Benin Public Holidays List 2023
Following are the list of Public, Office, School, Bank Holidays in Benin year 2023
|1||01 Jan, Sunday||New Year||National holiday|
|2||10 Jan, Tuesday||Vodoun Festival||National holiday|
|3||16 Jan, Monday||Day of Remembrance||Observance|
|4||28 Feb, Tuesday||People's Sovereignty Day||Observance|
|5||08 Mar, Wednesday||Women's Day||Observance|
|6||20 Mar, Monday||March Equinox||Season|
|7||10 Apr, Monday||Easter Monday||National holiday|
|8||22 Apr, Saturday||Korité||National holiday|
|9||01 May, Monday||Labour Day||National holiday|
|10||14 May, Sunday||Mother's Day||Observance|
|11||18 May, Thursday||Ascension Day||National holiday|
|12||29 May, Monday||Whit Monday||National holiday|
|13||18 Jun, Sunday||Father's Day||Observance|
|14||21 Jun, Wednesday||June Solstice||Season|
|15||29 Jun, Thursday||Tabaski||National holiday|
|16||01 Aug, Tuesday||Independence Day||National holiday|
|17||15 Aug, Tuesday||Assumption of Mary||National holiday|
|18||23 Sep, Saturday||September Equinox||Season|
|19||27 Sep, Wednesday||Maouloud||National holiday|
|20||01 Nov, Wednesday||All Saints' Day||National holiday|
|21||22 Dec, Friday||December Solstice||Season|
|22||25 Dec, Monday||Christmas Day||National holiday|
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.