Angola Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.

DayDateHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
4 FebSatLiberation Day - Day of the Armed Struggle, in memory of the Baixa de Cassanje revolt. Baixa de Cassanje revolt is considered the first confrontation of the War of Independence in Angola and the Portuguese Colonial War throughout the colonies
28 FebTueCarnival - Celebrated Monday before Ash Wednesday. Angola Carnival is a Brazilian-style carnival held throughout Angola around Easter period
8 MarWedWomen's Day - Commemorates the movement for women's rights
4 AprTuePeace Day - Celebrates the end of the Angolan Civil War, that continued for almost 30 years. Angolan Civil War began in 1975 immediately after Angola gained independence from Portugal
14 AprFriGood Friday - Friday before Easter Sunday. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
16 AprSunEaster Day - Easter Sunday is the most important date in the Christian church. It is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which Jesus had been placed following his death by crucifixion on the Friday before
1 MayMonLabour Day - International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago. Commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement
17 SeptSunNational Heroes' Day - 17 September is National Heroes Day in Angola, this date is also the birthday of the national hero Agostinho Neto
2 NovThursAll Souls' Day - Memorial Day. This is the day of alms giving and prayers for the dead
11 Nov SatIndependence Day - Independence from Portugal in 1975
25 DecMonChristmas Day and Family Day - Christian celebrate the birth of Christ

DayDateHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
4 FebWedLiberation Day
17 FebTueCarnival (Celebrated Monday before Ash Wednesday)
8 MarSunWomen's Day
9 MarMonWomen's Day (Observed. Weekday closest to International Women's Day)
3 AprFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
4 AprSatPeace Day
5 AprSunEaster Day
1 MayFriLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
17 SeptThursNational Heroes' Day
2 NovMonAll Souls' Day (Memorial Day)
11 Nov WedIndependence Day
25 DecFriChristmas Day and Family Day

DayDateHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
4 FebThursLiberation Day
9 FebTueCarnival (Celebrated Monday before Ash Wednesday)
8 MarTueWomen's Day
25 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
27 MarSunEaster Day
4 AprMonPeace Day
1 MaySunLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
17 SeptSatNational Heroes' Day
2 NovWedAll Souls' Day (Memorial Day)
11 Nov FriIndependence Day
25 DecSunChristmas Day and Family Day

DayDateHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
4 FebSunLiberation Day (Colonial Repression Martyrs' Day)
13 FebTueCarnival (Celebrated Monday before Ash Wednesday)
8 MarThursWomen's Day
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
1 AprSunEaster Day
4 AprWedPeace Day (Day of Peace and Reconciliation)
1 MayTueLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
17 SeptMonNational Heroes' Day
2 NovFriAll Souls' Day (Memorial Day)
12 Nov MonIndependence Day (Day in lieu as 11 November falls on a Sunday in 2018)
25 DecTueChristmas Day and Family Day

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