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Vanuatu Public Holidays News and Updates

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

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Vanuatu Public Holiday September 17

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - Vanuatu's President, Obed Moses Tallis, has declared Tuesday, September 17, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, "for all registered voters who are eligible to vote in the Luganville Municipality election".
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  • Aug
  • 24
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  • Vanuatu Public Holiday September 2

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - Vanuatu's Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, upon conferring with the speaker of parliament, has declared Monday, September 2, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, for the purpose of preparations for the "Efate rural Constituency by-election".
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Vanuatu 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The government of Vanuatu has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Vanuatu Rules-Out Public Holiday On January 2

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The Office of the President of Vanuatu has issued a statement ruling-out the declaration of Wednesday, January 2, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Vanuatu.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Vanuatu Public Holiday December 4

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - Vanuatu's President, Obed Moses Tallis, in his capacity as Head of State, and acting on the advice of the Prime Minister, has declared tomorrow, Monday, December 4, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, for the purpose of preparations for the official opening ceremony of the 10th Pacific Mini Games.
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  • Nov
  • 25
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  • Vanuatu 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The government of Vanuatu has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Vanuatu Public Holiday June 21

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - Vanuatu's Speaker of Parliament, Esmon Sae, in his capacity as the Acting Head of State, has declared Wednesday, June 21, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, following the death, while in office, of Vanuatu President, Baldwin Womtelo Lonsdale.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Vanuatu 2016-2017 Year-End Public Holidays

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - John Slovan, the Private Secretary to the President and Head of State of Vanuatu, Baldwin Lonsdale, has announced the dates that would be non-working public holidays in Vanuatu in late December 2016 and early January 2017.
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  • Aug
  • 16
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  • Vanuatu 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The government of Vanuatu has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • Jul
  • 27
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  • Vanuatu Public Holiday August 1st

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The Office of the President and Head of State of Vanuatu, Baldwin Lonsdale, via the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, has announced that Monday, August 1, 2016, had been declared as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, on account of the annual Vanuatu public holiday for the 36th anniversary of Independence falling on a Saturday, in the calendar year 2016.
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  • Feb
  • 19
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  • Vanuatu Public Holidays February 21-22

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The Office of the President of Vanuatu has announced that Vanuatu's president, Baldwin Lonsdale, had declared Monday, February 22, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, on account the annual Vanuatu public holiday for "Lini Day" falling on a Sunday, in the calendar year 2016.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Vanuatu 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The government of Vanuatu has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • Nov
  • 27
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  • Vanuatu Public Holiday November 30

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The Office of the President of Vanuatu has announced that Vanuatu's president, Baldwin Lonsdale, had declared Monday, November 30, 2015, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, on account the annual Vanuatu public holiday for Unity Day falling on a Sunday, in the calendar year 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 14
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  • Vanuatu Public Holiday October 15

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - Vanuatu's president, Baldwin Lonsdale, has declared tomorrow, Thursday, October 15, 2015, as a one-off regional non-working public holiday in Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila, on account of the by-election being held on that date to fill the seat left vacant by the death of former prime minister Edward Natapei.
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  • Feb
  • 20
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  • Vanuatu February 23 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The Public Relations Officer of the Government of Vanuatu, Kiery Manassah, in an email sent by the Ministry of Education and Training, announced that, this time, despite the annual Vanuatu non-working public holiday for Father Lini Day falling on a Saturday, there would be no compensatory non-working public holiday in Vanuatu on Monday, February 23, 2015.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Vanuatu 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The government of Vanuatu has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the calendar year 2015.
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  • Nov
  • 24
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  • Vanuatu 2014 Public Holidays Amended

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The government of Vanuatu has extended its previously-announced annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the calendar year 2014, when Vanuatu Head of State, Baldwin Lonsdale, declared Monday, December 1, 2014, as a one-off additional non-working public holiday in Vanuatu on the occasion of the annual National Unity Day public holiday of Vanuatu which falls on a Saturday, this year.
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  • Jan
  • 24
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  • Vanuatu 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The government of Vanuatu has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the calendar year 2014.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Vanuatu Public Holiday January 7

