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Global Holidays and Observances 2023

This page contains a table of the list of globally observed public holidays and non-holiday observances for the calendar year 2023* (you may also be interested in bank holidays and public holidays, listed by country or listed by date).

The list of global holidays for the calendar year 2023 is:

Date Weekday Holiday or Observance Calendar
Sunday Western New Year
Friday Epiphany
Saturday Orthodox Christmas orthodox
Saturday Orthodox New Year orthodox
Sunday Tamil Thai Pongal Day solar
Friday Aquarius (UTC) solar
Sunday Chinese New Year / Spring Festival chinese lunar
Sunday Seol-nal / Korean New Year korean lunar
Sunday Tet Nguyen Dan / Vietnamese New Year vietnamese lunar
Saturday Thaipusam hindu solar
Saturday Lailat al Miraj / The Prophet's Ascension (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Saturday Maha Shivaratree hindu lunar
Saturday Pisces (UTC) solar
Tuesday Dangpa Losar / Bhutanese New Year (Year of the Female Water Rabbit) bhutanese lunar
Tuesday Losar / Tibetan New Year tibetan lunar
Tuesday Shrove Tuesday / Carnival easter
Tuesday Tsagaan Sar / Mongolian New Year (Year of the Black Female Rabbit) mongolian lunar
Wednesday Ash Wednesday easter
Monday Orthodox Clean Monday orth. easter
Tuesday Orthodox Shrove Tuesday orth. easter
Wednesday Orthodox Ash Wednesday orth. easter
Tuesday Holi Phagwa hindu lunar
Tuesday Lailat al Bara'a / Night of Emancipation (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Tuesday Purim jewish
Wednesday International Women's Day
Thursday Mi-Carême / Mid-Lent easter
Monday Aries (UTC) solar
Monday Vernal Equinox / Spring (UTC) solar
Wednesday Ougadi / Ugaadi hindu lunar
Thursday Start of Ramadan (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Thursday Ram Navami hindu lunar
Sunday Palm Sunday easter
Tuesday Mahavir Jayanti / Janma Kalyanak hindu lunar
Wednesday Qing Ming Jie / Tomb Sweeping Day chinese solar
Thursday Maundy Thursday easter
Thursday Pesach / Jewish Passover jewish
Friday Good Friday easter
Saturday Nuzul Quran / Revelation of the Qur'an (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Sunday Easter easter
Monday Easter Monday easter
Thursday Laotian New Year
Friday Cambodian New Year solar
Friday Jumatul Bidah / Friday of Farewell (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Friday Orthodox Good Friday orth. easter
Saturday Orthodox Holy Saturday orth. easter
Sunday Orthodox Easter orth. easter
Monday Burmese New Year
Monday Orthodox Easter Monday orth. easter
Tuesday Lailat al Qadr / Night of Destiny (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Thursday Taurus (UTC) solar
Friday Eid al Fitr / End of Ramadan (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Monday International Labour Day
Friday Great Prayer Day easter
Thursday Ascension Day easter
Sunday Gemini (UTC) solar
Friday Shavuot jewish
Sunday Whit Sunday / Pentecost easter
Monday Whit Monday easter
Monday Orthodox Pentecost Monday orth. easter
Thursday Corpus Christi easter
Wednesday Cancer (UTC) solar
Wednesday Summer Solstice / Summer (UTC) solar
Thursday Duan Wu Jie / Dragon Boat Festival chinese lunar
Tuesday Arafat Day (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Wednesday Eid al Adha / Feast of Sacrifice (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Wednesday Islamic New Year / Hijra New Year (1445) (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Sunday Leo (UTC) solar
Friday Ashura (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Tuesday Assumption
Wednesday Parsi New Year zoroastrian
Wednesday Virgo (UTC) solar
Tuesday Onam / Thiruonam hindu solar
Sunday Magal de Touba (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Saturday Rosh Hashanah / Jewish New Year (5784) jewish
Tuesday Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi / Chaturthi Paksha hindu lunar
Saturday Autumnal Equinox / Fall (UTC) solar
Saturday Libra (UTC) solar
Monday Yom Kippur jewish
Wednesday Mawlid an Nabi / The Prophet's Birthday (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Friday Zhong Qu Jie / Mid Autumn Festival chinese lunar
Saturday Sukkot jewish
Wednesday Baptism of the Prophet (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Monday Canadian Thanksgiving
Monday Scorpio (UTC) solar
Tuesday Dassain hindu lunar
Tuesday Reformation Day
Wednesday All Saints' Day
Thursday All Souls' Day
Sunday Northern Deepavali / Diwali Amavasya hindu lunar
Sunday Southern Deepavali / Diwali Krisna Chaturdasi hindu lunar
Wednesday Sagittarius (UTC) solar
Thursday US Thanksgiving
Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti hindu lunar
Sunday First Sunday in Advent
Friday Immaculate Conception
Sunday Second Sunday in Advent
Sunday Third Sunday in Advent
Friday Capricorn (UTC) solar
Friday Winter Solstice / Winter (UTC) solar
Sunday Fourth Sunday in Advent
Monday Western Christmas
Tuesday Boxing Day / Saint Stephen's Day
Sunday Western New Year's Eve

* The actual date of most global public holidays differs from one country, region or state, to another. To get the exact date when one of the holidays, above, is observed as an official public holiday in a specific country, region or state, please refer to our listings of national bank holidays and public holidays by country or by date.