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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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    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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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Optional holidayCatholic or protestant
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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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    Thursday April 20, 2023Easter 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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    Sunday May 28, 2023PentecostCatholic 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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    Saturday June 10, 2023Slavery AbolitionSecular holiday
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    Sunday June 11, 2023Abolition of SlaverySchool holidays
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    Saturday July 8, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday July 14, 2023Bastille DayNational Day
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    Thursday August 10, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday August 15, 2023AssumptionCatholic
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    Saturday August 19, 2023Bicycle raceSports events
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    Carnival holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday February 18, 2023
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    Optional bridge day

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    Monday February 20, 2023
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    Carnival

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

    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.

    Carnival holiday (end)

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    Monday March 6, 2023
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    Marathon de l'Espace

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

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
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    Optional holiday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Good Friday

    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.

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Thursday April 20, 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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    Pentecost

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Not a 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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    Slavery Abolition

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    Saturday June 10, 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. Not a paid holiday

    Abolition of Slavery

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    Sunday June 11, 2023
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday July 8, 2023
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    Bastille Day

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    Friday July 14, 2023
    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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    Thursday August 10, 2023
    Secular holiday : St Laurent Day - Banks remain open in St Laurent only

    Assumption

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    Tuesday August 15, 2023
    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 19, 2023
    Sports events : Lasts 1 week www.guyane-cyclisme.com bicycle race 2023 edition confirmed