Holidays in Kiribati 2024

There are 14 public holidays in the Republic of Kiribati in 2024, all of which fall on weekdays.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2024, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Women's Day
The holiday is one of the most important days to recognize women's achievements and raise awareness about women's equality. It is observed on March 8, 2024.

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, March 29, 2024.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 1, 2024.

National Health Day
National Health Day, observed on April 8, 2024, is a public holiday in the Republic of Kiribati. The health of people in Kiribati has been an issue in recent years due to the high population density and the limited natural resources. The total population of Kiribati is about 120,000, and 90% of them live in the Gilbert Islands. Lacking tall buildings and modern technology, the high population densities produced many issues such as pollution, sanitation, etc.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2024, 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.

Gospel Day
Gospel Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Kiribati, observed on July 10, 2024. The holiday commemorates the arrival of Christianity on the islands.

National Culture and Senior Citizens Day
National Culture and Senior Citizens Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Kiribati, observed on July 11, 2024. The holiday celebrates the traditional culture and the importance of the country's senior citizens.

National Day
National Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Kiribati. It is observed on July 12, 2024. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the country's independence on this day in 1979.

Kiribati Youth Day
Youth Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Kiribati. It is observed on August 5, 2024, but the government may move it to the near Friday or Monday. The holiday honors children and youth and promotes awareness and healthy lifestyles among children and youth.

Education Day
Education Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Kiribati, celebrated on October 4, 2024. The holiday is to celebrate education in Kiribati.

Human Rights Day
The holiday, observed on December 11, 2024, commemorates when the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1950. UDHR is a milestone document in the history of human rights, and it proclaims a broad range of fundamental rights and freedoms to which everyone is entitled.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2024, 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
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, 2024.

The following is the list of public holidays in Kiribati 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Women's DayMar 08, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Good FridayMar 29, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
National Health DayApr 08, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Gospel DayJul 10, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
National Culture and
Senior Citizens Day
Jul 11, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
National DayJul 12, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Kiribati Youth DayAug 05, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Education DayOct 04, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Human Rights DayDec 11, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Kiribati in 2024.

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