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






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banks are closedWednesday January 1, 2020Banks only 
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St Berchtold's DayThursday January 2, 2020Banks only 
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banks are closedThursday January 2, 2020Banks only 
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banks are closedFriday January 3, 2020Banks only 
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EpiphanyMonday January 6, 2020Banks only 
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Civil Servants holiday*Monday January 13, 2020Banks only 
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banks are closedFriday January 17, 2020Banks only 
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Martin Luther King's Day**Monday January 20, 2020Banks only 
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Civil Servants holidayTuesday January 28, 2020Banks only 
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Civil Servants holidayWednesday January 29, 2020Banks only 
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bank strike announcedFriday January 31, 2020Banks only 
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President's Day**Monday February 17, 2020Banks only 
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George Washington's Birthday and Daisy Gatson Bates Day*Monday February 17, 2020Banks only 
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George Washington/Thomas Jefferson BirthdayMonday February 17, 2020Banks only 
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Washington's BirthdayMonday February 17, 2020Banks only 
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Washington’s Birthday/President’s DayMonday February 17, 2020Banks only 
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Recognition of the birthday of George WashingtonMonday February 17, 2020Banks only 
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George Washington’s Birthday / President’s DayMonday February 17, 2020Banks only 
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Washington and Lincoln DayMonday February 17, 2020Banks only 
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George Washington DayMonday February 17, 2020Banks only 
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Bituun*Sunday February 23, 2020Banks only 
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CarnivalMonday February 24, 2020Banks only 
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Carnival TuesdayTuesday February 25, 2020Banks only 
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Carnival*Tuesday February 25, 2020Banks only 
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Shrove TuesdayTuesday February 25, 2020Banks only 
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Ash WednesdayWednesday February 26, 2020Banks only 
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Opening of Peoples Majlis*Thursday February 27, 2020Banks only 
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American Citizenship DayMonday March 2, 2020Banks only 
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Banks remain open in JerusalemTuesday March 10, 2020Banks only 
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Banks are closed in JerusalemWednesday March 11, 2020Banks only 
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St Joseph's DayThursday March 19, 2020Banks only 
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Emancipation Day*Monday March 23, 2020Banks only 
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banks are closedWednesday March 25, 2020Banks only 
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Banks Inventory DayWednesday April 1, 2020Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday April 6, 2020Banks only 
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banks are closedTuesday April 7, 2020Banks only 
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Holy WednesdayWednesday April 8, 2020Banks only 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Wednesday April 8, 2020Banks only 
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Shab-e-Barat*Thursday April 9, 2020Banks only 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)**Thursday April 9, 2020Banks only 
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Maundy ThursdayThursday April 9, 2020Banks only 
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banks are closedThursday April 9, 2020Banks only 
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Good FridayFriday April 10, 2020Banks only 
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banks are closedFriday April 10, 2020Banks only 
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banks are closedSaturday April 11, 2020Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Sunday April 12, 2020Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Monday April 13, 2020Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday April 13, 2020Banks only 
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Bengali New Year*Tuesday April 14, 2020Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Tuesday April 14, 2020Banks only 
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banks close at 14:00Saturday April 18, 2020Banks only 
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Orthodox Easter Monday**Monday April 20, 2020Banks only 
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Civil Servants holiday*Monday April 20, 2020Banks only 
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Easter TuesdayTuesday April 21, 2020Banks only 
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Carnival (first day)Friday April 24, 2020Banks only 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Friday April 24, 2020Banks only 
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banks close in the afternoon for one month*Friday April 24, 2020Banks only 
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Carnival (second day)Saturday April 25, 2020Banks only 
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St Walpurgis (businesses & banks close earlier)*Thursday April 30, 2020Banks only 
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Banks are closed -
Friday January 1, 2021

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St Berchtold's Day -
Thursday January 2, 2020

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Banks are closed -
Thursday January 2, 2020

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Banks are closed -
Friday January 3, 2020

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Epiphany -
Wednesday January 6, 2021

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Civil Servants holiday -
Monday January 13, 2020

Banks only : 1839-1903. Born in Rio Cañas in Mayagüez, Hostos received his elementary schooling in San Juan and then went to Spain for both secondary studies and law school. Hostos moved to New York City in 1869 where he became a member of the Cuban Revolutionary Junta. He returned to New York City in 1898 and for the next two years pursued his advocacy of establishing the future status of Puerto Rico through popular vote throughout the island. In 1900 he returned to the Dominican Republic. Of his fifty books and countless essays, his most important was La Peregrinación de Bayoán, a seminal work promoting Cuban independence.


