Holidays and festivals


Government and other offices close for the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day: January 1
  • International Women's Day: March 8
  • Good Friday: varies
  • Easter Monday: varies
  • Independence Day: April 27
  • Christmas Day: December 25
  • Boxing Day: December 26
  • The Prophet's Birthday: varies
  • Eid al-Fitr: varies
  • Eid al-Adha: varies

Local and regional celebrations and festivals are common. They frequently include dancing and music.


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