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Solomon Islands : 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: Dollar (SBD)
  • Internet domain: .sb - Telephone code: +677 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +11 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Tuesday January 3, 2023Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 23, 2023Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Saturday February 25, 2023Province Day (Choiseul only)Secular holiday
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday April 8, 2023Holy SaturdayCatholic
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 14, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday April 24, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday May 17, 2023Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday May 22, 2023Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday May 26, 2023Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday May 30, 2023Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday June 2, 2023Province Day (Isable only)Secular holiday
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    Thursday June 8, 2023Province Day (Temotu only)Secular holiday
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    Tuesday June 20, 2023Province Day (Rennell only)Secular holiday
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    Friday June 23, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday June 29, 2023Province Day (Central Solomon Island only)Secular holiday
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    Friday July 7, 2023Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday July 17, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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

    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Beginning of school year

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    Monday January 23, 2023
    School holidays : Www.mehrd.gov.sb
    official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    Schooling is not mandatory - 60% of children attend school
    Teaching languages: Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian
    schools are closed on Sunday

    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till Feb 2023; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    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

    Province Day (Choiseul only)

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    Saturday February 25, 2023
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    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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.

    Holy Saturday

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    Saturday April 8, 2023
    Catholic : Paid holiday

    Easter Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    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.

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday April 14, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
    School holidays :

    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday May 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Ascension holiday (end)

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    Monday May 22, 2023
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    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday May 26, 2023
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    Pentecost holiday (end)

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    Tuesday May 30, 2023
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    Province Day (Isable only)

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    Friday June 2, 2023
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    Province Day (Temotu only)

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    Thursday June 8, 2023
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    Province Day (Rennell only)

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    Tuesday June 20, 2023
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    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 23, 2023
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    Province Day (Central Solomon Island only)

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    Thursday June 29, 2023
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    Independence Day

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    Friday July 7, 2023
    Secular holiday : The United Kingdom established a protectorate over the Solomon Islands in the 1890s. Some of the bitterest fighting of World War II occurred on these islands. Self-government was achieved in 1976 and full independence was granted two years later on 7 July, 1978. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday July 17, 2023
    School holidays :