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Vatican City bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 9 months of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Vatican City Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.  1 Sun New Year's Day
      6 Fri Epiphany
Feb. 11 Sat Lateran Treaty Day
Mar. 13 Mon Anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis
     19 Sun Saint Joseph's Day
Apr. 16 Sun Easter
     17 Mon Easter Monday
     23 Sun Feast of Saint George
May   1 Mon St. Joseph the Worker
June 29 Thu Saints Peter and Paul's Day
Aug. 15 Tue Assumption Day
     16 Wed Assumption Holiday
Nov.    Wed All Saints' Day
Dec.    Fri Immaculate Conception Day
        Mon Christmas Day
        Tue St. Stephen's Day
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Recent News and Updates

22 Oct 2016 Vatican 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Prefettura della Casa Ponitificia-Vatican City) The Vatican's Prefecture of the Papal Household has released its annual list of the 2017 closed public holidays for the Holy See (aka. Vatican City).  11 Sep 2015 Vatican 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Prefettura della Casa Ponitificia-Vatican City) The Vatican's Prefecture of the Papal Household has released its annual list of the 2016 closed public holidays for the Holy See (aka. Vatican City).  07 Jul 2015 Vatican Proposes Easter Date Change (Prefettura della Casa Ponitificia-Vatican City) Pope Francis has suggested moving the date of Easter to a semi-fixed date, most likely the second week of April.  08 Nov 2014 Vatican 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Prefettura della Casa Ponitificia-Vatican City) The Vatican's Prefecture of the Papal Household has released its annual list of the 2015 closed public holidays for the Holy See (aka. Vatican City).  27 Oct 2013 Vatican 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Prefettura della Casa Ponitificia-Vatican City) The Vatican's Prefecture of the Papal Household has released the annual list of 2014 closed public holidays for the Holy See (aka. Vatican City).  07 Apr 2013 Vatican Annual Public Holidays Amended (Prefettura della Casa Ponitificia-Vatican City) Pope Francis has amended the list of official public holidays in the Holy See (the Vatican) by adding an annual non-working public holiday on March 13, the date of his recent election.  11 Feb 2013 Vatican April Public Holiday Change (Prefettura della Casa Ponitificia-Vatican City) Following today's announcement that Pope Benedict the XVIth would retire on February 28, 2013, it is apparent that the April 19 annual Vatican public holiday commemorating his election will cease to be observed.  21 Mar 2012 Vatican 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Prefettura della Casa Ponitificia-Vatican City) The Vatican's Prefecture of the Papal Household has released the list of 2013 closed public holidays for the Holy See (aka. Vatican City).  07 Jul 2011 Vatican 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Prefettura della Casa Ponitificia-Vatican City) The Vatican's Prefecture of the Papal Household has released the list of 2012 public holidays for the Vatican (aka. the Holy See)  19 May 2010 Vatican 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Prefettura della Casa Ponitificia-Vatican City) The Vatican's Prefecture of the Papal Household has released the list of 2011 public holidays for the Vatican (aka. the Holy See).  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Vatican City public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Scope of Public Holidays in the Vatican: These dates or public holidays are when the Vatican, its museum and its shops, are closed to the public.  Closed Sundays, except for the last Sunday of each month, unless it falls at Easter, on June 29 (Saints Peter and Paul's Day), or on December 25 and 26 (Christmas Holiday).  Vatican City International Codes VA and VAT (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .va (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Vatican City information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Vatican City maps, demographics and economic statistics), and Wikipedia (includes Vatican City commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Vatican City, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Vatican City, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Vatican City.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Vatican City, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Vatican City, before planning any trip to Vatican City. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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