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Samoa Public Holidays News and Updates

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

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 10
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  • Samoan Public Holidays August 12

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (Matagaluega о Pisinisi, Alamanuia ma Leipa - MCIL), in a public notice signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Pttlotu Lупdоп Chu Liпg, has announced that "the following date (Monday, 12th August 2019) is to be treated as as Public Holiday during the Father's Day Holiday".
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Samoan Easter 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL), in a public notice signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Pulotu Lyndon Chu Ling, has announced that the upcoming Easter public holidays in Samoa "are Friday April 19, Saturday 20 and Monday 22 April".
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2018

  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Samoan Public Holiday November 7

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Samoan Prime Minister, Susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, has announced that Wednesday, November 7, 2018, had declared a non-working public holiday in Samoa to "mark 100 years since the arrival of New Zealand passenger and cargo ship Talune in Apia from Auckland".
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  • Sep
  • 27
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  • Samoan Rules-Out September 28 Public Holiday

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has announced that the government of Samoa would not declare a non-working public sector holiday in Samoa, on Friday, September 28, 2018, on account of the annual Public Service Day.
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  • May
  • 28
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  • Samoan Public Holidays June 1 and 4

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour (M.C.I.L) has announced that the government of Samoa had declared Friday and Monday, June 1 and 4, 2018, as non-working public holidays in Samoa on account of the upcoming 56th Samoan Independence Day Celebrations.
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  • Apr
  • 4
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  • Samoan Public Holiday April 13

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Samoan Government has announced that it had declared a non-working public holiday in Samoa, on Friday, April 13, 2018, "to mark the state funeral for former member of parliament, Tuiloma Pule Lameko".
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2017

  • Sep
  • 26
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  • Samoan Public Holiday September 28

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has announced that the government of Samoa had declared a half-day non-working public sector holiday in Samoa, on Thursday, September 28, 2017, "for the public service as a part of an effort to recognise their work and contribution to the development of Samoa".
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2016

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Samoan 2017-2018-2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has updated its previously-released quadrennial list of the official non-working public holidays in Samoa for the calendar years 2015-2016-2017-2018, with the addition of 2019 public holidays dates in Samoa.
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  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Samoan Public Holidays December 21

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Minister of Education, Sports and Culture of Samoa, Loau Keneti Sio, has announced that the government of Samoa would declare a half-day non-working public holiday in Samoa, on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, "in celebration of Lupesoliai Joseph Parker’s historic win over Andy Ruiz Jnr to secure the world heavyweight title".
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  • Aug
  • 4
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  • Samoan 2016 Public Holidays Revised

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has released a revised list of the official non-working public holidays in Samoa for the calendar year 2016.
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  • May
  • 29
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  • Samoan Public Holidays June 1-2-3

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour (M.C.I.L) has announced that the government of Samoa had declared Wednesday to Friday, June 1-3, 2016, as non-working public holidays in Samoa on account of the upcoming 54th Samoan Independence Day Celebrations.
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  • Feb
  • 17
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  • Samoan Public Holidays March 3-4

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour (M.C.I.L), Peseta Margaret Malua, has announced that the government of Samoa had once again declared Thursday and Friday, March 3-4, 2016, as one-off non-working public holidays in Samoa on account of the upcoming General Election.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Samoan 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour, Peseta Margaret Malua, has announced that the government of Samoa had declared Friday and Saturday, December 25-26, 2015, as well as Friday and Saturday, January 1-2, 2016, as non-working public holidays in Samoa on account of the annual Christmas and New Year non-working public holidays in Samoa for 2015/2016.
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  • Jul
  • 3
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  • Samoan Public Holiday July 8

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Samoan Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has announced that the government of Samoa will declare a half-day one-off non-working public holiday in Samoa on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, to allow Samoans the opportunity to watch that day's rugby test match between Manu Samoa and the New Zealand All Blacks in Apia.
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  • May
  • 27
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  • Samoan Public Holidays June 1-2

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour, Auelua Samuelu Enari, has announced that the government of Samoa had declared Tuesday, June 2, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Samoa to extend the upcoming, June 1st, non-working public holiday in Samoa on account of the 53rd Independence Day.
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2014

  • Sep
  • 7
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  • Samoan Public Holiday September 8

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has declared tomorrow, Monday, September 8, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Samoa to mark the successful completion of the recent 3rd Small Islands Developing States conference (SIDS) held in Samoa this past week.
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  • Aug
  • 25
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  • Samoa Considers Public Holidays Bill

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Samoan Parliament is considering a bill which amends the Public Holidays Act 2008 and would give the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Labour the power to approve or decline a holiday for a private sector company.
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  • Apr
  • 20
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  • Samoan 2015-2016-2017-2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has released its quadrennial list of the official non-working public holidays in Samoa for the calendar years 2015-2016-2017-2018.
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2012

  • May
  • 1
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  • Samoa Public Holidays June 1-5

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has released a decree ("Declaration of a Public Holiday for the 50th Independence Day Celebrations") which declares 2 and a half extra days of public holidays in Samoa for the upcoming 50th Independence Day celebrations.
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2011

  • Sep
  • 6
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  • Samoa 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has released an updated list of the non-working public holidays in Samoa for the calendar years 2012-2013-2014.
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  • Sep
  • 2
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  • Samoa December 30 Expunged Day

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry And Labour has announced that Friday, December 30, 2011, would be considered a non-working day.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Samoa Announces August 15 Public Holiday

    Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour (Matagaluega o Pisinisi, Alamanuia, Leipa) - The Samoan Ministry Of Commerce, Industry And Labour has announced that the upcoming public holiday commemorating Father's Day would be Monday, August 15, 2011.
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  • May
  • 1
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  • Samoan Calls To Restore ANZAC Public Holiday

    Radio New Zealand International (Apia) - The President of Samoa's Returned Services Association has publicly appealed to the Samoan Prime Minister to reinstate the ANZAC Day holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 1
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  • Samoa Declares 2-Day Electoral Public Holidays

    Talamua Media Corp (Apia) - The Samoan Cabinet has announced 2 days of public holidays to coincide with the upcoming general election on Friday, March 4, 2011.
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2010

  • Jun
  • 5
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  • Samoa Declares June 7 Public Holiday

    Talamua Media Corp (Apia) - The Samoan Cabinet has finally announced Monday, June 7, 2010, as the date of the public holiday that was promised, earlier this week, to celebrate Manu Samoa's victory in the World Sevens Championship.
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  • Jun
  • 2
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  • Samoa To Declare Rugby Public Holiday

    The Samoa Observer (Apia) - Samoa's Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has announced that a special public holiday would soon be declared to celebrate Manu Samoa's recent win of the IRB Sevens rugby trophy in Edinburgh.
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2009

  • Oct
  • 7
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  • Samoa Half-Day Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Radio New Zealand International (Tafaigata) - The government of Samoa has declared a half day public holiday on Thursday afternoon, October 8, 2009, to pay respect for the victims of last Wednesday's tsunami, which killed 143 people.
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  • Oct
  • 5
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  • Samoa To Declare Tsunami Memorial Public Holiday

    NZ Herald News (Faleata) - There are media reports that a public holiday will be declared on Friday, October 9th, 2009, to remember those killed in the tsunami that recently hit Samoa.
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  • Jul
  • 4
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  • Samoa September 7-8 Public Holidays Could Be Extended

    The Samoa Observer (Apia) - The government of Samoa has re-confirmed the September 7-8 public holidays declared to give Samoans practice at driving on the right. In fact, faced with criticisms, Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, quipped that "if two public holidays is not enough for the switch, the government can extend it to one month" further adding that "there's no law to stop us from having a month off work".
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  • Mar
  • 3
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  • Samoa Confirms September 7-8 Public Holidays

    The Samoa Observer (Apia) - Samoa's General Manager of the new Land and Transport Authority (LTA), Leasi John Galuvao, has confirmed that, despite recent opposition, the change in driving side of the road will occur on September 7, 2009, and that this day, and the next, would be official public holidays in Samoa.
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2008

  • Jul
  • 24
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  • Samoa Declares September 7-8 Driving Side Switch Public Holiday

    The New Zealand Herald - The Samoan Minister of Transport, Tuisugaletaua Aveau, announced today that the switch from driving on the right hand side of the road to the left hand side of the road, will take effect at 6:00am on Monday the 7th of September 2009, and that to mark the switch date, Monday the 7th and Tuesday the 8th of September, 2009, have been declared as public holidays to "allow for familiarization with the change".
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  • Mar
  • 9
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  • Samoa Reconsidering Its Head Of State Birthday Public Holiday

    The Samoa Observer (Apia) - Chief executive officer for the prime minister's office, Vaasatia Poloma Komiti announced that the government may not declare a new public holiday on March 1st, the birthday of the new head of State, Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi.
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  • Jan
  • 29
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  • Samoa Gazettes Public Holidays Act 2008

    Legislative Assembly of Samoa - The Legislative Assembly of Samoa, assembled in Parliament, has passed the Public Holidays Act 2008 (An act to amend and set up the law relating to public holidays).
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2007

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Samoan Parliament Approves Public Holidays Bill 2007

    Samoa Observer (Apia) - Samoa's Parliament has approved the report on the Public Holidays Bill 2007 by the Primary Production, Commerce, Industry and Labour Committee, reducing the number of public holidays in Samoa, and giving shops the option to open during public holidays.
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  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Samoa Changes List Of Public Holidays

    Radio New Zealand International - The government of Samoa has announced that, beginning in 2008, ANZAC Day and Arbor Day would no longer be public holidays, though some commemorative ceremonies will continue to be held on those dates.
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  • May
  • 15
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  • Samoa Declares May 17-18 One-Off Public Holidays

    Matangi Tonga - The Samoan Government has declared Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18, 2007, to be public holiday for King, and Samoan High Chief, Malietoa Tanumafili II's, official funeral and burial.
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  • May
  • 11
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  • Samoa's King Dies

    IHT - King Malietoa Tanumafili II, one of the world's longest reigning monarchs, passed away.
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  • Apr
  • 12
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  • Samoa Declares Rugby Public Holidays

    Radio Australia Sport - The Samoan Cabinet has approved the allocation of the afternoon of Thursday April 12 (commencing at 12 noon), and the entire day of Friday April 13, 2007 as a public holiday, to celebrate the recent victory of the national rugby team in Hong Kong.
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  • Apr
  • 6
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  • Samoa To Declare Rugby Public Holiday

    Samoa News (Apia) - The Samoan government has announced that it soon declare a half day public holiday to honour its Sevens team's achievement in winning the Hong Kong Sevens rugby title.
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2004

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Samoa Adds Fathers Day Public Holiday

    Samoa Government Briefs - The government of Samoa has added Fathers' Day as one of Samoa's official public holidays, beginning in 2005, as part of a holiday tryptic which also includes Mothers' Day and Children's Sunday.
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See also: Samoa bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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