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Benin - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070

full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for Benin



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EasterThursday April 16, 2015cards/flowers 
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Easter Monday*Friday April 17, 2015Catholic or protestant 
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spring holiday (beginning)Wednesday April 22, 2015School holidays 
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Labor Day/May Day*Friday May 1, 2015Secular holiday 
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spring holiday (end)Sunday May 3, 2015School holidays 
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Ascension*Monday May 25, 2015Catholic or protestant 
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Easter -
Sunday April 16, 2017

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Easter Monday -
Monday April 17, 2017

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


Spring holiday (beginning) -
Saturday April 22, 2017

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Labor Day/May Day -
Monday May 1, 2017

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 .


Spring holiday (end) -
Wednesday May 3, 2017

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Ascension -
Thursday May 25, 2017

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.