Public holidays in DR Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) observes several public holidays throughout the year. These holidays include both religious and national celebrations. Here is a list of some of the major public holidays in the DRC:
- New Year's Day (Jour de l'An) - January 1: Celebrated as the beginning of the new year, it's a time for festivities and gatherings.
- Easter Sunday (Dimanche de Pâques) - Date varies (Christian holiday): Easter Sunday is a significant religious holiday celebrated by Christians in the DRC.
- Labour Day (Fête du Travail) - May 1: Like many other countries, the DRC honors its workers on Labour Day with parades and celebrations.
- Ascension Day (Jour de l'Ascension) - Date varies (Christian holiday): This Christian holiday marks the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven and is observed 40 days after Easter.
- Pentecost (Pentecôte) - Date varies (Christian holiday): Pentecost, celebrated seven weeks after Easter, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles.
- Independence Day (Fête de l'Indépendance) - June 30: This important national holiday commemorates the DRC's independence from Belgian colonial rule in 1960.
- Assumption of Mary (Assomption de la Vierge Marie) - August 15 (Christian holiday): A Christian holiday celebrating the assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven.
- All Saints' Day (La Toussaint) - November 1 (Christian holiday): A Christian holiday dedicated to honoring all the saints, known and unknown.
- Christmas Day (Noël) - December 25: Celebrated as the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas is a significant religious and cultural holiday in the DRC.
- New Year's Eve (Réveillon du Nouvel An) - December 31: As the year comes to a close, people in the DRC celebrate with parties, fireworks, and festive gatherings.
Upcoming Holidays (next six months)
|Christmas Day||December 25||Monday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day||January 01||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Martyrs Day||January 04||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Heroes' Day (Laurent Kabila)||January 16||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Heroes' Day (Patrice Lumumba)||January 17||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Labor Day||May 01||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Revolution and Armed Forces Day / Liberation Day||May 17||Friday||Public Holiday|