Falkland Islands 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.
  • The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf
  • As a British overseas territory, the Falklands have internal self-governance, and the United Kingdom takes responsibility for their defence and foreign affairs
  • United Kingdom hold the final decision on public holidays in Falkland Islands, UK will declared via local newspaper upon approval
  • The government of the Falkland Islands reserves the right to declare special memorial one time holiday with advanced notice

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday
14 AprFriGood Friday - Friday before Easter Sunday. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
21 AprFriQueen's Birthday
14 JunWedLiberation Day - Liberation from Argentina in 1982, June 14. Mark the end of the Falklands War and to honour those who fought during the conflict
2 OctMonPeat Cutting Day - First Monday on October. Peat is one of important source of energy although the use of peat for household heating and cooking is declining, islanders still honor the tradition of the cutting peat in Falkland Islands
8 DecFriBattle Day - Commemorates the Battle of the Falkland Islands that occurred on December 8, 1914 during the First World War
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueBoxing Day - The original concept of Boxing Day was to open wooden box or clay containers where people placed gifts and share gifts with the less fortunate
26 DecTueStanley Races (1st Day)
27 DecWedStanley Races (2nd Day)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
30 MarFriGood Friday
21 AprSatQueen's Birthday
23 AprMonQueen's Birthday Holiday
14 JunThuLiberation Day
1 OctMonPeat Cutting Day
8 DecSatBattle Day
10 DecMonBattle Day Holiday
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day
26 DecWedStanley Races (1st Day)
27 DecThursStanley Races (2nd Day)

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