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Bank and Public Holidays for South Sudan

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South Sudan bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 5 months of 2018, 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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South Sudan Public Holidays in 2018 Observance*
Jan.  1 Mon New Year's Day
Mar. 30 Fri Good Friday
     31 Sat Holy Saturday
Apr.  1 Sun Easter Sunday
      2 Mon Easter Monday
May   1 Tue International Labour Day
     16 Wed SPLA Day
June    Fri Eid-Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
        Sat Eid-Al-Fitr Holiday (only for Muslims) Muslim
July    Mon Independence Day
        Mon Martyrs' Day
Aug.    Tue Eid-Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
        Wed Eid-Al-Adha Holiday (only for Muslims) Muslim
Dec.    Mon Christmas Holiday
        Tue Christmas Day
        Wed Christmas Holiday
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

09 Mar 2017 South Sudan Public Holiday March 10 (Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) The Government of South Sudan, through its Vice-President, James Wani Igga, has announced that tomorrow, Friday, March 10, 2017, would be a one-off official non-working public holiday in South Sudan on account of the "National Prayer Day which was declared by the President".  29 Dec 2016 South Sudan Public Holiday January 2 (Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) The Government of South Sudan, through its Undersecretary of Labour, Mary Hillary Wani, has announced that Monday, January 2, 2017, would be an official non-working public holiday in South Sudan "because the New Year falls on Sunday the 1st of January, 2017".  18 Dec 2014 South Sudan 2015 Public Holidays Released (Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) The Government of South Sudan, through its Undersecretary of Labour to the Ministry of Labor, Public Service, and Human Resource Development, Hellen Achiro Lotara, has announced the list of official non-working public holidays in South Sudan for the calendar year 2015.  26 Jul 2014 South Sudan 2014 Ed-Ul-Fitr Public Holidays (Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) The Government of South Sudan, through its Ministry of Labor, Public Service, and Human Resource Development, has announced the dates of the upcoming non-working public holidays for the 2014 annual Ed-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) in South Sudan.  22 Feb 2014 South Sudan 2014 Public Holidays Released (Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) The Government of South Sudan, through its Undersecretary of Labour to the Ministry of Labor, Public Service, and Human Resource Development, Hellen Achiro Lotara, has announced the list of official non-working public holidays in South Sudan for the calendar year 2014.  28 Nov 2013 South Sudan Public Holiday December 1-2 (Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) The Government of South Sudan, through its Undersecretary of Labour, Hellen Achiro Lotara, has announced that Monday, December 2, 2013, would be an official non-working public holiday in South Sudan.  06 Aug 2013 South Sudan 2013 Ed-Ul-Fitr Public Holidays (Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) The Government of South Sudan, through its Ministry of Labor, Public Service, and Human Resource Development, has announced the dates of the upcoming non-working public holidays for the 2013 Ed-Ul-Fitr in South Sudan.  01 Mar 2013 South Sudan 2013 Public Holidays Released (Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) The Government of South Sudan, through its Undersecretary of Labour to the Ministry of Labor, Public Service, and Human Resource Development, Hellen Achiro Lotara, has announced the list of official non-working public holidays in South Sudan for the calendar year 2013.  01 Dec 2012 South Sudan Public Holiday December 3 (Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) The Government of South Sudan, through its Undersecretary of Labour, Hellen Achiro Lotara, has announced that Monday, December 3, 2012, would be an official non-working public holiday in South Sudan.  18 Aug 2012 South Sudan 2012 Ed-Ul-Fitr Public Holidays (Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development-Juba) The Government of South Sudan, through its Ministry of Labor, Public Service, and Human Resource Development, has announced the dates of the upcoming non-working public holidays for the 2012 Ed-Ul-Fitr in South Sudan.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the South Sudan 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

South Sudan became a fully independent country on July 9, 2011.  For South Sudan public holidays from before July 9, 2011, see the GoSS regional public holidays listed in the list of official public holidays in the Sudan.  The South Sudan public holidays currently listed have been obtained on March 1st, 2011, from the current semi-autonomous Government of South Sudan (GoSS). It is possible that some Muslim public holidays will eventually be added to the list of official public holidays in South Sudan.  The ISO-3166 code for South Sudan has not being finalized, yet, but the SS code seems likely.  Martyrs' Day: This public holiday was initiated, beginning in 2008, by the Jonglei government of Southern Sudan, to commemorate the anniversary of the death, in a 2005 airplane crash, of Dr. John Garang de Mabior, who was at the time First Vice President of Sudan and President of the semi-autonomous Southern Sudan.  South Sudan International Codes SS and SSD (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ss (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of South Sudan information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (South Sudan maps, demographics and economic statistics), and Wikipedia (includes South Sudan commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in South Sudan, 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 South Sudan 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 South Sudan 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 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, 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 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for South Sudan, 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 South Sudan, before planning any trip to South Sudan. 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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