Top events in Sierra Leone

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...

May
05

Sierra Leone is a country of talented, creative and progressive thinking people who like to express themselves through art. As a result,...

May
13

Sierra Leone’s obsession with letting its hair down is illustrated by the discos and soundsystem parties that pop up all over the country, on a...

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.

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
18
Good Friday
Start date:
18 April 2014
April
21
Easter Monday
Start date:
21 April 2014
April
27
Independence Day
Start date:
27 April 2014
July
28
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
28 July 2014
October
04
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
4 October 2014
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2014
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 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
03
Good Friday
Start date:
3 April 2015
April
06
Easter Monday
Start date:
6 April 2015
April
27
Independence Day
Start date:
27 April 2015
July
18
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
September
23
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2015
Edited by Jane Duru
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