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The next public holiday in Dr Congo is

25th December, FridayChristmas

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Dr Congo in 2020

WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
SaturdaySatJan 04, 2020Jan 04Martyrs' Day
ThursdayThuJan 16, 2020Jan 16Heroes' Day (Laurent Kabila)
MondayMonFeb 17, 2020Feb 17Heroes' Day (Patrice Lumumba)
FridayFriMay 01, 2020May 01Labour Day
SundaySunMay 17, 2020May 17Liberation Day
TuesdayTueJun 30, 2020Jun 30Independence Day
SaturdaySatAug 01, 2020Aug 01Parents' Day
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas

Public Holidays in Dr Congo



Friday Dec 25, 2020

The upcoming Dr Congo holiday Christmas is in 57 days from today.

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

Friday Jan 01, 2021

The upcoming Dr Congo holiday New Year's Day is in 64 days from today.

Martyrs' Day

Martyrs' Day

Monday Jan 04, 2021

The upcoming Dr Congo holiday Martyrs' Day is in 67 days from today.

2020 Public Holidays Dr Congo Service

The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in Dr Congo which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Dr Congo holiday calendar for 2020 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) celebrates eight national holidays each year. The Democratic Republic of the Congo holidays includes the universal – New Year's Day, Labor Day and Christmas – in addition to national days commemorating heroes and important dates in DRC’s history. Some of the public holidays in the land are two-day and three-day festivities. The Ministry of Labor has the mandate, at the end of each year, to announce the list and the length of holiday celebrations for the following year.

Formally, the holidays in D.R.C. are stipulated by Ordinance 71-236 that was set on December 31, 1972. The ordinance has been subject to subsequent alteration over the years, following its establishment. It is notable that The Democratic Republic of the Congo has endured many regime changes, and a change of name (previously called Zaire) since this document was formally released. At the end of each year, the present-day administration releases the guides to public holidays via the Ministry of Labor, and the information is published in the Official Journal.

Employers in the country are expected to pay holiday wages and salaries on nationally recognizable holidays and also provide a day off. It is, however, noteworthy that that only applies for just one day in any multi-day celebration. Employers are often warned that one-time public days may occur sporadically in this republic and usually have maximum up to two days of notice. Therefore, the employers must acknowledge national holidays, even when given on such short notice by the labor ministry.