Holidays in Guinea-Bissau 2024

There are ten public holidays in Guinea-Bissau in 2024, two of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2024, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Heroes' Day
Heroes' Day is a public holiday in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, and it is observed on January 20, 2024. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when the independence leader Amilcar Cabral was assassinated on January 20, 1973.

International Women's Day
The holiday is one of the most important days to recognize the achievements made by women and to raise awareness about women's equality. It is observed on March 8, 2024.

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 April 10, 2024.

Labour Day
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.

Eid al-Adha
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.

Martyrs' Day
The holiday, observed on August 3, 2024, commemorates the anniversary of the Pidjiguiti massacre, which took place on August 3, 1959.

National Day
National Day is a public holiday in Guinea-Bissau, and it is observed on September 24, 2024. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when Guinea-Bissau declared its independence from Portugal in 1973.

Readjustment Movement Day
Readjustment Movement Day is a public holiday in Guinea-Bissau, and it is observed on November 14, 2024. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the 1980 Guinea-Bissau coup, which took place on November 14, 1980.

Christmas Day
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 Guinea-Bissau 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Heroes' DayJan 20, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
International Women's DayMar 08, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Eid al-FitrApr 10, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-AdhaJun 17, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Martyrs' DayAug 03, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
National DaySep 24, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
Readjustment Movement DayNov 14, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Guinea-Bissau in 2024.

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