Public holidays in Tuvalu
|Date||English name||Tuvaluan name|
|January 1||New Year's Day||Tausaga Fou|
|Second Monday in March||Commonwealth Day|
|moveable in spring||Good Friday|
|moveable in spring||Holy Saturday|
|moveable in spring||Easter|
|moveable in spring||Easter Monday|
|Monday after second Sunday in May||Gospel Day||Te Aso o te Tala Lei|
|Second Saturday in June
(can vary if appointed differently)
|Queen's Official Birthday|
|First Monday in August||National Children's Day||Aso Tamaliki|
|October 1 (public holiday continues October 2)||Tuvalu Day|
|Second Monday in November||Heir to the Throne's Birthday|
|December 25||Christmas Day||Kilisimasi|
|December 26||Boxing Day|
Also, the regions observe the following regional holidays:
|January 8||Nanumea||Te Po o Tefolaha||The day Nanumea embraced Christianity brought by the London Missionary Society through Samoan pastors.|
|February 11||Nukufetau||Te Aso o Tutasi||Honors the Tutasi school.|
|February 16||Nui||Bogin te Ieka (Day of the Flood)||Commemorates the Tsunami that struck the island on that day in 1882.|
|April 15||Nanumaga||Aho o te Fakavae|
|April 23||Funafuti||Funafuti Bomb Day||Commemorates the day during the Pacific War (World War II) when 680 people took refuge in the concrete walled, pandanus-thatched church from a Japanese bombing raid. Fortunately Corporal B. F. Ladd, an American soldier, persuaded them to get into dugouts, as a bomb struck the building shortly after.|
|moveable in May||Nukulaelae||Aso o te Tala Lei||Island-specific Gospel Day.|
|September 17||Niutao||Te Aso o te Setema|
|October 21||Funafuti||Cyclone Day||Commemorates Cyclone Bebe's destruction of Funafuti in 1972.|
|November 25||Vaitupu||Te Aso Fiafia (Happy Day)||Commemorates 25 November 1887 which was the date on which the final instalment of a debt of $13,000 was repaid to H. M. Ruge and Company.|
- PDF of the Public Holidays Act
- Lalua, Silafaga (3 January 2007). "Island special public holidays". tuvalu-news.tv. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
- Te Po o Tefolaha
- Sotaga Pape, Hugh Laracy (ed.) (1983). "Chapter 10 – Nui". Tuvalu: A History. Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific and Government of Tuvalu. pp. 74–75.
- "Nowhere to run. Tuvaluans consider their future after Tropical Cyclone Pam". Report from International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
- Melei Telavi, Tuvalu A History (1983) Ch. 18 War, U.S.P./Tuvalu, p. 140
- Resture, Jane (17 May 2004). "Tuvalu and the hurricanes". Retrieved 23 April 2014.
- "Funafuti natives celebrate Hurricane Bebe". tuvalu-news.tv. 23 October 2006. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
- Kalaaki Laupepa, Hugh Laracy (ed.) (1983). "Chapter 11 – Vaitupu". Tuvalu: A History. Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific and Government of Tuvalu. p. 82.
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