Holidays and Closures


The U.S. Embassy in Freetown observes both U.S. and Sierra Leonen holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Sierra Leonen holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

Embassy Dates of Closure

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2018
Date Day Holiday Country
January 1 Monday New Year's Day U.S., Sierra Leone
January 15 Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday U.S.
February 19 Monday President's Day/Armed Forces Day U.S., Sierra Leone
March 8 Thursday International Women's Day Sierra Leone
March 30 Friday Good Friday Sierra Leone
April 2 Monday Easter Monday Sierra Leone
April 27 Friday Independence Day Sierra Leone
May 1 Tuesday International Workers Day Sierra Leone
May 28 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 15 Friday (TBA) Eid-Ul-Fitr Sierra Leone
July 4 Wednesday Independence Day U.S.
August 22 Wednesday (TBA) Eid al-Adha/Tabaski Sierra Leone
September 3 Monday Labor Day U.S.
October 8 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 12 Monday Veteran's Day U.S.
November 21 Wednesday (TBA) Mawlid-Al-Nabi Sierra Leone
November 22 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 25 Tuesday Christmas Day U.S., Sierra Leone
December 26 Wednesday Boxing Day Sierra Leone

TBA - Muslim holidays to be announced (TBA) depending on the appearance of the moon.