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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 Palestine public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
24 AprMonThe Prophet's Ascension
1 MayMonLabour Day
24 JunSatEnd of Ramdan
25 JunSunEnd of Ramdan
26 JunMonEnd of Ramdan
1 SepFriFeast of Sacrifice
2 SepSatFeast of Sacrifice
3 SepSunFeast of Sacrifice
21 SepThuIslamic New Year
15 NovWedIndependence Day
30 NovThuThe Prophet's Birthday
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Labour Law No.7 is the governing law concerning labor rights and Palestinian Public Holidays; it was ratified in the calendar year 2000. It replaced the two previous laws – the 1964 Egyptian Labour Law which applied to the Gaza Strip and 1960 Jordanian Labour Law applied to the West Bank territory.

Islamic and Christian holy days are national holidays. The exact dates of the Islamic holy days change every year and are celebrated in accordance with the appearance of the moon and the lunar calendar.

There are also national public holidays that have a more political or civil focus. In the case of all national holidays, it is the National Authority that declares them. However, regional authorities can also declare ad hoc holidays when they see fit.