Public Holidays in Liberia
Liberia, often referred to as the "Land of the Free," is a nation with a rich history of resilience, unity, and cultural diversity. Its public holidays are a reflection of this vibrant heritage.
- Independence Day (July 26th): Independence Day marks Liberia's declaration of independence from American colonization in 1847. Celebrations include parades, cultural performances, and patriotic displays.
- Thanksgiving (First Thursday in November): Thanksgiving in Liberia is a unique blend of American and indigenous traditions. It involves religious services, feasting, and expressions of gratitude.
- Christmas (December 25th): Christmas is a joyous occasion marked by church services, gift-giving, and festive meals. Communities often come together to share in the spirit of the season.
- New Year's Day (January 1st): Liberians usher in the New Year with celebrations, fireworks, and gatherings among friends and family.
- Armed Forces Day (February 11th): This day honors Liberia's military personnel and their commitment to safeguarding the nation's security. It includes military parades and demonstrations.
- Decoration Day (Second Wednesday in March): Decoration Day is a time for Liberians to visit cemeteries and honor their deceased loved ones by cleaning and decorating graves.
- National Unification Day (May 14th): National Unification Day commemorates the merger of Liberia's indigenous and settler populations in the mid-20th century. It promotes unity and cultural diversity.
- Easter (Date Varies): Easter is a significant Christian holiday marked by church services, processions, and festive meals.
- Labor Day (May 1st): Labor Day is a time to recognize the contributions of workers in Liberia and advocate for labor rights. It involves parades and gatherings.
- Redemption Day (April 12th): Redemption Day commemorates the end of Liberia's civil conflict. It's a day of reflection and remembrance for those affected by the conflict.
- Children's Day (Second Friday in December): Children's Day celebrates Liberia's youth and their potential. It often includes educational and cultural events.
- Cultural and Traditional Festivals (Various Dates): Liberia is home to diverse ethnic groups, each with its own cultural festivals and rituals. These celebrations showcase music, dance, and traditional practices.
- Flag Day (August 24th): Flag Day honors Liberia's national flag and its significance. It includes flag-raising ceremonies and educational programs.
- Muslim Holidays (Dates Vary): Liberia's Muslim community celebrates holidays such as Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha with prayers, feasts, and social gatherings.
Liberia's public holidays reflect its commitment to unity, freedom, and the preservation of cultural traditions. These celebrations provide opportunities for Liberians to come together, express their collective identity, and cherish their nation's history and values.
Upcoming Holidays (next six months)
|Christmas Day||December 25||Monday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day||January 01||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Armed Forces Day||February 11||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Armed Forces Day Holiday||February 12||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Decoration Day||March 13||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|J.J. Roberts' Birthday||March 15||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Fast and Prayer Day||April 12||Friday||Public Holiday|
|National Unification Day||May 14||Tuesday||Public Holiday|