Holidays in Angola 2023

There are 16 public holidays in Angola in 2023, four of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Liberation Movement Day
The holiday marks the start of the armed resistance to Portuguese colonial rule in 1961. It is observed on February 4, 2023.

Carnival Monday and Carnival Tuesday are the last days before Lenten fasting, which starts on Ash Wednesday, so people will use their fat ingredients to prepare for the fasting. Pancake with mixed eggs, milk, and flour is the most common food on these holidays. It falls on February 20 and 21, 2023.

International Women's Day
The holiday is one of the most important days to recognize the achievements made by women and to raise awareness about women's equality. It is observed on March 8, 2023.

Southern Africa Liberation Day
The holiday commemorates the end of the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale in 1988, which is the largest armed engagement and the biggest battle on the African continent after World War II. It is observed on March 23, 2023.

Peace Day
The holiday marks the end of the Angola Civil War in 2002, which lasted almost 27 years from 1975 to 2002. It is observed on April 4, 2023.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. In 2023, Good Friday is celebrated on April 7, 2023 in Western churches and April 14, 2023 in Eastern churches.

May Day
May Day, also known as Labor Day, is observed on May 1, 2023, to celebrate the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

National Hero Day
The holiday commemorates the birthday of the national hero Agostinho Neto, the first President of Angola. Neto was born on September 17, 1922 in Bengo Province, Angola. The holiday is observed on September 17, 2023.

All Souls' Day
This is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died, observed on November 2, 2023.

Independence Day
The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when Angola gained its independence from Portugal in 1975, and it is observed on November 11, 2023.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

The following is the list of public holidays in Angola 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 02, 2023MondayObserved
Liberation Movement DayFeb 04, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
CarnivalFeb 20, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
CarnivalFeb 21, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
International Women's DayMar 08, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Southern Africa Liberation DayMar 23, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Southern Africa
Liberation Day Holiday
Mar 24, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Peace Day HolidayApr 03, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Peace DayApr 04, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
May DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
National Hero DaySep 17, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
National Hero Day HolidaySep 18, 2023MondayObserved
All Souls' DayNov 02, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
All Souls' Day HolidayNov 03, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Independence DayNov 11, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Angola in 2023.

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