Somalia has a total of 18 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.
Isra and Mi'raj
Saturday, February 18, 2023 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
Monday, March 20, 2023 March Equinox in Somalia (Mogadishu)
Eid al-Fitr
Saturday, April 22, 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.
Eid al-Fitr Holiday
Sunday, April 23, 2023 Eid al-Fitr Holiday is a common local holiday in Somalia
May 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.
Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty
Thursday, May 18, 2023 Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty is a common local holiday in Somalia
Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty Holiday
Friday, May 19, 2023 Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty Holiday is a common local holiday in Somalia
June Solstice
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 June Solstice in Somalia (Mogadishu)
Independence Day
Monday, June 26, 2023 Independence Day is a public holiday in Somalia
Eid al-Adha
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.
Eid al-Adha Holiday
Friday, June 30, 2023 Eid al-Adha Holiday is a common local holiday in Somalia
Republic Day
Saturday, July 1, 2023 Republic Day is a common local holiday in Somalia
Muharram
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Ashura
Friday, July 28, 2023 Ashura is a public holiday in Somalia
September Equinox
Saturday, September 23, 2023 September Equinox in Somalia (Mogadishu)
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 Somalia (Mogadishu)