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    Friday december 15, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday december 25, 2023Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday december 26, 2023Boxing Day/Family DaySecular holiday
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    Monday january 1, 2024New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday january 29, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday march 30, 2024Holy SaturdayCatholic
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday may 3, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday may 13, 2024Arrival of Indentured LabourersSecular holiday
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    Monday may 20, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday may 27, 2024Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Daycards/flowers
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    Friday may 31, 2024Ratu Sukuna DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday june 25, 2024Public Service dayEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday june 28, 2024National Sports DaySports events
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 15, 2023
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Monday december 25, 2023
    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/Family Day

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    Tuesday december 26, 2023
    Secular holiday : The day after Christmas, the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, is better known as Boxing Day. The term may come from the opening of church poor boxes that day; maybe from the earthenware boxes with which boy apprentices collected money at the doors of their masters' clients.

    New Year's Day

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    Monday january 1, 2024
    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

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday january 29, 2024
    School holidays : Https://www.fiji.gov.fj/
    calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    Schooling is mandatory till age 14
    schools close on Saturday
    school uniforms required

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    Valentine's Day

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    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 march 29, 2024
    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.

    Holy Saturday

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    Saturday march 30, 2024
    Catholic : Paid holiday

    Easter Monday

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    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.

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 3, 2024
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    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Arrival of Indentured Labourers

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    Monday may 13, 2024
    Secular holiday : “Girmitiyas” is the name given to the Indians who left India in the middle and late 19th Century to serve as labourers in the British colonies, where the majority eventually settled. GIRMIT is a corrupt form of the English word “Agreement”. Labour emigrating under the Agreement or Girmit was a “Girmitiya”. from 2023

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday may 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day

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    Monday may 27, 2024
    cards/flowers : Grandson of King Thakombau, the last king of Fiji (until 1874), Mr. Sukuna joined the French Legion during WW1. He was highly honored and even has a monument in Souain-Perthes-les Hurlus (France), as a horseman

    Ratu Sukuna Day

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    Friday may 31, 2024
    Secular holiday : Ratu Sir Josefa Lalabalavu Vanayaliyali Sukuna KCMG KBE (22 April 1888 – 30 May 1958) was a Fijian chief, scholar, soldier, and statesman. He is regarded as the forerunner of the post-independence leadership of Fiji. He did more than anybody to lay the groundwork for self-government by fostering the development of modern institutions in Fiji, and although he died a dozen years before independence from the United Kingdom was achieved in 1970, his vision set the course that Fiji was to follow in the years to come. Ratu is an Austronesian title used by male Fijians of chiefly rank. from 2023 [Wikipedia]

    Public Service day

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    Tuesday june 25, 2024
    Culture : Showcase of the country's administrative facilities

    National Sports Day

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    Friday june 28, 2024
    Sports events : To recognise the value of contribution sports has made towards national development.