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
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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.
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