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Somalia has a total of 16 holidays in 2020. 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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||Wednesday, January 1, 2020||New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.|
||Friday, March 20, 2020||March Equinox in Somalia (Mogadishu)|
|Isra and Mi'raj
||Sunday, March 22, 2020||Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night that the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.|
||Friday, May 1, 2020||May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.|
|Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty
||Monday, May 18, 2020||Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty is a common local holiday in Somalia|
|Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty Holiday
||Tuesday, May 19, 2020||Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty Holiday is a common local holiday in Somalia|
||Sunday, May 24, 2020||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.|
||Saturday, June 20, 2020||June Solstice in Somalia (Mogadishu)|
||Friday, June 26, 2020||Independence Day is a observance in Somalia|
||Wednesday, July 1, 2020||Republic Day is a common local holiday in Somalia|
||Friday, July 31, 2020||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.|
||Thursday, August 20, 2020||Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.|
||Saturday, August 29, 2020||Ashura is a common local holiday in Somalia|
||Tuesday, September 22, 2020||September Equinox in Somalia (Mogadishu)|
|The Prophet's Birthday
||Thursday, October 29, 2020||Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.|
||Monday, December 21, 2020||December Solstice in Somalia (Mogadishu)|