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Guinea Bissau

Holidays & Observances in Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is a coastal West African country which includes the Bijagos archipelago. Recent internal unrest has led Guinea-Bissau to be one of the poorest countries in the world. Indigenous traditions have remained very important here, and animistic religions are practiced exclusively by an estimated 40% of the population. Islam is growing in popularity, and Christianity maintains a small following, but many followers of those religions also mix indigenous beliefs in. With different tribes and a variety of different religions dominating the country, Guinea-Bissau does not have many unifying holiday traditions.


Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Independence Day in Guinea-Bissau Public