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Holidays & Observances in Somalia

Somalia is a country is East Africa. Unlike many other African countries, it is made up of only one major ethnic group, the Somalis. There are separate clans spread throughout the country, but the culture of all of them is relatively similar. They all speak the same language and follow the same religion. Islam is the religion of an overwhelming majority of Somalis, and is an important part of the country’s identity. Non-religious holidays have not fully developed in Somalia due to widespread violence, but Islamic holidays are celebrated widely throughout the country.


Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Eid al-Adha Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Eid al-Fitr Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Eid al-Adha Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Independence Day Somalia Public