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

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Lesotho : 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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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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mid-term holiday (end)Monday April 9, 2018School holidays 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Ascension*Thursday May 10, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Royal weddingFriday May 18, 2018Special Events 
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Africa Day*Friday May 25, 2018Secular holiday 
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end of school yearFriday June 15, 2018School holidays 
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beginning of school yearWednesday August 1, 2018School holidays 
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Morija Arts & Cultural Festival*Friday September 28, 2018Culture 
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Independence Day*Thursday October 4, 2018National Day 
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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.


Mid-term holiday (end) -
Monday April 9, 2018

School holidays :


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 .


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.


Royal wedding -
Friday May 18, 2018

Special Events :


Africa Day -
Friday May 25, 2018

Secular holiday : On the 25th of May 1963 the Organisation of African Unity was established at Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Its purpose was to promote the unity and solidarity of African states, defend the sovereignty of all members, eradicate all forms of colonialism, promote international cooperation having due regard for the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, coordinate and harmonise member states economic, diplomatic, educational, health, welfare, scientific and defence policies.


End of school year -
Friday June 15, 2018

School holidays :


King's Anniversary -
Wednesday July 17, 2019

Secular holiday : The King of Lesotho, Letsie III, serves a largely ceremonial function; he no longer possesses any executive authority and is prohibited from actively participating in political initiatives.


Beginning of school year -
Wednesday August 1, 2018

School holidays :


Morija Arts & Cultural Festival -
Friday September 28, 2018

Culture : Lesotho 's broad cultural heritage - lasts 3 days - in Masaru please check dates:http://www.morijafest.com


Independence Day -
Thursday October 4, 2018

Secular holiday : Granted by South Africa in 1966