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Korité
Guinea

Korité 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Guinea

Korité is celebrated in Guinea with much religious fervour and general merriment. This celebration is also known as Eid al-Fitr here and in many other parts of the world.

YearDateDayHoliday
202113 MayThuKorité
20222 MayMonKorité
202321 AprFriKorité
202410 AprWedKorité
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The national holiday comes on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, immediately following the holy month of Ramadan and month-long period of fasting, prayer and devotion. It is one of the most important of all Muslim commemorations.

A simple family dinner, the wearing of brand new clothes, and taking some time off work or school mark Koriteh in much of Guinea. Attending communal prayer sessions and listening to a khutba, or sermon, at a mosque or over the radio are also common ways to celebrate.

It is an Islamic law that Muslims are supposed to give a special charitable donation called a Zakat Al-Fitr on the first day of Shawwal. The charity is traditionally in the form of food and is meant to ensure no one goes hungry on a day when everyone is to be feasting and celebrating.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202024 MaySunKorité
20194 JunTueKorité
201815 JunFriKorité
201726 JunMonKorité