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

Western Sahara : 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



These public holidays were provided by the Saharawi Government. Moroccan holidays also apply.
Currency: Morocco Dirham (MAD) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Thursday & Friday

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Womens' Day*Thursday March 8, 2018Secular holiday 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Saturday June 16, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Youth Day**Monday July 9, 2018Secular holiday 
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Enthronement Day*Monday July 30, 2018Secular holiday 
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Oued Eddahab Allegiance Day*Tuesday August 14, 2018Secular holiday 
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Revolution DayMonday August 20, 2018Secular holiday 
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Youth Day*Tuesday August 21, 2018Secular holiday 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)**Wednesday August 22, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)*Wednesday September 12, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Womens' Day -
Thursday March 8, 2018

Secular holiday : The idea of an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions. Women from clothing and textile factories staged one such protest on 8 March 1857 in New York City. The garment workers were protesting what they saw as very poor working conditions and low wages. The protesters were attacked and dispersed by police. These women established their first labor union two years later. Wikipedia


Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

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 .


Liberation Day -
Monday May 20, 2019

Secular holiday : according to Polisario sources


Martyrs' Day -
Sunday June 9, 2019

Secular holiday : according to Polisario sources


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday June 16, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed. In India, except in Arunachal Pradesh.


Zemla Uprise -
Monday June 17, 2019

Secular holiday : according to Polisario sources


Youth Day -
Monday July 9, 2018

Secular holiday : according to Polisario sources


Enthronement Day -
Monday July 30, 2018

Secular holiday : Celebrates the accession to the throne, of King Mohammed VI on July 3O, 1999, who succeeded his father King Hassan II.


Oued Eddahab Allegiance Day -
Tuesday August 14, 2018

Secular holiday : On August 14, 1979, the recovery of this province by Moroccan authorities came to materialize the unity of the country and crown a long struggle for the perfection of Morocco's territorial integrity. On that day, at the Riad palace in Rabat, a 360 person-strong delegation, was dispatched by the population of the region to renew before King Hassan II the oath of allegiance and their attachment to the Alaouite throne. The sovereign then delivered a historic speech in which he vowed to guarantee their defense and security and endeavor for their well-being.


Revolution Day -
Monday August 20, 2018

Secular holiday :


Youth Day -
Tuesday August 21, 2018

Secular holiday : Celebrates the Revolution of the King and the People, a landmark in Morocco's history, that illustrates the struggle of the Alaouite Throne and the Moroccan people against occupation. On August 20, 1953 the French colonial authorities exiled the Late King Mohammed V and the Royal Family, after the Late king had refused to disavow the action of the national movement and to sign decrees consecrating French domination over Morocco. Celebration of the Revolution of the King and People


Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday August 22, 2018

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


El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday September 12, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : The event where Muhammad fled Mecca with a small group of followers to go to Medina (Yathrib) in the year 622 A.D., under mounting hostility towards Muhammad. Muslim calendar starts from this date (A.H.), which was established in `Umar's reign. Medina is about 200 miles north of Mecca. Muhammad arrived there on 20th Sep 622 A.D. The name of the city was changed to Medinatu'l-Nabi (city of the Prophet).