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The next public holiday in Dr Congo is

25th December, SaturdayChristmas

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Dr Congo in 2021

FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 04, 2021Jan 04Martyrs' Day
SaturdaySatJan 16, 2021Jan 16Heroes' Day (Laurent Kabila)
TuesdayTueFeb 16, 2021Feb 16Heroes' Day (Patrice Lumumba)
SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01Labour Day
MondayMonMay 17, 2021May 17Liberation Day
WednesdayWedJun 30, 2021Jun 30Independence Day
SundaySunAug 01, 2021Aug 01Parents' Day
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas

Public Holidays in Dr Congo



Saturday Dec 25, 2021

The upcoming Dr Congo holiday Christmas is in 142 days from today.

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

Saturday Jan 01, 2022

The upcoming Dr Congo holiday New Year's Day is in 149 days from today.

Martyrs' Day

Martyrs' Day

Tuesday Jan 04, 2022

The upcoming Dr Congo holiday Martyrs' Day is in 152 days from today.

2021 Public Holidays Dr Congo Service

The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in Dr Congo which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Dr Congo holiday calendar for 2021 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.