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.

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
February
11
Youth Day
Start date:
11 February 2017
April
14
Good Friday
Start date:
14 April 2017
April
16
Easter Sunday
Start date:
16 April 2017
April
24
Lailat al Miraj (Night of Ascension)
Start date:
24 April 2017
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
May
20
National Day
Start date:
20 May 2017
May
21
Sheep Festival
Start date:
21 May 2017
May
25
Ascension Day
Start date:
25 May 2017
June
25
Djoulde Soumae (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
25 June 2017
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2017
September
01
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
1 September 2017
September
22
Hijra (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
22 September 2017
October
01
Unification Day
Start date:
1 October 2017
December
02
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
2 December 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
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