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Guyana : 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


Currency: Dollar (GYD)
Internet domain: .gy - telephone code: +592 - GMT offset: -4 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday January 11, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Wednesday February 23, 2022Republic DayNational Day
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Thursday March 17, 2022Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaHinduism
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Saturday March 19, 2022Holi or Holika (second day)Hinduism
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Friday April 8, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday April 17, 2022EasterCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Friday April 22, 2022Passovercards/flowers
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Monday April 25, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Thursday May 5, 2022Indian Heritage DaySecular holiday
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Thursday May 26, 2022Independence DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday June 8, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday July 4, 2022Caricom DaySecular holiday
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday July 11, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Secular holiday
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
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. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

New Year's Day

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Monday January 3, 2022
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. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (end)

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Tuesday January 11, 2022
School holidays : Www.education.gov.gy
https://www.giagy.org/
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

Dates confirmed till July 2022

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Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
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

Republic Day

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Wednesday February 23, 2022
Secular holiday : In 1970, status of sovereign democratic state within the British Commonwealth

Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima

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Thursday March 17, 2022
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil

Holi or Holika (second day)

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Saturday March 19, 2022
Hinduism : Hindu spring festival dedicated to the god of pleasure. It is observed in a colorful and boisterous manner. People shower each other with colored water and smear red and green powder on each other,

Easter holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 8, 2022
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Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
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.

Easter

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
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.

Passover

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Friday April 22, 2022
cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday

Easter holiday (end)

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Monday April 25, 2022
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Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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 .

Public holiday

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Monday May 2, 2022
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Indian Heritage Day

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Thursday May 5, 2022
Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Independence Day

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Thursday May 26, 2022
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)

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Wednesday June 8, 2022
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Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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Caricom Day

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Monday July 4, 2022
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.

Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
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Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday July 11, 2022
Secular holiday :