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Benin - 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 Benin



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Valentine's Day*Tuesday February 14, 2017cards/flowers 
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winter holiday (beginning)Friday February 17, 2017School holidays 
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winter holiday (end)Sunday March 5, 2017School holidays 
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FITHEB (Festival International de Théâtre du Bénin)*Wednesday March 22, 2017Events, celebrations... 
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Easter**Saturday April 1, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Sunday April 2, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Parliament recess (end)*Sunday April 9, 2017Special Events 
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spring holiday (beginning)Friday April 21, 2017School holidays 
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Labor Day/May Day*Monday May 1, 2017Secular holiday 
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spring holiday (end)Sunday May 7, 2017School holidays 
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Ascension*Wednesday May 10, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Pentecost (beginning)Thursday May 18, 2017School holidays 
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Whit Monday*Sunday May 21, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Pentecost (end)Monday May 22, 2017School holidays 
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Korité**Thursday June 15, 2017Muslim, Sufi 
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Parliament recess (beginning)*Sunday July 2, 2017Special Events 
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summer holiday (beginning)Wednesday July 5, 2017School holidays 
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Independence DayTuesday August 1, 2017National Day 
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Assumption*Tuesday August 15, 2017Catholic 
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Tabaski*Monday August 21, 2017Muslim, Sufi 
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Valentine's Day -
Thursday February 14, 2019

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


Winter holiday (beginning) -
Saturday February 17, 2018

School holidays :


Winter holiday (end) -
Monday March 5, 2018

School holidays :


FITHEB (Festival International de Théâtre du Bénin) -
Thursday March 22, 2018

Culture : Lasts 1 week - in Cotonou 2018 edition confirmed


Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

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.


Parliament recess (end) -
Monday April 9, 2018

Special Events : In Porto-Novo


Spring holiday (beginning) -
Saturday April 21, 2018

School holidays :


Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

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 7, 2018

School holidays :


Ascension -
Thursday May 10, 2018

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.


Pentecost (beginning) -
Friday May 18, 2018

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Whit Monday -
Monday May 21, 2018

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.


Pentecost (end) -
Tuesday May 22, 2018

School holidays :


Korité -
Friday June 15, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : End of Ramadan Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Parliament recess (beginning) -
Monday July 2, 2018

Special Events : In Porto Novo


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Thursday July 5, 2018

School holidays :


Independence Day -
Wednesday August 1, 2018

Secular holiday :


Assumption -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.


Tabaski -
Tuesday August 21, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Feast of the Sacrifice