Benin Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

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.

2021

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2021
January
10
Traditional Day
Start date:
10 January 2021
April
05
Easter Monday
Start date:
5 April 2021
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2021
May
13
Korit
Start date:
13 May 2021
May
13
Ascension Day
Start date:
13 May 2021
May
24
Whit Monday
Start date:
24 May 2021
July
20
Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
20 July 2021
August
01
Independence Day
Start date:
1 August 2021
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2021
October
19
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
19 October 2021

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

October
26
Armed Forces Day
Start date:
26 October 2021
November
01
All Saint's Day
Start date:
1 November 2021
November
30
National Day
Start date:
30 November 2021
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2021
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