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Guinea-Bissau : 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: Communauté Africaine Financière Franc (XAF)
  • Internet domain: .gw - Telephone code: +245 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday june 14, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday june 16, 2024TabaskiMuslim, Sufi
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    Saturday august 3, 2024Colonization Martyr's DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday september 24, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday september 24, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Friday october 25, 2024All Saints (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday november 2, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
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    Monday november 4, 2024All Saints - (end)School holidays
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    Thursday november 14, 2024Readjustment Movement DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday november 24, 2024Presidential electionSpecial Events
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    Friday december 20, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 14, 2024
    School holidays :

    Tabaski

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Colonization Martyr's Day

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    Saturday august 3, 2024
    Secular holiday : Anniversary of the killing of Pidjiguiti

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Tuesday september 24, 2024
    School holidays :

    Independence Day

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    Tuesday september 24, 2024
    Secular holiday : Proclaimed in 1973. The Republic of Guinea-Bissau was formally recognized by Portugal in 1974

    All Saints (beginning)

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    Friday october 25, 2024
    School holidays :

    Banks are closed

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    Saturday november 2, 2024
    Banks only :

    All Saints - (end)

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    Monday november 4, 2024
    School holidays :

    Readjustment Movement Day

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    Thursday november 14, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Presidential election

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    Sunday november 24, 2024
    Special Events :

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    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.