Planning Your Tunisia Tour – Public and Religious Holidays

When planning a trip to Tunisia below is a list of public and religious holidays to consider and ask us if your tour falls on any of the holiday days.

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New Year Day (1st of January)-  an internationally recognized public holiday.

Mouloud: the holiday is relate to the observance of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad and occurs in Rabi al-awwal.

Youth Day: – this is a very special holiday that celebrates the youth of the country. There are fascinating events dedicated to show the talent and the future of the nation.

Labor Day  – On this day, people celebrate the social and economic achievements of their work.

Republic Day (25th of July) – this holiday was inaugurated on the 25th of July 1957 to mark the day when Tunisia became a republic. This is the day when culture, language, traditions, customs and religion are honored.

Eid ul-Fitr or Id-UL-Fitr – this is one of the important holidays in the Islamic world as it marks the end of Ramadan (the fasting month). The day of the celebration changes each year.

Women’s Day – this is an internationally recognized holiday. On this day in 1956 the Personal Status Code was adopted by the government which gives Tunisian women the legal rights for equality.

Eid al-Adha – this holiday is also known as “the Festival of Sacrifice”.

Islamic New Year – it is also known as Al-Hijra and is the first day of the month of Muharram.

About the author

Kevin Dyck is the founder of Mosaic North Africa and has over 11 years experience living in North African countries. He is an Arabic speaker with a passion for travelers to encounter the diverse cultures and natural beauty found throughout the North Africa region. He currently lives in and works for MNA from Tunis, Tunisia.

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