Holidays & Observances in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is a country on the coast of West Africa. It is made up of several different cultural groups, many of who maintain their traditional language and religion despite European interference throughout history. Islam and Christianity are common, but they are often mixed with indigenous beliefs when followed. The country is currently recovering from an extensive civil war, so holiday traditions are still being formed reformed. Celebrations vary across the country due to religion and cultural group.
|Holiday Date||Country Holiday||Observance Type||Religion/Belief|
|Christmas Eve||Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed||Christianity|
|Christmas||Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed||Christianity|
|Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day||Religious/Beliefs||Christianity|
|New Year's Day||Popular & Widely Observed|
|International Women's Day||Popular & Widely Observed|