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Palestine Public Holidays 2017

Today – 15 December 2017 – is not a holiday in Palestine.

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

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
24 AprMonThe Prophet's Ascension
1 MayMonLabour Day
24 JunSatEid al-Fitr Holiday
25 JunSunEid al-Fitr
26 JunMonEid al-Fitr Holiday
1 SepFriEid al-Adha
2 SepSatEid al-Adha Holiday
3 SepSunEid al-Adha Holiday
21 SepThuIslamic New Year
15 NovWedIndependence Day
30 NovThuProphet Muhammad'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.