, Labour Day
25 May, Independence Day
9  June, Accession of H.M. King Abdullah
10 June, Army Day
14 November, King Hussein
Remembrance Day
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by
Islamic holidays and festivals.

Back to Top

Kazakhstan

7 January, Orthodox Christmas
8 March, International Women’s Day
21–23 March, Nauryz Meyramy (Persian New Year)
1 May, Unity Day
7 May, Homeland Defenders’ Day
9 May, Victory Day
6 July, Day of the Capital
30 August, Constitution Day
25 October, Republic Day (1990)
1 December, Day of the First President
16 December, Independence Day (1991)
Also, Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Kenya

1 May, Labour Day
1 June, Madaraka Day (Self-Rule Day)
10 October, Moi Day
20 October, Heroes’ Day (Mashujaa Day)
12 December, Jamhuri/Independence Day
Holidays falling on a Sunday are observed the following Monday.
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly
affected by Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jain, and
Sikh holidays and festivals. 

Back to Top

Kiribati

1st Monday in March, Women’s Day
12 July, Independence Day
1st Monday in August, National Youth Day
1st Monday in October, Teacher’s Day
1st Monday in December, Human Rights and Peace Day   
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter, Easter Monday, National Health Day, Gospel Day, Senior Citizen’s Day, and National Culture Day.

Back to Top

Korea, North

16–17 February, Day of the Shining Star (Kwangmyongsong Day)
15 April, Kim Il-sung’s Birthday
25 April, Army Day
1 May, International Workers’ Day
27 July, Victory Day
15 August, Liberation Day
9 September, Republic Day
10 October, Founding of the Korean Workers’ Party
27 December, Proclamation of the Socialist Constitution
Also, Korean Lunar New Year (Sol), Spring Festival (Dano), and Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (Chusok), which are moveable holidays.

Back to Top

Korea, South

1 March, Independence Movement Day (Sam’il-Jol)
5 May, Children’s Day
6 June, Memorial Day
17 July, Constitution Day
15 August, Liberation Day
3 October, National Foundation Day
The Summer vacation is the last week of July through the 1st week of
August.
Also, Korean New Year, Chusok, and Buddha Day (Visakaha Day), which are moveable holidays.

Back to Top

Kosovo

7 January, Orthodox Christmas
17 February, Independence Day
9 April, Constitution Day
1 May, International Labor Day
9 May, Europe Day
Also, Easter Monday, Orthodox Easter Monday, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Kosovo

7 January, Orthodox Christmas
17 February, Independence Day
9 April, Constitution Day
1 May, International Labor Day
9 May, Europe Day
Also, Easter Monday, Orthodox Easter Monday, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Kyrgyzstan

7 January, Orthodox Christmas
17 February, Independence Day
9 April, Constitution Day
1 May, International Labor Day
9 May, Europe Day
Also, Easter Monday, Orthodox Easter Monday, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Kuwait

25 February, National Day
26 February, Liberation Day
Business openings and work schedules may also be significantly affected by Islamic holidays and festivals.

Back to Top

Laos

6 January, Pathet Lao Day
20 January, Day of the Army
8 March, Women’s Day
22 March, People’s Party Day
13–15 April, Lao New Year (Pi Mai)
1 May, Labour Day
1 June, Children’s Day
13 August, Day of the Free Laos

Back to Top

Latvia

4 May, Restoration of Independence (1990)
18 November, Independence Day (1918)

Back to Top

Lebanon

1 January, New Year
6 January, Christmas (Armenian community only)
7 January, Christmas (Eastern Orthodox only)
9 February, St. Maroon’s Day
1 May, Labour Day
6 May, Martyrs’ Day
25 May, Liberation of the South
15 August, Assumption of the Virgin Mary
1 November, All Saints Day
22 November, Independence Day
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Christian, Eastern Orthodox Christian, and Islamic holidays and festivals.

Back to Top

Lesotho

11 March, King Moshoeshoe’s Anniversary
1 May, Workers’ Day
25 April, Africa Day/Heroes’ Day
17 July, King Letsie III’s Birthday
4 October, Independence Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Ascension.

Back to Top

Liberia

11 February, Armed Forces’ Day
2nd Wednesday in March, Decoration Day
15 March, Joseph Jenkins Roberts’ Birthday
2nd Friday in April, National Fast and Prayer Day
14 May, National Unification Day
25 May, Africa Day
26 July, Independence Day
24 August, Flag Day
1st Thursday in November, Thanksgiving Day
29 November, President Tubman’s Birthday

Back to Top

Libya

17 February, Revolution Day (2011)
19 March, Commemoration of the Victory over Gaddafi
1 May, May Day
16 September, Martyrs Day (2011)
23 October, Liberation Day (2011)
24 December, Independence Day (1951)
Also, the moveable Islamic holidays of Al Hijrah, Ashura, Maulid an-Nabi, Eid al-Fitr, Arafat Day, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Liechtenstein

19 March, St. Joseph’s Day
1 May, Labor Day
15 August, Feast of the Assumption, National Day
8 September, Nativity of Our Lady Mary
1 November, All Saints Day
8 December, Immaculate Conception
26 December, St. Stephen’s Day
Also, Epiphany, Candlemas, Easter Monday, Ascension, Whit Monday, and Corpus Christi.

Back to Top

Lithuania

16 February, Independence Day (1918)
11 March, Restoration of Statehood Day (1990)
1 May, Labour Day (banks open)
1st Sunday in May, Mother’s Day
24 June, St. John’s Day (Midsummer)    
6 July, Anniversary of the Coronation of King Mindaugas
15 August, Assumption
1 November, All Saints Day
Also, Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Luxembourg

1 May, May Day
23 June, National Day (Sovereign’s Birthday)*
15 August, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1 November, All Saints Day
26 December, St. Stephen’s Day
*National Day (the Grand Duke’s Birthday) is transferred to a Monday
if it falls on a Sunday.
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Christian holidays and festivals.

Back to Top

Macedonia

7 January, Orthodox Christmas
1 May, Labor Day
24 May, Saints Cyril and Methodius’ Day
2 August, National Day
8 September, Independence Day
11 October, Uprising Against Fascism Day
23 October, Day of the Macedonian Revolution
8 December, Saint Clement of Ohrid
Also, Orthodox Easter Monday and Eid al-Fitr.

Back to Top

Madagascar

8 March, Women’s Day
29 March, Martyrs’ Day
1 May, Labor Day
26 June, Independence Day
15 August, Assumption
14 October, First Republic Proclamation Day
1 November, All Saints’ Day
11 December, Fourth Republic Day
25 December, Christmas Day
Also, the Christian holidays of Easter, Easter Monday, Ascension, Whit Sunday, and Whit Monday.

Back to Top

Malawi

15 January, John Chilembwe Day
3 March, Martyrs’ Day
14 May, President Kamuzu Banda’s Birthday
14 June, Freedom Day
6 July, Independence Day
15 October, Mother’s Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Eid al-Fitr.

Back to Top

Malaysia

1 May, Labour Day
1st Saturday of June, Birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong
31 August, National Day
16 September, Malaysia Day
Also, Chinese New Year, Good Friday, Wesak Day (Visakaha Day), Deepavali (Diwali), Muharram, Maulid an-Nabi, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Maldives

1 May, Labor Day
26 July, Independence Day
3 November, Victory Day
11 November, Republic Day
23 December, National Day
Also, Islamic New Year (Al Hijrah), Maulid an-Nabi, Day of Embracing Islam, Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, the Hajj, Eid al-Adha, and Martyr’s Day.

Back to Top

Mali

20 January, Armed Forces Day
26 March, Martyrs’ Day/Democracy Day
1 May, Labor Day
25 May, Africa Day
22 September, Independence Day
Also, Maulid an-Nabi, Easter Monday, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Malta

10 February, Feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck
19 March, Feast of St. Joseph
31 March, Freedom Day
1 May, Workers’ Day
15 August, Feast of the Assumption
8 September, Feast of Our Lady of Victories
21 September, Independence Day
8 December, Feast of the Immaculate Conception
13 December, Republic Day

Back to Top

Marshall Islands

1 March, Nuclear Victims and Survivors Remembrance Day
1 May, Constitution Day
1st Friday in July, Fishermen’s Day
1st Friday in September, Labor Day
Last Friday in September, Culture Day (Manit Day)
17 November, Presidents’ Day
1st Friday in December, Gospel Day
Also, Good Friday.

Back to Top

Martinique

22 May, Abolition Day
14 July, National Day
15 August, Assumption
1 November, All Saints Day
11 November, Armistice Day
Also, Easter Monday and Whit Monday.

