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Public Holidays 2017

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

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday
15 MarWedYouth Day
5 MayFriSenior Citizens' Day
1 JunThuPresident's Day
9 JulSunConstitution Day
10 JulMonConstitution Holiday
4 SepMonLabor Day
1 OctSunIndependence Day
2 OctMonIndependence Day Holiday
24 OctTueUnited Nations' Day
23 NovThuThanksgiving Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Palau currently celebrates 11 national holidays. Of these holidays, two are shared with those in the United States as a way to honour the free association between the two countries.

The president of Palau has the authority to grant one-time holidays throughout the year if the occasion is necessary. The government of Palau releases the official dates for all public holidays at the end of each for the upcoming year. Public holidays which occur on a Sunday will be celebrated the following Monday. Those which occur on a Saturday are observed on the previous Friday.