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


Swaziland : 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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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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King's AnniversaryFriday April 20, 2018Secular holiday 
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Easter holiday (beginning)Friday April 20, 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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Easter holiday (end)Monday May 14, 2018School holidays 
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Royal weddingFriday May 18, 2018Special Events 
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Bush Fire International Festival**Friday May 25, 2018Culture 
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King-Father's Birthday**Sunday July 22, 2018Secular holiday 
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King-Father's Birthday**Monday July 23, 2018Secular holiday 
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winter holiday (beginning)Friday August 10, 2018School holidays 
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International Trade Fair**Friday August 24, 2018Tradeshows 
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Reed Dance ceremony (Umhlanga)*Monday September 3, 2018Secular holiday 
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Somhlolo Day*Thursday September 6, 2018Secular holiday 
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winter holiday (end)Tuesday September 11, 2018School holidays 
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parliamentary electionSunday September 30, 2018Special Events 
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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.

April Fools Day -
Monday April 1, 2019

cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

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.

King's Anniversary -
Friday April 20, 2018

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Easter holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 20, 2018

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National Flag's Day -
Thursday April 25, 2019

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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.

Easter holiday (end) -
Monday May 14, 2018

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Royal wedding -
Friday May 18, 2018

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Bush Fire International Festival -
Friday May 25, 2018

Culture : Lasts 2 days in Mbabane 2018 season confirmed

King-Father's Birthday -
Sunday July 22, 2018

Secular holiday : Celebrates the late King Sobhuza's birthday Not a public holiday when falling on Saturday and Sunday

King-Father's Birthday -
Monday July 23, 2018

Secular holiday : Celebrates the late King Sobhuza's birthday Not a public holiday when falling on Saturday and Sunday

Winter holiday (beginning) -
Friday August 10, 2018

School holidays :

International Trade Fair -
Friday August 24, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 3 days - in Manzini

Reed Dance ceremony (Umhlanga) -
Monday September 3, 2018

Secular holiday : The spectacular event which takes place at Ludzidzinini in the valley of Ezulwini, about 30 kilometres from the capital, Mbabane, attracts the participation of over 9,000 maidens (girls and young women below the age of 22) from across the Kingdom and even beyond its borders, in beaded mini skirts, short enough to cover only the buttocks, and a top exposing either one or both breasts.

Somhlolo Day -
Thursday September 6, 2018

Secular holiday : Celebrates the country's independence in 1968

Winter holiday (end) -
Tuesday September 11, 2018

School holidays :

Parliamentary election -
Sunday September 30, 2018

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