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Bank and Public Holidays for Sénégal

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Sénégal bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name
Thu Labour Day
Thu Ascension Day
Mon Whit Monday
Mon Korité (End of Ramadan)
Fri Assumption Day
Sat Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Sat All Saints' Day
Mon Tamkharit (Ashura)
Wed Magal de Touba
Thu Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates

06 Jan 2014 Senegal 2014 Gamou Public Holiday (Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale de concertation sur le croissant lunaire - Conacoc) has announced that the upcoming Gamou (Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday would be observed on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, throughout Sénégal.  15 Dec 2013 Senegal Magal Public Holiday Gazetted Soon (Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) Senegal's Minister of the Interior, Abdoulaye Daouda Diallo, has promised that the recently-passed law declaring the Magal de Touba as a new annual non-working public holiday in Senegal, would be gazetted in time for the upcoming Magal de Touba, which is set to occur next weekend.  01 Dec 2013 Senegal Magal Public Holiday Becomes Law (Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) During yesterday's full session of Senegal's parliament, its members uninamously approved the recent bill ("Projet de loi n°10/2013 complétant et modifiant certaines dispositions de la loi n° 74-52 du 04 novembre 1974 relative à la fête nationale et aux fêtes légales, modifiée") which finally makes the Magal de Touba a new official annual non-working public holiday in Senegal.  26 Nov 2013 Senegal Magal Public Holiday Bill Approved (Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) The Senegalese Parliament has approved the recent bill which will finally declare the Magal de Touba as an annual non-working public holiday in Senegal ("jour férié, chômé et payé").  29 Oct 2013 Senegal Magal Public Holiday Draft Bill (Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) The Prime Minister of Senegal, Aminata Touré, has announced that her government had finally drafted legislation declaring the Magal de Touba as an annual non-working public holiday in Senegal.  21 Oct 2013 Senegal Mulls Eid Public Holidays Extension (Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) A deputy of Senegal's National Assembly, Iba Der Thiam, has submitted a proposal to the government of Senegal which, if approved, would declare the day after the Tabaski (End of Ramadan) public holiday and the day after the Korité (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, as additional annual public holidays in Senegal.  09 Oct 2013 Senegal 2013 Eid al-Adha October 16 (Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale de concertation sur le croissant lunaire - Conacoc) has announced that the upcoming Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday would be on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.  07 Jan 2013 Senegal Magal Public Holiday Decree (Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) Senegalese President, Macky Sall, has signed an executive decree declaring the Magal de Touba as an annual non-working public holiday in Sénégal (décret instituant le Magal comme jour férié, chômé et payé).  07 Dec 2012 Senegal 2013 Magal Public Holiday Official (Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) The Senegalese Cabinet of Ministers has finally approved a decree declaring the date of the upcoming 2013 Magal de Touba as a non-working public holiday throughout Sénégal (déclaré férié, chômé et payé, la journée célébrant le Grand Magal de Touba édition 2013).  02 Nov 2012 Senegal Magal Public Holiday Not Yet Gazetted (Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal-Dakar) No decree has yet been issued concerning the Magal de Touba public holiday, almost a year after then Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, had announced that he would finally issue a presidential decree declaring the Magal de Touba as a new annual non-working public holiday (journée chômée et payée) in Sénégal.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Sénégal public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Despite the holidays listed, there are legally required only 8 paid holidays in addition to Independence Day and Labour Day.  Sénégal International Codes SN and SEN (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .sn (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Sénégal information and news: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) (Sénégal central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Sénégal maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Sénégal), and Wikipedia (includes Sénégal commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Sénégal, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Sénégal, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Sénégal. For more information, see our pages on the religious calendars of the world.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Sénégal that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Sénégal were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules). For more details on Muslim holidays, see Muslim Calendar Holidays. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Sénégal, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Sénégal, before planning any trip to Sénégal. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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