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Netherlands : 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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Internet domain: .nl - telephone code: +31 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Thursday January 6, 2022Epiphanycards/flowers
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Saturday January 15, 2022Containment measures (end)Secular holiday
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Monday January 17, 2022Day of JudaismEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday February 6, 2022Midwinter MarathonSports events
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Monday February 7, 2022Rotterdam ABN AMRO Tennis TournamentSports events
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Sunday February 27, 2022CarnivalEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday March 2, 2022Ash WednesdayEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday March 9, 2022Prayer day for Crop and laborEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday March 9, 2022HISWA Amsterdam boat showTradeshows
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Wednesday March 16, 2022Arbor Daycards/flowers
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Sunday March 27, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Friday April 1, 2022April Fools Daycards/flowers
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Sunday April 10, 2022Rotterdam MarathonSports events
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Friday April 15, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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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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Sunday April 24, 2022Enschede MarathonSports events
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Wednesday April 27, 2022King's BirthdaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labour DayEvents, celebrations...
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Wednesday May 4, 2022Liberty Day (Dodenherdenking) - 2 minutes of silenceSecular holiday
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Thursday May 5, 2022Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag) - optional holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 8, 2022F1 Grand PrixSports events
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Thursday May 26, 2022AscensionCatholic or protestant
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Sunday June 5, 2022PentecostCatholic or protestant
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Monday June 6, 2022Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Sunday June 26, 2022Motorcycle Grand PrixSports events
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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. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Epiphany

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Thursday January 6, 2022
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Containment measures (end)

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Saturday January 15, 2022
Secular holiday :

Day of Judaism

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Monday January 17, 2022
Culture : Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI have encouraged the establishment of this elder brothers' day

Midwinter Marathon

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Sunday February 6, 2022
Sports events : Www.midwintermarathon.nl/ in Apeldoorn 2022 edition confirmed

Rotterdam ABN AMRO Tennis Tournament

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Monday February 7, 2022
Sports events : Www.atptennis.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

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

Carnival

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Sunday February 27, 2022
Culture : Originally celebrated in the Catholic south, but now also celebrated in other parts of the country by Catholics and non-Catholics. lasts 3 days

Ash Wednesday

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Wednesday March 2, 2022
Culture :

Prayer day for Crop and labor

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Wednesday March 9, 2022
Culture : Celebrated in the countryside. Protestants pray for the success of the harvest and of their work.

HISWA Amsterdam boat show

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Wednesday March 9, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.hiswa.nl lasts 5 days - 2022 edition confirmed

Arbor Day

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Wednesday March 16, 2022
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Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday March 27, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

April Fools Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

Rotterdam Marathon

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Sunday April 10, 2022
Sports events : Http://fr.marathonrotterdam.org/ 2022 edition confirmed

Banks are closed

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Friday April 15, 2022
Banks only :

Easter

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Catholic or protestant : 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

Enschede Marathon

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Sunday April 24, 2022
Sports events : Www.enschedemarathon.nl 2022 edition confirmed

King's Birthday

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Wednesday April 27, 2022
Secular holiday : Koningsdag

Labour Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Culture : This is not a public holiday

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

Liberty Day (Dodenherdenking) - 2 minutes of silence

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Wednesday May 4, 2022
Secular holiday : In commemoration of those who were killed during World War 2 and other armed conflicts. There is 2 minute silence at 20:00 hrs, but it is not a holiday; flags are flown halfway the pole from 18:00 till dusk.

Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag) - optional holiday

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Thursday May 5, 2022
Secular holiday : Day on which the end of World War 2 is celebrated. This is an official National Holiday, but is also a normal working day. Some businesses has arranged for their employees to have this day off, others have not.

F1 Grand Prix

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Sunday May 8, 2022
Sports events : Https://f1calendar.com 2022 edition confirmed

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

Ascension

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Thursday May 26, 2022
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.

Pentecost

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Sunday June 5, 2022
Catholic or protestant : 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.

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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Motorcycle Grand Prix

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Sunday June 26, 2022
Sports events : Www.motogp.com in ASSEN 2022 edition confirmed