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 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 is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.
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 is celebrated on June 1, 2023, commemorating the anniversary of the country's independence gained from New Zealand on January 1, 1962.
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 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 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 in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day Holiday||Jan 02, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|New Year's Day Holiday||Jan 03, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Day after Good Friday||Apr 08, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 10, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Mother's Day||May 15, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Jun 01, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Father's Day||Aug 14, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Lotu a Tamaiti||Oct 09, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Samoa in 2023.