Holidays in Senegal 2025

There are 14 public holidays in Senegal in 2025, three of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2025, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Korité (Eid al-Fitr)
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. The holiday falls on March 31, 2025.

Independence Day
Independence Day is a public holiday in Senegal, observed on April 4, 2025. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of Senegal's independence from France on April 4, 1960.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 21, 2025.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2025, 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.

Ascension Day
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. It falls on May 29, 2025.

Whit Monday
Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, is a religious festival Christians celebrate. It falls on the day after Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter Sunday. In 2025, the holiday falls on June 9.

Tabaski (Eid al-Adha)
Tabaski (Eid al-Adha), also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday falls on July 5, 2025, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

Tamkharit (Ashura)
Tamkharit (Ashura) marks the day that God saved Moses and the Israelites from Pharaoh, creating a path in the Sea. The holiday falls on July 15, 2025.

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, 2025.

Grand Magal de Touba
Grand Magal de Touba is a public holiday in Senegal, observed on August 22, 2025. The holiday commemorates the life and teachings of Cheikh Amadou Bamba, the founder of the Senegalese Mouride Brotherhood.

The Prophet's Birthday
The holiday, observed on September 5, 2025, commemorates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, an Arab religious and political leader and the founder of Islam. Muhammad was born around 570 AD in Mecca and was a deeply spiritual man spending time in meditation.

All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day is observed on November 1, 2025, and commemorates all the saints from Christian history, including those known and unknown.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2025, 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 Senegal 2025.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2025WednesdayPublic Holiday
Korité (Eid al-Fitr)Mar 31, 2025MondayPublic Holiday
Independence DayApr 04, 2025FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 21, 2025MondayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2025ThursdayPublic Holiday
Ascension DayMay 29, 2025ThursdayPublic Holiday
Tabaski (Eid al-Adha)Jun 07, 2025SaturdayPublic Holiday
Whit MondayJun 09, 2025MondayPublic Holiday
Tamkharit (Ashura)Jul 05, 2025SaturdayPublic Holiday
Grand Magal de ToubaAug 12, 2025TuesdayPublic Holiday
Assumption of MaryAug 15, 2025FridayPublic Holiday
The Prophet's BirthdaySep 05, 2025FridayPublic Holiday
All Saints' DayNov 01, 2025SaturdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2025ThursdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Senegal in 2025.

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