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Libya : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Dinar (LYD)
  • Working hours: from 7am to 2 pm (summer); from 8am to 3 pm (winter). During Ramadan, working hours are shorter.
    Internet domain: .ly - Telephone code: +218 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST under discussion)
  • Weekend: Friday
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    Saturday October 8, 2022Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday October 23, 2022Liberation DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday October 26, 2022Deportation DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday November 7, 2022Teacher DaySchool holidays
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    Saturday December 24, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Saturday January 14, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday February 17, 2023Revolution DaySecular holiday
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    Monday February 20, 2023International Trade FairTradeshows
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    Sunday March 12, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday March 19, 2023Victory DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday March 22, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday October 8, 2022
    Muslim, Sufi : Birthday of the Prophet, Mohammed. For nine days there are Parties with fairs, feasting, and parades. Stories are told about how the mountains danced when Mohammed was born, and sang, There is no god but Allah. The trees answered, And Mohammed is his Prophet. Then 7,000 angels brought a golden vase filled with heavenly dew, and his mother bathed the new baby in it. Many stories like these are told to Arab children on the Prophet's Birthday, the happiest day in the Moslem year.

    Liberation Day

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    Sunday October 23, 2022
    Secular holiday : To mark the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in 2011

    Deportation Day

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    Wednesday October 26, 2022
    Culture : Anniversary of the deportation, in inhuman conditions, of more than 5,000 citizens to the desert islands of Southern Italy by the European country's fascist forces in 1911.

    Teacher Day

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    Monday November 7, 2022
    School holidays :

    Independence Day

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    Saturday December 24, 2022
    Secular holiday : On 24 December 1951, Libya declared its independence as the United Kingdom of Libya, a constitutional and hereditary monarchy under King Idris, Libya's first and only monarch.

    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : Http://alwasat.ly/ 2022-2023 calendar can be viewed here (in Arabic): https://arab1education.com/%D8%AE%D8%B7%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AF%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AC%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%AF-%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%AD%D9%84%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B9%D9%84/ Dates confirmed till Oct 2022

    Regional holiday

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    Saturday January 14, 2023
    Secular holiday : New Amazigh year in Amazigh towns only

    Revolution Day

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    Friday February 17, 2023
    Secular holiday : To celebrate the start of Libyan revolution on 17th of February 2011 (from 2012 onwards) Paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday

    International Trade Fair

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Tradeshows : Http://tripolifair.com/ lasts 10 days - in Tripoli - Gas & petroleum 2023 edition confirmed

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Sunday March 12, 2023
    School holidays :

    Victory Day

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    Sunday March 19, 2023
    Secular holiday : Over the previous President Mouammar Kadhafi

    Mothers' Day

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Wednesday March 22, 2023
    School holidays :

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    cards/flowers :