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
05

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

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...

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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