Public holidays in Chad

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This is a list of Public holidays in Chad.[1]
Date English name
January 1 New Year's Day
March 17 National Chad Day
March or April Easter Monday
May 1 Labour Day
August 11 Independence Day
November 1 All Saints Day
November 28 Republic Day
December 1 Freedom and Democracy Day
December 25 Christmas Day
variable Islamic Prophet's Birthday
End of Ramadan
Feast of the Sacrifice


December 1, "Freedom and Democracy Day", remembers December 1, 1990 and celebrates the ascent of President Idriss Déby to power.

March 8 is celebrated as "International Women's Day" -- La Journee Internationale de la Femme -- and marks the culmination of a national week of activities (la Semaine Nationale de la Femme Tchadienne, or "SENAFET") celebrating women. Observations of "huit mars", as it is known locally in French, vary from town to town, ranging from small ceremonies or a day off school for girls only to a week of events that includes races, contests and expositions by women’s groups and ends with parades and community-wide celebrations.

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