Top events in Sierra Leone

April
01

Based in Murray Town in Freetown, Pachanga is a local carnival that lasts throughout the month of March, leading up until Easter. A primarily...

April
13

This pioneering festival of the arts has now been running for 2 years and aims to celebrate the ever popular Sierra Leonean film industry by...

April
27

On 27 April 1961, Sierra Leone declared independence after being part of the British Empire for 150 years. Since that day, every year, the people...

Sierra Leone 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 Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
April
14
Good Friday
Start date:
14 April 2017
April
17
Easter Monday
Start date:
17 April 2017
April
27
Independence Day
Start date:
27 April 2017
June
25
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
25 June 2017
September
01
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
1 September 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
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2017
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