Holidays in Angola 2026

There are 15 public holidays in Angola in 2026, two of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1 and 2, 2026, 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, 2026.

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 16 and 17, 2026.

International Women's Day
The holiday is one of the most important days to recognize women's achievements and raise awareness about women's equality. It is observed on March 8, 2026.

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, 2026.

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, April 3, 2026.

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, 2026.

May Day
May Day, also known as Labor Day, is observed on May 1, 2026, 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 and 18, 2026.

All Souls' Day
This is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died, observed on November 2, 2026.

Independence Day
The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when Angola gained its independence from Portugal in 1975, and it is observed on November 11, 2026.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day, observed on December 25, 2026, 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 2026.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2026ThursdayPublic Holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 02, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Liberation Movement DayFeb 04, 2026WednesdayPublic Holiday
Carnival MondayFeb 16, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
Carnival TuesdayFeb 17, 2026TuesdayPublic Holiday
International Women's DayMar 08, 2026SundayPublic Holiday
Southern Africa Liberation DayMar 23, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 03, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Peace DayApr 04, 2026SaturdayPublic Holiday
May DayMay 01, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
National Hero DaySep 17, 2026ThursdayPublic Holiday
National Hero Day HolidaySep 18, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
All Souls' DayNov 02, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
Independence DayNov 11, 2026WednesdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2026FridayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Angola in 2026.

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