Public Holidays in Angola

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Public holidays in Angola list. Below are National public holidays in Angola .

Public holidays in Angola
Public holidays in Angola

These are Angola public holidays, national days observed nationwide in Angola as declared by the Federal government or the supreme authority of the country.

Comprehensive list of public holidays celebrated in Angola with dates (which may varies) and concise information on the origin or cause and meaning of holidays.


Angola is located on Africa’s west coast, south of the equator. Angola is a country in Southern Africa with a diverse landscape that includes tropical Atlantic beaches, a maze of rivers, and a Sub-Saharan desert that stretches into Namibia.

Angola currently has 12 national holidays celebrated each year. National holidays are governed by law, and the president’s office has complete authority over national holidays. Each year, through the Ministry of Public Service, this office announces the national holiday dates through formal publication.

Employers in Angola are required by law to give their employees a day off on all national holidays. If employees are paid for their holidays, the day off is determined by the individual labor contracts they have with their employers.

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The DROC borders Angola on the north and northeast, Zambia on the southeast, Namibia (South West Africa) on the south, and the Atlantic Ocean on the west.

Public Holiday

A public holiday, national holiday, or better still legal holiday, is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year.

Sovereign nations and territories like Angola observe holidays based on events of significance to their history, such as the National Day.

The public holidays are generally days of celebration or commemoration, like the anniversary of a significant historical event, or can be a religious celebration.

Public holidays can fall on a specific day of the year, be tied to a certain day of the week in a certain month or follow other calendar systems like the Lunar calendar, Islamic calendar and others.

Angola Public Holidays

In the Angola, a federal holiday is a calendar date that is recognized and designated by the federal government of the Angola as a holiday.

Every year on a Angola public holiday, non-essential federal government offices are closed, stock market trading may usually be suspended, and every federal government employee is paid for the holiday as well.

Institutions, such as banks, businesses, and schools may be closed on public holidays. In various parts of the country, state and city holidays may be observed concurrently with federal public holidays.

Below are the list of upcoming official Angola public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, regional public holidays, non-working national holidays and probably sectorial holidays.

Holidays in Angola

Jan 01: New Year’s Day

Feb 04: Liberation Day

Feb 16: Carnival Tuesday

Mar 08: Women’s Day

Apr 02: Good Friday

Apr 04: Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is the most important date in the Christian church. In the bible, it is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which Jesus had been placed.

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Easter Sunday

Apr 05: Peace Day (in lieu)

May 01: Labour Day

Sep 17: National Heroes’ Day

Nov 02: All Souls’ Day

Nov 11: Independence Day

Marked by Angolans on November 11th each year to commemorate the country’s freedom from Portuguese colonial rule that happened on the same date in 1975.

Independence Day

Dec 25: Christmas Day and Family Day

*Meanwhile, if a non-working public holiday in Angola happens during the weekend, then the Monday after would be non-working.

Angola public holidays listed above

We hope that this list of public holidays in Angola gives you an idea of which work-free days there is, being a citizen of Angola or a visitor or probably checking to know which date is which.