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2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jun
  • 3
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  • Gambia Extends 2019 Eid ul-Fitr Public Holidays

    The Point Newspaper (Banjul) - The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia for the Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) would be extended from its previously-announced date of Tuesday, June 4, 2019, to last 2 days.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Gambian Labour Day 2019 Public Holiday May 1

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that Wednesday, May 1, 2019, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia "in observance of Workers’ Day".
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2018

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Gambia Public Holidays December 25 and 26

    The Statehouse of the Republic of The Gambia (Banjul) - The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that he had declared December 25, and December 26, 2018, as non-working public holidays throughout the Gambia.
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  • Nov
  • 18
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  • Gambia 2018 Maulud Nabi Public Holiday Announced

    The Statehouse of the Republic of The Gambia (Banjul) - The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that he had declared Tuesday, November 20, 2018, as a public holiday throughout the Gambia in honour of "Maulud-nabi", locally called "Gamo" to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
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  • Aug
  • 20
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  • Gambia 2018 Eid al-Adha Public Holiday Announced

    The Point Newspaper (Banjul) - The government of the Gambia has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia for the Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) would be "Tuesday, 21st August, and Wednesday 22nd August, 2018".
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Gambian Public Holiday May 25

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that Friday, May 25, 2018, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia "in observance of the Africa Day, formerly known as African Liberation Day".
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  • May
  • 10
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  • Gambian Public Holiday May 12

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that Saturday, May 12, 2018, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia "to enable eligible voters to cast their ballots in the Mayoral Elections".
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Gambian Public Holiday May 1st

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that Tuesday, May 1, 2018, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia "in observance of Workers’ Day".
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  • Apr
  • 23
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  • Gambian Labour Day 2018 Public Holiday

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that Tuesday, May 1, 2018, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia "in observance of Workers’ Day".
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  • Apr
  • 10
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  • Gambian Public Holidays April 12-13

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - The Office of the President of the Gambia has announced that Gambian President, Adama Barrow, has declared Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13, 2018, as non-working public holidays throughout the Republic of The Gambia, on account of the upcoming general elections.
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  • Mar
  • 28
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  • Gambian Easter 2018 Public Holidays

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared Friday, March 30, and Monday, April 2, 2018, as non-working public holidays throughout the Republic of The Gambia, on account of the upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday.
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  • Feb
  • 16
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  • Gambian Public Holidays February 18-19

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has declared Monday, February 19, 2018, as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia "to mark the 53rd Independence anniversary celebration of The Gambia, which falls on Sunday, 18 February 2018".
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2017

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Gambia 2017-2018 Public Holidays Extended

    The Statehouse of the Republic of The Gambia (Banjul) - The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that he had declared December 25, December 26 and January 1, 2018, as non-working public holidays throughout the Gambia, "in honour of Christmas, the birthday of Jesus Christ, son of Holy Mary and the New Year".
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  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Gambia 2017 Maulud Nabi Public Holiday Announced

    The Statehouse of the Republic of The Gambia (Banjul) - The Office of the President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that he had declared Friday, December 1, 2017, as a public holiday throughout the Gambia in honour of "Maulud Nabi", locally called "Gamo" to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
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  • Jul
  • 25
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  • Gambia 2017 Eid al-Adha Public Holiday Announced

    The Point Newspaper (Banjul) - The government of the Gambia has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia for the Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) would be Saturday, September 2, 2017.
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  • Jun
  • 22
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  • Gambia Extends 2017 Eid ul-Fitr Public Holidays

    The Point Newspaper (Banjul) - The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia for the Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) would be extended from its previously-announced date of Monday, June 26, 2017, to last 2 days, including Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
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  • Feb
  • 16
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  • Gambian Public Holiday February 18

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - Gambia's president-elect, Adama Barrow, has declared Saturday, February 18, 2017, as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia "in commemoration of his inauguration ceremony and our 52nd Independence Celebrations".
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2016

  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Gambia Extends 2016 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

    The Point Newspaper (Banjul) - The President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia for the Tobaski (aka Eid al-Adha or Feast of Sacrifice) would be extended from its previously-announced date of September 12, 2016, to last 2 days, including Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
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  • Mar
  • 23
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  • Gambian Public Holidays March 25 and 28

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Friday, March 25, 2016, and Monday, March 28, 2016, as non-working public holidays throughout the Gambia "in recognition of Good Friday and Easter Monday".
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  • Feb
  • 17
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  • Gambian Public Holiday February 18

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Thursday, February 18, 2016, as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia "in observance of the 51st Independence anniversary of The Islamic Republic of The Gambia".
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2015

  • Oct
  • 21
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  • Gambia 2015 Tamharit Public Holiday Announced

    The Point Newspaper (Banjul) - The President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia for the Tamharit (aka. Yawmul Ashura) would be Saturday, October 24, 2015, a date which has been declared a non-working public holiday throughout the Gambia.
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  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Gambia Extends 2015 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

