There are 14 public holidays in the Northern Mariana Islands 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.
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.
Commonwealth Covenant Day
Commonwealth Covenant Day is a public holiday in the Northern Mariana Islands, observed on March 24, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when the commonwealth covenant with the US was established in 1976.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Commonwealth Cultural Day
Commonwealth Cultural Day is a public holiday in the Northern Mariana Islands, observed on October 9, 2023. The holiday marks the diversity of ethnicity and religions on the islands.
Citizenship Day is a public holiday in the Northern Mariana Islands, observed on November 4, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the Northern Mariana Islands citizens acquiring United States citizenship in 1986.
The holiday honors those who have served in the United States military on November 11, 2023. Veterans Day is different from Memorial Day, where Veterans Day honors those who have served in the military, and Memorial Day honors those who died in the military services.
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.
Instead of the anniversary when the constitution was adopted in 1978, the constitution day is celebrated on December 8, 2023, which is the feast day of the patron saint of Guam Santa Marian Kamalen, also known as Our Lady of Camarin.
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 the Northern Mariana Islands in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Holiday||Jan 02, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Jan 16, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|President's Day||Feb 20, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Commonwealth Covenant Day||Mar 24, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Memorial Day||May 29, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Jul 04, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Labor Day||Sep 04, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Commonwealth Cultural Day||Oct 09, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Citizenship Day||Nov 04, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Veterans Day||Nov 11, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Thanksgiving Day||Nov 23, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Constitution Day||Dec 08, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in the Northern Mariana Islands in 2023.