2012 Official Embassy Holidays
During calendar year 2012, the American Embassy will be closed on the dates indicated below in observance of American and Libyan holidays.
|Date||Day of the Week||Holiday||Type|
|January 1||Sunday**||New Year's Day||American|
||Sunday**||Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday||American|
|February 4 Lunar||Saturday***||Prophet's Birthday||Libyan|
|May 1||Tuesday||Labor Day||Libyan|
|May 27||Sunday**||Memorial Day||American|
|July 4||Wednesday||Independence Day||American|
|August 19 Lunar||Sunday (3 days) ****||Eid-Al-Fitr||Libyan|
|September 2||Sunday**||Labor Day||American|
|October 7||Sunday**||Columbus Day||American|
|October 25 Lunar
||Thursday****||The Day of Arafa||Libyan|
|October 26 Lunar||Friday (3 days) ****||Eid-Al-Adha||Libyan|
|November 11 Lunar||Sunday**||Veteran's Day||American|
|December 24||Monday||Independence Day||Libyan|
|December 25||Tuesday||Christmas Day||American|
*When this 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., Washington’s Birthday, 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.