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Guyana : 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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Holi or Holika (second day)*Friday March 2, 2018Hinduism 
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Easter holiday (beginning)Friday March 23, 2018School holidays 
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Good Friday*Friday March 30, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Passover**Friday March 30, 2018cards/flowers 
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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)Monday April 9, 2018School holidays 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Indian Heritage Day**Saturday May 5, 2018Secular holiday 
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Royal weddingFriday May 18, 2018Special Events 
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Independence Day**Saturday May 26, 2018Secular holiday 
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Fathers' DaySunday June 17, 2018cards/flowers 
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Caricom Day*Monday July 2, 2018Secular holiday 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday July 6, 2018School holidays 
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Liberty Day*Wednesday August 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Tuesday August 21, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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summer holiday (end)Monday September 3, 2018School holidays 
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Holi or Holika (second day) -
Friday March 2, 2018

Hinduism : Hindu spring festival dedicated to the god of pleasure. It is observed in a colorful and boisterous manner. People shower each other with colored water and smear red and green powder on each other,


Easter holiday (beginning) -
Friday March 23, 2018

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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.


Passover -
Friday March 30, 2018

cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday


Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a 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) -
Monday April 9, 2018

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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 .


Indian Heritage Day -
Saturday May 5, 2018

Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Royal wedding -
Friday May 18, 2018

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Independence Day -
Saturday May 26, 2018

Secular holiday : Granted by Britain in 1966. British Guiana became Guyana ( land of waters in local vernacular) Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018

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Caricom Day -
Monday July 2, 2018

Secular holiday : Treaty establishing the Caribbean Community and Common Market (Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago), also called the Treaty of Chaguaramas. Signed on July 4, 1973.


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday July 6, 2018

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Liberty Day -
Wednesday August 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Celebrates the Emancipation of slaves in the British Empire on August 1, 1834.


Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday August 21, 2018

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Summer holiday (end) -
Monday September 3, 2018

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