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Senegal : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


Senegal : 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 current 2 months

Internet extension: .sn - Telephone code: +221 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: no)
Currency: Communauté Africaine Financière Franc (XAF) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

French (75 million speakers in 30 countries), Haoussa (35 million speakers), vernaculars, Peul (16 million speakers), Wolof (3 million speakers), Serere (1 million speakers) ...
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New Year's Day**Monday January 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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winter holiday (end)**Tuesday January 2, 2018School holidays 
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Christmas holiday (end) - International school*Monday January 8, 2018School holidays 
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FESPOP - Percussion Festival*Friday December 15, 2017Culture 
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Fidak (Foire Internationale de Dakar)**Saturday December 16, 2017Tradeshows 
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winter holiday (beginning)**Saturday December 23, 2017School holidays 
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Christmas DayMonday December 25, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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New Year's Day -
Monday January 1, 2018

Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Winter holiday (end) -
Tuesday January 2, 2018

School holidays :
official calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is officially mandatory till age 16
Teaching languages: Wolof, French
Religious education is compulsory in Muslim areas
schools are closed on Sunday
school uniforms usually not required
confirmed till Nov 2018

Christmas holiday (end) - International school -
Monday January 8, 2018

School holidays : Lycée Français de Dakar - confirmed till July 2018

FESPOP - Percussion Festival -
Friday December 15, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - in Louga 2016 edition NOT confirmed

Fidak (Foire Internationale de Dakar) -
Saturday December 16, 2017

Tradeshows : Lasts 10 days - in Dakar 2017 edition confirmed
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Winter holiday (beginning) -
Saturday December 23, 2017

School holidays : official calendar issued by the Ministry of Education

Christmas Day -
Monday December 25, 2017

Catholic or protestant :