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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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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday January 11, 2023Independence Manifesto DaySecular holiday
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    Monday February 27, 2023Independence Manifesto DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday May 20, 2023Liberation DaySecular holiday
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    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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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    Wednesday January 11, 2023
    Secular holiday : as observed in Morocco

    Independence Manifesto Day

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    Monday February 27, 2023
    Secular holiday : according to the Polisario

    Womens' Day

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    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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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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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    Saturday May 20, 2023
    Secular holiday : according to Polisario sources