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Public holidays in East Timor

Holidays and Observances in East Timor

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

DayDateHoliday 
TuesdayJanuary 01New Year’s Day
WednesdayJanuary 02The day after New Year’s DayPublic Sector only
TuesdayFebruary 05Chinese New YearPublic Sector only
SundayMarch 03Veterans Day
WednesdayMarch 06Ash WednesdayPublic Sector only
FridayApril 19Holy FridayFriday before Easter Sunday
WednesdayMay 01Labour DayInternational Workers Day
MondayMay 20Independence Restoration DayNational Day
TuesdayJune 04Idul FitriEnd of Ramadan
ThursdayJune 20Corpus ChristiSecond Thursday after Whitsun
SundayAugust 11Idul AdhaFeats of the Sacrifice
FridayAugust 30Popular Consultation Day
FridayNovember 01All Saints’ Day
SaturdayNovember 02All Souls’ Day
TuesdayNovember 12Youth National Day
ThursdayNovember 28Proclamation of Independence Day
SaturdayDecember 07Memorial Day
SundayDecember 08Day of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
WednesdayDecember 25Christmas Day
TuesdayDecember 31National 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 2019 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 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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…

Boxing Day

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 2018, 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.

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