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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Liberia. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
11 FebSatArmed Forces Day
8 MarWedNational Decoration Day
15 MarWedJoseph Jenkins Roberts' Birthday
14 AprFriFast and Prayer Day
14 MaySunNational Unification Day
15 MayMonNational Unification Day Holiday
26 JulWedIndependence Day
24 AugThuNational Flag Day
2 NovThuThanksgiving Day
29 NovWedWilliam V.S. Tubman's Birthday
25 DecMonChristmas Day

The Republic of Liberia currently celebrates 11 national holidays each year. All national holidays are regulated under the Labour Practice Laws Section 18. These laws provide employees throughout the country with a day off from work for all nationally recognised holidays. Under this law, all holidays which occur on a Sunday are moved to the following Monday for observance.

The President of Liberia holds the right to declare additional holidays throughout the year by official proclamation. The current president often uses this right and has, on average, declared at least three additional holidays each year over the last several years. Many of these holidays are only announced through proclamation a day or two before the event. Regardless of time frame, employers are required to acknowledge public holidays announce by the government.