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Bank and Public Holidays for Western Sahara

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A preview of the Western Sahara bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2020, 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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Western Sahara Public Holidays in 2020
Jan.    Wed New Year's Day
        Sat Independence Manifesto Day (1944)
May     Fri Labour Day
        Sun Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
        Mon Eid al Fitr Holiday
July    Thu Throne Day
        Fri Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Aug.    Sat Eid al Adha Holiday
        Fri Oued Ed-Dahab Day
        Thu Islamic New Year
        Thu Revolution Day (1953)
        Fri HM Mohammed VI's Birthday
Oct.    Thu Ad el Maoulid Annabaoui (Prophet's Birthday)
        Fri Ad el Maoulid Annabaoui Holiday
Nov.    Fri Green March Day
        Wed Independence Day
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Background Information

Morocco virtually annexed the northern two-thirds of Western Sahara (formerly Spanish Sahara) in 1976, and the rest of the territory in 1979, following Mauritania's withdrawal. A guerrilla war with the Polisario Front contesting Rabat's sovereignty ended in a 1991 UN-brokered cease-fire. However, a UN-organized referendum on final status has been repeatedly postponed. The public holidays listed here are thus the same as those for Morocco.  Western Sahara International Codes EH and ESH (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .eh (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Western Sahara information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Western Sahara maps, demographics and economic statistics), and Wikipedia (includes Western Sahara commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Western Sahara, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Western Sahara, 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 Western Sahara.


Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Western Sahara 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.


Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Western Sahara 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 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).

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 2020 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Western Sahara, 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 Western Sahara, before planning any trip to Western Sahara. 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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