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Channel Islands (Sark) : 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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    Tuesday December 20, 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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    Tuesday December 27, 2022Christmas Day (forwarded to Tuesday)Catholic or protestant
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday January 4, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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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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    Friday February 17, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 20, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday February 27, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 24, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Early May Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday May 10, 2023Liberation DaySecular holiday
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    Friday May 26, 2023Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday May 26, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday May 29, 2023Spring Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday May 30, 2023Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday June 5, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday December 20, 2022
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    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
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    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

    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. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Wednesday January 4, 2023
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    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 10, 2023
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    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 (beginning)

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    Friday February 17, 2023
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    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday February 20, 2023
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    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday February 27, 2023
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    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
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    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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 10, 2023
    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 24, 2023
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    Early May Bank Holiday

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The Bank of England observed about 33 saints' days and religious festivals as holidays, but in 1834 this was reduced to four May 1 (May Day), November 1 (All Saints' Day), Good Friday and Christmas Day. In 1871, the Bank Holidays Act 1871 was introduced. It stated that no person was compelled to make any payment or to do any act upon a bank holiday which he would not be compelled to do or make on Christmas Day or Good Friday. 100 years later the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 was passed, specifying the majority of the current bank holidays, although New Year's Day and May Day were not introduced throughout the whole of the UK until 1974 and 1978.

    Liberation Day

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    Wednesday May 10, 2023
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    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday May 26, 2023
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    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday May 26, 2023
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    Spring Bank Holiday

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    Monday May 29, 2023
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    Pentecost holiday (end)

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    Tuesday May 30, 2023
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday June 5, 2023
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