Holidays in Guam 2023

There are 12 public holidays in Guam in 2023, two of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world. The holiday falls on January 1, 2023, and is observed on January 2, 2023.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The holiday marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., who advocated nonviolent means for racial segregation and successfully protested racial discrimination. It is observed on the third Monday of January, which is January 16, 2023.

Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day
Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day, also known as Guam Discovery Day, is a public holiday in Guam, observed on March 6, 2023. The holiday commemorates when the Europeans first discovered the island in 1521.

Memorial Day
The holiday honors and mourns those who have died in the United States military services. It is observed on the last Monday of May, which is May 29, 2023.

Independence Day
The holiday, observed on July 4, 2023, commemorates the Declaration of Independence of the United States. On July 4, 1776, 13 colonies agreed to the United States Declaration of Independence and declared as free and independent states.

Liberation Day
Liberation Day, observed on July 21, 2023, is a public holiday in Guam, and it is observed on July 21 each year. The holiday commemorates the arrival of the US military forces on July 21, 1944, which ended the Japanese occupation of Guam in 1941.

Labor Day
Labor Day, observed on September 4, 2023, is a holiday to celebrate the labor movement and workers' contributions to American development and achievements. Labor Day originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

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

Veterans Day
The holiday honors those who have served in the United States military. Veterans Day is different from Memorial Day, where Veterans Day honors those who have served in the military, and Memorial Day honors those who died in the military services. The holiday falls on November 11, 2023, and is observed on November 10, 2023.

Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday to celebrate the successful harvest and all the blessings from the last year, and it is observed on the fourth Thursday in November each year. In 2023, it falls on November 23.

Santa Marian Kamalen Day
Santa Marian Kamalen Day, observed on December 8, 2023, commemorates the patron saint of Guam Santa Marian Kamalen, also known as Our Lady of Camarin, or Dulce Nombre.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and 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 Guam 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 02, 2023MondayObserved
Martin Luther King Jr. DayJan 16, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Guam History and
Chamorro Heritage Day
Mar 06, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Memorial DayMay 29, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Independence DayJul 04, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Liberation DayJul 21, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Labor DaySep 04, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
All Souls' DayNov 02, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Veterans Day HolidayNov 10, 2023FridayObserved
Veterans DayNov 11, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Thanksgiving DayNov 23, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Santa Marian Kamalen DayDec 08, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Guam in 2023.

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