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St Barthelemy : 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

  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Saturday February 11, 2023Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 20, 2023CarnivalBanks only
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023CarnivalCatholic
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Ash WednesdayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday February 27, 2023Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday March 15, 2023Customary holidayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday March 16, 2023Mid-LentEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday April 1, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Customary holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday April 7, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday April 16, 2023Voiles de Saint BarthélémySports events
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    Monday April 17, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 8, 2023Victory Day 1945Secular holiday
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    Friday May 12, 2023School holidaySchool holidays
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    Wednesday May 17, 2023Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday May 18, 2023AscensionCatholic or protestant
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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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    Sunday May 28, 2023PentecostCatholic or protestant
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    Monday May 29, 2023Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday May 30, 2023Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Saturday July 8, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday July 14, 2023Bastille DayNational Day
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    Friday July 21, 2023Victor Schoelcher DaySecular holiday
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    Carnival holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday February 11, 2023
    School holidays :

    Carnival

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Banks only :

    Carnival

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Catholic : Called 'festa móvel' in Brazil.

    Ash Wednesday

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Christian observance to begin the 40 day season of Lent. Ashes are marked on worshippers as a sign of penitence.

    Carnival holiday (end)

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    Monday February 27, 2023
    School holidays :

    Customary holiday

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    Wednesday March 15, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Mid-Lent

    Mid-Lent

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    Thursday March 16, 2023
    Culture : A French Middle-Age tradition, celebrated in some French villages, in the French Caribbean and in Brazil ( Micareta )

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    School holidays :

    Customary holiday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Banks are closed

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Banks only :

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Not a 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.

    Voiles de Saint Barthélémy

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    Sunday April 16, 2023
    Sports events : Https://lesvoilesdestbarthrichardmille.com/ lasts 5 days - 2023 edition confirmed

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday April 17, 2023
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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 .

    Victory Day 1945

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    Monday May 8, 2023
    Secular holiday : On the 7th of May 1945, at 2:41, a first act of German surrender was signed in Reims. The fighting stopped at 23:01, on the 8th of May, French time. The news was only officially broadcast in France the next day. Therefore, on the 8th of May, at 15:00, the bells of all of the churches in France officially rang out the end of the war, whilst General de Gaulle announced it on the radio. We have won the war. Victory is ours.

    School holiday

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    Friday May 12, 2023
    School holidays :

    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday May 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Ascension

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    Thursday May 18, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.

    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
    School holidays :

    Pentecost

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    Whit Monday

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    Monday May 29, 2023
    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. Not a paid holiday. Due to a succession of gazetted decrees, this day MAY STILL BE A WORKING DAY in some institutions or businesses. Please double check.

    Pentecost holiday (end)

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    Tuesday May 30, 2023
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday July 8, 2023
    School holidays :

    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

    Victor Schoelcher Day

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    Friday July 21, 2023
    Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday