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West Africa National Holidays 2021

January

1st January
New Year’s Day
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Togo
2nd January
New Year Holiday
  • Mauritius
3rd January
Revolution Day
  • Burkina Faso
7th January
Constitution Day
  • Ghana
10th January
Traditional Day
  • Benin

February

1st February
Commemoration of Abolition of Slavery
  • Mauritius
11th February
Youth Day
  • Cameroon
12th February
Chinese New Year
  • Mauritius
18th February
Independence Day
  • Gambia

March

6th March
Independence Day
  • Ghana
11th March
Maha Shivaratee
  • Mauritius
12th March
Independence Day
  • Mauritius

April

2nd April
Good Friday
  • Cameroon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
4th April
Easter Sunday
  • Ghana
4th April
Independence Day
  • Senegal
5th April
Easter Monday
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Togo
13th April
Ogadi
  • Mauritius
27th April
Independence Day
  • Togo

May

1st May
Labour Day / May Day
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Togo
9th May
Lailat-Ul-Qadr*
  • Gambia
13th May
Ascension Day
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
13th May
Aïd al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)*
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Togo
14th May
Koriteh Holiday
  • Gambia
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
20th May
National Day
  • Cameroon
24th May
Whit Monday
  • Benin
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Senegal
  • Togo

June

 

July

20th July
Tabaski
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Gambia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Togo
20th July
Eid Al Adha
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Mauritania
22nd July
Revolution Day
  • Gambia

August

1st August
Independence Day
  • Benin
3rd August
Independence Day
  • Niger
4th August
Founder’s Day
  • Ghana
5th August
Independence Day
  • Burkina Faso
7th August
Independence Day
  • Côte d’Ivoire
9th August
Tamharrat
  • Gambia
15th August
Assumption Day
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Gambia
  • Senegal
  • Togo
19th August
Tamkarit
  • Senegal

September

21st September
Kwame Nrumah Memorial Day
  • Ghana
26th September
Grand Magal of Touba
  • Senegal

October

18th October
Gamo / Prophet’s Birthday
  • Gambia

November

1st November
All Saints’ Day
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Mauritius
  • Senegal
  • Togo
2nd November
Commemoration of the arrival of indentured labourers
  • Mauritius
4h November
Divali
  • Mauritius
15th November
National Peace Day
  • Côte d’Ivoire
28th November
Independence Day
  • Mauritania

December

3rd December
Farmers Day
  • Ghana
11th December
Proclamation of Republic Day
  • Burkina Faso
19th December
Proclamation of Republic Day
  • Niger
25th December
Christmas Day
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Mauritius
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Togo
26th December
Boxing Day
  • Ghana