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Congo (Dem. Rep. of the) : 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: Franc (CDF)
Internet domain: .cd - Telephone code: +243 - International dialing code: 00 - East Congo GMT offset: +1 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Friday August 19, 2022Jeux de la FrancophonieSports events
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Friday December 23, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday December 24, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 2, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday January 4, 2023Independence Martyrs DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 16, 2023L.D. Kabila AssassinationSecular holiday
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Tuesday January 17, 2023Day of National Heroe, Patrice-Emery LumumbaSecular holiday
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Tuesday January 24, 2023Peaceful and Democratic Alternation dayEvents, celebrations...
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Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Friday February 17, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Jeux de la Francophonie

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Friday August 19, 2022
Sports events : lasts 10 days - in Kinshasa

Christmas holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 23, 2022
School holidays :

Public holiday

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Saturday December 24, 2022
Secular holiday :

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.

School holidays

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Sunday January 1, 2023
School holidays : Http://eduquepsp.education
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

Dates confirmed till Aug 2023 (some variations for intermediary vacations)

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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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Monday January 2, 2023
School holidays :

Independence Martyrs Day

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Wednesday January 4, 2023
Secular holiday :

L.D. Kabila Assassination

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Monday January 16, 2023
Secular holiday :

Day of National Heroe, Patrice-Emery Lumumba

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Tuesday January 17, 2023
Secular holiday :

Peaceful and Democratic Alternation day

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Tuesday January 24, 2023
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

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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

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday February 17, 2023
School holidays :