Public Holidays in Cape Verde

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Public holidays in Cape Verde list. Below are National public holidays in Cape Verde .

Public holidays in Cape Verde
Public holidays in Cape Verde

These are Cape Verde public holidays, national days observed nationwide in Cape Verde as declared by the Federal government or the supreme authority of the country.

Comprehensive list of public holidays celebrated in Cape Verde with dates (which may varies) and concise information on the origin or cause and meaning of holidays.

Cape Verde

Cape Verde or Cabo Verde, officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an archipelago and island country in the central Atlantic Ocean made up of ten volcanic islands with a total land area of approximately 4,033 square kilometers.

Cape Verde currently observes 11 national holidays, plus one additional holiday observed by tradition rather than national law. Aside from these 12 holidays, there are two national holidays that are only observed on a single island.

National holidays are governed by Government Decree 18/84, which was issued on February 18, 1984. This decree establishes the country’s eleven national holidays and gives the government the authority to establish one-time national holidays each year.

The Cape Verde Labour Code is very strict when it comes to national holiday policies. On all nationally recognized holidays, all employees are entitled to a paid day off. If an employee is required to work based on the type of work they do, they must be compensated at twice their hourly wage. Employment contracts cannot take precedence over this area of law.

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Cape Verde is made up of ten islands and five islets, divided into two groups: a northern windward group (Barlavento) that includes Santo Anto, So Vicente, Santa Luzia (uninhabited), So Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista, and two islets, and a southern leeward group (Sotavento) that includes Brava, Fogo, So Tiago, Maio, and three islets.

Public Holiday

A public holiday, national holiday, or better still legal holiday, is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year.

Sovereign nations and territories like Cape Verde observe holidays based on events of significance to their history, such as the National Day.

The public holidays are generally days of celebration or commemoration, like the anniversary of a significant historical event, or can be a religious celebration.

Public holidays can fall on a specific day of the year, be tied to a certain day of the week in a certain month or follow other calendar systems like the Lunar calendar, Islamic calendar and others.

Cape Verde Public Holidays

In the Cape Verde , a federal holiday is a calendar date that is recognized and designated by the federal government of the Cape Verde as a holiday.

Every year on a Cape Verde public holiday, non-essential federal government offices are closed, stock market trading may usually be suspended, and every federal government employee is paid for the holiday as well.

Institutions, such as banks, businesses, and schools may be closed on public holidays. In various parts of the country, state and city holidays may be observed concurrently with federal public holidays.

Below are the list of upcoming official Cape Verde public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, regional public holidays, non-working national holidays and probably sectorial holidays.

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Holidays in Cape Verde

Jan 01: New Year’s Day

Jan 13: Democracy Day

Jan 20: Heroes’ Day

May 01: Labour Day

Jun 01: Youth Day

Jul 05: Independence Day

Aug 15: Assumption Day

Nov 01: All Saints’ Day

Dec 25: Christmas Day

*Meanwhile, if a non-working public holiday in Cape Verde happens during the weekend, then the Monday after would be non-working.

Cape Verde public holidays listed above

We hope that this list of public holidays in Cape Verde gives you an idea of which work-free days there is, being a citizen of Cape Verde or a visitor or probably checking to know which date is which.