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Mozambique

Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Mozambique. 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
3 FebFriMozambique's Heroes' Day
7 AprFriMozambique's Women's Day
1 MayMonWorkers' Day
25 JunSunIndependence Day
26 JunMonIndependence Day Holiday
7 SepThuLusaka Peace Agreement Day
25 SepMonArmed Forces Day
4 OctWedPeace and National Reconciliation Day
25 DecMonFamily Day

The government of Mozambique does not officially recognise any religious holidays due to the diverse cultures of the people of the country. However, December 25th is a national holiday and is called Family Day instead of Christmas.

The Labor Minister of Mozambique has declared in Section 10, Article 95 of the Labour Code, that all workers are entitled to receive a day off for a national holiday. The law also clearly states that any holiday which falls on a Sunday, the official day of rest, must be acknowledges the following day as a day off from work.

While there are not any official laws on a national or local level, the government has reserved the right to call a national or regional holiday at “moment’s notice” for special occasions. Known as “ad-hoc” public holidays, employers must recognise these holidays, even if there is short notice. An example would be when a national political figure arrives in a district or some similar event occurs.