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All Saints' Day
Ivory Coast

All Saints’ Day 2020, 2021 and 2022 in Côte d’Ivoire

All Saints’ Day is a holiday in Ivory Coast 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
20201 NovSunAll Saints' Day
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.

In Ivory Coast, the strong Roman Catholic traditions implanted by the French have continued, including the keeping of official church feast days like All Saints’ Day.

The three days from 31 October through 2 November stand together as a single unit. The celebration of the saints who have obtained “the beatific vision” in Heaven begins on the eve of 1 November and continues through the holiday proper. Then, All Souls Day, which is devoted to the souls of those not yet in Heaven but no longer among the living on Earth, takes place on 2 November.

Many in Ivory Coast will clean the grave sites of their dearly departed on All Saints’ Day. It’s also a day for special masses and a welcome day off work.

Previous Years

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