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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Angola public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of December 2018, and covering calendar year 2019 Angola public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Angola public holidays news and updates.

2018 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Angolan 2018 Year-end Public Holidays

    Jornal de Angola (Luanda) - Angola's government has issued a statement declaring 2 additional year-end non-working public holiday in Angola, on Monday, December 24, and on Monday, December 31, 2018.
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  • Aug
  • 9
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  • Angola Public Holidays Legislation Amendments Voted

    Jornal de Angola (Luanda) - The Angolan National Assembly has passed the "Law of Amendment to the Law of National Holidays, Locations and Dates of National Celebration" thus adding March 23 to the list of annual non-working public holidays in Angola.
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  • Jul
  • 21
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  • Angola Public Holidays Legislation Amendments Postponed

    Jornal de Angola (Luanda) - The Angolan National Assembly has postponed the scheduled final vote on the "Law of Amendment to the Law of National Holidays, Locations and Dates of National Celebration" due to a persisting lack of consensus among political parties.
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  • Jun
  • 22
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  • Angola Public Holidays Legislation Amendments Update

    Jornal de Angola (Luanda) - The Angolan National Assembly has approved, without consensus, by a vote of 116 votes in favour, 43 votes against and 14 abstentions, the Lei de Alteração à Lei dos Feriados Nacionais, Locais e Datas de Celebração Nacional, which would amend the current public holidays legislation of Angola by adding some bridge holiday provisions for fixed-date Angolan public holidays falling on a Tuesday or Thursday.
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  • Jun
  • 9
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  • Angola Mulls Public Holidays Legislation Amendments

    Jornal de Angola (Luanda) - Angolan MEPs are working on a draft bill, the Lei de Alteração à Lei dos Feriados Nacionais, Locais e Datas de Celebração Nacional, which would amend the current public holidays legislation of Angola by adding 2 new annual non-working public holidays in Angola and adding some bridge holiday provisions for fixed-date Angolan public holidays falling on a Tuesday or Thursday.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Angola 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Rádio Nacional de Angola (Luanda) - Angola's Ministry of Public Service and Social Security (MAPESS) has announced the list of non-working public holidays in Angola for the calendar year 2018.
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2017

  • Sep
  • 24
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  • Angola Public Holiday September 26

    Rádio Nacional de Angola (Luanda) - Angola's Ministry of Public Service and Social Security (Ministério da Administração Pública, Trabalho e Segurança Social-MAPTSS) has announced that Tuesday, September 26, 2017, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Angola on account of the upcoming inauguration of President-elect, João Lourenço, and Vice-President elect, Bornito de Sousa.
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  • Sep
  • 13
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  • Angola Public Holiday September 18

    Rádio Nacional de Angola (Luanda) - Angola's Ministry of Public Service and Social Security (Ministério da Administração Pública, Trabalho e Segurança Social-MAPTSS) has announced that as per the law revising Angolan official non-working public holidays, Monday, September 18, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday in Angola.
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  • Aug
  • 21
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  • Angolan Confirms August 23 Public Holiday

    AngoNotícias (Luanda) - Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, has announced that Wednesday, August 23, 2017, would be a one-off public holiday (tolerância de ponto) on account of the upcoming fourth general elections in Angola.
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Angolan Public Holiday August 23

    AngoNotícias (Luanda) - The government of Angola has announced that Wednesday, August 23, 2017, had been declared a one-off public holiday (tolerância de ponto) on account of the upcoming general elections that will be held on that date.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • Angola 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Rádio Nacional de Angola (Luanda) - Angola's Ministry of Public Service and Social Security (MAPESS) has announced the list of non-working public holidays in Angola for the calendar year 2017.
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2016

  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Angola Public Holiday May 2

    Rádio Nacional de Angola (Luanda) - The Cabinet Director of Angola's Ministry of Public Service and Social Security (Ministério da Administração Pública, Trabalho e Segurança Social-MAPTSS) has announced that as per the law revising Angolan official non-working public holidays, Monday, May 2, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday in Angola.
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  • Jan
  • 30
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  • Angola 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Rádio Nacional de Angola (Luanda) - Angola's Ministry of Public Service and Social Security (MAPESS) has announced the list of non-working public holidays in Angola for the calendar year 2016.
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2015

  • Sep
  • 11
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  • Angola Public Holiday September 18

    Rádio Nacional de Angola (Luanda) - Angola's Minister of Public Service and Social Security (MAPESS), António Pitra Neto, has announced that Friday, September 18, 2015, would be a one-off non-working public sector holiday, to link the upcoming, September 17, National Heroes' Day, annual non-working public holiday (tolerância de ponto) of Angola, as per the law revising Angolan official non-working public holidays.
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  • Mar
  • 4
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  • Angola Public Holiday March 9

    Rádio Nacional de Angola (Luanda) - The Cabinet Director of Angola's Ministry of Public Service and Social Security (MAPESS) has announced that as per the law revising Angolan official non-working public holidays, Monday, March 9, 2015, would be a non-working public holiday.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 6
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  • Angolan 2014-2015 Year-end Public Holidays

