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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.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
January
13
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
13 January 2014

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

April
04
Independence Day
Start date:
4 April 2014
April
21
Easter Monday
Start date:
21 April 2014
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2014
May
29
Ascension Day
Start date:
29 May 2014
June
09
Whit Monday
Start date:
9 June 2014
July
28
Korité (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
28 July 2014
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2014
October
04
Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
4 October 2014
October
25
Islamic New Year
Start date:
25 October 2014
November
01
All Saints' Day
Start date:
1 November 2014
November
03
Tamkharit (Ashura)
Start date:
3 November 2014
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
January
03
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
3 January 2015

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

April
04
Independence Day
Start date:
4 April 2015
April
06
Easter Monday
Start date:
6 April 2015
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2015
May
14
Ascension Day
Start date:
14 May 2015
May
25
Whit Monday
Start date:
25 May 2015
July
18
Korité (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2015
September
23
Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
October
13
Islamic New Year
Start date:
13 October 2015
October
23
Tamkharit (Ashura)
Start date:
23 October 2015
November
01
All Saints' Day
Start date:
1 November 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
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