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Timor-Leste

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.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
3 MarFriVeterans Day
14 AprFriHoly Friday
1 MayMonLabour Day
20 MaySatIndependence Restoration Day
15 JunThuCorpus Christi
26 JunMonIdul Fitri
30 AugWedPopular Consultation Day
1 SepFriIdul Adha
1 NovWedAll Saints' Day
2 NovThuAll Souls' Day
12 NovSunNational Youth Day
28 NovTueIndependence Day
7 DecThuNational Heroes Day
8 DecFriImmaculate Conception
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.