West Africa National Holidays

West Africa National Holidays

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January

1st January
New Year’s Day

Benin
Cameroon
Côte d’Ivoire
Ghana
Mauritania
Senegal
Togo


2nd January
New Year’s Holiday

Ghana


10th January
Vodoun Festival

Benin


13th January
Liberation Day

Togo

February

11th February
Youth Day

Cameroon

March

6th March
Ghana Independence Day

Ghana


8th March
Women's Day

Mauritania


27th March
Easter Day - variable

Cameroon

April

4th April
Senegal Independence Day

Senegal


14th April
Good Friday

Ghana


17th April
Easter Monday

Benin
Cameroon
Côte d’Ivoire
Ghana
Senegal
Togo


27th April
Togo Independence Day

Togo


May

1st May
Labour Day

Benin
Cameroon
Côte d’Ivoire
Ghana
Senegal
Togo
Mauritania


20th May
National Day

Cameroon


25th May
Ascension Day

Benin
Cameroon
Côte d’Ivoire
Senegal
Togo
African Unity Day
Mauritania

June

5th June
Whit Monday

Benin
Côte d’Ivoire
Senegal
Togo


21st June
Day of the Martyrs

Togo


26th June (tbc)
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

Benin
Côte d’Ivoire
Ghana
Senegal
Togo
Mauritania

July

1st July
Ghana Republic Day
Ghana


3rd July
African Unity Day
Ghana Republic Day - Observed
Ghana

August

1st August
Benin Independence Day
Benin


7th August
Ivory Coast Independence Day

Côte d’Ivoire


15th August
Assumption Day

Benin
Cameroon
Côte d’Ivoire
Senegal
Togo


TBC : Eid al-Adha eve (Half Day)
Benin
Senegal
Togo


September

2nd September (tbc)
Eid al-Adha
Benin
Côte d’Ivoire
Ghana
Senegal
Togo
Mauritania


21st September
Founders Day

Ghana
Muharan - Muslim New Year
Mauritania

October

 

 

November

1st November
All Saints Day

Benin
Côte d’Ivoire
Senegal
Togo


15th November
National Peace Day
Côte d’Ivoire


28th November
Independence Day

Mauritania

December

1st December
Maouloud (The Prophet’s Birthday)

Benin
Côte d’Ivoire
Senegal
Togo
Farmers Day
Ghana 


25th December
Christmas Day

Benin
Cameroon
Côte d’Ivoire
Ghana
Mauritania
Senegal
Togo


26th December
Boxing Day

Ghana