Holidays in American Samoa 2023

There are 13 public holidays in American Samoa in 2023, three 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.

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.

President's Day
The holiday 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. It is observed on the third Monday of February, which is February 20, 2023.

Good Friday
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. In 2023, Good Friday is celebrated on April 7, 2023 in Western churches and April 14, 2023 in Eastern churches.

Flag Day
The holiday commemorates the anniversary when the flag of American Samoa was adopted on this day in 1960, and it is observed on April 17, 2023.

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
Independence Day, 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.

Manu'a Cession Day
The holiday commemorates the anniversary when Tui Manuʻa Elisala and the United State signed the Treaty of Cession of Manu'a on July 16, 1904 to cede the Manuʻa Islands to the United States. It is celebrated on July 16, 2023.

Labor Day
Labour Day is observed on September 4, 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.

Columbus Day
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
The holiday honors those who have served in the United States military, unlike Memorial Day, which honors those who died in the military service. In 2023, it is observed on November 11.

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.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is observed on December 25, 2023, commemorating 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 American Samoa 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 02, 2023MondayObserved
Martin Luther King Jr. DayJan 16, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
President's DayFeb 20, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Flag DayApr 17, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Memorial DayMay 29, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Independence DayJul 04, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Manu'a Cession DayJul 16, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Manu'a Cession Day HolidayJul 17, 2023MondayObserved
Labor DaySep 04, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Columbus DayOct 09, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Veterans' Day HolidayNov 10, 2023FridayObserved
Veterans' DayNov 11, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Thanksgiving DayNov 23, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in American Samoa in 2023.

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