Public holidays in Sierra Leone

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This is a list of holidays in Sierra Leone.[1] National holidays are non-working days only, and employers have to give workers the day off but they do not have to pay them. Businesses are not required to close.[2]

Public holidays[edit]

Date Name Description
January 1 New Year's Day
April 27 Independence Day From the United Kingdom, 1961
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day
Friday of Holy Week
March or April
Good Friday Crucifixion of Jesus
Monday after Easter
March or April
Easter Monday Christian Feast of the Resurrection
1 Shawwal Korité End of Ramadan, Muslim Breaking of the Fast
10 Dhu al-Hijjah Tabaski Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice
12 Rabi' al-awwal Mawlid Prophet Mohammed's Birthday


  1. ^ List
  2. ^ "Sierra Leone Public Holidays". Retrieved August 23, 2020.