Public holidays in the Gambia

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This is a list of public holidays in the Gambia


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
Feast of the Sacrifice


Note: Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Koriteh, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted in a few instances.