Public holidays in Mali

This is a list of public holidays in Mali.

Public holidays

January 1New Year's Day[1]
January 20Armed Forces DayHonors the Malian Armed Forces[2]
March 26Martyrs' DayAlso called "Democracy Day," this honors the victims of the 1991 Malian coup d'état.[3]
Monday after Easter, March or AprilEaster Monday
May 1Workers' Day
May 25Africa Day
September 22Independence DayFrom France, 1960
December 25Christmas Day
12 Rabi' al-awwalMawlidProphet's Birthday
19 Rabi' al-awwalProphet's Baptism[4]Mali is the only country that celebrates this holiday.
1 ShawwalKoritéEnd of Ramadan, breaking of the Fast
10 Dhu al-HijjahTabaskiFeast of the Sacrifice


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  2. "Armed Forces Day in Mali / January 20, 2020". AnydayGuide. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  3. "Martyrs Day in Mali in 2021". Office Holidays. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  4. "Baptism of the Prophet 2020, 2021 and 2022 in Mali". Retrieved August 22, 2020.
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