Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Cuba. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||Triumph of the Revolution / Liberation Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year Holiday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|25 Jul||Tue||National Revolutionary Holiday|
|26 Jul||Wed||National Revolutionary Day|
|27 Jul||Thu||National Revolutionary Holiday|
|10 Oct||Tue||Independence Day|
|31 Dec||Sun||Year End Celebration|
Cuba currently celebrates eight national holidays each year. One of these holidays is a three-day celebration that occurs each year. Another group of holidays turn into a three-day celebration, but each day is for a different event. Only two of the holidays celebrated in Cuba have a religious background.
Good Friday recently became a national holiday at the request of Pope Benedict XVI. Christmas was re-established as a holiday in 1998 at the request of Pope John Paul II.
The Cuban government releases a list of non-working holidays each year. This generally occurs at the end of December for the following year. Different ministries make this announcement each year.
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