New Year's Day -
Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 4, 2021
School holidays : Www.education.gov.ag
Calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
Usually no school on Saturday
No uniform required
2021 calendar not available due to Covid epidemics
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Valentine's Day -
Sunday February 14, 2021
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February
Easter holiday (beginning) -
Friday March 26, 2021
School holidays :
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta -
Thursday April 1, 2021
Sports events : 2020 edition confirmed
Good Friday -
Friday April 2, 2021
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.
This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.
Sunday April 4, 2021
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday
Easter Monday -
Monday April 5, 2021
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.
Easter holiday (end) -
Monday April 12, 2021
School holidays :