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Benin : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


Benin : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

Internet domain: .bj - Telephone code: +229 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (no DST)
Currency: Communauté Africaine Financière Franc (XAF) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

French (150 million speakers in 30 countries), vernaculars, fon (2 million speakers) ...
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winter holiday (end)**Monday January 4, 2021School holidays 
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Valentine's Day*Sunday February 14, 2021cards/flowers 
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winter holiday (beginning)Friday February 19, 2021School holidays 
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winter holiday (end)Monday March 1, 2021School holidays 
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spring holiday (beginning)Wednesday March 31, 2021School holidays 
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Easter**Sunday April 4, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 5, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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presidential electionSunday April 11, 2021Special Events 
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spring holiday (end)Monday April 12, 2021School holidays 
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Parliament recess (end)*Monday April 12, 2021Special Events 
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Tour du Bénin*Tuesday April 13, 2021Sports events 
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New Year's Day -
Saturday January 1, 2022

Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Winter holiday (end) -
Monday January 4, 2021

School holidays : Http://
official calendar provided by the Ministry of Education
PISA ranking (average 493): not listed
Schooling is mandatory till age 14
Schools are open on Saturday
school uniforms not required
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Voodoo Day -
Monday January 10, 2022

Secular holiday : In tribute to Vodoun, a traditional West African religion also known as Voodoo.

Valentine's Day -
Sunday February 14, 2021

cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Winter holiday (beginning) -
Friday February 19, 2021

School holidays :

Winter holiday (end) -
Monday March 1, 2021

School holidays :

Spring holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday March 31, 2021

School holidays :

Easter -
Sunday April 4, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Easter Monday -
Monday April 5, 2021

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

Presidential election -
Sunday April 11, 2021

Special Events :

Spring holiday (end) -
Monday April 12, 2021

School holidays :

Parliament recess (end) -
Monday April 12, 2021

Special Events : In Porto-Novo

Tour du Bénin -
Tuesday April 13, 2021

Sports events : Bicycle race