Back to Top

Mauritania

1 May, Labor Day
25 May, Africa Day
28 November, Independence Day
Also, Muharram, Maulid an-Nabi, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Mauritius

1 February, Abolition Day
12 March, National Day
1 May, Labour Day

15 August, Assumption
2 November, Arrival of Indentured Laborers
Also, Chinese New Year, Thaipusam Cavadee, Maha Shivaratri, Ugadi, Eid al-Fitr, and Ganesh Chaturthi (Siddha Vinayak Chaturthi).

Back to Top

Mexico

1 January, New Year’s Day
1st Monday in February, Anniversary of the Constitution
3rd Monday in March, Benito Juárez Day
1 May, Labor Day
16 September, Independence Day
3rd Monday in November, Anniversary of the Revolution
The week before Lent is Carnival. Also, Semana Santa (Holy Week) from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.

Back to Top

Micronesia

31 March, Pohnpei Culture Day
10 May, Constitution Day
24 October, United Nations Day
3 November, Independence Day
11 November, Veterans Day

Back to Top

Moldova

7 January, Orthodox Christmas
8 March, International Women’s Day
1 May, International Solidarity Day of Workers
9 May, Victory Day
27 August, Independence Day
31 August, National Language Day
25 December, Western Christmas
Also, Orthodox Easter Monday and Memory/Parents’ Day (the Monday after Orthodox Easter Monday).

Back to Top

Mongolia

1 June, Mother and Child Day
11–13 July, Naadam Festival
26 November, Independence Day
Also, Tsagaan Sar (Lunar New Year) and Chinggis Khaan’s Birthday.

Back to Top

Montenegro

7 January, Orthodox Christmas
1 May, May Day
21 May, Independence Day
13 July, Statehood Day
Also, Orthodox Good Friday and Orthodox Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Morocco

11 January, Independence Manifesto Day
1 May, Labour Day
23 May, National Day
9 July, Youth Day (Aid Chebab)
30 July, Feast of the Throne
14 August, Reunification Day
20 August, Revolution of the King and the People
21 August, King Muhammad’s Birthday
6 November, Anniversary of the Green March
18 November, Independence Day
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Islamic holidays and festivals.

Back to Top

Mozambique

3 February, Heroes’ Day
7 April, Women’s Day
1 May, Workers’ Day
25 June, Independence Day
7 September, Lusaka Peace Agreement Day
25 September, Armed Forces Day
4 October, Peace and National Reconciliation Day

Back to Top

Myanmar

4 January, Independence Day
12 February, Union Day
2 March, Peasants’ Day
27 March, Armed Forces Day
13–16 April, Thingyan (New Year)
1 May, Labor Day
19 July, Martyrs’ Day
Also, the full moon dates according to the Buddhist calendar of Tabaung, Kasone (Buddha Day), Waso (beginning of Buddhist Lent), Thadingyut (end of Buddhist Lent), and Tazaungmon (Festival of Lights), as well as National Day on the tenth waning moon of Tazaungmone.

Back to Top

Namibia

21 March, Independence Day
1 May, Workers’ Day
4 May, Cassinga Day
25 May, Africa Day
26 August, Heroes’ Day
10 December, Human Rights Day
26 December, Family Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Ascension.

Back to Top

Nauru

31 January, Independence Day
17 May, Constitution Day
25 September, National Youth Day
26 October, Angam Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Easter Tuesday.

Back to Top

Nepal

30 January, Martyrs’ Day
19 February, National Democracy Day
8 March, International Women’s Day
13/14 April, Nepali New Year/Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Birthday
24 April, Democracy Day
1 May, May Day
28 May, Republic Day
Also, Vaisakhi (New Year), Ghatasthapana (Dashain), and other Hindu holidays and festivals, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Guru Nanak’s Birthday, Buddha Day (Visakaha Day), and Tibetan New Year.

Back to Top

Netherlands

27 April, King’s Day*
5 May, Liberation Day**
5 December, Saint Nicholas Day
*If April 27 falls on a Sunday, the holiday is observed on Saturday, April 26.
**Liberation Day is a national holiday every 5 years.
Also, Good Friday through Easter Monday, Ascension Day, and Whit Monday.

Back to Top

New Zealand

2 January, Day after New Year’s
6 February, Waitangi Day
25 April, Anzac Day
1st Monday in June, Queen’s Birthday
4th Monday in October, Labour Day
Also, Good Friday through Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Nicaragua

1 May, Labour Day
30 May, Mother’s Day
19 July, National Liberation Day
1 August, Fiesta Day (Santo Domingo Day)
14 September, San Jacinto Fight Day
15 September, Independence Day
2 November, All Souls Day
8 December, Immaculate Conception
Also, Semana Santa (Holy Week) from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.

