Labour Day -
Sunday May 1, 2016
Secular holiday : From 2014 onwards
Thursday May 5, 2016
Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.
Ascension of Mohammed -
Friday May 6, 2016
Muslim, Sufi : Gecesi) that, according to Islamic tradition, the prophet of Islam, Muhammad took during a single night around the year 621. It has been described as both a physical and spiritual journey. A brief sketch of the story is in sura 17 Al-Isra of the Quran, and other details come from the Hadith, collections of the reports of the teachings, deeds and sayings of Muhammad. In the Isra part of the journey, Muhammad travels on the steed Buraq to the farthest mosque where he leads other prophets in prayer. He then ascends to heaven in the Mi'raj journey where he speaks to Allah, who gives Muhammad instructions to take back to the faithful regarding the details of prayer.
According to traditions, the journey is associated with the Lailat al Mi'raj, as one of the most significant events in the Islamic calendar.
Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Sunday May 22, 2016
Buddhism (Theravada) :
Summer holiday (beginning) -
Saturday June 18, 2016
School holidays (please double check) :