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Bahamas : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Dollar (BMD)
Internet extension: .bs - Telephone code: +1-242 - International dialing code: 011 - GMT offset: -5 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Monday August 22, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday October 7, 2022Autumn holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday October 10, 2022National Heroes DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday October 18, 2022Autumn holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday December 23, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022Boxing DaySecular holiday
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Monday December 26, 2022Junkanoo Carnival,Events, celebrations...
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Tuesday December 27, 2022Christmas Day (forwarded to Tuesday)Catholic or protestant
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Sunday January 1, 2023Junkanoo Carnival,Events, celebrations...
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 2, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday January 10, 2023National Heroes DaySecular holiday
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Sunday January 15, 2023Marathon (virtual)Sports events
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Friday February 10, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Wednesday February 15, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Summer holiday (end)

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Monday August 22, 2022
School holidays :

Autumn holiday (beginning)

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Friday October 7, 2022
School holidays :

National Heroes Day

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Monday October 10, 2022
Secular holiday : Formerly known as Discovery Day or Columbus Day, is now dedicated to honoring Bahamian national heroes.

Autumn holiday (end)

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Tuesday October 18, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 23, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

Boxing Day

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Monday December 26, 2022
Secular holiday :

Junkanoo Carnival,

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Monday December 26, 2022
Culture : The origin of the word junkanoo is rather obscure. It is believed it is tied to West African origins, as the costumes and conduct of the masqueraders bear similarities with the Yoruba Egungun festivals.

Christmas Day (forwarded to Tuesday)

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Tuesday December 27, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Due to historical reasons, Christmas this year is celebrated AFTER Boxing day

Junkanoo Carnival,

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Sunday January 1, 2023
Culture : The origin of the word junkanoo is rather obscure. It is believed it is tied to West African origins, as the costumes and conduct of the masqueraders bear similarities with the Yoruba Egungun festivals.

New Year's Day

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Sunday January 1, 2023
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

New Year's Day

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Monday January 2, 2023
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 9, 2023
School holidays : Www.ministryofeducationbahamas.com
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education, may vary from school to school
PISA ranking (average 493): not listed
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
usually, no school on Saturday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till Feb 2023 (Dates may vary slightly)

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National Heroes Day

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Tuesday January 10, 2023
Secular holiday : To recognise and reflect upon the greatest, most defining moment in all of Bahamian history: the attainment of Majority Rule on January 10, 1967.

Marathon (virtual)

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Sunday January 15, 2023
Sports events : Http://marathonbahamas.com/ 2022 edition confirmed (virtual)

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Friday February 10, 2023
School holidays :

Valentine's Day

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Tuesday February 14, 2023
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Winter holiday (end)

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Wednesday February 15, 2023
School holidays :