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

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Tonga : 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 next 3 months



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New Year's Day**Friday January 1, 2021Secular holiday 
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School holidays*Friday January 1, 2021School holidays 
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Public holidaySaturday January 2, 2021Secular holiday 
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Parliament sitting days (beginning)Wednesday January 6, 2021Special Events 
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Daylight Saving TimeSunday January 31, 2021Special Events 
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Daylight Saving TimeSunday November 1, 2020Special Events 
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Constitution Day*Monday November 2, 2020National Day 
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H.M. King George Tupu I Day*Monday December 7, 2020Secular holiday 
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Christmas Day*Friday December 25, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Boxing DaySaturday December 26, 2020Secular holiday 
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New Year's Eve**Thursday December 31, 2020Secular holiday 
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New Year's Day -
Friday January 1, 2021

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


School holidays -
Friday January 1, 2021

School holidays : Education is free and compulsory between ages 6 and 14
literacy rate is close to 99%.
About 80% of all primary schools are run by missionaries.


Public holiday -
Saturday January 2, 2021

Secular holiday :


Parliament sitting days (beginning) -
Wednesday January 6, 2021

Special Events :


Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday January 31, 2021

Special Events :


Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday November 1, 2020

Special Events :


Constitution Day -
Monday November 2, 2020

Secular holiday : The granting of the 1875 Constitution, which was a mixture of Tongan, Christian and Western values, finally put in place a new social order, thereby ending an era of major historical conflicts, brought about by Civil War which had subjected Tonga to years of political turmoil. This Constitution was ahead of its time, especially so in terms of accommodating many of the basic tenets of Western democracy.


H.M. King George Tupu I Day -
Monday December 7, 2020

Secular holiday : George Tupou I (known until 1875 as Siaosi Taufa'ahau Tupou Maeakafauawas) was the king of Tonga from 1845 until his death in 1893. In 1845,after the death of his uncle, he became the 19th and last Tu'i Kanokupolu. On November 4, 1875, Tonga officially became a kingdom, and Siaosi changed his name to George Tupou I. http://planet-tonga.com/language_journal/Emancipation_in_Tonga/index.shtml


Christmas Day -
Friday December 25, 2020

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 -
Saturday December 26, 2020

Secular holiday :


New Year's Eve -
Thursday December 31, 2020

Secular holiday : paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday