Tuvalu Public Holidays
Today – 19 August 2018 – is not a holiday in Tuvalu.
Discover upcoming public holiday dates for Tuvalu and start planning to make the most of your time off.
Tuvalu celebrates 11 public holidays each year. These holidays are non-working holidays and are regulated under the Public Holiday Act of Tuvalu. Public holiday laws state that any holiday that falls on a Saturday or Sunday shall be automatically observed on the following Monday.
The only exception to this law is if the public holiday is October 2 or December 26. If either of these days fall on a Sunday, the law states that the following Monday and Tuesday shall be observed as public holidays.
Each of the islands or atolls are also given a public holiday that is specific to their island. These celebrations are only acknowledged on these islands.
Tuvalu law states that all public holidays are non-working days. If an employee needs to work due to the nature of their job, they are only permitted to work for two hours prior to 8 am or for two hours after 4 pm on the holiday. Businesses which do not comply with this law are given a fine by the government.
The government of Tuvalu is also granted the right in their Public Holiday Laws to authorise one-time public holidays for whatever reason they believe is necessary. It is not unusual for one or more of these one-time holidays to occur each year. The government publishes the official dates for the eleven holidays and separate island holidays at the end of each year for the following year.