Holidays in Angola 2024

There are 15 public holidays in Angola in 2024, three of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2024, 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, 2024.

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 12 and 13, 2024.

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, 2024.

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, 2024.

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 2024, Good Friday is celebrated on March 29 in Western churches and May 03 in Eastern churches.

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, 2024.

May Day
May Day, also known as Labor Day, is observed on May 1, 2024, 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, 2024.

All Souls' Day
This is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died, observed on November 2, 2024.

Independence Day
The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when Angola gained its independence from Portugal in 1975, and it is observed on November 11, 2024.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day, observed on December 25, 2024, 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 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Liberation Movement DayFeb 04, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Liberation Movement Day HolidayFeb 05, 2024MondayObserved
Carnival MondayFeb 12, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Carnival TuesdayFeb 13, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
International Women's DayMar 08, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Southern Africa Liberation DayMar 23, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayMar 29, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Peace DayApr 04, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Peace Day HolidayApr 05, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
May DayMay 01, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
National Hero Day HolidaySep 16, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
National Hero DaySep 17, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
All Souls' DayNov 02, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
Independence DayNov 11, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Angola in 2024.

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