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All Saints’ Day
Cape Verde

All Saints’ Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Cape Verde

All Saints’ Day is a holiday in Cape Verde every 1 November. On this day, Christian believers remember known and unknown saints of past centuries. All Saints’ Day is a significant occasion on the traditional Christian calendar, and is observed by millions of Christians around the world.

YearDateDayHoliday
20211 NovMonAll Saints' Day
20221 NovTueAll Saints' Day
20231 NovWedAll Saints' Day
20241 NovFriAll Saints' Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

With over three-quarters of the people practicing Roman Catholicism and with a long history of Portuguese colonisation and influence, it is not surprising that Cape Verde observes All Saints’ Day as a public holiday.

Cape Verdeans celebrate it much the way it is celebrated in Portugal or anywhere else in the world by attending a special mass service, visiting and decorating the graves of loved ones, and perhaps with a family gathering.

Those in Cape Verde, however, also add in some local African traditions. It is common for there to be processions on All Saints’ Day that include drums, masks and costumes and local dances. One of the main events like this is on the island of Santiago, but you can find similar events all over Cape Verde.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20201 NovSunAll Saints' Day
20191 NovFriAll Saints' Day
20181 NovThuAll Saints' Day
20171 NovWedAll Saints' Day