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West Africa National Holidays 2019

January

1st January
New Year’s Day
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Togo
3rd January
Revolution Day
  • Burkina Faso
10th January
Vodoun Festival
  • Benin

February

11th February
Youth Day
  • Cameroon

March

6th March
Ghana Independence Day
  • Ghana
8th March
Women’s Day
  • Burkina Faso
  • Mauritania

April

4th April
Senegal Independence Day
  • Senegal
19th April
Good Friday
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
22nd April
Easter Monday
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Togo
24th April
Concord Day
  • Niger
27th April
Togo Independence Day
  • Togo

May

1st May
Labour Day
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Togo
20th May
Cameroon Independence Day
  • Cameroon
25th May
African Unity Day
  • Ghana
  • Mauritania
30th May
Ascension Day
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Senegal
  • Togo

June

1st June
Laylat al-Qadr*
  • Niger
4th June
Aïd al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)*
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Togo
5th June
Aïd al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)*
  • Mauritaria
  • Niger
  • Senegal
6th June
Aïd al-Fitr Holiday*
  • Mauritaria
10th June
Whit Monday
  • Benin
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Senegal
  • Togo
21st June
Day of the Martyrs
  • Togo

August

1st August
Benin Independence Day
  • Benin
3rd August
Niger Independence Day
  • Niger
5th August
Burkina Faso Independence Day
  • Burkina Faso
7th August
Ivory Coast Independence Day
  • Côte d’Ivoire
11th August
Eid al-Adha (Tabaski)*
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Niger
  • Togo
12th August
Tabaski Holiday Observance*
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Togo
15th August
Assumption Day
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Senegal
  • Togo

September

1st September
Islamic New Year *
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Senegal
21st September
Founders’ Day
  • Ghana

October

18th October
Magal de Touba *
  • Senegal

November

1st November
All Saints’ Day
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Camerron
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Senegal
  • Togo
9th November
Maouloud (Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday) *
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Camerron
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Togo
10th November
Maouloud (Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday) *
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Senegal
15th November
National Peace Day
  • Côte d’Ivoire
28th November
Independance Day
  • Mauritania

December

6th December
Farmers Day
  • Ghana
11th December
Proclamation of Independence Day
  • Burkina Faso
18th December
Republic Day
  • Niger
25th December
Christmas Day
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Togo
26th December
Boxing Day
  • Ghana

*To be confirmed