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Womens' Day**Sunday March 8, 2020cards/flowers 
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Mothers' Day*Saturday March 21, 2020cards/flowers 
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Isra and Mi'rajSunday March 22, 2020Muslim, Sufi 
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Day of the Land - Yom al-ArdhMonday March 30, 2020Secular holiday 
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Easter**Sunday April 12, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 13, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Orthodox Good Friday**Friday April 17, 2020Orthodox 
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Daylight Saving TimeFriday April 17, 2020Special Events 
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Orthodox Easter Monday**Monday April 20, 2020Banks only 
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Labor Day/May Day*Friday May 1, 2020Secular holiday 
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Day of Mourning*Friday May 15, 2020Culture 
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Ascension*Thursday May 21, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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end of school yearThursday May 21, 2020School holidays 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Saturday May 23, 2020Muslim, Sufi 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Sunday May 24, 2020Muslim, Sufi 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Monday May 25, 2020Muslim, Sufi 
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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


Womens' Day -
Sunday March 8, 2020

cards/flowers : except in the Gaza Strip


Mothers' Day -
Saturday March 21, 2020

cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic


Isra and Mi'raj -
Sunday March 22, 2020

Muslim, Sufi :


Day of the Land - Yom al-Ardh -
Monday March 30, 2020

Secular holiday :


Easter -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 13, 2020

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.


Orthodox Good Friday -
Friday April 17, 2020

Orthodox : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter (or Pascha) The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy. The Easter bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place: Midnight Office... After the service the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home. The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days. One egg is cracked on the wall of the church (and this is the first egg eaten The ritual of cracking the eggs takes place before the Easter lunch. Each person selects his/her egg. Then people take turns tapping their egg against the eggs of others, and the person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.


Daylight Saving Time -
Friday April 17, 2020

Special Events :


Orthodox Easter Monday -
Monday April 20, 2020

Banks only : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter(or Pascha).The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy.The Easter breads are a worldwide Orthodox tradition as well.This bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place:Midnight Office,Rush Procession,Matins & Divine Liturgy.After the service,the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home.The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days.One egg takes place before the Easter lunch.Each person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of good luck.The traditional Orthodox Paschal greeting is: Christ is Risen! .The answer is: Indeed He is Risen . May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.


Labor Day/May Day -
Friday May 1, 2020

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .


Day of Mourning -
Friday May 15, 2020

Culture : Annual Remembering the Nakba. In Arabic, the word “Nakba” means catastrophe. This term is used to refer to the Israeli occupation and the displacement of the Palestinian people. Between the years of 1947 and 1948, over 750,000 Palestinians were forced to move from their homes and 531 villages were destroyed.


Ascension -
Thursday May 21, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.


End of school year -
Thursday May 21, 2020

School holidays :


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday May 23, 2020

Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed.


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Sunday May 24, 2020

Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed.


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Monday May 25, 2020

Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed.