Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Timor-Leste. Please scroll down to view.
East Timor, or as it is now known officially, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, is an island nation in Southeast Asia. East Timor consists of the eastern part of the Timor Island and three additional islands located nearby. East Timor is the first new sovereign state of the new millennium and one of the newest countries in the world.
East Timor currently celebrates 15 national holidays and has three tentative national holidays. For the last two years, these tentative holidays were announced as national holidays about a month before they were celebrated. It is assumed at this time that they will eventually become official holidays.
Many of the holidays celebrated in East Timor are based on religious beliefs. Some of these holidays will change in date each year because their occurrences are based on the lunar cycle. The government of East Timor requires that all employers acknowledge these holidays as nation non-working holidays, regardless of their actual dates.
The laws governing holidays in East Timor are found in the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of East Timor of August 2005. The laws governing national holidays require that employers provide a day off to employees for the day. However, it is unknown at this time if employers are required to pay the employees for the holiday.
Provincial, Cultural, and Business Holidays
The country of East Timor and its outlaying islands have a very diverse culture. Many of these cultures may have specific holidays that they observe. The outlying islands may also acknowledge holidays on their specific islands that are not recognised in other areas of the country.
The government of East Timor recognises that these celebrations take place throughout the country but does not acknowledge them as official national holidays. Employers are not required to provide days off from work for employees to celebrate these events.
Public Holidays 2017
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|14 Apr||Fri||Holy Friday / Good Friday|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|20 May||Sat||Independence Restoration Day|
|15 Jun||Thu||Feast of the Body of God /
|25 Jun||Sun||Idulfitri / End of Ramadan|
|30 Aug||Wed||Popular Consultation Day|
|1 Sep||Fri||Idul Adha / Feast of Sacrifice|
|1 Nov||Wed||All Saints' Day|
|2 Nov||Thu||All Souls' Day|
|12 Nov||Sun||National Youth Day|
|28 Nov||Tue||Proclamation of Independence Day|
|7 Dec||Thu||National Heroes Day|
|8 Dec||Fri||Immaculate Conception Day|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|