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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Sénégal public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of September 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Sénégal 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 Sénégal public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Sep
  • 29
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  • Senegal 2019 Magal Public Holiday On October 17

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The Senegalese commission d’observation du croissant lunaire de Touba has announced that the first day of the month of Safar would be tomorrow and, therefore, that the 2019 Magal de Touba would take place on Thursday, October 17, 2019.
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  • Aug
  • 3
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  • Senegal 2019 Eid al-Adha Public Holiday Announced

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire - CNOCL) has announced that the upcoming Tabaski (Aid el Kébir, aka. Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of Senegal would be on Monday, August 12, 2019.
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2018

  • Oct
  • 25
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  • Senegal 2018 Magal Public Holiday Extended

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The Senegalese Minister of Labour, Samba Sy, has announced that Senegalese president, Macky Sall, had decided to declare Monday, October 29, 2018, the day after the upcoming Grand Magal de Touba, as an additional day of public holiday in Sénégal.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Senegal 2018 Magal Public Holiday Date Announced

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The Senegalese commission d’observation du croissant lunaire de Touba has announced that the first day of the month of Safar would be tomorrow and, therefore, that the 2018 Magal de Touba would take place on Sunday, October 28, 2018.
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  • Jun
  • 13
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  • Senegal 2018 Aid El Fitr Public Holiday

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire - CNOCL) has announced that the upcoming Aid El Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday of Senegal would be on Friday, June 15, 2018.
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2017

  • Oct
  • 22
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  • Senegal 2017 Magal Public Holiday Date Announced

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The spokesperson for the cellule de communication du comité d’organisation for the upcoming 2017 Grand Magal de Touba, Mor Daga Sylla, has announced that the date of the 2017 Grand Magal de Touba annual public holiday of Sénégal would be November 8, 2017.
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  • Oct
  • 13
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  • Senegal 2017 Magal Public Holiday Date Change

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The spokesperson for the cellule de communication du comité d’organisation for the upcoming 2017 Grand Magal de Touba, Mor Daga Sylla, has announced that the date of the 2017 Grand Magal de Touba annual public holiday of Sénégal would be either November 7 or 8, 2017.
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  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Senegal 2017 Magal Public Holiday Preview

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - At the preparatory meeting of the Comité Régional De Développement for the upcoming 2017 Grand Magal de Touba, the spokesperson, Serigne Bassirou Abdou Khadre Mbacké, announced that the date of the 2017 Grand Magal de Touba annual public holiday of Sénégal would be sometime between November 10 and 13, 2017.
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  • Aug
  • 24
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  • Senegal 2017 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire - CNOCL) has announced that the upcoming Tabaski (Aid el Kébir, aka. Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday would be on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
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  • Mar
  • 31
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  • Senegal Public Holidays April 3-4

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - Senegal's President, Macky Sall, has announced that he had decided to declare Monday, April 3, 2017, as an additional non-working public holiday in Senegal ("décidé de décréter la journée du Lundi 03 Avril fériée").
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2016

  • Dec
  • 25
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  • Senegal Public Holiday December 26

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - Earlier this evening, Senegal's President, Macky Sall, announced that he had decided to declare Monday, December 26, 2016, as an additional non-working public holiday in Senegal ("journée chômée et payée").
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Senegal Magal Public Holiday November 19

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire - CNOCL), led by Imam Ratib Serigne Mamoune Bousso, has announced that the upcoming Grand Magal de Touba annual non-working public holiday would be on Saturday, November 19, 2016, contrary to earlier reports that had it on Friday, November 18, 2016.
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2015

  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Senegal Magal Public Holiday December 1

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire - CNOCL) has announced that the upcoming Grand Magal de Touba new annual non-working public holiday would be on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, contrary to earlier reports that had it on November 30, 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 17
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  • Senegal 2015 Ashura Public Holiday

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal ("Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire" - CNOCL) has announced that the upcoming Tamkharit (aka. Ashura, aka. Achoura) annual non-working public holiday in Sénégal would be on Friday, October 23, 2015.
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  • Sep
  • 17
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  • Senegal 2015 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire - CNOCL) has announced that the upcoming Tabaski (Aid el Kébir, aka. Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday would be on Friday, September 25, 2015.
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2014

  • Sep
  • 26
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  • Senegal 2014 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire - CNOCL) has announced that the upcoming Tabaski (Aid el Kébir, aka. Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday would be on Sunday, October 5, 2014.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Senegal 2014 Gamou Public Holiday

