East Timor 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.
  • Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, or commonly know as East Timor.
  • Is one of the newest island country in the world, located in Southeast Asia.
  • Independence from Indonesia from 2002
  • Most of East Timor Holidays are base on religious belief and dates are change base on lunar cycle.

DateDayHoliday
January 2017
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - Celebrates beginning of the Gregorian year. Festivities include counting down to midnight at 00:00 on the preceding night of the New Year's Eve with fireworks display and party.
March 2017
3 MarFriVeterans Day - Honor those who struggled for their country's sovereignty during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor in 1975–1999
April 2017
14 AprFriHoly Friday / Good Friday - Christian holiday commemorates the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
May 2017
1 MayMonWorld Labour Day - Celebrates the economic and social achievements of workers
20 MaySatRestoration of Independence Day - Independence from the Republic of Indonesia in 2002
June 2017
15 JunThursFeast of the Body of God / Corpus Christi - Celebrating the belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ's Real Presence in the Eucharist
26 JunMonIdul Fitri / End of Ramadan - Date varies according to the Islamic calendar. Celebrates the end of the fasting month of Ramadan
August 2017
30 AugWedPopular Consultation Day - Anniversary of the Popular Consultation in 1999
September 2017
1 SeptFriIdul Adha / Feast of Sacrifice - Date varies according to the Islamic calendar. Commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to Allah.
November 2017
1 NovWedAll Saints' Day - Honor all their saints on All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day
2 NovThursAll Souls' Day - Commemorates All Souls, the Holy Souls, or the Faithful Departed. Not a Public Holiday
12 NovSunNational Youth Day - Anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre in 1991
28 NovTueProclamation of Independence Day - Independence from the Republic of Portugal in 1975
December 2017
7 DecThursMemorial Day - Also known as National Heroes' Day. Anniversary of Indonesian invasion of East Timor, 1975
8 DecFriDay of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and Timor-Leste Patroness - Is the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary free from original sin by virtue of the foreseen merits of her son Jesus Christ
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Christian holiday celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ
31 DecSunNational Heroes Day - Anniversary of Indonesian invasion of East Timor, 1975

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
FriVeterans Day
30 MarFriHoly Friday / Good Friday
1 MayTueLabour Day
20 MaySunIndependence Restoration Day
31 MayThursFeast of the Body of God / Corpus Christi
15 JunFriIdulfitri / End of Ramadan
21 AugTueIdul Adha / Feast of Sacrifice
30 AugThursPopular Consultation Day
1 NovThursAll Saints' Day
2 NovFriAll Souls' Day
12 NovMonNational Youth Day
28 NovWedProclamation of Independence Day
7 DecFriNational Heroes Day
8 DecSatImmaculate Conception Day
25 DecTueChristmas Day

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