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Cook Islands : 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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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Tuesday January 3, 2023Day Following New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 23, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 14, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023Anzac DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 1, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday June 5, 2023King's BirthdaySecular holiday
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    Thursday June 15, 2023Mangaia Gospel DaySecular holiday
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    Friday July 7, 2023Ra o te Ui ArikiSecular holiday
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    Friday July 7, 2023Parliament's DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday July 20, 2023Atin Gospel Day (Atin only)Secular holiday
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    Friday July 21, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday July 21, 2023Mitiaro Gospel Day (Mitiaro only)Secular holiday
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    Tuesday July 25, 2023Gospel Day (Rarotonga only)Secular holiday
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    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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

    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Day Following New Year's Day

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday January 23, 2023
    School holidays : Www.education.gov.ck
    official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    schools close on Saturday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till Jan 2024

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    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

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    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.

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday April 14, 2023
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    Anzac Day

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    Secular holiday : ANZAC(Australia and New Zealand Army Corps)Day commemorates those soldiers who died during world wars (from the Boer war to the Vietnam war), and particuarly remembers those who died during the Gallipoli campaign during WW1(Turkey).

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Monday May 1, 2023
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    King's Birthday

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    Monday June 5, 2023
    Secular holiday : The actual birthday of the Queen is April 21, and her husband's, Prince Phillip, is June 10.

    Mangaia Gospel Day

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    Thursday June 15, 2023
    Secular holiday : Mangaia only

    Ra o te Ui Ariki

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    Friday July 7, 2023
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    Parliament's Day

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    Friday July 7, 2023
    Culture : In tribute to the House of Ariki, the Maori traditional representatives
    Ariki controlled Ariki, mataiapo and rangatira titles continue to be passed down through family lines, and the associated ancient ceremonies and traditions continue to be practised in the present day.The House of Ariki (Are Ariki), a parliamentary body in the Cook Islands, was established in 1967. It is composed of high chiefs, with limited power. [Wikipedia]

    Atin Gospel Day (Atin only)

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    Thursday July 20, 2023
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    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday July 21, 2023
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    Mitiaro Gospel Day (Mitiaro only)

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    Friday July 21, 2023
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    Gospel Day (Rarotonga only)

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    Tuesday July 25, 2023
    Secular holiday :