East Timor is officially called the Democratic Republic of East Timor or Timor Leste. It is an Asian country located in the south-eastern region of the continent. It occupied the eastern part of Island of Timor and also include smaller island such as Jaco, Atauro, and ecussi-Ambeno situated in the western region of the island. The National Motto of the country is Unity, Action, Progress (in English).
Holiday in East Timor
|January 01||New Year’s Day|
|January 02||The day after New Year’s Day||Public Sector only|
|February 12||Chinese New Year||Public Sector only|
|March 03||Veterans Day|
|February 17||Ash Wednesday||Public Sector only|
|April 02||Holy Friday||Friday before Easter Sunday|
|May 01||Labour Day||International Workers Day|
|May 20||Independence Restoration Day||National Day|
|May 12 – 13||Idul Fitri||End of Ramadan|
|June 03||Corpus Christi||Second Thursday after Whitsun|
|July 19 – 20||Idul Adha||Feats of the Sacrifice|
|August 30||Popular Consultation Day|
|November 01||All Saints’ Day|
|November 02||All Souls’ Day|
|November 12||Youth National Day|
|November 28||Proclamation of Independence Day|
|December 07||Memorial Day|
|December 08||Day of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception|
|December 25||Christmas Day|
|December 31||National Heroes Day|
New Year’s Day in East Timor
January 01, according to Gregorian Calendar is celebrated as New Year’s Day in East Timor. It’s a public holiday in all sectors.
Day after New Year’s Day in East Timor
The day after Christmas January 02, is also a public holiday in East Timor and celebrated very warmly all around the country by public sector only.
Chinese New Year Day in East Timor
February 05, was celebrated as Chinese Year Day in East Timor. It a holiday for the public sector only, learn more…
Veterans Day in East Timor
March 03, is celebrated as Veterans Day in East Timor. This day commemorate the struggle and devotions of the people who fought for the country’s independence.
Ash Wednesday in East Timor
March 06, in was celebrated as Ash Wednesday in East Timo. This is purely a Christian event of fasting, petition, an apology on this day.
Holy Friday in East Timor
April 19, Friday in , will be celebrated as Holy Friday in East Timor. This day is also known as Good Friday and celebrated on Friday before Easter Sunday.
Labour Day in East Timor
May 01, is held as Labour Day in East Timor. This day is also called May Day, it’s an international Day of Workers which is celebrated as the tribute to the services of workers, learn more…
Independence Restoration Day in East Timor
May 20, , will be celebrating Independence Restoration Day in East Timor. It’s a national day of the country and given as public holiday, learn more…
Idul Fitri in East Timor
June 04, Tuesday will be celebrated as Idul Fitri in East Timor. This is purely a Muslim event which is celebrated after the End of Holy month Ramadan, learn more…
Corpus Christi in East Timor
June 20, is celebrated as Corpus Christi in East Timor. This day is celebrated by the Christian community to honor the Holy body of Christ, learn more…
Idul Adha in East Timor
August 11, , will be celebrated as Idul Adha in East Timor. This day is celebrated by the Muslim community and also called a Festival Sacrifice, learn more…
Popular Consultation Day in East Timor
August 310, is celebrated as Popular Consultation Day in East Timor. It’s a public holiday when all the government and private sectors remain close, learn more…
All Saints’ Day in East Timor
November 01, is celebrated as All Saints’ Day in East Timor each year just like the rest of the world. After the Pentecost this day is celebrated on the very first Sunday, learn more…
All Souls’ Day in East Timor
November 02, is celebrated as All Souls’ Day in East Timor just like the whole world. This day is held for giving prayers to the dead, learn more…
Youth National Day in East Timor
November 12 is celebrated as Youth National Day in East Timor every year. This day commemorates the Struggle of youth for the independence of the country, learn more…
Proclamation of Independence Day in East Timor
November 28, is celebrated as Proclamation of Independence Day in East Timor every year. It’s a public holiday when all public and private sectors remain closed, learn more…
Memorial Day in East Timor
December 07, is held as Memorial Day in East Timor every year for the victims of Indonesian occupation, learn more…
Day of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception in East Timor
December 08, is held as Day of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception in East Timor. It’s a public holiday all over the country, learn more…
Christmas Day in East Timor
December 25th is celebrated as Christmas Day in East Timor like the rest of the world. This day is warmly celebrated by the Christian community, learn more…
December 26th is held as Boxing Day in East Timor. It is celebrated for the servants and they are given a Christmas Box from their masters, learn more…
National Heroes Day in East Timor
December 31st the last day of the year is celebrated as National Heroes Day in East Timor. This day is held to remember the struggle of national heroes for the country, learn more…
Fact and Figures about East Timor
All the facts and figures about East Timor are listed below in this article. Take a look in order to know about them.
The capital of East Timor
The “city of peace” Dili is the national capital of East Timor. With almost one hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants it is the largest city, chief port and economic hub of the country.
President of East Timor
Mr. Francisco Guterres is the current president of the Democratic Republic of East Timor. He took office in 2017, on May 20. Under the constitution, the president also serves as the head of the state.
Prime Minister of East Timor
Mr. Taur Matan Ruak is the current prime minister of East Timor. He took office in , on June 22. Under the constitution, the prime minister in East Timor also serves as the head of the government.
The population of East Timor
In 2017, the estimated population of East Timor was about 1.296 million which is equivalent to 0.02% of the total population of the world. It ranked at 156th position in the list of most populous countries.
Flag of East Timor
The national flag of East Timor was adopted in May 2002. It consists of a red sheet with Black triangle located on the left side with a yellow outline and a five-pointed star located in the middle of a black triangle.
The currency of East Timor
Centavo Coin of East Timor was introduced in 2003 which is equal to one cent.
The religion of East Timor
The majority population is adhering to Christianity in which 96.9% are Catholics, and 2.2% are Protestants. While 0.3% are Muslims and 0.5% are others.
Dialing Code of East Timor
The international dialing code of East Timor is +670.
Crime Rate in East Timor
The capital city Dili has 43.15 Crime Index and 56.85 Safety Index in the world.
Famous Airport in East Timor
Some of the Famous airports in East Timor are Baucau Airport which serves Baucau city, Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport which serves Dili city, Abisu Airport which serves Fuiloro city, Maliana Airport which serves Maliana, Oecusse Airport which serves Pante Macassar city, Suai Airport which serves Suai, and Viqueque Airport which serves Viqueque.
Top Destinations of East Timor
East Timor is rich in culture and has very beautiful beaches that are an amazing attraction to tourists. The place in East Timor that worth visiting are Jesus Backside Beach, Atauro Island, Baucau, Suai, Lautem, Maubisse, Lake Ira Lalaro, Mount Matebian, Jaco Island, Same, Betano, Mount Ramelau, Com, Marobo Hot Springs, and Nino Konis National Park.
Area of East Timor
The total area of East Timor is about 15,410 sq. kilometers.
GDP of East Timor
In 2017, the estimated area of East Timor was about 2.955 billion US dollars which is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world’s economy.
Sports of East Timor
Sports which are commonly played in East Timor are Weightlifting, soccer, cycling, martial arts, and Badminton.