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 2021
Date Day Holiday Country
January 1 Friday New Year's Day U.S., Sierra Leone
January 18 Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday U.S.
February 15 Monday President's Day U.S.
February 18 Thursday Armed Forces Day Sierra Leone
March 8 Monday International Women's Day Sierra Leone
April 2 Friday Good Friday Sierra Leone
April 5 Monday Easter Monday Sierra Leone
April 27 Tuesday Independence Day Sierra Leone
May 1 Saturday International Workers Day Sierra Leone
May 13 Thursday (TBA) Eid-Al-Fitr Sierra Leone
May 31 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
July 4 Sunday Independence Day U.S.
July 20 Tuesday (TBA) Eid al-Adha/Tabaski Sierra Leone
September 6 Monday Labor Day U.S.
October 11 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
October 18 Monday (TBA) Mawlid-Al-Nabi Sierra Leone
November 11 Thursday Veteran's Day U.S.
November 25 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 25 Saturday Christmas Day U.S., Sierra Leone
December 26 Sunday Boxing Day Sierra Leone

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