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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday may 8, 2024Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday may 9, 2024AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Monday may 13, 2024Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday may 17, 2024Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday may 20, 2024Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday may 21, 2024Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday june 16, 2024TabaskiMuslim, Sufi
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    Friday june 28, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday august 1, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Sunday september 15, 2024MaouloudMuslim, Sufi
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    Monday september 16, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday october 25, 2024All Saints - (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday november 1, 2024All Saints' DayCatholic
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    Monday november 11, 2024All Saints - (end)School holidays
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    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 .

    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday may 8, 2024
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    Ascension

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    Thursday may 9, 2024
    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.

    Ascension holiday (end)

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    Monday may 13, 2024
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    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 17, 2024
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    Whit Monday

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    Monday may 20, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.

    Pentecost holiday (end)

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    Tuesday may 21, 2024
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    Tabaski

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Feast of the Sacrifice

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 28, 2024
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    Independence Day

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    Thursday august 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Obtained from France on August 1, 1960

    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.

    Maouloud

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    Sunday september 15, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Prophet's Birthday

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday september 16, 2024
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    All Saints - (beginning)

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    Friday october 25, 2024
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    All Saints' Day

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. (World Book Encyclopedia)

    All Saints - (end)

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    Monday november 11, 2024
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