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French Polynesia : 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: Comptoirs Français du Pacifique Franc (XPF)
  • Internet domain: .pf - Telephone code: +689 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: -10 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Friday may 3, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday may 8, 2024Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday may 8, 2024Victory Day 1945Secular holiday
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    Thursday may 9, 2024AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Monday may 13, 2024Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday may 13, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday may 17, 2024Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday may 19, 2024PentecostCatholic or protestant
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    Monday may 20, 2024Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday may 27, 2024Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday june 29, 2024Autonomy DaySecular holiday
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    Friday july 5, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday july 14, 2024Bastille Day (ends a month of festivities)National Day
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    Monday august 12, 2024Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Friday september 13, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday september 23, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday october 25, 2024All Saints - (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday november 1, 2024All Saints' DayCatholic
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    Sunday november 3, 2024Youth FestivalSpecial Events
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    Monday november 11, 2024Liberation Day 1918Secular holiday
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    Tuesday november 12, 2024All Saints - (end)School holidays
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 3, 2024
    School holidays : Primary schools only

    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday may 8, 2024
    School holidays :

    Victory Day 1945

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    Wednesday may 8, 2024
    Secular holiday : On the 7th of May 1945, at 2:41, a first act of German surrender was signed in Reims. The fighting stopped at 23:01, on the 8th of May, French time. The news was only officially broadcast in France the next day. Therefore, on the 8th of May, at 15:00, the bells of all of the churches in France officially rang out the end of the war, whilst General de Gaulle announced it on the radio. We have won the war. Victory is ours.

    Ascension

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    Thursday may 9, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.

    Ascension holiday (end)

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    Monday may 13, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday may 13, 2024
    School holidays : Primary schools only

    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 17, 2024
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    Pentecost

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    Sunday may 19, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    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. Not a paid holiday. Due to a succession of gazetted decrees, this day MAY STILL BE A WORKING DAY in some institutions or businesses. Please double check.

    Pentecost holiday (end)

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    Monday may 27, 2024
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    Autonomy Day

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    Saturday june 29, 2024
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the day when king Pomare V donated his kingdom to France.

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday july 5, 2024
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    Bastille Day (ends a month of festivities)

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    Sunday july 14, 2024
    Secular holiday : Bastille Day, on the Fourteenth of July, is the French symbol of the end of the Monarchy and the beginning of the First Republic. The national holiday is a time when all citizens can feel themselves to be members of a republican nation. It is because this national holiday is rooted in the history of the birth of the Republic that it has great significance. On 5 May 1789, the King convened the Estates General to hear their complaints: but the assembly of the Third Estate, representing the citizens of the town, soon broke away and formed the Constituent National Assembly. On 20 June, 1789, the deputies of the Third Estate took the oath of the Jeu de Paume to not separate until the Constitution had been established. The people of Paris rose up and decided to march on the Bastille, a state prison that stood for the absolute despotism of the Ancient Regime. On July 14, 1789, the storming of the Bastille immediately took on a great historical dimension; it was proof that power no longer resided in the King as God's representative, but in the people, in accordance with the theories developed by their philosophers of the eighteenth century. Within two days the Revolution could not be reversed. For all citizens of France, the storming of the Bastille came to symbolize liberty, democracy in the struggle against oppression. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday august 12, 2024
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    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday september 13, 2024
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday september 23, 2024
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    All Saints - (beginning)

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    Friday october 25, 2024
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    All Saints' Day

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. (World Book Encyclopedia)

    Youth Festival

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    Sunday november 3, 2024
    Special Events : Lasts 5 days - in Toahtu http://www.actionjeunesse.pf/

    Liberation Day 1918

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    Monday november 11, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemmorates the end of World War I on 11th November 1918. The armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Paid holiday when falling on Sunday (Labour law 4 Jan 1974)

    All Saints - (end)

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    Tuesday november 12, 2024
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