Revolution Day -
Wednesday July 22, 2020
Secular holiday : Anniversary of the coup that brought President Jammeh to power on the 22nd July 1994 paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday July 31, 2020
Muslim, Sufi : Also written Id al'Adha (or Eid Al-Adha) is the Feast of the Sacrifice , the second main celebration of Islam.
It takes place on the tenth day of the twelfth -- last month of the Islamic calendar and celebrates Abraham's (also written Ibrahim) willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.
The Prophet Muhammad called Eid Al-Adha the best day of the year, since it is the last and biggest day of the annual pilgrimage.
Saturday August 15, 2020
Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.
El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Thursday August 20, 2020
Banks only :
Friday August 28, 2020
Muslim, Sufi :
Saturday August 29, 2020
Banks only : Martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) during his fight against injustice.
Summer holiday (end) -
Tuesday September 8, 2020
School holidays :
Mawlud Nabi ("Gamo") -
Thursday October 29, 2020
Muslim, Sufi : Birthday of the Prophet, Mohammed. For nine days there are Parties with fairs, feasting, and parades. Stories are told about how the mountains danced when Mohammed was born, and sang, There is no god but Allah. The trees answered, And Mohammed is his Prophet.
Then 7,000 angels brought a golden vase filled with heavenly dew, and his mother bathed the new baby in it. Many stories like these are told to Arab children on the Prophet's Birthday, the happiest day in the Moslem year.