Top events in Senegal

May
09

Created in 1990, Dak’Art is a yearly rendezvous of art aficionados and over the years has attracted to Senegal some of the most up and coming...

May
19

Every year, in May, thousands of Catholics make a pilgrimage to a small cave close to the coastal village of Popenguine. Over a hundred years ago...

June
04

One of the most well-known jazz festivals in the world, attracting some of the most accomplished jazz musicians from around the globe, the St....

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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