There are 16 public holidays in Yemen in 2023, five of which fall on weekends: Friday and Saturday.
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 lasts five days from April 20 to April 23, 2023.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, 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.
Independence Day is a public holiday in Yemen, observed on November 22, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of South Yemen's independence from the United Kingdom in 1967.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday lasts five days from June 27 to July 1, 2023, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.
Islamic New Year
Islamic New Year marks the beginning of the Islamic lunar calendar year, and it is observed on the first day of the month of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It falls on July 19, 2023.
Revolution Day is a public holiday in Yemen, observed on September 26, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when the Yemen Arab Republic is established in 1962.
The Prophet's Birthday
The holiday, observed on September 27, 2023, commemorates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, an Arab religious and political leader and the founder of Islam. Muhammad was born around 570 AD in Mecca and was a deeply spiritual man spending time in meditation.
Liberation Day is a public holiday in Yemen, observed on October 14, 2023. The holiday commemorates the start of the armed resistance against the British troops in South Yemen on October 14, 1963.
Independence Day is a public holiday in Yemen, observed on November 30, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of South Yemen's independence from the United Kingdom in 1967.
The following is the list of public holidays in Yemen in 2023.
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Apr 20, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Apr 21, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Apr 22, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Apr 23, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Labour day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Unity Day||May 22, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha Holiday||Jun 27, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha||Jun 28, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha Holiday||Jun 29, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha Holiday||Jun 30, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha Holiday||Jul 01, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Islamic New Year||Jul 19, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Revolution Day||Sep 26, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|The Prophet's Birthday||Sep 27, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Liberation Day||Oct 14, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Nov 30, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Yemen in 2023.