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Eswatini : 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: South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Internet domain: .sz - Telephone code: +268 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +2 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Thursday January 6, 2022Epiphanycards/flowers
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Tuesday January 18, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Friday February 25, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday March 1, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday April 1, 2022April Fools Daycards/flowers
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Friday April 15, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday April 19, 2022King's AnniversarySecular holiday
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Monday April 25, 2022National Flag's DayNational Day
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Monday May 9, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday May 26, 2022AscensionCatholic or protestant
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Friday May 27, 2022Bush Fire International FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Friday July 22, 2022King-Father's BirthdaySecular holiday
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Epiphany

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Thursday January 6, 2022
cards/flowers :

Summer holiday (end)

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Tuesday January 18, 2022
School holidays : Www.gov.sz
https://www.sifundzani.com
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling mandatory till age 12
Teaching language: Swazi, English, Zulu, Tsonga, Afrikaans
Schools are closed on Friday & Saturday
School uniforms required
The kingdom has in recent years introduced free primary school education, with effect that children who have graduated do not find places in secondary schools

Dates confirmed till Dec 2021

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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

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday February 25, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Tuesday March 1, 2022
School holidays :

April Fools Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
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 holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 15, 2022
School holidays :

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
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.

King's Anniversary

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Tuesday April 19, 2022
Secular holiday :

National Flag's Day

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Monday April 25, 2022
Secular holiday :

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 .

Public holiday

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Monday May 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

Easter holiday (end)

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Monday May 9, 2022
School holidays :

Ascension

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Thursday May 26, 2022
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.

Bush Fire International Festival

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Friday May 27, 2022
Culture : Www.bushfire.co.sz lasts 2 days - in Mbabane 2022 edition NOT confirmed

King-Father's Birthday

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Friday July 22, 2022
Secular holiday : Celebrates the late King Sobhuza's birthday Not a public holiday when falling on Saturday and Sunday