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Madagascar bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the next 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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Madagascar Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
Mar.  8 Wed Women's Day (public holiday for women only) Other
     29 Wed Martyrs' Day
Apr. 16 Sun Easter
     17 Mon Easter Monday
May   1 Mon Labour Day
     25 Thu Ascension Day
June  4 Sun Whit Sunday (Pentecost)
      5 Mon Whit Monday
     25 Sun Id al Fitr (public holiday for Muslims only) Muslim
     26 Mon Independence Day (Fetin'ny Fahaleovantena)
Aug. 15 Tue Assumption Day
Sep.  1 Fri Id al Adha (public holiday for Muslims only) Muslim
Nov.    Wed All Saints' Day
Dec.    Mon Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates

01 Feb 2017 Madagascar 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has taken into advisement the "Projet de décret fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l’année 2017", which declares the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2017.  03 Jan 2017 Madagascar 2017 Public Holidays Expected Next Week (Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) Madagascar's General Manager at the "ministère de la Fonction publique et de la réforme administrative, du travail et des lois sociales", Hermann Tandra, has announced that the decree listing the official non-working 2017 public holidays in Madagascar, will be released next week.  24 Nov 2016 Madagascar Cancels November 25 Public Holiday (Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) Madagascar's "Service conseils de la Primature", has issued a terse communiqué indicating that, contrary to what had been announced last week, Friday, November 25, 2016, would not be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar on account of the upcoming "Sommet de la Francophonie" ("La journée du 25 novembre n’a pas été décrétée fériée par le gouvernement").  17 Nov 2016 Madagascar Public Holiday November 25 (Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) Madagascar's "ministère de la Fonction publique et de la réforme administrative, du travail et des lois sociales", has announced that it is drafting a decree, expected next Tuesday, to declare Friday, November 25, 2016, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar on account of the upcoming "Sommet de la Francophonie".  04 Nov 2016 Madagascar Mulls Weeklong Public Holidays (Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) Madagascar's president, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, has announced that he had not yet decided if a week of non-working public holidays would be declared in Madagascar for the upcoming "Sommet de la Francophonie".  30 Oct 2016 Madagascar October 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) Madagascar's directeur général du Travail du ministère des Fonctions publiques, Hermann Tandra, has issued a communiqué squashing rumours that Monday, October 31, 2016, would be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar, to link the upcoming November 1st annual public holiday of Madagascar with the preceding weekend ("Les travailleurs vont devoir rejoindre leur bureau ce lundi 31 octobre").  31 Aug 2016 Madagascar Eclipse Public Holiday (Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement, at yesterday afternoon's weekly meeting, decided to amend the previously-released "Décret du 4 janvier 2016 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2016", listing the non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2016, by declaring a one-off non-working public holiday in Madagascar on the date of the upcoming solar eclipse, Thursday, September 1, 2016.  27 Jan 2016 Madagascar 2016 Public Holidays Officialized (Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement, at yesterday's weekly meeting, has adopted the previously-entered "Décret du 4 janvier 2016 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2016", thus officializing the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2016.  05 Jan 2016 Madagascar 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has taken into advisement the "Décret du 4 janvier 2016 fixant la liste des jours fériés, chômés et payés au titre de l'année 2016", which declares the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2016.  30 Apr 2015 Madagascar 2015 Muslim Public Holidays Gazetted (Filankevitry ny Governemanta-Mahazoarivo) Madagascar's Conseil de Gouvernement has finally gazetted the "Décret n° 2015/524 du 24 mars 2015 additif des jours fériés au titre de l'année 2015", which amends the list of non-working public holidays in Madagascar for the calendar year 2015, by the addition of 2 non-working public holidays reserved for Muslims.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Madagascar 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

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Madagascar are regulated by the Décret 62-150 du 28 mars 1962 Déterminant les modalités d'application du repos hebdomadaire, des jours fériés chômés et des jours fériés chômés et payés whose article 22 lists the official public holidays of Madagascar, and whose Article 28 addresses (partially) the issues stemming from public holidays that fall on a weekend.  Annual Decrees: After consultations with the Conseil National de l'Emploi, the list of annual public holidays in Madagascar is confirmed or modified annually by a government decree, usually published in January, such as the décret n°2011-012 du ministère de la Fonction publique, du travail et des lois sociales.  International Women's Day was made a partial public holiday, for women only, by decree 99-145 of February 25, 1999.  Martyrs' Day was made a partial public holiday, pursuant to decree 66-035 of December 19, 1966.  June 26: The public holiday on that date is often referred to as Madagascar's National Day (Fetim-pirenena), for lack of a clearly selected National Day, but that is not really correct.  Madagascar International Codes MG and MDG (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .mg (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Madagascar information and news: Central Bank of Madagascar (Madagascar central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Madagascar maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Madagascar), and Wikipedia (includes Madagascar commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Madagascar, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Madagascar that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Madagascar were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


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 Madagascar, 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 Madagascar, before planning any trip to Madagascar. 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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