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Benin : 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 next 3 months

  • Currency: Communauté Africaine Financière Franc (XAF)
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    Sunday February 12, 2023Tour du BéninSports events
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday February 17, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 27, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday April 20, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday April 21, 2023KoritéMuslim, Sufi
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday May 17, 2023Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday May 18, 2023AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Monday May 22, 2023Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday May 26, 2023Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday May 29, 2023Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday May 30, 2023Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday June 28, 2023TabaskiMuslim, Sufi
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    Friday June 30, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday August 1, 2023Independence DayNational Day
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    Tuesday August 15, 2023AssumptionCatholic
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    Tour du Bénin

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    Sunday February 12, 2023
    Sports events : Bicycle race 2023 edition confirmed

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    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

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday February 27, 2023
    School holidays :

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
    School holidays :

    Easter Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    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.

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Thursday April 20, 2023
    School holidays :

    Korité

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    Friday April 21, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : End of Ramadan Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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 17, 2023
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    Ascension

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    Thursday May 18, 2023
    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 22, 2023
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    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday May 26, 2023
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    Whit Monday

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    Monday May 29, 2023
    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 30, 2023
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    Tabaski

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    Wednesday June 28, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Feast of the Sacrifice

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 30, 2023
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    Independence Day

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    Tuesday August 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Obtained from France on August 1, 1960

    Assumption

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    Tuesday August 15, 2023
    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.