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Home >  Djibouti >  Culture >  Festivals

Djibouti Festivals



The country of Djibouti is located in eastern Africa. The people of Djibouti celebrate many festivals; some of them are based on Islamic religion, while the others are based on Christianity. Both Ramdan and Christmas are celebrated with pomp and glory in the country. Djibouti Festivals also include the celebration of their Independence Day.

Public Holiday is declared on almost all the Djibouti Festivals. Since Ramdan continues for a month, it is not possible that holidays are declared for all the days. However there is a holiday on 25th December on occasion of Christmas. The number of Christians in Djibouti is moderately small in number. The most important religion that is followed by the majority of the people in Djibouti is Islam.

Christmas in Djibouti was introduced by some missionaries. The traditions that are followed by the people are in the western pattern. The members who belong to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church celebrate Christmas by holding various religious ceremonies on 7th January every year.

The festival of Eid Al Adha is celebrated in Djibouti and this day is also declared as a holiday in the country. All the major Islamic festivals are celebrated by the people of Djibouti with sincerity and faith. The Muslim Festivals in Djibouti are fixed according to the home sightings of diverse phases of the moon. The festival of Ramadan is celebrated in the country which is held during the lunar month. After this festival the important festival of Eid-al- Fitr is celebrated by the Muslims staying in Djibouti.

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