Holidays & Observances in Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau is a coastal West African country which includes the Bijagos archipelago. Recent internal unrest has led Guinea-Bissau to be one of the poorest countries in the world. Indigenous traditions have remained very important here, and animistic religions are practiced exclusively by an estimated 40% of the population. Islam is growing in popularity, and Christianity maintains a small following, but many followers of those religions also mix indigenous beliefs in. With different tribes and a variety of different religions dominating the country, Guinea-Bissau does not have many unifying holiday traditions.