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

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



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Valentine's Day*Sunday February 14, 2021cards/flowers 
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Mosheshoe**Thursday March 11, 2021Secular holiday 
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Arbor DaySunday March 21, 2021Events, celebrations... 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Friday April 9, 2021School holidays 
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Good Friday*Saturday April 10, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Monday April 12, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Tuesday April 13, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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mid-term holiday (end)Wednesday April 14, 2021School holidays 
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Labor Day/May Day*Saturday May 1, 2021Secular holiday 
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Ascension*Friday May 21, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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Africa Day*Tuesday May 25, 2021Secular holiday 
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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


Mosheshoe -
Wednesday March 11, 2020

Secular holiday : In tribute to King Moshoeshoe I who united the Basotho nation. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Arbor Day -
Saturday March 21, 2020

Culture :


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Thursday April 9, 2020

School holidays :


Good Friday -
Friday April 10, 2020

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.


Easter -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 13, 2020

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.


Mid-term holiday (end) -
Tuesday April 14, 2020

School holidays :


Labor Day/May Day -
Friday May 1, 2020

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 .


Ascension -
Thursday May 21, 2020

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.


Africa Day -
Monday May 25, 2020

Secular holiday : On the 25th of May 1963 the Organisation of African Unity was established at Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Its purpose was to promote the unity and solidarity of African states, defend the sovereignty of all members, eradicate all forms of colonialism, promote international cooperation having due regard for the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, coordinate and harmonise member states economic, diplomatic, educational, health, welfare, scientific and defence policies.