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South Sudan Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to South Sudan public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of March 2017, and covering calendar year 2019 South Sudan 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 South Sudan public holidays news and updates.

2017 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Mar
  • 9
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  • 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".
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2016

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • 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".
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2014

  • Dec
  • 18
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  • 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.
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  • Jul
  • 26
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 22
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  • 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.
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2013

  • Nov
  • 28
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  • 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.
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  • Aug
  • 6
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  • 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.
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  • Mar
  • 1
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  • 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.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 1
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  • 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.
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  • Aug
  • 18
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 28
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  • South Sudan 2012 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 2012.
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  • Apr
  • 4
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  • South Sudan Changes Weekends

    Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development (Juba) - The Governor of South Sudan's State of Central Equatoria (CES), Clement Wani Konga, has extended the weekend in his state to include Friday afternoons "to enable the people to get involved in agriculture and livestock activities in order to promote food security".
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • South Sudan 2012 Easter Public Holidays Announced

    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 Easter 2012 non-working public holidays in South Sudan.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • South Sudan 2011 Year-End Public Holidays

    Government of South Sudan Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development (Juba) - The Government of South Sudan has announced extended nationwide non-working public holidays for the upcoming Christmas Day public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • South Sudan New Public Holiday December 1

    Government of South Sudan (Juba) - South Sudan's President, Salva Kiir, has declared Thursday, December 1st, 2011, as a non-working public holiday throughout South Sudan on the occasion of the upcoming World AIDS Day.
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  • Jul
  • 29
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  • South Sudan Declares July 30 Public Holiday

    Government of South Sudan (Juba) - The Ministry of Labour and Public Service of the Republic of South Sudan, through its undersecretary, Rebecca Joshua Okwaci, announced that Saturday, July 30, 2011, had been declared as a non-working public holiday marking Heroes' Day.
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  • Jul
  • 4
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  • South Sudan Declares July 9-11 Public Holidays

    Government of South Sudan (Juba) - The Government of South Sudan has declared a 3-day period of public holidays, from Saturday, July 9, until Monday, July 11, 2011, inclusively.
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2010

  • Nov
  • 25
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  • Sudan Declares 7-Day Lakes State Public Sector Holidays

    The Sudan Tribune (Juba) - The Information Minister of the Lakes State of Sudan, Marik Nanga Marik, has announced that the council of ministers had decided to declare the period from November 25 until December 1, 2010, as public sector holidays to give enough time for officials working in the state government to join their respective community to get registered for the upcoming referendum.
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  • Jul
  • 29
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  • Sudan Declares July 30 GoSS Public Holiday

    The Sudan Tribune (Juba) - The minister of Labor and Public Service for the Government of South Sudan (GoSS), Awut Deng Acuil, has declared Friday, July 30, 2010, as a national public holiday on the occasion of this year's Martyrs Day.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 23
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  • Sudan's GoSS Declares Today A Public Holiday

    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Earlier this morning, the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), Salva Kiir Mayardit, has launched a clean-up operation of the GoSS capital, Juba, and declared the day a public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Sudan Clarifies Voter Registration Public Holidays Scope

    The Sudan Tribune (Juba) - Last night, Sudan's minister for cabinet affairs in the Government of Southern Sudan, Dr. Luka Tombekana Monoja, announced that the 7-day voter registration public holidays applies only to constitutional post holders (ie. elected officials), and apologized for the error in the text of the President's order, which by mistake included civil servants.
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  • Nov
  • 8
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  • Sudan Declares 7-Day Voter Registration Public Holidays

    The Sudan Tribune (Juba) - The President of Sudan's semi-autonomous Southern Sudan (GoSS), Salva Kiir Mayardit, has issued a presidential order declaring seven days of public holiday, from November 11 to 17, 2009, in order to enable government officials to mobilize for voter registration.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Sudan GoSS Announces 8-Days Of Public Holidays

    Sudan Tribune (Juba) - Sudan's GOSS ministry of Labour, Public Services and Human Resources Development, has declared eight days of regional public holidays, from December 5 to December 12, 2008.
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  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Southern Sudan Declares Obama Public Holiday

    Al-Sahafah (Khartoum) - First vice-President of the republic and president of the Government of Southern Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has declared Thursday, November 6, 2008, as a one-off public holiday in celebration of the election of Barak Obama.
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  • Jul
  • 30
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  • Sudan's GoSS Observes First Annual Martyrs' Day Public Holiday

    New Sudan Vision (Bor Town) - Sudan's GoSS has observed today the first annual occurrence on the Martyrs' Day public holiday commemorating the 2005 death of Dr. John Garang de Mabior.
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2007

  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Southern Sudan Adds New July 30 Annual Public Holiday

    Sudan Tribune - Sudan's First Vice President and President of the government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), Salva Kiir Mayardit, announced that henceforth July 30 will be a national holiday in entire southern Sudan to be observed annually as National Martyr's Day.
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  • May
  • 18
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  • Sudan To Declare May 16 Annual Public Holiday In South Sudan

    The Sudan Tribune - The Sudanese First Vice President and president of Southern Sudan government, Salva Kiir Mayadrit, declared that he would introduce legislation to make May 16, henceforth, an official national day to be annually celebrated throughout South Sudan, Blue Nile, Abyei and Nuba Mountains.
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See also: South Sudan bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (South Sudan)