Is Christmas Day a Public Holiday in Angola?
Christmas Day is a public holiday for the general population according to Angola Holidays 2020. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.
Christmas Celebrations in Angola
Christmas Celebrations in Angola hold both spiritual and religious significance. This day is considered auspicious to carry out the ritual of Baptism. This occasion is marked by family feasts, get-togethers and communal celebrations. Grandparents with their kids and grandchildren on this occasion is a common sight during Christmas in Angola.
Some of the famous Christmas meals prepared in the families of Angola are Pirao or Funge with Rice (made of cassava flour or cornmeal), Cooked Cold Fish with Vegetables, also as cozido de bacalhau, Mufete or Grilled Fish with Sweet Potato, Plantains, Cassava and Stewed Palm Oil, Turkey with Rice, Handmade Cakes, Sweet Portugese Cakes called Bolo-Rei and much more. People share well-wishes and gifts with each other on this festive occasion and wish each other Merry/Happy Christmas or ’Feliz Natal’ in the local language.
Christmas Day Observances
|2019||Wed||25 December||Christmas Day||Public Holiday|
|2020||Fri||25 December||Christmas Day||Public Holiday|
|2021||Sat||25 December||Christmas Day||Public Holiday|
|2022||Sun||25 December||Christmas Day||Public Holiday|
|2023||Mon||25 December||Christmas Day||Public Holiday|
|2024||Wed||25 December||Christmas Day||Public Holiday|
|2025||Thu||25 December||Christmas Day||Public Holiday|