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May Holidays in Africa

May 1
Labor Day
Celebrated in: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Chad, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Rwanda, Somalia, Seychelles, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda

May 1
Worker’s Day
Celebrated in: Angola, Benin, Djibouti, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe

May 2
Patriot’s Victory Day
Celebrated in: Ethiopia

May 4
Casinga Day
Celebrated in: Namibia

May 5
Independence Day Algeria’s anniversary of independence from France in 1962.
Celebrated in: Algeria

May 5
Liberation Day Anniversary of the day in 1941 which ended five years of Italian occupation of the captial city Addis Ababa.
Celebrated in: Ethiopia

May 14
National Unification Day
Celebrated in: Liberia

May 14
Kamuzu Day Honors Malawi’s first president, Dr. Kamuzu Banda.
Celebrated in: Malawi

May 14
Birthday of the Prophet Mohammed
Celebrated in: The Gambia

May 15
Anniversary of First Government
Celebrated in: Central African Republic

May 24
Liberation Day Also known as National Day. This holiday commemorates Eritrea’s 1993 declaration of independence from Ethiopia after waging Africa’s longest-ever civil war.
Celebrated in: Eritrea

May 24
President’s Day
Celebrated in: Botswana

May 25
Africa Day Anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Unity in 1963.
Celebrated in: Angola, Chad, Comoros, Ghana, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

May 25
May Revolution Anniversary
Celebrated in: Sudan

May 25
OAU Day Anniversary of the Organization of African Unity in 1963.
Celebrated in: Equatorial Guinea

May 27
Children’s Day Celebrates the children of Nigeria’s tribes.
Celebrated in: Nigeria

May 28
Downfall of the Derg
Celebrated in: Ethiopia

May 29
Anniversary of the Death of President Ali Soilih
Celebrated in: The Comoros

May 29
Ascension Day
Celebrated in: Gabon

May 31
Republic Day Commemorates the union of four South African colonies and the establishment.
Celebrated in: South Africa