Yemen Public Holidays 2017Today – 18 October 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 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|22 May||Mon||Unity Day|
|24 Jun||Sat||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|25 Jun||Sun||Eid al-Fitr|
|26 Jun to 28 Jun||Mon to Wed||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|31 Aug||Thu||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|1 Sep||Fri||Eid al-Adha|
|2 Sep to 4 Sep||Sat to Mon||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|21 Sep||Thu||Islamic New Year|
|26 Sep||Tue||Revolution Day|
|14 Oct||Sat||Liberation Day|
|30 Nov||Thu||Independence Day|
|30 Nov||Thu||Prophet 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.