    Vanuatu Daily Post (Port Vila) - Vanuatu's Head of State, President Iolu Johnson Abbil, on the recommendation of Vanuatu's Prime Minister, Moana Carcasses, has declared Tuesday, January 7, 2014, as another one-off electoral public holiday in Vanuatu.
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2013

  • May
  • 30
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  • Vanuatu Tanna Public Holiday June 3

    Vanuatu Daily Post (Port Vila) - Vanuatu's Head of State, President Iolu Johnson Abbil, has declared Monday, June 3, 2013, as a one-off regional public holiday in Tanna.
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Vanuatu 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    ANZ Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The government of Vanuatu has announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the calendar year 2013.
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2012

  • May
  • 23
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  • Vanuatu Public Holiday October 30

    Vanuatu Daily Post (Port Vila) - The chairman Vanuatu's electoral commission, John Taleo, has confirmed that Vanuatu's upcoming general election will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, and that the date had been approved as a one-off non-working public holiday in Vanuatu.
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  • Jan
  • 17
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  • Vanuatu 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    ANZ Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The government of Vanuatu has announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the calendar year 2012.
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2011

  • Oct
  • 25
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  • Vanuatu Public Holidays November 10

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The President of Vanuatu, Iolu Johnson Abbil Kaniapnin, has issued the Declaration of Public Holiday Order No.201 of 2011 (Republic of Vanuatu Official Gazette No.43 of 2011) which declares Thursday, November 10, 2011, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Vanuatu on account of the upcoming Samma Provincial elections.
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  • Jan
  • 1
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  • Vanuatu Declares January 3 Public Holiday

    Vanuatu Daily Post (Port Vila) - Late yesterday, Vanuatu's President, Johnson Iolu Abbil, signed the "Declaration of Public Holiday Order No: 120 of 2010" declaring Monday, January 3, 2011, as an official nationwide public holiday in Vanuatu.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Vanuatu Rules-Out Extra New Year Public Holiday

    Radio Vanuatu (Port Vila) - Vanuatu's Private Secretary to the Head of State, Rave Nigai, has announced that neither Friday, December 31, 2010, nor Monday, January 3, 2011, would be public holidays.
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  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Vanuatu Declares December 24 Public Holiday

    Vanuatu Daily Post (Port Vila) - The government of Vanuatu, at the request of its Prime Minister, has declared a one-off public holiday, on Friday, December 24, 2010.
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Vanuatu 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    ANZ Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The government of Vanuatu has announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Vanuatu for the calendar year 2011.
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  • Apr
  • 19
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  • Vanuatu Declares April 20 Public Holiday

    Radio Vanuatu (Port Vila) - Vanuatu's Head of State, President Iolu Johnson Abbil, has declared tomorrow, Tuesday, April 20, 2010, as a one-off regional public holiday in the Tongoa and Epi islands of Shefa Province.
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2009

  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Vanuatu Election Day Not Yet Public Holiday

    Vanuatu Daily Post (Port Vila) - As of yet, there has not been any announcement of a one-off electoral public holiday on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, on the date of the upcoming presidential election.
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  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Vanuatu Public Holiday June 12

    Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila) - The President of Vanuatu, Mauliliu Kalkot Mataskelekele, has announced that, on the advice of his Prime Minister, he had declared Friday, June 12, 2009, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Vanuatu to mourn the death of Chief Willie Bongmatur.
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2008

  • Sep
  • 1
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  • Vanuatu Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Vanuatu Daily Post (Port Vila) - Vanuatu's Principal Electoral Officer, Martin Tete, has announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, September 2, 2008, had been declared a one-off national public holiday throughout Vanuatu.
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  • Jul
  • 29
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  • Vanuatu Extends Independence Day Public Holiday

    Local sources - The government of Vanuatu has announced that, for government and public service employees, this year's Independence Day public holiday (July 30) would be extended by one day to also include Thursday, July 31, 2008.
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2007

  • May
  • 21
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  • Vanuatu Declares Public Holiday Following Death Of Bishop Visi

    Radio New Zealand International - A public holiday has been declared in Vanuatu, today, following the sudden death of Catholic Bishop, Michel Visi, yesterday morning.
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2005

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Vanuatu Adds New Public Holiday

    Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PACLII) - The government of Vanuatu has gazetted the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act No. 50 Of 2005 which adds a new February public holiday for Father Lini Day.
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See also: Vanuatu bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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