Public Holidays in Tunisia

Tunisia, located in North Africa, is a nation rich in history and cultural diversity. Its public holidays are a reflection of this heritage, each with its unique significance and traditions.

  • New Year's Day (January 1st): Tunisians kick off the year with enthusiasm, often spending time with family and friends. Firework displays light up the sky in major cities like Tunis and Sousse.
  • Independence Day (March 20th): This holiday commemorates Tunisia's independence from France in 1956. Festivities include parades, music, and cultural events.
  • Labour Day (May 1st): Labour Day is a time to honor the country's workers. People participate in rallies and marches to advocate for workers' rights and social justice.
  • Eid al-Fitr (Date Varies): Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims. Tunisians celebrate with special prayers, feasts, and the exchange of gifts.
  • Republic Day (July 25th): Tunisia celebrates the establishment of the republic in 1957. Festivities include parades, concerts, and cultural exhibitions.
  • Women's Day (August 13th): Women's Day in Tunisia celebrates the achievements of women and their contributions to society. It's a day of recognition and empowerment.
  • Youth Day (March 21st): This holiday celebrates the country's young people. Events and activities are organized to engage and empower Tunisian youth.
  • Eid al-Adha (Date Varies): Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is a significant Islamic holiday. It involves prayers, feasting, and the distribution of meat to the less fortunate.
  • Islamic New Year (Date Varies): The Islamic New Year marks the beginning of the lunar calendar year. It's a time for reflection and religious observance.
  • Prophet Muhammad's Birthday (Date Varies): This holiday honors the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Tunisians participate in religious gatherings and share meals with family and friends.
  • Christmas (December 25th): While Christmas is a Christian holiday, it is celebrated by some Tunisians, especially in regions with Christian communities. It includes church services and festive gatherings.
  • National Day of Culture (April 20th): This day highlights Tunisia's rich cultural heritage, with various artistic and cultural events held across the country.

These public holidays in Tunisia offer a glimpse into the nation's history, religious diversity, and commitment to cultural preservation. They serve as occasions for Tunisians to come together, celebrate their shared identity, and showcase their vibrant traditions to the world.

Upcoming Holidays (next six months)

HolidayDateDayType
Republic Day July 25 Thursday Public Holiday
Women's Day August 13 Tuesday Public Holiday
Prophet Muhammad's Birthday / Mawlid September 15 Sunday Public Holiday
Evacuation Day October 15 Tuesday Public Holiday
Revolution and Youth Day December 17 Tuesday Public Holiday
New Year's Day January 01 Wednesday Public Holiday

Holidays by Year

Previous Year: 2023
This page was last edited on 12 October 2023 at 09:07 AM (EST).