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Saint Helena : 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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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday march 31, 2024EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday may 8, 2024Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday may 13, 2024Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday may 17, 2024Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday may 20, 2024Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday may 21, 2024St. Helena DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday may 21, 2024Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday june 17, 2024King's BirthdayNational Day
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    Monday august 26, 2024Late winter bank holidaySecular holiday
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    Valentine's Day

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    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

    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Easter

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    Sunday march 31, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    Easter Monday

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    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.

    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday may 8, 2024
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    Ascension holiday (end)

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    Monday may 13, 2024
    School holidays :

    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 17, 2024
    School holidays :

    Whit Monday

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    Monday may 20, 2024
    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.

    St. Helena Day

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    Tuesday may 21, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Pentecost holiday (end)

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    Tuesday may 21, 2024
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    King's Birthday

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Late winter bank holiday

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    Monday august 26, 2024
    Secular holiday :