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United Kingdom of G.B. & N. Ireland (England) : 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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    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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    Monday January 2, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday January 5, 2023Christmas holiday (end) - EssexSchool holidays
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    Friday February 10, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 20, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday March 20, 2023IFETradeshows
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    Friday March 31, 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, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 17, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday April 23, 2023London MarathonSports events
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    Monday May 1, 2023Early May Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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    Saturday May 6, 2023Coronation DaySpecial Events
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    Monday May 8, 2023Coronation DaySecular holiday
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    Friday May 26, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday May 29, 2023Spring Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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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 :

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    School holidays : Https://www.gov.uk/school-term-holiday-dates
    Official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education, council by council - Check their site for local variations
    The displayed dates represent average England school holidays
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    PISA ranking (average 493): 509 (among the 15 best WW)
    Number of teaching days: 200
    School day duration: 6:30 hours
    Schooling is mandatory till age 18
    Schools close on Saturday

    School uniforms required
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    University of Cambridge ranking: Times Higher Education #4/QS ranking #5/Shanghai #4
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    Christmas holiday (end) - Essex

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    Thursday January 5, 2023
    School holidays :

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 10, 2023
    School holidays : One week later in cities like Southampton, Coventry, Liverpool, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham...

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday February 20, 2023
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    IFE

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    Monday March 20, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.ife.co.uk/ lasts 3 days - in London 2023 edition confirmed

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays : Starts one week later for shorter holidays in Liverpool, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Leicester, Reading, Sheffield...

    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 : 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.

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Monday April 17, 2023
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    London Marathon

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Sports events : Https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com 2023 edition confirmed

    Early May Bank Holiday

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The Bank of England observed about 33 saints' days and religious festivals as holidays, but in 1834 this was reduced to four May 1 (May Day), November 1 (All Saints' Day), Good Friday and Christmas Day. In 1871, the Bank Holidays Act 1871 was introduced. It stated that no person was compelled to make any payment or to do any act upon a bank holiday which he would not be compelled to do or make on Christmas Day or Good Friday. 100 years later the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 was passed, specifying the majority of the current bank holidays, although New Year's Day and May Day were not introduced throughout the whole of the UK until 1974 and 1978.

    Coronation Day

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    Saturday May 6, 2023
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    Coronation Day

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    Monday May 8, 2023
    Secular holiday : King Charles III

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday May 26, 2023
    School holidays :

    Spring Bank Holiday

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    Monday May 29, 2023
    Secular holiday :