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Libya Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Libya public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of June 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Libya 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 Libya public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jun
  • 3
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  • Libyan 2019 Eid al Fitr Public Holiday June 4

    Libyan News Agency (LANA) - The Libyan provisional government has announced that the Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holidays in Libya would start tomorrow, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Libyan Joint Public Holiday December 24

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Both of Libya's Government factions have announced that Sunday, December 24, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya to mark Libya's 66th Independence Day.
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Libyan 2017 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Libyan News Agency (LANA) - Libya's ruling National Council and the Beida government of Abdullah Thinni have announced that Thursday, November 30, 2017, had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout Libya on account of the upcoming annual Mawlid Al-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet) non-working public holiday in Libya for 2017.
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Libyan Islamic New Year 1439 Public Holidays

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Thursday, September 21, 2017, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Libya on account of the upcoming annual Islamic New Year 1439 non-working public holiday in Libya for 2017.
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  • Apr
  • 28
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  • Libyan 2017 Labour Day Public Holiday Extended

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - The Presidential Council of Libya and the Eastern Government of the House of Representatives of Libya have both decided to extend the annual May 1st, annual public holiday, created by the Law No.5 of 2012.
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  • Jan
  • 16
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  • Libyan 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's government has released its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Libya for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 9
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  • Libyan 2016 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Libyan News Agency (LANA) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Sunday, December 11, 2016, had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout Libya on account of the upcoming annual Mawlid Al-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet) non-working public holiday in Libya for 2016.
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • Libyan 2016 Eid Public Holidays

    Libyan News Agency (LANA) - Both rival Libyan governments, namely the Tripoli-based Dar Al-Ifta, headed by Sadek Al-Ghariani, and the Thinni administration in Beida, have announced that the Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holidays in Libya would start tomorrow, on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Libyan 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's government has released its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Libya for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Libyan Second 2015 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Libyan News Agency (LANA) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Wednesday, December 23, 2015, had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout Libya on account of the upcoming annual Mawlid Al-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet) non-working public holiday in Libya.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Libyan 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's government has released its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Libya for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Libyan Public Holiday December 24

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's Government has announced that Wednesday, December 24, 2014, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya to mark Libya's Independence Day.
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  • Oct
  • 21
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  • Libyan Public Holiday October 23

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Thursday, October 23, 2014, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya to be observed as The Third Anniversary of the Declaration of Liberation.
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  • Jul
  • 27
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  • Libyan 2014 Eid Public Holidays

    Libyan News Agency (LANA) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that the period of annual non-working public holidays in Libya, on account of the upcoming Eid (End of Ramadan) would be from Monday to Thursday, July 28-31, 2014.
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  • Jun
  • 23
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  • Libyan Public Holiday June 25

    Libyan News Agency (LANA) - Libya's government has finally announced that Wednesday, June 25, 2014, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday on account of that date's national parliamentary election.
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  • May
  • 25
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  • Libyan Elections June 25

    Libyan News Agency (LANA) - Libya's government has announced that it would hold a national parliamentary election on June 25.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Libyan 2014 Labour Day Public Holiday

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that, once again, as per Law No.5 of 2012, Thursday, May 1st, 2014, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya.
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  • Feb
  • 19
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  • Libyan Public Holiday February 20

    Libyan News Agency (LANA) - Libya's government has declared tomorrow, Thursday, February 20, 2014, as another one-off non-working public holiday throughout Libya to allow citizens time to cast their vote for the constitutional drafting committee.
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  • Feb
  • 1
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  • Libyan Public Holiday February 2nd

    Libyan News Agency (LANA) - Libya's government has declared tomorrow, Sunday, February 2, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Libya to celebrate Libya's victory against Ghana in the African Nations Championship, earlier this evening.
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  • Jan
  • 10
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  • Libyan 2014 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Announced

    Libyan News Agency (LANA) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Monday, January 13, 2014, had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout Libya on account of the upcoming annual Mawlid Al-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet) non-working public holiday in Libya.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Libyan Public Holiday December 24

