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Cook Islands : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Cook Islands : 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 current 2 months



Internet domain: .ck - Telephone code: +682 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: -10 (DST: no)
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Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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New Year's Day**Monday January 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Day Following New Year's DayTuesday January 2, 2018Secular holiday 
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summer holiday (end)**Monday January 22, 2018School holidays 
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Gospel Day**Friday December 8, 2017Secular holiday 
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summer holiday (beginning)Thursday December 14, 2017School holidays 
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Christmas Day*Monday December 25, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Boxing Day*Tuesday December 26, 2017Secular holiday 
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New Year's Day -
Monday January 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Day Following New Year's Day -
Tuesday January 2, 2018

Secular holiday :


Summer holiday (end) -
Monday January 22, 2018

School holidays : Www.education.gov.ck
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required
2017 calendar confirmed


Gospel Day -
Friday December 8, 2017

Secular holiday : Known as the Nuku, this is religious drama. Islanders act out biblical stories. Pukapuka only http://www.ck/events.htm


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Thursday December 14, 2017

School holidays : www.education.gov.ck


Christmas Day -
Monday December 25, 2017

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 -
Tuesday December 26, 2017

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 in the UK. [Wikipedia]