There are 19 public holidays in Puerto Rico in 2023, six of which fall on weekends.
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.
Epiphany, or Three Kings' Day, is an important religious festival celebrating the three kings' visit. It is celebrated on April 6, 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.
The holiday, observed on February 20, 2023, honors the first president of the United States, George Washington, born on February 22, 1732, and served as president from April 30, 1789, to March 4, 1797.
American Citizenship Day
American Citizenship Day is a public holiday in Puerto Rico on March 2, 2023. The holiday commemorates President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth Act on March 2, 1917, in which Puerto Ricans were extended United States statutory citizenship.
Emancipation Day is a public holiday in Puerto Rico on March 22, 2023. The holiday commemorates when slavery was abolished in Puerto Rico in 1873. Slavery existed in Puerto Rico in the 1500s as manpower to work in the mines and sugar cane plantations.
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 7, 2023.
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday in many countries. In 2023, it falls on April 9.
Mothers' Day, observed on May 14, 2023, is a holiday honoring motherhood. People celebrate Mother's Day in different forms and on different days worldwide. The original celebration can track back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, while the modern Mother's Day celebrations started in the United States in the early 20th century.
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.
Fathers' Day, observed on June 18, 2023, is a holiday honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds. People celebrate Fathers' Day in different forms and on different days worldwide. The original celebration of Father's Day has been recognized in some way for centuries.
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.
Constitution Day is a public holiday in Puerto Rico on July 25, 2023. The holiday commemorates when the Constitution of Puerto Rico was signed into law on July 25, 1952.
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.
The holiday is to celebrate the discovery of the Americas when Christopher Columbus first arrived in the Americas on October 12, 1492. It is observed on the second Monday in October, which is October 9, 2023.
Veterans Day is a federal public holiday in the United States, observed on November 11, 2023. The holiday honors those who have served in the United States military.
Discovery Day is a public holiday in Puerto Rico on November 19, 2023. The holiday commemorates when Christopher Columbus arrived on the island on November 19, 1493.
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.
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 Puerto Rico in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Epiphany||Jan 06, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Martin Luther King Jr Day||Jan 16, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Presidents' Day||Feb 20, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|American Citizenship Day||Mar 02, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Emancipation Day||Mar 22, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Sunday||Apr 09, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Mothers' Day||May 14, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Memorial Day||May 29, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Fathers' Day||Jun 18, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Jul 04, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Constitution Day||Jul 25, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||Sep 04, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Columbus Day||Oct 09, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Veterans Day||Nov 11, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Discovery Day||Nov 19, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Thanksgiving Day||Nov 23, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Puerto Rico in 2023.