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New Caledonia : 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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  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Friday February 10, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday March 31, 2023First mid-term (beginning)School holidays
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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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    Monday April 17, 2023First mid-term (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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    Friday May 19, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Monday May 22, 2023Ascension holiday (end)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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    New Year's Day

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    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

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Friday February 10, 2023
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    First mid-term (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays :

    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.

    First mid-term (end)

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    Monday April 17, 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
    School holidays :

    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.

    Banks are closed

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    Friday May 19, 2023
    Banks only :

    Ascension holiday (end)

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    Monday May 22, 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.