Back to Top

Niger

24 April, Concord Day
1 May, Labor Day
3 August, Independence Day
18 December, Republic Day
25 December, Christmas Day
Also, Easter Monday and the moveable Islamic holidays of Al Hijrah, Maulid an-Nabi, Laylat al-Qadr, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Nigeria

1 May, Labour Day
29 May, Democracy Day
1 October, National Day
Also, Christian holidays and Islamic festivals. 

Back to Top

Norway

1 May, May Day
17 May, National Independence Day
24 December, Christmas Eve (half day from 12 noon)
Also, Holy Week from Palm Sunday to Easter Monday, Ascension Day, and Whit Monday.

Back to Top

Oman

23 July, Renaissance Day (Marking the start of the reign of Sultan Qaboos)
18 November, National Day and birthday of HM Sultan Qaboos
Also, Maulid an-Nabi, Leilat al-Meiraj, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Al Hijrah, and Ashura.

Back to Top

Pakistan

5 February, Kashmir Solidarity Day
23 March, Republic Day (Pakistan Day)
1 May, Labour Day
1 July, Bank Holiday*
14 August, Independence Day
6 September, Defense of Pakistan Day
11 September, Anniversary of the Death of Qaid-i-Azam
9 November, Birthday of Allama Iqbal
25 December, Qaid-i-Azam’s Birthday
* Check for actual date of observance.
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected
by Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jain, and Sikh holidays and
festivals.

Back to Top

Palau

15 March, Youth Day
5 May, Senior Citizens’ Day
Last Monday in May, Memorial Day
1 June, President’s Day
9 July, Constitution Day
1st Monday in September, Labor Day
1 October, Independence Day
24 October, United Nations Day
Last Thursday in November, Thanksgiving Day

Back to Top

Panama

9 January, Martyrs’ Day
1 May, Labor Day
3rd Sunday in June, Día del Padre (Father’s Day)
15 August, Founding of Old Panama
3 November, Anniversary of Separation from Colombia
4 November, Flag Day
5 November, Colon Day
10 November, 1st Call for Independence in Los Santos
28 November, Anniversary of Independence from Spain
8 December, Mother’s Day
Holidays falling on a Sunday are observed the following Monday.
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected
by Christian holidays, such as Shrove Monday, Shrove Tuesday (Carnival),
and Ash Wednesday, as well as Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday.

Back to Top

Papua New Guinea

2nd Monday in June, Queen’s Birthday
23 July, National Remembrance Day
26 August, National Day of Repentance
16 September, Independence Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Paraguay

6 January, Three Kings Day
1 March, Heroes Day
1 May, Labor Day
14 May, Flag Day
15 May, Independence Day
12 June, Chaco Armistice
15 August, Founding of Asunción
29 September, Boqueron Battle Day
8 December, Immaculate Conception
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by
Christian holidays. 

Back to Top

Peru

1 May, Labour Day
29 June, St. Peter & St. Paul Day
28–29 July, Independence Day
30 August, St. Rosa of Lima
8 October, Battle of Angamos
1 November, All Saints Day
8 December, Immaculate Conception
Also, Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday.

Back to Top

Philippines

8 February, Constitution Day
25 February, People Power Day (not banks)
9 April, Day of Valor (Bataan Day)
1 May, Labor Day
12 June, Independence Day
24 June, Manila Day
Last Sunday in August, National Heroes Day
1 November, All Saints’ Day
30 November, Bonifacio Day
30 December, Rizal Day
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Chinese New Year, Christian holidays, especially during Holy Week, and Islamic holidays and festivals.

Back to Top

Poland

1 May, May Day
3 May, Constitution Day
15 August, Assumption of the Virgin Mary
1 November, All Saints Day
11 November, Independence Day
Also, Epiphany, Easter Monday and the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Back to Top

Portugal

25 April, Liberation Day
1 May, Labour Day
10 June, Portuguese National Day
15 August, Assumption of the Virgin Mary
8 December, Immaculate Conception
Also, Shrove Tuesday (Carnival) and Good Friday.

