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Holiday Calendar for Togo

Holiday Calendar for Togo for 2021-2022 year
The variety of holidays and festivals celebrated throughout the year in different parts of the Togolese Republic reflects a diverse mix of African traditions. Along with official public holidays such as Christmas and Labour Day, there are festivals that celebrate traditional African agricultural values and indigenous animist beliefs. Colorful ceremonies with locals dressed in traditional costumes are accompanied by songs and dances with an undercurrent of traditional African drumming.

Holidays and notable observances in Togo for 2021-2022 year

October 2021

Monday 18 October - The Prophet's Birthday or Mawleed al Nabi (or Mawlid al-Nabi. There is not a single verse in the Qur'an OR a Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) forbidding the celebration of Prophet's birthday)

November 2021

Monday 1 November - All Saints' Day a holy day of obligation (a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries. And its related observance: Day of the Innocents, The first day of Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos celebration. - Mexico, Haiti)

December 2021

January 2022

April 2022

Wednesday 27 April - Togo Independence Day (celebrates the independence of Togo from France in 1960)

May 2022

June 2022

Monday 6 June - Whit Monday (celebrated on the day after Pentecost)

July 2022

Saturday 9 July - Kurban Hait or Eid-al-Adha or Kurban-bayram (Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Hari Raya Aidiladha in Brunei)

August 2022

Monday 15 August - Feast day of the Assumption of Mary (Christian feast day, one of the Catholic holy days of obligation a public holiday in Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu)

September 2022

Saturday 24 September - Anniversary of the Failed Attack on Lomé in Togo (On this date in 1986, about 50 men attacked a military barracks that served as the home of the then-President of Togo.)
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