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Bank and Public Holidays for Cameroon

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A preview of the Cameroon bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2021, 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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Cameroon Public Holidays in 2021
Jan.    Fri New Year's Day
Feb.    Thu Youth Day
Apr.    Fri Good Friday
May     Sat Labour Day
        Thu Djouldé Soumaé / Korité (End of Ramadan)
        Thu Ascension Day
        Thu National Day
July    Tue Djouldé Laihadji / Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Aug.    Sun Assumption Day
Dec.    Sat Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

02 Jan 2017 Cameroon 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Prime Minister's Office Republic of Cameroon-Yaoundé) The government of Cameroon has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Cameroon for the calendar year 2017.  30 Dec 2016 Cameroon Public Holiday January 2 (Présidence de la République du Cameroun-Yaoundé) The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has signed another decree declaring Monday, January 2, 2017, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun) due to the annual upcoming, January 1st, non-working public holiday of Cameroon falling on a Sunday in 2017.  23 Dec 2016 Cameroon Public Holiday December 26 (Présidence de la République du Cameroun-Yaoundé) The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has signed a decree declaring Monday, December 26, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun) due to the annual upcoming Christmas Day non-working public holiday of Cameroon falling on a Sunday in 2016.  29 Apr 2016 Cameroon Public Holiday May 2 (Présidence de la République du Cameroun-Yaoundé) The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun) due to the annual, May 1st, public holiday in Cameroon falling on a Sunday in 2016.  18 Jan 2016 Cameroon 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Prime Minister's Office Republic of Cameroon-Yaoundé) The government of Cameroon has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Cameroon for the calendar year 2016.  16 Jul 2015 Cameroon 2015 End of Ramadan Public Holidays (Prime Minister's Office Republic of Cameroon-Yaoundé) The government of Cameroon has declared tomorrow, Friday, July 17, 2015, as a public holiday in Cameroon on account of the upcoming Djouldé Soumaé (End of Ramadan) annual public holidays in Cameroon.  12 Jan 2015 Cameroon 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Prime Minister's Office Republic of Cameroon-Yaoundé) The government of Cameroon has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Cameroon for the calendar year 2015.  18 Feb 2014 Cameroon Public Holiday February 20 (Présidence de la République du Cameroun-Yaoundé) The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has declared Thursday, February 20, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Cameroon's reunification.  09 Jan 2014 Cameroon 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Prime Minister's Office Republic of Cameroon-Yaoundé) The government of Cameroon has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Cameroon for the calendar year 2014.  28 Sep 2013 Cameroon Public Holiday September 30 (Présidence de la République du Cameroun-Yaoundé) The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has declared Monday, September 30, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday ("feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun") to facilitate the voting of candidates for the council and parliamentary elections.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Cameroon 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 Cameroon are regulated by the 1992 "Labour Code Law No.92/007" and the "Loi N°73/5 du 7 décembre 1973 fixant le régimes des fêtes légales en République Unie du Cameroun", as amended in 1976.  Religious Holidays: After decolonization, Cameroon counted many more religious public holidays. But, in the 1960's, to reduce the total number of public holidays, the government let each faith choose 2 holidays. Catholics, represented by Mgr Jean Zoa chose Good Friday and Assumption. Protestants, represented by Reverend Moubitang chose Christmas and Easter. Muslims, for their part, chose Eid al Ftir (End of Ramadan) and Eid al Adha (Tabaski).  International Women's Day (March 8) has recently become a, de facto, un-official, public holiday in Cameroon with public and private institutions closing for the day, as well as many schools telling children not to bother to come to school .  National Mourning Days: by regulation and tradition, days of national mourning are only public holidays if they are accompanied by a "national hommage", which usually means a State Funeral attended by the President and members of the Government. This was the case in August 1986 and February 1998, but not in the May 2007, day of mourning for the victimns of the Kenyan Airlines crash (although reports indicate that there was widespread absenteeism on that day in both the private and public sectors).  Unification Day (October 1) is listed in a few online sources as a public hoiliday, but there are no trustworthy sources to corroborate this.  Cameroon International Codes CM and CMR (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .cm (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Cameroon information and news: Bank of Central African States (Cameroon central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Cameroon maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Cameroon), and Wikipedia (includes Cameroon 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 Cameroon, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Cameroon, 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 Cameroon.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Cameroon 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 Cameroon 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 2021 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Cameroon, 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 Cameroon, before planning any trip to Cameroon. 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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