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Banks only: religious celerations and observances

Banks only: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 3 months






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banks are closedTuesday January 1, 2019Banks only 
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Banks remain openTuesday January 1, 2019Banks only 
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BarahimizongFriday January 4, 2019Banks only 
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Eve of Epiphany (banks only)*Saturday January 5, 2019Banks only 
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EpiphanySunday January 6, 2019Banks only 
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Epiphany (forwarded to Monday)Friday January 11, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday January 14, 2019Banks only 
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Martin Luther King's Day**Friday January 18, 2019Banks only 
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Bituun*Monday February 11, 2019Banks only 
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CarnivalFriday February 15, 2019Banks only 
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President's Day**Friday February 15, 2019Banks only 
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George Washington's Birthday and Daisy Gatson Bates Day*Friday February 15, 2019Banks only 
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Carnival (first day)Friday February 15, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedFriday February 15, 2019Banks only 
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George Washington/Thomas Jefferson BirthdayFriday February 15, 2019Banks only 
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Washington's BirthdayFriday February 15, 2019Banks only 
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Washington’s Birthday/President’s DayFriday February 15, 2019Banks only 
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Recognition of the birthday of George WashingtonFriday February 15, 2019Banks only 
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George Washington’s Birthday / President’s DayFriday February 15, 2019Banks only 
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Washington and Lincoln DayFriday February 15, 2019Banks only 
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George Washington DayFriday February 15, 2019Banks only 
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Carnival TuesdaySaturday February 16, 2019Banks only 
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Carnival*Saturday February 16, 2019Banks only 
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Shrove TuesdaySaturday February 16, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedSaturday February 16, 2019Banks only 
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Ash WednesdaySunday February 17, 2019Banks only 
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Banks remain open in JerusalemTuesday February 26, 2019Banks only 
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Banks are closed in JerusalemThursday February 28, 2019Banks only 
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American Citizenship DaySaturday March 2, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedThursday March 7, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday March 11, 2019Banks only 
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St Joseph's DayTuesday March 19, 2019Banks only 
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Emancipation Day*Friday March 22, 2019Banks only 
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Banks remain openFriday March 22, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday March 25, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedWednesday March 27, 2019Banks only 
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Shab-e-Barat*Friday March 29, 2019Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Friday March 29, 2019Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Saturday March 30, 2019Banks only 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Sunday March 31, 2019Banks only 
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banks close at 14:00Sunday March 31, 2019Banks only 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)**Monday April 1, 2019Banks only 
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Maundy ThursdayMonday April 1, 2019Banks only 
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Banks Inventory DayMonday April 1, 2019Banks only 
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Good FridayTuesday April 2, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedTuesday April 2, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedWednesday April 3, 2019Banks only 
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banks are closedFriday April 5, 2019Banks only 
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banks close in the afternoon for one month*Saturday April 13, 2019Banks only 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Sunday April 14, 2019Banks only 
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Bengali New Year*Sunday April 14, 2019Banks only 
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Banks remain openSunday April 14, 2019Banks only 
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Carnival (second day)Wednesday April 24, 2019Banks only 
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St Walpurgis (businesses & banks close earlier)*Tuesday April 30, 2019Banks only 
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Carnival (first day)Tuesday April 30, 2019Banks only 
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Banks close at 13:00Tuesday April 30, 2019Banks only 
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Banks are closed -
Saturday January 1, 2022

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Banks remain open -
Saturday January 1, 2022

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Barahimizong -
Monday January 4, 2021

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Eve of Epiphany (banks only) -
Tuesday January 5, 2021

Banks only : Banks remain open in the morning.


Epiphany -
Thursday January 6, 2022

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Epiphany (forwarded to Monday) -
Monday January 11, 2021

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Banks are closed -
Thursday January 14, 2021

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Martin Luther King's Day -
Monday January 18, 2021

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 and administrations are closed. Not a public holiday.


