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Guadeloupe : 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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    Saturday february 10, 2024Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday february 12, 2024CarnivalSecular holiday
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    Tuesday february 13, 2024CarnivalBanks only
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Ash WednesdayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday february 26, 2024Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday march 6, 2024Customary holidayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday march 7, 2024Mid-LentEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday march 7, 2024Mi-CarêmeSchool holidays
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    Thursday march 28, 2024Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday march 29, 2024Optional holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday march 31, 2024EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 15, 2024Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday may 8, 2024Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday may 8, 2024Victory Day 1945Secular holiday
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    Thursday may 9, 2024AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Monday may 13, 2024Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday may 17, 2024Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday may 19, 2024WhitsundayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday may 20, 2024Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday may 21, 2024Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday may 27, 2024Abolition of SlaverySchool holidays
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    Monday may 27, 2024Abolition of SlaverySecular holiday
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    Saturday july 6, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday july 14, 2024Bastille DayNational Day
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    Sunday july 21, 2024Victor Schoelcher DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Friday august 23, 2024Tour de la GuadeloupeSports events
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    Carnival holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday february 10, 2024
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    Carnival

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    Monday february 12, 2024
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    Carnival

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    Tuesday february 13, 2024
    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 14, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Christian observance to begin the 40 day season of Lent. Ashes are marked on worshippers as a sign of penitence.

    Carnival holiday (end)

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    Monday february 26, 2024
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    Customary holiday

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    Wednesday march 6, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Mid-Lent

    Mid-Lent

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    Thursday march 7, 2024
    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 7, 2024
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    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday march 28, 2024
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    Optional holiday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
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    Easter

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    Sunday march 31, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Not a 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.

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday april 15, 2024
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    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 .

    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday may 8, 2024
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    Victory Day 1945

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    Wednesday may 8, 2024
    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

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    Thursday may 9, 2024
    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 13, 2024
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    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 17, 2024
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    Whitsunday

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    Sunday may 19, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

    Whit Monday

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    Monday may 20, 2024
    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 21, 2024
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    Abolition of Slavery

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    Monday may 27, 2024
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    Abolition of Slavery

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    Monday may 27, 2024
    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

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday july 6, 2024
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    Bastille Day

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    Sunday july 14, 2024
    Secular holiday : This is the French symbol of the end of the Monarchy and the beginning of the First Republic. The national holiday is a time when all citizens can feel themselves to be members of a republican nation. It is because this national holiday is rooted in the history of the birth of the Republic that it has great significance. On 5 May 1789, the King convened the Estates General to hear their complaints: but the assembly of the Third Estate, representing the citizens of the town, soon broke away and formed the Constituent National Assembly. On 20 June, 1789, the deputies of the Third Estate took the oath of the Jeu de Paume to not separate until the Constitution had been established. The people of Paris rose up and decided to march on the Bastille, a state prison that stood for the absolute despotism of the Ancient Regime. On July 14, 1789, the storming of the Bastille immediately took on a great historical dimension; it was proof that power no longer resided in the King as God's representative, but in the people, in accordance with the theories developed by their philosophers of the eighteenth century. Within two days the Revolution could not be reversed. For all citizens of France, the storming of the Bastille came to symbolize liberty, democracy in the struggle against oppression. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Victor Schoelcher Day

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    Sunday july 21, 2024
    Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday

    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.

    Tour de la Guadeloupe

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    Friday august 23, 2024
    Sports events : Www.guadeloupecyclisme.com/ 2023 edition confirmed