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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Kiribati. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year's Day holiday
6 MarMonIn honour of Women's Day
7 AprFriNational Health Day
14 AprFriGood Friday
17 AprMonEaster Monday
10 JulMonGospel Day
11 JulTueNational Day
12 JulWedIn honour of National Day
13 JulThuSenior Citizen's Day
14 JulFriNational Culture Day
7 AugMonYouth Day Holiday
5 OctThuEducation Day
8 DecFriIn honour of Human Rights and Peace Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueBoxing Day

Kiribati celebrates 15 public holidays each year. Seven of these holidays occur within a one week span, giving the island nation seven full days of celebrations.

The government of Kiribati will announce the official dates of the upcoming holidays at the end of each year. This information is published in the Government Gazette and all employers are required to acknowledge and observe these dates.

Public holidays are regulated by the Public Holiday Ordinance, Section 6. This Ordinance has been amended twice to allow government officials to declare special one-time holidays if necessary.