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Cook Islands : 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 (NZD)
Internet domain: .ck - Telephone code: +682 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: -10 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday January 4, 2022Day Following New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 24, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Thursday April 14, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday April 17, 2022EasterCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 25, 2022Anzac DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday June 6, 2022Queen’s BirthdaySecular holiday
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Wednesday June 15, 2022Mangaia Gospel DaySecular holiday
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Friday July 1, 2022Ra o te Ui ArikiSecular holiday
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Wednesday July 6, 2022Parliament's DayEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday July 20, 2022Atin Gospel Day (Atin only)Secular holiday
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Thursday July 21, 2022Mitiaro Gospel Day (Mitiaro only)Secular holiday
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Friday July 22, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday July 25, 2022Gospel Day (Rarotonga only)Secular holiday
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

New Year's Day

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Monday January 3, 2022
Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Day Following New Year's Day

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Tuesday January 4, 2022
Secular holiday :

Summer holiday (end)

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Monday January 24, 2022
School holidays : Www.education.gov.ck
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till Jan 2023

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Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
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

Easter holiday (beginning)

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Thursday April 14, 2022
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Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
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

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
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.

Anzac Day

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Monday April 25, 2022
Secular holiday : ANZAC(Australia and New Zealand Army Corps)Day commemorates those soldiers who died during world wars (from the Boer war to the Vietnam war), and particuarly remembers those who died during the Gallipoli campaign during WW1(Turkey).

Easter holiday (end)

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Monday May 2, 2022
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Queen’s Birthday

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Monday June 6, 2022
Secular holiday : The actual birthday of the Queen is April 21, and her husband's, Prince Phillip, is June 10.

Mangaia Gospel Day

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Wednesday June 15, 2022
Secular holiday : Mangaia only

Ra o te Ui Ariki

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Friday July 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

Parliament's Day

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Wednesday July 6, 2022
Culture : In tribute to the House of Ariki, the Maori traditional representatives
Ariki controlled Ariki, mataiapo and rangatira titles continue to be passed down through family lines, and the associated ancient ceremonies and traditions continue to be practised in the present day.The House of Ariki (Are Ariki), a parliamentary body in the Cook Islands, was established in 1967. It is composed of high chiefs, with limited power. [Wikipedia]

Atin Gospel Day (Atin only)

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Wednesday July 20, 2022
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Mitiaro Gospel Day (Mitiaro only)

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Thursday July 21, 2022
Secular holiday :

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 22, 2022
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Gospel Day (Rarotonga only)

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Monday July 25, 2022
Secular holiday :