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Sierra Leone Public Holidays News and Updates

See also: upcoming public holidays in Sierra Leone and public holidays news and updates in Guinea, Liberia.

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

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Sierra Leone Rules-Out April 29 Public Holiday

    State House Press Secretariat (Freetown) - The government of Sierra Leone has issued a public notice reminding the public that Monday, April 29, 2019, will not be a non-working public holiday in Sierra Leone, despite the Independence Day public holiday of Liberia falling on a Saturday in 2019.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Sierra Leone 2019 Public Holidays Released

    State House Press Secretariat (Freetown) - The government of Sierra Leone has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Sierra Leone for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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2014

  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Sierra Leone Public Holiday August 4

    State House Press Secretariat (Freetown) - The President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has in turn declared Monday, August 4, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Sierra Leone, on account of the current Ebola epidemic.
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2013

  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Sierra Leone Call For May 1st Public Holiday

    State House Press Secretariat (Freetown) - Sierra Leone's Minister of Labour and Social Security, Martin Theambo, has called for the declaration of May 1st as a new annual non-working public holiday throughout Sierra Leone.
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  • Mar
  • 7
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  • Sierra Leone March 8 Public Holiday Confirmed

    State House Press Secretariat (Freetown) - The Office of the President of Sierra Leone has confirmed that Friday, March 8, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Sierra Leone, to mark International Women's Day in Sierra Leone.
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  • Feb
  • 19
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  • Sierra Leone Inaugural Public Holiday February 22

    State House Press Secretariat (Freetown) - Freshly returned from yesterday's one-off public holiday, the Office of the President of Sierra Leone has announced that Friday, February 22, 2013, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Sierra Leone, to once again mark the inauguration of President Ernest Bai Koroma.
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  • Feb
  • 14
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  • Sierra Leone Public Holiday February 18 Again

    State House Press Secretariat (Freetown) - The Office of the President of Sierra Leone has announced that Monday, February 18, 2013, had once again been declared a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Sierra Leone, to be observed as Armed Forces Day.
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2012

  • Feb
  • 2
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  • Sierra Leone Extra Public Holiday February 6

    Presidency Office (Freetown) - The Government of Sierra Leone has announced that the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday for the Milad An-Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) would be Saturday, February 4, 2012.
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2011

  • Nov
  • 9
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  • Sierra Leone November 11 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    State House Press Secretariat (Freetown) - Sierra Leone's Acting Minister of Information and Communications, Sheka Tarawalie, has issued a statement ruling-out the rumours that Friday, November 11, 2011, would soon be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Sierra Leone.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Sierra Leone Eid al-Adha Public Holiday November 6 and 7

    Presidency Office (Freetown) - The Office of the President of Sierra Leone has announced that the upcoming Eid-Ul-Adah and related non-working public holiday would fall on Sunday, November 6, 2011.
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Sierra Leone To Add March 8 Public Holiday

    Sierra Express Media (Freetown) - The President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has announced that as from next year, International Women's Day, on March 8, will be recognized as a public holiday throughout Sierra Leone.
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2010

  • Sep
  • 8
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  • Sierra Leone End of Ramadan Public Holiday September 10

    Sierra Express Media (Freetown) - The Office of the President of Sierra Leone has declared Friday, September 10, 2010, as a national public holiday to mark the end of the month of Ramadan.
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  • Feb
  • 12
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  • Sierra Leone Declares February 18 Public Holiday

    State House Press Secretariat (Freetown) - The President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has declared that the upcoming, February 18, Armed Forces Day, would be a one-off non-working public holiday.
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2009

  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Sierra Leone End of Ramadan Public Holiday September 20

    Office of the Vice President (Freetown) - The Office of the Vice President of Sierra Leone has just issued a press release announcing that the Pray Day (End of Ramadan) public holiday's date had been changed to tomorrow, Sunday, September 20th, 2009.
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  • Sep
  • 17
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  • Sierra Leone Annouces End of Ramadan Public Holiday

    Presidency Office (Freetown) - The Office of the President of Sierra Leone has announced that the feast of Eid-Ul-Fitri (Pray Day) will be observed on Monday, September 21st, 2009, and has thus declared Monday, September 21st, 2009, an official public holiday in Sierra Leone.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Sierra Leone Urged To Declare January 6 Public Holiday

    African Press Agency (Freetown) - Sierra Leone's national coordinator of the Coalition des organisations de la société civile, Charles Mambu, has indicated that he would soon re-iterate its call for the government of Sierra Leone to declare January 6 an annual commemorative public holiday.
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2007

  • Nov
  • 15
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  • Sierra Leone Declares November 15 Presidential Inauguration Public Holiday

    SABC - Today was declared a public holiday in Sierra Leone on the occasion of the inauguration of President Ernest Bai Koroma.
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  • Jun
  • 5
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  • Sierra Leone Also Declares 3-Day Mourning

    Pravda - Sierra Leone President, Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, declared three days of national mourning for the dead, following a weekend helicopter crash that killed 22 people, most of them Togolese.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Sierra Leone Public Holidays News Update

    IFES Election Guide - Next presidential and legislative elections - July 28, 2007.
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1997

  • Aug
  • 27
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  • Sierra Leone Declares August 29 Public Holiday

    Sierra Leone Web (Freetown) - Sierra Leone's AFRC Chairman, Johnny Paul Koroma, has declared Friday, August 29, 1997, as a national public holiday and a day of fasting and prayer.
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See also: Sierra Leone bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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