Ivory Coast Public Holidays

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

Public holiday note

Holidays falling on Sunday are often observed the following Monday.

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 Korité (End of Ramadan), Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Korité itself. Korité 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
March
28
Easter Monday
Start date:
28 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
16
Whit Monday
Start date:
16 May 2016
July
02
Lailat al Qadr (Night of Power)
Start date:
2 July 2016
July
07
Korité (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
August
07
Independence Day
Start date:
7 August 2016
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2016
September
13
Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
November
01
All Saint's Day
Start date:
1 November 2016
November
15
National Peace Day
Start date:
15 November 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

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
April
17
Easter Monday
Start date:
17 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
25
Ascension Day
Start date:
25 May 2017
June
05
Whit Monday
Start date:
5 June 2017
June
21
Lailat al Qadr (Night of Power)
Start date:
21 June 2017
June
25
Korité (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
25 June 2017
August
07
Independence Day
Start date:
7 August 2017
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2017
September
01
Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
1 September 2017
November
01
All Saint's Day
Start date:
1 November 2017
November
15
National Peace Day
Start date:
15 November 2017
December
01
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
1 December 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
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