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

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Faroe 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



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- GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
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Easter holiday (beginning)Friday March 23, 2018School holidays 
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Daylight Saving Time*Sunday March 25, 2018Special Events 
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Maundy Thursday*Thursday March 29, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Good Friday*Friday March 30, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter holiday (end)Tuesday April 3, 2018School holidays 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)*Wednesday April 25, 2018Banks only 
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referendum*Wednesday April 25, 2018Special Events 
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Common Prayer Day*Friday April 27, 2018Protestant 
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Ascension*Thursday May 10, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Pentecost (beginning)Friday May 18, 2018School holidays 
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Whitsunday**Sunday May 20, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Whit Monday*Monday May 21, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Pentecost (end)Tuesday May 22, 2018School holidays 
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Marathon*Sunday June 3, 2018Sports events 
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Constitution Day (afternoon)Tuesday June 5, 2018Secular holiday 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday June 29, 2018School holidays 
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Õlavsøka Eve**Saturday July 28, 2018Secular holiday 
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Õlavsøka National Day**Sunday July 29, 2018National Day 
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summer holiday (end)Thursday August 16, 2018School holidays 
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Easter holiday (beginning) -
Friday March 23, 2018

School holidays :


Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday March 25, 2018

Special Events : At 1:00 am local times


Maundy Thursday -
Thursday March 29, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).


Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018

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 -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

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) -
Tuesday April 3, 2018

School holidays :


Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Banks only : Flag Day


Referendum -
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Special Events : On self-determination


Common Prayer Day -
Friday April 27, 2018

Protestant : Also named Store Bededag (or Dýri biðidagu in the Faroe Islands)


Ascension -
Thursday May 10, 2018

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.


Pentecost (beginning) -
Friday May 18, 2018

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Whitsunday -
Sunday May 20, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday


Whit Monday -
Monday May 21, 2018

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.


Pentecost (end) -
Tuesday May 22, 2018

School holidays :


Marathon -
Sunday June 3, 2018

Sports events : Www.torshavnmarathon.com 2018 edition confirmed
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Constitution Day (afternoon) -
Tuesday June 5, 2018

Secular holiday :


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday June 29, 2018

School holidays :


Õlavsøka Eve -
Saturday July 28, 2018

Secular holiday : Banks close at 1pm Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Õlavsøka National Day -
Sunday July 29, 2018

Secular holiday : Ólavsøka is the day when Løgting, the Faroese Parliament, opens its session. The literal meaning is “Saint Olaf’s Wake” (vigilia sancti Olavi in Latin), from Saint Olaf’s death at the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030, but the Løgting predates this event. paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday Wikipedia


Summer holiday (end) -
Thursday August 16, 2018

School holidays :