There are 14 public holidays in South Sudan in 2025, five of which fall on weekends: Friday and Saturday.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2025, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
This is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday falls on March 321, 2025.
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 18, 2025.
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday and after Good Friday, and it is a public holiday in many countries. It falls on April 19, 2025.
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday in many countries. In 2025, it falls on April 20.
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 21, 2025.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2025, and it celebrates 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.
SPLA Day is a public holiday in South Sudan, observed on May 16, 2025. The holiday commemorates when the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) was founded on May 16, 1983.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday falls on June 7, 2025, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.
Independence Day is a public holiday in South Sudan, observed on July 9, 2025. The holiday commemorates when South Sudan separated from Sudan and became an independent country in 2011.
Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in South Sudan, observed on July 30, 2025. The holiday commemorates those who died during the liberation struggle of South Sudan.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2025, 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.
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2025.
The following is the list of public holidays in South Sudan 2025.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2025||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Mar 31, 2025||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 18, 2025||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Holy Saturday||Apr 19, 2025||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Sunday||Apr 20, 2025||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 21, 2025||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2025||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|SPLA Day||May 16, 2025||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha||Jun 07, 2025||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Jul 09, 2025||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Martyrs' Day||Jul 30, 2025||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Holiday||Dec 24, 2025||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2025||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2025||Friday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in South Sudan in 2025.