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New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day 2025 and 2026 in Cameroon

Cameroon observes New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.

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Cameroon comes alive for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. There are celebrations including concerts, fireworks displays, and street parties.

Also, simpler ways of seeing in the new year go on in homes across the land. Friends and family gather together to enjoy each other’s company, indulge in delicious dishes, and await the stroke of midnight.

For many in Cameroon, the whole period from New Year’s Eve until 2 January is “New Year’s Week” and a time to take time to celebrate the memories of the old year and the opportunities of the new year ahead.

Previous Years

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