Public holidays and observances in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Year 2018

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Monday New Year's Day National holiday
January 4 Thursday Martyrs of Independence Day Public Holiday
January 16 Tuesday Anniversary of President Laurent Kabila’s Assassination Public Holiday
January 17 Wednesday Anniversary of Prime Minister Patrice Emery Lumumba’s Assassination Public Holiday
February 14 Wednesday Valentine's Day Observance
March 8 Thursday International Women's Day United Nations observance
March 20 Tuesday International Francophonie Day Observance
March 20 Tuesday March equinox Season
April 30 Monday Education Day Public Holiday
May 1 Tuesday May Day National holiday
May 17 Thursday Liberation Day National holiday
June 21 Thursday Music Festival Observance
June 21 Thursday June Solstice Season
June 30 Saturday Independence Day Public Holiday
August 1 Wednesday Parents' Day Observance
September 23 Sunday September equinox Season
September 27 Thursday World Tourism Day Observance
December 21 Friday December Solstice Season
December 24 Monday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Tuesday Christmas Day National holiday
December 31 Monday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2019

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day National holiday
January 4 Friday Martyrs of Independence Day Public Holiday
January 16 Wednesday Anniversary of President Laurent Kabila’s Assassination Public Holiday
January 17 Thursday Anniversary of Prime Minister Patrice Emery Lumumba’s Assassination Public Holiday
February 14 Thursday Valentine's Day Observance
March 8 Friday International Women's Day United Nations observance
March 20 Wednesday International Francophonie Day Observance
March 20 Wednesday March equinox Season
April 30 Tuesday Education Day Public Holiday
May 1 Wednesday May Day National holiday
May 17 Friday Liberation Day National holiday
June 21 Friday Music Festival Observance
June 21 Friday June Solstice Season
June 29 Saturday Independence Day observed Public Holiday
June 30 Sunday Independence Day Public Holiday
August 1 Thursday Parents' Day Observance
September 23 Monday September equinox Season
September 27 Friday World Tourism Day Observance
December 22 Sunday December Solstice Season
December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day National holiday
December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2020

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day National holiday
January 4 Saturday Martyrs of Independence Day Public Holiday
January 16 Thursday Anniversary of President Laurent Kabila’s Assassination Public Holiday
January 17 Friday Anniversary of Prime Minister Patrice Emery Lumumba’s Assassination Public Holiday
February 14 Friday Valentine's Day Observance
March 8 Sunday International Women's Day United Nations observance
March 20 Friday International Francophonie Day Observance
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
April 30 Thursday Education Day Public Holiday
May 1 Friday May Day National holiday
May 16 Saturday Liberation Day observed Public Holiday
May 17 Sunday Liberation Day National holiday
June 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
June 21 Sunday Music Festival Observance
June 30 Tuesday Independence Day Public Holiday
August 1 Saturday Parents' Day Observance
September 22 Tuesday September equinox Season
September 27 Sunday World Tourism Day Observance
December 21 Monday December Solstice Season
December 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
December 31 Thursday New Year's Eve Observance