Top events in Tunisia

May
01

On the island of Djerba, the 7th century La Ghriba Synagogue is the venue for a pilgrimage of Tunisia's now tiny community of Jews on the Jewish...

June
01

The Festival d’Epervier is a four-day celebration of falconry, with regular demonstrations alongside live music, food stalls and a large market....

June
06

Running since the early 1980s, the Tunis Medina Festival takes place in the capital during evening over Ramadan, featuring musical acts and film...

Tunisia Public Holidays

Below are Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
March
20
Independence Day
Start date:
20 March 2016
March
21
Youth Day
Start date:
21 March 2016

Unpaid non-working day.

April
09
Martyrs' Day
Start date:
9 April 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
July
07
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
July
25
Republic Day
Start date:
25 July 2016
August
13
Women's Day
Start date:
13 August 2016
September
13
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
October
03
Hegire (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
3 October 2016
November
07
New Era Day
Start date:
7 November 2016

Paid non-working day.

December
12
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

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