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  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Internet domain: .gf - Telephone code: +594 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: -3 (DST: no)
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    Monday june 10, 2024Abolition of SlaverySchool holidays
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    Monday june 10, 2024Slavery AbolitionSecular 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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    Saturday august 10, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Saturday august 17, 2024Bicycle raceSports events
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    Monday september 2, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday september 8, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday october 15, 2024Cayenne Day (Cayenne only)Secular holiday
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    Saturday october 19, 2024Autumn holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday november 1, 2024All Saints' DayCatholic
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    Saturday november 2, 2024Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day)Catholic or protestant
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    Monday november 4, 2024Autumn holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday november 11, 2024Liberation Day 1918Secular holiday
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    Friday november 29, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Saturday december 21, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Abolition of Slavery

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    Monday june 10, 2024
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    Slavery Abolition

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    Monday june 10, 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. Not a paid holiday

    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

    Regional holiday

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    Saturday august 10, 2024
    Secular holiday : St Laurent Day - Banks remain open in St Laurent only

    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.

    Bicycle race

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    Saturday august 17, 2024
    Sports events : Lasts 1 week www.guyane-cyclisme.com bicycle race 2024 edition confirmed

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday september 2, 2024
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    Regional holiday

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    Sunday september 8, 2024
    Secular holiday : Montjoly Day - Banks remain open in Montjoly only

    Cayenne Day (Cayenne only)

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    Tuesday october 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : Banks remain open

    Autumn holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday october 19, 2024
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    All Saints' Day

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. (World Book Encyclopedia)

    Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day)

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    Saturday november 2, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : This is an ancient festivity that has been much transformed through the years,but which was intended in prehispanic Mexico to celebrate children and the dead. This holiday is a time when Mexican families remember their dead and the continuity of life. The original celebration can be traced to the Aztec civilization, in the month of Miccailhuitontli, presided by the Lady of the Dead , goddess Mictecacihuatl and dedicated to children and the dead. This celebration is also observed in other countries in Latin América. Families visit the graves and engage in sprucing up the gravesite, decorating it with flowers, setting out and eating a festive picnic.

    Autumn holiday (end)

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    Monday november 4, 2024
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    Liberation Day 1918

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    Monday november 11, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemmorates the end of World War I on 11th November 1918. The armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Paid holiday when falling on Sunday (Labour law 4 Jan 1974)

    Regional holiday

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    Friday november 29, 2024
    Secular holiday : Kourou Day - Banks remain open in Kourou only

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday december 21, 2024
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    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    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.