There are ten public holidays in Cameroon in 2024, one of which falls on the weekend.
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, 2024.
Youth Day is a public holiday that 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. The holiday falls on February 11, 2024, and is celebrated on February 12, 2024.
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 March 29, 2024.
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 10, 2024.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2024, 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 9, 2024.
National Day is a public holiday observed on May 20, 2024. 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 17, 2024, 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, 2024.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2024, 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 in 2024.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2024||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Youth Day||Feb 11, 2024||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Youth Day Holiday||Feb 12, 2024||Monday||Observed|
|Good Friday||Mar 29, 2024||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Apr 10, 2024||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2024||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Ascension Day||May 09, 2024||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|National Day||May 20, 2024||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha||Jun 17, 2024||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Assumption Day||Aug 15, 2024||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2024||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Cameroon in 2024.