Public holidays in Benin

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This is a list of holidays in Benin.

Public holidays

Date English Name
January 1 New Year's Day
January 10 Traditional Day
May 1 Labor Day
May 25 Ascension
June 5 Whit Monday
August 1 Independence Day
August 15 Assumption
October 26 Armed Forces Day
November 1 All Saints' Day
November 30 National Day
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day

Movable holidays

The following holidays are public holidays but the date on which each occurs varies, according to its corresponding calendar, and thus has no set date. In order in which they occur:

English Name Local Name Description
Eid ul-Adha Tabaski Feast of Sacrifice
Prophet's Birthday
Celebrates Muhammad's birthday
Easter

Easter Monday
The Monday following Easter
Eid ul-Fitr
Celebrates end of Ramadan

References

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