Public Holidays in Chad

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Public holidays in Chad list. Below are National public holidays in Chad .

Public holidays in Chad
Public holidays in Chad

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

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


The Republic of Chad is a landlocked country in northern Central Africa. Its terrain is that of a shallow basin that rises gradually from the Lake Chad area in the west and is rimmed by mountains to the north, east, and south. The Chari and Logone rivers and their tributaries, which flow from the southeast into Lake Chad, provide the only natural irrigation. N’Djamena (formerly Fort-Lamy) is nearly 1,000 miles (1,600 km) by road from the western African coastal ports.

The Republic of Chad has 11 official national holidays. Every year, Chad’s president has been known to declare several one-time non-working holidays. In the past, the Chadian government has declared additional holidays to commemorate special events in Chad’s history.

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Chad is bordered by Libya on the north, Sudan on the east, the Central African Republic on the south, Cameroon on the southwest, and Nigeria with Niger on the west.

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 Chad 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.

Chad Public Holidays

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

Every year on a Chad 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 Chad public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, regional public holidays, non-working national holidays and probably sectorial holidays.

Holidays in Chad

Jan 01: New Year’s Day

Mar 08: International Women’s Day

Apr 05: Easter Monday

May 01: Labour Day

May 13: Korité

May 14: Korité Holiday

Jul 20: Tabaski

Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah’s command, before he was stopped by Allah.

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Aug 11: Independence Day

Oct 19: Prophet’s Birthday

Nov 01: All Saints’ Day

Nov 28: Republic Day

Nov 29: Republic Day (in lieu)

Dec 01: Freedom and Democracy Day

Dec 25: Christmas Day

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

Chad public holidays listed above

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