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

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Samoa : 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: .ws - Telephone code: +685 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +13 (DST: no)
Currency: Tala (WST) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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New Year's Day**Monday January 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Day Following New Year's DayTuesday January 2, 2018Secular holiday 
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Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 29, 2018School holidays 
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Christmas holiday (beginning)Friday December 15, 2017School holidays 
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Christmas Day*Monday December 25, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Boxing Day/Family Day**Tuesday December 26, 2017Secular holiday 
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New Year's Day -
Monday January 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Day Following New Year's Day -
Tuesday January 2, 2018

Secular holiday :


Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 29, 2018

School holidays : Www.mesc.gov.ws
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
Teaching languages: Samoan, English
schools are closed Saturday & Sunday
school uniforms required
confirmed till Jan 2018


Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 15, 2017

School holidays :


Christmas Day -
Monday December 25, 2017

Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day


Boxing Day/Family Day -
Tuesday December 26, 2017

Secular holiday : The day after Christmas, the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, is better known as Boxing Day. The term may come from the opening of church poor boxes that day; maybe from the earthenware boxes with which boy apprentices collected money at the doors of their masters' clients. "Tweede Kerstdag" applies to the Netherlands (second Christmas Day) and "Anden Juledag" to Denmark