Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Tonga. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|1 Mar||Wed||Mourning for the Queen Mother|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|25 Apr||Tue||Anzac Day|
|4 Jun||Sun||Emancipation Day|
|5 Jun||Mon||Emancipation Day Holiday|
|4 Jul||Tue||King Tupou VI's Birthday|
|17 Sep||Sun||Prince Tupoto’a-‘Ulukalala's Birthday|
|18 Sep||Mon||Prince Tupoto’a-‘Ulukalala's Birthday Holiday|
|4 Nov||Sat||National Day|
|6 Nov||Mon||National Day Holiday|
|4 Dec||Mon||King Tupou I Day|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tue||Boxing Day|
Tonga currently celebrates 11 national holidays each year. National holidays are regulated under the Tonga Public Holidays Act which was revised in 1988. This law establishes the 11 national holidays and grants the right to the King to declare one-time official holidays throughout the year at his discretion.
Holidays that occur on a Sunday are celebrated on the following Monday. However, even though Saturday is considered a non-working day, any holiday that occurs on a Saturday remains on that date.
The coronation day of the current king is also deemed a national holiday under Tonga law. However, the current king was crowned on his birthdate, also a national holiday. Because of this, Tonga has added ANZAC Day to their register of national holidays. In the future, this will change.
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