Benin

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in 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.

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Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Wednesday New Year's Day
January 10th Friday Traditional Day Long weekend.
March 3rd Tuesday World Wildlife Day
March 20th Friday March Equinox
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
June 1st Monday Pentecost Monday Long weekend.
June 20th Saturday June Solstice
June 30th Tuesday International Asteroid Day
July 18th Saturday Nelson Mandela International Day
July 30th Thursday Feast of the Sacrifice
August 1st Saturday Independence Day
August 15th Saturday Assumption of Mary
September 22nd Tuesday September Equinox
October 26th Monday Armed Forces Day Long weekend.
October 28th Wednesday Birth of the Prophet
November 1st Sunday All Saints' Day
November 30th Monday National Day Long weekend.
December 21st Monday December Solstice
December 24th Thursday Christmas Eve
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.
Holiday data for far-reaching years is subject to change due to laws and government decrees.
Long weekends are based on non-working days and not Saturday and Sunday explicitly.

We are continuously monitoring for changes to this data to ensure we're providing the most accurate information possible.
If you happen to notice a mistake, please get in touch.
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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
GET /v1/holidays
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$ curl -G -d country="BJ" -d year="2020" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"
import "github.com/joshtronic/go-holidayapi"
hapi := holidayapi.NewV1("__YOUR_API_KEY__")
holidays, err := hapi.Holidays(map[string]interface{}{
  "country": "BJ",
  "year": "2020",
})
import { HolidayAPI } from 'holidayapi';
const key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
const holidayApi = new HolidayAPI({ key });
holidayApi.holidays({
  country: 'BJ',
  year: '2020',
});
$key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__';
$holiday_api = new \HolidayAPI\Client(['key' => $key]);
$holidays = $holiday_api->holidays([
  'country' => 'BJ',
  'year' => '2020',
]);
$Body = @{}
$Body.key = "__YOUR_API_KEY__"
$Body.country = "BJ"
$Body.year = "2020"
$Result = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $Url -Body $Body
$Result.holidays
import holidayapi
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = holidayapi.v1(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'BJ',
  'year': '2020',
})
require 'ruby-holidayapi'
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = HolidayAPI::V1.new(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'BJ',
  'year': '2020',
})