Cuba 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.
  • Cuba or officially the Republic of Cuba is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos
  • Roman Catholicism is the largest religion, with its origins in Spanish colonization
  • Cuba also hosts small communities of Jews, Muslims, and members of the Bahá’í Faith
  • The official language of Cuba is Spanish and the vast majority of Cubans speak it. Spanish as spoken in Cuba is known as Cuban Spanish and is a form of Caribbean Spanish

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunTriumph of the Revolution / Liberation Day (Triunfo de la Revolución) - Victory of the Castro's Revolution led by Fidel Castro in 1959 – after Fulgencio Batista fled the night before – which established the present government in Cuba
2 JanMonNew Year's Holiday - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
14 AprFriGood Friday (Viernes Santo) - Friday before Easter Sunday. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
1 MayMonLabour Day (Día de los trabajadores) - Commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement
25 JulTueNational Revolutionary Holiday (Conmemoración del asalto a Moncada) - Day before the anniversary of the assault on the Moncada Barracks
26 JulWedNational Revolutionary Day (Día de la Rebeldía Nacional) - Celebrate the day in 1953 when a band of rebels led by Fidel Castro attacked military barracks in Santiago de Cuba in order to overthrow the government of Fulgencio Batista
27 JulThursNational Revolutionary Holiday
10 OctTueIndependence Day (Día de la Independencia) - This day in 1868, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, "Father of the Homeland", gave freedom to his slaves and started the independence war against the Spanish colonial power, which led to the Ten Years' War
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Navidad) - Celebrate the birth of Christ
31 DecSunYear End Celebration - New Year Eve

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonTriumph of the Revolution / Liberation Day
2 JanTueNew Year's Holiday
30 MarFriGood Friday
1 MayTueLabour Day
25 JulWedNational Revolutionary Holiday
26 JulThuNational Revolutionary Day
27 JulFriNational Revolutionary Holiday
10 OctWedIndependence Day
25 DecTueChristmas Day
31 DecMonYear End Celebration

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