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A public holiday in Gabon is a holiday commonly established by Gabonese law makers and is typically a non working day during the year.
The public holidays in Gabon are in general days to commemorate an occasion, like the anniversary of a historic event (eg: Independence day), or could be a religious celebration like Christmas.
A detailed list of public holidays in Gabon along with brief description of respective holidays including Gabonese festivals are shown on this website.
National Holidays in Gabon
Festivals in Gabon
Gabonese Public Holidays
Gabonese National Holidays
The Gabonese National Day is a selected date on the 17 August (1960) to commemorate the Independence Day of Gabon.
Often this public holiday in Gabon is not known as National Day. Nonetheless, financial institutions, schools along with public buildings can be closed.
The 1st of January is celebrated as The New Year in Gabon to mark the beginning of a new calendar year.
May Day is yet another countrywide holiday in Gabon which is observed to commemorate the successes of the labour movement.
Festivities In Gabon
Christmas Day is a public holiday in nearly all of the nations around the world and observed on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus.
The Orthodox Christian and Western-Roman Catholic patronal feast day or 'name day' are celebrated in each place's patron saint's day, in accordance with the Calendar of saints.
The most important holidays for Muslims in Gabon are Eid ul-Fitr. This is celebrated straight after the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha which is celebrated at the conclusion of the Hajj.
Diwali (Festival of Light) is one of the important holidays observed by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs who reside in Gabon.
Jews who live in Gabon commemorate many festivals: the Passover (Spring Feasts of Pesach) and Shavuot,
the Rosh Hashanah (beginning of the Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Sukkot (Tabernacles), and Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly).