Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Niger. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|24 Apr||Mon||Concord Day|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|23 Jun||Fri||Laylat al-Qadr|
|3 Aug||Thu||Independence Day|
|2 Sep||Sat||Tabaski Holiday|
|21 Sep||Thu||Islamic New Year|
|30 Nov||Thu||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday|
|18 Dec||Mon||Republic Day|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
National holidays in Niger are governed under Law 98-05 published 29 April 1998 and officially enacted on July 1 of that same year. The only exception to this law is that government employees are no longer granted a second paid day off for every national holiday. Everyone now only receives one paid day off for a national holiday, unless the holiday is a 2-day celebration.
The current government also has the authority to create one-time paid non-working holidays throughout the year if there is a special reason. In the past, these holidays have been used for inauguration days, voting days, and to bridge holidays that are celebrated a day apart.
The Labour Laws of Niger provide that all employees are entitled to receive a paid, non-working day for all national holidays. The Labour Laws also provide that if a person is required to work on a national holiday due to their position, the employer must provide them with a paid day off in lieu of the holiday.
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