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West Africa National Holidays 2022

January

1st January
New Year’s Day
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Gambia
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Togo
2nd January
New year Holiday
  • Mauritius
3rd January
New year Holiday
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Mauritius
4th January
National Day
  • Burkina Faso
7th January
Constitution Day
  • Ghana
18th January
Thaipoosam Cavadee
  • Mauritius

February

1st February
Commemoration of Abolition of Slavery
  • Mauritius
1st February
Chinese Spring Festival
  • Mauritius
11th February
YouthDay
  • Cameroon
18th February
Independence Day
  • Gambia

March

7th March
Independence Day
  • Ghana
8th March
International Women’s Day
  • Burkina Faso
11th March
Maha Shivaratee
  • Mauritius
12th March
Independence & Republic Day
  • Mauritius

April

2nd April
Ugaadi
  • Mauritius
4th April
Independence Day
  • Senegal
5th April
Easter Monday
  • Togo
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Senegal
13th April
Easter
  • Niger
15th April
Good Friday
  • Cameroon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
18th April
Easter Monday
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
24th April
Concord Day
  • Niger
27th April
Independence Day
  • Togo
30th April
International Labor Day
  • Benin

May

1st May
Labour Day/May Day
  • Togo
  • Burkina Faso
  • Niger
  • Mauritius
  • Mauritania
2nd May
Labour Day/May Day
  • Cameroon
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
2nd May
Eid-Il-Fitr (TBA)*
  • Nigeria
3rd May
Eid-Il-Fitr (TBA)*
  • Ghana
  • Cameroon
  • Mauritius
9th May
Lailat-Ul-Qadr
  • Gambia
11th May
Eid-El-Fitr (Ramadan) * (TBD)
  • Burkina Faso
  • Senegal
13th May
Ascension Day
  • Togo
  • Benin
  • Senegal
13th May
Aid al-Fit’r (End of Ramadan) (T) (TBC)
  • Togo
  • Mauritania
20th May
Lailatoul-Quadr (TBA)
  • Niger
20th May
National Day
  • Cameroon
22st May
Ascension Day
  • Cote d’Ivoire
22st May
Korite/Eid ul Fitr
  • Benin
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Gambia
23rd May
Eid Al-Fit’r/Ramadan (TBA)
  • Niger
24th May
White Monday
  • Benin
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Senegal
24th May
Pentecost Monday (T)
  • Togo
25th May
Africa Day
  • Mauritania
26th May
Ascension Day
  • Cameroon

June

13th June
Democracy Day
  • Nigeria
18th June
Traditional Religious Holiday
  • Benin
21st June
Martyrs du Togo
  • Togo

July

10th July
Tabaski (Eid al-Adha)
  • Cameroon
11th July
Eid-Il-Adha (TBA)*
  • Ghana
11th July
Eid-El-Kabir
  • Nigeria
19th July
Eid al-Adha / Tabaski **
  • Senegal
20th July
Tabaski
  • Togo
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Mauritania
  • Gambia
  • Cote d’Ivoire
22nd July
Revolution Day
  • Gambia
31st July
Eid Al-Adha/Tabaski
  • Niger

August

1st August
Eid Al-Adha/Tabaski
  • Niger
2nd 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
10th August
1st of Muharram (Muslim New Year)
  • Mauritania
15th August
Assumption Day
  • Benin
  • Cameroon
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Gambia
  • Senegal
  • Mauritius
  • Togo
16th August
Assumption Day
  • Burkina Faso
19th  August
Tamharit ***
  • Senegal
21st August
Muharam (TBA)
  • Niger

September

1st September
Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Mauritius
20th September
Maouloud
  • Benin
21st September
Kwame Nrumah Memorial Day
  • Ghana
26th September
Grand Magal of Touba
  • Senegal

October

3rd October
Independence Day
  • Nigeria
10th October
Eid-El-Maulud
  • Nigeria
18th October
Gamo / Prophet’s Birthday
  • Gambia
18th October
Mouloud * (TBD)
  • Burkina Faso
19th October
Id el-Mawlud (Prophet’s Birthday) (TBA)
  • Mauritania
  • Senegal
24th October
Divali
  • Mauritius
29th October
Mouloud (TBA)
  • Niger

November

1st November
All Saints Day
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Senegal
  • Togo
2nd November
Commemoration of the arrival of indentured labourers
  • Mauritius
15th November
National Peace Day
  • Côte d’Ivoire
29th November
Independance Day
  • Mauritania

December

2nd December
Farmers Day
  • Ghana
11th December
Commemoration of Independence
  • Burkina Faso
18th December
Procamlation of the Republic/Republic Day
  • Niger
25th December
Christmas Day
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Mauritius
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Togo
26th December
Christmas Day (observed)
  • Ghana
  • Cameroon
26th December
Boxing Day
  • Ghana
27th December
Boxing Day
  • Nigeria