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Somalia Public Holidays 2017

Today – 18 October 2017 – is not a holiday in Somalia.

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Somalia. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day *
24 AprMonMiraaj Nabi *
1 MayMonLabour Day
18 MayThuSomaliland Sovereignty Day *
19 MayFriSomaliland Sovereignty Holiday *
26 JunMonEid al-Fitr
26 JunMonIndependence Day
27 JunTueEid al-Fitr Holiday *
1 JulSatRepublic Day *
2 SepSatEid al-Adha
3 SepSunEid al-Adha Holiday *
22 SepFriIslamic New Year *
1 OctSunAshura *
1 DecFriProphet Muhammad's Birthday

Note:
— New Year’s Day, Republic Day and Ashura are observed throughout Somalia except for Somaliland.
— Miraaj Nabi, Somaliland Sovereignty Day, Eid al-Fitr Holiday, Eid al-Adha Holiday and Islamic New Year are observed in Somaliland only.

A majority of the holidays celebrated in Somalia are based on the Muslim faith. Most of these holidays are based on the lunar cycle and may fall on different days each year. It is understood that the Somalian government uses the Arithmetical Islamic Calendar, however they may also use the dates that are given from Mecca for these dates.