Back to Top

Puerto Rico

6 January, Three Kings Day (Epiphany)
2nd Monday in January, Eugenio María de Hostos’ Birthday
3rd Monday in January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
3rd Monday in February, Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day)*
22 March, Emancipation Day
3rd Monday in April, José de Diego’s Birthday
Last Monday in May, Memorial Day
24 June, St. John the Baptist
4 July, U.S. Independence Day
3rd Monday in July, Luis Muñoz Rivera’s Birthday
25 July, Constitution Day
27 July, José Barbosa’s Birthday
1st Monday in September, Labor Day
2nd Monday in October, Columbus Day
11 November, Veterans Day
19 November, Discovery Day

4th Thursday in November, Thanksgiving Day
* The birthday of Luis Muñoz Marín is also celebrated on this day.
Also, Good Friday.

Back to Top

Qatar

2nd Tuesday of February, National Sports Day
3 September, Independence Day
18 December, National Day
Also, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Romania

24 January, Unification Day
1 May, Labor Day
15 August, Dormition of the Virgin Mary
30 November, Feast of Saint Andrew
1 December, National Day
26 December, Second Day of Christmas
Also, Orthodox Easter, Orthodox Easter Monday, Pentecost, and Pentecost Monday.

Back to Top

Russia

2 January, New Year (second day)
7 January, Christmas Day (Russian Orthodox)
23 February, Defenders of the Motherland Day
8 March, International Women’s Day
1-2 May, Labour Day
9 May, Victory Day
12 June, Russia Day
4 November, National Unity Day
Holidays occurring on Saturday or Sunday are observed on the Monday following.

Back to Top

Rwanda

1 February, National Heroes’ Day
7 April, Tutsi Genocide Memorial Day
1 May, Labor Day
1 July, Independence Day
4 July, Liberation Day
15 August, Assumption Day
25 December, Christmas Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday and Eid al-Fitr.

Back to Top

Saint Barthélemy

1 May, Labor Day
8 May, Victory Day
14 July, National Day
15 August, Assumption
9 October, Abolition Day
1 November, All Saints Day
11 November, Armistice Day
Also, Easter Monday, Ascension Day and Whit Monday.

Back to Top

Saint Kitts and Nevis

1 May, Labor Day
8 May, Victory Day
14 July, National Day
15 August, Assumption
9 October, Abolition Day
1 November, All Saints Day
11 November, Armistice Day
Also, Easter Monday, Ascension Day and Whit Monday.

Back to Top

Saint Lucia

22 February, Independence Day
1 May, Labor Day
1 August, Emancipation Day
1st Monday in October, Thanksgiving Day
13 December, National Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday, and Corpus Christi.

Back to Top

Saint Martin

1 May, Labor Day
8 May, Victory Day
27 May, Abolition Day
14 July, National Day
15 August, Assumption
1 November, All Saints Day
11 November, Armistice Day
15 December, Kingdom Day
Also, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, and Whit Monday.

Back to Top

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

14 March, National Heroes’ Day
1 August, Emancipation Day
27 October, Independence Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday, and Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

Back to Top

Samoa

14 March, National Heroes’ Day
1 August, Emancipation Day
27 October, Independence Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday, and Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

Back to Top

San Marino

6 January, Epiphany
5 February, Liberation Day
25 March, Anniversary of the Arengo
1 April, Investiture of the Captains Regent
1 May, Labor Day
28 July, Anniversary of the Fall of Fascism
15 August, Assumption
3 September, National Day
1 October, Investiture of the Captains Regent
1 November, All Saints Day
2 November, All Souls Day
8 December, Immaculate Conception
26 December, St. Stephen’s Day
Also, Easter Monday and Corpus Christi.

Back to Top

São Tomé and Principe

3 February, Martyrs’ Day (Heroes’ Day)
1 May, Labor Day
12 July, Independence Day (1975)
6 September, Armed Forces Day
30 September, Agricultural Reform Day
21 December, São Tomé Day

Back to Top

Saudi Arabia

23 September, Unification of the Kingdom
Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are official holidays.
The Islamic weekend for the public sector is all day Thursday and Friday.
Also, work schedules may be seriously disrupted during the month of
Ramadan and businesses may commonly take time off for other Islamic
holidays. 

Back to Top

Senegal

1 February, Confederation Agreement Day
4 April, National Day
1 May, Labour Day
15 August, Assumption Day
20 August, Independence Day
1 November, All Saints Day
Also, Magal de Touba Day.
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Christian and Islamic holidays and festivals.

Back to Top

Serbia

7 January, Orthodox Christmas
15 February, National Day
1 May, May Day
11 November, Armistice Day
Also, Orthodox Good Friday and Orthodox Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Seychelles, Republic of

5 June, Liberation Day
18 June, National Day
26 June, Independence Day
15 August, Assumption
1 November, All Saints’ Day
8 December, Immaculate Conception
Also, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, and Corpus Christi.

