Libya 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
17 FebFriFebruary 17th Revolution - Marks the beginning of the Libyan Civil War that eventually led to the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi government
1 MayMonLabor Day - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
25 JunSunEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan. Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief
26 JunMonEid Al Fitr Holiday - End of Ramadan
31 AugThursArafat Day (Arafat (Haj) Day) - This day commemorates the final sermon of Muhammad which the prophet gave in his final year of life. It is the second day of the Hajj, an annual pilgrimage to Mecca
1 SeptFriEid Al-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice. Commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son. Date varies on Lunar cycle
2 SeptSatEid Al-Adha Holiday - Date varies on Lunar Cycle
3 SeptSunEid Al-Adha Holiday - Date varies on Lunar cycle
16 SeptSatMartyrs' Day - It was designated to honor the memory of Libyans who were killed or exiled under Italian rule and those who died during the so-called Day of Revolt (February 17, 2011) and the Libyan Civil War
21 SeptThursHijri New Year (Islamic New Year) - Islamic calendar has only 354 days long. New year is celebrated on the first day of Muharram, Muharram is the first Islamic month
23 OctMonLiberation Day - Commemorates the country's liberation from the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya in 1969 by overthrowing King Idris I in a bloodless military coup. He abolished the monarchy and proclaimed a republic
1 DecFriBirthday of Prophet Muhammad - Celebrated in most parts of the Muslim world. This day falls on the month of Rabiulawal, the third month in Muslim calendar.
24 DecSunIndependence Day - Marks the anniversary of independence from Britain and France in 1951.

DayDateHoliday
3 JanSatProphet Mohammed's Birthday
17 FebTueFebruary 17th Revolution
1 MayFriLabor Day
17 JulFriEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
18 JulSatEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
19 JulSunEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
16 SeptWedMartyrs' Day
23 SeptWedArafat Day (Arafat (Haj) Day)
24 SeptThursEid Al-Adha (Date varies on Lunar Cycle)
25 SeptFriEid Al-Adha Holiday (Date varies on Lunar Cycle)
26 SeptSatEid Al-Adha Holiday (Date varies on Lunar cycle)
14 OctWedHijri New Year (Islamic New Year)
23 OctFriLiberation Day
23 DecWedBirthday of Prophet Muhammad (Second time in 2015 due to Lunar cycles)
24 DecThursIndependence Day

DayDateHoliday
17 FebWedFebruary 17th Revolution
1 MaySunLabor Day
6 JulWedEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
7 JulThursEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
11 SeptSunArafat Day (Arafat (Haj) Day)
12 SeptMonEid Al-Adha (Date varies on Lunar Cycle)
13 SeptTueEid Al-Adha Holiday (Date varies on Lunar Cycle)
14 SeptWedEid Al-Adha Holiday (Date varies on Lunar cycle)
16 SeptFriMartyrs' Day
2 OctSunHijri New Year (Islamic New Year)
23 OctSunLiberation Day
11 DecSunBirthday of Prophet Muhammad (Second time in 2015 due to Lunar cycles)
24 DecSatIndependence Day

DayDateHoliday
17 FebSatFebruary 17th Revolution
1 MayTueLabor Day
15 JunFriEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
16 JunSatEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
21 AugTuesArafat Day (Arafat (Haj) Day)
22 AugWedEid Al-Adha (Date varies on Lunar Cycle)
23 AugThursEid Al-Adha Holiday (Date varies on Lunar Cycle)
24 AugFriEid Al-Adha Holiday (Date varies on Lunar cycle)
11 SeptTueHijri New Year (Islamic New Year)
16 SeptSunMartyrs' Day
23 OctTueLiberation Day
20 NovTueBirthday of Prophet Muhammad (Second time in 2015 due to Lunar cycles)
24 DecMonIndependence Day

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