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SaoTomé and Principe : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

SaoTomé and Principe : 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


Currency: Dobra (STD)
Internet domain: .st - Telephone code: +239 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday January 4, 2022Heroes DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday January 10, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday February 3, 2022Martyrs' DaySecular holiday
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Friday February 25, 2022Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Wednesday March 2, 2022Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday April 5, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday June 15, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday July 12, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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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

Heroes Day

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Tuesday January 4, 2022
Culture : Dia do Rei Amador - King Amador is the emblematic figure of the struggle for the liberation of slaves from Portuguese colonists in the sixteenth century.

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Https://www.escolaportuguesastp.com
http://mecc.gov.st
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is officially mandatory till age 15, but most children leave school at 10
Teaching languages: Portuguese
schools are closed on Sunday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till July 2022; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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Martyrs' Day

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Thursday February 3, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemoration of the Batepá massacre in Feb 1953 Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

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 holiday (beginning)

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Friday February 25, 2022
School holidays :

Carnival holiday (end)

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Wednesday March 2, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Tuesday April 5, 2022
School holidays :

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
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.

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday April 18, 2022
School holidays :

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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 .

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday June 15, 2022
School holidays : 9, 11, 12 grades: June 7, 2022 First cycle: June 30, 2022

Independence Day

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Tuesday July 12, 2022
Secular holiday : Transitional government instituted in 1974