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Banks only: religious celerations and observances

Banks only: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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banks are closedFriday January 1, 2016Banks only 
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St Berchtold's DaySaturday January 2, 2016Banks only 
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banks are closedSaturday January 2, 2016Banks only 
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banks are closedSunday January 3, 2016Banks only 
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Eve of Epiphany (banks only)*Tuesday January 5, 2016Banks only 
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EpiphanyWednesday January 6, 2016Banks only 
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Coptic Christmas (Coptic community only)Thursday January 7, 2016Banks only 
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Civil Servants holiday*Friday January 8, 2016Banks only 
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banks are closedFriday January 15, 2016Banks only 
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Martin Luther King's Day**Friday January 15, 2016Banks only 
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CarnivalFriday February 12, 2016Banks only 
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Carnival (first day)Friday February 12, 2016Banks only 
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Carnival TuesdaySaturday February 13, 2016Banks only 
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Carnival*Saturday February 13, 2016Banks only 
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Shrove TuesdaySaturday February 13, 2016Banks only 
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Ash WednesdaySunday February 14, 2016Banks only 
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Bituun*Monday February 15, 2016Banks only 
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President's Day**Friday February 19, 2016Banks only 
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Opening of Peoples Majlis*Monday February 22, 2016Banks only 
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Banks are closed -
Tuesday January 1, 2019

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St Berchtold's Day -
Tuesday January 2, 2018

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Banks are closed -
Tuesday January 2, 2018

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Banks are closed -
Wednesday January 3, 2018

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Eve of Epiphany (banks only) -
Friday January 5, 2018

Banks only : Banks remain open in the morning.


Epiphany -
Sunday January 6, 2019

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Coptic Christmas (Coptic community only) -
Sunday January 7, 2018

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Civil Servants holiday -
Monday January 8, 2018

Banks only : 1839-1903. Born in Rio Cañas in Mayagüez, Hostos received his elementary schooling in San Juan and then went to Spain for both secondary studies and law school. Hostos moved to New York City in 1869 where he became a member of the Cuban Revolutionary Junta. He returned to New York City in 1898 and for the next two years pursued his advocacy of establishing the future status of Puerto Rico through popular vote throughout the island. In 1900 he returned to the Dominican Republic. Of his fifty books and countless essays, his most important was La Peregrinación de Bayoán, a seminal work promoting Cuban independence.


Banks are closed -
Monday January 15, 2018

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Martin Luther King's Day -
Monday January 15, 2018

Banks only : Martin Luther King was a U.S civil rights leader and American clergyman. His non-violent demonstrations against racial inequality led to civil rights legislation. He was assassinated in 1968. Banks ans administrations are closed. Not a public holiday.


Carnival -
Monday February 12, 2018

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Carnival (first day) -
Monday February 12, 2018

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Carnival Tuesday -
Tuesday February 13, 2018

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Carnival -
Tuesday February 13, 2018

Banks only : During the 18th century, French farmers allowed slaves to act as if they were free. Costumes, soca and calypso music, election of Carnival's King and Queen.


Shrove Tuesday -
Tuesday February 13, 2018

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Ash Wednesday -
Wednesday February 14, 2018

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Bituun -
Thursday February 15, 2018

Banks only : The day before New Years Day is known as Bituun, meaning “to close down”. At the eve of the old year there is a celebration called Bituuleg. There is a big amount of “covered food”, where the meat is covered by for instance a layer of dough. Also the Ul Boov is created: a pile of ceremonial bread (boov) in an odd number of layers. Later traditional games can be played, and oral histories are told. It is said that at Bituun Baldanlham, a local god, is riding her mule during this time. She would be coming by three times so every family puts three pieces of ice on the top of the door of the ger, or on the balcony for people living in an apartment, for the mule to drink. http://mongoluls.net/tsagaansar.shtml


President's Day -
Monday February 19, 2018

Banks only : Commemorates the births of George Washington (22.2.1732) and Abraham Lincoln (12.2.1809). The memory of America’s first president, George Washington, was once celebrated on his birthday, February 22nd. The date was changed to the third Monday in February to create a three-day weekend Banks, post office and governement close, but businesses, more and more, remain open, as well as universities. These banks remain open: Chase Bank, TD Bank, Wells Fargo


Opening of Peoples Majlis -
Thursday February 22, 2018

Banks only : Unicameral legislative body of the Maldives. The Majlis has the authority to enact, amend and revise laws, except the constitution of the Maldives. Majlis is composed of 85 members. Each year, the Majlis is opened by the president of the Maldives. During the opening ceremony, the president outlines his policies and achievements in his presidential term. The annual budget of the state is also passed by the Majlis