Liberia Public Holidays 2017Today – 18 October 2017 – is not a holiday in Liberia.
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.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year Holiday|
|11 Feb||Sat||Armed Forces Day|
|8 Mar||Wed||National Decoration Day|
|15 Mar||Wed||Joseph Jenkins Roberts' Birthday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Fast and Prayer Day|
|14 May||Sun||National Unification Day|
|15 May||Mon||National Unification Day Holiday|
|26 Jul||Wed||Independence Day|
|24 Aug||Thu||National Flag Day|
|2 Nov||Thu||Thanksgiving Day|
|29 Nov||Wed||William V.S. Tubman's Birthday|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas 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.