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Independence Day in Benin

Is Independence Day a Public Holiday?

Independence Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2021, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

Independence Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016MonAug 1Independence DayPublic Holiday
2017TueAug 1Independence DayPublic Holiday
2018WedAug 1Independence DayPublic Holiday
2019ThuAug 1Independence DayPublic Holiday
2020SatAug 1Independence DayPublic Holiday
2021SunAug 1Independence DayPublic Holiday
2022MonAug 1Independence DayPublic Holiday
2023TueAug 1Independence DayPublic Holiday
2024ThuAug 1Independence DayPublic Holiday
2025FriAug 1Independence DayPublic Holiday
2026SatAug 1Independence DayPublic Holiday

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