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Libya Public Holidays 2017

Today – 18 October 2017 – is not a holiday in Libya.

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.

DateDayHoliday
17 FebFriRevolution Day
19 MarSunCommemoration of the Victory over Gaddafi
1 MayMonMay Day
25 JunSunEid al-Fitr
26 JunMonEid al-Fitr Holiday
27 JunTueEid al-Fitr Holiday
31 AugThuArafat Day
1 SepFriEid al-Adha
2 SepSatEid al-Adha Holiday
3 SepSunEid al-Adha Holiday
16 SepSatMartyrs' Day
21 SepThuIslamic New Year
23 OctMonLiberation Day
30 NovThuProphet Muhammad's Birthday
24 DecSunIndependence 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.