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East Timor bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half 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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East Timor Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon Public Sector Holiday Government
Mar.    Wed Public Sector Holiday (Ash Wednesday) Government
        Fri Veterans Day
        Mon Public Sector Holiday (Presidential Election - 1st Round) Government
        Tue Public Sector Holiday (Day after Presidential Election - 1st Round) Government
Apr.    Thu Public Sector Holiday (Holy Thursday) (afternoon, from 12pm noon) Government
        Fri Holy Friday
May     Mon Labour Day
        Sat Independence Restoration Day
June    Thu Feast of the Body of God (Corpus Christi)
        Mon Idulfitri (End of Ramadan)
July 21 Fri Public Sector Holiday (Day before Parliamentary Elections) Government
Aug. 15 Tue Assumption (tentative) Government
     30 Wed Popular Consultation Day
Sep.  1 Fri Idul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Nov.  1 Wed All Saints' Day
      2 Thu All Souls' Day
     12 Sun National Youth Day
     28 Tue Proclamation of Independence Day
Dec.  7 Thu Memorial Day
      8 Fri Immaculate Conception Day
     25 Mon Christmas Day
     31 Sun National Heroes Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

10 Apr 2017 Timor Leste Public Holiday April 13 (Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to extend the annual Easter non-working public holidays in Timor Leste by declaring an additional day-off public sector holiday (toleránsia pontu) for Maundy Thursday, on Thursday, April 13, 2017.  14 Mar 2017 Timor Leste Public Holiday March 20-21 (Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) The government of Timor Leste announced that it had once again decided to grant additional day-off public sector holidays in Timor Leste ("Toleránsia pontu iha loron 20 no 21 fulan-marsu tinan 2017") on March 20-12, 2017, due to the upcoming first round of the Presidential Election.  23 Feb 2017 Timor Leste Public Holiday March 1st (Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) The government of Timor Leste announced that it had once again decided to grant an additional day-off public sector holiday in Timor Leste ("Governu deside ona hodi fó toleránsia pontu iha loron 1 fulan-marsu ­- Kuarta-Feira Sinzas, iha kalendáriu katóliku") for Ash Wednesday, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, to to all employees and agents of the ministries or their dependent services, as well as the institutes and integrated indirect State administration bodies.  18 Jan 2017 Timor Leste 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Komunikadu Imprensa Sekretaria Estadu Konsellu Ministru Timor-Leste-Dili) The government of Timor Leste has issued a press communiqué containing its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Timor Leste for the calendar year 2017 (Feriadu sira iha tinan 2017).  21 Dec 2016 Timor Leste 2016-2017 Year-End Public Holidays (Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to declare 2 additional year-end public sector holidays ("Toleránsia de Pontu ba loron 26 fulan dezembru tinan 2016, no mos loron 2 fulan janeiru tinan 2017"), this time on December 26, 2016, and on January 2, 2017.  29 Oct 2016 Timor Leste Public Holiday November 3 (Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to extend the 2016 annual All Saints Day and All Souls Day non-working public holidays in Timor Leste by declaring an additional day-off public sector holiday (toleránsia pontu) for Thursday, November 3, 2016 ("Governu deside ona hodi fó toleránsia pontu iha loron 3 fulan-novembru tinan 2016").  23 Aug 2016 Timor Leste 2016 Public Holidays Amended (Komunikadu Imprensa Sekretaria Estadu Konsellu Ministru Timor-Leste-Dili) The government of Timor Leste has issued a press communiqué amending its previously-released annual list of official non-working public holidays in Timor Leste for the calendar year 2016 ("Feriadu Idul Adha nian iha tinan 2016").  05 Jul 2016 Timor Leste Public Holidays July 6-7 (Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had decided to extend the 2016 annual Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Timor Leste by declaring a full day additional day-off public sector holiday (toleránsia pontu), on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, the day before the previously-announced date for the 2016 nationwide Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday of Timor Leste.  28 May 2016 Timor Leste Amends Public Holidays Legislation (Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) The parliament of Timor Leste has passed the Law n. 3/2016, to "recognize key historical dates of the Timorese Struggle for National Liberation", and in the process declaring a new annual non-working public holiday in Timor Leste on March 3 of every year.  21 Mar 2016 Timor Leste Public Holiday March 24 (Press Release Government Of Timor-Leste-Dili) The government of Timor Leste has announced that it had once again decided to extend the 2016 annual Easter non-working public holidays in Timor Leste by declaring an additional day-off public sector holiday (toleránsia pontu) for Maundy Thursday, on Thursday, March 24, 2016.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the East Timor 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: The list and dates of official public holidays in East Timor are regulated by Section 165 of the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Law 10/2005, dated August 10, 2005, On National Holidays and Official Commemorative Dates, and Instruction 01/2005, On Holiday's Applicable to Financial Institutions.  Official Name: East Timor is now officially referred to in English as Timor-Leste, it's Portugese equivalent. The government now refers to itself as Timor-Leste, as does the United Nations. Timor-Leste is preferred, although East Timor is still more commonly used in the English language.  The following are considered Official Commemorative Days. They are commemorated but are not public holidays, that is, they are not days off work. • Ash Wednesday (The first day of Lent) • Maundy Thursday (The Thursday before Easter) • Ascension (The 6th Thursday after Easter) • Children's Day (June 1st) • Armed Forces' Day (August 20th) • Women's Day (November 3rd) • Human Rights Day (December 10th).  East Timor International Codes TL and TLS (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .tl (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of East Timor information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (East Timor maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in East Timor), and Wikipedia (includes East Timor commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in East Timor, 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.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in East Timor that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for East Timor were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


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 East Timor, 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 East Timor, before planning any trip to East Timor. 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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