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

St Barthelemy : 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




Weekend: Saturday & Sunday




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Customary holiday*Wednesday March 7, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Mid-Lent*Thursday March 8, 2018Culture 
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spring holiday (beginning)Saturday March 24, 2018School holidays 
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banks are closedFriday March 30, 2018Banks only 
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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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Voiles de Saint Barthélémy*Sunday April 8, 2018Sports events 
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spring holiday (end)Monday April 9, 2018School holidays 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Winter sales*Saturday May 5, 2018Special Events 
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Ascension*Thursday May 10, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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school holidayFriday May 11, 2018School holidays 
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Pentecost**Sunday May 20, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Whit Monday**Monday May 21, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Fathers' DaySunday June 17, 2018cards/flowers 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday July 6, 2018School holidays 
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Bastille Day**Saturday July 14, 2018National Day 
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Victor Schoelcher Day**Saturday July 21, 2018Secular holiday 
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Assumption*Wednesday August 15, 2018Catholic 
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St Barthelemy's DayFriday August 24, 2018Banks only 
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summer holiday (end)Tuesday September 4, 2018School holidays 
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Customary holiday -
Wednesday March 7, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Mid-Lent


Mid-Lent -
Thursday March 8, 2018

Culture : A French Middle-Age tradition, celebrated in some French villages, in the French Caribbean and in Brazil ( Micareta )


Spring holiday (beginning) -
Saturday March 24, 2018

School holidays :


Banks are closed -
Friday March 30, 2018

Banks only :


Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

Catholic or protestant : "Solidarity Day",may not be a paid holiday, depending on the company


Voiles de Saint Barthélémy -
Sunday April 8, 2018

Sports events : Lasts 5 days - www.lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com 2018 edition confirmed
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Spring 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 .


Winter sales -
Saturday May 5, 2018

Special Events : Last 5 weeks


Victory Day 1945 -
Wednesday May 8, 2019

Secular holiday : On the 7th of May 1945, at 2:41, a first act of German surrender was signed in Reims. The fighting stopped at 23:01, on the 8th of May, French time. The news was only officially broadcast in France the next day. Therefore, on the 8th of May, at 15:00, the bells of all of the churches in France officially rang out the end of the war, whilst General de Gaulle announced it on the radio. We have won the war. Victory is ours.


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.


School holiday -
Friday May 11, 2018

School holidays :


Pentecost -
Sunday May 20, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


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. Not a paid holiday. Due to a succession of gazetted decrees, this day MAY STILL BE A WORKING DAY in some institutions or businesses. Please double check.


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018

cards/flowers :


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday July 6, 2018

School holidays :


Bastille Day -
Saturday July 14, 2018

Secular holiday : This is the French symbol of the end of the Monarchy and the beginning of the First Republic. The national holiday is a time when all citizens can feel themselves to be members of a republican nation. It is because this national holiday is rooted in the history of the birth of the Republic that it has great significance. On 5 May 1789, the King convened the Estates General to hear their complaints: but the assembly of the Third Estate, representing the citizens of the town, soon broke away and formed the Constituent National Assembly. On 20 June, 1789, the deputies of the Third Estate took the oath of the Jeu de Paume to not separate until the Constitution had been established. The people of Paris rose up and decided to march on the Bastille, a state prison that stood for the absolute despotism of the Ancient Regime. On July 14, 1789, the storming of the Bastille immediately took on a great historical dimension; it was proof that power no longer resided in the King as God's representative, but in the people, in accordance with the theories developed by their philosophers of the eighteenth century. Within two days the Revolution could not be reversed. For all citizens of France, the storming of the Bastille came to symbolize liberty, democracy in the struggle against oppression. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Victor Schoelcher Day -
Saturday July 21, 2018

Secular holiday : In St Maarten, only on the French side
Not a paid holiday


Assumption -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.


St Barthelemy's Day -
Friday August 24, 2018

Banks only :


Summer holiday (end) -
Tuesday September 4, 2018

School holidays :