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Korité in Senegal

Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

Is Korité a Public Holiday?

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

Muslim child and mother expressing joy.
Many Muslims dress in fine clothing and children receive gifts on Eid al-Fitr.
Many Muslims dress in fine clothing and children receive gifts on Eid al-Fitr.
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About Korité

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Korité Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010FriSep 10KoritéPublic Holiday
2011WedAug 31KoritéPublic Holiday
2012SunAug 19KoritéPublic Holiday
2013ThuAug 8KoritéPublic Holiday
2014TueJul 29KoritéPublic Holiday
2015SatJul 18KoritéPublic Holiday
2016TueJul 5KoritéPublic Holiday
2017MonJun 26KoritéPublic Holiday
2018FriJun 15KoritéPublic Holiday
2019WedJun 5KoritéPublic Holiday
2020SunMay 24KoritéPublic Holiday

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