Seychelles flag Seychelles: Business Environment

Business Practices in the Seychelles

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
Opening Hours and Days
In the Seychelles, the standard working hours for most shops and offices are from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with an hour-long break for lunch. Some shops may close earlier on Saturdays, and many businesses are closed on Sundays. However, the operating hours of individual shops and offices may vary depending on the industry, location, and business owner's preference.
The normal banking hours are between 8.30 am to 12.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Public Holidays

New Year’s Day January 01
New Year Holiday January 02
Good Friday April 07
Holy Saturday April 08
Easter Monday April 10
Labour Day May 01
Corpus Christi  June 08
Constitutional Day June 18
Independence (National) Day June 29
Assumption Day August 15
All Saints Day November 01
Immaculate Conception December 08
Christmas Day December 25
Holiday Compensation
Except in an essential service, an employer shall not require a worker, other than a shift-worker or a watchman, to work on holidays.
A worker who works on a holiday is entitled to double-pay for that day, or to an alternative holiday, at the option of the employer.

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