New Year's Day -
Friday January 1, 2021
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. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 11, 2021
School holidays : Www.gdoe.net
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms not required
We carry all confirmed dates till July 2020
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -
Monday January 18, 2021
Secular holiday : Martin Luther King was a U.S civil rights leader and American clergyman. His non-violent demonstrations against racial inequality led to civil rights legislation. He was assassinated in 1968. called "Civil Rights Day" in Arizona, Virginia and New Hampshire
called "Robert E. Lee day" in Alabama and Mississipi
called "Human Rights Day" in Idaho
Civil Servants Day -
Monday January 18, 2021
Secular holiday : From 2009 onwards
Arbor Day -
Tuesday October 13, 2020
Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day) -
Monday November 2, 2020
Catholic or protestant : This is an ancient festivity that has been much transformed through the years,but which was intended in prehispanic Mexico to celebrate children and the dead. This holiday is a time when Mexican families remember their dead and the continuity of life. The original celebration can be traced to the Aztec civilization, in the month of Miccailhuitontli, presided by the Lady of the Dead , goddess Mictecacihuatl and dedicated to children and the dead. This celebration is also observed in other countries in Latin América. Families visit the graves and engage in sprucing up the gravesite, decorating it with flowers, setting out and eating a festive picnic.
Remembrance Day -
Wednesday November 11, 2020
Banks only : Formerly Armistice Day, is a holiday observed in honour of all those, living and dead, who served with U.S. armed forces in wartime. Armistice Day, the forerunner of Veterans Day, was proclaimed to commemorate the termination of World War I Some banks, post office and governement close, but businesses, more and more, remain open, as well as universities.
Thursday November 26, 2020
Secular holiday : Many Americans take the following day off and enjoy a four-day holiday. The first formal celebration was held by an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who attempted to establish a settlement on Baffin Island, after failing to discover a northern passage to the Orient in 1576. The Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock held their Thanksgiving in 1621 as a three-day thank you celebration to the leaders of the Wampanoag Indian tribe and their families for teaching them the survival skills they needed to make it in the New World. The turkey tradition was introduced by Benjamin Franklin who made it a national symbol: quick runner, wary, sharp eyesight... The one-time holiday was declared by George Washington, whereas Abraham Lincoln elected the 4th Thursday in November.
Black Friday -
Friday November 27, 2020
Secular holiday :
Our Lady of Camarin Day -
Tuesday December 8, 2020
Secular holiday : Also known as Santa Marian Kamalen, the patron saint of Guam.
Oral tradition relates that Santa Marian Kamalen floated into the shores escorted by two crabs with lit votive candles on their backs centuries ago.
Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 18, 2020
School holidays :
Christmas Day -
Friday December 25, 2020
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