Public Holidays in Djibouti

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

Public holidays in Djibouti
Public holidays in Djibouti

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

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


Djibouti (formerly French Somaliland and then the Territory of the Afars and the Issas) is located on Africa’s east coast along the Bab al-Mandab strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden.

Currently, the Republic of Djibouti observes at least ten national holidays. Many of Djibouti’s holidays are multi-day events. The Muslim faith is at the heart of the majority of the holidays observed. Because their official dates are determined by the lunar cycle, some of these holidays will change in date each year.

Djibouti’s national holidays are regulated, and the government publishes all national decrees.

In Djibouti, Friday is the only weekend day. While there are no official publications stating that holidays occurring on this day can be moved to the following work day, the government frequently moves holiday celebrations to the following work day. This is not guaranteed and does not apply to all types of holidays.

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All employers in the Republic of Djibouti are required to provide employees with a paid day off for national holidays. Employees who are required to work on a holiday due to the nature of their job must either receive premium pay at the rate of time and a half per hour, or be given a different day off with pay in lieu of the missed holiday.

Djibouti is bounded to the north by Eritrea, to the north, west, and south by Ethiopia, to the southeast by Somalia, and to the east by the Bab al-Mandab, the Gulf of Tadjoura, and the Gulf of Aden.

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 Djibouti 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.

Djibouti Public Holidays

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

Every year on a Djibouti 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.

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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 Djibouti public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, regional public holidays, non-working national holidays and probably sectorial holidays.

Holidays in Djibouti

Jan 01: New Year’s Day

Mar 11: Al Isra et Al Mirague

May 01: Labour Day

May 13: Eid ul-Fitr

May 14: Eid ul-Fitr Holiday

Jun 27: Independence Day

Jul 20: Eid Al Adha Holiday

Jul 20: Eid Al Adha

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.

Eid Al Adha

Aug 10: Awal Muharram

Oct 19: Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday

Dec 25: Christmas Day

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

Djibouti public holidays listed above

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