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Tuesday, December 24, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya to be observed as the annual Libyan public holiday commemorating the 62nd anniversary of Libya's independence from Italian rule.
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  • Dec
  • 11
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  • Libyan 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's government has released its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Libya.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Libyan Hijri Public Holiday November 5

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Tuesday, November 5, 2013, would be the date of the non-working public holiday to be observed throughout Libya for the Islamic New Year 1435.
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  • Oct
  • 20
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  • Libyan Public Holiday October 23

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Wednesday, October 23, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya to be observed as The Second Anniversary of the Declaration of Liberation.
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  • Sep
  • 13
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  • Libyan Public Holiday September 16

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Monday, September 16, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya to be observed as Martyrs' Day.
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  • Apr
  • 28
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  • Libyan Labour Day Public Holiday Announced

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that, once again, Wednesday, May 1st, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya.
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  • Mar
  • 18
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  • Libyan Public Holiday March 19

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that March 19 would henceforth be an annual non-working public holiday throughout Libya "to celebrate victory over Moamer Kadhafi".
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Libyan Prophet Public Holiday January 24

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Thursday, January 24, 2013, had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout Libya on account of the upcoming Mawlid Al-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet).
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Libyan Public Holiday January 13

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Local councils in the Amazigh (Berber) areas of Libya have declared Sunday, January 13, 2013, as a regional non-working public holiday.
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2012

  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Libyan Public Holiday November 15

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Thursday, November 15, 2012, had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout Libya on account of the upcoming Hijri New Year 1434.
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • Libyan Public Holidays July 7-8

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, 2012, had both been declared non-working public holidays throughout Libya on account of the upcoming General National Conference elections.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Libyan Public Holiday May 1st

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has confirmed that Tuesday, May 1st, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya "for the first time ever".
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  • Feb
  • 19
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  • Libyan Regional Public Holiday February 20

    The Tripoli Post (Tripoli) - The president of the electoral commission of the Libyan port city of Misrata, Mohammed Balrouin, has announced that the city council had declared Monday, February 20, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Misrata on account of the first anniversary of Misrata's rebellion and of the municipal elections both occurring on that date.
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  • Feb
  • 15
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  • Libyan Public Holiday February 18

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Earlier today, Libya's ruling National Transitional Council announced that Saturday, February 18, 2012, would be a day in lieu non-working public holiday throughout Libya to compensate the fact that the new February 17 public holiday falls on a Friday this year.
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • Libyan Public Holidays Overhaul

    The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli) - Earlier today, Libya's ruling National Transitional Council announced an overhaul of the official list of national non-working public holidays in Libya, beginning in the calendar year 2012.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Libya December 24 Public Holiday Restored

    Middle East News Agency (MENA) - The interim ruling National Transitional Council has ordered that December 24 be restored as an annual non-working public holiday in Libya, to mark Independence Day, effective immediately.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Libya New Public Holiday On October 23

    Middle East News Agency (MENA) - Libyan National Transition Council member, Mukhtar Al-Jaddal, has announced that, later today, the Lybian NTC will declare October 23, as a new annual non-working public holiday in Libya, to be called Liberation Day.
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  • Sep
  • 5
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  • Libya New Martyrs' Day Public Holiday

    Press TV (Benghazi) - The chairman of the National Transitional Council, Mustapha Abdel Jalil, has announced that the NTC planned to soon declare a new annual Martyrs' Day public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 29
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  • Libyan End of Ramadan Still Expected Tomorrow

    Libyan Center for Remote Sensing and Space Science (LCRSSS) - From local reports, it appears that the date of Tuesday, August 30, 2011, for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Libya, may remain unchanged despite the turning tide of the current civil war.
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  • Feb
  • 16
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  • Libya Declares Tomorrow Public Holiday

    BBC (Tripoli) - Libyan authorities have declared tomorrow, Thursday, February 17, 2011, as a non-working public holiday in an effort to stem the protests planned for that day.
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2010

  • Nov
  • 14
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  • Libya Announces Eid Al Adha Public Holidays

