The variety of holidays and festivals celebrated throughout the year in different parts of the Togolese Republic reflects a diverse mix of African traditions. Along with official public holidays such as Christmas and Labour Day, there are festivals that celebrate traditional African agricultural values and indigenous animist beliefs. Colorful ceremonies with locals dressed in traditional costumes are accompanied by songs and dances with an undercurrent of traditional African drumming.
Sunday 15 August
- Feast day of the Assumption of Mary
(Christian feast day, one of the Catholic holy days of obligation a public holiday in Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu)