Christmas Day 2023 in Angola

Christmas Day in Angola is a celebratory affair filled with utter merriment, excitement and a sense of love and unity. With over more than half the population Catholic Christians, this day holds high religious as well as global significance. Natives can be seen visiting the Church, attending the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and going to the early morning Mass on the day of Christmas with their families and loved ones. Kids can be seen playing around while utterly waiting for “Santa Claus” to visit and gove them their gifts.

When is Christmas Day in 2023?


December, 2023


Christmas Day in Angola

Is Christmas Day a Public Holiday in Angola?

Christmas Day is a public holiday for the general population according to Angola Holidays 2023. 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

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
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
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Quick Facts

This year: Mon, 25 December 2023
Next year: Wed, 25 December 2024
Last year: Sun, 25 December 2022
Type: Public Holiday