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Banks only: religious celerations and observances

Banks only: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Corpus Christi*Monday June 4, 2018Banks only 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Thursday June 14, 2018Banks only 
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Banks are closed in Muslim regionsFriday June 15, 2018Banks only 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Friday June 15, 2018Banks only 
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Midsummer's Eve or Juhannus Aatto in Finland*Friday June 22, 2018Banks only 
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Midsummer's Eve (banks only)*Friday June 22, 2018Banks only 
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Juhannus Aatto (banks only)*Friday June 22, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday June 25, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closedSunday July 1, 2018Banks only 
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St Peter & St Paul*Monday July 2, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday July 2, 2018Banks only 
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Banks Inventory Day*Monday July 2, 2018Banks only 
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Liberation Day*Friday July 20, 2018Banks only 
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Bank Holiday/Picnic Day*Monday August 6, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closedTuesday August 14, 2018Banks only 
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Assumption*Monday August 20, 2018Banks only 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Monday August 20, 2018Banks only 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Tuesday August 21, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closedThursday August 23, 2018Banks only 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Thursday August 23, 2018Banks only 
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St Barthelemy's DayFriday August 24, 2018Banks only 
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Summer Bank Holiday (banks only)Monday August 27, 2018Banks only 
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Orthodox Assumption*Tuesday August 28, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closedTuesday August 28, 2018Banks only 
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Liberation Day*Monday September 3, 2018Banks only 
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Heroes Day*Sunday September 9, 2018Banks only 
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Our Lady of Coromoto*Monday September 10, 2018Banks only 
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El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Tuesday September 11, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday September 17, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closed**Tuesday September 18, 2018Banks only 
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Ashura*Wednesday September 19, 2018Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Sunday September 23, 2018Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Wednesday September 26, 2018Banks only 
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Banks Inventory DaySaturday September 29, 2018Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Sunday September 30, 2018Banks only 
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Foundation DayMonday October 8, 2018Banks only 
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Spanishness Day*Friday October 12, 2018Banks only 
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Columbus Day**Friday October 12, 2018Banks only 
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Chung Yeung Festival*Wednesday October 17, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday October 22, 2018Banks only 
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All Hallow's Eve (businesses & banks close earlier)**Friday November 2, 2018Banks only 
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Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day)*Friday November 2, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday November 5, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closedTuesday November 6, 2018Banks only 
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optional holiday**Monday November 12, 2018Banks only 
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Immaculate ConceptionMonday December 10, 2018Banks only 
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Guadalupe DayWednesday December 12, 2018Banks only 
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National Oil Day*Thursday December 13, 2018Banks only 
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Banks remain openFriday December 21, 2018Banks only 
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Christmas Eve 1/2 dayMonday December 24, 2018Banks only 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Monday December 24, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closed*Monday December 24, 2018Banks only 
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Christmas EveMonday December 24, 2018Banks only 
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Banks remain openMonday December 24, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closedWednesday December 26, 2018Banks only 
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Public holidayThursday December 27, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closedThursday December 27, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday December 31, 2018Banks only 
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Banks close at 13:00Monday December 31, 2018Banks only 
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banks close at 14:00Monday December 31, 2018Banks only 
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Corpus Christi -
Monday June 4, 2018

Banks only : Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church. For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity.


Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Thursday June 14, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed in Muslim regions -
Friday June 15, 2018

Banks only :


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018

Banks only :


Midsummer's Eve or Juhannus Aatto in Finland -
Friday June 22, 2018

Banks only : Banks may remain open half day


Midsummer's Eve (banks only) -
Friday June 22, 2018

Banks only : Some banks may remain open in the morning


Juhannus Aatto (banks only) -
Friday June 22, 2018

Banks only : Midsummer's eve


Banks are closed -
Monday June 25, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Monday July 1, 2019

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St Peter & St Paul -
Monday July 2, 2018

Banks only : Christian holiday commemorating the date around 258, under the Valerian persecution, when what were believed to be the remains of the two apostles were both moved temporarily to prevent them from falling into the hands of the persecutors.


Banks are closed -
Monday July 2, 2018

Banks only :


Banks Inventory Day -
Tuesday July 2, 2019

Banks only : Annual Closing of the Royal Bank of India (RBI)


Liberation Day -
Friday July 20, 2018

Banks only : Liberation from the Japanese in 1944 by the US Armed Forces


Bank Holiday/Picnic Day -
Monday August 6, 2018

Banks only : It was originally declared a public holiday to enable Darwin's railway workers to go to Adelaide River for a picnic.


Banks are closed -
Tuesday August 14, 2018

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Assumption -
Monday August 20, 2018

Banks only : The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is the dogma so far defined by the Church. The definition was made by Pope Pius XII on 1st November 1950. The Pope proclaimed: We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.


Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Monday August 20, 2018

Banks only :


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday August 21, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Thursday August 23, 2018

Banks only :


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Thursday August 23, 2018

Banks only :


St Barthelemy's Day -
Saturday August 24, 2019

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Summer Bank Holiday (banks only) -
Monday August 27, 2018

Banks only :


Orthodox Assumption -
Tuesday August 28, 2018

Banks only : Golema Bogorodica (Dormition of the Holy Mother of God). Observed by the Orthodox community.


Banks are closed -
Wednesday August 28, 2019

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Liberation Day -
Monday September 3, 2018

Banks only : On Sep. 3, 1944, American troops and Navy as well as French FFI soldiers forced the Germans out.


Heroes Day -
Monday September 9, 2019

Banks only : In tribute to Ahmad Shah Massoud (September 2, 1953 – September 9, 2001), a military and political leader in Afghanistan known as the 'Lion of Panjshir'


Our Lady of Coromoto -
Monday September 10, 2018

Banks only : A celebrated Catholic image of an alleged apparition of the Virgin Mary. In 1942, she was declared the Patroness of Venezuela.


El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday September 11, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Monday September 17, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Tuesday September 18, 2018

Banks only : in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem


Ashura -
Wednesday September 19, 2018

Banks only : Martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) during his fight against injustice.


Banks close at 12:00 -
Sunday September 23, 2018

Banks only :


Banks close at 12:00 -
Wednesday September 26, 2018

Banks only :


Banks Inventory Day -
Saturday September 29, 2018

Banks only :


Banks close at 12:00 -
Sunday September 30, 2018

Banks only :


Foundation Day -
Monday October 8, 2018

Banks only :


Spanishness Day -
Friday October 12, 2018

Banks only : On October 12, 1492, Christopher Colombus, a navigator from Genova, reached the New World. Numerous nations celebrate this event on October 12. In the U.S. and in Colombia, the celebration takes place on the second Monday of October.


Columbus Day -
Friday October 12, 2018

Banks only : Commemorates the day explorer Christopher Columbus first landed in the West Indies on October 12, 1492. It is celebrated on October 12 in many American countries, but the United States and Colombia celebrate it on the 2nd Monday of October. banks & civil servants only


Chung Yeung Festival -
Wednesday October 17, 2018

Banks only : Families gather in front of their ancestors' graves and tidy them. They burn paper money, for use by the deceased person.


Banks are closed -
Monday October 22, 2018

Banks only :


All Hallow's Eve (businesses & banks close earlier) -
Friday November 2, 2018

Banks only : Celebration combining prayers and merriment involving children and families. It is a prelude to All Saint's Day NOT an official public holiday


Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day) -
Friday November 2, 2018

Banks only : This is an ancient festivity that has been much transformed through the years,but which was intended in prehispanic Mexico to celebrate children and the dead. This holiday is a time when Mexican families remember their dead and the continuity of life. The original celebration can be traced to the Aztec civilization, in the month of Miccailhuitontli, presided by the Lady of the Dead , goddess Mictecacihuatl and dedicated to children and the dead. This celebration is also observed in other countries in Latin América. Families visit the graves and engage in sprucing up the gravesite, decorating it with flowers, setting out and eating a festive picnic.


Banks are closed -
Monday November 5, 2018

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Banks are closed -
Tuesday November 6, 2018

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Optional holiday -
Monday November 12, 2018

Banks only : Formerly Armistice Day, is a holiday observed on November 11 in honour of all those, living and dead, who served with U.S. armed forces in wartime. Armistice Day, the forerunner of Veterans Day, was proclaimed to commemorate the termination of World War I Some banks, post office and governement close, but businesses, more and more, remain open, as well as universities.


Immaculate Conception -
Monday December 10, 2018

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Guadalupe Day -
Wednesday December 12, 2018

Banks only :


National Oil Day -
Thursday December 13, 2018

Banks only : Civil servants and banks


Banks remain open -
Friday December 21, 2018

Banks only :


Christmas Eve 1/2 day -
Monday December 24, 2018

Banks only :


Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Monday December 24, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Monday December 24, 2018

Banks only : Not an official public holiday, but all financial and stock exchange activities, most bank as well as most businesses are closed.


Christmas Eve -
Monday December 24, 2018

Banks only :


Banks remain open -
Monday December 24, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Wednesday December 26, 2018

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Public holiday -
Thursday December 27, 2018

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Banks are closed -
Thursday December 27, 2018

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Banks are closed -
Monday December 31, 2018

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Banks close at 13:00 -
Monday December 31, 2018

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Banks close at 14:00 -
Monday December 31, 2018

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