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Iceland : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


Iceland : 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: Krona (ISK)
Internet domain: .is - Telephone code: +354 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday August 20, 2022Reykjavik MarathonSports events
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Monday August 22, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday September 29, 2022International film festivalEvents, celebrations...
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Friday October 21, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Wednesday October 26, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday November 13, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Tuesday December 13, 2022St. Lucia DayEvents, celebrations...
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Friday December 16, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday December 24, 2022Christmas EveSecular holiday
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022St Stephen's DayCatholic or protestant
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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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Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Reykjavik Marathon

Saturday August 20, 2022
Sports events : 2022 edition confirmed

Summer holiday (end)

Monday August 22, 2022
School holidays :

International film festival

Thursday September 29, 2022
Culture : Http:// lasts 1 week - in Reykjavik 2022 edition confirmed

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

Friday October 21, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

Wednesday October 26, 2022
School holidays :

Fathers' Day

Sunday November 13, 2022
cards/flowers :

St. Lucia Day

Tuesday December 13, 2022
Culture : The holiday, which often coincides with the winter solstice, depicts St. Lucia -- Lucy in English -- as a young girl in a white dress and red sash, with a wreath of candles on her head.

Christmas holiday (beginning)

Friday December 16, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Eve

Saturday December 24, 2022
Secular holiday : In certain countries, businesses may be closed half a day only. paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas Day

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.

St Stephen's Day

Monday December 26, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

New Year's Day

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)

Monday January 2, 2023
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Official calendar provided by the Ministry of Education
all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
PISA ranking (average 493): 473
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 600
number of teaching days: 180
Usually no school on Saturday
No uniform required

Dates confirmed till July 2023

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Valentine's Day

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