Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Somalia. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day *|
|24 Apr||Mon||Miraaj Nabi *|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|18 May||Thu||Somaliland Sovereignty Day *|
|19 May||Fri||Somaliland Sovereignty Holiday *|
|26 Jun||Mon||Eid al-Fitr|
|26 Jun||Mon||Independence Day|
|27 Jun||Tue||Eid al-Fitr Holiday *|
|1 Jul||Sat||Republic Day *|
|2 Sep||Sat||Eid al-Adha|
|3 Sep||Sun||Eid al-Adha Holiday *|
|22 Sep||Fri||Islamic New Year *|
|1 Oct||Sun||Ashura *|
|1 Dec||Fri||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday|
— New Year’s Day, Republic Day and Ashura are observed throughout Somalia except for Somaliland.
— Miraaj Nabi, Somaliland Sovereignty Day, Eid al-Fitr Holiday, Eid al-Adha Holiday and Islamic New Year are observed in Somaliland only.
A majority of the holidays celebrated in Somalia are based on the Muslim faith. Most of these holidays are based on the lunar cycle and may fall on different days each year. It is understood that the Somalian government uses the Arithmetical Islamic Calendar, however they may also use the dates that are given from Mecca for these dates.
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