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Western Sahara : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

Western Sahara : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Morocco Dirham (MAD)
These public holidays were provided by the Saharawi Government. Moroccan holidays also apply.
Weekend: Thursday & Friday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday January 11, 2022Independence Manifesto DaySecular holiday
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Sunday February 27, 2022Independence Manifesto DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday March 8, 2022Womens' DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Friday May 20, 2022Liberation DaySecular holiday
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Thursday June 9, 2022Martyrs' DaySecular holiday
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Friday June 17, 2022Zemla UpriseSecular holiday
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Saturday July 9, 2022Youth DaySecular holiday
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Saturday July 30, 2022Enthronement DaySecular holiday
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Saturday July 30, 2022El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Independence Manifesto Day

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Tuesday January 11, 2022
Secular holiday : as observed in Morocco

Independence Manifesto Day

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Sunday February 27, 2022
Secular holiday : according to the Polisario

Womens' Day

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Tuesday March 8, 2022
Secular holiday : The idea of an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions. Women from clothing and textile factories staged one such protest on 8 March 1857 in New York City. The garment workers were protesting what they saw as very poor working conditions and low wages. The protesters were attacked and dispersed by police. These women established their first labor union two years later. Wikipedia

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

Liberation Day

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Friday May 20, 2022
Secular holiday : according to Polisario sources

Martyrs' Day

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Thursday June 9, 2022
Secular holiday : according to Polisario sources

Zemla Uprise

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Friday June 17, 2022
Secular holiday : according to Polisario sources

Youth Day

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Saturday July 9, 2022
Secular holiday : according to Polisario sources

Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday

Enthronement Day

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Saturday July 30, 2022
Secular holiday : Celebrates the accession to the throne, of King Mohammed VI on July 3O, 1999, who succeeded his father King Hassan II.

El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday July 30, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : The event where Muhammad fled Mecca with a small group of followers to go to Medina (Yathrib) in the year 622 A.D., under mounting hostility towards Muhammad. Muslim calendar starts from this date (A.H.), which was established in `Umar's reign. Medina is about 200 miles north of Mecca. Muhammad arrived there on 20th Sep 622 A.D. The name of the city was changed to Medinatu'l-Nabi (city of the Prophet).