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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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New Year's Day**Wednesday January 1, 2020Secular holiday 
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President's DayMonday February 17, 2020Secular holiday 
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optional holiday*Friday April 17, 2020Orthodox 
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New Year's Day -
Wednesday January 1, 2020

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


President's Day -
Monday February 17, 2020

Secular holiday :


Optional holiday -
Friday April 17, 2020

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