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Tunisia 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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Tunisia Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Sat Revolution and Youth Day
Mar.    Mon Independence Day
Apr.  9 Sun Martyrs' Day
May   1 Mon Labour Day
June 25 Sun Aïd El-Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
     26 Mon Aïd El-Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
     27 Tue Aïd El-Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
July 25 Tue Republic Day
Aug. 13 Sun Women's Day
Sep.  1 Fri Aïd El Kebir / El-Idha (Feast of Sacrifice)
      2 Sat Aïd El Kebir / El-Idha Holiday
     21 Thu Ras el am el Hejri / Hégire (Islamic New Year)
Oct. 15 Sun Evacuation Day (fête nationale de l'évacuation)
Nov. 30 Thu Le Mouled (The Prophet's Birthday)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

31 Dec 2016 Tunisia December 17 Public Holiday Update (Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) The organizing committee of the ARP ("Assemblée des représentants du peuple") which had been at the origin of the introduction of a bill that would declare December 17 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Tunisia, has been sent back for redrafting.  16 Dec 2016 Tunisia Mulls December 17 Public Holiday (Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) A group of 20 Tunisian parliamentarians has introduced a bill that would declare December 17 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Tunisia, to mark the regime change of 5 years ago.  01 Dec 2016 Tunisian 2016 Prophet Public Holiday December 12 (Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) The government of Tunisia (la présidence du gouvernement) has announced that the date for the upcoming Mouled Anabawi Charif (the Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday in Tunisia, would be Monday, December 12, 2016.  02 Sep 2016 Tunisian 2016 Aïd El-Idha Public Holidays (Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) The government of Tunisia (Présidence du Gouvernement) has announced that the upcoming Aïd El-Idha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Tunisia would be observed on Monday and Tuesday, September 12-13, 2016.  01 Jul 2016 Tunisian 2016 Aïd El Fitr Public Holidays July 5-6-7 (Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) The government of Tunisia (Présidence du Gouvernement), in conjunction with the "Institut national de météorologie" (INM), has announced that the upcoming Aïd El-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays throughout Tunisia would be observed from Tuesday, July 5, until Thursday, July 7, 2016.  18 Dec 2015 Tunisian 2015 Prophet Public Holiday December 24 (Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) The government of Tunisia (la présidence du gouvernement) has announced that the date for the upcoming second occurrence of the Mouled Anabawi Charif (the Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday in Tunisia, would be Thursday, December 24, 2015.  13 Dec 2015 Tunisian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) The government of Tunisia has released its official list of official annual non-working public holidays in Tunisia for the upcoming calendar year 2016.  11 Oct 2015 Tunisia Mulls Nobel Win Public Holiday (Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) The President of Tunisia's unicameral parliament (l'Assemblée des Représentants du Peuple, aka ARP), Mohamed Ennaceur, has announced that a national day, possibly a one-off non-working public holiday in Tunisia, would be organized to celebrate last Friday's winning of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize by a quartet of 4 Tunisian organizations.  14 Sep 2015 Tunisian 2015 Aïd El-Idha Public Holidays (Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) The government of Tunisia (Présidence du Gouvernement) has announced that the upcoming Aïd El-Idha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Tunisia would be observed on Thursday and Friday, September 24 and 25, 2015.  14 Jul 2015 Tunisian 2015 Aïd El Fitr Public Holidays July 17-19 (Agence Tunis Afrique Presse-TAP) The government of Tunisia (Présidence du Gouvernement), in conjunction with the "Institut national de météorologie" (INM), has announced that the upcoming Aïd El-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays throughout Tunisia would be observed from Friday, July 17, until Sunday, July 19, 2015.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Tunisia 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 Tunisia, and their dates, are regulated by the Tunisian Labour Code's (Code du travail tunisien, Loi no 66-27 du 30 avril 1966) articles 445, subsequently modified many times, for example by law 88-55 (1988) and 91-15 (1991) and Article 1 of law 96-62 (loi n° 96-62 du 15 juillet 1996) which specified that henceforth public holidays would be set forth by official decrees (ie. not by passing a law) or by each branch's collective bargaining agreement.  Accord Cadre: By default, if no specific collective agreement exists then the default (cadre) agreement applies which lists the following as paid non-working days in Article 445 of the Labour Code: March 20, May 1st, July 25, November 7, Rabi al-Awal 12, Shawwal 1-2, Zul-Hija 10-11. The unpaid non-working days are: March 21, April 9, and August 13. According to the Tunisian Ministère du Développement et de la Coopération Internationale, January 1st, although not mentioned in article 445 of the Labour Code, is in fact a paid non-working day.  Weekends are Saturdays and Sundays (private communication).  Tunisia International Codes TN and TUN (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .tn (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Tunisia information and news: Central Bank of Tunisia (Tunisia central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Tunisia maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Tunisia), and Wikipedia (includes Tunisia 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 Tunisia, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Tunisia, 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 Tunisia.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Tunisia 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 Tunisia 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 Tunisia, 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 Tunisia, before planning any trip to Tunisia. 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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