Madagascar Holidays 2024

There are 12 public holidays in Madagascar in 2024, and all of them fall on weekdays.

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.

Martyrs' Day
Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in Madagascar, observed on March 29, 2024. The holiday commemorates those who died in the Malagasy Uprising from March 29, 1947, to February 1949.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 1, 2024.

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 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.

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 9, 2024.

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 2024, the holiday falls on May 20.

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday falls on June 16, 2024, and 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 Madagascar on June 26, 2024. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when Madagascar gained independence from France on this day in 1960.

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, 2024.

All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day is observed on November 1, 2024, and commemorates all the saints from Christian history, including those known and unknown.

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 Madagascar in 2024.

HolidayDateWeekdayNote
New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Martyrs' DayMar 29, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Eid al-FitrApr 10, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Ascension DayMay 09, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Whit MondayMay 20, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Eid al-AdhaJun 17, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Independence DayJun 26, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Assumption of MaryAug 15, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
All Saints' DayNov 01, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Madagascar in 2024.

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