GOVERNMENT OF TONGA

MEDIA RELEASE

(20 December, 2016)

“TONGA PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR 2017”

The official Public Holidays confirmed for 2017 are as follows:

MONTH: NAME OF PUBLIC HOLIDAY: TYPE OF HOLIDAY: ACTUAL DATE: OBSERVATION DATE:
JANUARY New Year’s Day International 1 January Sunday, 1 January, 2017
APRIL Good Friday

Easter Monday

ANZAC Day

International

International

International

14 April

17 April

25 April

Friday, 14 April, 2017

Monday, 17 April, 2017

Tuesday, 25 April, 2017

JUNE Emancipation Day Tonga Public Holiday 4 June (Sunday) Monday, 5 June, 2017
JULY Official Birthday of His Majesty King Tupou VI

(Birthday of the Reigning Sovereign)

Tonga Public Holiday 4 July Tuesday, 4 July, 2017

 

SEPTEMBER Birthday of His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Tupoto’a-‘Ulukalala (Birthday of the Heir to the Crown). Tonga Public Holiday 17 September (Sunday) Monday,18 September, 2017
NOVEMBER Constitutional Day (National Day) Tonga Public Holiday 4  November (Saturday) Monday, 6 November, 2017

 

DECEMBER Tupou I Day

Christmas Day

Boxing Day

Tonga Public Holiday

International

International

4 December

25 December

26 December

 

Monday, 4 December, 2017

Monday, 25 December 2017

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

 

In 2017, three days are observed in accordance with the Public Holidays Act(Cap.51), i.e Emancipation Day(June 4), Birthday of the Heir to the Crown (September 17) and Constitutional Day (November 4), since these public holidays specified, falls upon a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, that public holiday shall be celebrated on the next following Monday.

Other public holidays are observed on the actual days it occurred.

-ENDS-

 

 

 

 

Issued by the: The Prime Minister’s Office, P.O. Box 62, Nuku’alofa, Tonga. Tel: (676) 24 644     Fax:  (676) 23 888; For media enquiries- Email: pressoffice@pmo.gov.to Website: www.pmo.gov.to 

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