Years: 2023 2024 2025

Benin Public Holidays List 2023

Following are the list of Public, Office, School, Bank Holidays in Benin year 2023

New Year (01 Jan) : New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.

Vodoun Festival (10 Jan) : Vodoun Festival is a public holiday in Benin

Day of Remembrance (16 Jan) : Day of Remembrance is a national day in Benin

People's Sovereignty Day (28 Feb) : People's Sovereignty Day is a national day in Benin

Women's Day (08 Mar) : Women's Day is a national day in Benin

March Equinox (20 Mar) : March Equinox in Benin (Porto Novo)

Easter Monday (10 Apr) : Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.

Korité (22 Apr) : Eid al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.

Labour Day (01 May) : Labor Day, International Workers' Day, and May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.

Mother's Day (14 May) : Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.

Ascension Day (18 May) : Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It is a religious holiday that commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.

Whit Monday (29 May) : Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, is a Christian holiday that falls on the day after Pentecost, which is also known as Whit Sunday or Whitsunday.

Father's Day (18 Jun) : Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.

June Solstice (21 Jun) : June Solstice in Benin (Porto Novo)

Tabaski (29 Jun) : Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.

Independence Day (01 Aug) : Independence Day is a public holiday in Benin

Assumption of Mary (15 Aug) : The Christian feast of the Assumption of Mary is on or around Aug 15 in most countries. A few celebrate Assumption Day at other times of the year.

September Equinox (23 Sep) : September Equinox in Benin (Porto Novo)

Maouloud (27 Sep) : Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.

All Saints' Day (01 Nov) : Many churches honor all their saints on All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day.

December Solstice (22 Dec) : December Solstice in Benin (Porto Novo)

Christmas Day (25 Dec) : Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.