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale de concertation sur le croissant lunaire - Conacoc) has announced that the upcoming Gamou (Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday would be observed on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, throughout Sénégal.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Senegal Magal Public Holiday Gazetted Soon

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - Senegal's Minister of the Interior, Abdoulaye Daouda Diallo, has promised that the recently-passed law declaring the Magal de Touba as a new annual non-working public holiday in Senegal, would be gazetted in time for the upcoming Magal de Touba, which is set to occur next weekend.
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  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Senegal Magal Public Holiday Becomes Law

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - During yesterday's full session of Senegal's parliament, its members unanimously approved the recent bill ("Projet de loi n°10/2013 complétant et modifiant certaines dispositions de la loi n° 74-52 du 04 novembre 1974 relative à la fête nationale et aux fêtes légales, modifiée") which finally makes the Magal de Touba a new official annual non-working public holiday in Senegal.
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  • Nov
  • 26
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  • Senegal Magal Public Holiday Bill Approved

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The Senegalese Parliament has approved the recent bill which will finally declare the Magal de Touba as an annual non-working public holiday in Senegal ("jour férié, chômé et payé").
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  • Oct
  • 29
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  • Senegal Magal Public Holiday Draft Bill

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The Prime Minister of Senegal, Aminata Touré, has announced that her government had finally drafted legislation declaring the Magal de Touba as an annual non-working public holiday in Senegal.
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  • Oct
  • 21
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  • Senegal Mulls Eid Public Holidays Extension

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - A deputy of Senegal's National Assembly, Iba Der Thiam, has submitted a proposal to the government of Senegal which, if approved, would declare the day after the Tabaski (End of Ramadan) public holiday and the day after the Korité (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, as additional annual public holidays in Senegal.
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  • Oct
  • 9
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  • Senegal 2013 Eid al-Adha October 16

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale de concertation sur le croissant lunaire - Conacoc) has announced that the upcoming Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday would be on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Senegal Magal Public Holiday Decree

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - Senegalese President, Macky Sall, has signed an executive decree declaring the Magal de Touba as an annual non-working public holiday in Sénégal ("décret instituant le Magal comme jour férié, chômé et payé").
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2012

  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Senegal 2013 Magal Public Holiday Official

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The Senegalese Cabinet of Ministers has finally approved a decree declaring the date of the upcoming 2013 Magal de Touba as a non-working public holiday throughout Sénégal ("déclaré férié, chômé et payé, la journée célébrant le Grand Magal de Touba édition 2013").
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Senegal Magal Public Holiday Not Yet Gazetted

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - No decree has yet been issued concerning the Magal de Touba public holiday, almost a year after then Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, had announced that he would finally issue a presidential decree declaring the Magal de Touba as a new annual non-working public holiday (journée chômée et payée) in Sénégal.
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  • Oct
  • 17
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  • Senegal 2012 Eid al-Adha October 26

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale de concertation sur le croissant lunaire - Conacoc) has announced that the upcoming Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday would be on Friday, October 26, 2012.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Senegal Magal Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade has issued the Décret 2011-1978 which confirms that tomorrow, Thursday, January 12, 2012, will be, for the first time, a non-working public holiday in Sénégal, on account of the Magal de Touba.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Senegal Magal Public Holiday Confirmed

    Walf Fadjri (Dakar) - Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, has finally confirmed that he will issue a presidential decree declaring the Magal de Touba as a new annual non-working public holiday (journée chômée et payée) in Sénégal.
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  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Senegal 2011 Ashura Public Holiday Moved

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The Senegalese government has announced that the date of the upcoming Tamkharit (Ashura) public holiday in Sénégal had been changed to Tuesday, December 6, 2011.
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  • Nov
  • 15
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  • Senegal 2012 Public Holiday For Magal de Touba

    Dakar Online (Dakar) - According to the entourage of Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, a presidential decree is currently being drafted declaring the Magal de Touba as a new annual non-working public holiday (jour férié, chômé et payé) in Sénégal.
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  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Senegal 2011 Eid-el-Kabir November 7

    Dakar Online (Dakar) - The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale de concertation sur le croissant lunaire - Conacoc) has announced that the upcoming Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday would be on Monday, November 7, 2011.
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  • Oct
  • 26
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  • Sénégal Magal Public Holiday Back In The Limelight

    Dakar Online (Dakar) - The spokesperson for the Khalife Général des Mourides, Serigne Bassirou Mbacké Abdou Khadre, has issued a statement reminding Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, of his earlier promise to make the Magal de Touba into an annual non-working public holiday in Sénégal.
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  • Aug
  • 30
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  • Sénégal End of Ramadan Tomorrow

