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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Cameroon public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of August 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Cameroon public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Cameroon public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 9
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  • Cameroon Tabaski / Feast of Sacrifice Public Holiday August 12

    Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé) - The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has issued a decree declaring, Monday, August 12, 2019, as a non-working public holiday in Cameroon, probably due to the annual Djouldé Soumaé/Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holiday of the Cameroon, falling on Sunday, August 11, in 2019.
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  • Jun
  • 19
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  • Cameroon June 21 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé) - The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has issued a communiqué clarifying that the, June 21, "journée de deuil national" that he had declared on June 17, was not a non-working public holiday in Cameroon.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Cameroon 2019 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 2019.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Cameroon Public Holiday December 31

    Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé) - The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has declared Monday, December 31, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun).
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  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Cameroon Public Holiday December 24

    Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé) - The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has declared Monday, December 24, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun).
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  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Cameroon Public Holiday November 6

    Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé) - The recently-reelected President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has declared Tuesday, November 6, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun) due to his upcoming presidential inauguration.
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  • May
  • 18
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  • Cameroon Public Holiday May 21

    Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé) - The government of Cameroon has declared Monday, May 21, 2018, 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, May 20, Fête de l’unité, non-working public holiday of Cameroon falling on a Sunday in 2018.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Cameroon Public Holiday April 30

    Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé) - The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has signed a decree declaring Monday, April 30, 2018, as a bridge non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun) to link the annual upcoming, May 1, non-working public holiday of Cameroon to the preceding weekend.
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  • Feb
  • 7
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  • Cameroon Public Holiday February 12

    Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé) - The government of Cameroon has declared Monday, February 12, 2018, 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, February 11, non-working public holiday of Cameroon falling on a Sunday in 2018.
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • Cameroon 2018 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 2018.
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2017

  • Aug
  • 11
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  • Cameroon Public Holidays August 14-15

    Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé) - The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has signed another decree declaring Monday, August 14, 2017, as a bridge non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun) to link the annual upcoming, August 15, non-working public holiday of Cameroon to the preceding weekend.
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  • Jan
  • 2
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  • 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.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • 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.
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  • Dec
  • 23
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 18
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  • 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.
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2015

  • Jul
  • 16
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • 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.
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2014

  • Feb
  • 18
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • 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.
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2013

  • Sep
  • 28
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 15
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  • Cameroon 2013 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 2013.
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2012

  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Cameroon Public Holiday April 30

    Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé) - The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has declared Monday, April 30, 2012, as a one-off bridge non-working public holiday (feriée chômée sur toute l'étendue du territoire de la république du Cameroun) to link the annual May 1st public holiday with the preceding weekend.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Cameroon 2012 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 2012.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Cameroon Public Holiday December 26

    Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé) - The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has declared Monday, December 26, 2011, as a one-off public holiday in Cameroon to compensate the fact that the 2011 Christmas Day public holiday falls on a Sunday.
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  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Cameroon Extends 2011 End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé) - The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has declared tomorrow, Monday, August 29, 2011, as a one-off bridge public holiday to link the weekend to the upcoming Djouldé Soumaé (End of Ramadan) annual public holiday.
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2010

  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Cameroon 2010 End of Ramadan Public Holiday Announced

    Le Journal du Cameroon (Yaoundé) - Earlier tonight, the government of Cameroon announced that Cameroon's Commission du Croissant Lunaire had confirmed that the new Moon of Shawwal had been sighted and thus that the date of the upcoming Aïd El Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday, would be Friday, September 10, 2011.
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  • May
  • 19
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  • Cameroon Public Holiday May 24

    Présidence de la République du Cameroun (Yaoundé) - The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has declared Monday, May 24, 2010, as a one-off public holiday in Cameroon on account of the upcoming May 20 commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Cameroon's independence and reunification.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 10
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  • Cameroon Confirms Islamic New Year Holiday Status

    Prime Minister's Office Republic of Cameroon (Yaoundé) - The government of Cameroon has confirmed that the upcoming Islamic New Year (aka. Al-Hijra, or simply, Muharram) would be observed on Friday, December 18, 2009, in Cameroon.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Cameroon Announces 2009 End of Ramadan Public Holiday

    The gateway of Government of Cameroon (Yaoundé) - The government of Cameroon 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 Sunday, September 20, 2009.
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2008

  • May
  • 1
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  • Cameroon Declares May 2nd Bridge Public Holiday

    Cameroon Radio Television (Yaoundé) - Cameroon's President issued a decree making tomorrow, Friday, May 2nd, 2008, a one-off bridge public holiday.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Cameroon Declares December 24 Bridge Public Holiday

    Kaï Walaï - Cameroon President, Paul Biya, signed an executive decree making Monday, December 24, 2007, a one-off, bridge public holiday.
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  • May
  • 18
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  • Cameroon Declares May 18 National Mourning Day

    CRTV (Yaoundé) - Late last night, Cameroon President, Paul Biya, decreed May 18 the day of national mourning in memory of the victims of the Kenya Airways flight which crashed on May 5.
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  • Apr
  • 13
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  • Cameroon Not Likely To Declare May 21 Day In Lieu Public Holiday

    Cameroon Tribune (Yaoundé) - Recent news reports confirm that the main National Day celebration and parade will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2007.
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  • Mar
  • 9
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  • Cameroon's March 8 Public Holiday Status Update

    Cameroon Tribune (Yaoundé) - International Women's Day (March 8) is fast becoming an unofficial public holiday in Cameroon.
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2004

  • Sep
  • 11
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  • Cameroon Declares October 11 Public Holiday

    Government Gateway Republic of Cameroon (Yaoundé) - Cameroon's President of the Republic, Paul Biya, has signed a decree declaring Monday, October 11, 2004, as a one-off public holiday throughout the national territory.
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2000

  • Sep
  • 30
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  • Cameroon Declares October 1st Olympic Gold Public Holiday

    Cameroon Public Television (Yaoundé) - Speaking on Cameroon's public television, President Paul Biya announced that Monday, October 1st, 2000, would be a one-off public holiday to celebrate the Cameroon Olympic Football team's gold medal obtained by defeating Spain in the finals.
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See also: Cameroon bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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