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Sierra Leone bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Sierra Leone Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon New Year Holiday
Mar.    Wed International Women's Day
Apr. 14 Fri Good Friday
     17 Mon Easter Monday
     27 Thu Independence Day
June 25 Sun Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
     26 Mon Eid-Ul-Fitr Holiday
Sep.  1 Fri Eid-Ul-Adah (Feast of Sacrifice)
Nov. 30 Thu The Prophet's Birthday (Milad An-Nabi)
Dec. 25 Mon Christmas Day
     26 Tue Boxing Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

02 Aug 2014 Sierra Leone Public Holiday August 4 (State House Press Secretariat-Freetown) The President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has in turn declared Monday, August 4, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Sierra Leone, on account of the current Ebola epidemic.  10 Sep 2013 Sierra Leone Call For May 1st Public Holiday (State House Press Secretariat-Freetown) Sierra Leone's Minister of Labour and Social Security, Martin Theambo, has called for the declaration of May 1st as a new annual non-working public holiday throughout Sierra Leone.  07 Mar 2013 Sierra Leone March 8 Public Holiday Confirmed (State House Press Secretariat-Freetown) The Office of the President of Sierra Leone has confirmed that Friday, March 8, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Sierra Leone, to mark International Women's Day in Sierra Leone.  19 Feb 2013 Sierra Leone Inaugural Public Holiday February 22 (State House Press Secretariat-Freetown) Freshly returned from yesterday's one-off public holiday, the Office of the President of Sierra Leone has announced that Friday, February 22, 2013, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Sierra Leone, to once again mark the inauguration of President Ernest Bai Koroma.  14 Feb 2013 Sierra Leone Public Holiday February 18 Again (State House Press Secretariat-Freetown) The Office of the President of Sierra Leone has announced that Monday, February 18, 2013, had once again been declared a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Sierra Leone, to be observed as Armed Forces Day.  02 Feb 2012 Sierra Leone Extra Public Holiday February 6 (Presidency Office-Freetown) The Government of Sierra Leone has announced that the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday for the Milad An-Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) would be Saturday, February 4, 2012.  09 Nov 2011 Sierra Leone November 11 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (State House Press Secretariat-Freetown) Sierra Leone's Acting Minister of Information and Communications, Sheka Tarawalie, has issued a statement ruling-out the rumours that Friday, November 11, 2011, would soon be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Sierra Leone.  03 Nov 2011 Sierra Leone Eid al-Adha Public Holiday November 6 and 7 (Presidency Office-Freetown) The Office of the President of Sierra Leone has announced that the upcoming Eid-Ul-Adah and related non-working public holiday would fall on Sunday, November 6, 2011.  30 Mar 2011 Sierra Leone To Add March 8 Public Holiday (Sierra Express Media-Freetown) The President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has announced that as from next year, International Women's Day, on March 8, will be recognized as a public holiday throughout Sierra Leone.  08 Sep 2010 Sierra Leone End of Ramadan Public Holiday September 10 (Sierra Express Media-Freetown) The Office of the President of Sierra Leone has declared Friday, September 10, 2010, as a national public holiday to mark the end of the month of Ramadan.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Sierra Leone 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

Independence Day: Was observed on April 19, rather than April 27, during the Presidency of Siaka Stevens which ended in 1985.  Sierra Leone International Codes SL and SLE (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .sl (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Sierra Leone information and news: Bank of Sierra Leone (Sierra Leone central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Sierra Leone maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Sierra Leone), and Wikipedia (includes Sierra Leone 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 Sierra Leone, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Sierra Leone, 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 Sierra Leone.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Sierra Leone 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 Sierra Leone 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 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


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 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Sierra Leone, 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 Sierra Leone, before planning any trip to Sierra Leone. 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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