2024 Public Holidays in Equatorial Guinea

Public Holidays in Equatorial Guinea in 2024


Equatorial Guinea, a small country located in Central Africa, celebrates various public holidays throughout the year. These holidays reflect the nation’s cultural diversity, historical significance, and religious traditions. In 2024, Equatorial Guinea will observe several public holidays, each with its own unique customs and festivities.

National Holidays

New Year’s Day – January 1st

New Year’s Day is celebrated worldwide as the first day of the Gregorian calendar year. In Equatorial Guinea, it is a time for family gatherings, festive meals, and cultural events. People often reflect on the past year and make resolutions for the year ahead. While it is not a religious holiday, many Equatorial Guineans attend church services or engage in traditional rituals to mark the occasion.

President’s Day – June 5th

President’s Day in Equatorial Guinea honors the country’s current president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. It is a day to recognize his leadership and contributions to the nation. The holiday may include official ceremonies, parades, and other events organized by the government and supporters of the president.

Independence Day – October 12th

Independence Day commemorates the independence of Equatorial Guinea from Spanish colonial rule in 1968. It is a significant national holiday, celebrated with patriotic fervor and pride. The day typically features official ceremonies, flag-raising ceremonies, cultural performances, and fireworks displays. It is an occasion for reflection on the nation’s history and achievements since gaining independence.

Christmas Day – December 25th

Christmas Day is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. In Equatorial Guinea, where Christianity is the predominant religion, it is a joyous occasion marked by religious observances, festive decorations, and family gatherings. People attend church services, exchange gifts, and enjoy special meals with loved ones. Christmas is also a time for charitable giving and acts of kindness toward those in need.

Table of Public Holidays and Days Off

Holiday Date Days Off Groups
New Year’s Day January 1 1 All
President’s Day June 5 1 All
Independence Day October 12 1 All
Christmas Day December 25 1 All