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National Holidays
  • 1 January ---- New Year Public Fireworks
  • 13 January --- Democracy Day
  • 20 January --- Day of National Heroes
  • 22 January --- Island Day
  • 13 February -- Carnival Day
  • 30 March ----- Saint Friday
  • 1 April -------- Easter
  • 1 May --------- Labour Day
  • 1 June -------- Childreen Day
  • 5 July --------- Independence Day
  • 15 Agosto ---- Day of Our Lady of Grace
  • 1 November -- All Saints Day
  • 25 December - Christmas Day


Cape Verdean love Karnaval with their Brazillian style processions, with great joy and dynamism to fill its streets with costumed floats.  Mindelo is also known for the famous mendinga style of Africa, people coming out on the streets in carnival costume bathed with black oil. Wherever you go you will be accompanied by drumming bands and people.

When: February

Theatre Events

Mindelo is a magical city where the theater is one of the best gear that can embrace this spell and think, so it would be a crime to abandon this art in this city. As well as gather the most interesting scenic creators of the country and reveal new talents untapped, also aims to be a cultural focal point in Lusophone. The Theatre Festival Mindelact is presented to the public every year in September.

When: March & September

San Joao

Being an island nation, the Festival of San Joao is one of the most important in the Cabo Verdien calender. San Joao is celebrated to keep sailors and fishermen safe at sea and return with a bountiful catch. There is everything: Religious ceremony (Mass), you eat, drink and dance accompanied by relentless drums, whistles, and a hip-grinding fertility dance called the "kolá San Djon". The party takes place in Ribeira de Julião, location that is distant few kilometers from the city of Mindelo.

When: 24th june

Kavala Fresk Feastival

It is a festival that encompasses a range of activities connected, in order to tell the story of the Island, the importance of Porto Grande, the importance of Kavala and its cultural potential. Exhibition artists with works depicting the life in the sea, the port, the fishermen, the island's development linked to Porto Grande and recreational activities linked to the sea.

When: July

Baia Festival

Since 1984, the Music Festival of Baía das Gatas is held annually on the first end-of-week of full moon of August. Every year musicians come from all over the world for this great music festival which obviously dominated by African rhythms. In addition to the action of artists and national and foreign bands, there are also water sports and a varied cultural program.

When: August



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