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    Monday january 1, 2024New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday january 2, 2024Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday january 7, 2024Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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    Sunday january 14, 2024Orthodox New Yearcards/flowers
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    Tuesday january 30, 2024Three Holy Hierarchscards/flowers
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    Wednesday february 7, 2024Isra and Mi'rajMuslim, Sufi
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    Thursday february 8, 2024Ascension of MohammedMuslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday march 8, 2024Womens' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday march 11, 2024Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Thursday march 21, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Saturday march 30, 2024Day of the Land - Yom al-ArdhSecular holiday
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    New Year's Day

    Monday january 1, 2024
    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

    Winter holiday (end)

    Tuesday january 2, 2024
    School holidays : Ministry of Education
    school calendars vary according to the religion
    International schools may follow a different calendar
    Schooling is mandatory till age 12
    Teaching language: Arabic 16
    schools close either on Friday & Sunday or on Saturday & Sunday
    Number of instructional days: 200
    school uniforms not required
    Girls must wear a veil

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    Orthodox Christmas Day

    Sunday january 7, 2024
    Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Orthodox New Year

    Sunday january 14, 2024
    cards/flowers : The Roman Era year of 2755 begins on January 14, 2003. During the 20th and 21st centuries, this is the New Year's Day (January 1st) for the Julian calendar. Some Eastern Orthodox churches still celebrate New Year's on this day May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.

    Three Holy Hierarchs

    Tuesday january 30, 2024
    cards/flowers : Refers to Basil the Great (also known as Basil of Caesarea), Gregory the Theologian (also known as Gregory of Nazianzus) and John Chrysostom. They were highly influential bishops of the early church who played pivotal roles in shaping Christian theology. Wikipedia

    Isra and Mi'raj

    Wednesday february 7, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Ascension of Mohammed

    Thursday february 8, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Gecesi) that, according to Islamic tradition, the prophet of Islam, Muhammad took during a single night around the year 621. It has been described as both a physical and spiritual journey. A brief sketch of the story is in sura 17 Al-Isra of the Quran, and other details come from the Hadith, collections of the reports of the teachings, deeds and sayings of Muhammad. In the Isra part of the journey, Muhammad travels on the steed Buraq to the farthest mosque where he leads other prophets in prayer. He then ascends to heaven in the Mi'raj journey where he speaks to Allah, who gives Muhammad instructions to take back to the faithful regarding the details of prayer. According to traditions, the journey is associated with the Lailat al Mi'raj, as one of the most significant events in the Islamic calendar. [Wikipedia]

    Valentine's Day

    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    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

    Womens' Day

    Friday march 8, 2024
    cards/flowers : except in the Gaza Strip

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

    Monday march 11, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Mothers' Day

    Thursday march 21, 2024
    cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

    Day of the Land - Yom al-Ardh

    Saturday march 30, 2024
    Secular holiday :