Bituun -
Thursday February 11, 2021

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


Carnival -
Monday February 15, 2021

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President's Day -
Monday February 15, 2021

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


George Washington's Birthday and Daisy Gatson Bates Day -
Monday February 15, 2021

Banks only : Daisy Bates published the Arkansas State Press which publicized violations of the Supreme Courts desegregation rulings. She helped nine segregated students, known as the Little Rock Nine, when they attempted to enroll at Little Rock Central High School in 1957


Carnival (first day) -
Monday February 15, 2021

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Banks are closed -
Monday February 15, 2021

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George Washington/Thomas Jefferson Birthday -
Monday February 15, 2021

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Washington's Birthday -
Monday February 15, 2021

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Washington’s Birthday/President’s Day -
Monday February 15, 2021

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Recognition of the birthday of George Washington -
Monday February 15, 2021

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George Washington’s Birthday / President’s Day -
Monday February 15, 2021

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Washington and Lincoln Day -
Monday February 15, 2021

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George Washington Day -
Monday February 15, 2021

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Carnival Tuesday -
Tuesday February 16, 2021

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Carnival -
Tuesday February 16, 2021

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 16, 2021

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Banks are closed -
Tuesday February 16, 2021

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Ash Wednesday -
Wednesday February 17, 2021

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Banks remain open in Jerusalem -
Friday February 26, 2021

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Banks are closed in Jerusalem -
Sunday February 28, 2021

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American Citizenship Day -
Tuesday March 2, 2021

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Banks are closed -
Sunday March 7, 2021

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Banks are closed -
Thursday March 11, 2021

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St Joseph's Day -
Friday March 19, 2021

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Emancipation Day -
Monday March 22, 2021

Banks only : Anniversary of the abolition of slavery


Banks remain open -
Monday March 22, 2021

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Banks are closed -
Thursday March 25, 2021

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Banks are closed -
Saturday March 27, 2021

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Shab-e-Barat -
Monday March 29, 2021

Banks only : Muslims believe that on the night of Shab-E-Barat god writes the destinies of all men for the coming year by taking into account the deeds committed by them in the past. Shab-E-Barat means the night of forgiveness or Day of Atonement. People pray to god both in preparation for Ramadan and for the forgiveness of the sins committed by them.


Banks close at 12:00 -
Monday March 29, 2021

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Banks close at 12:00 -
Tuesday March 30, 2021

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Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Wednesday March 31, 2021

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Banks close at 14:00 -
Wednesday March 31, 2021

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Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Thursday April 1, 2021

Banks only : Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper) celebrates and His washing of the disciples' feet Maundy Thursday is not an official public holiday. But since it is the day before long Friday, many people has their workday shortened, and banks are closed in the afternoon.


Maundy Thursday -
Thursday April 1, 2021

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Banks Inventory Day -
Thursday April 1, 2021

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Good Friday -
Friday April 2, 2021

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Banks are closed -
Friday April 2, 2021

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Banks are closed -
Saturday April 3, 2021

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Banks are closed -
Monday April 5, 2021

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Banks close in the afternoon for one month -
Tuesday April 13, 2021

Banks only : During the Ramadan period


Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday April 14, 2021

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.


Bengali New Year -
Wednesday April 14, 2021

Banks only : Under the Mughals, agricultural taxes were collected according to the Hijri calendar. However, as the Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar, it does not coincide with the harvest. As a result, farmers were hard-pressed to pay taxes out of season. In order to streamline tax collection, the Mughal Emperor Akbar ordered a reform of the calendar. Accordingly, Fatehullah Shirazi, a renowned scholar and astronomer, formulated the Bangla year on the basis of the lunar Hijri and Bangla solar calendars. The new year subsequently became known as Bôngabdo or Bengali year


Banks remain open -
Wednesday April 14, 2021

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Carnival (second day) -
Saturday April 24, 2021

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St Walpurgis (businesses & banks close earlier) -
Friday April 30, 2021

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


Carnival (first day) -
Friday April 30, 2021

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Banks close at 13:00 -
Friday April 30, 2021

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