Holidays in Samoa 2023

There are 11 public holidays in Samoa in 2023, two of which fall on weekends: New Year's Day and Day after Good Friday.

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.

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, April 7, 2023.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.

Mother's Day
Mothers' Day, observed on May 15, 2023, is a holiday honoring motherhood. People celebrate Mother's Day in different forms and on different days worldwide. The original celebration can track back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, while the modern Mother's Day celebrations started in the United States in the early 20th century.

Independence Day
Independence Day is celebrated on June 1, 2023, commemorating the anniversary of the country's independence gained from New Zealand on January 1, 1962.

Father's Day
Fathers' Day, observed on August 14, 2023, is a holiday honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds. People celebrate Father's Day in different forms and on different days worldwide. The original celebration of Father's Day has been recognized in some way for centuries.

Lotu a Tamaiti
Lotu a Tamaiti, or White Monday, is a public holiday in Samoa, observed on October 9, 2023. The holiday is dedicated to all the children in Samoa.

Christmas Day
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.

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, 2023.

The following is the list of public holidays in Samoa 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 02, 2023MondayObserved
New Year's Day HolidayJan 03, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Day after Good FridayApr 08, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Mother's DayMay 15, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Independence DayJun 01, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Father's DayAug 14, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Lotu a TamaitiOct 09, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Samoa in 2023.

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