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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday January 3, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday February 11, 2023Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 20, 2023CarnivalSecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023CarnivalBanks only
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Ash WednesdayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday February 27, 2023Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday March 15, 2023Customary holidayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday March 16, 2023Mid-LentEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday March 16, 2023Mi-CarêmeSchool holidays
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    Saturday April 1, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Customary holidaySecular holiday
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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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    Monday April 17, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 8, 2023Victory Day 1945Secular holiday
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    Wednesday May 17, 2023Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday May 18, 2023AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Monday May 22, 2023Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday May 26, 2023Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday May 27, 2023Abolition of SlaverySchool holidays
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    Saturday May 27, 2023Abolition of SlaverySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 28, 2023WhitsundayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday May 29, 2023Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday May 30, 2023Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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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

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
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    Carnival holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday February 11, 2023
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    Carnival

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    Monday February 20, 2023
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    Carnival

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Banks only : During the 18th century, French farmers allowed slaves to act as if they were free. Costumes, soca and calypso music, election of Carnival's King and Queen.

    Ash Wednesday

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Christian observance to begin the 40 day season of Lent. Ashes are marked on worshippers as a sign of penitence. In Galicia, Spain, only in the city of Pontevedra. In some Caribbean islands, marks the Carnival period.

    Carnival holiday (end)

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    Monday February 27, 2023
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    Customary holiday

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    Wednesday March 15, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Mid-Lent

    Mid-Lent

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    Thursday March 16, 2023
    Culture : A French Middle-Age tradition, celebrated in some French villages, in the French Caribbean and in Brazil ( Micareta )

    Mi-Carême

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    Thursday March 16, 2023
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    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
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    Customary holiday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
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    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.

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday April 17, 2023
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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 .

    Victory Day 1945

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    Monday May 8, 2023
    Secular holiday : On the 7th of May 1945, at 2:41, a first act of German surrender was signed in Reims. The fighting stopped at 23:01, on the 8th of May, French time. The news was only officially broadcast in France the next day. Therefore, on the 8th of May, at 15:00, the bells of all of the churches in France officially rang out the end of the war, whilst General de Gaulle announced it on the radio. We have won the war. Victory is ours.

    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday May 17, 2023
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    Ascension

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    Thursday May 18, 2023
    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.

    Ascension holiday (end)

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    Monday May 22, 2023
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    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday May 26, 2023
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    Abolition of Slavery

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    Saturday May 27, 2023
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    Abolition of Slavery

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    Saturday May 27, 2023
    Secular holiday : Abolition of Slavery Day in French Overseas Territories: May 27 in Guadeloupe, May 22 in Martinique, June 10 in Guiana, Dec. 20 in Réunion Island, April 27 in Mayotte, May 23 in Metropolitan France (where it is not a public holiday) In fact, the second abolition decree was signed in Paris by Victor Schoelcher on April 27, 1848. The first decree had been signed in Paris by the French Revolution on Feb. 4, 1794, but had been cancelled by Napoleon on May 20, 1802. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Whitsunday

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

    Whit Monday

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    Monday May 29, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry. Not a paid holiday. Due to a succession of gazetted decrees, this day MAY STILL BE A WORKING DAY in some institutions or businesses. Please double check.

    Pentecost holiday (end)

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    Tuesday May 30, 2023
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