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Holidays and Observances in Benin in 2019

Holidays and Observances in Benin in 2019

Date NameType
Jan 1TuesdayNew YearPublic Holiday
Jan 10ThursdayVodoun FestivalPublic Holiday
Mar 20WednesdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Apr 22MondayEaster MondayPublic Holiday
May 1WednesdayLabour DayPublic Holiday
May 12SundayMother's DayObservance
May 30ThursdayAscension DayPublic Holiday
Jun 4TuesdayKoritéPublic Holiday
Jun 10MondayWhit MondayPublic Holiday
Jun 16SundayFather's DayObservance
Jun 21FridayJune SolsticeSeason
Aug 1ThursdayIndependence DayPublic Holiday
Aug 12MondayTabaskiPublic Holiday
Aug 15ThursdayAssumption of MaryPublic Holiday
Sep 23MondaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Nov 1FridayAll Saints' DayPublic Holiday
Nov 10SundayMaouloudPublic Holiday
Dec 22SundayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayPublic Holiday

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