There are ten public holidays in Cameroon in 2023, four of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world. The holiday falls on January 1, 2023, and is celebrated on January 2, 2023.
Youth Day is a public holiday observed on February 11, 2023. The holiday honors the contributions of the country's young people. Parades will be held in many cities and towns, and many children and youth will participate.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, which is April 7, 2023.
This is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar, which is April 22, 2023.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Also known as the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, Ascension Day commemorates the Christian belief in the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. The holiday is observed on May 18, 2023.
National Day is a public holiday observed on May 20, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the 1972 Cameroonian constitutional referendum, which bring the Cameroon federal state into a unitary state.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday falls on June 29, 2023, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.
Assumption Day commemorates the day that the bodily taking up of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven. The holiday is observed on August 15, 2023.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
The following is the list of public holidays in Cameroon 2023.
|New Year's Day
|Jan 01, 2023
|New Year's Day Holiday
|Jan 02, 2023
|Feb 11, 2023
|Apr 07, 2023
|Apr 22, 2023
|May 01, 2023
|May 18, 2023
|May 20, 2023
|Jun 29, 2023
|Aug 15, 2023
|Dec 25, 2023
Please also check the working days in Cameroon in 2023.