    Rádio Nacional de Angola (Luanda) - Angola's Minister of Public Work and Social Security Administration (MAPTSS), Antonio Pitra Neto, has issued a statement declaring 2 additional year-end non-working public holiday in Angola, on Friday, December 26, 2014, and on Friday, January 2, 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 28
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  • Angolan November 3 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Rádio Nacional de Angola (Luanda) - The director of the legal department of Angola's Ministry of Public Work and Social Security Administration (MAPTSS), Jesus Maiato, has issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of an additional, substitute, non-working public holiday in Angola, on account of the upcoming November 2, "Dia dos Finados", annual non-working public holiday of Angola, falling on a Sunday in 2014.
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Angolan Public Sector Holidays May 23 and 30

    AngoNotícias (Luanda) - The government of Angola has announced that Friday, May 23, and Friday, May 30, 2014, had been declared as one-off public sector holidays (asueto para los empleados públicos) in Luanda Province on account of the current Angolan population census registration drive.
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2012

  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Angolan Public Holiday August 31

    AngoNotícias (Luanda) - The government of Angola has announced that Friday, August 31, 2012, had been declared a one-off public holiday (tolerância de ponto) on account of the upcoming general elections that will be held on that date.
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2011

  • Jun
  • 21
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  • Angola Proposes March 23 SADC Public Holiday

    AngoNotícias (Luanda) - The government of Angola, represented at the recent SADC Ministerial Committee Meeting in Lusaka, has proposed that SADC member countries declare March 23 as a new annual non-working public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Angola Declares May 2 Public Holiday

    Rádio Nacional de Angola (Luanda) - The Cabinet Director of Angola's Ministry of Public Service and Social Security, Jesus Maiato, has announced that as per the recently-voted law revising Angolan official public holidays, Monday, May 2, 2011, would be a non-working public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 15
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  • Angola Public Holidays Revision Signed Into Law

    Boletim Informativo do Governo de Angola (BIGA) - Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, has signed into law the recently-voted major revision of Angolan public holidays.
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  • Jan
  • 20
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  • Angola Approves Revised Public Holidays Law

    Boletim Informativo do Governo de Angola (BIGA) - Despite some last-ditch efforts by the Angolan opposition, the recently-voted public holidays legislation (Lei dos Feriados Nacionais e Locais e Datas de Celebração Nacional) has finally been made official.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Angola Revises Public Holidays Legislation

    Boletim Informativo do Governo de Angola (BIGA) - The Angolan parliament has overwhelmingly passed the "Ley de los Feriados Nacionales y Locales" which revises the current legislation on public holidays in Angola.
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  • Jan
  • 17
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  • Angola Declares CAN 2010 Public Holiday Tomorrow

    AngoNotícias (Luanda) - The governor of the Provincial Government of Luanda, Francisca do Espirito Santo, has declared a half-day regional public holiday for tomorrow afternoon, Monday, January 18, 2010, on the occasion of that day's CAN 2010 football game.
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2009

  • Mar
  • 20
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  • Angola Public Sector Holiday For Papal Visit

    Angop News Agency (Luanda) - Late last night, it was reported that Angola's minister for public administration and employment, had given public sector workers a public holiday on Friday, March 20, 2009.
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2008

  • Aug
  • 30
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  • Angola Declares September 3 Public Holiday

    Angop News Agency (Luanda) - The Angolan government has declared the observance of a one-off paid non-working public holiday on Wednesday, September 3, 2008, the last day of the current campaign for the September 5 legislative elections.
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  • Jul
  • 1
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  • Angola Declares September 5 Public Holiday

    Angop News Agency (Luanda) - The Angolan Council of Ministers has approved a Law-decree on the observance of a one-off public holiday on Friday, September 5, 2008, Election Day, in an extraordinary session of the Cabinet Council.
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  • Jun
  • 5
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  • Angola Legislative Elections On September 5

    Angola Press Agency (Luanda) - The office of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos issued a statement announcing legislative elections, on Friday, September 5, 2008.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • Angola's National Culture Day Suggested As Public Holiday

    Angola Press - Yesterday, Luanda's regional culture minister, Manuel Sebastião, was quoted as saying that he was in favor of adding January 8th (National Culture Day) to the list of Angola's public holidays.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Angola Hints At Date Of Next Elections

    Angop News Agency (Luanda) - The state Angop news agency said the Council of the Republic, a body chaired by President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, had advised splitting legislative and presidential elections, holding the former in 2008 (between May and August) and the latter in 2009 (also between May and August).
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2003

  • Mar
  • 24
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  • Angola Gazettes New Public Holidays Legislation

    AngoNotícias (Luanda) - The Angolan parliament has passed the Ley núm. 7/03 relativa a los feriados nacionales, which overhauls the list of Angolan public holidays.
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2001

  • Mar
  • 27
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  • Angola Adds 4 New Public Holidays

    Diário da República (Luanda) - Angola's parliament has approved the "Lei nº 7/03, de 21 de Março 2001",which adds 4 new annual public holidays in Angola.
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1996

  • Sep
  • 30
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  • Angola Votes New Public Holidays Legislation

    Diário da República (Luanda) - The Angolan parliament has passed the "Lei 16/96 de septiembre 27 1996", which overhauls the list of Angolan public holidays.
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See also: Angola bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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