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Gabon : 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 next 3 months

  • Currency: Communauté Africaine Financière Franc (XAF)
  • Internet domain: .ga - Telephone code: +241 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (no DST)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday june 28, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday july 5, 2024Summer holiday (beginning) - lycée français, EPCSchool holidays
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Friday august 16, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Saturday august 17, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday september 2, 2024Summer holiday (end)- lycée français, EPCSchool holidays
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    Monday september 2, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday october 18, 2024All Saints - (beginning) - lycée français, EPCSchool holidays
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    Friday october 25, 2024All Saints - (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday november 1, 2024All Saints' DayCatholic
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    Monday november 4, 2024All Saints - (end)School holidays
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    Monday november 4, 2024All Saints - (end) - lycée français, EPCSchool holidays
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    Sunday december 1, 2024MarathonSports events
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    Friday december 20, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning) - lycée français, EPCSchool holidays
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    Friday december 20, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday december 24, 2024Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Banks only
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday december 31, 2024Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Banks only
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    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 28, 2024
    School holidays :

    Summer holiday (beginning) - lycée français, EPC

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    Friday july 5, 2024
    School holidays :

    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    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.

    Independence Day

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    Friday august 16, 2024
    Secular holiday : Celebrates independence from France in 1960. A 3-day holiday.

    Independence Day

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    Saturday august 17, 2024
    Secular holiday : Celebrates independence from France in 1960. A 3-day holiday.

    Summer holiday (end)- lycée français, EPC

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    Monday september 2, 2024
    School holidays :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday september 2, 2024
    School holidays : One week later for private schools

    All Saints - (beginning) - lycée français, EPC

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    Friday october 18, 2024
    School holidays :

    All Saints - (beginning)

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    Friday october 25, 2024
    School holidays :

    All Saints' Day

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. (World Book Encyclopedia)

    All Saints - (end)

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    Monday november 4, 2024
    School holidays :

    All Saints - (end) - lycée français, EPC

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    Monday november 4, 2024
    School holidays :

    Marathon

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    Sunday december 1, 2024
    Sports events : Http://marathondugabon.com/ in Libreville 2022 edition confirmed

    Christmas holiday (beginning) - lycée français, EPC

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    Friday december 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 20, 2024
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    Bank Holiday (from 13:00)

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    Tuesday december 24, 2024
    Banks only :

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Bank Holiday (from 13:00)

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    Tuesday december 31, 2024
    Banks only :