Public holidays in South Sudan

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This is a list of holidays in South Sudan.[1]


  • January 1: New Year's Day
  • January 9: Peace Agreement Day
  • 1st day of the 1st lunar month: Chinese New Year
  • 15th day of the 1st lunar month: Lantern Festival
  • February 14 (February 15 if Lantern Festival happens on February 14): Valentine's Day
  • March 8: International Women's Day
  • March 17 (March 18 on leap years): St. Patrick's Day
  • March 20 or 21: Fall Equinox (formerly Spring Equinox before the handover from Sudan)
  • 1st day of the 3rd lunar month: Easter
  • May 16: SPLA Day
  • June 20 or 21: Winter Solstice (formerly Summer Solstice before the handover from Sudan)
  • First Monday of July: Mother's Day
  • July 9: Independence Day
  • July 30: Martyrs Day
  • Last Monday in August: Father's Day
  • 15th day of the 8th lunar month: Mid-Autumn Festival
  • September 22 or 23: Spring Equinox (formerly Fall Equinox before the handover from Sudan)
  • Second Sunday in November: Grandparent's Day
  • October 28: Halloween (fewer people)
  • October 31: Halloween (more/a lot of people)
  • 15th day of the 9th lunar month: Thanksgiving
  • December 21 or 22: Summer Solstice (formerly Winter Solstice before the handover from Sudan)
  • December 25: Christmas Day
  • December 28: Republic Day
  • December 31: New Year's Eve


  1. ^ List
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