    SeneNews (Dakar) - The President of President of the National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal (Commission nationale de concertation sur le croissant lunaire - Conacoc), Ahmed Iyan Thiam, has announced that the upcoming Korité (End of Ramadan) public holiday would be tomorrow, Wednesday, August 31, 2011, in Sénégal.
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  • Jan
  • 22
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  • Sénégal Promises Magal Public Holiday

    Dakar Online (Dakar) - Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, has announced that he would consult with the Prime Minister, Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye, on the best way to draft a law to finally make the Magal de Touba an annual public holiday in Sénégal.
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2010

  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Sénégal Declares November 18 Public Holiday

    Dakar Online (Dakar) - The Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, has declared Thursday, November 18, 2010, the day after the Tobaski public holiday as a one-off additional public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 8
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  • Sénégal Announces 2010 Feast of Sacrifice Public Holiday

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The Government of Sénégal has announced that the upcoming Aïd el-Kébir (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday would be observed on Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 26
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  • Senegal Considering Magal de Touba Public Holiday

    Dakar Online (Dakar) - Senegal's president, Abdoulaye Wade, has asked Parliament to expedite the passage of legislation that would declare a new annual public holiday on the occasion of the Magal de Touba.
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  • Mar
  • 6
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  • Sénégal Changes Date Of Maouloud Public Holiday

    Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar) - The Government of Sénégal has announced that the upcoming Maouloud (Prophet's Birthday) public holiday would be observed on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, instead of the previously announced date of March 9.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 6
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  • Senegal Confirms 1-Day Only Public Sector Eid al-Adha Holiday

    Le Soleil (Dakar) - Senegal's Minister of Labor has issued a communique announcing that the public sector would only get 1 day for the upcoming Eid al-Adha (or locally called Tabaski) public holiday, and that December 8 and 10, 2008, would be regular working days throughout Sénégal.
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  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Senegal Moves Eid al-Adha Public Holiday To December 9

    Xalima (Dakar) - The coordinator of Senegal's Moon Sighting Committee (Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire), Iyane Thiam, has announced that the crescent Moon had not been sighted on Friday night and that, therefore, the Eid al-Adha public holiday (aka. Tabaski in Sénégal) would be observed on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, instead of the previously announced date of December 8.
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  • Mar
  • 12
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  • Sénégal Declares March 13 One-Off Public Holiday for OCI Conference

    African Global News (Dakar) - Thursday, March 13, 2008 has been declared a one-off public holiday (jour férié, chômé et payé) on the occasion of the 11th OCI conference (Organisation de la Conférence Islamique).
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2007

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Senegal Declares 3-Day National Mourning

    BBC World (Dakar) - Serigne Saliou Mbacke, the fifth caliph of the Mouride Muslim brotherhood, as well as the religious adviser to Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, died on Friday, and a 3-day national mourning period was declared from Friday, December 28, to Sunday, December 30, inclusively.
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  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Sénégal Confusion About Upcoming Tabaski Public Holiday

    Le Quotidien (Dakar) - The government of Sénégal has finally confirmed that the upcoming Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday would be observed on Wednesday, December 19, 2007.
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  • Apr
  • 2
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  • Senegal Declares 3-Day Post-Election Public Holiday

    Sud Quotidien (Dakar) - President Abdoulaye Wade who was re-elected on February 25, declared the day of his inauguration, Tuesday April 3, 2007, a fully-paid public holiday in Senegal. As the 4th is Senegal's National Day, he also declared Thursday April 5th a public holiday (leaving open the question of paid wages), as well as leaving open for all, the option of taking Friday the 6th, as a personal day, without pay to extend the week's holidays.
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Senegal Confirms Date Of Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Le Soleil (Dakar) - The date of March 31st for the observance of the Prophet's Birthday in Senegal, has been confirmed.
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  • Mar
  • 9
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  • Senegal Shut Down For Magal De Touba Unofficial Holiday

    Walf Fadjri (Dakar) - Once again, the streets of Dakar were empty and most government employees unreachable, yesterday, on the occasion of the eve of the unofficial grand Magal de Touba public holiday.
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2002

  • May
  • 31
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  • Sénégal Declares World Cup Public Holiday

    Walf Fadjri (Dakar) - Following the victory of the Senegalese national team against France, Sénégal's President, Abdoulaye Wade, has declared the remainder of today as a public holiday.
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See also: Sénégal bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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