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Eid al-Fitr
Senegal

Eid al-Fitr 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Senegal

Eid al-Fitr is a national public holiday in Senegal where over 90 percent of the population is Muslim. As in other Muslim-majority , the first day after Ramadan ends is a time of feasting and celebration, and the festivities continue for two more days thereafter.

YearDateDayHoliday
202113 MayThuEid al-Fitr
20222 MayMonEid al-Fitr
202321 AprFriEid al-Fitr
202410 AprWedEid al-Fitr
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The men typically head off to the mosque for prayer early in the morning in Senegal, while the women stay home to make “ngalakh”, a traditional millet dish with raisins, peanut butter, chocolate, coconut, and more mixed in.

Everyone will socialise and munch on ngalakh just after returning from the mosque. And then a lunch will follow, perhaps of vermicelli-onion soup flavoured with mutton. Still later, tea or juice may be served. This is indeed a day of feasting, even as Ramadan was a month of fasting!

Other Eid al-Fitr traditions in Senegal include donning your very best set of clothes and making the rounds to friends and neighbours to wish them a blessed Eid.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202024 MaySunEid al-Fitr
20194 JunTueEid al-Fitr
201815 JunFriEid al-Fitr
201725 JunSunEid al-Fitr