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Bank and Public Holidays for Mozambique

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Mozambique 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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Mozambique Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon New Year Holiday
Feb.    Fri Mozambique's Heroes' Day
Apr.  7 Fri Mozambique's Women's Day
May   1 Mon Workers' Day
June 25 Sun Independence Day
     26 Mon Independence Day Holiday
Sep.  7 Thu Lusaka Peace Agreement Day
     25 Mon Armed Forces Day
Oct.  4 Wed Peace and National Reconciliation Day
Nov. 10 Fri Maputo Day Regional
Dec.    Mon Family Day / Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates

19 Dec 2016 Mozambique 2016-2017 Year-End Public Holidays (Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) Mozambique's Ministry of Labour (Ministério do Trabalho, Emprego e Segurança Social - MITESS) has announced that Monday, December 26, 2016, and Monday, January 2, 2017, would be non-working public holidays in Mozambique.  26 Feb 2016 Mozambique Public Holiday March 25 (Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) Mozambique's Minister of Labour (Ministra do Trabalho, Emprego e Segurança Social - MITESS), Vitória Dias Diogo, has announced a one-off non-working public sector holidays in Mozambique, on March 25, 2016, on account of Good Friday.  30 Dec 2015 Mozambique 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays (Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) Mozambique's Ministry of Labour (Ministério do Trabalho, Emprego e Segurança Social - MITESS) has announced its traditional year-end one-off public sector holidays in Mozambique, beginning at 12:00 noon, on Thursday, December 31, 2015, "to allow civil servants to prepare the year-end holidays in a dignified manner".  24 Jun 2015 Mozambique June 26 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) Mozambique's Labour Minister, Victoria Diogo, has issued a communiqué denying a hoax circulating in social media, stating that Friday, June 26, 2015, had been declared a one-off public holiday in Mozambique.  14 Jan 2015 Mozambique Public Holiday January 15 (Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) Mozambique's Council of Ministers has declared Thursday, January 15, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Mozambique, on account of the upcoming inauguration of Filipe Jacinto Nyusi as the President of Mozambique.  22 Dec 2014 Mozambique 2014-2015 Year-End Public Holidays (Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) Mozambique's Minister of Labour has announced its traditional year-end one-off public holidays in Mozambique "to give Mozambicans a five day New Year" on December 24, 31, 2014 as well as January 2, 2015.  09 Nov 2014 Mozambique Municipal Public Holiday November 10 (Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) Mozambique's Minister of Labour, and president of the Consultative Council of Labour, Helena Taipo, has announced that Monday, November 10, 2014, had been declared as another one-off sectorial optional public holiday (tolerância de ponto) to mark the 127th anniversary of the foundation of the capital of Mozambique, Maputo.  12 Oct 2014 Mozambique Confirms October 15 Public Holiday (Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) Mozambique's Minister of Labour, has finally announced that Wednesday, October 15, 2014, had been declared as a one-off sectorial optional public holiday on the occasion of that day's 5th General Elections of Mozambique (Tolerância de Ponto para todos os trabalhadores, funcionários públicos e agentes do Estado de todo o país, durante todo o dia 15 de Outubro de 2014, quarta-Feira próxima).  01 Oct 2014 Mozambique Sectorial Public Holiday October 5 (Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) Mozambique's Minister of Labour, and president of the Consultative Council of Labour, Helena Taipo, has announced that Sunday, October 5, 2014, had been declared as a one-off sectorial optional public holiday (tolerância de ponto) to allow Muslim employees to observe the Ide-Ul-Adhá (Feast of Sacrifice) festival.  21 Dec 2013 Mozambique Public Holidays January 1-3 (Agencia de Informção de Moçambique-Maputo) Mozambique's Minister of Labour, Helena Taipo, has announced that Thursday and Friday, January 2 and 3, 2014, had been declared as one-off public holidays in Mozambique "to give Mozambicans a five day New Year".  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Mozambique 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

Religious Public Holidays: There are no national holidays that are religious in nature, but the Government has a liberal leave policy to permit religious observance.  Weekend Public Holidays: The aforementioned Labour Code states in Article 96-3 that whenever a public holiday falls on a Sunday, work shall be suspended on the following Monday.  Tolerância de Ponto (grant of permission not to attend work): These are additional dates, declared at the discretion of the government, with advance notice of at least two days, when employees have the right to suspend the performance of work without loss of pay (ie. for all intents and purposes, these are additional, one-off, public holidays).  Christmas: Officially the government refers to the national public holiday on December 25th as Family Day, however, most every one else calls it Christmas Day, even on their websites and calendars (these include banks, tourist agencies, schools, and many businesses).  An important aspect of public holidays in Mozambique is called tolerancia de ponto which is an ad-hoc public holiday, which the local or national government announces, sometimes only at a day's notice. The latest was the commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the death of the country's first president, Samora Machel, on 19 October, which suddenly became a public holiday at less than 24 hours notice. In provinces and districts, it is frequent for a "tolerancia de ponto" to be declared when a senior political figure is visiting. Businesses have long complained bitterly about the additional costs involved with these extra holidays.  Mozambique’s Heroes' Day is officially called Dia dos Heróis Moçambicanos, and in in hommage to Eduardo Mondlane.  Mozambique’s Women's Day is officially called Dia da Mulher Moçambicana (note the singular) and is celebrated in hommage to Josina Machel.  Mozambique International Codes MZ and MOZ (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .mz (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Mozambique information and news: Bank of Mozambique (Mozambique central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Mozambique maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Mozambique), and Wikipedia (includes Mozambique commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Mozambique, 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 Mozambique, 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 Mozambique, before planning any trip to Mozambique. 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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