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Bank and Public Holidays for Somalia

Related and neighboring countries: Africa Djibouti Ethiopia Kenya

A preview of the Somalia 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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Somalia Public Holidays in 2019 Observance*
Jan.    Tue New Year's Day (except Somaliland)
Apr.    Wed Miraaj Nabi / The Prophet's Ascension (Somaliland) Regional
May     Wed Labour Day
        Sat Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty Day (Somaliland) Regional
        Sun Somaliland Sovereignty Holiday (Somaliland) Regional
June    Wed Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
        Thu Eid al Fitr Holiday (Somaliland) Regional
        Wed Independence Day
July    Mon Republic Day (except Somaliland)
Aug.    Mon Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
        Tue Eid al Adha Holiday (Somaliland) Regional
Sep.    Sun Islamic New Year (Somaliland) Regional
        Tue Ashura (except Somaliland)
Nov.    Sun Mawlid Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

16 Jul 2015 Somalia 2015 Eid Ul Fitri Public Holidays (Government of Somaliland-Hargiesa) The minister of Religious affairs of the Government of Somaliland, Sheikh Khalil Abdilahi Ahmed, has announced that the annual non-working public holidays in Somaliland for the upcoming Eid Ul Fitri (End of Ramadan) public holidays would run for 3 days, from Friday, July 17, until Sunday, July 19, 2015, inclusively.  03 Nov 2013 Somalian Islamic New Year November 4 (Government of Somaliland-Hargiesa) The Government of Somaliland has announced that Monday, November 4, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday in Somaliland to commemorate the Islamic New Year 1435.  26 Aug 2013 Somalia Declares August 27 Holiday (SUNA Times-Mogadishu) Somalia's Prime Minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon, has announced that August 27 would henceforth be observed as the National Day of Human Rights in Somalia.  14 May 2013 Somalian Public Holidays May 18-19 (Government of Somaliland-Hargiesa) The Government of Somaliland has announced that Saturday, May 18, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday in Somaliland to commemorate the 22nd anniversary since declaring independence.  25 Jun 2012 Somalia Public Holiday June 26 (Government of Somaliland-Hargiesa) The Government of the Somali region of Puntland has announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, as a non-working public holiday to commemorate the 52nd anniversary of Somali Independence.  29 Aug 2011 Somalia Eid Ul Fitri Public Holiday Tomorrow (Government of Somaliland-Hargiesa) The Government of Somaliland has announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30, 2011, would be the date of the first day of public holiday for the upcoming Eid Ul Fitri (End of Ramadan) public holiday.  20 Apr 2009 Somalia Votes To Implement Sharia (Al Jazeera-Mecca) The Parliament of Somalia has voted unanimously to implement Sharia, or Islamic law, across Somalia. The effect of this change on the public holidays of Somalia is yet to be assessed.  29 Dec 2006 (Trib.com) Eid al-Adha Cease-Fire: As a sign of goodwill, President Abdullahi Yusuf and the Ethiopian government declared a 24-hour cease-fire in Somalia, and particularly Mogadishu, to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha on Saturday, December 30.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Somalia 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

Weekends: Although many Muslim countries have changed their weekend days in 2005 and 2006, as of December 2006, weekends in Somalia are still Thursdays and Fridays .  The predicted dates of Muslim Holidays in Somalia seem to be based exactly on the Arithmetical Islamic Calendar (which is the one we use here for projections).  Regional Public Holidays: Somaliland and Puntland are 2 regions that were part of British Somaliland before it was joined to Italian Somalia in 1960. Since 1990, both regions claim autonomy, if not outright independence, from Somalia and have some specific regional public holidays.  Eid al Adha is also called Ciidwayneey in Somali-related languages of somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.  Somalia International Codes SO and SOM (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .so (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Somalia information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Somalia maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Somalia), and Wikipedia (includes Somalia commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Somalia, 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.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Somalia 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 Somalia 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 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, 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 Somalia, 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 Somalia, before planning any trip to Somalia. 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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