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

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Zimbabwe : 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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Weekend: Sunday




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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA)*Monday May 7, 2018Culture 
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autumn holiday (end)Wednesday May 9, 2018School holidays 
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Mothers' Day*Sunday May 13, 2018cards/flowers 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Friday June 15, 2018cards/flowers 
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Fathers' DaySunday June 17, 2018cards/flowers 
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Victoria Falls Marathon*Sunday July 1, 2018Sports events 
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winter holiday (beginning)Thursday July 26, 2018School holidays 
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Public holiday*Monday July 30, 2018Secular holiday 
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general electionTuesday July 31, 2018Special Events 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Thursday August 9, 2018School holidays 
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Heroes DayMonday August 13, 2018Secular holiday 
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Army DayTuesday August 14, 2018Secular holiday 
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winter holiday (end)Tuesday September 4, 2018School holidays 
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mid-term holiday (end)Tuesday September 11, 2018School holidays 
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Parliament recess (end)Tuesday September 18, 2018Special Events 
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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 .


Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) -
Monday May 7, 2018

Culture : Lasts 7 days - http://www.hifa.co.zw/ 2018 edition confirmed


Autumn holiday (end) -
Wednesday May 9, 2018

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Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914


Africa Day -
Saturday May 25, 2019

Secular holiday : From 2009 When the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was created in May of 1963, the founding delegates proclaimed May 25, 1963 African Liberation Day (ALD), as the successor commemoration day of Africa Freedom Day.


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018

cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018

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Victoria Falls Marathon -
Sunday July 1, 2018

Sports events : Http://www.vicfallsmarathon.com/ 2019 edition confirmed


Winter holiday (beginning) -
Thursday July 26, 2018

School holidays :


Public holiday -
Monday July 30, 2018

Secular holiday : Election day


General election -
Tuesday July 31, 2018

Special Events :


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Thursday August 9, 2018

School holidays :


Heroes Day -
Monday August 13, 2018

Secular holiday :


Army Day -
Tuesday August 14, 2018

Secular holiday :


Winter holiday (end) -
Tuesday September 4, 2018

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Mid-term holiday (end) -
Tuesday September 11, 2018

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Parliament recess (end) -
Tuesday September 18, 2018

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