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All Saints’ Day
Guinea

All Saints’ Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Guinea

All Saints’ Day is a holiday in Guinea 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.

Although only eight percent of the people of Guinea are Christian, while 85 percent are Muslims, All Saints’ Day and certain other Christian holidays are a part of the official public holidays repertoire. This is mainly due to the fact that Guinea was once a colonial possession of France, a predominantly Catholic country.

As in France, the main events on All Saints’ Day are attending a special mass or church service and decorating the graves of loved ones with flowers. All Roman Catholics and some Protestants celebrate All Saints’ Day on 1 November, while Eastern Orthodox believers observe it on the first Sunday following Pentecost.

The idea behind All Saints’ Day is to have a special holy day on which to honour all “saints”. It is especially focused on including saints who lack their own separate holy day some other time of year. As Protestants hold that all believers in Jesus are saints, while Catholics have a special list of canonised saints distinct from ordinary believers, the two groups think of All Saints’ Day somewhat differently.

Previous Years

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