Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Tuvalu. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year's Holiday|
|13 Mar||Mon||Commonwealth Day|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|15 Apr||Sat||Holy Saturday|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|8 May||Mon||Aso ote Tala Lei /
|10 Jun||Sat||Queen's Birthday|
|7 Aug||Mon||National Children's Day|
|1 Oct||Sun||Independence Day|
|2 Oct||Mon||Independence Day Holiday|
|3 Oct||Tue||Independence Day Holiday|
|13 Nov||Mon||Heir to the Throne Day /
Prince of Wales' Birthday
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tue||Boxing Day|
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.
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