There are ten public holidays with 13 days in Comoros in 2023, and six days 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.
Prophet's Ascension celebrates the night Prophet Muhammad was carried to the Heavens. The traditions and celebrations vary in different Islamic communities, but many Muslims will attend prayer services and sermons at Islamic centers or mosques. The holiday falls on February 18, 2023.
Cheikh Al Maarouf Day
Cheikh Al Maarouf Day is a public holiday in Comoros, observed on March 18, 2023. It is a holiday in honor of the religious contribution of Said Muhammad bin Sheikh Ahmed, also known as Al Maarouf in Comoros.
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 lasts three days, from April 22 to April 24, 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.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday lasts two days, from June 29 to June 30, 2023, and honors the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son to obey God's command.
National Day is a public holiday in Comoros on July 6, 2023. The holiday commemorates when Comoros gained independence from France in 1976.
Islamic New Year
Islamic New Year marks the beginning of the Islamic lunar calendar year, and it is observed on the first day of the month of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It falls on July 19, 2023.
The Prophet's Birthday
The holiday, observed on September 27, 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.
Comoros gained autonomous rule within the French community in 1961 and declared independence on July 6, 1975. Four islands as full members were admitted to the United Nations. However, in the 1974 independence referendum, Mayotte voted to remain under the French administration. Comoros declared November 12 a national holiday to condemn the French presence in Mayotte, observed on November 12, 2023.
The following is the list of public holidays in Comoros 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Prophet's Ascension||Feb 18, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Cheikh Al Maarouf Day||Mar 18, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Apr 22, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Apr 23, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Apr 24, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha||Jun 29, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha Holiday||Jun 30, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|National Day||Jul 06, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Islamic New Year||Jul 19, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|The Prophet's Birthday||Sep 27, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Maore Day||Nov 12, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Comoros in 2023.