Public holidays in the Gambia

This is a list of public holidays in the Gambia.

Public holidays

Date English name Description
January 1 New Year's Day
February 18 Independence Day From the United Kingdom, 1965
March or April Good Friday Crucifixion of Jesus
March or April Whit Monday Day after Easter
May 1 Labour Day Also International Workers' Day
May 25 Africa Day Celebrates African diversity and freedom across the continent.[1]
July 22 Revolution Day To commemorate the 1994 coup d'état led by Yahya Jammeh.[2]
August 15 Assumption
December 25 Christmas Day
Muharram 10 Ashura Commemorates the victory of the Prophet Moses over the pharohs.
Rabi' al-awwal 12 Mawlid Birthday of Muhammad (c. 570 CE).
Ramadan 23 Qadr Day Revelation of the Quaran[3]
Shawwal 1 Korité Breaking of the Ramadan fast
Dhu al-Hijjah 10 Tabaski Feast of the Sacrifice of the Prophet Abraham
Rabi' al-awwal 12 Mawlid Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad

Variable dates

  • 2020
    • Good Friday – April 10[4]
    • Easter Monday – April 13
    • Qadr Night (Revelation of the Quran) – May 20[3]
    • Korité (Breaking of the Ramadan fast) – May 24[5]
    • Tabaski (Feast of the Sacrifice) – starts July 31[6]
    • Ashura – starts sundown, August 28[7]
    • Malwid – starts at sundown, October 28[8]
  • 2021
    • Good Friday – April 2[4]
    • Easter Monday – April 5
    • Qadr Night (Revelation of the Quran) – May 9[3]
    • Korité (Breaking of the Ramadan fast) – May 24[5]
    • Tabaski (Feast of the Sacrifice) – starts July 20[6]
  • 2022
    • Good Friday – April 15[4]
    • Easter Monday – April 18
    • Qadr Night (Revelation of the Quran) – April 29[3]
    • Korité (Breaking of the Ramadan fast) – May 2[5]
    • Tabaski (Feast of the Sacrifice) – starts July 9[6]
  • 2023
    • Good Friday – April 7[4]
    • Easter Monday – April 10
    • Qadr Night (Revelation of the Quran) – April 17[3]
    • Korité (Breaking of the Ramadan fast)– April 21[5]
    • Tabaski – starts June 28[6]
  • 2024
    • Good Friday – March 29[4]
    • Easter Monday – April 1
    • Qadr Night (Revelation of the Quran) – April 6[3]
    • Korité (Breaking of the Ramadan fast)– April 10[5]
    • Tabaski (Feast of the Sacrifice) – starts June16[6]
  • 2025
    • Good Friday – April 18[4]
    • Easter Monday – April 21
  • 2026
    • Good Friday – April 3[4]
    • Easter Monday – April 6

References

  1. ^ Tutu, Bongiwe (23 May 2019). "10 Things to Know About Africa Day". Africa.com. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  2. ^ "Revolution Day in the Gambia / July 22, 2020". AnydayGuide. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Laylat al Qadr - Calendar Date". www.calendardate.com. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g M. A., Political Theory; B. A., Political Theory. "When Is Good Friday This Year?". Learn Religions. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Eid al-Fitr 2024 - Calendar Date". www.calendardate.com. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Eid al-Adha 2024 | When is Eid al-Adha 2024? - CalendarZ". www.calendarz.com. 19 February 2019. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  7. ^ "Ashura - Calendar Date". www.calendardate.com. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  8. ^ "Prophet's Birthday - Calendar Date". www.calendardate.com. Retrieved September 14, 2020.

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