Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Libya. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|17 Feb||Fri||Revolution Day|
|19 Mar||Sun||Commermoration of the Victory over Gaddafi|
|1 May||Mon||May Day|
|25 Jun||Sun||Eid al-Fitr|
|26 Jun||Mon||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|27 Jun||Tue||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|31 Aug||Thu||Arafat Day|
|1 Sep||Fri||Eid al-Adha|
|2 Sep||Sat||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|3 Sep||Sun||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|16 Sep||Sat||Martyrs' Day|
|21 Sep||Thu||Islamic New Year|
|23 Oct||Mon||Liberation Day|
|30 Nov||Thu||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday|
|24 Dec||Sun||Independence Day|
Libya celebrates 11 national holidays. Two of these holidays are multi-day events. These events are usually extended to incorporate the weekend for additional time to celebrate.
A majority of the national holidays in Libya are based on the Muslim faith. Some of these holidays are calculated by using a lunar calendar and the dates will vary each year. It is customary to announce the days of celebration for the following year at the end of December each year.
It should be noted that Muslims in Libya base their lunar calculations on the information provided from the Libyan Centre for Remote Sensing and Space Science. Their calculations often provide holiday dates that are earlier than other Muslim countries, yet similar to those celebrated in Nigeria.
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