Back to Top

Sierra Leone

27 April, Independence Day
Also, Christian holidays, especially Good Friday through Easter Monday, and the Islamic holidays of Maulid an-Nabi, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Singapore

1 May, Labour Day
9 August, National Day
Also, Chinese New Year, Diwali, Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Fitr, Good Friday, and Vesak Day (Visakaha Day).

Back to Top

Slovak Republic

1 January, Origin of the Slovak Republic
6 January, Catholic Epiphany
1 May, Labour Day
8 May, Liberation Day
5 July, Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius
29 August, Anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising
1 September, Constitution of the Slovak Republic
15 September, Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows
1 November, All Saints Day
17 November, Struggle for Freedom and Democracy (1989/1939)
24 December, Christmas Eve
26 December, St. Stephen’s Day
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Christian holidays, especially Good Friday through Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Slovenia

1-2 January, New Year’s Day Holiday
8 February, Culture Day
27 April, National Resistance Day
1-2 May, International Labour Day
25 June, National Day
15 August, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
31 October, Reformation Day
1 November, Remembrance Day
26 December, Independence Day
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected
by Christian holidays especially Easter, Easter Monday, and Pentecost.

Back to Top

Solomon Islands

15 June, Queen’s Birthday
7 July, Independence Day
26 December, National Day of Thanksgiving
Also, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Monday, and Whit Monday.

Back to Top

Somali Republic

1 May, Labor Day
26 June, Independence Day
1 July, Republic Day
Also, the Islamic holidays of Ashura, Maulid an-Nabi, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

South Africa

21 March, Human Rights Day
27 April, Freedom Day
1 May, Workers Day
16 June, Youth Day
9 August, National Women’s Day
24 September, Heritage Day
16 December, Day of Reconciliation
26 December, Day of Goodwill
For holidays falling on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be a holiday.
Also, Good Friday and Easter Monday (Family Day).

Back to Top

South Sudan

1 January, Independence Day
9 January, Peace Agreement Day
16 May, Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) Day
30 July, Martyrs’ Day
1 December, World AIDS Day
5 December, Constitution Anniversary

Back to Top

Spain

6 January, Epiphany
19 March, San José Day (most regions)
1 May, May Day/Labour Day
15 August, Feast of the Assumption (not banks)
12 October, National Day
1 November, All Saints
6 December, Day of the Constitution
8 December, Immaculate Conception
Also,
28 February, Day of Andalucia (Andalucia only)
4 April, Basque National Day
25 July, National Day of Galicia (Galicia only)
11 September, National Day of Catalonia
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Christian holidays, especially Maundy Thursday through Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Sri Lanka

4 February, Independence Day (banks also)
13–14 April, Tamil and Sinhala New Year
1 May, May Day (banks also)
22 May, Proclamation of the Republic Day (1972)
Any of the above public holidays that falls on a Saturday is observed on the
preceding work day; any that falls on a Sunday is observed on the following
work day.
The full moon day (Poya Day) of each month is a holiday in Sri Lanka.
Any
religious holiday that falls on a weekend or Poya Day is not moved to
or observed on another day.
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, and Islamic holidays and festivals.

Back to Top

Sudan

1 January, Independence Day
Also, Maulid an-Nabi, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Suriname

1 January, New Year’s Day
25 February, Day of Liberation and Innovation
1 May, Labor Day
1 July, Liberation Day (Abolition of Slavery Day)
1 August, Indigenous Peoples Day
10 October, Maroons Day
25 November, Independence Day
25–26 December, Christmas
Also, Chinese New Year, Diwali, Easter, Easter Monday, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Good Friday, and Holi.

Back to Top

Swaziland

19 April, King’s Birthday
25 April, Flag Day
1 May, Workers’ Day
22 July, King Father’s Birthday
6 September, Independence Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension, Umhlanga Day, and Imcwala Day.

Back to Top

Sweden

5 January, Eve of Epiphany
6 January, Epiphany
30 April, Feast of Valborg (Valborg’s Eve)
1 May, May Day
6 June, National Day
23 June, Midsummer’s Eve
24 June, Midsummer’s Day
1st Friday in November, All Saints Eve (All Hallow’s Eve)
1st Saturday in November, All Saints Day
Banks are closed or they close early on the day before many major holidays, e.g., on the Eve of Epiphany, Valborg’s Eve, Midsummer’s Eve, All Saints Eve, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve.
Also, Holy Thursday through Easter Monday, Ascension Day, and Whit Monday.

