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Yemen Public Holidays 2017

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

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

1 MayMonLabour Day
22 MayMonUnity Day
24 JunSatEid al-Fitr Holiday
25 JunSunEid al-Fitr
26 Jun to 28 JunMon to WedEid al-Fitr Holiday
31 AugThuEid al-Adha Holiday
1 SepFriEid al-Adha
2 Sep to 4 SepSat to MonEid al-Adha Holiday
21 SepThuIslamic New Year
26 SepTueRevolution Day
14 OctSatLiberation Day
30 NovThuIndependence Day
30 NovThuProphet Muhammad's Birthday

In 1995, the government of Yemen issued a Presidential Legislative Order outlining the rights of workers. The order specifically addresses the obligations of employers to insure that all citizens have the opportunity to observe the holidays and participate in the activities surrounding them.

The Presidential Order includes provisions for the rights of workers regarding national holidays. Article 78 states that workers are entitled to leave with full pay on all official holidays. Yemen is an Islamic society, hence Islamic holidays are observed closely. Article 71 highlights that during the month of Ramadan, all workers cannot work more than 36 hours per week.