There are 14 public holidays in Libya in 2023, five of which fall on weekends: Friday and Saturday.
February 17 Revolution
February 17 Revolution is a public holiday in Libya, observed on February 17, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the uprising on February 17, 2011, which led to the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.
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 three days from April 21 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.
Arafat Day is the holiest day in the Islamic calendar and it is observed on Jun 27, 2023, the day before Eid al-Adha. Arafat Day commemorates Muhammad's Farewell Sermon and the completion of the message of Islam.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday lasts three days from June 28 to June 30, 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.
Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in Libya, and it is observed on September 16, 2023. The holiday commemorates Libyans killed or exiled under Italian rule and those killed in the first civil war.
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 Libya, observed on October 23, 2023. The holiday commemorates the fall of Muammar Gaddafi and his loyalist forces.
Independence Day is a public holiday in Libya, observed on December 24, 2023. The holiday commemorates when Libya gained its independence on December 24, 1951.
The following is the list of public holidays in Libya 2023.
|February 17 Revolution||Feb 17, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Apr 22, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Apr 23, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Apr 24, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Arafat Day||Jun 28, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha||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|
|Martyrs' Day||Sep 16, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|The Prophet's Birthday||Sep 27, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Liberation Day||Oct 23, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Dec 24, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Libya in 2023.