Back to Top

Switzerland

2 January, Berchtold’s Day
1 August, National Day (Confederation Day)
26 December, St. Stephen’s Day
Also, Good Friday through Easter Monday, Ascension Day, and Whit Monday.

Back to Top

Syria

1 Jan New Year’s Day.
8 Mar Revolution Day.
21 Mar Mother’s Day.
17 Apr Independence Day.
1 May Labor Day.
6 May Martyrs’ Day..
6 Oct October Liberation War.
25 Dec Christmas Day.
(Also, Maulid an-Nabi, Western Christian and Orthodox Easter,  Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Al Hijrah, Ashura)

Back to Top

Tajikistan

8 March, International Women’s Day
20/21 March, Persian New Year
1 May, International Labor Day
9 May, Victory Day
27 June, Day of National Unity
9 September, Independence Day
6 November, Constitution Day
Also, the Islamic holidays of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Tanzania

12 January, Zanzibar Revolution Day
7 April, Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume Day
26 April, Union Day
1 May, Labour Day
7 July, Saba Saba (Industry Day)
8 August, Nane Nane (Farmers’ Day)
14 October, Mwalimu Nyerere Commemoration Day
9 December, Independence Day
Also, Good Friday through Easter Monday, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Thailand

6 April, Chakri Day
13–15 April, Songkran (New Year)
1 May, National Labour Day (banks only)*
5 May, Coronation Day
1 July, Midyear Day (banks only)*
12 August, H.M. the Queen’s Birthday
23 October, Chulalongkorn Day
5 December, National Day (H.M. the King’s Birthday)
10 December, Constitution Day
* Check for actual date of observance.
Holidays falling on a Saturday or Sunday are observed by banks on the
Monday following.
Also, Buddhist holidays, including Makha Bucha Day, Visakha Bucha (Visakaha Day), Asarnha Bucha Day and Chinese New Year.

Back to Top

Tibet

Tibetan New Year (Losar), which is a moveable holiday.

Back to Top

Togo

13 January, Liberation Day
27 April, Independence Day
21 June, Martyrs’ Day
15 August, Assumption
1 November, All Saints Day
Also, Easter Monday, Ascension, Whit Monday, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Tokelau

3 September, Tokehega Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Tonga

25 April, ANZAC Day
4 June, Emancipation Day  
4 July, King Tupou VI’s Birthday
17 September, Birthday of Crown Prince Tupouto’a Ulukalala
4 November, National Day (Constitution Day)
4 December, King Tupou I Day 
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Trinidad and Tobago

30 March, Spiritual Baptist Day
30 May, Arrival Day
19 June, Labor Day
1 August, Emancipation Day
31 August, Independence Day
24 September, Republic Day
26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Corpus Christi, Eid al-Fitr, and Diwali.

Back to Top

Tunisia

14 January, Anniversary of the Revolution and Youth Day (2011)
20 March, Independence Day
21 March, Youth Day
9 April, Martyrs’ Day
1 May, Labour Day
25 July, Republic Day
13 August, Women’s Day
15 October, Evacuation Day
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Islamic holidays and festivals.

Back to Top

Turkey

23 April, National Sovereignty and Children’s Day
1 May, Spring Day
19 May, Atatürk Commemoration and Youth & Sports Day
30 August, Victory Day
29 October, Republic Day
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by
Christian, Eastern Orthodox Christian, and Islamic holidays and festivals. 

Back to Top

Turkmenistan

12 January, Memorial Day
19 February, Flag Day
8 March, Turkmen Women’s Day
20/21 March, Nowruz
9 May, Victory Day
18 May, Day of Revival, Unity, and the Poetry of Magtymguly
6 October, Earthquake Commemoration Day (1948)
27 October, Independence Day
12 December, Neutrality Day
Also, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Tuvalu

2nd Monday in March, Commonwealth Day
Monday after 2nd Sunday in May, Gospel Day
2nd Monday in June, Queen’s Birthday
1st Monday in August, National Children’s Day
1 October, Independence Day
11 November, Heir to the Throne Day
Also, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Uganda

26 January, NRM Liberation Day
8 March, International Women’s Day
1 May, Labour Day
3 June, Martyrs’ Day
9 October, Independence Day
Also, Good Friday through Easter Sunday and the Islamic festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. 

