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Gambia - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070

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Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for Gambia



Internet domain: .gm - Telephone code: +220 - International dialing code: 00
From Feb 1st, 2013, Friday is also a non-working day for civil servants.
GMT offset: 0 (no DST)
Currency: Dalasi (GMD) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Name Date Kind
New Year's DayWednesday January 1, 2020Secular holiday 
winter holiday (end)**Sunday January 5, 2020School holidays 
Mawlud Nabi ("Gamo")*Sunday October 18, 2020Muslim, Sufi 
mid-term holiday (beginning)Tuesday November 3, 2020School holidays 
Deepavali/Dipabali**Wednesday November 4, 2020cards/flowers 
mid-term holiday (end)Sunday November 8, 2020School holidays 
presidential electionFriday December 4, 2020Special Events 
winter holiday (beginning)Thursday December 17, 2020School holidays 
Christmas Day*Friday December 25, 2020Catholic or protestant 

New Year's Day -
Saturday January 1, 2022

Secular holiday :


Winter holiday (end) -
Wednesday January 5, 2022

School holidays : Www.edugambia.gm
Ministry of Education
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Schooling in Gambia is mandatory till age 14
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required
Five regions follow specific calendars

Dates confirmed till Oct 2022 in Banjul (different dates apply in other regions)

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Mawlud Nabi ("Gamo") -
Monday October 18, 2021

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.


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday November 3, 2021

School holidays :


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Thursday November 4, 2021

cards/flowers : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days. NOT a public holiday


Mid-term holiday (end) -
Monday November 8, 2021

School holidays :


Presidential election -
Saturday December 4, 2021

Special Events :


Winter holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 17, 2021

School holidays :


Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021

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.