Although soccer is perceived as the national sport of Senegal, the grand sport of them all is wrestling.
Senegal has an island made of seashells. Since people in the country love to eat seafood, the seashell island was created as a recycling project.
Senegal is in West Africa, with a population of 16 million people. Its capital is Dakar, and their currency is West African CFA franc. The official language in Senegal is French.
They celebrate many holidays including:
- New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
- Independence Day (Apr 4)
- Easter Monday (Date varies)
- Labor Day (May 1)
- Ascension Day (Date varies)
- Korité (Date varies)
- Whit Monday (Date varies)
- Tabaski (Date varies)
- Assumption Day (Aug 15)
- Tamkarit (Date varies)
- Grand Magal of Touba (Date varies)
- Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday (Date varies)
- All Saints’ Day (Nov 1)
- Christmas Day (Dec 25)
It has seven world heritage sites including:
- Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes
- Island of Gorée
- Island of Saint-Louis
- Saloum Delta
- Stone Circles of Senegambia
It also has six national parks including:
- Basse Casamance National Park
- Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
- Îles de la Madeleine (Senegal)
- Langue de Barbarie
- Niokolo-Koba National Park
Want to learn more? Check out Senegal’s tourism website!