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Somalia : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Shilling (SOS)
  • Internet domain: .so - Telephone code: +252 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +3 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Friday
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday may 30, 2024End of school yearSchool holidays
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday june 26, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday july 1, 2024Republic DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday july 17, 2024AshuraMuslim, Sufi
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    Sunday august 18, 2024Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Tuesday august 27, 2024National Day of Human RightsEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday september 16, 2024Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday october 16, 2024Day of MourningSpecial Events
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    End of school year

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    Thursday may 30, 2024
    School holidays :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday

    Independence Day

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    Wednesday june 26, 2024
    Secular holiday : Obtained from Italy in 1960

    Republic Day

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Ashura

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    Wednesday july 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Husayn ibn Ali martyrdom day, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) fighting injustice.

    Beginning of school year

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    Sunday august 18, 2024
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    National Day of Human Rights

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    Tuesday august 27, 2024
    Culture : To institutionalize the protection and promotion of human rights throughout the country

    Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday september 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Birthday of the Prophet, Mohammed. For nine days there are Parties with fairs, feasting, and parades. Stories are told about how the mountains danced when Mohammed was born, and sang, There is no god but Allah. The trees answered, And Mohammed is his Prophet. Then 7,000 angels brought a golden vase filled with heavenly dew, and his mother bathed the new baby in it. Many stories like these are told to Arab children on the Prophet's Birthday, the happiest day in the Moslem year.

    Day of Mourning

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    Wednesday october 16, 2024
    Special Events : In tribute to the 500 truck bombing victims in 2017