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Falkland Islands

Christmas 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Falkland Islands

Christmas in the Falkland Islands is celebrated with a public holiday every 25 December, as it is in a majority of countries around the world. But in the Falkland Islands there is also a second holiday the day after Boxing Day, creating a three-day break or even longer when Combined with a weekend every few years!

YearDateDayHoliday
202125 DecSatChristmas Day
27 DecMonChristmas Holiday
29 DecWedChristmas Holiday
202225 DecSunChristmas Day
27 DecTueChristmas Holiday
28 DecWedChristmas Holiday
202325 DecMonChristmas Day
27 DecWedChristmas Holiday
202425 DecWedChristmas Day
27 DecFriChristmas Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

This Christian festivity commemorates the birth of Jesus, and is part of a 22-28 day season in the Christian calendar known as Advent.

It may seem like Christmas would be a lonely time of year in a rather isolated place like the Falkland Islands, where there are only 3,000 residents but 50 times that number of sheep! But it is actually a very happy and festive time where family and community togetherness reigns supreme.

Being located south of the Equator, 25 December comes in the summertime on the Falkland Islands. Due to a scarcity of trees on the islands, most Christmas trees here are artificial ones.

There is a tradition in the Falkland Islands of gathering to sing Christmas songs below the Whalebone Arch near the Christchurch Cathedral in Stanley. The Cathedral then offers a Christmas morning service. There is also a Christmas pantomime each year in Stanley, and presents are flown out of the city to the countryside, called “The Camp”, to help farm kids have a merrier Christmas.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202025 DecFriChristmas Day
27 DecSunChristmas Holiday
29 DecTueChristmas Holiday
201925 DecWedChristmas Day
27 DecFriChristmas Holiday
201825 DecTueChristmas Day
27 DecThuChristmas Holiday
201725 DecMonChristmas Day
27 DecWedChristmas Holiday