Top events in Sierra Leone

February
02

The Human Rights Film Festival, aims to bring the art of film to the poorest communities in Freetown whilst raising awareness towards human rights...

February
05

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

February
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.

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
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