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

SaoTomé and Principe : 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: .st - Telephone code: +239 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: no)
Currency: Dobra (STD) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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New Year's Day**Monday January 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 1, 2018School holidays 
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Heroes Day*Thursday January 4, 2018Culture 
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Christmas holiday (beginning)Friday December 15, 2017School holidays 
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Saint ThomasThursday December 21, 2017Catholic 
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Christmas Day*Monday December 25, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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New Year's Day -
Monday January 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

School holidays : official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is officially mandatory till age 15, but most children leave school at 10
Teaching languages: Portuguese
schools are closed on Sunday
school uniforms required
confirmed till September 2017


Heroes Day -
Thursday January 4, 2018

Culture : Dia do Rei Amador - King Amador is the emblematic figure of the struggle for the liberation of slaves from Portuguese colonists in the sixteenth century.


Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 15, 2017

School holidays :


Saint Thomas -
Thursday December 21, 2017

Catholic :


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.