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St Maarten (Dutch) : 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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  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday February 17, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday March 2, 2023St Maarten RegattaSports events
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    Wednesday March 22, 2023Arbor DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Carnival (during a week from this day on)Events, celebrations...
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday April 11, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday April 21, 2023Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday April 27, 2023King's BirthdaySecular holiday
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    Saturday April 29, 2023CarnivalSecular holiday
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday May 2, 2023CarnivalSecular holiday
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    Monday May 8, 2023Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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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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    Sunday May 28, 2023WhitsundayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday June 30, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday July 1, 2023Emancipation DaySecular holiday
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    Monday August 7, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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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

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
    School holidays :

    St Maarten Regatta

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    Thursday March 2, 2023
    Sports events : Https://heinekenregatta.com/race/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Arbor Day

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    Wednesday March 22, 2023
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    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
    School holidays :

    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.

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

    Carnival (during a week from this day on)

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    Monday April 10, 2023
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    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.

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Tuesday April 11, 2023
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    Carnival holiday (beginning)

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    Friday April 21, 2023
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    King's Birthday

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    Thursday April 27, 2023
    Secular holiday : Koningsdag

    Carnival

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    Saturday April 29, 2023
    Secular holiday : J'ouvert is a contraction of the French jour ouvert, or dawn/day break. Street party, music and dancing

    Labour 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 .

    Carnival

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    Tuesday May 2, 2023
    Secular holiday : J'ouvert is a contraction of the French jour ouvert, or dawn/day break. Street party, music and dancing

    Carnival holiday (end)

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    Monday May 8, 2023
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    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday May 17, 2023
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    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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    Whitsunday

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

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 30, 2023
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    Emancipation Day

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    Saturday July 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : From 2012 Not a public holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday August 7, 2023
    School holidays :