Cape Verde: Public Holidays

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Cape Verde Public Holidays

Cape Verde has the same public holidays as the UK, with several local additions. Most public holidays become long weekends, and should a fixed-date holiday such as New Year’s Day fall on a weekend, the following Monday will usually be a holiday. Annual special events include:

1 Jan New Year's Day.
20 Jan Heroes' Day.
24 Feb Carnival.
25 Feb Ash Wednesday.
1 May Labour Day.
19 May Municipal Day.
5 Jul Independence Day.
15 Aug Assumption Day.
12 Sep National Day.
1 Nov All Saints' Day.
25 Dec Christmas Day.