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Bank and Public Holidays for Gabon

Related and neighboring countries: Africa Cameroon Congo (Republic) Equatorial Guinea

Gabon bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name
Thu Labour Day
Thu Ascension
Mon Whit Monday
Tue Aïd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Fri Assumption Day
Sat Fête de l'Indépendance (National Day)
Sun Fête de l'Indépendance
Mon Fête de l'Indépendance (day in lieu)
Sat Aïd-el-Kébir (Feast of Sacrifice)
Sat All Saints' Day
Thu Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates

14 Aug 2014 Gabonese Public Holidays August 15-18 (Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) Gabon's Ministre du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Prévoyance Sociale has announced that the upcoming annual National Day non-working public holidays in Gabon would be extended by a day with the declaration of Monday, August 18, 2014, as an additional non-working public holiday in the Gabon.  27 Jul 2014 Gabonese 2014 End of Ramadan Public Holiday (Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) Gabon's Ministre du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Prévoyance Sociale has announced that the date of the upcoming Aïd El Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Gabon, would be Tuesday, July 29, 2014.  19 Jan 2014 Gabonese 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) Gabon's Ministre du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Prévoyance Sociale has released its annual list of non-working public holidays in Gabon for the calendar year 2014.  12 Oct 2013 Gabonese 2013 Eid al Adha Public Holiday (Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) Gabon's Ministre du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Prévoyance Sociale has announced that the date of the upcoming Aïd El Kebir (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.  07 Aug 2013 Gabonese 2013 End of Ramadan Public Holiday (Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) Gabon's Ministre du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Prévoyance Sociale has announced that the date of the upcoming Aïd El Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Friday, August 9, 2013.  23 Oct 2012 Gabonese 2012 Feast of Sacrifice Public Holiday (Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) Gabon's Ministre du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Prévoyance Sociale has announced that the date of the upcoming Aïd El Kebir (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Friday, October 26, 2012.  02 May 2012 Gabonese Public Holiday May 5 (Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) The government of Gabon has announced that Saturday, May 5, 2012, would be a regional non-working public holiday (chômée, payée et récupérable) to coincide with the upcoming legislative and senatorial by-elections.  16 Apr 2012 Gabonese Public Holiday April 17 (Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) The government of Gabon has announced that Tuesday, April 17, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday (journée déclarée chômée et payée) to commemorate Gabon's Women's Day public holiday.  22 Jan 2012 Gabonese ACN Public Holidays Next Week (Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) The government of Gabon has announced 4 days of public holidays (journées déclarées chômées, payées et récupérables), next week, to allow the people of Gabon to support the Panthères national team in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations football championship.  26 Oct 2011 Gabonese Public Holiday November 1 (Gouvernement de la République Gabonaise-Libreville) Gabon's Ministre du Travail et de l'Emploi has announced that Tuesday, November 1st, 2011, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Gabon (journée ... déclarée fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national).  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Gabon public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in the Gabon are regulated by the "Décret, n°000484/PR/MTE du 26 mai 2004", which amended parts of the 1998 Décret no 727/PR/MTEFP du 28 juin 1998 réglementant le régime des jours fériés, which itself repealed the 1992 Décret no 715/PR/MTEFPRH du 3 avril 1992 modifiant la réglementation du régime des jours fériés en République gabonaise.  National Day: Since 2002, the official National Day celebrations take place in 2 different regional capitals every year, in a rotation that is called "fêtes tournantes". In 2006, however, National Day returned to the capital, Libreville .  Renovation Day (March 12) and Martyrs' Day (May 6) appeared a few years ago on one of the online list of Gabon public holidays, and has since been re-copied onto multiple websites. However, we cannot find any reference to either of these public holidays, anywhere.  Gabon International Codes GA and GAB (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ga (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Gabon information and news: Bank of Central African States (Gabon central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Gabon maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Gabon), and Wikipedia (includes Gabon commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Gabon, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Gabon, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Gabon.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Gabon that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Gabon were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Gabon, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Gabon, before planning any trip to Gabon. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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