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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.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunLiberation Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
14 AprFriGood Friday
1 MayMonLabour Day
25 JulTueNational Revolutionary Holiday
26 JulWedNational Revolutionary Day
27 JulThuNational Revolutionary Holiday
10 OctTueIndependence Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day
31 DecSunNew Year's Eve

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.