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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

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    Friday february 9, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Monday february 19, 2024Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday march 22, 2024Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 8, 2024Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday may 8, 2024Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday may 13, 2024Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday may 17, 2024Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday may 20, 2024Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday may 21, 2024Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday june 7, 2024Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday june 19, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday july 10, 2024National DayNational Day
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    Monday august 5, 2024Emancipation DaySecular holiday
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    Monday august 19, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday february 9, 2024
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    Valentine's Day

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    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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    Monday february 19, 2024
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    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday march 22, 2024
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    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Easter Monday

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
    Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Monday april 8, 2024
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    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday may 8, 2024
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    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Ascension holiday (end)

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    Monday may 13, 2024
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    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 17, 2024
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    Whit Monday

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    Monday may 20, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.

    Pentecost holiday (end)

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    Tuesday may 21, 2024
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    Labour Day

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    Friday june 7, 2024
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday june 19, 2024
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    National Day

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    Wednesday july 10, 2024
    Secular holiday : Independence was granted by the UK in 1973

    Emancipation Day

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    Monday august 5, 2024
    Secular holiday : The English settled in the Bahamas during the mid-17th century and brought African slaves with them to work in the cotton fields. Slavery was formally abolished in the British Empire by the Abolition Act of 1833, but it wasn't until 1838 that the slaves in the Bahamas were freed.

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday august 19, 2024
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