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Saint Kitts & Nevis : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

Saint Kitts & Nevis : 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: .kn - Telephone code: +1-869 - International dialing code: 011 - GMT offset: -4 (DST: no)
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Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Good Friday*Friday March 30, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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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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spring holiday (beginning)Friday April 6, 2018School holidays 
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spring holiday (end)Monday April 23, 2018School holidays 
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Labour DayMonday May 7, 2018Secular holiday 
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Mothers' Day*Sunday May 13, 2018cards/flowers 
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Royal weddingFriday May 18, 2018Special Events 
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Pentecost (beginning)Friday May 18, 2018School holidays 
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Whit Monday*Monday May 21, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Pentecost (end)Tuesday May 22, 2018School holidays 
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Fathers' DaySunday June 17, 2018cards/flowers 
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St. Kitts Music Festivals Music Festival*Thursday June 28, 2018Culture 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday July 13, 2018School holidays 
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August Bank HolidayMonday August 6, 2018Secular holiday 
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Culturama (Nevis)**Tuesday August 7, 2018Secular holiday 
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summer holiday (end)Monday September 3, 2018School holidays 
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Heroes Day**Sunday September 16, 2018Secular holiday 
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Heroes Day**Monday September 17, 2018Secular holiday 
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Independence Day*Wednesday September 19, 2018National Day 
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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.


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.


Spring holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 6, 2018

School holidays :


Spring holiday (end) -
Monday April 23, 2018

School holidays :


Labour Day -
Monday May 7, 2018

Secular holiday :


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914


Royal wedding -
Friday May 18, 2018

Special Events :


Pentecost (beginning) -
Friday May 18, 2018

School holidays :


Whit Monday -
Monday May 21, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.


Pentecost (end) -
Tuesday May 22, 2018

School holidays :


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018

cards/flowers :


St. Kitts Music Festivals Music Festival -
Thursday June 28, 2018

Culture : Lasts 3 days http://www.stkittsmusicfestival.net/ 2018 season confirmed


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday July 13, 2018

School holidays :


August Bank Holiday -
Monday August 6, 2018

Secular holiday :


Culturama (Nevis) -
Tuesday August 7, 2018

Secular holiday : Nevis only


Summer holiday (end) -
Monday September 3, 2018

School holidays :


Heroes Day -
Sunday September 16, 2018

Secular holiday : Established, along with several other in 1998 by the St Kitts and Nevis Federal parliament with the passage of the National Honours Act. The first holiday was held on 16 September 1998, and the first National Hero was Robert Bradshaw, the first Premier of the Associated State of St Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla. No other persons have received the honour since.[Wikipedia] Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Heroes Day -
Monday September 17, 2018

Secular holiday : Established, along with several other in 1998 by the St Kitts and Nevis Federal parliament with the passage of the National Honours Act. The first holiday was held on 16 September 1998, and the first National Hero was Robert Bradshaw, the first Premier of the Associated State of St Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla. No other persons have received the honour since.[Wikipedia] Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Independence Day -
Wednesday September 19, 2018

Secular holiday : St. Kitts and Nevis were part of the colony of the Leeward Islands from 1871-1956, and of the West Indies Federation from 1958-62. In 1967, together with Anguilla, they became a self-governing state in association with Great Britain; Anguilla seceded late that year and remains a British dependency. The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis attained full independence on September 19, 1983. http://www.historyofnations.net/northamerica/stkitts.html