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Equatorial Guinea : 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)
  • Internet domain: .gq - Telephone code: +240 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (no DST)
  • Weekend: Sunday
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    Wednesday October 12, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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    Thursday November 17, 2022Saint Isabel Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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    Wednesday December 21, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday December 26, 2022Christmas Day (forwarded to Monday)Secular holiday
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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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    Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Independence Day

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    Wednesday October 12, 2022
    Secular holiday : Obtained from the UK in 1968

    Saint Isabel Day

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    Thursday November 17, 2022
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    Immaculate Conception

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    Thursday December 8, 2022
    Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday December 21, 2022
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    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.

    Christmas Day (forwarded to Monday)

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    Monday December 26, 2022
    Secular holiday :

    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 : 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.

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays : Calendar provided by the Ministry of Education
    Schooling is mandatory till age 14
    Number of instructional days: 200
    schools may remain open on Saturday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till July 2023

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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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