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Reunion : 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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    Friday june 2, 2023SakifoEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday june 6, 2023General strikeSecular holiday
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    Saturday july 8, 2023Austral winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday july 14, 2023Bastille DayNational Day
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    Tuesday august 15, 2023AssumptionCatholic
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    Thursday august 17, 2023Austral winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday october 14, 2023First period holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday october 19, 2023Le Grand RaidSports events
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    Monday october 30, 2023First period holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday november 1, 2023All Saints' DayCatholic
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    Saturday november 11, 2023Liberation Day 1918Secular holiday
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    Tuesday december 19, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 20, 2023Celebration of the Abolition of SlaverySecular holiday
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    Monday december 25, 2023Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Sakifo

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    Friday june 2, 2023
    Culture : Music festival in Saint Pierre http://www.sakifo.com/

    General strike

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    Tuesday june 6, 2023
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    Austral winter holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday july 8, 2023
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    Bastille Day

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    Friday july 14, 2023
    Secular holiday : This is the French symbol of the end of the Monarchy and the beginning of the First Republic. The national holiday is a time when all citizens can feel themselves to be members of a republican nation. It is because this national holiday is rooted in the history of the birth of the Republic that it has great significance. On 5 May 1789, the King convened the Estates General to hear their complaints: but the assembly of the Third Estate, representing the citizens of the town, soon broke away and formed the Constituent National Assembly. On 20 June, 1789, the deputies of the Third Estate took the oath of the Jeu de Paume to not separate until the Constitution had been established. The people of Paris rose up and decided to march on the Bastille, a state prison that stood for the absolute despotism of the Ancient Regime. On July 14, 1789, the storming of the Bastille immediately took on a great historical dimension; it was proof that power no longer resided in the King as God's representative, but in the people, in accordance with the theories developed by their philosophers of the eighteenth century. Within two days the Revolution could not be reversed. For all citizens of France, the storming of the Bastille came to symbolize liberty, democracy in the struggle against oppression. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Assumption

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    Tuesday august 15, 2023
    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.

    Austral winter holiday (end)

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    Thursday august 17, 2023
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    First period holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday october 14, 2023
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    Le Grand Raid

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    Thursday october 19, 2023
    Sports events : Lasts 4 days www.grandraid-reunion.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    First period holiday (end)

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    Monday october 30, 2023
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    All Saints' Day

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    Wednesday november 1, 2023
    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)

    Liberation Day 1918

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    Saturday november 11, 2023
    Secular holiday : Commemmorates the end of World War I on 11th November 1918. The armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Paid holiday when falling on Sunday (Labour law 4 Jan 1974)

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday december 19, 2023
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    Celebration of the Abolition of Slavery

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    Wednesday december 20, 2023
    Secular holiday : Abolition of Slavery Day in French Overseas Territories: May 27 in Guadeloupe, May 22 in Martinique, June 10 in Guiana, Dec. 20 in Réunion Island, April 27 in Mayotte, May 23 in Metropolitan France (where it is not a public holiday) In fact, the second abolition decree was signed in Paris by Victor Schoelcher on April 27, 1848. The first decree had been signed in Paris by the French Revolution on Feb. 4, 1794, but had been cancelled by Napoleon on May 20, 1802.

    Christmas Day

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    Monday december 25, 2023
    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.