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

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Iceland : 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: .is - Telephone code: +354 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: no)
Currency: Krona (ISK) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 6, 2020School holidays 
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Valentine's Day*Friday February 14, 2020cards/flowers 
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spring holiday (beginning)Friday April 3, 2020School holidays 
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Maundy Thursday*Thursday April 9, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Good Friday*Friday April 10, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Sunday April 12, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 13, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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spring holiday (end)Tuesday April 14, 2020School holidays 
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First Day of Summer (banks may remain open)*Thursday April 23, 2020Secular holiday 
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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 6, 2020

School holidays : Http://kelduskoli.is
Official calendar provided by the Ministry of Education
all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
PISA ranking (average 493): 473
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 600
number of teaching days: 180
Usually no school on Saturday
No uniform required
We carry all confirmed dates till July 2020
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Valentine's Day -
Friday February 14, 2020

cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February


Spring holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 3, 2020

School holidays :


Maundy Thursday -
Thursday April 9, 2020

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


Good Friday -
Friday April 10, 2020

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 12, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 13, 2020

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.


Spring holiday (end) -
Tuesday April 14, 2020

School holidays :


First Day of Summer (banks may remain open) -
Thursday April 23, 2020

Secular holiday : Sumardagurinn fyrsti