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Samoa 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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Samoa Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon New Year's Holiday
        Tue New Year's Day (day in lieu)
Apr.    Fri Good Friday
        Sat Holy Saturday
        Mon Easter Monday
May     Mon Mothers' Day Public Holiday
June  1 Thu Independence Day (National Day)
Aug. 14 Mon Fathers' Day Public Holiday
Oct.  9 Mon Day after White Sunday (Lotu-a-Tamaiti)
Dec. 25 Mon Christmas Day
     26 Tue Boxing Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

18 Dec 2016 Samoan Public Holidays December 21 (Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour-Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) The Minister of Education, Sports and Culture of Samoa, Loau Keneti Sio, has announced that the government of Samoa would declare a half-day non-working public holiday in Samoa, on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, "in celebration of Lupesoliai Joseph Parker’s historic win over Andy Ruiz Jnr to secure the world heavyweight title".  04 Aug 2016 Samoan 2016 Public Holidays Revised (Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour-Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has released a revised list of the official non-working public holidays in Samoa for the calendar year 2016.  29 May 2016 Samoan Public Holidays June 1-2-3 (Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour-Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour (M.C.I.L) has announced that the government of Samoa had declared Wednesday to Friday, June 1-3, 2016, as non-working public holidays in Samoa on account of the upcoming 54th Samoan Independence Day Celebrations.  17 Feb 2016 Samoan Public Holidays March 3-4 (Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour-Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour (M.C.I.L), Peseta Margaret Malua, has announced that the government of Samoa had once again declared Thursday and Friday, March 3-4, 2016, as one-off non-working public holidays in Samoa on account of the upcoming General Election.  18 Dec 2015 Samoan 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays (Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour-Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour, Peseta Margaret Malua, has announced that the government of Samoa had declared Friday and Saturday, December 25-26, 2015, as well as Friday and Saturday, January 1-2, 2016, as non-working public holidays in Samoa on account of the annual Christmas and New Year non-working public holidays in Samoa for 2015/2016.  03 Jul 2015 Samoan Public Holiday July 8 (Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour-Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) The Samoan Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has announced that the government of Samoa will declare a half-day one-off non-working public holiday in Samoa on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, to allow Samoans the opportunity to watch that day's rugby test match between Manu Samoa and the New Zealand All Blacks in Apia.  27 May 2015 Samoan Public Holidays June 1-2 (Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour-Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour, Auelua Samuelu Enari, has announced that the government of Samoa had declared Tuesday, June 2, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Samoa to extend the upcoming, June 1st, non-working public holiday in Samoa on account of the 53rd Independence Day.  07 Sep 2014 Samoan Public Holiday September 8 (Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour-Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has declared tomorrow, Monday, September 8, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Samoa to mark the successful completion of the recent 3rd Small Islands Developing States conference (SIDS) held in Samoa this past week.  25 Aug 2014 Samoa Considers Public Holidays Bill (Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour-Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) The Samoan Parliament is considering a bill which amends the Public Holidays Act 2008 and would give the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Labour the power to approve or decline a holiday for a private sector company.  20 Apr 2014 Samoan 2015-2016-2017-2018 Public Holidays Announced (Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour-Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has released its quadrennial list of the official non-working public holidays in Samoa for the calendar years 2015-2016-2017-2018.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Samoa 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: Official public holidays in Samoa are regulated by the Public Holidays Act 2008 (Law 2008, No. 3), which came into force on January 1st, 2008, and amends the Shops Ordinance 1961 and the Labour and Employment Act 1972.  Weekend Public Holidays: All public holidays which fall on Sunday are to be observed on the following Monday. Subsequently, consecutive public holidays with one on Sunday are likewise observed on the following days.  Head of State's Birthday: The term O le Ao o le Malo is often mislabled as King's Birthday. But Samoa's head of State does not necessarily need to be a royal. Indeed after the death of Malietoa Tanumafili II, in 2007, it was former Prime Minister Tupua Tamasese Tupuola Tufuga Efi who became head of State.  Shop Closings: Starting in 2008, all shops will stay open on Samoa public holidays.  Death of Leading Politicians: The death of leading politicians, active or retired, often results in the last-minute declaration of a national public holiday of mourning .  Samoa International Codes WS and WSM (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ws (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Samoa information and news: Central Bank of Samoa (Samoa central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Samoa maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Samoa), and Wikipedia (includes Samoa commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Samoa, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Samoa, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Samoa.


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 Samoa, 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 Samoa, before planning any trip to Samoa. 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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