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Channel Island (Alderney) : 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

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    Tuesday july 16, 2024Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday july 19, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday october 18, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday october 28, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday december 15, 2024Homecoming DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday december 17, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday december 26, 2024Boxing DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Public holiday

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    Tuesday july 16, 2024
    Secular holiday : Kings visit

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday july 19, 2024
    School holidays : Http://www.alderney.ednet.ns.ca/new%20calendars.htm

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday october 18, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday october 28, 2024
    School holidays :

    Homecoming Day

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    Sunday december 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : Since the end of the occupation, the anniversary of Liberation Day (9 May) has been celebrated as a national holiday. But in Alderney there was no official local population to be liberated, so Alderney celebrates Homecoming Day to commemorate the return of the evacuated population. The first shipload of evacuated citizens from Alderney returned on this day. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday december 17, 2024
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Boxing Day

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    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Secular holiday : Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would traditionally receive gifts known as a Christmas box from their masters, employers or customers. Due to historical reasons, depending on the year, Boxing Day can be celebrated BEFORE Christmas

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    School holidays : Http://www.alderney.sch.gg/
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    Schooling is mandatory till age 18
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    New Year's Day

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    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