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Wallis & Futuna : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

Wallis & Futuna : 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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Friday June 3, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday June 5, 2022PentecostCatholic or protestant
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Monday June 6, 2022Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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Monday June 20, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday June 29, 2022St Peter & St PaulEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday July 14, 2022Bastille DayNational Day
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Friday July 29, 2022Territory DaySecular holiday
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Friday August 5, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday August 15, 2022AssumptionCatholic
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Tuesday August 16, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Monday August 22, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday October 7, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday October 24, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday November 1, 2022All Saints' DayCatholic
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Friday November 11, 2022Liberation Day 1918Secular holiday
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Friday December 16, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Winter holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 3, 2022
School holidays :

Pentecost

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Sunday June 5, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Whit Monday

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Monday June 6, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry. Not a paid holiday. Due to a succession of gazetted decrees, this day MAY STILL BE A WORKING DAY in some institutions or businesses. Please double check.

Winter holiday (end)

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Monday June 20, 2022
School holidays :

St Peter & St Paul

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Wednesday June 29, 2022
Culture : In the Hihifo district only

Bastille Day

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Thursday July 14, 2022
Secular holiday : This is the French symbol of the end of the Monarchy and the beginning of the First Republic. The national holiday is a time when all citizens can feel themselves to be members of a republican nation. It is because this national holiday is rooted in the history of the birth of the Republic that it has great significance. On 5 May 1789, the King convened the Estates General to hear their complaints: but the assembly of the Third Estate, representing the citizens of the town, soon broke away and formed the Constituent National Assembly. On 20 June, 1789, the deputies of the Third Estate took the oath of the Jeu de Paume to not separate until the Constitution had been established. The people of Paris rose up and decided to march on the Bastille, a state prison that stood for the absolute despotism of the Ancient Regime. On July 14, 1789, the storming of the Bastille immediately took on a great historical dimension; it was proof that power no longer resided in the King as God's representative, but in the people, in accordance with the theories developed by their philosophers of the eighteenth century. Within two days the Revolution could not be reversed. For all citizens of France, the storming of the Bastille came to symbolize liberty, democracy in the struggle against oppression. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Territory Day

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Friday July 29, 2022
Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday August 5, 2022
School holidays :

Assumption

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Monday August 15, 2022
Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.

Banks are closed

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Tuesday August 16, 2022
Banks only :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday August 22, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday October 7, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday October 24, 2022
School holidays :

All Saints' Day

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Tuesday November 1, 2022
Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. (World Book Encyclopedia)

Liberation Day 1918

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Friday November 11, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemmorates the end of World War I on 11th November 1918. The armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Paid holiday when falling on Sunday (Labour law 4 Jan 1974)

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 16, 2022
School holidays : Http://www.wallis.co.nc

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.