Top events in Senegal

October
04

Known as ‘La Tabaski’ in Francophone West Africa, or Aïd el-kebir in other parts of the world, this religious festival is the most important one...

December
01

The most important date for the Islamic Mouride brotherhood around the world. A pilgrimage of sorts, millions of the Mouride and M’baye Fall...

December
01

Les Fanal is St. Louis’ answer to Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval. With its origins dating back to the 18th century, this festival has its roots in the...

Senegal 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 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
April
04
Independence Day
Start date:
4 April 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
05
Ascension Day
Start date:
5 May 2016
May
16
Whit Monday
Start date:
16 May 2016
July
07
Korité (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2016
September
13
Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
October
03
Islamic New Year
Start date:
3 October 2016
October
12
Tamkharit (Ashura)
Start date:
12 October 2016
November
01
All Saint's Day
Start date:
1 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
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