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Vanuatu Public Holidays 2017

Today – 25 November 2017 – is not a holiday in Vanuatu.

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

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
21 FebTueFather Lini Day
5 MarSunCustom Chief's Day
6 MarMonCustom Chief's Day Holiday
14 AprFriGood Friday
17 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayMonLabour Day
25 MayThuAscension Day
24 JulMonChildren's Day
30 JulSunIndependence Day
31 JulMonIndependence Day Holiday
15 AugTueAssumption Day
5 OctThuConstitution Day
29 NovWedUnity Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueFamily Day

Vanuatu celebrates 14 national holidays each year. Under the National Holiday Acts legislation, the Office of the President holds the authority to add additional one-time national holidays throughout the year.

The National Holidays Act also gives the government the authority to move holidays that occur on a Sunday to the following Monday for observance. If that Monday is also a holiday, the celebration date is moved to the following Tuesday for an extended holiday period.

The Labor Laws of Vanuatu provide employees with a paid day off for all nationally recognised holidays. If an employee is required to work on the holiday based on their job duties, the government requires that the employee receive a paid day off in lieu of the holiday or the employee is paid at a premium rate for hours worked on the holiday.

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