    Libyan General People's Committee (Tripoli) - Libya's General People's Committee (GPC) has announced that Libya would be celebrating the upcoming Eid Al Adha on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.
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  • Sep
  • 8
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  • Lybia Revises Ramadan 2010 Public Holiday Date

    Libyan Center for Remote Sensing and Space Science (LCRSSS) - The Libyan government, after consultations with the Libyan Center for Remote Sensing and Space Science (LCRSSS) has announced that the upcoming End of Ramadan public holiday would be on Thursday, September 9, 2010.
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  • Aug
  • 9
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  • Lybia Announces Ramadan Public Holidays

    Libyan Center for Remote Sensing and Space Science (LCRSSS) - The Libyan Center for Remote Sensing and Space Science (LCRSSS) has announced that, in Libya, according to astronomical calculations, the upcoming Muslim month of Ramadan will start on Wednesday, August 11, 2010.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Lybia Announces 2010 Public Holidays Dates

    Libyan Center for Remote Sensing and Space Science (LCRSSS) - The Libyan government, after consultations with the Libyan Center for Remote Sensing and Space Science (LCRSSS) has announced the expected dates of 2010 public holidays in Libya.
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2009

  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Libya Announces Ramadan Dates

    Libyan Center for Remote Sensing and Space Science (LCRSSS) - The Libyan Center for Remote Sensing and Space Science (LCRSSS) has announced that, in Libya, according to astronomical calculations, the upcoming Muslim month of Ramadan will start on Friday, August 21, 2009.
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2008

  • Sep
  • 26
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  • Libya Announces End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Libya Online (Tripoli) - The Libyan Centre for Astronomical Studies has announced that the upcoming public holiday marking the end of the month of Ramadan, would be celebrated in Libya on Tuesday, September 30, 2008.
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  • Sep
  • 2
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  • Libya To Replace October 7 Public Holiday By One On August 30

    Time - It has been reported that Libya's ruler, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, will cancel the October 7 public holiday (put in place a few years ago when the aforementioned negotiations stalled) and replace it by an annual August 30th public holiday, tentatively named "Libyan-Italian Friendship Day".
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  • Feb
  • 28
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  • Libya Confirms March 2 Public Holiday

    Libya Online (Tripoli) - Libya's general people's committee has issued a declaration confirming the date of the official public holiday, on occasion of the 31 anniversary of the proclamation of the people's authority, as Sunday, March, 2nd, 2008.
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2007

  • Oct
  • 26
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  • Libya: Additional Information On Today's Public Holiday

    Panapress - In a communique issued yesterday, the Libyan General People's Committee gave additional on the modalities surrounding today's public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 11
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  • Libya Announces End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Libya Online (Tripoli) - The Libyan Centre for Astronomical Studies has announced that the upcoming public holiday marking the end of the month of Ramadan, would be celebrated in Libya on Friday, October 12, 2007.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Libya Begins Ramadan Today

    Libyan Center for Remote Sensing and Space Science - Last night, the Libyan Center for Remote Sensing and Space Science (LCRSS), declared that the month of Ramadan would begin on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, a full day before almost all other Muslim countries.
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  • Aug
  • 29
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  • Libya Expected To Declare Earliest Ramadan Start On September 12

    Gulf News - Dr Waheeb Al Nasser, a physics professor at the University of Bahrain, issued a statement that he expected Libya to be the first to observe the beginning of Ramadan, on September 12, 2007.
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  • Jun
  • 9
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  • Libya Cancels Evacuation Day Public Holiday

    Jamahiriya News Agency (JANA) - Libya's General People's Committee has issued a statement announcing that Monday, June 11, 2007, would be a normal working day in all employment sectors.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Libya Declares 3-Day Public Holidays

    The Associated Press - Libya declared three days of national mourning after the execution, today, of Iraqi ex-president Saddam Hussein.
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  • Oct
  • 20
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  • Libya Announces Ramadan Public Holidays Dates

    Jamahiriya News Agency (JANA) - The Secretariat of the General People's Committee announced that the first, second, and third of Shawal would be an official holiday across Great Jamahiriya.
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See also: Libya bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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