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Marshall Islands

Holidays & Observances in The Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands is a group of islands located between Hawaii and Australia. It is independent governmentally, but it still depends of the United States for much of its economy. US influence can be seen in many parts of Marshallese life including holidays – Thanksgiving is celebrated on the last Thursday in November every year. The Marshallese people live in separate tribes with a high importance placed on family. Holidays are celebrated with close and extended families, bringing everyone together. Most of the population practices Christianity, so Christian holidays are very important.


Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity