Public Holidays in Ivory Coast

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Public holidays in Ivory Coast list. Below are National public holidays in Ivory Coast .

Public holidays in Ivory Coast
Public holidays in Ivory Coast

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

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

Ivory Coast

The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, located on the south coast of Africa’s western bulge, currently observes 14 national holidays. The Ivory Coast’s government is also known to add one-time holiday events throughout the year. Employers must honor these one-time holidays, even if they are given with little notice.

The Ivory Coast’s holidays are governed by the Ministry of Social Affairs, the President, and the Labour Code. By national decree and publication, the president retains the authority to add or remove any national holiday.

Sunday holidays are recognized and celebrated in the Ivory Coast on the following Monday. Many of the Ivory Coast’s holidays are based on religious beliefs.

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The Ivory Coast’s Labour Code provides paid days off for national holidays to all employees who work full-time and have been with their employer for more than 90 days. Employees who are required to work during a holiday celebration due to the nature of their job must be compensated with extra pay or a different paid day off in lieu of the holiday.

It is roughly rectangular in shape and is bounded on the north by Mali and Burkina Faso, the east by Ghana, the south by the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean, and the west by Liberia and Guinea.

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 Ivory Coast 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.

Ivory Coast Public Holidays

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

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

Holidays in Ivory Coast

Jan 01: New Year’s Day

Apr 05: Easter Monday

May 01: Labour Day

May 10: Revelation of the Qur’an

May 13: Ascension Day

This day observes the departure of Jesus from earth after his resurrection. It is perhaps the earliest observed celebration in Christianity.

Ascension Day

May 13: Korité

May 24: Whit Monday

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.


Aug 07: Independence Day

Aug 15: Assumption Day

Oct 19: Prophet’s Birthday

Nov 01: All Saints’ Day

Nov 15: National Peace Day

Dec 25: Christmas Day

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

Ivory Coast public holidays listed above

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