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Benin has a total of 22 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.
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||Tuesday, January 1, 2019||New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.|
||Thursday, January 10, 2019||Vodoun Festival is a public holiday in Benin|
|Day of Remembrance
||Wednesday, January 16, 2019||Day of Remembrance is a national day in Benin|
|People's Sovereignty Day
||Thursday, February 28, 2019||People's Sovereignty Day is a national day in Benin|
||Friday, March 8, 2019||Women's Day is a national day in Benin|
||Wednesday, March 20, 2019||March Equinox in Benin (Porto Novo)|
||Monday, April 22, 2019||Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.|
||Wednesday, May 1, 2019||May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.|
||Sunday, May 12, 2019||Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.|
||Thursday, May 30, 2019||Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It is a religious holiday that commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.|
||Tuesday, June 4, 2019||Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.|
||Monday, June 10, 2019||Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, is a Christian holiday that falls on the day after Pentecost, which is also known as Whit Sunday or Whitsunday.|
||Sunday, June 16, 2019||Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.|
||Friday, June 21, 2019||June Solstice in Benin (Porto Novo)|
||Thursday, August 1, 2019||Independence Day is a public holiday in Benin|
||Sunday, August 11, 2019||Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.|
|Assumption of Mary
||Thursday, August 15, 2019||The Christian feast of the Assumption of Mary is on or around Aug 15 in most countries. A few celebrate Assumption Day at other times of the year.|
||Monday, September 23, 2019||September Equinox in Benin (Porto Novo)|
|All Saints' Day
||Friday, November 1, 2019||Many churches honor all their saints on All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day.|
||Saturday, November 9, 2019||Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.|
||Sunday, December 22, 2019||December Solstice in Benin (Porto Novo)|
||Wednesday, December 25, 2019||Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.|