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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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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday February 7, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday February 21, 2022Father of Independence DaySecular holiday
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Saturday March 5, 2022Custom Chiefs' DaySecular holiday
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labour DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Labour DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday May 3, 2022Municipal electionSpecial Events
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Friday May 6, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday May 23, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday May 26, 2022AscensionCatholic or protestant
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Sunday July 24, 2022Children's DaySecular holiday
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Monday July 25, 2022Children's Day (forwarded to Monday)Secular holiday
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Saturday July 30, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
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. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Summer holiday (end)

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Monday February 7, 2022
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

Dates confirmed 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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Monday February 21, 2022
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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Saturday March 5, 2022
Secular holiday :

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
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 18, 2022
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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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

Labour Day

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Monday May 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

Municipal election

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Special Events : in Port-Vila

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday May 6, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday May 23, 2022
School holidays :

Ascension

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Thursday May 26, 2022
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.

Children's Day

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Sunday July 24, 2022
Secular holiday :

Children's Day (forwarded to Monday)

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Monday July 25, 2022
Secular holiday :

Independence Day

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Saturday July 30, 2022
Secular holiday : In 1980, after the brief Coconut War , the Republic of Vanuatu was created.