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Orthodox Easter Monday**Monday May 2, 2016Banks only 
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Labour Day*Monday May 2, 2016Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday May 2, 2016Banks only 
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Easter TuesdayTuesday May 3, 2016Banks only 
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AscensionThursday May 5, 2016Banks only 
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banks are closedFriday May 6, 2016Banks only 
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Bank Holiday*Friday May 6, 2016Banks only 
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Children's DayFriday May 6, 2016Banks only 
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Ascension (forwarded to Monday)Monday May 9, 2016Banks only 
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Royal Plouging Ceremony*Monday May 9, 2016Banks only 
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banks are closed*Monday May 9, 2016Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Wednesday May 11, 2016Banks only 
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Battle of Las Piedras*Monday May 16, 2016Banks only 
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currency & stock exchange holidayThursday May 19, 2016Banks only 
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currency & stock exchange holidayFriday May 20, 2016Banks only 
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Day following VesakSunday May 22, 2016Banks only 
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Corpus Christi*Monday May 30, 2016Banks only 
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banks close in the afternoon for one month*Tuesday June 7, 2016Banks only 
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Religious celebration (not a national holiday)**Friday June 17, 2016Banks only 
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Midsummer's Eve or Juhannus Aatto in Finland*Friday June 24, 2016Banks only 
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Midsummer's Eve (banks only)*Friday June 24, 2016Banks only 
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Juhannus Aatto (banks only)*Friday June 24, 2016Banks only 
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banks are closedThursday June 30, 2016Banks only 
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Orthodox Easter Monday -
Monday May 2, 2016

Banks only : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter(or Pascha).The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy.The Easter breads are a worldwide Orthodox tradition as well.This bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place:Midnight Office,Rush Procession,Matins & Divine Liturgy.After the service,the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home.The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days.One egg takes place before the Easter lunch.Each person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of good luck.The traditional Orthodox Paschal greeting is: Christ is Risen! .The answer is: Indeed He is Risen . May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.


Labour Day -
Monday May 2, 2016

Banks only : 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 .


Banks are closed -
Monday May 2, 2016

Banks only :


Easter Tuesday -
Tuesday May 3, 2016

Banks only :


Ascension -
Thursday May 5, 2016

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Friday May 6, 2016

Banks only :


Bank Holiday -
Friday May 6, 2016

Banks only : From 2008 onwards


Children's Day -
Friday May 6, 2016

Banks only :


Ascension (forwarded to Monday) -
Monday May 9, 2016

Banks only :


Royal Plouging Ceremony -
Monday May 9, 2016

Banks only : Royal Plouging Ceremony A government and bank holiday only, this ceremony revives an ancient blessing of the plants and ceremonial start to the new growing season. The action takes place on Bangkok's Sanam Luang in front of the Grand Palace.


Banks are closed -
Monday May 9, 2016

Banks only : Birthday of Rabindranath


Banks close at 12:00 -
Wednesday May 11, 2016

Banks only :


Battle of Las Piedras -
Monday May 16, 2016

Banks only : Uruguay and Brazil ended war in 1828


Currency & stock exchange holiday -
Thursday May 19, 2016

Banks only :


Currency & stock exchange holiday -
Friday May 20, 2016

Banks only :


Day following Vesak -
Sunday May 22, 2016

Banks only :


Corpus Christi -
Monday May 30, 2016

Banks only : Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church. For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity.


Banks close in the afternoon for one month -
Tuesday June 7, 2016

Banks only : During the Ramadan period


Religious celebration (not a national holiday) -
Friday June 17, 2016

Banks only : All Souls' Day only observed by the Orthodox community


Midsummer's Eve or Juhannus Aatto in Finland -
Friday June 24, 2016

Banks only : Banks may remain open half day


Midsummer's Eve (banks only) -
Friday June 24, 2016

Banks only : Some banks may remain open in the morning


Juhannus Aatto (banks only) -
Friday June 24, 2016

Banks only : Midsummer's eve


Banks are closed -
Thursday June 30, 2016

Banks only :