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Holiday Calendar for Tonga

Holiday Calendar for Tonga for 2023-2024 year
The Kingdom of Tonga is a Polynesian country and archipelago comprising 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. Tonga became known in the West as the "Friendly Islands" because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit in 1773. The country never relinquished its sovereignty to any foreign power. Help us Help us 

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2023-2024 year

April 2023

Tuesday 25 April - Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Western Samoa. It commemorates the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps - ANZAC - on the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915)

May 2023

Sunday 14 May - Motherís Day (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gabon, Gambia, Greenland, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
Sunday 21 May - Father's Day in Tonga (Third Sunday in May)

June 2023

Monday 5 June - Tonga Emancipation Day or Independence Day (Can be moved to a Monday. Commemorates the abolition of serfdom in Tonga by King George Tupou in 1862, and the independence of Tonga from the British protectorate in 1970)

July 2023

August 2023

October 2023

Sunday 8 October - White Sunday in Samoa and Tonga (celebrated on the second Sunday in October)

November 2023

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Some tongan traditions

Humans have lived in Tonga for nearly 3,000 years, since settlement in late Lapita times.
Tonga is the only kingdom in the Pacific since Taufaíahau (King George) in 1875 declared Tonga a constitutional monarchy, he also gave Tonga its first constitution.
Tonga has a population of 100,000 inhabitants (in 2016).
Almost two-thirds of Tongaís population live on the main island Tongatapu, where also the capital city Nukuíalofa is located.
Spoken languages are Tongan and English (both official).
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