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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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Labour Day**Monday May 1, 2017Banks only 
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Children's DayThursday May 4, 2017Banks only 
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AscensionWednesday May 10, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closedThursday May 11, 2017Banks only 
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Bank Holiday*Thursday May 11, 2017Banks only 
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Ascension (forwarded to Monday)Sunday May 14, 2017Banks only 
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Royal Plouging Ceremony*Sunday May 14, 2017Banks only 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Tuesday May 16, 2017Banks only 
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banks close in the afternoon for one month*Tuesday May 16, 2017Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Friday May 19, 2017Banks only 
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Battle of Las Piedras*Sunday May 21, 2017Banks only 
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Religious celebration (not a national holiday)**Thursday May 25, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closed**Saturday May 27, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closedSunday May 28, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closed**Monday May 29, 2017Banks only 
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bank strikeTuesday May 30, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closedTuesday May 30, 2017Banks only 
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bank strikeWednesday May 31, 2017Banks only 
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Corpus Christi*Sunday June 4, 2017Banks only 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Wednesday June 14, 2017Banks only 
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Banks are closed in Muslim regionsThursday June 15, 2017Banks only 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Thursday June 15, 2017Banks only 
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Midsummer's Eve or Juhannus Aatto in Finland*Thursday June 22, 2017Banks only 
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Midsummer's Eve (banks only)*Thursday June 22, 2017Banks only 
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Juhannus Aatto (banks only)*Thursday June 22, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closedSunday June 25, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closedSaturday July 1, 2017Banks only 
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St Peter & St Paul*Sunday July 2, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closedSunday July 2, 2017Banks only 
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Banks Inventory Day*Sunday July 2, 2017Banks only 
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Liberation Day*Thursday July 20, 2017Banks only 
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Bank Holiday/Picnic Day*Sunday August 6, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday August 14, 2017Banks only 
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Assumption*Sunday August 20, 2017Banks only 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Sunday August 20, 2017Banks only 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Monday August 21, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closedWednesday August 23, 2017Banks only 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Wednesday August 23, 2017Banks only 
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St Barthelemy's DayThursday August 24, 2017Banks only 
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Summer Bank Holiday (banks only)Sunday August 27, 2017Banks only 
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Orthodox Assumption*Monday August 28, 2017Banks only 
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Liberation Day*Sunday September 3, 2017Banks only 
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Heroes Day*Saturday September 9, 2017Banks only 
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Our Lady of Coromoto*Monday September 11, 2017Banks only 
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El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Monday September 11, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closedSunday September 17, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closed**Monday September 18, 2017Banks only 
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Ashura*Tuesday September 19, 2017Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Saturday September 23, 2017Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Tuesday September 26, 2017Banks only 
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Banks Inventory DayFriday September 29, 2017Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Saturday September 30, 2017Banks only 
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Foundation DaySunday October 8, 2017Banks only 
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Spanishness Day*Thursday October 12, 2017Banks only 
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Columbus Day**Thursday October 12, 2017Banks only 
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Chung Yeung Festival*Tuesday October 17, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closedTuesday October 31, 2017Banks only 
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All Hallow's Eve (businesses & banks close earlier)**Thursday November 2, 2017Banks only 
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Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day)*Thursday November 2, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closedSunday November 5, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday November 6, 2017Banks only 
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optional holiday**Sunday November 12, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closedWednesday November 22, 2017Banks only 
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banks are closedFriday November 24, 2017Banks only 
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Labour Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Banks only : Banks and most workers, but not public administration.


Children's Day -
Friday May 4, 2018

Banks only :


Ascension -
Thursday May 10, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Friday May 11, 2018

Banks only :


Bank Holiday -
Friday May 11, 2018

Banks only : From 2008 onwards


Ascension (forwarded to Monday) -
Monday May 14, 2018

Banks only :


Royal Plouging Ceremony -
Monday May 14, 2018

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.


Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday May 16, 2018

Banks only : Originally Ramadama is the name of the ninth month in the Arab world. It is, above all, a month of fasting. Fasting was not born with Islam. The abstaining from eating and drinking is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, preceding the prophet Muhammad. Thus, in the Bible, it is mentioned that Queen Esther asked the Jews to fast for three days before asking her husband to spare the Jews. According to the New Testament, Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert. Referring to this episode, Christianity has a fasting period of 40 days called Lent . Today, the fasting period of practicing Catholics lasts from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. The start of Ramadan generally depends on local observation of the moon crescent, but others choose the calculation of the new moon or the statement of Saudi Arabia to determine the start of the fasting period. The three main prohibitions of Ramadan are: eat, drink and have sex, It is possible to swallow one's own saliva, but not the water with which mouth was rinsed. Practitioners can go swimming or take a shower, as long as they do not swallow water. Alcohol-based perfume is prohibited. Nail biting is allowed as long as nails are clean. Dates fruit are recommended after breaking of the fast, provided they do not come from Israel. Travelers, pregnant or nursing or menstruating women are allowed to stop fasting. Practitioners usually gain weight during this period. Punishments are particularly heavy year Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.


Banks close in the afternoon for one month -
Wednesday May 16, 2018

Banks only : During the Ramadan period


Banks close at 12:00 -
Saturday May 19, 2018

Banks only :


Battle of Las Piedras -
Monday May 21, 2018

Banks only : Uruguay and Brazil ended war in 1828


Religious celebration (not a national holiday) -
Friday May 25, 2018

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


Banks are closed -
Sunday May 27, 2018

Banks only : Due to cyclone Dhofar region only


Banks are closed -
Monday May 28, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Tuesday May 29, 2018

Banks only : Due to cyclone Dhofar region only


Bank strike -
Wednesday May 30, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Wednesday May 30, 2018

Banks only :


Bank strike -
Thursday May 31, 2018

Banks only :


Corpus Christi -
Monday June 4, 2018

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.


Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Thursday June 14, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed in Muslim regions -
Friday June 15, 2018

Banks only :


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018

Banks only :


Midsummer's Eve or Juhannus Aatto in Finland -
Friday June 22, 2018

Banks only : Banks may remain open half day


Midsummer's Eve (banks only) -
Friday June 22, 2018

Banks only : Some banks may remain open in the morning


Juhannus Aatto (banks only) -
Friday June 22, 2018

Banks only : Midsummer's eve


Banks are closed -
Monday June 25, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Monday July 1, 2019

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St Peter & St Paul -
Monday July 2, 2018

Banks only : Christian holiday commemorating the date around 258, under the Valerian persecution, when what were believed to be the remains of the two apostles were both moved temporarily to prevent them from falling into the hands of the persecutors.


Banks are closed -
Monday July 2, 2018

Banks only :


Banks Inventory Day -
Tuesday July 2, 2019

Banks only : Annual Closing of the Royal Bank of India (RBI)


Liberation Day -
Friday July 20, 2018

Banks only : Liberation from the Japanese in 1944 by the US Armed Forces


Bank Holiday/Picnic Day -
Monday August 6, 2018

Banks only : It was originally declared a public holiday to enable Darwin's railway workers to go to Adelaide River for a picnic.


Banks are closed -
Tuesday August 14, 2018

Banks only :


Assumption -
Monday August 20, 2018

Banks only : The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is the dogma so far defined by the Church. The definition was made by Pope Pius XII on 1st November 1950. The Pope proclaimed: We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.


Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Monday August 20, 2018

Banks only :


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday August 21, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Thursday August 23, 2018

Banks only :


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Thursday August 23, 2018

Banks only :


St Barthelemy's Day -
Friday August 24, 2018

Banks only :


Summer Bank Holiday (banks only) -
Monday August 27, 2018

Banks only :


Orthodox Assumption -
Tuesday August 28, 2018

Banks only : Golema Bogorodica (Dormition of the Holy Mother of God). Observed by the Orthodox community.


Liberation Day -
Monday September 3, 2018

Banks only : On Sep. 3, 1944, American troops and Navy as well as French FFI soldiers forced the Germans out.


Heroes Day -
Sunday September 9, 2018

Banks only : In tribute to Ahmad Shah Massoud (September 2, 1953 – September 9, 2001), a military and political leader in Afghanistan known as the 'Lion of Panjshir'


Our Lady of Coromoto -
Tuesday September 11, 2018

Banks only : A celebrated Catholic image of an alleged apparition of the Virgin Mary. In 1942, she was declared the Patroness of Venezuela.


El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday September 11, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Monday September 17, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Tuesday September 18, 2018

Banks only : in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem


Ashura -
Wednesday September 19, 2018

Banks only : Martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) during his fight against injustice.


Banks close at 12:00 -
Sunday September 23, 2018

Banks only :


Banks close at 12:00 -
Wednesday September 26, 2018

Banks only :


Banks Inventory Day -
Saturday September 29, 2018

Banks only :


Banks close at 12:00 -
Sunday September 30, 2018

Banks only :


Foundation Day -
Monday October 8, 2018

Banks only :


Spanishness Day -
Friday October 12, 2018

Banks only : On October 12, 1492, Christopher Colombus, a navigator from Genova, reached the New World. Numerous nations celebrate this event on October 12. In the U.S. and in Colombia, the celebration takes place on the second Monday of October.


Columbus Day -
Friday October 12, 2018

Banks only : Commemorates the day explorer Christopher Columbus first landed in the West Indies on October 12, 1492. It is celebrated on October 12 in many American countries, but the United States and Colombia celebrate it on the 2nd Monday of October. banks & civil servants only


Chung Yeung Festival -
Wednesday October 17, 2018

Banks only : Families gather in front of their ancestors' graves and tidy them. They burn paper money, for use by the deceased person.


Banks are closed -
Wednesday October 31, 2018

Banks only :


All Hallow's Eve (businesses & banks close earlier) -
Friday November 2, 2018

Banks only : Celebration combining prayers and merriment involving children and families. It is a prelude to All Saint's Day NOT an official public holiday


Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day) -
Friday November 2, 2018

Banks only : This is an ancient festivity that has been much transformed through the years,but which was intended in prehispanic Mexico to celebrate children and the dead. This holiday is a time when Mexican families remember their dead and the continuity of life. The original celebration can be traced to the Aztec civilization, in the month of Miccailhuitontli, presided by the Lady of the Dead , goddess Mictecacihuatl and dedicated to children and the dead. This celebration is also observed in other countries in Latin América. Families visit the graves and engage in sprucing up the gravesite, decorating it with flowers, setting out and eating a festive picnic.


Banks are closed -
Monday November 5, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Tuesday November 6, 2018

Banks only :


Optional holiday -
Monday November 12, 2018

Banks only : Formerly Armistice Day, is a holiday observed on November 11 in honour of all those, living and dead, who served with U.S. armed forces in wartime. Armistice Day, the forerunner of Veterans Day, was proclaimed to commemorate the termination of World War I Some banks, post office and governement close, but businesses, more and more, remain open, as well as universities.


Banks are closed -
Thursday November 22, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Saturday November 24, 2018

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