Public holidays in Benin

This is a list of holidays in Benin.

Public holidays

Date English Name
January 1 New Year's Day
January 10 Traditional Day
March 8 International Women's Day
May 1 Labour Day
Monday after Easter Easter Monday
Forty days after Easter Ascension
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 Date Description
Eid ul-Adha Tabaski Feast of Sacrifice 10 Dhu al-Hijjah
Prophet's Birthday Maouloud 12 Rabi' al-awwal Celebrates Muhammad's birthday
Easter Pâques First Sunday after first full moon after 21 March Resurrection of Jesus
Easter Monday
The Monday following Easter
Eid ul-Fitr Korité 1 Shawwal Celebrates end of Ramadan

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