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Their Holidays and Festivals..

As can be expected after years of conflict which is still unresolved, Somalia does not hold many cultural festivals. There are, however, many festivals which are linked to the national religion of Islam, including Eid al-Fitr, which signals the end of Ramadan, and Day of Ashura, which is a day of mourning for those practicing Islam. These days are important for travelers to the region, especially in Somaliland, where the events are declared as public holidays.

Independence Day

June 26 marks National Independence Day for Somalia


Held annually in July, Neeroosh, or Dab-shid as it is alternatively known, celebrates the beginning of the solar year in Somalia and Somaliland.

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

Every year in August, the Islamic population of Somaliland, Puntland, and greater Somalia celebrate Eid al-Fitr.

Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)

October marks the arrival an important day on the Islamic calendar. Also known as Tabaski in other North African countries, the holiday lasts for two or three days and is held to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his first born son to the Lord.


Lag Badana National Park

It is a National of Somalia. It is located on the far southern coast. Lag Badana was the first national park to be established in the country. During the second half of the 1980s, the Ministry of Tourism under the Siad Barre administration sought to center the tourist industry in the vicinity of the park, with nearby coral reefs and offshore islands likewise envisioned as part of the development.

Laas Geel

Laas Geel (Somali: Laas Geel), also spelled Laas Gaal, is a complex of caves and rock shelters in the northwestern Somaliland autonomous region of Somalia. Famous for their rock art, the caves are located in a rural area on the outskirts of the regional capital, Hargeisa. They contain some of the earliest known cave paintings in theHorn of Africa. Laas Geel's rock art is estimated to date to somewhere between 9,0003,000 BC.


About Somalia:

Area: 637,657 sq km

Population: 10,428,043

Median age: 17.7 years

Ethnic Groups: Somali 85%, Bantu and other non-Somali 15% (including 30,000 Arabs)

    Religion: Sunni Muslim (Islam)

    GDP: $5.896 billion

    GDP per capita: $600

    Unemployment: n/a



    Capital: Mogadiscio

    Language: Somali and Arabic

    Currency: Chelín Somalí

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    Adventurers People Come And See..

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    Although the international community formally recognizes the horn of Africa as the country of Somalia, informally, Somalia consists of three different areas that include Somalia, with its capital Mogadishu, the central Puntland and the northern area of Somaliland. As of December 2010, the U.S. State Department warns against all travel to the entire area; however, adventurers who wish to brave the internal violence of the area are welcome in Somaliland, the northwestern area of Somalia that also shares borders with Ethiopia and Djibouti.

    Cultural Aspects

    The culture of Somalia is an amalgamation of traditions in Somalia that were developed independently and through interaction with neighboring and far away civilizations, including other parts of Africa, Northeast Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, India, and Southeast Asia.