Public holidays in Chad
|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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