Public holidays and observances in Benin

Year 2018

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Monday New Year Public Holiday
January 10 Wednesday Vodoun Festival Public Holiday
March 20 Tuesday March equinox Season
April 2 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Tuesday Labour Day National holiday
May 10 Thursday Ascension Day National holiday
May 13 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
May 21 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
June 15 Friday Korité Public Holiday
June 17 Sunday Father's Day Observance
June 21 Thursday June Solstice Season
August 1 Wednesday Independence Day Public Holiday
August 22 Wednesday Tabaski Public Holiday
September 23 Sunday September equinox Season
November 1 Thursday All Saints' Day Silent Day
November 21 Wednesday Mawlid Public Holiday
December 21 Friday December Solstice Season
December 25 Tuesday Christmas Day National holiday

Year 2019

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Tuesday New Year Public Holiday
January 10 Thursday Vodoun Festival Public Holiday
March 20 Wednesday March equinox Season
April 22 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Wednesday Labour Day National holiday
May 12 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
May 30 Thursday Ascension Day National holiday
June 5 Wednesday Korité Public Holiday
June 10 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
June 16 Sunday Father's Day Observance
June 21 Friday June Solstice Season
August 1 Thursday Independence Day Public Holiday
August 12 Monday Tabaski Public Holiday
September 23 Monday September equinox Season
November 1 Friday All Saints' Day Silent Day
November 10 Sunday Mawlid Public Holiday
December 22 Sunday December Solstice Season
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day National holiday

Year 2020

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Wednesday New Year Public Holiday
January 10 Friday Vodoun Festival Public Holiday
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
April 13 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Friday Labour Day National holiday
May 10 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
May 21 Thursday Ascension Day National holiday
May 24 Sunday Korité Public Holiday
June 1 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
June 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
June 21 Sunday Father's Day Observance
July 31 Friday Tabaski Public Holiday
August 1 Saturday Independence Day Public Holiday
September 22 Tuesday September equinox Season
October 29 Thursday Mawlid Public Holiday
November 1 Sunday All Saints' Day Silent Day
December 21 Monday December Solstice Season
December 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday