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Central African Republic

Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Central African Republic. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
29 MarWedBarthelemy Boganda Day
17 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayMonLabour Day
25 MayThuAscension Day
5 JunMonWhit Monday
25 JunSunKorité
30 JunFriPrayer Day
13 AugSunIndependence Day
15 AugTueAssumption Day
1 SepFriTabaski
1 NovWedAll Saints' Day
1 DecFriNational Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day

The Central African Republic currently celebrates 14 national holidays each year. These holidays are regulated by Decree 96-156 signed into law on May 14, 1996. This Decree overrides all previous decrees concerning national holidays.

The government of Central African Republic has recently added two national holidays to their list of publicly celebrated holidays each year. These additions are currently being made as yearly posts by the government until an official Decree is made establishing the End of Ramadan and the Feast of Sacrifice holidays as national events.

The government of Central African Republic has given itself the power to create additional holidays each year either as one-time or reoccurring holidays. However, these laws can only become official if they are part of an official decree.