West Africa National Holidays

West Africa National Holidays

 

January

1st January
New Year’s Day

Benin
Cameroon
Côte d’Ivoire
Ghana
Mauritania
Senegal
Togo


10th January
Vodoun Festival

Benin

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

30th March
Good Friday

Cameroon
Ghana

April

2nd April
Easter Monday

Benin
Côte d’Ivoire
Ghana
Senegal
Togo


4th April
Senegal Independence Day

Senegal


27th April
Togo Independence Day

Togo


May

1st May
Labour Day

Benin
Cameroon
Côte d’Ivoire
Ghana
Mauritania
Senegal
Togo


10th May
Ascension Day

Benin
Cameroon
Togo


20th May
National Day

Cameroon


21st May
Whit Monday

Benin
Togo


25th May
Ascension Day

Côte d’Ivoire
Senegal
African Unity Day
Ghana
Mauritania

June

5th June
Whit Monday

Côte d’Ivoire
Senegal

 


15th June
End of Ramadan*

Benin
Cameroon
Côte d’Ivoire
Ghana
Togo


21st June
Day of the Martyrs

Togo

 


26th June
End of Ramadan*

Mauritania
Senegal

*To be confirmed

July

1st July
Ghana Republic Day
Ghana


2nd July
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


21st August
Eid al-Adha*

Benin
Togo

Tabaski*
Cameroon


22nd August
Eid al-Adha*

Côte d’Ivoire
Ghana
Senegal (Half day)

* To be confirmed


September

2nd September
Aïd El Adha*
Mauritania

Eid al-Adha*
Senegal


11th September
Muslim New Year / Tamkharite

Senegal


21st September
Founders Day

Ghana

Muharam (Muslim New Year)
Mauritania

Magal de Touba
Senegal

October

 

November

1st November
All Saints Day

Benin
Côte d’Ivoire
Senegal
Togo


15th November
National Peace Day

Côte d’Ivoire


28th November
Independance Day
Mauritania

December

1st December
Maouloud (The Prophet’s Birthday)

Mauritania


7th December
Maouloud (The Prophet’s Birthday)

Côte d’Ivoire
Senegal

Farmers Day
Ghana


25th December
Christmas Day

Benin
Cameroon
Côte d’Ivoire
Ghana
Senegal
Togo


26th December
Boxing Day

Ghana