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Public Holidays 2017

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

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
3 MarFriVeterans Day
14 AprFriHoly Friday / Good Friday
1 MayMonLabour Day
20 MaySatIndependence Restoration Day
15 JunThuFeast of the Body of God /
Corpus Christi
26 JunMonIdulfitri / End of Ramadan
30 AugWedPopular Consultation Day
1 SepFriIdul Adha / Feast of Sacrifice
1 NovWedAll Saints' Day
2 NovThuAll Souls' Day
12 NovSunNational Youth Day
28 NovTueProclamation of Independence Day
7 DecThuNational Heroes Day
8 DecFriImmaculate Conception Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day

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.

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.