Top events in Cameroon

December
01

The Ngondo Festival takes place in the first week of December in Douala and showcases the culture of the Sawa, the country's coastal dwellers....

January
01

The annual Nyem-Nyem Festival in the city of Ngaoundéré in the Adamawa Region celebrates the local resistance against German control in the...

Cameroon Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Djoulde Soumae (End of Ramadan), Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Djoulde Soumae itself. Djoulde Soumae and Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
February
11
Youth Day
Start date:
11 February 2016
March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
March
27
Easter Sunday
Start date:
27 March 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
05
Ascension Day
Start date:
5 May 2016
May
05
Lailat al Miraj (Night of Ascension)
Start date:
5 May 2016
May
20
National Day
Start date:
20 May 2016
May
21
Sheep Festival
Start date:
21 May 2016
July
07
Djoulde Soumae (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2016
September
13
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
October
03
Hijra (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
3 October 2016
December
12
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
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