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Cape Verde : 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: Escudo (CVE)
Internet domain: .cv - Telephone code: +238 - International dialing code: 0 - GMT offset: -1(DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Thursday January 6, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday January 13, 2022Democracy DaySecular holiday
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Thursday January 20, 2022Heroes DaySecular holiday
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Friday February 25, 2022Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday March 1, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Wednesday March 2, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Thursday March 3, 2022Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday March 26, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday April 4, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayBanks only
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Thursday May 19, 2022Praia Day (Praia only)Secular holiday
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Wednesday June 1, 2022Youth DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday July 5, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Friday July 15, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Public holiday

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Monday January 3, 2022
Secular holiday :

Winter holiday (end)

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Thursday January 6, 2022
School holidays : Www.minedu.gov.cv
calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
Languages: Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese
Schooling is mandatory till age 14
schools may open on Saturday
school uniforms not required

Dates confirmed till Aug 2022

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Democracy Day

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Thursday January 13, 2022
Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Heroes Day

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Thursday January 20, 2022
Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
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

Carnival holiday (beginning)

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Friday February 25, 2022
School holidays :

Civil Servants holiday

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Tuesday March 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Carnival Tuesday except in São Vicente

Civil Servants holiday

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Wednesday March 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

Carnival holiday (end)

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Thursday March 3, 2022
School holidays :

Easter holiday (beginning)

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Saturday March 26, 2022
School holidays :

Easter holiday (end)

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Monday April 4, 2022
School holidays :

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Banks only :

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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 .

Praia Day (Praia only)

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Thursday May 19, 2022
Secular holiday :

Youth Day

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Wednesday June 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Originated in the World Conference for the Wellbeing of Children in Geneva, Switzerland in 1925

Independence Day

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Tuesday July 5, 2022
Secular holiday : Granted by Portugal in 1975

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 15, 2022
School holidays : Two weeks earlier for 12th grade two weeks later for 9th to 11th grade