Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Marshall Islands. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year Holiday|
|1 Mar||Wed||Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day / Bravo Day|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|1 May||Mon||Constitution Day / National Day|
|7 Jul||Fri||Fishermen's Day|
|1 Sep||Fri||Dri-jerbal Day / Labour Day|
|29 Sep||Fri||Manit Day / Culture Day|
|17 Nov||Fri||President's Day|
|1 Dec||Fri||Gospel Day|
|25 Dec||Sun||Christmas Day|
The Marshall Islands celebrate 10 public holidays each year. In recent years, many businesses have begun to take a half day off on New Year’s Eve as an additional holiday. However, this date is not in the official list of dates published by the Marshall Islands government each year.
Public holidays are regulated under the Public Holidays Act of 1988. This act sets the 10 official dates for public holidays. The Act also states that any holiday occurring on a Saturday will be formally acknowledged on the prior Friday and any holiday occurring on a Sunday will be recognised the following Monday.
The Public Holidays Act also provides the government of the Marshall Islands the authority to grant one-time holidays for special events. This authority may also extend to declaring a non-working day in the event of natural disaster.
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