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Guam bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the next 9 months 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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Guam Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon New Year Holiday Bnk+Gov
        Mon Martin Luther King Jr. Day Bnk+Gov
Mar.  6 Mon Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day Government
May  29 Mon Memorial Day
July  4 Tue Independence Day
     21 Fri Liberation Day Government
Sep.  4 Mon Labor Day
Nov.  2 Thu All Souls' Day Bnk+Gov
     10 Fri Veterans Day Holiday Bnk+Gov
     11 Sat Veterans Day
     23 Thu Thanksgiving Day
Dec.    Fri Santa Marian Kamalen (Our Lady of Camarin Day)
        Mon Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates

22 Jan 2017 Guam 2017 Public Holidays Announced (The Government of Guam-Chamorro) The Government of Guam has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in Guam and public sector holidays in Guam (GovGuam holidays) for the calendar year 2017.  22 Nov 2016 Guam November 25 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (The Government of Guam-Chamorro) The spokeswoman for the Governor of Guam, Oyaol Nigirairikl, has announced that Guam Governor, Eddie Calvo, would not be declaring Friday, November 25, 2016, the day after the upcoming Thanksgiving non-working public holiday of Guam, as another one-off GovGuam public sector holiday in Guam.  08 Jan 2016 Guam 2016 Public Holidays Announced (The Government of Guam-Chamorro) The Government of Guam has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in Guam and public sector holidays in Guam (GovGuam holidays) for the calendar year 2016.  24 Nov 2015 Guam Public Holiday November 27 (The Government of Guam-Chamorro) The Governor of Guam, Eddie Calvo, has once again declared the Friday after the upcoming Thanksgiving non-working public holiday of Guam, Friday, November 27, 2017, as a one-off GovGuam public sector holiday in Guam.  12 Jan 2015 Guam 2015 Public Holidays Amended (The Government of Guam-Chamorro) The Government of Guam has released an amended version of its previously-released annual official list of non-working public holidays in Guam for the calendar year 2015.  09 Jan 2015 Guam 2015 Public Holidays Announced (The Government of Guam-Chamorro) The Government of Guam has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in Guam for the calendar year 2015.  21 Nov 2014 Guam Public Holiday November 28 (The Government of Guam-Chamorro) The Governor of Guam, Eddie Calvo, has once again declared the Friday after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 28, 2014, as a one-off GovGuam public sector holiday in Guam.  26 Feb 2014 Guam Public Holiday March 3 (The Government of Guam-Chamorro) Guam's Acting Governor, Ray Tenorio, has signed a proclamation declaring another one-off non-working GovGuam public holiday on Monday, March 3, 2014, in observance of the "Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day".  10 Jan 2014 Guam 2014 Public Holidays Announced (The Government of Guam-Chamorro) The Government of Guam has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays in Guam for the calendar year 2014.  17 Dec 2013 Guam Bill To Restore Discovery Day Public Holiday (The Government of Guam-Chamorro) A bill has been introduced in the Guam legislature by Senator Tommy Morrison which would restore the Guam Discovery Day annual non-working public holiday.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Guam 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 official public holidays in Guam are regulated by articles 1000, 1011, and 1025 of the Guam Labor Code of 2000.  GovGuam Holidays: Basing itself on Public Law 27-153, the government of Guam, up to and including 2013, continues to follow the practice of giving civil servants a day in lieu (called GovGuam Holiday) for any public holiday that occurs on a weekend. This despite the passage of laws in 2002 and 2004, which specifically were meant to stop this practice.  Presidents' Day is listed in many sources as a public holiday in Guam, but in fact it is not even a GovGuam holiday, let alone a general public holiday.  The private sector and banks do not follow the practice of giving a day in lieu for public holiday that fall on a weekend. It used to be the case, according to former Government Code 201, but this was repealed by P.L. 26- 157:7 as a cost-cutting measure.  Elections held in November every two or four years are subject to being declared a public holiday by the Governor of Guam.  Bank Holidays: as banks in Guam are almost all US banks, they usually close on the dates of most US public holidays, such as Presidents' Day and Columbus Day. Some, such as the ANZ bank, will also close on Good Friday.  Guam International Codes GU and GUM (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .gu (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Guam information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Guam maps, demographics and economic statistics), and Wikipedia (includes Guam commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Guam, 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. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.


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 Guam, 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 Guam, before planning any trip to Guam. 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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