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Lailat al-Qadr in The Gambia

Laylat al-Qadr, also known as Shab-e-Qadr, Night of Decree, Night of Measures, is and Islamic observance that marks the anniversary of the night Mohammad received the first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran).

Is Lailat al-Qadr a Public Holiday?

Lailat al-Qadr 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 Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Many Muslims devote their time to reading the Koran during this period.

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About Lailat al-Qadr

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Lailat al-Qadr Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016SatJul 2Lailat al-QadrPublic Holiday
2017WedJun 21Lailat al-QadrPublic Holiday
2018SunJun 10Lailat al-QadrPublic Holiday
2019FriMay 31Lailat al-QadrPublic Holiday
2020TueMay 19Lailat al-QadrPublic Holiday
2021SatMay 8Lailat al-QadrPublic Holiday
2022ThuApr 28Lailat al-QadrPublic Holiday
2023MonApr 17Lailat al-QadrPublic Holiday
2024FriApr 5Lailat al-QadrPublic Holiday
2025WedMar 26Lailat al-QadrPublic Holiday
2026SunMar 15Lailat al-QadrPublic Holiday

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