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Bank and Public Holidays for Angola

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Angola bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Angola Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Wed Luanda City Day Regional
Feb.    Sat Liberation Day
        Tue Carnival
Mar.    Wed International Women's Day
Apr.    Tue Angolan Peace Day
        Fri Good Friday
May   1 Mon Labour Day
Aug. 23 Wed Public Holiday (General Elections)
Sep. 17 Sun National Heroes' Day
     18 Mon National Heroes' Day Holiday
Nov.  2 Thu All Souls' Day
     11 Sat Independence Day
Dec. 25 Mon Christmas and Family Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

24 Apr 2017 Angolan Public Holiday August 23 (AngoNotícias-Luanda) The government of Angola has announced that Wednesday, August 23, 2017, had been declared a one-off public holiday (tolerância de ponto) on account of the upcoming general elections that will be held on that date.  09 Jan 2017 Angola 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Rádio Nacional de Angola-Luanda) Angola's Ministry of Public Service and Social Security (MAPESS) has announced the list of non-working public holidays in Angola for the calendar year 2017.  24 Apr 2016 Angola Public Holiday May 2 (Rádio Nacional de Angola-Luanda) The Cabinet Director of Angola's Ministry of Public Service and Social Security (Ministério da Administração Pública, Trabalho e Segurança Social-MAPTSS) has announced that as per the law revising Angolan official non-working public holidays, Monday, May 2, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday in Angola.  30 Jan 2016 Angola 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Rádio Nacional de Angola-Luanda) Angola's Ministry of Public Service and Social Security (MAPESS) has announced the list of non-working public holidays in Angola for the calendar year 2016.  11 Sep 2015 Angola Public Holiday September 18 (Rádio Nacional de Angola-Luanda) Angola's Minister of Public Service and Social Security (MAPESS), António Pitra Neto, has announced that Friday, September 18, 2015, would be a one-off non-working public sector holiday, to link the upcoming, September 17, National Heroes' Day, annual non-working public holiday (tolerância de ponto) of Angola, as per the law revising Angolan official non-working public holidays.  04 Mar 2015 Angola Public Holiday March 9 (Rádio Nacional de Angola-Luanda) The Cabinet Director of Angola's Ministry of Public Service and Social Security (MAPESS) has announced that as per the law revising Angolan official non-working public holidays, Monday, March 9, 2015, would be a non-working public holiday.  06 Dec 2014 Angolan 2014-2015 Year-end Public Holidays (Rádio Nacional de Angola-Luanda) Angola's Minister of Public Work and Social Security Administration (MAPTSS), Antonio Pitra Neto, has issued a statement declaring 2 additional year-end non-working public holiday in Angola, on Friday, December 26, 2014, and on Friday, January 2, 2015.  28 Oct 2014 Angolan November 3 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Rádio Nacional de Angola-Luanda) The director of the legal department of Angola's Ministry of Public Work and Social Security Administration (MAPTSS), Jesus Maiato, has issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of an additional, substitute, non-working public holiday in Angola, on account of the upcoming November 2, "Dia dos Finados", annual non-working public holiday of Angola, falling on a Sunday in 2014.  22 May 2014 Angolan Public Sector Holidays May 23 and 30 (AngoNotícias-Luanda) The government of Angola has announced that Friday, May 23, and Friday, May 30, 2014, had been declared as one-off public sector holidays (asueto para los empleados públicos) in Luanda Province on account of the current Angolan population census registration drive.  22 Aug 2012 Angolan Public Holiday August 31 (AngoNotícias-Luanda) The government of Angola has announced that Friday, August 31, 2012, had been declared a one-off public holiday (tolerância de ponto) on account of the upcoming general elections that will be held on that date.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Angola public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Public holidays in Angola are currently regulated by Law 1/01 of March 23, 2001, which had itself amended Law 16/96 of September 27, 1996. Additional amendments have since been decreed to increase the original list, the most recent of which, Ley núm. 7/03 relativa a los feriados nacionales, was published in the Diário da República, 2003-03-21, núm. 22, págs. 461-462.  Non-Working Periods: Article 3 of the aforementioned law of 2003 (Suspensão da actividade laboral) specifies that public holidays are non-working days, as well as the afternoon of December 24. Since 2003, the afternoon of December 31 has also made its was into the list of non-working days.  Dates may be subject to change depending on proximity to a weekend. The government has also been known to declare national holidays, public holidays or celebrations with very short notice.  Weekend Public Holidays Public holidays that fall on weekly day of rest (as defined by) are moved to the next working day (quando um feriado coincide com um dia de descanso semanal deve ser transferido para o dia útil imediatamente a seguir).  Bridge Holidays and Days in Lieu: Article 7 of the aforementioned law of 2003 defines as "Pontes" (bridges) the public holidays given on a Monday, when a public holiday falls on a Sunday. The use of the term "bridges" is misleading as what it describes is more akin to what is elsewhere called "days in lieu".  Martyrs' Day: Angola's parliament voted, in mid-1996, to include the anniversary date of the January 4, 1961, killing of cotton plantations workers by the Portuguese Armed Forces, as "Colonial Repression Martyrs Day".  Court Holidays: Note that Court holidays run between 23 December and the last day of February. Also applies to the Public Ministry.  Angola International Codes AO and AGO (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ao (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Angola information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Angola maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Angola), and Wikipedia (includes Angola commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Angola, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Angola, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Angola, before planning any trip to Angola. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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