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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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Labor Day/May Day*Thursday May 1, 2014Secular holiday 
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spring holiday (end)Friday May 2, 2014School holidays 
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Public holiday*Sunday May 4, 2014Secular holiday 
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Ascension*Monday May 5, 2014Catholic or protestant 
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Whit Monday*Friday May 16, 2014Catholic or protestant 
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Labor Day/May Day -
Sunday May 1, 2016

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) -
Monday May 2, 2016

School holidays (please double check) :


Public holiday -
Wednesday May 4, 2016

Secular holiday : In honour of the late Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa


Ascension -
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.


Whit Monday -
Monday May 16, 2016

Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.