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2013 Official Embassy Holidays
 

 

U.S. Embassy Tripoli 2014 Official Holidays

Date

Day of the week

Holiday

Type

January 1

Wednesday

New Year’s Day

U.S.

January 19

Sunday **

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

U.S.

January 14 (Lunar)

Tuesday****

Prophet’s Birthday

Libyan

February 16

Sunday**

President’s Day

U.S.

February 17

Monday

Revolution Day

Libyan

May 1

Thursday

Labor Day

Libyan

May 25

Sunday **

Memorial Day

U.S.

July 3

Thursday**

Independence Day

U.S.

July 29  (Lunar)

Tuesday (3 days)****

Eid Al-Fitr

Libyan

August 31

Sunday**

Labor Day

U.S.

September 16

Tuesday

Martyrs’ Day

Libyan

October 04 (Lunar)

Saturday****

The Day of Arafa

Libyan

October 05 (Lunar)

Sunday (3 days)****

Eid Al-Adha

Libyan

October 12

Sunday **

Columbus Day

U.S.

October 23

Thursday

Liberation Day

Libyan

October 25 (Lunar)

Saturday ****

Islamic New Year

Libyan

November 11

Tuesday

Veteran’s Day

U.S.

November 27

Thursday

Thanksgiving Day

U.S.

December 24

Wednesday

Independence Day

Libyan

December 25

Thursday

Christmas Day

U.S.

Local Holidays

In accordance with 3 FAM 3419.2, Foreign Service and Civil Service employees of the State/USAID/BBG/Commerce/Foreign Service Corps-USDA are not entitled to any local holidays after departure from country on official travel orders or government-sponsored travel (i.e. medevac, TDY, home leave, transfer orders, or rest and recuperation travel).  

 

*When a holiday falls on a Friday, the holiday is observed on the preceding Thursday. When it falls on a Saturday, the holiday is observed on the following Sunday. (See 3 FAM 2337.2)

** For holidays designated by law to occur on Monday (i.e., Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day), the employees at a duty post outside the United States whose basic workweek is other than Monday Through Friday, and for whom Monday is a regularly scheduled workday, the legal public holiday is the first workday of the workweek in which the Monday designated for the observance of such holiday falls. (See 3 FAM 2337.2).

*** Libyan holidays falling on Friday or Saturday will not affect the weekday work schedule.

**** Dates approximate. U.S. Embassy observance generally follows the scheduling announced by the Government of Libya.