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

United Nations : 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



In accordance with General Assembly resolution 52/214 A of 22 December 1997 and decision 52/468 of 31 March 1998, the 10 official holidays for 2015 at Headquarters have been designated as follows, but in December 2015, By making Yom Kippur a UN holiday, Jewish UN workers can take the day off without taking a vacation day.



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optional holiday*Friday April 6, 2018Orthodox 
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optional holiday*Sunday April 29, 2018Hinduism 
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Memorial Day*Monday May 28, 2018Secular holiday 
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Independence Day*Wednesday July 4, 2018National Day 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Sunday August 19, 2018cards/flowers 
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Labor Day*Monday September 3, 2018Secular holiday 
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Yom KippurWednesday September 19, 2018Jewish 
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Optional holiday -
Friday April 6, 2018

Orthodox : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter (or Pascha) The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy. The Easter bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place: Midnight Office... After the service the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home. The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days. One egg is cracked on the wall of the church (and this is the first egg eaten The ritual of cracking the eggs takes place before the Easter lunch. Each person selects his/her egg. Then people take turns tapping their egg against the eggs of others, and the person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of good luck


Optional holiday -
Sunday April 29, 2018

Hinduism : Vesak: Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition.


Memorial Day -
Monday May 28, 2018

Secular holiday : Observed on the last Monday in May in most of the United States, in honour of the nation’s armed services personnel killed in wartime and the deceased in general. Created after the Civil War, it is traditionally marked by parades, memorial speeches


Independence Day -
Wednesday July 4, 2018

Secular holiday : Commemorates the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Fourth is traditionally celebrated publicly with parades and pageants, patriotic speeches, and organized firing of guns and cannons and displays of fireworks.


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Sunday August 19, 2018

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Labor Day -
Monday September 3, 2018

Secular holiday : Celebrated on the first Monday in September with parades. For most Americans, it marks the end of summer holidays, and for many students the beginning of the classes.


Yom Kippur -
Wednesday September 19, 2018

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