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June
01

This is the biggest event of the year, established to commemorate the slave trade and encourage people in the African diaspora to come home. It is...

Gambia 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 Koriteh (End of Ramadan), Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Koriteh itself. Koriteh and Tabaski (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
18
Independence Day
Start date:
18 February 2016
March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
March
28
Easter Monday
Start date:
28 March 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
July
07
Koriteh (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
July
22
Revolution Day
Start date:
22 July 2016
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2016
September
13
Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 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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