Gambia has a total of 23 holidays in 2022. 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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Holiday Date Details
New Year
Saturday, January 1, 2022 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Day off for New Year
Monday, January 3, 2022 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Independence Day
Friday, February 18, 2022 Independence Day is a public holiday in The Gambia
March Equinox
Sunday, March 20, 2022 March Equinox in The Gambia (Banjul)
Election Day Holiday
Saturday, April 9, 2022 Election Day Holiday is a public holiday in The Gambia
Good Friday
Friday, April 15, 2022 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 18, 2022 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Lailat al-Qadr
Thursday, April 28, 2022 Laylat al-Qadr commmemorates the time when Mohammad received the first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran).
Labour Day
Sunday, May 1, 2022 Labor Day, International Workers' Day, and May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Day off for Labour Day
Monday, May 2, 2022 Labor Day, International Workers' Day, and May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Eid al-Fitr
Monday, May 2, 2022 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.
Eid al-Fitr Holiday
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Eid al-Fitr Holiday is a public holiday in The Gambia
Africa Day
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Africa Day is a public holiday in The Gambia
June Solstice
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 June Solstice in The Gambia (Banjul)
Eid al-Adha
Saturday, July 9, 2022 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.
Day off for Eid al-Adha
Monday, July 11, 2022 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.
Revolution Day
Friday, July 22, 2022 Revolution Day is a public holiday in The Gambia
Ashura
Monday, August 8, 2022 Ashura is a public holiday in The Gambia
Assumption of Mary
Monday, August 15, 2022 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.
September Equinox
Friday, September 23, 2022 September Equinox in The Gambia (Banjul)
The Prophet's Birthday
Saturday, October 8, 2022 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
December Solstice
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 December Solstice in The Gambia (Banjul)
Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25, 2022 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.