Public Holidays

Timor-Leste has a long list of public holidays.

New Year’s Day 1 January

Veterans Day 3 March

Good Friday March/April (date varies)

World Labour Day 1 May

Restoration of Independence Day 20 May (the day in 2002 when sovereignty was transferred from the UN)

Corpus Christi Day May/June (date varies)

Idul Fitri End of Ramadan (date varies)

Popular Consultation Day 30 August (marks the start of independence in 1999)

Idul Adha Muslim day of sacrifice (date varies, usually September)

All Saints’ Day 1 November

All Souls’ Day 2 November

National Youth Day 12 November (commemorates the Santa Cruz Cemetery massacre)

Proclamation of Independence Day 28 November

Memorial Day 7 December

Day of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and Timor-Leste Patroness 8 December

Christmas Day 25 December

National Heroes Day 31 December