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.
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 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, 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.
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 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 Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day Holiday||Jan 02, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|Liberation Movement Day||Feb 04, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Carnival||Feb 20, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Carnival||Feb 21, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|International Women's Day||Mar 08, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Southern Africa Liberation Day||Mar 23, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Southern Africa |
Liberation Day Holiday
|Mar 24, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Peace Day Holiday||Apr 03, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Peace Day||Apr 04, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|May Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|National Hero Day||Sep 17, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|National Hero Day Holiday||Sep 18, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|All Souls' Day||Nov 02, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|All Souls' Day Holiday||Nov 03, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Nov 11, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Angola in 2023.