    The Point Newspaper (Banjul) - The President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia for the Tobaski (aka Eid al-Adha or Feast of Sacrifice) would be extended from its previously-announced date of September 24, 2015, to last 4 days, until Sunday, September 27, 2015, inclusively.
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  • Sep
  • 17
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  • Gambia Eid al-Adha Public Holiday September 24

    The Point Newspaper (Banjul) - The President of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC) has announced yesterday, that Thursday, September 24, 2015, would be the date of the upcoming Muslim feast of Eid Al Adha, better known in the Gambia as Tobaski, and corresponding annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia.
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2014

  • Sep
  • 27
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  • Gambia Eid al-Adha Public Holiday October 4

    The Point Newspaper (Banjul) - The President of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC) has announced yesterday, that Saturday, October 4, 2014, would be the date of the upcoming Muslim feast of Eid Al Adha, better known in the Gambia as Tobaski, and corresponding annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Gambian Gamo Public Holiday January 14

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - The President of the Gambia Yahya Jammeh has announced that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in the Gambia for the Prophet's Birthday (Gamo) would be observed on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
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2013

  • Oct
  • 11
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  • Gambia Eid al-Adha Public Holiday October 15

    The Point Newspaper (Banjul) - The President of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC) has announced yesterday, that Tuesday, October 15, 2013, would be the date of the upcoming Muslim feast of Eid Al Adha, better known in the Gambia as Tobaski.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • Gambian Eid Public Holiday August 8

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - The President of the Gambia Yahya Jammeh has announced that Thursday, August 8, 2013, would be the date of the upcoming Muslim feast of Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
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  • Jul
  • 20
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  • Gambian Public Holiday July 22

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Monday, July 22, 2013, as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia "in observance of the 19th Anniversary of the July 22nd Revolution".
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  • Feb
  • 1
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  • Gambia Extends Public Sector Weekends

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has announced that, effective today, the Gambian public sector weekend will be 3-day, from Friday to Sunday, inclusively, to "allow Gambians to devote more time to prayers, social activities and agriculture".
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2012

  • Nov
  • 7
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  • Gambian Public Holiday November 9

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Friday, November 9, 2012, as a one-off "National Day of Peace Prayers" non-working public holiday throughout Gambia.
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  • Jul
  • 20
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  • Gambian Public Holiday July 23

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Monday, July 23, 2012, as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia in observance of the upcoming 18th Anniversary of the July 22nd Revolution.
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  • Jan
  • 17
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  • Gambian Public Holiday January 19

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Thursday, January 19, 2012, as another non-working public holiday throughout Gambia "in observance of his inaugural ceremony as the President of the Republic of the Gambia".
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2011

  • Dec
  • 27
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  • Gambian Public Holiday January 2

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Monday, January 2, 2012, as another non-working public holiday throughout Gambia "in observance of the New Year".
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  • Nov
  • 24
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  • Gambia Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared tomorrow, Friday, November 25, 2011, as another non-working public holiday throughout Gambia to celebrate the results of today's Presidential election.
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  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Gambia Public Holiday November 24

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Thursday, November 24, 2011, as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia on account of the upcoming Presidential election.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Gambia Eid al-Adha Public Holiday November 6

    The Point Newspaper (Banjul) - The President of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC) has announced yesterday, that Sunday, November 6th, 2011, would be the date of the upcoming Muslim feast of Eid Al Adha, better known in the Gambia as Tobaski.
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  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Gambian End of Ramadan Public Holidays Announced

    Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (SIC) - Gambia's Supreme Islamic Council has announced that the date of the upcoming Koriteh (End of Ramadan) public holiday in the Gambia would be Tuesday, August 30, 2011.
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  • Aug
  • 12
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  • Gambia Declares August 15 Public Holiday

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Monday, August 15, 2011, as a public holiday throughout Gambia in observance of the Feast of the Sang Marie.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Gambia Public Holiday May 2nd

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Monday, May 2, 2011, as a non-working public holiday throughout Gambia in observance of the upcoming Workers Day / May Day.
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  • Apr
  • 21
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  • Gambia Public Holidays April 22 and 25

    Office of the President of the Gambia (Banjul) - Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Friday, April 22, and Monday, April 25, 2011, as non-working public holidays throughout Gambia in observance of the upcoming Good Friday and Easter Monday.
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  • Feb
  • 17
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  • Gambia Declares February 18 Public Holiday

    The Daily Observer (Banjul) - Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Friday, February 18, 2011, as a public holiday in observance of the 46th Independence Celebration of the Gambia.
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2010

  • Nov
  • 15
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  • Gambia Announces Tobaski Public Holiday