Banks are closed -
Friday January 17, 2020

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Martin Luther King's Day -
Monday January 20, 2020

Banks only : Martin Luther King was a U.S civil rights leader and American clergyman. His non-violent demonstrations against racial inequality led to civil rights legislation. He was assassinated in 1968. Banks ans administrations are closed. Not a public holiday.


Civil Servants holiday -
Tuesday January 28, 2020

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Civil Servants holiday -
Wednesday January 29, 2020

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Bank strike announced -
Friday January 31, 2020

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President's Day -
Monday February 17, 2020

Banks only : Commemorates the births of George Washington (22.2.1732) and Abraham Lincoln (12.2.1809). The memory of America’s first president, George Washington, was once celebrated on his birthday, February 22nd. The date was changed to the third Monday in February to create a three-day weekend Banks, post office and governement close, but businesses, more and more, remain open, as well as universities. These banks remain open: Chase Bank, TD Bank, Wells Fargo


George Washington's Birthday and Daisy Gatson Bates Day -
Monday February 17, 2020

Banks only : Daisy Bates published the Arkansas State Press which publicized violations of the Supreme Courts desegregation rulings. She helped nine segregated students, known as the Little Rock Nine, when they attempted to enroll at Little Rock Central High School in 1957


George Washington/Thomas Jefferson Birthday -
Monday February 17, 2020

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Washington's Birthday -
Monday February 17, 2020

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Washington’s Birthday/President’s Day -
Monday February 17, 2020

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Recognition of the birthday of George Washington -
Monday February 17, 2020

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George Washington’s Birthday / President’s Day -
Monday February 17, 2020

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Washington and Lincoln Day -
Monday February 17, 2020

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George Washington Day -
Monday February 17, 2020

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Bituun -
Sunday February 23, 2020

Banks only : The day before New Years Day is known as Bituun, meaning “to close down”. At the eve of the old year there is a celebration called Bituuleg. There is a big amount of “covered food”, where the meat is covered by for instance a layer of dough. Also the Ul Boov is created: a pile of ceremonial bread (boov) in an odd number of layers. Later traditional games can be played, and oral histories are told. It is said that at Bituun Baldanlham, a local god, is riding her mule during this time. She would be coming by three times so every family puts three pieces of ice on the top of the door of the ger, or on the balcony for people living in an apartment, for the mule to drink. http://mongoluls.net/tsagaansar.shtml


Carnival -
Monday February 24, 2020

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Carnival Tuesday -
Tuesday February 25, 2020

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Carnival -
Tuesday February 25, 2020

Banks only : During the 18th century, French farmers allowed slaves to act as if they were free. Costumes, soca and calypso music, election of Carnival's King and Queen.


Shrove Tuesday -
Tuesday February 25, 2020

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Ash Wednesday -
Wednesday February 26, 2020

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Opening of Peoples Majlis -
Thursday February 27, 2020

Banks only : Unicameral legislative body of the Maldives. The Majlis has the authority to enact, amend and revise laws, except the constitution of the Maldives. Majlis is composed of 85 members. Each year, the Majlis is opened by the president of the Maldives. During the opening ceremony, the president outlines his policies and achievements in his presidential term. The annual budget of the state is also passed by the Majlis


American Citizenship Day -
Monday March 2, 2020

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Banks remain open in Jerusalem -
Tuesday March 10, 2020

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Banks are closed in Jerusalem -
Wednesday March 11, 2020

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St Joseph's Day -
Thursday March 19, 2020

