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Saint Martin : 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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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Winter sales*Saturday May 5, 2018Special Events 
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Victory Day 1945*Wednesday May 8, 2019Secular holiday 
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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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Pentecost**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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summer holiday (beginning)Friday July 6, 2018School holidays 
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summer holiday (end)Tuesday September 4, 2018School holidays 
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summer sales*Saturday October 13, 2018Special Events 
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autumn holiday (beginning)Friday October 19, 2018School holidays 
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All Saints (beginning)Saturday October 20, 2018School holidays 
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All Saints' Day*Thursday November 1, 2018Catholic 
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autumn holiday (end)Monday November 5, 2018School holidays 
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All Saints (end)Monday November 5, 2018School holidays 
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Discovery Day**Sunday November 11, 2018Secular holiday 
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Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .


Winter sales -
Saturday May 5, 2018

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Victory Day 1945 -
Wednesday May 8, 2019

Secular holiday : On the 7th of May 1945, at 2:41, a first act of German surrender was signed in Reims. The fighting stopped at 23:01, on the 8th of May, French time. The news was only officially broadcast in France the next day. Therefore, on the 8th of May, at 15:00, the bells of all of the churches in France officially rang out the end of the war, whilst General de Gaulle announced it on the radio. We have won the war. Victory is ours.


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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Pentecost -
Sunday May 20, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a 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. 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.


Pentecost (end) -
Tuesday May 22, 2018

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Abolition of Slavery -
Monday May 27, 2019

Secular holiday : Abolition of Slavery Day in French Overseas Territories: May 27 in Guadeloupe, May 22 in Martinique, June 10 in Guiana, Dec. 20 in Réunion Island, April 27 in Mayotte, May 23 in Metropolitan France (where it is not a public holiday) In fact, the second abolition decree was signed in Paris by Victor Schoelcher on April 27, 1848. The first decree had been signed in Paris by the French Revolution on Feb. 4, 1794, but had been cancelled by Napoleon on May 20, 1802. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Abolition of Slavery -
Monday May 27, 2019

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Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday July 6, 2018

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Bastille Day -
Sunday July 14, 2019

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


Schoelcher's Day -
Sunday July 21, 2019

Secular holiday : Victor Schœlcher (1804 - 1893) abolished slavery in France on April 27, 1848 Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Assumption -
Thursday August 15, 2019

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.


Summer holiday (end) -
Tuesday September 4, 2018

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Summer sales -
Saturday October 13, 2018

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Autumn holiday (beginning) -
Friday October 19, 2018

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All Saints (beginning) -
Saturday October 20, 2018

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All Saints' Day -
Thursday November 1, 2018

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)


Autumn holiday (end) -
Monday November 5, 2018

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All Saints (end) -
Monday November 5, 2018

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Discovery Day -
Sunday November 11, 2018

Secular holiday : St. Maarten/St. Martin was spotted by Christopher Columbus on November 11, 1493, during his second voyage to the New World, and it was named for St. Martin of Tours, on whose feast day it was seen. That date is now used to celebrate the ties between the 16-square-mile Dutch side and the 21-square-mile French side. Not a paid holiday