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






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banks close at 12:00Monday April 1, 2019Banks only 
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Banks Inventory (except Bank of India)Tuesday April 2, 2019Banks only 
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Banks Inventory DayTuesday April 2, 2019Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Tuesday April 2, 2019Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Wednesday April 3, 2019Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Thursday April 4, 2019Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Friday April 5, 2019Banks only 
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Orthodox Easter Monday**Tuesday April 9, 2019Banks only 
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Easter TuesdayWednesday April 10, 2019Banks only 
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Civil Servants holiday*Tuesday April 16, 2019Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Thursday April 18, 2019Banks only 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)*Thursday April 25, 2019Banks only 
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Carnival (first day)Saturday April 27, 2019Banks only 
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Carnival (second day)Sunday April 28, 2019Banks only 
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St Walpurgis (businesses & banks close earlier)*Tuesday April 30, 2019Banks only 
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Day following VesakTuesday April 30, 2019Banks only 
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Labour Day**Wednesday May 1, 2019Banks only 
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Children's DaySaturday May 4, 2019Banks only 
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AscensionFriday May 10, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedSaturday May 11, 2019Banks only 
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Bank Holiday*Saturday May 11, 2019Banks only 
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Ascension (forwarded to Monday)Tuesday May 14, 2019Banks only 
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Royal Plouging Ceremony*Tuesday May 14, 2019Banks only 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Thursday May 16, 2019Banks only 
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banks close in the afternoon for one month*Thursday May 16, 2019Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Sunday May 19, 2019Banks only 
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Battle of Las Piedras*Tuesday May 21, 2019Banks only 
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Religious celebration (not a national holiday)**Saturday May 25, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closed**Monday May 27, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedTuesday May 28, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closed**Wednesday May 29, 2019Banks only 
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bank strikeThursday May 30, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedThursday May 30, 2019Banks only 
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bank strikeFriday May 31, 2019Banks only 
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Corpus Christi*Tuesday June 4, 2019Banks only 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Friday June 14, 2019Banks only 
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Banks are closed in Muslim regionsSaturday June 15, 2019Banks only 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Saturday June 15, 2019Banks only 
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Midsummer's Eve or Juhannus Aatto in Finland*Saturday June 22, 2019Banks only 
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Midsummer's Eve (banks only)*Saturday June 22, 2019Banks only 
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Juhannus Aatto (banks only)*Saturday June 22, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedTuesday June 25, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday July 1, 2019Banks only 
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St Peter & St Paul*Tuesday July 2, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedTuesday July 2, 2019Banks only 
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Liberation Day*Saturday July 20, 2019Banks only 
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Bank Holiday/Picnic Day*Tuesday August 6, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedWednesday August 14, 2019Banks only 
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Assumption*Tuesday August 20, 2019Banks only 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Tuesday August 20, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedFriday August 23, 2019Banks only 
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St Barthelemy's DaySaturday August 24, 2019Banks only 
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Summer Bank Holiday (banks only)Tuesday August 27, 2019Banks only 
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Orthodox Assumption*Wednesday August 28, 2019Banks only 
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Liberation Day*Tuesday September 3, 2019Banks only 
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Heroes Day*Monday September 9, 2019Banks only 
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Our Lady of Coromoto*Wednesday September 11, 2019Banks only 
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El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Wednesday September 11, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closed**Wednesday September 18, 2019Banks only 
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Ashura*Thursday September 19, 2019Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Monday September 23, 2019Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Thursday September 26, 2019Banks only 
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Banks Inventory DaySunday September 29, 2019Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Monday September 30, 2019Banks only 
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Foundation DayTuesday October 8, 2019Banks only 
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Spanishness Day*Saturday October 12, 2019Banks only 
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Columbus Day**Saturday October 12, 2019Banks only 
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Chung Yeung Festival*Thursday October 17, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedThursday October 31, 2019Banks only 
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Banks close at 12:00 -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Banks only :


Banks Inventory (except Bank of India) -
Monday April 2, 2018

Banks only :


Banks Inventory Day -
Monday April 2, 2018

Banks only :


Banks close at 12:00 -
Monday April 2, 2018

Banks only :


Banks close at 12:00 -
Tuesday April 3, 2018

Banks only :


Banks close at 12:00 -
Wednesday April 4, 2018

Banks only :


Banks close at 12:00 -
Thursday April 5, 2018

Banks only :


Orthodox Easter Monday -
Monday April 9, 2018

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.


Easter Tuesday -
Tuesday April 10, 2018

Banks only :


Civil Servants holiday -
Monday April 16, 2018

Banks only : José de Diego' birthday (April 16, 1866 – July 16, 1918), known as The Father of the Puerto Rican Independence Movement , was a statesman, journalist, poet, lawyer, and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence from Spain and from the United States.


Banks close at 12:00 -
Wednesday April 18, 2018

Banks only :


Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Banks only : Flag Day


Carnival (first day) -
Friday April 27, 2018

Banks only :


Carnival (second day) -
Saturday April 28, 2018

Banks only :


St Walpurgis (businesses & banks close earlier) -
Monday April 30, 2018

Banks only : Both a Christian and pagan holiday. The day of the witches announces the arrival of spring.


Day following Vesak -
Monday April 30, 2018

Banks only :


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

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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

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Bank strike -
Thursday May 31, 2018

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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

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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 :


Banks are closed -
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 -
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 :