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Madagascar : 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: Ariary (MGA)
Internet domain: .mg - telephone code: +261 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +3 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Friday June 3, 2022Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday June 5, 2022WhitsundayCatholic or protestant
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Monday June 6, 2022Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday June 7, 2022Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Saturday June 25, 2022End of school yearSchool holidays
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Sunday June 26, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Saturday July 9, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday August 15, 2022AssumptionCatholic
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Monday September 5, 2022Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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Friday October 14, 2022Republic's AnniversaryEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday October 15, 2022All Saints (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday October 30, 2022MarathonSports events
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Tuesday November 1, 2022All Saints' DayCatholic
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Monday November 7, 2022All Saints (end)School holidays
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Friday December 16, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 3, 2022
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Whitsunday

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Sunday June 5, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Whit Monday

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Monday June 6, 2022
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.

Pentecost holiday (end)

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Tuesday June 7, 2022
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Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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End of school year

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Saturday June 25, 2022
School holidays :

Independence Day

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Sunday June 26, 2022
Secular holiday : Granted by the French in 1960

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

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Saturday July 9, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Feast of the Sacrifice: The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

Assumption

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Monday August 15, 2022
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.

Beginning of school year

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Monday September 5, 2022
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Republic's Anniversary

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Friday October 14, 2022
Culture : Proclamation of the Republic: in 1958, Philibert Tsiranana became the first President

All Saints (beginning)

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Saturday October 15, 2022
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Marathon

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Sunday October 30, 2022
Sports events : Www.marathondetana.com/ 2022 edition NOT confirmed

All Saints' Day

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Tuesday November 1, 2022
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)

All Saints (end)

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Monday November 7, 2022
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Christmas holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 16, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
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.