Back to Top

Ukraine

7 January, Orthodox Christmas
8 January, Orthodox Christmas (second day)
8 March, Women’s Day
1-2 May, Labor Day
9 May, Victory Day/Mother’s Day
28 June, Constitution Day
24-26 August, Independence Day
Also, Orthodox Easter Monday, Orthodox Pentecost Monday, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

United Arab Emirates

6 August, Accession of Sheik Zayid ibn Sultan Al Nuhayyan
2 December, National Day
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected
by Islamic holidays.

Back to Top

United Kingdom

2 January, Bank Holiday (Scotland only)*
17 March, St. Patrick’s Day (Northern Ireland only)
18 April, Good Friday
21 April, Easter Monday
5 May, Early May Bank Holiday
26 May, Spring Bank Holiday
14 July, Battle of the Boyne Day observed (Northern Ireland only)
4 August, Bank Holiday (Scotland only)
25 August, Bank Holiday (except Scotland)
25 December, Christmas
26 December, Boxing Day
* Check for actual date of observance.
Holidays falling on a weekend are observed on the Monday following. Bank holidays in the United Kingdom are public holidays.

Back to Top

United States

1 January, New Year’s Day
3rd Monday in January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
3rd Monday in February, Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day)
Last Monday in May, Memorial Day
4 July, Independence Day
1st Monday in September, Labor Day
2nd Monday in October, Columbus Day
11 November, Veterans Day
4th Thursday in November, Thanksgiving Day
25 December, Christmas

Back to Top

Uruguay

6 January, Epiphany/Children’s Day
19 April, Landing Day of the 33 Orientales
1 May, Labor Day
18 May, Battle of Las Piedras
19 June, Birthday of José Gervasio Artigas
18 July, Constitution Day
25 August, Independence Day
12 October, Battle of Sarandi/Día de la Raza
2 November, All Souls’ Day
Some holidays that fall on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday are transferred to the preceding Monday or following Friday. Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Christian holidays, especially Carnival on Shrove Monday and Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras), and Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday.

Back to Top

Uzbekistan

8 March , Women’s Day
21 March, Navruz
9 May, Day of Memory and Honor (Victory Day)
1 September, Independence Day
1 October, Day of Teachers and Mentors
8 December, Constitution Day
Also, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Back to Top

Vanuatu

21 February, Father Walter Lini Day (Father of Independence)
5 March, Custom Chief’s Day
24 July, Children’s Day
30 July, Independence Day
15 August, Assumption
5 October, Constitution Day
29 November, National Unity Day
26 December, Family Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Ascension Day.

Back to Top

Venezuela

Monday nearest 6 January, Three Kings Day (Epiphany)
(banks only)*
19 March, San José Day (banks only)*
19 April, Declaration of Independence
1 May, Labor Day
24 June, Battle of Carabobo
29 June, St. Peter and St. Paul Day (banks only)*
5 July, Independence Day
24 July, Birth of Simón Bolívar
15 August, Assumption (banks only)*
12 October, Day of Indigenous Resistance
1 November, All Saints Day (banks only)*
8 December, Day of Loyalty and Love for Hugo Chavez, Immaculate Conception*
* Check for actual date of observance.
Also, Carnival on Shrove Monday and Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras), Easter, and other Christian holidays.

Back to Top

Vietnam

30 April, Liberation of Saigon
2 September, Independence Day
Also, Vietnamese New Year, Founder’s Day, and other moveable holidays. Consult subject
index
for exact dates.

Back to Top

Yemen

1 Jan New Year’s Day.
1 May Labor Day.
22 May National Unity Day.
26 Sep Revolution Day.
14 Oct National Day.
30 Nov Independence Day.
(Also, Maulid an-Nabi, Western Christian and Orthodox Easter,  Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Al Hijrah, Ashura)

Back to Top

Zambia

2nd Monday in March, Youth Day
1 May, Labor Day
25 May, Africa Day
1st Monday in July, Heroes’ Day
1st Tuesday in July, Unity Day
1st Monday in August, Farmers’ Day
24 October, Independence Day
Also, Good Friday through Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Zimbabwe

18 April, Independence Day
1 May, Workers’ Day
25 May, Africa Day
2nd Monday in August, Heroes’ Day
2nd Tuesday in August, Armed Forces Day
22 December, Unity Day
Also, Good Friday through Easter Monday.

Back to Top

Sign In

Sign in to Diversity Resources