Wants to know the recognized public holidays in Liberia? Or need to find out school holiday dates in Liberia?
A public holiday in Liberia is a holiday commonly established by Liberian law makers and is typically a non working day during the year.
The public holidays in Liberia are in general days to commemorate an occasion, like the anniversary of a historic event (eg: Independence day), or could be a religious celebration like Christmas.
A detailed list of public holidays in Liberia along with brief description of respective holidays including Liberian festivals are shown on this website.
National Holidays in Liberia
Festivals in Liberia
Liberian Public Holidays
Liberian National Holidays
The Liberian National Day is a selected date on the 26 July (1847) to commemorate the Independence Day of Liberia.
Often this public holiday in Liberia is not known as National Day. Nonetheless, financial institutions, schools along with public buildings can be closed.
The 1st of January is celebrated as The New Year in Liberia to mark the beginning of a new calendar year.
May Day is yet another countrywide holiday in Liberia which is observed to commemorate the successes of the labour movement.
Festivities In Liberia
Christmas Day is a public holiday in nearly all of the nations around the world and observed on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus.
The Orthodox Christian and Western-Roman Catholic patronal feast day or 'name day' are celebrated in each place's patron saint's day, in accordance with the Calendar of saints.
The most important holidays for Muslims in Liberia are Eid ul-Fitr. This is celebrated straight after the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha which is celebrated at the conclusion of the Hajj.
Diwali (Festival of Light) is one of the important holidays observed by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs who reside in Liberia.
Jews who live in Liberia commemorate many festivals: the Passover (Spring Feasts of Pesach) and Shavuot,
the Rosh Hashanah (beginning of the Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Sukkot (Tabernacles), and Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly).