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Tonga

Holidays & Observances in Tonga

Tonga is an island country in the Pacific Ocean. It is a former British protectorate, and much of its culture comes from that relationship including the popularity of Christianity, which is practiced by a large majority of the people and plays a part in the everyday life of Tongans. For instance, most businesses in Tonga do not open at all on Sundays. There are also parts of the indigenous Tongan culture that persevered through European occupation including the monarchy which is still in place today. Due to Tonga’s location very near the international Dateline, it is the first country to greet each day and therefore the first country to greet the New Year. Because of this, New Years is one of the most important and widely celebrated holidays in the country.

 

Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity