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Holidays & Observances in Benin

Benin is a West African country separated into many tribal groups. Customs and beliefs vary between the differing groups. Though Christianity and Islam are very popular in Benin, many people still practice indigenous religions, the most popular of which is Vodoun, known as Voodoo in the western world. Followers of Vodoun believe that everything in nature is governed by spirits. Each year the Beninese people celebrate a holiday called Traditional Day, which celebrates Vodoun and attracts many followers from other parts of the world. Other religious holidays are Christian and Muslim, celebrated individually by followers of each religion.



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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Independence Day Independence Day Benin National, Federal, Bank, Public