Public holidays in Somalia

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Public holidays in Somalia are based on two official calendar systems: the Gregorian calendar primarily, and the Islamic lunar calendar for religious holidays.

Date English name Local name
Gregorian calendar
1 January New Year's Day
1 May Labour Day
26 June Independence Day
1 July Republic Day
Islamic lunar calendar
12 Rabi'-ul-Awwal Birthday of Muhammad Mawlid Nabi
27 Rajab Muhammad's Ascension to Heaven Isra and Mi'raj
1 Shawwal End of Ramadan Eid al-Fitr
10 Dhul Hijja Feast of Sacrifice Eid al-Adha
1 Muharram Islamic New Year
10 Muharram Ashura

See also[edit]


  • EIU (1986). Country Profile: Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti. The Unit. pp. 3–4.