Public holidays in the Gambia

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This is a list of public holidays in the Gambia.

Public holidays

Date English name
January 1 New Year's Day
February 18 Independence Day
March or April Good Friday
Easter Monday
May 1 Labour Day
May 25 Africa Day
July 22 Revolution Day
August 15 Assumption
December 25 Christmas Day
variable Islamic Ashura
Prophet's Birthday
Revelation of the Qur'an
End of Ramadan/Koriteh
Feast of the Sacrifice

Note: During the lunar month of Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night; usual business patterns may be interrupted in a few instances. For the dates of variable festivals during the current year or the next, please see their respective articles.


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