    The Point Newspaper (Banjul) - The president of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC), Alhaji Momodou Lamin Touray, has announced that Tobaski (the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice) would be observed tomorrow, Tuesday, November 16, 2010.
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  • Feb
  • 26
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  • Gambia Announces Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    The Daily Observer (Banjul) - The president of the Republic of The Gambia, Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, has declared Saturday, February 27th, 2010, as a public holiday throughout The Gambia on account of this year's Prophet's Birthday.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Gambia Announces Tobaski Public Holiday Date

    The Gambia Journal (Banjul) - The President of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC), Alhagie Mahamadou Lamin Touray, announced yesterday, that Friday, November 27th, 2009, would be the date of the upcoming Muslim feast of Eid Al Adha, better known as Tobaski.
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  • Sep
  • 1
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  • Gambia Revises Muslim Public Holidays Date Reckoning

    Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (SIC) - Gambia's President, Yaya Jammeh, and the Gambian Supreme Islamic Council (SIC), have jointly announced that from now on the dates of Muslim public holidays would be calculated in line with the Umm al-Qura calendar used by Saudi Arabia.
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  • Apr
  • 7
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  • Gambia Votes Annual Africa Day Public Holiday

    Daily Observer (Banjul) - Gambia's National Assembly unanimously approved a motion to confer powers on President Yahya Jammeh, to declare a new annual public holiday, on May 25th, with effect starting in 2009.
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  • Apr
  • 2
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  • Gambia Declares Public Holiday Tomorrow For CAN Victory

    Agence de Presse Africaine (Banjul) - Gambia's President, Yaya Jammeh, has declared a one-off public holiday for tomorrow, Friday, April 3, 2009, to celebrate the victory of the under-17 national football club (aka. the Baby Scorpions) in the Coupe d'Afrique des nations in Algeria.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 4
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  • Gambia Announces December 9 Eid al-Adha Public Holiday

    The Gambia Journal (Banjul) - The Supreme Islamic Council of the Gambia has declared that the Muslim feast of Eid-Al- Adha, otherwise known as Tobaski (or Feast of Sacrifice), will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, in The Gambia.
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  • Oct
  • 12
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  • Gambia Declares October 13 Football Public Holiday

    African Press Agency (Banjul) - Earlier today, Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, declared Monday, October 13, 2008, as a one-off public holiday to "properly" celebrate the Gambian national football team's one-all draw against Senegal that qualifies Gambia for the African Cup of Nations and the World Cup Football elimination series.
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  • Mar
  • 19
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  • Gambia Declares 3 Public Holidays

    The Gambia Journal (Banjul) - Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has declared that March 20, 21 and 24, 2008, would be official public holidays.
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  • Jan
  • 24
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  • Gambia Election Public Holiday Today

    The Gambian Journal (Banjul) - A public holiday has been declared in The Gambia, on the occasion of today's Local Government Elections, in a move intended to discourage any voter apathy.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Gambia Declares December 31 Public Holiday

    Freedom Newspaper (Banjul) - Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has declared Monday, December 31, 2007, as a one-off public holiday to coincide with the official naming ceremony of his newly born son Muhammed Yahya Jammeh in Kanilai.
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  • Jul
  • 21
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  • Gambia Public Holiday On July 23

    The Gambia Journal (Banjul) - Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has declared Monday, July 23, 2007, as a one-off day in lieu public holiday, as the 13th anniversary of the coup that brought him to power on July 22, 1994, falls on a Sunday this year.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Gambia Announces Tobaski Public Holiday Date

    The Gambia Journal (Banjul) - Sunday is the Tobaski Muslim Feast: A press release from the Supreme Islamic Council (SIC) has relayed that Eid Al Adha, locally known as Tobaski, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 31st December.
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  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Gambia Declares December 18 Post-Election Public Holiday

    All Africa - President Jammeh declared today, December 18, 2006, a public holiday to celebrate his victory in the September elections.
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  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Gambia Election Update

    Election Guide (IFES) - Next legislative elections will be held on January 25, 2007.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Gambia Declares November 10 National Mourning Day

    Gambian Observer (Banjul) - The President of the Republic His Excellency Alhagie Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh has declared Friday 10th November 2006 as a National Day of Mourning throughout the country.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Gambia Declares October 23-24 End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    AllAfrica.com - Both Monday October 23rd and Tuesday October 24th, 2006, have been declared public holidays, on the occasion of the Eid al Fitr.
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • Gambia Declares July 6-7 Public Holidays

    Freedom Newspaper (Banjul) - Gambia's President, Yahya Jammeh, has declared Thursday and Friday, July 6-7, 2006, as one-off public holidays throughout the country.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Gambia Declares June 30 And July 3rd Public Holidays.

    The Gambia Journal (Banjul) - The government of Gambia has announced that both Friday June 30th and Monday July 3rd, 2006, had been declared public holidays in The Gambia.
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2005

  • May
  • 22
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  • Gambia One-Off Public Holiday Tomorrow

    State House Online (Republic of The Gambia) - Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has declared tomorrow, Monday, May 23, 2005, a one-off public holiday throughout the country.
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See also: Gambia bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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