Somalia has a total of 16 holidays in 2021. 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.

These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates or sign up for our newsletter to receive regular updates. All updates are automatically added to our API as well.

Our API allows you to specify the State and Region as part of the API requests, thereby limiting the requests to a particular state or city. View the API documentation for a full description of the supported countries, states and regions.

Holiday Date Details
New Year
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Isra and Mi'raj
Thursday, March 11, 2021 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.
March Equinox
Saturday, March 20, 2021 March Equinox in Somalia (Mogadishu)
May Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 Labor Day, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Eid al-Fitr
Thursday, May 13, 2021 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.
Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty is a common local holiday in Somalia
Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty Holiday
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty Holiday is a common local holiday in Somalia
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021 June Solstice in Somalia (Mogadishu)
Independence Day
Saturday, June 26, 2021 Independence Day is a observance in Somalia
Republic Day
Thursday, July 1, 2021 Republic Day is a common local holiday in Somalia
Eid al-Adha
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 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.
Muharram
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Ashura
Thursday, August 19, 2021 Ashura is a common local holiday in Somalia
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September Equinox in Somalia (Mogadishu)
The Prophet's Birthday
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
December Solstice
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December Solstice in Somalia (Mogadishu)