Years: 2022 2023 2024

Gambia Public Holidays List 2023

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

S.no.DateHolidayType
101 Jan, SundayNew YearNational holiday
218 Feb, SaturdayIndependence DayNational holiday
320 Mar, MondayMarch EquinoxSeason
407 Apr, FridayGood FridayNational holiday
510 Apr, MondayEaster MondayNational holiday
617 Apr, MondayLailat al-QadrNational holiday
722 Apr, SaturdayEid al-FitrNational holiday
801 May, MondayLabour DayNational holiday
925 May, ThursdayAfrica DayNational holiday
1021 Jun, WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason
1129 Jun, ThursdayEid al-AdhaNational holiday
1222 Jul, SaturdayRevolution DayNational holiday
1328 Jul, FridayAshuraNational holiday
1415 Aug, TuesdayAssumption of MaryNational holiday
1523 Sep, SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
1627 Sep, WednesdayThe Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
1722 Dec, FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
1825 Dec, MondayChristmas DayNational holiday

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

Independence Day (18 Feb) : Independence Day is a public holiday in The Gambia

March Equinox (20 Mar) : March Equinox in The Gambia (Banjul)

Good Friday (07 Apr) : Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.

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

Lailat al-Qadr (17 Apr) : Laylat al-Qadr commmemorates the time when Mohammad received the first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran).

Eid al-Fitr (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, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.

Africa Day (25 May) : Africa Day is a public holiday in The Gambia

June Solstice (21 Jun) : June Solstice in The Gambia (Banjul)

Eid al-Adha (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.

Revolution Day (22 Jul) : Revolution Day is a public holiday in The Gambia

Ashura (28 Jul) : Ashura is a public holiday in The Gambia

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 The Gambia (Banjul)

The Prophet's Birthday (27 Sep) : Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (22 Dec) : December Solstice in The Gambia (Banjul)

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