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Angola Public Holidays 2017

Today – 18 December 2017 – is not a holiday in Angola.

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

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
4 FebSatDay of the Armed Struggle
28 FebTueCarnival
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day
4 AprTueAngolan Peace Day
14 AprFriGood Friday
1 MayMonLabour Day
23 AugWedGeneral Election Day
17 SepSunNational Heroes Day
18 SepMonNational Heroes Day Holiday
2 NovThuAll Souls' Day
11 NovSatIndependence Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day

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Angola currently celebrates 12 national holidays each year. National holidays are regulated under the Law 1/01 March 23, 2001 as published in the National Register. This law overwrites all former laws concerning public holidays in Angola.

In the new Constitution of Angola that went into effect in 2010, the office of the president is given all authority concerning national holidays. This office, generally speaking through the Ministry of Public Service, announces the national holiday dates each year through formal publication.

It is not uncommon for additional holidays to be declared throughout the year. These one-time holidays may be to bridge a holiday celebration so that it extends to the weekend, or may be for governmental purposes. The Ministry of Public Service will make the announcement for these holidays and all employers are obligated to comply.

Under the Labour laws of Angola, employers must provide employees with a day off for all national holidays. It is also common practice that employees are not required to work after 12:00pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. However, this is not written into law. If employees are paid for their holiday day off is determined by the individual labour contracts that the employees have entered into with their employer.