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Guiana : 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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    Tuesday November 29, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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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 18, 2023Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 20, 2023Optional bridge daySecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023CarnivalCatholic
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Ash WednesdayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday March 6, 2023Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday March 19, 2023Marathon de l'EspaceSports events
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    Regional holiday

    Tuesday November 29, 2022
    Secular holiday : Kourou Day - Banks remain open in Kourou only

    New Year's Day

    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)

    Tuesday January 3, 2023
    School holidays :
    official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
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    PISA ranking (average 493): 495
    School day duration: 8:00 hours
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    Usually no school on Saturday
    School uniform usually required

    We carry confirmed dates till August 2023; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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    Carnival holiday (beginning)

    Saturday February 18, 2023
    School holidays :

    Optional bridge day

    Monday February 20, 2023
    Secular holiday :


    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Catholic : Called 'festa móvel' in Brazil.

    Ash Wednesday

    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)

    Monday March 6, 2023
    School holidays :

    Marathon de l'Espace

    Sunday March 19, 2023
    Sports events : in Kourou 2023 edition confirmed