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National Holidays in Western Sahara in 2023

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DayDateHoliday NameTypeComments
MondayFebruary 27Independence Manifesto DaySecular holidayaccording to the Polisario
WednesdayMarch 08Womens' DaySecular holidayThe idea of an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions.
MondayMay 01Labor Day/May DaySecular holidayChicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide.
SaturdayMay 20Liberation DaySecular holidayaccording to Polisario sources
FridayJune 09Martyrs' DaySecular holidayaccording to Polisario sources
SaturdayJune 17Zemla UpriseSecular holidayaccording to Polisario sources
ThursdayJune 29Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Secular holidayThe second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday
SundayJuly 09Youth DaySecular holidayaccording to Polisario sources
WednesdayJuly 19El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Secular holidayThe event where Muhammad fled Mecca with a small group of followers to go to Medina (Yathrib) in the year 622 A.D., under mounting hostility towards Muhammad.
SundayJuly 30Enthronement DaySecular holidayCelebrates the accession to the throne, of King Mohammed VI on July 3O, 1999, who succeeded his father King Hassan II.
MondayAugust 14Oued Eddahab Allegiance DaySecular holiday
SundayAugust 20Revolution DaySecular holiday
MondayAugust 21Youth DaySecular holidayCelebrates the Revolution of the King and the People, a landmark in Morocco's history, that illustrates the struggle of the Alaouite Throne and the Moroccan people against occupation.