Littoral, Benin

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Littoral, Benin for 2020 ready to be integrated into your application.

Known to be the birthplace of vodun (voodoo) is the West Aftican country of Dahomey, now called Benin. This regoin of Africa was referred to as the Slave Coast during the 17th century, as many African’s were enslaved and shipped to the New World via the Eurpoean slave trade. This farming country produces and exports cotton and palm oil. Benin became a country on August 1, 1960 and was named the Republic of Benin in 1991.

Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Wednesday New Year's Day
January 1st Wednesday Durin's Day
January 10th Friday Traditional Day Long weekend.
February 29th Saturday Leap Day
March 3rd Tuesday UN World Wildlife Day
March 15th Sunday Weasel Stomping Day
March 20th Friday March Equinox
April 5th Sunday First Contact Day
April 6th Monday Second Contact Day
April 12th Sunday Easter
April 13th Monday Easter Monday Long weekend.
May 1st Friday Labor Day Long weekend.
May 14th Thursday Mother's Day
May 21st Thursday Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ
May 23rd Saturday Festival of Breaking the Fast
May 25th Monday The Glorious Twenty-Fifth of May
June 1st Monday Pentecost Monday Long weekend.
June 20th Saturday June Solstice
June 22nd Monday Summerween
July 30th Thursday Feast of the Sacrifice
August 1st Saturday Independence Day
August 15th Saturday Assumption of Mary
August 18th Tuesday Mail Order Catalog Day
September 20th Sunday Unification Day
September 22nd Tuesday September Equinox
October 26th Monday Armed Forces Day Long weekend.
October 28th Wednesday Birth of the Prophet
October 31st Saturday Harry Potter Day
November 1st Sunday All Saints' Day
November 24th Tuesday Hogswatch
November 30th Monday National Day Long weekend.
December 21st Monday December Solstice
December 23rd Wednesday Festivus
December 24th Thursday Christmas Eve
December 25th Friday Decemberween
December 25th Friday Winter Veil
December 25th Friday Christmas Day Long weekend.
December 26th Saturday Boxing Day
December 31st Thursday New Year's Eve
Public holidays (national, legal, government, civic, etc) are denoted in bold.
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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
$ curl -G -d country="BJ-LI" -d year="2020" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"