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Sao Tome and Principe bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2019, 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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Sao Tome and Principe Public Holidays in 2019 Observance*
Jan.    Tue New Year's Day
Feb.    Sun Martyrs' Day
Apr.    Fri Good Friday Othr+Chr
May   1 Wed Labour Day
July 12 Fri Independence Day (1975)
Sep.  6 Fri Armed Forces Day
     30 Mon Agricultural Reform Day
Dec. 21 Sat Sao Tomé Day (Dia de São Tomé e Príncipe)
     25 Wed Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

02 Jul 2002 Sao Tome and Principe Declares July 3 One-Off Public Holiday (Government Information Office) Sao Tome and Principe President, Fradique de Menezes, declared Wednesday, July 3, 2003, as a one-off 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 Sao Tome and Principe 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 Sao Tome and Principe are regulated by the Sao Tome Constitution (Law 7/90 of September 10, 1990; published in the September 20, 1990 Diario da Republica) and the Section 2, Sub-Section 2, Article 58 of Ley núm. 6/92, por la que se establece el régimen jurídico de las condiciones individuales de trabajo (Diário da República, 1992-06-11, núm. 12, págs. 45-64).  Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that occur on a weekend remain on that date (ie. they are not moved to another date, such as the following Monday, for example).  Sao Tome and Principe International Codes ST and STP (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .st (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Sao Tome and Principe information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Sao Tome and Principe maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Sao Tome and Principe), and Wikipedia (includes Sao Tome and Principe commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Sao Tome and Principe, 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.

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 2019 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Sao Tome and Principe, 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 Sao Tome and Principe, before planning any trip to Sao Tome and Principe. 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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