Mali Holiday 2023

There are 14 public holidays in Mali in 2023, four of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Army Day
Army Day is a public holiday in Mali on January 20, 2023. The Malian army was formed in October 1960 by the volunteer veterans of the French Armed Forces. In the following two decades, the army relied primarily on the Soviet Union for training.

Martyrs' Day
Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in Mali, observed on March 26, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the March Revolution, the tragic events when hundreds of peaceful protesters died in the peaceful demonstrations.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.

Eid al-Fitr
Muslims worldwide celebrate this religious holiday, 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 April 22, 2023.

Labour Day
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.

Africa Day
Africa Day, observed on May 25, 2023, commemorates the anniversary when the Organization of African Unity (OAU) was established on May 25, 1963. There were several aims for establishing the OAU such as intensifying the cooperation of the African states, defending independence, and eradicating all forms of colonialism.

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival on June 29, 2023. It honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

Independence Day
Independence Day is a public holiday in Mali, observed on September 22, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of Mali's independence on September 22, 1960.

The Prophet's Birthday
The holiday, observed on September 28, 2023, 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.

Baptism of the Prophet
Baptism of the Prophet is a public holiday in Mali, observed on October 5, 2023. It is a holiday commemorating the traditional birth rites when babies are seven days old.

Christmas Day
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 Mali in 2023.

HolidayDateWeekdayNote
New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Day of Regained SovereigntyJan 14, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Army DayJan 20, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Martyrs' DayMar 26, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Eid al-FitrApr 22, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Africa DayMay 25, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-AdhaJun 29, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Ashura HolidayJul 28, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Independence DaySep 22, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
The Prophet's BirthdaySep 28, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Baptism of the ProphetOct 05, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Mali in 2023.

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