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Solomon Islands 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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Solomon Islands Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon New Year Holiday
Apr. 14 Fri Good Friday
     15 Sat Holy Saturday
     17 Mon Easter Monday
June  5 Mon Whit Monday
     16 Fri Queen's Birthday
July  7 Fri Independence Day (National Day)
Dec.    Mon Christmas Day
        Tue National Day of Thanksgiving
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Recent News and Updates

06 Jul 2016 Solomon Islands Confirms Public Holiday July 7 (Solomon Times-Honiara) The Solomon Islands Minister for Home Affairs has announced that the Cabinet of the Solomon Islands had confirmed Thursday, July 7, 2016, as the date of the 2016 annual non-working public holiday in the Solomon Islands commemorating the Solomon Island's Independence Day.  29 Feb 2016 Solomon Islands Public Holiday March 1st (Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation-SIBC) Earlier this morning, the Solomon Islands Government Communications Unit announced that the Cabinet of the Solomon Islands had declared Tuesday, March 1st, 2016, as a "National Day of Mourning" non-working public holiday in the Solomon Islands, in honour of the Late Sir Peter Kenilorea who passed away on Thursday 25th of February 2016.  15 Dec 2015 Solomon Islands 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Solomon Times-Honiara) The Solomon Islands Ministry for Home Affairs, the ministry responsible for declaring national public holidays in the Solomon Islands, has released the list of annual non-working public holidays in the Solomon Islands for the upcoming year 2016.  04 Jul 2015 Solomon Islands Public Holiday July 10 (Solomon Times-Honiara) The Solomon Islands caretaker Minister for Home Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister, Manasseh Maelanga, the minister responsible for declaring national public holidays in the Solomon Islands, has announced that the Cabinet of the Solomon Islands had declared Friday, July 10, 2015, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in the Solomon Islands.  08 Dec 2014 Solomon Islands December 10 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Solomon Times-Honiara) The Solomon Islands Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening has ruled-out declaring Wednesday, December 11, 2014, as another one-off electoral non-working public holiday in the Solomon Islands on the occasion of the Guadalcanal Provincial election.  13 Nov 2014 Solomon Islands Public Holiday November 19 (Solomon Times-Honiara) The Solomon Islands caretaker Minister for Home Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister, Manasseh Maelanga, the minister responsible for declaring national public holidays in the Solomon Islands, has announced that the upcoming National Election day, Wednesday, November 19, 2014, would once again be declared a national non-working public holiday in the Solomon Islands.  19 May 2014 Solomon Islands 2014 Public Holiday Corrected (Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation-SIBC) The Director of Civil Affairs Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs of the government of the Solomon Islands, Robert Farodo, has announced a corrected date for the upcoming Whitmonday annual non-working public holiday in the Solomon Islands.  07 Jul 2013 Solomon Islands Public Holiday July 8 (The Solomon Star-Honiara) The government of the Solomon Islands has announced that it had declared tomorrow, Monday, July 8, 2013, as another additional non-working public holiday in the Solomon Islands, on account of this year's 35th Independence Day public holiday.  12 Jun 2013 Solomon Islands Public Holiday June 14 (The Solomon Star-Honiara) The private secretary to the Governor General of the Solomon Islands, Nigel Maezama, has announced that the Government of the Solomon Islands had declared Friday, June 14, 2013, as a non-working public holiday in the Solomon Islands.  18 Feb 2013 Solomon Islands Public Holiday February 20 (The Solomon Star-Honiara) The government of the Solomon Islands has declared Wednesday, February 20, 2013, as a one-off public holiday to coincide with that day's memorial for the people who lost their lives in the February 6 tsunami that struck Santa Cruz in Temotu Province.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Solomon Islands 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 the Solomon Islands are regulated by the Public Holidays Act [Cap 151], An Act To Make Provision For Public Holidays, last consolidated in 1996.  Weekend Public Holidays: are regulated by Sections 2-1 and 2-2 of the aformentioned Act.  Provincial Holidays: Each Province has its own day. When a Province Day falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed as a public holiday. Feb 25: Choiseul. Jun 2: Isable. Jun 8: Temotu. Jun 29: Central Island. Jul 20: Rennell. Aug 1: Guadalcanal. Aug 3: Makira/Ulawa. Aug 15: Malaita. Dec 7: Western Province.  Solomon Islands International Codes SB and SLB (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .sb (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Solomon Islands information and news: Central Bank of Solomon Islands (Solomon Islands central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Solomon Islands maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Solomon Islands), and Wikipedia (includes Solomon Islands 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 Solomon Islands, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Solomon Islands, 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 Solomon Islands.


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 Solomon Islands, 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 Solomon Islands, before planning any trip to Solomon Islands. 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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