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    Monday january 1, 2024New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday january 4, 2024Independence Martyrs DaySecular holiday
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    Monday january 8, 2024Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday january 16, 2024L.D. Kabila AssassinationSecular holiday
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    Wednesday january 17, 2024Day of National Heroe, Patrice-Emery LumumbaSecular holiday
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    Wednesday january 24, 2024Peaceful and Democratic Alternation dayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday february 16, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday march 4, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday march 24, 2024Day of National Heroe, Joseph Kasa-VubuEvents, celebrations...
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    New Year's Day

    Monday january 1, 2024
    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

    Independence Martyrs Day

    Thursday january 4, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Christmas holiday (end)

    Monday january 8, 2024
    School holidays : Information: Http://
    official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    Schooling is mandatory till age 14 - 60% of children do not attend school
    Number of instructional days: 222 in primary
    schools are open on Saturday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till Aug 2024 (some variations for intermediary vacations)

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    L.D. Kabila Assassination

    Tuesday january 16, 2024
    Secular holiday : The holiday commemorates the assassination of President Laurent Kabila on this day in 2001

    Day of National Heroe, Patrice-Emery Lumumba

    Wednesday january 17, 2024
    Secular holiday : The day commemorates the assassination of Patrice Lumumba in 1961

    Peaceful and Democratic Alternation day

    Wednesday january 24, 2024
    Culture : On 24 January 2019, Joseph Kabila, after 18 years in power, ceded power to Felix Tshisekedi after a controversial electoral process. On the brink of civil war, this peaceful transfer has allowed the DRC to preserve civil peace from 2021

    Valentine's Day

    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

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

    Friday february 16, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

    Monday march 4, 2024
    School holidays :

    Day of National Heroe, Joseph Kasa-Vubu

    Sunday march 24, 2024
    Culture : The first President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Republic of the Congo) from 1960 until 1965.