Holidays in Ireland 2023

There are ten public holidays in Ireland in 2023, one of which falls on the weekend: New Year's Day.

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.

St. Brigid's day
The holiday honors St. Brigid, the female Patron Saint of Ireland. Saint Brigid was born Brigit and shares her name with a Celtic goddess. St Brigid's Day originates in the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc, the festival of new life and fertility. The holiday falls on February 6, 2023.

St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day, observed on March 17, 2022, is a holiday in memory of Saint Patrick, a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. He brought Christianity to Irish people in the fifth century and is considered as the founder of Christianity in Ireland.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.

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.

Saint Stephen's Day
Saint Stephen's Day is observed on December 26, 2023, a holiday commemorating the life of St. Stephen, a Christian deacon and the first Christian martyr.

The following is the list of public holidays in Ireland 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
St. Brigid's DayFeb 06, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Saint Patrick's DayMar 17, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
May HolidayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
June HolidayJun 05, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
August HolidayAug 07, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
October HolidayOct 30, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Saint Stephen's DayDec 26, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Ireland in 2023.

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