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Equatorial Guinea
Public Holidays

Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Equatorial Guinea. Please scroll down to view.

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a country located on the western coast of Africa and consists of a mainland area and two large islands. The capital of the country is currently located on the Island of Bioko. Equatorial Guinea currently celebrates 10 national holidays each year.

National holidays in Equatorial Guinea are regulated under the 2007 Decree on Public Festivals in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. This Decree provides the President of Equatorial Guinea with the ability to create one-time or new public holidays. It also provides the President with the ability to move holidays occurring on a Sunday to the following work day.

The Labour Laws of Equatorial Guinea are not easily accessible online to anyone outside of the government at this time. Inaccessibility to government information is a recent development in this country. However, there are many resources that show that national holidays in Equatorial Guinea are paid holidays for government employees. Employers outside of the government often determine paid holidays and other benefits in their employment contracts. This will vary from employer to employer.

Some of the national holidays celebrated in Equatorial Guinea are based on religious beliefs. A few of these holidays change celebration dates each year because the actual dates for the commemoration are based on the lunar cycle. The actual celebration dates are announced by the government each year.

Regional, Cultural, and Religious Celebrations

Equatorial Guinea does not recognize any provincial or regional national holidays, even though its official territory consists of three separate land masses. However, the population of Equatorial Guinea is diverse and there are many different cultures and religions that are observed within the country.

Celebrations of cultural events, religious events, or concerning regional belief systems are acknowledged by the government of Equatorial Guinea. However, the government does not recognise these events as national holidays and does not provide days off with or without pay to employees, or require private employers to do so, for attendance of these events.

Public Holidays 2017

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
14 AprFriGood Friday
1 MayMonLabour Day
5 JunMonPresident's Day
15 JunThuCorpus Christi Day
3 AugThuFreedom Day
15 AugTueConstitution Day
12 OctThuIndependence Day
8 DecFriImmaculate Conception Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day