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United Kingdom (N. Ireland) : 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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    Measurements follow the imperial system
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday October 28, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday October 30, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Wednesday November 2, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday November 11, 20222 minutes of silenceSpecial Events
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    Sunday November 13, 2022Poppy DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday December 21, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday December 26, 2022Boxing DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday December 27, 2022Christmas Day (forwarded to Tuesday)Catholic or protestant
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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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    Wednesday January 4, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday January 25, 2023Robert Burn's nightEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday February 15, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 20, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday March 1, 2023Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant (Saint David's Day)Events, celebrations...
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    Friday March 17, 2023St Patrick's DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday March 19, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday October 28, 2022
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    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday October 30, 2022
    Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Wednesday November 2, 2022
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    2 minutes of silence

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    Friday November 11, 2022
    Special Events : Commemorates the day that World War One ended in 1918, when the armistice was signed in Compiègne, Northern France, at 5am. Six hours later, the fighting stopped, and to commemorate this there is a two minute silence at 11:00 am

    Poppy Day

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    Sunday November 13, 2022
    Culture : Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day, because it is traditional to wear an artificial poppy. They are sold by the Royal British Legion, a charity dedicated to helping war veterans, although they do not have a fixed price - they rely on donations. The poppies are worn because in World War One the Western Front contained in the soil thousands of poppy seeds, all lying dormant. They would have lain there for years more, but the battles being fought there churned up the soil so much that the poppies bloomed like never before. The most famous bloom of poppies in the war was in Ypres, a town in Flanders, Belgium, which was crucial to the Allied defence. There were three battles there, but it was the second, which was calamitous to the allies since it heralded the first use of the new chlorine gas the Germans were experimenting with, which brought forth the poppies in greatest abundance, and inspired the Canadian soldier, Major John McCrae, to write his most famous poem. This, in turn, inspired the British Legion to adopt the poppy as their emblem. BBC

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday December 21, 2022
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    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Boxing Day

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    Monday December 26, 2022
    Secular holiday : Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would traditionally receive gifts known as a Christmas box from their masters, employers or customers. Due to historical reasons, depending on the year, Boxing Day can be celebrated BEFORE Christmas

    Christmas Day (forwarded to Tuesday)

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    Tuesday December 27, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Due to historical reasons, Christmas this year is celebrated AFTER Boxing day

    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
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    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Wednesday January 4, 2023
    School holidays : Www.education-ni.gov.uk
    official calendar gazetted by the Education Department
    all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
    Number of teaching days: 185
    School day duration: 6:30 hours
    PISA ranking (average 493): 509 (among the 15 best WW)
    Schooling is mandatory till age 18
    number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 700
    schools close on Saturday
    school uniforms required

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    Robert Burn's night

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    Wednesday January 25, 2023
    Culture : Burns Night or Burns Nicht or Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns(1759–1796), author of many Scots poems.

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday February 15, 2023
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday February 20, 2023
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    Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant (Saint David's Day)

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    Wednesday March 1, 2023
    Culture : Saint David (Welsh: Dewi Sant, c. 500 – c. 589) was a Welsh bishop of Mynyw (now St Davids) during the 6th century; he was later regarded as a saint. He is the patron saint of Wales. David was a native of Wales, and a relatively large amount of information is known about his life. He is traditionally believed to be the son of Saint Non and the grandson of Ceredig ap Cunedda, king of Ceredigion. He was made a saint during the Welsch resistance to the Normans.

    St Patrick's Day

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    Friday March 17, 2023
    Secular holiday : He was born in Britain and was captured by Celts and taken to Ireland as a slave. When fifteen, he escaped and made his way back to Britain. Later he became trained as a monk, and returned to Ireland. Mainly thanks to Patrick's influence, Ireland had an age of literacy while the rest of Europe plummeted into the Dark Ages. (shagtown.com)

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday March 19, 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. Called "Mothering Sunday" in the UK

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times