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United States of America (California) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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United States of America (California) : 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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Internet domain: .us - Telephone code: +1 - International dialing code: 011
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New Year's Day**Monday January 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Palm Springs International Film Festival**Tuesday January 2, 2018Culture 
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Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 8, 2018School holidays 
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Carlsbad Marathon*Sunday January 14, 2018Sports events 
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day**Monday January 15, 2018Secular holiday 
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Santa Barbara International Film Festival*Wednesday January 31, 2018Culture 
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Christmas holiday (beginning)Friday December 15, 2017School holidays 
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Christmas Day*Monday December 25, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Regional holiday**Saturday December 30, 2017Secular holiday 
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New Year's Day -
Monday January 1, 2018

Secular holiday : In order to set the calendar right, the Roman senate, in 153 BC, declared January 1 to be the beginning of the new year. But tampering continued until Julius Caesar, in 46 BC, established what has come to be known as the Julian Calendar. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Palm Springs International Film Festival -
Tuesday January 2, 2018

Culture : Http://www.psfilmfest.org lasts 11 days - 2018 edition confirmed


Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 8, 2018

School holidays : Http://achieve.lausd.net/Domain/36
applies to the Los Angeles Unified School District
Beginning of school year starts one week later in Santa Monca/Malibu
PISA ranking (average 493): 496
Schooling is mandatory till age 18
number of instructional days and/or hours in the school year: 180/175 days - Kindergarten ~ 600 hours/Grades 1-3 ~ 840 hours/Grades 4-8 ~ 900 hours/Grades 9-12 ~ 1080 hours
Teaching languages: Spanish, English
schools may open on Saturday
school uniforms not required
Stanford University: Times Higher Education #3/QS ranking #2/Shanghai #2
confirmed till June 2018


Carlsbad Marathon -
Sunday January 14, 2018

Sports events : Http://carlsbadmarathon.com/ 2018 edition confirmed


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -
Monday January 15, 2018

Secular holiday : Martin Luther King was a U.S civil rights leader and American clergyman. His non-violent demonstrations against racial inequality led to civil rights legislation. He was assassinated in 1968. called "Civil Rights Day" in Arizona and New Hampshire


Santa Barbara International Film Festival -
Wednesday January 31, 2018

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - http://www.sbfilmfestival.org 2018 edition confirmed


Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 15, 2017

School holidays :


Christmas Day -
Monday December 25, 2017

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.


Regional holiday -
Saturday December 30, 2017

Secular holiday : Rizal Day : this is the first US city to declare December 30, the date of Dr. Jose P. Rizal's martyrdom, as a local holiday. in Carson City only