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New Year's Day
South Sudan

New Year’s Day 2023, 2024 and 2025 in South Sudan

South Sudan celebrates New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.

YearDateDayHoliday
20231 JanSunNew Year's Day
20241 JanMonNew Year's Day
20251 JanWedNew Year's Day
20261 JanThuNew Year's Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

New Year’s Day is a time of resolutions and starting fresh for some, while for others it is spent recovering from a big, late night spent with friends and family.

South Sudan’s holiday calendar also has 24, 25, and 26 December as official holidays. Thus, a big Christmas break is the prelude to a festive New Year’s celebration less than a week later. After a 50-year struggle for independence, starting a new year as a free nation is a big deal for those in South Sudan.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20221 JanSatNew Year's Day
20211 JanFriNew Year's Day
20201 JanWedNew Year's Day
20191 JanTueNew Year's Day
20181 JanMonNew Year's Day
20171 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday