Holidays in Cabo Verde 2026

There are ten public holidays in Cabo Verde (or Cape Verde) in Holidays in Cabo Verde 2026, three of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2026, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Democracy Day
Democracy Day is a public holiday in Cape Verde (or Cabo Verde), observed on January 13, 2026. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the first multi-party elections held in January 1991.

Heroes' Day
Heroes' Day is a public holiday in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, observed on January 20, 2026. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when the independence leader Amilcar Cabral was assassinated on January 20, 1973.

Good Friday
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 on April 3, 2026.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2026, 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.

Youth Day
The holiday, observed on June 1, 2026, emphasizes young people's contributions, promotes awareness, and improves the social status of children and young people.

Independence Day
Independence Day is a public holiday in Cape Verde (or Cabo Verde), observed on July 5, 2026. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of Cape Verde's independence from Portugal in 1975.

Assumption of Mary
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, 2026.

All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day is observed on November 1, 2026, and commemorates all the saints from Christian history, including those known and unknown.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2026, 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 Cabo Verde 2026.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2026ThursdayPublic Holiday
Democracy DayJan 13, 2026TuesdayPublic Holiday
Heroes' DayJan 20, 2026TuesdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 03, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Youth DayJun 01, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
Independence DayJul 05, 2026SundayPublic Holiday
Assumption of MaryAug 15, 2026SaturdayPublic Holiday
All Saints' DayNov 01, 2026SundayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2026FridayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Cabo Verde in 2026.

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