Africa

ALGERIA

Early May: Tiemcen. FEASTS OF RABB.

May 1: LABOR DAY.

June: Miliana. HARVEST FESTIVALS.

July 5: INDEPENDENCE DAY.

End of July: AID-EL-FITR. End of month of Ramadan.

August: Tiaret. ANNUAL GRAND FESTIVAL OF WHEAT.

September: Algiers. INTERNATIONAL FAIR.

End of September: AID-EL-ADHA. Sheep sacrificial festival.

October 27: ACHOURA’S DAY.

ETHIOPIA

April 6: ETHIOPIAN PATRIOTS VICTORY DAY.

April 18: ETHIOPIAN EASTER.

May 1: LABOR DAY.

July 22: ID-AL-FATER. End of month of Ramadan.

September 11: ETHIOPIAN NEW YEAR.

September 12: POPULAR REVOLUTION COMMEMORATION DAY.

September 27: FEAST OF FINDING OF TRUE CROSS.

GHANA

July 1: REPUBLIC DAY.

August —October: Several cities in Eastern region. TRADITIONAL ODWIRA FESTIVAL OF THE AKWAPIMS.

September—October: Western region. KUNTUM FESTIVAL.

September 24: THIRD REPUBLIC DAY.

KENYA

April: Nairobi. EAST AFRICAN SAFARI RALLY.

May—September: Nakuru, Mombasa. AGRICULTURAL SHOWS.

May 1: LABOR DAY.

June 1: MADARAKA DAY—ANNIVERSARY OF SELFGOVERNMENT.

Late August: Mombasa. AGRICULTURAL SHOW.

October 20: KENYATTA DAY.

Late October: Nairobi. KENYA AGRICULTURE SHOW.

In Muslim countries, religious holidays are related to the lunar calendar, and do not fall on the same date each year. Moreover, while the celebrations may have identical roots, their names will be spelled in various ways in English. Different countries transliterate the same words differently. We have respected each country’s spelling. Thus, for example, you will see that the Muslim holiday which marks the end of the month of Ramadan will appear as Idd-El-Fitr, Aid Es-Seghir, Eid-Al-Fitr, or Id Ul Fitr.

November: Malindi. SEA FISHING FESTIVAL.

December 12: JAMHURI DAY.

MALI

May I: LABOR DAY.

May 25: AFRICA DAY. Parades and musical programs.

September 22: ANNIVERSARY OF FOUNDING OF REPUBLIC OF MALI.

MOROCCO

Mid-April: Sale. DOR ESH SHEMAA. Lantern procession.

Mid-May: Kelaa des N’Gouna. ROSE FESTIVAL.

June 4: Marrakech. NATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL.

Mid-September: Meknes. EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL. Riding skills contest.

Early October: Erfroud. DATE FESTIVAL.

MOZAMBIQUE

April 7: WOMEN’S DAY.

May 1: WORKERS DAY.

June 25: INDEPENDENCE DAY.

Late August: Maputo. INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR.

September 25: DAY OF THE PEOPLE’S ARMY.

NIGERIA

End of July: ID-AL-FITR.

End of September: ID-EL-KABIR.

October 1: NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY.

SENEGAL

April 4: SENEGAL INDEPENDENCE DAY.

April 11: EASTER.

Late April —early May: BASSARI HOLIDAY. Weeklong celebration.

May 1: LABOR DAY.

July: KORITE. Celebrates end of Muslim thirtyday fast.

September: TABASKI. Muslim holiday celebrates sacrifice of Abraham.

October: TAMKHARITE. Religious holiday celebrating famous prophet.

End of December: Pilgrimage to Touba. MAGAL DETOUBA. Religious ceremony honors return from exile of Amadou Bamba Mbacke.

SOUTH AFRICA

April 1-17: Johannesburg. RAND AGRICULTURAL SHOW.

April 10-24: Cape Town. ARTS AND SPORTS FESTIVAL.

May 2-31: Pietermaritzburg and nationwide. NATIONAL REPUBLIC FESTIVAL ‘82—SPORTS FESTIVAL OF SOUTH AFRICA.

Late May: Pietermaritzburg. ROYAL SHOW: INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL FAIR. Royal Show Grounds.

Late May: Between Pietermaritzburg and Durban. “COMRADES’ MARATHON.”Fiftyseven-mile downhill race.

June 1-30: Cape Town. OPERA SEASON.

August 19-28: Durban. WORLD MEETING OF AMATEUR FILMMAKERS.

August 26-September 6: Pretoria. ANNUAL PRETORIA SHOW.

October 10-23: Florida. INTERNATIONAL SONG AND FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL.

Early November: Johannesburg. INTERNATIONAL WYNN’S 1000. Car racing at Kyalami Track.

November 6: Cape Town. INTERNATIONAL TUG-O-WAR CONTEST.

Early December-mid-February 1983: SUNSHINE CIRCUIT FOR PRO GOLFERS.

TANZANIA

April 12: EASTER MONDAY.

April 26: Tanganyika, Zanzibar. UNION DAY.

May 1: WORKERS DAY.

July 7: PEASANTS DAY.

July 24-25: IDD-EL-FITRI.

October 5: IDD-EL-HAJI.

December 9: INDEPENDENCE AND REPUBLIC DAY.

TUNISIA

April: Tataouine. FESTIVAL OF THE KSARS. Fantasia, folklore of the desert areas.

May: El-Haouaria (Cap Bon). FALCON HUNTING FESTIVAL.

May: Djerba. LA GHRIBA PILGRIMAGE. Jewish religious services and celebration. La Ghriba Synagogue.

First two weeks of May: Nabeul. ORANGE TREE FESTIVAL.

May 1: LABOR DAY.

June-July: Carthage. INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CARTHAGE. Jazz, drama, folklore.

June: Hammamet. INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF HAMMAMET. Cultural events and performers.

July-August: Bizerte. FESTIVAL OF BIZERTE. Folk dances, local festivals.

July 22-23: AID ES-SEGHIR. End of month of Ramadan.

July 25: REPUBLIC DAY OBSERVANCE.

August 13: WOMEN’S DAY.

September 3: MEMORIAL DAY.

September 27: AID EL KÉBIR: MECCA PILGRIMAGE DAY.

November: Douz. SAHARA FESTIVAL. Camel fights, greyhound racing, and folklore.

ZAÏRE

June 30: INDEPENDENCE DAY. Colorful parades.

ZAMBIA

May 25: AFRICA FREEDOM DAY. Political rallies, tribal dance performances.

Late May-early June: Ndola. COPPER BELT AGRICULTURAL SHOW.

July: Ndola. INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR.

July 4: HEROES DAY.

July 5: UNITY DAY.

August 8: YOUTH DAY.

September: Lusaka. AGRICULTURAL COMMERCIAL FAIR.

October 24: INDEPENDENCE DAY.