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Sierra Leone : 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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    Sunday february 18, 2024Armed Forces DaySecular holiday
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    Monday february 19, 2024Armed Forces DaySecular holiday
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    Friday march 8, 2024Womens' DaySecular holiday
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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 28, 2024Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday april 10, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday april 15, 2024Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday april 27, 2024Constitution DayNational Day
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024MarathonSports events
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday june 17, 2024Al Waqfa DayMuslim, Sufi
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    Friday july 19, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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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

    Armed Forces Day

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    Sunday february 18, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Armed Forces Day

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    Monday february 19, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Womens' Day

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    Friday march 8, 2024
    Secular holiday : The idea of an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions. Women from clothing and textile factories staged one such protest on 8 March 1857 in New York City. The garment workers were protesting what they saw as very poor working conditions and low wages. The protesters were attacked and dispersed by police. These women established their first labor union two years later.

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

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    Monday march 11, 2024
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    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday march 28, 2024
    School holidays :

    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 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.

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

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    Wednesday april 10, 2024
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    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday april 15, 2024
    School holidays :

    Constitution Day

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    Saturday april 27, 2024
    Secular holiday : Sierra Leone became independent in 1961

    Marathon

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Sports events : Www.sierraleonemarathon.com/ 2024 edition confirmed

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    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 .

    Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Al Waqfa Day

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    Monday june 17, 2024
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday july 19, 2024
    School holidays :