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Emancipation Day -
Monday March 23, 2020

Banks only : Anniversary of the abolition of slavery


Banks are closed -
Wednesday March 25, 2020

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Banks Inventory Day -
Wednesday April 1, 2020

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Banks are closed -
Monday April 6, 2020

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Banks are closed -
Tuesday April 7, 2020

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Holy Wednesday -
Wednesday April 8, 2020

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Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Wednesday April 8, 2020

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Shab-e-Barat -
Thursday April 9, 2020

Banks only : Muslims believe that on the night of Shab-E-Barat god writes the destinies of all men for the coming year by taking into account the deeds committed by them in the past. Shab-E-Barat means the night of forgiveness or Day of Atonement. People pray to god both in preparation for Ramadan and for the forgiveness of the sins committed by them.


Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Thursday April 9, 2020

Banks only : Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper) celebrates and His washing of the disciples' feet Maundy Thursday is not an official public holiday. But since it is the day before long Friday, many people has their workday shortened, and banks are closed in the afternoon.


Maundy Thursday -
Thursday April 9, 2020

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Banks are closed -
Thursday April 9, 2020

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Good Friday -
Friday April 10, 2020

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Banks are closed -
Friday April 10, 2020

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Banks are closed -
Saturday April 11, 2020

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Banks close at 12:00 -
Sunday April 12, 2020

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Banks close at 12:00 -
Monday April 13, 2020

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Banks are closed -
Monday April 13, 2020

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Bengali New Year -
Tuesday April 14, 2020

Banks only : Under the Mughals, agricultural taxes were collected according to the Hijri calendar. However, as the Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar, it does not coincide with the harvest. As a result, farmers were hard-pressed to pay taxes out of season. In order to streamline tax collection, the Mughal Emperor Akbar ordered a reform of the calendar. Accordingly, Fatehullah Shirazi, a renowned scholar and astronomer, formulated the Bangla year on the basis of the lunar Hijri and Bangla solar calendars. The new year subsequently became known as Bôngabdo or Bengali year


Banks close at 12:00 -
Tuesday April 14, 2020

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Banks close at 14:00 -
Saturday April 18, 2020

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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.


Civil Servants holiday -
Monday April 20, 2020

Banks only : José de Diego' birthday (April 16, 1866 – July 16, 1918), known as The Father of the Puerto Rican Independence Movement , was a statesman, journalist, poet, lawyer, and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence from Spain and from the United States.


Easter Tuesday -
Tuesday April 21, 2020

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Carnival (first day) -
Friday April 24, 2020

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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday April 24, 2020

Banks only : Originally Ramadama is the name of the ninth month in the Arab world. It is, above all, a month of fasting. Fasting was not born with Islam. The abstaining from eating and drinking is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, preceding the prophet Muhammad. Thus, in the Bible, it is mentioned that Queen Esther asked the Jews to fast for three days before asking her husband to spare the Jews. According to the New Testament, Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert. Referring to this episode, Christianity has a fasting period of 40 days called Lent . Today, the fasting period of practicing Catholics lasts from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. The start of Ramadan generally depends on local observation of the moon crescent, but others choose the calculation of the new moon or the statement of Saudi Arabia to determine the start of the fasting period. The three main prohibitions of Ramadan are: eat, drink and have sex, It is possible to swallow one's own saliva, but not the water with which mouth was rinsed. Practitioners can go swimming or take a shower, as long as they do not swallow water. Alcohol-based perfume is prohibited. Nail biting is allowed as long as nails are clean. Dates fruit are recommended after breaking of the fast, provided they do not come from Israel. Travelers, pregnant or nursing or menstruating women are allowed to stop fasting. Practitioners usually gain weight during this period. Punishments are particularly heavy year Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.


Banks close in the afternoon for one month -
Friday April 24, 2020

Banks only : During the Ramadan period


Carnival (second day) -
Saturday April 25, 2020

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St Walpurgis (businesses & banks close earlier) -
Thursday April 30, 2020

Banks only : Both a Christian and pagan holiday. The day of the witches announces the arrival of spring.