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Vanuatu 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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Vanuatu Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon New Year Holiday
Feb.    Tue In memory of Dr. W. H. Lini (Father of Independence)
Mar.  5 Sun Custom Chief's Day
      6 Mon Custom Chief's Holiday
Apr. 14 Fri Good Friday
     17 Mon Easter Monday
May   1 Mon Labour Day
     25 Thu Ascension Day
July 24 Mon Children's Day
     30 Sun Independence Day
     31 Mon Independence Day Holiday
Aug. 15 Tue Assumption Day
Oct.  5 Thu Constitution Day
Nov. 29 Wed National Unity Day
Dec.    Mon Christmas Day
        Tue Family Day
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Recent News and Updates

17 Dec 2016 Vanuatu 2016-2017 Year-End Public Holidays (Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) John Slovan, the Private Secretary to the President and Head of State of Vanuatu, Baldwin Lonsdale, has announced the dates that would be non-working public holidays in Vanuatu in late December 2016 and early January 2017.  16 Aug 2016 Vanuatu 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) The government of Vanuatu has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  27 Jul 2016 Vanuatu Public Holiday August 1st (Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) The Office of the President and Head of State of Vanuatu, Baldwin Lonsdale, via the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, has announced that Monday, August 1, 2016, had been declared as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, on account of the annual Vanuatu public holiday for the 36th anniversary of Independence falling on a Saturday, in the calendar year 2016.  19 Feb 2016 Vanuatu Public Holidays February 21-22 (Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) The Office of the President of Vanuatu has announced that Vanuatu's president, Baldwin Lonsdale, had declared Monday, February 22, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, on account the annual Vanuatu public holiday for "Lini Day" falling on a Sunday, in the calendar year 2016.  29 Dec 2015 Vanuatu 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) The government of Vanuatu has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the upcoming calendar year 2016.  27 Nov 2015 Vanuatu Public Holiday November 30 (Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) The Office of the President of Vanuatu has announced that Vanuatu's president, Baldwin Lonsdale, had declared Monday, November 30, 2015, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, on account the annual Vanuatu public holiday for Unity Day falling on a Sunday, in the calendar year 2015.  14 Oct 2015 Vanuatu Public Holiday October 15 (Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) Vanuatu's president, Baldwin Lonsdale, has declared tomorrow, Thursday, October 15, 2015, as a one-off regional non-working public holiday in Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila, on account of the by-election being held on that date to fill the seat left vacant by the death of former prime minister Edward Natapei.  20 Feb 2015 Vanuatu February 23 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) The Public Relations Officer of the Government of Vanuatu, Kiery Manassah, in an email sent by the Ministry of Education and Training, announced that, this time, despite the annual Vanuatu non-working public holiday for Father Lini Day falling on a Saturday, there would be no compensatory non-working public holiday in Vanuatu on Monday, February 23, 2015.  22 Dec 2014 Vanuatu 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) The government of Vanuatu has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the calendar year 2015.  24 Nov 2014 Vanuatu 2014 Public Holidays Amended (Government of Vanuatu-Port Vila) The government of Vanuatu has extended its previously-announced annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the calendar year 2014, when Vanuatu Head of State, Baldwin Lonsdale, declared Monday, December 1, 2014, as a one-off additional non-working public holiday in Vanuatu on the occasion of the annual National Unity Day public holiday of Vanuatu which falls on a Saturday, this year.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Vanuatu 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 Vanuatu are regulated by the Public Holidays Act [Cap 114, revised 1988] as amended by the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 1993, which established Children's Day, and by the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act No.50 of 2005, which established Lini Day, starting in 2006.  Constitution Day and National Unity Day are listed as being on November 29 and October 5, respectively in the Public Holidays Act [Cap 114, revised 1988] and subsequent texts. However all online official sources list them in the opposite order.  Weekend Public Holidays: Section 3 of the aforementioned Act specifies that public holidays falling on a Sunday are moved to the following Monday.  Arbitrary/one-off Public Holidays: Section 2 of the aforementioned Act specifies that the President acting on the advice of the Prime Minister may from time to time declare other days as public holidays.  Vanuatu International Codes VU and VUT (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .vu (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Vanuatu information and news: Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (Vanuatu central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Vanuatu maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Vanuatu), and Wikipedia (includes Vanuatu 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 Vanuatu, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Vanuatu, 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 Vanuatu.


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 Vanuatu, 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 Vanuatu, before planning any trip to Vanuatu. 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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