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A preview of the Cape Verde bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2019, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Cape Verde Public Holidays in 2019 Observance*
Jan.    Tue New Year's Day (Ano Novo)
        Sun Democracy Day
        Sun Heroes' Day (Aniversário da morte de Amílcar Cabral)
Mar.    Tue Carnaval (except full day in São Vicente) Gov+Aft
        Wed Ash Wednesday (except morning only in São Vicente) Government
Apr.    Fri Good Friday Bnk+Chr
May     Wed Labour Day
        Sun Praia Municipal Day Municipal
June    Sat Youth Day (Dia da Criança)
July    Fri Independence Day
Aug.    Thu Assumption Day (Dia da Padroeira Nacional)
Nov.    Fri All Saints' Day
Dec.    Wed Christmas Day (Natal)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

23 Dec 2016 Cape Verde 2016-2017 Year-End Public Holidays (Boletim Oficial-República de Cabo Verde) The government of Cape Verde has, as per custom, declared 2016-2017 year-end one off full day public sector holidays in Cape Verde (tolerância de ponto) on Monday, December 26, 2016, and Monday, January 2017, both dates for the full day.  07 Feb 2016 Cape Verde Public Holidays February 9-10 (Ministro da Administração Interna-República de Cabo Verde) The Government of Cape Verde, through the Gabinete do Secretário de Estado da Administração Pública, has declared one-off non-working public holidays (tolerância de ponto) on account of the upcoming Carnival and subsequent Ash Wednesday (na quadra carnavalesca e na celebração do dia das Cinzas).  21 Dec 2015 Cape Verde 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays (Boletim Oficial-República de Cabo Verde) The government of Cape Verde has, as per custom, declared 2015-2016 year-end one off full day public sector holidays in Cape Verde (tolerância de ponto) on Thursday, December 24, 2015, and Thursday, December 31, 2015, for the full day.  16 Feb 2015 Cape Verde Public Holidays February 17-18 (Ministro da Administração Interna-República de Cabo Verde) The Government of Cape Verde, through the Gabinete do Secretário de Estado da Administração Pública, has declared one-off non-working public holidays (tolerância de ponto) on account of the upcoming Carnival and subsequent Ash Wednesday (na quadra carnavalesca e na celebração do dia das Cinzas).  14 Dec 2014 Cape Verde 2014-2015 Year-End Public Holidays (Boletim Oficial-República de Cabo Verde) The government of Cape Verde has, as per custom, declared one off public sector holidays (tolerância de ponto) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, starting at noon, and Friday, January 2, 2015, for the full day.  14 Oct 2014 Cape Verde CAN 2015 Public Holiday Tomorrow (Ministro da Administração Interna-República de Cabo Verde) The Government of Cape Verde has once again declared a one-off non-working public holiday (tolerância de ponto) to allow citizens to watch the game with Mozambique, the fourth round of the CAN 2015 qualifications.  15 Apr 2014 Cape Verde 2014 Easter Public Holidays (Ministro da Administração Interna-República de Cabo Verde) The government of Cape Verde has declared a one-off public sector holiday (tolerância de ponto) for the afternoon of Thursday, April 17, 2014.  27 Jan 2013 Cape Verde CAN 2013 Public Holiday Tomorrow (Ministro da Administração Interna-República de Cabo Verde) The President of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, has declared a one-off non-working public holiday following today's qualification by Cape Verde's national football team for the CAN 2013 quarter finals.  04 Aug 2012 Cape Verde 2012 Dengue Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Ministro da Administração Interna-República de Cabo Verde) The Cape Verde Minister of Health, Cristina Fontes, has announced that, this year, the government of Cape Verde would not declare a one-off public sector holiday (tolerância de ponto) to coincide with the launch the national anti-dengue campaign.  12 Jun 2011 Cape Verde Declares July 8 Public Sector Holiday (Ministro da Administração Interna-República de Cabo Verde) The government of Cape Verde has declared one-off public sector holiday (tolerância de ponto) for the entire day of Friday, July 8, 2011.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Cape Verde 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 Cape Verde are regulated by the Decreto núm. 18/84, de 18 de febrero, por el que se establece la obligación de los empleadores de informar a la autoridad laboral del calendario de días feriados, which was amended in 1991 by the lei n 16/IV/91 de 30 de Dezembro, an amendment which was overturned on May 29, 2005.  Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that occur on a weekend remain on that date (ie. they are not moved to another date, such as the following Monday, for example).  Regional Public Holidays: Cities and regions also have some of their own public holidays. • Municipal Day in Mindelo (Island of São Vicente) is January 22. • Municipal Day in Praia is May 19.  Cape Verde International Codes CV and CPV (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .cv (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Cape Verde information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Cape Verde maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Cape Verde), and Wikipedia (includes Cape Verde commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Cape Verde, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.


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 2019 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Cape Verde, 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 Cape Verde, before planning any trip to Cape Verde. 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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