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Bank and Public Holidays for Central African Republic

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A preview of the Central African Republic 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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Central African Republic Public Holidays in 2019
Jan.    Tue New Year's Day
Mar.    Fri Barthelemy Boganda Day (anniversary of his death)
Apr.    Mon Easter Monday
May     Wed Labour Day
        Thu Ascension Day
June    Tue Korité (End of Ramadan)
        Mon Whit Monday
        Sun Prayer Day
Aug.    Sun Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
        Tue Independence Day
        Thu Assumption Day
Nov.    Fri All Saints' Day
Dec.    Sun National Day (Proclamation of the Republic)
        Wed Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

19 Dec 2016 Central African Republic Additional 2016-2017 Public Holidays Ruled-Out (Primature Gouvernement de la Centrafrique RCA-Bangui) The Minister of Labour ("Ministre du Travail et de la sécurité sociale") of the Central African Republic, Gaston Mackouzangba, has issued a communiqué ruling-out the declaration of Monday, December 26, 2016, and/or Monday, January 2, 2017, as additional non-working public holidays in the Central African Republic due to the upcoming annual Christmas and New Year public holidays of the Central African Republic falling on a Sunday.  11 Sep 2016 Central African Republic Amends Public Holidays List (Primature Gouvernement de la Centrafrique RCA-Bangui) The Minister of Civil Service, Labor, Social Security, and the Professional Integration of Youngsters, of the Central African Republic, Gaston Mackouzangba, has announced that, henceforth, the date of the annual Aïd el Adha (Feast of Sacrifice, aka. Tabaski) feast would be observed as a nationwide non-working public holiday in the Central African Republic.  23 Sep 2015 Central African Republic Public Holiday September 24 (Primature Gouvernement de la Centrafrique RCA-Bangui) The Minister of Labour ("Ministre du Travail et de la sécurité sociale") of the Central African Republic, Gaston Mackouzangba, has announced that, for the first time also, Thursday, September 24, 2015, the date of the upcoming Aïd el Adha (Feast of Sacrifice, aka. Tabaski) feast as a nationwide non-working public holiday in the Central African Republic.  16 Jul 2015 Central African Republic Adds End of Ramadan Public Holiday (Primature Gouvernement de la Centrafrique RCA-Bangui) The Minister of Labour ("Ministre du Travail et de la sécurité sociale") of the Central African Republic, Gaston Mackouzangba, has released a decree declaring, for the first time, Friday, July 17, 2015, the date of the upcoming Aïd el Fitr (End of Ramadan) feast as a nationwide non-working public holiday in the Central African Republic ("journée fériée et chômée dans le pays").  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Central African Republic 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: Public holidays in the Central African Republic are regulated by the Décret no 96-156 du 14 mai 1996 portant organisation du ministère de la Fonction publique, de l'Emploi, de la Sécurité sociale et de la Formation professionnelle et fixant les attributions du ministre which replaced the earlier Décret no 69-220 du 15 juillet 1969 fixant les attributions du ministre de la Fonction publique, du Travail et des Affaires sociales, itself replacing the Loi 62-315 fixant les fêtes légales en République Centrafricaine, du 21 mai 1962, the Loi 60-187 fixant les fêtes légales en République Centrafricaine, du 23 janvier 1961, and the Loi 60-167 déclarant fête nationale de 1er décembre de chaque année, du 12 décembre 1960.  Islamic Holidays: The Islamic holidays of Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) and Korité (End of Ramadan) are not official days off, however, with 15% of the population being Muslim, they are celebrated.  March 15: Some sources mention a March 15 public holiday, Prise de pouvoir du président François BOZIZE (Sursaut national), but there is no official confirmation to be found anywhere.  Central African Republic International Codes CF and CAF (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .cf (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Central African Republic information and news: Bank of Central African States (Central African Republic central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Central African Republic maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Central African Republic), and Wikipedia (includes Central African Republic 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 Central African Republic, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Central African Republic, 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 Central African Republic.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Central African Republic 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 Central African Republic 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 2019 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Central African Republic, 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 Central African Republic, before planning any trip to Central African Republic. 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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