Sierra Leone has a total of 19 holidays in 2023. 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
Sunday, January 1, 2023 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 2, 2023 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Armed Forces Day
Saturday, February 18, 2023 Armed Forces Day is a public holiday in Sierra Leone
Day off for Armed Forces Day
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 Armed Forces Day is a public holiday in Sierra Leone
International Women's Day
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 International Women's Day is a public holiday in Sierra Leone
March Equinox
Monday, March 20, 2023 March Equinox in Sierra Leone (Freetown)
Ramadan Start
Thursday, March 23, 2023 Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Good Friday
Friday, April 7, 2023 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 10, 2023 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Eid al-Fitr
Friday, April 21, 2023 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.
Independence Day
Thursday, April 27, 2023 Independence Day is a public holiday in Sierra Leone
International Worker’s Day
Monday, May 1, 2023 Labor Day, International Workers' Day, and May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
June Solstice
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 June Solstice in Sierra Leone (Freetown)
Tabaski
Thursday, June 29, 2023 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.
September Equinox
Saturday, September 23, 2023 September Equinox in Sierra Leone (Freetown)
The Prophet's Birthday
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
December Solstice
Friday, December 22, 2023 December Solstice in Sierra Leone (Freetown)
Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2023 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Boxing Day
Tuesday, December 26, 2023 Boxing Day is a public holiday in Sierra Leone