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

United Nations : 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 current 2 months



In accordance with General Assembly resolution 52/214 A of 22 December 1997 and decision 52/468 of 31 March 1998, the 10 official holidays for 2015 at Headquarters have been designated as follows, but in December 2015, By making Yom Kippur a UN holiday, Jewish UN workers can take the day off without taking a vacation day.



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Thanksgiving*Thursday November 28, 2019Secular holiday 
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Thanksgiving -
Thursday November 28, 2019

Secular holiday : Many Americans take the following day off and enjoy a four-day holiday. The first formal celebration was held by an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who attempted to establish a settlement on Baffin Island, after failing to discover a northern passage to the Orient in 1576. The Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock held their Thanksgiving in 1621 as a three-day thank you celebration to the leaders of the Wampanoag Indian tribe and their families for teaching them the survival skills they needed to make it in the New World. The turkey tradition was introduced by Benjamin Franklin who made it a national symbol: quick runner, wary, sharp eyesight... The one-time holiday was declared by George Washington, whereas Abraham Lincoln elected the 4th Thursday in November.