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Guinea-Bissau bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2019, 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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Guinea-Bissau Public Holidays in 2019
Jan.    Tue New Year's Day
        Sun Heroes' Day (Anniversary of the Death of Amilcar Cabral)
Mar.    Fri International Women's Day
May   1 Wed Labour Day
June  4 Tue Korité (End of Ramadan)
Aug.  3 Sat Pidjiguiti Day
     11 Sun Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Sep. 24 Tue National Day
Nov. 14 Thu Readjustment Movement Day
Dec. 25 Wed Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

26 May 2015 Guinea-Bissau Declares Mohammed VI Public Holiday (Assembleia Nacional Popular da República da Guiné-Bissau-Bissau) The government of Guinée-Bissau has declared Thursday, May 28, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Guinea-Bissau.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Guinea-Bissau 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

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Guinea-Bissau are regulated bu articles 68-71 of the Labour Code (Lei Geral do Trabalho, Lei no.2 de 5 de Abril 1986).  Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays falling on a weekend are not moved.  Guinea-Bissau International Codes GW and GNB (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .gw (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Guinea-Bissau information and news: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) (Guinea-Bissau central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Guinea-Bissau maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Guinea-Bissau), and Wikipedia (includes Guinea-Bissau commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Guinea-Bissau, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Guinea-Bissau, 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 Guinea-Bissau.


Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Guinea-Bissau 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.


Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Guinea-Bissau 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).

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 2019 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Guinea-Bissau, 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 Guinea-Bissau, before planning any trip to Guinea-Bissau. 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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