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Vanuatu : 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: Vatu (VUV)
  • Internet domain: .vu - Telephone code: +678 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +11 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Tuesday November 29, 2022Day of UnitySecular holiday
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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 February 13, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Father of Independence DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday March 5, 2023Custom Chiefs' DaySecular holiday
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    Monday March 6, 2023Custom Chiefs' DaySecular holiday
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Friday May 5, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday May 18, 2023AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Monday May 22, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Day of Unity

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    Tuesday November 29, 2022
    Secular holiday : Refers to riots in Port-Vila on 29 November, 1977.

    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 :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday February 13, 2023
    School holidays : Http://education.gov.vu
    official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    Schooling is mandatory till age 12
    Teaching languages: English, French, Bislama
    schools closed Saturday & Sunday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till Oct 2022

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    Father of Independence Day

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Secular holiday : Former Prime Minister Father Walter Lini (1942 - 1999) is considered to be the father of independence

    Custom Chiefs' Day

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    Sunday March 5, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Custom Chiefs' Day

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    Monday March 6, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    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 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.

    Labour Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Labour Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday May 5, 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.

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday May 22, 2023
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