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
New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)
Monday January 2, 2023
Secular holiday :
Christmas holiday (end)
Tuesday January 10, 2023
School holidays : Www.education.gov.gy
Applies to Georgetown -- 10 other regions follow slightly different calendars
gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is mandatory till age 14
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required We carry confirmed dates till July 2023
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Tuesday February 14, 2023
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February
Thursday February 23, 2023
Secular holiday : In 1970, status of sovereign democratic state within the British Commonwealth
Holi / Holika
Tuesday March 7, 2023
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.
Monday March 13, 2023
Special Events :
Easter holiday (beginning)
Friday March 31, 2023
School holidays :
Friday April 7, 2023
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.
This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.
Sunday April 9, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday
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.
Wednesday April 12, 2023
cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus
Easter holiday (end)
Monday April 17, 2023
School holidays :
Labor Day/May Day
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 .
Indian Heritage Day
Friday May 5, 2023
Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Friday May 26, 2023
Secular holiday : Granted by Britain in 1966. British Guiana became Guyana ( land of waters in local vernacular) Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Summer holiday (beginning)
Wednesday June 7, 2023
School holidays :
Sunday June 18, 2023
Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)
Thursday June 29, 2023
Muslim, Sufi :
Monday July 3, 2023
Secular holiday : Treaty establishing the Caribbean Community and Common Market (Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago), also called the Treaty of Chaguaramas. Signed on July 4, 1973.